Lisbie: What is all the fuss about?

IPSWICH Town striker Kevin Lisbie has posed the question: What is all the fuss about?The 30-year-old, who was purchased from Colchester United last summer, cannot understand the negativity that is currently surrounding the Blues.

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IPSWICH Town striker Kevin Lisbie has posed the question: What is all the fuss about?

The 30-year-old, who was purchased from Colchester United last summer, cannot understand the negativity that is currently surrounding the Blues.

Manager Jim Magilton has come under increased pressure since Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Cardiff City with boos after the final whistle and jeers of 'You don't know what you're doing' when he took off Jon Stead and Pablo Counago following the dismissal of Ben Thatcher.


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Newspaper letter pages, radio phone-ins and website message boards have been full of criticism of the Town manager, who has spent £12million of owner Marcus Evans' money over the last year and failed to improve results in the Championship.

“I can't understand the doom and gloom,” said Lisbie. “There seems to be so much tension.

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“But people should have a look at the league table - we're only six points off the play-off places.

“I remember after the first game of the season - when we lost to Preston at home - someone asked me whether I was feeling under pressure.

“That question almost made me smile.

“It was unbelievable and took me by surprise, but that's the kind of pressure we have to deal with.”

Lisbie has been restricted to a bit-part role in recent weeks and last started a match in Town's defeat at Doncaster Rovers in mid-November, and reflecting on his season he added: “I haven't played as many games as I would have liked.

“After a good start, things have died down a bit for me but it's a long season and we've got a big squad.

“Hopefully I'll get a chance after Christmas.

“I scored a lot of my goals for Colchester in the second half of last season, so hopefully history can repeat itself now I'm at Ipswich.”

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