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On Tuesday, 20th August 2013

Academy Scholar in Northern Ireland Squad Tue 20th Aug 2013 17:10
Academy first-year scholar Johnny Smith has been named in the Northern Ireland U17 squad travelling to Poland next week for the Syrenka Cup friendly tournament.
Cresswell's Agents Unaware of Palace Bid Tue 20th Aug 2013 16:47
Aaron Cresswell’s representatives have said they aren’t aware of Crystal Palace having had a £3 million offer for the left-back turned down by the Blues. According to widespread reports, the Eagles had made a move for the 23-year-old, apparently prior to adding former Bordeaux left-back Florian Marange to their squad.
Skuse Hopeful He'll Be Fit for Leeds Clash Tue 20th Aug 2013 16:23
Midfielder Cole Skuse says he’s hopeful he’ll be over the injury he suffered at QPR on Saturday in time to face Leeds at Portman Road this weekend. The 27-year-old was forced off at half-time at Loftus Road with an Achilles’ problem.
Sun Shines on Open Training Day Tue 20th Aug 2013 15:42
Just over 2,000 fans turned up to Town’s third annual open training day at a sweltering Portman Road this lunchtime.
Hyam Signs New Deal Tue 20th Aug 2013 13:07
Midfielder Luke Hyam has signed a contract extension until the summer of 2016. TWTD revealed that the 21-year-old had been offered new terms in May with discussions having continued throughout the summer.
Adekunle Signs One-Year Deal Tue 20th Aug 2013 12:48
Trialist Jordan Adekunle has joined the Blues on a one-year contract. The 18-year-old, who first impressed manager Mick McCarthy while facing Town for Crawley in pre-season, scored in last week’s U21 friendly against an Irish development side and also played in last night’s U21 game against Cardiff City.
Open Training Day Today Tue 20th Aug 2013 08:54
Town are holding their annual open training day at Portman Road this morning. The Blues have held similar events for the past two years with nearly 3,000 people attending last summer.
Servest Sponsor Town U21s Tue 20th Aug 2013 00:42
Bury St Edmunds-based facilities management company Servest are the first ever sponsors of the club’s U21 side. The Blues wore kit bearing the Servest name for the first time during last night’s 2-0 defeat to Cardiff City at Portman Road.
 

On Monday, 20th August 2012

Blues Linked With Liverpool Defender Mon 20th Aug 2012 17:30
Town are interested in taking Liverpool left-back Jack Robinson on loan, according to a report in one of today’s tabloids. Now 18, Robinson became the Reds’ youngest ever senior player when he made his debut as a sub in a 0-0 Premier League draw with Hull City in May 2010 when aged only 16 years and 250 days.
McCoist Confirms Town's Edu Move Mon 20th Aug 2012 13:27
Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed that the Blues have made an offer to US international midfielder Maurice Edu, but says the 26-year-old is yet to accept it.
U21s Lose at Swansea Mon 20th Aug 2012 13:19
Nathan Ellington netted for the Blues as Town fell to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea in their first ever U21s Professional Development League Two – South fixture at Stebonheath this lunchtime. The 31-year-old, the only overage player in the Town side, scored in the 33rd minute between two first-half Swans goals netted by James Loveridge and Rory Donnelly.
No New Injuries Ahead of Watford Trip Mon 20th Aug 2012 12:58
Town have no new injuries ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Watford. Midfielder Andy Drury came on as a second-half sub during Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Blackburn having recovered from his calf injury and suffered no reaction. Assistant boss Chris Hutchings said: “Everybody’s fit and rehydrated because the lads lost a lot of weight in that unbearable heat. We’ve had all the tests and they’re flying again.
Hutchings: Davies Not Our Only Interest Mon 20th Aug 2012 12:46
Assistant boss Chris Hutchings says the Blues have targets other than Derby striker Steve Davies, who has completed his move to Bristol City, the clubs having agreed a fee now reported to be £750,000 over the weekend.
Ellington and Trialist in U21s Squad at Swansea Mon 20th Aug 2012 10:48
Striker Nathan Ellington and Cameroonian trialist Yann Songo’o are in the Town squad facing Swansea City in the club’s inaugural match in the U21s Professional Development League Two – South. The Blues travelled to Wales yesterday and stayed overnight ahead of this morning’s game at the Swans’ training ground at Stebonheath (KO 11am).
Boss Impressed By Man of the Match Hyam Mon 20th Aug 2012 06:00
Blues boss Paul Jewell has praised the professionalism and hunger of midfielder Luke Hyam. The academy product was widely viewed as Town’s man of the match during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn.
Martin: I Want to Stay Mon 20th Aug 2012 06:00
Midfielder Lee Martin says he definitely wants to stay with Town and wants his contract situation resolved quickly. The 25-year-old’s current terms are up at the end of the season.
 

