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On Saturday, 20th April 2013

McCarthy Pleased With Away Point Sat 20th Apr 2013 18:37
Town boss Mick McCarthy was happy to take a point from the Blues’ 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday, although was keen to hear from anyone who could show him a statistic which confirms his side’s Championship status for another season.
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Town Sat 20th Apr 2013 17:04
Jay Tabb scored his first goal for four and a half years as Town drew 1-1 at Sheffield Wednesday as they continued, but were unable to complete, their march to Championship safety. The on-loan Reading man’s knee diverted home a Carlos Edwards long throw in the first half of a scrappy game in which the Owls equalised after the break through Leroy Lita.
Tabb in for Emmanuel-Thomas Sat 20th Apr 2013 14:20
Town boss Mick McCarthy has made one change for today’s game at Sheffield Wednesday with Jay Tabb returning to the side in place of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas at left midfield.
Cresswell: Smith or Chambers Player of the Year Sat 20th Apr 2013 06:00
Defensive colleagues Tommy Smith or Luke Chambers would earn Aaron Cresswell’s vote in the annual Town supporters’ poll to decide who succeeds him as Player of the Year.
McCarthy Wants Strong Finish Sat 20th Apr 2013 06:00
Manager Mick McCarthy wants to see the Blues make a strong finish to the season to instil belief ahead of the 2013/14 campaign. Town, who are 13th in the division on 56 points, five from the relegation zone, could finally confirm their Championship status at Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.
 

On Friday, 20th April 2012

U18s Face Watford Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:26
Town’s U18s are in action against Watford at Playford Road on Saturday morning (KO 11am). Some of next season's new intake of full-time scholars are involved.
Bullard: I've Got Something to Prove Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:19
Midfielder Jimmy Bullard says he’s got something to prove after a disappointing first full season with the Blues. The 33-year-old, Town’s Player of the Year when on loan in the second half of last season, is back in training after a sinus problem, which came soon after his two-week club suspension for being late to training after a night out in Newcastle.
Ellington Could Move for More Regular Football Fri 20th Apr 2012 19:59
Blues striker Nathan Ellington has hinted that he could move on in the summer in order to play football more regularly. The 30-year-old joined the Blues on a free transfer from Watford last summer, signing a two-year deal, but has made only three starts – only one in the league – and 14 sub appearances without scoring.
Hyam and Martin to Miss Millwall Fri 20th Apr 2012 14:11
Midfielders Luke Hyam and Lee Martin are both expected to miss Saturday’s home game against Millwall having picked up niggles in training. Better news for Blues boss Paul Jewell, who is considering including 16-year-old Byron Lawrence as a sub, is that Richard Wright doesn’t require an operation on his knee problem, while Jimmy Bullard was back in training this morning.
Sonko Released But Still No Decision From Leadbitter Fri 20th Apr 2012 13:36
Town boss Paul Jewell has revealed that he is releasing central defender Ibrahima Sonko at the end of the season. However, midfielder Grant Leadbitter’s situation is still up in the air despite the Blues manager’s conversation with owner Marcus Evans earlier this week and a lengthy chat with the player yesterday, while Tommy Smith is set to sign a new deal.
Town Announce New Scholars Fri 20th Apr 2012 11:32
Next season’s 10 new full-time Academy scholars will be formally inducted into the club today. They will be shown around the stadium and officially welcomed to Town by chief executive Simon Clegg.
Delaney Envious of Reading Fri 20th Apr 2012 11:11
Experienced Town defender Damien Delaney admits he is envious of Reading and their promotion to the Premier League.
Ticket Offer for Millwall's Visit Fri 20th Apr 2012 09:08
Fans wanting to take full advantage of the ticket offer for Saturday’s home game against Millwall must do so before the end of today. The pricing scheme is similar to the one in place for match against Middlesbrough earlier in the year with adult tickets at £20.
Delaney Impressed By Lawrence Fri 20th Apr 2012 08:42
Town star Damien Delaney has praised schoolboy protégé Byron Lawrence, who may be handed a first team opportunity before the end of the season.
Stars in the Hood Fri 20th Apr 2012 07:00
Don’t be surprised if you spot recording artists Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder at forthcoming Town games because the pair are friends of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Lee Martin respectively.
Coach Kennedy Out to Guide Young Players Away From Pitfalls Fri 20th Apr 2012 07:00
As he nears the end of his playing career Mark Kennedy is in no mood to highlight – and definitely not discuss – mistakes he has made along the way. Dublin-born Kennedy, who will be 36 next month, has decided to call it a day after close on 600 games for club and country to accept an invitation from Town manager Paul Jewell to join his coaching team.
 

