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On Sunday, 26th June 2016

Murphy and Ireland Bow Out of Euros Sun 26th Jun 2016 16:30
Daryl Murphy and the Republic of Ireland bowed out of the European Championships at the last 16 stage after France came from behind to beat them 2-1 in Lyon this afternoon.
Town Tipped to Land Former Trialist Sun 26th Jun 2016 10:19
The Blues are reportedly favourites to sign Hitchin Town right-back Kane Smith, who spent time on trial at Playford Road in February.

On Friday, 26th June 2015

Mings: Town Will Always Have a Special Place in My Heart Fri 26th Jun 2015 18:38
Departing full-back Tyrone Mings has thanked everyone connected with Town and says the club will always have “a special place in his heart”. The 22-year-old completed his move to AFC Bournemouth earlier today for an initial fee of £8 million rising to £10 million with top-up clauses.
Howe Confirms New Cherries Contract for Fraser Fri 26th Jun 2015 18:10
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that the Cherries have offered new Blues loanee Ryan Fraser a contract extension and that he sees the Scotland U21 international having a long-term future at Dean Court.
Fraser Looking Forward to Challenge Fri 26th Jun 2015 16:46
New loan signing Ryan Fraser says he’s looking forward to the challenge ahead of him with the Blues and the start of pre-season training on Monday. The 21-year-old Scot has joined Town on a season-long loan as part of the deal which has seen left-back Tyrone Mings move to his parent club Bournemouth.
Town Confirm Pitman Signing Fri 26th Jun 2015 16:08
Town have completed the signing of AFC Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman on a three-year deal with an option for a further season. We understand that the 27-year-old has joined on a free transfer.
Mings £8m Exit and Fraser Loan Confirmed Fri 26th Jun 2015 16:03
Town and AFC Bournemouth have confirmed that Blues left-back Tyrone Mings has joined the Cherries in a deal worth an initial £8 million - potentially rising to £10 million - with winger Ryan Fraser moving in the opposite direction on a season-long loan. Mings, 22, has signed a four-year contract at Dean Court.

On Thursday, 26th June 2014

McGoldrick to Spend Week in US Thu 26th Jun 2014 14:37
Town striker David McGoldrick will spend next week in the US working with top strength and reconditioning coach Bill Knowles as he continues his comeback from the knee injuries which ended his 2013/14 campaign.
Blues Linked With Leigertwood Move Thu 26th Jun 2014 12:35
Town are reported to be closing in on the signing of Mikele Leigertwood, who was released by Reading at the end of last season.
Henshall Set to Join Town Thu 26th Jun 2014 11:43
TWTD understands that winger Alex Henshall is set to join up with the Blues squad for pre-season training later this week, having agreed to sign the contract which was offered to him at the end of last season. The 20-year-old is out of contract at the end of the month having been released by Manchester City.

On Wednesday, 26th June 2013

Wycombe's Grant Joins Yeovil Wed 26th Jun 2013 16:14
Newly-promoted Yeovil Town have announced that Blues target Joel Grant has agreed to join them on a two-year deal.
Trust Holding Soccer Course at Abbeyfest Wed 26th Jun 2013 15:58
As the chosen charity for this year’s Abbeyfest, the Bury St Edmunds music festival, the ITFC Charitable Trust is running a variety of fun activities at the Abbey Gardens on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, including fun football coaching aimed at all abilities.
Broadfoot Still Talking to Blackpool Wed 26th Jun 2013 12:44
Blackpool boss Paul Ince says the Seasiders remain in talks with out-of-contract defender Kirk Broadfoot, who is also understood to have been offered terms by the Blues. Broadfoot, 28, has been linked with Town since March, having previously been mentioned in connection with a move to Portman Road when he left Rangers last summer.
Keeper Williams Back Training With Tranmere Wed 26th Jun 2013 11:14
Free agent keeper Owain Fon Williams has rejoined the Tranmere squad for pre-season training this week with the League One club hopeful that the Welshman will sign a new deal at Prenton Park. The Blues, Blackpool and Bristol City are understood to be amongst the other clubs to have offered the 26-year-old terms this summer.
Taylor Apologetic and Relieved Wed 26th Jun 2013 10:05
Striker Paul Taylor says he’s relieved now his court case is over and is keen to get out on the pitch playing again after his lengthy absence due to a foot injury. The 25-year-old, who was yesterday handed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to actual bodily harm, has apologised to the club, who have disciplined him and spoken to him regarding his future conduct.
McCarthy: A Bit of Optimism About the Place Wed 26th Jun 2013 06:00
Blues boss Mick McCarthy believes there’s feeling of optimism around Portman Road after Town’s impressive second half of the 2012/13 campaign. The Blues would have been sixth in a Championship table which started on November 1st, the day McCarthy took charge.
McCarthy Delighted Duo Wanted to Stay Wed 26th Jun 2013 06:00
Blues boss Mick McCarthy is delighted that former loan duo Daryl Murphy and Jay Tabb opted for a return to Portman Road on a permanent basis, despite interest from elsewhere. The duo recently agreed two-year deals with Town following their release by Celtic and Reading respectively.

