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On Saturday, 5th July 2014

Newcastle Duo Linked Sat 5th Jul 2014 09:34
Newcastle youngsters Shane Ferguson and Paul Dummett could be on Town’s radar, according to reports in the North-East.
McCarthy: Evans Terrific to Work For Sat 5th Jul 2014 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy says Marcus Evans is “terrific” to work for, the Town owner leaving him to get on with his job and not interfering in football matters. The Blues manager and his assistant Terry Connor signed new three-year deals earlier in the week.
 

On Friday, 5th July 2013

Blues Move for Ex-Loanee Keeper Fri 5th Jul 2013 22:38
Former loanee Bartosz Bialkowski could be set for a return to Portman Road with the Blues understood to have made an offer to Notts County for the Polish keeper. Bialkowski, who is 26 on Saturday, was previously on loan at Portman Road for the last few months of the 2008/09 season while a Southampton player.
Broadfoot Stays at Blackpool Fri 5th Jul 2013 20:15
Defender Kirk Broadfoot, who was understood to have been offered terms by Town, has agreed a new one-year contract with his current club Blackpool. The Blues have been mentioned in connection with the Scot since March, having previously been linked after he left Rangers last summer, while Barnsley were also believed to be interested.
Town Start Pre-Season Games at Shelbourne Fri 5th Jul 2013 11:34
Town start their pre-season fixture campaign with a friendly against Dublin side Shelbourne at Tolka Park on Saturday (KO 5pm). Striker Paul Taylor is amongst a number of first team squad members who won't be involved.
N'Daw Facing Trial Fri 5th Jul 2013 11:17
Ex-Blues loanee Guirane N’Daw will face a trial at Ipswich Crown Court on August 19th having pleaded not guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm to his wife Bigue Ndiaye N’Daw in an alleged incident in March at a hearing earlier today.
 

On Thursday, 5th July 2012

Jewell Confident Chambers Will Sign Next Week Thu 5th Jul 2012 13:34
Town boss Paul Jewell says he’s as confident as he can be that former Nottingham Forest skipper Luke Chambers will be joining the Blues next week. The 26-year-old was at Portman Road on Tuesday for talks, to undergo a medical and to look around the stadium and training facilities.
Squad Back at Playford Road Thu 5th Jul 2012 12:00
Town’s players were back at Playford Road for the start of pre-season training this morning. As ever, TWTD’s cameras were there, as were Cheick Kourouma and a trialist keeper, former Swiss international Eldin Jakupović, who was linked with the Blues earlier today.
Blues Linked With Swiss Keeper Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:08
Former Swiss international keeper Eldin Jakupović is reported to be set to hold talks with the Blues [and subsequently has been spotted at pre-season training]. The 27-year-old, who was close to joining Hull City after a trial at the end of last season before the change of management at the KC Stadium, is a free agent having left Greek side Aris, who were amongst Town’s opponents as they won the 1981 UEFA Cup.
Pre-Season Training Begins Thu 5th Jul 2012 09:03
The Town squad will be back at Playford Road this morning for the start of pre-season training. The first day shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to the system with the players having been given individual fitness programmes for the summer months with plenty of players already having spent time back at the club and striker Michael Chopra at a $4,500-a-week health retreat in California.
Chambers: I'm Only Talking to One Club Thu 5th Jul 2012 08:46
Town target Luke Chambers has confirmed that he has only been in talks with one club since his Nottingham Forest contract having came to an end last Saturday. Chambers was at Portman Road for talks, a medical and the traditional tour of the stadium and training facilities on Tuesday but is yet to formally agree to join the Blues.
 

