McCarthy Manager of EFL's Team of Easter
Wednesday, 19th Apr 2017 10:14
Town boss Mick McCarthy has been named the manager of the EFL’s Team of Easter after the Blues picked up six points out of six over the holiday weekend.
Friday’s 2-1 win at Burton Albion was followed by Monday’s 3-1 vanquishing of promotion-pushing Newcastle United, Town’s first back-to-back victories of the season.
The results have seen the Blues up to 15th and to safety. With three games remaining they have 55 points, 11 above the relegation zone.
Town are next in action at Rotherham on Saturday, before Sheffield Wednesday visit for Portman Road’s final game of the season the following weekend and then the season ends at Nottingham Forest on Sunday 7th May (KO midday).
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|MickMillsTash added 10:19 - Apr 19|
Clearly shows that a policy of selling your best players and only signing free transfers and loanees is working.
|Superfrans added 10:41 - Apr 19|
Ha! This is about as predictable as Theresa May calling a General Election. Well done everybody.
|andycookguitar added 10:46 - Apr 19|
Well done Mick, he deserves huge credit for seeing ITFC through the season. Took all of the flak on himself, never once looked to divert blame and absolutely refused to walk. Bravo!. To those who think he's self serving and only after the money I just don't agree. If he had left had or been sacked he would have been managing one of our rivals within the year. Get your tin hat on and get behind him, he's not going anywhere (not at least till after next season). Good!
|woohoo added 10:47 - Apr 19|
'Team of Easter'
Whatever next - 'Team of Tuesday Evening, 7:45-09:30'?
Still, credit where it is due, well done on two good wins.
|Umros added 10:49 - Apr 19|
Great.....does this mean he has left then 🤔
|hoppy added 10:53 - Apr 19|
But none of our players can get in the team though, I notice.
|PortmanTerrorist added 11:03 - Apr 19|
andycookguitar I don't think that supporters who voice discontent generally think MM is self serving, just that for large parts of this and last season he seems to have lost the plot. His team selections, bench selections, substitutions , hiring and style of play are all, individually, enough for most Clubs to have moved on to a new Manager.
Whether he turns it around or not, i for one will still view these past 2 and a half seasons as a wasted opportunity, and that we could have done so much better. The fact he is still there suggests to me that Evans knows the responsibility for this dereliction of duty is really on him though !
|Blue_Armee added 11:06 - Apr 19|
If Norwich won that it would be on their Honors List.
|Ferguson added 11:10 - Apr 19|
Can't knock 6 points from 6. But Mick gets a prize for it !? You're 'avin a giraffe !
First game of the season - great. Fourth from last game of the season great. In-between............................................................................................................... *?.
|essextractorboy93 added 11:12 - Apr 19|
Well done to Mick and the players for these two vital wins over Easter and nice to see a bit of recognition!
|Gcon added 11:17 - Apr 19|
He's done well to restore players confidence against the barrage of abuse. Once you lose the support and people start chanting against you it's generally a self-perpetuated downward spiral. I don't reckon many managers could have pulled this around.
As fans we need to keep applying the pressure on the owner to provide the financial support required to take us any further. Working year in, year out to a relegation budget is only going to lead us in one direction, regardless of who the manager is.
|Marcus added 11:32 - Apr 19|
Fair enough. If there's an award for performances over two games then any team that wins both is a contender. Winning against the odds against a table topping team is also an achievement. This is a limited award for one weekend, not a season achievement and within those boundaries is richly deserved.
|truckerblue added 12:32 - Apr 19|
That 3 points for Rotherham next then. Or does the manager of a long weekend not work the same as manager of the month. Hope not as really looking forward to three wins on the trot possibly maybe.
|TR11BLU added 12:53 - Apr 19|
No doubt he will roll this out until he leaves....
|itfchorry added 13:19 - Apr 19|
McCarthy " This award is for all you Fockers "
|bluemike1969 added 13:23 - Apr 19|
In the words of Boycie....."My god, they'll be giving Del Boy an award for good taste next!"
|brian_a_mul added 14:49 - Apr 19|
Agree with EFL
MM is one of the best managers in this league. With better quality players available to him (Didz, Huws) he has shown he can get good results.
This season was always about consolidation and building for future.
He deserves another season to really drive the team on.
|cat added 15:05 - Apr 19|
Some of you lot above make me laugh 😂😂, and you know who you are, you hide away like shy little meer cats, popping your heads up to minus whoever, whenever you feel the need, but as soon as there's a swing in your favour your out in force crowing what a great manager our Mick is. At least I continue to post, whether we win, lose or draw. So feel free to minus me until your little hearts are content, as you usually do, cause I don't give a flying one!!!!
|dangerous30 added 16:16 - Apr 19|
Cat maybe true supporters love a positive thing about are club. I don't care who are manger is I just want us as a team too do well.i think you get like that when you have supported the club a very long time.
|dukey44 added 16:27 - Apr 19|
Gutted as I would luv to see the back of him!!!! So all you Ipswich supporters who he's slagged off for most of season still want him YOU MUPPETS!!!
|cat added 16:37 - Apr 19|
dangerous30, thanks for responding, albeit in a very condescending and patronising tone! I have supported ITFC for 41 years, attending games for the last 36, so you do not need to tell me what true supporters are all about. My problem is with Mick the manager, not the bloke, and this is based, (as I have stated many times) on the last 2 years which in all honesty have been pretty woeful. I could stomach the tactics, hoofball etc when we were doing well, but having attended many times since then, I have reached the point where I think a change is in order. That's my views and I intend to stick with them, end of.
|OwainG1992 added 17:32 - Apr 19|
Team of Easter? F*ck off that can't be a thing!
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