MANAGER’S REACTION: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy labels 6-0 thrashing at Leicester City as ‘embarrassing’ and ‘humiliating’

Saturday, November 17, 2012
6:06 PM

Leicester v Ipswich: IPSWICH Town manager Mick McCarthy admits his side’s 6-0 thrashing at Leicester City was ‘embarrassing’ and ‘humiliating’

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Blues nemesis David Nugent took his goal tally against the club to 11 from 11 with an early double, while the Lloyd Dyer and Anthony Knockaert made it 4-0 before half-time.

Just like in the 5-0 defeat at Crystal Palace earlier this month, Town were cut open at will by a pacey and innovative attack. And it was case of how many the hosts would win by as Martyn Waghorn and Marcos Futacs netted amid a part atmosphere at The King Power Stadium.

The third time in little over a year that Town have lost by a six-goal margin on their travels (7-1 at Peterborough and 6-0 at Blackpool), Ipswich now have a minus 25 goal difference after just 17 Championship games.

“If you want to put awful and abject and p***-poor then I’m quite happy with that,” said McCarthy, when asked for his reaction.

“We talked about being hard-to-beat and not giving anything stupid away, but we’re timid at the minute. I don’t know if it’s a case of getting used to being beat, but that mentality can develop. You lose one goal and then another. The manner of the goals we conceded today was so poor.

“When it is a little bit brittle – which it is at the moment, everyone feels that way – you can almost see the playyers thinking ‘here we go again’. We’ve got to get rid of that.

“I’d have taken six points from the opening four games. Did we expect to beat Crystal Palace and Leicester? Probably not. But I expected us to play better. I don’t expect my sides to be humiliated the way they were today.

“The penalty (opening goal) should have been cleared (by Danny Higginbotham), the second sees a runner from midfield not picked up – it’s embarrassing actually.”

He continued: “It does hurt me, of course. I take pride in my teams being organised, hard-to-beat, tough, resolute. My two Championship winning sides will prove I like good football too, but we’ve got to sort the aforementioned out first though.”

Ipswich are now among five teams who are seven points adrift at the foot of the Championship table. McCarthy added: “We could be in-and-out of that bottom three all season. I can’t do anything about this one now, we’ll look at it on Monday, pick the bones out of it and then prepare for the game against Peterborough (at Portman Road on Saturday).

“We have to try and make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”

– See Monday’s EADT for more reaction.

47 comments

  • Feel free to come and follow Norwich.......At this rate it will be 2020 before you play your classy neighbours again!

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    dave123

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • No, we have not done those things in the last thirty years. Norwich have never done them. That is the point, and I would remind the Norwich fans that are gloating of what I told fellow Ipswich fans doing the same thing when Norwich got relegated to League One. Gloating is an unpleasant characteristic, and what goes around comes around. Norwich have surprised me in beating Arsenal and Man Utd, yet Norwich still have only 14 points, a long way from safety, and being able to act in a way that matches the arrogance of Norwich supporters coming on here and gloating. I am more than aware of what a state ITFC are in, I have been pointing it out long before many on here, and if I were a Norwich supporter, I would gloat a little more quietly, as relegation is still a realistic possibility this season, and you would be foolish to think otherwise.

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    Kevin Bailey

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Kevin Bailey, I am not gloating and yes, we are far from safety yet. ITFC are in a very sorry situation but City supporters will have little sympathy due to the un-necessary comments made upon our relegation to Lge 1 and the ridculous count-down clock that appeared last season. Personally, i hope you get out of the mess you are in as I fear you may not get out of Lge 1 in a hurry.

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    FXT Canary

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Empty! empty! words from mccarthy just sound like the same words keane and jewell used so often when getting humiliated by an awful team they have selected. Lets face facts this is the worst team in towns long history and now being managed by a journeyman manager who was sacked from his previous club because he was not good enough. What do Evans think will change at town, mccarthy is set in his ways and they have proven to be useless. Under his leadership they are destined to be rightfully relegated where the style of their play will fit in very nicely with the likes of Crewe and Yeovil.

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    ged scott

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • We all knew it would be a hard road back, its another set back, but Mick is a very good manager and if given the backing he will need and our continued support I am sure he will sort it out, losses are expected at the moment, hopefully no more thrashings! And another day to lament the loss of Jordan Rhodes, well done to him too!

