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On Wednesday, 9th December 2015

Naked Football Show Tonight on ICR Wed 9th Dec 2015 13:18
This evening's Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees host Graham Blackburn joined by The Man From Block H.
Clarke Keen to Extend Pompey Stay Wed 9th Dec 2015 11:47
Blues defender Matt Clarke says he’d love to extend his loan with Town’s FA Cup opponents Portsmouth beyond his current half-season spell which is up on January 3rd.
Keeper Hayes at England Camp Wed 9th Dec 2015 10:53
Academy keeper Nick Hayes is spending the week at a training camp for young England goalkeepers.
Ex-Blues Delighted With Cup Draw Wed 9th Dec 2015 10:19
Ex-Blues Ray Crawford and Gary Roberts are both delighted that Monday’s FA Cup third round draw paired Town with Portsmouth at Portman Road.
McCarthy: Club Should Be Lauded Wed 9th Dec 2015 06:00
Town boss Mick McCarthy believes the Blues should be lauded for their more thrifty approach which has seen their annual loss drop over the last few seasons and record a profit after player trading in this year's accounts.
McCarthy: Chambo’s Been Top Drawer Wed 9th Dec 2015 06:00
Town boss Mick McCarthy says Luke Chambers has been top drawer at right-back and has praised his skipper’s selflessness and leadership.
 

On Tuesday, 9th December 2014

Players Begin Christmas Hospital Visits Tue 9th Dec 2014 17:48
The Town squad and staff started their traditional Christmas hospital visits yesterday, visiting the East Anglia Children’s Hospice and Colchester Hospital.
Ex-Blue Wickham Signs New Sunderland Deal Tue 9th Dec 2014 17:31
Former Blue Connor Wickham has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal at Sunderland. The 21-year-old was in the final season of the contract he penned after his move from Town for an initial £8.1 million in the summer of 2011.
U21s Defeat Brentford Tue 9th Dec 2014 16:34
Teddy Bishop, Alex Henshall and Cameron Stewart were on target as Town’s U21s beat Brentford 3-2 in a tight game at a cold Playford Road this afternoon.
FA Cup Date Set Tue 9th Dec 2014 12:03
Town's third round FA Cup tie at Southampton has been set for Sunday 4th January with a 3pm kick-off.
 

On Monday, 9th December 2013

Smith International Retirement Threat Claim Mon 9th Dec 2013 20:15
Town centre-half Tommy Smith threatened international retirement during the club-versus-country row ahead of New Zealand’s World Cup play-off against Mexico last month, according to the New Zealand Herald.
Loach and Town Back Hospital Christmas Auction Mon 9th Dec 2013 18:50
Fancy a goalkeeping masterclass with Town keeper Scott Loach or the chance to watch the Blues in style from an executive box or as a guest of Simon Milton in the directors’ box?
Former Loanee Campbell Bailed Mon 9th Dec 2013 13:40
Ex-Town loanee DJ Campbell was one of six people arrested in connection with spot-fixing allegations on Sunday with his yellow card while playing for Blackburn against the Blues last week reported to be under investigation.
Tables Turn for Gerken Mon 9th Dec 2013 10:36
Town’s climb up the Championship has led keeper Dean Gerken to start looking at league tables again having avoided them while with his previous clubs. The Blues are in ninth, two points from the play-off zone.
Gerken's Revision Pays Off Mon 9th Dec 2013 06:00
Blues keeper Dean Gerken says work with Town’s performance analyst Jordan Miles was behind his first-half penalty save from Huddersfield’s James Vaughan during Saturday's 2-1 home victory over the Terriers.
McCarthy Not Getting Carried Away Mon 9th Dec 2013 06:00
Blues boss Mick McCarthy is remaining typically grounded despite three wins on the trot taking ninth-placed Town to within two points of the Championship’s play-off zone.
 

