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Fans deserve praise for their 'incredible' support of Ipswich Town this season




I couldn’t help but laugh when I was stood in the terraces of Griffin Park on Wednesday night at 2-0 down.

Bottom of the league, 1,600 Town fans and Bob Marley’s ‘Don’t worry about a thing’ on repeat. I suppose if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.

And we’ve all chosen to laugh it seems; the attitude the Tractor-boys and girls have shown throughout this dire and miserable season has been incredible.

THE IPSWICH VIEW Columnist Joey Sadler (8456665)
THE IPSWICH VIEW Columnist Joey Sadler (8456665)

As for the football, although we probably didn’t deserve to take anything back home with us on the A12, it’s another case of awful luck for Lambert’s men, who at 0-0 and very much in the game, hit the post only for the ball to ricochet off the woodwork, stay in play and lead to Neal Maupay going up the other end to stick it in the net.

Who knows what would’ve happened if we had gone 1-0 up, I would have certainly lost my hearing in that away end and probably a shoe, but I do think Town would have gone on to get a point or three.

And that seems to be the tale of our season. Something I couldn’t help but wonder about on the tube home.

I wonder what would’ve happened if we’d beaten Exeter on penalties back in August, beaten Norwich as we deserved too in September and held on to our two goal lead away at Birmingham; things would definitely have been different and probably a lot better.

It’s fine margins though and perhaps I’m looking for an excuse, but with the number of refereeing decisions which have gone against us, the overuse of the treatment table with far too many players on the sideline and less mistakes on the pitch; who knows, what might have been.

But it’s League One now for Ipswich Town, with their fate to be confirmed as early as Saturday, although we’ve known for quite some time.

So let’s stick together now. It’s time to get behind the boys and hopefully we can have a successful – but crucially brief – holiday, in that third division.