|I got back from living abroad as the Burley project built unstoppable momentum...
2 seasons of week in week out progress in systems, energy and confidence.
Always the sum of the parts of the players, apart from perhaps Dyer and Stewart.....
even when we lost Dyer the project was so clear and bought into that it didn't matter.
Players hung off and were fitted into an exciting and defined footballing system.
There was an interchangeable group of about 15 of us who would go. Mates from far and
wide came along, and the reputation of Ipswich was building goodwill all the time.
Portman Road was a party atmosphere, North Stand was rammed. And even when we got
knocked back in yet another play-off exit, we all regrouped and came back for more,
It was all because the entertainment was great and everyone was pulling in the same
direction - fans, players, coaching, senior leadership.
That wonderful vibe took us through into a European tour and a glorious drive to the top of the championship.
I often feel that fans who somehow justify the dire fare of the last 2-3 seasons, this
terrible defend first at home ethos, could not have been going to PR during this time.|