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On Monday, 28th March 2016

The Blue Monday Podcast - Now Online Mon 28th Mar 2016 12:15
The latest edition of the Blue Monday podcast is now available online.

On Saturday, 28th March 2015

U18s Thrash Crewe Sat 28th Mar 2015 13:50
Town's U18s continued their winning run with a comfortable 4-0 victory against Crewe Alexandra at Playford Road on Saturday morning.

On Friday, 28th March 2014

Life's a Pitch Live from Portman Road Fri 28th Mar 2014 20:55
Life’s a Pitch is live from Portman Road over Saturday lunchtime on Radio Suffolk (midday to 2pm) with host Mark Murphy joined by legend-in-residence Kevin Beattie, football’s youngest pundit Tractorboy and TWTD’s Phil Ham.
Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest: Match Betting Fri 28th Mar 2014 19:00
Fancy a flutter on Saturday's match?
McCarthy Has Selection Dilemma Ahead of Forest Clash Fri 28th Mar 2014 15:46
Boss Mick McCarthy says Anthony Wordsworth’s performances in the last two games have given him a dilemma in the centre of midfield with Cole Skuse available for Saturday’s home game against Nottingham Forest after injury. The eighth-placed Blues go into the match, one position behind the visitors on goal difference and just two points from the top six.
No News on Williams Loan Extension Fri 28th Mar 2014 14:42
Town boss Mick McCarthy says he’ll learn whether Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is willing to extend Jonny Williams’s loan with the Blues beyond its initial month after Saturday’s home game against Nottingham Forest.
U18s Face Cardiff and Loanees in Action Fri 28th Mar 2014 11:50
Town’s U18s are in action against Cardiff City at Playford Road on Saturday morning (KO 11am).
Dark Days Are Coming To The Shire – Notes for Forest Fri 28th Mar 2014 10:17
HarryfromBath assesses the mood in the opposition camp ahead of Saturday's game by delving into their forums.
Ando Determined to Win Beard Bet Fri 28th Mar 2014 10:16
Paul Anderson’s beard has nothing to do with a football superstition, the Town winger has revealed.
Anderson Out to Add to Former Club's Woes Fri 28th Mar 2014 10:12
Town midfielder Paul Anderson may have sympathy for former club Nottingham Forest but he is determined to add to their recent misery when they come to Portman Road this weekend.
Play Alongside Town Legends Fri 28th Mar 2014 09:29
Today is the last day to bid to line up alongside Kieron Dyer or get on the end of a Darren Currie cross at a special fundraising football match.
Ando Confident Town Can Make Play-Offs Fri 28th Mar 2014 06:00
Paul Anderson is very confident Town can finish the current campaign in the play-offs, taking him a giant step closer to fulfilling his ambition to play in the Premier League.
We Can Beat Anyone On Our Day Fri 28th Mar 2014 06:00
Midfielder Paul Anderson is adamant that Town, on their day, are capable of beating any other Championship side.
Jonny Can Go Right to the Top Fri 28th Mar 2014 06:00
Town loanee Jonny Williams has what it takes to become one of the best players in the world, according to team-mate Paul Anderson.
More to Come From Anderson Fri 28th Mar 2014 06:00
Town midfielder Paul Anderson agrees there is room for improvement in his own form this season, his first at Portman Road following a swap deal that took Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in the opposite direction to Bristol City.

On Thursday, 28th March 2013

Brown Here to Compete Thu 28th Mar 2013 17:30
New signing Jason Brown says he's at Portman Road to provide competition for Scott Loach and Arran Lee-Barrett rather than just as cover for Town's other two keepers. Brown, 30, joined the Blues on a contract until the end of the season earlier today.
McCarthy Has Almost Full Squad for Easter Weekend Thu 28th Mar 2013 15:14
Manager Mick McCarthy has almost a full squad to choose from ahead of the Easter weekend fixtures at home to Leeds and at Millwall.
New One-Off Town Fanzine Saturday Thu 28th Mar 2013 10:30
A new one-off Town fanzine, By Mutual Consent, will be on sale around the ground before Saturday’s game against Leeds. By Mutual Consent, which costs £1, is by the people behind the one-off Turnstile Blues zine earlier in the season.
Keeper Brown Joining Town Thu 28th Mar 2013 09:57
Former Blackburn, Gillingham and Aberdeen keeper Jason Brown has revealed that he is joining the Blues.

