Town drew Peterborough United away in the next round of the Carling Cup, the draw taking place last night live on Sky. The Posh are considered our local derby opponents by many, with former rivals Norwich having been relegated to the 3rd tier last season. The Canaries themselves got a home draw against Sunderland. The good news about drawing Posh, is that the game will take place at London Road during the same week as the Peterborough Beer Fest! This is a huge event, the 2nd largest in the country (1st being the Earls Court fest) and it is only a stones throw away from the ground, and open from early evening on the Tuesday, or lunchtime if the game is on the Wednesday. Sounds like bliss to me. Just take a look at the beers available. The beer fest has it's own web site here. Back to the football... Town last played Posh in the same competition in 2006 at the previous stage, also at London Road with the home side beating us on penalties after the game finished 2 a piece.
We've had some news from our friends over at Football League Interactive, about a new all encompassing service replacing the old "World" service touted by most club web sites in the past. The new service brings together not only news and interviews but live action and commentary. Read more from their launch bulletin and check out the video demo of the service below... The new season sees the launch of the FLi CLUB Player service, a brand new media platform offered to fans of 80 clubs for the 2009/10 season. CLUB Player replaces the World service, a product offered by clubs to provide premium audio, video and text content for subscribers. Designed with fans in mind, CLUB Player provides great exclusive content and behind the scenes club features, and offers fans a host of improvements on the World service. Matchday highlights are available first on the Internet in a high quality video stream (1MB), and live matchday commentary is broadcast in near DAB quality. For 2009/10, the new service offers an interactive Match Live Centre, personalised user features, and for the first time will also be compatible with both PC and MAC users worldwide. Ian Ritchie, Chairman of FLi said: "CLUB Player will offer fans a ground breaking premium online service; new technology, enhanced design and a range of innovative features means fans are never more than a click away from all their team's breaking news, goals and highlights. We believe that by offering such a great service for the fans, we can build on the success of the previous World product." A CLUB Player subscription costs just £3.99 per month or 10p a day, and provides access to all these fantastic new features. There has never been a better time to sign up! Visit onlinefootball.co.uk to check whether this service is available for your club, or alternatively visit your club's official website for more details. FL Interactive (FLi) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Football League. FLi manages and develops the internet and mobile rights of The Football League and 80 participating clubs. These activities include the provision of official club websites, audio/video and mobile services. The FLi network is also the largest football network globally.
Ipswich Town legend Sir Bobby Robson has passed away after his long struggle against cancer. The news will be met with great sadness not just by Town fans, but by Fulham, Newcastle and West Brom fans, and of course England supporters. Sir Bobby who was 76, had first been diagnosed with cancer back in 1992 whilst still working in management with PSV Eindhoven. The disease was to return 4 times. His time as manager with Ipswich spanned 3 decades, a period of glorious success for the Tractor Boys who won the FA Cup and EUFA Cup, and were pipped for the title. The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation can be found here It is difficult to sum up in words, the affection in which he is held by those in Ipswich. Rest in peace Sir Bobby.