On Sunday, 9th December 2012

Jewell Delighted for McCarthy Sun 9th Dec 2012 19:35
Former Blues boss Paul Jewell says he’s delighted that his successor Mick McCarthy has got Town moving in the right direction. The Liverpudlian, who left Portman Road by mutual consent in late October, was sounded out about his potential replacements by owner Marcus Evans.
 

On Friday, 9th December 2011

Life's a Pitch on Saturday Lunchtime Fri 9th Dec 2011 21:20
BBC Radio Suffolk’s Life’s a Pitch is live on Saturday lunchtime with presenter Mark Murphy joined by the show’s regulars, Blues legend Kevin Beattie, football’s youngest pundit Tractorboy and, until he leaves for Barnsley, TWTD’s Phil Ham (midday to 2pm).
U18s Face Canaries Fri 9th Dec 2011 16:02
Town’s U18s, fresh from defeating Leeds United 2-0 in the FA Youth Cup third round on Tuesday, are in derby action against Norwich at their Colney training ground on Saturday morning (KO 11am).
Jewell: My Players Do Care Fri 9th Dec 2011 15:10
Blues boss Paul Jewell has dismissed claims that his players don’t care whether they bring success back to Portman Road. While the Town manager was unhappy with their recent display at Burnley, he felt that last week’s performance against Watford showed that they are very much fighting for the cause.
Fab Joins Coaching Staff at Colchester Fri 9th Dec 2011 15:00
Former Blue Fabian Wilnis has joined Colchester United’s Centre of Excellence as a coach. The Dutchman joins ex-Town team-mate John McGreal as a member of the U’s youth set-up’s staff, working under another one-time Blues defender Tony Humes.
Town Could Be Unchanged at Barnsley Fri 9th Dec 2011 13:47
Paul Jewell could stick with the line-up which should have beaten Watford last weekend when the Blues travel to Barnsley for Saturday’s live Sky game at Oakwell looking to end their run of seven successive defeats (Sky Sports Two/HD2 5pm). Skipper Grant Leadbitter is expected to miss out again due to his groin injury, while Ívar Ingimarsson is sidelined having broken his nose.
Town Trying to Sort Out Difficult Deal for Andrews Fri 9th Dec 2011 09:04
Town boss Paul Jewell says the Blues are trying to tie up the signing of loan midfielder Keith Andrews on a permanent basis but warns it might not be an easy deal to do with the Blackburn Rovers player having another 18 months on his contract and with other clubs likely to be interested.
Barnsley Game on TV Around the World Fri 9th Dec 2011 09:00
As well as being live on Sky Sports Two/HD2 in the UK, Saturday’s match at Barnsley is also being screened elsewhere in the world (KO 5.20pm, UK).
Preston's Coutts Linked Fri 9th Dec 2011 08:43
Town and Charlton are both lining up a move for Preston North End midfielder Paul Coutts, according to one of this morning’s tabloids. The 23-year-old scored for North End in Town’s 2-1 victory over the Lancastrians in April's final home game of last season.
Owner Evans Ultra-Positive Fri 9th Dec 2011 08:15
Town manager Paul Jewell says owner Marcus Evans is “ultra-positive and optimistic for the future” and has been very supportive of him, despite the recent run of seven games without a win.
Jewell: I Wish Jimmy Wasn't Speaking to Me! Fri 9th Dec 2011 08:03
Blues boss Paul Jewell joked that he wished midfielder Jimmy Bullard really wasn’t speaking to him when denying recent reports of a bust-up between the two.
 

