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Mike Bacon

Archant Sports reporter

League action commences for our Step 3 and 4 clubs this weekend, as well as the FA Vase getting underway. Lots of big games. MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON cast their eyes over them.

After the euphoria of their play-off victory at Wembley in May 2000, Ipswich Town headed into the Premiership and embarked on one the best-ever seasons in the club’s recent history. 20 years on MIKE BACON looks back - and in a series of features in the coming weeks and months ahead, speaks to many of those involved, players, management and fans. He welcomes your thoughts.

Ipswich Sunday side Kitchener Taverners continue to rattle up the stats.

Three-time British champion Chris Harris has announced he will ride in the British Final at Ipswich next weekend.

In his weekly look at life at Portman Road, MIKE BACON says he feels Paul Lambert got it spot on his week when he talked about young players going out on loan

From the latest at Portman Road to the start of the Premier League, former Town star KIERON DYER shares his thoughts in his weekly column...

When Cornard United defender Dave Dowding picked up his man-of-the-match award for an outstanding performance against Sheringham in the Thurlow Nunn League on Saturday, he made a speech to remember.

The British speedway Final on Saturday week will be available to watch live thanks to a new streaming service.

The British speedway final at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich IS going ahead later this month.

Well, after last week’s opener, Carl Marston has taken a slight lead in the prediction charts over Mike Bacon. So here we go again, as the FA Cup takes centre stage!

Mike Bacon takes a look at our pre-season hopes. And says it’s time for the young guns to really break through...

Sport pilot events in England scheduled for the rest of September could be limited to 1,000 spectators as coronavirus restrictions are tightened nationwide.

Showing great promise for the future, 14 year old Harry Brinded won the Thorpeness Golf Club Championship beating his father James Brinded, the Club Captain, into second place by six shots over the two-day event.

Leiston begin their Southern League Premier season in two weeks and could come up against a former Premier League star

Ipswich Town have issued further information for season ticket holders in anticipation of the potential return of supporters to stadiums for some part of the 2020/21 EFL season.

The 2020 British Final will be held at Foxhall Stadium on Saturday 26th September at 7.30pm after the government announced that it would be one of the sporting events used to pilot the safe return of spectators to elite sport.

In his weekly column, former Town and England star KIERON DYER takes a look Town’s impressive opener, England’s narrow win and tells the story of when he played Soccer Aid

Westerfield United finished last season on minus one point at the bottom of the Suffolk & Ipswich League, Senior Division. But on Saturday - and still in the same division - they won a league match for the first time in 16 months.

North Stander TERRY HUNT is back for another season. And what a great start to the new one he witnessed. Lots of positives.

Downes wants to leave, Lambert vows to go strong, Freddie turns on the style and it’s Premier League opposition coming up for the Blues. Here are our most read Town stories of the week.

The Carabao Cup draw took place this afternoon.

Ipswich Town 3 Bristol Rovers 0... all the highlights

The #itfc on Twitter made for some positive reading yesterday and this morning as Town cruised to a fine 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup.

MIKE Bacon and Carl Marston get their balls out - crystal ones - and throughout the season will predict the results of a host of non-league games this weekend. Enjoy!

Kieron Dyer played more than 100 times for Ipswich Town and 300 career league games in total. He won 33 England caps. This season he has joined us to bring you his exclusive new column

Join MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON as they renew their ‘friendship’ for another non-league podcast.

THE new non-league season is upon us - expectations and hopes are always high. Here MIKE BACON takes a look at 15 of our local teams to watch this season

MIKE BACON returns to cast his eye over the comings and goings at Portman Road in his weekly Ipswich Town column.

Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis admits to being ‘super excited’ as speedway looks set to return to Foxhall Heath later this month.

Three-time world speedway champ JASON CRUMP hopes to return to the UK to ride for the Ipswich Witches in 2020. He told Mike Bacon the British scene still has much to offer, when racing restarts

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