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.
I enjoyed reading your blog and in the main agreed with it. I certainly think Paul Taylor offered so much more but his face obviously did not fit in the no flair style of thinking that sometimes dogs Mick McCarty's style. All things considered though, he has done very well as a Town manager with so little to spend. Paul Jewell is a decent man but was out of the game for too long I feel but we should not forget some of his acquisitions, which of course included both Paul Taylor and Aaron Cresswell.
I think this is a poor decision on the part of McCarthy. There is not much to choose between The two of them and yet the local lad must go.It is an absolute disgrace and McCarthy should feel ashamed because he is getting rid of a player who did not get a fair crack of the whip and along with Paul Taylor he has lost two valuable team members.
You are right Arnie...I think Town actually have! He is a proven goalscorer at this level and a truly excellent signing. I too am a little disappointed that it is only until the end of the season but with his serious injuries and long rehabilitation I guess this is normal. Anyway, I am sure he will sign on again if we make the play-offs or dare I say it the Premier League!
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.