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On Monday, 23rd May 2016

Shelbourne Confirm Blues Friendly Mon 23rd May 2016 18:42
Shelbourne have confirmed that Town will be making their annual visit to Tolka Park to take on the Airtricity League First Division club in a pre-season friendly on Saturday 9th July (KO 3pm).
Butcher: The Foundation is There Mon 23rd May 2016 18:02
Blues legend Terry Butcher believes Town have a foundation on which they can build a side which can compete next season after missing out on the play-offs by one place and five points in 2015/16.
Murphy: Probably My Last Chance Mon 23rd May 2016 17:19
Town striker Daryl Murphy admits that this summer’s European Championships are likely to be his last chance of playing at a major tournament and says the next week is a big one for him as he looks to secure a place in Martin O’Neill’s 23-man Republic of Ireland squad.
Butcher Claims Bragging Rights Over Osman at Portman Cup Mon 23rd May 2016 15:50
Terry Butcher claimed bragging rights over his former central defensive partner Russell Osman as his side ran out 11-2 victors at the 2016 Portman Cup at Portman Road on Friday afternoon.
Team Wanted for Monday Night Football in Ipswich Mon 23rd May 2016 15:49
Suffolk FA is looking for one more adult 11-a-side team to take part in Monday Night Football in Ipswich starting in June.
Webster Tipped for Premier League Future Mon 23rd May 2016 09:53
Former Portsmouth coach Paul Hardyman believes incoming new Blues recruit Adam Webster will ultimately go on to play in the Premier League. The 21-year-old centre-half’s move to Town - which will see Matt Clarke go in the opposite direction along with a fee in excess of £500,000 - is set to be confirmed this week.
 

On Friday, 23rd May 2014

Doherty on Target Fri 23rd May 2014 22:03
Town winger Jack Doherty scored the second goal of his loan spell back at Waterford United as they lost 3-2 at home to Longford Town in the Airtricity League First Division this evening.
Supporters' Forum Notes Fri 23rd May 2014 18:36
Town have published a summary from the most recent Supporters’ Forum which took place in April.
Foley Now Not Set for Norwich Return Fri 23rd May 2014 17:56
Town academy coach Steve Foley is no longer set to rejoin Norwich City with Ryman League Division One North Needham Market announcing that he will be continuing his part-time role with them, having earlier confirmed his impending exit.
Town and Charlton Linked With Koren Fri 23rd May 2014 09:44
Town and Charlton Athletic are reported to be chasing out-of-contract Hull City midfielder Robert Koren.
 

On Thursday, 23rd May 2013

Beattie: Smith Deal a Boost for Town Thu 23rd May 2013 21:20
Town’s greatest ever defender Kevin Beattie says fellow centre-half Tommy Smith extending his Blues contract until the summer of 2016 is a huge boost for everyone at Portman Road. Beattie has always been a fan of the New Zealand international, who deservedly carried off most of the club’s 2012/13 player of the year awards.
Beattie Presenting Trophy at MS Fundraiser Thu 23rd May 2013 16:29
Blues legend Kevin Beattie will be presenting a trophy to the winning side of a match raising funds for two multiple sclerosis charities at Colchester United's Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday (KO noon).
Tabb Hoping to Agree Deal With Town Thu 23rd May 2013 14:28
Loan midfielder Jay Tabb says he hopes to come to an agreement with Town regarding a permanent contract. TWTD revealed that the Blues had offered the 29-year-old free agent terms last month, but the released Reading man says there are still minor hurdles to be overcome.
Smith Extends Contract Thu 23rd May 2013 13:06
Town Player of the Year Tommy Smith has extended his Blues’ contract until June 2016. The New Zealand international, 23, was previously tied down until the summer of 2014.
 

On Wednesday, 23rd May 2012

Villa Release Guzan Wed 23rd May 2012 21:30
Town may be amongst the clubs interested to note Aston Villa’s decision to release US international keeper Brad Guzan. The 27-year-old was linked with the Blues in March when manager Paul Jewell didn’t rule out moving for the Illinois-born glovesman.
Smith Could Be Named New Zealand Vice-Captain Wed 23rd May 2012 20:08
Town centre-half Tommy Smith could be named New Zealand’s vice-captain and be in line to ultimately succeed current skipper Ryan Nelsen. With Tottenham’s Nelsen, 34, missing next week’s Oceania Nations Cup games, which double as World Cup qualifiers, with an ankle injury, Smith could captain his side at the tournament.
Scowy's Boys Beat Fab's Lads Wed 23rd May 2012 16:34
James Scowcroft got the better of his old Town team-mate Fabian Wilnis yesterday afternoon in this year’s Portman Cup. The two stars of the Blues’ promotion and then UEFA Cup-qualifying campaigns a decade ago were the managers of teams made up of supporters with Scowcroft’s side scraping a 6-2 victory over Wilnis’s men.
Cheerleaders to Return to Portman Road Wed 23rd May 2012 09:52
Town are looking for cheerleaders for the 2012/13 season as they make changes to their matchday entertainment, including adding a dance routine at half-time.
Ever Dreamed of Playing for Town? Wed 23rd May 2012 08:53
For the majority of us, Paul Jewell will overlook our talents and playing for Town will remain just a dream. But there is an alternative.
Ward Continues to Weigh Up Options Wed 23rd May 2012 08:37
Portsmouth’s Joel Ward continues to weigh up his options with the Blues still believed to be very much in the race for his signature.
 