On Tuesday, 26th June 2012

Town Target Luton Youngster Tue 26th Jun 2012 22:22
TWTD understands that the Blues have offered terms to out-of-contract Luton Town left winger or left-back Jake Howells. Town have been keeping an eye on the 21-year-old since the 2010/11 season and were spotted watching him in action in January when they were believed to have made an enquiry regarding the Wales U21 international.
U18s Take Annual Trip to Southwold Tue 26th Jun 2012 17:34
The Blues' U18s will make their annual trip to north Suffolk to face Southwold Town on Friday 27th July (KO TBC). The Town youngsters, including the 10 new first-year scholars, will be at Playford Road for the start of pre-season training on Monday 2nd July.
Cancer Campaign in Suffolk Holding Six-a-Side Tournament Tue 26th Jun 2012 09:34
The Cancer Campaign in Suffolk is looking for teams to complete the line-up for their six-a-side tournament at Suffolk One on Saturday (10am-4pm). Entry costs £50 per team with 16 sides set to take part.
Jacobs Joins Derby Tue 26th Jun 2012 09:08
Northampton winger Michael Jacobs has completed a move to Derby County after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee reported to be £450,000. The Blues, Newcastle, Peterborough, Watford, Bristol City and Charlton Athletic were all also believed to be chasing the 20-year-old, but the Rams always appeared to be the frontrunners.

On Sunday, 26th June 2011

Brown Linked Again Sun 26th Jun 2011 16:57
Town are again reported to be amongst the clubs chasing out-of-contract former Portsmouth midfielder Michael Brown. The Blues and West Ham are said to be the leading contenders to sign the 34-year-old, who was also linked by last weekend’s tabloids, having been the subject of TWTD Message Board rumours for a number of weeks.
Sunderland Youngster Linked Sun 26th Jun 2011 10:33
Town, Barnsley and Derby are all keen on taking young Sunderland striker Ryan Noble on loan, according to reports in the North-East. The 20-year-old spent time with the Rams last season but a back injury meant that the Wearside-born frontman made only one sub appearance while at Pride Park.
Swansea Could Avoid Embargo Sun 26th Jun 2011 09:53
Swansea could avoid a Premier League transfer embargo despite their failure to pay £300,000 owing on the Tamás Priskin loan deal, according to reports this morning. The Premier League have received Town's complaint but the matter may initially be dealt with by the Football League, the Hungarian's move having taken place when Swansea were a Championship club.

