Alf Ramsey, 22 January 1920 – 28 April 1999

28/04/2013

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA  On this day 14 years ago, Sir Alf Ramsey died at his home in Ipswich. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for many years.

He took Ipswich Town Football Club from the Third Division to become champions of the Football League in 1962 and, of course, in 1966 he became the only manager of the England national side to win the World Cup.

He was one of the greatest ever managers in English football – and he was ours.

RIP, Alf.


You can now buy printed copies of By Mutual Consent directly from us

17/04/2013

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Twenty’s Plenty

10/04/2013

FSF logoThe Football Supporters’ Federation is campaigning to ask football clubs at all levels of the game to agree to a price cap on away match tickets of £20 (£15 for concessions).

We think that this is a great idea. We wrote something about the high ticket prices – especially for away fans – at Portman Road in March: http://wp.me/p2KvgD-4j

You can sign the petition here and find out more about it here.


Forza Town! The ITFC Italian Branch

08/04/2013

The ITFC Italian Branch had a lot to celebrate this weekend and they’ve been good enough to share it with us. More can be found here on their website.

Milan, Sat 6th April 2013 C/O Centro sportivo Vittorio Pozzo

1st ITFC ITALIAN BRANCH TROPHY

ITFC ITALIAN BRANCH, ITALIAN CELTS, PNE GIGLI BIANCHI SUPPORTERS

K.O. 3.00 PM

TEAMS:

ITFCIB: 1 Fabio Cardillo Piccolino (GK), 2 Claudio Longo, 3 Daniele Longo, 5 Simone Longo (CAP), 7 Giacomo Grossoni, 11 Frank Ferrari, 13 Luca Capellini, 14 Davide Casati, 23 Francesco Caldarola.

IT. CELTS: Pietro Redaelli (GK), Alessandro Girola (CAP), Giuseppe Maiorana, Mathias Grandin, Danilo Filipas, Fabio Rinaldi, Stefano, Alessandro Boretti (PRES).

PNE GBS: Luca Mereghetti (GK), Mirko Dalla Rosa, Marco Soler (CAP), Francesco Sordamaglia, Mauro Stevan, Paolo Savi, Alberto Pagno.

THE MATCHES:

PNE GBS                                   7 – 2                ITALIAN CELTS

Mirko Dalla Rosa (2)                                     Giuseppe Maiorana

Alberto Pagno (2)                                          Fabio Rilanldi

Marco Soler

Luca Mereghetti

Francesco Scordamaglia

 ITFCIB                                          6 – 0                    ITALIAN CELTS

Simone Longo (4)

Davide Casati (2)

 ITFCIB                                          4 – 1                    PNE GBS     

                                          (After Penalties)

                                                     (1 – 1)

Davide Casati                                                        Paolo Savi

 TABLE:

TEAM

P

W

L

GF

GA

GD

ITFCIB

5

2

0

7

1

6

PNE GBS

4

1

0

8

3

5

IT. CELTS

0

0

2

2

13

-11

*win after penalties = 2 points

*lost after penalties = 1 point

 GOAL SCORER:

1

SIMONE LONGO

4

ITFCIB

2

DAVIDE CASATI

3

ITFCIB

3

MIRKO DALLA ROSA

2

PNE
ALBERTO PAGNO

2

PNE

4

GIUSEPPE MAIORANA

1

CELTS
LUCA MEREGHETTI

1

PNE
FABIO RINALDI

1

CELTS
PAOLO SAVI

1

PNE
FRANCESCO SCORDAMAGLIA

1

PNE
MARCO SOLER

1

PNE

 

ITFC Italia 1

THE CHAMPIONS: (ABOVE FROM THE LEFT) the mascot Michael Ferrari, Simone Longo, Giacomo Grossoni, Claudio Longo. Luca Capellini, Fabio Cardillo Piccolino, Davide Casati, Daniele Longo, Frank Ferrari.

ITFC Italia 2

TOURNAMENT DOMINATORS: (ABOVE FROM THE LEFT) Luca Capellini (decisive penalty), Simone Longo (top scorer), Fabio Cardillo Piccolino (best GK), Davide Casati (top assistman).

ITFC Italia 3

Great fair play, great atmosphere for share and enjoy our passion for football all together in friendship!!!


Swiss Ramble on the latest ITFC accounts

05/04/2013

This morning the well-known football business writer who goes by the Twitter name of @SwissRamble posted several tweets about the newly-released 2012 ITFC accounts. They are of so much interest to supporters, I thought that I’d post them here:

1. Ipswich Town’s 2012 detailed accounts have been published: £16.0m loss is much higher than 2011 loss of £3.2m #itfc https://twitter.com/SwissRamble/status/320087166187339776/photo/1

2. #itfc £16.0m loss was 3rd largest in Championship in season 2011/12, only surpassed by Leicester £29.7m and West Ham £25.5m.

3. #itfc 2012 £15.0m revenue down 13% from £17.2m in 2011, reflecting lower attendances (19,615 to 18,232) and no Carling Cup run (SF in 2011).

4. #itfc 2012 revenue £15.0m (2011 £17.2m): gate receipts £5.4m (2011 £6.6m), TV £5.0m (2011 £5.5m), commercial £4.7m (2011 £5.1m).

5. #itfc 2012 profit on player sales £0.2m much lower than 2011 £10.8m (included sale of Connor Wickham to Sunderland & Jon Walters to Stoke).

6. #itfc 2012 staff costs held at £18.0m (2011 £17.6m), though wages to turnover ratio increased from 102% to 119%.

7. #itfc 119% wages to turnover ratio one of highest in Championship: Bristol City 157%, Leicester 130%, Boro 119%, Forest 119%, Cardiff 103%.

8. #itfc sold their training ground land to owner Marcus Evans for £1.3m (profit £0.5m) during the year. Annual rent of £40,000 will be paid.

9. #itfc 2012 gross debt rose £5.9m to £72.5m (2011 £66.6m) – almost all of this is owed to various Marcus Evans’ companies.

10. #itfc £3.5m interest payable is 2nd highest in Championship (only behind Leicester £5.3m), tho’ it is not actually paid, just added to debt.

11. #itfc also signed a five-year sponsorship agreement in May 2008 with Marcus Evans for a sum of £1.5m.

12. If #itfc promoted to PL, club would have to pay £10.2m to “players, coaches, staff, players’ former clubs, ST holders & loan note holders”.

We recommend Town fans follow @SwissRamble on Twitter and read his blog: http://swissramble.blogspot.co.uk/

 

FOOTNOTE: Turnstile Blues also note  that the training ground was sold to Marcus Evans Guernsey, which is handily outside the auspices of Companies House.


By Mutual Consent

04/04/2013

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