Mick McCarthy knows everything there is to know about defenders as of course he was one himself. I am not at all convinced though that he shares the same aptitude when it comes to strikers. Balint Bajner, Conor |Sammon and now Noel Hunt seems to confirm this.
I hope I am wrong on all three but track records and logic suggest otherwise.
That is why Pablo will always been one of my favourite players to wear a town shirt. He is a gentleman and a scholar as well as being a fantastic footballer who we all love and dearly miss at Portman Road.
Reuser_is_God you are probably right but I think Phil removed some of the text, as I incorrectly suggested that it was Keane who was responsible for the departure of Jordan Rhodes goalkeeping father but apparently it was Magic he did this - which might explain why there is a bit of a gap at the bottom of the page.
This blog has been a good attempt to patch up reality. Town are a very average team with very average players and if we do scramble to the play-offs, it will be on the grounds of the mediocrity of the league rather than anything we have done.
Mick McCarthy is only intersted in grinding out results with zombie-like players who lack any creativity or individuality and gone are the days when people came to Portman Road to be entertained. This is not part of the McCarthy concept. The Kremlin would be proud of him. All grey and no play.
Paul Taylor is a player with natural skills and not like of most of Mick McCarthy's players, brainwashed into submission. I agree with the vast majority of fans here and that is that he was poorly treated by Mick The Man - simply because he stood on his own two feet and was not intimidated by the gritty Yorkshire man, who like a fool is as stubborn as a mule and won't accept that he got this one wrong.
This is a well constructed piece of writing and share those sentiments entirely.
I have supported town for close on fifty years and I too can see the similarities between Marcus Evans and Mr. John and although they are very much like chalk and cheese, the no nonsense way in which the pragmatic Mick McCarthy goes about his job is amplified by the support he gets from his chairman.
In an age where cynicism if rife in football circles, their business relationship is quite simply a breath of fresh air and long may it continue!
I agree with most of the comments here. To beat the yellow shirts is the top priority this weekend but I do fear that we are starting to play and even look like the Stoke of the Cmhampionship and under Mick the Man this is the way it will be.
I think Mick will eventually spend but he is not prepared to until the opportunity is right and perhaps when these Premier players become available through over-sized squads, he will put his hand in his wallet and find that there is more than just cobwebs in there.