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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"

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 13 2010

Time: 8:50AM

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13/09/2010 08:58:00

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.
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13/09/2010 09:06:00

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
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13/09/2010 09:40:00

He would look good in a sky blue shirt... but sadly he looks even better in Blue and White halves.
Mikey Delap
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13/09/2010 12:32:00

Man citeh would be able to afford Samba - he's priceless!
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13/09/2010 13:50:00

LETS ALL DO THE SAMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hero.
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13/09/2010 14:24:00

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.
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13/09/2010 20:51:00

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
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13/09/2010 21:49:00

Samba is getting better and better and has still yet to reach his peak, exciting times ahead
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13/09/2010 22:14:00

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
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14/09/2010 00:56:00

we will throw in Benjani and Andrews in that deal for Keane ;)
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14/09/2010 14:13:00

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
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