On Thursday, 9th December 2010

Keane Weighing Up Loan Decisions Thu 9th Dec 2010 16:01
Town boss Roy Keane says he will look to make decisions on the loan players whose spells are due to end in January towards the end of this month. Gianni Zuiverloon, Jack Colback, Jake Livermore and Darren O'Dea’s spells are up just after the new year, while Rory Fallon’s initial loan runs to January 22nd.
Naked Podcast Now Available Thu 9th Dec 2010 15:25
You can now hear this week's The Naked Football Show on ICR FM's Listen Again facility, on an MP3 and on iTunes. Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham are joined by guests The Vulture and Terry Holden.
Keane: I Might Not Get Cash From Sales Thu 9th Dec 2010 12:54
Boss Roy Keane says he doesn’t expect to be given all the proceeds from any players who might be sold in January. Striker Connor Wickham, rated at £10 million, has again been linked with Tottenham and Liverpool in recent days, while a number of other Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to have been monitoring the England U21 international.
Fülöp a Doubt for Preston Trip Thu 9th Dec 2010 11:24
Keeper Márton Fülöp looks likely to miss Saturday’s game at Preston due to the ankle injury which forced him out of last week’s 3-1 defeat to Swansea. Better news for boss Roy Keane is that David Norris is over his sickness bug and Darren O’Dea and Mark Kennedy could both be involved at Deepdale after hamstring problems.
Fab Gives Zuiverloon Lesson in Town History Thu 9th Dec 2010 08:00
Loan signing Gianni Zuiverloon says he has been taking lessons on Town’s Dutch history from fellow Rotterdammer Fabian Wilnis. The West Brom man’s Portman Road stay is unlikely to be anything like as lengthy Wilnis's as he says he’s eyeing a permanent move to another Premier League club in January.
 

On Wednesday, 9th December 2009

Lambe on Bermuda's Christmas Menu Wed 9th Dec 2009 21:00
Town midfielder Reggie Lambe has been included in a Bermuda U23 squad for a series of games against the Trinidad and Tobago U23s over the Christmas period. The Bermudian FA are waiting to hear whether the Blues will give permission for the 18-year-old winger to return home.
Magilton Denies Wrongdoing Wed 9th Dec 2009 16:36
Former Blues boss Jim Magilton has denied any wrongdoing in the wake of his suspension by QPR. The Northern Irishman is alleged to have headbutted midfielder Akos Buzsaky during a confrontation after his side's defeat at Watford on Monday.
Warky at Felixstowe and Walton Wed 9th Dec 2009 13:05
Town legend John Wark will be signing copies of his autobiography Wark On at Felixstowe & Walton United's Christmas Fair on Sunday 13th December.
Buy Tribute to Greatest Ever Season Signed By Mick Mills Wed 9th Dec 2009 12:45
Copies of 1980-81 The Greatest Season in Ipswich Town’s History signed by legendary Blues skipper Mick Mills are now on sale from TWTD. The book, written by Mel Henderson, Town's public relations officer at the time, is a superb account of the year in which the club won the UEFA Cup and just missed out on a treble.
Naked Football Show Tonight on ICR FM Wed 9th Dec 2009 12:13
This evening's The Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) looks at all the Town issues of the moment with regulars Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham joined by David James and Johnny Leiston.
QPR Suspend Magilton Wed 9th Dec 2009 12:11
Former Town boss Jim Magilton has been suspended by QPR pending an investigation into the incident involving midfielder Akos Buzsaky after their defeat to Watford earlier in the week. Magilton is reported to have headbutted the Hungarian.
Carsley Linked With Town and Notts County Wed 9th Dec 2009 09:47
Birmingham City midfielder Lee Carsley is interesting Town and Notts County, according to a tabloid report this morning. The 35-year-old is reportedly set to exit St Andrew’s during the transfer window, having not featured in the first team since early November.
 