On Wednesday, 28th March 2012

Reading Recall Keeper McCarthy Wed 28th Mar 2012 13:02
Reading have recalled keeper Alex McCarthy from his loan spell with the Blues. The 22-year-old, whose stay was expected to end on April 11th, will return to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow.
Jewell Set to Speak to Leadbitter Wed 28th Mar 2012 11:00
Town boss Paul Jewell says he plans to hold contract talks with midfielder Grant Leadbitter in the next few days. Leadbitter’s current deal is up at the end of June with the former Sunderland man having turned down the initial offer of new terms early in the season.
Leddy Wins Cap in Defeat Wed 28th Mar 2012 10:54
Academy midfielder Jonny Leddy won his eighth Republic of Ireland U17 cap as his side lost their final European Championship elite stage qualifying group game 2-1 to Albania in Venray, Holland yesterday.
Naked Football Show Tonight Wed 28th Mar 2012 10:42
This evening's The Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees hosts Graham Blackburn and David James joined by Matt Keane to discuss the Town issues of the moment.

On Monday, 28th March 2011

Wickham Wins Cap But England Lose Mon 28th Mar 2011 21:56
Striker Connor Wickham won his third England U21 cap and made his first start but couldn’t prevent his side from falling to a 2-1 friendly defeat to Iceland at Preston’s Deepdale this evening.
McAuley to Skipper Northern Ireland Mon 28th Mar 2011 16:21
Town central defender Gareth McAuley will captain Northern Ireland for the first time when they take on Slovenia in Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier at Windsor Park (Sky Sports One/HD1 7.30pm). Regular skipper Aaron Hughes has dropped out due to injury.
Freedman: Wright Return Rumours Wrong Mon 28th Mar 2011 16:16
Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman has dismissed reports linking former Blue David Wright with a return to Portman Road. Wright, who is currently playing in central midfield for the Eagles, moved to Selhurst Park in the summer having been released by the Blues.
Reserves Face Watford at Portman Road Mon 28th Mar 2011 11:37
Tuesday’s reserve game against Watford has been switched to Portman Road from the Playford Road training ground (KO 2pm).
Delaney Added to Irish Squad Mon 28th Mar 2011 11:10
Town central defender Damien Delaney has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their friendly against Uruguay in Dublin on Tuesday. Delaney will hope to play a part from the bench while Blues loanee Darren O’Dea is in the starting line-up (Sky Sports Two/HD2 7.30pm).
Fülöp Praise for Bullard Impact Mon 28th Mar 2011 09:19
Town keeper Márton Fülöp has praised the impact made by loan midfielder Jimmy Bullard since he arrived at Portman Road from Hull City in January. Fülöp is currently away with the Hungary squad ahead of Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Holland.
Wickham in International Action Mon 28th Mar 2011 09:02
Town striker Connor Wickham is hoping to start when the England U21s take on Iceland in a friendly at Preston’s Deepdale this evening (ESPN 7.30pm).

On Sunday, 28th March 2010

Mariner Apologises to Keane Sun 28th Mar 2010 19:44
Town legend Paul Mariner has apologised for failing to join Blues boss Roy Keane for a drink after his Plymouth side’s 2-0 victory at Portman Road last Tuesday. On Thursday, Keane hit out at Mariner for missing the traditional post-match meet-up.
Balkestein Considering Future Sun 28th Mar 2010 19:42
Defender Pim Balkestein says he will consider whether to join Brentford permanently during his loan spell which runs until the end of the season. The Dutchman rejoined the Bees on Thursday with the clubs having agreed a fee if the 22-year-old wants to move to Griffin Park full-time in the summer.
Keane-Mowbray Swap Claim Sun 28th Mar 2010 10:32
Roy Keane and Tony Mowbray could be about to swap jobs, according to one of this morning’s tabloids. Keane’s position at Town has increasingly become the subject of speculation over the last few days, while Mowbray left his role as Celtic manager on Thursday.
Wickham Nets for England Sun 28th Mar 2010 00:01
Striker Connor Wickham was on target for England’s U17s as they beat Sweden 4-0 in their opening European Championships elite qualifying group game at Northampton’s Sixfields on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, 28th March 2009