On Tuesday, 5th July 2011

Town Linked With Reo-Coker Talks Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:18
Town are reported to have held talks with released Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker. The 27-year-old left Villa at the end of last season having spent four years with the Midlanders.
Murphy Set for QPR Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:03
TWTD understands that former Town keeper Brian Murphy is set to join QPR having left Portman Road at the end of last season. Murphy has been weighing up whether to sign for Neil Warnock’s newly promoted Premier League club since the end of last season.
Gomez Leaves Town Tue 5th Jul 2011 15:56
Town fitness coach Antonio Gomez has left his job at Portman Road to take up a similar role back home in Spain. Gomez, who also worked with Liverpool and Sunderland while in England, joined the Blues as part of Roy Keane’s backroom team in April 2009.
Peterborough Game on Sky Tue 5th Jul 2011 12:16
Town’s game at Peterborough United’s London Road on Saturday 20th August has switched to a 5.20pm kick-off as it’s live on Sky.
Six-Goal Performance First Sign of Connor's Class Tue 5th Jul 2011 10:50
Academy recruitment officer Malcolm Moore says it was a six-goal starring performance which first alerted him to former Blues’ frontman Connor Wickham’s exceptional talent. The 18-year-old, who left Portman Road for Sunderland last week for an initial £8.1 million rising to £12 million, was a member of Reading’s academy at the time, learning the game under current Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers.
Jewell: The Duke Has Something to Prove Tue 5th Jul 2011 09:27
Town boss Paul Jewell says new striker Nathan Ellington has something to prove to himself as well as other people after losing his direction in recent seasons. The man known as the Duke was one of the stars of the Blues manager’s Wigan side, netting 24 goals as the Latics pipped Town to Premier League promotion in 2004/05.
 

On Monday, 5th July 2010

Civelli in Strong Squad for Newmarket Trip Mon 5th Jul 2010 15:22
Argentinian midfielder Luciano Civelli will finally return to action for the first time in 16 months on Tuesday when manager Roy Keane takes a strong squad of 22 players to Newmarket Town for the first friendly of pre-season (KO 7.45pm). Civelli has been out of action since damaging knee ligaments in the home game with Burnley in March 2009.
Southend Game Off? Mon 5th Jul 2010 13:43
Town’s friendly at Southend on Friday could be called off, according to reports in Essex. The Shrimpers unveiled new management duo Paul Sturrock and Tommy Widdrington this morning, Steve Tilson having been relieved of his duties last week.
Newcastle Land Perch Mon 5th Jul 2010 11:34
Reported Town target James Perch is set to join newly-promoted Newcastle United after the Magpies and Nottingham Forest agreed an undisclosed fee. The Blues were claimed to have had a £750,000 offer for the 24-year-old turned down last month.
 

On Sunday, 5th July 2009

Sunderland Defender Linked With Town and West Brom Sun 5th Jul 2009 10:22
Right-back Phil Bardsley is this week's Sunderland player linked with a move to the Blues by one of the Sunday tabloids.
 

On Saturday, 5th July 2008

Walters Linked With West Brom Sat 5th Jul 2008 20:21
West Brom are the latest club to be linked with a move for Town striker Jon Walters. Earlier today, Stoke were claimed to be ready to make a £1.5 million offer for the ex-Chester frontman.
Charisteas Bid Turned Down Sat 5th Jul 2008 09:42
Relegated Bundesliga side Nuremberg have turned down Town's £2.5 million bid for striker Angelos Charisteas, according to reports in the Greek press this morning. News that the Blues are keen to add the 28-year-old to their strike force first broke on Thursday evening.
Stoke Linked With Walters Once Again Sat 5th Jul 2008 09:19
Stoke City are once again reported to be on the trail of Town striker Jon Walters. The newly-promoted Potters are said to be ready to offer the Blues £1.5 million for the former Chester man.
 

