The history behind the SA Supporters' Branch, or SABASA (South African Blue Army Supporters' Alliance) begins in a little pub on the Inn on the Square in Cape Town, South Africa.
Roger and Chris met over the Internet, exchanged a few emails, and realised they both lived in Cape Town. They also soon realised that they both, at the time, worked for the same holding company. They soon arranged a meet up (over a few beers, naturally), and the rest, as they say, is history.
The Club grew in strength, till it was finally constituted as an Official Branch of the Ipswich Town Football Club worldwide Supporters' Branches, with the main branch in Johannesburg, and regional branches in Cape Town and Durban.
We meet up each time the Blue Army are on the television, normally in a pub (where else?)
We dream of the good old days of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and hope for promotion this year (with Norwich getting relegated from the Premier League at the same time).
Joe Royle has performed miracles with what little money he has, and we support him 100% in his efforts to gain promotion.
We always know we will be a yo-yo team (between FA Premier and Coca-Cola Championship Leagues) - we will never have 60 000 at Fortress Portman Road, but we have a die hard core set of fans, that live for each day we run onto that green carpet that is Portman Road.
The majority of members hail from Johannesburg (where we have regular meet ups), but we also have members from Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Pietermaritzburg.