UK time is: 14:10:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Samba hails Rovers team spirit

Rovers captain Chris Samba has hailed the desire and the team spirit of Blackburn Rovers after gaining an unlikely point at powerful money machine Manchester City.

No-one gave Rovers even a hope in hell at Middle Eastlands but Rovers defied the odds, several changes at the back and a gulf in wage bill that would make your eyes water to register a share of the spoils.

"You know what is happening at Manchester City, with them spending big money and massive wages, but football is more than that. You have to believe that and we have shown it today," Samba said in the Daily Telegraph.

"Of course it is normal that to attract the best players they have to pay the big wages but I think the team spirit is something you can`t buy."

Samba's comments are bound to strike a nerve with some of the City lads but there is no doubting it's validity as spirit that is forged via understanding and respect takes time.

It is not something that you can throw money at and expect the best to happen, it is mental thing that can't be faked or forged.

Samba himself, is now the Rovers captain and has taken to the task admirably, his remarks showing the belief he has in the current playing staff to work together to get results when they don't seem possible.

Samba continued - "It has been hard work by the manager to bring the players together and now we have been together for a couple of years, we showed how important desire and team spirit really is"

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 13 2010

Time: 8:50AM

Your Comments

Great comments indeed...
Mikey Delap
Samba is the exception to the comments I made yesterday on VMC. I like this lad. He would look pretty good in a sky blue shirt!! His comments hit right on the button what City fans are saying about what is going on at Eastlands. You need a couple of years to pull your team together, not 6 months, 40 points or the exit door and start again.
pedmachine
Samba is the man, has been awesome since getting his captaincy and is proving just how worthy he is of it an then some.
mutts nutts
He would look good in a sky blue shirt... but sadly he looks even better in Blue and White halves.
Mikey Delap
Man citeh would be able to afford Samba - he's priceless!
FreidelNo.1
LETS ALL DO THE SAMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hero.
fransavarese
step right up, gents step right up, incredible bargain buy right here, Samba and jones for Hutton and Keane, come on ,step up, don't be shy....;) Oh, I wish we had them two. Seriously.
DubaiSpur
To be honest.. I can't think of one spurs player on his own I would swap for Jones.. :) give us Lennon, Defoe, Bale and Modric + 30 million cash and I will think about it ;D
rover23
Samba is getting better and better and has still yet to reach his peak, exciting times ahead
glen9mullan
lol a compliment from a spur fan!!! whats next, a gooners fan? cheers dubai, but u can keep hutton and keane....actually, keane for Roberts? lol
sasman
we will throw in Benjani and Andrews in that deal for Keane ;)
rover23
Samba is a leader of men. The Rovers were tremendous on Saturday and Big Sam deserves all the plaudits. The guy is a tactical genius
onlyonetugay
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers Look At Cuellar And Spence (Wednesday July 30 2014)

The Rovers Number One (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Maybe Rochina Might Stay?? (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Rudy Absence In The Balance (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Rovers In Need Of A Right-Back (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Rovers Keane On Michael Again (Saturday July 19 2014)

Strengthen The Defence (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Best If Leon And Rovers Part (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Marrow leaves Rovers (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 66
2. Mikey Delap 47
3. dallydally 44
4. Sasman! 26
5. *Dave* 22
6. Marcus:) 10
7. chris_rovers 9
8. rhodie110961 7
9. fransavarese 7
10. Rye of the Rovers 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Gary O'Neil
Norwich : 30/07/2014 14:00:00
Russell Backs Thorne Recovery
Derby County : 30/07/2014 14:00:00
Stockdale Will Be Missed
Fulham : 30/07/2014 13:08:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Derby
Reading : 30/07/2014 13:00:00
Vital Derby On Twitter
Derby County : 30/07/2014 12:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Ruben Rochina stay at Ewood Park this season?
Suggested By:  Walker
Yes (and that's a good thing) 68%
Yes (and that's a bad thing) 0%
No (and that's a good thing) 0%
No (and that's a bad thing) 6%
If he does he'll go in January anyway!! 26%