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IN TODAY’S EADT: Your 48-page Rio 2014 supplement featuring Ipswich Town legends

10:25 10 June 2014

Mick Mills

Mick Mills

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“I stood a bit too upright in every picture and my chest was stuck out a little bit too far,” says Mick Mills.

The Ipswich Town legend explains the pride he experienced in captaining England during the 1982 World Cup in Spain and reveals how he felt his chance to play on the biggest stage had passed him by.

Chris Brammer’s in-depth interview with Mills is one of several to feature in the East Anglian Daily Times’ 48-page ‘Rio 2014’ supplement which you can find in tomorrow’s newspaper.

Brammer also talks to Scotland duo George Burley and John Wark about their experiences at the same tournament, plus Matt Holland, who helped Republic of Ireland to the last-16 at World Cup 2002 in Japan and South Korea.

As well as that, chief football reporter Stuart Watson speaks to New Zealand international and current Ipswich Town centre-back Tommy Smith about his time playing in South Africa in the 2010 tournament, while former Blues chairman David Sheepshanks gives us an exclusive insight into the development of England’s future talent at St George’s Park.

There is also a World Cup wallchart containing every fixture, profiles of the forthcoming tournament’s players to watch, with help from our friends at Panini, while EADT editor Terry Hunt and legendary sports reporter Tony Garnett look back at the England tenures of former Ipswich managers Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson.

Let World Cup fever grip you and enjoy the read!

3 comments

  • Is it a pre-emptive strike from the EADT gestapo censors to have no comment box on the deeply offensive, risible piece of self-indulgent tosh above from Lord Smugshanks? I suspect the only person in the entire world grateful for the disgraceful sell-out of Ipswich Town (apart from the unknown owners) is Smugshanks himself, who after driving the club to ruin not once but twice, attempting to sell the club to a fantasist and then gifting it to an offshore predator has found himself a gravy train to rival anything a 3rd rate manager might seek out.

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    Ray Bidwolf

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • I didn't think it possible that rancid sheeps bottom could get any more boring but I admit I was wrong.

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    tel

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

  • It's a very tenuous link between Ipswich Town FC and the offshore company of no known ownership that uses that name in a tax avoidance scheme. Mind you there is an equally tenuous link between Lancashire lad Smith - and his New Zealand

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    Ray Bidwolf

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Simon Milton

Former Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer continues his series of interviews with his former Blues teammates as he talks to club legend Simon Milton.

Republic of Ireland's Daryl Murphy during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Playoff second leg at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 16, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Republic. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS Editorial use only, No commercial use without prior permission, please contact PA Images for further information: Tel: +44 (0) 115 8447447.

Daryl Murphy won’t let the fact he’s yet to open his goalscoring account for his country affect him, as he bids to make the final Republic of Ireland squad of Euro 2016.

Daryl Murphy in action for the Republic

If Daryl Murphy gets amongst the goals at Euro 2016 this summer the striker will have Mick McCarthy to thank, after the Ipswich Town boss put country over club during the closing weeks of last season.

Academy graduate Teddy Bishop

Ipswich Town remain keen for half of the club’s squad to be homegrown, by the start of the 2017-18 season.

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Tommy Smith, David McGoldrick and Anthony Wordsworth all attack an aerial ball

Ipswich Town will face Barnet this summer as part of their pre-season preparations.

Lee O'Neill, the assistant manager at Ipswich Town's academy, at the training ground where the club is building a new 3g pitch.

Ipswich Town are digging deep for success.

Adam McDonnell in action against former club Shelbourne last summer

Ipswich Town have confirmed they will once again travel to Ireland for a pre-season training camp this summer, before finishing their visit with a game against Shelbourne.

The scene as Daryl Murphy celebrates his second goal at Charlton on Saturday

Ipswich Town will face newly-relegated Charlton Athletic in a pre-season friendly ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Chris Brammer interviews Terry Butcher at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town and England legend Terry Butcher says the Blues will have a player on their hands if Andre Dozzell can go anywhere close to emulating his father Jason.

Mick McCarthy made a host of changes for the trip to Old Trafford

‘Uninspiring’, ‘frustrating’, ‘bland’ and ‘stale’ are all words used by Ipswich fans to describe a disappointing 2015/16 season, during which manager Mick McCarthy garnered mixed reviews from the Blues’ support.

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