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On Tuesday, 5th May 2015

21,000 Tickets Sold for Home Play-Off Tue 5th May 2015 20:49
Ticket sales for Saturday’s Championship play-off semi-final first leg against Norwich City at Portman Road are currently at around 21,000 with seats set to go on general sale at 8am on Wednesday (Sky Sports 1, from midday, KO 12.15pm).
Hunt Delighted to Be Back for Play-Offs Tue 5th May 2015 19:25
Striker Noel Hunt is delighted to have returned to fitness in time to be involved in the play-offs. The 32-year-old suffered a knee injury in the closing stages of the 2-1 win at Fulham in February and had been expected to miss the rest of the season.
Patterson With New Zealand U20s Tue 5th May 2015 10:05
Academy scholar Monty Patterson is with the New Zealand squad currently taking part in the U20 Five Nations Series, a friendly tournament ahead of the FIFA U20 World Cup which they are hosting later this month.
 

On Monday, 5th May 2014

Trialist Henshall Offered Deal Mon 5th May 2014 20:53
On-loan Manchester City winger Alex Henshall has done enough during his loan spell with Town to persuade boss Mick McCarthy to offer him a contract.
Town Pay Tribute to Elena Baltacha Mon 5th May 2014 15:32
Town have paid tribute to locally-based tennis star Elena Baltacha, who died of liver cancer on Sunday, aged 30.
McCarthy: Stay in Touch Mon 5th May 2014 06:00
Manager Mick McCarthy is yet to offer loan midfielder Paul Green a contract for next season but has urged him to stay in touch over the summer. The 31-year-old, whose deal with parent club Leeds is up at the end of June, has impressed the Blues boss since moving to Portman Road in February.
Green Would Love to Return for Pre-Season Mon 5th May 2014 06:00
Loan midfielder Paul Green says he’d love to be back at Portman Road when the Blues squad start their 2014/15 pre-season programme at the end of June.
 

On Sunday, 5th May 2013

Skuse Deal Done Claims as Doyle Linked Sun 5th May 2013 14:07
Bristol City skipper Cole Skuse has agreed to join the Blues on a three-year deal this summer, according to reports in a number of today’s tabloids. The 27-year-old, who is out of contract, has been a rumoured Town close season target for several weeks.
 

On Saturday, 5th May 2012

Jewell Watches Bradford and Swindon Draw Sat 5th May 2012 17:23
Town boss Paul Jewell was back at his old club Bradford City this afternoon to watch the Bantams draw 0-0 with League Two champions Swindon Town. Jewell returned to his family home in West Yorkshire earlier this week.
U17s Win at Colchester Sat 5th May 2012 17:15
Mark Timlin (pictured) netted twice and Tom Winter and Jack Willbye once each as a Town U17 side beat Colchester United 4-0 in a friendly at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this morning.
Five or Six Sides Chasing Portsmouth's Ward Sat 5th May 2012 09:37
Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton says there may be five or six sides in the chase for Blues target Joel Ward, who he expects to be the next player to leave Fratton Park. Town have been chasing Ward since the summer with chief executive Simon Clegg telling TWTD that there “are ongoing discussions” earlier in the week.
O'Neill Will Assess Wickham in Pre-Season Sat 5th May 2012 09:19
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill says he needs to see former Blues striker Connor Wickham in action over a run of games in order to make an assessment of the 19-year-old. The England U21 international has been linked with a loan return to Town next season with manager Paul Jewell and chief executive Simon Clegg both admitting that the Blues would be interested should Wickham become available.
No Summer Slacking for Blues Sat 5th May 2012 09:01
The Town squad left Portman Road earlier this week with their own individual fitness plans ahead of an usually long close season. The Blues' Championship campaign was over by the end of April, while 2012/13 is delayed due to the Olympics and kicks off with a Carling Cup clash on Tuesday 14th August with the Championship programme starting four days later.
 

