Ipswich Town's early results not what we wanted but performances have left room for plenty of optimism
Don’t let the 2-2 scoreline from Saturday afternoon or the 1-0 defeat from Tuesday to Newport County in the Carabao Cup fool you.
This team’s playing style is already better than last season and the best is undoubtedly still to come from a team that is still gelling together.
Following Tuesday night’s loss to lower-league opposition, I had a small section of the fans on my social media starting to feel maybe the two wins in 19 statistic is a true reflection on Cookie.
I couldn’t disagree more and I think patience is needed because the potential in the playing squad is phenomenal and the best, is of course, yet to come.
Particularly from so many of the new signings because there is plenty more to come from those.
One of our best signings, and there’s been a few this summer so far, is the chief executive officer Mark Ashton.
He is a man who arrived at Portman Road from Championship side Bristol City to a mixed reaction but make no mistake about, he has knocked it out of the park for a home run this summer.
Fees for players such as Aaron Drinan seemed beyond belief and selling Flynn Downes for 1.5m to Swansea City in today’s post-Covid market, is again Del Boy levels of wheeling and dealing!
Never, as Ipswich Town fans, have we seen a summer like this and when Cookie claimed he would be ‘Demolition Man’ towards the end of last season, I don’t think any of us expected just how widespread and sweeping the changes would be.
Ashton and his data dashboard have put firm foundations in place for the future.
It is now over to Cookie and his team to complete the transformation.
This squad is being built to win – and win now. I believe it will, we just need to give it time.