On Thursday, 28th November 2013
|Town Offered Woods Deal Thu 28th Nov 2013 23:27 |
Scottish midfielder Martin Woods has revealed he was offered the chance to sign for Town prior to rejoining his previous club Doncaster Rovers earlier this week. The 27-year-old was previously reported to have been set to train with the Blues in pre-season.
|Graham Jumped at Chance to Join Town Thu 28th Nov 2013 16:46 |
New loan signing Jordan Graham says he jumped at the chance to join the Blues on loan. The right-sided winger is at Portman Road until January 4th.
|Taylor and Hyam Doubts Thu 28th Nov 2013 15:31 |
Boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that striker Paul Taylor and midfielder Luke Hyam are both doubts ahead of Saturday’s game at Charlton. Better news is that left-back Aaron Cresswell is back from his suspension.
|Listen Again: Naked Football Show Thu 28th Nov 2013 15:15 |
This week's Naked Football Show sees host Graham Blackburn joined by Alex Wiseman and Nathan Reeve to discuss the Town issues of the moment and is now available as a podcast.
|McCarthy: New Loanee Adds Something Different Thu 28th Nov 2013 15:02 |
Manager Mick McCarthy says new loan signing Jordan Graham gives him a different option as the Blues move towards the busy Christmas period of fixtures. The 18-year-old Aston Villa winger has joined Town on loan until January 4th and will go into the squad for Saturday’s trip to Charlton.
|Villa Confirm Graham Loan Thu 28th Nov 2013 11:24 |
Aston Villa have confirmed that 18-year-old winger Jordan Graham has joined the Blues on a youth loan until January 4th. Football League clubs have until 5pm today to sign players on loan.
|Win Fourth Pair of Sporting Dinner Tickets Thu 28th Nov 2013 10:05 |
All week TWTD has been offering readers the chance to win five pairs of tickets to a sporting dinner featuring former World Cup and Premier League referee Graham Poll and Blues legend Micky Stockwell at Greshams in Tuddenham Road on Friday 6th December (7pm).
On Wednesday, 28th November 2012
|Loach Scouts for Football League Kids Cup Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:00 |
Town’s Scott Loach shows exactly why he’s a keeper and not a striker in a short film made to promote this season’s npower Football League Kids Cup. Loach, Curtis Davies of Birmingham City and Bolton’s Kevin Davies went scouting for local talent to take part in this year’s Kids Cup.
|Town Number 20 in FA Cup Draw Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:03 |
Town will be ball number 20 in Sunday’s FA Cup third round draw (ITV1/TheFA.com from 2.40pm). Former Tottenham captain Ledley King and ex-Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba will conduct the draw.
|Join the Guard of Honour at the Bristol City and Brighton Games Wed 28th Nov 2012 13:02 |
The ITFC Charitable Trust is offering children aged 5 to 16 years the chance to perform in the guard of honour at the home games against Bristol City on Saturday 22nd December and Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday 1st January. Youth teams can book their Christmas parties, either in conjunction with the Matchday Soccer Experience or on non-matchdays.
|Naked Football Show Tonight Wed 28th Nov 2012 12:31 |
This evening's Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees hosts Graham Blackburn and David James joined by Joe Ward and Mark Anderson to discuss the latest developments at Portman Road.
|Yallop MLS Coach of the Year Wed 28th Nov 2012 10:22 |
Former Blue Frank Yallop has been named the MLS Coach of the Year 2012. The 48-year-old’s San Jose Earthquakes won this season’s Supporters’ Shield, which is awarded to the team with the best regular season record, but lost to Yallop’s former club the LA Galaxy in the MLS play-offs.
