Date: 23rd January 2017 at 8:21pm
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These days at Portman Road the dark clouds hang low and there is a very deep depression engulfing all true blue supporters.

It is as if a toxic mist has descended upon the place and yet, if we listen to manager Mick McCarthy it is business as usual.

He was unaware that owner Marcus Evans was present at the away trip to Yorkshire but like Howard Hughes, it is not too much of a surprise, as he is not very fond of being very visible.

McCarthy does not believe it was a watching brief but Evans disappeared into the afternoon darkness, almost as quickly as Town disappeared out of the match.

Radio Suffolk was overwhelmed with irate callers who demanded that the only way things would change at the club is if it were forced on them by people power!

Many suggested that Town fans should boycott the next home match against Derby at the end of this month but former blue Kieron Dyer believes this would only exacerbate our current plight.

Ipswich born Dyer explained his position on the subject to TWTD. ‘If there are going to start to be protests and people boycotting the games, then it`s just going to make it even worse because it`s a toxic atmosphere as it is.’

Dyer went on to say that we should first be mathematically safe from relegation and then, if we still want to protest that is fair enough.

‘ All I would say to the fans is, you`re all Ipswich fans, you want the best for your club, if you`re not happy with the owner and manager, I understand that but let`s support the team and get us mathematically safe.’

Dyer also said that he found it totally unacceptable to boo one of your own team and he put special emphasis on bad boy Jonathan Douglas, who has come in for a lot of stick from supporters.

‘I get that fans might not think he`s good enough but the guy is putting a shift in. Don`t boo the players, that`s all I urge. Everyone stick together.’

I suppose he has a point. I certainly have never been one to boo any player who wears the shirt because I am convinced that no matter how badly a player plays, it is not because he wants to.

It is also counterproductive to boo your own team because confidence is already low – without us pulling the rug from under their feet!

Whether you agree with protesting or not, there are ways of doing this without destroying the very fragile fabric of the squad.

Frank Weston – Editor of Vital Ipswich


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