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On Friday, 15th December 2017

Pullen and Painter on Life's a Pitch Fri 15th Dec 2017 20:36
Life’s a Pitch is live on BBC Radio Suffolk from the FanZone at lunchtime on Saturday with Blues kitman and former keeper James Pullen and Town-supporting darts star Kevin Painter joining regulars Mark Murphy, legend-in-residence Kevin Beattie, New Tractorboy and TWTD's Phil Ham (12-2pm).
Town Out to Build on Home Form Against Royals Fri 15th Dec 2017 19:33
Town host Reading on Saturday looking to continue their positive recent Portman Road form as they go into a busy spell of home fixtures.
McCarthy: Everton Loanee Connolly's a Midfield Player Fri 15th Dec 2017 17:29
Blues boss Mick McCarthy believes on-loan Everton man Callum Connolly is a midfielder rather than a right-back, which has been viewed as his primary role during his fledgling career up to now.
McCarthy: Dick's Death Has Saddened All of Us Fri 15th Dec 2017 17:03
Town boss Mick McCarthy says the death of long-serving training ground caretaker and academy kitman Dick Parker has saddened everyone at the club.
McCarthy: Evans Still as Committed to Town and Winning Promotion After 10 Years at Club Fri 15th Dec 2017 16:34
Boss Mick McCarthy says owner Marcus Evans remains as committed to the club as ever and his desire to get Town promoted as strong, despite 10 years having passed since his December 2007 takeover.
McGoldrick and Smith Back in Squad for Reading's Visit Fri 15th Dec 2017 15:35
David McGoldrick and Tommy Smith both return to the Town squad for Saturday’s home game against Reading. However, Emyr Huws has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury and Tristan Nydam and Dean Gerken are both still sidelined, having missed last week’s 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough, along with longer-term absentees Tom Adeyemi, Luke Hyam and Andre Dozzell.
McCarthy: Huws Injury a Shock Fri 15th Dec 2017 15:13
Town boss Mick McCarthy says Emyr Huws’s season-ending knee injury came as a shock and he has challenged Teddy Bishop to replace the Wales international in the Blues’ midfield.
Ipswich Town v Reading: Match Betting Fri 15th Dec 2017 15:00
Fancy a flutter on Saturday's match?
Rowe to Join Lincoln on Loan Fri 15th Dec 2017 14:48
Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that winger Danny Rowe will be joining League Two Lincoln City on loan for the second half of the season when the January transfer window opens.
TWTV: Mick McCarthy’s Reading Press Conference - Watch Again Fri 15th Dec 2017 12:30
Watch Mick McCarthy’s pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow's match against Reading, which was live earlier on TWTV.
Jaap Stam’s Clockwork Machine is Ticking Again - Notes for Reading Fri 15th Dec 2017 10:45
HarryFromBath assesses the mood in the opposition camp ahead of Saturday’s game at Portman Road by delving into their forums.
McCarthy's Pre-Reading Press Conference Live on TWTV at 1pm Fri 15th Dec 2017 09:14
Boss Mick McCarthy’s pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game at home to Reading will be shown live on TWTV from 1pm this afternoon.

On Thursday, 15th December 2016

Knudsen Fit as McCarthy Hints at Changes at Wigan Thu 15th Dec 2016 10:36
Left-back Jonas Knudsen will be fit for Saturday’s away game against second-bottom Wigan Athletic having missed Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Birmingham with a tight hamstring.
McCarthy: Webster Just One of a Promising Group of Young Players Thu 15th Dec 2016 06:00
Town boss Mick McCarthy believes that Premier League central defender of the future Adam Webster is just one of a good crop of young players at Portman Road. Webster, signed from Portsmouth in the summer for £700,000 plus academy product Matt Clarke, scored his first Blues goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Birmingham.

