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Sheepshanks Acting FA Chairman
Sheepshanks Acting FA Chairman
Sunday, 16th May 2010 19:02

David Sheepshanks has been named joint-acting chairman of the FA in the wake of Lord Triesman’s resignation. Sheepshanks is still chairman of the PLC which owns 12.5% of Town and remains a member of the club’s board.

Sheepshanks, FA chairman of the professional game, and Roger Burden, the chairman of the national game board, took on their temporary joint role earlier today when Lord Triesman was forced to resign after newspaper reports revealed that he had alleged that Spain and Russia planned to bribe referees at this summer’s World Cup.

Triesman said: “I have decided to resign as chairman of The FA and the 2018 [World Cup] Bid board.

“A private conversation with someone whom I thought to be a friend was taped without my knowledge and passed to a national newspaper. That same friend has also chosen to greatly exaggerate the extent of our friendship.

“In that conversation I commentated on speculation circulating about conspiracies around the world. Those comments were never intended to be taken seriously as indeed is the case with many private conversations.”

Sheepshanks is also chairman of the FA’s National Football Centre which is set to be built at Burton.

Meanwhile, the increase in British clubs who are owned or controlled through offshore companies, including Town, is reported to be attracting the attention of HM Revenue and Customs. Several of Blues owner Marcus Evans’s companies are registered in Bermuda.

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bahri added 20:11 - May 16
Good. Anyone would be better than Triesman
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scottishblue added 20:25 - May 16
except sheepshanks
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mugsykets added 22:40 - May 16
I think Mr Sheepshanks has been somewhat unfairly treated.
He's always been Ipswich Town through and through, always put the club's interests first and always did his best for the club.
People blame him for the relegation and subsequent administration. I will always argue that all he did was back his manager (George Burley ~ I'm not condemning him either) Just imagine what you lot would be saying if you discovered that we were relegated and the chairman had refused to back the manager with funds for signings that 'could' have saved us. However, Mr Sheepshanks DID back his manager, he trusted him and, let's be honest, it HAS to be that way.
I've corresponded with Mr Sheepshanks many times and found him to be a decent bloke.
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wisebluey added 23:40 - May 16
well he's itfc .... he loves our club ... so whats the problem ? good to have a rep at a very high level right ?

blue fookin army !

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wisebluey added 23:42 - May 16
scottish blue is too bloody scottish !
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bennyblue added 00:03 - May 17
maybe he can get us up cause roy cant
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blueoveru added 07:51 - May 17
Hark at you Sheepy lovers, anyone would have thought he was doing us a free favour when he was Chairman, this is the Guy that took a 6 figure salary & had the nerve to take a £25,000 bonus on top of that even though the club was deep in debt & desperate for money.
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bennyblue added 08:12 - May 17
youve got to admire true capitalism
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osborne1nil added 09:37 - May 17
Arguably one of the best Chairman Town has ever had. Agree with mugsykets damned if you do damned if you don't. Think back to Kerr before him, awful!
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bluechick added 09:56 - May 17
Oh my god, shows you how the old boy network looks after its buffoons. By the way mugsykets where does sheepy sit in the ground now he's not allowed in the directors box free seats?
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Kentish_Tractor added 10:05 - May 17
Hey hey! We might actually win an appeal for once!
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Bergholtblue added 11:02 - May 17
I see Alan Sugar has put his name in the frame for the permanent job. Could be like a blast of fresh air if he gets it. My guess he won't. Like Cloughie's manager aspirations, the FA will be too frightened of what he has to say when in the post.
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mugsykets added 11:25 - May 17
Answer to 'Bluechick' ~ I don't know.
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byebyesheepshanks added 12:45 - May 17
They'll never run short of mayonaise or prawns at the FA
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WadzillaBhoy added 12:56 - May 17
Wow he's done really well for himself. Good on you Sheepshanks. Just glad you aren't our chairman any more, too tight fisted.
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nthstd added 13:03 - May 17
Decent bloke when you get to know him and truly a tractor boy. Best of luck. Watch the space on Seat in Portman Road!
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GeorgiDoundarov added 13:21 - May 17
I see here a lot of negative comments. He was not the chairman we wanted I agree on that, but now that he is not on that position anymore and being previously involved with ITFC it is good for the club. Better than anyody neutral for sure. Also he has this personality of being able to keep himself on top - getting to boards, now FA chairman... this is what he is good at and that deserves congrats.
So from me - Good luck Mr. Sheepshanks! It is always good to have a former ITFC chairman so high in the FA!
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SouperJim added 13:23 - May 17
Is that mayonaise on your cravat?
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footyfan182 added 14:45 - May 17
agree with mugsykets. My lad was in the academey a few years ago and sheepshanks would often come over and watch his games along with Jim, They were both always around at the presentation nights and made an effort to chat with the boys and the parents, I guess M.E and Roy will be doing that this year.
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Bluetone added 15:08 - May 17
quote "My lad was in the academey a few years ago and sheepshanks would often come over and watch his games along with Jim, They were both always around at the presentation nights and made an effort to chat with the boys and the parents,

I guess M.E and Roy will be doing that this year."

FF182 Do you also believe in porcine aviation?
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footyfan182 added 15:30 - May 17
Well the price of bacon has gone up so who knows !!!!!
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Fatcatevans added 15:53 - May 17
Well i'm glad he's joint chairman and not treasurer after the mess he made of our finances
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bennyblue added 06:40 - May 18
sounds like a cut of meat at the butchers
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