Nostalgia Sir Alf Ramsey led Ipswich Town to the Division Three South title on goal ratio back in 1957. Picture: ARCHANT After their long-predicted relegation was confirmed, Ipswich Town will be playing third tier football next season for the first time since 1957. Mark Heath looks at what sport – and life in general – was like back then Ted Phillips scored 42 goals for Town in the 1956/57 season. Picture: ARCHANTThe last timeIpswich Town last played at such a lowly level of English football in the 1956-57 season, when they won the then Division Three South title under the man who would go on to be a Blues and England legend, Alf Ramsey.MORE: Stuart Watson’s Sunday Verdict – A post-mortem of Ipswich Town’s disastrous 2018/19 campaign after relegation is confirmed with four games leftRamsey, who had been appointed as Town boss in 1955, replacing Scott Duncan, duly led the Blues to the Division Two title in 1960/61, and with it a spot in the top flight.And, of course, Town weren’t just content to make the numbers up – they famously won the Division One title the very next season, in 1961/62.Roy Bailey, John Elsworthy, Larry Carberry, Ted Phillips and… Read full this story
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