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Royle Life's a Pitch
Friday, 25th Jan 2013 18:56

BBC Radio Suffolk’s Life’s a Pitch is live over Saturday lunchtime (midday to 2pm) with presenter Mark Murphy joined by the show’s regulars, Blues legend Kevin Beattie, football’s youngest pundit Tractorboy and TWTD’s Phil Ham, who will be at Ashton Gate ahead of the game. This week's special guest is former Blues boss and one-time Bristol City striker Joe Royle.

Can Town continue their recent good away form at Ashton Gate? What are your favourite memories from Royle's time in charge at Portman Road?

Add your thoughts on those questions or anything else via email, the programme’s Facebook page, Mark’s Twitter or during the show by phone on 01473 212121 or text to 81333 starting your message with SFK.

The show can be heard on 95.5FM, 95.9FM, 103.9FM and 104.6FM or online here. Last week's programme can be heard here.

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Daleyitfc added 19:40 - Jan 25
I assume his contribution will simply be to sit there and laugh? We didn't realise how good a manager Royle was until we were served up with the 3 pails of sh*t that followed. Maybe 4 ...
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jcITFC added 19:57 - Jan 25
Favourite memories with Royle in charge? Probably the team he put together, such as: Kuqi, Bent, Westlake, Miller, De Vos, Kelvin Davis (the ones that mainly stood out for me!)

Great team back then.
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carsey added 20:16 - Jan 25
Wasn't happy with his appointment at first with his Scum connections but grew to like him and outside of the Robson era his was probably the most entertaining time. He worked miracles with no money and the club selling players from under him. Just imagine how good we would have been if he had been able to buy real class players. I shall remember his time for loads of goals and a manager who said what he really thought to the press after a match.
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budgieplucker added 21:46 - Jan 25
I too said "no thank you" when rumours first announced about BFJ coming to Ipswich, however he did a fabulous job with the resources available -stabilising with loans of Bart-Williams, Mahon and Kuqi and old head Santos at the back. Then the injection of youth, the energy of Weslake - what a great season he had, supported by the lad behind him at left back.... what was his name now, ...err, oh that's right the current Shrewsbury captain, a Division below us, plus the same person who won their supporters player of the year last year as well as the players player of the year and bagged a few goals from midfield along the way, surely NOT a goalscoring midfielder........the name comes back to me, one Matt Richards a great young pro & one of our own who lost a bit of form, suffered disgraceful abuse from some sections of the crowd. I am really pleased for Matty he has stuck at it and come back - we could do a lot worse than have him in our midfield at the moment.

Oh and back to BFJ, I was glad to be proved wrong and he goes down as a hero in saving us from free fall. He had a dicky knee and limped,any familiarities with another Ipswich manager ......?
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Knightsy added 05:52 - Jan 26
BFJ was a Very Good Manager for ITFC on a Limited Budget, but I do wonder how BFJ would of got on with the Money which has been given to the previous managers on Transfers.

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Dissboyitfc added 08:59 - Jan 26
Spot on Knightsy....coyb
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chippyblue added 12:28 - Jan 26
Top manager for us done well with very little money " think people forget how good he was !!!! COYB
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