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.
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.