Magilton feels sharp end of the business
Ipswich manager Jim Magilton has, like others, discovered that being hero-worshipped
as a former inspirational player and skipper soon turns to disenchantment
when you fail to meet expectations at the sharp end of the football business.
A double strike by fleet-footed, summer signing Kevin Lisbie - in the 12th
and 65th minutes - were perfect ripostes to Coventry goals by Clinton Morrison
after just 36 seconds and Freddy Eastwood in the 56th minute.
Lisbie said: 'There has been a lot of negative stuff around the club and I
cannot understand why. We're not that far off the play-offs and there's still
half the season to go.'
Coventry boss Chris Coleman faces similar flak from his fans. At least £1.5million
striker Eastwood finally broke his home 'duck'.
He said: 'At times I thought I'd never score in this place and the goal posts
seemed to be starting to shrink.
'Hopefully, the pressure is off me a little now and I'd like to thank the manager
for his patience.
Ray Matts (Daily Mail)