On Monday, 23rd May 2011

Wickham in England U21 Squad For Euro Championships Mon 23rd May 2011 16:13
Town striker Connor Wickham has been named in the England squad for this summer’s UEFA European U21 Championship in Denmark next month. Coach Stuart Pearce has reduced his long-list of 40 players down to the travelling party of 23.
Carson to Make Full Northern Ireland Debut Facing Delaney Mon 23rd May 2011 16:07
Midfielder Josh Carson has been named in the Northern Ireland side facing the Republic of Ireland in their Carling Nations Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Tuesday (Sky Sports One/HD1 7.30pm). Fellow Blue Damien Delaney has been named in the Republic of Ireland team.
McAuley Move Confirmed Mon 23rd May 2011 13:04
Departing defender Gareth McAuley’s free Bosman move to West Brom has been confirmed. The Northern Irishman has signed a three-year-deal with the Baggies which starts on July 1st.
Healy Signs Contract Mon 23rd May 2011 09:48
Midfielder Colin Healy has signed his new one-year deal at Portman Road. The former Ireland international indicated his intention to remain with the club prior to the final game of the season at Leicester and has now put pen to paper.
 

On Saturday, 23rd May 2009

Rugby at Portman Road? Sat 23rd May 2009 13:37
Town chief executive Simon Clegg says he hopes that Portman Road could be included on the list of stadia for potential use if England's bid for the 2015 Rugby World Cup is successful.
 

On Friday, 23rd May 2008

Accrington Want to Re-Sign Roberts Fri 23rd May 2008 23:35
Accrington Stanley chairman Eric Whalley has revealed that he has spoken to Town winger Gary Roberts regarding a possible return to the Lancashire club. The winger joined the Blues from League Two Stanley in 2007 for a fee of £220,000 after a loan spell.
Clarke and Irish Bow Out Fri 23rd May 2008 23:30
Billy Clarke and the Irish U21s crashed out of the Intercontinental Cup in Malaysia on Friday afternoon having lost their semi-final 3-1 to Australia. Clarke played in all four of Ireland's games.
Bruce and Garvan Both on Bench Fri 23rd May 2008 23:28
Both Alex Bruce and Owen Garvan will be on the bench for the Republic of Ireland when they take on Serbia in a friendly at Croke Park on Saturday evening (Sky Sports Two, 7.30pm ).
Season Ticket Total Up Fri 23rd May 2008 11:41
Town have revealed that they expect season ticket numbers for next season to exceed the 2007/08 total. Last year the Blues sold just under 15,000 season tickets.
Bruce Set to Start for Ireland Fri 23rd May 2008 09:54
Alex Bruce is expected to be named in the Republic of Ireland side which takes on Serbia in new coach Giovanni Trapattoni's first competitive match in charge at Croke Park on Saturday (Sky Sports Two, 7.30pm). Midfielder Owen Garvan is likely to be amongst the subs.
Carlisle Keeper Linked With Blues and Birmingham Fri 23rd May 2008 09:17
Cumbrian reports claim the Blues and Birmingham City are eyeing Carlisle keeper Keiren Westwood. The 23-year-old has impressed hugely this season, keeping 19 clean sheets for the League One club and putting in a man of the match display in the recent play-off semi-final against Leeds United.
Peters in Canada Squad for Friendlies Fri 23rd May 2008 08:59
Winger Jaime Peters has been named in the Canada squad for friendlies with Brazil and Panama in the US. The Canucks take on the Brazilians in Seattle on Sunday 25th May and the Panamanians on Wednesday 4th June in Fort Lauderdale.
Town Linked With European Defender and Clingan Fri 23rd May 2008 08:50
Town boss Jim Magilton is reportedly close to signing a young European-based central defender, while Nottingham Forest midfielder Sammy Clingan is again linked with a move to Portman Road.
 