McAuley Wins Cap as Northern Ireland Win Sat 28th Mar 2009 20:29
Town skipper Gareth McAuley won his 15th full Northern Irish cap on Saturday as his side beat Poland 3-2 at Windsor Park in a World Cup qualifier. McAuley was employed in his usual right-back role as Northern Ireland went top of their group.
U18s Defeat Reading Sat 28th Mar 2009 20:18
Town's U18s won their second league game of 2009 over Saturday lunchtime when Reading left Playford Road on the end of a 2-1 defeat. Connor Wickham netted both goals for the Blues.
Clarke Makes Debut for Brentford Sat 28th Mar 2009 20:12
Billy Clarke made his Brentford debut and Liam Trotter his first Scunthorpe start in a full lower league programme on Saturday afternoon.
Eagles Linked With Town Gig Sat 28th Mar 2009 09:10
Town are reported to be in talks with veteran rockers The Eagles regarding a possible Portman Road gig in the summer. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were the last band to play Portman Road back in the summer of 2007.

On Friday, 28th March 2008

Rhodes Set for Full Debut Against QPR? Fri 28th Mar 2008 11:34
Boss Jim Magilton is yet to decide whether to give youngster Jordan Rhodes his first Town start when the Blues face QPR at Portman Road on Saturday. Pablo Couñago begins his three-match ban for last week's red card, while Jon Walters is recovering from knee surgery and Shefki Kuqi is a doubt due to his hamstring injury.
U18s Face Villa Fri 28th Mar 2008 09:20
Town's U18s are in action against Aston Villa at their Bodymoor Heath training ground on Saturday morning (KO 10.30am).
Healy to Sign in the Summer? Fri 28th Mar 2008 09:04
David Healy will be released by Fulham in the summer and will sign for Town, according to national newspaper reports this morning. Healy was linked with a loan move to the Blues prior to yesterday's deadline but Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson refused to sanction the switch.

On Wednesday, 28th March 2007

Smith Wins Fifth Cap Wed 28th Mar 2007 19:42
Academy central defender Tommy Smith won his fifth England U17 cap as his side secured qualification for this summer's European U17 Championships in Belgium. Smith played the full 90 minutes of a 2-1 victory over Serbia.
De Vos Back in Training Wed 28th Mar 2007 18:05
Jim Magilton has received a boost today as he prepares for Saturday's match against Plymouth. Jason De Vos has resumed training and is keen to play after recovering from his foot injury.
Duo Doubts Wed 28th Mar 2007 14:30
Skipper Jason De Vos and full-back David Wright are both doubts ahead of Saturday's home game with Plymouth Argyle. Central defender Ian Miller could be set to make his Town debut against the Pilgrims.
Jim Makes Changes Wed 28th Mar 2007 11:23
Striker Jon Walters says that Blues manager Jim Magilton has instituted a new training regime at Playford Road in recent weeks. The Town squad now hold afternoon sessions in order to emulate Saturday preparations on a day-by-day basis.
Smith in England Action Wed 28th Mar 2007 10:10
Academy defender Tommy Smith is likely to be in action with the England U17s in their European Championship elite qualifying round game against Serbia in Bosnia this afternoon.
Peters Wins 24th Cap Wed 28th Mar 2007 10:03
Winger Jaime Peters won his 24th Canada U20 cap overnight as his side lost 2-1 to Scotland in a friendly in Victoria. The Canadians won the first game in the two match series 3-1 on Saturday.

