Football ebbs and flows with positive and negative influences when you least expect it.
There has been plenty of ups and downs for every football team up and down the land, both on and off the pitch.
When you think about it, the clubs at Championship level tend to have more mediocre memories and times they wish they could forget.
Many a fan of a Championship club lives by the creed that you expect the worst and hope for the best when it comes to kick-off on a Saturday afternoon.
This season could be seen as one of them for Ipswich Town. So far they sit second bottom of the division, still awaiting their first win of the season.
With that said, we asked our writers at FLW what they thought was Ipswich Town’s most shocking moment in the last three years.
I’d say the way things ended with Mick McCarthy.
It was always coming but it was still unsavoury and for the best that he and the club parted ways.
Shocking in the sense of the way things just fell apart.
Losing to Lincoln City in the FA Cup.
A Championship team should not be getting knocked out by a non-league side.
It wasn’t even a particularly weak side either, they had some good players out.
The first game, a 2-2 draw, could be taken as a one-off, but to lose a replay suggested supremacy by the Imps. Shocking.
Their handling of Mick McCarthy was so poor. In many ways it was a disgrace.
McCarthy worked wonders at Portman Road, and now he’s gone, I think Ipswich will start to realise what an impact he had.
As highly-rated as Paul Hurst is, McCarthy wouldn’t have Ipswich where they are now.