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On Wednesday, 30th October 2013

Fans Meeting Up to Watch Barnsley Game Wed 30th Oct 2013 16:32
In addition to the East Midlands meet-up previously reported, there are Town fans getting together to watch Friday’s live Sky game against Barnsley in various other locations around the world.
Ferguson: Taylor Sharper and Fitter Wed 30th Oct 2013 14:38
Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson says striker Paul Taylor is “sharper and fitter” for his seven-game loan spell back at London Road. The 26-year-old, who had been out for 11 months with a foot injury, was recalled from his stint with Posh earlier today and will be in the Town squad facing Barnsley live on Sky at Portman Road on Friday.
Supporters Club AGM Tonight Wed 30th Oct 2013 14:24
Joint-MD Ian Milne and club secretary Sally Webb will be at the ITFC Supporters Club’s AGM in Legends Bar this evening (7.30pm).
Boss at Academy Association Fundraiser Wed 30th Oct 2013 13:30
Academy sponsorship manager Simon Milton hosted an Academy Association fundraiser in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite last night with manager Mick McCarthy, his assistant Terry Connor, academy director Bryan Klug, joint-MD Jonathan Symonds and graduates Tommy Smith and Luke Hyam amongst those attending. The event saw the premier of a new promotional academy film as the Blues’ youth set-up progresses towards attaining category one status.
Naked Football Show Tonight Wed 30th Oct 2013 11:01
This evening's Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees host Graham Blackburn joined by Ray Slegg and Tom Taylor to discuss the Town issues of the moment.
Taylor Back With Blues Wed 30th Oct 2013 10:48
Striker Paul Taylor has been recalled from his loan spell at former club Peterborough United and will be available to play for the Blues in Friday’s live Sky game at home to Barnsley.
O'Neill Holds Palace Talks Wed 30th Oct 2013 10:05
Martin O’Neill, one of the two frontrunners for the Republic of Ireland manager’s job, along with Blues boss Mick McCarthy, is reported to have held talks with Crystal Palace regarding the vacancy at Selhurst Park.
Boss Issues Challenge to Hewitt and Veseli Wed 30th Oct 2013 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy has challenged young right-backs Elliott Hewitt and Frederic Veseli to prove to him that they’re worthy inclusion in his side ahead of Luke Chambers. The Blues manager has been hugely impressed with 28-year-old Chambers’s performances on the right of the defence since he switched from centre-half.
 

On Tuesday, 30th October 2012

McCarthy Set to Be Named New Town Boss Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:30
TWTD understands that Mick McCarthy will be confirmed as Town’s new manager in the next couple of days with his Wolves assistant Terry Connor and with former Blues skipper Matt Holland as part of his staff. McCarthy has been favourite to succeed Paul Jewell since he was reported to be in talks with Town at the end of last week.
Holloway Now McCarthy's Main Rival Tue 30th Oct 2012 17:15
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has emerged as Mick McCarthy’s main rival for the Town job with the 49-year-old now the second favourite, his odds having been cut to as low as 2/1 by some bookmakers this afternoon.
Lawrence Nets Last Gasp Equaliser for U21s Tue 30th Oct 2012 16:58
Young midfielder Byron Lawrence netted in the final minute to grab a 2-2 draw for Town’s U21s at Brentford's Griffin Park this afternoon.
Freedman Dismisses Town Link Tue 30th Oct 2012 12:36
New Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has dismissed claims that Town made a late attempt to lure him to Portman Road last week. The 38-year-old was confirmed as the Trotters’ new manager last Thursday having left Crystal Palace two days beforehand.
Interviews Taking Place Tue 30th Oct 2012 11:38
Town chief executive Simon Clegg has confirmed that he and owner Marcus Evans have drawn up their shortlist and that interviews with those candidates are currently taking place.
U21s at Brentford Tue 30th Oct 2012 10:37
Town are sending a strong U21 squad to Brentford’s Griffin Park this afternoon for a Professional Development League Two South game against the Bees (KO 3pm).
Elliott Biking to Town for Sir Bobby Tue 30th Oct 2012 09:41
Former Newcastle United full-back Robbie Elliott will be visiting Portman Road on Wednesday 7th November as part of Bike for Bobby, a charity cycle challenge in honour of Sir Bobby Robson, in which he will visit all the ex-Blues and Magpies boss’s clubs. Elliott, who is joined on the trek by his friend Phil Gray, a triathlon champion, is raising money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
 

On Sunday, 30th October 2011

Sharp New Move Followed Failed Rhodes Approach Claim Sun 30th Oct 2011 21:30
Town’s reported renewed move for Doncaster Rovers frontman Billy Sharp came after the Blues failed with an approach for ex-striker Jordan Rhodes, according to one of Sunday’s tabloids.
Jewell on Goals on Sunday Sun 30th Oct 2011 09:27
Town boss Paul Jewell is one of the guests on this morning’s Goals on Sunday (Sky Sports One/HD1 11am).
 