On Tuesday, 9th December 2008

Town Still Waiting on FA Cup Opponents Tue 9th Dec 2008 22:52
Town are still waiting to discover who they will play in the third round of the FA Cup after Chesterfield and Droylsden drew 2-2 in their second round tie at Saltergate. The match had been rescheduled after fog had caused its abandonment 10 days ago.
Town, Bristol City and Plymouth Linked With Shiels Tue 9th Dec 2008 12:00
Town are one of a number of Championship clubs interested in Hibernian midfielder or striker Dean Shiels, according to reports in Scotland. Bristol City and Plymouth are also said to be watching the 23-year-old.
Magilton After Derby Reaction Against Bristol City Tue 9th Dec 2008 10:33
Town manager Jim Magilton says his players must go into Wednesday's game at home to Bristol City aiming to get Sunday's dismal derby display and defeat out of their system. The loss to the Canaries saw the Blues drop to 13th in the table.
Jim: I Won't Walk Tue 9th Dec 2008 10:07
Under-pressure Town boss Jim Magilton says he is not about to take a leaf from Roy Keane's book and walk out on the Blues. Keane left Sunderland last week, but Magilton says he is staying with Town and has received a message of support from club owner Marcus Evans.
Legends Crawford and Phillips Signing Books Tue 9th Dec 2008 09:56
Town legends Ray Crawford and Ted Phillips, the men who fired the Blues to the First Division Championship in 1961/62, are reunited on Saturday 13th December at Planet Blue to sign copies of Ray's autobiography Curse of the Jungle Boy.
Tilson Wants to Keep Harding Tue 9th Dec 2008 08:58
Southend boss Steve Tilson wants to keep Town full-back Dan Harding at Roots Hall when his loan spell expires at the end of the year. The Shrimpers manager says Harding is keen to remain with the League One side, but that the Blues may have other ideas regarding his future.
 

On Sunday, 9th December 2007

Hibs Defender Jones Linked Again Sun 9th Dec 2007 12:56
Sunday's tabloids are once again linking the Blues with a January move for Hibernian central defender Rob Jones. Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce is also claimed to be keeping an eye on Town midfielder Liam Trotter.
U18s Draw, U16s Extend Amazing Run Sun 9th Dec 2007 09:47
Town's U18s picked up a point at Charlton on Saturday morning with a 0-0 draw, but they should've come away with all three. Meanwhile, the U16s took their extraordinary run of wins to 12.
 

On Saturday, 9th December 2006

Jim: Great Football Sat 9th Dec 2006 22:48
Boss Jim Magilton felt his side were well worthy their point at Cardiff, especially so after referee Andy Hall's bizarre second half penalty award against Jason De Vos. Bluebirds boss Dave Jones thought that neither of the games spotkicks were warranted.
Cardiff 2-2 Town Sat 9th Dec 2006 18:15
Jon Macken scored his first Town goal from open play and Gary Roberts a penalty as Town drew 2-2 at Cardiff. The Bluebirds went ahead through Darren Purse in the third minute and, after Macken's equaliser, the Welsh side's skipper converted a dubious spotkick, before Roberts completed the scoring.
 

On Friday, 9th December 2005

Skard Signs Deal Fri 9th Dec 2005 20:51
New Norwegian recruit Vemund Brekke Skard finally signed his 18-month deal with the club earlier today. The former Brumunddal player was back at the club yesterday having returned to Norway to recover from his recent groin operation.
Good News for Horlock Fri 9th Dec 2005 20:45
Midfielder Kevin Horlock has learnt that his knee problem is not serious. The former West Ham and Manchester City man was given the results of x-rays earlier today.
Dane Set for Trial Fri 9th Dec 2005 12:53
The Blues are hoping to take Danish striker Sammy Youssouf on trial next week as Joe Royle seeks to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window. Yesterday Royle revealed that he is expecting several trialists, in the main from overseas, in the next week or so.
Squad Named Fri 9th Dec 2005 12:18
Boss Joe Royle has named a 19-man squad for Saturday's home game against QPR. Scott Barron and Billy Clarke keep their places, while there are recalls for Danny Haynes and Jaime Peters.
U18s Face Arsenal Fri 9th Dec 2005 10:21
Town's U18s face Arsenal on Saturday morning at the Gunners' Training Centre in Shenley (KO 10.45am). The senior Academy side will be looking to get back to form after last week's 2-1 home defeat to Southampton.
Book Talk Tonight Fri 9th Dec 2005 10:04
Waterstone's still have some tickets left for tonight's talk by Brian Scovell on his book Football Gentry: The Cobbold Brothers (6.30pm). The book, one of several Town tomes out for Christmas, is an account of the lives of the club's colourful chairmen during the Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson eras.
 