On Wednesday, 20th April 2011

Naked Podcast Now Online Wed 20th Apr 2011 22:00
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 Ian McIntyre and Matt Keane to discuss the Town issues of the day (the derby mainly).
Leadbitter Could Face Canaries Wed 20th Apr 2011 19:55
Midfielder Grant Leadbitter could still be involved in Thursday’s East Anglian derby against Norwich City at Portman Road despite being stretchered off after suffering a head injury in the second half of Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Bristol City. The 25-year-old was taken to hospital but returned to Ipswich later on that evening.
Six-a-Side Teams Wanted Wed 20th Apr 2011 16:27
Town’s Charitable Trust are after teams for a new six-a-side adult league taking place at Portman Road over the summer.
Swansea Ticket Sales Stop On Thursday Wed 20th Apr 2011 12:39
Fans who are planning to go to Monday’s game at Swansea need to buy their tickets before noon on Thursday. The match is all-ticket and Town’s Ticket Office is closed over the Easter weekend.
Norris Talks Continue Wed 20th Apr 2011 11:26
Boss Paul Jewell says he spoke to skipper David Norris regarding his new contract again yesterday, having talked to his agent last week. The Blues manager says the club is continuing to work on securing the 30-year-old's signature.
McAuley Agrees Deal as Rangers Linked Wed 20th Apr 2011 10:35
Blues boss Paul Jewell says Town have agreed terms with central defender Gareth McAuley and that he hopes the Northern Irishman will join Damien Delaney in signing his new deal in the next few days. One of this morning’s tabloids claims next season's Rangers manager Ally McCoist will be at Thursday’s East Anglian derby with Norwich to run the rule over the 31-year-old, but the Town boss says that their interest is news to him.
Delaney Signs New Deal Wed 20th Apr 2011 09:10
Central defender Damien Delaney has signed his new contract with the Blues. The Irishman has put pen to paper on a two-year deal which could extend to three depending on appearances in the second season.
Naked Football Show Tonight Wed 20th Apr 2011 09:01
This evening's The Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) looks at all the Town issues of the moment with regular hosts Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham joined in the studio by Ian McIntyre and Matt Keane.
 

On Tuesday, 20th April 2010

Colback Players' Player of the Year Tue 20th Apr 2010 22:47
Loanee midfielder Jack Colback was named Town’s Players’ Player of the Year at this evening’s Players’ Awards Evening held at Milsoms in Kesgrave. The Sunderland man also picked up the Goal of the Season award for his early strike at Blackpool in the FA Cup.
Town Targeting Southampton Midfielder Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:57
TWTD understands that Southampton midfielder Simon Gillett is amongst Town boss Roy Keane’s summer targets. The 24-year-old is out of contract at St Mary’s at the end of the season and is set to leave the League One club with former loan side Doncaster Rovers and the Blues leading the chase.
Town Linked With Summer Move for Cardiff's Chopra Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:54
Town boss Roy Keane is being linked with a £3 million summer move for Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra. The 26-year-old played under Roy Keane at Sunderland and the Blues have been linked with the former England U21 international on a number of occasions.
North Stander T-Shirts Back on Sale Tue 20th Apr 2010 11:26
TWTD’s classic North Stander T-shirt from earlier in the decade has now been added to our collection of merchandise. Dan Thomas’s now retro design featuring the old stand has been requested by a number of fans in recent months.
Keane: Some Have Done More Than Their Fair Share Tue 20th Apr 2010 10:03
Boss Roy Keane says some of his squad have done more than their fair share in helping the Blues to safety this season, while a number of others have underperformed. The Town boss has said he will look at shipping out several players in the summer when he will target “four or five” new additions to his squad.
Adkins Admits Hooper Could Leave Scunthorpe Tue 20th Apr 2010 09:20
Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins has hinted that his club may allow striker Gary Hooper to move on in the summer. Town, Leeds, QPR and Derby are all understood to be interested in signing the 22-year-old former Grays Athletic man.
 

