14 Facts About Ipswich Town

1. Ipswich Town received a knighthood for "services to football" in 1967.

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2. Major success came in 1978 when Ipswich Town beat Arsenal at Wembley Stadium to win their only FA Cup trophy.

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3. Ipswich Town led the top division for most of the season and were on course to win a second league title plus FA Cup and European honours.

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4. Robson's successor at Ipswich Town was his assistant manager Bobby Ferguson.

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5. Under Ferguson, Ipswich Town finished mid-table twice, but worsening performances meant that they began to struggle in the top division.

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6. Ipswich Town were then managed by John Duncan for three years until he was replaced by former West Ham United boss John Lyall in May 1990, with Ipswich still in the Second Division.

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7. Ipswich Town performed well in the Premiership in their first season with Burley's side finishing in an impressive fifth place—being pipped by Liverpool on the last day of the season for a place in the Champions League.

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8. Ipswich Town was replaced temporarily by Chris Hutchings for a single match in a caretaker role, before former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was appointed full-time on 1 November 2012.

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9. Ipswich Town finished the season in 11th place, the club's lowest finish since 1953.

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10. In 1981, Ipswich Town announced a sponsorship deal with Japanese-based electronics company Pioneer Corporation, who became the first official sponsors of the club.

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11. On 14 June 2022, Ipswich Town announced that the club had signed a 4-year contract with Umbro to become the new kit manufacturers for both the Men's and Women's teams, marking the first time since 1995 that Ipswich Town's kits were made by Umbro.

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12. At their new home, Ipswich Town became one of the first clubs to implement the use of goal nets, in 1890, but the more substantial elements of ground development did not begin until, in 1901, a tobacco processing plant was built along the south edge of the ground.

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13. On 31 March 2012, in conjunction with celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Ipswich Town winning the 1st Division on their 1st attempt, the South Stand was renamed in honour of Ipswich and England's former manager Sir Alf Ramsey.

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14. For 45 years, Ipswich Town held the record for the longest unbeaten run of games at home in European competition, with a run of 31 home matches undefeated.

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