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24 August 2013

Town legend Mick Mills in the running to be named the Football League's greatest ever captain

Prostate Cancer UK – the Official Charity Partner of The Football League – is calling on Ipswich Town fans to back Club legend, Mick Mills, in the search for the all-time greatest captain in the history of The Football League.

Mills quickly entered the top five spot after the first round of votes from all 72 Football League nominated skippers and is now up against legends Billy Bremner of Leeds United, Paul Robinson of Millwall FC, Archie Gibson of Scunthorpe United and Nat Lofthouse of Bolton Wanderers, to be crowned the ‘Greatest captain in the history of The Football League’.

The newly extended three-year charity partnership between Prostate Cancer UK and The Football League aims to reach over 16 million fans across the terraces, raising awareness of the disease which affects 1 in 8 men sometime in their life and kills over 10,000 men a year. This season fans are being urged put aside their rivalries on the pitch and join ‘Men United’ in the fight against prostate cancer.

Top football bloggers from every Football League club have been enlisted in the search for the greatest captain and from today Ipswich Town fans are being encouraged to back Ipswich Town fan and blogger, Philip Ham’s top choice – Mick Mills – for the prestigious title.

To vote for Mick to become the greatest captain in Ipswich Town’s history and to sign for Men United, visit #menunitedvote today.

Jade Cole, PR Manager from Ipswich Football Club, said: “Mick Mills proved to be a top captain for Town and we are sure he will get votes from Ipswich fans and beyond.”

Philip Ham, from independent Ipswich Town website,, added: “I'm delighted to see Mick Mills voted one of the all-time great Football League captains out of 72 outstanding nominees. Back in the Sir Bobby Robson era it was difficult to imagine anyone else skippering the Blues, he is a club legend and a worthy captain of any team. He'd be a great figurehead for ‘Men United’."

Prostate Cancer UK’s Mark Bishop, said: “Fans have the chance to make a difference by joining Men United this season and being part of a winning team to fight this killer disease which affects 1 in 8 men during their lifetime. With prostate cancer increasing at an alarming rate across our stadiums, this is one game we can’t afford to lose.

“Our greatest captain campaign aims to engage millions of football fans across the country to celebrate the Football League’s greatest sporting heroes and empower men to take urgent action by tackling the disease head on. I look forward to unveiling the greatest captain as voted for by the fans and look forward to inducting clubs and fans into our Men United Hall of Fame over the course of the season.”

To sign for Men United and register for the Official Charity Partner e-newsletter packed full of exclusive football stories, with opportunities for fans to enter the Men United Hall of Fame visit

If you have concerns or questions about prostate cancer call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 7 - 9pm on Wednesdays.

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