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Ipswich Town fans criticised over ‘dead atmospheres’ by parents at Planet Blue autograph signing

PUBLISHED: 16:48 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:05 14 February 2018

Martin Waghorn with Harley Calver.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Martin Waghorn with Harley Calver. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Town fans have been urged to get behind the Blues and stop creating “dead atmospheres” ahead of the East Anglian derby. Meanwhile, see our photo gallery of the event - can you spot your child?

Alfie and Archie Brame with Cameron Carter-Vickers. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNAlfie and Archie Brame with Cameron Carter-Vickers. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Planet Blue was packed with young families at a meet and greet session with players Martyn Waghorn, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Mustapha Carayol, Stephen Gleeson, Aaron Drinan, and Andre Dozzell yesterday. Ipswich face Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday (midday). Boss Mick McCarthy will be hoping to give the Blues a first derby win since 2009.

Ipswich fans enjoyed meeting their favourite players at an autograph signing.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNIpswich fans enjoyed meeting their favourite players at an autograph signing. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Elliot Gordon meeting his favourite players.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNElliot Gordon meeting his favourite players. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Elliot Gordon meeting Martin Waghorn.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNElliot Gordon meeting Martin Waghorn. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Matthew Townrow with a signed ball.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMatthew Townrow with a signed ball. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jonny Brome, who brought along children Alfie, seven, and Archie, five, said: “We need to get behind the team and show support.

Ipswich fans enjoyed meeting their favourite players at an autograph signing.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNIpswich fans enjoyed meeting their favourite players at an autograph signing. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“Fans are creating dead atmospheres. It can get frustrating but that isn’t going to help.”

Ipswich fans enjoyed meeting their favourite players at an autograph signing.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNIpswich fans enjoyed meeting their favourite players at an autograph signing. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Rachel Goode, 19, said: “The North stand is very ‘Mick Out’ but we’re not (Co-op stand). He’s done a good job. I’ll take a draw at Norwich.”

Ruby and Bobby Melton with Martin Waghorn.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNRuby and Bobby Melton with Martin Waghorn. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lisa Calver, 30, of Ipswich, who brought children Ella, seven, and Harley, five, added: “The fans must lift the boys.”

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