On Wednesday, 20th September 2017
|Naked Football Show Tonight on ICR FM Wed 20th Sep 2017 15:27 |
This evening's Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) sees host Graham Blackburn joined by Alex Blagona to talk all things Town.
|Chambers: Winning Games is the Most Important Thing Wed 20th Sep 2017 12:36 |
Skipper Luke Chambers admits that the Blues may not currently be the easiest on the eye but says winning games is ultimately the most important thing.
On Tuesday, 20th September 2016
|Stockwell and Wright Legends on the Town Tue 20th Sep 2016 09:53 |
Mick Stockwell and Jermaine Wright will be the guests at the Supporters Club’s first Legends on the Town event of the season at the Dove Street Inn, St Helens Street, Ipswich on Monday 3rd October (from 7.30pm)
On Saturday, 20th September 2014
|U18s Lose to Owls Sat 20th Sep 2014 15:43 |
Town’s U18s lost 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday this morning, the young Blues’ first defeat of the season.
|Mings Signs New Deal Sat 20th Sep 2014 14:28 |
Left-back Tyrone Mings has signed a new contract until June 2017. The 21-year-old was offered the new terms after the Blues turned down Crystal Palace's £3 million deadline day offer.
|Legend Butcher Presents Cheque to Baby Unit Sat 20th Sep 2014 10:03 |
Former Town and England captain Terry Butcher presented a cheque for £1,150 to the Colchester Special Care Baby Unit on Friday, funds raised by Blues fan Graeme Brooke’s recent book Adventures of a Tractor Boy.
|McCarthy: There's a Buzz About the Place Sat 20th Sep 2014 06:00 |
Boss Mick McCarthy there’s a well-warranted buzz about Playford Road following this week's back-to-back 2-0 home wins against Millwall and Brighton.
|Bishop's Impact No Surprise to Tabb Sat 20th Sep 2014 06:00 |
Jay Tabb has sung the praises of young midfielder Teddy Bishop, who has made a huge impression since breaking into the side at Derby at the end of last month.
|McCarthy Will Take Care With Bishop Sat 20th Sep 2014 06:00 |
Boss Mick McCarthy is delighted with 18-year-old Teddy Bishop’s impact since he came into the side at Derby, but won’t overplay the midfielder during his first season in the senior side.
On Friday, 20th September 2013
|Anderson Back for Wigan Trip Fri 20th Sep 2013 14:46 |
Midfielder Paul Anderson will be back in the Town squad for Sunday’s game at Wigan having recovered from the minor groin injury which saw him miss Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Yeovil.
|Ultimately I Think It Will Be an Incredibly Frustrating Season - Notes for Wigan Fri 20th Sep 2013 12:00 |
HarryfromBath assesses the mood in the opposition camp ahead of Sunday's game by delving into their forums.
|Familiar Faces Helped Ando to Settle at Town Fri 20th Sep 2013 11:30 |
Seeing so many familiar faces in the Town ranks was a welcome boost for recent signing Paul Anderson – even if he still found his initiation quite daunting.
|Blues Amongst Clubs Eyeing Everton Youngster Fri 20th Sep 2013 09:08 |
Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham are understood to have enquired about the loan availability of 21-year-old Everton centre-half Shane Duffy.
|McGoldrick's Form No Surprise Fri 20th Sep 2013 06:00 |
David McGoldrick’s impressive displays for Town this season have not surprised fellow new boy Paul Anderson after the pair were team-mates at Nottingham Forest.
|Anderson: Town Move a No-Brainer Fri 20th Sep 2013 06:00 |
Paul Anderson can hardly believe his good fortune after thinking he would start the current campaign in League One with newly-relegated Bristol City.