On Tuesday, 15th December 2015

McCarthy: Another Terrific Away Performance Tue 15th Dec 2015 23:44
Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed another terrific away performance as the Blues beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage to record four successive league wins on the road for the first time since a run during March and April 2004.
Fulham 1-2 Town - Match Report Tue 15th Dec 2015 21:47
Freddie Sears and Brett Pitman were on target as Town beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage to win a fourth away league game on the trot for first time in more than 11 years. Sears netted after 16 seconds as the Blues made an explosive start, before Cottagers’ skipper Ross McCormack equalised with a freekick in the 14th minute, but Pitman secured the points when he turned in Sears’s cross on 57.
Fulham 1-2 Ipswich Town - Player Ratings and Reports Tue 15th Dec 2015 21:43
If you saw the match against Fulham, please give us your player ratings and a mini match report.
Fulham 1-1 Town - Half-Time Tue 15th Dec 2015 20:43
Freddie Sears scored after 16 seconds to put the Blues in front at Fulham but Cottagers’ skipper Ross McCormack equalised in the 14th minute and the game remains 1-1 at half-time.
Town Unchanged Again Tue 15th Dec 2015 19:18
Town boss Mick McCarthy has named an unchanged side for the fourth successive game ahead of this evening’s match at Fulham. The Blues are out to win four games on the trot away from home for the first time in more than 11 years.
Fulham v Ipswich Town - Chatroom Open Tue 15th Dec 2015 19:00
If you're not at the match this evening, come and join us in the chatroom and discuss it with hundreds of Town fans (261 were in for MK Dons).
Skuse: Squad is Stronger This Year Tue 15th Dec 2015 12:41
Cole Skuse agrees with what seems to be the majority view among fans – and has also been endorsed by boss Mick McCarthy – that the current Town squad is stronger than last season’s.
Skuse: Boss Faces Tough Decisions Tue 15th Dec 2015 12:39
Cole Skuse thinks manager Mick McCarthy will have some difficult decisions to make in the coming weeks, now that squad strength has been improved by players returning from injury.
Fulham v Ipswich Town - Your Predictions Tue 15th Dec 2015 11:30
Over 88% of TWTD members believe that Town will get at least a point at Fulham this evening, but what do you think?
McCarthy After Repeat Performance Tue 15th Dec 2015 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy is looking for a repeat of last season’s performance and victory at Fulham this evening as the Blues target four successive away wins in the league for the first time in more than 11 years.
McCarthy: No Approach from Fulham or Anyone Else Tue 15th Dec 2015 06:00
Town boss Mick McCarthy says neither tonight’s opponents Fulham nor anyone else has ever made an approach for him since he took over at Portman Road with his contract with the Blues including a substantial buy-out clause. The Cottagers were widely reported to be interested in McCarthy at the end of last season.
Skuse Praise for "Shuffler" Pitman Tue 15th Dec 2015 06:00
Cole Skuse has sung the praises of past and present team-mate Brett Pitman, whose winning goal at MK Dons on Saturday puts him alongside co-striker Daryl Murphy as Town’s leading marksman during the current campaign.
Skuse: We Can Still Finish in Top Two Tue 15th Dec 2015 06:00
Town midfielder Cole Skuse is adamant Town can still finish in one of the two automatic promotion places this season.
McCarthy: We're Not Doing Anything Different Tue 15th Dec 2015 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy says the Blues greater success on the road this season rather than at Portman Road isn’t down to any tactical tweaks he has made.
That Play-Off Position Looks a Long Way Off - Notes for Fulham Tue 15th Dec 2015 05:00
HarryfromBath assesses the mood in the opposition camp ahead of Tuesday night’s game at Craven Cottage by delving into their forums.

On Monday, 15th December 2014

Williams Close to Return to Action But Probably Not With Town Mon 15th Dec 2014 16:29
Injured loanee Jonny Williams isn’t far away from getting back in action, according to his Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock. However, it seems more likely that the Wales international will come into Warnock’s plans at Selhurst Park rather than return to Town.
Trio Handed FFP Embargoes Mon 15th Dec 2014 11:34
The Football League has confirmed that Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are the first clubs to have been handed transfer embargoes for failing to meet the requirements of Financial Fair Play (FFP).
Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Ipswich Town - Highlights Mon 15th Dec 2014 10:42
View highlights of the match against Bolton via the club's official YouTube channel.
McCarthy: Leaders Could Pull Away Mon 15th Dec 2014 06:00
Boss Mick McCarthy believes that the likes of Derby, Bournemouth, next Saturday’s opponents Middlesbrough, and perhaps Town, could eventually pull away at the top of the Championship.

