Pre-Season 1997

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NN10Tractor
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Pre-Season 1997

Post by NN10Tractor » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:49 am

Hi there,

I thought you might enjoy this video from 1997 of when Ipswich visited conference side Rushden & Diamonds in pre-season 1997, 8 Goals in total.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI9_oQ9K79k

Wish you all the best for the new season

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Re: Pre-Season 1997

Post by saint jude » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:53 am

Quite relevant back then as the team were rising from the ashes / disaster of the mid-1990's and building a squad that was to become one of the best ever in club history. Even then there wasn't much in the way of money to spend but we brought in names like Holland, Clapham and David Johnson in or around that time. Holland was one million from Bournemouth but can't recall the other figures.

Missed out on an EPL opportunity with defeat to Sheffield United over two games some weeks before and Charlton would repeat it by end of the new season. Burley was coming to prominence then as our manager and we had a number of exciting youngsters coming through.

Rushden were something unheard of at the time, probably non-league. They were to become more established over the next five years and made professional level, not dissimilar to ourselves. Only difference being, believe the team eventually went defunct and ceased to exist. A new club was born from it, pretty much the way Wimbledon went after them.

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Re: Pre-Season 1997

Post by Dubai Blue » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:22 am

Wasn't Brian Talbot the manager at R&D at that time?

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Re: Pre-Season 1997

Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:30 am

Dubai Blue wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:22 am
Wasn't Brian Talbot the manager at R&D at that time?
Yes, If you watch the video, he’s being interviewed with George Burley.

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Re: Pre-Season 1997

Post by Dubai Blue » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:39 pm

Thanks Tang. Guess I should have watched it :wink:

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