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Ipswich Town owner makes call after Tommy Smith heroics

08:00 04 February 2013

Tommy Smith celebrates his second goal

Tommy Smith celebrates his second goal

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Ipswich v Middlesbrough: They may have been elsewhere at the weekend, but both manager Mick McCarthy and owner Marcus Evans kept close to action.

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While McCarthy was watching the game from his sick bed, Evans, who was also absent, managed to grab a word with two-goal hero Tommy Smith, after the game.

Smith had just collected his man-of-the-match award from the sponsors’ lounge when he was handed a mobile phone by chief executive Simon Clegg, who had been in conversation with Evans.

“He was just passing on his congratulations really and saying he was sorry he could not make it,” said Smith.

“It was a nice touch, I really appreciate it.”

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13 comments

  • Ged Scott could hire a helicopter & turn up at Portman Road (charging it to Ipswich Town of course) or talk jargon on a mobile with Major Soundbite & you lot would assume he was the mythical 'owner'. I don't suppose the invisible man said anything about the overdue accounts while he had a couple of minutes to spare & talk to his lackey?

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    Rob Steroo

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • I am not pretending to be ME's biggest fan. But feel that he should be given some credit. He basically saved the club. O.K. he might have plenty of dosh, which I say good luck to him. In the UK we are too eager to put down people with money. I have no problem with this. I,m not too keen on those that screw the working man in order to pay themselves million pound bonuses, but hard work and endeavour I have no problem with. It was fairly obvious that ME would like Town in the Premier League as not only would he get some of his money back, but also make a bit as well. Remember, it's not always the case that if you invest in something that you are that interested in the product, just the income or outcome ?

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    whymarkmariner

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Dear all, Please check out the EDP and then onto norwich articles and guess who you'll find lambasting the comments?..........Steroo Ged!!!! just don't bite he's trolling.

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    Millsey

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

  • If the owner had a spare few minutes to watch a football match then he wouldnt be a millionaire owner of a football club.

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    Robert Spencer

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Managed to grab a work ? Ooops, should be word?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • # Robert,You are perhaps saying what many supporters believe, that ME is not in it for the football only for the money!

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    Brian Betts

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • This Guy Rop Steroo writes many long words , of which very few makes any sense to me. He has plenty of time typing in rubbish such as the faults he finds of Mr M Evans & his debts, a lttle bird once told me" It's the guy who leaves this world in debt after having a good life by spending millions, not those leaving it all to Tax Man & other cash grabbers" Instead of writing all the rubbish Steroo think of a little sensible dialogue'

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    arfer arvey

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Even a cursory look at what few figures are available shows that whoever owns Ipswich Town (if the Football League have no idea of Town's ownership then I suspect nobody else does either) is syphoning every penny that comes into the club out of the club.... and far more besides. This is bad enough as it stands, particularly in a bonus year for the owners who took out the Walters & Wickham fees in the last available accounts and still managed to rack up the inflated debt. The fact that last years accounts have been witheld is simply because they will make grim reading. Deluded supporters seem to think promotion (ho ho) is desirable for Offshore Investment FC.... given the hugely inflated debt it means financial meltdown (yet again)

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    Rob Steroo

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • ps should have read invisible

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    david peters

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • It's a pity that ME chooses not to say a few words to supporters who turn up every home match & many who attend away matches at great expense.

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    Brian Betts

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • I am not pretending to be ME's biggest fan. But feel that he should be given some credit. He basically saved the club. O.K. he might have plenty of dosh, which I say good luck to him. In the UK we are too eager to put down people with money. I have no problem with this. I,m not too keen on those that screw the working man in order to pay themselves million pound bonuses, but hard work and endeavour I have no problem with. It was fairly obvious that ME would like Town in the Premier League as not only would he get some of his money back, but also make a bit as well. Remember, it's not always the case that if you invest in something that you are that interested in the product, just the income or outcome ?

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    whymarkmariner

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • For "sorry I couldn't make it" read: "I could have made it, but I chose not to, because I don't want to lose my non-dom status, as I'd then have to pay my fair share of tax, like all the 'little people'".

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    The Poacher

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • hes not the only invisable person mr stereo hides behind a nom de plume

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    david peters

    Monday, February 4, 2013

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