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Happy Highbury as Town Head to Wembley
at 07:46:18

The man was a disgrace. He was more interested in putting himself in the limelight. His decision at Stamford Bridge to rule out Bryan hamilton's goal for offside, when the linesman had not only kept his flag down, but had returned to the halfway line for a the restart, was indefensible. Then he denied Bryan a goal for Everton against Liverpool - no one could see why. BH must have wondered what he had done to upset him. Bobby Robson made it very clear what he thought of the Welshman as did Mick Mills, who refused to shake hands with him at start of matches that he officiated.
Not content with making his mark on English football, he then annoyed a whole country's population by blowing his whistle a fraction of a second before Brazil "scored" from a corner.
As a result he became known as "clivebleedingthomas" in our household.
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Easter 1962 Top of Table Ipswich Trounce Arsenal
at 10:19:17

Yes, he was a close friend of my Dad. They sat together in the old stand on Portman Road side of ground. They also went to some away matches together, taking me with them, which was a real adventure for a boy growing up to be as keen a Town fan as they both were.
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Easter 1962 Top of Table Ipswich Trounce Arsenal
at 10:50:12

Nthsuffolkblue - sorry to disappoint you but there were three of us. My Dad, Ron Ellis and me. Ron had a phenomenal memory. You could ask him something completely random, such as: Ron, who did the Town play on the first Saturday in March 1948? He would give it some thought and after about ten seconds his answer would come: that was the sixth, and we played Watford at home and lost 1-3. For good measure, he would then say, our goal was scored by Bill Jennings. I kid you not, I used to check up on his answers later as a stat-obsessed eleven or twelve year old; he was never wrong.
Ron was a bachelor, who lived with his Mum in Sherrington Road. He was a lovely man and had a regular column in the Town programme, as well as being featured on the sports pages of the Evening Star and the Anglian.
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Lambert's Goals Take Town to the Top
at 19:14:51

In fact that 3-1 defeat at Sheffield Utd came just four days later on the following Saturday. You're right about the defeats at home to Luton (Boxing Day 0-1) and Carlisle away, they did cost us the title.
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Lambert's Goals Take Town to the Top
at 11:04:30

Yes, that too was played in August. Play was suspended until the surface water had soaked away; for about twenty minutes if my memory serves me right. The irony was that the pitch had been dug up over the summer for a new drainage system to be laid. Well, it sure got a test that day in what was the first match of the season: August 20th 1977, David Geddis scored the only goal of the match.
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Town Topic: Wembley 78 Memories
at 15:37:26

My late father, as keen a fan of Ipswich Town as you could ever meet. He had supported Town back in the Southern Amateur League days.
After the match, the presentation and parade of the Cup around the ground we met up in the car park outside the stadium. He sat on a kerbstone with tears running down both cheeks saying "we've won the Cup, we've won the bloody Cup!"
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East Anglian Derby All-Ticket
at 09:10:20

Good on you trncbluearmy.
Round trip of 2000 miles for my son and me. All who consider themselves to be Town fans, and can make it, should put any grumbles about past and present management issues behind them. Get behind the team from start to finish of match and, who knows, we might get that elusive victory - and we will be able to say " we were there".
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McCarthy: Lincoln Unfortunate Not to Win It
at 19:37:12

MM's attacking tactic against two tall centre backs - persevere with long high balls up the middle in the hope that at sometime during the ninety minutes one of them will make a mistake, thus allowing our two "target men" to get past them.
Lawrence, the only team member not a Town player, but on loan, was our standout player. Sad state of affairs, our once great club is a shambolic outfit with a totally unadventurous and tactically inept stubborn person at the helm.
Evans, get a new man in quickly, this is awful and getting worse by the match.
Well done to Lincoln City and their impish support. I, for one, am not looking forward to the replay with confidence.
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Chambers: We're Still Hurting After Forest Defeat
at 13:57:04

"We are in all this week to train..." Gosh, you mean you are all working a full week like the mugs who pay to watch you make fundamental mistakes. Let us all hope that the time training together is spent more constructively than it was last week.
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McCarthy: Awful Goals Conceded on Bad Day at the Office
at 09:51:11

After sixty four years of supporting the Town, the opening goal I witnessed in yesterdays match must be one of the worst we have conceded. We kicked off with a back pass to a defensive player not noted for his accurate passing. This despite having three players to the left who could have received an attacking pass. Knudsen hoofed the ball forward, won in the air by Forest, quick break forward and we were caught wide open to concede within the first twenty seconds. To compound our defensive flaws, just on half time we concede a goal that a Sunday league team would be having an inquest about. How can it be that a side that defends so well in an away match at Sheffield two weeks ago, can be so clueless at home.
No wonder there are so many empty seats; no excitement, no cause to applaud our team's craft. I sat in the waiting room at the train station afterwards, a group of youngsters decked out in blue and white had been taken to the game as "a day out". I wonder how many many will want to return.
When is someone at the top of this club going to realize how much damage is being done to future prospects of a loyal supporter base?
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Town Topic: The Greatest Derbies
at 19:04:03

So many memories, the Demolition Derby, Gunn's greatest miskick, Megson's late o.g, but the match that stands out for me is the one in our 1968 promotion season. Played at Carrow Road in February a Colin Viljoen hat trick and so many near misses by both teams, but a final score of Budgies 3 Town 4.
I still remember it vividly 47 years on.
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