Date: 23rd November 2015 at 4:06pm
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We used to be pretty good when we were featured on Sky television and that was even when the weather was inclement.

I remember Jason Scotland scoring a pair of humdingers in the snow at Portman Road, when we beat the new Premier leaders Leicester City 3-0 and of course who could possibly forget that last gasp winner against Charlton Athletic last season, when Noel Hunt came from the bench to score a last gap winner!

Well, he is of course not around anymore but we can only hope that we can grab another three points at The Valley on Saturday for the first of three games that will be featured live on Sky t.v.

Memorable victories for the blues against arch rivals Norwich spring to mind too when it comes to victories gleaned in front of those live television camera’s and Danny Haynes seemed particularly good at scoring for the blues when the camera’s were rolling and especially against The Canaries!

Of course we can never forget those memorable play-off games against Bolton Wanderers or indeed the splendiferous victory in the final at Wembley and that amazing solo goal by Martijn Reuser!

So over the years you could argue that we have often excelled in games featured live on Sky and it is only more recently that our form has discernibly dipped when the camera’s come calling.

After the game away to Charlton this weekend, we are featured the following Friday again on Sky Sports One!

This time it is a home fixture against promotion favourites Middlesborough but we are certainly due another home victory – having drawn five of our last six at Portman Road.

Then one week later on the 12th December, it is another early Saturday afternoon kick off, as we travel to newly promoted MK Dons and I won’t be too shocked if a certain Dean Bowditch finds the net against his former club.

I will forgive him for that provided we do not lose.

It seems an awful long time ago since he scored a hat-trick for us against Watford but even now he is still among the goals.

This is another game which is live on Sky Sports One and we can only hope that we can finally find some form at the right time for supporters far and wide, who will get the chance to see the blues in action for three games in a row!

Groups of supporters will gather in bars across the globe to get a look at what the blues are up to these days?

For the sake of all of us, from as far a field as Sweden to New Zealand, here’s hoping that the Sky hoodoo is finally broken!

Frank Weston Editor of Vital Ipswich


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