On Saturday, 20th August 2011

Jewell Apologises for Worst Defeat in Management Sat 20th Aug 2011 20:26
Boss Paul Jewell apologised to fans after his worst defeat in management as nine-man Town were hammered 7-1 at Peterborough. The Blues manager refused to blame a number of questionable refereeing decisions for the severity of the loss.
Peterborough 7-1 Town Sat 20th Aug 2011 19:22
Town had two players sent off in the same match for the first time ever as Peterborough came from behind to thrash Paul Jewell’s men 7-1 at London Road. Lee Martin and sub Tommy Smith saw red either side of half-time after Keith Andrews had put the Blues in front only for Lee Tomlin (3), Paul Taylor (2) and Grant McCann (2) to see Posh to their biggest ever win at this level.
U18s Lose Season Opener to Derby Sat 20th Aug 2011 16:57
Town's U18s started their FA Premier Academy league season with a disappointing 2-0 defeat to a strong Derby County side at Playford Road on Saturday morning. Caolan Lavery (pictured) missed a first-half penalty for Russell Osman's youngsters, after Josh Lelan had put the visitors ahead with Andy Dales securing the three points in the second half.
Jewell: Whole Team Need to Defend Better Sat 20th Aug 2011 09:32
Blues boss Paul Jewell says his central defenders weren’t the only ones to blame for Town’s poor defending in the 5-2 home defeat to Southampton on Tuesday night. He believes his side need to defend better as a team.
Jewell Trying to Spend Connor Cash Sat 20th Aug 2011 09:02
Town boss Paul Jewell says he’s trying to spend the money the club received for striker Connor Wickham but at the moment no one seems to want to take it. The Blues received an initial fee of £8.1 million, rising to more than £12 million after various clauses are triggered, for the England U21 international, cash the Blues manager says he has been trying to use to strengthen his squad.
 

On Friday, 20th August 2010

Town Confirm Pablo's Palace Loan Fri 20th Aug 2010 17:03
Town have confirmed Pablo Couñago’s season-long loan move to Crystal Palace. The Spaniard, whose contract at Portman Road is up at the end of the season, will not be able to play for his new club against the Blues at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Hourihane in Irish U21 Squad Fri 20th Aug 2010 14:26
Summer signing Conor Hourihane has been named in the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for the final matches of their 2011 UEFA European Championships qualifying campaign next month. Ireland stand no chance of making it to the finals.
O'Dea in Ireland Squad Fri 20th Aug 2010 14:17
New Town loanee Darren O’Dea has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their European Championship qualifiers with Armenia and Andorra early next month. The Celtic man has previously won two full caps.
Keane Waiting on Edwards Ahead of Palace Trip Fri 20th Aug 2010 14:08
Town boss Roy Keane is waiting on the fitness of midfielder Carlos Edwards ahead of Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace. The Trinidadian is close to a return from his groin injury, but Grant Leadbitter is set to miss out due to the ankle problem he sustained in last week’s 1-1 home draw with Burnley.
Pablo Set to Join Palace Today Fri 20th Aug 2010 10:08
Town boss Roy Keane has confirmed that striker Pablo Couñago is expected to join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan today. The 31-year-old won’t be able to play in Saturday’s game between the two sides at Selhurst Park.
 

