The turning point was January ,when we came to play sides for the 2nd time ,they worked out that we press a high line except our back 4 ,who stay deep ,which is the reason why the space behind our mid and in front of our defence was exploited. But I'm sure 2015/2016 will be very exciting ,9 mini leagues of 5 games ,top them all and we are champions.
I think with 4 additions of championship quality we will have a top 6 finish again ,the difference between us and other sides that finished top 6 was the balance they all had within their sides. We didn't ,which is one of the reasons we spent more time without the ball than a number of others. We have chance to put that right over june and july ,and we must ,absolutely must correct those failings. Its time for a specialist rightback , balanced centre halves ,2 wide players who offer goals and assists. Tabb has no place in the 1st 11 ,if he is in their then something is very wrong
... or maybe we will have a really strong squad next year with the youngsters coming up and a number of new signings adding that extra quality. Don't see no reason why - or quotes to suggest that - it has to be one or the other.
That point at Derby, while dropping us down the table was the turning point for me. we just looked more organised, more forward thinking and more like a team that had realised that actually they and the ability to do something meaningful this year.
Its not surprise to me that we started our incredible run after that game! Although im not sure that my buoyant mood after that draw would have expected the run we embarked on to be quite so brilliant!!
blueboy you claim to have the club at heart yet you obviously think that only those from the immediate area are entitled to call themselves fans. How would any club excel towards the lofty heights of the premier league without a broader fanbase than the immediate locality? Would Man U or Liverpool or Chelsea be as wealthy if they only had the loyal locals spending money on them? For my part, I have never claimed to make every game. How could I? I live in a different country. I can afford to get to approx 4 to 5 games a season. For each of those games I spend money on flights, car hire and accommodation in Ipswich as well as visiting Planet Blue and several local pubs and eateries. I have also bought t-shirts, jerseys, mugs, hats and scarves on various occasions online over the years and my guess is I've probably spent more money on being an Ipswich fan than many who are loyal week in, week out season ticket holders. But to be honest I would love it to be the other way around if it was possible. So don't dare lecture me or claim that I'm not as entitled as you to an opinion on the team. It's loud mouth critics like you that the club can do without (and probably your few quid too).
The invisible man must stand up now and back MM, we had a great chance this season but failure to back MM with the cash Darren Bent on loan, a right back of some quality our short comings would have been less obvious.
blueboy1981 We failed at the final hurdle, and quite a few along the way. i am sure dealing will be the same as last year. What concerns me is all those who feel that having made the play offs we will be contenders next year, look at all the teams that have dropped to obsurtiy after loosing the play offs. Having supported town since 62 I look apoun this as another season of disaster, I dont know where this club is going. Also before every one starts shouting at evans to put his hand in his pocket, he has --60-=80 million depending on what publications you follow.