Town at Cambridge United for Final Pre-Season Fixture
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 17:31
Town will face Cambridge United in their final pre-season friendly at the Abbey Stadium on Saturday 27th July (KO 1pm).
The Blues most recently faced the League Two U’s in pre-season in July 2016 when Andre Dozzell netted for Town in a 1-1 draw.
The game is the first senior friendly announced, although an U23s game at Felixstowe and Walton on Tuesday 23rd July has previously been revealed.
Town had hoped to play a home friendly but the timescale for the annual pitch renovation following the Rod Stewart concert next month meant that that was not possible this summer. The season proper starts on Saturday 3rd August.
Meanwhile, former boss Mick McCarthy has again commented on Town’s fortunes since he left Portman Road just over a year ago.
Speaking to the Irish media about his close friend Chris Hughton’s recent sacking by Brighton, McCarthy said: “He's done a fabulous job getting them promoted and I think he's done a fabulous job keeping them there.
”I don't know if Chris does all the recruitment there but they seem to think that's not worked for them.
"He's done a great job. To keep them in that league is really tough, especially if you're in that bottom half all of the time.
"Maybe they just thought it was time for a change, the same as me at Ipswich. They thought it was time for a change, that went well."
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|cartman1972 added 17:36 - May 22|
God I hate McCarthy.... Get over it man
|Northstander_Blue added 17:38 - May 22|
Why even mention him
Same old pre season by the looks of it
|multiplescoregasms added 18:03 - May 22|
Ha ha he really does have a chip on his shoulder about the club doesn't he. Pillock.
|runningout added 18:05 - May 22|
Cartman.. Sounds like you need to get over it. Hate? Can see where MM is coming from and he’s still got a bee in his bonnet.
|Dolphinblue added 18:09 - May 22|
😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 thats hilarious....he just cannot let it go 😄😄😄😄😄😄😅🤣😂😅😅😅😅😅😅
|Bert added 18:11 - May 22|
A statement of truth but the club is a happier place since MM left with considerably more STs sold than would have been with MM still at the helm.
|ohmycampo added 18:13 - May 22|
Ahhhhhhhh noooo! Why not try and get a La Liga or at least premiership team Evans!!! Cambridge are a big club but hardly Barcelona. More signs of the lack of ambition from the club here. I applaud the desire of Evans but the intellect leaves me feeling confused and damaged. Sheepshanks needs to be reinstated as manager. Burley as his assistant. Coyb!
|BLUEBEAT added 18:47 - May 22|
Stay classy, Mick. Dickhead.
|Tufty added 19:01 - May 22|
Went really well Mick
Attacking football increased attendance and season ticket sales up.
Optimism never been better.
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 19:05 - May 22|
Yes, Mick, we get it. You did quite a respectable job in the circumstances, but you seem to think no-one else could do as well - or even better. Actually, I think Hughton has much more to moan about if he felt inclined. I agree with Mick on that one: “He's done a fabulous job getting them promoted and I think he's done a fabulous job keeping them there." What's more he did it without excessive hoofball. Potter is an interesting choice, but I can't really understand what more the Brighton owners could have expected from Hughton or why they wanted to get rid of him.
|BlueandTruesince82 added 19:37 - May 22|
I still think Mick did a good job but we all knew it was time for a change 5 odd years of hoof would get to everyone?
Mick should perhaps ask himself why the club seems happier in spite of relegation than when he was here?
Tells it's own story.
I think we need a song to remind us (and him) every week of why we don't miss him.
I mean it's like having a jealous ex that turns up at work, puts a tracker on your car offers your new squeeze up for scrap on Facebook.
|midastouch added 19:47 - May 22|
Would rather be in League One with Lambert than in the Champions League with McCarthy. Not that Mick has ever got any team anywhere near the Champions League given he has one of the worst statistical records of any manager to have been in charge in the Premier League. He's acted like a baby the way he's handled his exit from the team. From the minute he banged his fist on the table like a cry baby and said "I'm outta here". Ipswich's gain is Ireland's loss.
|Ipswichbusiness added 19:52 - May 22|
So Mr McCarthy, how did the Cup matches against Lincoln go?
|HARRY10 added 20:45 - May 22|
What a mickhead
|muhrensleftfoot added 20:50 - May 22|
I'm sure we'd still be in the Championship if Mick was in charge. But at what price? It was awful during his last 2 years. Depressing and soulless. Most games I came home bored to tears. It's been awful this year but strangely looking forward to next season and full of hope. We know that football will be on the grass and not hoof ball .percentage cautious boring stuff next season. Good luck Mick with Ireland. It's good to see dinosaurs still roam the earth.
|dukey44 added 21:01 - May 22|
Is it the same in Irish as English.... W.. N. KER?
|Cakeman added 21:43 - May 22|
Firstly it’s good to have a friendly against local clubs such as Cambridge. Not sure why we don’t play Col U anymore though?
Secondly please don’t rise to the McCarthy bait. Bitter and twisted people will always try to get a negative reaction. Don’t give him or others similar to him (Chris Sutton being another) the satisfaction of knowing that he can get under people’s skin.
At the end of the day I for one am much happier with us playing under Paul Lambert. Incredibly more enjoyable going to Portman Road these days. No longer losing supporters but gaining them instead.
|algarvefan added 22:48 - May 22|
Nothing to see here, move along please!
|BlueArrow added 05:00 - May 23|
MM = Meow Mick. Beware of the claws
|dirtydingusmagee added 08:43 - May 23|
###king Mac the mouth , he just cant help himself. OK we got relegated as he boasted we would, but what a nasty ,sad individual he is . ITS STILL A HAPPIER PLACE than when you were there Mick ,that speaks volumes,not that you would notice with your head up your crevice..
|PJewellisaGod added 08:49 - May 23|
Should be a very even contest. Even Cambridge Utd don't refer to themselves as a big club though.
|Nath added 11:57 - May 23|
Ffs Mick please just move on and stop making petty digs
|miltonmowbray added 13:01 - May 23|
Mick's good value, and it's a pretty funny comment.
|Bergholtblue added 13:28 - May 23|
The club sent me an email yesterday, inviting me to become a silver member.
One of the benefits was free entry to a home pre-season friendly.
Suddenly the deal doesn't look good value for money anymore!
Oh! and Mick, all the best in your new job. I hope all goes well for you. ....... See! I have moved on, now lets see if you can!
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