Opinion PUBLISHED: 17:25 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:33 15 November 2018 Andy Warren Which team has the best kit in the Championship? Archant We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top? Bolton Wanderers' Jason Lowe. Picture: PA24th - Bolton WanderersI don’t know what it is about Bolton kits but they never seem to hit the mark. Here’s what I wrote about Bolton’s effort last season: ‘Since relegation from the Premier League and their parting with Reebok, both in terms of stadium sponsorship and kit design, there has been a drop in standards. This version isn’t offensive but it’s cluttered and has too many different colours distracting from their classic white shirts.’The same applies this time but while the quality of the league has risen, the Trotters have stood still.Preston North End's Callum Robinson celebrates. Picture: PA23rd - PrestonNorth End are another … [Read more...] about All 24 Championship home kits ranked from worst to first… so how do Ipswich fare this year?
PUBLISHED: 06:00 15 November 2018 Andy Warren Stuart Taylor is Paul Lambert's assistant manager at Portman Road. Picture: STEVE WALLER/PA Archant ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road. Stuart Taylor and Paul Lambert prepare to bring substitute Danny Rowe into the game against Preston. Picture: STEVE WALLERIt all started in the St Mirren boot room in 1991.That’s where a young Stuart Taylor was tasked with cleaning the boots of three players who would ultimately help shape his journey in professional football.The first was Steve Archibald, a veteran Scotland international who won trophies with Tottenham and Barcelona and had brought his talents to the Paisley club in the final years of his career.The second was Victor Munoz, a highly-decorated Spanish international who had won seven trophies as a midfielder in Barcelona and would … [Read more...] about Taylor is the football sponge bringing a Spanish influence to Ipswich… and he used to clean Lambert’s boots
PUBLISHED: 19:56 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:02 14 November 2018 Still Witches promoter, Chris Louis © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis has said that although he has sold the club, fans will notice little change to their speedway nights at Foxhall. Chris Louis and team boss Ritchie Hawkins Photo STEVE WALLERIt was announced this afternoon in a shock move, that BSPA Chairman and King’s Lynn owner Keith ‘Buster’ Chapman had agreed to buy Ipswich Speedway from Louis, with the Witches also moving up to the Premiership in 2019.While most Witches fans will be happy their club is back in the top level of the sport, with a potentially bigger fixture picture than in 2018, as well as live television coverage, the selling of the club was of concern.But Louis, who remains the promoter, says fans should not worry, and he is already looking forward – and planning a team – for 2019.“I’ll still be there running the … [Read more...] about Chris Louis on Witches sale: ‘But I haven’t sold the soul of the club’
PUBLISHED: 13:50 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 14 November 2018 Andy Warren Jordan Graham is no longer at Ipswich Town and is training with Oxford. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM © Copyright Stephen Waller Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town. Winger Jordan Graham was signed for Ipswich Town on a season long loan from Wolves. Picture: ITFCThe winger was signed on loan from Wolves at the end of August by former Ipswich boss Paul Hurst but has struggled to make an impact, making just three starts and one appearance from the bench during his time at Portman Road.He has not featured at all under new manager Paul Lambert, who was his manager at both Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers where he faced disciplinary issues due to off-field incidents at both clubs.MORE: ‘Huge talent’ Lankester wants to continue Ipswich progress but would consider loan moveHe … [Read more...] about Graham training with Oxford with winger out of the picture at Ipswich
PUBLISHED: 06:00 14 November 2018 Stuart Watson Paul Lambert won eight trophies at Celtic. Photo: PA PA Archive/PA Images Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career. Paul Lambert of Borussia Dortmund is chased by Manchester United's David Beckham during the Champions League semi-final of 1997. Photo: PAPaul Lambert, a midfield general, won the Champions League at Borussia Dortmund. He marked France star Zinedine Zidane out the game in a victory over Juventus at the 1997 final in Munich.He earned 40 caps for Scotland, played at the 1998 World Cup and claimed eight winners’ medals in eight years at Celtic.You forget just how good the now 49-year-old was.MORE: ‘He’s turned us into a team that looks like scoring goals and conceding less’ - Spence on Lambert impact“If he could he would probably like to still be playing,” … [Read more...] about Lambert’s still got it! Town’s Champions League winning boss impressing in training