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On Saturday, 27th June 2015

No Category One Academy Next Season Sat 27th Jun 2015 07:00
Managing director Ian Milne has confirmed that Town’s Academy won’t upgrade to Category One status for the new season, but says the Blues will aim to make the step up next year.
 

On Friday, 27th June 2014

Easy Decision for Henshall Fri 27th Jun 2014 16:05
New signing Alex Henshall says it was an easy decision to join the Blues having been released by Manchester City.
Charlton Date Switch Confirmed Fri 27th Jun 2014 15:57
Charlton Athletic have confirmed that their visit to Portman Road has moved from Sunday 28th December to Tuesday 30th December, kicking-off at 7.45pm.
Town Confirm Henshall Signing Fri 27th Jun 2014 14:11
Town have confirmed that former loanee Alex Henshall has joined the club on a permanent basis, as first revealed by TWTD yesterday. The 20-year-old winger, who was on loan at Portman Road late last season, has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third season following his release by Manchester City.
Rotherham Confirm Richardson Signing Fri 27th Jun 2014 13:51
Newly-promoted Rotherham United have confirmed the signing of former Town loanee Frazer Richardson on a two-year deal.
Hunt Set to Rejoin Blues Fri 27th Jun 2014 12:20
TWTD understands that Stephen Hunt will join up with the Town squad for pre-season training next week and is set to sign a one-year deal.
Squad Back at Playford Road Fri 27th Jun 2014 10:59
The Town squad are back at Playford Road this morning for the start of pre-season training.
Richardson Expected to Join Millers Fri 27th Jun 2014 10:30
Former Town loanee Frazer Richardson is reportedly on the verge of joining hometown club Rotherham United. The 31-year-old spent the second half of 2013/14 on loan from Middlesbrough and made three starts and four sub appearances.
Police Confirm Derby Expected to Switch Fri 27th Jun 2014 09:50
Suffolk Constabulary have confirmed that Town’s home derby against Norwich City is expected to move to Sunday 24th August, as TWTD was first to report yesterday. Confirmation that the game is set to switch to noon on the Sunday from its initial scheduling at 3pm on the Saturday of that weekend is likely early next week.
 

On Thursday, 27th June 2013

Wigan Switch Confirmed Thu 27th Jun 2013 14:54
The switch of Town's game at Wigan Athletic to Sunday 22nd September from the previous day has been confirmed. As previously reported, the Latics have a Europa League game on the preceding Thursday.
Town Pull Out of Suffolk Premier Cup Thu 27th Jun 2013 12:23
Town will not be entering a side in the Suffolk Premier Cup in 2013/14. The Blues re-entered the competition, in which they field a reserves team, last season after a two-year absence, losing 1-0 to Lowestoft at the semi-final stage.
Tranmere Boss Hopeful Williams Will Sign Thu 27th Jun 2013 11:36
Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore says he’s hopeful that out-of-contract keeper Owain Fon Williams, who is understood to have been offered terms by the Blues, will sign a new deal at Prenton Park. Blackpool and Bristol City also reportedly offered contracts to the 26-year-old this summer.
Duo Won't Be Frozen Out Thu 27th Jun 2013 06:00
Michael Chopra and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas won’t be frozen out and left to rot in the Blues’ U21 side if they are still at Portman Road when the new season starts, according to manager Mick McCarthy. The duo were made available for transfer at the end of 2012/13 despite still having a year remaining on their Town contracts.
McCarthy: Taylor Will Be Ready for Start of Season Thu 27th Jun 2013 06:00
Blues boss Mick McCarthy says he expects striker Paul Taylor to be ready for the start of the new season. The 25-year-old, who was handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to actual bodily harm earlier in the week, joined the Blues for an initial £1.5 million from Peterborough in August last year but managed only three games before a serious foot injury ruled him out for the season.
 

