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On Monday, 29th July 2013

Carson in Action for Robins Mon 29th Jul 2013 20:23
Blues midfielder Josh Carson was in Bristol City’s starting line-up for their U21 friendly at Weston-Super-Mare this evening. Earlier this afternoon, TWTD revealed that the Robins are the club with whom the 20-year-old Northern Ireland international is on trial.
Carson at Bristol City Mon 29th Jul 2013 16:31
Midfielder Josh Carson is on trial with League One Bristol City, TWTD understands. On Saturday, manager Mick McCarthy revealed that the 20-year-old Northern Irish international would be spending time at another club this week but kept their identity under wraps.
U15s Lose Opening Game at Milk Cup Mon 29th Jul 2013 15:45
Town’s U15s got off to a disappointing start at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup, losing their opening group fixture 5-0 to Brentford, the reigning champions of the Junior section, in Castlerock this afternoon.
Briefing Notes for the New Season – Part Four Mon 29th Jul 2013 12:00
In the fourth of a series of pre-season reports, HarryFromBath assesses the mood around the Championship clubs by delving into their forums. Blackpool, Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City are under the spotlight in today’s notes.
U15s Start Milk Cup Campaign Mon 29th Jul 2013 11:15
Town’s U15s get their group games at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup under way this afternoon with a match against Brentford at Castlerock (KO 1.30pm). The squad flew out to the prestigious and long-running competition yesterday.
McCarthy Delighted Squad is Sorted Early Mon 29th Jul 2013 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy is delighted to have assembled his squad by the end of July, ahead of the start of the season at Reading next Saturday and well in advance of the end of the transfer window on Monday 2nd September. Speaking last week, the Town manager said he was after one more player and on Friday added Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe to his squad on loan, his 10th addition of the summer.
 

On Sunday, 29th July 2012

Smith and New Zealand Draw Sun 29th Jul 2012 14:07
Tommy Smith's New Zealand drew 1-1 with Egypt in their second Olympics group game at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Smith and New Zealand in Action Sun 29th Jul 2012 12:00
Town defender Tommy Smith and his New Zealand side's second game at the Olympics has just got under way. The Oly Whites are facing Egypt at Old Trafford.
 

On Friday, 29th July 2011

Northern Irish Duo Defeated in Final Fri 29th Jul 2011 20:44
Academy duo Caolan Lavery and Cormac Burke were in the Northern Ireland side which lost the final of the Elite section of the Milk Cup 1-0 to Denmark in Ballymena this evening.
Hourihane Joining Plymouth Fri 29th Jul 2011 19:47
Midfielder Conor Hourihane is joining Plymouth on a free transfer, having been on trial with the Pilgrims for the last week. On Wednesday, the 20-year-old, who is signing a two-year deal, scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Truro City at Home Park.
Cropper's US and Town Kids Third at Milk Cup Fri 29th Jul 2011 16:14
Academy keeper Cody Cropper's US side grabbed a 2-1 victory over Georgia in their third place play-off in the Elite section of the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland this afternoon. The Blues U15s also finished third in the Junior competition.
Elllington Back for Wolves Friendly Fri 29th Jul 2011 14:35
All seven new recruits are in Town’s squad for Saturday’s final pre-season friendly at home to Wolves (KO 3pm). Striker Nathan Ellington is over the minor shoulder injury which led to him missing the abandoned game at Colchester on Tuesday.
Stearman: Big Fight for Places Fri 29th Jul 2011 12:34
Town target Richard Stearman admits he’ll have a fight on his hands to get in the Wolves side, but says he’s keen to take on the challenge. The 23-year-old is likely to be in action for the Premier League side at some stage of Saturday’s pre-season friendly against the Blues at Portman Road (KO 3pm).
Town Right Club for Stockdale Fri 29th Jul 2011 12:04
New loan keeper David Stockdale says yesterday’s Portman Road open day convinced him that he made the right decision in joining the Blues for the season from Fulham. More than 2,000 fans turned up to watch Stockdale and his new team-mates put through their paces on the main pitch.
U18s Face Walsham Fri 29th Jul 2011 10:52
While Town’s first team squad are taking on Wolves at Portman Road in their final pre-season game on Saturday, the U18s are in action against Ridgeons League Premier Division side Walsham-le-Willows at their Meadow ground (KO 3pm).
Duo in Final Action Fri 29th Jul 2011 10:13
Town duo Caolan Lavery and Cormac Burke (pictured) could help the Northern Ireland U19s to the Milk Cup this evening when the hosts take on Denmark in the final of the Elite section of the prestigious youth competition in Ballymena (BBC Two NI, Sky channel 992, 6pm). In the Junior tournament, the Blues U15s lost last night’s semi-final with Everton on penalties.
Jay Hoping to Link Up With Chopra More Regularly at Town Fri 29th Jul 2011 09:52
New Town striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas says he’s looking forward to linking up with his former Cardiff team-mate Michael Chopra on a more regular basis at Portman Road. The duo were together with the Welsh club last season but the versatile youngster, who signed from Arsenal for £1.5 million rising to £2 million on Monday, says he never really got the opportunity to show his best form while on loan with the Bluebirds.
 

