Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

London: Fabrice Muamba remains critically ill after collapsing during Spurs v Bolton cup tie

18:55 17 March 2012

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba today remains in intensive care at the heart attack centre of the London Chest Hospital.

shares

The 23-year-old collapsed in the 41st minute of Bolton’s FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham last night, with the match abandoned after the player received treatment on the pitch from paramedics.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle accompanied Muamba to the hospital before giving an update on the former England Under 21 international’s condition.

Coyle said: “Fabrice is critically ill. The next 24 hours are going to be absolutely crucial.”

“We’ve obviously been inundated with people wishing him well and we hope that if everybody can pray strongly tonight that Fabrice is able to recover.

“It’s very serious. There’s not getting away from that. He’s critically ill and God willing he makes it through.”

shares

0 comments

Fabian Wilnis

Former Ipswich Town favourite Fabian Wilnis believes the Blues’ team spirit can trump their promotion rivals’ superior ability in the race for the Premier League.

Joe Royle

Former Ipswich Town manager Joe Royle hopes the controversial decision to sell Jordan Rhodes does not destroy the Blues’ play-off dreams at Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

Portman Road

Avoid defeat at Blackburn on Saturday and Ipswich Town will be involved in the Championship play-offs for the first time in a decade.

Blackburn v Ipswich

Ipswich Town have sold almost 2,000 tickets so far for Saturday’s crucial away trip to Blackburn Rovers, and there are still some remaining.

Freddie Sears and Luke Varney celebrate Ipswich Town's win against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

For the best part of an anxious half an hour it seemed as though Ipswich Town were going to do what they have done so often done in the past – force themselves to do things the hard way.

Freddie Sears celebrates his 83rd minute winner against Nottingham Forest. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Freddie Sears is licking his lips at the prospect of an East Anglian derby match-up in the Championship play-offs, insisting he was ‘made for’ the big stage.

Ipswich Town FC v Nottingham Forest FC.
Sky Bet championship.
Daryl Murphy scores for Town taking them to 1-0 in the first half.

Ipswich Town’s top scorer and Player of the Year, Daryl Murphy, has been named in the PFA Championship team of the season, by his fellow professionals from the division.

Freddie Sears scored a vital winner on Saturday

Ipswich Town fan and aspiring sportswriter Scott Fraser is eagerly anticipating the Blues’ long-awaited return to the Championship play-offs after a decade. And, as he explains, he’d rather face old rivals Norwich in the semi-finals rather than the final...

Chris Reynolds with an Ipswich Town shirt away at Charlton Athletic in November last year. Town won 1-0. Photo: Nathan Sustins.

A fitting tribute was paid to an Ipswich Town fan who died aged 21 when Blues striker Daryl Murphy scored during a minute’s applause held in his memory at the weekend.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

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

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages