Town's battle of the air waves

Extra Time banterWORD reaches me that SGR are neck and neck with Radio Suffolk in the battle for the commentary rights for Ipswich Town's home games next season.

Derek Davis

Extra Time banter

WORD reaches me that SGR are neck and neck with Radio Suffolk in the battle for the commentary rights for Ipswich Town's home games next season.

The independent station are looking to end the BBC's stranglehold on commentary and have backing from within the club who are unhappy with what they consider as Radio Suffolk's sometimes critical, others may say unbiased, approach.


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Certainly if what I'm told is correct, the club should not be concerned about that if SGR win the bidding war as there are murmurings that Town employees Terry Baxter and Simon Milton are to be lined up as their commentary duo.

No bias there then.

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