A-Z of Ipswich Town: B is for Kevin Beattie
PUBLISHED: 15:32 11 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:58 26 March 2020
We’re back with another of our regular A-Z of Ipswich Town series, as Ross Halls takes us through the letter ‘B’.
And, of course, there's nowhere else you can go with for B than the legendary Kevin Beattie.
The Beat is regarded as the greatest ever Ipswich Town player, making over 200 appearances from 1972 to 1981.
Beattie should have won 100 England caps.. Instead, serious injury problems meant he only played nine times for his country
Of course, Beattie passed away, aged just 64 in September last year and the amount of people who turned out to applaud his funeral procession as it passed by Portman Road showed just how much Town fans loved him.
What are your memories of The Beat? Let us know below!
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