The Argument: Against Goal Line Technology

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in The Argument | 4 Comments
The Argument: Against Goal Line Technology

Escape To Victory was on TV at Christmas. It usually is. It’s basically a terrible film but it’s full of Ipswich Town players from the early 1980s; like many Ipswich fans, I can recite entire chunks of the film’s dialogue off by heart, a skill which comes in very handy when you’re trying to clear your living room of drunk people at the end of a party.

In case …

Book Review: Ipswich Town: A History

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Book Review | 2 Comments
Book Review: Ipswich Town: A History

Ipswich Town: A History by Susan Gardiner
Published by Amberley Publishing
2013, £16.99

The past, as we all know, is another country, and the main thing we remember learning about that country is that English footballers of the early twentieth century had very amusing names. For all the Croesus-like riches of the modern era, your Mesut Özils and Yaya Toures can’t compete with the likes of Ernie Bugg, F.C. …

Hopeless Football League Teams 9: Ipswich Town 1994-5

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Hopeless Teams | 2 Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 9: Ipswich Town 1994-5

Technically, our Hopeless Teams series (for which further entries will be most welcome) should be reserved for teams operating beneath the top tier of English football, but Ipswich Town’s 1994-5 vintage have earned entry for masquerading as a Premiership club when they were really nothing of the sort. Here, regular contributor Gavin Barber recalls the horror while he can also be seen expounding on the subject of summer football …

Paul Jewell and the Further Decline of Ipswich Town

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | 13 Comments
Paul Jewell and the Further Decline of Ipswich Town

“We want players here who are going to be here for the long term. Players who buy houses here, who settle in the area. It’s a brilliant club, great supporters but we want players to come here to be part of that community rather than being ships in the night having a last pay day at Ipswich… we want to build for the future rather than do a …

TTU Season Preview 2012-13: Financial Questions at Ipswich Town

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Uncategorized | 12 Comments
TTU Season Preview 2012-13: Financial Questions at Ipswich Town

For our penultimate pre-season preview post, we are made up to welcome Gavin Barber, a veteran of The Seventy Two; his missives for whom can be sought out at the archive we recently set up on our home page. Gavin has been a keen chronicler of all things Ipswich Town for a few years now and here he questions the veil of mystery that surrounds the running of the

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