Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon asks if Evans’ three-year deal is really worth it

With no Town game to focus on, season ticket brochures have been filling the void in households across Suffolk and beyond.

And, essentially, it comes down to whether you’re a gambling man (or woman) while the owner waits for the chips to come back in his favour.

For the first time since 10-year debentures in the halcyon days, you can buy three years’ worth of football at Portman Road in one swift transaction.

But with the side currently hovering four points above the drop to League One, it will take a brave man (or woman) to take on dealer Marcus Evans.

At current prices, if you were to purchase a three-year ticket in the Lower Sir Bobby Robson Stand, you could save yourself £58 over three years (£75 in the upper).

Not knowing where we will be next season (but not any higher), I think it is a big gamble for little reward, though it would pay dividends if next year became a promotion season, but have we seen enough to buy into that?

There are two sides to every story/season ticket brochure: The good news is for the seventh time in 11 years prices haven’t gone up (but could they have even justified this?)

The bad news is we will remain one of the most expensive places to watch Championship football, and for the price of what a lot of season ticket holders will pay, dare I say you could be watching Premier League football at Carrow Road next season (£518.50 at early bird rate in the Barclay Stand).

I won’t be switching over to the green-and-yellow (I still have nightmares about that Sport Relief shirt) but there is plenty for the current players to do against Leeds United, Millwall and Derby County before that early bird deadline.

So, let’s find out if they’re worth it...

Blues news: Frank Nouble has recovered from a hamstring injury to play in tomorrow’s home game with Leeds (3pm).