The Last of the Promohicans; The glorious rise and fall of Ipswich Town
Ipswich Town (2000-2001)
Cast your mind back to the turn of the millennium. A time when A1 and Craig David ruled the charts with an iron fist, Jimmy Saville was a live-and-kicking national treasure and Ipswich Town were mowing their way through the Premier League as though it were a plentiful wheat field. The Tractor Boys (as they’re affectionately known), managed by ‘Burly Burly’ George Burley and featuring a loyal band of never-better journeymen and deceptively promising youngsters, were perhaps the final example of an arguably extinct breed; the promoted team who has a genuine go for the Champions League spots, an underdog with no limit to their ambitions. It’s a type of team we’ve elected to call The Promohicans partly for their warrior spirit, but mostly for wordplay reasons and today we honour the last of them.