On Thursday, 29th July 2010

U18s Defeated By Colchester Thu 29th Jul 2010 18:15
Town’s U18s fell to a 3-1 defeat to Colchester United in a friendly at Playford Road on Thursday afternoon. Northern Irish U17 international midfielder Cormac Burke put the young Blues in front before a brace from Freddie Ladapo and a strike from Michael Rafter gave the U’s victory in a game played in three thirds.
Bruce Targeting Another Play-Off Campaign With Leeds Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:16
Exiting defender Alex Bruce says he is targeting another play-off campaign with Leeds this season, having reached the top six with former loan side Leicester last season. Bruce is expected to complete a move to the Elland Road club before the weekend with a fee of £200,000, plus another £100,000 on appearances, having been agreed yesterday.
Keane Happy With Bury and Leiston Friendlies and to Be Giving Youngsters Their Chance Thu 29th Jul 2010 09:52
Boss Roy Keane felt local non-league sides Leiston and Bury Town provided his team with more than useful midweek workouts. A largely second string side beat the Ridgeons League team 2-0 at Victory Road on Tuesday with a more senior squad defeating the Ryman League club 1-0 yesterday.
Trio Continue Talks With Leeds, Palace and Blackpool Thu 29th Jul 2010 02:04
Blues boss Roy Keane has confirmed that Alex Bruce, Owen Garvan and Jon Stead missed last night’s game at Bury to continue talks with Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Blackpool respectively. The Town manager says he is hopeful he will complete the signing of Sunderland keeper Márton Fülöp.
Kennedy Will Add Vital Experience Thu 29th Jul 2010 01:44
Blues boss Roy Keane says Mark Kennedy, who completed his £75,000 move from Cardiff on Wednesday, will add valuable experience to the Town squad. Kennedy made his fist appearance for the Blues as a half-time sub in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Bury.
Civelli Knock Not Serious Thu 29th Jul 2010 01:35
Boss Roy Keane says the knock midfielder Luciano Civelli suffered in Tuesday’s friendly at Leiston is nothing serious. The Argentinian limped off after only six minutes of Town’s 2-0 win against the Ridgeons League side having been on the end of a heavy challenge to the knee which suffered the multi-ligament injury from which the 23-year-old has just returned.
 

On Wednesday, 29th July 2009

Naked Sports Show on Basketball Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:15
Tonight's Naked Sports Show tonight (ICR FM, 6-6.30pm) takes a look at the local sporting scene in Ipswich, with Denis Dixon from Ipswich Basketball Club the studio guest as he comes on to promote the forthcoming three-v-three tournament at Holywells High School.
Keane Admits Shopping Proving Difficult Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:12
Town boss Roy Keane has admitted that his summer shopping hasn't always gone entirely to plan, but hopes to have one or two more faces in his squad by the time the Blues face Coventry at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday 9th August.
Swansea Not Giving Up on Pablo Deal Wed 29th Jul 2009 10:20
Swansea City are still hopeful that Town striker Pablo Couñago will join them, according to reports in Wales. Over the weekend Couñago turned down a move to the Liberty Stadium after the clubs agreed a fee somewhere approaching £500,000.
Preston Linked With Renewed Interest for Shumulikoski Wed 29th Jul 2009 10:03
Preston North End are reported to have made Town an offer for Macedonian midfielder Veliche Shumulikoski. In March, the 28-year-old was unhappy that former manager Jim Magilton blocked a loan switch to the Lilywhites.
Train Strike Hits Friday Friendly Wed 29th Jul 2009 09:25
Fans hoping to travel by rail to Friday's pre-season friendly at home to Real Valladolid are likely to have rethink their plans with industrial action by ASLEF and the RMT meaning no trains will be leaving Ipswich in either direction after 7.36pm.
Huddersfield One of Two Clubs Chasing Rhodes Wed 29th Jul 2009 09:11
Boss Roy Keane has revealed that two clubs are chasing striker Jordan Rhodes, who missed last night's match at Charlton due to a minor knock. Huddersfield Town are claimed to be one of the interested parties.
Fab Holding Signing Sessions in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Bury Wed 29th Jul 2009 09:02
Fabian Wilnis has lined up four more book-signing sessions. The Dutchman, who celebrated his testimonial by coming on as a sub in Town's 2-0 victory over Colchester on Saturday, has just launched Full English, his autobiography.
Bowditch to Sign for Yeovil Wed 29th Jul 2009 08:36
Released striker Dean Bowditch is expected to sign for Yeovil later today after a successful trial. Bowditch left the Blues when his contract expired at the end of last season.
Wright to Undergo Scan Wed 29th Jul 2009 08:31
Full-back David Wright will undergo a scan after picking up a rib injury in the first half of last night's defeat at Charlton. The former Wigan man was replaced by youngster Troy Brown after 33 minutes.
 