On Sunday, 15th December 2013

Hunt Close to Signing New Deal Sun 15th Dec 2013 20:27
Winger Stephen Hunt has revealed that he is close to putting pen to paper on a longer term deal with the Blues. The 32-year-old joined Town last month on a short-term play-to-be-paid deal which is up in January.

On Saturday, 15th December 2012

McCarthy: We Let Them Off the Hook Sat 15th Dec 2012 18:12
Boss Mick McCarthy thought his side let Leeds off the hook in the second half of the 2-0 defeat at Elland Road. The Town manager felt his team were on top prior to Paul Green netting the home side’s second goal.
Leeds 2-0 Town Sat 15th Dec 2012 17:06
Town’s run of victories was halted at three as goals from Jerome Thomas and Paul Green saw Leeds to a 2-0 win at Elland Road. The home side had the better of the first half with Thomas’s backheel giving them the lead at the break. The Blues dominated possession for much of the second period but were unable to get on terms before Green added the second.
Town Unchanged at Leeds Sat 15th Dec 2012 14:03
As expected, boss Mick McCarthy has named an unchanged side for today's game at Leeds. Nigel Reo-Coker, back after a hamstring injury, is on the bench.
U18s Draw at Chelsea Sat 15th Dec 2012 14:00
Striker Jack Marriott and right-back Kyle Hammond (pictured) were on the scoresheet as Town's U18s drew 2-2 in a friendly at Chelsea's Cobham training ground this morning.
Kevin Painter on Life's a Pitch Sat 15th Dec 2012 08:29
BBC Radio Suffolk’s Life’s a Pitch is live over Saturday lunchtime (midday to 2pm) with presenter Mark Murphy joined by the show’s regulars, Blues legend Kevin Beattie, football’s youngest pundit Tractorboy and TWTD’s Phil Ham, who will be at Leeds ahead of today's game. Also appearing will be Town-supporting darts star Kevin 'The Artist' Painter.
McCarthy: Leeds Was My Club Sat 15th Dec 2012 06:01
Blues boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that he was a big fan of today’s opponents Leeds United as a boy growing up in Barnsley.
McCarthy Looking Forward to Taking On Old Mate Sat 15th Dec 2012 06:00
Mick McCarthy says he and Leeds manager Neil Warnock go back a long way to their time together as players at the Blues boss’s hometown club Barnsley.

