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On Monday, 4th August 2014

Stewart to Miss First Six Weeks of the Season Mon 4th Aug 2014 20:06
Recent signing Cameron Stewart is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after fracturing his jaw during Saturday’s 1-1 friendly draw at Leyton Orient.
Dozzell Holding Coaching Course Mon 4th Aug 2014 10:44
Ex-Town midfielder Jason Dozzell is holding another of his three-day coaching courses for kids next week.
Notes for the New Season – Part Seven: Brentford, Charlton and Millwall Mon 4th Aug 2014 09:47
In the seventh of a series of pre-season reports, HarryFromBath assesses the mood around the Championship clubs by delving into their forums. Brentford, Charlton Athletic and Millwall are under the spotlight in today’s notes.
McCarthy: No Penalty If Tabby Was Still On Mon 4th Aug 2014 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy says Town wouldn’t have conceded the late penalty which led to Leyton Orient’s last-gasp equaliser during Saturday’s 1-1 friendly draw had Jay Tabb still been on the field.
Fulham Game a Big Step Up for McGoldrick Mon 4th Aug 2014 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy says he’ll assess how striker David McGoldrick came through Town’s final pre-season friendly at Leyton Orient before deciding on his level of involvement in the Blues’ opening fixture of the Championship season at home to Fulham next Saturday (Sky Sports 1/HD1, KO 5.15pm). The 26-year-old seems unlikely to start against the Cottagers having made only two sub appearances in friendlies since returning from seven months out with knee problems.

On Sunday, 4th August 2013

Osman Leaves Town Sun 4th Aug 2013 15:06
Town have parted company with U18s coach Russell Osman, we understand. The former Blues and England centre-half, whose official title was professional development (lead) coach, has been at the academy since being appointed by ex-manager Paul Jewell in February 2011.

On Saturday, 4th August 2012

Smith: We Looked More Like a Premier League Side Sat 4th Aug 2012 22:56
Defender Tommy Smith felt it was the Blues who looked like the Premier League side during their 3-1 defeat of newly promoted West Ham. The 22-year-old was playing his first game since returning from Olympic duty with New Zealand.
U18s Beat Canaries Sat 4th Aug 2012 22:11
Town's U18s beat Norwich City 4-3 at the Canaries' Colney training ground in a pre-season friendly this morning.
Sonko on Trial at Barnsley Sat 4th Aug 2012 22:09
Former Blue Ibrahima Sonko is on trial with Barnsley. The Senegalese international was released by Town at the end of last season, although he spent time back at Playford Road at the start of pre-season.
Hutchings: Very Good Work-Out Sat 4th Aug 2012 18:02
Blues assistant boss Chris Hutchings was delighted with Town’s performance as they defeated Premier League West Ham 3-1 at Portman Road.
Hutchings: No Comment on Wilson Sat 4th Aug 2012 17:58
Assistant manager Chris Hutchings wouldn’t comment on reports that Town are hoping to sign Celtic central defender Kelvin Wilson after the Blues’ 3-1 victory over West Ham at Portman Road.
Town 3-1 West Ham Sat 4th Aug 2012 16:57
Goals from Michael Chopra (pen), Luke Chambers and Jason Scotland saw Town to a confidence-boosting 3-1 victory over Premier League new boys West Ham at Portman Road. The Blues were two goals in front at the break after dominating the first half, but the visitors hit back through Matt Taylor before Jason Scotland sealed it late on.
Life's a Pitch Live This Lunchtime Sat 4th Aug 2012 10:44
BBC Radio Suffolk’s Life’s a Pitch is live this lunchtime with presenter Mark Murphy joined by Blues legend Kevin Beattie and TWTD’s Phil Ham (midday to 2pm).
Jewell: Learning About Players More Important Than Results Sat 4th Aug 2012 09:52
Blues boss Paul Jewell believes finding out about players is more important than results during pre-season. Town face West Ham at Portman Road in their only home friendly this afternoon (KO 3pm).
Search for a Sponsor Sat 4th Aug 2012 09:02
TWTD reader Max Pryke and his Playford FC team-mates are short of a sponsor for the season ahead and have made a film to highlight their plight. A lack of sponsorship means no kit, as their YouTube video illustrates all too graphically.

