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Town Topic: The Greatest Derbies
Town Topic: The Greatest Derbies
Thursday, 21st Apr 2011 08:18

Town face Norwich City at Portman Road this evening in one of the most eagerly anticipated East Anglian derbies for some while. But what are your favourite memories of previous games between the sides?

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John_Bonds_Ghost added 08:58 - Apr 21
I am fairly sure that in 1978, before the FA Cup final (for any Norwich fans reading a proper cup) we played them at Portman Road. I can remember that it was an evening game and a cracking atmosphere as we were on the way to Wembley. I think we won something like 4-0 or perhaps 4-1.
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fhb added 09:03 - Apr 21
Without doubt the 3-1 League Cup win at Carrow Road - Muhren, Thijssen etc. Whenever we lose to Norwich I always think back to that game - they might beat us now and again but they have never come near to matching the standard we were setting around that time........Up Yours Norfolk
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bahri added 09:09 - Apr 21
Around !975. 5 - 0 ,Trevor Whymark hat trick and Clive Woods ripped them apart!
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Kropotkin123 added 09:10 - Apr 21
5 - 0 mathie, petta aka 'destruction derby'

they were actually meant to be good to with darren eadie as good as dyer and something about an amazing keeper.

- just started watching
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Flip added 09:13 - Apr 21
The 5-0 mathie hattrick & petta brace but for me personally its gotta be the 2-1 win just a few years back at carrot rd jimmy juans deflected freekick & danny haynes' last min winner with his hand - nothing beats beating norwich in the last min but to be at the game n to see them budgies pissed off coz a goal was given when he clearly put it in with his arm was brilliant
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ReydonBlue added 09:21 - Apr 21
the 3-1 win at carrow rd...with the dutch duo on song...coyb's
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garygboltonblue added 09:26 - Apr 21
League cup 3-1win at carrot road bliss.
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andipeters added 10:04 - Apr 21
Has to be Brian Gun own goal - what a classic game and atmosphere - and then all on the pitch afterwards

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Bluetone added 10:19 - Apr 21
Favourite moment has just gotta be Bryan Gunn's faux pas.
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nearly50yearsblue added 10:23 - Apr 21
Megson OG,December 1993 last minute,off to the Black Adder,still laugh now.
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CraigForrestGateau added 10:35 - Apr 21
Just gone into administration, away to the scum. Their fans taunting us with bank notes before the game. 90 minutes later after Fabian and Bent had scored, we were chanting: "We're skint and we've beaten you!"

Good times. Also losing a new trainer after Mathies first in the 5-0 win. Didn't find it til the end of the game. Worth having a dirty cold foot for.
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nearly50yearsblue added 10:41 - Apr 21
December 92,sitting in the Barclays after buying a ticket in a Narwichhh pub,Thompson 2-0 and I jump up,scum fans leaving in droves.
Bloke I bought ticket from shouting abuse at me.
On Sky.
What a feeling.
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Doctor_Albran added 12:02 - Apr 21
Got to be Destruction Derby

Phil, terrible Hyperbole...

"...most eagerly anticipated East Anglian derbies for some while..." that would be since the last one - reminds me of the David Mitchell sketch - "this will be the greatest game ever... till next weeks game"

Aware you've got to write something, but... B- must try harder!

Now to prepare for the biggest game in footballing history - whoops, sorry! lol

COYB - stick it to the Budgies!
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sudburyblue16 added 12:18 - Apr 21
nearly50yearsblue.... i had an almost identical experience to you for that game in Dec '92.. I was sitting in the Barclay Upper with a mate after buying 2 tickets off a Nobitch scummer in the pub (Ferryboat Inn?) before the game. Had to pretend we were a couple of yellow inbreeds to convince the Nobitch fan to flog us the tickets which I'm not proud of, but we were desperate to get in. Thompson scores, 1-0!!, we jump up. It was obvious we weren't the only Town boys in there with pockets of Town fans celebrating all over the Barclays Upper. As you can imagine a few 'brave' scum approached the stewards to get us chucked out. The stewards called a load of police who rounded up as many Town fans as they could find to throw us out. There must've been around 50 of us and there were a few of the old Ipswich Punishment Squad among us who told the old Bill they'd go and trash the city centre if we were thrown out. The police took us back to our seats and told us to behave! What a day out. Not only my fave derby game but possibly my fave Town game ever.
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nearly50yearsblue added 12:45 - Apr 21
sudburyblue16 Quality night,not many like that anymore.
In the pub beforehand and the police asked us to stay in there for the sake of the Scummers if I recall.
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scooterblue added 12:46 - Apr 21
i always remember my first - the simod cup game at portman road (1988 i think). Simon Milton scores the winner late in extra time and Robert Rosario missed a sitter straight after town scoring.
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reuser90 added 12:58 - Apr 21
Has to be the 5-0!!!! what could possibly come close??
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das_bones added 13:41 - Apr 21
Any win is magic but the 5-0 destruction derby takes some beating! I'd been up all the fri night raving(gd old days) work on sat morning an only made it to the ground with 5 mins spare, lets just say the next 90 mins got rid of any comedown that day!!!!
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GeorgiDoundarov added 14:11 - Apr 21
Kropotkin123, thanks for that video! It brought a lot of good memories back... and looking at the players back there makes me feel PJ needs to do a great job during the summer so that we can push for promotion next season!
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tractaboy added 14:54 - Apr 21
Agree with GraigForrestGateau, the 2-0 back in 2003 at Carrot Road. I wasn't even there, I was in Kuwait just before we went over the border into Iraq. Managed to hear the result on some old crackly radio from the world service. made my war that result.
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jimmyjames added 15:10 - Apr 21
April 19th 1993 was a good one. Dozzell (2) and the diamond that was Micky Stockwell on the score sheet... 3-1. Lost my voice.
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Paulc added 15:39 - Apr 21
Gunny's Misskick - That is a fact!

We were sh!te that day, jamie 'what division are you in' cureton died his hair green, scored and ran around patting his head like a dimented turkey.

up steps Ullathorne simple back pass gunny swings, misses prompting delirium and taunting from the Blue army......Ullathorne cries!

It doesn't really get any better.

Mathie 1st half hat trick a v close second
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nearly50yearsblue added 15:54 - Apr 21
April 1980,Warky hat trick(2 Pens)
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EatonBlue added 16:35 - Apr 21
4-3 away 1967/68 promotion season. Came back from 0-2 with 3 goals from colin viljoen. Happy days.
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Ipswich24 added 16:37 - Apr 21
The 5-0 was the best Come On You Blues!!!!
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