McCarthy Nominated for Manager of the Month
Thursday, 10th Jan 2013 10:11
Town boss Mick McCarthy is amongst the nominees for December's Championship Manager of the Month award, as predicted yesterday. The Blues boss is up against Hull City's Steve Bruce and Cardiff's Malky Mackay for the gong.
McCarthy led the Blues to four wins - three of them away from home - one draw and one defeat during the final month of 2012.
The last time a Town boss was named Manager of the Month was back in 2004 when Joe Royle picked up the award for November.
Since then Royle, Jim Magilton and most recently, for August 2010, Roy Keane have all been nominated but without winning the award.
The winner will be announced on Friday on Sky Sports News from 10am when David McGoldrick will discover whether he has won the League One Player of the Month award for December from his time with Coventry.
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Where Are We Now? by Steve_M
Well, ultimately it is now a question of a change of manager now or at the end of the season. Mick McCarthy has dragged the cycle out to four years rather than the 18 months of his more hapless predecessors but there is clearly a need for a fresh approach at the club.
The Moore You Ignore Mick by Mullet
Day 14 in the TWTD madhouse and all is far from clear. Months of second-rate drama and second-rate football seem to end with a quiet ovation for Mick McCarthy and his men. With his captain coming out in the media to air publicly the wounds of he and his colleagues, another young player is welcomed and warned off it by Mick.
The Identity Crisis of Modern Football by wkj
Like so many others my age, my Grandad bought me up on Ipswich Town. A great club with family ties, involvement and commitment to the larger Suffolk community, and a privilege to support. In those days it seems a lot of clubs had similar connections to their fans.
A Belated Christmas Carol of Sorts by monty_radio
The Marley deal was dead, no doubt about it. Scrooge looked again as the knocker smiled in a kindly, fair-play sort of fashion, then slowly faded away. He turned the key and entered his very own gloomy arena. A large chunk of ceiling, disturbed by the mere turning of the key, struck him as he climbed the rickety stair to the upper section.
Positivity by bbg
None of the club’s successful managers over the years had massive resources available to them, but none have had to compete in leagues as inequitable as the current Championship.
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