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McCarthy: We'll Mix Up Style of Play
Wednesday, 20th Jul 2016 22:32 by Dave Gooderham

Mick McCarthy said his side would “mix it up” when it comes to Ipswich Town’s style of play this season after a Brett Pitman goal gave the Blues a 1-0 friendly win over Colchester United.

Pitman scored in the 39th minute after latching on to a long through ball by Paul Digby which cleared the Colchester defence.

McCarthy, who revealed the club remained in discussions with potential new signings, said: “We had loads of fans here and they want to see us win.

"I think they have seen us play some decent football, trying to develop it a bit better, because at the end of last season, it was annoying me a bit – I wasn’t enjoying it.

“But yet the goal we got was a ball stuck in behind. If you have space in the middle of the park and willing runners, you can’t stop doing that.

“Strangely enough their best chance was at the end of the game when they stuck one in behind us. You have to mix it up – you can’t be all one and you can’t be all the other.

“I screamed at Diggers just before, then low and behold he drops it in behind and we score. That’s where the run is. That’s not Neanderthal football, that’s clever football. That’s playing and creating space by making them drop off.”

While the style of Ipswich’s play remains a hot topic among fans, so does the lack of new signings – though Adam Webster played his first minutes in a Town shirt at the Weston Homes Stadium.

While revealing discussions were ongoing, McCarthy wasn’t exactly adamant he would be bringing in more recruits ahead of the season opener against Barnsley on August 6th.

He said: “Potentially there are a few loans, a few permanents, but we will see. We are in discussions with different people.

“There are some real big spenders in our league this year who are doing all the deals and there are a few of us beneath that who are trying to manufacture deals or maybe swaps or free transfers, if someone wants to get someone off the wage bill.

“That’s where we are at. If that’s the way it is, we will do it and we will do it well and I am sure we will rub a few wealthy noses in along the way.”

Speaking of the Colchester win, which saw Town claim the Alderton Trusler Cup, McCarthy added: “It’s a good win, no injuries and no knocks as far as I know. It’s nice to win and get a clean sheet. It means a lot to the fans and I still want to win.”

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KuqiCoup added 22:38 - Jul 20
We'll mix it up.

Until we are handed our first big defeat. Then we will panic again and become solid and boring and hoof it.
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MickMillsTash added 22:53 - Jul 20
Hodgson-esque statement
'Not sure what our best formation or tactics are' ' hope that we fall on something that works on we're in trouble''
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ArnieM added 22:55 - Jul 20
You'd be the first to moan on here if MM stuck to pretty tippy tappy football and losing games.

The poor bloke is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
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EatonBlue added 22:58 - Jul 20
lo and behold
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legal_blue added 22:59 - Jul 20
The new away kit looks great, however.
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midastouch added 23:02 - Jul 20
Mick's words:
"...there are a few of us beneath that who are trying to manufacture deals or maybe swaps or free transfers, if someone wants to get someone off the wage bill. That’s where we are at ... that’s the way it is..."

Oh dear, just as we suspected all along. Near zero ambition to be shown by ME again this season. Essentially, we're going to have to rely on cast-offs and bargain basement bung out players! And Mick seems happy enough to operate in such a manner rather than rock the boat with our great leader by demanding greater financial backing.

When Marcus says jump, Mick says, "How high?"
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manualthetisfanclub added 23:12 - Jul 20
After those statements.........looks like this will be my last season with a season ticket....I know the season hasn't even started yet but by enthusiasm is going down by the minute. No signings, no ambition, no direction, every one of the rivals are investing and this team of journeyman will never ever get promoted, not any good last season, what makes him think they are good enough this year!! I'm at a loss!
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jpring89 added 23:18 - Jul 20
so potentially a few loans and permanents. So potentially were signing nobody. Waiting for clubs to offload their rejects again.
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HarryS_H added 23:25 - Jul 20
Apparently you lot will never be happy...

Mick says we'll mix it up a bit I.e. play creative football and effective football whatever is required at the time (what you've been crying out for) and you're still moaning. He says hes trying to sign people and that isn't good enough?!?! Mick is the best man to achieve things at this club in this current state in my opinion. He git us to the playoffs once with this team why not again?!?!
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Kikapu added 23:26 - Jul 20
You just don't get it, do you?

