Hi guys, I wonder if I might be able to count on your support for something.
My dad, a lifelong Ipswich supporter, has recently found a publisher for a novel he has been writing for years now. He's registered blind, which makes his achievement all the more remarkable! It's due out in the Autumn.
Anyway, I'm trying to promote it as much as possible for him.
After much persuasion, I've convinced him to donate a portion of the money he can raise from the book to the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society - a charity which helps the blind. He's a very humble man and wouldn't have thought to do this himself, but when I told him he could be helping so many people with the same eye condition he has, he agreed.
The book is called Lionheart and I guess it could be described as a political thriller. Whilst the setting is fictional, it is loosely based on Suffolk - Hadleigh and the surrounding villages in particular. Indeed, a lot of the character names seem to be derived from Ipswich Town players of the 70s and 80s!!! His website (www.roberttaylorauthor.com) is due to go live this week.
In the meantime, please give him a follow on Twitter: @RTaylorAuthor.
Not sure if this has been discussed or not yet, but if Mick goes to Ireland, my favourite for the job would have to be Terry Connor. His coaching abilities have never been in doubt, and he would be taking over at a team full of confidence. Would make sense.