MANAGERS’ REACTION: Mick McCarthy hails his players after gutsy 2-1 come-from-behind win against Derby County

Christophe Berra celebrates after scoring Ipswich Town's dramatic late winner against Derby County Christophe Berra celebrates after scoring Ipswich Town's dramatic late winner against Derby County

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
10:56 PM

Ipswich v Derby: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed his players after they produced a gutsy come-from-behind win against Derby County at Portman Road.

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Patrick Bamford had put the high-flying Rams in front after just 33 seconds, but Johnny Williams rifled home a superb 68th minute leveller and Christophe Berra headed home a dramatic stoppage-time winner.

Every result in the Championship went the Blues’ way too, with top six rivals Wigan, Reading, Brighton and Nottingham Forest all losing and the chasing duo of Watford and Blackburn drawing against each other.

McCarthy’s men are now just two points off the Championship top six heading in to the final eight games of the campaign, with Nottingham Forest – winless in eight – the visitors to Suffolk on Saturday.

Asked what pleased him most about the night, McCarthy said: “The result, of course. Other than that, the way we responded to going behind after less than a minute.

Christophe Berra (left) wheels away after scoring Ipswich Town's late winner against Derby County. Photo: Sarah Lucy BrownChristophe Berra (left) wheels away after scoring Ipswich Town's late winner against Derby County. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

“I don’t think we laid a finger on them in the first half, little Johnny (Williams) was getting kicked from pillar to post and it was us picking ourselves up off the floor. Second half we responded and I think we deserved it.

“If you’re going to get kicked from pillar to post then the best way to get your own back is put the ball in the back of the net. That was fab. It’s a sign of a good player if people kick you.”

On match-winner Berra, who made a super saving tackle moments before scoring his fifth of the season, McCarthy said: “He’s been awesome this season, absolutely outstanding. It was quite fitting that he got the winner.”

He continued: “I’ll tell you who I am pleased with, I’m pleased with Anthony Wordsworth. I thought he was different class.

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Christophe Berra scores for Town in the last few minutes of the game taking them to a 2-1 victory.Ipswich Town v Derby County. Sky Bet Championship. Christophe Berra scores for Town in the last few minutes of the game taking them to a 2-1 victory.

“He’s had two really good games after coming back in from the wilderness. I’m delighted for him and delighted with him. Big Frank (Nouble) also responded really well when coming on as a sub.”

Rams boss Steve McClaren: “I thought we controlled the game, created chances but there was not enough care in the final third.

“Our keeper has not had a shot to save apart from picking the ball out of the net from two set-pieces. We caused our own problems in the end.

“I can’t fault the attitude and the football was great. We had a good opportunity, but in the end we paid the price.”

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  • TrueBlue - have tried to respond before but just vanishes into the ether !!!!!! My point regarding Wordsworth is that if MM has the man management skills you credit him with - just why did it take him a whole season to get him playing to his potential ?????? I will of course credit him with now giving the boy a chance but just feel we would have been more creative with him playing more - just my own opinion !!!!

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    Old Timer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • so Cyril would you still drop berra?

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    david peters

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Julie. Deluded town fans. Mid-table mediocrity, Offshore United. Hmm, I'm sure I've left something out. Great win again! (though clearly not that).

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    Ken Hairy

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Now that's what I call entertainment Cyril, hard work, sheer belief and not a little skill. Derby were cynical with their targeting of Williams and we were lucky that he stayed on the pitch with the treatment he got because of his skill which they couldnt handle for large periods of the game. Berra is becoming a real star in the eyes of supporters around me as I have been banging on about him since he came to the club. But then again you cannot achieve anything with other clubs rejects. As I have said before if Berra is a reject get some more in Mick. What a guy!!!!!!!

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    bristan

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Cyril, I think it is very disingenuous of you to infer that I am an idiot. It does no credit to people of our generation to be so demeaning of people who ask you a simple question. I, personally, would not call you a supporter because you look for negativity in every situation and your only source of 'expertise' is radio and press. So, you have no choice but to parody their remarks because you have no way of forming an opinion of your own.