On Thursday, 20th August 2009

Naked Podcast Now Online Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:55
You can now hear this week's The Naked Football Show on ICR FM's Listen Again facility, on an MP3 or via iTunes. Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham are joined by The Claw and Terry Holden.
Town's Agent Spending Down Thu 20th Aug 2009 14:05
Town spent only £9,425 on agents’ fees during the six months to June 2009 compared with £280,000 during the same period last year. The figures are revealed in the Football League’s latest Agents’ Fees Report.
FA Write to Keane Thu 20th Aug 2009 12:27
The FA have written to Town boss Roy Keane regarding his comments made about referee Keith Hill prior to Tuesday’s game against Crystal Palace.
Former Blue Snell Dies Thu 20th Aug 2009 12:02
Former Blues half-back Vic Snell has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. Snell played for Town between 1945 to 1963 and coached the club’s A team during his last two years at Portman Road.
Clegg's West Anglia Date Moves Thu 20th Aug 2009 10:33
Town chief executive Simon Clegg’s appearance at the AGM of the West Anglia Branch of the Ipswich Town Supporters Club (WABITS) has switched to Tuesday, 6th October. The meeting, where Clegg will give a speech and answer questions, will still be held at the Bedford Golf Club, Great Denham with a 7.45pm start.
Supple Leaves the Club and Football Thu 20th Aug 2009 10:03
Town have agreed to cancel keeper Shane Supple’s contract at the player’s request as he looks to pursue a career away from football. The 22-year-old says his heart is no longer in the game and he will be returning to Ireland to consider his future.
Keane to Face FA Action Over Ref Comments? Thu 20th Aug 2009 08:44
Town boss Roy Keane could face action from the FA for comments made about referee Keith Hill prior to Tuesday’s home game with Crystal Palace, according to a national newspaper report this morning.
 

On Wednesday, 20th August 2008

Darlington Want Clarke for Extended Stay Wed 20th Aug 2008 22:35
Darlington manager Dave Penney says he is keen to extend Billy Clarke's loan spell with his club. The Irishman has started his first month with the Quakers impressively, scoring his first goal in last week's Carling Cup win at Walsall.
Shumulikoski and McAuley Win Caps Wed 20th Aug 2008 22:30
Veliche Shumulikoski and Gareth McAuley won full international caps earlier this evening as Macedonia defeated Luxembourg 4-1 away and Northern Ireland drew 0-0 with George Burley's Scotland at Hampden Park.
Bruce Laughs Off Facebook Claims Wed 20th Aug 2008 12:52
Central defender Alex Bruce has denied newspaper reports claiming he had revealed his intention to leave the Blues to friends via Facebook.
Wright Back in Light Training Wed 20th Aug 2008 12:35
Full-back David Wright is back in light training after suffering an ankle ligament injury during last week's opening game of the season at home to Preston. Town's targeting of another right-back, Fulham's Moritz Volz, had led to fears that Wright's problem could sideline him for some while.
Cap for Casement Wed 20th Aug 2008 10:51
Defender Chris Casement won his ninth Northern Ireland U21 cap last night as his side lost 1-0 to Poland in the opening game at the VII International Valeriy Lobanovskiy Memorial tournament in Ukraine.
Naked Football Show Tonight Wed 20th Aug 2008 08:45
Ipswich Community Radio's The Naked Football Show parachutes in for its third appearance of the season this evening from 6pm until 6.30pm. Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham won't be getting stuck on the roof with Old Git and David James (no, not that one).
Bruce Set to Leave Town Wed 20th Aug 2008 08:30
Town defender Alex Bruce is reported to have told friends that he is ready to leave the Blues via social networking site Facebook. Yesterday reports claimed that the Irish international defender had turned down the offer of a new deal with the Blues.
 

On Monday, 20th August 2007

Reserves Face Cobblers Mon 20th Aug 2007 16:01
Town have named a young reserve squad for Tuesday's first Pontin's Holidays Football Combination League game of the season at Northampton on Tuesday afternoon (KO 2pm).
Masseur Leaves Mon 20th Aug 2007 14:45
Town masseur Roy Rowe has left the club after being made redundant. Rowe first started as a part-timer at Portman Road in 1996, going full-time in 2001.
Town Receive Warning Mon 20th Aug 2007 13:13
Town have received a warning letter from the FA regarding their poor on-field disciplinary record during 2006/07.
Club Apologise for Outage Mon 20th Aug 2007 12:38
Town have apologised to Ipswich World subscribers after technical issues meant that commentary was unavailable during Saturday's game at Plymouth.
Smith and England on TV Mon 20th Aug 2007 11:13
Town fans can catch academy central defender Tommy Smith in action with the England U17 side on Tuesday morning. The FIFA U17 World Cup game with New Zealand in Seogwipo, South Korea is being shown live by Eurosport UK from 9am.
Chairman Confirms Talks Mon 20th Aug 2007 09:10
Chairman David Sheepshanks has confirmed that the Blues are continuing talks with Málaga regarding the permanent signing of centre-half César Navas.
 

