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The Swinging Sixty
at 16:30 14 Jan 2022

Sixty years ago this year Town won the top division, so if you look upon your relationship with Ipswich Town as some sort of marriage this year marks the diamond jubilee of that remarkable achievement.
Big Club, Little Club
at 09:41 10 Jan 2022

When I first started regularly going to Portman Road, Town had recently won the league as ‘upstart country cousins’.
Moans About Loans
at 17:32 6 Jan 2022

Christmas came early for Town supporters with the surprising appointment of a manager who may actually have a future in the game.
Wing Wonders (Part Two)
at 09:00 4 Jan 2020

As the sixties morphed into the seventies, wing wonders at Portman Road were a bit like London buses. Four had come along at once, though in truth one or two (like those same London buses) were also easy to miss.
Wing Wonders (Part One)
at 10:05 31 Dec 2019

It’s a curiosity of Town’s great years that the two big successes – winning the league under Alf Ramsey and the UEFA Cup under Bobby Robson were based on teams without true wingers.
John Cobbold’s Ace Gardener
at 10:13 27 Dec 2019

For newer Town supporters perhaps, the name Colin Viljoen has disappeared into the mists of time. But for those of us who started supporting Town in the 60s his name is fondly recalled as a true great. His highlights reel alone (alas it exists only in memory) would mark him out as someone special.
Big Al
at 16:53 24 Dec 2019

When the Kevin Beattie statue is revealed, I suspect it will be his great pal and fellow central defensive titan, Allan Hunter, who will do the revealing. What will be going through Big Al’s mind I wonder? Sadness at his friend’s passing – but mixed with fierce pride perhaps.
Politics and Ipswich Town
at 16:48 29 Nov 2019

You might just have noticed that the TWTD Forum is awash with political comment. Annoying for some perhaps, who only want to discuss Norwood’s fitness – but surely no bad thing, given the stark choices facing us at a critical time in the country’s history?
The Beat One Year On
at 14:08 8 Sep 2019

Kevin Beattie died in September last year. He is by some distance the most popular player in the club’s history. Any poll on Town’s greatest player will be won at a canter by Beattie. He’s destined to be the first player to have a statue in his honour (if the somewhat radical design doesn’t make it look like he’s slipped off his pedestal).
Does the NFL Point to Football’s Future?
at 09:46 26 Aug 2019

We live in strange times. Town’s embarrassing embarrassment of recent Premier League and Championship play-off bogeymen Bolton Wanderers highlighted the massive financial and ethical problems now facing football, eloquently discussed in the recent blog by Stowmarket.
Green’Un With Envy
at 09:53 15 Aug 2019

I guess you have to be of a certain age to remember the Green’Un. Those brought up in the era of the Internet might struggle to understand the excitement of hearing a possibly still-damp newspaper of greenish hue drop through the letter box on a Saturday evening.
Is Lambo Playing Fantasy Football?
at 16:18 16 Jun 2019

Many older supporters who know nothing and care even less about computer-based football games have a passing interest in fantasy football.
Where Next?
at 19:03 29 May 2019

The season is over, the Lambert love-in has cooled and the dust is just about settling on the season ticket hype.
The Nearly Men
at 20:23 2 Mar 2019

Throughout the Robson years, Town built an enviable reputation for producing homegrown talent. Young players seemed to slip into the first team almost on demand. For over a decade the team prospered with only the occasional ‘missing piece’ sourced from elsewhere.
John O’Rourke – Unsung Hero
at 18:10 24 Feb 2019

Town supporters of a certain age look back rather fondly at Bill McGarry’s promotion team of 1967/68. We may be grey. But our memories are vivid. That team of half a century ago signalled something of a rebirth and laid firm foundations for the many good times that lay ahead.
The Man Who Loved Limericks
at 17:31 18 Feb 2019

There once was a gent called Mister John
Who went to a school for toffs called Eton
For him a crisis defined
Was a lack of white wine
Ipswich Town’s not the same since he’s gone
No More Heroes Any More
at 13:19 8 Feb 2019

It’s fair to say that the Marcus Evans era has seen a bit of a change in the way the club is run. For instance, the now scarcely-credible, revolving door recruitment policy.
Strange, Surreal and Spectacularly Silly Signings
at 16:49 3 Feb 2019

It’s 30 years since the startling signing of Sergei Baltacha, the first Soviet to play in English football.
Beware the Man With a Plan
at 14:14 27 Jan 2019

“I love it when a plan comes together”, a gurning George Peppard was fond of saying every week on that cult 80s TV show, The A-Team.
The Circle of Football-Supporting Life
at 14:30 20 Jan 2019

There has been a lot of talk about Town’s shrunken support base in recent weeks and a flurry of initiatives to increase crowd numbers and enthusiasm.
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