This week saw two notable anniversaries in Town’s history. One that many non-Town fans never seem to forget, the record Premier League 9-0 defeat at Manchester United on 4 March 1994 and the one that non-Town fans never seem to remember and that was one of the greatest ever results by a British club on foreign soil in a European competition.
The date was 4 March 1981, the competition was the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup and the score was St Etienne 1 v 4 Ipswich Town.
The French side were the Barcelona of the day and were strong favourites to win the tournament. They had the luxury of taking the lead but Town plundered four goals to seal a memorable vicotry. Thanks to my great mate Don Welshand his memories of the trip over to France, this week’s column looks back at that game.
Back to the present, a 1-0 victory over Birmingham last week saw a fourth consecutive clean sheet at home and tomorrow, we travel to Middlesbrough where The Fuller Flavour predicts a draw, and probably a 0-0 at that!
On to this week’s column and the topics are as follows:
Memories of glory evening in St Etienne show no sign of fading for Ipswich fans…..Season ticket book with a difference to be auctioned…..and Hunt’s omission was tempered by start for forgotten man Taylor.
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