Opinion PUBLISHED: 06:00 23 September 2019 Ipswich Town fans at Gillingham on Saturday. Picture Pagepix Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 North Stander TERRY HUNT is enjoying life at the top of the table, as all Town fans are PP019 Gillingham v Ipswich13I will admit I was worried when I saw our line-up at Gillingham.Three centre-halves? Gwion Edwards at wing-back? Alan Judge alongside Kayden Jackson up front? Why so many changes?Well, that's why Paul Lambert is an experienced football manager and I"m not.Because it worked an absolute treat, and once again I catch myself taking sneaky looks at the League One table to see our team sitting proudly at the very top.PP019 Gillingham v Ipswich7It really is beyond my wildest dreams. Nine games unbeaten, five clean sheets in a row, only four goals conceded all season. Two points clear at the top. At the moment, we're taking League One by storm.Back to the starting line-up at Gillingham. As I said, I was concerned by the changes in personnel … [Read more...] about North Stander: But it’s so difficult NOT to get carried away!
PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 September 2019 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town keeper Tomas Holy has kept five successive league clean sheets. Photo: Ross Halls Archant Ipswich Town keeper Tomas Holy said he put friendships on hold at Priestfield yesterday. The Cezch keeper made more than 100 appearances for the Gills, prior to making a Bosman free transfer switch to the Blues this summer, and received a very warm reception in his return to the Kent club.Back at his old stomping ground he kept a club-record equalling fifth successive clean sheet for the Blues. MORE: Stuart Watson's Sunday Verdict: All aboard HMS Victory. Iceberg dead ahead? We'll see"I was 100% focussed," said the 27-year-old. "We can be friends before the game, we can be friends after the game, but during the 90 minutes that's put to one side. "I had just one target - to win this game. Unfortunately Gillingham had to lose, but that's a football life.MORE: Sunday Snap: Liquid football, Chambers on the … [Read more...] about ‘They are not only my clean sheets’
PUBLISHED: 18:06 21 September 2019 | UPDATED: 18:06 21 September 2019 Stuart Watson Gillingham boss Steve Evans and Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert. Photo: PA/Archant Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert suggested Gillingham counterpart Steve Evans needed a lesson in etiquette following his side's 1-0 win at Priestfield this afternoon. PP019 Gillingham v Ipswich6Kane Vincent-Young's first half goal was enough to secure the Blues another hard-fought win on the road, extend an unbeaten start to the campaign to nine games and lift them back to the summit of the League One table.Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor spent the majority of the game bouncing around their technical area, shouting at the officials, players and opposition bench. Come the full-time whistle, Evans refused to shake the hand of Lambert and the latter subsequently had to be held back by fitness coach Jim Henry.Asked what was said to his fellow Scot, Lambert grinned and replied: "I just … [Read more...] about ‘I’m a real Glasgow man… I just wished him Happy Birthday’
Video PUBLISHED: 15:04 19 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:24 19 September 2019 Andy Warren James Norwood leaves the field injured during the first half at Stadium MK Picture Pagepix Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 James Norwood has revealed his groin injury is 'feeling fine' ahead of this weekend's visit to Gillingham. Ipswich Town’s James Norwood performed two Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson moves in the final bout at a charity wrestling match for Cancer Research UK Picture: WES STANKIEWICZThe striker came off in the first-half of Town's 1-0 victory at MK Dons on Tuesday night, with boss Paul Lambert admitting his striker had been dealing with a similar problem while with Tranmere last season.Norwood was the star attraction at a charity wrestling event in Harwich last night where he performed The Rock's signature 'Rock Bottom' move, with the striker feeling good after the event despite having to change his plan as a result of his … [Read more...] about ‘The groin felt fine’
PUBLISHED: 22:15 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 22:44 18 September 2019 Oliver Sullivan Ipswich Town's James Norwood performed two Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson moves in the final bout at a charity wrestling match for Cancer Research UK Archant A suspected groin injury at MK Dons wasn't enough to stop Ipswich Town striker James Norwood from achieving his childhood wrestling dreams at a charity event. The League One star player had been forced off the pitch on Tuesday night with a suspected groin injury, sparking fears that his dream had turned into a nightmare.But like his hero Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, nothing was going to stand in his way of performing the famed "rock bottom" move in the ring against his rivals - after the referee had been knocked out in a dramatic final bout.The number 10 was invited to take part in the "Norwood Mania" charity event for Cancer Research UK by Harwich-based company International Pro Wrestling, after going viral for his goal … [Read more...] about James Norwood takes control at charity wrestling match