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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Watch: Chris Louis on the state of British Speedway

PUBLISHED: 14:39 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:28 12 October 2018

Chris Louis

Chris Louis

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Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis has spoken out after the Witches 2018 season came to a premature end – with just 13 home meetings all told taking place at Foxhall Heath this year.

Louis addresses that thread-bare fixture list, addresses what has held the Witches back from winning any silverware since 2011, and talks about what he would like to see happen to the sport in this country.

It’s an honest appraisal of how the Witches have flattered to deceive in recent seasons. It’s an honest appraisal of certain aspects of the sport that need changing.

Louis takes a look at the bikes and asks are they too powerful or too difficult to ride these days?

He tells why he would like to see every club with a ‘local hero’ back in the side.

However, it’s not all bad news, with the emergence of young Drew Kemp a big plus point for the Suffolk side in 2018, as well as the success of Witches’ neighbours, Mildenhall Fen Tigers.

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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