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On Friday, 19th February 2016

Fifties Forward Blackman Dies Fri 19th Feb 2016 20:48
Ron Blackman, a member of Sir Alf Ramsey’s 1956/57 Third Division South championship-winning squad, died earlier this week, aged 90.
Bialkowski Signs New Town Deal Fri 19th Feb 2016 14:48
Keeper Bartosz Bialkowski has signed a new contract with the Blues running to the summer of 2018 with an option for a further season. The 28-year-old, who joined Town from Notts County in the summer of 2014, revealed that he was close to putting pen to paper on new terms last week.
U18s Face Brentford Fri 19th Feb 2016 13:02
Town’s U18s are in action at home to Brentford on Saturday morning (KO 11am).
Former Blue Johnny Miller Dies Fri 19th Feb 2016 00:05
Former Blue Johnny Miller died on Thursday, aged 65.
 

On Thursday, 19th February 2015

Rovers Boss Confirms Town Varney Move Thu 19th Feb 2015 19:46
Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer has confirmed that Town are targeting out-of-favour Rovers striker Luke Varney.
Pro Deal For Benyu Thu 19th Feb 2015 16:36
Academy scholar Kundai Benyu is understood to be close to signing a two-and-a-half-year professional contract with the Blues.
Varney Expected to Sign Ahead of Reading Clash Thu 19th Feb 2015 13:44
Town expect to complete the loan signing of Blackburn striker Luke Varney in time to go into the squad facing Reading at Portman Road on Saturday, we understand.
Galvin on Trial at Colchester Thu 19th Feb 2015 13:12
Development squad wideman Cory Galvin is on trial with Colchester United and is in action for their U21s in this afternoon’s home game against QPR.
 

On Wednesday, 19th February 2014

Cressy King of the Oche Wed 19th Feb 2014 13:03
Aaron Cresswell emerged as the king of the oche amongst the Town players at last night’s Legends of Darts event at Greshams.
Berra in Scotland Squad Wed 19th Feb 2014 12:28
Town defender Christophe Berra has be named in the Scotland squad for their friendly against Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday 5th March.
Naked Football Show Tonight Wed 19th Feb 2014 12:04
This evening's Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) Naked Football Show sees host Graham Blackburn joined by The Vulture and Nathan Reeve to discuss the Town issues of the moment.
Doherty Nominated for Award Wed 19th Feb 2014 11:46
Young midfielder Jack Doherty has been nominated for the FAI Schools International Player of the Year gong at the 24th FAI International Football Awards.
Tickets Still Available for London Branch 1991/92 Night Wed 19th Feb 2014 11:21
There are still a handful of tickets available for tonight’s London Branch of the Supporters Club evening looking back at Town’s 1991/92 Second Division title-winning campaign where Chris Kiwomya, Jason Dozzell and Simon Milton will be the star guests. The event is being held at the Duke of York in Dering Street (7pm).
Connor: McGoldrick Has Added Consistency Wed 19th Feb 2014 06:00
Assistant boss Terry Connor says striker David McGoldrick has added consistency to his game and has matured during his time with the Blues. Town’s 16-goal top scorer, who has been ruled out for 10 weeks with a torn medial ligament, moved to Portman Road from Nottingham Forest initially on loan just over a year ago.
 