'Oh dear, just as we suspected all along. Near zero ambition to be shown by ME again this season. Essentially, we're going to have to rely on cast-offs and bargain basement bung out players! And Mick seems happy enough to operate in such a manner rather than rock the boat with our great leader by demanding greater financial backing. When Marcus says jump, Mick says, "How high?" '
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Penguinblue added 23:36 - Jul 20
The least we can hope is that MxCarthy has been told that hoofball is not acceptable and his pathetic quote about mixing it up is his way of thinking up this imaginative idea. He was getting a bit fed up with it - unbelievable = what do you think ITFC football fans made of it , you idiot.

I know we haven't kicked off yet but McCarthy will take us nowhere - the day he goes cannot come too soon.
McCarthy OUT
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midastouch added 23:41 - Jul 20
Mick McCarthy's theme song:
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bluefeast added 23:44 - Jul 20
I wonder if MM is playing down on the transfer fromt so as to keep the real budget under wraps. Perhaps we will bring in 4 players all on the same day having done our business quietly. It would be a good idea and outcome if i truly believed that is the current plan.
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ozzie added 00:00 - Jul 21
The reason MM has said he will mix it up is the season ticket sales have gone down and at last he may be listening to the fans, but along with that he needs to sign somebody with a bit of leadership and spark in the team to help the team grind out results ,rather than drawing games and letting in a last gasp equalizer, we are missing a leader.
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Mullet added 06:31 - Jul 21
It is funny watching you lot struggling to find something to moan about with each passing story.

Especially after a win.
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Dissboyitfc added 07:06 - Jul 21
Nothing Wrong with a long pass, what i and many others have a problem with is players lumping the ball upfield as a given without even lifting their head to look for someone to receive it.

We actually could play football and get results as well!
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ivegottheblues added 07:12 - Jul 21
'We'll be mixing it up ' - high hoofs & low hoofs ?
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corfu72 added 07:59 - Jul 21
We have not made any progress whatsoever under MM.We just seem to huff and puff our way through each season with promises of signings,speculation from our Milne and nothing else.How can you expect the supporters to get enthusiastic.At the moment I just dread the season starting and it hurts me to say that for a club I have supported for over 50 years.
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grumpyoldman added 08:07 - Jul 21
If a long pass is played to a specific player to feet and hits its target it is great pass, Muhrenesque! When it is pumped forward for a player to challenge for a high ball to knock onto a team-mate it is hoofball. I know I am explaining a simple fact that ITFC supporters understand, I just thought I should educate Dino
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terryf added 08:21 - Jul 21
Would imagine at the very least he's looking to bring in a wide man before the season kicks off. Don't forget we have some promising youngsters coming through this season, coupled with a fit McGoldrick? and Bishop it's not all doom and gloom. Lets see where we are at in two weeks time. A couple of the right signings and we'll all be (well most of us!) upbeat again.
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grumpyoldman added 08:23 - Jul 21
If a long pass is played to a specific player to feet and hits its target it is great pass, Muhrenesque! When it is pumped forward for a player to challenge for a high ball to knock onto a team-mate it is hoofball. I know I am explaining a simple fact that ITFC supporters understand, I just thought I should educate Dino
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cats_whiskers added 09:29 - Jul 21
Mix it!!!
You need the right ingredients to achieve that
and he is no chef
McCarthy has got a whole heap of "Plain Flour"
and just a currant.

The guy is "Half Baked" though
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Hoofball added 10:00 - Jul 21
Mick knows one way of playing and that's Hoof !
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alfromcol added 10:33 - Jul 21
Presumably still Chambers at RB???
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TotalBlue added 10:43 - Jul 21
I tell you what why doesn't Mick say I have 10 Million available and everyone we try and sign will turn round and ask for double wages and the clubs double transfer fees.

We are not a profitable club and our owner can only put 5 Million into the club per year.

Or option 2 we go and splash the money make a massive loss and IF we fail to go up we get a transfer embargo get relegated and go into Administration so then get relegated again!!!

If you don't like McCarthy fine I am not a great fan but prefer the situation we are in now to the mess we were in under Roy Keane obviously some on here would rather have him back.

I would love ME to splash the cash but he cant.Maybe some of you should just put your hand in your back pocket stump up the 120 Million to buy the club. When ME bought the club we were days from Liquidation which would mean no ITFC.
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