On Friday, 26th June 2009

Cardiff Move Confirmed Fri 26th Jun 2009 17:46
Cardiff City have confirmed that Town's game at the Welsh side's new ground, Cardiff City Stadium, has switched to a 1pm kick-off. The match will still be played on Saturday 28th November.
Coventry Game Moved to Sunday Fri 26th Jun 2009 15:55
Town's opening game of the season at Coventry City has moved to Sunday 9th August with a 12.45pm kick-off. Earlier today, news broke that the game would be shown live on Sky.
Clarke Joins Blackpool Fri 26th Jun 2009 15:04
Released Town striker Billy Clarke has joined Championship side Blackpool, subject to a medical. The Irishman was told he had no future by the Blues at the end of the season.
Supple Signs New Deal Fri 26th Jun 2009 12:29
Keeper Shane Supple has signed a new one-year deal with the club. The Irishman, whose current terms are up at the end of the month, confirmed his intention to remain with the Blues last month.
Cardiff Interest Puts Delaney Move From QPR on Hold? Fri 26th Jun 2009 10:02
Cardiff City's interest in QPR left-back Damien Delaney has put the Irishman's move to Town on hold, according to reports in Wales. The Blues have been after the Republic of Ireland international for more than a month, while a report earlier today claimed that the switch is close to being done.
Town Add Ex-Liverpool and Sunderland Man to Coaching Staff Fri 26th Jun 2009 09:50
Town have added Antonio Gomez to their backroom staff as fitness coach working alongside Simon Thadani who currently fulfils a similar role. Gomez was previously at Liverpool for two years and worked with manager Roy Keane at Sunderland.
Coventry Game on Sky Fri 26th Jun 2009 09:15
Town's game at Coventry City on the opening day of the season has been chosen for live Sky coverage.
Delaney Deal Finally Progressing? Fri 26th Jun 2009 09:04
QPR left-back Damien Delaney is finally closing in on his move to the Blues, according to a report this morning. TWTD's sister site first broke the news that Town were targeting the Republic of Ireland international a month ago.

On Thursday, 26th June 2008

An Evening With Jim in Belfast Thu 26th Jun 2008 10:21
The Irish Football Association's Official Supporters Scheme is holding a Legend Night With Jim Magilton this Friday evening at the Park Avenue Hotel in Belfast. The event is open to adult members of the scheme.
Naked Sportscast Speedway Special Now Online Thu 26th Jun 2008 09:45
This week's Naked Sportscast saw Phil P, The Vulture and guests, Ipswich Witches team manager Pete Simmons and Naked regular Ray Slegg, discuss the Witches 2008 season to date, with quizzical references to the vagaries of the Speedway rulebook and scheduling of fixtures.
Final Few Signed FA Cup Books Still On Sale Thu 26th Jun 2008 09:21
The final few copies of Mel Henderson's new book Ipswich Town: The 1978 FA Cup Story signed by the Blues' Wembley goalscorer Roger Osborne are still available from TWTD, although if you're yet to buy yours you'll have to be quick.
Williams Attracting Interest Thu 26th Jun 2008 09:04
Former Town U18 captain Curtley Williams is already attracting interest from English clubs after signing his one-year contract with the Glenn Hoddle Academy, which is based at the Montecastillo Resort near Jerez in Southern Spain.
Williams Set to Complete Deal Thu 26th Jun 2008 08:50
Town will receive £100,000 from Bristol City for midfielder Gavin Williams, according to reports this morning. The Welshman is expected to complete his move to the Robins today, the fee and personal terms having been agreed and Williams having undergone a medical at Ashton Gate yesterday.

On Tuesday, 26th June 2007

Royal Antwerp Date Set Tue 26th Jun 2007 23:40
Royal Antwerp have revealed that their friendly with Town will take place on Tuesday, 31st July. The trip to Belgium will be the Blues' only game on foreign soil this pre-season.
Barron Completes Move Tue 26th Jun 2007 15:13
Defender Scott Barron has completed his move to Millwall. The 21-year-old had the final year of his Town contract settled last month.
Chairman on Sky TV Tue 26th Jun 2007 14:03
Chairman David Sheepshanks talks about Town's relegation and subsequent administration this evening in Sky One's How TV Changed Football Forever (10pm). The documentary was produced by Town fan and TWTD reader Richard Wiseman.
Pair Sign Deals Tue 26th Jun 2007 12:36
Michael Synnott and Sammy Moore have signed their new one-year deals with the Blues. Midfielder Moore made his first team debut as a sub against Sunderland last season, while defender Synnott is yet to appear for the first team but won his first Republic of Ireland U21 cap earlier this year.