On Tuesday, 19th February 2013

McCarthy: We Were Beaten By a Better Team Tue 19th Feb 2013 22:52
Town boss Mick McCarthy held up his hands and admitted that his Blues were beaten by a better Watford side after goals from Ikechi Anya and Nathaniel Chalobah saw the Hornets to a 2-0 victory at Portman Road.
Town 0-2 Watford Tue 19th Feb 2013 21:51
A goal in either half from Ikechi Anya and Nathaniel Chalobah saw Watford to a 2-0 victory over the Blues at Portman Road. The impressive visitors had already struck the bar via Jonathan Hogg before Anya’s well-worked 18th minute goal. Town gradually came more into it but the Hornets sealed the victory through 18-year-old Chelsea loanee Chalobah with 18 minutes remaining.
Chopra Starts Against Hornets Tue 19th Feb 2013 19:13
Michael Chopra starts only his third game under Mick McCarthy against his former loan club Watford at Portman Road this evening. The 29-year-old came off the bench to score the winner in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Blackpool.
Academy Launches New Brochure at Open Evening Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:27
Mick McCarthy and his assistant boss Terry Connor were amongst those attending Monday’s Academy Open Evening and Brochure Launch at Playford Road. TWTD, an academy sponsor, was at the event and spoke to operations manager Helen Broughton about the new brochure and the latest academy developments.
Stearman: Chops is a Massive Threat Tue 19th Feb 2013 14:41
Richard Stearman has echoed the thoughts of everyone in the Ipswich camp and hailed Michael Chopra’s winning goal against Blackpool.
Stearman Has No Problem With Watford's Loan Arrangements Tue 19th Feb 2013 14:39
Town loanee Richard Stearman has already appeared on the losing side against Watford this season and doesn’t want a repeat when they visit Portman Road this evening.
Clegg Joins Madrid Tue 19th Feb 2013 12:47
Former Town chief executive Simon Clegg has taken on a consultancy role with Madrid’s bid to stage the 2020 Olympic Games. Clegg, 53, left Portman Road after four years earlier this month.
Stearman Wants Hat-Trick Tue 19th Feb 2013 11:33
Richard Stearman is looking to complete a hat-trick of home wins since joining Town on loan from Wolves.
Wordsworth Thanks Well-Wishers Tue 19th Feb 2013 11:29
Midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has sent his thanks to well-wishers after he suffered three cracked vertebrae which could keep him out of action for the rest of the season. The 24-year-old clashed with Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks during the first half of Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the Tangerines, his full debut for the Blues.
Stearman Desperate to Avoid Double Drop Tue 19th Feb 2013 06:06
Town loan signing Richard Stearman is anxious to avoid a nightmare end-of-season scenario that would see him relegated twice.
McCarthy: Chopra Lives for Goals Tue 19th Feb 2013 06:05
Boss Mick McCarthy says nothing means more to goalscorers like Michael Chopra than hitting the net. The Blues frontman came off the bench to score Town’s winner against Blackpool on Saturday and may have won himself a start in tonight’s home game against his former loan club Watford.
Stearman Shocked By Town's Struggles Tue 19th Feb 2013 06:03
Richard Stearman admits he was shocked to join Ipswich and find himself embroiled in another relegation battle.
Search for Summer Signings Under Way Tue 19th Feb 2013 06:02
Boss Mick McCarthy says he and his scouting staff have already begun the process of looking for summer signings. The Town manager says the Blues won’t be the only club with plenty of players out of contract come May.
McCarthy: Wordsworth's Injury Rare Tue 19th Feb 2013 06:01
Mick McCarthy says he’s unsure about how long midfielder Anthony Wordsworth will be out of action after cracking three vertebrae, partly as no one else at the club has suffered or treated a similar injury in the past. The 24-year-old picked up the knock in an aerial clash with Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks during Saturday’s 1-0 home victory over the Seasiders, his full debut for the club he joined from Colchester in January.
Stearman: Tough Blow For Wordsworth Tue 19th Feb 2013 06:00
Richard Stearman has spoken on behalf of the entire Ipswich squad in support of injured fellow new boy Anthony Wordsworth.
Chopra Could Start Against Watford Tue 19th Feb 2013 06:00
Town boss Mick McCarthy looks set to hand Michael Chopra only his third start since he took over as manager when the Blues take on high-flying Watford at Portman Road this evening.
 

On Sunday, 19th February 2012

Klug Set for Town Return Sun 19th Feb 2012 22:15
TWTD understands that former Blues coach Bryan Klug is being lined-up for a return to Portman Road. Stalwart Klug was controversially axed by former boss Roy Keane in January 2010 and is currently the assistant director and head of player development at Tottenham’s Academy.
U18s Lose at Palace Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:34
Town’s U18s lost 2-1 away at Crystal Palace on Saturday morning.
Chopra Apologises to Cardiff Fans Sun 19th Feb 2012 10:02
Striker Michael Chopra apologised to Cardiff fans in case his goal celebration during the Blues’ 3-0 victory over the Bluebirds at Portman Road yesterday had offended them. The one-time Cardiff frontman had said he wouldn’t celebrate – as he hadn’t earlier in the season when he scored in the fixture in Wales – but said emotion overtook him when he netted his fifth goal in four games and his 12th of the campaign.
 

