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Town Reinstated In Cup
Friday, 1st Feb 2013 16:13

Town have been reinstated in the Suffolk Premier Cup after Felixstowe and Walton were removed from the competition having fielded an ineligible player during their 2-1 quarter-final victory over the Blues in early January.

A statement from the Suffolk FA reads: “In line with the rules of the Suffolk County FA Cup competitions, Felixstowe and Walton United FC have been removed from the 2012/13 Premier Cup and Ipswich Town FC have been reinstated to the competition.

“Felixstowe and Walton United FC played an ineligible player in their match against Ipswich Town FC on the 8th January and have therefore forfeited the match.”

Felixstowe and Walton have subsequently issued a statement outlining the circumstances surrounding their expulsion.

Town field a second string side in the tournament with a very young team largely made up of academy players having played in the last round. Previously, a stronger Blues side had beaten Walsham-le-Willows 5-1 in the first round.

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bournemouthblue added 16:18 - Feb 1
I'm sure that ineligible player made all the difference :p

casanovacrow added 16:20 - Feb 1
Poppycock, they want Ipswich back in it to put bums on seats, not that they have seats.

alexharban added 16:22 - Feb 1
Que sera sera...

bluemingood added 16:25 - Feb 1
Shame we can't find a reason to be reinstated back to the Premier league.

NorseBlue added 16:30 - Feb 1
That's my home-town!

SamWhiteUK added 16:30 - Feb 1
COYB!!!! Love to go on and win it now :P

petermorris added 16:43 - Feb 1
Bring back the Texaco Cup!

bluemikey100 added 16:53 - Feb 1
ooh yeah the cup is all ours im sure VILLA had ineligible player yes the uefa cup and the old division 1 title is ours we won the double lol

ITFCFW added 17:27 - Feb 1
Statement now on Felixstowe & Walton's website - looks like they have been hard done by -

Toepunt added 17:40 - Feb 1
Just read the report on Felixstowe's website (thanks for the link ITFCFW).
Glad to see the FA are cr4p on a regional level as well as nationally!

Portman51 added 17:59 - Feb 1
Small clubs always seem to get a raw deal from the blazerati. If you're a Prem club like West Ham with Carlos Tevez a few years back, then no worries....

gypo added 18:27 - Feb 1
Our local FA are a bunch of clicky tw@ts. Played football for Walton united Felixstowe town and when both clubs merged and they have always had something about Felixstowe sides.

AbujaBlue added 18:32 - Feb 1
Forget about being reinstated, how about us being instated into the top two?

Fatcatevans added 18:36 - Feb 1
Surely as this was an admin error partly Suffolk F A fault Itfc could emerge with a lot of kudos by withdrawing and letting Felixstowe go through. it's surely not that important to us. I'm not aware they used Messi as a ringer. Do the big thing town.

BossMan added 19:05 - Feb 1
spot on fatcat and nice PR exercise

h32 added 19:09 - Feb 1
Lets hope a better show is evident in their next match then.

Morgan added 19:12 - Feb 1
After reading the report on their website I vote for reinstating them!

BlueToad added 19:34 - Feb 1
reinstate them

hancockingoal added 19:46 - Feb 1
Absolute disgraceful decision by Suffolk FA but typical of them! What else would you expect from a bunch of jobsworths full of their own importance!

arc added 20:48 - Feb 1
Well, won't we just feel fabulous if we end up winning this cup. Nonsense.

carsey added 21:59 - Feb 1
I'm with Fatcat. ITFC should step aside and show the idiots at Suffolk FA that they should accept the blame for this.

ChrisMakin2012 added 22:39 - Feb 1
Disgraceful decision by the FA, clearly been made to make profit and publicity for the poor cup that it is.

welshwatcher added 23:23 - Feb 1
Only joined this evening after reading this thread, I follow the Seasiders but genuinely nice to read stuff from guys with integrity, we really appreciate it. We were really proud of our achievement on the night and bitterly disappointed with the SFA decision. Hopefully ITFC will decline re-instatement which would show the SFA up somewhat. Thanks for your comments guys.

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