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Detmer: Beyond Thrilled
Friday, 19th Nov 2021 22:48

Blues co-owner Mark Detmer says it will be like Christmas coming early when he is at Portman Road for the first time for the Blues' home game against Sunderland on Saturday 18th December.

Detmer will be at the club for the visit of the Black Cats having watched enviously as fellow Three Lion Brett Johnson came over for the Fleetwood match and then Ed Schwartz from ORG was at Portman Road for the Colchester and Oxford fixtures.

“I’ve been jealous, I’ll admit,” Detmer told iFollow Ipswich. “We’ve tried on multiple occasions but due to quarantines and other reasons weren’t able to attend the opening match on August 7th, then again in October for me for personal reasons.

“But I’ll be there with the family and with the entire extended board on the 18th for the Ipswich match versus Sunderland.

“I am beyond thrilled. I can tell you honestly I’m wishing it was December 18th. I feel like if Christmas came a week early, that’s in this case. We’ll be celebrating together and hoping that the team can come out victorious on that day.

“We’re all behind them, I know they’re working really, really hard in training but to finally be in the stadium for that home match, for me is a dream come true.”

The Sunderland match is the first in the three #PackOutPR promotion fixtures with 23,508 seats, including the away support, already sold making it the biggest attendance of the season so far with a month to go.

“It’s amazing, I think it’s time now that we take it up, we raise the roof, we get to that 28,000-plus that we’re targeting,” Detmer continued.

“Our entire board will be there rooting on the team and I’m thrilled to have 23,500 already committed to showing up and hopefully there are others that one way or another find their way on December 18th to Portman Road.”

The #PackOutPR also covers the matches against Wycombe Wanderers on Wednesday 29th December and the visit by Lincoln City on New Year’s Day. Detmer says he and his family will also be at the other two games.

“I will be at all three matches,” he confirmed. “I’m just so excited about that we have some time over the holidays to spend the holidays in the UK and in Ipswich.

“Christmas, New Year’s and take in all three matches, the 18th, the 29th and the 1st. I will be there with my family on New Year’s Day as part of that whole #PackOutPR and I couldn’t be more excited to take in as much football as we can.”

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Robert_Garrett added 23:06 - Nov 19
We too........

Tufty added 03:28 - Nov 20
Welcome to the blues

dirtydingusmagee added 07:53 - Nov 20

dirtydingusmagee added 07:55 - Nov 20
Lets hope it goes well, its not great when you are expecting Santa to leave you a bike, but all you get is a Tangerine and a pair of socks .

ArnieM added 09:19 - Nov 20
It’s inconceivable how much this Club has changed under our new ownership. Town fans are not daft, they can see the genuine interactions The Three Lions are creating with the Club’s fans, and boy, have the fans responded.

I hope you’re watching Mr Evans . THIS is how to really “own” a Club, and how to embrace the true owners of a football Club. You have to “ include”, and show real “intent” but most of all “respect” it’s fans.

Thank you once again to The Three Lions for giving ITFC back to us the fans but most of all for truly understanding what it means to be a Town fan!

COYBs #thethreelions 🇺🇸

IpswichT62OldBoy added 09:39 - Nov 20
I am old enough to remember looking forward to every game, being part of a heaving crowd expecting a good result and going home buzzing.
Those days are rolling around again, thanks Yanks.

Billericay12 added 09:49 - Nov 20
I was at the Oxford game last week and although it wasn’t a great game the atmosphere, expectation, enthusiasm and hope among the crowd is something I haven’t seen at Portman road for many many years. We still have a way to go but I have true belief we will have some success in the next few years.

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