On Saturday, 19th February 2011

Jewell Disappointed to Concede Late Again But Delighted With Performance Sat 19th Feb 2011 18:19
Boss Paul Jewell was disappointed to concede a second late equaliser in a week but felt that Town’s performance was as good as any during his time in charge at Portman Road.
Town 1-1 Hull City Sat 19th Feb 2011 17:10
Sub Jay Simpson grabbed a late point for Hull City after Jason Scotland looked to have put the Blues on their way to their third successive home league win under Paul Jewell. Town had impressed in a goalless first half but it took until the 58th for Scotland to break the deadlock with a low 20-yard shot, but with five minutes remaining Simpson looped home a back header.
Osman's Opener Ends in Derby Draw Sat 19th Feb 2011 14:41
Russell Osman's first game as Town's new U18 coach saw the Blues concede a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with local rivals Norwich City at a rain-drenched Playford Road on Saturday morning. Josh Carson, who was sent off late on, scored the Blues’ first and schoolboy Tommy Winter the second.
Town and Martin's Rejuvenation All About Confidence Sat 19th Feb 2011 09:22
Blues boss Paul Jewell says winger Lee Martin’s renaissance as a Town player is all to do with the greater confidence flowing through the team. Martin was recalled from his loan spell at Charlton within days of the new manager's appointment and hasn’t looked back.
Jewell Has a Lot of Respect for Hull Chief Sat 19th Feb 2011 09:08
Town boss Paul Jewell says he has a lot of respect for Hull City’s head of football operations Adam Pearson, who was his chairman during his time as manager at Derby.
Jewell a Big Fan of Play-Offs Sat 19th Feb 2011 08:58
Paul Jewell says he’s a big fan of the play-offs, unlike former Blues boss Joe Royle. The current Town manager says the system ensures there are fewer dead games towards the end of a season.
 

On Friday, 19th February 2010

Duo Get Ireland Call Fri 19th Feb 2010 20:19
Academy duo Ronan Murray and David Cawley (pictured) have been named in the Republic of Ireland U19 squad for a training camp at Bisham Abbey from February 28th to March 4th. The camp is part of the Irish squad’s preparations for the UEFA U19 elite stage qualifiers in Ukraine in May.
Clegg Set to Speak at Conference Fri 19th Feb 2010 15:53
Town chief executive Simon Clegg will be a guest speaker at Europe’s largest sports business conference, ISPO SpoBiS, in Munich next week. The conference, held on Monday and Tuesday, will be attended by 1500 of sports most important decision-makers.
U18s Face West Ham Fri 19th Feb 2010 15:47
Town's U18s are in action at West Ham's Little Heath training ground in Hainault Road, Romford on Saturday morning (KO 11am).
Murphy and O'Connor in Line for League Bows at Sheffield Wednesday? Fri 19th Feb 2010 13:34
Goalkeeper Brian Murphy and left-back Shane O’Connor could be in line for Town league debuts as the Blues travel to Sheffield Wednesday looking to climb out of the bottom three. Murphy could take over from Arran Lee-Barrett, who was at fault for two of the goals at Peterborough in the week, while O’Connor has impressed in the reserves recently in the problem left-back position.
Keane: No More Moves Close Fri 19th Feb 2010 09:58
Boss Roy Keane says he has received one or two enquiries regarding members of his squad but doesn’t expect any more immediate exits. The Town manager also doesn’t expect to make any imminent additions to his squad.
Walters Apologises for Posh Defeat Fri 19th Feb 2010 07:11
Skipper Jon Walters has apologised to fans for the 3-1 defeat at Peterborough United on Tuesday. The 26-year-old admitted that the performance was nowhere near good enough.
 

On Thursday, 19th February 2009

Lisbie Back in Training But McAuley a Concern Thu 19th Feb 2009 18:55
Striker Kevin Lisbie is set to return to training on Friday after the back injury which kept him out of the squad which beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Portman Road on Wednesday. However, Town have a concern regarding Gareth McAuley, who has a calf problem.
Bruce: I'm Happy at Town Thu 19th Feb 2009 12:53
Defender Alex Bruce says too much has been made of his contract situation and he isn't planning on leaving Portman Road. Bruce's current terms are up at the end of the season and he has turned down the Blues' offer of a new two-year deal.
Naked Podcast Now Up Thu 19th Feb 2009 12:17
In this week's show, Phil, Graham, Chris Rand and James Cummins discuss the Town management situation, Marcus Evans's statement, stats of various types and the Blues' prospects of reaching the play-offs.
Upson Plays for Southend Reserves Thu 19th Feb 2009 00:26
Young Town midfielder Ed Upson played the second game of his trial spell with Southend United on Wednesday afternoon.
Jim: Criticism Inspired Me Thu 19th Feb 2009 00:01
Boss Jim Magilton claimed the recent criticism of his management has given him an additional spur, after Town's 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.
 