On Thursday, 5th May 2011

Released McKeown Interesting SPL Trio Thu 5th May 2011 22:55
TWTD understands that released academy defender Rory McKeown is interesting SPL trio Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who are managed by Town legend Terry Butcher.
Town Linked With Blades Striker Thu 5th May 2011 22:45
Town are targeting Sheffield United’s striker Ched Evans, according to reports in South Yorkshire. Blues boss Paul Jewell is understood to be a long-time admirer of the 6ft tall frontman, who was previously chased by former manager Roy Keane prior to his £3 million July 2009 move to the recently relegated Blades.
Naked Podcast Now Online Thu 5th May 2011 18:36
You can now hear this week's final The Naked Football Show of the season on ICR FM's Listen Again facility, on an MP3 and on iTunes. Graham Blackburn and a stitched up Phil Ham are joined by David James and Jeremy Leeburn to look back less than fondly on recent footballing developments.
Wickham Among Young British Players Linked With Juventus Thu 5th May 2011 18:12
Town striker Connor Wickham is amongst a number of young British players being eyed by Serie A giants Juventus, according to reports in Italy.
Lisbie Could Join Millwall Permanently Thu 5th May 2011 14:30
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett says on-loan Town striker Kevin Lisbie could join the Lions permanently in the summer. Lisbie, 32, is being released by the Blues at the end of the season.
Support Academy Showcase Even If You're At Leicester Thu 5th May 2011 14:13
Academy sponsorship manager Simon Milton is asking fans unable to attend Saturday’s showcase U15 game against Manchester United to buy a ticket anyway to help the next generation of Town stars.
Morgan Dismisses Tottenham Lavery Link Thu 5th May 2011 14:08
Academy manager Sammy Morgan has dismissed reports of Tottenham targeting U18s striker Caolan Lavery. The Northern Ireland U21 international was claimed to be interesting the North Londoners having impressed them during their 2-1 defeat of the Blues last Saturday.
Contract Situation Clearer Next Week Thu 5th May 2011 11:41
Blues boss Paul Jewell says the futures of the club’s out-of-contract senior players is likely to become clearer early next week. The Town manager is due to speak to some of those who have been offered deals today.
McAuley and Wickham Could Return as Norris Set to Play Last Town Match Thu 5th May 2011 10:32
Town boss Paul Jewell could have Gareth McAuley and Connor Wickham back in his side when the Blues travel to Leicester for their final game of the season on Saturday (KO 12.45pm). The match looks set to be Blues captain David Norris’s last for Town with the midfielder understood to have decided to leave the club in the summer when his contract is up.
 

On Wednesday, 5th May 2010

Smith Waiting on World Cup Squad Wed 5th May 2010 20:05
Central defender Tommy Smith expects to discover whether he’s in New Zealand’s World Cup squad next week. Smith has been included in the initial 30 with coach Ricki Herbert expected to name his final 23 in a week’s time.
Colback Back at Sunderland Wed 5th May 2010 13:00
Loan midfielder Jack Colback has returned to Sunderland after his season with the Blues. The 20-year-old impressed during his time at Portman Road, winning the Players’ Player of the Year and coming third in the Supporters’ Player of the Year voting.
Town Scouting in Sweden Wed 5th May 2010 12:52
Town are reported to have sent a representative to watch last week’s game between Swedish sides IFK Gothenburg and Malmo FF. Both clubs currently have a number of promising youngsters in their ranks.
Final Naked Football Show of the Season Wed 5th May 2010 09:44
This evening's The Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm), the last before the summer break, looks at all the Town issues of the moment with regular hosts Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham joined by Ray Slegg and debutant Ali Stafford, who will be looking to avoid a Tom Eastman-style red card.
Keane Realistic on Early Deals Wed 5th May 2010 09:18
Boss Roy Keane will aim to sign as many of his summer targets as possible before pre-season training starts on June 28th but says it’s not always possible to get deals done early in the summer transfer window. The Town manager is looking to sign four or five new players while moving on a number of his first team squad.
Wickham Sunderland Link Revived Wed 5th May 2010 08:40
Claims of Sunderland interest in Town striker Connor Wickham have been revived by one of this morning’s tabloids as speculation regarding the 17-year-old’s future continues.
 

