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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.

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.

Ipswich Town discovered their opponents in the Carabao Cup earlier today, and were also close to signing Manchester City winger Bersant Celina and Rangers striker, Joe Garner.

Jordan Spence became the first summer arrival at Ipswich Town this week, the free agent defender signing a new two-year deal, having impressed during a spell with the Blues last season.

Ipswich Town find themselves at a crucial juncture.

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Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher’s son – former army captain Christopher – has died, it has been reported.

Ipswich Town last won an East Anglian derby back in April 2009, beating Norwich City 3-2 at Portman Road in what turned out to be Jim Magilton’s final game in charge.

The East Anglian derby has a long and rich history of good and bad moments for Ipswich Town fans – but what’s your favourite memory from the fixture?

Norwich City will ‘never, ever be a bigger club than Ipswich Town’, says Blues legend Ray Crawford.

West Sussex referee Tim Robinson has been put in charge of Sunday’s derby clash at Portman Road.

Former Ipswich Town and Norwich City players have recounted their East Anglian derby memories ahead of Sunday’s clash between the sides at Portman Road.

Norwich City travel to Ipswich Town for the latest episode of the East Anglian football derby on Sunday.

ITFC in pictures

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 host Norwich City in the first East Anglian derby of the 2017/18 campaign this Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko).

Suffolk FA Women’s Cup

Ipswich Town 11

Walsham-le-Willows 0

Ipswich Town Ladies turned in another high class performance as they progressed to the second round of the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup with an 11-0 pasting of Walsham-le-Willows.

Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira last night kicked off derby week with a shot at Ipswich Town – insisting the Canaries are a ‘better club’ than the Blues, and have ‘better players.’

Next Sunday’s derby now assumes even great significance after Saturday’s disappointing result at Bramall Lane, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

The 2017/18 honeymoon period is well and truly over, the bubble has burst, normal service has resumed. Our beloved Ipswich are dropping back to where they belong – mid-table at best...

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