On this day in Town history: Ipswich Town Football Club is 140 years old today

PUBLISHED: 12:32 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 16 October 2018

Town have won three major honours in their history - the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Division One title

Town have won three major honours in their history - the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Division One title

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In our daily feature, we take a look back at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history... and today’s an important day!

Ipswich Town's best-ever squad? These were the players who came so close to pulling off a remarkable treble in the 1980-81 season, winning the UEFA Cup, finishing runners-up in the league, and losng in the semi-final of the FA CupIpswich Town's best-ever squad? These were the players who came so close to pulling off a remarkable treble in the 1980-81 season, winning the UEFA Cup, finishing runners-up in the league, and losng in the semi-final of the FA Cup

We start today’s back in 1878, as today marks the 140th anniversary of the formation of Ipswich Town Football Club.

Matt Richards scored a 90th minute equaliser on this day in 2004Matt Richards scored a 90th minute equaliser on this day in 2004

It was formed at a meeting of mainly former pupils of Ipswich School at the Town Hall, and the Blues were originally known as Ipswich Association Football Club, so as to have a different name from the existing rugby-playing Ipswich Football Club.

Alan Brazil scored in Town's 1-1 draw with LutonAlan Brazil scored in Town's 1-1 draw with Luton

In 1982, Alan Brazil scored as the Blues drew 1-1 with Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, while in 1971 the Blues drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park.

Clive Woods was at the double on this day in 1976Clive Woods was at the double on this day in 1976

It was on this day in 2004, Matt Richard scored an 90th minute equaliser as Town drew 1-1 with Burnley at Portman Road to preserve Ipswich’s unbeaten home record in the 2004-05 season.

And finally, on this day in 1976, Clive Woods scored twice as the Blues beat West Ham 2-0 at the Boleyn Ground to make it three wins in a row during the 1976-77 season.

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