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On Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Crowe Called Up By Wales Tue 23rd Apr 2013 14:04
Academy keeper Michael Crowe has been called up to the Welsh U19 squad, which is coached by former Blue Geraint Williams.
McCarthy Praise for Consistent Evans Tue 23rd Apr 2013 06:00
Blues boss Mick McCarthy has praised owner Marcus Evans for his consistency during Town’s climb away from relegation danger since the former Ireland manager took over at Portman Road in November.
McCarthy Up for Challenge of Unfair Fight Tue 23rd Apr 2013 06:00
Manager Mick McCarthy says he’s looking forward to the challenge of competing against relegated former Premier League sides with the “huge advantage” of increased parachute payments next season.

On Monday, 23rd April 2012

Reserves to Return to Competitive Football Next Season Mon 23rd Apr 2012 23:30
TWTD understands that Town’s decision to opt for Category Two academy status means that the reserves will return to competitive action next season. This year the second string have played only occasional ad hoc friendlies having withdrawn from the Football Combination last summer.
Cropper Released Mon 23rd Apr 2012 22:44
Town have told third-choice goalkeeper Cody Cropper that he won’t be offered a new contract at the end of the season. The US U20 international's current one-year deal is up at the end of June.
Cresswell Junior Blues Player of Year Mon 23rd Apr 2012 15:05
Left-back Aaron Cresswell has added the Junior Blues Player of the Year award to the Supporters Club gong he picked up on Saturday evening. Junior Blues membership can now be renewed for the 2012/13 season.
Schrøder Moves Back to Norway on Loan Mon 23rd Apr 2012 13:05
Academy central defender Nicolay Schrøder has joined hometown club Frigg Oslo on loan in order to get games under his belt after an injury-hit season with the Blues. The second-year scholar, who was with Frigg prior to joining Town, has had his time at Playford Road extended until January having missed much of the 2011/12 campaign due to tendinitis.
Appleton Expects Ward and Pearce to Leave Pompey Mon 23rd Apr 2012 10:38
Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton says he expects Town targets Joel Ward (pictured) and Jason Pearce to leave the now relegated crisis club during the summer. The Blues have been chasing the duo since January with Ward holding talks with manager Paul Jewell in March, while Pearce, Pompey’s Player of the Year, has recently also been linked with Leeds.
Trotter: Not a Hard Decision to Leave Mon 23rd Apr 2012 10:14
Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter says it wasn’t a difficult decision to leave the Blues in the summer of 2010, despite having come through the ranks at his hometown club. The 23-year-old, who scored one and created one in the Lions’ 3-0 victory at Portman Road on Saturday, turned down a one-year deal at Town to sign a two-year contract at Millwall, where he had previously been on loan.
Bullard Nearly Opted for Davids-Style Glasses Mon 23rd Apr 2012 06:00
Town midfielder Jimmy Bullard has revealed that he has almost donned Edgar Davids-style glasses due to long-standing sinus and eyesight problems. Bullard returned to training last week having been off ill with a sinus infection.
Jewell: Sad End to Cresswell's Terrific Season Mon 23rd Apr 2012 06:00
Manager Paul Jewell says it’s a shame that Player of the Year Aaron Cresswell’s “terrific” first season with the Blues has come to an early end due to the hamstring injury he suffered during Saturday’s home defeat to Millwall. The Blues boss says full-back is amongst the areas he needs to strengthen over the summer.
Jackett Delighted With Trotter Mon 23rd Apr 2012 06:00
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett was delighted with former Blue Liam Trotter’s display against his old club on Saturday. The 23-year-old, starting for the first time since a thigh injury, scored his seventh goal of the season having created the vital opener for Andy Keogh – a one-time Blues trialist - in the third minute of his side's 3-0 victory at Portman Road.

On Saturday, 23rd April 2011

Carlos Facing Car Loss Sat 23rd Apr 2011 20:29
Midfielder-turned-full-back Carlos Edwards is facing a possible driving ban having admitted one of a number of driving offences. The 32-year-old has pleaded guilty to driving without third party insurance and is facing five further charges.
Jewell: We Can Learn from Derby Defeat Sat 23rd Apr 2011 10:58
Town manager Paul Jewell says lessons can be learnt from Thursday’s 5-1 home defeat to Norwich City. The Blues boss is looking for his side to bounce back when they travel to Swansea on Monday.
Sheepshanks Targeting Ferguson Sat 23rd Apr 2011 10:41
Former Blues chairman David Sheepshanks wants to take Town’s award-winning groundsman Alan Ferguson to St George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre at Burton, according to a report this morning. Sheepshanks, who is due to step down from some of his roles at Town, the Football League and the FA in the summer, is the chair of the project.