On Tuesday, 19th February 2008

Bowditch Could Join Brighton Permanently Tue 19th Feb 2008 09:15
Brighton and Hove Albion boss Dean Wilkins says he could offer Dean Bowditch a permanent move to the Withdean Stadium if he impresses during his latest loan spell. The 21-year-old joined the Seagulls on a month's loan last week.
Murphy in International Action Tue 19th Feb 2008 09:11
Academy striker Paul Murphy will be in action for the Republic of Ireland U17 side in a friendly against Finland at Buckley Park, Kilkenny this evening.
 

On Monday, 19th February 2007

Four Return for Town Mon 19th Feb 2007 21:03
Town boss Jim Magilton has four players back in consideration for the visit of Wolves on Tuesday evening (KO 7.45pm). Owen Garvan and Alan Lee return from suspensions, while Jason De Vos should be back from injury and Jon Walters is available having been cup-tied for the Watford match.
Coca-Cola Tickets Winner Mon 19th Feb 2007 13:24
The winner of TWTD's Coca-Cola competition was Richard Garnett from Ipswich, who wins two tickets to Tuesday's game against Wolves. Richard correctly answered that Steve Sedgley left Town in the deal which saw Mark Venus join the Blues.
Appeal Tuesday Mon 19th Feb 2007 13:07
The appeal against George O'Callaghan's red card will be held on Tuesday lunchtime, rather than later in the week as is usually the case. The early hearing means the midfielder could still miss the home game with Wolves depending on the appeal commission's decision.
Town Launch Appeal Mon 19th Feb 2007 10:45
Town have announced their intention to appeal against George O'Callaghan's red card at Watford. The Irishman, making his first Town start, was sent off just before half-time after a promising display in the Blues' five-man midfield.
Caps for Smith Mon 19th Feb 2007 00:10
Academy central defender Tommy Smith won two caps with the England U17s at a tournament in the Algarve over the weekend. The English youngsters defeated Portugal 1-0 on Saturday and drew 1-1 with France on Sunday.
Titus to Return? Mon 19th Feb 2007 00:06
Town want to speak to Titus Bramble over a summer return to Portman Road, according to a weekend tabloid report. Bramble is out of contract at Newcastle at the end of the season.
U18s Defeat Charlton Mon 19th Feb 2007 00:03
Town's U18s recorded a 3-2 victory over their Charlton Athletic counterparts at Playford Road on Saturday morning. Striker Craig Calver, making his full debut for the U18s, opened the scoring with Jordan Rhodes and Ian Nimmo also on the scoresheet.
 

On Saturday, 19th February 2005

Naylor: No Penalty Sat 19th Feb 2005 20:40
Central defender Richard Naylor says that referee Matt Messias was right not to award a penalty after an incident where the ball struck his hand early in the second half of Town's 1-1 draw at Preston. Meanwhile, Preston keeper Gavin Ward's injury is not as serious as originally thought.
Joe: We Nicked a Point Sat 19th Feb 2005 02:28
Town manager Joe Royle conceded that his side had been lucky to have gained a point from their 1-1 draw against Preston at Deepdale. North End boss Billy Davies felt his side had been robbed.
Preston 1-1 Town Sat 19th Feb 2005 00:56
Town will feel themselves lucky to have left Deepdale with a point after rarely looking their best against the Championship's fourth-placed side. The Lilywhites went ahead through David Nugent but Tommy Miller hit back for the Blues in the second half.
 

On Thursday, 19th February 2004

Marshall Not Happy Thu 19th Feb 2004 14:33
Town keeper Andy Marshall says his loan spell at Millwall has become a pointless exercise. Marshall joined the Lions on a month's loan but is after just two games is out of the first-team picture at the New Den.
No Walsall Advance Sales Thu 19th Feb 2004 13:14
Tickets for Town's trip to Walsall on Tuesday, March 16th will not be available in advance, despite the club requesting them.
Kuqi Suspended Thu 19th Feb 2004 13:06
Town striker Shekfi Kuqi will miss the visit of Preston North End next weekend after amassing five bookings for the season.
Fee for Ford Pair Thu 19th Feb 2004 10:10
Town have revealed that they paid a small fee for Ford United pair Jerome Sobers and Ben Patten. The central defenders completed their moves from the Ryman League side earlier this week.
 