On Wednesday, 27th June 2012

Clegg Circulating TWTD Questionnaire Wed 27th Jun 2012 22:21
Town chief executive Simon Clegg says he’ll be circulating the TWTD Questionnaire 2011/12 to all the club’s heads of department. The results of our annual survey, in which 2,200 supporters took part, were posted on the site last week.
Town Chasing Chambers Wed 27th Jun 2012 22:18
Nottingham Forest central defender Luke Chambers could join the Blues on a Bosman free transfer as soon as next week, according to reports this evening. The 26-year-old is out of contract this summer with the likes of Leicester, Wigan and West Brom all previously linked.
Cresswell Amongst Those Making Early Start Wed 27th Jun 2012 17:16
Player of the Year Aaron Cresswell was amongst a number of Town players getting in some early pre-season training at Playford Road earlier today.
Zipswich Town Fun Day at Portman Road Wed 27th Jun 2012 16:36
If zipping across Portman Road on a wire to raise sponsorship for charity is your idea of fun, take part in the Big ITFC Zip which is being held on Saturday 14th July when the ITFC Charitable Trust is also staging a Fun Day (9am-5pm).
Charlton Game Early Kick-Off Wed 27th Jun 2012 16:29
Town’s Boxing Day game at Charlton Athletic has switched a 1pm kick-off from the traditional 3pm. The clubs agreed to the change of time after a police request.
TWTD Questionnaire 2011/12 Results Now Online Wed 27th Jun 2012 15:58
TWTD’s seventies-style supercomputer, the Osborne 1.0, has finished its calculations and the results of the TWTD Questionnaire 2011/12 are now available. More than 2,200 supporters took part, making it by far the biggest annual poll of Town fans.
Charitable Trust Running Summer Holiday Courses Wed 27th Jun 2012 15:32
Town’s Charitable Trust will once again be running their Holiday Soccer Camps during the summer from 24th July to 31st August. The courses give children the chance to develop their football skills and make new friends overseen by the Trust’s professional and experienced coaching staff.
Howells Staying at Luton Wed 27th Jun 2012 13:41
Luton midfielder Jake Howells has signed a new three-year deal with the Hatters. The out-of-contract 21-year-old was understood to have been offered terms by the Blues but instead has opted to remain with with the Blue Square Bet Premier side.
 

On Monday, 27th June 2011

Wickham Fee Reportedly Agreed With Sunderland Mon 27th Jun 2011 23:40
Town are reported to have accepted a fee which could eventually total £13 million from Sunderland for striker Connor Wickham. The Black Cats have been making the running for the 18-year-old frontman since becoming the first club to lodge a firm offer for the England U21 international last week.
Swansea Row Resolved Mon 27th Jun 2011 17:44
Town’s row with Swansea City regarding the £300,000 owed from the Tamás Priskin loan deal has been resolved. TWTD understands that the Welsh club paid the Blues the outstanding cash in full earlier today.
Town Again Linked With St Ledger Mon 27th Jun 2011 13:26
Town are set to make Preston North End an improved offer for central defender Sean St Ledger, according to a report in Ireland. The Blues have been chasing the 26-year-old since January with an additional centre-half still very much required, despite the recruitment of former Reading man Ivar Ingimarsson on a one-year deal.
Trust Offering Apprenticeships Mon 27th Jun 2011 13:15
Town’s Charitable Trust is offering 20 young adults the chance to take part in a year-long apprenticeship. The scheme is ideally suited to students considering their options having left school this summer.
Meekings on Trial With Butcher's Caley Mon 27th Jun 2011 12:56
Released academy centre-half Josh Meekings has joined Terry Butcher’s Inverness Caledonian Thistle on trial. The SPL side have already begun their pre-season programme ahead of the 2011/12 campaign.
Swansea Chairman Set to Hold Talks Mon 27th Jun 2011 09:02
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is set to return from his holiday today and will immediately look at holding talks with the Blues aimed at avoiding a transfer embargo. Last week, Town reported the Swans to the Premier League for non-payment of £300,000 relating to Tamás Priskin’s loan spell at the Liberty Stadium.
 

On Sunday, 27th June 2010

Wright Set to Be Unveiled as Burley's First Signing Sun 27th Jun 2010 11:36
Released Town full-back David Wright will be unveiled as George Burley’s first Crystal Palace signing on Monday, according to a report in south London. Wright was not offered new terms by the Blues with his contract up at the end of the month and has agreed to join the Eagles.
 

On Saturday, 27th June 2009

Supple: I Was Close to Leaving Sat 27th Jun 2009 09:26
Keeper Shane Supple says he might not have stayed with the Blues if Jim Magilton had remained as manager. The Irishman signed a new one-year deal with Town yesterday.
 

On Friday, 27th June 2008

Johnson: Williams Was Too Good an Opportunity Fri 27th Jun 2008 15:48
Bristol City boss Gary Johnson feels he's got a bit of a bargain by signing Gavin Williams from the Blues in a deal believed to be worth £100,000. Williams signed a two-year deal with the Robins earlier today.
Williams Says Thanks to Town Fri 27th Jun 2008 14:05
Departing midfielder Gavin Williams has thanked the club and the fans for helping him to enjoy his time at Portman Road. The Welshman completed a £100,000 move to Bristol City earlier today after two-and-a-half years with the Blues.
Jim Denies Haynes Aston Villa Link Fri 27th Jun 2008 12:26
Boss Jim Magilton has denied claims that Aston Villa are poised to move for striker Danny Haynes. However, Magilton says he would not prevent any of the Blues' youngsters from joining a Premier League side.
Bristol City Confirm Williams Move Fri 27th Jun 2008 12:13
Gavin Williams's move from the Blues to Bristol City has been confirmed by the Robins. Williams has signed a two-year deal having moved for an undisclosed fee believed to be £100,000.
Reserves to Compete in New Cup Competition Fri 27th Jun 2008 11:12
Town's reserves will take part in a new cup competition alongside other Championship sides in the three Pontin's Holidays Combination leagues this season. The Invitation Cup will see the Blues face the likes of Crystal Palace, QPR and Charlton in addition to their regular league opponents.
Wright Move Closer Fri 27th Jun 2008 09:52
TWTD understands that Richard Wright's return to the Blues edges ever closer and that the 30-year-old could be back at Portman Road as soon as next week. Earlier in the week, boss Jim Magilton revealed that he had made an enquiry to West Ham regarding the former Arsenal stopper.
Williams Move Likely Today Fri 27th Jun 2008 08:34
Gavin Williams's £100,000 move to Bristol City now looks likely to be completed at some point later today. The Robins had expected to formally announce the completion of the deal yesterday but are still to confirm the Welshman's switch.
 

