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.
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.
Well done Mick. He has made a massive difference with largely the same personnel. I'm looking forward to seeing how much more we can improve with his new signings bedded in. I have to say, I'm optimistic about all of them so far.
As for previous nominations for manager of the month, I hadn't clocked that Keane was once nominated but Jewell never was. Jewell was very likeable (at least at first), but in retrospect I don't have much else complimentary to say about him!
Not that it ever means a great deal - and not to mention Generic's comments on 'the curse' - but it would still be great to see Mick win this award. That time BFJ picked it up all those years ago is feeling like a distant memory and it'd be nice for a Town manager to get some positive recognition for a change!
Well on results so far he is not going to pick it up for January, but like someone else more or less said, Mick seems to be one of those guys that treats the twin impostors of success and failure just the same. No award good or bad can take away from the fact he is a good manager.
Well done to Mick, I am very confident we have the right man in charge and he deserves the prize for turning us round so dramatically.
7 years...that's over 60 months of Ipswich manager not even been nominated for the award (60 x 3 = 180 nominations), let alone winning it. It shows how inconsistent we have been and how we haven't been able to string a few wins together for years.
God I hope he doesn't win this............we all know he's a good manager, let that be enough at this stage, let him win Aprils with the headline "MM wins award for getting Ipswich into the playoffs after losing January manager of the month award". ...... That would do me just fine...lol, we live in hope