On Tuesday, 5th May 2009

Rhodes Wins PFA Fans' Player of the Year Tue 5th May 2009 14:18
Town striker Jordan Rhodes has been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Year for League Two for his loan spells with Brentford and Rochdale. The 19-year-old netted seven goals in 14 games for the Bees and two in five for Dale.
Dos Santos Thanks Fans Tue 5th May 2009 09:20
Loan star Giovani Dos Santos has thanked Town fans for their support during his time with the Blues. The Mexican scored four goals in six starts and two sub appearances after joining Town on a short-term basis from Spurs in March.
Miller Set for Sheffield Wednesday Tue 5th May 2009 08:58
Sheffield Wednesday are the favourites to sign out-of-contract Town midfielder Tommy Miller, TWTD understands. The 30-year-old, in his third spell with the club, is expected to be shown the door by new manager Roy Keane, who also allowed Miller to leave Sunderland when he was boss at the Stadium of Light.
 

On Monday, 5th May 2008

Bramble Amongst Monday Links Mon 5th May 2008 16:41
Former Blue Titus Bramble, currently with Wigan Athletic, has been linked with a summer return to Portman Road by one of this morning's tabloids. Meanwhile, Yeovil Town boss Russell Slade says he would like to sign Jaime Peters, who has been on loan at Huish Park since January, on a permanent basis.
Another Award for Walters Mon 5th May 2008 08:16
Jon Walters picked up yet another gong last night when he received the Supporters' Club Player of the Year at their annual awards evening held in Legends. Pablo Couñago finished second, while retiring skipper Jason De Vos was third.
 

On Saturday, 5th May 2007

Price: I'll Leave Sat 5th May 2007 11:01
Keeper Lewis Price has confirmed that he will probably leave Town when Richard Wright rejoins the club. Wright is close to completing his return to Portman Road on a free transfer from Everton.
 

On Friday, 5th May 2006

Lyall Memorial Today Fri 5th May 2006 10:19
John Lyall's memorial service takes place at 2pm this afternoon at St Mary-Le-Tower Church, Tower Street after a private family funeral this morning. Lyall, 66, died of a heart attack at his Tattingstone home last month.
 

On Thursday, 5th May 2005

Knights Unused Sub Thu 5th May 2005 20:37
Academy striker Darryl Knights was an unused sub as England lost 3-2 to Turkey at the UEFA U17 Championship in Italy. Knights had played the full 90 minutes in the 4-0 defeat of Belarus on Tuesday.
Permanent Deal for David? Thu 5th May 2005 18:01
On-loan defender David Unsworth says he would be interested in a permanent switch to Portman Road if one was offered in the summer. Unsworth completes this three-month loan spell after Sunday's final day showdown at Brighton and would not be available for the play-offs if Town finish third.
Clarke's Surgery OK Thu 5th May 2005 17:52
Academy frontman Billy Clarke has had his medial knee ligament operation and is now targeting a return to action in pre-season. The Irish U19 international picked up the injury in the closing stages of the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg at Spurs and missed the final as a result.
De Vos Now Very Doubtful Thu 5th May 2005 14:34
Canadian central defender Jason De Vos is now considered very doubtful ahead of Town's crunch final day showdown at Brighton. De Vos and defensive partner Richard Naylor have both been struck down by a sickness bug.
Murphy Move Imminent Thu 5th May 2005 10:40
Waterford United striker Daryl Murphy looks certain to sign for Sunderland within the next few days after Aberdeen dropped out of the race to sign the Town target. The Dons had planned to watch the Irish U21 international in action on Friday but manager Jimmy Calderwood has cancelled his trip.
Slight Doubts Over Pair Thu 5th May 2005 09:21
Town have slight doubts over central defensive pair Richard Naylor and Jason De Vos ahead of Sunday's final day showdown at Brighton (KO 1pm, Sky Sports Two). De Vos has a virus and Naylor an achilles problem.
 

