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Chambers Signs New Deal
Friday, 17th Oct 2014 13:16

Town skipper Luke Chambers has signed a new contract until the summer of 2017 with an option for a further season. Yesterday, the 29-year-old revealed that he was in talks with the Blues regarding new terms.

“I’m absolutely loving my football right now and I couldn’t be happier at Ipswich,” Chambers told the club site having put pen to paper.

“I’m happy here, I’m proud to be captain and, most importantly, I want to play for Mick McCarthy.”


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kozmik added 13:21 - Oct 17
Hoorah!
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Foreverdon_Blue added 13:26 - Oct 17
That is excellent news - another crucial player signs a new contract!
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Safetyfirstmrwarke added 13:30 - Oct 17
Good news. Looking forward to tomorrow afternoon!
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itfc_nik added 13:31 - Oct 17
Loving life under big Mick, talks of contract extension only yesterday, and signed today, no pissing about for months wondering will he, won't he.
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muhrensleftfoot added 13:34 - Oct 17
Great news. Amazing to think that it was just 2 years ago when Paul Jewell was in his last week as manager, the club was a shambles, and looked nailed on certs for relegation. Now we have a settled strong competitive side, with expectations of play-offs at the very least. Our best players want to stay & sign new deals. What a turnaround in such a short space of time, and with virtually no transfer fees spent. MM = Marvellous Mick
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dalinghooblue added 13:42 - Oct 17
Brilliant news!!
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Rentaghost added 13:44 - Oct 17
Not happy we should be buying defenders around the 20 million mark;-)
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PJH added 13:46 - Oct 17
Great news.Get Hewitt on extended contract next.Squad not only good now but most now contracted for next season and beyond.
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hoppy added 13:47 - Oct 17
Added to what Muhrensleftfoot said, how many players at that time were also coming towards the end of their contracts, without any sign of discussions being had? This is so much more positive - get deals done sooner for players we definitely want to keep.

McGoldrick next please.
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BlueandTruesince82 added 13:59 - Oct 17
Micks school of management = get it done, get it it sorted, nowt messing!.
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theblueginger added 14:08 - Oct 17
No faffing about here! This is the best news this week. Such a crucial player and a natural captain! COYB
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Len_Brennan added 14:13 - Oct 17
Chambers has been a great signing for us; solid, dependable, experienced and someone who ddin't whinge when asked to play out of position for full season.
We are in the happy position where we have 3 of the best centre halves in the Championship (& Mings capable of playing there, with Clarke coming through also) and the current partnership of Chmaber & Berra looks very solid.
The idea that 1 of the 3 coulsd be left out of the starting XI would have been, & indeed was, regarded as madness by some just a few week ago. Even more than that, the idea that Tommy Smith, a young lad who has come through the ranks & some difficult times to establish himself as a quality Championship & international centre-half, would be the one to drop to the bench would be regarded almost as treason.
It is a testament to Chambers's ability & approach that (a) The manager trusted him to play centre half when a change to the backline was made, (b) that the fans have accepted his inclusion to the omission of one of our own, and (c) that the result have been so positive with the defence been rightly lauded during that time.

Somebody was always going to be unlucky when Mick decided to play Jonny Parr on the right. Berra has been outstanding for us and is our best defender (in my opinion) so he was never going to be the one to lose out. I'm sure it was a toss of a coin between Chambers & Smith, with Chambo's right-footedness just winning the day.
I don't really see Smith as having been dropped, as that kind of suggests a dip in performance more than the reality of a change in how we are set up. With suspensions & injuries bound to come our way, Tommy is very likely to get in the side again sooner rather than later & we are steeped to know that it will not weaken us to any great degree.
I am glad that Chambers is getting his chance in his best position now though and that he is being recognised by the fans for the effort he has put in since his arrival.
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spanishblue added 14:32 - Oct 17
How goods that talking yesterday signed today,could this really be a modern day footballer,club first money second, class act all round getting up there with the best this club has had,thanks Luke it's appreciated.hope to be back next April for promotion celebrations
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Vancouver_Blue added 16:18 - Oct 17
Fantastic news. Chambo has been inspirational this season. Looking forward to seeing the "fist pump" when I'm home. COYB
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NoCanariesAllowed added 16:29 - Oct 17
Good. Another key player tied down. And how refreshing it is to have watched Town getting this done in recent months - McGoldrick pending, of course.

I see three reasons for this:

1.) We've actually got the right staff at the club who can get the deal done.
2.) We're not going down, so there's no need to wait on what division-dependent resources we'll have next season.
3.) We might be going up, so players want to stay!
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NoCanariesAllowed added 16:29 - Oct 17
Good. Another key player tied down. And how refreshing it is to have watched Town getting this done in recent months - McGoldrick pending, of course.

I see three reasons for this:

1.) We've actually got the right staff at the club who can get the deal done.
2.) We're not going down, so there's no need to wait on what division-dependent resources we'll have next season.
3.) We might be going up, so players want to stay!
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jas0999 added 17:26 - Oct 17
Excellent news!
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loyal_Blue added 18:52 - Oct 17
Great news! Giving our players long term contracts and not just letting them go on a free ! .... Bring on Blackburn! COYB!
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tractorkent added 20:01 - Oct 17
we have a player who the fans adore and this is clearly shown hence chamo signs new contract
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Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 07:09 - Oct 18
Good man and a good pro!
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