On Thursday, 5th July 2007

Carroll a Loan Target? Thu 5th Jul 2007 15:45
Changes to the loan rules have scuppered Town's chances of signing Newcastle United striker Andrew Carroll on loan, according to Magpies manager Sam Allardyce. However, the Football League have told TWTD the former Bolton boss's understanding of their loan system is incorrect.
Bowditch Progressing Thu 5th Jul 2007 11:20
Striker Dean Bowditch is set to start his rehabilitation after his surgery to cure his long-standing groin problem. It is hoped that the former England U19 international will be back in action before the end of pre-season.
Peters in U20 Action Thu 5th Jul 2007 10:03
Winger Jaime Peters will be in action for Canada tonight as his side take on Austria in their second game at the FIFA U20 World Cup. The Canadians, who are hosting the competition, fell to a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Chile in their opening match.
Jeffers Still Main Target Thu 5th Jul 2007 08:27
Boss Jim Magilton says the Blues' first summer signing is not too far away. Blackburn striker Franny Jeffers remains the number one target, but the Town manager also has other potential new recruits in mind.
Wright Joins West Ham Thu 5th Jul 2007 00:50
Town target Richard Wright has joined West Ham United on a free transfer from Everton. Welsh reports on Wednesday indicated that Wright had turned down the chance to join Cardiff with Portman Road thought to be his destination, however, the 29-year-old has instead opted to remain in the Premiership.
 

On Wednesday, 5th July 2006

Hall Set for New Role Wed 5th Jul 2006 23:52
TWTD understands that Town are set to name former Southampton defender Richard Hall as a full-time academy coach.
Jim Would Like Matt Wed 5th Jul 2006 15:47
Boss Jim Magilton has admitted he is interested in signing out-of-contract Southampton midfielder Matt Oakley, but expects his former Saints team-mate's terms to be beyond Town's means. Oakley has rejected a one-year deal at St Mary's as he wants a longer-term deal at another club.
Questionnaire Last Call Wed 5th Jul 2006 12:55
TWTD's 2005/06 end of season poll will be closed this evening, so if you haven't added your views you've only got a few hours left in which to do so. The results will appear in issue 83 of the fanzine which will be out for the Crystal Palace game on the opening day of the season.
Rhodes Called Up Wed 5th Jul 2006 11:25
Academy striker Jordan Rhodes has been called into the England U17 squad for the Nordic International Tournament later this month. The prestigious youth competition runs from July 26th to August 8th.
Oakley Linked Again Wed 5th Jul 2006 10:03
Former Southampton midfielder Matt Oakley is once again reported to be a Town target. The 28-year-old is out of contract and failed to show for pre-season training with the Saints.
 

On Tuesday, 5th July 2005

Three After Juan Tue 5th Jul 2005 20:07
Season-long loanee Jimmy Juan turned down offers from three French clubs to sign for the Blues. The Monaco central midfielder signed his year-long deal with the Blues earlier today.
Atlético Tickets on Sale Tue 5th Jul 2005 17:47
Town have announced that tickets for the friendly at home to Atlético Madrid on Friday, July 29th have gone on sale to season ticket holders (KO 7.45pm). General sale starts from July 12th.
Three Sign On Tue 5th Jul 2005 17:39
As expected, Dean McDonald, Fabian Wilnis and Jimmy Juan all signed their deals with the club this afternoon. Earlier, skipper Jim Magilton had put pen to paper on his one-year contract.
Preston Match on Sky Tue 5th Jul 2005 15:39
Sky Sports have added Town's August Bank Holiday home match with Preston North End to their new season schedule. The Monday, August 29th match was planned as a 3pm kick-off, however it now appears to have an early evening start, probably 5.35pm, although this is yet to be confirmed.
Joe Hails Jim Decision Tue 5th Jul 2005 13:49
Boss Joe Royle has hailed skipper Jim Magilton a massive influence after the Northern Irishman decided to remain with the Blues for another year. Magilton had been offered a two-year player-coach deal with Bristol Rovers.
Club Confirm Yeovil Date Tue 5th Jul 2005 13:31
Town have confirmed that the Carling Cup first round tie at home to Yeovil will be played on Wednesday, 24th August (KO 7.45pm).
Jim Staying Tue 5th Jul 2005 13:26
Skipper Jim Magilton will be staying with the Blues after signing his one-year deal. The Northern Irishman has been weighing-up whether to remain with Town or take the offer of a two-year player-coach contract at Bristol Rovers.
Parkin Impressed Tue 5th Jul 2005 11:58
New signing Sam Parkin says he has been impressed with Town's pre-season training. The squad got back into action yesterday under the guidance of fitness coach Simon Thadani.
Cardiff Game to Move Tue 5th Jul 2005 10:54
Town's away game at Cardiff City is set to move from Saturday, 26th November to the following day. The original date clashes with the Wales rugby union side taking on Australia at the Millennium Stadium.
Atkins Confirms Interest Tue 5th Jul 2005 10:11
Bristol Rovers manager Ian Atkins has confirmed that Town skipper Jim Magilton is amongst his player-coach targets. The Northern Irishman is weighing-up whether to stay with the Blues or move to the League Two club.
 

