Ipswich Town - Return To Glory

First off this story will mainly be text based with the odd thing here and there mainly screenshots for visuals, have been experimenting, but badly and do everything from Mobile. Hopefully over Time my story telling will improve. Will be sporadic as Fifa time is getting less and less these days.

I am actually on my 3rd season with Ipswich so I will begin with a rundown of whats happened so far.

My first post will consist of some stats which may seem out of place at first with dates, but will get to those eventually.

My plan with this career is to keep it going as long as possible, but also not to allow it to be done easily. If I feel I'm progressing too quickly I sometimes holt it slightly and force it to slow down as don't want to accomplish too much too quickly.

I will get caught up with my progress as soon as possible, will do a quick rundown of my first season in next post then next will be done as soon as I can

Ipswich Town aka The Tractor Boys


Est 1878

Home Ground: Portman Road


First Division Title: 1961/62
Runners Up 1980/81, 1981/82

Second Division Title/Championship: 1960/61, 1967/68

Third Division Title/League One: 1953/54, 1956/57, 2020/21

FA Cup: 1977/78

UEFA Cup: 1980/81

EFL Trophy: 2020/21

Most Appearances
Mark Mills 737 - 1965-82
John Wark 670 - 1974-96 (3 seperate stints)
Mick Stockwell 555 - 1982-2000
Paul Cooper 575 1973-86
George Burley 500 1973-85
8th Luke Chambers 410 2012 - 2022

Top Goalscorers
Ray Crawford 218 (208) in 354 Appearances
John Wark 190 (135) in 678 Appearances
Ted Phillips 181 (161) in 295 Appearances
Tom Garneys 143 (124) in 273 Appearances
Paul Marineer 135 (96) in 339 Appearances
Brackets are League Goals

Current Player Records Updated Game Progress End of 2021/22 Season


*Luke Chambers 410
*Cole Skuse 280
*Freddy Sears 226
Teddy Bishop 156
Kayden Jackson 155
Flynn Downes 163
Andre Dozzell 146
Gwion Edwards 138
Luke Woolfenden 114


Kayden Jackson 54 in 155
*Freddie Sears 40 in 226
Andre Dozzell 29 in 146
Gwion Edwards 25 in 138
James Norwood 23 in 70

* - Player no longer at the club

Record Transfer Fee Paid

£7.2 Million to PAOK for Léo Jabá July 2022

Previous Record
£4.75 Million to Sampdoria for Matteo Sereni August 2001

Record Transfer Fee Received
£13 Million from West Ham United for Rekeem Harper July 2022

Previous Record
£12 Million from Sunderland for Connor Wickham June 2011

Longest Serving Manager
Sir Bobby Robson, 709 games January 1969 to August 1982.

Current Squad

Jak Alnwick 68 28y
Bailey Peacock-Farrell 75 25y
Bryn Clarke 54 17y Welsh Youth

LB/LWB Myles Kenlock 69 25y
LB/RB Barry Coutts 50 18y Scottish Youth
CB/LB Ayman Ashraf 67 31y
CB Chey Dunkley 69 30y
CB Tom Lockyer 72 27y
CB Luke Woolfenden 74 23y
CB Billy Koumetio 63 19y
CB/RB/LB Daniel Cornelissen 71 17y Dutch Youth
RB/LB Janoi Donacien 66 28y
RB/CB Roman Stubbs 58 17y English Youth (Loan Listed)
RB/CB Austin Little 57 18y English Youth (Loan Listed)
RWB/RB Tariq Lamptey 72 21y


CDM/CB Charlie Jone 64 17y Welsh Youth (out on loan)
CDM/CB/CM Sean Morris 65 19y English Youth
CDM/CM Tristan Nydam 69 22y
LM/RW Rolando Aarons 74 26y
CM/RM James Olayinka 60 21y (Loan Listed)
CM/CDM Han-Noah Massengo 71 21y
CM Flynn Downes 74 23y
CM Teddy Bishop 70 26y
CAM/CF Moussa Sadami 59 19y Ghanaian Youth (Loan Listed)
CAM/CM/CDM Andre Dozzell 77 23y
CAM/RW/LW Armando Dobra 65 21y (Loan Listed)
CAM Idris El Mizouni 64 21y (Loan Listed)
RM/LM Léo Jabá 75 23y
RM/RW/ST Jack Lankester 68 22y
LM/RM Keanan Bennetts 73 23y (Submitted a Transfer Request)
RW/RWB/RM Gwion Edward's 68 29y (Transfer Listed)

ST James Norwood 67 31y (Transfer Listed)
ST Kayden Jackson 72 28y
ST/LW Jack Lahne 68 20y
ST Leonardo Campana 70 22y
ST Patrick Bamford 72 28y


  • Season 1 i had 2 objectives for myself, that was to gain Promotion to The Championship and win The EFL Trophy. Was pleasantly surprised that EA have the new format of the competition minus the U21 teams however their Geography could be brought into question.

    I started the season with default squad and began the season with The Transfer Window off. I did complete some early business tho and that was signing loaned Keanan Bennetts on a pernament deal from Borussia Monchengladbach.

