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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.
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Happy Highbury as Town Head to Wembley
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:41 11 May 2020

As if going to an FA Cup semi-final was not stressful enough, I had added stress. I travelled on a Supporters Club coach, on board many families, including my father and my wife
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lyall Leads Town to Premier League
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 27 Apr 2020

John Lyall’s Town team had enjoyed a rich run of form between Boxing Day and April 11th 1992, winning 14 of 18 league matches played.
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Fiesta Time as Town Bid Adios to Real
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 23 Apr 2020

Bobby Robson’s European debut with the Town could hardly have been more daunting: a first round pairing with six-time European Cup winners and UEFA Cup favourites, Real Madrid.
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Holders Defeated in Front of Record Crowd
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 20 Apr 2020

Turnstiles were closed 30 minutes before kick-off as a new ground record was set with 34,709 witnessing a magnificent fourth round FA Cup tie between the Town and cup holders Liverpool.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Woods-Inspired Victory for Rampant Town
by clivebleedingthomas at 09:00 2 Apr 2020

Town had already been on a far reaching European tour by early November 1977 when they reached the UEFA Cup third round.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Scapegoats
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.
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What Do We Want? Something Else! When Do We Want It? NOW!
by Moggasknockdown at 15:58 24 Feb 2020

The long slog back to the station after Saturday’s familiar witless performance felt like another Groundhog Day. The wind whipped in from the river and the grey skies threatened to spill into rain.
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