Town fixtures: Games to watch, matches to miss and more storylines

IT’S time for a quirky look at Ipswich Town’s fixture list for the new season.

I’ve taken a look at some of the must-see games, games-to-miss, hardest runs and easiest runs, in blocks of five, and also the dates for some old school reunions....

FIVE OF THE BEST

MUST SEE GAMES:

Aug 27: Leeds (home, always a big occasion)


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Sept 27: West Ham (away, welcome return to Upton Park)

Jan 31 West Ham (home, to complete the double over the Hammers!)

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Feb 25: Brighton (away, a new ground)

Apr 28: Doncaster (away, for Town’s promotion party!)

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GAMES TO MISS

Oct 29: Millwall (away, for the unpleasant atmosphere)

Nov 1: Birmingham (away, tough midweek test)

Nov 29: Burnley (away, a long midweek haul)

Dec 26: Leicester (away, might spoil your Christmas)

Dec 31: Reading (away, might spoil your New Year’s Eve celebrations)

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HARDEST STRETCH

First choice: Aug 27 to Sept 27: Leeds (home), Blackpool (away), Coventry (home), Middlesbrough (away), West Ham (away)

Second choice: Oct 29 to Nov 26: Millwall (away), Birmingham (away), Doncaster (home), Nottingham Forest (away), Reading (home)

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EASIEST STRETCH

First choice, April 9 to 28: Leicester (home), Crystal Palace (away), Birmingham (home), Millwall (home), Doncaster (away) – last five games!

Second choice: March 17 to April 7: Peterborough (home), Burnley (home), Watford (away), Barnsley (home), Derby (away)

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EX-PLAYERS RETURNING TO PORTMAN ROAD

Alex Bruce (Leeds, on August 27)

David Norris (Portsmouth, October 18)

Jon Stead (Bristol City, March 3)

Liam Trotter (Millwall, April 21)

Danny Haynes (Barnsley, March 31)

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TOWN PLAYERS/STAFF BACK AT OLD HAUNTS

Michael Chopra (to Cardiff, October 15)

Mark Kennedy (to Cardiff, October 15)

Ivar Ingimarsson (to Reading, December 31)

Damien Delaney (to Hull, March 10)

Paul Jewell (to Derby, April 7)

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