My first column of the season three weeks ago talked of a road ahead of hope rather than a cul-de-sac of apathy leading us back to where we always seemingly start. Do I still stand by that statement? You bet I do!
Seventeen years ago George Burley led the Blues to the Premier League via an enthralling 4-2 Play-Off Final victory against Barnsley at the old Wembley. The Scot insists Ipswich Town’s standards should not slip ahead of a 16th successive season in the Championship.
Sammie Szmodics made an immediate impact, following his introduction as a second-half substitute at Cambridge United last weekend, and he looks sure to play a big role in Colchester United’s final push for promotion during the last two months of the season.
Two of Great Britain’s star hockey players this summer’s Olympics hail from Ipswich – keeper George Pinner and Harry Martin. STUART WATSON spoke to the latter about Rio, Rotterdam and his economics degree.
The agent of former Ipswich Town winger Tommy Oar has not ruled out the player signing for a club in Europe – although it’s understood there is a gentlemen’s agreement in place that he won’t stay in England.