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On Thursday, 19th December 2013

Former Wolves Loanee Frimpong Linked Again Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:04
Having added Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Stephen Hunt and Christophe Berra to his Town squad over the last few months, boss Mick McCarthy is being linked with another of his former Wolves players, Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, who spent time on loan at Molineux during the Town boss’s time in charge.
Hunt Extends Town Stay Thu 19th Dec 2013 16:14
Midfielder Stephen Hunt has confirmed that he has extended his Town contract until the end of the season. The 32-year-old Irishman was previously on a short-term deal which was up in January.
Town Confirm Ebanks-Blake Signing Thu 19th Dec 2013 16:07
Town have confirmed the signing of former Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on a contract until the end of the season. TWTD revealed that the Blues were close to sealing a deal for the 27-year-old free agent yesterday.
Blues Legends Celebrate Beattie's Birthday on Life's a Pitch Thu 19th Dec 2013 09:33
Blues legends Frans Thijssen, Arnold Muhren, Eric Gates, Alan Brazil, Russell Osman and Brian Talbot will be amongst those joining the Life’s a Pitch regulars on Radio Suffolk on Saturday (midday-2pm) to celebrate their team-mate Kevin Beattie turning 60.

On Wednesday, 19th December 2012

No More Tickets for Villa Cup Tie Wed 19th Dec 2012 12:42
Town will not be given any further tickets for the FA Cup third round tie at Aston Villa on Saturday 5th January. The Blues sold out the 2,900 seats they had taken for the game soon after they went on general sale yesterday.
The Ex-Files: David Sheepshanks Wed 19th Dec 2012 11:55
In the third in our series The Ex-Files – in which Blair Ferguson talks to figures from Town’s past – we catch up not with an ex-player but with former chairman David Sheepshanks.
Win Town Tickets By Booking on Trust Holiday Courses Wed 19th Dec 2012 10:53
Book a place on the ITFC Charitable Trust’s New Year Holiday Courses and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win four matchday tickets to Town’s home game against Barnsley on Saturday 19th January. The courses run from Thursday 3rd January to Friday 4th January and are available for children of all abilities aged 5-12 years of age.
Youth Cup Date at Derby Set Wed 19th Dec 2012 10:05
Town's FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Derby County at Pride Park will be played on Wednesday 23rd January with a 7pm kick-off.
Naked Football Show Tonight on ICR FM Wed 19th Dec 2012 09:42
This evening's Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees hosts Graham Blackburn and David James joined by Joe Fairs to discuss the latest developments at Portman Road.
Radio Presenter Trust Ambassador Wed 19th Dec 2012 09:33
Nick Pandolfi, the breakfast show presenter on Town 102, has been named an ambassador of the ITFC Charitable Trust. The charity, based at Portman Road, works with young people all over Suffolk.

On Monday, 19th December 2011

Jewell Watched Dutch Keeper Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:13
Town boss Paul Jewell was in Holland to run the rule over Heracles Almelo keeper Remko Pasveer earlier in the month. The Blues manager revealed at last Thursday’s press conference that he had watched a match abroad the day before the Barnsley game.
Boss Wants Challenge System Mon 19th Dec 2011 10:48
Blues boss Paul Jewell says football should follow the lead of other sports and allow teams to challenge refereeing decisions. Derby were angered by the officials taking some time to award Town’s goal on Saturday with their players questioning whether the ball had crossed the line.
Doncaster Confirm Sharp Release Clause Mon 19th Dec 2011 09:24
Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan has confirmed that there is a release clause in striker Billy Sharp’s contract with interested parties needing to offer £3 million in January for it to be triggered. The Blues, Southampton, Cardiff, Burnley and Leicester have all recently been linked with the 25-year-old.
Jewell Delighted With Rare Clean Sheet Mon 19th Dec 2011 08:57
Blues boss Paul Jewell was delighted with the clean sheet after Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Derby County, his side’s first in nine games. The Town manager had praise for keeper Arran Lee-Barrett, who was making only his second league appearance of the season.
Jewell Again Watches Southend Mon 19th Dec 2011 08:46
Town boss Paul Jewell was spotted watching Southend United take on his old club Bradford City on Friday evening. The Blues manager has been keeping an eye on the Shrimpers on a regular basis since the end of last season.