On Monday, 20th April 2009

Duo in Team of the Week Mon 20th Apr 2009 16:24
Derby goalscoring duo Alan Quinn and Giovani Dos Santos have been named in the Championship Team of the Week. The pair combined for Quinn's goal with the Mexican netting from the spot in the second half.
Memories of 1978 Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:32
Writer Matt Eastley has written to TWTD to ask for help from Town fans on a book he is writing about the FA Cup finals between 1966 and 1989.
Awards Evening Tickets Still Available Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:22
The official Town Supporters Club still have tickets on sale for their annual Player Awards Evening at the Greshams Sports and Social Club in Tuddenham Road on Sunday, 3rd May (6pm to 11pm). The event will see the presentation of the official Player of the Year gong and other awards.
Peters Delighted With Surprise Role Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:11
Surprise derby star Jaime Peters was delighted to return to the Town first team again as he helped the Blues to a 3-2 victory over Norwich City on Sunday. Peters came on as a substitute in an unfamiliar left-back role after Ben Thatcher was injured.
Warking On With Hope In My Heart Mon 20th Apr 2009 10:00
Tim Sansom reviews John Wark's new autobiography.
Quinn Chuffed With Derby Goal Mon 20th Apr 2009 09:14
Derby goalscoring expert Alan Quinn was delighted to net Town's opener in Sunday's 3-2 victory over Norwich at Portman Road. Quinn is also the only player to have scored for both teams in the Sheffield derby.
 

On Sunday, 20th April 2008

Everton After Garvan? Sun 20th Apr 2008 10:04
Everton will offer the Blues £3 million for Owen Garvan in the summer, according to one of Sunday's tabloids. The Irish youngster has been linked with several Premier League sides in recent weeks and was also mentioned in connection with the Toffees last summer.
 

On Friday, 20th April 2007

Town Out for Derby Double Fri 20th Apr 2007 14:31
Town travel to Carrow Road on Sunday looking for the first double over Norwich City since 1992/93 (KO 12 noon). The Blues have concerns regarding keeper Lewis Price and midfielder Owen Garvan, while the Canaries have a major injury crisis.
U18s Face Hornets Fri 20th Apr 2007 09:00
Town's U18s are in action at Watford on Saturday morning (KO 11am). The Hornets play their academy games at the UCL Training Ground at London Colney.
 

On Thursday, 20th April 2006

Lordan Back at Bradford Thu 20th Apr 2006 23:16
Midfielder Cathal Lordan is spending a second spell on trial at Bradford City. The Irish youngster, scorer of two goals in the first leg of last season's FA Youth Cup final, has been told be will not be offered a professional contract with Town in the summer.
TWTD End of Season Sale! Thu 20th Apr 2006 17:13
TWTD is slashing prices as 2005/06 finally comes to a close. Everything must go as Phil needs more space in his house.
Spaniards on Trial Thu 20th Apr 2006 16:54
Spanish defenders Carrasco and Orozco will be spending time on trial with the Blues next week. The duo are currently playing with UD Fuengirola-Los Boliches in Spanish youth league, the Juvenil División de Honor.
Collins Recalled Thu 20th Apr 2006 15:32
Town have recalled Aidan Collins from his loan spell at Stockport County. The Blues are likely to require the central defender for the remaining two games of the season due to Chris Casement picking up an ankle injury.
Garvan Linked Thu 20th Apr 2006 15:24
Everton and West Ham are both monitoring the progress of Town midfielder Owen Garvan, according to a tabloid newspaper. TWTD reported the Hammers interest in the 18-year-old back in September.
Parkin on the Radio Thu 20th Apr 2006 15:07
Striker Sam Parkin will be co-hosting SGR FM's breakfast show alongside occasional Portman Road PA announcer Tim Cole on Saturday morning.
Trialist May Return Thu 20th Apr 2006 14:36
Faroese midfielder Ingi Højsted may return to the Blues after impressing in his two-day trial last week. The midfielder was pencilled in to play in Tuesday's reserve game at Leicester but FA rules prevented the released Birmingham player from taking part.
Jim Loved Every Minute Thu 20th Apr 2006 14:23
Skipper Jim Magilton declared that he has "loved every minute" of his seven-year spell with Town as he prepared for his final home appearance, against Derby County on Saturday. The former Northern Irish international says he plans to continue his playing career for at least one more season after his summer departure from Portman Road.
Three Miss Out Thu 20th Apr 2006 14:18
Town will be without Alan Lee, Chris Casement and Ian Westlake when they face Derby County in this season's final home game on Saturday. Westlake has returned to training after his ankle injury but is not included in the 17-man squad.
 

