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Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has said that manager Mick McCarthy has done a ‘miraculous’ job at Portman Road. STUART WATSON spoke to the Blues boss about the duo’s working relationship, what motivates him and why he doesn’t mind players with opinions.

Yesterday, 17:40
The side that many don't see: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy, pictured with Isobelle Creamer during a visit to the East Anglian Children's Hospice in December 2012. Photo: Gregg Brown.

Mick McCarthy; a mix of Yorkshire grit and Irish charm. STUART WATSON sat down with the Ipswich Town boss to find out more about the man behind the stereotypes.

Yesterday, 12:28
Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans is £65million richer than last year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

Yesterday, 12:00
Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Tyrone Mings is confident that Ipswich Town will get the job done against Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

Yesterday, 09:51
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has vowed to back ‘miraculous’ manager Mick McCarthy this summer.

Non League

Wed, 17:44

Ipswich Town Ladies lifted the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup for the fifth time on Tuesday, after a 2-0 win over AFC Sudbury.

Tue, 16:11
AFC Sudbury Ladies win last season's competition

Ipswich Town Ladies go in search of revenge at Bury Town’s Ram Meadow tonight, when they face holders AFC Sudbury Ladies in the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup final (7.30pm KO).

Mon, 17:03
Needham Market (red shirts) v Harlow Town.

Needham Market were within minutes of claiming the Ryman North Division title on Saturday.

Cricket

Wed, 10:49

Scotland World Cup star Kyle Coetzer is set to make his debut for Suffolk in Sunday’s Unicorns KO Trophy opener against Norfolk.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Colchester-born cricketer Graham Napier heading to the county’s Record Office to uncover his family roots back through time with expert archivists, who will have researched through records including births, marriages and deaths, census returns and settlement papers. Dating back to at least the 1700s, he will find out who his ancestors were, where they lived, and how they made their livings.
Pictured with archive assistant Sarah Ensor

Essex cricket star Graham Napier delved into his Colchester roots during a visit to the Essex Records Office in Chelmsford.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Damaged nets at Abberton and District Cricket Club

A village cricket club founded almost 70 years ago is facing closure unless it can raise £22,500 in the next few weeks.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Reece Topley

Reece Topley knows he will have to rediscover the form he displayed two seasons ago, if he is to catch the eye of England’s selectors again.

Rugby

Thu, 15:52

Bury St Edmunds head coach Gavin Hogg will sit down with his title-winning squad this week, to discuss their futures with the club.

Mon, 17:09
Colchester players celebrate.

Eton Manor v Colchester (London One) at The New Wilderness Ground, Nutter Lane, Wanstead, London, UK on 18 April 2015 Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester head coach Anthony O’Riordan surveyed the scene and admitted it made him a bit emotional.

Mon, 16:55
Celebration tiem for Bury St Edmunds against Gravesend.

The perfect day was encapsulated in 30 seconds at a sun-soaked Haberden on Saturday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Colchester, in red, against Chingford

The stage is set for Colchester’s final game of the season away to second-placed Eton Manor in the league decider after the Mill Road side triumphed in this top-of-the-table clash with Chingford on Saturday.

Basketball

Thu, 13:39

Ipswich Basketball duo Luke Mascall-Wright and Sam Newman have become the latest players from the Copleston-based academy to be recruited to play college basketball in America.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sam Newman was superb against Lancashire

EBL Division Two play-off semi-final

Lancashire Spinners 97

Ipswich 74

With a strong travelling contingent behind them, Ipswich Basketball men’s team were looking to upset the odds and grab an historic victory away in the Spinners’ fortress.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ipswich's Rory Winter in action for the under 18s

While the U13’s and Senior Men were away competing in their final playoff games this season, the U14 Girls began their playoff journey with a tough trip to Bucks Hornets, writes Arron MacDonald.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ipswich Basketball Club u13s at the National Final Four

The unbeaten Ipswich under 13 boys basketball squad travelled to Sheffield at the weekend for the National League Final Fours, returning with heads held high after two incredibly close defeats.

Colchester United

Tom Eastman is no stranger to a relegation scrap, having headed home a crucial goal in the final day 2-0 win at Carlisle from two seasons ago, to keep Colchester United in League One.

Thu, 10:43
U's boss Tony Humes bellows out instructions, alongside assistant Richard Hall, during last weekend's 2-2 home draw against Scunthorpe

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, has called for brave hearts and a positive approach from his young players, going into the final three key games of the season.

Wed, 06:00
Colchester United chairman, Robbie Cowling, right, with manager Tony Humes

Not every chairman in the land would back their manager, and confirm that he will still be in with a job next season, with the threat of relegation looming large going into the last week of a campaign.

Tue, 15:41
Colchester United media manager Matt Hudson (left) and Tom Taylor, junior club co-ordinator, with the Family Club of the Year Award during the Football League Awards 2015 at The Brewery in London. Picture: Nick Potts

Colchester United may be staring down the barrel of relegation this season but fans have finally got something to shout about as it has been named Family Club of the Year at the Football League Awards.

Mon, 08:47
Robbie Cowling

Colchester United’s owner and chairman, Robbie Cowling, has revealed that Tony Humes will still be the U’s manager for next season.

Speedway

Thu, 13:56

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches team boss Phil Hilton has told his team to be wary of Thursday’s opponents at Foxhall, Rye House Rockets.

Tue, 16:48
Rohan Tungate. Photo: STEVE WALLERr

Somerset Rebels 45 Ipswich Witches 45

Tue, 12:17
Jack Kingston (red) was in fine form for the Fen Tigers

National League

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 48

Kent Kings 41

After three defeats the Fen Tigers kick-started their season with a 48-41 victory to claim all three points in their opening National League fixture on Sunday.

Friday, April 17, 2015
From the inside Stefan Nielsen, Ashley Morris, Nico Covatti and Daniel Halsey race from the tapes in heat two of the Ipswich v Plymouth (League Cup) meeting at Foxhall Stadium.  Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches team manager Phil Hilton is hoping the momentum is with his side as they head to Somerset tonight in an important League Cup clash.

Racing

Wed, 06:00

Status Quo will be rocking all over the July Course this summer as part of this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Lot 66 Oasis Dream (GB)

The opening day of Tattersalls annual Craven Breeze Up horse auction in Newmarket raked in £3,450,000, with the two-year-old specimens selling at an average of over £82,000 each.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Frankie Dettori at Newmarket

One of the world’s top jockeys, Frankie Dettori, is to be the official ambassador for Newmarket Racecourses this season.

Monday, March 23, 2015
Spandau Ballet play Newmarket Nights this summer. Picture: Scarlet Page

Spandau Ballet are off to the races, joining this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

More Sport

Thu, 14:21

More than 30 members of a Suffolk running club are taking part in marathons across the world this year.

Thu, 13:04
Ipswich hockey under 12 team have quaified for the national finals
Back row: Tabitha Creed (g)k, Sarah Hill manager, Ianthe Hill, Francesca Rogers, Fora Pitt, Ella Davey, Charlotte Dunwoody, Kat Blake (coach.
Front row: Issy Wilson, Charlotte Cotterell, Megan Bureau, Sophie Page.

Ipswich Hockey Club under 12 girls represented Suffolk in the East Regional tournament recently, and qualified for the national finals.

Thu, 08:25
Local soprano Laura Wright

Sporting soprano Laura Wright will perform in Bury St Edmunds the night before a major women’s cycle race starts in the town, and will also ride the route on the day.

Tue, 17:17
Dominika Szary

Castle Manor Academy student Dominika Szary has been shortlisted for Volleyball England’s Young Coach of the Year Award.

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