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PLAYER’S REACTION: ‘I never felt like we were going to lose,’ says Murphy

18:27 10 November 2012

DARYL Murphy says he sensed a change in mood among the Ipswich Town players after they showed tremendous character to secure a 2-1 win over Burnley at Portman Road.

The Blues led 1-0 through Murphy’s 50th minute header, but were pegged back against the run of play with 10 minutes to go when substitute Sam Vokes headed home.

Having let 1-0 leads slip in the final five matches of Paul Jewell’s managerial regime, a sense of nervousness suddenly swept around a Portman Road crowd who hadn’t witnessed a league win in more than seven moths.

The players showed superb spirit though and sealed a fully deserved victory three minutes from time when DJ Campbell produced a deft finish following a flowing counter-attacking move.

Having claimed six points from Mick McCarthy’s first three games in charge, the Blues are now off the bottom of the Championship table.

“It’s a feeling of joy more than anything to get that first home win,” said Murphy, who scored the winner in Town’s previous home league win – a 1-0 victory over Barsley on March 31.

“We’ve been waiting a long time for that, especially at home, and I thought we deserved the win today. A draw would have been a little harsh on us, considering the way we’ve played.

“There was a real sense that we weren’t going to lose today. In recent games we’ve conceded late goals but today I thought we showed a lot of character and fully deserved the three points.”

– See Monday’s EADT and Ipswich Star for match analysis and more reaction.


  • A BIG WIN ALLSO A BIG GAME FOR MM..LETS PRAY HE HAS THE MESSAURE OF THE PLAYERS NOW. A BIG WELL DONE TO THE TEAM.. THE ONLY WAY IS UP..... Nice to see that some players are in there right position at last...never understood paul jewell on that.. WELL DONE AGAIN...

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    Sunday, November 11, 2012

  • Absolutely agree with your comments, I am Spartacus.

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • Great win, MM's reshuffling worked well, but am still not a Jet fan. Edwards best player on the field by far.

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    Saturday, November 10, 2012

  • Wellens is match fit now. Hope he doesn't play against us next week when he goe back.

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    chantry boy

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

  • In fact almost eight butterflies or was it seven moths???

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

  • Amen ..........

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    Lindsay Ferguson

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

  • A BIG WIN ALLSO A BIG GAME FOR MM..LETS PRAY HE HAS THE MESSAURE OF THE PLAYERS NOW. A BIG WELL DONE TO THE TEAM.. THE ONLY WAY IS UP..... Nice to see that some players are in there right position at last...never understood paul jewell on that.. WELL DONE AGAIN...

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    Sunday, November 11, 2012

  • Some real positives, but much work still to do, and a fragile but important victory. Realistically we could have lost or drawn but credit to the team for carving out this result. I was not a Mick McCarthy fan, but appreciate his passion on the touch line and the apparent impact he is having. Early days but he is right to indicate that players that don't perform should leave the club ASAP. The best atmosphere at Portman Road for some time and our expectations should be for continued and continuous improvement. One or two players still have to prove their worth and their time must be running out. One win is great and makes us feel good, but their is so much more that needs still to change. Thanks to to those in the team who stayed behind and applauded the fans - we need much more of this please. And as a p.s. what a credit to those present was the 'minute's silence and last post.'

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Sunday, November 11, 2012

  • I agree, Blue & true. The minutes silence and applause for the servicemen was a credit. Really enjoyed the game (when was the last time we could say that?) The only poor player, in my opinion, was Henderson, whose distribution was utterly abysmal. That said, although I prefer Loach, distribution is easily improved with practice and playing %'s. The first 20 minutes was VERY nervy and Burnley ripped us apart at times but after that we just got better and better.

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    I am Spartacus

    Sunday, November 11, 2012

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