Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

From VBers - Thank You John Terry

From VBers - Thank You John Terry

I just thought I would take a brief sojourn from my busy schedule on the paper today to say a thank you to John Terry for his part in the Samba injury.

In what was an ugly incident on Saturday evening, Rovers` stalwart giant at the back, Chris 'the machine` Samba, suffered concussion after being volleyed in the head by Chelsea`s Andriy Shevchenko. It was a totally innocent incident, and was simply unfortunate.

The brave Samba divided heroically at the feet of Shevchenko to clear the danger but received a kick to the back of the head. Shevchenko was quick to show his concern leaning over Samba, however, it was the actions of Chelsea and England captain Terry that deserve a mention, hence the article.

He was quickly over moving players out of the way so that physios could get to Rovers` defender as soon as possible. Having suffered from a similarly gruesome incident last season, Terry knows exactly what it feels like and what is needed in that situation.

He showed true professionalism and sportsmanship towards a fellow player and human. His concern was only outshone by his quickness of thought to help out.

From me, roversman, and the rest of Vital Blackburn and indeed all concern with Rovers; a hearty thank you to John Terry.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Roversman
Date:Monday September 17 2007
Time: 1:48PM

Comments

0
Well done to the guy. He has gone up further in my estimation. A true professional.
roversman
17/09/2007 13:50:00
0
cheers roversman, well done terry can u send this over to the chelsea page or let merlin now about it he will mention it or somethin
sasman
17/09/2007 14:25:00
0
Sas, I have mailed merlin so we wait with baited breath.
roversman
17/09/2007 14:36:00
0
lol u forum moderators, always ahead of us infidels, but dont forget, i got vber of the year lol, well HDM got lucky and tied with me hehehe
sasman
17/09/2007 14:51:00
0
I'm a Chelsea s/t holder and would also like to add that as I was leaving the ground, the ambulance was just closing it's doors with Samba inside. Despite the disappointment of the result from our point of view, many of those present clapped him as the ambulance passed, and every single person stood aside to allow a swift exit. (Unlike the scousers when Alan Smith broke his leg and they stoned the ambulance!). After what we witnessed last season with Cech, Cudicini and Terry, we know what the lad was going through. Here's to a swift recovery.
blue_tone
17/09/2007 15:07:00
0
cbeers mate always had at least a bit of respect for ur lads, unlike those gooners or spuds, they have no clue
sasman
17/09/2007 15:18:00
0
well done J.T
adrianbrfc
17/09/2007 15:52:00
0
roversman - it's on and thanks for getting in contact.
merlin
17/09/2007 16:18:00
0
Yer great comment Blue-tone, great thing to see and top marks for the chelsea fans nice to see!!!
roverjoy
17/09/2007 21:53:00
0
good work all round. John Terry suffered a similar injury last year so fair play. he knows how it feels. top marks for JT and for the Chelsea Vboard as well.
MikeyGamst
17/09/2007 22:02:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Officials - Blackburn v Aston Villa (29/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa this Saturday.

Vital Preview - Championship, 28th-29th April 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the penultimate round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa
Suggested By:
Blackburn win38%
Aston Villa win37%
Draw25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.roveritejon1
Vital Football Comment