Ex-Players' Dinner Cancelled
Monday, 16th Mar 2020 11:00
Town’s Ex-Players' Association Hall of Fame Dinner scheduled for Friday has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
The invitation-only dinner, now in its 41st year, was to take place in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite at Portman Road with more than 200 ex-players and their guests attending.
However, given the current situation, and particularly with a large number of former players aged 70 and over due to be present, the decision was made to cancel.
This year’s dinner was set to pay tribute to the squad which saw the Blues into the Premier League via the play-offs in 1999/00 with further members of that side being added to the Hall of Fame.
Among those inducted at last year's dinner was defender Hermann Hreidarsson, pictured above, who signed the following summer.
This weekend’s European Road Trip was also called off with football on the continent suspended as it is here at present.
The fans on the trip were due to take in the game between Fortuna Düsseldorf and SC Paderborn in Germany and the PSV Eindhoven–FC Emmen and Ajax-FC Twente fixtures in the Netherlands over the course of the weekend.
Sunday’s Wedding Fayre at Portman Road was postponed and as things stand is rescheduled for Sunday 26th April.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 270 bloggers
Lambert's Goals Take Town to the Top by clivebleedingthomas
The summer of 1974 had been an anxious period for Town fans. Will he or won’t he leave us? That question hung over us as uncertainty grew about Bobby Robson’s future. Don Revie had left Leeds to take up the England job and Bobby was seen as his likely successor.
And Along Came Jim by Moggasknockdown
Life without football is a funny old thing. Currently, in these most testing of times, the idea of missing football might seem like a triviality, an inconsequential itch amidst an existential crisis. Many of us miss the routine of it, the communality and regularity of it.
City Floored by Brilliant Viljoen by clivebleedingthomas
My father, Owen Sturley Nunn, known as 'Bob' to his many friends at Portman Road, kept an archive of newspaper reports of notable Town matches. I inherited the archive upon his death in 1987 and continued to keep reports of noteworthy games.
The Way Back From Here Will Be Long, But There is a Way by SomethingBlue
It's a delicate situation now, perhaps an existential one. People need to stay engaged, focused and angry – which I know isn't easy to do given the endless stream of kicks in the teeth. But articulated vocally and consistently – which hasn't ever happened yet – it will have an effect in time.
Scapegoats by bbg
A lot of blame gets thrown about on this site and on other media with owner, manager and players on the receiving end. I haven't seen too many posts where supporters have taken the blame for the current predicament, because you had a massive role in it.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]