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Former Skipper Chambers Enters All-Time Appearance Top Ten
Sunday, 5th Feb 2023 10:13

Former Town skipper Luke Chambers, now with Colchester United, played his 779th league game yesterday as the U’s drew 1-1 at home to Barrow, taking him into the all-time top-10 league appearance makers.

Chambers, 37, was with the Blues between the summers of 2012 and 2021, making 376 of those appearances for Town.

The centre-half, who has also represented Northampton and Nottingham Forest, looks set to move up to ninth in the next 10 days with former Wales international Robbie James only two games ahead of him.

Ex-England keeper Peter Shilton heads the list with 1,005 appearances, while MK Dons’ full-back Dean Lewington is the only other current player in the top 10, eighth on 783 and also firmly in Chambers’s sights.

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Suffolk_n_Proud added 10:18 - Feb 5
Fantastic achievement, congratulations Chambo

Karlosfandangal added 10:30 - Feb 5
An amazing achievement congratulations.

Very rare these days for players to make the amount of appearances for one club as he did at Town.

ParisBlue added 10:38 - Feb 5
Another 15 matches this season would see him in the top 5. Some achievement.

CavendishBlue added 10:51 - Feb 5
Splendid achievement......quite remarkable!!!!

Suffolkboy added 10:54 - Feb 5
Always set an example by being one of the fittest players on the field for ITFC ; has guts and determination and no small footballing nouse !
Super achievement !

henryblue added 11:02 - Feb 5
Ironically he's also in the top 10 worst footballers the EFL has ever seen!

TractorFrog added 11:19 - Feb 5
Is this top ten in the Championship, League One and League Two combined?

pegasus added 11:22 - Feb 5
Great achievement. As well as a veteran footballer, he's a good, decent, loyal, diplomatic man. When his playing days are over, I hope he finds new ways to contribute to the sport he loves.

VanDusen added 11:44 - Feb 5
Bet he wishes Cook had thrown him on to defend that final corner against Shrewsbury the other year rather than Hawkins (?!?) when KVY got injured in his main position. Inexplicable decision that felt a bit spiteful given how close to the 400 mark and how little that 30 secs really mattered.

itsonlyme added 12:37 - Feb 5
Well done Luke! Well deserved from a fully committed player!

dyersdream added 12:38 - Feb 5
Get him back !! 🤣

AlanG296 added 13:00 - Feb 5
Credit to him, always keeps himself fit and unusually for a defender manages to avoid getting injured. Has the happy knack of being at the right club at the right time, his declining capability always fitting the level of his club's expectations. He could carry on for years working his way down the pyramid.

ArnieM added 14:03 - Feb 5
A top professional IMHO, yes he's past his prime but he's a proper defender.

ChrisFelix added 14:12 - Feb 5
Good servant for us. But unfortunately not only does he have to be compared with several defensive egends. And captained Town during our worst decade ever

Saxonblue74 added 14:17 - Feb 5
A true professional. Quite an achievement.

itfchorry added 15:03 - Feb 5
779 more games than you Henryblue

YorkshireBlue1967 added 15:23 - Feb 5
Well done Luke Chambers!!!
Can't believe some of the rubbish that gets written about him.
A true servant of our club and a thoroughly decent man.
We should all wish him well...

freddo78 added 16:47 - Feb 5
Tractorfrog. All 4 divisions including Premier!

Pendejo added 17:43 - Feb 5
Hail Captain Chambers!

Key part of the move in which my favourite goal of 14/15 season was scored. Chambers and Bishop combined to supply the giant that was Jay Tabb muscling in between 2 defenders to power a header home.

By all accounts a really decent and loyal chap.

SheptonMalletBlue added 18:56 - Feb 5
Should have packed it in years ago!!!

EdwardF added 19:06 - Feb 5
Absolutely no need for that comment - Just spiteful

RobsonWark added 20:22 - Feb 5
AlanG296 added 13:00 - Feb 5
"Credit to him, always keeps himself fit and unusually for a defender manages to avoid getting injured."

Because he never made a tackle. He was always running backwards allowing opposition to run at him. He may have been a great bloke off the pitch but on it he was the worst Captain we ever had. Nothing was his fault. It was always someone else on the pitch that messed up when we and the opposition could all see he was the weak link in our team.

RobsonWark added 20:55 - Feb 5
henryblue most of the people complaining on on this forum about us being in Division 3 have forgotten that Captain calamity was the reason we are in this poor division. They are moaning about Kieran not getting us out but they forget the reason why we are here in the first place -poor memories.
Kieran will get us out of this league be it this season or next season. If social media was around in Sir Booby Robson's era or Sir Alex Ferguson's era neither of them would have achieved anything as football managers. You can not buy a team, no matter how much money you spend, as Chelsea and Nottingham Forest have proved this season. Team's are built by players playing with each other week in week out which is why I'm a little annoyed at all the changing each week by Kieran. Sir Bobby never had that problem as he only had a squad of 15 players.

YorkshireBlue1967 added 21:06 - Feb 5
'Captain Calamity' - RobsonWark, as they say 'You don't know what you're doing/saying!'
Blaming Luke Chambers for us being in Division 3 is just ridiculous!

cat added 21:18 - Feb 5
Awesome. Captain marvel has at last got himself an achievement

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