On Tuesday, 29th July 2008

Wickham Nets First England Goal Tue 29th Jul 2008 23:21
Academy striker Connor Wickham scored his first England U17 goal as his side defeated Iceland 1-0 at the Nordic Tournament in Sweden. Wickham, 15, was winning his second cap at U17 level.
Digital Solution for North Suffolk Fans Tue 29th Jul 2008 22:20
SGR FM have announced that Town fans in North Suffolk and most of Norfolk will be able to hear commentary on the Blues this season on digital radio via Gold Norfolk's DAB stream.
Brighton 2-3 Town Tue 29th Jul 2008 22:02
Two penalties from Tommy Miller helped the Blues to a 3-2 victory over Brighton at the Withdean Stadium. Kevin Lisbie had put Town in front before the Albion hit back via Nicky Forster and Kevin McLeod prior to Miller's double.
U17s Face Californians in Milk Cup Tue 29th Jul 2008 09:10
Town's U17s are in action at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup this afternoon when they take on South Coast Bayern in Coleraine. Yesterday, the young Blues defeated County Down 5-1 in the first of their two group games.
Trio to Miss Brighton Trip Tue 29th Jul 2008 08:55
Town will be without Pablo Couñago, Pim Balkestein and Jon Walters when they travel to Brighton for tonight's friendly at the Withdean Stadium (KO 7.45pm).
Roberts Completes Move to Huddersfield Tue 29th Jul 2008 08:45
Midfielder Gary Roberts has completed his move to Huddersfield Town, signing a two-year deal with the Terriers. On Friday, TWTD was first to report that the former Accrington man was on the verge of joining the League One side.
 

On Saturday, 29th July 2006

Cambridge U 4-4 Reserves Sat 29th Jul 2006 17:33
Owen Garvan played 45 minutes as a Town reserve side drew 4-4 at Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon. The Blues were two down at the break, but came back in the second half via goals from Jai Reason, two from Danny Haynes and Billy Clarke.
Clapham With Blades Sat 29th Jul 2006 01:37
Former Blue Jamie Clapham is on trial with Sheffield United. Clapham, linked with a return to Town earlier in the summer, was released by Birmingham at the end of last season.
Jim Praise for Bowditch Sat 29th Jul 2006 00:17
Boss Jim Magilton was pleased with striker Dean Bowditch after the Blues' 2-0 defeat to Lazio. The new Town manager was generally happy with his side's display against the Serie A club.
Town 0-2 Lazio Sat 29th Jul 2006 00:10
Jim Magilton's first home game as Town manager ended in a 2-0 defeat to Serie A side Lazio in front of a disappointing crowd of 10,365. The impressive Tommaso Rocchi netted a goal in each half for the Rome club.
 

