|Portman Road Ground Rent Talks Continue Tue 03rd Jan 2012 23:11|
Town chief executive Simon Clegg says discussions are continuing with Ipswich Borough Council regarding the back rent owned on the land on which the Blues' Portman Road stadium stands. At an IBC executive meeting in October last year Town were given until December 31st to accept a new payment schedule which would see them begin repaying the £654,702 the council claim they are owed from June 1st in quarterly payments over four years.
|Duo's Loans End Tue 03rd Jan 2012 09:37|
Tamás Priskin and Shane O’Connor’s one-month loans at Derby and Port Vale are up today with neither set to extend their spells.
|Jewell: Centre-Half a January Priority Tue 03rd Jan 2012 09:06|
Blues boss Paul Jewell confirmed that adding to his centre-half options will be a priority during the January transfer window with more calamitous defending helping goal-shy Nottingham Forest to a 3-1 victory at Portman Road yesterday. The Town manager was critical of Damien Delaney and Ívar Ingimarsson after the defeat.
|Newcastle's Smith Linked Mon 02nd Jan 2012 23:03|
Town have been linked with a move for Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith. The 31-year-old former striker, who was recently mentioned in connection with a return to his hometown club Leeds, could be released by the Magpies in the next few days having made only two appearances this season.
|Jewell Hugely Disappointed Mon 02nd Jan 2012 18:23|
Town boss Paul Jewell was hugely disappointed by the Blues' 3-1 home defeat to Nottingham Forest, the Liverpudlian again left ruing individual defensive errors after Forest - who were without a goal in their last seven matches - netted three times for only the second time this season, the previous occasion having been when they last scored in the game against Town at the City Ground in November.
|Town 1-3 Nottingham Forest Mon 02nd Jan 2012 17:03|
Town’s 2012 got off to the worst possible start with goal-phobic Nottingham Forest leaving Portman Road with a 3-1 victory. Marcus Tudgay and Garath McCleary put the visitors - who hadn’t scored in their seven previous games - two goals in front at the break, then after the Blues had missed a number of chances, skipper Grant Leadbitter pulled one back from the penalty spot before Tudgay sealed Forest’s victory with his second of the afternoon.
|Drury Starts Against Forest Mon 02nd Jan 2012 14:21|
Andy Drury is a surprise midfield starter for the Blues in today’s home game against Nottingham Forest. Michael Chopra drops to the bench with Daryl Murphy looking set to move up front alongside Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, with Jason Scotland again missing with his hamstring injury.
|Former Coach Ablett Dies Mon 02nd Jan 2012 11:40|
Former Town coach Gary Ablett has died at the age of 46 after a long fight against non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The ex-Liverpool and Everton defender joined the club as Roy Keane's first team coach in the summer of 2010, agreeing a one-year deal, but was taken ill soon afterwards, although he remained a member of staff and in the club's thoughts.
|No News on Enquiries Mon 02nd Jan 2012 07:01|
Blues boss Paul Jewell was still to hear a response to his recent enquiries regarding two transfer targets after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Reading.
|Jewell Weighing Up Changes for Forest Clash Mon 02nd Jan 2012 07:00|
Town boss Paul Jewell says he is considering whether to make changes for today’s home game against Nottingham Forest with the match coming only 48 hours after the 1-0 defeat at Reading. The Blues manager will be forced into one change with central defender Ibrahima Sonko suspended, while Jason Scotland faces a fitness test this morning after missing the Madejski Stadium game due to the hamstring injury he suffered at Leicester on Boxing Day.