Ipswich: We're Looking Up The Table For The First Time In Years

It feels like Ipswich have been stuck in the Championship forever, but Mick McCarthy's revitalised the club, and fans are dreaming of the play-offs next year...
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It feels like Ipswich have been stuck in the Championship forever, but Mick McCarthy's revitalised the club, and fans are dreaming of the play-offs next year...

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Ipswich: We're Looking Up The Table For The First Time In Years

What’s going right?

It's been a season of steady progression. Mick McCarthy has got the team playing decent football and for the first time in half a decade, we can look at catching who's above us rather than worrying about who's below us.

What’s not?

The midfield really aren't contributing enough goals. Our first choice back four scored sixteen goals between them this season, but the men in front of them really need to step up.

Got the right manager?

Eighteen months ago we looked certs for relegation, but now we've just finished in the top ten, so I'd say so. He's got form winning promotion from the Championship too.

Star player?

Jonny Williams has looked like an absolute star. What do you mean he's only on loan? Oh, Christophe Berra then.

Who would you like to sell in the summer?

He gets a lot of stick from the fans, but Frank Nouble really is a shocking footballer. Whenever he gets the ball, he just charges forwards with it, never bothering to look up. Pep Guardiola would have a heart attack if he ever saw him play.

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Who do you want to sign?

If Crystal Palace deem him surplus to requirements, a permanent deal for Jonny Williams would be most welcome. Failing that, Leeds United's financial woes may mean we can nab Ross McCormack for fairly cheap.

Best chant so far?

We're not the most imaginative bunch in East Anglia, sorry. Something about us being good and other teams less so, maybe, or perhaps a song questioning the acumen of the referee.

Best opposition player/team you’ve seen? 

It pains me to say it, and he's not even that great a footballer, but David "One Cap One Goal" Nugent ALWAYS scores against us. Always. I'm glad he'll be out of the Championship next season.

Biggest w***** of the season? 

Harry Redknapp. Given their squad, QPR should have walked this league. They leave England internationals on the bench!

Funniest Moment of the season?

It's a sad state of affairs when your funniest moment comes at the expense of others, but it's been hilarious to see Norwich panic, implode and get relegated. £8.5m for Ricky van Wolfswinkel is funnier than a Morecambe & Wise Christmas special.

Next season's prediction?

More of the same, really. A couple of decent signings and the Championship's longest serving club could be an outside bet for the play-offs.

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