Saturday, January 31, 1976

Ipswich Town FC

Ipswich Town 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Football League Division One

The town of Ipswich took shape in Anglo-Saxon times as the main centre between York and London for North Sea trade to Scandinavia and the Rhine. Before that, under the Roman Empire, the area was busy as the Orwell and Gipping formed an important route inland to rural towns and settlements. The largest villa in Suffolk stood at Castle Hill. Occupation of the region around Ipswich and the rivers had been continuous since the Stone Age, but the settlement at Ipswich itself belongs to the Roman period and after.

Hot on the heels of the trip to Stoke the previous weekend, it was back in the Dormobile for the relatively short journey to Ipswich. Once again Spurs were well supported at Portman Road and we crammed into the tightly packed visitors terrace behind the goal. Both sets of players elected to wear alternative footwear as conventional boots were not an option on the frozen surface.

Bobby Robson’s Town side was developing into a fine team, capable of playing effective and entertaining football. Although they never won the League Championship that their early promise suggested (emulating the Ramsey team of the early 60’s would have been fitting – Ed), they were to go on to win both the FA and UEFA Cups in the subsequent years.

The team facing Spurs that day will be familiar to many - Cooper, Burley, Mills, Talbot, Hunter, Beattie, Woods, Osborne, Johnson, Whymark and Lambert. However, it was Spurs that adapted better to the conditions that day. A Keith Osgood penalty and a goal from Ralph Coates proved sufficient to take the points, Dave Johnson replying for Town in front of 24,019 crowd.





Attendance: 24,049
Programme: 12p

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Subsequent visits to Portman Road

28 April 1979 - Ipswich Town 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 28179
21 December 1979 - Ipswich Town 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 18945
14 March 1981 - Ipswich Town 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 32044
17 May 1982 - Ipswich Town 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 21202
31 August 1982 - Ipswich Town 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 23224
29 September 1982 - Ipswich Town 3 Roma 1 - UEFA Cup, 1st Round 2nd Leg - Attendance: 17751
27 August 1983 - Ipswich Town 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 26562
17 November 1984 - Ipswich Town 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 21894
24 August 1985 - Ipswich Town 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 17758
30 August 1992 - Ipswich Town 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 20100
26 September 1993 - Ipswich Town 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 19437
29 January 1994 - Ipswich Town 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - FA Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 22539
30 August 1994 - Ipswich Town 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 22430
30 December 2000 - Ipswich Town 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 22234
12 January 2002 - Ipswich Town 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 25077
08 April 2005 - Ipswich Town U18 2 Tottenham Hotspur U18 0 - FA Youth Cup, Semi-Final 1st Leg - Attendance: tbc



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