You can visit the website by going to www.beingfrankonfootball.com and it is updated almost every day. The radio internet show is a first this week and depending on listenership we may continue with it. The pilot show last week was a huge success so all you true blue Town fans out there please join in the fun and come on board! Kick off is at 20.30 in the UK and we will be debating a whole range of football issues including the one I have just posted and we have some great music too supplied by programme producer and engineer Alan Terris. It will be 90 minutes of frenzied action and debate, with little room for stoppage time, as when the show ends Match Of the Day begins! Hope you can join us.
I agree with Surco 72 and many others. We have a midfield that does not score and that not only adds pressure on strikers to wade in but defenders too! Mick Mills has said that he thinks our defence will score more goals this season than our midfield and I think he will be proved right. All the more reason to believe that without a prolific goal scorer are ambitions are severely muted.
Alan Lee as a player has never let Ipswich Town down and his physical attributes, as well as his football intelligence, is just what the team need most of all in my view. I think Alan can make a difference and the least he deserves, with our strikers not striking, is a place on the bench.
As I intimated in a blog some months back Mick McCarthy is very likely to take the Irish post. He has already implied before the vacancy became available that he would "love another crack at it." Now is his chance and if he gets the nod it is good bye Ipswich Town. I was ridiculed for suggesting as much at the time I recall.
I hate to state the obvious here but once again are strikers did not strike. In fact nobody did. Mick the man harps on about it is not the way that we play that matters but the result. Sadly three of those first four results have been defeats so there is obviously something amiss and it begs the question, when is this barren patch going to end? We cannot rely on own goals and Tommy Smith all the time.
With reference to Marshall's Mullet I made the point the Fatcatevens had highlighted the weaknesses in my argument. You perhaps too but the reality is that after two games not one of our four main strikers has scored a goal. This does not bode well in my view. I know that some will see this as being overly pessimistic but it is very worrying none the less.