    I struggled to get going in my first season and was performing badly myself. Only won one game opening month and had a very very leaky defence. Unfortunately the leaky defence was an early trend for the season.

    After a very inconsistent few months we were lucky that no one was running away with things up the top of the league. We were always near the top, but had one of the worst defenses in the league.

    Come January and I could not sign a single transfer target pernament or loan. I did manage to reinforce at the back with Chey Dunkley from Sheffield Wednesday and Ayman Ashraf who was a a Free Agent. I also brought in Jak Alnwick between the sticks from St Mirren. These signings certainly saved my season.

    Come the end of the season and I had completed the Objectives I had set myself. Ipswich were promoted as Champions whilst also winning The EFL Trophy. We also enjoyed a fun FA Cup run which was ended by Arsenal in The QF's.

    You'll be able to see how bad we were defensively, all tho it had improved from January it still wasn't great.


    League Champions


    EFL Trophy Winners


    As for individual achievements our ST Kayden Jackson ended season as top goalscorer with 24 goals, also on a more personal note Centre Back Luke Chambers got himself up to 398 Appearances for Ipswich Town which left him in the Top 10 of all time Appearances for the club. His next target would be father of current teammate Andre Dozzell.
  • Daviee x
    60 posts Park Captain
    Congrats on the title & promotion first season.
    Look forward to seeing how you handled the first season back up in the Championship & hopefully see you fixed the defensive problems
  • Season 2 with Ipswich started badly before kicking a ball. Out of nowhere we had demands from Kane Vincent-Young wanting to leave the club, there was no changing his mind so we allowed it to happen. Already needing to rebuild/strengthen the defence this was not an ideal situation.

    To replace our departing RB i brought in Tariq Lamptey from Brighton whilst bulking up the Central Defence with Tom Lockyer from Luton Town. Him with a young Luke Woolfenden i felt would be a great pairing whilst I also had a hugely potential Dutch Youth Central Defender come through. Initially he was a Right Back, but at 6ft 5 and couldn't not convert him to Centre Back. As well as improving the defence I made a new Goalkeeper signing. Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Burnley. I now felt I had made enough improvements at the back.

    One of my bigger signings of the window was actually a Free Agent, bringing in former Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons whilst also bulking up the Midfield bringing in Rekeem Harper from West Brom. I did grab 1 more Free Agent, young Swedish Striker Jack Lahne. My last signing of the window was another Defender Billy Koumetio from Liverpool. I was struggling in signing a decent left footer Defender, so I brought one I could develop.

    The 2021/22 Season started off incredibly in The Championship picking up points in each of our opening 5 games until we came against Relegated Crystal Palace who still had a Premier League side, held our own, but got beat. To make matters worse we then took a pasting from Millwall so Championship life wasn't gonna be an easy return.

    We kept lingering in the top 6 until the 20 game mark, but that's where the season really took a turn for the worst. Was a shame as defensively we had drastically improved from the Previous Season, but were now losing by fine margins.

    We did however put together another great cup run, this time getting to The Quarter finals of The Carabao Cup. We lost 1-0 to Manchester City, 1 piece of sloppy play lead to the goal otherwise we held our own against a full strength City side.

    With League form getting worse we were now dropping towards the lower mid table I brought in some reinforcements in attack. Last seasons top goal scorer Kayden Jackson was struggling in The Championship and was on a 3 month goal drought. Leonardo Campana was brought in from Wolves on loan until the end of the season. He improved things, but wasn't enough for us to set the league on fire and storm back up. A return of 5 goals in 10 games was good tho.

    Come the end of the season things looked very different than they did after first 10 games or so. We finished in 14th which wasn't a disaster, but hoped for better.

    This means there was going to be many decisions to make come the new season. With a 2nd season in The Championship can Ipswich Town keep hold of all their key players. New signings Rekeem Harper, Rolando Aarons and Bailey Peacock-Farrell could potentially be looking for Premier League Football along with the likes of Luke Woolfenden and Keanan Bennetts who handed in a Transfer Request back in February. It could well be a very long summer for Ipswich
  • I have started the 3rd season, will go into more detail soon.

    Looking for some recommendations, I started to try and do some write ups in Newspaper Format, but nothing I found was suitable. This is sort of what I'm looking for


    Obviously gives away some of my Season 3 Progress, but I'm looking for a site or App that I can do something similar to that just without Sample written all over it. Ideally it'll be something free cause well I'm a cheapskate 😆 but a don't mind spending a small amount.
  • Leicester
    96 posts Park Captain
    Good to see the points totals are a lot more realistic. In FIFA 20, you'd need 120 points to win the league!
  • Leicester wrote: »
    Good to see the points totals are a lot more realistic. In FIFA 20, you'd need 120 points to win the league!

    I find it varys which isn't bad either. My season in League 1 was close, but my season in Championships Aston Villa were runaway leaders

  • Leicester
    96 posts Park Captain
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    Leicester wrote: »
    Good to see the points totals are a lot more realistic. In FIFA 20, you'd need 120 points to win the league!

    I find it varys which isn't bad either. My season in League 1 was close, but my season in Championships Aston Villa were runaway leaders


    Ah that's disappointing! 120 points?!
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