On Friday, 29th July 2005

Sito and Lewis Impress Fri 29th Jul 2005 23:58
Assistant manager Willie Donachie was impressed with the contribution of trialist Sito and keeper Lewis Price during Friday's 2-1 defeat to Atlético Madrid. Donachie says the Blues could have another look at former Racing Club de Ferrol right-back Sito, perhaps in Tuesday's friendly at Colchester.
Town 1-2 Atlético Madrid Fri 29th Jul 2005 23:45
Town fell to their fourth successive pre-season defeat against Spanish side Atlético Madrid. The Blues went ahead against the run of play through Ian Westlake but former Chelsea man Mateja Kezman equalised on the stroke of half-time and Pablo Ibáñez netted the winner just after the hour mark.
Trotter Added to Squad Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:16
The Blues have added midfielder Liam Trotter to the squad for tonight's home friendly with Atlético Madrid. Defender Aidan Collins picked up an injury in the reserve game with Canvey Island yesterday and has been withdrawn.
Peters Permit Granted Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:11
Town have received confirmation that Canadian international winger Jaime Peters has finally been granted a work permit. Peters, who provisionally signed for the Blues back in January, is set to link-up with the first team squad next week.
Reserves Win Fri 29th Jul 2005 11:00
Town's reserves beat Canvey Island 2-1 at the non-leaguers' Park Lane ground last night. Right winger Danny Haynes scored twice for the Blues inside the first 10 minutes.
Peters News Today Fri 29th Jul 2005 10:00
Town will learn today whether Canadian international winger Jaime Peters will be able to take his place in the squad this season. Issues regarding the 18-year-old's work permit have so far meant the highly-rated youngster has been unable to join up with the club he committed to back in January.
 

On Thursday, 29th July 2004

Reserves 5-0 Histon Res Thu 29th Jul 2004 21:01
Town's reserves continued their pre-season with a 5-0 home win over Ridgeons League club Histon Town's second string at Playford Road. All the goals came in a second half dominated by the home side.
Ticket Sales Hit 17,000 Thu 29th Jul 2004 17:48
Town's season ticket total has hit the 17,000 mark, now only 1,000 or so behind last year's figure. The club started mailing out tickets this week and fans should receive them over the next few days.
Santos Move Stalled Thu 29th Jul 2004 15:26
French defender Georges Santos's move to QPR continues to stall with contractual details still to be settled. The former Tranmere, Sheffield United and Grimsby man passed a medical at Loftus Road on Monday and said that he expected the free move to go through by the end of the week.
Hogg on Standby Thu 29th Jul 2004 13:47
Young central defender or full-back Chris Hogg is on standby for an England U20s training camp. The camp is being held in Leicestershire from from 14th to 17th August.
Cheryl Says Thanks Thu 29th Jul 2004 13:31
Dale Roberts's wife Cheryl has thanked the fans and players of Town and Newcastle for supporting last night's testimonial match. Nearly 25,000 supporters turned out in tribute to Dale who died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma last year.
Horlock: We Can Do It Thu 29th Jul 2004 13:22
New signing Kevin Horlock says he is confident Town can win automatic promotion to the Premiership this season. Horlock joined the Blues from West Ham on a free transfer earlier in the month.
Robson Slams Boos Culture Thu 29th Jul 2004 13:15
Former Town boss Sir Bobby Robson has slammed his old fans for booing Newcastle United's Craig Bellamy during last night's Dale Roberts testimonial. Bellamy, an ex-Norwich player, was booed throughout Town's 2-1 win over the Magpies.
Joe on Win Thu 29th Jul 2004 10:15
Town boss Joe Royle was understandably pleased with his side's win in last night's Dale Roberts testimonial. Goals from Shefki Kuqi and Pablo Couñago helped the Blues to a 2-1 defeat of Sir Bobby Robson's Newcastle United.
 

On Tuesday, 29th July 2003

Gaardsøe Fee Agreed Tue 29th Jul 2003 23:29
Town chairman David Sheepshanks has announced that the club have agreed a fee with West Bromwich Albion for Thomas Gaardsøe. As reported earlier the board met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the Baggies' latest offer.
Peace Confirms Talks Tue 29th Jul 2003 16:31
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has confirmed that his club and Town have been in discussions regarding the future of Thomas Gaardsøe since the weekend. TWTD understands that David Sheepshanks and his board are meeting this afternoon to discuss the proposed move.
Trust Comments Tue 29th Jul 2003 16:02
The newly-formed Ipswich Town Independent Supporters Trust, Ipswich Town First, has commented on the controversy surrounding the potential transfer of Thomas Gaardsøe to West Brom.
Town Offer WBA Proposal Tue 29th Jul 2003 13:17
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has said that Town have offered his club a proposal which would gain them the signature of Blues' defender Thomas Gaardsøe.
Bent Makes Tabloids Tue 29th Jul 2003 10:50
Town striker Marcus Bent has made today's tabloids, the former Blackburn man reported to be "secretly scoring" with David Beckham's younger sister Joanne.
Second Bid Turned Down Tue 29th Jul 2003 09:49
Town have turned down a second bid for Danish defender Thomas Gaardsøe from West Bromwich Albion, although there is an expectation the Baggies could come back with a third.
Davis Pleased to Sign Tue 29th Jul 2003 09:45
Town have turned down a second bid for Danish defender Thomas Gaardsøe from West Bromwich Albion, although there is an expectation the Baggies could come back with a third.
 