On Friday, 23rd April 2010

Tough Test for Town Against Worthy Champions Newcastle Fri 23rd Apr 2010 13:23
Town boss Roy Keane hailed Newcastle United as worthy champions ahead of the Blues’ visit to St James’ Park on Saturday. The Magpies will be looking to go through the entire season without losing a game at home.
Season Ticket Total 12,800 Fri 23rd Apr 2010 13:13
Town sold 12,800 season tickets before the early bird deadline which passed earlier in the month. That figure is 800 up on the same time a year ago with the total eventually reaching 15,950 for the current season.
U15s Face Manchester United, U18s Leicester Fri 23rd Apr 2010 11:12
Town’s U15 side is in action at Portman Road this evening in their annual friendly against Manchester United’s youngsters (KO 7.30pm), while the U18s are quickly back into the fray after yesterday’s 4-0 victory against Portsmouth when they take on Leicester City at Playford Road over Saturday lunchtime (KO noon).
Sponsor Town's Man of Steel Fri 23rd Apr 2010 11:03
Town Supporters Trust chairman Carl Day is aiming to raise £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation by running this Sunday’s London Marathon dressed in a suit of 15th Century armour. You may have seen Carl giving the outfit a pre-race run out around the Portman Road pitch at half-time during the Blues’ recent victory over Reading.
Keane Hoping First Year Has Made Him a Better Boss Fri 23rd Apr 2010 09:19
Roy Keane says he hopes he’s a better manager after completing his first year in charge of the Blues. The Irishman took over at Town a year ago today, signing a two-year contract.
Healy's Season Over Fri 23rd Apr 2010 08:55
Loan striker David Healy says his season has almost certainly been ended by the medial knee ligament injury he picked up in training last week. The Northern Irishman has also revealed that he has been playing with a rib injury for most of his time with the Blues.
Keane Dismisses Celtic Links Fri 23rd Apr 2010 08:40
Roy Keane has dismissed reports linking him with the vacant manager’s job at his former club Celtic. The Blues boss says he is settled in the area, having recently bought a house in Woodbridge.
Keane: I'd Be Lynched If I Sold Connor to Sunderland Fri 23rd Apr 2010 02:57
Boss Roy Keane says he would be lynched by Town supporters if he was to let boy wonder striker Connor Wickham move to Sunderland this summer. Reports emanating from the North-East over the last couple of weeks have claimed that the Black Cats want Wickham to move to Wearside as part of an exchange deal which would see Daryl Murphy, David Healy and/or Jack Colback joining the Blues on a permanent basis.
Murphy in Squad for Irish Camp Fri 23rd Apr 2010 02:14
Keeper Brian Murphy has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for a training camp in Dublin from May 16th to 21st. Irish coach Giovanni Trapattoni will use the camp to assess his players ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2012 qualification campaign and could also call the likes of Owen Garvan into his party.

On Thursday, 23rd April 2009

Keane's Challenge: Promotion Next Season Thu 23rd Apr 2009 19:31
New Town manager Roy Keane targeted a quick return to the Premier League at his first Portman Road media briefing this afternoon. The former Sunderland boss says his task for next season is simple – to win promotion.
Supporters Club on Keane and Clegg Thu 23rd Apr 2009 14:09
The official Town Supporters Club have welcomed the appointments of new manager Roy Keane and new chief executive Simon Clegg, moves which they say are the most significant since the club became a professional outfit in 1936.
Loughlin to Assist Keane Thu 23rd Apr 2009 11:47
Former Sunderland first team coach Tony Loughlan is understood to be the man in line to come in as Roy Keane's assistant at Portman Road. Loughlan is currently on gardening leave from the Black Cats after leaving his duties in the wake of Keane's resignation in December.
Naked Podcast Online Thu 23rd Apr 2009 11:25
With Jim Magilton sacked and Roy Keane yet to be announced, Graham, Phil, Jane Summerfield and Johnny Leiston ruminate on who might be boss and on the former manager's time with the Blues.
Henderson a Summer Keane Target? Thu 23rd Apr 2009 08:52
New Town boss Roy Keane could make Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson one of his summer signings, according to one of this morning's national newspapers. Keane is understood to rate the 18-year-old England U19 international very highly from his time on Wearside.
Town Confirm Keane Appointment Thu 23rd Apr 2009 08:14
Town have confirmed that Roy Keane is the new Blues boss. The former Manchester United man has signed a two-year deal with the club.

