28 June ~ Norwich City are preparing for the Premier League, having finished 22 points above local rivals Ipswich Town last season. But, continuing our 25-year retrospective, in WSC 168 (February 2001) Ipswich were poised to finish fifth in the top flight under the stewardship of a "ruddy-cheeked mayonnaise magnate", while the Norfolk club were at "their lowest ebb for years"
What were you doing on August 22? If you are an Ipswich fan, you were probably watching a thrilling draw with Manchester United. If you support Norwich, you were most likely searching for a reason to miss your team’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth in the Worthington Cup. This stark illustration of the current disparity between the two teams didn’t go unnoticed by either set of supporters. Since then, of course, Ipswich’s astounding Premiership form and City’s further struggles have only made it more marked. Read the full article