Ipswich: Teams getting ready for charity match at Portman Road

ALL routes lead to Portman Road on Sunday when two teams take to the pitch for the Sir Bobby Robson Charity Football Match.

It’s been just over six months since team captains and businessmen Paul Milsom and Johnny Wheeler came out top with their auction bids to form squads and take to the hallowed turf of Ipswich Town Football Club.

Meticulous planning and training with managers Mick Mills and George Burley have been carried out and now they are ready for the clash which kicks off at 3pm.

And an array of former Super Blues icons will be turning out for both sides.

Milsoms’ Maestros will include Matt Holland, Russell Osman, Mark Venus, John McGreal, James Scowcroft, Jason Dozzell and James Pullen, while Wheeler Wine Masters feature Brian Talbot, Darren Currie, John Ward, Neil Thompson, Fabian Wilnis, Kevin Horlock and Simon Milton, plus Bury Town keeper Marcus Garnham and Essex County Cricket Club head coach Paul Grayson.

It’s set to be a fun day with events lined up at the ground from 12.30pm including a Food and Wine Fair, plus a range of fun football activities with money raised on the day going towards the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the ITFC Charitable Trust.

There were initial hopes that Argentinian superstar Diego Maradona might be playing after a chance meeting with Mr Wheeler, but that has not as yet been confirmed, said Mr Wheeler, yesterday.

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Tickets are �10 or �5 for children. They can be purchased by calling 01206 713560 or 01206 322795, or you can pay at the turnstiles. For more details go to www.sirbobbyrobson-charitymatch.co.uk and www.itfccharitabletrust.org.uk