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Chambers to Be Honoured at End-of-Season Dinner
Wednesday, 10th Apr 2019 11:12

Town skipper Luke Chambers, who passed the 300 Blues league appearances mark at Bolton on Saturday, will be honoured at this year’s End-of-Season Dinner, the club has announced.

In addition to the presentation to long-serving captain Chambers, who recently signed a new two-year deal with the club, the Academy Player of the Season, Goal of the Season and Corporate Customers, Box-holders and Sponsors Player of the Season are among the awards handed out at the annual black-tie event.

The dinner, sponsored by Greene King IPA, takes place The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall on Tuesday 7th May with boss Paul Lambert, his coaching staff and the players all present.

Email sales@itfc.co.uk or call the Town sales team on (01473) 400594 for further information or to book a place at the event. 

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Northstandveteran added 11:16 - Apr 10
With his p45?

Northstandveteran added 11:17 - Apr 10
A nice carriage clock?

Northstandveteran added 11:23 - Apr 10
Oh how I love the sense of humour to be found on this site 😂

algarvefan added 11:30 - Apr 10
Northstandveteran you may find most of us have a good sense of humour, football is full of good humour, but you show a total lack of respect to a man who has given 110% for his club, I reserve my humour for the opposition. Especially those in yellow and green!

Moisha added 11:40 - Apr 10
I think you’ll find unfortunately those in yellow and green are pi55ing themselves at our relevant situations....

TimmyH added 12:03 - Apr 10
Good servant and great captain, probably deserves to have the dinner to honour him but saying that I still feel he's been fairly poor this season with the odd sprinkling of better games. I can still see him starting games next season and should be interesting to see how he gets on in a lower league.

Bluebell added 12:16 - Apr 10
Well deserved too.

He may not be the best player on the pitch but he is certainly fantastic off the pitch. His help to youngsters (letting several live in his annex) must be amazing for them. He must have hated this season but has had to remain positive all the time.

I am so glad we have extended his contract and can see him being our manager in years to come!

Ipswichbusiness added 12:42 - Apr 10
He deserves respect due to his total commitment and loyalty to the club. Remember that for all too many of those games he was played out of position at right-back. He will be a huge asset in L1 next season.

jas0999 added 12:46 - Apr 10
The annual awards dinner should be cancelled. No disrespect to Chambers or anyone else, but no one should be honoured or given an award for what is essentially a complete failure of a season. We will be relegated, there are virtually no positives.

Instead, the club would be better to scrap the event and ask the sponsors to donate the money to local charities.

Stewards_Enquiry added 12:48 - Apr 10
For anyone that has met him, he will give you his time and is honest with his opinions. Not our greatest Center half, but he is one of the nicest players I have had the pleasure of speaking to. He will be good for the youngsters next season and hopefully lead us back up !

MattinLondon added 12:51 - Apr 10
Very well deserve. A great captain as well as role model for the younger players.


SheptonMalletBlue added 12:55 - Apr 10
For what?!!!!

Wishing4arightback added 12:56 - Apr 10
It is good to see him being honoured, 300 games for the same team is an amazing achievement in the modern game.
However, despite the passion and great leadership OFF the field, his performances this season have lost us several points directly and contributed directly to our position ( Reading home game at fault for both goals ). For his sake he should be moved out if the team before his reputation is tarnished further. Fir those of you who harp on about how he gives 110% and is a great leader etc... well loads of on here would give 110 % and some would be great leaders / motivators, however we would just not be good enough on the pitch..... just saying.....

ChrisFelix added 13:11 - Apr 10
300 is a lot of games
Unfortunately captain of Mccarthys proper blokes & instigator of hoof ball
This should be a charity event because he has been giving out gifts all season

Carberry added 13:48 - Apr 10
Its a classic case of managers and coaches picking the character not the player. The idea that he will be fantastic in League 1 is pushing it. Some speedy young forwards will have him turning like the QE2. Maybe the new masterplan that PR Paul keeps referring to will involve him in some other capacity.....like not playing?

goat_man added 14:11 - Apr 10
What on earth are we rewarding this guy for? His 6 years as captain have basically been the most unimaginative,negative, boring and least successful years this club has ever had. Don't forget he's also captained us to League one. If this is to be praised then we really do set ourselves some unbelievably low standards at this club!

1psw1ch added 14:11 - Apr 10
Imo fully deserved ,,,yea we are going to be relagated but does,nt mean the end of the world ,,,chambers deserves this honour ,,,not our greatest player ever but he,s a damn good captain who has blue blood flowing through him ,,,

BaddowBlue1 added 14:14 - Apr 10
Luke has had to shoulder an awful lot this season with the number of management changes we have had. Think perhaps this has taken its toll on him at times this season but the arrival of Collins has made a difference even when not playing. Well done Luke for 300 games for us and I will always remember him punching the Norwich badge on their corner flag when he scored there last season. Think that his new contract is to also take on a coaching role, which will probably be announced at the Award Dinner or when they finally produce the Season ticket prices.

warkyisgod added 14:29 - Apr 10
i'm not going to come on here and say that Luke Chambers is a great footballer because i think we can all agree and i'm sure he would say himself that he is not blessed with a massive amount of skill but what he does lack in skill is a massive love for this club you genuinely feel it does hurt him when we lose, he has done a massive amount for the club and the youngsters, and to play 300 times for the club especially in this day and age is quite frankly worth celebrating, you can also see that he is now trying to play football there were a few times especially at Bolton where he came forward with the ball and passed to a team mate not just get the ball and hoof it so i really think PL is having an impact on his style of play now as well and if that is the case then in league 1 we have a player that will hopefully come to the fore and help us get back to the championship at the first attempt

Suffolkboy added 14:37 - Apr 10
Some very small minded ,ungenerous human beings masquerading as supporters here !
LC continues to serve ITFC exceptionally well ,and is far from the only player who has suffered from a truly disastrous Manager being appointed !
The direct result was that as Captain he without doubt had to shoulder a number of quite unexpected and needless burdens ,which he did with wonderful tact , and distinction !
Good man !! Congratulations !!

ITFCsince73 added 14:54 - Apr 10
Surly the only club in the land to honour a failed captain.
Proper bloke off field...totally crap on it.

spanishblue added 15:56 - Apr 10
Surely Luke,s football was destroyed by MMS so called football unselfishly played out of position for years does his best well done Luke and thanks for the great effort

Cotton_eyed_joe added 16:21 - Apr 10
I just don't get the hatred towards Chambers from some on here. He has played more than a third of his career for Town. Yes he may not be the best we have ever had but he is all blue and gives 100% every game.

blueboy1981 added 17:25 - Apr 10
Some on here obviously never learnt the meaning of 'respect'- and the problems of such increase by the day.
There for all to see that care to look around themselves, everywhere they go.

blueboy1981 added 17:27 - Apr 10
Some of these posters would not be satisfied if we had Messi - and they'd criticise him if he had more than one poor game per season.

We are what we are - no more, no less.

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