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Monday, November 6, 2017

Ipswich Town go into the third international break of the season on a high following Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Preston.

The East Anglian derby misery goes on following yesterday’s 1-0 home defeat to Norwich City – that’s nine games without a win against the Canaries in almost nine years. More pertinently, that’s seven defeats in nine across all competitions for the Blues.

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.

Ipswich Town head into the second international break of the season placed eighth in the Championship table with a game in hand on many – so how do you reflect on the start to 2017/18?

Ipswich Town got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home victory over rock-bottom Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Ipswich Town head to south London on Tuesday night aiming to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup with a win at Premier League Crystal Palace – and they’ll do it fielding a team of youngsters.

The Blues are back tomorrow - and our Ipswich Town writers Chris Brammer and Stuart Watson bring you the latest news out of Portman Road, fresh from Mick McCarthy’s press conference, here.

With Ipswich Town’s Championship season just over a week away from kicking-off, excitement is building at Portman Road – the buzz at Thursday’s open day spreading a new wave of optimism amongst supporters.

Ipswich Town will face East Anglian rivals Norwich City on Saturday, October 21 at Portman Road and Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Carrow Road in the Championship this season.

Ipswich Town will play Birmingham City, at Portman Road, on the opening day of the 2017/18 Championship season.

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Jonas Axeldal may have never achieved anything like hero status at Ipswich Town, but the Swedish striker had already made his mark on football before he arrived at Portman Road.

David McGoldrick should go straight back into the Ipswich Town line-up when he returns from injury.

Former Town star Jason Dozzell says Ipswich can catapult themselves into play-off contention over the crucial festive period.

Ipswich Town players past and present, plus fans, have been paying tribute to club stalwart Dick Parker.

Ipswich Town fans have been reacting to news that owner Marcus Evans could be ready to spend in January, even though the club’s debt has increased to £89m.

Ipswich Town finance director Mark Andrews insists owner Marcus Evans remains ‘in it for the long haul’ after the latest set of accounts were revealed at last night’s PLC AGM, adding there could well be money for transfers in January.

Ipswich Town’s managing director last night criticised the “unwarranted personal abuse” suffered by manager Mick McCarthy and players from fans and the media this season.

ITFC in pictures

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy and skipper Luke Chambers have led tributes to “much-loved” club stalwart Dick Parker after he died at the weekend.

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Middlesbrough on Saturday to slip to ninth in the Championship table.

From the counter kings at Derby, to the counter chumps at Middlesbrough. With five of the next seven games at home, Ipswich Town need to take their medicine and quickly refocus on maintaining the fun factor at Portman Road.

No dramas as such with Town’s defeat at Middlesbrough, but there’s a degree of frustration that we have seen a couple of times in three weeks now, writes Karl Fuller.

Play to your strengths. It’s a well-worn piece of wisdom which applies in most walks of life, and certainly includes sport, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes his team let Middlesbrough off the hook in this afternoon’s 2-0 defeat at the Riverside Stadium.

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