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Kings of Anglia Issue 7 Magazine Offer With Jimmy Bullard and Tristan Nydam

Bartosz Bialkowski: The man behind the gloves – Watch our exclusive chat with Ipswich Town’s keeper

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:41 04 August 2017

Ipswich Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski is the cover star for edition four of Kings of Anglia magazine. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski is the cover star for edition four of Kings of Anglia magazine. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Ipswich Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski kindly let us into his home for an exclusive interview and photoshoot that will appear in edition four of Kings of Anglia magazine later this month.

The 29-year-old spoke candidly to chief football writer Stuart Watson about a whole range of subjects.

He starts with memories of growing up in Poland, from being a ‘chubby’ kid who hated to run, to the incident which led to 24 hours in jail and being beaten up by rival fans.

Family is never far away in the conversation. His love for wife Inez and two children – seven-year-old Nadia and five-year-old Oskar – is clear. He also talks of the pain and anger which followed his father Marek’s passing in 2015 and how doing dad proud motivated him to find new level of form 18 months ago.

Edition four of Kings of Anglia magazine is available to pre-order at www.buyamag.co.uk/KOA4 Edition four of Kings of Anglia magazine is available to pre-order at www.buyamag.co.uk/KOA4

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In short, Bart says he’s just a ‘normal guy’. He’s settled in Suffolk, ‘feels the love’ from the fans who have twice voted him Player of the Year and says he’d be happy to see out his career with Town.

This rare personal insight into the life of a modern footballer is sure to make him even more popular among the Blues faithful. It’s a good reminder that players are not robots too.

Give the video a watch and buy edition four of Kings of Anglia to read the feature length article.

It’s packed with Town content. Andy Warren has caught up with former fans’ favourite Pablo Counago and tracked down Danny Karbassiyoon for the latest of his ‘where are they now?’ series, EADT editor and lifelong Town fan Terry Hunt reveals the top 25 in his ‘greatest Blues players of all time’ list, there’s some mindboggling numbers from enigmatic Twitter poster ‘Renegade Statman’, while Amy Downes brings you ‘Diary of a Tractor Girl’.

The magazine, which costs £3.99, will be in shops soon and is available for pre-order here.

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Thousands of the region’s bravest swimmers donned their wetsuits and took the plunge at the Great East Swim when it returned to Suffolk today.

A special baton relay will arrive on the Suffolk coast on Monday as part of celebrations to mark the centenary of the formation of the RAF.

Essex Police says it is “very concerned” for the welfare of two missing young people – who are believed to be together in the Colchester area.

Shoppers have expressed shock after plans to shut to a “struggling” East of England Co-op store in Ipswich were announced.

Four people arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man in Chelmsford yesterday have been released.

From a tribute music festival to a muddy obstacle course – there are plenty of events for people to enjoy across Suffolk and north Essex this weekend.

Thousands of runners dressed in pink are expected to descend on Trinity Park near Ipswich this weekend to play their part in the fight against cancer.

The coast of California USA and Fore Street, Ipswich swimming pool are worlds apart in several ways, but for former Ipswich lady, Karen Quezada, nee Spanner, who now lives in California, the little Victorian built pool in Ipswich holds a special place in her heart.

Rail services between Ipswich and Cambridge are returning to normal after a freight train broke down at Bury St Edmunds this morning.

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