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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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Generic added 10:25 - Jan 10
Can I be the first to bleat on about curses? Regression toward the mean, nothing more...
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HighgateBlue added 10:35 - Jan 10
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!
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Chris_ITFC added 10:41 - Jan 10
SUPER, SUPER MICK, SUPER, SUPER MICK, SUPER, SUPER MICK, SUPER MICK MCCARTHY!!
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NoCanariesAllowed added 10:43 - Jan 10
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!
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daniel9624 added 11:02 - Jan 10
No no no no no no no no no no no. Can't help it, he cannot win, we are still too close to the drop-zone, win a few in January let him e nominated again when we are good and safe!
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itsonlyme added 11:08 - Jan 10
To have been nominated for the first time in 8 years or so proves how much we have sunk in that time. But I am sure MM will not blink an eyelid, whether he wins or not. The curse is all in the mind!
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Tractorog added 11:21 - Jan 10
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.
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Tractorog added 11:28 - Jan 10
PS is the bloke in the back ground of the picture the person that posed for the "restoration" of Ecce Homo?
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StowTractorBoy added 12:04 - Jan 10
Nice to have some recognition but Bruce has to win it - no contest.
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Vizslaraner added 12:16 - Jan 10
Well done mick, shows we are gng the right way under yr stewardship! First time in eight years beggars belief really!

Tractorog-v gd, I thought it was badly drawn boy
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Michael11 added 12:24 - Jan 10
Roy Keane - sh*t person, sh*t manager
Paul Jewell - great person, sh*t manager
Mick McCarthy - great person, great manager

The future is bright!!
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Mark added 12:36 - Jan 10
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.
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PunchNoHopers added 13:13 - Jan 10
I thought we lost to Leeds in December, so can't believe he has even been nominated for manager of the month!
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SouperJim added 13:18 - Jan 10
Nomination well deserved. Round pegs in round holes, a bit of balance and a bit of effective man management. Merlin the Magician.
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jas0999 added 13:32 - Jan 10
Well deserved. Interesting that in 22 months PJ was never nominated ...
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B1TFC added 13:37 - Jan 10
I think it says we've had managers nominated, just not WON it since Joe Royle all those years ago
Still, be nice to put the argument to bed with MM winning it
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B1TFC added 13:39 - Jan 10
And if Malky wins, maybe the curse will set in from Saturday :)
Just a thought
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comeonthegoodtimes added 17:52 - Jan 10
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
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