Ipswich Town end of season big survey results

Ipswich Town fans. Photo: Ashley Pickering

Ipswich Town fans. Photo: Ashley Pickering - Credit: Ashley Pickering

This newspaper asked supporters to take part in a big end of season Ipswich Town online survey last week. More than 500 of you participated and today we bring you the results.

How do you rate ITFC’s season out of 10 (1 = well below par, 10 = beyond my wildest dreams)

1 – 1%

2 – 0%

3 – 0%

4 – 1%

5 – 2%

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6 – 4%

7 – 19%

8 – 49%

9 – 19%

10 – 5%

Being honest, where did you expect ITFC to finish on the eve of the 2014/15 season?

Automatic promotion – 2%

Play-offs – 35%

7th-9th – 46%

10th-12th – 14%

13th-18th – 2%

19th-24th – 1%

Are you bothered by ITFC’s style of play?

Yes: It’s not attractive enough – 16%

No: I appreciate it was needs-must, BUT, it does now need to improve next season – 52%

No: It brought us our best finish in a decade. Long may it continue. It’s the winning that counts – 32%

What was your favourite moment of ITFC’s season?

Richard Chaplow’s dramatic winner, in the fourth minute of stoppage-time, in the 1-0 victory at Watford – 22%

Paul Anderson’s equaliser against Norwich in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals – 18%

Murphy scoring right at the end of an emotional minute’s applause for Chris Reynolds, the Town fan who sadly died aged 21. Ipswich went on to beat Forest 2-1 in a crucial match – 13%

Noel Hunt’s dramatic last-gasp debut winner at Charlton – 11%

Cole Skuse ending his three-year goal drought in style during the 3-1 home win over Cardiff – 10%

Tommy Smith’s equaliser for 10-man Town in the second leg of the play-off semis, against Norwich, at Carrow Road – 5%

Jay Tabb’s towering header in the 2-0 home win over Boro – 4%

New signing Freddie Sears scoring twice in a 4-2 home win over Birmingham – 4%

The thumping 4-1 home win over Leeds – 3%

The 1-0 home win over Watford. Tommy Smith scored a late winner after Jonny Williams was kicked off the park – 2%

A packed away end bouncing throughout a 2-1 win at Fulham – 2%

The comprehensive 2-1 win at Wigan, on a Monday night in front of the TV cameras – 2%

The battling 1-1 draw at fourth-place Premier League side Southampton in the FA Cup third round – 2%

The 1-1 draw at Derby - it was so important after a limp 1-0 home loss to Norwich and heralded the arrival of Bishop and Bru – 1%

David McGoldrick stepping off the bench and scoring, following a lengthy injury lay-off, in the opening day 2-1 home win over Fulham – 1%

What was ITFC’s worst performance?

2-0 loss at Rotherham – 19%

1-0 home league defeat to Norwich – 18%

4-1 loss at Boro – 17%

2-1 loss at Huddersfield – 14%

2-0 league loss at Norwich – 11%

1-0 home defeat to Derby – 8%

1-0 home defeat to Southampton in the FA Cup – 6%

3-2 loss at Brighton – 3%

3-1 loss at Cardiff – 2%

0-0 home draw Wigan – 1%

2-1 loss at Leeds – 1%

Who was ITFC’s most improved player over the course of the season?

Murphy – 30%

Skuse – 21%

Bishop – 14%

Bru – 13%

Mings – 5%

Berra – 4%

Bialkowski – 4%

Anderson – 3%

Tabb – 3%

Chambers – 2%

Parr – 1%

Who was Mick McCarthy’s best permanent signing?

Sears – 75%

Bru – 12%

Bialkowski – 10%

Parr – 3%

Who was Mick McCarthy’s best loan signing?

Varney – 57%

Noel Hunt – 22%

Williams – 10%

Chaplow – 7%

Wood – 2%

Fryers – 1%

Sammon – 1%

Do you like the new ITFC home kit?

Yes – 50%

Indifferent – 34%

No – 16%

Do you like the new ITFC away kit?

Yes – 63%

Indifferent – 20%

No – 17%

Which of these out of contract players or departing loanees would you like to see back next season? (could select multiple options)

Paul Anderson – 210

Jonny Williams – 189

Luke Varney – 170

Noel Hunt – 87

Stephen Hunt – 48

Darren Ambrose – 42

Richard Chaplow – 27

Chris Wood – 11

Zeki Fryers – 11

Which of these positions does Mick McCarthy need to make signings for this summer? (could select multiple options)

Keeper – 60

Right-back – 155

Centre-back – 44

Left-back – 17

Right-midfielder – 125

Defensive midfielder – 31

Attacking midfielder – 298

Left midfielder – 135

Striker - 60

Which of these players would you least like to see depart ITFC this summer?

Murphy – 31%

Bishop – 24%

Berra – 23%

McGoldrick – 13%

Mings – 9%

In hindsight, have your views on Mick McCarthy changed?

Yes - I admit I had my doubts but he’s fully won me over – 22%

No - I always knew he was the man for the job – 68%

No - I wasn’t a fan before and I’m still not convinced now – 10%

It’s been two-and-a-half years of steady progress under McCarthy. Is he the man to take ITFC to the next level?

Absolutely. His CV says it all – 83%

He’s done great to stabilise us, but I’m not sure he can take us further – 17%

Who will ITFC’s top-scorer be next season?

Sears – 60%

Murphy – 30%

McGoldrick – 9%

Other – 1%

How many new players do you think ITFC need to sign this summer?

1-2 – 6%

3-4 – 73%

5-6 – 17%

7+ - 4%

Where do you think ITFC will finish in the table next season?

Top two – 22%

Play-offs – 67%

7th-9th – 6%

10th-12th – 3%

13th-18th – 0%

19th-24th – 2%

How do you view owner Marcus Evans’ spending policy?

I think his lack of spending this season cost us promotion – 19%

I can understand him tightening the purse strings after so much money was wasted by Keane/Jewell, but McCarthy now deserves some cash to spend on transfer fees – 57%

I want success as much as the next fan, but we have to be sensible what with Financial Fair Play rules. I trust Mick to work his magic again if it has to be largely free transfers and loans again – 24%