On Thursday, 9th December 2004

Currie & Garvan in Squad Thu 9th Dec 2004 18:37
Town are again without injury concerns as they go into Saturday's top of the table clash with QPR at Loftus Road. Manager Joe Royle has called 16-year-old Irish midfielder Owen Garvan and new man Darren Currie into his squad.

Garvan was in the 16 for the recent home game with Brighton but was not included in the party which made the trip to Crewe last weekend. However, having starred in the reserves at Derby on Tuesday, the youngster has received a recall.
Atay and Flack on Frees Thu 9th Dec 2004 16:03
Town have made Academy pair Adem Atay and Daniel Flack available on free transfers. The duo have been told they will not be offered contracts at the end of the season.
No Oxford Job For Jim Thu 9th Dec 2004 13:31
Town skipper Jim Magilton will not be leaving Portman Road to become manager of Oxford United, the League Two side having named Argentinian Ramon Diaz as their new boss. The Northern Irishman was linked with his former club after Graham Rix was sacked last month.
Players to Pay for Flight Thu 9th Dec 2004 10:08
Town central defender Jason De Vos says the players are prepared to pay to fly to Plymouth for the Blues' January 3rd fixture at Home Park. De Vos says the squad are concerned that a lengthy coach journey could affect their performance.
 

On Tuesday, 9th December 2003

Miller Back from Scotland Tue 9th Dec 2003 15:50
Town midfielder Tommy Miller has returned from the Scotland Future squad after reporting to them with a knock sustained in Saturday's 2-1 win against Derby County.
Alun Out for Three Weeks Tue 9th Dec 2003 12:52
Town striker Alun Armstrong had a minor operation after receiving a deep cut to his leg during last night's 3-0 reserve defeat to Tottenham. Armstrong was badly challenged by Spurs' keeper Rob Burch in the first half of the game at Stevenage.
Duo Heading for Boston Tue 9th Dec 2003 12:30
Free transferred duo Chris Hogg and Matt Bloomfield are set to join Neil Thompson's Boston United on a month's loan with a view to permanent transfers.
Bart Signing This Week? Tue 9th Dec 2003 12:19
Town must sign loanee midfielder Chris Bart-Williams permanently by the end of the week if he is to play at Millwall on Saturday. The Blues had thought that the Charlton player's 93-day loan was up early next week, but the Football League have confirmed it actually ends on Friday.
Defensive Trio Return? Tue 9th Dec 2003 09:21
Town could have Georges Santos, Fabian Wilnis and Richard Naylor back in their side for Saturday's trip to Millwall. Santos and Wilnis missed the visit of Derby due to suspension and a hamstring problem, while Naylor limped off in the first half, also due to a hamstring injury.
Reserves Lose Tue 9th Dec 2003 09:04
Town's Reserves lost to a strong Spurs side which included Gary Doherty, Milenko Acimovic and Mbulelo Mabizela. Town's side contained Alun
Armstrong, Martijn Reuser and Dean Bowditch but had a very youthful looking bench.
 

