Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon looks at the most ridiculous call of 2013/14

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A reflection on a busy Easter period can only summon up one over-riding emotion— frustration.

Good Friday’s results put a play-off place in our hands, but my apprehension at the Watford game unfortunately proved to be justified — even if we did create our own downfall.

If Luke Hyam’s header had not been turned on to the bar before Watford hit a quick-fire double in the 3-1 defeat, it could have been different.

The same could be said about a wicked deflection off Cole Skuse in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth.

But after Reading registered their first win in four games on Tuesday, the table shows there are three teams with a better shout of sixth place than us.

It is not over until the fat lady sings, but with two games to go, two points to make up and three teams to better, gives us a very outside shot.

It is frustrating as it was within our grasp and could have been a very different picture going to promoted Burnley on Saturday (12.15pm on Sky) having let some 30-odd points slip from winning positions.

But the most ridiculous call of the season was on BBC Radio Suffolk on Monday when it was suggested: our tactics are terrible, our goalkeeper is useless, we have no midfielders and we just lump the ball forward to a lone striker.

I sometimes wish they had ejector buttons where they could press it to send such idiots hurtling up into space where their call can continue to the only audience it deserves.

Last May we went up to Burnley celebrating avoiding the bottom three.

Fast forward 12 months and, having spent next to nothing, to be disappointed if we don’t reach the top six is surely an achievement in itself.