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‘A great man and a great coach’ - Ipswich Town fans pay tribute to Bobby Ferguson

PUBLISHED: 15:48 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:48 28 March 2018

Bobby Ferguson, left and Bobby Robson. A terrific team. Picture: OWEN HINES

Bobby Ferguson, left and Bobby Robson. A terrific team. Picture: OWEN HINES


Ipswich Town fans have been paying tribute to former coach and boss Bobby Ferguson, who died yesterday at the age of 80.

Ferguson was Bobby Robson’s right hand man during the club’s glory years – winning the FA Cup in 1978 and UEFA Cup in 1981 – before taking over from Robson as boss between 1982-87.

- MORE: Bobby Ferguson obituary

News of his death was met with sorrow today, with the club flying flags at half mast at Portman Road and revealing plans for a minute’s applause and the players to wear black armbands in the Bank Holiday Monday match against Millwall.

- MORE: Town’s tribute to Ferguson

Ferguson leaves his wife Ann, son Keith and daughter Kim, who works in the Bahamas but returned to Ipswich for his 80th birthday celebrations.

- What are your memories of Bobby Ferguson? Let us know below!

Ipswich Town’s Under 23s drew 3-3 with QPR at Playford Road this afternoon. Andy Warren cast an eye over the Young Blues.

Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can help fill the void left following Cole Skuse’s knee injury.

Ipswich Town will field a strong Under 23 side when they take on QPR at Playford Road this afternoon (1pm).

It’s been another week with more losses – but the double whammy on this occasion is that these have been suffered both on the pitch at Stoke and off the field of play, in the reporting of our latest set of accounts. In all honesty, there’s no surprise in either.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features that second-half comeback at Barnsley which briefly saved Paul Jewell’s job, and a memorable victory at Anfield.....

Let me give you a new definition of desperation. It’s an Ipswich Town fan wanting Norwich City to score a last-minute winner to save his beloved Tractor Boys from falling even further behind in the Championship relegation battle, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Ipswich Town are now eight points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke City. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Stoke City in a Championship clash yesterday afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Trevoh Chalobah insists the confidence boost generated by manager Paul Lambert’s arrival still remains, despite Ipswich Town suffering a fourth successive defeat at Stoke yesterday.

Paul Lambert has confirmed midfielder Cole Skuse will be out for ‘a couple of months’ after suffering a knee injury in training.

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