On Wednesday, 20th April 2005

Club Open All Stands Wed 20th Apr 2005 19:06
Town have announced that all four Portman Road stands will be open at Friday's FA Youth Cup final second leg against Southampton (KO 7.45pm). The club had initially planned to open only the Britannia and Cobbold.
Joe Expects Davis to Play Wed 20th Apr 2005 18:13
Boss Joe Royle says he expects keeper Kelvin Davis to be in his side at Leeds on Saturday. A report earlier today suggested that Davis's place might be in doubt due to the imminent birth of his second child.
Wallpaper Downloads Wed 20th Apr 2005 14:28
You might be interested to know that we've created a new section on the site to brighten up your desktops with our TWTD covers. Over the coming months we'll expand on this to include our favourite covers of the past and new Ipswich Town imagery.
Murray to Become Scot? Wed 20th Apr 2005 13:34
Former Town midfielder Antonio Murray could be about to get a Scottish U21 call. The youngster joined former Blue Tony Mowbray's Hibs in January and has impressed in the SPL.
Two Worries for U18s Wed 20th Apr 2005 13:21
Town have two injury concerns ahead of Friday's FA Youth Cup final second leg at Portman Road against Southampton (KO 7.45pm). Irish pair Michael Synnott and Owen Garvan both acquired knocks in Monday's first leg at the St Mary's Stadium.
Skipper Backs Pablo Wed 20th Apr 2005 11:59
Club captain Jim Magilton says Spanish striker Pablo Couñago can still play his part in Town's promotion push. Couñago is expected to start against Leeds on Saturday as the Blues seek to end their away goal drought.
Two on Standby Wed 20th Apr 2005 11:54
Gerard Nash and Billy Clarke are on standby for the Ireland squad playing UEFA U19 Championships, second phase qualifiers in Serbia and Montenegro from the 25th-30th April. Clarke looks unlikely to be involved after suffering medial ligament damage in the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg at Spurs.
Scowy Would Miss Final Wed 20th Apr 2005 11:44
Striker James Scowcroft's Portman Road loan is set to end prior to the Championship play-off final at the end of May. The Leicester frontman rejoined the Blues in February and will reach the 93-day loan limit before the Monday, May 30th date at the Millennium Stadium.
Reserves Lose to Chelsea Wed 20th Apr 2005 10:04
Town's reserves lost 4-1 to a Chelsea side that included Finnish striker Mikael Forssell at Portman Road on Tuesday night. The Blues had taken the lead through Dean McDonald, but the class of Forssell gave Chelsea the points.
Davis to Miss Leeds? Wed 20th Apr 2005 09:53
Keeper Kelvin Davis may miss Town's game at Leeds on Saturday as his wife is close to giving birth, according to a report. Davis plans to travel to West Yorkshire with the Blues but may return home to Bury St Edmunds if needed at wife Kelly's bedside.
 

On Tuesday, 20th April 2004

Joe: Stop Johnno! Tue 20th Apr 2004 14:43
Town manager Joe Royle says that stopping David Johnson will be one of the keys to success against Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on Saturday. Former Blue Johnson recently returned to action after six months out with a broken leg.
Miller on Standby Tue 20th Apr 2004 12:32
Town midfielder Tommy Miller is on standby for the Scotland squad facing Denmark in a friendly at Copenhagen's Parken Stadium on April 28th.
Season Ticket Freeze Tue 20th Apr 2004 12:24
Town have announced a freeze on season ticket prices for the fourth successive year. Fans renewing their tickets will pay the same as they did last year regardless of which division Town are in for 2004/05, if they renew by May 28th - one day prior to a potential play-off appearance by the Blues.
Miller Misses Out Tue 20th Apr 2004 10:55
Tommy Miller hasn't been named as part of the Scotland squad due to play Denmark at Copenhagen's Parken Stadium on April 28th.
Reserves Face Pompey Tue 20th Apr 2004 08:18
Town's reserves are in action this evening against Portsmouth at Havant and Waterlooville's West Leigh Park (KO 7pm).
 

