Ipswich Town v Norwich City: a brief history

Ahead of tonight’s crunch East Anglian derby at Portman Road, Ipswich Town fan Nate Saunders reflects on the nature of the fierce rivalry between his side and Norwich City.


The last time Norwich came to Portman Road in April 2009, they left effectively relegated by their Suffolk rivals, as Ipswich came from behind to win 3-2. They were mercilessly taunted by Ipswich fans who wished them a pleasant and long …

An alternative Championship team of the year

As the dust settles on another PFA Team of the Year, the recriminations begin. Fans up and down the country make their cases for the inclusion of their own favourite players rather than those selected from other sides. Quite how you can judge so many players you barely see with any accuracy is beyond me. Nevertheless, let’s jump on the bandwagon with an alternative Championship team of the year…


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Norwich City 2 Nottingham Forest 1: Holt! Who goes where?

The 2009/10 season signalled the year of the attacking midfielder. 2010/11 has been the year of the burly forward. Danny Graham. Steve Morison. Luciano Becchio. Nottingham Forest look one burly forward short of where they need to be and Kris Boyd does not appear to be helping matters. They had one a few years back. Grant Holt.


Norwich City striker Holt was always going to be the story when the …

Wales 0 England 2: In Defence of the Championship

Anticipation. Excitement. Demoralising disappointment. Eventually, resigned acceptance. Not just the emotions of Welsh football supporters on a thoroughly miserable afternoon at the Millennium Stadium, but the feelings of one supporter of a Championship club upon watching events unfold in the principality. Premier League fans queued up to pour scorn on the Wales performance and Championship players were widely criticised.


The Welsh lineup read much like a Championship representative side, with …

World Poetry Day: celebrating the Championship’s top six

Today is World Poetry Day. There will be a few blogs floating around the internet today celebrating football through poetry, so here is one to kick things off. With just eight games left this season for the Championship’s top six, there is now little margin for error. As the pressure builds, let the poetry begin!


Queen’s Park Rangers

There was a team called QPR,
At their centre, an African star,…

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