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On Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

Norwood and Judge at Playford Road Wed 3rd Jul 2019 11:26
New striker James Norwood and midfielder Alan Judge joined their team-mates at Playford Road this morning having been given additional time off at the start of pre-season training.

On Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

Championship Trio in McGoldrick Talks Tue 3rd Jul 2018 16:18
Former Blues striker David McGoldrick is reported to be in talks with Aston Villa - who TWTD revealed were showing interest in the Republic of Ireland international in January - West Brom and Bristol City having left Portman Road in May.
Town and Forest Linked With Failed Moves for Celtic Target McGinn Tue 3rd Jul 2018 09:27
Town and Nottingham Forest are reported to have made failed moves for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, who is now being targeted by Celtic.

On Monday, 3rd July 2017

Barnsley Linked With Town Target Samuel Mon 3rd Jul 2017 21:50
Barnsley are reported to have joined Town in showing interest in former Blues loanee Dominic Samuel.
Town Confirm Celina Loan Signing Mon 3rd Jul 2017 17:05
Town have confirmed the signing of Manchester City winger Bersant Celina on a season-long loan deal.
Dozzell's England U19s Off to Winning Start at Euros Mon 3rd Jul 2017 16:30
Andre Dozzell played the full 90 minutes and won his first England U19s cap as the Young Lions opened their European Championships campaign with a 2-0 victory against Bulgaria in Tbilisi this afternoon.
Dozzell Set to Win First England U19s Cap Mon 3rd Jul 2017 10:12
Andre Dozzell could win his first England U19s cap this afternoon when the Young Lions get their European Championships campaign under way with a game against Bulgaria in Tbilisi.

On Friday, 3rd July 2015

Wordsworth Signs for Southend Fri 3rd Jul 2015 16:27
Released midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has joined League One Southend United on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old officially left the Blues at the end of the season but spent most of the last campaign on loan at Rotherham and then Crawley.
Patterson on Target for New Zealand U23s Fri 3rd Jul 2015 09:37
Academy scholar Monty Patterson was on target as New Zealand’s U23s beat the Solomon Islands 2-0 in their opening match at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea earlier this morning.
Fraser Aiming for Championship Double Fri 3rd Jul 2015 06:00
Ryan Fraser’s target as an Ipswich player is to achieve what he did with Bournemouth last season and win promotion to the Premier League.
Pitman Hoping to Make it Third Time Lucky Fri 3rd Jul 2015 06:00
New striker Brett Pitman is hoping his move to Ipswich will make it third time lucky in his quest for Premier League football.
Fraser Surprised to See Familar Face Fri 3rd Jul 2015 06:00
Town new boy Ryan Fraser has revealed how he arrived at the club’s training ground and could hardly believe his eyes to discover fellow new recruit Brett Pitman was also clocking on.
Pitman Out for Repeat of Best Season Fri 3rd Jul 2015 06:00
Town new boy Brett Pitman will gladly settle for the same season he enjoyed last time out when he helped former club Bournemouth to land the Championship crown.
From Ding-Dong to Ping-Pong Fri 3rd Jul 2015 06:00
Town new boy Ryan Fraser has gone from a ding-dong to ping-pong as former rival Luke Chambers has become his new best pal.
Fraser Targeting Scotland Caps Fri 3rd Jul 2015 06:00
Ryan Fraser believes joining Town can help him to achieve his ambition and follow new team-mate Christophe Berra into Scotland’s senior international squad.
Leeds Could Face Transfer Ban Over Stewart Dispute Fri 3rd Jul 2015 01:15
Leeds United reportedly could face a transfer embargo over their contract dispute with Blues winger Cameron Stewart.

