Far-Flung Fans Meeting Up for Final Game at Forest
Friday, 5th May 2017 23:03
With Sunday’s final game of the season at Nottingham Forest being shown live on TV in the UK and abroad, Town fans across the country and around the globe will be meeting up in pubs and bars to cheer the Blues on as they look to end a disappointing season on a high note (Sky Sports Three, from 11.30am, kick-off midday).
If you’re watching Sunday’s match - which could see the Blues help the home side into League One - at a pub or bar in some far-flung part of the nation or world, post it below. Please do not post links to illegal streams here or on the forum.
Overseas fans will get the chance to see Town a regular basis next season with the EFL providing live streams of every non-televised game from the start of 2017/18. Full access to the service, called iFollow, will cost £110.
EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: ”The new iFollow platform represents a potentially significant new revenue stream for clubs, while enabling enhanced engagement with existing fans now living abroad.
"iFollow will also present the EFL with an important opportunity to stimulate the interest of new groups of supporters who follow our clubs overseas, which in turn will help support the growth of our competitions on the international stage."
Meanwhile, a list of UK pubs showing Sunday’s game can be found here.
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|TractorBoyFlatt added 11:23 - May 4|
30 minute walk from my Uni accommodation. Can't wait :)
|BlueArrow added 11:26 - May 4|
I'll be in The Jubilee in Bourne Lincolnshire
|bluehert added 11:30 - May 4|
That's a big delay on the TV coverage...
|12th_Man added 12:07 - May 4|
I'll be in the ground
|algarvefan added 12:09 - May 4|
Live in Portugal, so excited about ifollow, be great to watch the games again.
|2_Goal added 12:24 - May 4|
Sydney Australia --meeting cheers bar on George street 8pm Sunday
All town fans welcome !!
|dirtydingusmagee added 12:29 - May 4|
ill be fishing, and hoping the results programme announces McCarthy has gone when I get home .I really don't fancy watching another game under present manager .Who goes up who goes down is irrelevant , but hey ho hope the fans that can stomach it have a nice day .
|WeWereZombies added 12:44 - May 4|
Not on Matchpint, but that website is not infallible, I will be giving The Isles in Portree a look in. If they do not have it on I will go for a nice walk and have a pint later.
|bluescoles added 14:06 - May 4|
I'll be in the ground coyb
|jdtractor96 added 16:57 - May 4|
@BlueArrow another Town fan living in Bourne?! What a small world!
|BlueArrow added 17:26 - May 4|
@jdtractor96 no mate I live in Colchester but my partner lives in Pointon
|TractorRoyNo1 added 17:28 - May 4|
We can only hope the management is far flung after the game
|Sam added 18:29 - May 4|
I hope Mick reads this thinking, I'll give the fans something to smile about. Come on Ipswich, please win and play well to end the horrific season well. I will always get behind the boys and I'm renewing.
|therein61 added 18:29 - May 4|
I think it's us fans that are getting far flung by our once great club!!
|jbanger added 20:54 - May 4|
King Street Brew House in Bristol will be showing the match live in The Tank Room downstairs. Usual meet up place for ITFC South West.
|ThailandBlue added 00:55 - May 5|
Be watching it on my Android box over here in Thailand. 6 Hours ahead so i will settle down st 18-30. Will it be worth it !!!!!
|ernie added 05:47 - May 5|
" town fans across the world will be meeting up in far flung bars to cheer on the blues "
Will they? Doubtful
Does anyone give a f*ck anymore?
|Jimmyonthewing added 08:29 - May 5|
A Forest 2-1 win looks a fair bet at 7/1 odds. I think there is no chance of us getting a result, nothing to play for and who wants to take an injury on holiday with them. Forest, on the other hand.....
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 08:54 - May 5|
Hope we put on a good show, although I can see Forest winning this. At least there will be a bit of "nerve" in the match, but without the result being life-and-death for us. So could actually be quite enjoyable! We could have been in Forest's position. There but for the grace... and so on. COYB!
|Danish_Blue added 11:36 - May 5|
There will be a few of us die hards in
The Globe, Copenhagen.
|singtown added 11:47 - May 5|
Heard about a new streaming service next year - iFollow - which allows overseas supporters (like me!) to catch live coverage of teams outside EPL for a fee of about Singapore Dollars 200 a year. Worth the money as currently ipswich is only featured in about 6 games a year (out of 46 games a season) thru cable tv.
|thechangingman added 13:23 - May 5|
I live in Bourne too!!!
I can't watch the match though, as I have to babysit my daughter and I don't think I'd be able to take her into the pub...
|NewMaldenBlue added 13:56 - May 5|
iFollow -- will be running radio commentary as well for UK fans. Hopefully they can do better the current set up, which tends to drop every 3 or 4 matches resulting in having to log in to the opponent's site. The company running iFollow, NeuLion, runs the yank NFL live, which is illegally streamed, so I am concerned that next season every EFL and EPL match will be available on these streams.
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