On Saturday, 30th October 2010

Keane: It Could Have Ended 7-4 Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:15
Town boss Roy Keane felt his side’s 2-0 home victory over Millwall could have ended 7-4 with both teams having plenty of opportunities to score. Lions boss Kenny Jackett thought his side were unlucky with two penalty decisions.
U18s Win at Portsmouth Sat 30th Oct 2010 17:31
Northern Ireland U19 international striker Caolan Lavery scored two second half goals as Town’s U18s won 2-0 at Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon.
Town 2-0 Millwall Sat 30th Oct 2010 17:05
Jason Scotland’s fifth goal in six home league games and a Grant Leadbitter penalty saw the Blues to a 2-0 victory over Millwall at Portman Road. Scotland struck only Town’s second first half league goal of the season, then Leadbitter sealed it after the break from the spot, Danny Shittu having fouled Tamás Priskin.
Town Draw West Brom at Home Sat 30th Oct 2010 12:26
Town have drawn West Brom at home in the quarter-final of the Carling Cup.
Keane: Town Won't Look to Sell Wickham Sat 30th Oct 2010 11:46
Town boss Roy Keane says the Blues won’t be looking to sell star youngster Connor Wickham to raise funds when the transfer window opens in January. Wickham, who is available for today’s home game against Millwall after recovering from his ankle injury, continues to be watched on a regular basis by the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Keane: Priskin Not the Only Player to Have Needed Time Sat 30th Oct 2010 10:10
Town boss Roy Keane says striker Tamás Priskin is by no means the only player who has taken time to settle at a club. The Hungarian is starting to make an impact at Portman Road this season after a less impressive first year with the Blues.
Trotter's Progress No Surprise to Keane Sat 30th Oct 2010 09:55
Town manager Roy Keane says he’s not surprised that former Blues midfielder Liam Trotter is having a successful season with Millwall, who are at Portman Road this afternoon. The 22-year-old has been a regular for the Lions after joining them for an undisclosed fee in the summer and was recently linked with Premier League Sunderland.
Keane: No Panic at Portman Road Sat 30th Oct 2010 09:38
Blues boss Roy Keane says there’s no panic at Portman Road despite the Blues losing three successive league games. The Town manager feels that the press has been harsher on him in the wake of those losses than it might have been on other managers.
 

On Friday, 30th October 2009

Garvan Called Up Fri 30th Oct 2009 16:26
Out-of-favour midfielder Owen Garvan has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their UEFA U21 European Championship qualifying fixtures against Georgia and Armenia next month. Garvan has won 13 caps at U21 level and has recently captained the side.
Stead Set to Start as Town Chase Elusive Win Against Derby Fri 30th Oct 2009 12:50
Jon Stead looks set to return to the Town starting line-up for the first time since mid-September as the Blues look to end their 14-match winless run when Derby County visit Portman Road on Saturday. The game sees boss Roy Keane face his former Nottingham Forest team-mate Nigel Clough for the first time as a manager.
Keane Dismisses Taylor Claims and Moves for Trialist Fri 30th Oct 2009 09:55
Roy Keane has denied claims that Peter Taylor spent two days coaching Town before being told he wouldn’t be joining the Blues boss’s backroom staff. Keane has also revealed that he is looking to sign one of the three trialists who played for the reserves against Norwich City on Wednesday, almost certainly Senegalese left-back Ibrahima Faye.
U18s Face Chelsea Fri 30th Oct 2009 08:17
Town's U18s face Chelsea at Playford Road on Saturday morning (KO 11am).
Taylor Was Working With Players - Report Fri 30th Oct 2009 07:48
Former England U21s boss Peter Taylor had already been working with Town’s players for two days before yesterday’s announcement that he would not be joining the coaching staff, according to a report this morning.
 

