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The race for promotion to the Premier League is shaping up to be a cracker! With just 11 games left there are still several teams fighting for automatic promotion, not to mention several vying for a play-off berth.
The top spot is held by Burnley however Middlesbrough, Hull and Brighton are all within touching distance. Derby find themselves safely in fifth place whilst Sheffield Wednesday, holding the final play-off spot, are under pressure from  Cardiff, Birmingham and Ipswich, snapping at the final play-off position. So who’s got what it takes to go up?
Burnley
After beating Lancashire …

Three players each from Leicester City and Burnley have been recognised their performances this season in the Championship PFA Team of the Year.
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, defender Wes Morgan and midfielder Danny Drinkwater have all been named in the PFA’s side of the season along with Burnley’s Kieran Trippier, Jason Shackell and Danny Ings.
Ross McCormack, Leeds United’s leading scorer, was joined by Derby County duo Craig Bryson and Will Hughes alongside Andy Reid of Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town’s Aaron Cresswell.
Championship PFA Team of the Year: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City); Keiran …

Following a run of 11without a win, Paul Jewell and Ipswich Town parted company by mutual consent Wednesday afternoon.

Rumours were rife that Jewell had lost the dressing room and this seasons results would suggest those rumours were true, Ipswich are a big championship club in a rut and the successful days of the legendary Sir Bobby Robson seem a long way off being rekindled at the moment.

Who will Marcus Evans be able to lure to Suffolk to rescue his club from what is looking a desperate state of affairs at …

I can’t help but lament now that Ipswich’s very thin play-off hopes (well dream) is virtually impossible after the loss at Watford; where could Ipswich be if Paul Jewell would have sorted out the defence at the start of the season? This though is made worse especially when reading in the East Anglian Daily Times that Ipswich would have an extra 24 points if they’d been able to hold onto leads this season. The defensive frailties are very much apparent, even more so when you read annoying stats such as; …

Few successful League climbing signings have been made during the 31 days of January, but Paul Jewell is hoping his Ipswich side can make two; to re-enforce his goal-leaking defence and climb The Championship table.
He does have food for thought; his side have conceded 47 goals so far this season. Leaving the Tractor Boys 12 points from the last play-off place and languishing in 19th position. Town`s defensive problems put them in the company of League 1 Chesterfield (conceded 45 goals) and League 2 teams Northampton Town, Bristol Rovers, AFC …

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF THE WEEKEND
PeterboroughUnited v Ipswich Town – Saturday 20th August 2011 – 5.20 pm kick-off
Last time the sides met
Peterborough United 3-1 Ipswich Town (Tuesday 16th February 2010)
Dickinson (47), Frecklington (63),       Murphy (9)
Morgan (85)
The Lowdown 
On Saturday evening, two teams that play in blue and white will go head-to-head in front of the Sky cameras at Portman Road. Surviving in the Championship is all that matters to Peterborough United, having lost top-scorer Craig Mackail-Smith to Brighton. Ipswich Town however, will aim for a top-flight return, as their fans are currently smarting …

Welcome to another Npower Championship preview for the 2011/2012 season, this time around I will turn my attentions to Paul Jewell’s Ipswich Town. Ipswich have had a couple of mediocre campaigns in the Championship in recent years, but can they improve and be the surprise package or will another mid-table season be in store for the Portman Road faithful…
Ipswich Preview
Ipswich Town have been very disappointing in previous Npower Championship campaigns. Many managers have been tried and tested in the Ipswich hotseat, but have failed to deliver any real promotion challenges. …

Roy Keane arrived at Ipswich in a blaze of publicity for Marcus Evans’s Ipswich Town following the sacking of Jim Magilton in April 2009. The fans were full of optimism despite some feeling that Keane wasn’t in the Ipswich tradition and had at times courted controversy as a player. However it was clear he was a winner and he made a success of most of his time as manager of Sunderland and what’s more – he seemed to have mellowed.

The team ended the two games of that season with two …

A reported £10 million price tag, Premier League interest and nine goals for England (even if it is in the under 17’s). Not bad for a player who only turned 17 on March 31st this year.
Since his debut, which came only 11 days after his sixteenth birthday making him Ipswich’s’ youngest ever player, the hype surrounding Connor Wickham has reached fever pitch. With a rumoured £5 million bid being rejected from Tottenham, and Arsene Wenger also reportedly keen to add him to his ‘collection’ of young guns, Wickham is hot …

Still in a state of disbelief following the shock retirement of 22-year-old goalkeeper Shane Supple, Ipswich travelled to the Hawthorns aiming to notch their first victory of the new campaign. However, clinical finishing from West Brom meant Ipswich sit uncomfortably with just one point from four games, also leading to many Town faithful coming round to the belief that the appointment of Roy Keane could prove yet another false dawn.
Goals from Youssouf Mulumbu and Robert Koren ensured West Brom return to the leading pack, alongside fellow promotion contenders, Newcastle United …