On Sunday, 20th August 2006

Currie Targeted? Sun 20th Aug 2006 22:10
Sunday's tabloids report that Coventry City are targeting Darren Currie to replace departed Gary McSheffrey. The Sky Blues brought in £4 million from the sale of the winger to Birmingham last week. Meanwhile, Town are being linked with most of the Crystal Palace squad.
Parkin in No Rush Sun 20th Aug 2006 20:13
Preston chairman Derek Shaw says that Town striker Sam Parkin is in no hurry to make a decision on his future. The Blues have accepted £300,000 bids from the Lilywhites and Luton Town for the former Swindon frontman.
Surgery for Robson Sun 20th Aug 2006 19:51
Town president Sir Bobby Robson will undergo surgery to remove a brain tumour on Wednesday. The tumour was revealed by tests after the former England boss was taken ill at the Blues' opening day of the season game with Crystal Palace.
 

On Saturday, 20th August 2005

Joe: Kids Outstanding Sat 20th Aug 2005 19:49
Boss Joe Royle praised his "outstanding" youngsters after they defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Portman Road. Royle's starting XI against the Owls had an average age of just over 24 but was significantly inflated by the inclusion of veterans Jim Magilton, 36, and Fabian Wilnis, 34.
Town 2-1 Wednesday Sat 20th Aug 2005 18:25
Goals from Richard Naylor and Ian Westlake took the Blues to a thoroughly deserved 2-1 home victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Town were irresistible in a first half during which Naylor headed the opener, Westlake adding a second after the break before Lee Peacock's late consolation.
 

On Friday, 20th August 2004

Lucky Break for Jason? Fri 20th Aug 2004 16:06
Since returning from international duty yesterday, Jason De Vos has been having scans on a suspected fracture to his fibula. The results of those scans now suggest there is no such fracture and is available for selection tomorrow.
Fanzine on Sale Fri 20th Aug 2004 14:27
Issue 73 of TWTD will be on sale at Saturday's game against Cardiff City.
U18s Start Season Fri 20th Aug 2004 13:47
Town's U18s start their FA Premier Academy League (South) season on Saturday morning with a home game against Nottingham Forest (Playford Road, KO 11am). The senior Academy leagues have switched to U16 and U18 this season from U17 and U19.
Pablo on Free Fri 20th Aug 2004 11:29
Town have made striker Pablo Couñago available on a free transfer. The Spaniard is the club's highest earner, his wage approaching £20,000-a-week and making up around a fifth of the overall payroll.
 

On Wednesday, 20th August 2003

Wright Only Blues Worry Wed 20th Aug 2003 16:36
Town manager Joe Royle's only fitness worry ahead of the weekend is Jermaine Wright who has a stomach upset. The midfielder was set to play in this afternoon's reserve game but missed out due to the bout of illness.
Reserves 2-0 Southampton Wed 20th Aug 2003 16:26
Alun Armstrong was the star as Town's second string beat Southampton 2-0 in their first league game of the season at the club's Training Centre. The watching Joe Royle, Willie Donachie and Tony Mowbray will have taken note of Armstrong's promising performance.
Reserves in Action Wed 20th Aug 2003 09:58
Town's second string start their season proper this afternoon at the Training Centre against Southampton (KO 2pm).
Robson Guest of Honour Wed 20th Aug 2003 09:56
Former Town boss Sir Bobby Robson will be the guest of honour at this evening's England-Croatia full international at Portman Road. Robson left Town to become England manager in 1982, following in World Cup winner Sir Alf Ramsey's footsteps.
Bent Stays on U21s Bench Wed 20th Aug 2003 00:26
Town's Darren Bent was probably lucky to stay on the bench as England's U21s were thoroughly outplayed by Croatia's youngsters at Upton Park. The visitors won 3-0 and were the better side from start to finish.
 

