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Subbuteo Match to Celebrate Fortuna Blues' 15th Anniversary
Monday, 11th Jan 2021 15:31

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the friendship between fans of Town and Fortuna Düsseldorf, supporters of the German club are staging a Subbuteo match between the sides this Saturday.

The Fortuna Blues have been unable to make their annual pilgrimage to Portman Road this season but to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their first visit, Ulli Münsterberg, who organises their trips, is staging a Subbuteo match.

Ulli wrote on Facebook: “This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of the friendship between both sets of supporters from Fortuna Düsseldorf and Ipswich Town, but there is no travel to Portman Road at this time for obvious reasons.

“However, there will be a game of football being played between the two teams of our clubs. The venue will be at Portman Road, kick-off will be Saturday next week, 1500 hrs UK time.

“According to recent circumstances, this match will be played only at my own Subbuteo ground, according to the international solo Subbuteo league rules.”

Ulli wants fans of the two clubs to name squads of their all-time favourite players.

“Tractor Boys and Girls post your entries here as a comment and Fortuna fans vice versa. Please name a squad with 11 players, two substitutes and your favourite all-time manager. From all of your entries, I will pick the best two squads of our clubs to play this match.

“On top of that, feel free to mention one or two games of your club, which were in your own experience outstanding or somewhat special. I will pick few of the entries and send illustrated scenes from those matches.”

Entries will be accepted until Thursday with the game reported on via Ulli’s Facebook page.

Ulli added: “It's meant to be a nice option, to meet online this time to have a bit of a united party together.”

Photo: Ulli Münsterberg

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MickMillsTash added 15:56 - Jan 11
Looks like some icy conditions at the Ulli - Stad
Beattie should play in a T-shirt and shorts whilst everyone else plays in thermals

Ipswichbusiness added 16:03 - Jan 11
Mention of Subbuteo and that photo in particular takes me back to my childhood ...

Cakeman added 16:27 - Jan 11
That’s very nice, something to try and brighten the spirits.
Ipswichbusiness, I agree fully. It seemed as though life was not so serious and was much simpler then but that’s probably me showing my age!

bluelodgeblue added 17:33 - Jan 11
At last a game we might win?

martin587 added 17:35 - Jan 11
Cakeman. My grandson has my old subbuteo and we still play occasionally even though the men have snapped in half.

martin587 added 17:36 - Jan 11
I forgot to say it’s 69 years old.😂

Northstandveteran added 17:37 - Jan 11
Ten outfield players rooted to the spot with no off the ball movement.

On a different note, good luck with the subbuteo.

therein61 added 18:45 - Jan 11
Loved playing that with my son in the 70's and beyond i hope we play two up front(should do Lambo's not manager)

JewellintheTown added 10:09 - Jan 12
Stick it live on Sky and advertise it as a first team match and no one will know the difference.

budgieplucker added 13:45 - Jan 12
I always preferred the Thomas Holy Subbuteo goalkeeper version with the outstretched arms above the head and wire rod, rather than the midget Dai Cornell version with moulded into base plastic rod and arms in front of him - who was frankly quite useless at stopping any shots.

Shows you how much pitches have improved in modern times as well, I used rub a little cocoa powder in the goalmouth to give a more realistic impression for my winter fixtures.

Afraid I couldn’t get excited about the stadium accessories/additions although after the awful Roy Capey decision at Stamford Bridge awarding Chelsea that cheat goal against us when hitting the stanchion on the outside of the net, I had to ensure I put netting on the inside of the Subbuteo goal stanchion not to be cheated in my Subbuteo games!!!!

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