Friday, 27 July 2012

No Pre-Season buzz

Wednesday 25th July, Cambridge United 0 Ipswich Town 2, Abbey Stadium

First Pre-Season game of 12/13 but none of the usual excitement - why? The Olympics, the mismanagement of Evans, Clegg and Jewell? Not sure, but the good news after 90 minutes the buzz was coming back, the midfield looked sharp, Chopra hungry so come September, the Olympics over and it will be back to living for Saturday.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

You can find a football pitch anywhere!

July 2012 - Football Stadium, Long Terawan, Sarawak - Malaysia

The School End

The Main Stand also the changing rooms

The Executive Stand

The Executive Stand, with working electric fan!

Main Stand with church behind

Main Stand

Jungle End from Executive Stand

Jungle End from Main Stand

Executive Stand from School End

Main Stand from School End

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Behind the Brick wall

Saturday 30 June 2012 – Roundwood Bowls Club, Gordon Road, Ipswich

I had my first (poor) attempt at Lawn Bowls on Saturday, a great afternoon of fun, but a far more difficult game than it looks - but that is not the point of this post, it is just how many Bowls Greens we have in this country, often hidden away in some urban street behind a long brick wall.

Ipswich and Suffolk has always been a bowls hot bed, and we have some famous greens, the one behind the Margaret Catchpole pub in the town is a national treasure. we also have a number of dis-used greens - Westagte Club, Ransomes and I am sure we will lose more over the next few years, The council still has its own greens, with greens at Chantry and Christchurch Park to name just two.

So have a look over that wall, pop in, have a cuppa and try your hand at a game that deserves to thrive.