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|Blog ||Climbing Up the Walls|
by Mullet at 09:43 29 Sep 2020
The world has undoubtedly changed and with it, until some indeterminate point, football has done too. Not only have we seen another club disappear as the fans of Macclesfield joined those of Bury in being locked out of the game, we might count ourselves lucky to only be locked out of Portman Road for our own good.
|Blog ||A Head in the Right Place|
by NormEmerges at 09:29 14 Sep 2020
A nice victory against Wigan, well played the Town, and you achieved it without what many consider our best player. For the second match in a row, Flynn Downes was left out because “his head wasn’t in the right place”.
|Blog ||Pyramid Strong|
by Mullet at 13:30 9 Aug 2020
On Friday the members of League One voted by majority to instigate a salary cap. In doing so they not only limit everybody in the division to spending £2.5m per season, but they limit themselves in making the transition to established second tier side or beyond.
|Blog ||We Should Encourage the Club and the League to Stream All Games|
by rugbytomc at 16:15 12 Jun 2020
In an ideal world, all League One clubs for next season would take the extra steps of temperature checks at the turnstiles with entry refused for anyone with a temperature and also insist on every fan entering the ground wearing a mask for the entirety of their time in the ground.
|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.