Ipswich Town column: The chant I can’t yet join in with
If you didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas, I can deduce you are neither a Tractor Boy nor Gal!
Six points from six against sides in the top half, including a clean sheet at Portman Road, four scored away and three at home.
Can we end the season now? Please?
The glorious 4-2 Brentford Boxing Day victory took us to the halfway mark and although we aren’t quite top of the tree, second is a cosy enough seat not to give up.
On the evidence of Tuesday’s solid repeat performance, I’m starting to believe this flirtation with the top end of the table is capable of putting down firm roots.
I took a Cambridge fan and he was mightily impressed, particularly with Christophe Berra and Tommy Smith.
I haven’t seen a better partnership in front of a goalkeeper in this league.
Jay Tabb and Paul Anderson have now made the wide positions their own, while Daryl Murphy (17 goals!) and David McGoldrick are a real handful.
I was glad to see McGoldrick get his goal on Tuesday, as no-one deserved it more than him after hitting the woodwork three times.
Call me cautious Clive, but ‘we’re going up, we’re going up’ was a chant I couldn’t bring myself to join in with, yet.
It’s now 11 games undefeated, and I’m certainly enjoying the ride, but we’re only half-way there, folks.
It’s the FA Cup this weekend and a chance to see if we are ready to pit our wits against Premier League opposition at Southampton on Sunday (3pm).
Ronald Koeman’s side seem to have got their act together at the wrong time, but hey, we’re Ipswich, and we’re flying!