On Tuesday, 28th March 2006

Upson on Standby Tue 28th Mar 2006 21:58
Academy midfielder Edward Upson is on standby for the England U17 squad. John Peacock's side are in UEFA European U17 Championship Elite Qualifying Round action this week.
Reserves Lose to Spurs Tue 28th Mar 2006 21:48
Town's reserves lost 3-0 to Spurs at Stevenage Borough's Broadhall Way on Tuesday night. The young Blues side were better than the result suggests with Clive Allen's table-topping Tottenham team netting twice in the final minutes.
Haverson With Cherries Tue 28th Mar 2006 15:09
Released academy defender Jack Haverson has begun a trial at League One side Bournemouth. Last week, TWTD reported that Haverson, Stuart Ainsley and Charlie Sheringham had all been told they would not be offered contracts at the end of the season.
No Deal for Deano Tue 28th Mar 2006 14:53
Dean McDonald has been told he will not be offered a new contract at the end of the season. Should the diminutive frontman have been retained or are Town right to release him? Do you think the Blues should have taken the £75,000 offered by Hartlepool in January?
Reserves Face Spurs Tue 28th Mar 2006 13:30
Town's reserves face Spurs this evening at Stevenage Borough's Broadhall Way (KO 7pm). Jay McEveley is one of a number of senior players included as he continues his recovery from his medial knee ligament injury.
No Op for Westy Tue 28th Mar 2006 12:49
Ian Westlake's ankle injury will not require an operation as previously feared. However, the midfielder is not expected to return to action until next season.
Bowditch Back Tue 28th Mar 2006 12:27
Striker Dean Bowditch will be back at Portman Road on Thursday after Wycombe decided against extending his loan spell for a third month. The 19-year-old could be on the Town bench when the Blues travel to Luton on Saturday.
Dean Released Tue 28th Mar 2006 11:25
Town have told Dean McDonald that he will not be offered a new deal when his current contract expires in the summer. McDonald, 20, signed a 12-month deal a year ago having been on a short-term contract towards the end of the previous season.
Few Chilis Tickets Left Tue 28th Mar 2006 10:28
Tickets for this summer's Red Hot Chili Peppers concert are selling out very quickly with fewer than 1,000 remaining. The US rockers are at Portman Road on June 30th.
Joe: Duo Will Sign Tue 28th Mar 2006 10:15
Boss Joe Royle says that he expects veteran defenders Jason De Vos and Fabian Wilnis to put pen to paper on their new deals later this week. Both players had previously indicated that they are keen to remain with the Blues.

On Monday, 28th March 2005

Two in England Action Mon 28th Mar 2005 10:51
Dean Bowditch and Darryl Knights are in action for the England U19 and U17 sides today.

On Friday, 28th March 2003

Butcher Backs Burley Fri 28th Mar 2003 14:00
Former Town captain Terry Butcher says that George Burley is the perfect man for the vacant manager's job at Fulham. Burley himself said yesterday that he was flattered to be linked with the position.
Travelling 16 for Gills Fri 28th Mar 2003 12:34
Joe Royle has left Dean Bowditch out of the party travelling to Kent for tomorrow's Division One game with Gillingham. The omission of Bowditch from the final squad suggests that Martijn Reuser will be fit to face Andy Hessenthaler's side.
Town Outstanding - Joe Fri 28th Mar 2003 12:30
Town manager Joe Royle praised his "outstanding" side after they came from behind to beat Gillingham 3-1 at the Priestfield Stadium. Tommy Miller, Pablo Couñago and Marcus Bent scored the Blues' goals.
Holland in Irish Action Fri 28th Mar 2003 12:29
Town skipper Matt Holland was in the Ireland side which beat Georgia 2-1 in Tblisi in a European Championships qualifying game. Gary Doherty of Spurs scored a late winner for the Republic.
U19s in Action Fri 28th Mar 2003 09:37
Town's U19s are in action against Arsenal this Saturday morning at the Playford Road Training Centre (KO 11am). The U17s are not in action this weekend.

On Thursday, 28th March 2002

Gus the Only Mover Thu 28th Mar 2002 17:56
Aside from Gary Croft's move to Cardiff City yesterday, Gus Uhlenbeek was the only other player with a connection to Town changing clubs as deadline day passed quietly.
Man Utd Game Moves Thu 28th Mar 2002 16:51
Town's match with Manchester United on Saturday 27th April has moved to a 5.35pm kick-off for Sky TV.
Weekend Squad Thu 28th Mar 2002 15:40
Town have announced the squad for the weekend games against West Ham and Chelsea. Top reserves scorer Darren Bent has been called up after another goal for the second string in the 3-0 win at Derby earlier in the week.
Town May Be Hit By Crisis Thu 28th Mar 2002 12:35
Town chairman David Sheepshanks has spoken about the current ITV Digital crisis threatening the future of Football League clubs. Sheepshanks said that Town would be unaffected as long as they stay in the Premiership, however were they to go down they could find themselves worse off than previously expected.
No Deadline Day Moves Thu 28th Mar 2002 09:20
George Burley has confirmed that other than yesterday's loan of Gary Croft to Cardiff, today's transfer deadline will see no other moves involving Town.

