Saturday, 28 January 2012

Stand or shed?

Saturday 28th January, Diss Town 0 Ely City 0 - Ridgeons Premier League, Brewers Green

Shed or stand?

With no Ipswich football today, it gave me a chance of knocking off one more Ridgeons (Eastern Counties) League ground.
So it was just over the Norfolk border to see the Tangerines play Ely. Maybe just over 100 people in the ground - quite a few young fans - so wonder where are the thousands who went to Wembley in 1994 to see Diss win the FA Vase are?

But it is a nice ground but the football was short of goal mouth action with Ely having the two best players that was till the last 10 minutes of the match where there were more chances at both ends than there had been during the rest of the game.

Just before the end the Ely right back made a stupid tackle and as he had already been booked knew he was about to take an early bath. Well that is what we thought in the crowd but no, he tried to fool the ref that the Ely sub had committed the foul. The sub also 'owned up' to the foul but fortunately the ref was not fooled.

Best bit? The shed or is it a stand?

Worst bit? Having to almost smile when all the Diss fans were celebrating Norwich winning at West Brom!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

At least the youngsters played!

Saturday 14th January 2012, Ipswich Town 2 Blackpool 2 - Championship, Portman Road

Jewell picked the youngsters (or they were the only ones fit) and they played well! Hope (but not sure he will ) he will continue to go for Youth.

Plus if you have not done it yet, sign the petition asking the Club to go for Category 1 Academy Status: Sign here

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Real effort

British National Cyclo-Cross Championship Sunday 8th January 2012
Chantry Park, Ipswich

After the disaster at Hull, it was great today to watch sportsman who put 100% effort in- with financial reward not part of the equation.

I was also honoured to be given the task of handing out the medals to the winners of the women's race,

Local interest came in the form of Hugo Robinson who won his second GB Junior title, the is was also great for Steve Grimwood, of Elmy Cycles in Ipswich as Hugo rides for his team and it is Steve who has been the main person in getting not only the British Championships in Ipswich but we are also getting the European Championships coming to Ipswich in November.

The three highlights of the day (on top of the win for Hugo)
1. Witnessing the great Roger Hammond (in possibly his last race in Cyclo-Cross)
2. Meeting and listening to the commentary of the legendary Hugh Porter
3. The finish to the men's race where GB Mountain biker Liam Killeen fell at the last serious bend in a wheel to wheel tussle with eventual winner, Ian Field.

Hugh Porter with Hugo Robinson

Roll on November

Hull or Hell?

Saturday 7th January 2012 - Hull City 3 Ipswich Town 1, FA Cup 3rd Round

Can it get any worse?

Paul Jewell hardly left his digout- he looked like a 'dead man walking'

Time for change

Monday, 2 January 2012

Mr Jewell, maybe time to go!

Monday 2nd January 2012 - Ipswich Town 1 Nottingham Forest 3, Championship - Portman Road

And when you go Paul, please take some of the over paid, and past it players with you!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

2011 - other than a trip to the Emirates, a year best forgotten!

Saturday 31st December 2011, Reading 1 Ipswich Town 0, Championship - Madejski Stadium

What would you expect in 2011? We finish on a defeat, but left a bit happier as we had played well and JET had one of his best games and Martin was poor and the manager must have seen it so hopefully Carson will start Monday.