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So, is Ipswich Town’s season over? Who knows...the confusion, delays and dithering just go on and on. No-one appears capable of making a decision, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

In his latest column, North Stander Terry Hunt reflects on the upcoming 20th anniversary of Ipswich Town’s promotion to the Premier League, when they beat Barnsley 4-2 at Wembley on May 29, 2000.

What a difference 20 years makes. It’s very sad to consider the huge contrast between the fortunes of Ipswich Town exactly two decades ago, and the way our club is today, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Former Norwich City favourite Nelson Oliveira was up to his old tricks again last week, suggesting that the Canaries ‘will always be a bigger club’ than Ipswich. But is he right? North Stander Terry Hunt and Norwich fan David Lees debate the long-standing argument...

There is one really striking and memorable photograph which, for me, sums up the huge difference between Ipswich Town two decades ago and the football club at the moment, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Over the years, Marcus Evans has come in for a fair bit of stick from frustrated Ipswich Town fans. Chants aimed in his direction have rung out at the ground on a number of occasions as the club’s sad decline has continued under his ownership, writes North Stander Tery Hunt.

Seven managers occupied the hot seat at Portman Road during my 23 years as editor of either the EADT or Ipswich Star – and I have no problem with naming my favourite. I’ll come to that in a moment, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

It’s 21 years ago this month since Jim Magilton joined Ipswich Town. The charismatic Irishman was a hugely important player in George Burley’s promotion-winning team, and during that fantastic first season in the Premier League, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Firstly, a rare word of praise for our footballing authorities. They’re not exactly renowned for their top-quality decision making, but they’ve got this one absolutely spot-on, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Do you know the one weakness which, above all others, I believe could cost Ipswich Town promotion from League One this season?

Would the real Ipswich Town please stand up? Is it the one which was so woeful against Wimbledon, or the team who played Burton off the park? I really wish I knew the answer, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Ok, the scoreline says 1-0, but we all know the reality was very different, writes North Stander Terry Hunt. We were absolutely streets ahead of Lincoln. The visitors will be pleased to have avoided a real thrashing.

It really doesn’t need Albert Einstein to work out why Ipswich Town’s season has slumped so alarmingly - the goals have dried up, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

There are two sentences I am longing to hear this season, writes North Stander Terry Hunt. The first is “Ipswich are unchanged,” and the second is “the Tractor Boys produced a superb 90-minute performance.”

Some lessons have been learned in the last, quite challenging, week in Ipswich Town’s quest for an automatic return to Championship football, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Lionel Messi, the greatest player on the planet, would have been proud of two of Ipswich Town’s goals against Tranmere, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

After years of boredom, frustration and alienation, life is finally fun again for the fantastic supporters of Ipswich Town, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

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