Makes me so glad that 1, we are not fighting for relegation this year, and 2, that we have a great manager like McCarthy who has respect from his players and has created a squad where everybody seems to get along. Great stuff. Wonder how long it will be before we hear of a fight at the Norwich training centre?
Whilst unmicing Stephen Fry at an event I was filming tonight I told him"I would like you more if I wasn't an Ipswich fan" He replied "scum! Tractor boys!" And told me it would be nice if we were as good as them so we could play a derby again. I told him it was ok because Norwich would be making that happen shortly anyway when they came down. He huffed and walked off. Interestingly it only took him 8 minutes through his talk to make a joke about gay Russians, for those who might be wondering.
If we win the next two, which I think both are winnable, we stand a chance of closing the gap on Reading.
They have to play QPR away next week, so they could easily drop three points there. They also have Brighton away in a week or two after that.
We must be wary of Wigan however who have two games in hand of us and have three easier games to play, against Huddersfield, Sheffield Weds and Barnsley. They could leap-frog us if not careful. They do however have to play in the FA Cup, so they'll be a bit more fatigued I can imagine and may get tired towards the end of the season as most of there players will have played 5 more games at least than everyone else.
I doubt SEB wages will be small at all. I also doubt we will be happy paying him, just to sit on the bench (when back fit).
Certainly a step of faith by Marcus Evans to sign a big name player part way through a season. It shows that he trusts Mick, which is good, and can obviously see the play-offs and is focussed on us getting there!
edit - of course this is all resting on him signing, though it sounds pretty far down the line.