A new issue of the Ipswich Town fanzine Turnstile Blues was published on 1st February, prior to the home match against Bolton. It will be on sale again today outside the King Power stadium before the match against Leicester City.
The theme for the fourth issue of Turnstile Blues is co-operation and community: values which have always been closely associated with the club and its supporters. The fanzine focuses on the importance of co-operation and community in building a successful club, both on and off the pitch.
The previous three issues of Turnstile Blues have sold very quickly amongst Town supporters, both at games and online, and have drawn praise from supporters, the local media and ex-Town players alike.
In the new issue, Susan Gardiner, author of the highly successful Ipswich Town – A History which was published last year by Amberley Press, writes a moving and insightful appreciation of Dale Roberts and his importance to the club’s success under his close friend George Burley.
Grant Bage puts forward a lively and humorous argument about why football – despite its essentially competitive nature – is a co-operative enterprise at heart, and Emma Corlett, this issue’s editor, reflects on Town’s role in the local community.
There’s also an enlightening contribution from Hull City fan Mark Gretton, a leading figure in the No To Hull Tigers campaign, as well as the usual satire and silliness.
Turnstile Blues is priced £1.
For those who can’t make it to the game, the fanzine will also be available to buy via download or mail order from www.turnstile-blues.co.uk, soon afterwards.