On Thursday, 20th September 2012
|Matchday Naked Podcast Now Online Thu 20th Sep 2012 17:59 |
You can now hear this week's The Naked Football Show on ICR FM's Listen Again facility, on an MP3 and via iTunes. Host Graham Blackburn is joined by Jeremy Leeburn, Joe Fairs and George Solomon to discuss the Town issues of the moment prior to last night's defeat to Wolves.
|Chopra Set for Scan Thu 20th Sep 2012 10:42 |
Striker Michael Chopra has revealed that he will undergo a scan later today on the thigh injury he suffered during last night’s 2-0 defeat to Wolves.
|Jewell: We Can Turn Things Around Thu 20th Sep 2012 01:54 |
Blues boss Paul Jewell has insisted that his Town side are capable of turning their season around despite a disappointing start which sees them sitting in 23rd in the Championship after six games. The Blues have failed to score in their last two matches – both 2-0 defeats – despite creating plenty of opportunities in front of goal.
On Tuesday, 20th September 2011
|Aldershot Defender Linked Tue 20th Sep 2011 21:57 |
Town are one of a number of Championship clubs reported to be keeping an eye on Aldershot left-back or midfielder Anthony Straker. The Blues, Watford and Coventry are all said to be interested in the 22-year-old who is out of contract at the end of the season.
|Duo in Northern Ireland Squad Tue 20th Sep 2011 17:20 |
Blues midfielders Josh Carson and Cormac Burke have been named in the Northern Ireland U19 squad for European Championships qualifiers against Germany, Belarus and Montenegro next month.
|Lavery Nets Twice as Reserves Thrash Posh Tue 20th Sep 2011 16:55 |
Northern Ireland U21 international striker Caolan Lavery gave his hopes of winning a professional contract a further boost by netting twice as the reserves beat Peterborough United 5-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Jaime Peters and Ronan Murray were the other scorers.
|Town Summer Target in Cash Row Tue 20th Sep 2011 15:16 |
Summer Town target James Henry is reportedly embroiled in a pay dispute with his club Millwall. The winger is claimed to want a 50% payrise and is said to be ready to hand in a transfer request.
|Clegg: Town’s Debt Not a Concern Tue 20th Sep 2011 14:51 |
Town chief executive Simon Clegg says fans shouldn’t be concerned about the level of debt that the Blues have built up during their continuing push to get back into the Premier League.
On Monday, 20th September 2010
|O'Dea in Irish Squad Mon 20th Sep 2010 15:56 |
Town loanee Darren O’Dea has been named in a preliminary 26-man Republic of Ireland squad for their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Russia and Slovakia next month.
|Keane Targeting Second Loanee Mon 20th Sep 2010 13:30 |
Town manager Roy Keane says he has spoken to a manager regarding a second potential loan signing. The Blues boss says he’s close on his first new addition, that deal having initially been expected to go through last week.
|Keane: We Need Two or Three More Players Mon 20th Sep 2010 09:04 |
Boss Roy Keane says that ideally he’d still like to add two or three more players to his squad. The Blues manager is hopeful of signing a loanee in the next few days, the deal having been put on hold last week.
|Scotland Tips Wickham for England Mon 20th Sep 2010 08:51 |
Striker Jason Scotland says team-mate Connor Wickham will play for England one day. Scotland, who netted Town's second goal in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Cardiff, has been hugely impressed with the 17-year-old since joining the club from Wigan in a £750,000 deal last month.
On Saturday, 20th September 2008
|Clarke Nets Twice for Darlington Sat 20th Sep 2008 23:15 |
On-loan striker Billy Clarke netted twice as his Darlington side defeated Accrington Stanley 3-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Irishman has now scored seven goals in his nine games for the Quakers.
|U18s Lose to Leicester Sat 20th Sep 2008 22:28 |
Town's U18s fell to their first defeat of the season on Saturday morning with a 2-1 reverse against Leicester City at Playford Road.
|Jim Pleased With Performance Sat 20th Sep 2008 22:17 |
Boss Jim Magilton was pleased with his side's performance in the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday. David Norris came closest to scoring for the Blues when he hit the bar late on.
|Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Town Sat 20th Sep 2008 19:21 |
Town picked up their second away point of the week as they drew 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. Chances were rare at either end, but Marcus Tudgay hit the post for the home side in the first half and David Norris the bar for Town late on.