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    Kuqi-Haynes

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • unlike norwich we have never been relegated to div 3,so for me if mick can aviod the drop that will do for me this season.PS. great result by city yesterday hard as it is to admit.

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    david peters

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • FXT Canary...I think it is wrong to gloat, and did not agree with the clock, and do not agree with the comments of the gloating Norwich supporters on here now, as it is one thing to think that way, and another to post those views on an ITFC forum. I have been saying for a while that if we go down, we would probably struggle in league one at present, as we have nothing in our favour. Being completely honest, I couldn't care less whether Norwich get relegated or not, as I support Ipswich, I do not, support not Norwich. My view that you still face a relegation battle is based on my football knowledge, nothing more and nothing less. Norwich are certainly well ahead of Ipswich currently, although things can change very quickly in football, and I think that you are wise not to gloat. Incidentally, we have much to be proud of in our history at Ipswich, yet the 5 years under Evans has seen the club go backwards in every measurable way, in my view, and we are absolutely in a sorry state at present. No doubt about that at all.

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    Kevin Bailey

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • I believe a certain player only two games ago said "this will not happen again whilst I am here" - although it was admiral of him to say it, I also felt it was foolish of him to say it - how can one player guarantee anything? - anyway it has happened again - wonder what if anything he will say now?

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    gwil

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • There are many interesting views below, clearly from Ipswich fans who care about the club. But no one has taken a view coloured with long term perspective. The recent success of our country cousins up the road is point in proof. Barely ten years ago, we were pushing for Champions' League football, with a team hailed by the national press for its flowing football and lack of obvious stars, whilst Norwich were struggling in obscurity. Yet ironically, the seeds of our current plight, and Norwich's relative glory, was at least partly sown in that era. We have never, or not yet at least, recovered from it. Yet to contrast this, and to go even further back in time, we were once (in a land, far far away) one of Europe's top sides, with a team full of internationals. Our current plight is only part of our story, there are new times ahead, and if that means going to Division 1, then so be it. We may have to go down to come back again. Either way, whilst we all care and are duly concerned, we should take a long term view and appreciate that as a small town club, we have had considerable success, the envy of many other clubs' (including our country neighbours, even though they may be enjoying some recent highs) and if we must take the current failures on the chin, well, that is part and parcel of being a football fan. Philosophical? Yes.

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    Tom

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Victor,please tell me how we had the chance to get Holloway.He must have looked at our squad and thought I hope Ipswich Don't approach me because I'm just not interested.He went to a club that had a good stable side and were on the up.Just what have we got here,a load of loan players that don't seem even interested which MM inherited and has little choice in changing things until January.You have to give the manager a chance ,he is a good ,an and I'm sure will by the end of the season get us out of this mess.TED,give the man a chance,how can you really say he is worth than PJ.that is utter rubbish.

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    brisie58

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Pete James, agree with you 100% but I have today had a post rejected by our timid moderator for saying that a certain 'Norwich troll' had no class when he had earlier posted that we had no class. You could always refer your complaint to the Independent Ombudsman ????? who never replies to such complaints !!!!!!!

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    Brian Betts

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Tom, I interpret what Iamabluetoo is saying as having paid for a ticket to watch a match, he didn't see one !!!!!

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    Brian Betts

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Diss Town Second XI beating Man Utd yesterday proves that if this is such a Big Deal then they really do lack a heritage to be truly proud of

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    Northstander

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Stephen Davis: Reference - 'getting my money back'. I don't normally respond to personal posts on here but in your case I will make an exception. I paid to watch a football match on Saturday. Under the Sale of Goods Act 1994 I can expect that goods & services be of a satisfactory quality. The Act sets out a list of criteria to be met for goods & services to be of a satisfactory quality. In order to satisfy that test, regard must be had to the following: •Fitness for all the purposes for which goods of the kind in question are commonly supplied. - Bradley Orr was clearly not fit. •Appearance and finish. - DJ had his shirt out and could not finish. •Freedom from minor defects. - I could see that MM's pride was dented. •Safety - We are nowhere near safety. •Durability - The loan signings will not last the season. Mr Davis, I rest my case. Mick please can I have a refund. :)