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    55 years a blue

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Yes Old Timer, three weeks ago MM was wanting to get him out on loan. Another MM blunder was sending out Marriott, he has now gone 5 games without a goal playing with lesser grade players why is MM leaving him there.

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    Cyril Baker

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Not at all clever budgie. Lying to ones self seems to be something that you would know all about, seeing as though you actually admit to being a follower of those little budgies. Don't count your chickens either, you are still on that slippery pole lol

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    NB

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • TrueBlue - so do you think Mick's constant display of favouritism is also good man management? I think Oldtimer has it spot on!

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    BlueArgyll

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • still have not answered the question cyril

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    david peters

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Cyril. You don't go to games therefore your opinions on towns performances, their style of play, individual performances and tactics must be second hand, or made up to be argumentative. Either way they are of no value.

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    Staidtastic

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • everyone can read this page Cyril and see that no where do you answer my question.

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    david peters

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • An enforced change, Wordsworth for Scuse, the advent of Williams and a slight change of heart from Mick have worked wonders and at last his substitutions appear to be right so congratulations to him. The lucky ones who were there are saying PR was rocking, oh how that takes you back! Well done to the whole team things are beginning to look up. Liz if you are reckoned to be the No.1 Town supporter then you should be ashamed of yourself. Your comments come over as those of a nasty little bitch and that is a disgrace to all Town fans who have always been regarded as the very best. Are you not sufficiently adult to enjoy the banter and feel sorry for those whose lives are so shallow they have nothing else to do than write it?

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    BlueArgyll

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Cyril, moderator (your mate?) permitting...a wise man speaks when he has something to say, a fool speaks when he has to say something.

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    Robotix

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • An enforced change, Wordsworth for Scuse, the advent of Williams and a slight change of heart from Mick have worked wonders and at last his substitutions appear to be right so congratulations to him. The lucky ones who were there are saying PR was rocking, oh how that takes you back! Well done to the whole team things are beginning to look up. Liz if you are reckoned to be the No.1 Town supporter then you should be ashamed of yourself. Your comments come over as those of a nasty little bitch and that is a disgrace to all Town fans who have always been regarded as the very best. Are you not sufficiently adult to enjoy the banter and feel sorry for those whose lives are so shallow they have nothing else to do than write it?

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    BlueArgyll

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Davis, Dweep throat made a claim which you are able to deny, I saw no question from him.

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    Cyril Baker

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • David, you are doing it again, where have I said I want to drop Berra, what I did say was he was a unnecessary signing.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Cyril,constructive criticism is fine,and we are all entitled to this,but you are inclined to mock posters for what they think and feel towards the club if it does not fall into your category of thinking.It would be best if you thought a little more before you go to print.

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    Daniel James

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • David, you are quite right we should use our own player at right back HEWITT. there would then hav been no need to break up what MM called the best defensive pair in the league. MMs favourtism can be see all over the pitch particularly with his ex Wolves mates. Hunt rather than Taylor, Berra rather than Chambers, Noble rather than Marriott, I think I am right in saying every ex Wolves play in in our main squad. I look forward to hearing you defend this.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • BA aside from Taylor where clealy we disagress which statement do you disagree with? Did you call for WW to start? Did anyone? Would you charge the back 4? Do you disagree Berra is player of the season? Do you feel skuse has not delivered? Do you not like SEB? Are we not 2 points of the play offs? Would you play Loach over gerks? Taylor was MOM against brum then disappeared against Boro? Perhsps you think he played well during that game? He has subsequently appeared in u21 games and has been according to all reports annonomous. Now most of that is opinion for a start, quite how I'm twisting facts I'm really not sure. If you deem 2 points of and 8th place in MMs first full season inadequate thats fine I think most town fans would disagree. Now do address each point, its just usually people choose not to. I'm happy to have the debate but I points need to be addressed to be able to have that deabate and some posters (not you, yet I would add) choose to ignore them when they have no counter.

