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Lambert: 300 Games For One Club is a Brilliant Achievement
Friday, 30th Nov 2018 12:54

Manager Paul Lambert has paid tribute to skipper Luke Chambers who will play his 300th game for Town on Saturday, coincidentally against his previous club Nottingham Forest.

“To play 300 games for one club is a brilliant achievement,” Lambert told iFollow Ipswich. “Not many players in the modern game stay for that length of time at a club and make that number of appearances.

“It shows his consistency and I can’t give him a bigger compliment than say that you know what you are going to get out of him every week.

“He has the respect of everyone at the club and rightly so. He’s a humble guy and that has stood him in good stead. He is very steady in his temperament and that is a major part of being a footballer.

“We have a young group of players here and they look to him as well. I’m delighted to have him here. He’s been excellent for me.”

Chambers, 33, who was signed on a Bosman free transfer by Paul Jewell in 2012, has made the second most appearances among those currently playing in the Championship, 434 for the Blues and Forest, behind only his former City Ground team-mate Lee Camp, these days with Birmingham, on 465. Town midfielder Cole Skuse is third on 412.

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TractorCam added 12:59 - Nov 30
Best captain in my time, happy 300 Chambo!

positivity added 13:11 - Nov 30
well done paul jewell (for chambo & cresswell, not sure what else!)

hoppy added 14:27 - Nov 30
Despite being often slated by fans and played out of position on numerous occasions, he has been a leader through some very dark days for ITFC. Definitely one of Jewell's few successes.
Just imagine what we'd have been left with had he been allowed to go back to Forest in January, as he came close to doing.

Cakeman added 14:58 - Nov 30
Well done skipper. Excellent achievement. I have to admit that at times I have been critical of his performances but in reflection I think I was a bit harsh. He has played most of those games at a time when our club has been in a slow decline. It is not easy to skipper a side in such times. Through those times he has always tried to be positive and raise the spirits of all around him. He is a great captain and represents the club extremely well. He certainly wears his heart on his sleeve.

Eiffel78 added 15:52 - Nov 30
Best captain since Matt Holland. Shame other factors mean he hasn't been able to lead the club to the kind of successes some of his performances deserve.

Suffolkboy added 16:02 - Nov 30
Fantastic : PL used the word ' humble ' of Luke , and that's exactly what we should be in recognition , if not awe , at the dedication and service he has given & continues to give to ITFC.

Thank you Luke Chambers , we all owe you !

TimmyH added 17:44 - Nov 30
Since the Millennium I'd say Jason de Vos was a better player than Chambers as Captain and also Matt Holland which doesn't make him that great in my opinion, congratulations on 300th cap though Luke but personally feel he should be one of a few players dropped.

Tractorboy1985 added 19:02 - Nov 30
My god Timmy H how we could do with a Jason de Vos or a Matt Holland now!

warktheline added 19:14 - Nov 30
Spent far too long out of position and has paid a heavy price for it! Might get away with playing div 1 football next season but fully expect him to be released!

TimmyH added 20:23 - Nov 30
There's a surprise Sergio voting me down and adding nothing of his own!...give up mate!

blueboy1981 added 21:18 - Nov 30
Let's be fair here - not the best defender in the game by far, but no one can deny his record of games with the Club across a few Managers - not just one

Main faults - easily turned, and passing very suspect, very often. Dedication to the Club: 10/10.
Easy to blame individuals when times are rough - but the problems we have run much deeper than just in Chambo's direction.

SheptonMalletBlue added 21:32 - Nov 30
You certainly know what you're going to get from him every week!!!!!

Gazelle added 22:07 - Nov 30
Both our centre halves are adequate but having two useless full backs either side of them makes their job more difficult.

shakytown added 23:32 - Nov 30
Far from the worst player in the squad but dedication can only get you so far. Has been consistently poor for several seasons but kike the rest of the team nothing has been done about it. Dark dark times at PR and I really think non league football is a possibility under the current structure at the top. Time for Mr invisible to put up or p..s off. 10 million ain't even going to scratch the surface of our player issues.

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