On Thursday, 3rd July 2014

Cresswell: Thanks for Fantastic Support Thu 3rd Jul 2014 23:14
Departing defender Aaron Cresswell has thanked Town’s fans, manager Mick McCarthy and owner Marcus Evans for their support during his three years at Portman Road. The 24-year-old completed a £4 million switch to West Ham this evening, signing a five-year deal.
McCarthy: Right Time For Cresswell to Step Up Thu 3rd Jul 2014 23:07
Town boss Mick McCarthy believes now is the right time for left-back Aaron Cresswell to test himself in the Premier League. The 24-year-old completed a £4 million switch to West Ham this evening, signing a five-year deal.
Cresswell "Now a West Ham Player" Thu 3rd Jul 2014 22:41
Town left-back Aaron Cresswell’s £4 million move to West Ham United has been confirmed by Jack Sullivan, the son of Hammers’ owner David Sullivan. The 24-year-old has signed a five-year deal.
Forest Away Sunday Switch Thu 3rd Jul 2014 14:50
Town’s visit to Nottingham Forest has switched from Saturday 4th October to Sunday 5th October but remains a 3pm kick-off.
Cresswell Expected to Complete Move Before Weekend Thu 3rd Jul 2014 13:56
Town left-back Aaron Cresswell is undergoing a medical at West Ham United and is expected to complete a move to the Hammers later today or tomorrow.
Cresswell at West Ham for Medical Thu 3rd Jul 2014 13:33
Town left-back Aaron Cresswell is reportedly undergoing a medical at West Ham United.
Henshall Has Huge Potential Thu 3rd Jul 2014 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy believes recent signing Alex Henshall has huge potential and that he expects him to be pushing to get into the first team during the season ahead. On Friday, the 20-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year deal with an option for a further season following his release by Manchester City.

On Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Swap Deals "Notoriously Difficult" Wed 3rd Jul 2013 15:12
Bristol City managing director Jon Lansdown says swap deals such as the proposed exchange of Town’s Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Robins winger Paul Anderson are notoriously difficult transfers to complete.
TWTD Questionnaire 2012/13 Results Now Online Wed 3rd Jul 2013 14:48
TWTD’s seventies-style supercomputer, the Osborne 1.0, has been fired up once again and the results of the TWTD Questionnaire 2012/13 are now available. Close to 2,500 supporters took part, up 300 on last year, making it by far the biggest annual poll of Town fans.
Buy One Get One Free at Barnet Wed 3rd Jul 2013 14:37
Barnet are running a buy one ticket, get one free offer at their friendly against the Blues at their new Hive ground on Saturday 20th July (KO 3pm).

On Tuesday, 3rd July 2012

Chambers Talks Ongoing Tue 3rd Jul 2012 19:01
TWTD understands that talks are still ongoing with former Nottingham Forest skipper Luke Chambers, who has been at Portman Road all day to discuss a Bosman free move to the Blues. The 26-year-old underwent his medical earlier today and has been given a tour of the ground and the club’s training facilities.
Rower Williams Joins Staff Tue 3rd Jul 2012 16:22
Town have announced the appointment of double Olympic gold medal-winning rower Steve Williams to a consultancy role working with fitness coach Andy Liddell. Williams, 36, won gold in the coxless fours both in Athens in 2004 and at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Legend Thijssen Back in a Town Shirt Tue 3rd Jul 2012 14:02
Blues legend Frans Thijssen will be back in a Town shirt again this summer when he joins the fans’ team taking on a Helmond Sport supporters’ side during the club’s pre-season tour of his native Holland. The 60-year-old, now the assistant U21s coach at FC Twente, jumped at the chance when asked to represent the team being assembled by new unofficial supporters club Spirit of 78.
Baltacha Rejoins Charlton Staff Tue 3rd Jul 2012 11:34
Former Blue Sergei Baltacha has rejoined the academy staff at Charlton Athletic with clubs across the country adding coaches to their youth set-ups as they seek to meet the requirements of the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).
Chambers at Club as Kourouma Set to Sign Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:50
TWTD understands that former Nottingham Forest skipper Luke Chambers is, as per reports last night, at Portman Road today to undergo a medical. The 26-year-old is a free agent with his Forest contract up at midnight on Saturday.

On Sunday, 3rd July 2011

Bullard Move Back On? Sun 3rd Jul 2011 10:11
Town’s attempt to sign former loanee Jimmy Bullard on a permanent basis could be back on, according to a tabloid report this morning. Manager Paul Jewell previously said that a deal to bring last season’s Player of the Year back from Hull was beyond the Blues but, as predicted by TWTD on Thursday, the large fee received for Connor Wickham may have changed that situation.

On Saturday, 3rd July 2010

Smith Knows Nothing of Blackburn Interest Sat 3rd Jul 2010 12:31
Defender Tommy Smith says he knows nothing of Blackburn’s reported interest in him in the wake of his performances for New Zealand at the World Cup. Smith has been linked with Rovers, having apparently been recommended to manager Sam Allardyce by All Whites skipper Ryan Nelsen.