On Monday, 5th July 2004

Pair On Way Back Mon 5th Jul 2004 20:05
Town youngsters Antonio Murray and Gerard Nash are on the way back after the injuries which kept them out of action at the tail-end of last season. Nash had a cruciate ligament operation, while Murray suffered with a shin problem.
De Vos Back With Squad Mon 5th Jul 2004 12:27
New signing Jason De Vos has rejoined the Town squad after missing the first week of pre-season training. The defender, only just back from international duty with Canada, was introduced to his new team-mates last Monday before spending time away with his family.
Town Asked About Mahon Mon 5th Jul 2004 12:22
Town boss Joe Royle has admitted that he made a tentative enquiry regarding the availability of former loanee Alan Mahon. A tabloid newspaper linked the Irishman with a return to Portman Road over the weekend.
Joe Praise for Reuser Mon 5th Jul 2004 12:14
Town manager Joe Royle has praised Martijn Reuser's contribution during his time at Portman Road. The midfielder signed for Dutch side Willem II on a free transfer on Friday.
Joe: No New Signings Yet Mon 5th Jul 2004 10:09
Town manager Joe Royle has admitted that he will not have any additions to his squad prior to this weekend's pre-season opener at Peterborough. The Blues face Posh at London Road prior to their two-game trip to Denmark.
 

On Saturday, 5th July 2003

Sereni Misses Course Sat 5th Jul 2003 10:20
Returning Italian Matteo Sereni will miss out on Malcolm Webster's annual national goalkeeper coaching course with a knee strain. Webster and business partner former Town loanee Fred Barber run the course each summer at Staffordshire College.
 

On Friday, 5th July 2002

Sheepy Angry at TV Deal Fri 5th Jul 2002 21:03
Town chairman David Sheepshanks has hit out at the length of the new Football League-Sky Sports TV contract. Although the chairman is pleased with the link-up with Sky he feels that four years is a far too lengthy an agreement for the Football League board to have signed up to.
Wright Training With Town Fri 5th Jul 2002 20:59
Former Town keeper Richard Wright has spent a few days training with the Town squad ahead of Arsenal's pre-season beginning next week. The former Town keeper, who still has a house locally, wanted to get a headstart as he prepares for his second season with the Gunners.
Salmon Turns Down Whitton Fri 5th Jul 2002 20:00
Released Town keeper Mike Salmon has turned down Steve Whitton's offer of a one-year contract at Colchester United. Former Blues player Whitton is instead looking to ex-loanee Richard Knight.
E-Season Tickets for Town Fri 5th Jul 2002 13:37
Town are introducing electronic season tickets for the 2002/03 season. The credit card-style tickets will ultimately be swiped through unmanned turnstiles by fans entering the ground, although not during the season ahead.
Sky Get League Football Fri 5th Jul 2002 13:08
Sky TV will show Football League games for the next four years. Rupert Murdoch's channel has paid £95 million for live coverage of the Nationwide leagues, the Worthington Cup and LDV Vans Trophy.
Mogga on Season Ahead Fri 5th Jul 2002 13:07
Coach Tony Mowbray says Town will aim to play football the right way as they seek to climb out of Division One at the first attempt. Mowbray has been in charge of pre-season training at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook this week while George Burley has been on holiday.
 

