Recent changes to VAT regulations relating to “digital goods” mean that it is no longer possible for us to sell our downloadable version of Turnstile Blues online. We have therefore decided that all our back issues will now be available free of charge. Please click here to access to our downloads page. Unfortunately this means that the latest issue will not be available as a download until sales of the printed issue have ended.
If you wish to buy a pronted copy (which is, of course, much better), please continue to buy them using the links below.
LATEST ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE
In this issue: True Faith: an interview with Terry Butcher by Susan Gardiner; Working Overtime: Nigel “Needles” Nosworthy gives the low-down on his career as ITFC’s tattoo artist by Gavin Barber; Wilderness: what it was like for Coventry City fans to have to play at another club’s ground. Two articles by CCFC supporters, Tom Murden and Sam Gayton; Transmission: Emma Corlett wonders if she’ll be able to pass her love for Town on to her daughter; Regret: Rob Freeman on the Ched Evans case; Special: an interview with George Burley by Gavin Barber; Here to Stay: further memoirs of our nineteenth-century correspondent, Peregrine Cuttlefish; Fine Time: memories of Wembley 2000 by James Scowcroft, Tony Mowbray and fans; Sub-culture: a brief history of ITFC fanzines by Susan Gardiner; Love Will Tear Us Apart: why we produce Turnstile Blues by Gavin Barber; Temptation: a new app for finding non-league matches; Unknown Pleasures: non-league football by Alasdair Ross.
Turnstile Blues 6 costs £2.50 (sent by First Class post), please click on the cover image or below
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You can now subscribe to Turnstile Blues. a subscription of £6.00 will entitle you to all three of the issues that we publish each year, starting with issue 5 (see below for contents). If you’d like to subscribe, please click on the red button and follow the instructions. You’ll still be able to buy back issues separately – until they’re sold out.
In this issue: East to East by Graham Downes; Fair’s Fair (on FFP and the Championship) by Rob Freeman; a sideways look at some of our – er – less successful signings by Gavin Barber, who has also written amusingly about a youthful trip to Moscow; Grant Bage pays tribute to a woman who “never played football and very rarely went,” but was nevertheless an important part of his Ipswich Town experience; journalist Nick Ames writes about Town’s connections with players from the Balkans; Susan Gardiner has spoken to Shane Supple about his time at PR and considers “life, football and the pursuit of happiness,” and there’s the usual fun stuff.
THE PRINT VERSION OF Turnstile Blues 5 IS NOW SOLD OUT
CONTENTS of Turnstile Blues, issue 4: The theme of our latest issue, which was edited by Emma Corlett is co-operation and community and it includes: That’s Entertainment by Gavin Barber, Susan Gardiner writes about Dale Roberts, Stephen Skeet on the parting of ways between ITFC and the Charitable Trust, Hull City AFC supporter and campaigner, Mark Gretton on No To Hull Tigers, Ten Reasons to Be Cheerful: why football is co-operative as well as competitive by Grant Bage, Emma Corlett suggests football clubs should give something back to their local community, we publish an EXCLUSIVE: a copy of a memorandum from Planet Blue’s Retail Overlord on the new marketing strategy (intercepted by Gavin Barber – we don’t know how he keeps managing to find all this stuff), Stuart Hellingsworth writes about mental health and football, Susan Gardiner looks at the role of the Supporter Liaison Officer and talks to ITFC’s own SLO, Sally Webb, Rob Freeman highlights that February is “Football v Homophobia month of action” with a piece about that subject and Alasdair Ross ask whether ITFC could or should do more to help local clubs further down the football ladder.
Turnstile Blues 4 costs £2.50 (sent by First Class post), please click on the cover image below
CONTENTS of Turnstile Blues, issue 3: Doing it for the kids (editorial) by Gavin Barber, Susan Gardiner on Bobby Robson and young players, A league of their own by the late William McGregor, Grant Bage writes about how the Academy looks after those who don’t make the big time, Rob Freeman on EPPP, exclusive interview with Adam Tanner and an ex-Town player who was his contemporary by Emma Corlett, Nick Ames on youth development in West Africa, Alasdair Ross wonders whether Robson’s coaches could have scouted closer to home, interview with Susan Gardiner about her new book, Ipswich Town: A History, Joe Fairs reviews last season’s Academy, FREE half-time Bingo game.
Turnstile Blues 3 (Children of the Revolution) costs £2.50 (sent by First Class post), please click on the cover image below
CONTENTS of Turnstile Blues, issue 2: Editorial by Rob Freeman, Gavin Barber takes a sceptical look at the Cobbold era, there are more of the Simon Clegg Letters, Stuart Hellingsworth on Town fans and prejudice, The Two MDs by Gavin Barber, Rob Freeman on football’s authorities, Grant Bage asks Marcus Evans to talk to us (we’re still waiting), Susan Gardiner writes about the Supporters’ Club, Alasdair Ross on supporters’ trusts, A View from Elsewhere (AFC Wimbledon) by Clair Richardson, Stephen Skeet writes about Greek club FC Panathinaikos, Dave Gooderham on Town heroes (and villains), FREE fantasy football.
Please click on the cover image belowto buy issue 2 (By Mutual Consent)
CONTENTS of Turnstile Blues, issue 1: Mr. Blue Sky thinking (editorial) by Susan Gardiner, Gavin Barber divulges the contents of Simon Clegg’s lost USB memory stick, Alistair Rattray takes a look at how ITFC might improve its relationship with fans on and off the pitch, Susan Gardiner asks who really owns ITFC, Football Transfers for Dummies by Richard Woodward, Joe Fairs on how EPPP could affect Town, Rob Freeman examines the club’s finances, former CE of Supporters’ Direct, Dave Boyle looks at the bigger picture, Mullet on the Supporters’ Club, Gavin Barber on passing his Town inheritance down to his son, Emma Corlett on the dilemma of bringing up a daughter with divided loyalties, The FA Youth Cup-winning squad of 2005: where are they now? by Susan Gardiner.
Printed copies of Turnstile Blues 1 have been SOLD OUT.
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