On Thursday, 4th August 2011

Ferguson's Successor Announced Thu 4th Aug 2011 16:02
Town have appointed Ben Connell as the successor to groundsman Alan Ferguson, who has left the club to take on the role of head groundsperson at St George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre at Burton.
O'Connor Turns Down Crawley Switch Thu 4th Aug 2011 13:06
Blues boss Paul Jewell has revealed that Republic of Ireland U21 international Shane O’Connor has turned down the chance to join League Two new boys Crawley Town on a six-month loan. The 21-year-old, whose future looks certain to be away from Portman Road, was recently on trial with the Red Devils.
Jewell: No New Signings For The Weekend Thu 4th Aug 2011 09:58
Disappointed Town boss Paul Jewell says he’s not now expecting to add to his squad before this season’s opening game at Bristol City on Saturday. The Blues have been trying to land Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews on loan and another unnamed addition, while Jewell confirmed that, as reported by TWTD on Tuesday, Slovenian youngster Aljaž Struna has been at the club this week.

On Wednesday, 4th August 2010

U18s Lose to West Ham Wed 4th Aug 2010 23:16
Town’s U18 side suffered a 2-0 friendly defeat against West Ham United at a rain-drenched Playford Road on Wednesday afternoon in a match played in three thirds.
Duo in Wales Squad Wed 4th Aug 2010 15:39
Academy duo Elliot Scotcher (pictured) and Jack Simmons have been named in the Wales U17 squad for two friendlies against Estonia in Tallin later in the month. The Welsh youngsters take on the Estonians on Monday 16th August and Wednesday 18th August.
Walters Set for Stoke Switch Wed 4th Aug 2010 13:28
Town skipper Jon Walters is understood to be on the verge of a £3 million move to Premier League Stoke City. Walters has been tipped to make his Portman Road exit all summer with QPR recently claimed to have had a £2.5 million offer rebuffed by the Blues and weekend reports that the former Republic of Ireland B international had handed in a transfer request.
TWTD Prediction League 2010/11 Plus Two Fantasy Leagues Wed 4th Aug 2010 08:03
It’s that time again! The first match of the season kicks off on Saturday and we’d like you to register your predictions on the TWTD Prediction League 2010/11. There are also two TWTD Fantasy Leagues being run this season.

On Tuesday, 4th August 2009

Bury Town 1-2 Reserves Tue 4th Aug 2009 23:13
The Blues reserves beat Bury Town 2-1 at Ram Meadow on Tuesday evening in front of watching first team boss Roy Keane. Irishmen Shane O’Connor and Ronan Murray scored the Town goals.
Shumulikoski Completes Preston Move Tue 4th Aug 2009 20:45
Midfielder Veliche Shumulikoski has completed his move to Preston North End for a fee believed to be in the region of £400,000. TWTD revealed that the Blues and Lilywhites had agreed a deal last Thursday with the Macedonian having been in talks regarding the move in the days since.
Priskin Bid Rejected Tue 4th Aug 2009 20:29
Watford have confirmed that they have rejected a bid for striker Tamás Priskin from a Championship club believed to be Town.
Sunderland Midfielder Linked With Town Loan Tue 4th Aug 2009 15:24
Town are reported to be taking Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback on a season-long loan. Over the weekend, boss Roy Keane revealed that the Blues were close to adding a midfield player to their squad.
Wright and Thatcher in Reserves Tue 4th Aug 2009 14:34
David Wright and Ben Thatcher are included in the Blues squad for this evening’s reserves friendly at Bury Town’s Ram Meadow (KO 7.45pm).
Keane to Watch Reserves at Bury Tue 4th Aug 2009 13:35
Boss Roy Keane will watch the Blues reserves in action at Bury Town this evening in their final pre-season friendly (KO 7.45pm).
Clegg and Wilnis at First Felixstowe Branch Meeting Tue 4th Aug 2009 12:27
Chief executive Simon Clegg and testimonial man Fabian Wilnis will be at the first meeting of the reformed Felixstowe branch of the Official Supporters Club on Wednesday. Fans in Felixstowe and the surrounding area are being invited to revive their branch after a five-year hiatus.
Robson Memories Wanted for TWTD Tribute Tue 4th Aug 2009 11:13
TWTD issue 98 will be out in time for the Leicester City game a week on Saturday and we’re looking to include as many fans’ memories of Sir Bobby Robson’s time as boss with Town as possible.
Richards Completes Walsall Move Tue 4th Aug 2009 11:05
Walsall have completed the signing of Matt Richards after a trial. The 24-year-old Town academy product was released at the end of the season and has signed a two-year deal at the Bescot Stadium.
Agent Confirms Town Bid for Watford's Priskin Tue 4th Aug 2009 08:45
Tamás Priskin’s agent József Vörösbaranyi has confirmed that Town have made an offer for the Watford striker. Vörösbaranyi told a Hungarian newspaper that he expects the clubs to agree a deal which would see the 22-year-old join the Blues.

