All posts tagged with: Mick McCarthy

Ipswich August Review: out of the blue

During this two-week break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Cardiff City. What we said in pre-season “Emyr Huws looks a good addition for Ipswich Town while Bersant Celina may have the creative spark to replace Tom Lawrence. Boardroom frugality… Read more →

Championship Season Preview: 2017-18

Though Newcastle United won the Championship title last season, one might say that Brighton and Huddersfield won the hearts of the neutrals. The duo ended 34 and 45 year top flight exiles respectively, the former with three games to spare, the latter via a Wembley shoot-out. Who will make history this year? Here’s our predictions.… Read more →

Ipswich v Leeds: the importance of key men

Tom Lawrence’s absence could be a blow for Ipswich. His bookings for petulancy have handed him a suspension and Ipswich’s chances are hindered, not only in this match, but also the forthcoming East Anglia derby. Mick McCarthy will have to manage Lawrence carefully: don’t change anything and he’ll keep getting suspensions, but equally, it is important… Read more →