On Saturday, 19th December 2009

Scunthorpe Match Postponed Sat 19th Dec 2009 09:07
Town's game at Scunthorpe has been postponed after an early morning pitch inspection. Referee Andy Haines stayed overnight in North Lincolnshire and declared the surface unplayable after giving it the once over along with managers Roy Keane and Nigel Adkins at 8.30am.
Keane: Healy Enquiries But Hartlepool Loan Not Done Deal Sat 19th Dec 2009 08:31
Boss Roy Keane has dismissed claims that midfielder Colin Healy is close to sealing a New Year loan move to Hartlepool United, but says he has received interest from a number of clubs regarding the former Cork City man. The Town manager says he has identified the players he wants to target in January and has started speaking to managers about them.
Pitch Inspection at 8.30am Sat 19th Dec 2009 08:28
Scunthorpe have announced that referee Andy Haines will hold a pitch inspection at Glanford Park at 8.30am. Temperatures overnight reached minus six and are still at the same level this morning.

On Friday, 19th December 2008

Youth Cup Date Set Fri 19th Dec 2008 17:09
Town's FA Youth Cup fourth round tie with Crystal Palace will take place on Wednesday 14th January at Portman Road.
Magilton Hits Back at Negativity Fri 19th Dec 2008 16:26
Boss Jim Magilton has hit out at what he says is a "negative attitude” from the local press and says he is convinced that he's the man to manage the Blues. Earlier today the Town boss walked out of a press conference, angered by questions about a recent meeting with players (a transcipt of the press conference can be found here.
Wickham Set to Travel to Coventry Fri 19th Dec 2008 12:16
Academy schoolboy striker Connor Wickham will travel with the Town first team squad for Saturday's game at Coventry. The 15-year-old would become the Blues' youngest ever player if he is involved against the Sky Blues.
Magilton Walks Out of Press Conference Fri 19th Dec 2008 10:02
Town boss Jim Magilton stormed out of his pre-match press conference this morning when questioned regarding the future of central defender Alex Bruce.
Bruce Again Linked With Norwich Fri 19th Dec 2008 08:58
Central defender Alex Bruce is once again being linked with a January move to local rivals Norwich City. Bruce is out of contract next summer and, with no new deal on the table, Town have said they will listen to offers for the 24-year-old.

On Wednesday, 19th December 2007

The Naked Podcast Online Wed 19th Dec 2007 21:43
Wednesday night's edition of The Naked Football Show is now available as a podcast, so if you missed it live you can download and listen to it for free.
Annual TWTD Shirt Appeal Wed 19th Dec 2007 20:39
An appeal for shirts and other kit for football fans elsewhere in the world seems to have become an annual thing in TWTD after the Iraq collection a couple of years ago. Simon Jarrold is organising this year's appeal for Rwanda with the club having already agreed to contribute.
No Deals for Trialists Wed 19th Dec 2007 16:31
Boss Jim Magilton says he will not be offering contracts to the three foreign trialists who were with the club last week. Polish winger Damian Gorawski, Finnish defender Jonas Portin and US-born keeper Kenneth Kronholm all spent time at Playford Road.
Naked Radio Live This Evening Wed 19th Dec 2007 12:28
Remember to tune in to Ipswich Community Radio's, The Naked Football Show this evening from 6pm until 6.30pm.
Supporters' Roadshow in Woodbridge Wed 19th Dec 2007 09:59
This season's second Supporters' Roadshow will take place at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge on Tuesday 8th January.
De Vos: Surgery Saved My Career Wed 19th Dec 2007 09:49
Town skipper Jason De Vos says his football career would now be over if he hadn't undergone foot surgery in April. The former Canadian captain says the operation has given him a new lease of life.
Legwinski to Miss Burnley Clash Wed 19th Dec 2007 09:37
Midfielder Sylvain Legwinski is expected to miss Saturday's home game with Burnley due to the ankle injury he sustained in training last week. Scans have shown no significant problem, but the game against the Clarets is still likely to come too soon for him.
Bowden: Cash Will Be Spent Carefully Wed 19th Dec 2007 09:32
Town chief executive Derek Bowden has confirmed that the £12 million available for Jim Magilton to spend on players won't all be used during the January transfer window. The cash went into the club's account yesterday after Monday's EGM confirmed Marcus Evans's takeover.