On Wednesday, 23rd April 2008

Lambe Called into Training Camp Squad Wed 23rd Apr 2008 21:01
Academy midfielder Reggie Lambe will meet up with the full Bermuda squad for a training camp in London next week. Lambe, 17, became the Blues' youngest ever full international earlier in the season and has now won three senior caps.
Brentford in Pre-Season Wed 23rd Apr 2008 16:18
Brentford have announced that they will play Town in a pre-season friendly at Griffin Park on Friday 11th July (KO 7.30pm). The Blues last played the Bees in a League Cup tie in 2004, winning 2-1 at Portman Road with Tommy Miller and Ian Westlake scoring the goals.
Kuqi to Return to Training Wed 23rd Apr 2008 12:38
Striker Shefki Kuqi is expected to return to training on Thursday and could be in with a chance of facing Preston at Deepdale on Saturday. The Finnish international limped off in the first half of the 2-1 derby victory over Norwich City with a hamstring problem.
Naked Football Show This Evening Wed 23rd Apr 2008 10:14
Remember to tune in to Ipswich Community Radio's The Naked Football Show this evening from 6pm until 6.30pm. Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham will be joined in the studio by home and away stalwart Ray Slegg and Daniel Potter, Town fan and ICR presenter.

On Monday, 23rd April 2007

Buy Beattie's Book Mon 23rd Apr 2007 23:51
You've now missed your chance to win Kevin Beattie's new book via TWTD's competition, however you can still buy a copy of The Greatest Footballer England Never Had from Cult Publishing.
Derby After Jeffers? Mon 23rd Apr 2007 23:24
Derby County would be interested in signing Town loanee Franny Jeffers should they win promotion to the Premiership, according to a tabloid report.
Reserves Hammer Cobblers Mon 23rd Apr 2007 23:00
Town's reserves ended their league campaign with a 5-0 victory over Northampton at Portman Road. Danny Haynes scored twice, while Billy Clarke, Matt Richards and George O'Callaghan were also on the scoresheet.
Academy Ticket Limit Mon 23rd Apr 2007 14:31
Town have warned supporters that just 5,000 tickets will be available for Friday's U14/15 game with Manchester United at Portman Road (KO 7.30pm). Only the Britannia Stand will be open for the visit of the Premiership leaders' academy side.
Reserves Take on Cobblers Mon 23rd Apr 2007 13:55
Town's reserves complete their Pontin's Holidays Football Combination League East Division season this evening when the take on Northampton Town at Portman Road (KO 7pm). Defender Chris Casement is back in the side after completing a month's loan at Millwall.
Fab: I'm Staying Mon 23rd Apr 2007 09:44
Veteran defender Fabian Wilnis has confirmed that he will sign his new one-year deal with the Blues. Wilnis, 37 in August, has been with Town since signing from De Graafschap for £200,000 in January 1999.

On Sunday, 23rd April 2006

Friendlies for Reserves Sun 23rd Apr 2006 22:34
Town's second string could restricted to playing only friendlies next season with a planned East Anglian reserve league unlikely to be set up before 2007/08. The Blues and other Football League sides have been excluded from the Premier League reserve divisions from next season.
Casement Wins Youth Gong Sun 23rd Apr 2006 22:31
Northern Irish central defender Chris Casement was announced as this season's winner of the Dale Roberts Trophy for the Academy Player of the Year at the presentation night on Saturday. As reported by TWTD on Friday, Fabian Wilnis picked up the senior award.
Four Each for Strikers Sun 23rd Apr 2006 22:27
New academy strike pair Jordan Rhodes and Viktor Unnar Illugason netted four goals each in their respective games on Saturday.

