Unbeaten February more than we could have dreamed of but a long way to go still…

Who would have thought that with the fixtures we had to fear in February, we would come through them unbeaten.  Only one win might take the gloss off that statistic for some but performances have been better and it’s a foundation to build on for the remainder of the season.

As for yesterday’s derby, a fair result I thought, a result that did more harm to Norwich than us so therefore, must be deemed as a good result.  I’m still seething over the penalty that we did not get early on.  We’ll bank that decision along with Jonathan Douglas’s goal ruled out for offside in the home fisture earlier in the season for when some real luck goes our way.

Penalty for Town? Nope, just a free-kick to Norwich….

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Fuller Flavour – 27 February 2017 Did you hear the booing?  From Norwich fans that is…..and Liverpool v Ipswich in the FA Cup remembered in the Fuller Flashback feature.*

*Each week, the Fuller Flavour in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star looks back at games in chronological order of the 1991/92 season as I celebrate 25 years of Town winning the Second Division Championship.

Please don’t forget that you are always welcome to contribute to the column (Contact Karl is the link above to get in touch) and I am extremely grateful to Archant Suffolk for their permission in reproducing the column. Happy reading and COYB!

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Lincoln IMPressive as Town continue to struggle…

Nigh on 5000 Lincoln City fans made Saturday for me.  Watching them enjoy their day reminded me of all those that I have enjoyed as an Ipswich fan too – even if they were a while ago now.

Real football fans deserve the really good days and for every bad day we suffer, the sweeter the better days are.  As I discussed with a few Lincoln fans after the game, those that suffered emotionally when their team dropped out of the Football League, you just have to hang in there and hope that you get rewarded again for the time and money spent on following your team.  Saturday belonged to them, hopefully we’ll have good days again that will belong to us.  I suspect much needs to happen though before we see those days….

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Fuller Flavour 9 January 2017  Impressive Lincoln made sorry Blues look like non-league team…..Pet Shop Boys’ songs sum up current mood…..and Defeat on Teesside followed by Cup replay win at Hartlepool.*

*Each week, the Fuller Flavour in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star looks back at games in chronological order of the 1991/92 season as I celebrate 25 years of Town winning the Second Division Championship.

Please don’t forget that you are always welcome to contribute to the column (Contact Karl is the link above to get in touch) and I am extremely grateful to Archant Suffolk for their permission in reproducing the column. Happy reading and COYB!

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A kick up the R’s as new year = same old problems….

After our win over Bristol City last Friday night, Monday represented an excellent opportunity of our first back-to-back wins of the season.  With twenty or so minutes remaining and Town on top at 1-1, there looked like only one winner.

But with Mick McCarthy in charge, you can never remain too hopeful for long as seemingly, it looked for all the world that he wanted to protect the possibility of gaining a solitary point.  I won’t dwell here on what happened next as we all know exactly what happened.

So onto Saturday and the FA Cup tie at home to Lincoln City.  I really do fear the worst here and should we lose, will that be enough to see a managerial change?  I highly doubt it!  It would be interesting too to see the views of the current Mick ‘inners’ should we lose.  If you are in the ‘in’ camp and if you’re on Twitter and haven’t voted yet, please visit the following link and cast your vote:

If we lose to Lincoln in the FA Cup, would you like Mick to stay or go?

 
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Fuller Flavour – 2 January 2017  Our club is in a state, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it…..Who could be modern-day movie stars?…..and Town earn redemption at Vale Park after previous hammering.*

*Each week, the Fuller Flavour in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star looks back at games in chronological order of the 1991/92 season as I celebrate 25 years of Town winning the Second Division Championship.

Please don’t forget that you are always welcome to contribute to the column (Contact Karl is the link above to get in touch) and I am extremely grateful to Archant Suffolk for their permission in reproducing the column. Happy reading and COYB!

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2016 – Annus Horribilis for Town

Boy will I (and thousands of other Town fans) be so glad to see the back of 2016.  What a boring year it has been to say the least.  Sadly, I do not see 2017 being much better either.  We might have stomached 15 years of Championship football, but 15 months of the current rubbish being dished up is enough and Town fans are leaving in their hundreds.

Marcus Evans has some big decisions to make soon, but will he care enough to make them?

Happy New Year to followers of the Fuller Flavour.

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Fuller Flavour – 26 December 2016 A boring and forgettable year at Town…..and The Christmas of 1991 provided Town fans with the most perfect of presents.*

*Each week, the Fuller Flavour in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star looks back at games in chronological order of the 1991/92 season as I celebrate 25 years of Town winning the Second Division Championship.

Please don’t forget that you are always welcome to contribute to the column (Contact Karl is the link above to get in touch) and I am extremely grateful to Archant Suffolk for their permission in reproducing the column. Happy reading and COYB!

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A Christmas miracle as Town score three….

Hallelujah!  Town win away, score three and even Jonny Williams got a rare start.  Christmas came early for Town fans at Wigan and let’s hope the festive cheer extends beyond Boxing Day and we finally see back-to-back wins with a victory over Fulham.

Merry Christmas to followers of the Fuller Flavour.

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Fuller Flavour 19 December 2016 – A Christmas miracle at Wigan as we win – and score three!…..Great to see my pal Kevin start in style…..and A festive stalemate at Swindon which kept us in sixth place.*

*Each week, the Fuller Flavour in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star looks back at games in chronological order of the 1991/92 season as I celebrate 25 years of Town winning the Second Division Championship.

Please don’t forget that you are always welcome to contribute to the column (Contact Karl is the link above to get in touch) and I am extremely grateful to Archant Suffolk for their permission in reproducing the column. Happy reading and COYB!

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Enough is enough now….

One point from two more games in the past few days…..and enough really is enough now.

The long-suffering Ipswich Town fans that have had the heart and soul ripped out of their club deserve better.  We need to hear from Marcus Evans, we need to see a change and defeat at Wigan on Saturday will see us right in the mix of an unthinkable relegation battle.

There is of course over half a season to turn things around and not have any of those worries.  But we can only base our fears on what’s actually happened thus far and not what MIGHT happen.  Dark days indeed at Portman Road…..

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Fuller Flavour 12 December 2016– Enough is enough, something has to change at Portman Road…..Imps victory would be no real surprise…..Town had the last laugh after disappointing Home Park defeat.*

*Each week, the Fuller Flavour in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star looks back at games in chronological order of the 1991/92 season as I celebrate 25 years of Town winning the Second Division Championship.

Please don’t forget that you are always welcome to contribute to the column (Contact Karl is the link above to get in touch) and I am extremely grateful to Archant Suffolk for their permission in reproducing the column. Happy reading and COYB!

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Groundhog Day it would seem….

Just as we had the defeat against Nottingham Forest to follow a win at Sheffield Wednesday, we had Saturday’s lacklustre defeat at Bristol City to follow victory over QPR.  Will we see back-to-back wins all season?  Not much more to say this week really is there…..

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Fuller Flavour 5 December 2016– Ah yes, a visit from Ipswich was just what Bristol needed…..Wrong date but happy memories…..Rovers thrashed – and it’s 50 up for Warky!*

*Each week, the Fuller Flavour in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star looks back at games in chronological order of the 1991/92 season as I celebrate 25 years of Town winning the Second Division Championship.

Please don’t forget that you are always welcome to contribute to the column (Contact Karl is the link above to get in touch) and I am extremely grateful to Archant Suffolk for their permission in reproducing the column. Happy reading and COYB!

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