On Sunday, 20th April 2003

No Changes Expected Sun 20th Apr 2003 15:51
Town are likely to field the same eleven which saw off Portsmouth when they travel to Rotherham's Millmoor on Monday afternoon.
Town After Crouch? Sun 20th Apr 2003 12:40
Tabloid reports this weekend claim Town are showing an interest in Aston Villa's misfit striker Peter Crouch. The 6' 7" 22-year-old has failed to settle at Villa Park since his £5 million move from Portsmouth in March 2002.
 

On Saturday, 20th April 2002

Sheepy Meets With Players Sat 20th Apr 2002 20:43
Matt Holland has revealed that Town chairman David Sheepshanks called a meeting with the players ahead of the match with Arsenal. Holland also reveals that the chairman had a gift for each member of the squad.
Results Go Against Town Sat 20th Apr 2002 17:16
Saturday's results could hardly have been worse for Town with both Fulham and Blackburn gaining valuable three point hauls and Bolton drawing. The only good news for George Burley was another defeat for Sunderland at West Ham. Elsewhere Derby's relegation was confirmed with a defeat at Liverpool.
Inter Want £3m for Sixto Sat 20th Apr 2002 13:14
Inter Milan want Town to pay £3 million for on-loan midfielder Sixto Peralta. The Argentinian has repeatedly said he wants to move to Portman Road permanently, but nothing will be decided until the end of the season.
Sheepy on Sunday Sat 20th Apr 2002 13:10
Town chairman David Sheepshanks says Town can win at Highbury on Sunday despite being "massive underdogs". He added that Town have many neutrals behind them as they seek to avoid relegation.
 

On Friday, 20th April 2001

Coventry Deny Ticket Return Fri 20th Apr 2001 13:21
Coventry City have denied Town's claim that they have returned 300 tickets for tomorrow's game. Town announced yesterday that 300 seats had been returned by the Midlands club in Block E of the Cobbold Stand, an area usually set aside for away supporters after the Sky Blues had originally asked for the full allocation.
Tickets on General Sale Fri 20th Apr 2001 12:36
Town have anounced that the remaining tickets for the Coventry game will go on general sale tomorrow morning. Town had 1200 available to Ballot Members this morning, but they still have some left.
Stewart Nominated! Fri 20th Apr 2001 12:15
Town striker Marcus Stewart has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year Award. Stewart, along with Teddy Sheringham, Ryan Giggs, Emile Heskey, Roy Keane and Thierry Henry, will face the vote from their fellow professionals.
Koumas Linked Again Fri 20th Apr 2001 10:49
Tranmere's Jason Koumas is once again being linked with a move to Town. Throughout the season Koumas has been one of a number of names mentioned in connection with Town and the latest report suggests that Town may offer £3 million for the midfielder in the summer.
Karic's Promise Fri 20th Apr 2001 10:26
Town's Slovenian left-back Amir Karic has promised fans that they will hear much more of him. The internationl joined from Maribor last September but he has made just three fleeting first team appearances as a Worthington Cup sub.
 

On Thursday, 20th April 2000

Reserves Draw Thu 20th Apr 2000 14:36
Town reserves drew 0-0 yesterday afternoon with Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road. It was a game of few chancesm with Richard Logan having the best opportunity for Town.Town fielded Anday Wright and Neil Murphy, trialists from Leeds and Liverpool respectively.. Town team: Pullen, Murphy, Kennedy, Bramble, J Miller, Moffat, Holster, Niven, A Wright (Chibogu (Nicholls)), R Logan, Maurel (A Miller).

Matches On This Day

20 Apr 2013
npower Championship
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1999
Nationwide First Division
Ipswich Town 1-0 Stockport County

20 Apr 1996
Endsleigh First Division
Southend United 2-1 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1991
Barclays Second Division
Newcastle United 2-2 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1985
Canon League Division One
Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1982
League Division One
Ipswich Town 2-1 Manchester United

20 Apr 1981
League Division One
Norwich City 1-0 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1974
League Division One
Leeds United 3-2 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1968
League Division Two
Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1963
League Division One
Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Ipswich Town

20 Apr 1962
League Division One
Ipswich Town 2-2 Arsenal

20 Apr 1957
Division Three South
Ipswich Town 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

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