The clamour for a Christmas gift has started, with clubs desperately trying to find the right product to make a few extra quid this festive season.
Some, like Sunderland, have seemingly got it wrong. Their recent promotion of club and country crossover items went down very badly on social media. Some clubs have pushed retro shirts through, which seem to go well, whilst Ipswich Town have come up with something a little different.
They have announced an Ipswich Town themed Monopoly game, drawing inspiration from past players and managers. Like many themed Monopoly sets, it is at a higher price point than the standard game, but it has certainly sparked interest on social media. After all, Monopoly is one of the most popular board games of all time and sets have featured everything from The Simpsons, to Game Of Thrones.
Some clubs might not be able to pull off a special set, but Ipswich are of sufficient size for this to work. Indeed, fans have been giving their opinion on social media and whilst a few are a little puzzled by the pricing, others have been coming up with their own ideas for going to jail, as well as possible players to feature.
Ipswich are currently top of League One and looking like mounting the promotion challenge their fans expect. if that continues, then the merchandise is likely to be popular this Christmas and supporters seem to think this might be a decent seller.
Here is the best of their reactions from social media, starting with one that remembers former manager turned pundit, Roy Keane.
Have you tried our retro Ipswich Town player quiz?
Land on Roy Keane, go straight to hospital do not pass go
— Hamster McKenzie 🐹 (@HamsterMckenzie) October 12, 2020
I imagine they sell more standard Monopoly games than the Ipswich Town one.
I can't believe it either
— CopsYe (@tcopsey) October 11, 2020
Never seen a special edition item of anything that wasn’t at a more premium price. Don’t think the club has to justify anything tbh
— Adam (@adam_beaumont26) October 11, 2020
Any danger of a proper picture? Don't fancy fighting with my dad over Nacton Road, would like to know what I'm getting with it.
— David (@davidhooley_) October 11, 2020
Go to Mick McCarthy…do not collect £200
— kendo kawasaki (@KawasakiKendo) October 11, 2020
Monopoly of the league will be the game plan surely.
— Cliff Davey (@davey_cliff) October 11, 2020
i think in jail should be a picture of John Duncan
— Dominic | D E A N 📸 (@ddphotograph) October 11, 2020
Free Parking has been replaced, by PPV.. 🙂
— Paul Bennett (@paulbennett2018) October 12, 2020