On Wednesday, 5th May 2004

Foxes Still Want Bent Wed 5th May 2004 10:49
Town boss Joe Royle says that Leicester have told him that they are keen to keep Marcus Bent at the Walkers Stadium despite their relegation to Division One. At the weekend TWTD reported that Scottish giants Rangers are interested in Bent, while their Glasgow rivals Celtic are also being linked.
 

On Monday, 5th May 2003

Town Swoop for Serb Ilic? Mon 5th May 2003 23:25
Town are being linked with a close season move for Anderlecht's Serbian defender Aleksandar Ilic. The experienced 33-year-old is set to be released by the Belgian club over the summer.
Chaffey QPR Trial Mon 5th May 2003 23:22
Released Town defender Lee Chaffey is to have a trial with Second Division play-offs-bound QPR. The young defender is also interesting newly promoted Division Two side Hartlepool United.
 

On Sunday, 5th May 2002

Weekend Links Sun 5th May 2002 14:14
With Town's Premiership status looking precarious in the extreme the weekend papers are full of stories linking players with moves elsewhere. Most of these are stories we have read before over the last year or so.
Hogg Through to Semis Sun 5th May 2002 14:11
Academy defender Chris Hogg was in international action yesterday as England beat Yugoslavia 1-0 in the European U17s Championships quarter-final.
 

On Saturday, 5th May 2001

Town's Bolton Swap Shock! Sat 5th May 2001 18:45
Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has said Town offered a swap deal for Claus Jensen and Eidur Gudjohnsen last summer. Gartside refused to mention the identities of the Town players but said they have done well this season in the Premiership.
North Stand Photo Sat 5th May 2001 11:02
The club have arranged for a photo of the North Stand to be taken at some point at Monday's game with Manchester City. The photo will go on sale as the stand begins to be dismantled and the bulldozers come in.
Shirt Discount Sat 5th May 2001 10:18
Fans who purchased the old away shirt with the Greene King logo will get a £10 discount if they buy the new TXU Energi logoed away shirt. Fans have 'til 1st October to take up the discount and can pre-order until Tuesday 8th May by via a phoneline (01473 400501) or via the shops of the official website.
Renewal Forms Out Sat 5th May 2001 10:00
Season ticket renewal forms have finally gone out. These were due out two weeks ago, but were subject to a delay. According to the brochure which comes with the form fans have to return their forms by May 21st while their existing seats will be reserved until May 19th.
 

On Friday, 5th May 2000

Scowy Wins Player of the Year Fri 5th May 2000 17:29
James Scowcroft has won the ITFC Supporters' Player of the year. As expected he absolutely walked it with no-one near him, collecting more than 50% of the votes. He will receive the award after Sunday's titanic match with Walsall.
Town Unchanged Sunday Fri 5th May 2000 14:25
Town are likely to be unchanged from last week's line up for the quite spectacualrly crucial game with Walsall on Sunday (1.30pm KO and on Sky for those of you who've been asleep for the last week). Marcus Stewart has already said that he will be OK to play in what he sees as the biggest game of his career. Mark Venus is likely to struggle by on his ankle as he has all season, before having an operation in the summer. He may play his usual 75-80 minutes before being replaced. New haircut-boy Gary Croft's mates at Blackburn are determined that no-one is going to partying on their turf again this season. Skipper Lee Carsley told City: "We do not want you celebrating here." Let's hope Blackburn's resolve is as strong as that and that Town get the early goals that will make Sunday just that little bit less stressful...

Matches On This Day

5 May 1996
Endsleigh First Division
Ipswich Town 0-0 Millwall

5 May 1990
Barclays Second Division
West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Ipswich Town

5 May 1984
Canon League Division One
Ipswich Town 1-0 Sunderland

5 May 1982
League Division One
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Ipswich Town

5 May 1979
League Division One
Chelsea 2-3 Ipswich Town

5 May 1951
Division Three South
Ipswich Town 2-0 Bristol City

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