On Thursday, 30th October 2008

Haynes a Doubt for QPR Clash Thu 30th Oct 2008 18:19
Town have revealed that Danny Haynes has emerged a doubt ahead of Saturday's home clash with QPR due to an abdominal injury sustained in a practice match this afternoon. Better news is that Ben Thatcher, out with a torn thigh muscle for a month, came through the game OK.
Naked Podcast Online Thu 30th Oct 2008 17:03
In this week's podcast, Graham, Phil and Phil, as well as the Vulture, fresh from hitting the local and national newspaper headlines, discuss the Charlton and Plymouth games, plans to improve the Portman Road atmosphere and plenty of other stuff.
Walters Delighted With New Deal Thu 30th Oct 2008 12:31
Jon Walters says he is delighted to have signed a contract extension which will keep him with the Blues until 2012. Walters put pen to paper on the new deal earlier in the week.
Volz: I'm Now a True Tractor Boy Thu 30th Oct 2008 12:01
On-loan full-back Moritz Volz says he is finally a true Tractor Boy after having his first drive in a tractor. The Fulham man is with the Blues for the season.
Ipswich ‘Til I Die Contributions Still Wanted Thu 30th Oct 2008 11:03
The publishers of Ipswich ‘Til I Die are still after contributions for the book of fans' personal stories and memories which they are looking to launch in time for Christmas.
Rangers Deny Smith Exit Reports Thu 30th Oct 2008 10:21
Rangers boss Walters Smith has insisted that full-back Stevie Smith remains in his plans, despite reports in the Scottish media earlier in the week claiming that the former Scotland U21 international was set to leave the Gers with Town his possible destination.
Duo Set for Irish Caps Thu 30th Oct 2008 10:09
Academy duo Ronan Murray and David Cawley could win Republic of Ireland U18 caps this evening when their side takes on hosts France at the Tournoi de Limoges.
 

On Tuesday, 30th October 2007

Alexander in Team of the Week Tue 30th Oct 2007 14:31
Keeper Neil Alexander has been named in the Coca-Cola Championship Team of the Week. The Scottish international saved two penalties in two games as the Blues collected another six points at home with victories over Colchester and Wolves.
Oxford Boss's Praise for Rhodes Tue 30th Oct 2007 13:10
Oxford United boss Jim Smith has heaped praise on Town striker Jordan Rhodes. The 17-year-old is currently on loan at the Kassam Stadium and netted both goals as his temporary club defeated Merthyr Tydfil 2-1 in the FA Cup at the weekend.
Work Still to Do to Claim Records Tue 30th Oct 2007 12:44
Town's victory over Wolves on Saturday extended their home win streak to 10 matches, however, Jim Magilton's men still have a little way to go before claiming a club record.
No Deal for Marlet Tue 30th Oct 2007 09:21
Boss Jim Magilton says he will not be offering a contract to trialist Steve Marlet. The former Fulham man scored the third goal in last night's 3-0 reserves victory over Luton.
 

On Monday, 30th October 2006

Bowditch Off to Brighton Mon 30th Oct 2006 20:36
TWTD understands that striker Dean Bowditch is set for a loan spell with Brighton and Hove Albion. Meanwhile, the Blues have confirmed that summer signing Martin Brittain will join Yeovil Town for a month.
McCarthy After Miller? Mon 30th Oct 2006 16:54
Town could be facing opposition from Wolves boss Mick McCarthy for the signature of former Blue Tommy Miller. The midfielder looks set to leave Sunderland with Portman Road his expected destination in January, but ex-Sunderland manager McCarthy is now thought to have joined George Burley's Southampton in targeting the 27-year-old.
Jim Waiting on De Vos Mon 30th Oct 2006 16:38
Boss Jim Magilton is waiting on Jason De Vos's fitness before deciding on his side for Tuesday's game at Plymouth. The Canadian picked up a dead leg in the 5-0 victory over Luton but is expected to be OK to face the Mariners.
Squad for Plymouth Mon 30th Oct 2006 12:35
Boss Jim Magilton has named a 17-man squad for Tuesday's trip to Plymouth Argyle (KO 7.45pm). Skipper Jason De Vos is expected to be OK after limping off with a dead leg in the second half of Sunday's 5-0 thrashing of Luton.
Win ITFC Books Mon 30th Oct 2006 12:12
TWTD has two copies of Dean Hayes's new book The Who's Who of Ipswich Town to give away. To win one, answer the following questions.
 

