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Mowbray's Blackburn Exit Confirmed
at 17:32:53

Well done Mogga! It's increasingly rare to see a manager leave his post with dignity and integrity intact. Definitely leaving Blackburn Rovers in a better state than he found it.
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Tractor Girls Finish Third After Final Day Defeat
at 07:16:57

If the men's team got promoted and then finished 3rd there wouldn't be too many complaints. On the whole a good season, including an excellent cup run, which may well have had a detrimental effect on the league run-in.
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McKenna: I've Enjoyed Every Day But No One's Under Any Illusions About the Task Ahead
at 19:14:56

I am hoping that with Kieran McKenna at the helm we will have the best prepared squad in the league next season. I like what he says about being able to deal with all of the challenges and that we will respect all teams, while at the same time we will need to grind out the wins every week. Can hardly wait to find out who is top of the shopping list...
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Mowbray Set to Leave Blackburn
at 07:01:41

@VanDusen if we had suffered another 4 years of the manager you revere, there would have been few people left in the stadium (vocal or otherwise). Our former owner may not have appreciated beautiful football but he did take notice of the dwindling attendances, before he axed your favourite.
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It Was 60 Years Ago Today
at 17:16:03

Brilliant interview. An amazing player who went through the divisions with Sir Alf collecting all of the championship medals on the way, including the First Division. Love what he said about Ray Crawford. If only we had a poacher like that now! A true gentleman, I also heard that he was upset by Bill McGarry's colourful language in the dressing room. Sir Alf was also a gentleman, and so John was used to team talks being more polite.
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McKenna: Definitely a Step Backwards
at 07:26:36

Judging by this interview Kieran McKenna will quickly learn lessons from bad performances, and he clearly wasn't impressed with a lack of aggression throughout the team yesterday. It will be interesting to see which midfield and forward players he wants to retain next season and who he is hoping to bring in to replace them. A left wing-back who can deliver a decent cross from a free-kick and open play would also be on my shopping list.
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Morsy: We Blew Them Away
at 08:34:49

Fat_Boy_Tim, are you suggesting corruption is an issue in League One? You have written: "We are 5 points off the payoffs". Please read your own comments carefully before having a go at others.
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Cook Delighted to Be Back in Football at Chesterfield After Tough Two Years
at 07:55:52

He brought some good players into the club, but his coaches, formation, tactics and substitutions were way below par. I don't miss his nonsensical interviews and I won't miss his ridiculous pre-match 'sprint' through the tunnel ahead of the players either.
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Morsy Charged By FA
at 19:48:45

The whole incident reminded me of this

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Ipswich Town 2-1 Accrington Stanley - Match Report
at 17:57:22

Felt that Accrington caused us a lot of problems in the first half and we were lucky to go in level at the break. Second half saw us in control but we wasted some good opportunities to put the game to bed. A good battling win in the end, with Morsy and Woolfy standing out for me today.
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The Swinging Sixty
at 12:01:35

@ChrisFelix I had to mark you down for calling Alf Ramsey a 'lucky' manager. The fact is that Ramsey inherited a team in Division 3 South in 1955 and won that league in 1957, followed by winning Division 2 in 1961 before becoming Champions of England in 1962. That is the equivalent of McKenna taking us to a Premier League title win by 2029! If McKenna achieves anything approaching that he will be rightly considered a football genius and that is how we should regard Sir Alf.
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The Swinging Sixty
at 11:38:06

An entertaining blog. It is always good to read a first hand account, but as you said "I went to a few games that unforgettable season, but I have to say I have forgotten all about them." Burnley and Spurs were the pre-season favourites, and you go on to say that Burnley were the best team in the league that season. In order to justify comparing Burnley and Ipswich (61/62) to Ipswich and Villa (80/81) Burnley would have had to beat Ipswich home and away, but that didn't happen. In fact, Ipswich played Burnley (champions in 59/60) away in their second fixture in Division 1 and lost 4-3 in a match that Alf Ramsey declared was the best Ipswich display he had witnessed. The return match was played just seven days later with Town running out 6-2 winners, giving Ipswich and incredible 9-6 win on aggregate over 2 games. Also, the claim that Ipswich had a "less than impressive" total of 56 points may seem correct by today's standards, but if you look at 'unlucky' Burnley's own title win from 2 years earlier you will find that they achieved a total of 55 points - one point ahead of Wolves, whereas 'lucky' Ipswich finished 3 points clear of second place.
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Ex-Blues Owner Set for 65 Per Cent Stake in Huddersfield
at 14:36:06

This story reminds me of what Samuel Johnson said about entering into a second marriage - "the triumph of hope over experience".

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Aluko: A Productive Period
at 08:49:40

All games are 'winnable', as we showed against Wycombe if our attitude is right and we respect the opposition's strengths and exploit their weaknesses, but let's take one game at a time. There is no point piling additional pressure on ourselves by targeting 4 wins against the so-called 'weaker' teams. Every opposition bring unique challenges and it looks like McKenna could have the wherewithal to deal with them.
Cook was the last man to bang on about 3 wins in eight days and it didn't work out that well for him.
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Cook: At All My Clubs Apart From Ipswich I Felt I Was in Control of My Own Destiny
at 16:36:32

Is this the same bloke who wasn't going to make excuses? Everyone's fault but his and now he is bemoaning the lack of a room that few (if any) have previously heard of.
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Ipswich Town 1-1 Sunderland - Match Report
at 17:16:29

Seems like John McGreal has hit on a promising formation in his 4th - and last - game in charge. If only Cook had been willing to experiment he might have had more success...
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Manchester United First-Team Coach Set to Be Town Number Two
at 17:53:46

Good luck to them both. Reminds me of the good old days when we pinched Man United's manager. Yes it's true - look it up!
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Wigan Athletic 1-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 17:16:10

Some credit due to McGreal for trying something different, and then making a change before it was too late. Confidence started to come back when the subs came on. It wasn't always pretty, but we didn't allow Wigan to bully us, which gives some cause for optimism going forwards.
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MacAnthony: Ipswich is a Dream Job For Someone
at 15:40:49

Good idea MacAnthony, Darren Ferguson could do a job for us!
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McGreal: I Would Never Turn My Back on Town
at 20:07:47

Good luck John! A couple of wins and you will be in with a shot of permanently managing the club you served well as a player.
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