Posted: 07/12/2016 at 09:43
I'm a Tractor Girl Topbird - used to go and stand in the North Stand at Portman Road in my teens, worked in a building overlooking the pitch, frequently 'bumped into' the players at bars and cafés in Ipswich in the days when International class footballers were 'real people' who walked, talked and ate in normal places just like the rest of us. My son met Sir Alf Ramsey in a park in Ipswich when he was a little boy and was given a few 'footballing tips' and an autograph. Couldn't go with Bobby Robson's army to Wembly as Wonky was a baby and poorly with something or other My parents were season ticket holders for years and brother has often been seen in the Directors' Box with his youngest daughter who has been team mascot.
As a family we also sort of support Luton Town (Up the Hatters!) as Gt Grandfather was mayor of Luton and a director and Ma used to talk about how she loved going to her grandparents' house for tea with her footballing heroes.
My ex was (and probably still is) a Canary