On Sunday, 30th October 2005

Hammers Pair Linked Again Sun 30th Oct 2005 20:16
Various tabloids are again reporting that West Ham pair Carl Fletcher and Gavin Williams will be joining the Blues on loan. Town made an enquiry regarding Fletcher prior to his recent spell with Watford, while Williams was first linked with the Blues back in August.
 

On Saturday, 30th October 2004

Westy V Karen Part One Sat 30th Oct 2004 23:26
Midfielder Ian Westlake will take part in the first leg of his face-off with Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering on Sunday. Westlake and Pickering will fight it out over 50 metres ahead of a penalty shoot-out at Portman Road at half-time in Tuesday's home game with Sheffield United.
Town Highlights on TV Sat 30th Oct 2004 21:25
Town's match against Preston today will be the featured match on ITV's 'The Championship' tomorrow morning.
U18s Lose to Millwall Sat 30th Oct 2004 19:37
Town's U18s lost 4-2 against a physical Millwall side in an entertaining game at Bent Lane on Saturday morning. Blair Hammond and Kieran Leabon scored the Town goals.
Joe: Super Stuff! Sat 30th Oct 2004 19:09
Town boss Joe Royle felt his side played very well as they easily defeated Preston North End 3-0 at Portman Road. His opposite number Billy Davies claimed that Shefki Kuqi had handled the ball in the run-up to the Blues' first goal.
Town 3-0 Preston Sat 30th Oct 2004 18:49
Town continued their unbeaten home run and moved up to second in the table with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Preston North End. The Blues should probably have scored more but had to be content with first half efforts from Shefki Kuqi and Tommy Miller, with Darren Bent adding the third.
 

On Thursday, 30th October 2003

Pullen Deal Close Thu 30th Oct 2003 15:28
Keeper James Pullen's move to Peterborough United is close to being completed, according to Blues' boss Joe Royle. Pullen is out of contract at Town at the end of the season and has been made available on a free transfer.
Town Unchanged for Gills Thu 30th Oct 2003 15:14
Town boss Joe Royle will once again field an unchanged side when Gillingham visit Portman Road on Saturday. Royle will be looking for his side to take October's good form into November.
Joe: No Retirement Plans Thu 30th Oct 2003 14:46
Town manager Joe Royle has refuted a newspaper report earlier this week which claimed that he will retire at the end of his current Town contract. Royle stated when he came to Portman Road last year that the Blues would be his last club but he says he has put no time limit on his stay.
 

On Wednesday, 30th October 2002

Ambrose Released to Play Wed 30th Oct 2002 15:09
Darren Ambrose has been released from the England U19 squad and is free to play for the Blues in the three games over the next seven days. The midfielder looked set to miss out on the matches with Slovan Liberec, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough.
Marshall Backs Royle Wed 30th Oct 2002 14:50
Underfire Town keeper Andy Marshall has backed new manager Joe Royle after he too received a barracking from some fans last weekend.
Burley Backing Royle Wed 30th Oct 2002 11:56
Former Town manager George Burley is backing Joe Royle to be successful at Portman Road. New man Royle said at his press conference on Monday that he knows his predecessor very well.
Ambrose in Squad Wed 30th Oct 2002 11:26
Darren Ambrose is in the Town squad for the UEFA Cup match with Slovan Liberec tomorrow. The Blues are still unsure whether the midfielder will be allowed to return from the England U19s.
Pablo Out Sunday Wed 30th Oct 2002 11:23
Pablo Couñago's suspension for his red card begins with the Palace game on Sunday. The Spaniard was sent off after a clash with Reading skipper Adie Williams at the Madejski Stadium on October 19th.
Another Burley Stoke Link Wed 30th Oct 2002 10:38
Former Town boss George Burley is again being linked with vacant manager's job at Stoke City. As previously reported he and Bryan Robson are the favourites for the job.
New Contract for Yallop Wed 30th Oct 2002 10:37
Former Town full-back Frank Yallop has agreed to sign a new contract with the San Jose Earthquakes.
New TV Deal Wed 30th Oct 2002 10:35
The Football League have agreed a deal with ITV to show highlights of matches on terrestrial television despite continued antipathy towards owners Carlton and Granada due to the ITV Digital fiaso.
Wiekens Staying - Keegan Wed 30th Oct 2002 10:34
Manchester City manager Kevin Keegan has said he is keen to keep hold of Dutchman Gerard Wiekens. Yesterday reports in Lancashire claimed that new Town manager Joe Royle might want to take Wiekens to Portman Road.
Ambrose to Miss Out? Wed 30th Oct 2002 10:07
Town are trying to get Darren Ambrose released from England U19s duty so he can play for Town on Thursday. As we reported last week Ambrose faces missing a number of games while away with England while Darren Bent is on stand-by.
 