On Wednesday, 28th March 2001

Man City Game to Move for Sky Wed 28th Mar 2001 20:25
Town's home game with Manchester City is set to be moved to Monday May 7th for another Sky game. The match, which could see City relegated, was scheduled for the preceding Saturday.
More on Pre-season Wed 28th Mar 2001 16:07
TWTD has spoken to one of the Finnish clubs reported to be part of Town's pre-season tour. Despite Town's denial that any tour has been arranged VPS (Vaasan Palloseura) are convinced that the tour has been set and that they are involved.
Braintree Game to be Rearranged Wed 28th Mar 2001 14:47
The Russell Tanner testimonial which was to be played between Town and Tanner's club Braintree this evening will now go ahead as part of Town's pre-season in July. No date has been fixed but the Essex club told us that Town have said that they will be bringing a strong line-up to Cressing Road in the summer.
Albanian Claims Town Have Watched Him Wed 28th Mar 2001 12:01
Albanian international Edvin Murati (or Edwin Murati depending on where you read about him) has claimed that Town watched him play recently and that he is keen to play in England. The 25-year-old is suspended and won't play in tonight's international against England.
Braintree Game Off Wed 28th Mar 2001 10:48
Town's game with Braintree tonight has fallen victim to the weather. The Cressing Road pitch is waterlogged. The game was due to be Adam Tanner's brother Russell's tesimonial and was also due to provide much needed match practice for Town's players.
FA Youth Cup Home Leg Wed 28th Mar 2001 10:34
The date has been set for the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg at Portman Road. It will be on Wednesday 9th May (KO 7PM). No pricing details have been announced as yet.
Town to Face Managerless Southampton Wed 28th Mar 2001 10:16
It will be a managerless Saints who face Town on Monday with the news this morning that Glenn Hoddle has quit the Dell to join Spurs. The ex-England manager was in talks with Spurs yesterday and it seem an agreement was come to with their new owners ENIC.
Bramble on Racist Abuse Wed 28th Mar 2001 09:47
Town's Titus Bramble has commented on the racial abuse directed at him and some of his England U21 colleagues during the game in Tirana yesterday. Bramble was a 25th minute sub in the 1-0 England win.

On Tuesday, 28th March 2000

Keegan Speaks Out on Wright Tue 28th Mar 2000 13:37
England manager Kevin Keegan has told Richard Wright that he must be playing Premiership football next season if he is to take his England career any further. Keegan was speaking prior to the England U21s play-off with Yugoslavia tomorrow in Barcelona (KO 6pm) which Wright is likely to start. If Town fail to win promotion Wright is now almost guaranteed to leave Portman Road in the close season with his price-tag the only question left to be answered. Over the years virtually all the top clubs have been rumoured to have an interest in Wright, who made his debut back in Town's days in the Premiership. Town have also been linked with keepers this season, most notably Shay Given, others mantioned include Barnet's Lee Harrison. Wright, who hopes to be part of the full squad for the European Championships in the summer, will have one year left on his current Town contract at the end of this season and Town will want to cash-in prior to his being available on a possible Bosman at the end of the 2001/2 season.

Matches On This Day

28 Mar 1998
Nationwide First Division
Ipswich Town 1-0 Reading

28 Mar 1992
Barclays Second Division
Ipswich Town 2-1 Derby County

28 Mar 1989
Barclays Second Division
Ipswich Town 0-1 Chelsea

28 Mar 1987
Today League Division Two
Ipswich Town 0-0 Hull City

28 Mar 1981
League Division One
Ipswich Town 4-1 Sunderland

28 Mar 1970
League Division One
Crystal Palace 1-1 Ipswich Town

28 Mar 1967
League Division Two
Ipswich Town 2-0 Crystal Palace

28 Mar 1964
League Division One
Ipswich Town 4-3 Nottingham Forest

28 Mar 1962
League Division One
Leicester City 0-2 Ipswich Town

28 Mar 1959
League Division Two
Ipswich Town 3-3 Cardiff City

28 Mar 1957
Division Three South
Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Ipswich Town

28 Mar 1953
Division Three South
Gillingham 1-1 Ipswich Town

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