On Monday, 28th November 2011
|Wright Out of Burnley Trip Mon 28th Nov 2011 17:33 |
Keeper Richard Wright is out of Town's match at Burnley tomorrow having picked up a knock, joining David Stockdale on the sidelines. Arran Lee-Barrett will come into the starting line-up with Cody Cropper on the bench.
|Jewell: Defeats Our Own Doing Mon 28th Nov 2011 15:49 |
Blues boss Paul Jewell says that Town have been the architects of their own downfall in recent weeks having developed a tendency to concede goals from set pieces, something which they hadn’t been doing earlier in the season. The Liverpudlian says his side should have picked up six points in the last couple of games, a haul which would have left them far nearer the top of the division than their current lowly standing of 18th.
|Town Extend Mitre Kit Contract Mon 28th Nov 2011 13:51 |
Town have announced a two-year extension to their contract with kit manufacturer Mitre until the end of the 2013/14 season. Mitre have supplied team strips, benchwear and training gear for the last four years.
|Jewell Never Heard a Bad Word Said About Gary Speed Mon 28th Nov 2011 12:00 |
Town boss Paul Jewell says he never heard anyone in football say a bad word about Wales manager Gary Speed, whose death at 42 was announced yesterday. The Blues manager got to know the ex-Leeds, Newcastle and Everton man while they worked for their coaching badges.
|Town to Assess Sonko Before Making Trip to North-West Mon 28th Nov 2011 10:36 |
Key central defender Ibrahima Sonko could be back in the Town squad for Tuesday’s trip to Burnley after his hamstring injury. Keeper David Stockdale has been ruled out and skipper Grant Leadbitter is a huge doubt, while one or two other unnamed players are suffering with minor niggles.
|Priskin Expecting to Leave Town in Summer Mon 28th Nov 2011 07:51 |
On-loan striker Tamás Priskin says he expects to leave Town permanently when his contract is up at the end of the season. The Hungarian made a scoring debut for temporary club Derby County as they lost 3-1 at West Ham on Saturday.
|Jewell Admits Not Many Pluses Mon 28th Nov 2011 07:38 |
Town boss Paul Jewell admitted that it was difficult to see too many pluses - other than there being plenty of the season still to go and another game at Burnley on Tuesday - after the Blues’ 3-2 defeat to Reading at Portman Road on Saturday, with the club in what he called “a dark place”.
On Sunday, 28th November 2010
|Town Draw Chelsea Away Sun 28th Nov 2010 18:10 |
Town will play Chelsea away in the third round of the FA Cup. It’s the second time in three seasons that the Blues have drawn the Premier League champions.
|Keane: Poor Decision-Making Let Us Down Sun 28th Nov 2010 16:29 |
Town boss felt his team was made to pay for poor decision making after the 4-1 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road. Keane refused to criticise referee Keith Hill for Grant Holt’s controversial first goal or Damien Delaney’s red card just before half-time.
|Norwich City 4-1 Town Sun 28th Nov 2010 15:33 |
A Grant Holt hat-trick condemned 10-man Town to a disastrous 4-1 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road. Holt appeared to handle the ball in the run-up to the opening goal, but Town struck back through Delaney soon after. Holt added his second before Delaney was red-carded for hauling down the Norwich skipper, then after the break Holt netted his third and sub Wes Hoolahan completed the scoring.
On Saturday, 28th November 2009
|Town 19 in Sunday's FA Cup Draw Sat 28th Nov 2009 13:55 |
Town are number 19 in the FA Cup third round draw, which takes place this Sunday at 3.55pm after the live TV game between Kettering Town and Leeds United on ITV1.
|Birtles Expects McParland to Be Success at Town Sat 28th Nov 2009 09:55 |
Nottingham Forest legend Gary Birtles says he expects new Town coach Ian McParland to be a success at Portman Road. The former Notts County manager joined the staff this week ahead of Sunday’s trip to Cardiff.
