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Legend Lambert's FA Cup Winner's Medal Stolen
Sunday, 20th Jan 2019 21:02

Blues legend Mick Lambert’s FA Cup winner’s medal has been stolen in a burglary at his home in Ipswich.

The 68-year-old (pictured above right with Roger Osborne) had stayed overnight on Thursday at Potters Resort at Hopton with his wife Margaret, 65, where they were watching the World Bowls Championship.

When they returned to their home in Sandringham Close the following evening they discovered the back door had been kicked in and the house ransacked.

In addition to the medal Lambert won having come on as a sub at Wembley as the Blues beat Arsenal 1-0 in May 1978, a 47-flat screen TV, jewellery, cash, passports and a Ford Fiesta were among the items taken.

“I just feel empty, but I suppose that burglars aren’t considering how other people feel when they steal from them,” Lambert told the Ipswich Star.

“Our neighbour was out on the street at 6pm on Friday evening. We got back at 7.45pm on Friday night, so whoever did this must have been in and out very quickly.

“We knew we were in trouble the moment we got back because the car was missing from the drive.”

He added: “My wife is more upset about the car, I’m more upset about the medals. We were meant to be going on a holiday to the Caribbean. It was planned and booked, but without our passports we don’t know if we can go.”

Balsham-born Lambert, who was inducted into the Town Hall of Fame in 215, replaced winning-goalscorer Roger Osborne in the final shortly after the midfielder had scored the goal which won the Blues the FA Cup for the only time in their history.

Lambert, who was also once a 12th man for the England cricket team in a Test match, made a total of 219 starts and 44 sub appearances for Town between 1967 and 1979, scoring 45 times.

Newmarket Town, Peterborough United, Vancouver Whitecaps and Chelmsford City were among his other clubs.

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ForeverBlueSince1996 added 21:14 - Jan 20
Awful what is wrong with some people! Unfortunately he was before my time but my parents have always spoke about how great he was!
Hope he is reunited with it

Tractorboy1985 added 21:16 - Jan 20
I sincerely hope thee criminals are found and thee items are returned very soon! A truly lovely man who I’ve personally met at the ITFC golf day on many occasions and always has time to speak to fans! All the best mick and family

TractorBeezer added 21:25 - Jan 20
Sorry to learn this Mick and hope that you can retrieve your medals and other belongings. Also that the crooks are apprehended and dealt with. The FA Cup medal must be priceless to you.

blueboy1981 added 23:07 - Jan 20
........ the pits of the Earth - words fail me. Truly scum people.

But where are the deterrents in this Country anymore ? - if caught a smack of the wrist is all they would get, and criminals know it. Fast becoming a lawless society everywhere.

boltzak added 09:29 - Jan 21
Catch them cut their hands off wa*#$ers.

senduntd added 09:36 - Jan 21
If only boltz..Something we could learn from he Arabs.

whosroundisitanyway added 10:22 - Jan 21
Had the privilege of watching him play throughout his Town career, including that great day, then met him in a pub in East Bergholt where he was delivering beer for the brewery.
Players from his era can't afford to sit back and retire after they hang their boots up.
Really hope they catch the scum of the earth that did this then maybe chuck em in the North Stand Lower on a match day to explain their actions?

brendenward35 added 10:46 - Jan 21
Makes me sick how they can break in and steal from elderly people who have worked all their life to make a cosy home and wrecked in minutes. Unfortunately like others have said slap on wrist and nothing more. Hope the medal is too hot to handle and they get returned

Karlosfandangal added 11:10 - Jan 21
Afraid it’s the world we live in ...... people are very quick to point fingers and have a go we are a very angry world.
The four fans that got were done for the damage at Carrow road had no concern or remorse for what they did, I guess it was alright because it’s Norwich the scum.
Fans on here call Evans and McCarthy and o so many players, the bad language from the stands because a player missed a tackle. There is no respect.

Mick saw you play many times and you are a true Town Legend hope you and your medal are reunited very soon

Bluearmy_81 added 14:00 - Jan 21
Disgusting. Toxic mix/storm of rising poverty and inequality along with savage cuts to the police thanks to this useless government. As others have said, the burglars know the chance of getting caught is next to zero.

warksonwater added 15:12 - Jan 21
A legend and a true gent. Rare combination indeed. Thank you for your invaluable contribution to our great success, Mick. Hope you retrieve that medal, which you just can't put a price on.

dirtydingusmagee added 16:04 - Jan 21
Im old enough and was lucky enough to have watched ITFC when Micky played [and before,] can still see him running down the wing ,arms going like a windmill, lol .Yep another true legend. Hopefully he will be reunited with his stolen items. It must be sickening to have them stolen . Fingers crossed for you Micky .

truckerblue added 19:50 - Jan 21
Wouldn't it be great if a handful of town fans found them before the police and dealt out a little justice!!

warwickblue added 11:05 - Jan 22
dirtydingusmagee - what a happy memory that brought back! I had completely forgotten how Mick's arms used to flail about as he surged down the wing. Oh my God, don't those days seem far away? Talk about a different world.... I suppose I'd have been about 10 or 11. Mind you, I'm not comfortable with all this talk of beatings and chopping hands off, despite feeling very sorry for Mr and Mrs Lambert.

algarvefan added 11:34 - Jan 22
I would never excuse someone breaking into someone's home but Blue_army81 is spot on for the cause, there is indeed a toxicity about the UK currently caused by poverty and austerity which have failed our communities beyond belief. My sincere condolences to the Lambert family, I hope he is reunited with his goods soon, especially that medal

Warkys_Tash added 19:38 - Jan 22
Sumbags and whoever it was certainly wasn't a Town fan otherwise he would have left it where it was.

That type of stolen item could never be sold so what was the point?

@TWTD Phil, is there anyway as fans we can start a campaign with the FA to re-issue Mck with a replica?

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