On Tuesday, 23rd May 2006

Cap for Clarke Tue 23rd May 2006 21:49
Striker Billy Clarke won an U19 cap as the Republic of Ireland lost 3-2 to Georgia in Slovakia earlier on Tuesday. Ireland were already out of contention for the UEFA U19 Championship in Poland in July having lost their previous two qualifying group matches.
Process Continues Tue 23rd May 2006 19:34
Chairman David Sheepshanks and chief executive Derek Bowden are continuing the process of recruiting the new Town manager. First interviews should be completed by Wednesday before the pair draw up a shortlist with second interviews scheduled for next week.
Mitchell Joins Livingston Tue 23rd May 2006 15:42
Released academy defender Scott Mitchell has agreed a two-year deal with Scottish club Livingston. Mitchell was Town's reserve captain during 2005/06 and made two starts and two substitute appearance for the first team during his time at Portman Road.
Jones Ruled Out Tue 23rd May 2006 13:06
Cardiff City boss Dave Jones is out of the running for the Town job after committing himself to the Bluebirds until 2008. The former Southampton manager was amongst those understood to be interesting the Blues.
Lee Out to Win Place Tue 23rd May 2006 11:01
Striker Alan Lee says he wants to make the Republic of Ireland number nine shirt his own. Lee looks likely to miss Wednesday's friendly with Chile in Dublin due to his hamstring injury, but is targeting a regular place in Steve Staunton's side.
Another Cap for Casement Tue 23rd May 2006 10:48
Chris Casement won another cap as Northern Ireland's U19s lost 3-2 to Belgium and failed to qualify for this summer's UEFA U19 Championships. Casement was a fixture at the heart of the Northern Irish defence for all three qualifying group matches.
Clarke in Irish Side Tue 23rd May 2006 10:34
Striker Billy Clarke has been named in the Republic of Ireland U19 side for tonight's game with Georgia in Slovakia. The Irish now have no chance of qualification for this July's UEFA U19 Championship having lost their previous two qualifying group matches.
Peters and Canada Lose Tue 23rd May 2006 10:22
Jaime Peters won his 19th U20 cap as Canada's youngsters were defeated 3-1 by Brazil in a friendly in Victoria overnight. The Canucks previously beat the South Americans 2-1 in the first game in Edmonton on Friday.
Dowie to Talk to Addicks Tue 23rd May 2006 10:10
Iain Dowie, who left his job of Crystal Palace manager yesterday, is expected to talk to Charlton regarding their vacancy over the next couple of days. The former Northern Irish international was linked with the Blues but looks likely to move a club in the Premiership or based in the North-West.
Smith Pleads Guilty Tue 23rd May 2006 09:39
Former academy coach Ian Smith has pleaded guilty to 14 charges of theft from ex-players. Smith, who left the Blues in April 2004, stole £6,900 from former Town trainees including Matt Bloomfield, now with Wycombe Wanderers.
 

On Monday, 23rd May 2005

Town Prepare for Diamond Mon 23rd May 2005 14:15
Portman Road is being readied for Thursday's Neil Diamond concert. As for last year's Elton John gig, the stage is being erected at the Greene King Stand end of the ground.
Kuqi in Finland Squad Mon 23rd May 2005 02:48
Striker Shefki Kuqi has been called into the senior Finland squad for a friendly with Denmark in Tampere on June 2nd and a crucial Group One World Cup qualifier against Holland in Helsinki on June 8th.
Karbassiyoon Free Mon 23rd May 2005 02:16
Former Town loanee Danny Karbassiyoon is reported to have been released by Arsenal. The 20-year-old made four starts and two sub appearances during his spell with the Blues between December and March.
Weekend Links Mon 23rd May 2005 01:32
Both Shefki Kuqi and Darren Bent were linked with moves to Sunderland by tabloids over the weekend, while the Blues were mentioned in connection with a couple of League One players. According to other reports, it looks like neither Mo Camara nor Duncan Ferguson will be moving to Portman Road.
 

On Friday, 23rd May 2003

Matt Refutes Spurs Quotes Fri 23rd May 2003 13:39
Town skipper Matt Holland has continued to refute a quote attributed to him earlier in the week. The 29-year-old says he was amazed when he heard about the report.
Derby to Appoint Burley? Fri 23rd May 2003 13:02
Reports claim former Town boss George Burley is set to be named as permanent manager at Derby County. John Gregory's appeal against his sacking will be heard today and if he loses then Burley's appointment will be confirmed.
Mills Out Fri 23rd May 2003 12:22
Former Town captain Mick Mills has left his job as summariser on Radio Suffolk. Mills spent last season as sidekick to Bryan Knights who commentated on all the Blues' games.
Road Work to Restart Fri 23rd May 2003 12:19
Work on Sir Alf Ramsey Way is set to restart once Town are out of administration. The street behind the North Stand, formerly Portman's Walk, has been closed since work began on the building of the new stand in 2001.
Arsenal Pre-Season? Fri 23rd May 2003 09:48
Reports indicate that Arsenal may be the Blues' opposition in the home pre-season friendly scheduled for Friday, August 1st.
League Meeting Went Well Fri 23rd May 2003 09:45
Town chief executive Derek Bowden says that Wednesday's meeting with the Football League regarding the club's exit from administration went well.
 

