Vital Football

Latest Ipswich Town News

Ireland Shortlist Announced Next Friday

Ireland Shortlist Announced Next Friday

WANTAWAY Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy will find out next Friday if he is on the shortlist to become Republic of Ireland's manager - again.

Headhunters Ray Houghton and Ruud Dokter have been making discreet contact with a host of prospective candidates, which so far does not include McCarthy despite all the speculation, and will report to their FAI bosses on November 1

Although McCarthy has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave Portman Road to take the Ireland job for a second time, compensation will be sought by Marcus Evans.

Evans knows the FAI well as one of his companies, THG Sports, provide corporate hospitality for matches at the national stadium and so far the two have not officially discussed McCarthy leaving Town.

First choice Martin O'Neill is not keen and would prefer a Premier League club, Roy Keane is also a possibility but has many enemies, while a foreign appointment is not likely.

So, all in all, it doesn't look like McCarthy will be leaving but he has not done himself many favours in not ending the speculation and making it look like he would take the job if offered.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:The Outsider
Date:Friday October 25 2013
Time: 11:07AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Ipswich Town Articles

Officials - Huddersfield v Ipswich (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Huddersfield Town and Ipswich Town this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Is This The Lowest Of The Low For Ipswich Town?

A trip to Huddersfield on Saturday is a very daunting task. They lie fifth in the table and we have to pick ourselves up from that humiliating defeat in the FA Cup.

Impudent Imps Send Ipswich Town Packing

Lincoln City knocked out Ipswich Town out of the FA Cup last night, to the horror of Blues fans all over the world. To most followers of Town, this is totally unacceptable.

Archived Vital Ipswich Articles

Vital Ipswich articles from

Site Journalists

Frank Weston
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Mick McCarthy - Should He Stay Or Should He go?
Suggested By: FW
Yes, he is ruining this club!76%
Not decided.6%
No, he need more time to get things right.18%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Ipswich Town Results (view all)

Ipswich Town Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.IpswichCrazy2
Write for Vital Football