On Friday, 28th November 2008
|Wickham Scores First England Goal Fri 28th Nov 2008 22:21 |
Academy striker Connor Wickham scored his first England U16s goal as a 2-0 win against Wales at Sincil Bank, Lincoln took his side to the Sky Sports Victory Shield.
|Bowden: No Sweeping Academy Cuts Fri 28th Nov 2008 17:08 |
Derek Bowden has dismissed claims that the academy is set for sweeping cuts, but admits that the club's youth set-up is currently being assessed. The Town chief executive has also ruled out the development or sale of the club's training ground.
|Bruce Could Still Be Offered Deal Fri 28th Nov 2008 15:18 |
Chief executive Derek Bowden says central defender Alex Bruce could yet be offered a contract by the Blues, despite no deal currently being on the table. The club and Bruce's agent have met on a number of occasions but so far there is no agreement on new terms.
|SGR Deal to End Early? Fri 28th Nov 2008 13:24 |
Town's three-year radio commentary deal with SGR could end early, according to a report this morning. In September, SGR was sold to Global Radio with the station set to become Heart FM on January 5th.
|McAuley Could Return Against the Blades Fri 28th Nov 2008 13:16 |
Town boss Jim Magilton hopes skipper Gareth McAuley will be fit enough to return to his side as the Blues take on Sheffield United at Portman Road on Saturday. The Blues have injury concerns regarding Jon Walters and David Norris.
|Wickham in England Action Fri 28th Nov 2008 08:19 |
Academy striker Connor Wickham could win his second England U16 cap this evening when his side take on Scotland in a Sky Sports Victory Shield game at Lincoln's Sincil Bank (Sky Sports Two, 7.30pm).
On Wednesday, 28th November 2007
|Upson Nets Twice in Reserves Victory Wed 28th Nov 2007 21:06 |
Ed Upson scored twice and Jordan Rhodes once as Town's reserves defeated Stevenage Borough 3-0 at Broadhall Way on Wednesday evening.
|Trialist In Reserves Wed 28th Nov 2007 13:31 |
Shane Supple, Jaime Peters and Sito are the most experienced players in the reserves side facing Stevenage Borough at Broadhall Way this evening (KO 7pm). Town have also named a trialist, former Liverpool trainee Charlie Barnett, in the starting line-up.
|Walters Up for Award Wed 28th Nov 2007 13:13 |
Striker-turned-midfielder Jon Walters has been nominated for the Powerade November Championship Player of the Month award. Walters scored five times during the month, including a hat-trick against Bristol City and the first goal in last night's 2-0 victory over Southampton.
|Tune In To Naked Radio Wed 28th Nov 2007 10:59 |
Remember to tune in to Ipswich Community Radio's, The Naked Football Show, on Wednesday evening (6-6.30pm). The programme, which aims to get to the nub of Town issues as the season progresses, has been favourably compared to "four blokes chatting about football in a pub".
On Tuesday, 28th November 2006
|Needham 0-3 Reserves Tue 28th Nov 2006 22:38 |
Goals from Chris Casement, Gavin Williams (pen) and Sito gave the Town second string a 3-0 victory at Needham Market in the quarter-finals of the Club Colours Suffolk Premier Cup.
|Macken Says Sorry Tue 28th Nov 2006 15:21 |
Striker Jon Macken has apologised for his reaction to being substituted at Barnsley on Saturday. The loanee from Crystal Palace took his frustrations out on a bottle and the dugout after being replaced in the second half at Oakwell.
|O'Donovan Linked Tue 28th Nov 2006 13:02 |
Reports in Ireland claim the Blues are one of several English clubs looking at Cork City's Roy O'Donovan. The Blues already have Cork midfielder George O'Callaghan on trial.
|Garvan to Start at Derby Tue 28th Nov 2006 12:29 |
Boss Jim Magilton has confirmed that Owen Garvan will make his first start of the season at Derby County on Wednesday, while Billy Clarke and Fabian Wilnis are both injury concerns. Garvan will replace Sylvain Legwinski, who is suspended after reaching five bookings.
|Chairman in Dubai Tue 28th Nov 2006 10:52 |
Town chairman David Sheepshanks is currently in Dubai at the annual Soccerex conference. Soccerex, which ran from Sunday until today, is described as "the world's largest business to business football convention".
|O'Callaghan to Sign? Tue 28th Nov 2006 10:34 |
Cork City chairman Brian Lennox has admitted that midfielder George O'Callaghan will leave his club during the January transfer window, but hints that Portman Road might not necessarily be his destination. O'Callaghan, 27, has been training with Town since September and the Blues look to be the favourites to sign him in the new year.
