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Chambers: Three Stars on Our Shirts
Wednesday, 18th Oct 2017 16:58

Skipper Luke Chambers has responded to Norwich striker Nelson Oliveira’s weekend claims that the Canaries are “a better club” than Town by pointing out the three stars above the Blues' badge, indicating the League Championship trophy, FA Cup and UEFA Cup which have occupied the Portman Road trophy cabinet, and suggesting the Portuguese frontman is “obviously not very well educated”.

Oliveira made the comments at the weekend after scoring Norwich’s equaliser during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Hull City at Carrow Road.

“These are things that you take with a pinch of salt and you can’t let the occasion get to you,” Chambers told iFollow Ipswich when quizzed on Oliveira’s comments.

“I’m sure there’ll be a few words exchanged on Sunday and it’s a battle that we’re definitely looking forward to.”

He added: “The type of person that said it, you can’t really take too much that comes out of their mouth [seriously], they’re obviously not very well educated.

“I think there are three stars above the Ipswich crest on our shirts. It’s something that adds a little bit extra.

“But knowing the guy and playing against him numerous times, he’s always got a lot to say for himself. We’ll look forward to it on Sunday.”

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Tufty added 17:07 - Oct 18
Well said Chambo, sensible comments cool and calm
Before the storm on Sunday

alztar added 17:07 - Oct 18
Classy come back from a classy captain

Kikapu added 17:08 - Oct 18
Need to follow it up with a win now.

BlueArrow added 17:09 - Oct 18
I went to the Narwich trophy room they've got a lovely carpet

jpring89 added 17:10 - Oct 18
Great comeback. Hopefully score the winner and that idiot Olivera gets sent off.

rozeeboy added 17:12 - Oct 18
Don't forget they dumped us out of the Semi-finals on the way to the Milk Cup in 1985, or is that trophy not worth a star? :-D

muccletonjoe added 17:15 - Oct 18
Yup. We have the better skipper too.

Mark added 17:20 - Oct 18
Exactly right, we have achieved the highest domestic honour in winning the league, the great spectacle of winning the FA Cup when the cup was in its prime, and a European trophy in the UEFA Cup.

More recently Norwich may have had some success in terms of time at the top level, but even this century they could not match our 5th place Premier League finish of 2000/01, plus they had a season in League One a few years ago.

This is the canaries' last season with parachute money (giving them a vastly bigger budget to us) so they had better make sure they go up or else they really will be a team in decline. I hope we can stop them beating us like we did in both matches last season, scuppering their promotion bid.

Sam added 17:27 - Oct 18
How can oliveria or whatever his name is say they are better when he plays for Norwich and Ipswich Town is none of his business.

Cakeman added 17:33 - Oct 18
Cheap jibes from Oliveria. They would be better off with Olive from on the buses!

Bert added 17:36 - Oct 18
What's it got to do with a South African cricketer ? I don't really care for what is said as long as we put in a damm good performance and beat them to every ball and win.

SpruceMoose added 17:40 - Oct 18
Cut to first minute on Sunday. Chambers goes in hard and Oliveira gets up, looks down, and sees his knee is buckled in backward. He walks off the pitch like a stork.


finidi added 17:50 - Oct 18
I remember the famous incident Arsenal v Man Utd where Roy Keane and Patrick Viera were having that spat in the tunnel, and Roy Keane pointed to the pitch and said we will sort it out on there. That is what we need to do talk is cheap!!!

Slambo added 17:52 - Oct 18
Norwich have been top dog for the last 7-8 seasons now, but only because they wormed into the Premier League just as the money was starting to get silly. Burley's team was better than any dross they've EVER cobbled together, but unfortunately it was 10 years premature...

In terms of pedigree and history, Norwich are a mere footnote in the annals of English football. Now your average budgie on the street would argue that Ipswich's success was all in the past, and I guess they'd be right; but the way I see it, and as i've argued on these very pages, sky and the premier league have robbed clubs of ours of a meaningful future. So history is all we've got. But at least we've got one...

RobTheMonk added 18:02 - Oct 18
I want to see Chambo smash Oliveira (fairly of course). A 'welcome to the game mate' type of tackle. Hope Garner's playing and that he gets in the ear of Norwich.

fifeblue added 18:05 - Oct 18
The number of times Norwich fans have boasted that "we beat Bayern Munich" in Europe. BIG DEAL. Come back when you have won a European Trophy. Or the League. Or the FA Cup. Nobody outside England have ever heard of Norwich City. Everyone in the World has heard of Ipswich Town.


Cookycrew added 18:16 - Oct 18
Nice one fifeblue..... Bayern Munich ha ha ......just a bit of extra History for a Narrrwich fans - we are the club that has beaten Barcelona (twice) & Real Madrid !!

toxtethblue added 18:24 - Oct 18
We've beaten Inter. And Barcelona. And St Etienne. And Lazio. And we've never been beaten in Europe at home. Case closed...

OwainG1992 added 18:27 - Oct 18
Love chambos words here! Right Mick give us this win on Sunday and happy days! I'll probably take the chicken sh*t for the rest of the season just please win this game!!!!

DarkHorse added 18:28 - Oct 18
Smash him, Chambo, smash him to pieces.

Vizslaraner added 18:32 - Oct 18
14 years consecutive in Europe, 2 greatest England managers, 3 worthwhile trophies can't be taken away and quite rightly so. Add many others like Milan and the great st ettiene we took them all.Yes it's history but it's what great clubs are built on and I like the rest are proud to support this great club. It's only since sheepshanks left we have lost our way with bad decision making and losing our community image.As someone else said sky etc have changed football for the worse and money has made competing hard. Saying that i wouldn't give up the memories I have over the year. COYB

Nthsuffolkblue added 19:25 - Oct 18
We have the history that they don't. While they may have had a few seasons in the Premier League more recently than us (and one in League 1 much more recently than us too), their present isn't really that much better than ours is it? (1 point better off in the same league from one game more.) With their money from the parachute payment they should be streaks ahead of us but are they? They have two claims to fame - that they once beat Bayern and their hooge fan base that saw them fill their ground even when they were losing 7-1 at home to Lisbie and Col Utd in League 1.

allezlesbleus added 20:37 - Oct 18
Toxtethblue......don't forget that small club, Real Madrid, that we knocked out too.

TR11BLU added 20:40 - Oct 18
One effing Chambers

And three effing stars

Smash them Sunday boys!!?

itfctricky added 20:54 - Oct 18
Trophy cabinet for sale, great condition never used.
Please contact Norwich City football club for details.

We can definately beat them on Sunday, and knock their so called superstars down a peg or two.

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