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Paul Lambert leaves surprise note on coach for travelling Ipswich fans for Blackburn game

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has surprised their travelling supporters this morning by leaving a note on the coach for them to read.

Website TWTD say that 50 fans got onto the coach at Portman Road at 6:45am this morning for the 500-mile round-trip to Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park only to find out that Lambert has paid for their travel.

Each coach ticket cost £37 each meaning Paul paid £1,850 in total.

The letter read: “I’m told that you are travelling to our game against Blackburn at the weekend on the official Club coaches.

“As a personal thank you for making the long journey to support the team, I would like to pay your costs for the coach trip.

“This Club is lucky in that it enjoys fantastic support home and away and without you the fans, we don’t have a game.

“On a personal note, I really appreciate the support I have received from the supporters and this is my way of saying thanks ti people like you who travel all over the country to support this Club.

“I have arranged with the Club for you to be reimbursed for your travel costs and once again, thanks for your support. Enjoy the game.”

It was revealed yesterday that Paul Lambert he will stay on as manager of strugglers Ipswich Town, even if he fails to keep them up.

He said: “I’m fully committed to this job. I don’t know any other way.

“This is a fantastic football club. It’s just lost its way a bit. I’m here – my staff are here – to help it.

“Marcus made it clear he wants me and my staff here next season whatever happens over the next four months, and I made it clear we want to be here so it was a pretty easy conversation to have.

“I’ve said before, it’s not normal to see the support we are getting from the fans when you are bottom of the league.

“Imagine what this place would be like if the team was winning games every week. It would be crazy.”


Football fans across social media took to react to both the class gesture made by Lambert, and the bosses commitment to staying at the club even if they’re relegated to League One – take a look at what they had to say on the next page.


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