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    Iamabluetoo

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Stephen Davis: Reference - 'getting my money back'. I don't normally respond to personal posts on here but in your case I will make an exception. I paid to watch a football match on Saturday. Under the Sale of Goods Act 1994 I can expect that goods & services be of a satisfactory quality. The Act sets out a list of criteria to be met for goods & services to be of a satisfactory quality. In order to satisfy that test, regard must be had to the following: •Fitness for all the purposes for which goods of the kind in question are commonly supplied. - Bradley Orr was clearly not fit. •Appearance and finish. - DJ had his shirt out and could not finish. •Freedom from minor defects. - I could see that MM's pride was dented. •Safety - We are nowhere near safety. •Durability - The loan signings will not last the season. Mr Davis, I rest my case. Mick please can I have a refund. :)

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    Iamabluetoo

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Years of apparent questionable direction has left ITFC in meltdown. Simply becoming the most embarrassing season ever for supporters. Total lack of confidence and where was the passion and desire? The players need to get their act together as no one will leave this club without responsibility for where we are. If the club goes down, each player goes down in estimation and individual rating and value. The players should donate this week's pay to Children in Need!

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Iamabluetoo; No, you won't get your money back, and nor do you deserve too. You only have yourself to blame for going and wasting your money, no one forced you to.

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    stephen davis

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Embarrassing? More like utterly expected, given that Town are currently demoralising the existing staff by getting in yet more loanees. But yes, embarrassing certainly for the EADT who have been printing supine rubbish ever since Mick the Man hopped on the Portman Road gravy train, embarrassing for the keyboard warriors who actually believe shoehorning unfit (and frankly not very good) strangers into the team at 24 hours notice against a good team is sane practice, but perhaps most embarassing of all it is also an opportunity for Kevin Bailey to point out that Town under Mick the Man with his round pegs are letting in 3 goals a game, 50% worse than when Jewell was manager. However, the good news is, assuming that the current state of utter ineptitude continues for the end of the season, Town will stay up quite comfortably (as they always would have done)... and Mick the Man will trouser his alleged £1million bonus for doing an appalling job. Then of course, things will get worse next season.

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    Rob Steroo

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Iambluetoo, can I suggest you stick to your day job and leave the law to lawyers? Players are not goods for the purposes of the act, so the implied fitness for purpose is not relevant. Neither do the players contract to provide personal services for each fan. The obligation under the Act (the primary legislation of which is 1982, actually), extends to the obligation for the club to provide the service of delivering tickets to you and for the seats to be those you bought etc. Each ticket sold for a match is a contract to allow you entry into the ground to watch a match.

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    Tom

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • You cannot be surprised at this result, you had a team where the club and owners have spent a fortune on their team playing a team where the club and owner have taken a fortune out of the club, It stands to reason we cannot win. I would like to see the eadt print a league table of investments by the various clubs, and I think you will find we are in our rightfull position.

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    Cyril Baker

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • The worst goal difference in the whole of the football league !!!!!!!!!!!!!! And all on a day when Norwich beat Man Unt - it doesn't get a lot worse than that - Norwich however are a well run club - while we have an invisible owner - leaving the running to Clegg - enough said. McCarthy does indeed have an unenviable task - but fear like his predecessor he will go for more loanees to try & get us out of trouble. I agree with Paul Sadler - surely the time to give younger players a chance has come - they at least will show fight & committment - & oh yes catually care about ITFC.

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    Old Timer

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • We are on target to concede 102 goals, and the sooner Henderson is sent back the better. We now need 37 points to reach 50, from 29 games, which is 1.27 per game, compared to the 1.50 per game so far from MM. The reaction to the 5-0 at Palace was a good result against Burnley, and we need that against Peterborough, as a defeat would be very damaging. Ironically, Sheffield Wednesday are at home to Leicester, who prior to beating us 6-0, had not won for 4 games! With Bristol City away to Middlesborough and then Brighton, it is vital that we beat Peterborough, and ideally avoid defeat against Forest. Barnsley have two home games against a Cardiff side who do not travel well, and then a very winnable games against Burnley. If we are not careful, we could be stuck in a 3 from 4 relegation battle, unless we get those 4 points, and even with them, it will obviously be tough. Having conceded 11 goals in the last two away games, without scoring, is appalling, and away trips to Bolton, Leeds, Charlton, Wolves and Cardiff, just concern me greatly. MM will have learned a lot today and from the Palace defeats, and that is the only good thing.

