The end of the season can’t come soon enough for Ipswich Town fans, who had to witness their team fall to another crushing loss to a relegation-threatened team.
A week ago it was AFC Wimbledon who put the Tractor Boys to the sword at Plough Lane with a 3-0 victory, and this week it was the turn of Northampton Town to punish the Suffolk side and surely end their play-off hopes.
There were some positives to take from Saturday’s goalless draw with Charlton, but they soon dissipated after a first half brace at Sixfields last night from Cobblers right-back Peter Kioso.
Managing just one shot on target in the whole 90 minutes, Ipswich’s misery was compounded late on when Ryan Watson netted a third goal for Northampton, condemning Paul Cook’s side to a humiliating defeat and a fifth scoreless game in a row.
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Cook was furious after the Wimbledon debacle last week and revealed he would be the ‘demolition man‘ after the season was done as he looks to have a full rebuild of the squad, and as you can imagine he wasn’t happy with what he saw last night either.
The manager revealed his thoughts on the performance were ‘best kept to himself’ but that he would take the criticism for the result and that he would not be criticising the players publically.
From the social media reaction to Cook’s thoughts, it’s clear to see that the Ipswich fans are behind him leading a summer revolution and that the players are fully to blame for recent performances.
Performances as comical as his voice change
— MJ (@sparkymcj) April 21, 2021
Please play the under 23s this bunch don't deserve to be close to a football pitch
— Chris N B (@ChrisNB20) April 20, 2021
The only option now is a massive shake up. The currenty make up is stale and not working. If owners want us in the Championship, they need to throw money at us early in order to get us there.
— Tom (@KingSwoleeoos) April 21, 2021
Behind you all the way Paul. Big summer ahead and I’m sure you’ll turn this club around and take us on a fantastic football ride. Can’t wait for next season.
— Jim Whitworth (@jimwhitters75) April 20, 2021
Get these fraudulent players out of the club. They are not even good enough for the national league. Huge rebuild in the summer. These players are simply not good enough.
— Classic Sam (@ClassicGamerX11) April 20, 2021
Don’t worry Cook. We know what’s going on. Fully behind you!!! Can’t wait for summer.
— BecclesITFC (@suffolkboy82) April 20, 2021
Trust this man, he needs a full season he’s proved it in the past, no one could the crap squad we have promoted rn
— Footy Polls ⚽️ (@Footypolls2020) April 20, 2021
Same old stuff Mr Cook – no improvement. Give us a glimmer of hope for next season please 🤔
— Jon Everett (@JonEver34415932) April 20, 2021
Those players are a disgrace to the badge
— dank keem (@169finish) April 20, 2021