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Sir Bobby Robson first sold Ipswich Town to me admits Blues new boy

PUBLISHED: 14:04 16 November 2012

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BRADLEY Orr didn’t need telling about Ipswich Town’s proud traditions.

That is because his football career started under the legendary former Blues boss Sir Bobby Robson.

Orr was brought into the first-team squad at Newcastle under Sir Bobby where he learned all about the rich history of Ipswich.

Town’s latest loan recruit revealed: “Sir Bobby Robson always talked about Ipswich Town so I have always known the club is steeped in history and tradition – all the things big clubs have got.

“I was a kid, but Sir Bobby brought me from youth team to first-team squad. He included me in squads and on the bench – I never quite made my first-team debut, but for two or three years he always had me around.

“He was someone you could only love – his enthusiasm and character just rubbed off on everyone. He had great ties to the club and going back years as a kid, I know Ipswich Town has always been a big football club.”

Orr, who signed on Wednesday from divisional rivals Blackburn Rovers, added: “I couldn’t believe the stat that Ipswich are the longest-serving club in the Championship. Because, for me, you automatically class Ipswich Town as a Premier League club.”

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They are right when they say that football is a funny old game. Last week, many of us were bemoaning the performance in victory against Bolton Wanderers and this week, we’re praising the performance in defeat at Leeds United!

Predictably, we didn’t get anything at Leeds. But, instead of McCarthy getting a load of stick, there’s been quite a positive reaction, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed his team’s ‘terrific’ display in this afternoon’s 3-2 defeat at Leeds United, claiming the Championship table-toppers ‘dodged a bullet’.

An own goal from keeper Bartosz Bialkowski’s ultimately proved costly for Ipswich Town in an entertaining 3-2 defeat at Championship table-toppers Leeds United this afternoon.

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look at when Ipswich beat Leeds United 4-2 at Portman Road in the first Premier League fixture between the two sides back on October 3, 1992.

Just one in five punters think Ipswich Town will beat league leaders Leeds United at Elland Road toady.

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