‘Losing my No.7 shirt’.... Teddy Bishop reveals all in the new Kings of Anglia magazine
Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk
The new issue of Kings of Anglia has plenty of fascinating Ipswich Town stories for Blues fans. MIKE BACON takes a look.
From present day ITFC stars like Teddy Bishop through to past favourites like Luciano Civelli and back in time with some inside stories on former Town managers, including Bill McGarry and Scott Duncan.
It's issue 11. There are plenty of great columns as well.... Here's a flavour.
Speaking to Andy Warren, Teddy tells of his life at Town, as well as a few other fascinating, quirky things like:
... Growing up in a family of Spurs fans!
... Losing my No.7 shirt.
... Converting from a striker to midfielder.
And when Andy asked Teddy what was the best thing about being a footballer?
Teddy said this....
"Being able to make other people happy by just doing what makes you happy."
Enjoy Teddy's big interview.
Do you remember Luciano playing for Town?
It was a short career for the Blues, hampered by injury.
Andy Warren caught up with Luciano and some of the most incredible and indeed, dark, secrets came out about his past.
It's one of the most emotional reads we have ever had in KOA.
However, the good news is that all is well now with Luciano... In fact there's a great picture of him and his brother, plotting their new ventures!
STEVE MELLEN: LEAGUE ONE TOUR
Steve Mellen is a die-hard Town fan, based down Bristol way, but he's not worried about League One.
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In fact, he's quite looking forward to it.
"It's not relegation, but a reunion!! Sometimes you need to get back in touch with people you haven't seen for a while.... Plymouth, Coventry, Oxford!"
PLUS... he has one very, very serious message for Marcus Evans!
AMY DOWNES: DIARY OF A TRACTOR GIRL
Not quite sure whether her glass is half full or half empty regarding League One, Amy decided to 'ask around'.
What did fans of other clubs who have been in League One but have 'escaped' thought of it?.... The answers will surprise you!
TONY GARNETT: FORMER TOWN BOSSES
One for the older generation of Town fan, but one they will find fascinating.
Tony Garnett takes us down memory lane as he looks back at Town's first four managers... Mick O'Brien, Scott Duncan, Jackie Milburn and Bill McGarry.
And there are some brilliant stories.... here's a taster.
Talking about McGarry, Tony writes: "I first met him in his office when news of his appointment broke. He said he did not like the article I wrote! Early dealings, often through his wife Connie, were strained. It was not until he discovered that I played golf, that our relationship changed."
Brilliant first-hand journalism from Tony - remembered today from dealings back then....
Kings of Anglia is almost three years old.
And while those years have hardly been a 'golden era' in Ipswich Town's famous history, I know many of you really enjoy reading it.
I hope you enjoy a few snippets from this issue.
If you want to get the magazine, it's only £3.99. If you order online P&P is free.
You will be able to find it on sale in WH Smith in Ipswich, Tescos and many local newsagents and even some petrol stations.
Or, if you want to buy it online: P&P free
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