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Town to Face Fortuna at Four-Team Pre-Season Tournament
Friday, 7th Jun 2019 09:17

Town will face sister club Fortuna Düsseldorf at their four-team pre-season tournament, the Interwetten Cup, in Meppen on the German-Dutch border on Sunday 14th July the club has confirmed.

The Blues will take on Fortuna, whose fans have become a regular sight at Portman Road over the last decade with Town supporters also having made the trip to watch the Bundesliga side, in a 2pm kick-off at the Hänsch-Arena with the games lasting 45 minutes and going to penalties if the scores are level at full-time.

The other two teams in the competition, Dutch club FC Utrecht and German third-tier side and hosts SV Meppen, will play one another at 3pm.

The two losing teams will take part in a third-place play-off at 4pm with the winners meeting in the final at 5pm.

Town and Fortuna previously met in a pre-season friendly at the Paul-Janes-Stadion in the summer of 2015 when the German team won 4-3.

Tickets for the Interwetten Cup are now available here with Town fans advised to buy standing tickets in the ExxonMobil grandstand and seating in the KiKxxl grandstand in blocks K and L. 

Town are looking at providing travel packages to Germany with details to follow.

The Blues also play a friendly in Germany the previous weekend when they face newly-promoted Bundesliga team Paderborn in Steinhagen near Bielefeld.

A list of Town's pre-season fixtures can be found here with the Blues not expected to announce any further first team friendlies.

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MaySixth added 09:19 - Jun 7
45 minutes a game?

Farcical
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JackSted added 09:21 - Jun 7
Let's win some silverware boys
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PositivelyPortman added 09:23 - Jun 7
22.5 mins each way?
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TrueBlueFerret added 09:30 - Jun 7
ON ME WAY??
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SouperJim added 09:32 - Jun 7
Brilliant, great to be playing Fortuna, wish I could be there. I'm sure a good few will go out and have a great time, someone have a beer and bratwurst for me!
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IPSWICHMOUSE added 09:50 - Jun 7
What a fantastic, friendly atmosphere this game will be......Wish i could have made the trip.....COYB...ITID....
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brazil1982 added 09:53 - Jun 7
How do we get there then?
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dirtydingusmagee added 10:11 - Jun 7
nice one, we probably got some players that can get through 45 mins.....and we always do well in cups .............dont we ?
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dirtydingusmagee added 10:13 - Jun 7
Brazil1982, i'll try me Bus pass lol.
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BlockJJ added 10:18 - Jun 7
Awesome! I'm in Rotterdam for work that weekend :)
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AbujaBlue added 10:29 - Jun 7
Top marks to the club for getting this arranged. Really shows how attuned they are to their fanbase now.
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ChateauWines added 10:36 - Jun 7
It’s 900 mile round trip by road or 8 hours on train but won’t get back until early Monday. I cannot wait to experience Fortuna v Ipswich
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ellerblue added 11:27 - Jun 7
Great news a 2 hr drive for me hotel booked in Meppen match tickets purchased nice weekend for me and the Frau in a lovely medium sized town from Friday to Monday COYB
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algarvefan added 12:18 - Jun 7
Unusual format and not what any of us were expecting, do they have 'Rush Goalies' and 'Jumpers for goalposts'.......asking for a friend!
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Nazemariner added 12:32 - Jun 7
We are going to get our pants taken down against both Utrecht and Fortuna.
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TimmyH added 12:45 - Jun 7
On another note McCarthy 'I'd be delighted with a draw' re: Ireland away to Denmark in the upcoming European Championship qualifiers - where have we heard that before?

Anybody get the feeling we could end up at the bottom of that tournament?
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chepstowblue added 12:49 - Jun 7
The Intert*atten cup should be a thrilling occasion. I love it when something that could have been worthwhile turns into a totally meaningless 'Mickey Mouse' event where nothing will be learned. What's the point?
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midastouch added 13:03 - Jun 7
that's great news, everybody is a winner in this match :-)
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midastouch added 13:08 - Jun 7
& I would think even Huws might be able to manage 45 mins!
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midastouch added 13:21 - Jun 7
And pity England can't play 45 minute tournaments, we might of actually won stuff since 1966 if that were the case!
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Northstandveteran added 13:57 - Jun 7
Maysixth and chepstowblue,

Totally agree.

Wouldn't it have been more worthwhile for both players and fans if there had been two 90 minute games against two different teams?

I just think that way, it's more of an excuse for a few days away 😀

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Friedie added 14:35 - Jun 7
QUICK INFORMATION FOR OUR ENGLISH & GERMAN FRIENDS - WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR :

COACHES FOR THE TOURNAMENT IN MEPPEN WILL BE PLANNED NOW.
ADMISSION / TICKETS WILL BE ORGANISED OFFICIALLY IN CONNECTION WITH FORTUNA DUSSELDORF
PRICE P.P. / BUS SEAT will be around 25-30 Euros. please note that our first offer includes Bustransfer only. More Infos about tickets to come soon.
DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL WILL BE PLANNED MORE THAN LIKELY WITH BAR 95
PEOPLE WHO HAVE BOOKED PREVIOUSLY FOR THE PADERBORN FIXTURE WILL GET THEIR MONEY TRANSFERED BACK TO THEIR ACCOUNTS.
Further news to be announced next week.
Please share our Info.

Be always updated via our Fortuna Blues LTD Facebook-Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/difomeetsuk/

Cheers!
Ulli@Friedie
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ScottCandage added 16:06 - Jun 7
Wow, this format seems like a LOT of fun, especially with the Ipswich/Fortuna link. Whoever wins that match will immediately gain a boatload of supporters for the final. Just seems like a wonderful day out. Have fun!
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loudnproud added 16:35 - Jun 7
Best news ive heard today....Got to make this one probably drive so 3 seats available...bring it on!!!
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IpswichT62OldBoy added 19:24 - Jun 7
Great news that we are playing Fortuna.
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