Jewell: Club Has Important Role in CommunityFri 10th Aug 2012 16:49 Blues boss Paul Jewell cited the importance of the clubâ€™s community ties after todayâ€™s open training day at Portman Road. More than 2,200 people attended in blistering hot weather.
Jewell Impressed With Midfield DuoFri 10th Aug 2012 08:54 Blues boss Paul Jewell says he has been impressed with the way Tottenham loanee Massimo Luongo, who is at Portman Road for the season, and Luke Hyam have combined in recent games. The duo have taken up the central midfield roles behind Lee Martin since the former Manchester United man returned to action after a thigh injury.
Drury to Miss Colchester ClashTue 07th Aug 2012 14:38 Midfielder Andy Drury has been ruled out of the Bluesâ€™ final pre-season friendly at Colchester on Wednesday due to the calf problem he suffered at Southend last Tuesday (KO 7.45pm). The 28-year-old missed Saturdayâ€™s 3-1 victory over West Ham due to the injury.
Hutchings: Very Good Work-OutSat 04th Aug 2012 18:02 Blues assistant boss Chris Hutchings was delighted with Townâ€™s performance as they defeated Premier League West Ham 3-1 at Portman Road.
Town 3-1 West HamSat 04th Aug 2012 16:57 Goals from Michael Chopra (pen), Luke Chambers and Jason Scotland saw Town to a confidence-boosting 3-1 victory over Premier League new boys West Ham at Portman Road. The Blues were two goals in front at the break after dominating the first half, but the visitors hit back through Matt Taylor before Jason Scotland sealed it late on.
Jewell: Goals We Concede Are Beyond BeliefTue 31st Jul 2012 22:18 Town boss Paul Jewell was again left ruing his side’s failure to defend set pieces and crosses into the box after losing 2-1 to Southend in a friendly at Roots Hall. The Blues were two goals behind after 11 minutes via Kane Ferdinand and a Luke Chambers own goal. Town’s reply was an own goal from Shrimpers’ defender Mark Phillips.
Southend 2-1 TownTue 31st Jul 2012 21:55 Town fell to their second pre-season defeat in two games as early goals saw Southend to a 2-1 victory at Roots Hall. Kane Ferdinand had already spurned one opportunity when he opened the scoring in the sixth minute, the Republic of Ireland U19 international heading in the second off Luke Chambers’s knee five minutes later. The Blues’ reply was a Bryan Gunn-esque own goal from Mark Phillips after the break.
Luton 2-0 TownSat 28th Jul 2012 17:09 A headed goal from a set piece in each half from Hungarian centre-half Janos Kovacs consigned the Blues to a 2-0 friendly defeat at Luton. Michael Chopra came closest to scoring for the Blues when his first half header struck the post.
Drury Looking Forward to Luton ReturnSat 28th Jul 2012 09:31 Midfielder Andy Drury says heâ€™s looking forward to returning to his former club Luton Town for this afternoonâ€™s friendly (KO 3pm). The 28-year-old joined the Blues from the Hatters in January 2011 for Â£150,000.