On Wednesday, 27th June 2007

Rod Tickets Still On Sale Wed 27th Jun 2007 22:41
Tickets are still available for next Tuesday's Rod Stewart gig at Portman Road.
Two in England Squad Wed 27th Jun 2007 15:19
Academy duo Jordan Rhodes and Tommy Smith have been named in a provisional England U17 squad ahead of the FIFA U17 World Cup. The tournament is being held in South Korea from the middle of August until mid-September.
Town to Face Dartford Wed 27th Jun 2007 14:29
Town will send a reserve side to Dartford for a pre-season game at their Princes Park ground on Tuesday, 7th August (KO 7.45pm). Dartford play in the Ryman League Division One South.
Jeffers Links No Surprise Wed 27th Jun 2007 13:20
Boss Jim Magilton says it is little surprise that other clubs are being linked with moves for Town target Franny Jeffers. Weekend reports claimed that Coventry City had had a bid turned down by Blackburn, while Derby County and now Norwich City are also claimed to be interested.
Early Start at Cardiff Wed 27th Jun 2007 12:46
Town's away game at Cardiff City on Saturday, 24th November has switched to a midday kick-off.
Bent Move No Nearer Wed 27th Jun 2007 09:52
Darren Bent's move to Spurs still appears to be no nearer completion with Charlton reportedly holding out for the £17 million fee previously agreed with West Ham for the former Town man's signature.
 

On Tuesday, 27th June 2006

Williams Back in Action Tue 27th Jun 2006 16:25
Midfielder Gavin Williams is back in full training after undergoing knee surgery towards the end of last season. The Wales international joined the Blues for £300,000 from West Ham in January after a loan spell.
Blues Face Bury Town Tue 27th Jun 2006 15:23
Town will send a team to play a friendly against Bury Town at Ram Meadow on Sunday, July 23rd. The Blues are likely to field a reserves side with the first team squad only returning from the tour of Belgium and Holland the previous day.
Jim: I Want Currie Tue 27th Jun 2006 09:25
Boss Jim Magilton says that there is nothing in weekend reports claiming that Darren Currie is on his way to Leeds for £250,000. Magilton has also confirmed that he would be interested in discussing a Matt Holland's return to Portman Road.
 

On Monday, 27th June 2005

Kuqi Set to Sign Mon 27th Jun 2005 22:37
Striker Shefki Kuqi is expected to join Blackburn Rovers on a Bosman free transfer on Tuesday. The out-of-contract Finnish international has agreed personal terms and will have a medical in the morning.
Joe Hopeful on Duo Mon 27th Jun 2005 17:28
Boss Joe Royle says he is hopeful out-of-contract pair Fabian Wilnis and Jim Magilton will sign their new one-year deals with the club. Wilnis has already said he is keen to remain with the Blues, but Magilton is yet to publicly indicate whether he will commit to another year at Portman Road.
De Vos Back at Club Mon 27th Jun 2005 15:44
Central defender Jason De Vos has returned to the club to start his 2005/06 preparations a week before pre-season training officially gets under way. The former Canada skipper says he is impressed with boss Joe Royle's summer acquisitions.
Joe No to Granville Link Mon 27th Jun 2005 15:32
Boss Joe Royle has denied any interest in Crystal Palace full-back Danny Granville. A weekend tabloid report claimed the former Leeds, Cambridge United and Manchester City man was on Royle's list of targeted defenders.
Town After More Sponsors Mon 27th Jun 2005 14:01
Town could have two further kit sponsors in addition to Powergen during 2005/06. New rules introduced last season mean that Football League clubs can advertise on the back of players' shirts and shorts.
Synnott After Call Mon 27th Jun 2005 13:38
Young Irish full-back Michael Synnott is targeting a call into the first team during 2005/06. The 18-year-old was a member of the club's FA Youth Cup-winning side last season.
 