On Monday, 28th November 2005
|Cardiff City 2-1 Town Mon 28th Nov 2005 23:31 |
Ten-man Town suffered late heartbreak as Cardiff's Jason Koumas netted a last minute winner. Fabian Wilnis was harshly red-carded on 13, Lewis Price saving the subsequent penalty, but Michael Ricketts soon put the Bluebirds in front. Jimmy Juan appeared to have saved a point before Koumas struck.
|Scovell Talks About Book Mon 28th Nov 2005 12:09 |
Journalist Brian Scovell will be talking about his book Football Gentry: The Cobbold Brothers at Waterstone's in Ipswich on Friday 9th December (6.30pm). Scovell's book, one of several Town tomes out for Christmas, is an account of the lives of the club's colourful chairmen during the Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson eras.
|Town to Sign Johansson? Mon 28th Nov 2005 01:11 |
Town are reported to be ready to sign Charlton striker Jonatan Johansson in the January transfer window as a temporary replacement for the injured Sam Parkin. Boss Joe Royle watched the 30-year-old Finnish international in action against the Town reserves at the Valley on Wednesday.
On Friday, 28th November 2003
|Reserve Game Off Fri 28th Nov 2003 23:33 |
Town's reserve game at Leicester City on Tuesday has been postponed due to Monday's FA Youth Cup tie against Leeds at Elland Road.
|Pullen Joins Peterborough Fri 28th Nov 2003 15:28 |
Keeper James Pullen has permanently joined loan club Peterborough United on a free transfer. The former Heybridge Swifts stopper has signed a two-year deal after spending a month at London Road.
|Santos Improving Fri 28th Nov 2003 15:12 |
Defender Georges Santos says his foot injury is improving and looks more likely to be in the Town side which lines up against Cardiff on Saturday. The Frenchman picked up the knock during last weekend's 3-0 victory over his former club Sheffield United.
|Other Clubs Chased Shefki Fri 28th Nov 2003 12:07 |
Blues' boss Joe Royle has revealed that Norwich City were one of a number of clubs targeting striker Shefki Kuqi after he impressed in his loan spell at Portman Road. The Finnish international agreed to sign for Town last night with the paperwork set to go through today.
|Joe: No WBA Approach Fri 28th Nov 2003 11:56 |
Town boss Joe Royle says the club have received no enquiry from West Brom regarding striker Pablo Couñago. Yesterday, a newspaper report speculated that the Spaniard could be a target of the Baggies.
|Youngsters in Cup Action Fri 28th Nov 2003 11:37 |
Town's academy U19 side is not in action this weekend as they have an FA Youth Cup match against Leeds United at Elland Road on Monday (KO 7pm).
On Thursday, 28th November 2002
|Gerrard Needs Time Thu 28th Nov 2002 14:49 |
On loan Town keeper Paul Gerrard says he's not yet thinking about whether he wants to make his move to Portman Road permanent.
|No Decision Yet on Miller Thu 28th Nov 2002 14:38 |
Joe Royle says the club are yet to make a decision on whether to allow Justin Miller to stay at Leyton Orient on a longer loan spell.
|Armstrong's Goal an Omen? Thu 28th Nov 2002 14:35 |
Alun Armstrong says some of the Town squad are seeing superstitious parallels between his goal at Spurs last December and his recent 20-yarder at Watford.
|Royle Impressed By Hart Thu 28th Nov 2002 14:15 |
Town manager Joe Royle says Forest manager Paul Hart has done an outstanding job with his side given the club's financial circumstances. The Blues boss was full of praise for his side's opponents at the City Ground on Saturday.
|Pair Offered Frees Thu 28th Nov 2002 13:30 |
Town youngsters Richard Logan and Erdem Artun have been offered free transfers by manager Joe Royle. The Town boss says both players need to be pushing for first team football at this stage of their careers.
|More Brown Talks Thu 28th Nov 2002 12:14 |
Wayne Brown says he is set for more talks with Watford once manager Ray Lewington has met with his chief executive. Brown, available on a free, is interesting a number of clubs.