On Saturday, 23rd April 2005

Joe Annoyed at Defending Sat 23rd Apr 2005 22:09
Town boss Joe Royle was more annoyed at conceding from Leeds' one serious attempt on goal than he was with the Blues' failure to net a number of chances. The 1-1 draw meant that Town could not take advantage of Wigan's 0-0 draw at home to QPR.
Leeds 1-1 Town Sat 23rd Apr 2005 18:22
The Blues will rue missing a number of chances after drawing 1-1 at Leeds. Shefki Kuqi put Town ahead on 11 but Leeds hit back through Matthew Spring within a minute, however the Finn and Darren Currie both had golden opportunities to take all three points back to Portman Road.
Murphy Black Cats Trial Sat 23rd Apr 2005 10:04
Town target Daryl Murphy spent this week on trial with Championship table-toppers Sunderland. The Blues are keen to sign the Waterford United striker in the summer, the Irish U21 international having impressed in two trials at Portman Road.
Klug on Cup Win Sat 23rd Apr 2005 09:42
Academy director Bryan Klug heaped praise on his U18 side after they defeated Southampton 1-0 in the home leg of the FA Youth Cup final to take the trophy to Portman Road for the first time in 30 years. Klug was particularly impressed with his defenders and goalkeeper.
Garvan in Hospital Sat 23rd Apr 2005 09:33
Academy midfielder Owen Garvan missed last night's FA Youth Cup victory having been admitted to hospital with suspected meningitis earlier in the day. The Irishman had been suffering with flu symptoms but after his temperature rose was taken to Ipswich Hospital for tests.
Upson: Dream Come True Sat 23rd Apr 2005 01:37
Goal hero Edward Upson described scoring the winner in the FA Youth Cup final second leg as a dream come true. Upson netted in the 118th minute of the match, two minutes before the game would have ended with a penalty shoot-out.
Town Win Youth Cup! Sat 23rd Apr 2005 00:50
Schoolboy Edward Upson scored a dramatic 118th minute goal to bring the FA Youth Cup to Town for the first time in 30 years. The 15-year-old lashed a loose ball past Southampton keeper Andrew Neil from just outside the area with the goalless second leg appearing destined for penalties.

On Friday, 23rd April 2004

July Date for Magpies Fri 23rd Apr 2004 15:13
This summer's Dale Roberts testimonial match against Newcastle has been provisionally set for Wednesday, July 28th. Town coach and player Dale lost his fight against cancer just over a year ago.
Players Awards Evening Fri 23rd Apr 2004 10:34
The annual Ipswich Town Supporters' Club Players Awards Evening will be held on Sunday, 2nd May in the Legends Bar in the Greene King Stand (7pm - 11.30pm).
Johnno on Return Fri 23rd Apr 2004 10:21
Former Town striker David Johnson says he's looking forward to a return to Portman Road on Saturday and is targeting grabbing three vital points for his relegation threatened Forest side.

On Wednesday, 23rd April 2003

Reserves 2-1 Charlton Wed 23rd Apr 2003 22:07
Dean Bowditch sent fans home reliving a stunning goal for the second week running as Town's reserves beat Charlton 2-1 at Portman Road. After a goalless first half Alun Armstrong scored from the spot before Bowditch added a second with Charlton coming back late on through sub Barry Fuller.
Another Scan for Finidi Wed 23rd Apr 2003 17:01
Finidi George is set for another scan on the hip injury which has kept him out of action for some months. The former Nigerian international's problem is a tendon which has come away from the hip.
Naylor and Bent Doubts Wed 23rd Apr 2003 16:55
Town have doubts about Richard Naylor and Darren Bent ahead of Saturday's home game with Wimbledon.
Stockwell Retires Wed 23rd Apr 2003 13:13
Former Blues' midfielder Micky Stockwell has announced his retirement from league football. Stockwell, 38, joined Colchester United from Town in the summer of 2000 after spending 18 years at Portman Road.
Sheepy on Admin Sanctions Wed 23rd Apr 2003 10:28
Town chairman David Sheepshanks has said he is against across the board sanctions for clubs in administration. The Football League board meets tomorrow at Leicester City to discuss points deductions for sides who end up in administration.

