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GALLERY: Mick McCarthy vents his frustration as Ipswich Town lose at rock-bottom Robins

15:35 28 January 2013

Mick McCarthy vents his frustrations on the touchline at Ashton Gate as Ipswich throw away a lead to lose 2-1 to Bristol City

Mick McCarthy vents his frustrations on the touchline at Ashton Gate as Ipswich throw away a lead to lose 2-1 to Bristol City

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Bristol City v Ipswich: Mick McCarthy made no attempt to hide his frustration – both on the touchline and during his post-match interviews – as his side lost 2-1 at rock-bottom Bristol City on Saturday.

The Blues had led through Daryl Murphy’s goal on the half-hour mark, but a lapse in concentration at the start and end of the second period saw Steven Davies and Jon Stead strike for the hosts.

Incredibly, it was the ninth time this season that the Blues have conceded in the last three minutes of a match, while 20 points have now been dropped from winning positions.

Wins for Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday mean Town have slipped to within one place of the Championship drop zone. And while the margin to safety remains at six points, the bottom three all having a game in hand.

McCarthy inherited a Blues side that were bottom of the Championship at the beginning of last November and, during their rise up the table, he has always insisted that his team could be in a relegation dogfight until the very last game of the campaign.

“That was always going to be the case and I kept saying it when we were doing well and everybody was patting us on the back,” he said.

“That was nice, but it could happen because you can lose two or three games on the bounce in this league.

“That wasn’t a game we should have lost, but we have. The others have now come closer to us and the others have jumped over us and concertinaed the league up again.”

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  • Rex Ide you are spot on about ged scott, I bet he sits in his arm chair at home and just phones in and writes crapmoaning about games when we lose. Dont let him get to you hes just a fair weather fan.

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    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • A really poor game in a really bad stadium with lots of restricted views. What a waste of time and money that was.

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    The Poacher

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Why would Town buy players now when the prices are inflated by the short transfer market. Let MM build a team in the summer and use some loan players plus hopefully some of our young players to ensure that we stay in league which we should with the rescources we have. ME has spent each summer so I do not know were this he never gives managers any money comes from, I have stated before Town do not earn lots of money but have to pay for the day to day running of a non profit making club, why would ME just keep paying out all the time. We are a championship club not premiership so we have to live with that, let MM gedt this season out of the way and then in two seasons time we will see were he is with the rebuild after the mess that Jewell left. There is no quick fix give it time !!

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    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • If you think Ged Scott writes a load of squit on here you should read what he puts on the Pinkun web site. I doubt he's ever watched a football match.

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    Rex Ide

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • ged scott: What? you are talking complete rubbish, go and support man u if you cant take the pressure! Give him a chance you clown!

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    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • It has been stated within the last few weeks that ITFC can compete on wages and transfer money on equal terms with most Championship sides. But do our dealings bare this out, I suggest not. Most of the targets or so called targets seem to go elsewhere, either because we won't offer the length of contract the player ask's for or because they are deemed too expensive. I am in no way suggesting we pay over the odds for a player or as with DJ Campbell give him a 3 year deal. Look at Manchester Utd. Several of their older players are on 1 year deals, Giggs, Scholes and now possibly Rio Ferdinand. In a lot of way's this makes economic sense as if the player's form wains or they get a long term injury then you don;t end up financing them. But if we go for a player in his mid twenties then there is no reason for not offering them a longer term contract. Yes, I know that a long term injury can happen to a young player as we, to our detriment already know. But we definitely need a few new faces before the deadline, but doubt they will be our players, more like a few more loanees

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    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Steroo - you keep making the same comments, over and over and over again. It is REALLY BORING.

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    The Poacher

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • I am sure that Mick the No Loans Man would have been happy to sneak a narrow win... so to come up with these pathetic soundbites after Town snatch defeat from the jaws of victory is pathetic. It will take eight games for the bottom three to get six points... even Offshore Investment FC's motley crew should be able to keep pace with that... so sorry Old Timer... the lower mid-table place that Jewell would have been pilloried for will see No Loans hailed as some sort 'no nonsense' overachiever when he is wasting weeks of opportunities to build a team.

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    Rob Steroo

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • What kind of clown manager is mccarthy??? when he states when taking over "the town could remain in a relegation dogfight all season". Just goes to show the man has no faith in himself and is a super pessimist and as Ive said many times before was not the man for the job. He has failed before and got the sack and its a mindset with him, he is a failure and will be again and again!!!

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    ged scott

    Monday, January 28, 2013

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