On Friday, 3rd July 2009

Hartley Set for Bristol City Fri 3rd Jul 2009 11:37
Reported Town target Paul Hartley is undergoing a medical at Bristol City and is expected to join the Robins over the weekend. The Blues had been mentioned in connection with the 32-year-old out-of-contract former Celtic player on a number of occasions since the end of last season.
Clacton Tickets On Sale Fri 3rd Jul 2009 09:36
Tickets are now on sale online for Town's visit to FC Clacton on Thursday 23rd July (KO 7.45pm). The Blues are sending a reserves side to take on the Ridgeons League First Division team in a testimonial for long-serving midfielder Paul Hillier.
Peters in Gold Cup Action Fri 3rd Jul 2009 08:58
Jaime Peters and Canada get their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign under way later today when they face Jamaica in their opening group game in California. Peters looks likely to start and win his 18th full cap.
Keane Hits Out at Bristol City Boss Fri 3rd Jul 2009 08:52
Town boss Roy Keane has told Bristol City manager Gary Johnson to "mind his own business” after the Robins chief revealed earlier in the week that he expected Manchester United winger Lee Martin to join the Blues.

On Thursday, 3rd July 2008

Naked Sportscast Hot Rod Special Online Thu 3rd Jul 2008 22:37
In this week's Naked Sports Show The Vulture and a fashionably late Phil Pritchard are joined in the studio by Foxhall Stadium commentator Nick Knowles and Terry Newell, DJ at both Foxhall and Portman Road, who will also be in stock car action on the track this weekend.
Town in Talks to Sign Greek International Thu 3rd Jul 2008 21:00
Town are in talks with German side Nuremberg regarding Greek international striker Angelos Charisteas, according to a report on a national newspaper's website this evening. The 28-year-old headed the goal which won his country Euro 2004.
Town Announce Open Training Session Thu 3rd Jul 2008 17:27
Town have announced an open training session at Portman Road on the morning of Friday 25th July.
Jim Reveals Keeper Enquiries Thu 3rd Jul 2008 15:02
Boss Jim Magilton has revealed he has made enquiries regarding keepers other than number one target Richard Wright. The Town manager also says he expects to name the club's new goalkeeper-coach early next week.
No Bid for Crewe's Maynard Thu 3rd Jul 2008 12:23
Yesterday's claims that the Blues have made an offer in excess of £1 million for Crewe striker Nicky Maynard are reported to have been denied. Town made an enquiry regarding the 21-year-old last month, but according to reports this lunchtime there have been no further developments.
Wilson Selling Medals Thu 3rd Jul 2008 08:44
Former Blue Kevin Wilson is selling his medals at an auction in Derby today. Wilson, who was at Portman Road between 1985 and 1987, is offering his 1986/87 Town Player of the Year award in addition to other memorabilia from his career.

On Tuesday, 3rd July 2007

Jim on Knights Exit Tue 3rd Jul 2007 15:06
Boss Jim Magilton has wished striker Darryl Knights luck in his career at Yeovil Town. The 19-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Glovers yesterday after being released by the Blues.

On Monday, 3rd July 2006

Articles Wanted! Mon 3rd Jul 2006 11:55
As the World Cup draws to a close and pre-season gets under way, we're starting to put together issue 83 of TWTD and as usual we're after contributions.
Bopp on Trial Mon 3rd Jul 2006 10:45
Midfielder Eugen Bopp has joined the Blues on a week's trial. The 22-year-old was released by Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.

On Saturday, 3rd July 2004

Reuser Praise for Fans Sat 3rd Jul 2004 11:10
Exiting Dutchman Martijn Reuser has praised the role of Town supporters in his time at Portman Road. Yesterday, Reuser signed a three-year contract Willem II in Holland.

