Goalkeeping decisions, three strikers, unlikely scorers and other talking points from Nottingham Forest 1 Ipswich 1
We take a look at some of the talking points coming out of Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.
Should he stay or should he come?
The instant post match talk surrounded keeper Dean Gerken and whether he should have stayed or come for the ball which led to the Forest equaliser.
He came and, in truth, got a decent fist on the ball which unfortunately landed at the feet of Jorge Grant on the edge of the box. The rest is history, and whether Christophe Berra would have cleared if the keeper hadn’t come for the ball is something we will never know.
The Town stopper seems to be on a short leash with the Ipswich fans, but manager Mick McCarthy refused to criticise his stopper when asked about the goal post match.Should he have stayed, or come for the ball?
Three strikers doesn’t necessarily mean shots on goal (not for 55 minutes, at least)
Mick McCarthy started with David McGoldrick, Freddie Sears and Daryl Murphy at the City Ground and, for 55 minutes, the trio didn’t manage a shot either on or off target. Once they did finally test Dorus De Vries the trio seemed to find some confidence and looked good going forward, with the Ipswich boss hinting post match that he may stick with the system going forward.
An unlikely goalscorer
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Jonny Parr has now scored five times in a little over four years in English football, with this one surely up there with his best. The defender, who was a striker in Norway until he was 18, showed great composure as he waited for the ball to drop before guiding it into the top corner with his unfavoured right foot, for a goal which looked as if it was going to be the winner.
Sadly that wasn’t the case.
Will Ipswich ever win at Forest again?
The Blues haven’t come away from the City Ground with three points since a cold December day in 1999, when Matt Holland bundled the ball home for the game’s only goal. It’s now 10 without a win at Forest, with their last two visits both now ending in heartache as the hosts grabbed equalisers in stoppage time.
Mick McCarthy’s still popular with the Ipswich fans
The Town boss said this week he believes the majority of Ipswich fans are still behind him despite a tough run of form. On the evidence of yesterday’s game, he’s right.
Chants of ‘super, super Mick, super, super Mick, super, super Mick, super Mick McCarthy’ rang out of the away end during the second half as they cheered on their team.
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