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|Marcus Evans – how does he get away with it?|
at 17:22 14 Mar 2018
Please excuse this intrusion by a sympathetic outsider with Town-supporting STH friends…
Yes, we all know Marcus Evans owns the club - as a business. But it’s the supporters of Ipswich Town who own its soul. Events of recent times demonstrate that the concept of what a football club truly means to its local community has passed Evans by completely.
Just supposing another vital community hub – Ipswich Hospital, say, the library, or a famous old local school – had been taken over by one person, then neglected and left to decay slowly over ten years. Would that wealthy owner have been allowed to hide from the cameras, refuse all media interviews and shirk any personal accountability to the local public, for a period of TEN years? Of course not.
To those of us on the outside, the McCarthy stuff is just a sideshow – managers come and go at every club. It’s shocking that your local media seems too craven to target Marcus Evans and demand some accountability – and answers – from him.
The fans deserve that at least, and if the result of applying such pressure is the exclusion of media from Portman Road, then that’s a story of national interest that the supposedly PR-savvy Evans could most certainly do without.
What on earth is stopping them?
|Travelling to the Amex?|
at 11:01 13 Feb 2017
Full Amex travel guide is on the BHA site. Reading that can save you a lot of time and angst. See http://www.seagulls.co.uk/documents/travel-guide-aug15-with-changes229-3021752.p
If driving, use the park and rides - Mill Road is the easiest from the A23 - or park at Lewes station and get the free train.
And if you do get the train, stay on, have a beer first and the queues are shorter. Even after leaving on the whistle, I've never had to queue more than 20 mins. Ever.
And don't stay in the cold & miserable away concourse post-match. Head right out of the away end and 150 yards along to the West Lower concourse. Warm, dry, food, beers, tellies and friendly.
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