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Cyril,Ok you do not like loan players,and you want our players out on loan to return to our first team.Well that is your prerogative and fair enough.Other supporters don't mind this nor the style of play as long as we get results and have a chance of getting into the play-off's.What gets up people's noses is when you say 'you will have the last laugh'.I also thing you are incorrect when you call players rejects just because a club does not want to hold to a certain player.It can be for many reasons.My last point is,you really should get to more games because this way you would then be justified to make comments on the play and certain player.

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    Daniel James

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • TrueBlue - if you're right & MM does have the appropriate man management skills then it merely emphasises my point - why did it then take him a full season to get Wadsworth playing to his full potential ????????????

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    Old Timer

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • sorry Cyril but you did not answere the question.

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    david peters

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Cyril, of course you can support your team from an arm chair it is just very difficult to respect someone's opinion of a game that they haven't even seen for their own eyes. You are judging player performances on other people's views

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    LordLoveMissile

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • so Cyril do you still want to drop berra looks like he is going to be fans choice for player of the season.COYB.

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    david peters

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • David, you need to read your mail, I dis answer your question and told you the question would not arise as I would not have signed Berra. New perhaps you can stop avoiding the situation and give an honest answer to the claim that was made against me.

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    Cyril Baker

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Blueargyll, I know who I would prefer between Skuse and Woody and that's Skuse with the system we have been playing BEFORE Skuse's injury. Woody is better in a 5 man midfield which has been played not only because of the injury to Skuse but also due to McGoldricks absence. If Skuse comes back I would think it would be at Lukes expense if MM keeps the same formation and then Woody would stay in. There were times during last night that the game was passing him by at times but once he managed to get on the ball he was very good and productive.

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    bristan

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • BA I dont think there is favouriteism. As I said, MM shows he will give chances to those who deserve them. WW has done as asked and been rewarded. You cant ask for more than that. I know many ppl want more of Taylor but what you do when you dont have the ball matters as much as when you do. When tayls has tracked back the manager has praised him. As for percieved fave Berra well he rather looks like player of the season right now. Furthermore all the murmurings that come out of PR suggest a togetherness in the squad that has been lacking since Big Joe time suggesting that the man management is actually very good. Everyone treated the same. Do what the manger wants and you play. MM could have played green, tabb or even richardson in place of skuse for either game he didn't. In short I disagree entirely and I think the current squad would agree with maybe 1 exception

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    TrueBlue

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Cyril you did not answer my question which was would you drop berra to play your choice back 4 of Hewitt chambers smith cresswell.

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    david peters

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • TrueBlue - so do you think Mick's constant display of favouritism is also good man management? I think Oldtimer has it spot on!

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    BlueArgyll

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • 55 yrs a blue(just a beginner) you are quite happy with loanees, that is your entitlement, I am not and that is my entitlement so try to be reasonable, where I have difficulty is with players like Frazer Richards coming in on a loan when we have a very good young right back who had one bad game and was dropped, due to MMs favourtism.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • OT firstly my point about not everyone being happy was not aimed at you which I didnt make very clear. All players are diffrent WW and some will of course take more time than others but do you think overall the squad seems unhappy? I have seen no suggestion from anyone in the club that says all players are not treated equally. Our current position says MM has done a good job so far and as such we should trust him to continue to do so. You may disagree with style or selection but to use an old addeage (despite stetoos desperate claims to the contrary) the table dosnt lie. Perhaps you would like PJ or RK back. I personally will support a manager who has us in touching distance of the play offs esp when (again maybe 1 exception) the entire squad seems to playing for him. It seems like some on here moan regardless of whether we win lose or draw and have been doing so for years. Short of a manager comming in and instantly having us play like Barcelona and wining promotion I really cant fathom what will make some of you happy. 8th, 2 points away, 1 full season in charge to me is a job well done so far. Do youddisagree?

