There were fears he wasn’t going to be able to serve his loyal customers on derby day, but disaster has been avoided for one hot food vendor outside Portman Road.

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Mike Green, who has run his hot dog unit on Princes Street for more than 30 years, feared he would not be able to serve the Ipswich Town faithful due to some road restrictions ahead of the first East Anglian derby in more than three years.

Due to police measures to keep potential trouble between fans to a minimum, Mr Green would have had to move locations and only be able to serve Norwich City fans.

He said: “I understand what the police are doing but I have loyal trade. It’s my human rights to go to work and they’re taking it away.”

However, following conversations with Ipswich Borough Council and the police, the issue was resolved, allowing Mr Green to move to where he can serve the Town fans.

A police spokesman said: “Our policing operation is designed to ensure a safe and secure event for fans, shoppers, residents, motorists and retailers alike. We obviously will not be able to satisfy the needs and demands of everyone, but our desire for a trouble-free, friendly game must come top of our agenda and should be a priority for everyone.”

18 comments

  • Yes cheaper than inside the ground, but do your prices go up on match days, do you have separate price for other venues? As it seem us fans get ripped off outside the ground and inside the ground. CleverReporting you can my hotdog

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    lofty itfc

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • I don't know who owns the land down there, but it would be a good investment to build some brick booths along there so that would be no need to worry about road restrictions. These could also enable traders to.open on.car boot sale days and do.away with the need for portable programme booths.

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    Sentinel Red

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • First world problems here guys.

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    Tedbundy

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • some idiots commenting now days on here . hot dog pint and a boring old football match what more does a guy need

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    Lee mundy

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • mr green [hot dog man] please do not respond to some of these idiots , they are either on holiday , sick , on benifets or on night work .call it a day.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Mr hot dog man you are beginning to become a boring fart with all you emails this site is not for adds

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    pandy

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • I can see a sprtacus scene taking place....... I'm Lofty...

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    CleverReporting

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • News reporters getting killed, Russia on the brink of starting world war 3, Syria death toll keeps climbing , country in recession , extremists’ climbing out of the wood work all over the country and going off to fight . But hold the front page this man can’t sell saggy sausages to his loyal fans. Well done Evening star another top story .

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    confused.com

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Ipswich man, i think if you read previous replies, You can accept these as a reply to you.

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    Hot dog man

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Lofty, if you like to make yourself known to me on Saturday, i will give you free and for nothing a drink and something to eat, of your choice, and will tell you what it would cost, then tell me i overcharge. Check my prices against the prices inside the ground.

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    Hot dog man

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • R2. D2. It depends how you look at it. I need the income from this business, as i look after my mum, who has dementia. She will not go into a home. I have not worked for 3 years apart from my hot dog stall. Unlike LOTS of people i receive virtually no financial help, so you see, to me it is a big story.

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    Hot dog man

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Poppys dad, if you read the reply to Terrence, you will see where i am coming from. It is choice, The proof of the pudding , or hot dog is in the eating. If you see my queue on busy days, people want my food. Live and let live. I have 3rd generation customers.

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    Hot dog man

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Terry, thanks for your support. It is why my grandfather spent 4 years fighting in the great war, as did my father in the 2nd WW and my brother in modern days. Any person who is paid by the tax payer, should remember , just that. They are there to serve the public. To often the attitude of these people is, we know best, do as you are told. Anybody who knows me will know, that isnt my way. We have to be heard.

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    Hot dog man

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • well done mr green , keep up the good work.you are not a scrounger [ like some]

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Why is there a need to get a hot dog before football or a Burger , can people not get by without eating for a couple of hours ? Normal game is 3pm start , hardly lunch time !

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    Poppys Dad

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • This seems to be getting more and more like FB and Twitter. God help us if this is the biggest story of the day.

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    R2 D2

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Perhaps they were getting their own back for overcharging on the food and drink. Anyone else notice how all the food outlets have a special football pricing board over their normal prices

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    lofty itfc

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • "but disaster has been avoided". As always Ipswich Star way over the top.

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    Ipswich Man

    Friday, August 22, 2014

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