Old soldier still backs Blues after axe

SACRIFICED but still loyal. This is Brian Gould, the former official welcoming face of Portman Road.One of the employees shown the door as Ipswich Town attempt to come to grips with their crippling financial problems, Gould is still backing Ipswich Town.

By Elvin King

SACRIFICED but still loyal. This is Brian Gould, the former official welcoming face of Portman Road.

One of the employees shown the door as Ipswich Town attempt to come to grips with their crippling financial problems, Gould is still backing Ipswich Town.

Instead of having a directors' box view of today's First Division match against Grimsby, he was listening on his radio at home.

Mr Gould was employed by the Corps of Commissionaires and patrolled the directors' box and surrounds in full uniform at every home game. He is still backing the Blues.

The 68-year-old former member of the Guards added much to the charm that has always been associated with Ipswich.

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"It has been a great experience and I have lived through ups and downs – mainly ups," he said today.

"I half expected to go last summer following relegation.

"I am not bitter and can understand the reasons. Hopefully, the contract will be re-introduced if the club gets back into the Premiership."

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