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • OT fully agree with your comments on youth, but ME immediately switched the focus of his investment to youth when the FFP rules properly kick on. My view is that hw did this because this allows him to continue to pump money in to the club without fear of punishment. So the investment is there but it will of course take time to reach fruition. In the mean time we can only throw youth in when warrented. MM shows with Smith and Hyam that he will give youth the opportunity if he deems them ready, I dont think anything at Town is or has ever been anti youth. I hope very much to see 11 lads all from Suffolk pull on the shirt and play like Messi but I am prepared to give the club time to achieve that. Some on here are not and that just seems pointless. Rest assured I will call for MM to go if the clubs position warrants it. I actually thought RK would be a disaster and that PJ was a good appointment. I accept MM dosnt play the best football but better to be Stoke than a Shef U. Long story short next season I would expect a real go at the play offs this season I'm just delighted with progress and the club feeling like it used to even if the footy is a little diffrent

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Uh oh EADT online. When you print a joke about using someone's daughters as "service girls" you're treading a thin line. It's 2014, remember,

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    Jerry Jones

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • David, I am sure everyone has heard enough of this so I will answer one more time, I have told you I would never have signed Berra, as according to MM we had the best defensive pair in the league, the question of would I drop him would never have been on the agenda. I fully accept Berra is now having a great season now plese accept this and stop being childish. There is no need to reply to my question as your actions have shown you for what you are. Have a good match.

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    Cyril Baker

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Deep throat, You lot do like to read what is not there, If I have said what you claim I unreservedly apologise,cut I am sure despite our differences David will confirm your statement is incorrect.

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    Cyril Baker

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Another great result. Never ceases to amaze me how negative comments trigger far more responses than positive comments reflecting our big improvement this season. Compared with a few months ago we are beginning to do well against the good teams, Wigan excepted who were good enough to roll Man City away.

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    Richard Gardiner

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • David, is it so difficult to tell the truth,

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    Cyril Baker

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • David Peters, he never does answer the questions. And 55 years a blue, for Cyril to call you 'just a beginner' is just disrespectful and shows his true colours. Enough said...

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    Captain Slog

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Cyril,just what is this reject thing.It seems to wind you up more than many.Just get over it.And as to say you will have the last laugh,it's as though you don't want success for the club you say you support with a free ticket.!!!

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    Daniel James

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • The point cyril is that you never answer anyones question but demand a response from others ( "no I dont", yes you do)

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • David, everyone who reads these comment will see you are doing everything to avoid answering the question because you know it did not happen. It shows just how just how much you can be trusted.

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    Cyril Baker

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Cyril, you seem to have difficulty in understanding some of your past comments. You have agreed many times with other peoples comments that you cannot win anything with rejected players and loanees. Every team we play have both loanees and players who other teams have rejected, hence nobody will win anything. You could be right about Richardson and Hewitt to an extent but my personal veiw when I saw Hewitt play was that he was VERY raw and that MM has sent him out for that very reason. The stupid comments on favouritism regarding ex Wolves players is ridiculous. Berra, player of the season in my opinion, Nouble, just the type of player to bring on in situations as last nights match, Sylvan Ebanks Blake cover and impact player who I am sure will have a big impact before the end of the season, Richardson here as cover. That's not favouritism it is getting in players who can, in the managers experience, do a job in the positions that we were short. Not so sure about Hunty and Taylor scenario but as can be seen MM seems to get it right 9 times out of 10. In Mick we trust.

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    bristan

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • TrueBlue - You cannot have your cake and eat it! You mention Taylor and he is just one case in point. Very rarely played and when he is gives a MOM display and is heavily praised by MM but where is he now? Coming back to Woody, you are kidding yourself if you think he was given a 'chance'. He was an enforced change due to Scuses injury. You stand up for MM to the extent that I wonder if you are MM or one of his cronies. Your facts are wrong!

