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Room with a Blue

PUBLISHED: 14:50 28 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:28 03 March 2010

FOR Ipswich Town fans Dulon Miah and Nigel Lowe it is the ultimate room with a view.

The demolition of the North Stand has meant many Town supporters have been relocated to the South Stand.

FOR Ipswich Town fans Dulon Miah and Nigel Lowe it is the ultimate room with a view.

The demolition of the North Stand has meant many Town supporters have been relocated to the South Stand.

However Dulon and Nigel are able to crack open a beer in comfort while watching their team thanks to the generosity of their friend Andrew Webb whose flat overlooks the pitch at Portman Road at the North Stand end.

It is a scene reminiscent of the BT advertisement where two supporters give a running commentary on a game between Leicester City and Arsenal from their apartments overlooking Filbert Street.

Although they were only able to see 90 per cent of the pitch for Ipswich match against Charlton the pair were grateful for the opportunity of seeing the Tractor Boys in action – even though their prophesy of a resounding Ipswich win ended up in the reality of a 0-1 loss.

Dulon, 23, who predicted a 4-0 win to Town, said: "It's great to be able to watch the team. I think we'll do really well this year, and Finidi George and Matteo Sereni look good."

Nigel, 36, added: "We didn't watch the Derby game from here but we got offered to stay here and I think we will watch every match from here until the North Stand is completed."

From their free vantage point it was possible to see the numbers on the backs of the shirts and identify most players, although part of the North Stand end goal was out of view. The striking backdrop of the new South Stand was completely visible.

The pair also had Sky TV keeping them updated with the football scores from around the country, and BBC Radio Suffolk giving them commentary of the Town game, thanks to Terry Baxter and Kevin Beattie.

N Tonight Anglia TV is featuring Ipswich Town in a programme which reflects the far-reaching benefits to businesses of the team's status in the Premiership.

Singing the Blues will be screened at 10.50pm.

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