On Monday, 4th August 2008

Ex-Bolton Man Campo Spotted at Town Friendly Mon 4th Aug 2008 23:44
Released Bolton Wanderers defender or midfielder Ivan Campo was spotted at tonight's friendly with West Ham by various TWTD Message Boarders. The 34-year-old was said to be with Town chief executive Derek Bowden as he watched the Blues lose to the Hammers.
McAuley and Naylor Town's New Captains Mon 4th Aug 2008 23:16
As expected, central defender Gareth McAuley has not just succeeded Jason De Vos as Town's number four and central defensive linchpin, but also as the Blues' team captain. However, Richard Naylor, Town's longest-serving player, has been named club captain.
Town 3-5 West Ham Mon 4th Aug 2008 23:10
A Dean Ashton hat-trick sent the Blues to a 5-3 defeat in their final pre-season friendly against West Ham at Portman Road. Town, for whom Shumulikoski, Garvan and Lee scored, impressed in the first half, but were very much second best after the break.
Garvan Signs New Contract Mon 4th Aug 2008 20:14
Excellent news going into tonight's match against West Ham is that Owen Garvan has put an end to the speculation linking him away from Portman Road by signing a new three-year contract.
Simpson Joins Blackburn Mon 4th Aug 2008 17:17
Former Town loanee Danny Simpson has joined Blackburn Rovers from Manchester United for the duration of the season.
Your Chance to Play for Town! Mon 4th Aug 2008 14:40
Dreamed of wearing the blue shirt and taking Town to victory after victory? Simon Field tells you how you could fulfil that dream. Sort of.
Rhodes Set for Preston Mon 4th Aug 2008 12:28
Former Town goalkeeper-coach Andy Rhodes will be sitting in a Portman Road dugout next Saturday, despite leaving the Blues over the summer. We understand that Rhodes, father of Blues striker Jordan, is set to be named Preston's new keeper-coach.
Balkestein and Smith Face West Ham Mon 4th Aug 2008 12:22
Boss Jim Magilton will once again give young defenders Pim Balkestein and Tommy Smith a chance to impress him when the Blues take on West Ham at Portman Road this evening (KO 7.45pm).
No Deal for Honduran Yet Mon 4th Aug 2008 08:43
Honduran trialist Emilio Izaguirre has not yet received an actual contract offer from the Blues, but has done enough to have his trial extended. Reports in Honduras over the weekend claimed that Town had offered the 22-year-old a deal after his two-week trial.
Nugent Wants to Stay With Portsmouth Mon 4th Aug 2008 08:38
Town target David Nugent says he wants to stay at Portsmouth and prove himself in the Premier League. The Blues are believed to have talked to Pompey regarding a £5 million move, but the 23-year-old frontman isn't interested in a drop into the Championship.

On Saturday, 4th August 2007

Casement Loses in Final Sat 4th Aug 2007 12:29
Defender Chris Casement and Northern Ireland's U19s lost 4-1 to Israel in the final of the elite section of the Milk Cup tournament in Coleraine last night.
Greeks a Stern Test Sat 4th Aug 2007 10:27
Town face Panathinaikos in the sternest test of their pre-season programme on Sunday at Portman Road (KO 3pm). The Blues are likely to field the side which will take on Sheffield Wednesday on the first day of the season proper next Saturday.
Dyer Deal Off Sat 4th Aug 2007 09:35
Former Blue Kieron Dyer's move from Newcastle to West Ham is reported to have collapsed. The Magpies are understood to have raised their asking price for the England international to £8 million.