On Monday, 26th June 2006

Tour Match Switch Mon 26th Jun 2006 18:14
Town's final game of the pre-season tour of Holland and Belgium will now be against FC Brussels. The previous opponents, St Truiden, are unable to play as they are involved in European competition.
Lee Aims for Swift Return Mon 26th Jun 2006 16:57
Striker Alan Lee says he is hopeful of being fit for the start of the season. The Irish international recently underwent abdominal surgery.
Burley Targeted Foley Mon 26th Jun 2006 16:52
Steve Foley, Town's new coach, has revealed that he was asked to join the Blues more than a decade ago. Foley, sacked by Norwich City last month, turned down the chance to join George Burley at Portman Road when the former Colchester boss took over from John Lyall midway through the 1994/95 season.
Jim Nervous and Excited Mon 26th Jun 2006 15:23
New manager Jim Magilton was both nervous and excited as he arrived for the start of pre-season training earlier today. Magilton and chairman David Sheepshanks spoke to the squad prior to fitness coach Simon Thadani beginning the preparations for the 2006/07 season.
Colchester Match Moves Mon 26th Jun 2006 11:37
Town's away game at Colchester United is set to be moved to Friday, 29th September for live Sky coverage (KO 7.45pm). The match was originally scheduled for the following afternoon.
Pre-Season Begins Mon 26th Jun 2006 10:29
Town's players officially begin 2006/07 pre-season training today. Many of the squad have already returned to the club to work on their fitness after injury problems.
Donachie Joins Millwall Mon 26th Jun 2006 00:13
Former Town assistant manager Willie Donachie has joined Millwall in a similar role. Donachie left the Blues after Jim Magilton took over as manager last month.
Holland to Return? Mon 26th Jun 2006 00:03
TWTD understands that former skipper Matt Holland is on new manager Jim Magilton's list of potential summer signings. Holland has a year left on his Charlton contract but may not be in new manager Iain Dowie's plans for the season ahead.

On Sunday, 26th June 2005

Jim Set to Quit Sun 26th Jun 2005 23:56
TWTD understands that skipper Jim Magilton has decided not to sign his new one-year deal with the Blues. Magilton's current contract is up on June 30th and he has been considering whether to remain with Town since the end of last season.

On Saturday, 26th June 2004

Makin Rejects Deal Sat 26th Jun 2004 12:25
Town manager Joe Royle has been left stunned by by defender Chris Makin turning down the offer of a new deal at Portman Road. Makin had previously indicated that he intended to remain with the Blues.

On Thursday, 26th June 2003

No Miss for Driss Thu 26th Jun 2003 23:48
New Town signing Drissa Diallo will not miss out on pre-season training to play in an African Nations Cup qualifier. The Guinean international has given Joe Royle an assurance that he will not be involved in international football while with the Blues.
Naylor Set to Sign Thu 26th Jun 2003 12:58
Longest-serving Town player Richard Naylor is set to sign his new deal at Portman Road. The central defender or striker says that the matter will be sorted when Joe Royle returns from his holiday in Majorca.
No Sky Games for Town Thu 26th Jun 2003 12:23
Town do not feature in any of the early season live Sky TV matches, although there is a possibility that the West Ham match on August 30th, may move to a 5.35pm kick-off for early evening coverage.
Mogga Misses Out Thu 26th Jun 2003 08:18
Town coach Tony Mowbray has missed out on the manager's job at Hartlepool United. Mowbray has long been keen to take his first steps into management and saw an opportunity to do so with the north-east side.
Dutch Date for Town? Thu 26th Jun 2003 00:18
Reports in Holland say Town are lining up a game against Dutch side FC Twente Enschede if the planned friendly against Spanish club Athletic Bilbao falls through.