On Thursday, 3rd July 2003

Marshall Hints at Move Thu 3rd Jul 2003 14:38
Unwanted Town keeper Andy Marshall has hinted that his days at Portman Road may be coming to an end. Marshall, 28, was offered a free transfer by Joe Royle at the end of the season.
Hunt Joins Derby Thu 3rd Jul 2003 12:42
Former Town European scout Simon Hunt has joined George Burley at Derby County as chief scout. Hunt was let go at the end of 2002/03 with Joe Royle feeling that a European scout was an unnecessary luxury for the Blues.
Roadwork to Restart Thu 3rd Jul 2003 12:40
Work on Sir Alf Ramsey Way is set to restart next Monday after grinding to a halt when the club went into administration in February.
Jim on Captaincy Thu 3rd Jul 2003 11:46
New captain Jim Magilton has promised a change of leadership style now he has hold of the skipper's armband. Magilton has taken over from Matt Holland who said goodbye to his former team-mates yesterday.
Season Tickets Soon Thu 3rd Jul 2003 11:43
Town fans will start to receive their season tickets in the last week in July. All tickets will be sent out individually, so several going to the same address may arrive on different days.

On Wednesday, 3rd July 2002

Sheepy on Peralta Wed 3rd Jul 2002 18:09
Town chairman David Sheepshanks says that the Blues are still hopeful of securing Sixto Peralta for next season, but adds that no players will be coming in until some have left Portman Road.
Where is Sixto? Wed 3rd Jul 2002 12:24
The future of Town target Sixto Peralta appears to be a bit of a mystery with him neither part of the Town squad currently training at Holbrook or with the Inter squad at present going through their paces at a camp in Bormio.
Karic Returns Again! Wed 3rd Jul 2002 09:50
Amir Karic is reported to have once more returned to Slovenia, just two days after being called back to Portman Road. Karic's loan spell at NK Maribor officially ended on Sunday and Town asked him to report back, prompting him to claim that the club were "counting on" him for the season ahead.
Players Return in Shape Wed 3rd Jul 2002 09:06
Town's players have returned from their summer breaks in good condition, according to Simon Thadani, the club's fitness coach. Thadani, along with Steve McCall and Tony Mowbray, is currently taking charge of pre-season training sessions at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook.
Matt Move Saves Cherries? Wed 3rd Jul 2002 09:03
TWTD's sister site,, are reporting that a Fulham source has confirmed that the London club are set to bid for Town skipper Matt Holland.

On Tuesday, 3rd July 2001

BBC Deal for Town Tue 3rd Jul 2001 13:09
Reports claim that the BBC are keen to sign up all three UEFA Cup clubs for live coverage of their games next season. Leeds are apparently the BBC's main priority and a deal with the Elland Road club is said to be close.
Arsenal Conference Announces Campbell Tue 3rd Jul 2001 12:33
Arsenal's press conference seems to have been to announce their signing of Sol Campbell and not Richard Wright. Campbell has signed on a four-year deal.
Arsenal Call Conference Tue 3rd Jul 2001 11:08
Arsenal have called a noon press conference at which they are expected to reveal Richard Wright as their new signing. George Burley said yesterday that terms had been agreed between Wright and Arsenal and that a medical was all that was standing in the way of the transfer.

On Monday, 3rd July 2000

Scales Medical Tomorrow Mon 3rd Jul 2000 19:35
John Scales will be in Ipswich tomorrow for a medical. The former Liverpool, Tottenham and Wimbledon man, available on a free, looks certain to sign a one year deal. Scales said today: "I don’t want to say too much at the moment, but I will be in Ipswich tomorrow for a medical and to sort out a few others things. Hopefully everything will be OK. Ipswich are a good club and it looks as though I may be heading in that direction." Scales is likely to be a squad player rather than coming straight into the first team. Town consider him a bit of a gamble after injuries restricted him to just 40 games in his time at Tottenham. However, Scales himself is confident that his fitness is up to scratch.
Seaman Move Clears Way For Wright Mon 3rd Jul 2000 13:58
Rumours of a £1 million bid for David Seaman from Newcastle are being linked with the stories of Arsenal interest in Richard Wright.
Chelsea Out of Hunt Mon 3rd Jul 2000 13:13
It appears Chelsea are out of the hunt for Town keeper Richard Wright after a statement this morning announcing a new deal with Carlo Cudicini, Ed De Goey's current understudy. Several days on from Town's announcement that Wright has been transfer-listed and still no takers it seems...
Keeper Rumours Galore Mon 3rd Jul 2000 10:42
According to the newspapers Town are about to sign a full 11 of goalkeepers. Those mentioned include Alex Manninger rumoured to be part of an exchange deal with Richard Wright and even the Turkey keeper Rustu Recber.

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