On Friday, 4th August 2006

Clarke Extends Deal Fri 4th Aug 2006 19:34
Striker Billy Clarke has extended his Town contract until 2009. The frontman has made two first team appearances so far and is tipped for big things.
Chairman: More Signings Fri 4th Aug 2006 15:25
Chairman David Sheepshanks says the Blues could bring in more signings next week. Town added Dan Harding and Alex Bruce to their squad this week, both players going into the squad for Saturday's first game of the season at home to Crystal Palace.
Jim Still Wants McShane Fri 4th Aug 2006 14:32
Boss Jim Magilton says he is still keen to sign Manchester United centre-half Paul McShane. The Blues have had a season-long loan bid for the Republic of Ireland U21 international knocked back, United wanting McShane to move permanently for £250,000.
New Duo in Squad Fri 4th Aug 2006 13:29
Town have named new boys Alex Bruce and Dan Harding in a 20-man squad for Saturday's season opener at home to Crystal Palace. Also included is midfielder Gavin Williams who has missed most of pre-season with tendinitis and then a groin problem.
TWTD 83 Out Saturday Fri 4th Aug 2006 12:41
TWTD issue number 83 will be on sale prior to the Crystal Palace match. This issue's interview star is new first team coach Bryan Klug.
Harding Deal Complete Fri 4th Aug 2006 12:35
Left-back Dan Harding has completed his move to Town, signing a three-year deal. The former England U21 international is expected to be included in the squad for tomorrow's season opener at home to Crystal Palace.
Westy Move Complete Fri 4th Aug 2006 12:22
Midfielder Ian Westlake has completed his move to Leeds United. The 23-year-old completed a medical earlier today and has signed a three-year deal at Elland Road.
Season's Predictions Fri 4th Aug 2006 12:08
Over the past week or so, Warky1970 has been collecting predictions from the message board regulars and has emailed us with the results.
Casement in NI Action Fri 4th Aug 2006 09:36
Central defender Chris Casement is likely to be in action for the Northern Irish U19 side in a play-off against Denmark at the Milk Cup at lunchtime. Town's U15s are also in action today, against Maccabi Haifa.

On Thursday, 4th August 2005

Mitchell Close to Return Thu 4th Aug 2005 17:50
Reserves skipper Scott Mitchell is two weeks away from returning to training after the ankle operation he underwent in the summer. The 19-year-old right-back or midfielder damaged ligaments when in action for the second string at the end of last season.
Sito Signs Thu 4th Aug 2005 12:08
Spanish full-back Sito has agreed to sign a one-year deal with Town. The former Racing Club de Ferrol man turned down an initial offer yesterday but after further talks has decided to join the Blues.
Issue 78 On Sale Thu 4th Aug 2005 11:20
A new season means a new issue of TWTD, number 78. Our sellers will be around the ground (outside Churchman's, by Planet Blue, Sir Alf and Sir Bobby) before from 1pm.
Sito Deal Back On Thu 4th Aug 2005 10:32
Spanish full-back Sito could still join the Blues despite having turned down a contract yesterday. The club have made the former Racing Club de Ferrol man a new offer and talks are ongoing.
Youngsters Bow Out Thu 4th Aug 2005 10:12
Town's U15s exited the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland last night when they were defeated 2-1 by CSKA Moscow at the quarter-final stage.
Sito Back to Spain Thu 4th Aug 2005 10:08
Trialist Sito turned down a move to the Blues in order to return to Spain. The former Racing Club de Ferrol full-back was offered a one-year deal with the Blues after impressing on trial.
Jim to Escape Ban? Thu 4th Aug 2005 09:54
Town skipper Jim Magilton looks to have escaped a ban for his pre-season red card against Újpest. The FA are yet to receive a report on the incident in which the Northern Irishman and Újpest's Hungarian international striker Péter Rajczi were both given their marching orders.
Another Cap for Robinson Thu 4th Aug 2005 00:17
Academy defender Kurt Robinson picked up his second England U17 cap on Wednesday night as Kenny Swain's team thrashed the Faroe Islands 7-0 in their second game at the Nordic tournament in Iceland.
Reserves Lose to Daggers Thu 4th Aug 2005 00:03
Town's reserves lost 2-1 to Dagenham and Redbridge at their Victoria Road ground on Wednesday night. Canadian winger Jaime Peters was involved with the Blues for the first time since signing his contract earlier this week and played the full 90 minutes.