On Tuesday, 19th December 2006

O'Donovan Link Confirmed Tue 19th Dec 2006 22:00
Boss Jim Magilton has confirmed his interest in Cork City striker Roy O'Donovan. Magilton was speaking to TWTD in an interview for issue 85 of the fanzine, which is out on Saturday.
O'Callaghan Move Off? Tue 19th Dec 2006 14:56
Town manager Jim Magilton says the Blues will not pay Cork City £100,000 for trialist George O'Callaghan. Reports earlier today claimed that the Eircom League club had slapped the six-figure price on the former Port Vale midfielder.
Axeldal Scouting for Town Tue 19th Dec 2006 12:23
Boss Jim Magilton has revealed that former striker Jonas Axeldal is scouring Scandinavia for potential new signings. Magilton, who also reveals that ex-Norwich players are helping out the Blues, was talking to TWTD in an exclusive interview for issue 85 of the fanzine, which is out on Saturday.
Cork Name Price Tue 19th Dec 2006 10:31
Cork City are reported to want £100,000 for midfielder George O'Callaghan. The former Port Vale man has been on trial with the Blues since September and Town are keen for him to join the squad in January.

On Monday, 19th December 2005

Yeates Link Unlikely Mon 19th Dec 2005 20:04
Weekend tabloid reports linking the Blues with a January move for Spurs striker seem unlikely as the 20-year-old's loan with Colchester is due to last for the season.
Joe on Gnohere Trial Mon 19th Dec 2005 17:17
Boss Joe Royle has confirmed that former Burnley and QPR defender Arthur Gnohere will be joining the club on trial this week. The Town manager says the Ivory Coast-born player will not be the only trialist hoping to make the grade at Portman Road.
Youssouf Unhappy Mon 19th Dec 2005 14:55
Danish striker Sammy Youssouf says he is unhappy that his trial spell with the Blues was cut short by his current club Marítimo. The 29-year-old was recalled by the Portguese side just three days into his planned week at Portman Road.
De Vos's Offside Worry Mon 19th Dec 2005 10:26
Central defender Jason De Vos says he thought he was offside when he played the ball across the six-yard box for Nicky Forster to score the winning goal at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

On Sunday, 19th December 2004

Price Loan Extended Sun 19th Dec 2004 13:31
Keeper Lewis Price has had his loan at Cambridge United extended for another month. Price made his fifth appearance for the U's in Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Bury.

On Friday, 19th December 2003

Town Confirm Elton Gig Fri 19th Dec 2003 17:08
Town chief executive Derek Bowden has confirmed that the club is in final negotiations with Sir Elton John regarding a concert at Portman Road on June 16th 2004.
Elton to Play at Town Fri 19th Dec 2003 16:24
TWTD understands that Elton John will play at Portman Road in June 2004. Town hosted Tina Turner and Status Quo in the early nineties but there have been no concerts in recent years.
Difficult Choices for Joe Fri 19th Dec 2003 14:27
Town boss Joe Royle has a squad of 18 players to pick from as the Blues go into the crucial East Anglian derby with Norwich City on Sunday. After a season dominated by injuries, only long-term absentees Chris Makin and Drissa Diallo, as well as Alun Armstrong, remain on the sidelines.
Busted Star a Town Fan Fri 19th Dec 2003 13:22
Charlie Simpson out of spiky-topped pop act Busted has revealed that he is a lifelong Town fan. Simpson, formerly a pupil at Woodbridge School, has even invested some of his cash in Town shares.
Joe No to Pesch Link Fri 19th Dec 2003 13:12
Town boss Joe Royle has denied any interest in Sheffield United striker Paul Peschisolido. Earlier today a tabloid newspaper linked the Blues with a summer move for the Canadian.
Santos Red Card Rescinded Fri 19th Dec 2003 13:06
Town central defender Georges Santos' red card from last week's game at Millwall has been rescinded. Referee Iain Williamson agreed to look at the video after Saturday's game and the Blues have received confirmation that the Frenchman's second yellow card will be set aside.
Police Advice for Derby Fri 19th Dec 2003 11:38
The police are advising fans not to drive to Sunday's Portman Road derby between Ipswich Town and Norwich City. They are urging fans to utilise public transport instead.
Jim Proud Skipper Fri 19th Dec 2003 09:25
Veteran midfielder Jim Magilton says he is proud to be captaining the Blues for the first time in an East Anglian derby on Sunday. He also feels he is suitably aware of how a win could affect fans' Christmases.

