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|Blog ||Euro Glory for Town|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 14 May 2020
This was the season in which we had a realistic chance of winning the Treble - it sounds like complete fantasy now, but it happened. Our hopes of FA Cup glory had been finished, along with Kevin Beattie’s career as a Town player, at Villa Park.
|Blog ||Woods Wonder Strike Ends Deadlock|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 7 May 2020
A sixth round FA Cup tie of greater length than most season's cup runs had begun almost three weeks earlier in front of the Portman Road record crowd of 38,010, a record that still stands.
|Blog ||Five Go To Town|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 4 May 2020
A fixture that started as a mid-table game but ended as one that would be marked by having special T-shirts printed to commemorate it - this was the Demolition Derby.
|Blog ||Marcus on the Spot in Moscow|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 30 Apr 2020
The first leg had been played in the three-sided Portman Road, with no North Stand. Circumstances that many fans thought contributed to our relegation that season.
|Blog ||Hero Magilton Puts Blues in Dreamland|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 16 Apr 2020
For many of us this game rates as the most exciting game we have ever watched at Portman Road. It had everything - goals aplenty, tension, disappointments, penalties, controversial decisions and… a wonderful outcome.
|Blog ||Easter 1962 Top of Table Ipswich Trounce Arsenal|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 13 Apr 2020
Easter 1962 could hardly have been more of a contrast to this Easter. It was sunny, though. Three football matches in four days over Easter was the common practice in those halcyon times. Town entered the holiday period one point ahead of Burnley, top of the league.
|Blog ||Brilliant Town Shock Favourites|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 9 Apr 2020
Circa ‘75 Holland had the best national team in the world, unluckily losing the World Cup final in ‘74 to West Germany and again in ‘78 to Argentina, each time being cursed by playing the host nation in their backyard.
|Blog ||Goals Galore and There Could Have Been More|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 6 Apr 2020
In early October 1992, with 10 games played the infant Premier League had a bizarre look about it. Norwich City top, Nottingham Forest bottom, Oldham Athletic alongside the Town in mid-table, two points above Liverpool.
|Blog ||Reigning Champions Outfought By Town|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 30 Mar 2020
The 1994/95 season ended with the Town bottom of the Premier League with only seven wins to their name. Nevertheless the season had its bright spots - Adam Tanner scoring to earn a 1-0 win at Anfield, our first victory there; the Budgies being relegated on the last day of the season, having accumulated 16 more points (43) than we managed; and in September 1994 this match against reigning Premier League Champions, Manchester United.
|Blog ||Lambert's Goals Take Town to the Top|
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 26 Mar 2020
The summer of 1974 had been an anxious period for Town fans. Will he or won’t he leave us? That question hung over us as uncertainty grew about Bobby Robson’s future. Don Revie had left Leeds to take up the England job and Bobby was seen as his likely successor.
|Blog ||And Along Came Jim|
by Moggasknockdown at 12:43 24 Mar 2020
Life without football is a funny old thing. Currently, in these most testing of times, the idea of missing football might seem like a triviality, an inconsequential itch amidst an existential crisis. Many of us miss the routine of it, the communality and regularity of it.
|Blog ||City Floored by Brilliant Viljoen|
by clivebleedingthomas at 10:00 23 Mar 2020
My father, Owen Sturley Nunn, known as 'Bob' to his many friends at Portman Road, kept an archive of newspaper reports of notable Town matches. I inherited the archive upon his death in 1987 and continued to keep reports of noteworthy games.
|Blog ||The Way Back From Here Will Be Long, But There is a Way|
by SomethingBlue at 15:23 4 Mar 2020
It's a delicate situation now, perhaps an existential one. People need to stay engaged, focused and angry – which I know isn't easy to do given the endless stream of kicks in the teeth. But articulated vocally and consistently – which hasn't ever happened yet – it will have an effect in time.
by bbg at 21:33 2 Mar 2020
A lot of blame gets thrown about on this site and on other media with owner, manager and players on the receiving end. I haven't seen too many posts where supporters have taken the blame for the current predicament, because you had a massive role in it.