Sunday, 28 November 2010


Sunday 28th November 2010, Norwich City 4 Ipswich Town 1

Disgrace- team, manager, both sets of fans and the policing- just a poor day out!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Now even the Youths can't win!

Tuesday 25th November 2010, Ipswich Town Youths 2 Peterborough United Youths 3

Own goal, injuries, goalkeeping errors plus bloody freezing! The season limps from one bad moment to another!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Back to my Scottish roots

Saturday 20th November 2010 - Scotland 21 South Africa 17, Murrayfield

My late father would have been proud, I watched my first Scottish Rugby game at Murrayfield, and what a game to choose - Scotland beating the world champions, South Africa.

Your first view of Murrayfield as you approach from the city centre

Not so great was the number of empty seats, it seems so strange when I had to pay over £50 for a seat, Rugby Union all over the UK sold out to the corporate dollar a number of years ago but all the home nations now struggle to sell all their seats for the Autumn internationals with Scotland and Irland struggling the most, very bad news for Ireland as theses were the first games at their new home.

So they may need to look at reducing prices, cheap tickets for school groups but I feel that the corporate sponsors would not be happy as many have paid for long term contracts and 30,000 at £60 a ticket will earn the RFU boards more than a full house at £20 a throw.

The stadium may not be one of the newest but the views are fantastic, loads of leg room and rare for the UK, all the catering and bars are outside the stands and you can walk around the whole ground from the outside.

The shop was a disappointment and because of the rain and low crowd the outside stalls were not doing a great trade. But it was still worth the visit, for the singing of 'Flowers of Scotland' before the game and the singing of the 'Bonnie. bonnie banks of Loch Lomond' afterwards. it may seem naff but after beating the boks, even this 'famous' Scottish song sounded OK.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Will this be the last we see of Roy?

Saturday 13th November 2010 - Ipswich Town 1 Barnsley 3, Championship

Not sure Sir Bobby would have been smiling much today!

Have not seen us play that bad at home for a long time, will it be the end of Roy? First time there has been a real cry of 'Keane out'.
I hope he stays but not sure I am in the majority, a bad day at the office!

Friday, 12 November 2010

wet and lost

Tuesday 9th November 2010 - Ipswich 0 Derby County 2, Championship

It rained and rained all day, but trouble is the game still went on - so we got wet and lost to a team as poor as us. Enough said. Roll on Saturday, it can only get better.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Escape from Portsmouth

Saturday 6th November
Havant and Waterlooville 0 Droylsden 2, FA Cup Round 1 - Westleigh Park

Thought that I would have a weekend without football as found myself in Portsmouth visiting my daughter, but fatherly tasks over quicker than I thought, I found myself at Havant to watch the FA Cup 1st round. Havant who are one of the more recent of those non-league teams with a giant killing pedigree but this afternoon they found themselves beaten quite soundly by Droylsden. The first half was close but the second half saw the Manchester side run out deserved winners.
the ground itself was a disappointment, large enough but the stands were bland in appearance.
Havant support was quite noisy but the crowd was quite low, a surprise with Portsmouth not playing at home. But my second FA Cup game of the season, Clacton, Havant - where next?