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    Kevin Bailey

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • I've forgotten who is who on the Ipswich team these days. How many of this side were loanees? This makes a 5-0 defeat seem a good result. At this rate we'll miss a division if we get relegated; however, I'd still bet on us staying up at the end of the season.

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    EuroSupporter

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • When I get a mail that says "don't panic, laugh at Ipswich", I realise how far we've fallen. Look, loanees are players who can't even get into their own team, either because they are young and need experience, or they are below standard. Considering the latter, how can we produce the goods on the pitch. What is more, no one knows each other, so how can we play with fluency, even if the players did have the heart to put in a full shift. Get rid of the loanees, sack players who havnt the heart and lets give youth a chance. It may not ,help this season, but what else is? At least we may have a future.

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    EuroSupporter

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Tom, many of us have been taking the long term view that you now seek, only to be opposed by you at the tme, stating that we would be top six by now, and you also posted that the debt is not a problem as well. Your post on this thread seems to have conveniently forgotten all of that. When I said we were in a relegation battle this season you called it tripe. Last week you suggested we moved on, and this week you post a comment that is basically paraphrasing what I was writing two years ago on here. You disagreed with me then, now you copy me. What has changed

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    Kevin Bailey

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • well I though it would be impossible to make our defence even worse than it was under Jewell, but how wrong was I, although the only route avaliable to MM at the moment is loan players, youth must be a better bet than the layabouts in the team at the is time. Under Jewell we were losing games in the last 10 minutes or later, under MM we are 4 down by half time, as for people thinking we will get out of this, I think they need to think again as by the January transfer window we will be dead and buried if we carry on as is, and I cant see any change. Cant belive we had the chance to get Holloway and did not take it, another great move by Clegg, he must surly go soon.

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    victorviking

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • I find myself agreeing with Kevin Bailey, for a change (!) - crowing and gloating is a dangerous game, and history shows that newly promoted teams are normally relegated within 1-3 seasons. We all accept that Town are in a mess, but so were norwich (in fact worse) when they went down to Div 2. It's a long game, and there are ups and downs as a football fan. We've had more ups than Norwich could ever dream of in our history, and I don't count winning two league cups over your entire history as much of an achievement, either.

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    Tom

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • i was there on saturday and after the burnley game i went with hope that we could get something from this game, how wrong i was!!.. henderson a prem keeper you must be joking!!..go back to west ham.. i have said before i cant see MM keeping us up.. i believe the problems at the club are off the pitch as well as on it..thanks to the players for messing up my night and when the budgies won..still they can live off it for the next 15 years!!!

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    keith matthews

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • I used to get annoyed at steroo's negative bile but I now find it quite entertaining, he must work so hard to come up with all those lovely unknown unused words to try to impress, and mini me Scott well he's not in his league. One question to Scott thought name a suitable manager that was available that had not had the sack in his previous employ.

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    threenewknees

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • A great City win against Man Utd, and a great bag of goals in Towns goal.The day just got better and better

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    Rorping

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • To these idiot mods: you reject 50% of most perfectly reasonable posts from actual Ipswich fans; you know Ipswich fans are hurting badly at the moment. Why, then, do you allow any childish drivel from Steroo and his trolling Norwich ilk. I am sick of boards intended reasonable discussion of the club by genuine fans constantly ruined by spotty Norwich trolls. Why are they allowed? Is this another forum not worth using? Or is it because you’re a dweeb Norwich based paper and you’re all wetting yourselves over this?

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    Pete James

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • I hate to say it, but the Budgies showed a lot of spirit and determination in beating Man Utd. Unfortunately for them class is not what I would call their team. When they have players of the class of Mick Mills, George Burley, Arnold Muhren, Frans Thyssen, Paul Mariner, Johnny Wark, Clive Woods, Trevor Whymark etc then they can say they have class. Yeah, Yeah, I'm living in the past, but what a past. No one,but no one can take those memories from me. Better to have had and lost, than never to have had at all.

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    whymarkmariner

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Really can't understand anyone paying £28.00 to go watch this stuff.You must surely have something better to spend hard earned money on.

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    TOBY P.

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • David Peters, thank you for your comment. Northstander, go away, the snake pit and the Barclay always make more noise than you and at most of the away games you generally hear the City fans over the home fans every week. At least we have something to sing about and be proud of.

