Win a place in Blues history

AT a sun-soaked Wembley on May 6, 1978, Ipswich Town won the world's most famous football competition, claiming the FA Cup courtesy of a 1-0 win over Arsenal.

AT a sun-soaked Wembley on May 6, 1978, Ipswich Town won the world's most famous football competition, claiming the FA Cup courtesy of a 1-0 win over Arsenal.

Three decades on the Evening Star, Ipswich Borough Council and BBC Radio Suffolk have teamed up to stage a reunion, marking the Blues' wonderful achievement.

On Bank Holiday Monday, May 5, the entire squad - including legendary boss Sir Bobby Robson - will enjoy an open-top bus ride through Ipswich, before a gala dinner at the Town Hall in honour of their Wembley triumph.

Thousands of fans are expected to converge on the Cornhill to watch highlights from the game on a giant screen.


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To mark the occasion we are offering Evening Star readers the chance to win 20 unique and unforgettable prizes.

Here is the full list of prizes.

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1. Ride on the bus, through the crowded streets of Ipswich, with the stars of 1978 and Sir Bobby Robson, before joining the crowds at the Cornhill where you'll see the players presented to 5,000 people.

2. Win two seats for the balcony area of the Corn Exchange - plus the winner to have his/her picture taken with the team of 1978.

3. Win two pairs of seats for the balcony area of the Corn Exchange - with two of the re-printed Wembley 1978 programmes as your prize.

4. Two tickets to join the VIP reception for players at Portman Road - before the bus leaves for the Town Hall.

5. Two VIP tickets to the full gala evening.

6. Win a signed, framed copy, of the front page of Thirty Years of Honour

7. Win a ticket to the Civic reception at the Corn Exhange - and a balcony ticket to go with it

8. Win an album of Evening Star photos from the special day.

9. Win an Ipswich Town football - signed by the full squad of 1978

10. Win an Ipswich Town replica shirt - signed by the goal-scoring hero of I978, Roger Osborne

11. to 20. - Win a 1978 replica FA Cup Final programme, signed by Roger Osborne.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, start collecting the token printed every day in the Evening Star from today. To help our online readers we have included a free token for you to download and get your collection going.

Enter as many times as you would like to have more chances of winning, but only originals please, no photocopies.

As soon as you have collected '90 minutes' of coupons, attach them to the entry form which can be found in Saturday's Star and send them, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to: FA Cup, PO Box 137, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1EH.

Closing date for entries is 5 pm, Wednesday April 30, 2008. Winners to be announced on Thursday, May 1.

Usual Archant rules apply.

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