|Reuser's Mind on Town Thu 28th Nov 2002 12:10 |
Martijn Reuser says his mind is firmly on Town despite the renewed attentions of Charlton manager Alan Curbishley. The Charlton boss watched Reuser,a loan target earlier in the season, at Portman Road on Wednesday night.
|Old Git Reserves Report Thu 28th Nov 2002 11:04 |
Old Git gives us his view on last night's reserve match against Tottenham.
|Bowditch Called-Up Thu 28th Nov 2002 10:29 |
Town youngster Dean Bowditch has been called-up for the England U17s match against France at Glandford Park, Scunthorpe on December 11th.
|Latest Links Thu 28th Nov 2002 10:20 |
Town skipper Matt Holland is reported to be interesting Graham Taylor and Aston Villa once more. The Town skipper refused a move to the Midlands over the summer and it would be a surprise if he had changed his mind come January's transfer window.
|Naylor Pleased Thu 28th Nov 2002 10:15 |
Town striker-cum-defender Richard Naylor was happy with his display at the back against Spurs reserves last night at Portman Road. Town ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Darren Ambrose and Tommy Miller.
On Wednesday, 28th November 2001
|North Stand Season Tickets Latest Wed 28th Nov 2001 16:41 |
Town have announced that 99% of the administration work on the season ticket books for the 1,300 fans moving back to the North Stand has been completed. Most of the books are packed for posting and will go out tomorrow.
|Marcus Thanks TWTD Wed 28th Nov 2001 14:04 |
Marcus Stewart has emailed us to thank TWTD visitors for their get well wishes posted in the Town Topic over recent weeks. The Town striker says he's been frustrated, but hopes to be back in action in four-and-a-half weeks.
|Sale at Portman Road Wed 28th Nov 2001 12:46 |
No, we've not put our players on the transfer list, the World of Punch stores is having a sale tomorrow in its Portman Road, Buttermarket and Bury St Edmunds stores tomorrow (Thursday).
|England Miss Out on Seedings Wed 28th Nov 2001 09:36 |
Fifa have confirmed this morning that England will not be seeded in the 2002 World Cup in Korea.
|Defending Was Poor - Burley Wed 28th Nov 2001 07:38 |
George Burley has criticised his side's defending during the first half of last night's Worthington Cup game against Newcastle United. The Town boss switched around at half-time, however the game was very much lost by then.
On Tuesday, 28th November 2000
|Ipswich 2 - 1 Coventry Tue 28th Nov 2000 22:19 |
A second half David Johnson goal gave Town a victory in an understated Worthington Cup fourth round tie at Portman Road. Town took the lead early through Titus Bramble shot, but a Craig Bellamy penalty levelled after half-time.
|Town Went Back for Verheyen Tue 28th Nov 2000 12:42 |
We've heard reports this morning that Town recently failed in another bid to bring Club Brugge star Gert Verheyen to the club.
|Bramble Story Absolute Rubbish Tue 28th Nov 2000 12:28 |
Pals nightclub has described a story which appeared on another website claiming unruly behaviour by Town defender as "absolute rubbish".
|Johnson Holland Baltacha Rumours Quashed Tue 28th Nov 2000 11:51 |
Despite stories eminating from Manchester to the contrary Town are saying that David Johnson will not be leaving the club. Reports yesterday quoted Johnson saying he would be tempted by an offer for City. This may be true, however with Richard Naylor out for six weeks with his knee problem Town are certainly not going to sell a striker.
|Magilton and Venus Also Doubtful Tue 28th Nov 2000 09:40 |
Jim Magilton and Mark Venus could be among the missing regulars from the Town side this evening. The midfielder has a bruised foot and may make way for Martijn Reuser, while the defender has has a bruised ankle. Titus Bramble is favourite to play alongside John Scales. George Burley has said he won't risk players in the Worthington Cup and therefore it seems that Reuser and Bramble will have a chance to stake their claims for regular starting positions.