Written By Will Neller
Plumb last. Not a position any Ipswich Town fan would have expected or wanted following all of this Summer's revelations and changes
A disappointing result yesterday against Sheffield Wednesday, hinged on a controversial sending off for Toto Nsiala who had scored the equaliser earlier in the match.
I think it's very safe to say, Town should have had 11 men on the pitch, it was a ludicrous decision. Sheffield Wednesday scored from the resulting set piece and consigned the blues to rock bottom in the table with 2 points.
And yet, there is a feeling amongst many sections of fans, not of dread or fear, but of optimism and hopefulness.
Town have been unfortunate in many areas so far this season. They were deeply unlucky not to beat Rotherham, and one could argue that had the sending off not occured yesterday, another point or maybe more could've been secured.
If Town hadn't been so unlucky, our position would look much more healthy. But football is a cruel mistress and unfortunately we are where we are at this point in the season.
Despite all this, Town are hardly playing abjectly. They haven't been dominated yet, in fact, most of the time Town have gone to other teams grounds, they have competed and performed well in most quarters.
Compare Ipswich's performances to the sides that went down last season. Sunderland, Burton and Barnsley, can we really say we are playing as poorly as those sides last season?
Unfortunately, many fans have already started to lose the plot. Apparently the season ends in August, who knew?
If the season had ended in August last year, Brentford, Fulham and Bolton would've gone down, all 3 are still very much in division. It's a long old season and there is plenty of time to get back to winning ways.
There is a feeling that Towns position does not reflect the performances on the pitch and that is so very true.
A win against the old enemy next weekend will do a world of good, and if the performance is as good as it has been in recent weeks, a first win in a decade is very much on the cards.
What we cannot do as fans, is start generating the same toxic atmosphere that was present last season.
Now is the time to support and stop with the cynicism. We wanted change, we can't be moaning when we actually get it.
It boils down to whether we want to be mid table mediocrity or try something different. For a lot of people, Paul Hurst's 4 league games has reignited their love for Ipswich.
If a win next weekend does that for all, then we'll be well and truly back on track.