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    BlueArgyll

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Sorry, Cyril, but you sit there in your armchair and completely misjudge what supporters think. A lot of what is written on this page at times and on other forums. If we are honest, most of us wouldn't care less who was playing if we were winning and the catalyst for last night's euphoria was Johnny Williams who is - you've guessed it - a loanee!

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    55 years a blue

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • still have not answered the question Cyril.

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    david peters

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • TrueBlue - I do agree with some of what you say - & disagree with other parts. However what we do have in common is that we - & most others do want Ipswich to succeed. You ask if I'd want RK or PJ back - which is interesting as if there hadn't have been moaners when they were in the job they'd still be here. For the record I thought Jewell was a disaster - though I was one of the few who believed Keane would have succeeded given time. Won't bore you with reasons as it certainly is time these arguments were put to bed. As regards MM - he would not have been my choice (I advocated Dyche - honestly ) - & I do not like the style of football he has always advocated. Having said that he has done better than I expected & I sincerely hope he proves me wrong & gets us to the playoffs. However to be honest my ambition for the club is to see a vibrant youth system again & our own players coming through & given a chance at an early stage - it has worked in the past !!!!!

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    Old Timer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • FAO of the oximoron: Oh look! As well as "only" beatiing Yeovil, Town have "only" beaten Brighton...and "only" now beaten Derby ....and are now "only" 2 pts off playoffs!

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    Liz Knott

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • well Cyril you said chambers is not a right back and should be centre back with tommy smith which is a better pairing and recall one of our own right backs this suggests you would drop berra.

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    david peters

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • David, of course readers will decide whether or not I ansered you question and of course I did, but what they will also see I did not make the statement to you that has been claimed and they will realise you have not got the back bone to admit it.

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    Cyril Baker

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • I think its safe to say that no1 saw that result coming. If you say that you did, you're lying!! Don't count your chickens just yet Liz ....

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    clever budgie

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • TrueBlue - You cannot have your cake and eat it! You mention Taylor and he is just one case in point. Very rarely played and when he is gives a MOM display and is heavily praised by MM but where is he now? Coming back to Woody, you are kidding yourself if you think he was given a 'chance'. He was an enforced change due to Scuses injury. You stand up for MM to the extent that I wonder if you are MM or one of his cronies. Your facts are wrong!

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    BlueArgyll

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Cyril the rules are the rules until that changes the club is right to operate within them. I note QPR and Blackburn didn't object when they were premier league. What you are saying is that you would risk the future of the club on a 50 50. Thats a great way to run a club Cyril. Look at it this way ME could spend, break the rules and even help with the law suit. They lose and Town are then further on debt (because the money still needs to come from somewhere) and possibly fined and or under transfer embargo (until they comply maybe which could be how long?) And or have points deducted, or he can cpmply and IF some clubs do challenge and IF they do win he can then choose to invest further (if he wants, his money) IF the rules change. The latter seems more prudent does it not? Especially given what has been achieved by MM in such a short space of time and limited budget. Your way jepodises the entire club. Lets flip a coin for promotion shall we? Thats what you have just advocated Cyril.

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • 8th place and 2 points off play offs speaks for itself

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    TrueBlue

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • BA aside from Taylor where clealy we disagress which statement do you disagree with? Did you call for WW to start? Did anyone? Would you charge the back 4? Do you disagree Berra is player of the season? Do you feel skuse has not delivered? Do you not like SEB? Are we not 2 points of the play offs? Would you play Loach over gerks? Taylor was MOM against brum then disappeared against Boro? Perhsps you think he played well during that game? He has subsequently appeared in u21 games and has been according to all reports annonomous. Now most of that is opinion for a start, quite how I'm twisting facts I'm really not sure. If you deem 2 points of and 8th place in MMs first full season inadequate thats fine I think most town fans would disagree. Now do address each point, its just usually people choose not to. I'm happy to have the debate but I points need to be addressed to be able to have that deabate and some posters (not you, yet I would add) choose to ignore them when they have no counter.

