On a European Journey takes you through Ipswich Town FC’s exploits in European competition and the fans’ journeys to see them play. From Alf Ramsey’s Champions playing in the European Cup, through the Bobby Robson era and the UEFA Cup triumph in Amsterdam, to the George Burley Premiership team, and the ‘bonus’ season in Europe ending under Joe Royle. The inside story of how the trips were organized as planes, boats and a train were chartered, and the memories of traveling fans, club officials and sports commentators. Every European game is summarized, and most are illustrated, while Coach Bobby Ferguson gives his appraisal of Town’s tactics and the leading players of the glorious 1980-81 team.
Written by the brothers who organized the supporters’ European trips during the 70’s and 80’s and fully illustrated.
About the Authors
David Houseley and Philip Houseley organized Ipswich Town’s European tours during the 1970’s and 1980’s, as the Supporters Club’s official travel agents. Philip is an experienced travel writer and chairman of Ipswich Town Supporters for fifteen years. As a local radio commentator, he covered several Town games.