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Travel advice given for Boxing Day match at Charlton Athletic

PUBLISHED: 11:27 20 December 2012

Ipswich Town

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IPSWICH Town’s lunchtime Boxing Day match at Charlton Athletic will go ahead, despite likely major disruptions to train and tube travel.

Arsenal yesterday announced that their Boxing Day match against fellow Londoners West Ham had been postponed due to the fact there is a planned tube strike.

There is no Southeastern train service stopping at Charlton station on December 26, however, the Addicks have decided to go ahead with the match against their Suffolk visitors – instead offering advice for those going by car for the 1pm kick-off.

A statement issued on the south London club’s website read: “The club is expecting a larger number of fans to drive to the match, so has issued some parking advice.

“Supporters who park within the controlled parking zone, who would normally need a permit, will not require one for Boxing Day.

“As regards parking on bays with meters, fans will need to read the bank holiday notices on the machines to see if there is a charge. Supporters thinking of parking on single yellow lines should also carefully read the parking signs in that area.

“Fans should note the earlier 1pm kick-off time.”

Tomorrow is East Anglian derby day. STUART WATSON previews the action as Ipswich Town prepare to take on rivals Norwich City at Portman Road (12pm ko, Sky Sports).

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is hoping that all the trash talk makes for a rip-roaring East Anglian derby at Portman Road on Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko).

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is hopeful that Joe Garner and Tom Adeyemi will both be fit to face Norwich City in the East Anglian derby at Portman Road on Sunday lunchtime (12pm k0).

Ivo Pinto wants Norwich City to do their talking on the pitch against bitter rivals Ipswich Town in Sunday’s Championship derby.

Daniel Farke delivered a double injury boost ahead of Norwich’s City Championship derby at Ipswich.

Ipswich Town host rivals Norwich City in the first East Anglian derby of the season this Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko) and you can watch back what Blues boss Mick McCarthy had to say in his pre-match press conference earlier today.

East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town and Norwich City faced each other in a two-legged Championship play-off semi-final back in May 2015 – it may only be little more than two years ago, but can you name the 30 players who featured for both sides in those matches?

Fans have a big role to play in the “massive” East Anglian derby this weekend – and must cheer on the Blues all the way to victory.

Ipswich Town star David McGoldrick says he and his team-mates ‘owe the fans a victory’ over fierce rivals Norwich City, on Sunday.

There’s nothing to beat derby day as Ipswich and Norwich go head-to-head on Sunday. Mike Bacon previews the game.

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