On Thursday, 20th September 2007
|Reid Interest Confirmed Thu 20th Sep 2007 09:12 |
Boss Jim Magilton has confirmed that West Ham left winger Kyel Reid is amongst his potential loan targets, as first reported by TWTD three weeks ago.
On Wednesday, 20th September 2006
|Town to Face Brechin Wed 20th Sep 2006 22:17 |
Town have provisionally arranged a friendly with Brechin City for the next international week. The Blues are pencilled in to play the Bell's League Division Two side at Glebe Park on Thursday, 5th October in a game to celebrate the Scottish side's centenary.
|Injured Trio on Mend Wed 20th Sep 2006 13:55 |
Town's injured trio Simon Walton, Fabian Wilnis and Gavin Williams are all expected to be OK for Saturday's home game with Sunderland. Walton has a gash to the leg, Wilnis a thigh problem and Williams a groin injury.
|Jim: Agents Have a Role Wed 20th Sep 2006 13:49 |
Boss Jim Magilton says that agents will always be in football despite being an interested watcher of last night's Panorama investigation into transfer corruption.
|Win Greaves Tickets Wed 20th Sep 2006 11:45 |
TWTD and Ipswich Borough Council are offering Town fans the chance to win two tickets to see an Audience With Jimmy Greaves next month at the Corn Exchange. The England legend will be in town on Friday, 13th October along with his agent Terry Baker and a special guest.
|Gaards¢e Career Over? Wed 20th Sep 2006 11:07 |
Former Blue Thomas Gaards¢e says his career could be ended by the groin injury which has kept him on the sidelines since February. Gaards¢e left the Blues for West Brom in July 2003 for a fee of £500,000.
On Tuesday, 20th September 2005
|Town Targeted Fletcher Tue 20th Sep 2005 16:29 |
West Ham midfielder Carl Fletcher was targeted by Town last week shortly before the ex-Bournemouth man joined Watford on loan. Boss Joe Royle is looking for a loan midfielder as cover for Ian Westlake who is out of action until November, possibly December with an ankle injury.
|Joe: No Loanee Yet Tue 20th Sep 2005 14:03 |
Boss Joe Royle says Town will not be making a loan signing today, but another striker could come in on Wednesday. Royle has been looking for an addition to his squad since Nicky Forster underwent a cartilage operation in August.
|Sito Red Card Overturned Tue 20th Sep 2005 13:11 |
Spanish full-back Sito's red card against Norwich has been overturned by the FA's Disciplinary Commission. Sito faced missing two games for the sending off, his second dismissal of the season.
|Town Face Whistle Action Tue 20th Sep 2005 10:05 |
The Blues will face action from the FA over the whistling from the crowd during Sunday's match with Norwich. Referee Lee Mason has included the incident in his match report.
On Monday, 20th September 2004
|Another Reserve Move Mon 20th Sep 2004 22:06 |
Town's reserve match at Leicester has switched to Wednesday, October 6th from the day before.
|Reserves Face Colchester Mon 20th Sep 2004 19:47 |
Town's reserves face Colchester United in a friendly at Playford Road on Wednesday afternoon (KO 2pm).
|Joe to Ring Changes Mon 20th Sep 2004 17:35 |
Town boss Joe Royle will ring the changes when the Blues make the trip to Doncaster Rovers for a second round Carling Cup tie on Tuesday (KO 7.45pm). Matt Richards, Tony Dinning and Dean Bowditch will all start Town's first game at Belle Vue since 1958.
|U18s Lose at Spurs Mon 20th Sep 2004 10:45 |
A ten-man Town U18 side lost 3-2 at Spurs on Saturday lunchtime. The Blues were ahead on two occasions but the home side netted twice in a last five minutes during which Irish midfielder Owen Garvan was sent off.
