Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

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Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by number 9 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:31 pm

The forum is a bit quiet at the moment…save the twisted humour of GnB & his compatriot Marko. So, I thought it would be a good idea to look up former players in Wiki to see what has came of them after wearing the shirt.

My first entree is a fan favourite Pablo Counago:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Couñago

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by Charnwood » Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:45 am

Great post No 9. Pablo Couñago was one of my favourite town centre forwards to watch and would definitely make my Top 10 list of players to wear the town No 9 shirt. I’d forgotten he had two spells at town with a spell in between at Malaga.
Whilst it was George Burley who brought Couñago to town after watching him play for Spain’s U21 team v England, it was Jim Magilton who he saved his best performances for during what must have been his second spell at Portman Road. Unfortunately the arrival of Roy Keane signalled the end of Pablo’s town career.
For a player who had only played football for his local team bar a couple of loans to nearby clubs his move to England must have been a massive decision and a huge challenge but he always played as if he was happy and enjoying himself which is why I think he was so popular with the fans.
On an aside I see he was born in Redondela, a small town in the Galicia Region of Spain which I’d never heard of until this past weekend when my wife sent me a picture of her and her friends arriving there late on Friday afternoon. Apparently it’s one of the favourite stop over points on the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago which Lorraine and her friends are currently hiking albeit in ridiculously high temperatures.

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by number 9 » Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:35 am

The perfect centre forward!

Paul Mariner:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mariner

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by marko69 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:59 pm

You just cannot get any better than this player.

https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by valleyroad » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:21 pm

Not the brightest Ipswich player from the past
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=306MpG3YSyE

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Post by number 9 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:36 pm

Ok that confirms it, Valleyroad is a scum fan

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by goldandblack » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:16 pm

number 9 wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:36 pm
Ok that confirms it, Valleyroad is a scum fan

you seem hell bent on upsetting good forum members lately, what's your problem, just a question, ?

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by Bluemike » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:08 am

valleyroad wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:21 pm
Not the brightest Ipswich player from the past
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=306MpG3YSyE
Why the need to even put that on a thread celebrating Great players of the past ?

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by BlueBalls » Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:43 am

Maybe not a legend, but I liked this guy and his crowd chant could certainly be recycled for someone else.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boncho_Genchev

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by Bluemike » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:05 am

Crikey I'd actually forgotten about him !!! Yep great chant

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by number 9 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:29 am

goldandblack wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:16 pm
number 9 wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:36 pm
Ok that confirms it, Valleyroad is a scum fan

you seem hell bent on upsetting good forum members lately, what's your problem, just a question, ?
It's just an observation, Wolfie. The post seems a little out of order for this thread. Also, I'm not sure who else I've upset?...I think me an Hallam are fine after I expained the female comments.

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by marko69 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:56 am

A two for one here……., Muhren for the pass, (what a pass) …… and Alan Brazil for reading the pass, collecting and scoring. He may be an opinionated tw@t, (a lot of his opinions are correct though ——>> IMO) ….. but Alan was a great player. 👍

https://youtu.be/gu4M2Wb1muw

Go on ^^^^^ click it. Its not a rick roll.

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by Bluemike » Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:05 pm

Super pass and great finish

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Post by valleyroad » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:23 pm

goldandblack wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:16 pm
number 9 wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:36 pm
Ok that confirms it, Valleyroad is a scum fan

you seem hell bent on upsetting good forum members lately, what's your problem, just a question, ?
Guess I'll be the first on the next flight to Rawanda.
Wouldn't even call a Hibs fan scum

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by marko69 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:34 pm

We’re all scum, mate. And we dont f**king care. 🤷‍♂️

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by valleyroad » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:36 pm

marko69 wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:34 pm
We’re all scum, mate. And we dont f**king care. 🤷‍♂️
Ah the joys :-)

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by marko69 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:41 pm

Its a labelled a “Leither” thing! You’ll know what i am on about…… the Paisley-end? You’ll be regarded as the scum end o Glesgae! Done a contract in Johnstone back in the 90s. Man those people loved our power tools. :shock:

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by goldandblack » Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:56 pm

valleyroad wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:23 pm
goldandblack wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:16 pm
number 9 wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:36 pm
Ok that confirms it, Valleyroad is a scum fan

you seem hell bent on upsetting good forum members lately, what's your problem, just a question, ?
Guess I'll be the first on the next flight to Rawanda.
Wouldn't even call a Hibs fan scum
:lol:
I always believed there is a line you don't cross in life, and one is to not call folk Scum or similar , especially if you don't even know them,

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by goldandblack » Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:02 pm

anyway back on topic, probably more for the senior members but the one Town player who i thought was great to watch was Jimmy Leadbetter.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Leadbetter
1955–1965 Ipswich Town 344 (43)

Town fans often talk about the Crawford's and Phillips from those days but he was a class winger who doesn't get mentioned,

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by Charnwood » Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:23 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:35 am
The perfect centre forward!

Paul Mariner:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mariner

Has to be the best Centre Forward/ Striker ever to wear a Town shirt.

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by number 9 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:51 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:23 pm
number 9 wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:35 am
The perfect centre forward!

Paul Mariner:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mariner

Has to be the best Centre Forward/ Striker ever to wear a Town shirt.
I agree!

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by rossi » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:58 am

Charnwood wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:23 pm
number 9 wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:35 am
The perfect centre forward!

Paul Mariner:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mariner

Has to be the best Centre Forward/ Striker ever to wear a Town shirt.
IMO Trevor Whymark was better

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by AzzurroMark » Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:34 pm

My entry for this post would be Mick Stockwell! A very versatile player who played in every position, barring goalkeeper, and quite a rarity (beyond the Robson years) in the nunber of appearances he made for our club, wirh only Luke Chambers coming anywhere near.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Stockwell

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by number 9 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:11 am

I didn’t realize Stockwell played for Ipswich for so long!

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Re: Wiki Links: Former ITFC Players

Post by number 9 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:58 pm

Frans is certainly one of my favourite players from the halcyon years, but there were so many brilliant players from those years.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... up-7981534

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_Thijssen

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