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Fortuna Blues Back in Town
Fortuna Blues Back in Town
Thursday, 14th Jan 2016 17:10

Town’s Blue Army will once again be augmented by fans from German side Fortuna Düsseldorf when Preston North End visit Portman Road on Saturday.

The 100-strong Fortuna Blues party will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the start of their association with Town.

Ulli Münsterberg, chairman of the Fortuna Blues Branch of the Supporters Club, told TWTD: “It is the 10th anniversary of our pilgrimages. The first time in 2006 we saw the match against Portsmouth in the FA Cup and we had 95 lads with us that time.

“After that, we came regularly - at least once a year - and we followed Town to away matches as well, including a pre-season friendly at PSV Eindhoven and at Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers.

“The largest number we have brought so far was 170 - that was last year for the Derby match - and 125 the year before.

“The friendly match between both of our clubs in the summer at our club ground Flinger Broich has been another highlight, which drew an attendance of more than 5,000, including more than 600 ITFC supporters, as well as the big party afterwards at the Stahlwerk Disco!”

You can find the Facebook page dedicated to the friendship between fans of the two clubs here, while Ulli talks about how the link initially came about in a TWTD article from a couple of years ago here.

Ulli and a number of other Fortuna Blues will be appearing on Saturday’s Life’s a Pitch on Radio Suffolk (noon to 2pm).

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TractorCam added 17:47 - Jan 14
Good to see them back, brilliant that we've now had this friendly match and I feel like there's more to come

Mark added 17:50 - Jan 14
Herzlich willkommen,

The_Last_Baron added 17:56 - Jan 14
Have they ever saw a Town win?

elalaer9 added 18:47 - Jan 14
Seen*.. Just saying.
It's great to have this sort of relationship with another club. Let's hope we show them a good performance!

Friedie added 18:57 - Jan 14
@The Last Baron: Yes. My personal statistic with Town is 5 wins, 5 draws, 7 losses.... but still has to improve. ;)

WillsbridgeBlue added 21:30 - Jan 14
Great to hear that the Fortuna boys will be back & over for PNE game. I'll be over to the game & for the weekend from Bristol so it'll be fantastic to see their support! Hope it's a great game & we get another 3pts to cheer with another Chambo fistpump!
I think it's brilliant that we have the connection with Fortuna & their fans. They show us great support & hopefully one day I'll get over to watch Fortuna play as follow their fortunes now! See you at Portman Road on Saturday. COYTB!

Slambo added 08:14 - Jan 15

Razor added 11:36 - Jan 15
Ulie or Frideie if the girls want to escape the pub for a couple of hours I can take them round town on a little tour as previously promised!!

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