On Tuesday, 23rd April 2002

Boro Tickets Available Tue 23rd Apr 2002 19:38
Town still have a number of tickets for Wednesday's game with Middlesbrough (KO 7.45pm). However, the Manchester United game on Saturday (KO 5.35pm)has sold out.
Reserves 2-0 Saints Tue 23rd Apr 2002 19:27
OldGit@Reserves reports on the Town second string's continuing battle at the top of the reserves league.
Reserves Go Top Tue 23rd Apr 2002 16:17
Town's reserves registered yet another win this afternoon, beating Southampton's second string 2-0 to go top of the FA Premier Reserve League (South). First half goals from Robert Dickinson and Darren Bent gave the Blues the points.
Sheepy on Norwich Tue 23rd Apr 2002 12:43
Town chairman David Sheepshanks says that he wishes Norwich City all the best in their play-off games and claims their highest finish for seven years is good for East Anglian football as a whole.
Pullen Returns Tue 23rd Apr 2002 12:42
Young keeper James Pullen has returned to Portman Road after his season long loan spell at Blackpool.
Reserves Team Tue 23rd Apr 2002 11:41
Town have announced the reserves side for this afternoon's clash with Southampton (Training Centre, KO 2pm). Wayne Brown gets his first action since his hamstring injury while Richard Naylor comes in alongside Darren Bent.
Squad for Boro Tue 23rd Apr 2002 10:17
Darren Bent and Darren Ambrose are both included in Town's squad for Wednesday's hugely important game with Middlesbrough at Portman Road. Mark Venus (knee) and and Tommy Miller (foot) face fitness tests.
Town Not Too Nice - Mogga Tue 23rd Apr 2002 10:14
Town coach Tony Mowbray has refuted claims that Town are 'too nice'. The Blues are once again near the top of the Fair Play League but Mogga says this is not a problem. He also feels the Blues can still save their Premiership status. Town are five points behind Sunderland, but with a better goal difference.

On Monday, 23rd April 2001

Williams on Wright Injury Mon 23rd Apr 2001 19:46
Town Physio Dave Williams has said that Richard Wright has every chance of being fit for Monday's match at Charlton. The Town keeper failed to make it through the warm-up before Saturday's game with Coventry. He found diving painful and Keith Branagan stood in for him and did well.
Academy News Mon 23rd Apr 2001 16:40
The U17s thrashed Millwall's youngsters 7-0 at the weekend. Town were five-up at the break and added two more in the second period. Goals came from Darren Bent, a hat-trick, Matt Bloomfield, Steve Burton, Guy Bonwick and Robert Dickinson.
Rangers Story Rubbish Mon 23rd Apr 2001 10:51
Town manager George Burley has moved quickly to deny weekend newspaper reports which say he is in the frame to be the next manager of Rangers. The Town boss is likely to have to fend off reports like this on a regular basis after taking Town into Europe, and possibly the Champions' League.

Matches On This Day

23 Apr 2005
Coca-Cola Championship
Leeds United 1-1 Ipswich Town

23 Apr 1994
FA Carling Premiership
Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Ipswich Town

23 Apr 1988
Barclays Second Division
Ipswich Town 4-0 Middlesbrough

23 Apr 1985
Canon League Division One
Ipswich Town 2-0 Leicester City

23 Apr 1984
Canon League Division One
Ipswich Town 2-0 Norwich City

23 Apr 1983
League Division One
Ipswich Town 4-1 Sunderland

23 Apr 1977
League Division One
Ipswich Town 0-1 Middlesbrough

23 Apr 1975
League Division One
Manchester City 1-1 Ipswich Town

23 Apr 1969
League Division One
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Ipswich Town

23 Apr 1966
League Division Two
Ipswich Town 1-1 Manchester City

23 Apr 1962
League Division One
Arsenal 0-3 Ipswich Town

23 Apr 1960
League Division Two
Ipswich Town 0-1 Liverpool

23 Apr 1959
League Division Two
Rotherham United 1-2 Ipswich Town

23 Apr 1955
League Division Two
Ipswich Town 1-1 Swansea City

23 Apr 1952
Division Three South
Ipswich Town 2-3 Aldershot

23 Apr 1949
Division Three South
Bristol City 2-0 Ipswich Town

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