On Thursday, 15th December 2011

Keeper Woe Continues As Cropper Picks Up Knee Injury Thu 15th Dec 2011 16:31
TWTD understands that Town’s keeper woe has continued with Cody Cropper having picked up a knee injury in training and set to miss out on a place amongst the subs when Derby visit Portman Road on Saturday. First-choice David Stockdale was recalled from his loan by parent club Fulham yesterday, while Richard Wright is still injured, although not far from a return.
Jewell Not Averse to Hyam Colchester Loan Switch Thu 15th Dec 2011 14:05
Blues boss Paul Jewell says he knows nothing of Colchester’s reported interest in Luke Hyam but wouldn’t be averse to the midfielder moving to the U’s on loan in January if they are interested. The 20-year-old, whose Town contract is up in June, is understood to be a January target of the League One club.
Town in Fight for Collins and Andrews Thu 15th Dec 2011 13:21
Town boss Paul Jewell says the Blues will definitely be in the fight to sign loan pair Danny Collins and Keith Andrews in the January transfer window despite reported interest from Premier League sides. Collins’s 93-day spell is up after Saturday’s home game with Derby, while Andrews is due to return to Blackburn Rovers on January 7th.
Naked Podcast Now Online Thu 15th Dec 2011 11:29
You can now hear this week's The Naked Football Show on ICR FM's Listen Again facility, on an MP3 and on iTunes (both at new locations due to circumstances beyond the show’s control). Hosts Graham Blackburn and Joe Ward are joined by George Solomon and Ian McIntyre to discuss Town's somewhat dramatic return to winning ways at Barnsley.
Barnsley Comeback Wins Award Thu 15th Dec 2011 11:18
Last week's extraordinary comeback from 2-0 down to win 5-3 at Barnsley has won the Blues the League Managers Association's F&C Thames River Performance of the Week Award.
Lee-Barrett to Start Against Derby Thu 15th Dec 2011 10:07
Town boss Paul Jewell has confirmed that Arran Lee-Barrett will start in goal when the Blues take on Derby County at Portman Road on Saturday. David Stockdale returned to parent club Fulham yesterday, while Richard Wright is still on his way back after his shoulder injury.
Hyam Set for Colchester Thu 15th Dec 2011 07:50
Midfielder Luke Hyam is understood to be a January transfer window target of Colchester United. The 20-year-old has made only one appearance for Town this season and that came in the Carling Cup defeat to Northampton.
Stockdale Enjoyed Time at Town Thu 15th Dec 2011 07:45
Departing loan keeper David Stockdale says he enjoyed his five months on loan at Portman Road. The 26-year-old was recalled by parent club Fulham yesterday.

On Wednesday, 15th December 2010

Norris Deal Close Wed 15th Dec 2010 15:53
Skipper David Norris says he is confident that negotiations regarding his new contract will be completed soon. The former Plymouth man’s representatives have been in talks with Town since late last month with the 29-year-old expecting to remain with the Blues.
Naked Football Show Tonight on ICR FM Wed 15th Dec 2010 12:11
This evening's The Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) looks at all the Town issues of the moment with regular hosts Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham joined in the studio by Johnny Leiston and David James.
Dozzell Holding Christmas Coaching Courses Wed 15th Dec 2010 11:14
Former Blue Jason Dozzell is holding more of his two-day coaching courses for kids. The ex-midfielder will be running the sessions at Ransomes Sports Club in Sidegate Avenue on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December and Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th December from 10am until 3pm.
Norris: We're All Under Pressure Wed 15th Dec 2010 10:26
Skipper David Norris says everyone at Portman Road is under pressure after the recent run of results, not just manager Roy Keane. Saturday’s defeat at Preston was Town’s sixth successive league loss.

On Tuesday, 15th December 2009

Peters Signs New Deal Tue 15th Dec 2009 14:28
Midfielder Jaime Peters has signed a new three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2013. TWTD was first to reveal that the Canadian international had been offered the new deal back in October.
Campo On Trial in Cyprus Tue 15th Dec 2009 13:23
Former Blue Ivan Campo is spending this week training with Cypriot side AEK Larnaca. The Spaniard has been without a club since being released by Town at the end of last season.
Colback Keen on Staying Tue 15th Dec 2009 12:25
Midfielder Jack Colback has reiterated his desire to remain with the Blues beyond the end of his half-season loan in January. The 20-year-old netted his second Town goal during Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Blackpool.

On Monday, 15th December 2008

Klug: Squad Need to Work Hard Mon 15th Dec 2008 16:23
Coach Bryan Klug says the Town squad need to put in hard work on the training ground in order to get back to form. The former academy chief admitted that the Blues have been below par in recent weeks, even in victory.
Reserves 1-2 Watford Mon 15th Dec 2008 16:09
Scottish central defender Paul Watson netted for a young Town reserves side as they lost 2-1 at home to Watford at Playford Road this afternoon. Iván Campo, Jaime Peters and Jordan Rhodes were the only players with first team experience in the Town line-up.
Thursday Last Posting Day Mon 15th Dec 2008 09:48
Thursday is our final posting day for guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so if you're still to place your order for Mel Henderson's 1978 book, Fab's calendar, Asa Jennings's Kevin Beattie CD or a TWTD T-shirt, do so now.
Stead: Players Should Take Responsibility Mon 15th Dec 2008 09:04
Striker Jon Stead said he and his team-mates should take responsibility for Town's continuing inconsistency prior to jetting off to Dublin for the players' Christmas party on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, 15th December 2007

