New book on Ipswich Town recalls Town fans’ favourite games
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A new book about Ipswich Town, called ‘My Favourite Game’, is on sale now, with proceeds going to charity.
It’s a compilation of games, written by 13 fans of the club – all very different.
From the sublime, when Ipswich beat Bolton in the 2000 play-off semi-finals, to a near riot at Millwall in 1978, and including classic games against Norwich and Sheffield United, this book displays that it’s not the greatest victories as a football club that stay in fans’ hearts, but other values, less tangible than silverware: love, family, friendship and sport.
The contributors to this book are Ipswich Town fans, many making their debut into print.
Seán Salter writes about the ‘Bryan Gunn’ derby match in 1996; Stuart Hellingsworth on the great comeback against Neil Warnock’s Sheffield United in 2003; Sarah Rogers on a classic Bobby Robson team’s 4-0 defeat of Everton in 1980; Alasdair Ross on a troubled FA Cup fixture at Chelmsford in 1973; Emma Corlett remembers a trip to play Foggia in the Anglo-Italian Cup; Grant Bage writes about the notorious 1978 game against Millwall; Gavin Barber on the infamous play-off semi-final against Bolton Wanderers in 2000; Rob Freeman on ITFC vs Newcastle in 1992; Susan Gardiner on beating Inter Milan at Portman Road;, Hannah Sibley on Watford away in 2015, Chris Rand on the meaningless last home game of the season (against Crewe); Stephen Moore on a play-off match at Bramall Lane in 1997; and Adam Green explains how a Norwich City fan went with the Blue Army to watch them play Torpedo Moscow in the UEFA Cup.
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It’s available in bookshops and online booksellers.
All proceeds made from sales will be donated to the charity EACH.
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My Favourite Game, published by Electric Blue Publishing, £10