'Classic Kits - Current Players' series continues
This season’s new matchday programme cover, ‘Classic Kits – Current Players’, has already proved to be a hit with Town fans.
Before Blues’ opening day draw against Blackburn Rovers, the programme sold out around Portman Road.
The design also ties in with our programme feature ‘Story of the Season’, which will take a trip down memory lane to some unforgettable campaigns in the Club’s history.
As a way of whetting the matchday appetite, we’ll be looking at why each kit has been selected to don the front cover, and some of the highlights from the aforementioned seasons.
Tomorrow the series continues with the 1998/99 shirt featuring Gwion Edwards (we also wore the kit in 99/00)...
SO NEAR YET SO FAR...
After Play-Off heartbreak the previous two seasons, George Burley’s Town had their eyes on the top flight prize going into the 98/99 campaign. Blues couldn’t have got off to a much better start either, with just one defeat in their opening 11 games. Things got even better in October too as Town won four games and shot up to fourth in the table. Fast forward to April and Blues were in second place behind Sunderland with six games to play – automatic promotion was almost certainly on the cards. However, a goalless draw against Norwich, and three defeats in the next four games, meant Burley’s men missed out on the final day. Town faced a third successive Play-Off semi-final, Bolton were the opponents and it was Wanderers who would prevail.
Town’s aggregate win over Bolton in the Play-Offs the following term will render happier memories for the Blue Army.