Plymouth Won't Sell Norris to Leicester Sat 15th Dec 2007 20:46
Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock says his club will not sell any of their players to former manager Ian Holloway's Leicester City. Earlier this week, Holloway had bids turned down for Town target David Norris and striker Barry Hayles.
U18s Lose as U16s Run Comes to an End Sat 15th Dec 2007 19:36
Town's U18s were defeated 2-1 by Fulham at Playford Road on Saturday morning. The U16 side's superb run of wins came to an end as they were beaten 3-1 by the Cottagers.
Jim Praises Town's Character Sat 15th Dec 2007 19:20
Boss Jim Magilton hailed his players' character after the 3-2 defeat of Scunthorpe United. The Town manager also had praise for Tommy Miller's winning freekick.
Lambe Becomes Town's Youngest Ever Internatio Sat 15th Dec 2007 11:56
Academy winger Reggie Lambe became Town's youngest ever full international overnight as he made his debut in Bermuda's 2-1 home defeat to St Kitts and Nevis.

On Friday, 15th December 2006

Town Without Clarke Fri 15th Dec 2006 14:14
Town will be without striker Billy Clarke for the visit of Leeds United on Saturday. The Irishman aggravated his ankle injury in the 2-2 draw at Cardiff City last week.
Walton to Return Fri 15th Dec 2006 12:30
Midfielder Simon Walton says he expects to return to Charlton when his loan is up in January. New Addicks manager Les Reed has told the 19-year-old that once his half-season loan ends he will be in his plans.
Duo Doubts Fri 15th Dec 2006 11:01
Billy Clarke and Gavin Williams are doubts ahead of Saturday's home game with Leeds United. Clarke has aggravated his ankle injury, while Williams is feeling the effects of playing a number of games so soon after returning from his hernia operation.

On Thursday, 15th December 2005

Schilder Link Unlikely Thu 15th Dec 2005 20:03
Robbert Schilder is reported to have been the main interest when Joe Royle and chief scout Colin Suggett watched a young Ajax second string side play a similarly youthful FC Twente team earlier in the week. Schilder scored both goals as Ajax won 2-0.
Pair Fit for Owls Clash Thu 15th Dec 2005 18:37
Injury worries Dean Bowditch and Gavin Williams are both included in the squad for Saturday's game at Sheffield Wednesday. Bowditch has recovered from an achilles problem and Williams from a dead leg.
Sito in Galicia Squad Thu 15th Dec 2005 13:59
Spanish full-back Sito has been included in a Galician representative squad taking on Uruguay at the Estadio de San Lázaro in Santiago de Compostela on December 29th. Sito hails from La Coruña in Galicia, the region in the north-west of Spain.
McDonald to Return Thu 15th Dec 2005 11:44
Town have refused Hartlepool's request to extend Dean McDonald's loan for an extra month. The 19-year-old scored his first senior goal for Pools in their 2-1 against Bournemouth last weekend.
Clarke Out Thu 15th Dec 2005 08:53
Striker Billy Clarke is facing six weeks on the sidelines due to the arm injury he sustained in last night's reserve game against Portsmouth. The Irish U19 international dislocated an elbow in the 4-3 defeat at Havant and Waterlooville's Westleigh Park.
Price Wigan Link Thu 15th Dec 2005 08:48
Wigan are reported to be watching Town keeper Lewis Price. The Premiership side are understood to be in the market for a new stopper come the January transfer window.