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    FXT Canary

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • As a Wolves fan I really sympathise with you guys. McCarthy will have you playing dire football and leaking lashing of goals week in and out.

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    Wolves headtheball

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Patience is the key and as I've said before I doubt very much if those in the team who think life's a breeze will be at Portman Road when the January transfer window closes. Was Bradley Orr match fit, I really don't know, but when you have a defender who is intent on commuting to New Zealand what other choices do you have as a Manager? I agree with MM that we are going to be in and out of the bottom three probably for the rest of the season and if we finish fourth from bottom then I think he will have done a wonderful job in bringing some kind of order to the chaos which went before him.

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    MOTT MIKE

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Hi Mick - welcome to ITFC! Please don't think this is a one-off. I am sure you are aware that you have one of the weakest squads in the league to work with. You will not be criticised for making changes so please be brave. We do not want a team of mercenaries so please don't underestimate the young, home-grown talent, but other than that do what you must! COYB

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    peter sadler

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • I hope Mick sticks to his word, ( anyone not performing will be dropped) at the moment the entire 11 need to be dropped, the youth players would show more determination. Henderson is no better than the gk's we've got. Chambers is no cb. Reo-coker does nothing but shout his gob off and Murphy has no skill or pace...a cart-horse is what he resembles. What we do have is some of the best fans in the country..no other fans would turn up week after week with these over-paid have-been on show.

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    Deg

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Here we go again. Time to get back to basics. Goalkeeper's job is to stop the ball going into the net; Defenders job is to defend and stop the opposition scoring; midfielders to link defence and attack; striker's to score goals and a person in an Ipswich shirt to pass the ball to another player in an Ipswich shirt. Score more goals than the opposition and hey presto!!!!!! Simples

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    bigdave

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • dave123....yawn.......don't they actually have a website in Norwich where you can praise your team, instead of polluting this site? Do let me know when you have won the league, the FA Cup or a European trophy, and that will be a lot, lot later than 2020, if ever.

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    Kevin Bailey

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Well said Tom. Best to look at the 'big picture' and really plan for the future. Lets be honest, we're not good enough to attract the best players, while the younger ones who are good enough will look for a challenge elsewhere, with money being the driving factor regardless of loyalty. So when we get rid of the hangers on, what have we left? A team of also runs who at least can put a shift in until we address the above concept. Lets accept the only way we can progress I to regress first like our northern neighbours. Chances we will never recreate past histories, but we can restore pride and make it worth paying to watch once again.

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    EuroSupporter

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • victorviking - I'm confused by your comments? Has the penny not dropped yet ... PJ is the one responsible for this utter mess. The only change to the defence is Orr - a proper right back, rather than a winger preferred by PJ! Furthermore, we lost by seven and six and five on a number of occasions under PJ - and four on at least 4 occasions. Mick has had four games and has one less point than PJ managed (with the same team - Orr aside) in 13!!! PJ destroyed this club, not Mick.

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    Jason

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • I had a very depressing evening on Saturday and after reading some of these comments I am in danger of having another one tonight! Come on! Surely none of us are under any illusions - our previous manager created a very poor team. Our new manager will not stick with these players and he will bring a discipline and work ethic which has sadly been missing. I believe he will keep us up. Let's give him a chance.

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    peter sadler

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • It has been said before but it really is at the heart of our problem.... a lack of real investment and of apparent questionable direction has left ITFC in dire straights. We face the most embarrassing season ever. Players have a complete lack of confidence and skill - where is their passion and desire? Something seriously wrong with the club - separate from the team performance it appears that we are rudderless or being driven in the wrong direction.....

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Interesting comment Kevin Bailey - I have very little interest in football but even I know that ITFC haven't done any of those things that you list in the last 30 years!!

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    alittlebitwoolly

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • This guy is worse than Jewell, at least we were the in the games until we lost in injury time. Everyone moaned at Jewell for having old players, loan players and Carlos at right-back, and what happens today, a 30-year-old loanee comes in at right-back and repeatedly gets done for pace (which Carlos has in abundance)

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    Ted Maul

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Mick, I worked really hard for my wages this week, I didn't just turn up and get paid, in the real world that doesn't happen. If I send you the ticket stubs for this match (x2 at £28) will any of the players feel embarassed and humiliated enough to give me my ticket money back?

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    Iamabluetoo

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

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