Date: 15th March 2015 at 5:56pm
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In terms of ball control and shots on target Town were way in front but when it came making their keeper actually make saves we were woefully short of ideas again.

The score line however did not reflect the game. Town played well for the most part and an injury to goalkeeper Dean Gerken only seemed to make matters even worse.

Bialkowski was thrown in at the deep end due to a head injury to Gerken which left him unconscious for some minutes.

That said, it took the momentum away from Middlesbrough and within minutes of the restart Daryl Murphy was on hand to score from close range after Button fumbled a speculative drive from Jonathan Parr.

The player that disappointed me most in a Town shirt was Tyrone Mings. I admire him so much as a human being that it pains me to say this but he was absolutely awful!

Sometimes we do not consider as supporters just what goes on behind closed doors. Certainly his mind seemed elsewhere yesterday and his passing and his crossing were quite frankly abysmal. He was also to blame for the first goal for not picking up his man.

They say that fortune favours the brave but Mick McCarthy only got brave when Town were trailing by two goals when he sent on Chris Woods and Luke Varney in a forlorn attempt to boost our attacking options. Sadly it was too little too late.

Thanks to Brentford losing at home to Cardiff and Wolves only drawing, not much damage has been done to our promotion hopes. In all reality though, any chance of an automatic promotion place seemed to be beyond us.

We must get back to winning ways quickly though and our more recent performances have not been reflected in our points haul which has been dismal.

Home games could be key to Town’s hopes of a play-off place. If we can turn our performances into points on the board then we still have a wonderful chance.

Mick McCarthy must quickly realize that fortune does indeed favour the brave and he must revert back to playing with three up front for our remaking games of the season.

Frank Weston – Vital Ipswich


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