Baker & Burns – Tale of Two Keepers

For this week’s column, I had the privilege of interviewing fClive Bakerormer Town Goalkeeper Clive Baker (pictured) whilst I also recalled the playing days of Mick Burns who played for both Ipswich and Preston as a connection of both clubs prior to our FA Cup replay at Preston on Tuesday night.

In my column last week, I wrote how history did not bode well for our replay chances and went on to say: “I have my doubts now whether we’ll get through this year (after our 1-1 draw at home to Preston).  That’s not me being negative, but realistic in the fact that we rarely win away from home on a Tuesday night, less so when we travel up North and almost definitely not against lower league opposition.” 

It gives me no pleasure in being right and I’ll tell you something else.  We will not win at Millwall tomorrow as yet again, we are the opposition for a Mnager who is in charge of a game with a ‘first up’ to look forward to.  In this case, it is Ian Holloway’s first home game in charge at the New Den. 

I’ll happily accept that I’m not always right in next week’s column if we manage to win!

The stories in this week’s column are:

Let’s hope for another winning run after defeat to quality QPR…..Comparing today’s Town with heroes from 2000…..and Keeper Mick was a special player for both Town and Preston.  

Please click on the following link to read this week’s column:

Fuller Flavour 13 January 2014

Finally, 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 this column.  Happy reading and COYB!

About thefullerflavour

I am passionate about writing and Ipswich Town Football Club. So here, I combine the two!
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