On Saturday, 20th September 2003
|Joe Praise for Mahon Sat 20th Sep 2003 19:14 |
Town boss Joe Royle was pleased with his side's second win in a week and was particularly impressed with loanee Alan Mahon who created three of the Blues' goals.
|U19s Draw With Robins Sat 20th Sep 2003 19:06 |
The Blues' U19s drew 1-1 with Bristol City at the Playford Road Training Centre on Saturday lunchtime.
|Town 4-1 Wimbledon Sat 20th Sep 2003 18:59 |
A 4-1 victory over a poor Wimbledon side continued Town's resurgent form. Alun Armstrong and sub Richard Naylor put the Blues ahead before Patrick Agyemang pulled one back just before the break. In a Town dominated second period Darren Bent scored the third and Pablo Couñago notched a penalty.
|Mahon OK for Cup Sat 20th Sep 2003 10:35 |
Loanee midfielder Alan Mahon has been made available to Town for Tuesday's Carling Cup clash with Notts County. Blackburn boss Graeme Souness has given the Irishman permission to play for the Blues at Meadow Lane.
On Friday, 20th September 2002
|Two Academy Call-Ups Fri 20th Sep 2002 17:29 |
Academy keeper Lewis Price and defender/midfielder Gerard Nash have been called-up to their national squads.
|Le Pen Hits Out Fri 20th Sep 2002 14:29 |
On loan Town winger Ulrich Le Pen has told the French press that he wants to make his move to Strasbourg permanent and has been somewhat scathing in his condemnation about his time at Town.
|Thommo U-Turn Fri 20th Sep 2002 13:51 |
Ex-Town full-back Neil Thompson is back at the helm of Boston United after changing his mind about resigning. The caretaker-manager left his job on Wednesday saying his position had become "untenable".
|Naylor No To Col U Too! Fri 20th Sep 2002 13:45 |
Town striker Richard Naylor has now turned down a loan move to Colchester United. The striker was wanted by Steve Whitton who seems perplexed that a player so far out of favour should turn him down.
|Hundred Up for Hermann Fri 20th Sep 2002 13:43 |
Town centre-half Hermann Hreidarsson will make his 100th appearance for the Blues on Sunday at Stoke.
|Naylor Turns Down Oxford Fri 20th Sep 2002 13:25 |
Town striker Richard Naylor has turned down yet another offer of a loan move, this time from Ian Atkins and Oxford United.
|Town Squad for Stoke Fri 20th Sep 2002 12:23 |
George Burley's squad for Sunday's vital league clash with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium contains few surprises. Darren Ambrose is the only doubt ahead of the game with a calf injury.
|Ambrose Out? Fri 20th Sep 2002 10:59 |
Darren Ambrose has emerged as a doubt for Sunday's league clash at Stoke with a calf injury. The youngster was replaced by Finidi George halfway through the second half of last night's game.
|Academy Sides Away Fri 20th Sep 2002 10:43 |
Both Town's Academy sides are away on Saturday, the U17s at Charlton and the U19s at West Ham, the games kicking off at 11am.
|Burley on Draw Fri 20th Sep 2002 00:39 |
Town boss George Burley says his side can repeat the away successes at Torpedo Moscow and Helsingborg and are confident of progressing to round two of the UEFA Cup.
On Thursday, 20th September 2001
|Town 1-1 Torpedo Moscow Thu 20th Sep 2001 23:44 |
In the end Town could count themselves unlucky not to take a lead back to Moscow for the second leg next week. However, for much of the game it looked like the Russians would run out the winners. Titus Bramble was both hero and villain and Marcus Stewart missed a first half penalty.
|Reuser Misses Out Thu 20th Sep 2001 14:48 |
Martijn Reuser is likely to be rested this evening as he is suffering froma a knee problem. TWD has learned that the midfielder will probably be OK for Saturday's match at Old Trafford, but will not be in the starting line-up tonight.
|Club on South Stand Prices Thu 20th Sep 2001 13:46 |
A number of fans have posted on the TWTD Message Boards saying they have been charged £24.50 for tonight's game with Torpedo Moscow. TWTD has approached the club and this seems to have been an error.
