MANAGER’S REACTION: Angry Mick McCarthy lets rip after defeat at rock-bottom Bristol City

Saturday, January 26, 2013
6:22 PM

Bristol City v Ipswich: SEETHING Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy did not hide his anger after watching his side lose 2-1 at rock-bottom Championship club Bristol City.

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The Blues led 1-0 through Daryl Murphy’s goal on the half hour before Lee Martin missed a gilt-edged chance to add a killer second before half-time.

Steve Davies equalised less than two minutes after the restart and, after home keeper Tom Heaton pulled off a super double save late on, ex-Town striker Jon Stead grabbed a 90th minute winner.

With Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday both winning, Town have dropped to 21st in the Championship table. And although the gap to the drop zone remains at six points, the bottom three all have a game in hand.

When asked for his reaction afterwards, the visibly angry McCarthy said: “Livid, p***ed-off, annoyed, angry, disappointed.

“We let them off the hook and should have won the game.

“The miss (from Martin) certainly gave them a lift and we should have been 2-0 up there’s no question about that.

“The goal we conceded straight after half-time was awful, ala Aston Villa. It was a great goal by them, but it shouldn’t happen. We’ve got three defenders marking two – it just shouldn’t happen.

“We’ve made a great chance to win the game ourselves, but then one ball up the middle takes three defenders out. It shouldn’t happen.

“We’ve had the best of the chances in the game, but we’ve lost it so there’s no point me talking about what might have been.

“What is happened is we’ve been beaten and I see the others around us have won.

“I really should be delighted with the performance in the main, but I’m not – because we’ve lost the game. Results determine how I feel over the weekend and I’m going to feel p****d off.”

With David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy forming a promising strike partnership, McCarthy said: “There will be positives for me to take when I’ve calmed down, but that’s not for this moment in time. You’re asking me how I feel and I feel like there’s a pretty dark, horrible cloud over me at the minute.”

17 comments

  • Nice try Ged, but you forgot a few key points; MM got all three of his previous clubs promoted! Failures? I think not. Let's have a little chat about how your Norwich side got on at the weekend, shall we?!

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    Andrew Mehen

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • The problem is the departure of DJC. He scored goals and gave confidence to his team mates in his and their own abilities.In return we have taken three strikers who haven't made the cut at this level. MM may suggest that they have potential, but "Jam tomorrow" won't save us from relegation.We had a striker on loan who gave us goals and now he's gone we have no goals. The bean counters may suggest that we couldn't afford DJC so clearly we can afford relegation

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    MOTT MIKE

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Doesnt matter how well they played, it goals that win matches, but the blame does not lay with the players or the manager but the one person who has remained constant since he took over, thank god more and more supporters are begining to realise this.

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    Cyril Baker

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • david peters - Re Clever Canary, I don't think that we will be hearing from himher for some time. The only PL club to be knocked out of the FA Cup by a Non League side, a label that their club wears well and will wear for the rest of their existence.

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    NB

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Our record against the clubs around us in the table is just abysmal. The old frailties persist in defence with lack of concentration for the full game. But the big problem is in midfield and attack and this can't be blamed on McCarthy. He needs real backing in the transfer market from ME as clearly some of the players left by Jewell and Keane are just not good enough. There are players in the squad who have had enough chances to prove themselves and now they must be replaced.

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    Tim Bartlett

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Sorry mate , but we got an owner who think that you can win this division on the cheap , I don't believe in paying big money for players or big wages and 3 year contracts , but sadly that's how football is now , and if he carries on with the policy of loaning players that other clubs have discarded then i am afraid you going to be in this division a very long time yet ,,, D J was scoring goals , why didn't he buy him ???

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    MIGUEL100

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Welcome to the world of ipswich town Mick. Get used to the feeling as we fans certainly have over the last few years.

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    russell mariner

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • No mention of the "Howler" from Orr which gifted them the equaliser. What is it about McCarthy and Orr, I for one am glad he's going back? Martin's miss, I heard he wrote the prologue for Chopra's new book, "How to score from sitting on the bench"

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    floridaboy1

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Anger is not the solution, bringing in a quality midfield leader is .... and you don't need to be a professional manager, chief executive or multi millionaire to recognise this fact! Indeed many of us have been pressing for such direction and investment. Sadly after the initial feel good factor of a new manager we now are drifting closer to league one oblivion. Come on Mick, PJ appears to have admitted that he should have asked for more from ME, the need is clear, we MUST invest in a future leader now. He needs to be in his mid twenties, a proven play maker, ambitious and dominating on the pitch. Without this we are in dire straits.

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • The sad thing about this latest pitiful result against relegation threatened teams is its predictability. OMG we really are inept at times. All we have got to look forward to is a long struggle against the drop.

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    Richard Gardiner

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Another horrendous performance from mccarthys team of basically loaned players. This do not surprise me at all as mccarthy was not the correct man for the job. Too many failures in his career breeds more failures and that is exactly what he is at town. Wonder how long this latest clown of evans will last? When he gets the sack it could be in a league with Crewe etc and the steady demise of town continues. Now just lying 6 points ahead of the bottom 3 and played more games with the worst goal average by far, things look very bleak for town and their ever diminishing fans.

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    ged scott

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • We had no God given right to beat Bristol, look what happened to Liverpool and Norwich over the week-end. And when Stead came on, everyone seemed to have forgotten what a good player he is. MM should have minimised his threat.

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    JOHN BURLS

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Mick the Man takes the very words out of my mouth. We've been here so many times, score first, have a half time cuppa, then blow it! Deja vue or what? I think the half time refreshments need a serious overhaul, lol.

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    rover

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • i have said before i dont think MM can keep us up,not because he is a bad manager..but because the two men who will take us down will be ME & SC...and loanees..we fail to get that second goal to kill off teams.they wont pay the going rate to get players here..dj cambell deja vu anyone???

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    keith matthews

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • re clever canary what no cup,city 0 non league LUTON 1.

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    david peters

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • I have a major gripe with Steroo - in that he's always so unreasonably positive !!!! He's forever saying there is no real threat of relegation because there are 3 worse teams than us in the division. OK I no longer go to away games so cannot sensibly comment on todays performance - but know the only 3 teams now below us have all had the better of 1-1 draws at Portman Road since MM took over. Come on Rob - you invariably make sensible comments - if you can just rid yourself of this nasty habit of always looking on the bright side you may at last be able to join the true curmugeons (realists) on this site !!!

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    Old Timer

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • totaly agree with mick i was p#####d off to, chance after chance , we need a wide man and a creative midfielder

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    jhughes

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

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