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TRIBUTES TO TED PHILLIPS

9 January 2018

Players to wear black armbands against Leeds as Club remembers a legend

 Tributes from former and current Blues after Ted Phillips passed away today. 

The players will be wearing black armbands on Saturday, with a minute's applause before the game against Leeds as a mark of respect.

“Ted and I hit it off almost straight away and we were always the best of pals.I never saw anyone else strike a ball with such power. These days he wouldn’t be afraid to shoot from the half-way line.  Ted was the penalty king too and I swear I saw ‘keepers wince as he came charging up to the spot. I was fortunate enough to play twice for England and I always said that Ted should have had a chance at international level as well.” 
Town strike partner Ray Crawford

 

“I came down from Scotland and things were pretty normal up there but when I met Ted he was different to anyone I had ever met before. What a character. He loved a laugh and was one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet.”
Championship winning team-mate from 1961/62, Doug Moran

“I’ve been told of his goalscoring record at the Club and it’s clear that he is player that stamped his mark on the history of Ipswich Town. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends at this sad time.”
Mick McCarthy


 


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