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Samba let's rip at the owners

Chris Samba has reiterated his desire to leave Blackburn Rovers and has taken a pop at Venky's over promises that were made to him that haven't come to fruition.

In what tabloid newspapers would label as 'explosive' the interview he gave is designed to force his move and he has stated he can't remain at the club as he can't guarantee he'll give 100% for the team ever again.

Samba told the Sun newspaper - 'Blackburn need players who are 100% for the club — and I'm not.

'The only way to solve this is for them to let me go. It will be very difficult for me to play for this team again.

'I'm at the end of the road here. I'm not going to change so, for their good and mine, they must sell me now.'

'When a couple don't get on they get a divorce — and that's what me and Blackburn have to do.'

'I signed a new deal last January because Venky's told me they had big plans.

'Names like Ronaldinho were mentioned and they promised there was going to be a lot of investment in the team. It hasn't happened.

'They don't understand football in this country and they don't realise how much I've given to Blackburn and that they have broken promises they have made.

'I stayed because I believed them but they weren't honest with me and now I know I made the wrong decision.

'I share the frustration of the fans who must have believed the owners too.'

Samba also believes the figure being asked to buy his services are unreasonable with £15 million being mooted as the figure needed to tempt the club into selling.

'I'm not a £15million player,' he said.

'Blackburn only signed me for £400,000 from Hertha Berlin and if they get £7million now then that's very good business.

'I've got nothing against the manager (Steve Kean). It's not like he's been given £100million to spend, he's trying to do the best he can with what he has.

'This is between me and the owners. It's personal.'

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Friday January 27 2012
Time: 9:15AM


Samba does have a point but jesus this is not the way to go about things... very unprofessional.
Mikey Delap
27/01/2012 09:21:00
He never knew he was worth much more when he got those 60 K pay checks week in and week out ? He says what a good business it is for the owners to sell him for 7 M ? who does he think he is ? the all-powerful ? Venkys should slap a notice for his "I am not 100 % for the Club" comments and let him suffer a pay cut until some resumes. Samba with QPR/Hughes are doing a Tevez - AC Milan on Rovers here.
the calm thinker
27/01/2012 09:36:00
These were my words on the subject of samba on Vital Spurs, a club that have been linked with the player. of course feel free to pop over and make a Blackburn point on the discussion. D.I.V.O.R.C.E! Now, I`m not thinking of Tammy Wynette (or was it Dolly Parton?) with those letters, or even Billy Connolly, but a certain Christopher Samba. Now to be honest the words I hear from the Blackburn defender hardly fill me with a joy and expectation that he could be heading South to assist our title challenge, but if anything I am starting to hope that he prefers the lure of Arabian money and moves to Paris, as I`m really not sure that I like his way of dealing with his hoped for Rovers exit. In many ways I have sympathy with a player, who up to this point has sweated blood and tears for the Blackburn cause, but at a time when the club are fighting for their Premiership lives, are his comments that he can never again give 100% to the club, words to make a team like Spurs want to welcome him? There is of course the sad but true explanation that this is simply how players deal with such situations, but what next, will we see players going from Tammy to Prince and painting S.L.A.V.E on their cheeks? Of course we have recently signed with some success, two players that the footballing world thought of as mercenary and bad for the dressing room in Emmanuel Adebayor and William Gallas, so perhaps if he were to come to Spurs, we would again see the best of Christopher Samba, but for me, there remain ways and means of going about things, and the comments from Samba simply make me uneasy, but is that because I have genuine reservations over what he would bring to Tottenham, should he ever come to our club or some deep seated moral issue? No doubt if Messi or Ronaldo were saying the same thing, I would somehow understand the terrible conditions they are suffering at their current club and forgive (as if there would be anything to forgive) their words as being totally justifiable due to the repeated broken promises and declining fortunes of their club as reason enough to speak out for a move away. After all, they have given great and loyal service but have been let down, or simply cannot work with the current coach or owner. If I didn`t get on with my boss, I would of course be free to leave, so why not a professional footballer, regardless of his wages or contractual obligations?.. Read more: Now I do have genuine sympathy for Samba and moreso the fans, who have been totally duped by Venkys with false promises and plain out and out lies, but in stating that he isnt able or perhaps willing to give 100%, is more of a kick in the teeth to the fans than to the owners.
27/01/2012 10:10:00
Totally unprofessional. So very disappointing. I see his point but he couldnt be going about this worse. If this was the end of the season - after helping us keeping us up i think most fans would feel better about it. Why he feels he needs to do it in our hour of need is beyond me.
27/01/2012 11:51:00
So Samba is upset about the promises made to him that haven't been kept by Venkt's - so what about his promise to us when he signed a new 4 year deal... does that mean nothing? You're not for sale, get over it, and get playing again... even though our results seem to have improved without your presence!
27/01/2012 15:35:00
Mikey - it's "cited". It's interesting to compare Dunn's behaviour - calls on owners to come clean about their plans, calls on fans to support the team at home games - and then signs up for a new deal. He was probaly watching Blackburn replays even when he was down in Brummy land. With Samba. He says it's personal. Well, Venkys are fairly useless but surely they didnt make their commitments and broken promises only to Chris? This sure is personal - it's about MONEY. Some agents been talking to some other club who have passed back down the line that he can get "£x" more if he moves. All of a sudden that unbridled passion for the blue and white shirt is gone - and Chris can see which way the wind is blowing so he has jumped on board the old "Venkys are crap" ship. The fact is they didnt suddenly become crap in the transfer window. Another fact is - if this was really about the big lad deciding BRFC arent quite ambitious enough to meet his lofty aspirations then he could wait for 4 months and clear off after he either helped rovers to survive or (if they dont) used the escape clause in his contract to leave then. He wants more money and he knows where he can get it. Tough!
27/01/2012 15:51:00
Other than not giving 100% I don't blame him. He signed a 5 year deal on the basis of Venkys investment. It hasn't happened, and he is stuck here for another 4 years whilst we go down the pan under this lot. Venkys are the problem, and have to go.
28/01/2012 00:11:00
seriously @ 23 - if your dog bites you - you would still find Venkys as the problem for that ! extremely one sided and unnecessarily charged up all the time. Samba signed his 5 year contract on the basis that he gets to take 60 K week in week out ! It is pathetic enough that he tries to value down himself for Hughes.
the calm thinker
28/01/2012 07:52:00
Venkys have had their problems and they are not rite for the club in anyway BUT for one of our established, senior players coming out and saying that is a total disgrace ... short and simple!!! He has gone down in my estimation and I hope he goes to a club in the summer that benches him, then he will realise that he is not as good as he thinks!!! again the words BENTLEY ring round the halls!!!!!!!!!!
01/02/2012 15:59:00
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