It could have been a sell out if they had taken on board the idea I put in a blog over two years ago which was to raffle the remaining tickets at a fiver a time and call it the 50/50 Town draw - or perhaps less diplomatically The Ref Is A Tosser Competition!
The rules are simple you have a 50/50 chance of going to the game if you buy a ticket. The club would make money on the raffle too because half of the tickets would be non winners!
I am sure season ticket holders would not object so that those people who are blues fans but cannot afford to go get a chance to see the final home game on the cheap and pack the place out!
Now that is an idea I thought the club should at least reply to but I proposed it two years ago and more and I heard nothing back which is disappointing because I think Ian Milne would have at least replied if he had got wind of the idea.
Oh dear. Town were exceedingly poor and did not deserve even a draw from this low quality encounter and quite frankly McCarthy should be ashamed of himself for playing football like an Italian side that lacked the guile and indeed the intelligence to see out a win.Big boot hoof ball negativity won the day.
They have all exceptionally well this season and as Mick McCarthy has said they could all do with a bit of a break. Go out all of you and drink yourself silly and we'll see back on the training ground next Monday. I like that.
I know where you are coming from on this but that point I was trying to make was that we have lost so many points in the past to teams that we have been expecting to beat that it would perhaps not destroy our confidence too much if we were to drop the odd point against a team that is considered to be our equal.
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.