On Thursday, 19th December 2002

Milton Column Online Thu 19th Dec 2002 15:17
Simon Milton's latest TWTD column is now up on the site.
Reserves Draw Thu 19th Dec 2002 09:45
Town's second string drew 1-1 against Charlton at the Valley last night with the Blues goal coming from a Martijn Reuser penalty.

On Wednesday, 19th December 2001

Reserves 4 - 0 Chelsea Reserves Wed 19th Dec 2001 23:26
by fairly coldgit@reserves (average temperature, during the match, being 5 degrees Celcius. )
It's the Daggers for Town Wed 19th Dec 2001 21:39
Town's third round FA Cup opponents will be Dagenham and Redbridge at the Daggers' Victoria Road ground. The Essex side beat Exeter 3-0 in the replay this evening, all the goals coming in the first half through Jannery, McDougald and Charlery.
Taricco on Saturday Wed 19th Dec 2001 14:15
Mauricio Taricco has said of this weekend's game between Town and Spurs will be a "special" game for him. The former Town full-back is set to line-up at right-back against Town on Saturday at White Hart Lane.
Injuries Latest Wed 19th Dec 2001 11:35
George Burley will be pleased to learn that both Alun Armstrong and Mark Venus are likly to be fit for the trip to Spurs. Armstrong was substituted at Villa on Monday while Venus was almost replaced with Titus Bramble in the closeing stages.
Cup Opponents to Become Clear Wed 19th Dec 2001 11:33
Town's third round FA Cup ooponents will become clear this evening as Dagenham and Redbridge take on Exeter at Victoria Road in the replay of their second round tie. The first game ended 0-0 at St James' Park.
Stewart's Early Return? Wed 19th Dec 2001 10:24
TWTD has learnt that Marcus Stewart's appointment with a specialist has been brought forward a week to today. The specialist could give him the all-clear to get back involved in contact training. If he does get the go-ahead he could be available as soon as for the Leicester game on Boxing Day.
Finidi Meets Brazilians Wed 19th Dec 2001 10:22
Finidi George and his Nigerians are set to face Brazil in one of their pre-World Cup friendlies. Already a game with Matt Holland and Ireland has been set-up for May.
Graaven on Trial Wed 19th Dec 2001 10:19
Released Town striker Guillermo Graaven is on trial at Scottish Premier League club Motherwell. Graaven's contract at Portman Road was cancelled by mutual consent eariler this month.

On Tuesday, 19th December 2000

Man City 1 - 2 Town Tue 19th Dec 2000 23:46
Town eventually ran out 2-1 winners at Maine Road in a hard-fought Worthington Cup match. The Blues went behind to a Shaun Goater goal in a first half where Town were rarely on top. Matt Holland scored the equaliser in the 58th minute and Mark Venus coolly put the winner past Nicky Weaver in extra-time.

On Sunday, 19th December 1999

Fight News Sun 19th Dec 1999 12:36
It is reported that the incident after yesterday's game involved no Town players. Apparently during the West Brom warm down things became unsurprisingly heated and Jason Van Blerk and Alan Miller came to blows. An ITFC steward tried to intervene and received a thump for his troubles. The police then became involved and questioned all participants, but no arrests or charges were made. The steward didn't want to bring charges against the Albion players.

Matches On This Day

19 Dec 2000
Worthington Cup
Manchester City 1-2 Ipswich Town

19 Dec 1986
Today League Division Two
Ipswich Town 3-0 Plymouth Argyle

19 Dec 1970
League Division One
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Ipswich Town

19 Dec 1964
League Division Two
Preston North End 4-1 Ipswich Town

19 Dec 1959
League Division Two
Huddersfield Town 3-1 Ipswich Town

19 Dec 1953
Division Three South
Colchester United 1-2 Ipswich Town

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