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Ipswich Town v Norwich City – Reporters from both sides of the border have their say

PUBLISHED: 15:09 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:42 16 October 2017

Jonas Knudsen scored in both East Anglian derbies last season as Ipswich Town and Norwich City twice played out 1-1 draws. Photo: Pagepix

Jonas Knudsen scored in both East Anglian derbies last season as Ipswich Town and Norwich City twice played out 1-1 draws. Photo: Pagepix

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The wait is nearly over – the first East Anglian derby of the season takes place this Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko) as Ipswich Town host Norwich City at Portman Road.

Today, Archant football reporters from either side of the Suffolk/Norfolk border took questions and gave their thoughts ahead of the action.

East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star writer Stuart Watson hosted a live and interactive web chat right.

Then, straight afterwards, Stuart was joined by Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News writers Paddy Davitt and Michael Bailey for a Facebook Live broadcast from inside Portman Road.

Catch up on everything that was said right here and leave your comments below.

• Like our Facebook page for plenty of Blues video reports.

Ipswich Town’s Bryan Klug was spotted keeping an eye on Colchester United and Wycombe at the weekend.

Sports writer Andy Warren takes a look at Ipswich Town’s business in the January transfer window so far.

FA Youth Cup Fourth Round

Ipswich Town U18s 2

Dagenham & Redbridge U18s 1

Ipswich Town’s U18 Academy boss Alan Lee praised his side after they progressed in the FA Youth Cup after beating Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 at Portman Road last night.

FA Youth Cup

Ipswich Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Ipswich Town U18 Academy boss Alan Lee is hoping his young charges can keep up the proud Blues tradition of success in youth football, with victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight, at Portman Road, 7pm ko.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes young defender Chris Smith returned from his loan spell at Chelmsford ‘more of a bloke’ and is hopeful he has a first team future.

Ipswich Town U23 3

QPR 0

Ben Morris hit a brace and Aaron Drinan opened his account in a blue shirt as an experienced Ipswich Town under 23 side eased past QPR 3-0 at Playford Road today, writes Kieren Standley.

FA Women’s Premier League

South East Division One

Ipswich Town 9

Haringey Borough 0

Ipswich Town Ladies bounced back from last Sunday’s disappointing FA Cup exit to Charlton with an emphatic 9-0 trouncing of bottom of the league Haringey Borough at the Goldstar Ground in Felixstowe, writes Kieren Standley.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is set to appeal the red card given to Eunan O’Kane following his altercation with Jonas Knudsen.

Episode Six: Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back for another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast to discuss the win over Leeds, Portman Road atmosphere and the latest transfer news.

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