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Town Hoping to Play First Pre-Season Fixture on Saturday
Tuesday, 11th Aug 2020 16:34

Town hope to get their first-team pre-season friendly programme under way this Saturday.

Confirmation of the fixture, which like all the club’s friendlies will be played behind closed doors, is likely to come in the next couple of days.

The Blues have been forced into a change of opposition with a club having pulled out as they felt they weren’t far enough through their pre-season training programme for a game at this stage.

Town plan to play four or five first-team friendlies ahead of their 2020/21 campaign - including two against Premier League opposition, one of them Tottenham - with all but one set to be played away from home.

Meanwhile, Coggeshall Town have announced a pre-season friendly against a Town XI on Tuesday 25th August.

A game against the Seedgrowers has become a regular feature of pre-season with Coggeshall chairman Graeme Smith’s company Chelmsford Plastic Warehouse a sponsor of the Blues’ academy.

Last summer Town sent an U23s squad and that may well be the case again with another Town XI, probably largely made up of U18s, playing at Needham Market the same day.

A year ago, the Town youngsters were beaten 4-2 by the Bostik North side with Kai Brown netting both the Blues’ goals.

Pop star Olly Murs is a co-owner of the club and featured for Coggeshall in the 2016 friendly between the clubs.

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Linkboy13 added 16:55 - Aug 11
Is that the Ipswich Premier league ?

rfretwell added 17:16 - Aug 11
Cant be Linkboy, it doesn't have a premier division. Perhaps v Histon, Premier League champions of the Eastern Counties League!

CokeIsKey added 17:17 - Aug 11
2 premier league games? Quite exciting to be fair. Given our location I suspect it will be West Ham again and one of Palace / Spurs / Leicester / Fulham. We're going to get absolutely hammered though as they only finished playing a couple weeks ago compared to our 5 months. Hope it gets streamed online regardless.

wewerefamous added 17:24 - Aug 11
I hope they’ve got the bubble wrap ready, we really don’t need any more injuries!

blues1 added 17:25 - Aug 11
Well one of the premier league games is tottenham. Already confirmed on the 22nd august.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 07:11 - Aug 12
A bit off-topic, maybe, but do we get to see this game? iFollow have just informed me I’ll have to pay £140 instead of £110 this coming season. How the hell do they justify that (no explanation given, of course)? As regards the leagues, it’s one law for the rich clubs and the rest of us are pushed aside. Just a matter of who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Worrying issues for ITFC. Dug out a video (!) yesterday of the 1978 Final. What a team and what support! We are rightly proud of our history, and we will need that support more than ever if there are to be good times ahead. Managers, owners, and players come and go. Some we remember as our own, many we forget, but supporters are the real heart of a club. Musings over...

Radlett_blue added 09:25 - Aug 12
I presume it's Lazio are are playing on Saturday?

Fatboy added 09:57 - Aug 12
It's a shame there aren't more home friendlies. One of the advantages of playing at home is that the players are used to playing there. When the season starts, our team will only have played at PR once in the last six months.

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