Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Samba's focus is on Rovers

Samba's focus is on Rovers

Rovers captain Samba may have handed the club a cryptic boost by making statements that indicate he wants to stay at Rovers.

Samba has long been linked with a move to join Arsene Wenger and his merry band of quality centre backs (please note: sarcasm may be used here) and there was even talk of a bid being lodged.

But judging by his most recent comments it looks like talk of a move may be premature as Samba's aims seem to be -

1) Holiday

2) Blackburn Rovers

Samba told The Lancashire Telegraph - 'Hopefully it is a big summer for the club. My only concern at the moment is to go on holiday. I am not going to worry about next year now.

'My mind is set on relaxing at the moment because, for me, that is the hardest season I have had at Blackburn Rovers. It has been very hard mentally.

'Someone asked me what is harder, playing for the title or playing to avoid relegation on the last day. That is harder. You are so drained, so credit to the players and everyone. We did it and I feel very proud about that.

'A lot of things have changed and it has been a very hard time. That was the first time I have gone 12 games without a win, a lot of things have gone on.

'I am very happy now though. Let us see who we sign. Now we can improve the squad. That is up to the owners, we have no powers.'

We always read a lot into these ambiguous comments but this can only be seen as a positive from where I sit.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Thursday June 2 2011
Time: 1:32PM

Comments

0
Makes for pleasant reading this me thinks...
Mikey Delap
02/06/2011 13:35:00
0
this is very comforting and encouraging indeed.
DommyWalker
02/06/2011 15:49:00
0
It looks like he's waiting to see what kind of players we bring in before he decides whether to move to a 'bigger' club. If we can get a few top signings we should be able to keep hold of him for at least another season I reckon.
ITSALLROVER
02/06/2011 16:12:00
0
Spurs fan here. Would you consider a swap deal with Bentley heading back, maybe chuck in Jenas as well?
thenuge
02/06/2011 17:00:00
0
"Would you consider a swap deal with Bentley heading back, maybe chuck in Jenas as well?" Not in a million years my friend...
Mikey Delap
02/06/2011 17:29:00
0
No chance thenuge. Try Defoe and Pavlyuchenko and we are getting closer.
rover23
03/06/2011 03:25:00
0
try Modric and we might have adeal might being the key word
tubzz
03/06/2011 10:01:00
0
Bentley and Jenas? Having a laugh. I think his wait and see stance is very sensible. Time for the owners to step up and show us what they're made of.
rossp2112
03/06/2011 14:57:00
0
In all fairness to big Chris - it will come down to the owners. When a big bid comes in for him will they reject it? If they do we won't be selling anyone that we don't want to. If they agree and take the money then they have no ambition - simples! They don't need the money, we don't need the money.
FreidelNo.1
06/06/2011 12:49:00
0
Personally I still think that Samba will be leaving this summer, however, it'll be (or at least should be) for a very good price!!
Walker
07/06/2011 18:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Coyle Content With Birmingham Point

Blackburn would have moved out of the bottom three with a win over Birmingham at Ewood Park on Saturday but Rovers had to settle for a point in the end.

Vital View - Championship, 20th-21st January 2017

Newcastle and Brighton both won with the Magpies keeping top spot. Wigan moved out of the bottom 3 with Rotherham, Blackburn and Burton in the relegation zone.

Video - Blackburn 1-1 Birmingham

Blackburn missed the chance to move out of the bottom 3 after a draw with Birmingham. The 1-1 draw at Ewood Park kept Rovers in the relegation zone.

Stats: Blackburn v Birmingham City

All the stats from Blackburn (1) vs (1) Birmingham City, Ewood Park, 21/1/17 Att: 12,035

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Steele52%
Lowe0%
Greer16%
Lenihan16%
Williams0%
Feeney16%
Akpan0%
Mulgrew0%
Bennett0%
Gallagher0%
Graham0%
Sub - Nyambe0%
Sub - Conway0%
Sub - Guthrie0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.jr of the rovers1
The Vital Football Members League