On Wednesday, 15th December 2004

Clarke Signs Deal Wed 15th Dec 2004 16:31
Academy striker Billy Clarke has signed professional terms with the club. Irishman Clarke has made great strides this season, scoring goals both for the U18s and the reserves.
Joe After Defender Wed 15th Dec 2004 15:23
Town manager Joe Royle has confirmed that the loan player he is targeting is a defender. Royle said yesterday that he is keen to add a loanee to his squad ahead of the Christmas fixtures.
Kelly on Trial Wed 15th Dec 2004 11:58
Irish youngster John Paul Kelly was at Portman Road last week and was in the Academy U18 side which defeated Fulham 3-0 on Saturday. Yesterday sources in Ireland reported that Town were amongst a number of clubs chasing the 17-year-old.

On Monday, 15th December 2003

Wise Hits Out at Joe Mon 15th Dec 2003 16:02
Millwall player-manager Dennis Wise has hit out at Town boss Joe Royle's criticism of referee Iain Williamson during Saturday's 0-0 draw.
Mahon Keen to Stay Mon 15th Dec 2003 15:55
On loan midfielder Alan Mahon has reiterated tha6 he's keen to stay at Portman Road when his loan ends on January 8th. The Blackburn player has impressed since joining Town in September.
Early Start for Club Bars Mon 15th Dec 2003 12:31
Town have been given a licence to open the bars around the ground from 10.30am ahead of Sunday's derby with Norwich City which kicks-off at noon.
Santos Misses Palace Mon 15th Dec 2003 11:41
Red-carded defender Georges Santos will miss the visit of Crystal Palace to Portman Road in December 28th. The Frenchman was harshly shown a second yellow card at Millwall on Saturday for an alleged foul on the Lions' Kevin Braniff.
McGreal: Ref Intimidated Mon 15th Dec 2003 09:34
Town defender John McGreal felt that referee Iain Williamson was intimidated by Millwall skipper Dennis Wise during the 0-0 draw at the New Den on Saturday. Williamson made a string of poor decisions in the second half, largely against the visitors.

On Saturday, 15th December 2001

Reuser Misses Out Sat 15th Dec 2001 09:50
Dutch midfielder Martijn Reuser will miss Monday's trip to Villa Park after a recurrence of his back injury. Reuser scored in the reserves game on Wednesday, but is now feeling his back again.

On Friday, 15th December 2000

Town Watching Leeds Fri 15th Dec 2000 15:01
Town scouts have been reported as present at Leeds reserves v Sheffield Wednesday reserves. Town were named as among twenty sides who were watching the game. No specific names were mentioned, but don't be surprised if we are linked with an Owl or a Leeds player in the next few weeks.
Price War! Fri 15th Dec 2000 07:31
As expected Town have taken issue with Morecambe over the ludicrous pricing they have suggested for the third round FA Cup tie at Christie Park.

On Wednesday, 15th December 1999

Johnson and Naylor in? Wed 15th Dec 1999 12:52
David Johnson seems likely to be fit for Saturday's game with West Bromwich Albion. Despite this there is a great deal of speculation amongst fans and the local media that Richard Naylor may get a start with James Scowcroft moving into midfield. Naylor had a very bright eighteen minutes when he came on during the Southampton game on Monday.

Matches On This Day

15 Dec 2015
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham 1-2 Ipswich Town

15 Dec 2012
npower Championship
Leeds United 2-0 Ipswich Town

15 Dec 2007
Coca-Cola Championship
Ipswich Town 3-2 Scunthorpe United

15 Dec 1992
Coca-Cola Cup
Ipswich Town 1-0 Aston Villa

15 Dec 1990
Barclays Second Division
Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Ipswich Town

15 Dec 1984
Canon League Division One
Ipswich Town 0-2 Sunderland

15 Dec 1979
League Division One
Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Ipswich Town

15 Dec 1973
League Division One
Southampton 2-0 Ipswich Town

15 Dec 1962
League Division One
Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Ipswich Town

15 Dec 1956
Division Three South
Ipswich Town 6-0 Torquay United

15 Dec 1951
FA Cup
Ipswich Town 4-0 Exeter City

15 Dec 1945
FA Cup
Ipswich Town 0-2 Queens Park Rangers

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