Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Lets Stay Together

Dean Gerkin - should STOP wearing yellow boots with the all green goalkeepers strip. It's not on!!

Are you Norwich in disguise 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Park Life

I don't know if it's because our first derby against Narwich for three years came too early in the season? but there was certainly something missing from Saturdays game. There didn't seem to be the normal passion from the players or the fans (both sets). Perhaps we were still getting over that horrible 5-1 defeat on Maundy Thursday 2011 and perhaps they just assumed that they're better than us or daren't lose?
The Drum & Monkey
Plenty of Police in town for this game

A Suffolk welcome for the Narwich fans

It was also disappointing that we had about 5,000 empty seats - possibly due to Sky covering the game, although I doubt that we would have sold it out in their absence.
I kind of knew that we would lose the game, after we went behind midway through the first half, following a defensive cock-up.
After beating Fulham on the first day of the season I was feeling really good about our prospects, now just two weeks later I'm not quite so confident. This disappointing result against the budgies along with the loss at Reading (who had a weakened side), then scraping an injury time draw at Birmingham, not to mention the League Cup defeat at Crawley are hardly inspiring.

Football aside It was a good day, I started it off with an 8am training session on Christchurch Park with Ipswich Jaffas. A much needed breakfast in town and a 'holier than thou' Lime & Soda at The Plough before kick-off in the sunshine left me feeling good!
After the game we all met up at Degeros for a few of beers. Midway through the afternoon John Wark appeared in St Nicholas Street and was greeted by a rousing rendition of "He's here, he's there, he's every f**kin where, Johnny Wark, Johnny Wark. He was more than happy to have a chat and a photo with the locals.

Dejeros - a Warky wonderland
At around six o'clock me and Sharon decided to go home, but not before inviting a few people back to ours for an impromptu barbeque. We even invited Rob & Tracy - Norwich fans!

Always good to get a response

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Robert Degeros waiting

Truthfully I was disappointed, when I found out that the first game of the season, versus relegated Fulham, was going to be an early evening kickoff, but as things turned out, it made for a great opening day.
It's the most enthusiastic start to a season I can remember in years, everyone seems to love the new Adidas kit. There's a belief that we can do well (there always is, but this season it's possible that with a bit of luck, we could get into the top six, why not?)
The atmosphere was really good in the North Stand - something that surprised me! Perhaps the fact that Narwich are in the same division might have something to do with it?
A 2-1 victory with goals from Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick, got the season off to a great start and so after the game we went back to Degeros, for one drink, only it turned into several!
Oh well up the Town!

Debutant Balint Bajner

Another season in The Championship kicks off

The two Ipswich goal scorers 'Dids' & 'Murph'


You can't beat a Revett's sausage, especially a Barbecued one, along with some good old Suffolk bacon and eggs served up in a bap! That was our relaxing start to the season, along with Max and his mates, brunch and beer in the garden, made possible by the 5.15pm kick-off, thanks to Sky TV.
As most of the games were kicking off Sharon and me were catching the park and ride into town, after clearing up, for 'one' drink before the game at Degeros and that's all we had (we actually had two!)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Don't Stop Believin'

Thirteen seasons in the Championship, the longest and most loyal servants of the second tier in English football.
Realistically we'll probably still be here in twelve months, alternatively we could be starting next season away to Liverpool (Anfield the place where we last played in the Premier League).
If you can't dream, then what's the point?
Welcome back football.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Favourite Shirt

It's All About To Kick-off

The fixtures are out, plans have been made for the next nine and a half months, we've got new kit sponsors - Adidas, new signings and Norwich are back in the Championship. What could go wrong? Stay tuned to find out.