Fans flock to Portman Road to meet Town heroes after FA Cup win over Arsenal in 1978

A Town fan has a picture with the FA Cup

A Town fan has a picture with the FA Cup - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town fans gathered at Portman Road in July 78’ to have a chance to hold and take pictures of the FA Cup.

Getting up close to the trophy

Getting up close to the trophy - Credit: Archant

It followed the club’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley, thanks to a goal from Roger Osborne.

With the FA Cup

With the FA Cup - Credit: Archant

Hundereds of fans queued up to see the cup, and got the chance to meet their heroes and watch them do training drills and a variety of different warm ups.

Mick Mills waves to the crowd

Mick Mills waves to the crowd - Credit: Archant

Pictures captured on the day show the heroes of the FA Cup winning team doing drills and embracing the fans, including captain Mick Mills, John Wark, Eric Gates, Clive Woods, Arnold Muhren, Russell Osman and more.

Russell Osman, Arnold Muhren, Clive Woods, and Eric Gates at the open day

Russell Osman, Arnold Muhren, Clive Woods, and Eric Gates at the open day - Credit: Archant

This year’s official open day is next Thursday, July 27, at the Portman Road stadium.

Arnold Muhren dribbling around the cones

Arnold Muhren dribbling around the cones - Credit: Archant

Gates will open at 9.30am with the first-team squad and coaching staff taking part in a signing session before the players train on the main pitch.

Hundreds of fans attended the event

Hundreds of fans attended the event - Credit: Archant

As usual, there will be lots of fun activities for all the family. More than 4,000 people attend the event last year.

Hundreds of fans attended the event

Hundreds of fans attended the event - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of fans attended the event

Hundreds of fans attended the event - Credit: Archant

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