Ipswich Town, Jim Magilton and the missi

WHEN Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks beamed radiantly as he appointed Jim Magilton team manager, he talked of being so impressed with veteran player's pitch for the job that: "The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end.

WHEN Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks beamed radiantly as he appointed Jim Magilton team manager, he talked of being so impressed with veteran player's pitch for the job that: "The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end."

Two seasons on, with Magilton's uninspired and unconvincing team scrapping and scraping for every point it can muster, with midtable mediocrity seeming the inevitable outcome of the dull 2008/9 campaign, it seems the manager has lost the magic his reputation was built on.

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