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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.

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Two Ipswich Town stars will be looking to take a big step towards this summer’s World Cup over the next week while a host of younger players look to further their international careers.

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been impressed by Ipswich stopper Bartosz Bialkowski following his first call-up to the Polish national team.

Luton boss Nathan Jones is disappointed to lose the services of midfielder Flynn Downes due to international duty but is pleased to see the Ipswich Town youngster continue his development with England Under 19s.

Fighting for a place in England’s World Cup squad might be tough work for Burnley’s Nick Pope but it beats riding a milk float in the early hours of the morning.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Michael Crowe was taken by surprise when he found out he had been called up for international duty, but is determined to learn as much as he can while away with the Wales squad.

Ipswich Town fans want to see young defender Josh Emmanuel given his chance in the first team next season.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says Josh Emmanuel may be sent out on loan again next season.

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers hopes striker David McGoldrick has not played his last game for the club.

Season ticket prices, whether we’ll hear from owner Marcus Evans and manager Mick McCarthy’s future are the three big questions as Ipswich Town head into a two-week international break.

Did you hear about the Mick McCarthy press conference? He walked into the room, sat down, and apologised profusely to the loyal fans of Ipswich Town, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

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