On Monday, 9th December 2002

Royle Faces Old Mate Mon 9th Dec 2002 15:12
Town manager Joe Royle will be taking on one of his best friends in football when the Blues meet Brighton and Hove Albion at the Withdean Stadium on Tuesday night (7.45pm). Royle has been impressed with the job that Steve Coppell has done at Brighton since he took over but will be seeking to put an end to their recovery.
Squad for Brighton Mon 9th Dec 2002 12:31
Youngsters Matt Richards, Ian Westlake and Nabil Abidallah are all in Joe Royle's squad for Tuesday's re-arranged league game at Brighton.
Town Fail in Kuqi Raid Mon 9th Dec 2002 10:21
Town manager Joe Royle's attempt to land Sheffield Wednesday striker Shfki Kuqi has failed. The Town boss was keen to sign the Finnish international on loan with his own strikers again failing to take their chances on Saturday.
Injury News Mon 9th Dec 2002 10:19
Veteran defender Mark Venus will be missing from the Town party travelling to Brighton on Tuesday night after picking up a knee injury. Tommy Miller will again be absent while Fabian Wilnis is a slight doubt.
Burley to Aberdeen? Mon 9th Dec 2002 10:18
Former Town boss George Burley is reported to be in the running for the job of Aberdeen manager. The Scot is reported to be on the shortlist of candidates drawn up by the Pittodrie board.
Academy Results Mon 9th Dec 2002 10:17
Mixed results for the Academy sides on Saturday although both the U17s and U19s were involved in high-scoring games against Aston Villa.
 

On Sunday, 9th December 2001

Town to Face Villa Protest Sun 9th Dec 2001 23:57
Town's visit to Villa Park a week on Monday will see Villa fans continue their on-going campaign against chairman Doug Ellis.
Transfer Rumours Latest Sun 9th Dec 2001 20:16
The weekend has given us the usual transfer rumours, despite David Sheepshanks saying last weekend that Town's spending is over for the season.
Ipswich Can Get Out of Trouble - Robson Sun 9th Dec 2001 20:11
Former Town manager Bobby Robson says Town can avoid relegation this season despite falling to yet another defeat against his Newcastle side today. Robson pointed to Marcus Stewart's return as crucial to Town's progress.
Town 0-1 Newcastle Sun 9th Dec 2001 18:53
Town fell to yet another home defeat as Nolberto Solano, last year's red card villain in this fixture, scored a first half winner for Newcastle. Town huffed and puffed and as ever had loads of possession, but as usual the crossing wasn't up to much and clearcut chances were very far and few between.
Away Draw for Town Sun 9th Dec 2001 18:51
Town have drawn either Exeter City or Dagenham and Redbridge away from home in the third round of the FA Cup. The two sides drew at St James' Park yesterday and meet again at Victoria Park, Dagenham.
 

On Saturday, 9th December 2000

Town Team News Sat 9th Dec 2000 13:34
John McGreal looks likely to play tomorrow after overcoming a stomach bug. It will be a special moment for McGreal as he and all his family are all Liverpool fans. McGreal has only once played at Anfield, for Tranmere in a friendly so he will especially enjoy tomorrow afternoon.
 

On Thursday, 9th December 1999

Johnson to Recover/Eadie Off Thu 9th Dec 1999 14:38
Today's main ITFC news is that David Johnson is likely to be fit for the Cup match with Southampton on Saturday. Johnson limped off after 52 minutes on Tuesday with a dead leg, the second time this season he has had an injury of this type. Physio David Williams said "I think we are looking at days rather than weeks this time for him to be right again." Hurrah!

Matches On This Day

9 Dec 2006
Coca-Cola Championship
Cardiff City 2-2 Ipswich Town

9 Dec 2001
Barclaycard Premiership
Ipswich Town 0-1 Newcastle United

9 Dec 1995
Endsleigh First Division
Charlton Athletic 0-2 Ipswich Town

9 Dec 1989
Barclays Second Division
Ipswich Town 1-1 Sunderland

9 Dec 1978
League Division One
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Ipswich Town

9 Dec 1972
League Division One
Ipswich Town 2-1 Crystal Palace

9 Dec 1967
League Division Two
Ipswich Town 1-2 Portsmouth

9 Dec 1966
League Division Two
Coventry City 5-0 Ipswich Town

9 Dec 1961
League Division One
Aston Villa 3-0 Ipswich Town

9 Dec 1950
FA Cup
Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 Ipswich Town

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