A compilation of new writing about Ipswich Town Football Club, My Favourite Game, was published by Electric Blue Publishing on 29 September 2017.
Thirteen very different Ipswich Town supporters write about their favourite games. 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 shows how it’s not our greatest victories as a football club that stay in our hearts, but other values, less tangible than silverware: love, family, friendship & sport.
The contributors to this book are, first and foremost, Ipswich Town fans, writing as fans, but as well as those making their debut into print, there are essays by established writers whose names will be familiar to Ipswich Town fans and football supporters in general.
Contents: Seán Salter writes about the “Bryan Gunn” derby match in 1996; Stuart Hellingsworth on the great comeback against Warnock’s Sheffield United in 2003; Sarah Rogers on a classic 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.
ISBN: 9780995539648 Paperback
Published on: 29 September 2017
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