A number of Ipswich Town supporters have been reacting to the brutally honest assessment of manager Paul Cook on where the Tractor Boys are at the moment following their 3-0 defeat at AFC Wimbledon.
Cook’s side headed into the game needing to show more than they had done in their previous two games which had both ended in goalless draws against Rochdale and MK Dons. However, things would get even worse for them in the first half at AFC Wimbledon with the Tractor Boys falling two goals behind inside the opening 25 minutes. Josh Harrop was then sent off three minutes later.
The result leaves Ipswich with a very difficult task now to try and make the League One play-offs this term with them being five points off sixth place as a result of the defeat. That will be a real source of frustration because had they done more than win just one of their last five they might have been able to have had a real chance of securing one of the top-six places.
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Following the defeat at Wimbledon, Cook showed no desire to hold anything back and was keen to issue a message that supporters would be wanting to hear about the club’s current situation. He suggested, amongst a lot of honest comments, that the Tractor Boys are a million miles off the quality needed and that major surgery is needed in terms of the transfers to turn things around.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) April 13, 2021
Many Ipswich fans were pleased to hear the honest assessment from Cook on the Tractor Boys’ situation and were hoping that he can be backed in the summer and allowed to make the changes that are needed.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
Absolutely love his honesty, and you can see how much effort he's putting into being diplomatic and not calling out individuals publicly. Right at the end of the video, I think his exasperation really shows.
— Olly Fayers (@ollyfayers) April 14, 2021
This feels like exactly the attitude we need tonight, not good enough and major rebuild needed going forward https://t.co/Me1aCqZUf5
— Simon Bartlett (@SimonBartlett18) April 13, 2021
I’m 100% with him. He knows what needs to change and in the summer there will be a big overhaul. 11 players that want to play for Ipswich Town is a good start!!!! https://t.co/umXSkqFK8t
— H (@IppyHarry) April 13, 2021
I like cook and can tell there’s so much more he wants to say. Give him the funds to get a decent squad and I’m sure he will get us promoted next season. The players should be ashamed of themselves no effort whatsoever. #itfc https://t.co/YKZkmMLnPk
— Ryan Eagling ITFC (@REagling) April 13, 2021
Give this man the squad he and we deserve and he will produce results, I could listen to his honesty all night only thing positive about us ATM is he is our manager and the excitement if the new owners, the players are a disgrace #itfc https://t.co/bpa6IIhnrW
— Luke Hudson (@LukeHuddyHudson) April 13, 2021
— Catflap 🇪🇺 (@stevegodby) April 13, 2021
— Geraint Jones (@jones_itfc) April 13, 2021
For once in a long long time, some one has nailed exactly how it is for the supporters. Not just standard managerial rhetoric, actually nailed it. https://t.co/OI1FCqU0I4
— Samuel (@smunday87) April 13, 2021
— Kev Filby (@renbud99) April 13, 2021