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Town Out for Revenge
Friday, 15th Feb 2013 10:25

Town defender Luke Chambers makes no bones about it – he and his team-mates are on a revenge mission against Blackpool this weekend.

Chambers insists he will never forget the 6-0 mauling at Bloomfield Road back in August in only the third Championship fixture of the current campaign.

He said: “That will definitely be in my mind come Saturday. We definitely feel we owe them one. If any of the boys have forgotten about that I’ll be reminding them come Saturday afternoon.

“It is in games like that one that you see things falling to pieces around you. It’s always difficult, especially as a professional, because you work so hard to prepare for games and give a good account of yourselves.

“Having come away and got hurt the way we did at Blackpool, it’s something that I won’t forget – this year, next year and in a few years’ time. It’s something that is always with you.

“We just need to try and put that to the back of our minds and use it as extra motivation to get ourselves all three points.”

Chambers cast his mind back to the heavy defeat in Lancashire and added: “In the first half we were probably the better team. We gave away a sloppy goal for them to go 1-0 up and it took the wind out of us a little bit.

“They scored again just before half-time, out of nothing really, and from that moment it seemed that every time they put the ball on target it went in the net. It was just one of those games that you have to try to learn from as quickly as you can and I feel we’ve done that.

“We didn’t win for quite a while after that, so maybe it stuck with us but it shouldn’t do. Once any game is over you should put it to one side and concentrate on the next one. That’s what we have been trying to do as a squad and as a club ever since the start of the season.”

Chambers makes no attempt to conceal his admiration for the Tangerines’ talisman, 17-goal leading marksman Tom Ince.

He admitted: “Ince is putting in consistent performances every week. There has been a lot of paper talk about him moving to this club and that club for a lot of money and he is showing week in, week out, that he can deliver.

“But if we can keep him quiet – and I think we have the players to do that – we should be successful on Saturday.”

Meanwhile, Blackpool are expected to confirm youngster Ince's father Paul as their new manager today. The former England skipper is not expected to join the Seasiders squad for the trip to Suffolk with caretaker-boss Steve Thompson expected to be in charge on Saturday.

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bahri added 10:36 - Feb 15
Seems to have alot to say for himself.
Must be the Luke Chambers website.

itsonlyme added 10:38 - Feb 15
Hear what you say Luke, but you have to do it on the pitch, not in the media. We are desperately close to that trapdoor and we need all players pulling their weight. If the right attitude is shown, we should win. I will go for 2-1!

arc added 10:42 - Feb 15
Team in August. Just a few changes (esp the bench!)...

1 (G) S Loach
3 (D) A Cresswell
4 (D) L Chambers
19 (D) L Hyam
20 (D) T Smith
7 (M) C Edwards
9 (M) J Emmanuel-Thomas (56)
11 (M) L Martin
15 (M) M Luongo (65)
17 (M) A Drury
10 (F) M Chopra (69)

12 (G) A Lee-Barrett
5 (D) D Delaney
22 (D) J Carson (65)
29 (D) J Ainsley
16 (M) R Stevenson
28 (M) R Murray (69)
14 (F) J Scotland (56)

EastKentBlue added 11:32 - Feb 15
"It was just one of those games that you have to try to learn from as quickly as you can and I feel we’ve done that."

Did you learn anything? A few results since the Blackpool loss, lost 3-0 v Sheff Wed, 5-0 v Palace and 6-0 v Leicester...

Do your talking on the pitch, not in the media. Sick of this rent a quote squad.

kerryblue added 11:34 - Feb 15
Lets hope our front two get back among the goals and we take a much needed 3 points COYB

Urchin added 11:36 - Feb 15
bilvers - as a twtd follower you should know by now that each town player has a week when he speaks to the press.Last week it was Cresswell.

murraybrunning added 11:41 - Feb 15
Can't believe people slating Chambo for giving interviews? I think he does his talking on the pitch with his commited style. What would you rather he says in an interview- "They gave us a hiding and we're ready for another one"?? This lad clearly appreciates the fans as he shows at the end of EVERY match win lose or draw by acknowledging the support. If we had more players with his qualities and attitude we would not be struggling now.

BotesdaleBlue added 12:13 - Feb 15
EastKentBlue - what would you rather have? No interviews with any of the players? Come on, don't be so harsh. He has been lined up by the club for interview and he is only having his say.

I know we are all feeling a bit negative at the moment, but I would rather we continue to hear postive messages from our players and in the case of Chambers, my feeling is that he is an honest hardworking player, who tells it as he sees it.

Come on you Blues.

bahri added 12:21 - Feb 15
Urchin- thanks for that!
Looking forward to the Michael Chopra week

EastKentBlue added 12:28 - Feb 15
Botesdale - I don't mind players coming out with positive comments, but what he has said is a load of crap. They didn't learn anything from that defeat as we have been thrashed numerous times since.

I would rather radio silence from the squad and they put in a shift every week.

These players need to start earning their high salaries and justify why fans should pay £30 to come and support them.

ChrisMakin2012 added 12:40 - Feb 15

Mr_Jingles added 12:56 - Feb 15

If your'e sick of it.... might I suggest you go and look some other website !

Urchin added 14:07 - Feb 15
Bilvers - I can see a problem with that one !!

EastKentBlue added 14:13 - Feb 15
Mr Jingles - accept under performing? I don't and a lot of fans do not either. I back MM and have faith he will turn it around next season. But would rather see the talking done on the pitch, not in the media.

Marcus added 10:34 - Feb 16
EastKentBlue - your logic works great if it were true that success on the pitch is a traceable commodity that can be bought with player silence.

Sadly gone arête days when players regularly spoke to the press informally and now a different squad member gives a press conference every week.

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