On Wednesday, 4th August 2004

Magilton Main Doubt Wed 4th Aug 2004 14:25
Town skipper Jim Magilton is the main doubt ahead of Saturday's league operner against Gillingham at Portman Road. The Northern Irishman picked up a thigh strain in the pre-season win against Newcastle which a scan has shown to be worse than originally thought.
Joe on Kuqi Cats Link Wed 4th Aug 2004 14:15
Town manager Joe Royle says he wouldn't allow striker Shefki Kuqi to go to Sunderland on a free transfer if a bid came in from Mick McCarthy. A report earlier today linked the Black Cats with the Finnish international.
Old Boys in Action Wed 4th Aug 2004 11:52
Town manager Joe Royle is taking a team of ex-Blues to Trimley this evening for a match to mark the official opening of the Vicky Hall Pavilion.
Kuqi Keen to Stay Wed 4th Aug 2004 09:50
Striker Shefki Kuqi says he is keen to remain at Portman Road and fight for his place. Yesterday, the Kosovan-Finn turned down the chance to go on trial at Bundesliga side Hansa Rostock.

On Monday, 4th August 2003

Ivankov a Target? Mon 4th Aug 2003 10:23
Levski Sofia keeper Dimitar Ivankov claims that Town have made an approach for him. Rumours that the Blues are after the international first appeared in the Bulgarian press last week.
Armstrong Interest Mon 4th Aug 2003 09:55
Three clubs are reported to be interested in taking free transfer-listed Alun Armstrong on loan. One of those is said to be former boss George Burley's Derby County.
Reserves at Sudbury Mon 4th Aug 2003 09:53
Town's reserves are in action again on Tuesday night at Sudbury in their final pre-season match. John McGreal, Matt Richards and Alun Armstrong are the most senior players involved.

On Sunday, 4th August 2002

Curbishley Watches Blues Sun 4th Aug 2002 23:35
Charlton manager Alan Curbishley was an interested spectator at Town's 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo yesterday.
Posh Keeper Link Sun 4th Aug 2002 20:45
Peterborough United keeper Mark Tyler is being lined-up for a £1 million move to Portman Road according to a tabloid.

On Saturday, 4th August 2001

Town 0-2 PSV Sat 4th Aug 2001 18:10
Two second half goals gave PSV victory against a very ordinary looking Town side this afternoon. The away side showed some slick passing which the Blues couldn't match.
Finidi Passes Medical Sat 4th Aug 2001 11:57
Prospective Town signing Finidi George has passed his medical, has seen the club's facilities and talked terms. George Burley hopes he has done enough to convince the Nigerian to join the club.

On Friday, 4th August 2000

Town Squad for Tomorrow Fri 4th Aug 2000 13:33
Town's squad for tomorrow's friendly with AZ Alkmaar at Portman Road is: Wright, Branagan, Wilnis, Clapham, Croft, Scales, Bramble, Brown, Mowbray, Thetis, Magilton, Wright, Scowcroft, Reuser, Stewart, Johnson and Abidallah.
Burley Refutes Newspaper Claims Fri 4th Aug 2000 12:28
An angry George Burley has refuted newspaper claims this morning that Richard Wright's contract is worth £18,000 a week. The Town manager is distinctly unimpressed at the way money is being made an issue in this way. The story suggested that after endorsements, sponsorship etc Wright would be earning £1 million a year. This was not confirmed by his agent, Jonathan Barnett, who merely said that Wright would be "well rewarded".

On Wednesday, 4th August 1999

McGreal Fee Confirmed Wed 4th Aug 1999 18:01
The fee Town paid for John McGreal has been confirmed as £650,000, although it is understood that it will rise to £750,000 after 60 appearances for Town. Further details of McGreal from the Tranmere website:
McGreal Signing for Town! Wed 4th Aug 1999 17:50
Town have only gone and signed another player. Yes, just days after Swede Andreas Jakobsson turned us down John McGreal has become Town's new defensive rock.

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