Owner Evans plays for the Blues

OWNER Marcus Evans played for Ipswich Town at the weekend.

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OWNER Marcus Evans played for Ipswich Town at the weekend.

The billionaire was part of a Blues side led by Charlie Woods that took part in the Sir Bobby Robson charity golf event in Vila Sol on the Algarve in Portugal.

There were 30 teams with the one led by former Arsenal and Manchester striker Frank Stapleton taking first prize.


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Evans struck the ball well during the round - and he was joined in the side representing Town by manager Jim Magilton and first-team coach Bryan Klug.

A record-breaking 72,000 euros was raised for a children's orphanage near Faro.

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Also playing were Alan Shearer, Sam Allardyce, Pat Jennings, Mick McCarthy, George Burley and Alan Brazil.

“It was a great day and everybody enjoyed it,” said Robson. “The standard of golf was high with all the Ipswich team striking the ball well.”

Magilton returned to Ipswich yesterday and is due back at Portman Road today.

Reports coming out of Greece suggest that Greek international striker Angelos Charisteas' German club Nuremberg have turned down a £2.5million bid by Ipswich.

The Blues are not confirming or denying any interest in the player who scored the winning goal in the 2004 European Championship final.

Former Ipswich favourite Frans Thijssen was at Portman Road on Friday with his daughters and four grandchildren picking up his Town Hall of Fame award.

The Dutchman, who starred in Ipswich's 1981 UEFA Cup triumph, was elected into the coveted Hall of Fame last season but could not get to Portman Road to officially pick up his award.

Other Hall of Fame members are Mick Mills, John Wark, Ted Phillips, Ray Crawford, John Elsworthy, Kevin Beattie and the late Jimmy Leadbetter.

Wark and Beattie were present to see Town chairman David Sheepshanks present the award to Thijssen in the Town boardroom.

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