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Super Ted hails the Super Blues

12:00 25 November 2014

Teddy Bishop is congratulated by Tommy Smith after scoring at Bournemouth

Teddy Bishop is congratulated by Tommy Smith after scoring at Bournemouth

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Teen star Teddy Bishop says Ipswich Town’s travelling army of supporters can once again make a big difference at Charlton on Saturday.

The travelling Ipswich fans in fine voice at Bournemouth on SaturdayThe travelling Ipswich fans in fine voice at Bournemouth on Saturday

More than 1,400 Blues fans headed to the south coast at the weekend, cheering on their side as they twice came from behind to secure a hard-fought 2-2 draw at second-place Bournemouth.

Next up is a trip to The Valley. The early kick-off (12.15pm) is being shown live on Sky, but that has not stopped excited supporters snapping up more than 2,000 away tickets for the relatively short journey to south London.

“The fans were brilliant and they never stopped singing,” said 18-year-old Bishop, who scored his first senior goal at Dean Court, Mick McCarthy’s men moving back up to fourth in the table.

“They filled the away end which makes such a difference when you step out onto the pitch and see so many fans there supporting you.

“It’s a long way to come and they cheer us on whether we are winning or losing. They were quality.”

With ninth-place Charlton unbeaten at home in the league this season, winning four and drawing five, academy graduate Bishop continued: “We can’t afford to rest on our laurels – we just have to keep cracking on.

“We’ve got another tough away game at Chalrton next. The game’s on Sky in the earlier kick-off so we can make our mark early with a good result.

“It was a great feeling to get my first goal. I don’t score many so I wasn’t too sure what to do when I scored – I just stood around waiting for the ball to go in and then I gave it a little fist-pump! Hopefully I can add to my tally now and get a few 90 minutes under my belt.”

12 comments

  • Agree with miketyresons comments although when we look back on our current team in a year's time I reckon we will see, with the advantage of hindsight, that we are already nearer to George burley's late 90's team than we realise

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    Richard Gardiner

    Friday, November 28, 2014

  • That Stuart is just le chav and the other display names he goes by but Stuart someone who is really out there depth is old Neil Adams money and a good set of players but still can't make his team win at home great bit of review tho still bitter that money can't win when the Wolverhampton rejects and merc's can. JUST SAYING!!!!

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    Peter Bland

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • A robust comment Stuart Barclay,but you are talking about 2 kids with a lot to learn.We are watching a team that was assembled for nothing,with no great star players,but a fantastic work ethic and team spirit the likes of which we have not seen for some time.It is not Tyrone Mings fault that his dad is a chelsea scout and the lazy sports press have put two and two together creating unhealthy hype.Teddy Bishop has come from way under the radar and has only played a few games at top level,this is why despite a lot of posters on here,he can not play every week.Bournemouth have spent well good team,good manager with a tight ground and fantastic momentum.I like my keeper and defenders to clear their lines,rather than play pretty football when under the cosh and make mistakes.Wigan,Watford and Bournemouth,reveling in press hype,expected to cruise past Ipswich.The actual result was all of their managers crying to the press about big bad Ipswich.This is no Bobby Robson team or George Burley team come to that,but it's a hell of a lot better than the last decade of dross that i've been watching.Mick Mac has even listened to the fans and tried to play some attractive football of his own ! Granted it's not Arsenel like,but there is a bit of hope.I agree with you about the West Ham board being football people,a massive problem here at Ipswich,but is ME learning ? My glass is always half full and what we have now is better,it is progression and the fact that our players attract attention and pundits line up to tell us where we are going wrong is a testament to how far we have come in the last 2 years.MM is no Pep Guardiola,but he is good for Ipswich Town.I really hope that a few thousand come back to Portman Road to help support this hard working team.As ever COYB

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    miketyreson

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • Teddy Bishop and Tyrone Mings out of their depth, what tosh. Have we uncovered another steroid cheval type with a special eye who can see everything from a few minutes highlights.

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    tel

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • Sounds agreeably modest and level-headed, yet he's a footballer, so let's hope those long sleeves are covering up spectacular tats.

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    Ken Hairy

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • agree with Williams injured and not coming back (probably), we are again short of a creative midfielder, Bishop can't play every game and wrong to heavily rely on him anyway too much pressure. Bru is ok and could improve but he's injured as well.

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    Staidtastic

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Teddy summed up his thoughts about "not knowing what to do" after scoring a goal as a midfield player. I'm sure his other midfield mates would also be shocked and not know what to do if they scored.

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    stuart barclay

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • I wish Teddy all the best; but was so out of his depth on Saturday. He scored a goal that Harry's wife (Sandra) would have scored. Any player of his age with star quality would be on the radar of other clubs by now. Tyrone Mings had a torrid time at left back on Saturday. But he had been singled out as weak link. which took all of 90 seconds and then 30 seconds later for the first goal. Simon Francis won't have an easier game this season on the right for Bournemouth. I make no apology for saying the Town are not an entertaining side and they earned a "nick name" from the independent press this weekend ....... "hoof ball". Our star player (goalie) hoofed it away no fewer than 26 times from pass backs in addition to some great saves. Big Sam at West Ham was given a warning this summer "entertain our fans, or else" . But the West Ham board are football people. Enough said.

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    stuart barclay

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Super Ted. I'm sure he's a lad with his feet firmly on the ground. Obviously MM will have to try to not overdo his use. That's why I believe MM needs to dip into the market again. With two midfielders lost to injuries it will only take maybe another one out to create a crisis. I doubt if another forward will be purchased or taken on loan unless we are still in the top six come January. I don't see any reason why this should not be achieved given the form of Murphy in particular. It would be nice to see McGoldrick scoring a few more, but as long as he's creating chances for others he deserves his place. Unfortunately Connor Salmon doesn't seem to be the answer to wanting adequate cover .

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    whymarkmariner

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Super Ted. I'm sure he's a lad with his feet firmly on the ground. Obviously MM will have to try to not overdo his use. That's why I believe MM needs to dip into the market again. With two midfielders lost to injuries it will only take maybe another one out to create a crisis. I doubt if another forward will be purchased or taken on loan unless we are still in the top six come January. I don't see any reason why this should not be achieved given the form of Murphy in particular. It would be nice to see McGoldrick scoring a few more, but as long as he's creating chances for others he deserves his place. Unfortunately Connor Salmon doesn't seem to be the answer to wanting adequate cover .

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    whymarkmariner

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Good promising player, should have a big future in front of him, my only concern is that the hatchet men might get at him, like Johnny Williams, he's not physically big, but he can still fill out a bit to counter that threat

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    jungle boy

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Yet another quality academy star for the future. Love to see him play.

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    NB

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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