|Sheepshanks on UEFA Cup Thu 20th Sep 2001 13:25 |
Town chairman David Sheepshanks says that UEFA should promote the UEFA Cup more than it does at present. Sheepshanks was speaking in the wake of David O’Leary’s less than complimentary comments about the competition earlier in the week.
|United Tickets Available Thu 20th Sep 2001 12:33 |
Town have announced that they have 50 tickets still available for the Manchester United game.
|Torpedo Info Thu 20th Sep 2001 11:17 |
Russian football is not something many in Britain know too much about, Sergei Baltacha apart. Torpedo are having a goodish season in the Russian Premier League which their manager Vitaly Shevchenko reckons is not as good as the English Premier League.
|More Fans Upset at Moscow Trip Thu 20th Sep 2001 10:27 |
TWTD has received more emails from fans annoyed at the arrangements for the official trip to Russia. Fans are upset that what was billed as a three-day trip is to all intents and purposes a one day trip with so little of the travelling days actually spent in Moscow.
|Sereni Card Almost Overturned Thu 20th Sep 2001 09:41 |
As expected Town have learnt that the video panel feel Matteo Sereni's red card against Leicester should be rescinded. George Burley was informed last night that the video panel had disagreed with Barry Knight's linesman's decision which was made from 60 yards away from the action.
On Wednesday, 20th September 2000
|Dheedene Link for Real Wed 20th Sep 2000 20:29 |
Town manager George Burley has refused to comment on stories linking Anderlecht defender Didier Dheedene. This is usually a sign that George Burley is indeed interested in a player, although quite why we may be after a defender is perplexing. Twenty-eight-year-old Dheedene previously played for the rather worrying sounding Germinal Ekeren before joining Anderlecht in 1997. Dheedene, who scored last night in the Champions' League, is rated at £1.5 million and is also reported to be interesting Southampton.
|Club Chaplain Appointed Wed 20th Sep 2000 13:30 |
Town have appointed a new club chaplain, the Reverend Kevan McCormack. The position is an honorary one and David Sheepshanks welcomed the appointment: "I’m very pleased that Kevan McCormack has been able to take on this role, combining it with his many other responsibilities. This is an important supportive position both for the Club generally and especially for our Academy players where pastoral care is an essential component of daily life."
|Dheedene Link Renewed Wed 20th Sep 2000 10:31 |
Town are again being linked with Anderlecht defender Didier Dheedene. The Belgian was first linked with Town on September 10th and the story seems to be a re-hash of that rumour. Southampton are also linked with the 28-year-old defender and he is rated at £1.5 million.
|Millwall 2-0 Town Wed 20th Sep 2000 01:24 |
The Blues fell to a Worthington Cup second round first leg defeat as they failed to take chance after chance as well as making errors at the back. Town kicked off with Martijn Reuser in a four man midfield with Matt Holland on the bench. Gary Croft came into the side for Fabian Wilnis, John Scales for the injured Titus Bramble and David Johnson for Marcus Stewart. Rain lashed the New Den throughout and made the surface difficult at times.
On Monday, 20th September 1999
|One Million Pound Man Mon 20th Sep 1999 00:48 |
Town are believed to be paying Blackburn £1 million for Gary Croft. The 25 year-old left back is set to sign once he has passed a medical.
|Brum Deal for Town Mon 20th Sep 1999 00:41 |
A second poor refereeing display in a week led to Town losing 1-0 at home to Birmingham in a tight and bad tempered affair. The mood of the game was set within fifteeen seconds when Paul Furlong was booked for a horrible foul on Manu Thetis. After ten minutes these two were again to the fore when referee Barry Knights gave Birmingham a penalty after Thetis had obstructed Stan Lazaridis. Fierce protests from Town players fell on deaf ears and Furlong stepped up and sent Wright the wrong way. Town players and fans felt that an indirect free-kick should have been the correct decision at worst. A few minutes later Johnson was impeded in the Birmingham box, but this time Mr Knights thought there was no contact. By now the Town crowd were suggesting that Mr Knights was Paul Alcock in disguise. Some similarities yes, but Knights wasn't quite that bad.