On Tuesday, 30th October 2001

TWTD in Sweden Tue 30th Oct 2001 13:21
TWTD is in Sweden ahead of Thursday's game with Helsingborg. So far we haven't seen too much of the place as we've flown over, got a bus to Malmo, a train to Helsingborg (platform 5 for anyone on their way later) and checked in to the Hotell Karnan.
No Rae for Town Tue 30th Oct 2001 13:14
George Burley has laughed off yesterday's reports claiming that Gavin Rae was set to sign for Town. Some sources were even suggesting that Burley would break the Town transfer record to land the promising Scot. However, it seems the Dundee man is not a target.
Bramble Return? Tue 30th Oct 2001 13:07
George Burley may have a fit Titus Bramble available for Thursday's game. Bramble played in yesterday's behind-closed-doors game with Cambridge and has undergone a rapid improvement in his fitness even without his orthotics.
Bruce Poised for Bid? Tue 30th Oct 2001 13:02
Crystal Palace manager Steve Bruce is reported to have been given the cash which will enable him to try to bring Richard Naylor to Selhurst Park.
 

On Monday, 30th October 2000

Town Appoint Financial Director Mon 30th Oct 2000 19:51
Town have announced that Mike Cooper will start work as the club's first ever Director of Finance from January 1st. Cooper is a local man and a Town fan and had been working as a director at KPMG for 17 years, five spent on in London and twelve in Ipswich. At KPMG he managed companies of varying size, some with turnovers as large as £60 million. One of the companies he was involved with was Ipswich Town.
Rail Woe Continues Mon 30th Oct 2000 17:14
With two away games in the week many Town fans are worried about train reliability. Indeed the Message Board has become a a scene of many a woe-ridden travel story as people learn to get used to four hour journeys from Ipswich to London.
Koumas Link Mon 30th Oct 2000 16:25
National newspaper reports today are linking Town with a £3 million move for Tranmere's Jason Koumas. Coventry and West Ham are also linked with the player, described by the official Tranmere site as: "A quick-thinking, hard-running midfielder, who is willing to look for the attacking option rather than making a negative pass, as well as being blessed with imagination and plenty of energy."
Burley Willing to Sell Scowy Mon 30th Oct 2000 15:06
George Burley is sending out mixed signals regarding his willingness to sell James Scowcroft to Leicester should any offer come in.
No New Injury Worries Mon 30th Oct 2000 10:17
Town have no new worries after Saturday's victory over Middlesbrough. None of the players who were being treated for knocks last week have suffered any new fitness blows and it looks like the Blues could be at full strength for Wednesday's game with Arsenal in the Worthington Cup. Whether George Burley will pick a full strength side is another matter as the opposition have already said that they will field an understrength side, probably one bearing a marked resemblance to the side that beat the reserves 3-0 two weeks ago. Town left first choice players out of both legs of the last round tie with Millwall.

Matches On This Day

30 Oct 2010
npower Championship
Ipswich Town 2-0 Millwall

30 Oct 2004
Coca-Cola Championship
Ipswich Town 3-0 Preston North End

30 Oct 1999
Nationwide First Division
Ipswich Town 2-0 Grimsby Town

30 Oct 1996
Nationwide First Division
Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Ipswich Town

30 Oct 1993
FA Carling Premiership
Ipswich Town 0-2 Everton

30 Oct 1991
Barclays Second Division
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Ipswich Town

30 Oct 1990
Rumbelows Cup
Ipswich Town 0-2 Southampton

30 Oct 1984
Milk Cup
Ipswich Town 1-1 Newcastle United

30 Oct 1982
League Division One
Ipswich Town 6-1 West Bromwich Albion

30 Oct 1976
League Division One
Manchester United 0-1 Ipswich Town

30 Oct 1971
League Division One
Arsenal 2-1 Ipswich Town

30 Oct 1965
League Division Two
Cardiff City 1-0 Ipswich Town

30 Oct 1954
League Division Two
Ipswich Town 5-1 Doncaster Rovers

30 Oct 1948
Division Three South
Ipswich Town 1-0 Millwall

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