On Thursday, 5th July 2001

Chelsea Game Moves Thu 5th Jul 2001 23:35
Town's away game at Chelsea on Saturday November 3rd has been moved to the day after. Both Town and Chelsea could be involved in a UEFA Cup 2nd round, 2nd leg match on the Thursday before.
Wright Deal Details Thu 5th Jul 2001 17:56
Richard Wright has signed a five-year deal at Arsenal for a fee which the clubs aren't disclosing. Reports claim £5-£6 million may be the figure.
Wright Deal Complete Thu 5th Jul 2001 17:32
The deal to take Richard Wright to Arsenal has been completed. It seems the press conference at Arsenal was to announce his signing. Further details as we have them.
Burley on Pre-season Thu 5th Jul 2001 17:26
George Burley has said everyone reported for pre-season training fit and healthy as Town start readying themselves for another assault on the Premiership.
Wright Passes Medical Thu 5th Jul 2001 17:06
George Burley said this afternoon that Richard Wright had passed his Arsenal medical and that the deal should be complete in the next 24 hours.
Scowy to Leicester Link Renewed (Version 2) Thu 5th Jul 2001 16:53
Leicester manager Peter Taylor has renewed the Scowy link with his club. Last season it was rumoured that Scowcroft was a target of the Foxes and again throughout the summer the story has done the rounds several times.
Scowy to Leicester Link Renewed Thu 5th Jul 2001 16:44
Leicester manager Peter Taylor has renewed the Scowy link with his club. Last season it was rumoured that Scowcroft was a target of the Foxes and again throughout the summer the story has done the rounds several times.
Arsenal Press Conference Latest Thu 5th Jul 2001 14:40
It seems contrary to reports earlier this afternoon that the Arsenal press conference may not be to announce the signing of Richard Wright.
New Boys in Training Thu 5th Jul 2001 14:02
Pablo Couñago and Andy Marshall were today getting acquainted with their new team-mates as Town went back into training at Bent Lane.
Wright Conference at 5.30 Thu 5th Jul 2001 13:36
Arsenal have called a 5.30 press conference where they are expected to announce the signing of Ricnard Wright. We can't think of any other Spurs players they might want to sign (Mauricio aside) so this is probably the one.
Council Refutes Residents' Allegations Thu 5th Jul 2001 11:01
Ipswich Borough Council has refuted Alderman Road residents' claims that they failed to use the correct procedures when giving Town permission to build the new North Stand.
 

On Wednesday, 5th July 2000

talks to John Scales Wed 5th Jul 2000 17:52
Those Were The Days have been fortunate enough to be one of the first to interview new signing, John Scales. Gavin Wilding called John up on a London-bound train (several times), and he told us how he first heard of interest from Ipswich Town:
Scales Signing Confirmed Wed 5th Jul 2000 15:46
Town have confirmed the signing of John Scales. The 34-year-old signs for one year on a free after being released by Tottenham.
Barnett Attacks Town Fans! Wed 5th Jul 2000 13:45
Jonathan Barnett has hit back at criticism from Town fans asking: "Will Ipswich Town want to look after him when he's 40? Will those supporters who are criticising me now be having a whip round for Richard when he's too old to play?"
Scales Passes Medical Wed 5th Jul 2000 12:57
John Scales has passed his medical and is set to be unveiled as Town's new signing at a press conference at 1pm. The former Spurs player, who celebrated his 34th birthday yesterday, is available on a free transfer.
 

On Monday, 5th July 1999

Hayden Seeks Town Place Mon 5th Jul 1999 12:33
Recently released Colchester full-back Nicky Hayden was the surprise face at Town's pre-season training last week. Hayden was at Colchester during George Burley's short reign at the club in 1994. Town need at least one full back as cover with only Jamie Clapham, Fabian Wilnis and John Kennedy specialists in that position.

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