It comes around a little too quick but the international break does give us time to ponder, dissect - and even carry out a SWOT analysis of the season so far, writes Dave Gooderham.
Ipswich Town midfield star Emyr Huws says he's 'only going to get stronger and stronger' as he returns to action following a serious knee injury.
Injury-plagued midfield star Emyr Huws says getting back to action for Ipswich Town at the weekend is 'only the start' of his much-anticipated comeback.
Ipswich Town players are back in training for their promotion push in League One next season - here's a selection of the best pictures from today's session.
We take a look at some memorable games against today's opponents Aston Villa down the years, including a late winner from Emyr Huws and a top flight triumph.
Ipswich Town host fellow Championship relegation-battlers Rotherham United at Portman Road this afternoon (3pm). STUART WATSON previews the action.
Paul Lambert will decide tomorrow whether or not to include Cole Skuse and Emyr Huws in his side for Ipswich Town's vital clash with Rotherham.
Ipswich Town midfielder Cole Skuse potentially faces months on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in training.
Paul Lambert is planning to freshen up his side for tomorrow's visit to Nottingham Forest.
Paul Lambert has already admitted he needs to spend in January, with a striker a top priority. ANDY WARREN takes at the other areas of the squad needing help.
Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he will resist the temptation to call upon fit-again duo Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop too soon.
New Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is confident he will save the club from relegation and insists he hopes to stay in charge for years to come.
Ipswich Town host QPR in a Championship match at Portman Road this afternoon (3pm). STUART WATSON previews the action.
Tom Adeyemi is set to have an operation on his injured Achilles tendon.
Ipswich Town are monitoring a number of players, including captain Luke Chambers, following a bout of illness in the camp ahead of this weekend's visit of QPR.
Andy Warren looks at how the players inherited by Paul Hurst have fared during the opening weeks of the season.
Ipswich Town's bid for a first victory under Paul Hurst goes on. Andy Warren looks at the big questions ahead of the Blues' visit to Birmingham City tomorrow.
Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst admits he's frustrated at the repeated injury set-backs being suffered by creative midfield duo Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop.
Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop are not yet ready to return to the Ipswich Town first-team but Danny Rowe is making progress as he battles back from an ankle injury.
Ipswich Town have reached the first international break of the season still winless. STUART WATSON looks at some of the key issues going forwards.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs is keeping an eye on a trio of Ipswich Town players as he bids to reshape his squad over the coming months.
Cole Skuse remains a major doubt for Sunday's derby clash with Norwich City but there is an outside chance Emyr Huws could return to the bench.
Paul Hurst and Frank Lampard will meet on the Pride Park touchline as equals this evening, but the two managers have taken very different routes to get there.
Paul Hurst is pleased to have no new injury concerns ahead of tomorrow night's trip to Derby.
Midfielder Emyr Huws is closing in on a return to action with the midfielder feeling 'really positive' ahead of a potential appearance for the Under 23s on Monday night.
Teddy Bishop, Danny Rowe and Emyr Huws all stepped up their bids to return from injury this afternoon as they played in a behind-closed-doors game against Cambridge.
'A new era' is the buzz phrase but it was two old stagers who led the Blues out onto the Portman Road pitch for the opening-day clash with Blackburn.
With the new football season just 24 hours away, our team of writers and members of our Fans Jury give their prediction ahead of the big kick-off.
Was this a glimpse into Ipswich Town's future?
Ipswich Town may be short of centre-backs, but manager Paul Hurst insists that summer signing Trevoh Chalobah has not been signed for that role.
Facing West Ham this afternoon is the step up in quality manager Paul Hurst has been craving for his Ipswich Town players during pre-season.
Ipswich Town travel to MK Dons this evening for their penultimate clash of pre-season (kick-off 7.45pm).
Paul Hurst has admitted he is still working to change his players' mentality as he looks to mould Ipswich Town in his image.
Ipswich Town started their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 defeat at Braintree Town on Saturday afternoon. Stuart Watson gives his snap observations.
Ipswich Town begin their pre-season schedule at Braintree today. Andy Warren looks at the questions needing answers as the Blues head to Cressing Road.
New Ipswich Town physio Chris Skitt hopes Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop will return to action by the end of pre-season.
There's already been two in and one out at Portman Road this summer under new boss Paul Hurst. Stuart Watson looks at how Town's squad is shaping up.
Ipswich Town's players started pre-season training under Paul Hurst yesterday. Stuart Watson spoke to the new Blues boss ahead of his first session.
Ipswich Town players started pre-season training under new boss Paul Hurst at a sweltering Playford Road this morning.
Paul Hurst officially begins work as Ipswich Town's new manager today. Stuart Watson takes a look at the matters which he'll find most pressing.
Ipswich Town will be using the latest scientific research in 2018/19. STUART WATSON spoke to the man who will be heading that up - Lee O'Neill.
As Paul Hurst prepares to begin his career at Ipswich Town, ANDY WARREN looks at what might be on the new boss's to-do list as he arrives at Portman Road.
Three of Ipswich Town's injured midfielders have been continuing their recovery at a world-renowned clinic in Qatar.
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard said to have been interviewed for the Ipswich Town manager's job. ANDY WARREN runs him through Marcus Evans' five-point plan.
Ipswich Town's 2017/18 was dominated by the future and ultimate departure of former manager Mick McCarthy.
Mustapha Carayol and Stephen Gleeson are free to find new clubs after they were not offered fresh terms by Ipswich Town.
Gerard Nash believes Mick McCarthy would have got Ipswich Town in the top six this season had he had a fully fit squad to select from - but admits it's time for everybody to move on.
Whether Mick McCarthy remains Ipswich manager or the club make a change, there are decisions to make. Andy Warren looks at the out-of-contract players.
The future of Mick McCarthy and the direction of Ipswich Town cast a shadow over the final weeks of the season, but there are still plenty of issues to be sorted at Portman Road. ANDY WARREN takes a look
Ipswich Town remain 12th in the Championship table after this afternoon's 1-0 defeat at Bristol City. STUART WATSON gives his snap observations.