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Ipswich Witches make the long trip to league leaders Glasgow on Sunday in a Championship fixture (3pm).

Ipswich Town make the short trip to London to take on League One outfit, Charlton Athletic, in their final pre-season friendly of the summer tomorrow.

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.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers head into a period of three meetings in four days with the positive news that both Luke Ruddick and Sam Woods are highly likely to return to the team following a spell on the sidelines through injury.

There will be no extra time in next season’s Suffolk County Cup games, with deadlocked matches going straight to penalties after 90 minutes. Nick Garnham reports in his latest Love Football Suffolk FA column

Sudbury’s Darren Batch is poised to play his first three-day fixture for Suffolk for seven years, writes Nick Garnham.

Overshooting the awkward Kentford turn in the Anglia Velo “ten” didn’t stop Wickham Market junior Lyster Romero from winning.

The second tier season starts next Friday, however, clubs are working frantically to add to their squads, ahead of a long campaign. Several deals HAVE already been done though and CHRIS BRAMMER picks out six of the best.

In the Danny King column this week: Be careful what you wish for... A 12-hour round trip for nothing - and Ritchie has a ball while I get wet!

Ipswich Town head to local rivals Colchester United tonight, as the Blues’ preparations for the new Championship season step up a notch.

Ipswich Town players will proudly carry the crest of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) on their back this coming season.

Some of the fittest athletes in the region dug deep to prove themselves at the second annual Suffolk Games over the weekend.

It was a thriller at Bury St Edmunds where the home team beat Ipswich at the first play-off hole in their Stenson Shield quarter-final.

In Mike Bacon’s bites this week: The BBC pay debate, life without the Open of free TV and how ITFC would love an Ipswich Witches home run!

Suffolk PGA, the inaugural winners of the PGA England and Wales inter-county Championship, will look to kick-start their bid to reclaim the title they won four years ago at the East qualifying event taking place at Bush Hill Park on Tuesday.

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If I’m still playing golf when I’m in my 90s, I will be a happy man!

Otley Bowls Club’s Andrew Drummond lifted the Suffolk county men’s Federation 4-bowl singles title at Ixworth Bowls Club, last Sunday.

Fourteen-year-old Emma Herrieven, played very well throughout the weekend of the annual Suffolk County Women’s Bowls Association Federation finals.

Having suffered a 72 run defeat by Middlesex on Thursday night, Essex Eagles have named a 14-man squad for the NatWest T20 Blast encounter against Gloucestershire tomorrow night.

Ipswich Witches make the long trip to league leaders Glasgow on Sunday in a Championship fixture (3pm).

Brantham Athletic joint boss Michael Brothers admits the club’s ambitions are part of the attraction as to why he and Matt Carmichael are managing the club.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers head into a period of three meetings in four days with the positive news that both Luke Ruddick and Sam Woods are highly likely to return to the team following a spell on the sidelines through injury.

Woodbridge Town boss Jamie Scales is hoping an early start and some early points can kick-start a successful Woodpeckers’ season.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town are at Charlton this afternoon for their final friendly (3pm). Stuart Watson takes a look at the selection battles ahead of next Saturday’s big kick-off.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy knows his side need a good start to the new campaign in order to keep the boos at bay.

In the last of our weekly lookbacks at Town’s greatest games, we remember the day the Blues proved they could hold their own in the Premier League.

Ipswich Town make the short trip to London to take on League One outfit, Charlton Athletic, in their final pre-season friendly of the summer tomorrow.

Ipswich Town are one of three Championship clubs interested in Wigan Athletic striker Omar Bogle, according to Sky Sports.

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 take on Charlton Athletic, at The Valley, in their final warm-up game for 2017/18 tomorrow afternoon. Stuart Watson previews the game.

Three of Ipswich Town’s summer signings are struggling to be fit for next Saturday’s Championship opener against Birmingham City, at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town new boy Dominic Iorfa believes his strongest position, in the long-term, will be centre-back.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he will be restricted to signing a striker on loan due to the fact the Blues can’t compete financially with some of the ‘bonkers’ transfer fees being spent in the Championship.

Blues fans of all ages have gathered at Portman Road today to meet their heroes ahead of the start of the new season.

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