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BAD luck... squandered chances… a leaky defence?None of these frequently prescribed defects are to blame for Ipswich Town's catastrophic start to the football season according to clairvoyant Sue Knock.

Tom Potter

BAD luck... squandered chances… a leaky defence?

None of these frequently prescribed defects are to blame for Ipswich Town's catastrophic start to the football season according to clairvoyant Sue Knock.

The well-known Ipswich medium points the finger at ancient druids for inspiring poor performances on the pitch and thinks the answer to the team's problems lies with the fans - and a song made famous by German disco band Boney M.

Supernatural Sue, is in the business of offering psychic solutions, believes only by appeasing the primeval pagans can the Tractor Boys get their season back on track.

“The fans need to build up the good energy and swipe away the bad energy generated by the druids,” she warned.

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“They need to repeat a soothing hymn - Rivers of Babylon can bring back the positive energy the players need.”

Why druids? Sue recalls giving two spiritual readings at addresses overlooking the Portman Road ground and on both occasions uncovering some eerie apparitions.

Last year she predicted fortunes wouldn't improve at the club under a new manager - and so far she's been right.

Sue explained: “A little girl said she had seen little men, no taller than three feet, running around in black hoods. Then someone living at a house around the corner told me they could see four people in cloaks.”

Sue has already helped the team turn around a wretched run of defeats during George Burley's tenure as Town boss.

Then she blamed a long-dead medieval knight for a dip in form, which improved drastically after spending five hours 'cleansing' the area.

Now she is imploring fans to instil a positive energy in the Ipswich players by singing a calming tune and suggests Rivers of Babylon as her chant of choice.

She said: “Negative energy puts a wall up to the players and disrupts their performance. The fans have to build good energy and all of us repeat this mantra.”

- Will you be singing Rivers of Babylon when they face Swansea at their next match on October 17? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

By the rivers of babylon, there we sat down

Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of babylon, there we sat down

Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

When the wicked

Carried us away in captivity

Required from us a song

Now how shall we sing the lords song in a strange land?

When the wicked

Carried us away in captivity

Requiring of us a song

Now how shall we sing the lords song in a strange land?

Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart

Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts

Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down

Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down

Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Ipswich aren't the first team said to be cursed. Birmingham City were supposedly the victims of a hundred-year spell which only came to an end when former coach Barry Fry urinated in all four corners of the field on advice from a psychic.

Ex-Leeds boss Don Revie employed a gypsy to spiritually cleanse Elland Road in 1971. But Revie's Leeds ended up losing the First Division having led the table for most of that season.

Ancient tombs were excavated when Southampton moved to their new stadium. The club hired a white witch to rid the ground of potentially vengeful spirits.