On Wednesday, 26th June 2002

Jim Quits Internationals Wed 26th Jun 2002 17:41
Town midfielder Jim Magilton has decided to hang up his international boots. The 33-year-old has played for his country for 11 years, but has decided to call it a day, partly due to his son Adam's recent health problems.
No News on Sixto Wed 26th Jun 2002 13:49
Town chairman David Sheepshanks says that despite contacting Inter Milan regarding extending the loan of Sixto Peralta for another season, the Blues are yet to hear anything. Reports yesterday claimed that the deal was almost done, however this seems to be a long way from the case.
Preston a 2pm Kick-Off Wed 26th Jun 2002 13:16
Town's game at Preston has been confirmed as a 2pm kick-off. Last week the Lancastrians moved the game to Sunday, September 1st due to Town's UEFA Cup match with FA Avenir Beggen on the preceding Thursday.
Branagan on Way Back Wed 26th Jun 2002 11:22
Keeper Keith Branagan is continuing his recovery from shoulder surgery and will be back goalkeeping in ten days' time. The former Irish international badly pulled shoulder ligaments in training back in January, a serious injury for a keeper.
Bramble Deal Done Monday Wed 26th Jun 2002 11:11
Reports in the North-East say that Titus Bramble's move to Newcastle United will be completed on Monday when Bobby Robson returns from his stint as a pundit with ITV. The Magpies have increased their earlier bid of £4.2 million in order to land the centre-half.
Sereni Deal Today? Wed 26th Jun 2002 08:44
Matteo Sereni says that his impending loan move to Brescia is the best thing for all concerned. The Town keeper's switch to the Serie A side is expected to be completed today although Sereni may back for pre-season training if there is a stumbling block.

On Tuesday, 26th June 2001

No Bid for Hadji Tue 26th Jun 2001 23:39
Contrary to claims by Coventry City chairman Bryan Richardson that Town had put a firm bid in for Moustapha Hadji reports now suggest that no bid has been made. A statement from Coventry said that Town and Villa were vying for the Moroccan with Villa the favourites to sign him.
Villa Bid to Fail Tue 26th Jun 2001 14:33
Reports in the Birmingham press today suggest that Villa's current bid for Moustapha Hadji is likely to fail. Villa are reported to have offered £1 million plus Julian Joachim, whereas Coventry are said to want £3 million plus the Villa striker. £4 million seems to be the quoted value of Hadji.
Town Bid for Hadji Tue 26th Jun 2001 13:56
Coventry City have announced that Town and Aston Villa have both made formal bids for their midfielder Moustapha Hadji. Earlier in the week George Burley denied that a bid had been put in, but intimated that he was interested in the player. This it seems is now confirmed.
Burley Still Certain of Wright Transfer Tue 26th Jun 2001 09:41
George Burley has confirmed that he thinks the Richard Wright transfer will still go through despite reports at the weekend that Feyenoord still believed that Jerzy Dudek was an Arsenal target. As far as Town are concerned Wright has agreed a basic deal with the North Londoners with only a few details and a medical to be sorted.

On Monday, 26th June 2000

Radio Suffolk Keeps Commentary Rights Mon 26th Jun 2000 16:02
The rights to radio commentary on Town games has gone once again to Radio Suffolk. Terry Baxter and friends have been commentating on Town's games for the last three seasons and have enjoyed a good relationship with the club and the players, many of whom have appeared as Terry's sidekicks.
Scowy Expects Wright to Stay Mon 26th Jun 2000 14:28
James Scowcroft has stated that he expects keeper Richard Wright to still be at Portman Road come the new season. The England U21 striker said: "I’m confident that Richard Wright will be with us next season. Everyone wants him to stay and I’m confident he can reach a compromise with the club." Scowcroft and Wright have both played for about the same length of time and were also comrades in reserve, youth and England U21 football so he obviously knows Wright well. Earlier Town manager George Burley had said that he had spoken to Wright and said that a decision would be reached sooner rather than later: "I spoke to Richard again on Friday. We had a really good chat. He has said that that he will be back to me within the next few days." Wright's agect Jonathan Barnett has been touting Wright whilst the keeper has been away with England with Celtic reportedly interested. Other clubs linked lately include everal Italian sides, Newcastle and Barcelona.
Mullins Link Renewed Mon 26th Jun 2000 12:47
The long-standing link between Town and Palace youngster Hayden Mullins has once again hit the newspapers. The 21-year-old England U21 international has been interesting George Burley for some while with a link going back as far as last summer. The midfielder would cost Town £2.5 million.

On Saturday, 26th June 1999

Bracey signs for Hull City Radio? Sat 26th Jun 1999 17:24
Lee Bracey has signed for Hull City on a free transfer, after being on the sidelines for the whole of the last season. The out of contract keeper was naturally disppointed at a lack of first team chances. He takes with him our best wishes, and his Radio Suffolk coat which will be useful in the gantry at Boothferry Park.

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