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Mick McCarthy ridicules Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic’s comments

15:13 13 November 2014

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has ridiculed the comments made by Watford counterpart Slavisa Jokanovic following last Saturday’s 1-0 win for the Blues at Portman Road.

The Serbian claimed afterwards that ‘my team played many minutes precisely how Ipswich wanted us to’, going on to refer to physicality and long balls.

Watford committed 18 fouls to Ipswich’s eight though, with Joel Ekstrand’s reckless lunge on Jonny Williams – for which he was only booked – ending the Crystal Palace loanee’s game and sidelining him for a month. Town also dominated the possession stats.

“It was a cold, cynical, ruthless, violent tackle which deserved a red card,” said McCarthy. “And I saw the comments that their coach made afterwards, which he also said to me, about how they had to be tougher, ‘especially against teams like Ipswich’.

“I said to him ‘oh really? As far as I’m aware there was only one team who had a player carried off, and that was Ipswich’.

“And then I saw his comments afterwards on The Football League Show about how they started playing like Ipswich and hitting long balls and working hard.

“Well, for one, I’d ask what’s wrong with working hard? And I’ve had a look at the stats and we murdered them actually.

“Somebody else isn’t happy getting beaten by unfancied, under the radar Ipswich. Isn’t it great?”

Dean Gerken and Cole Skuse were the only senior players sidelined with injuries (both groin) last weekend, but McCarthy expects them to be available for selection for the trip to Bournemouth a week on Saturday.

12 comments

  • Lugworm, it's always nice to see you little budgies making derogatory untrue remarks about us. It shows that you are squirming with jealousy. That makes me feel good.

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    NB

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Don't be so ridiculous Lugworm, you know as well as all of us that Diego Costa is bound to score at least one goal.

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    tel

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • I think Ipswich will win the league by 20 points and beat Chelsea 6-0 in the FA cup final!

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    Lugworm

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • I was just wondering lugworm, where are Norwich in the league? and with the strongest squad, spent the most money. Just goes to show money and a useless manager in Adams wont win you anything. Long may it continue.

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    fence sitter

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Mr Diddle, Lugworm ain't Steroo: Steroo always writes the same things, same things, same things. Could be the late unlamented Ged Scott, though - more or less the correct level of literacy.

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    Ken Hairy

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • It could be said that i have a blinkered view of how Ipswich play,rose coloured spectacles,but i think not.There is no doubt in my mind that the quality and style of play have improved in leaps and bounds this year,in almost every game,the stats support Ipswich as an attack minded team.Goals being scored from through balls by the midfield (that's passing is'nt it)? When we need to,we have a couple of great strikers to knock it up to.I beleive that Norwich were promoted by 'knocking it long' to Grant Holt.Great to see the MM support his players and give this whipper-snapper a dressing down to boot.I have quite a few Watford supporting friends who were at the game,they thought that it was their team that was dirty and cynical and that they deserved nothing from the game.The clue is in the name JOKER-NOVIC,bad loser and soon to be exiting the revolving doors of serie B club Watford.

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    miketyreson

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Of course, if the worm is horse poop Cheval, he has upgraded his predictions, some of the last words he uttered on here were that he felt town would finish 18th.

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    tel

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • I'm sure there are a few Town fans who would like to "Level you out" Lugworm. What stupid comments. Budgie off back to Carrot Road. No point a team playing to the other side's strengths like Narwich. Also when other teams start criticising the way you play when your near the top it means that your getting under their skin. Carry on as you are fellers and it's good bye Budgies, hello Magpies after the Bernard Mathews of course.

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    whymarkmariner

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Yawn Lugworm, yet another alias from everyones favourite troll, Steroo. You do know us readers can spot you a mile off with your ridiculous negative drivel. Filthy dirty Naarwich fan!

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    MrDiddle

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • As a neutral I think this debate is a bit one sided and whether you like it or not people can't deny Mc Carthys side are a horrible team to watch and play against probably, but they are playing to their strengths - they are never going to be able to play the brand of passing football like Derby showed at the weekend are they? The funny thing is, if this limited side got promoted they would find themselves replaced! Turkey voting for Xmas.! I think Ipswich will level out about 10th .

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    Lugworm

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Funny how it's always the managers of teams we beat (most of them these days) who moan and whine.

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    JOHN BURLS

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Yes Mick, always 100% on it, have a pop at my club, my players, my staff or my team. Feel the wrath. Pure entertainment, unless youe Cyril in which case Micks cooments lack flair and entertainment despite the use of words which Cyril probably dosnt understand such as profilagte for example (cue Cyril reaaching madly for google, define, define)

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    TrueBlue

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

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