On Monday, 29th July 2002

Barnet 1-2 Town Mon 29th Jul 2002 22:38
A goal in each half from Pablo Couñago saw a young Town side to a 2-1 victory over Barnet at Underhill. In between the Spaniard's two efforts Barnet got back on terms when Mark Arber headed in from a corner.
Bent Sets Target Mon 29th Jul 2002 12:41
Young striker Darren Bent has set himself a target of 15 goals for the season ahead. The England U19 international more than achieved his targets last season and will hope to surpass them in a similar fashion this time around.
Burley at London AGM Mon 29th Jul 2002 12:39
Town manager George Burley will be the special guest at the Ipswich Town London Supporters'
AGM on Tuesday night.
Squad for Barnet Mon 29th Jul 2002 11:30
As expected Town have announced a youngish squad for tonight's friendly at Barnet (KO 7.45pm). Richard Naylor returns to action after his neck injury while Martijn Reuser, Alun Armstrong, Fabian Wilnis and Pablo Couñago are the other senior players involved.
Club Need Extra Info Mon 29th Jul 2002 10:31
Town have belatedly announced that fans purchasing tickets for the away leg of the UEFA Cup tie with Avenir Beggen will have to supply information on their travel arrangements and their passport numbers.
Town Linked With Frandsen Mon 29th Jul 2002 10:12
Reports in Denmark claim Town are showing an interest in Viborg FF defender or midfielder Thomas Frandsen.
Sereni Out in a Week Mon 29th Jul 2002 09:41
Matteo Sereni will will be released from hospital at the end of the week. As reported yesterday, the on loan keeper was involved in a weekend car crash in which he dislocated a hip.
Town Face Barnet Mon 29th Jul 2002 09:40
Town will field a mixture of first-teamers and reserves in their pre-season friendly at Barnet tonight (KO 7.45pm). The Blues will look to get a third pre-season win against the North Londoners.
No Bent Bid Mon 29th Jul 2002 09:37
George Burley has denied a weekend report that Marcus Bent has been the subject of a £5 million bid from Fulham.
Finidi Better Prepared Mon 29th Jul 2002 00:01
Town's Nigerian winger Finidi George has admitted that Town supporters are yet to see the best of him and says that missing pre-season last year had a lot to do with his disappointing 2001/02.
 

On Sunday, 29th July 2001

Peterborough 0-2 Town Sun 29th Jul 2001 19:18
Second half goals form Wayne Brown and Darren Bent continued Town's wining pre-season form. On a very hot afternoon at London Road Town showed some nice touches without ever really dominating Barry Fry's side.
Scowcroft at Norwich Sun 29th Jul 2001 10:38
James Scowcroft watched Leicester draw 2-2 with Norwich City yesterday and will talk with the midlands club early this week.
 

On Saturday, 29th July 2000

Abidallah Stars in Friendlies Sat 29th Jul 2000 19:14
Two friendlies in two days has seen a new Town star emerge: Nabil Abidallah. In last night’s 3-0 win at Colchester the Dutchman, in a twenty-five minute spell as sub, showed he had skills aplenty with fans tagging him Kieron, a player he resembles both in appearance and playing style. In this afternoon’s game at Heybridge Swifts’ Scraley Road he was once again impressive and set up both Town goals in a 2-2 draw.
Wright to Sign! Sat 29th Jul 2000 19:03
Town keeper Richard Wright will finally put pen to paper on a new deal early this week, ensuring he remains at Town for the new season ahead. Wright has committed himself to Town for two seasons, so we will probably have the same situation next summer. Although Town will be pleased that Wright has signed the situation is still not ideal from their perspective. It is David Sheepshanks' policy to offer players new contracts when they have two years remaining on their deal as with David Johnson recently, however the club have been unable to persuade Wright to sign a long-term deal. Still it does mean that we won't be hearing quite so much from Jonathan Barnett over the next few weeks. George Burley announced the deal after the friendly with Colchester. The Town manager said: "Richard has agreed the terms of a new deal, the best ever made to a player at this club, and he expects to sign next week."
 

On Thursday, 29th July 1999

Andreas Action? Thu 29th Jul 1999 12:20
It seems Town's bid of £1 plus for Swedish international defender Andreas Jakobsson is being taken seriously both by his current club, Helsingborg and the player himself.

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