Written by wadey on Wednesday, 13th Mar 2013 15:26
I keep reading on here people saying 'How can Mick McCarthy be happy with just a point away at Peterborough and Huddersfield?'.
Well, to be honest, at the moment, we aren't the team of 1978, 1981, 2000 or even 2006. We are a team low on confidence, trying to grinding out results until the end of the season. These other teams around us are battling away just as much as we are, just for survival.
Mick McCarthy has taken 36 points from the 72 that have been on offer since he took over. With a team like ours, who were rock bottom, that's not a bad return.
You need to realise, we aren't going to win every game we play. We aren't flying high, scoring for fun, or even playing quality football. But when you are in a relegation scrap, the main focus is to keep a clean sheet, and build on that.
We outplayed Peterborough but couldn't get the breakthrough we deserved. But at Huddersfield we were outplayed but ground out a goalless draw, which we could have easily lost. Every team in this division still have something to play for and any team can win any match.
We beat teams like Leicester and Middlesbrough, lose to Bristol city, draw with Peterborough and Huddersfield. So anything can happen. There are going to be ups and downs until the end of the season and I do think in the end a point away to our relegation rivals is a decent result.
If Mick carries on with the same points to games ratio, then we will be fine. Then next season he can get us playing like a proper Mick McCarthy team and I'm sure we will be closer to the play-offs than relegation spots.
Just look at the improvements he has made already this season. He hasn't got a magic wand but he has performed miracles compared to how we was playing in August, September and October. Keep the faith
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