On Friday, 27th June 2003

Kidderminster Game Fixed Fri 27th Jun 2003 16:42
Town's Carling Cup first round match at home to Kidderminster Harriers has been fixed for Wednesday, August 13th (7.45pm).
Bilbao Game Off Fri 27th Jun 2003 16:33
Town have announced that the August 1st pre-season friendly at home to Spanish club Athletic Bilbao is off. The Blues will now arrange an alternative fixture with an August 2nd visit to FC Twente Enschede looking on the cards.
Police Stopped TV Game Fri 27th Jun 2003 14:32
It has emerged that Suffolk Constabulary objections have prevented Town's August 30th home clash with West Ham being moved to 5.35pm for live Sky coverage.
More on Pre-Season Games Fri 27th Jun 2003 14:29
Colchester United have announced the prices ahead of Town's friendly at Layer Road on July 26th.
 

On Thursday, 27th June 2002

Players Return Thu 27th Jun 2002 18:30
The majority of Town players returned to pre-season training today, although a number were absent including skipper Matt Holland and movers Titus Bramble and Matteo Sereni.
Sereni's Move Very Close Thu 27th Jun 2002 18:20
Matteo Sereni's loan move to Brescia is just one piece of paper away from being confirmed Town manager George Burley has revealed. Sereni has been discussing personal terms with the Serie A side over the last few days and it appears that all obstacles have now been overcome.
Last Cheap Ticket Day Thu 27th Jun 2002 18:18
Friday marks the last day that supporters can purchase season tickets at prices frozen from last season. With this date approaching the Ticket Office at Portman Road has been busy all this week with many supporters renewing their seats.
Town Confirm Celta Vigo Thu 27th Jun 2002 16:16
Town have confirmed that Celta Vigo will be the Blues' final pre-season opponents on August 3rd, as reported by TWTD at the end of May (KO 3pm).
Burley in Leeds Link Thu 27th Jun 2002 13:54
Town manager George Burley is already amongst a number of bosses being linked with the now vacant Leeds United job. David O'Leary was today sacked by the Elland Road club, apparently due to disagreements over the future of Rio Ferdinand.
Klug Returns Thu 27th Jun 2002 13:51
Town Academy director Bryan Klug has returned from his spell in Japan as a guest of The Japanese FA.
We Can Win Title - Burley Thu 27th Jun 2002 12:08
Town manager George Burley says that his side can win next season's Nationwide League First Division while playing the style of football that the club have become known for in recent years. Burley was speaking on the day the first team squad began pre-season training.
Titus Discusses Terms Thu 27th Jun 2002 10:38
Town have confirmed that a fee has been agreed with Newcastle United for defender Titus Bramble. The club are refusing to disclose the actual amount Newcastle have offered, while Bramble has travelled to the North-East today to discuss terms and have a medical.
Sereni Snag? Thu 27th Jun 2002 08:30
The deal to take Town keeper Matteo Sereni to Brescia on loan may have hit a snag with current number one Luca Castellazzi less than keen with his club's plans for him. Castellazzi had been lined-up with a move to Sunderland, a switch which was pivotal in Sereni moving to the Stadio Mario Rigamonti.
 

On Wednesday, 27th June 2001

Nothing Sorted Yet - Burley Wed 27th Jun 2001 12:49
George Burley has stressed that although Andy Marshall has been made an offer by Town nothing is as yet sorted. It is believed that the former Norwich keeper is being chased by other clubs with Blackburn and Bolton both linked.
Town Sky Games Wed 27th Jun 2001 10:20
Town will play three Sky games in the first half of the season. All are at home with two against newly promoted opposition. Two of the games had already moved to Sunday already as Town have European games on the Thursday before.
Marshall to Sign Next Week Wed 27th Jun 2001 10:11
As reported earlier Andy Marshall will discuss terms with Town when he returns from his honeymoon next week. By then Richard Wright will be an Arsenal player, as long as contract formalities and his medical go as expected.
 

On Tuesday, 27th June 2000

Burley weighs up Scales Tue 27th Jun 2000 17:00
George Burley has confirmed interest in the out of contract Spurs defender, John Scales. Scales, 33, could also be lining up alongside Coventry defender Gary Breen. He is seen as surplus to requirements at City, as they have a glut of central defenders with Paul Williams, Colin Hendry, Richard Shaw, Mo Konjic and Breen all competing for the positions. The fee is rumoured to be around the £2million mark for the right-footed 27 year old.
Scales Linked With Town Tue 27th Jun 2000 11:21
Tottenham defender John Scales is being linked with a move to Town. The 33-year-old is also reportedly being tracked by Portsmouth, but a move to another Premiership side would certainly be attractive to a player who has suffered from injuries and a lack of first team football since his move from Liverpool. He has made just forty appearances for the White Hart Lane club and is available on a Bosman. Town may look to Scales to add Premiership experience to the defence.

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