Mick curses his luck
Ipswich Town’s 3-0 win over Preston on Saturday lifted them to seventh in the Championship, just a point off the playoff places, so the mood among their supporters was a little brighter than the Saturday before when, unimpressed by the performance against Burton Albion, they serenaded their gaffer with chants along the lines of “Mick McCarthy, your football is s***”.
McCarthy’s contract at the club is up at the end of the season, so he’s advised the disgruntled faithful, as only McCarthy could, to hang tight. “Unless somebody decides otherwise, you’ve got me, boring old big nose **** ing fart with shite football until May.”
He subsequently kind-of apologised to “sensitive people I’ve upset” for his fruity language, conceding he was a “belligerent f***”, so was on his best behaviour after Saturday’s game for which he made six changes to his team.
East Anglian Daily Times: “When it was put to him that there had been some criticism of his team selection in midweek, he replied: “I just avoided swearing then. What would have come after ‘I don’t give . . .?” Never change, Mick.