On Thursday, 23rd May 2002

Bramble Keen on Magpies Thu 23rd May 2002 18:04
Titus Bramble's agent, Jonathan Barnett, has said his player would be keen to join Newcastle, although he is less enthused by some of the other sides linked to him.
Keane Exit Helps Matt? Thu 23rd May 2002 12:22
Shock news that Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane has been sent home from Japan gives a further boost to Matt Holland's chances of featuring in the Irish starting line-up. Keane was sent packing today by manager Mick McCarthy just days before the start of the competition.
Burley Backs Le Pen Thu 23rd May 2002 12:09
George Burley has told misfit winger Ulrich Le Pen to get himself ready for pre-season training at Portman Road. The Frenchman had been widely tipped to move on after making just two appearances as sub since joining from Lorient in November last year.
 

On Wednesday, 23rd May 2001

Important Site News Wed 23rd May 2001 17:07
The Rivals network, and therefore the TWTD website will be unavailable between 10pm on 24th May, to approximately 8am 25th May.
Eadie Poll Wed 23rd May 2001 15:44
We're running poll on whether we could forgive Darren Eadie his terrible past. See the front page of the site: http://www.twtd.co.uk
Eadie for Town!!! Wed 23rd May 2001 15:29
Reports this afternoon suggest that Town may have made an enquiry about former Norwich City midfielder Darren Eadie. 25-year-old Eadie is likely to cost Town around the same £3 million mark that Leicester paid for him in December 1999.
Live chat with Robbie Fowler and David James Wed 23rd May 2001 13:48
Robbie Fowler and David James will be taking part in a live chat this afternoon at 3pm taking place on Rival's England site. If you would like to be involved, follow this link and check out the rules:
More on Pablo Wed 23rd May 2001 12:38
New Town signing Pablo Couñago has signed a four year deal with the Blues which begins when his Celta Vigo contract ends on July 1st. The Spaniard is an attacker who prefers to play down the middle, but is also known to play a left flank role.
Town Sign Pablo Couñago Wed 23rd May 2001 12:13
David Sheepshanks today has confirmed that Town have completed the signing of Celta Vigo striker Pablo Couñago. Pablo will join Town on 1st July, when the season will have ended in Spain. He has signed a four year contract.
Burley on Links Wed 23rd May 2001 09:22
With yesterday's link with Andres Mendoza being reported elsewhere this morning George Burley is keeping to his silence. After refusing to be drawn on Pablo Couñago the Town boss continues not to comment on any specific players.
 

On Tuesday, 23rd May 2000

Tickets Now Sold Out Tue 23rd May 2000 16:43
Town have now sold all their tickets for Wembley. The 36,800 seats went in just four days and prior to them going on general release. Unscrupulous fasn and touts are now offering tickets at well over their face value. Anyone trying to buy seats in this way should of course beware of being stung.
Wembley Tickets Touted Tue 23rd May 2000 15:08
Tickets in the Town end for Monday's game are being openly touted on the Internet well above face value. One company is offering £30 tickets at the tunnel end for £150. A few minutes ago they had "only twelve left" which suggests they may have had many more. Given the nature of the priority schemes it will be interesting to discover where these tickets came from, particularly in the light of the misconduct charge brought against the club last week, if we ever do. Meanwhile at Portman Road it seems there are a few hundred seats still available for those with four stubs from previous games and there is every likelihood that there will be a few tickets going to the general lottery after all. There will still not be any general sales in person.
Almost Sold Out Tue 23rd May 2000 11:55
Town have almost sold out their Wembley ticket allocation with many fans likely to be unhappy at the way tickets were distributed. This morning fans with four stubs from previous games were anxiously waiting in line at Portman Road for the last 3,000 tickets. Last night at around 10 pm queues stretched from the main gates all the way along to the North Stand with many others joining later. All seats are likely to be gone by this lunchtime. Some fans desperate for tickets are trying to order seats through Barnsley who are experiencing quite the same clamour for seats as Town. This is likely to be frowned upon by both clubs and the notoriously strict Wembley security.

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