It now rather seems that what manager Paul Lambert said after another disappointing defeat at Portman Road was nothing more than him airing his frustrations. He told Brenner Woolley of Radio Suffolk Sport that he was cool about leaving the club.” If the club doesn’t want me to stay that’s not a problem – I go. That is not an issue. I don’t have any issue whatsoever.”
It now appears that it was nothing more than a heat of the moment aberration, and it was provoked largely by the teams abysmal performance on the day and the fact that once again Town ended with zilch points and the writing was not only on the wall but written all over the stadium too!
The official view is that nothing has changed and Paul Lambert will be in charge at the start of life in Division One. If this is indeed the case, it is imperative that he makes a good start – otherwise his premonition might come true!
On Saturday, around 16,000 where there to witness a very poor display from the Tractor Boys and it was arguably their worst performance since Paul Lambert took on the job. Once Hull scored their collective heads seemed to drop and although their were glimpses of some sort of recovery, we all knew when the second goal went in, it was all over bar the shouting. The team never really looked like scoring and that was why the only shouting we could hear was only from the 500 Hull City supporters, who finally had something to shout about! From a Town perspective the ground resembled a cemetery at times, in that it was so lifeless, and the hosts could not generate any atmosphere inside the ground, simply because they could not create any excitement.
It is understandable then, that in his post match comments Lambert was clearly frustrated. He is normally so upbeat – even in defeat but this was different. We can only hope that in the remaining few games of the season the Blues can compete in the same way has they have been doing recently. It is not always about winning but it is always about trying to entertain.
F.W. – editor of Vital Ipswich