PUBLISHED: 14:05 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:44 22 September 2018 Andy Warren Kayden Jackson is just beaten to the ball by Bolton keeper Ben Alnwick early in the game. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town are back in action at Portman Road this afternoon when they host Bolton Wanderers (3pm). Paul Hurst’s men head into the contest on the back of Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Brentford, in which Kayden Jackson headed home in the second half to level after Neal Maupay’s opener.Town are still bottom of the Championship despite picking up another point, with Paul Hurst still winless since taking charge in the summer.Today they host a Bolton side who are winless in their last four games, going down to Middlesbrough in midweek.You can follow this afternoon’s game right here.Kick-off’s at 3pm. … [Read more...] about Matchday Live: Bolton down to 10 men after Wilson red as Town look for first win
Opinion The number 6 shirt laid out on the Portman Road turf for Kevin Beattie before the game against Brentford on Tuesday night. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM © Copyright Stephen Waller Mike Bacon looks back on a week of such sadness with the loss of Ipswich Town’s greatest-ever player, Kevin Beattie Sir Bobby Robson and Kevin Beattie celebrating the team's FA Cup win at a gala evening in 2008.The passing of Kevin Beattie has understandably caused a great outpouring of grief among Town fans and many in the football world.I must admit I don’t think it really sunk in with me until Monday, even though I was working on Monday’s EADT and Ipswich Star papers and websites all day Sunday, where ‘The Beat’s’ passing was the only story.I suspect that working meant my mind didn’t have time to take it in... But, like many of you reading this, it’s sunk in now.And what a awful shock.The man was a complete legend … [Read more...] about Bacon’s Bites: What have Bale, Gascoigne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Beckham, Giggs, Gerrard, Hoddle and ‘The Beat’ all got in common? Yep, that’s how good Kevin Beattie was
Video PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 September 2018 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst. Photo: Steve Waller © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst says there will be times he had to abandon his ideals, but that he is very clear about how he wants his team to play in the long run. Kayden Jackson (bottom left) watches his header beat Brentford keeper Daniel Bentley on Tuesday night. Photo: Steve WallerThe Blues boss has stressed that fast starts, exciting wingers and a high press are central to his football philosophy.However, he devised a specialist game plan for the visit of high-flying Brentford at Portman Road on Tuesday, picking a 3-5-2 system and instructing his players to go more direct.MORE: ‘To have all of that backing is pleasing’ – Hurst’s praise for Town fans ahead of Bolton visitIt didn’t work, he switched to 4-2-3-1 at the break and Town, greatly reducing their errors on the ball, … [Read more...] about ‘If we’re on a long journey the path isn’t going to be all smooth’ – Hurst on why he’ll never be scared to make big decisions
Video PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:25 21 September 2018 Andy Warren Ipswich Town Fill in the Blank Archant Mark Heath, Stuart Watson and Andy Warren fill in the blank on some big Ipswich Town topics. In the first of a new series, we look at a host of Ipswich Town talking points and fill in the gap.This week we discuss who should start in the centre of the Ipswich defence against Bolton and the Blues missing out on James Collins as he prepares to sign elsewhere.We also make out predictions ahead of this weekend’s game. Get involved and let us know your thoughts.For all the latest Ipswich Town news, views, videos and interviews, join us on our Kings of Anglia Facebook page … [Read more...] about Fill in the Blank- Who should start in defence? Will Ipswich beat Bolton? Will the Blues regret missing out on Collins?
PUBLISHED: 16:09 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 20 September 2018 Andy Warren Marcus Evans and Paul Hurst met on Tuesday, Picture: ITFC/ARCHANT Archant Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans and manager Paul Hurst met on Tuesday prior to the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Brentford. Hurst said his meeting with Evans was a positive one. Picture: STEVE WALLERYou said you were due to have a meeting with Marcus on Monday or Tuesday this week. How does he see things at the minute?PH: “That was Tuesday, we had a good chat and we went through a lot because it’s the first time we’ve spoken properly to do with everything we’re trying to do here.“He was just checking on things and I have to say it was a positive conversation.MORE: Ipswich’s potential Collins move ‘dead and buried’ as Welshman prepares to sign elsewhere Other managers have praised Marcus for his patience when things aren’t going well and with a … [Read more...] about ‘We have a plan he is fully supportive of… it was a positive conversation’