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Old timer, what you mean is some of us (some of you) are delighted. As MM said WW is good but needs to work harder for the team when we are not is possession. MM has told him what he needed to see and has now seen it both in the reserves and during the last two ganes hence WW is rewarded with game time and his managers praise. He listened, he applied, he got rewarded. Thats man management.

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    TrueBlue

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • If Mick gets us in the play offs having lost our top score I will declare him king of Suffolk and his pick of steroos daughters as service girls for his mansion. COYB

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    TrueBlue

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • BA if you really want to get into it, I'm not sure how disagreeing with you is having my cake and it. MM signed WW and I dont recall anyone on these pages calling for him to start. Favouriteism is in itself part of management. All managers have their favourites so to call it bad management is plaimly wrong. Yes it was enforced but Again 3 other players could have played instead, he was rewarded for his application in the reserves. Taylor put in 1 MOM contribution and then failed to follow it up in subsequent games or the reserves. Lets look at this favouriteism tho. Would you play Loach over Gerks? Not me. Change the back 4? Doubtfull? Drop Hyam, one of the players you all pilloried PJ for not playing? I think almost every town supporter would say Skuse has been one of MMs shrewdest additions. The dressing room is together? Do you disagree? So really when we look it actually your percieved favouriteism is actually a difference of opinion over 2 positions max. How about this MM gets credit for getting WW up to that level, seeing when he was ready and imparting what he wanted in a way the player understood and utelised. Just as you blame him if the team loses you must surely give due credit when they win.

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    TrueBlue

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • David, you are doing it again, where have I said I want to drop Berra, what I did say was he was a unnecessary signing.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • David, I have already said he was an unnecessary signing so he would not have been there to drop, now can we drop this.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • After a terrific result I have the terrible news that Cyril baker is still around!! Never mind, it is quiet entertaining reading absolute contradicting dribble

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    LordLoveMissile

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • 55 yrs a blue, you are obviously another of these idiots that think if you are unable to go to matches you are not a supporter, you insult every shopworking supporter of itfc. That is not my situation now I do not go by choice, I have no interest in watch the ball booted from one end of the pitch to the other. I do however listen to every match and also listen to the comments after the match and the comments on this site,I also would not support a man who does not support his own business, not difficult to come to a conlclusion. For your inormation I have been to 5 matches.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Cyril the question does arise because we did sign berra and most supporters think he is player of the season,COYB.

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    david peters

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Cyril you said your back 4 would be Hewitt chambers smith & creswell this implies you would drop berra.

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    david peters

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Another great result today - listened to the game at work here in NZ on Ipswich World. Thumbs up for modern technology. As for Town, what can I say. After losing at home to Wigan I thought our play off hopes were dead. How wrong I was. Just 2 points off 6th place with everything to play for. Even our budgie visitors will have to admit that we have had a vastly improved season. Mick has worked wonders with the Tractor Boys with limited financial backing from Marcus Evans. Still going to be hard to make the play offs and looks to me that we'll need 6 wins from our last 8 games. Will take some doing but isn't it great to be looking up the table and not back over our shoulders at the drop zone. COYB.

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    Richard Gardiner

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • show us where you answered the question Cyril.

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    david peters

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Bristan, taking nothing away from a brillian win, do you not think if you sign 10 rejects you should at least get a couple right.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • yes Cyril you did reply but you did not answer the question which was would you drop berra and reunite smith and chambers and recall Hewitt .which is what you have been calling for all season.

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    david peters

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Wordsworth has always been a good player - & the type we need to improve our style of play. It is a pity that those in charge didn't have the man management skills to get him playing earlier in the season. However having said that it could be that things are coming together at the right time & MM deserves praise for this. Us moaners do moan when things going badly - but equally we are dlighted when things improve.

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    Old Timer

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Hang on Cyril you said Marriot was so good he would score goals at every level (no I dindnt. You did cyril) so by your own logic his failure to score in 5 suggests hes not ready for championship football aftet all.

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Davis, Dweep throat made a claim which you are able to deny, I saw no question from him.

