Town's money man predicts big things

HIS identity remains a mystery - but Ipswich Town's billionaire Marcus Evans today gave a clue as to what he looks like to fans…he doesn't wear a blue and white Santa suit!In a merry Christmas message to Blues fans, Mr Evans has given the thumbs up to Christmas card created by The Evening Star and the Green 'Un newspaper featuring a cartoon of the takeover tycoon.

HIS identity remains a mystery - but Ipswich Town's billionaire Marcus Evans today gave a clue as to what he looks like to fans…he doesn't wear a blue and white Santa suit!

In a merry Christmas message to Blues fans, Mr Evans has given the thumbs up to Christmas card created by The Evening Star and the Green 'Un newspaper featuring a cartoon of the takeover tycoon.

He said he thought the card was a great idea and predicted success for Jim Magilton and the Town squad in the New Year.

Mr Evans, who is currently travelling, said: “I think the Green 'Un Christmas card is great fun.


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“I have never been portrayed as a blue and white Father Christmas before!

“I would like to wish all Ipswich fans a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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“I'm confident that 2008 will bring us great success.”

The card is available online for Town fans to e-mail, or print out and send.

The idea was hatched after Mr Evans made an investment worth £44million in Ipswich and which made every Town fan's Christmas.

The money will wipe off the club's debt and free up £12m for spending on players, meaning Tractor boys have high hopes that the Premier League is within reach.

Mike Bacon, head of sport at the Green 'Un, said: “There are two versions of the card - an e-mail card you can send to your friends online and another version you can download and print out.

“Send them to your friends and make it a truly Blue Christmas.”

Visit www.greenun.co.uk to get your copy of the card, which has been looked at online 500 times and downloaded and sent 150 times.

Do you have any clues as to Mr Evans' identity? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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