Clegg on your face: The words of a clown at Ipswich Town

For many clubs, it’s time to push on towards security – securing that play-off place, securing that place in a division for another season. For those, like Ipswich Town fan Gavin Barber, safely in mid-table without fear up of heading up or down after the final ball is kicked, talk starts to turn to whether you are willing to go through it all again for twelve more months…


Desperate Scouse Jibes: Poor Public Relations at Portman Road

There have been so many articles on these pages featuring Ipswich Town recently that their supporters may as well have set up camp out in the woodlands of the estate and waited patiently for the next big story at Portman Road to come along. Paul Jewell, who today celebrates his first anniversary as manager of the club, duly obliged this week with his criticism of female official Amy Fearn following

County Championship – Parallels between the second tier and Test cricket

James Knight was sat minding his own business one day when an email arrived in his inbox asking whether he would like to try to draw some parallels between the world of Test cricket he writes about for 51 All Out and English football’s second tier. So he wrote some words, clicked ‘Reply’ and now you can read them for yourself…

The Championship is a league of fine margins. Rarely …

Neil Warnock and Ipswich Town: Will it happen three years on?

Following Neil Warnock’s sacking from Queen’s Park Rangers on Sunday evening, talk quickly turned to the reigning Championship title-winning manager’s next move. That promotion was the seventh of Warnock’s career and the second time he has helped a team climb to the top flight, having reached the Premier League with his beloved Sheffield United in 2006. Like him or loathe him, he is clearly one of the hottest managerial properties

The Colossus of Jordan Rhodes: Part 3 – Goals, More Damned Goals and Statistics

This is the final section of The Seventy Two’s three-part examination of the goalscoring phenomenon that is Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes, written by Marco Jackson.

The goal at Notts County was Jordan’s 83rd for club and country; rather neatly, he has made 165 appearances. That’s practically a goal every other appearance on average, which is nothing if not impressive. It is slightly misleading, though. Only 62 of those …