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    Cyril Baker

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Daniel, sorry my friend but I was simply responding to Bristan who refered to Berra being a reject,. whats so unreasonable about what I said. In fact I have never names any player as a reject. It was their clubs that rejected them by making them available on a free transfer. I would have thought in fact it has been shown on this site itfc supporters are sick of loans, and would rather see our young players given a chance instead of roting in the lower leagues.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Cyril, so I can reply constructively, can I access your knowledge bank and ask you exactly how many live games you have seen this season?

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    55 years a blue

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • OT firstly my point about not everyone being happy was not aimed at you which I didnt make very clear. All players are diffrent WW and some will of course take more time than others but do you think overall the squad seems unhappy? I have seen no suggestion from anyone in the club that says all players are not treated equally. Our current position says MM has done a good job so far and as such we should trust him to continue to do so. You may disagree with style or selection but to use an old addeage (despite stetoos desperate claims to the contrary) the table dosnt lie. Perhaps you would like PJ or RK back. I personally will support a manager who has us in touching distance of the play offs esp when (again maybe 1 exception) the entire squad seems to playing for him. It seems like some on here moan regardless of whether we win lose or draw and have been doing so for years. Short of a manager comming in and instantly having us play like Barcelona and wining promotion I really cant fathom what will make some of you happy. 8th, 2 points away, 1 full season in charge to me is a job well done so far. Do youddisagree?

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Absoluting buzzing after that. A really significant result with Williams fantastic, Berra an absolute hero, and Murphy working socks off at both ends of the pitch. You cannot right this bunch of players off for belief, workrate and downright hunger to win for ITFC. Well done to all the players and BIG MICK for just going for it towards the end. Cue Bididiots rant about 3 points being better than 1 blah blah blah blah :-) ps doh, a loan player scores for both teams, whatever is football coming to?!!

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    bristan

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Cyril you said your back 4 would be Hewitt chambers smith & creswell this implies you would drop berra.

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    david peters

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • OT firstly my point about not everyone being happy was not aimed at you which I didnt make very clear. All players are diffrent WW and some will of course take more time than others but do you think overall the squad seems unhappy? I have seen no suggestion from anyone in the club that says all players are not treated equally. Our current position says MM has done a good job so far and as such we should trust him to continue to do so. You may disagree with style or selection but to use an old addeage (despite stetoos desperate claims to the contrary) the table dosnt lie. Perhaps you would like PJ or RK back. I personally will support a manager who has us in touching distance of the play offs esp when (again maybe 1 exception) the entire squad seems to playing for him. It seems like some on here moan regardless of whether we win lose or draw and have been doing so for years. Short of a manager comming in and instantly having us play like Barcelona and wining promotion I really cant fathom what will make some of you happy. 8th, 2 points away, 1 full season in charge to me is a job well done so far. Do youddisagree?

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • TrueBlue - In a terrible rush right now but will be back and reply. Your basic facts are wrong then you twist that wrong info to get people confused (probably yourself too). e.g. After Taylor's LAST match MM said the nicest things about him ever, as reported in this newspaper! Work that one out!

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    BlueArgyll

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • David, you do like to make things up to suit your argument, I have never said Berra should be dropped he is a very good player, what I did say was he was an unnecessary signing as MM had said that Smith and Chambers were the best comvbination in the league, and only last weeki TS said he and Berra were NEARLY as good as he and Chambers. You obviously do not realsie that MM is helping Wolves out with all the players they wanted off their wages list. Now if you want to quote just try and get it right.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Bristan, you are not listening so there is no point in responding. You are getting carried away, we have won nothing yet and as I said as the start of the season I do not believe we will.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Daniel, I do not set out to upset a few single minded individuals, I like to think I am a realist and time will tell..However I win either way, if we get promotion I will be happy because I have supported itfc for over 70yrs if we dont it will be I told you so. Let me upset you all again, I think if we happen to get promotion ME will take his money out and there will be nothing left to support the team.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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