Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Portman Road - Ipswich Town

Portman Road - Ipswich Town
Portman Road - Ipswich Town
By SeasideEssexXile


Saturday sees another long trek south, this time to the home of Ipswich Town.

Last season saw us take in a trip to the tractor boys for the first time in 37 years and ironically this season`s fixture list has given us the away trip on the exact corresponding weekend as last time round.

Our record against the boys in blue is awful but as we've shown on more than one occasion a poor home defeat isn't followed by the same again away from home.

How to get there
M55, M6 South, all the way to the end past J1 but before you join the M1 South hanger left on to the A14. Keep on the A14 until J53 & at the roundabout join the A1156. At the next roundabout take the 2nd left signposted A1156. At mini-roundabouts turn right onto the A1214 Signposted Colchester A12. At the traffic lights continue forward onto the A1214 (signposted Colchester A12). At the traffic lights continue forward onto the A137, turn left onto Portman's Walk, continue forward onto Sir Alf Ramsey Way, turn right onto Constantine Road and you`ve arrived. Ipswich to Knobbersville last season on the Sunday morning just over 3 hrs…
Sat nav fans - IP1 2DA.

For the Virgin lovers amongst us
The ground is only a quarter of a mile away from Ipswich train station and is visible as you leave the station.

The Ground
I was quietly impressed by Portman Road on my last visit. It looks nice, a mixture of the old and the new and the statues of old favourites outside the ground gave it a feeling of being cared for. The ground holds over 30000.

The away fans are sat in the top corner of the Cobbold Stand, there's room for 1900 here. Last season I sat by the halfway line in the same stand but in the family section. Not a bad view from here and considerably cheaper than the away seats. The pastie bought inside the ground before the game was the tastiest I`ve had in many a year.

Where to Drink
Limited choice around the ground, that said we drank quite happily in the Old Orlean's. Relatively close to the ground on the retail park and it held a good mix of both home and away fans. Other suggested pub is the Station Hotel near to, surprise, surprise the station.

Plod & Stewards
The antics seen last week at home will hopefully not be repeated this week. That said one of more vocal posters saw the long arm of the Suffolk law here last season unlike the end of the game. Should be relatively hassle free.

Fear factor Rating - 2

This rush of games over the next 4 weeks will go a long way in deciding our fate for the season. Luckily our away form this year is superb, and with the game being played on Valentines day here's hoping we love the final result and that cupid puts his little arrow right through a blue heart and not a travelling tangerine one.

Onwards + Upwards

Writer:Editor
Date:Thursday February 12 2009
Time: 8:25PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

McAlister: 'The Standard Is Very High'

Talking to the official site, Jim McAlister spoke of his admiration for how Blackpool play after getting the first goal and of the high standard in the squad

Fans Groups Invited To Meeting With Club

Karl Oyston has offered Blackpool FC fans groups such as the BSA, BST, Yorkshire Seasiders and Basil a chance to meet him in an effort to improve relations

Oldham vs Blackpool Preview

Unbeaten in four, Blackpool take on Oldham away from home tomorrow.

The Tangerines have been in good form, beating Gillingham 1-0 in their previous match and face an Oldham side who have stru

January PotM Nomination - Aldred

The January nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month Award are in.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Bennett
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Has Been Pool's Best Player So Far This Season?
Suggested By:
Colin Doyle32%
Tom Aldred53%
Brad Potts2%
Mark Cullen4%
Jack Redshaw3%
Other6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Bear195152
2.premier 137
3.SeasideEssexXile25
4.BobHatton22
5.whitey194220
6.53CODGER14
7.Layton_Seasider13
8.DONKEY_LASHER12
9.Hastings9
10.Morbid9