Posts Tagged "Ipswich Town"

Neil Warnock & The Phantom Goal

By on Aug 18, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Sometimes, one has to wonder whether this sort of thing follows Neil Warnock around. In 2007, Sheffield United were relegated on the last day of the season after Carlos Tevez scored an unlikely winner for West Ham United at Old Trafford. In February 2008, he accused a linesman of celebrating a goal for Bristol City in a match against his Crystal Palace team. Last...

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Sir Bobby Robson – 1933-2009

By on Jul 31, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

It has been a very sad day for football on the eve of the new season. We have lost one of us. It is, perhaps, a reflection of the hole in the heart of English football that we should mourn a football man whose greatest single attribute was nothing more or less than a sense of common decency. It is football’s loss and our loss that we may never in a quite...

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Six FA Cup Semi-Finals

By on Apr 15, 2009 in Latest | 3 comments

It seems almost difficult to believe in this day and age, but there was a time that FA Cup semi-finals mattered. Getting to Wembley was an end to itself. The big day out and the traditions involved with that Saturday in May were so important that getting to the final and being a part of it was almost as good as winning it. Now, of course, it’s an...

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The Disembowelling Of The FA Cup Semi-Finals

By on Mar 9, 2009 in Latest | 3 comments

It is now almost thirty years since Paul Power crashed in a remarkable shot from twenty-five yards out to send Manchester City to the FA Cup final at the expense of Ipswich Town. The 1980/81 season was rapidly unravelling for the team from Suffolk. Within weeks, they would be overhauled by Aston Villa to become the champions of England and would be left with just...

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A Minute’s Applause

By on Aug 9, 2008 in Latest | 1 comment

On the eve of the new season, the hope and optimism are, in their own way, very entertaining to watch. There was, however, sad and sobering news this week in the form of an interview this week with Sir Bobby Robson, in which he confirmed that the lung cancer that he has been fighting is terminal, and that he has, at best, a few months left to live. Typically, Robson...

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