On Tuesday, 20th August 2002

Cup Vouchers for Beggen Tue 20th Aug 2002 16:53
Season ticket holders who purchased cup tickets up front who are yet to receive them for the Avenir Beggen game will receive them over the next few days.
Fulham to Bid for Bent? Tue 20th Aug 2002 16:28
Fulham could find themselves in a position where they can bid for Marcus Bent with a number of players looking like they are on their way out of Craven Cottage. Reports at the weekend suggested that while Jean Tigana was keen to get Bent on board, he needed to sell before he could buy.
Dozzell Signs for Canvey Tue 20th Aug 2002 13:22
Former Town midfielder Jason Dozzell has signed for Essex Ryman League side Canvey Island, joining a host of other former Town players.
Tickets Latest Tue 20th Aug 2002 13:19
Town still have tickets available for Saturday's game at Millwall. Tickets for the game are now on general sale.
Villa Contact Confirmed Tue 20th Aug 2002 12:30
Town manager George Burley has confirmed that Aston Villa have made their interest in Matt Holland clear to the Blues. Earlier TWTD reported that Town and the Midlands club are in talks regarding Holland's future.
No Stewart Fee Agreement Tue 20th Aug 2002 12:27
George Burley has refuted suggestions that the Blues had accepted a £900,000 bid for Marcus Stewart from Portsmouth, as reported in this morning's papers.
Bent Could Return Tue 20th Aug 2002 12:25
Striker Marcus Bent could return to the Town line-up on Saturday as he is nearing recovery from the injury he picked up at Walsall.
Stewart Fee Was Agreed? Tue 20th Aug 2002 09:57
Reports this morning say that Marcus Stewart's wages were the stumbling block preventing the Town striker from joining Portsmouth. Yesterday Harry Redknapp said he could not afford Stewart who last week he had expressed an interest in signing.
Injury News Tue 20th Aug 2002 09:43
Town may be without Mark Venus for their match with injury-hit Millwall at the weekend. The veteran central defender picked up a knock during Sunday's 6-1 crushing of Leicester.
Burley Praises Fans Tue 20th Aug 2002 09:42
Town boss George Burley has praised fans' efforts during the season so far. Sunday's game against Leicester saw a crowd of more than 27,000 while more than 1,600 travelled to Luxembourg for the Avenir Beggen match.
Ambrose's Priority Town Tue 20th Aug 2002 09:36
Darren Ambrose says that he's not looking to make an impression on the England U21s at this stage of his career. The 18-year-old midfielder has made a stunning start to the season and must be in the frame for an England call-up.
 

On Monday, 20th August 2001

More Tickets for Derby Mon 20th Aug 2001 15:48
Town have announced that there are more tickets available for tomorrow's game with Derby County. The midlanders have failed to sell all their seats and another 500 will go on sale to Town fans.
Town Linked to Argentinian Mon 20th Aug 2001 12:51
Town are being linked to Internazionale's Argentinian midfielder Sixto Peralta. The former Argentina U21 player is said likely to join Town, possibly tomorrow. It is thought this may be on a long-term loan.
Injuries Ahead of Derby Mon 20th Aug 2001 10:22
Town have two injury worries ahead of Tuesday's game with Derby County. Jim Magilton and John McGreal are both rated as doubtful after being substituted during the second half of Saturday's game at Sunderland.
 

On Friday, 20th August 1999

Robson Signs! Fri 20th Aug 1999 13:18
Former Town, England, Porto, Sporting Lisbon, PSV and Fulham manager Bobby Robson will be in Town tomorrow to sign copies of his autobiography 'I Wish I'd Never Left Town' in a couple of the larger bookshops. Between midday and 1pm he will be in Waterstone's and from 1.15pm until 2.15pm he will be at WHSmith's. He's then off to watch Town play Bolton in what is likely to prove their strongest test so far this season. James Scowcroft is back after missing the Swindon game with tonsilitis which means that Mickey Stockwell is likely to revert to his wing-back role with Fabian Wilnis dropping to the bench. Jim Magilton is also expected to be on the bench after recovering from his thigh injury.

Matches On This Day

20 Aug 2011
npower Championship
Peterborough United 7-1 Ipswich Town

20 Aug 2005
Coca-Cola Championship
Ipswich Town 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

20 Aug 1996
Coca-Cola Cup
Ipswich Town 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

20 Aug 1994
FA Carling Premiership
Ipswich Town 0-1 Nottingham Forest

20 Aug 1991
Barclays Second Division
Ipswich Town 2-1 Port Vale

20 Aug 1985
Canon League Division One
Ipswich Town 0-1 Manchester United

20 Aug 1977
League Division One
Ipswich Town 1-0 Arsenal

20 Aug 1975
League Division One
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Ipswich Town

20 Aug 1974
League Division One
Arsenal 0-1 Ipswich Town

20 Aug 1969
League Division One
Derby County 3-1 Ipswich Town

20 Aug 1968
League Division One
Ipswich Town 2-3 Leeds United

20 Aug 1966
League Division Two
Cardiff City 0-2 Ipswich Town

20 Aug 1962
League Division One
Blackpool 1-0 Ipswich Town

20 Aug 1960
League Division Two
Leyton Orient 1-3 Ipswich Town

20 Aug 1955
Division Three South
Ipswich Town 0-2 Torquay United

20 Aug 1949
Division Three South
Ipswich Town 1-2 AFC Bournemouth

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