Fans offered chance to join FA cup party

A CHANCE to be part of the anniversary celebrations of Ipswich Town's magnificent 1978 FA Cup triumph was today offered to passionate Blues fans.

A CHANCE to be part of the anniversary celebrations of Ipswich Town's magnificent 1978 FA Cup triumph was today offered to passionate Blues fans.

The entire cup-winning squad - including Sir Bobby Robson - will be back in Suffolk on May 5 for the reunion, Thirty Years of Honour.

The players will take an open-top bus ride through Ipswich before tucking into a plush dinner at the Town Hall.

They will then take part in a question and answer session before meeting supporters and signing autographs.


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Meanwhile, thousands of Blues fans will converge on the Cornhill to watch the highlights of the Wembley win against Arsenal which will be beamed out on a giant screen.

Highly sought-after tickets to both the gala meal and the after-dinner celebrations have now been released - offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a memorable occasion.

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Event organiser Austen Dack today confirmed that only a limited number of tickets to the gala dinner were left.

He also urged fans interested in attending the after-dinner event to secure the place quickly.

“This is a fabulous chance to be a part of a very special evening,” he said.

Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “May 5 will be a truly memorable occasion to mark a truly memorable achievement.”

The squad will be making the pilgrimage to Suffolk from the across the globe for the reunion, which is likely to be the final time the Wembley heroes are all together again.

Tickets to the meal, which can be bought in pairs, cost £100 each, plus VAT. Tickets to the after-dinner celebration cost £40 each.

To secure your place, or to find out more, contact Austen Dack at details are austendack@aol.com or by calling

01353 658216.

Tell us your FA Cup memories. Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Did You Know?

Goal scorer Roger Osborne had to be substituted after netting his match-winner because he was so overcome by emotion.

Wembley '78: Fast Facts

Around 100,000 supporters filled a sun-soaked Wembley

Roger Osborne smashed in the only goal of the game with just 12 minutes remaining

Sir Bobby Robson's heroes banged in 21 goals on the road to FA Cup glory

Heroes of '78 - the cup winners:

Paul Cooper

George Burley

Mick Mills

Brian Talbot

Allan Hunter

Kevin Beattie

Roger Osborne

John Wark

Paul Mariner

David Geddis

Clive Woods

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