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Want to Play at Portman Road?
Monday, 8th Jan 2018 14:23

Town are after players for this year’s Portman Cup in which fans are given the opportunity to grace the hallowed Portman Road turf.

This year’s game takes place on Friday 27th April and offers supporters the chance to be part of a team playing a 90-minute match managed by a Town legend.

Last summer saw a team managed by Jason Dozzell thrash a side led by Micky Stockwell 10-5.

As well as the opportunity to grace the Portman Road turf, the day includes use of the dressing rooms and dugouts, personalised kit, award presentations, a post-match meal for the player and a guest, a commemorative DVD and a photo CD.

If you’re interested in taking part in the Portman Cup, which costs £250 + VAT per person, or want more information, call Town’s sales team on 01473 400594 or email

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BlueHarwich added 14:28 - Jan 8
When the headline came up on my phone I thought we'd stooped to an all time low!

nineteenseventyeight added 14:36 - Jan 8
looking at the stadium that's a normal Saturday afternoon

12th_Man added 14:39 - Jan 8
I know we are short of players but this is a bit extreme

Northstandveteran added 14:43 - Jan 8

lightingblue added 14:43 - Jan 8
This is a new idea. They can’t sign anyone, so instead of paying transfer fees and wages etc you can just turn up on a Saturday and you’d get a game. It’s a bit like your old Sunday morning pub team. All got a hangover, bringing the dirty old kebab up on the sidelines followed by a couple of fags. They really are taking it back to grassroots. Happy days.

Northstandveteran added 14:50 - Jan 8
Mind you, the opportunity to use the same dressing room as I.T.F.C legends such as Skuse and Sears? And fish and chips and a photo?

You temptress Evans you......

Lightningboy added 14:56 - Jan 8
...and end up injured for 6 months probably like most of the 1st team.

Cloddyseedbed added 14:59 - Jan 8
The hallowed turf as you call is having less appeal every year you are here Evans. If you can't afford to run it properly, move it on to someone who would show more passion and interest.

MickMillsTash added 15:00 - Jan 8
have played this a couple of times- would recommend it to anyone. Town really look after you and win or lose it is very enjoyable.
There's normally a few 20 year olds that can be to good to get an earlier reducer on but average is late 30s early 40s and a decent enough standard


rfretwell added 15:02 - Jan 8
Any young fit midfielders among our fans?

Northstandveteran added 15:12 - Jan 8
Thank goodness the good Lord provided me with more sense than money

Seasider added 17:01 - Jan 8
Portman Cup eh,that is the only silverware that will be held aloft this season on the hallowed turf at Portman Rd

Next will probably be the 1st Div Play Off Trophy

Northstandveteran added 17:16 - Jan 8
Now come on seaside, didn't we win the champions of Ipswich trophy when we beat the reserves pre season?

shoopdelang added 18:00 - Jan 8
Don't pay the £250 just hold off and be patient. How are are going, in 7-10 years Ipswich at Portman road will be a regular fixture for most local pub sides.

BlueandTruesince82 added 18:50 - Jan 8
And there i was thinking this was an open invitation to sign me up

Northstandveteran added 18:51 - Jan 8
Should the protests that have been spoken about on this site come to fruition, you'll be able to run around the pitch and get in the dug out for free this Saturday!

blueboy1981 added 20:04 - Jan 8
........ just turn up, 50 years of age or under - even playing in Wellies accepted providing you're a 'real bloke'.

The First Team beckons, and welcomes you.

DurhamTownFan added 21:12 - Jan 8
No thanks!

PJewellisaGod added 23:43 - Jan 8
Must have been how the club got Coke and Toure.

Kulturarv added 07:53 - Jan 9
Do we need to bring our own soap Marcus or will you be in the shower room selling soap in order to gain some extra quid?

big_gaz67 added 12:17 - Jan 9
Can TWTD please ask the club how the pitch can be guaranteed available for this and not guaranteed for the Suffolk Senior and Premier Cup finals? (ps I'm still waiting for, as promised in the close season survey, e-mail contact regarding TWTD becoming too sycophant to the club)

FinidiCentenary added 13:28 - Jan 9
This is a fantastic idea that gives players, who are nowhere near professional standard, the chance to play at a proper stadium.

I hear that Iorfa thoroughly enjoyed his turn on Saturday and said it was well worth the £300.

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