On Wednesday, 19th February 2003

Everton Darren Bent Link Wed 19th Feb 2003 23:41
Everton manager David Moyes was amongst a number of scouts watching Town against Wolves with Darren Bent reported to be his target.
Town Switched Off - Joe Wed 19th Feb 2003 23:34
Town manager Joe Royle was left unimpressed at his side's defending after the 4-2 home loss to Wolves. However, the Blues' manager was surprised at conceding so many goals given the away side's lack of chances.
Town 2-4 Wolves Wed 19th Feb 2003 23:24
Town can blame woeful defending and poor first half finishing after losing 4-2 at home to Wolves. Marcus Bent put Town ahead early on before Kenny Miller equalised. Matt Holland scored from a freekick but second half goals from Miller again, Lee Naylor and George Ndah took the points.
Palace Date Set Wed 19th Feb 2003 10:51
Town's match at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace has been rearranged for Tuesday, March 11th at 8pm.
Bowditch With England Wed 19th Feb 2003 09:54
Young Academy striker Dean Bowditch is likely to win an England U17 cap this afternoon when John Peacock's side take on Greece in Drama.
Players Face More Cuts Wed 19th Feb 2003 09:28
Town's players are set to be asked to take another pay deferral. A number of meetings have taken place between players, the administrators and the PFA, although it us understood no agreement has been reached as yet.
 

On Tuesday, 19th February 2002

Reserves 6-1 Wimbledon Tue 19th Feb 2002 23:52
Town's Reserves walloped Wimbledon's second string at Portman Road on Tuesday evening.
Team for Tonight Tue 19th Feb 2002 13:11
Fabian Wilnis, Mike Salmon, Pablo Couñago and Thomas Gaardsøe are the most senior players involved in tonight's reserve game against Wimbledon at Portman Road (KO 7pm).
Nigeria Appoint Onigbinde Tue 19th Feb 2002 12:21
The Nigerian football authorities have moved swiftly to appoint Festus Onigbinde as Finidi George's new international manager. It was only yesterday that Amodu Shaibu was sacked after the disappointing African Nations' Cup campaign.
Fair Play Europe Route? Tue 19th Feb 2002 12:03
Town's continuing good behaviour in the Premiership could lead to another promising route into the UEFA Cup in addition to the InterToto Cup entry. And it looks a real possibility.
Alania Town's Opponents Tue 19th Feb 2002 12:01
Town's Russian opponents in Saturday's Cyprus-based match will be Alania Vladikavkaz. The game will be for charity played at the Garrison Stadium in Dhekelia (KO 3pm).
Matt's Back Tue 19th Feb 2002 08:54
Matt Holland returns to the squad today after getting extra time off with his family after being away with Ireland last week.
Rest for Veno Tue 19th Feb 2002 08:51
Mark Venus has seen his specialist and has been told that there is no serious damage to his knee. The veteran central defender had been suffering recently with a muscle behind the knee.
Town Enter InterToto Tue 19th Feb 2002 08:49
George Burley has revealed that Town will enter this year's InterToto Cup in a bid to bring a second successive season of European football to Portman Road.
 

On Monday, 19th February 2001

Burley Watched Soetaers Mon 19th Feb 2001 15:57
Reports say George Burley watched Belgian target Tom Soetaers play for his Dutch club Roda JC on Saturday. The 20-year-old is one of a number of players George watched last week during an intensive scouting mission to the continent.
Trialists Named Mon 19th Feb 2001 11:35
The two Scarborough trialists currently with Town have been named as David Pounder and Ashley Lyth. Pounder is variously described as a promising striker or a midfielder while Lyth is a young defender.
Jenkins Link Mon 19th Feb 2001 10:55
Newspapers over the weekend were linking Town to Huddersfield full-back Steve Jenkins. The 28-year-old Welshman has won twelve caps for his country and is a regular for his club.
Striker in This Week! Mon 19th Feb 2001 08:41
George Burley has revealed that he is set to bring a top level striker in on loan this week. with Marcus Stewart suspended, Alun Armstrong with a back problem and Richard Naylor again suffering with a knee problem Town are in need of cover up front.

Matches On This Day

19 Feb 2013
npower Championship
Ipswich Town 0-2 Watford

19 Feb 2011
npower Championship
Ipswich Town 1-1 Hull City

19 Feb 2003
Nationwide First Division
Ipswich Town 2-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers

19 Feb 2000
Nationwide First Division
Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Ipswich Town

19 Feb 1994
FA Cup
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Ipswich Town

19 Feb 1980
League Division One
Ipswich Town 3-0 Crystal Palace

19 Feb 1977
League Division One
Leicester City 1-0 Ipswich Town

19 Feb 1972
League Division One
Ipswich Town 0-1 Arsenal

19 Feb 1966
League Division Two
Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Ipswich Town

19 Feb 1949
Division Three South
Watford 1-2 Ipswich Town

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