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Samba Not A Happy Rover

Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba made his return from injury in Sunday's defeat to Portsmouth, a defeat that meant Rovers lost their unbeaten Premiership record, something that didn't please Samba.

The Wall told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "They've come here, they were strong at the back and have players on the counter, but we knew this before the game it would be like this. But that is football, next game we'll be better.

"We expected better, the gaffer expects better from us, we tried to come back but not in the right way, we'll analyse what was wrong and work on it.

"Three points would have put us towards the top of the table, but now we have to keep our mind right to begin to go back to the top
."

Despite some early chances, with Roque Santa Cruz most notably hitting the post Rovers didn't really threaten the Portsmouth goal that much, the man that seemed most dangerous was the Wall himself, who was not only disappointed to see the unbeaten start to the domestic season come to an end, but also with his own finishing

He added: "I need to improve this aspect of my game, I think I should already have three or four goals. It is something I am working on so hopefully next time it will be in the net. I will not accept to miss so many opportunities."


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 24 2007

Time: 11:15PM

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The Wall did have a couple of great opportunities, and it is good that he is prepared to stand up and be counted.
He should have put away at least one of his chances, but you can't win them all. However, personally I wouldn't criticise him to his face as I'm not that brave!!!
Hughes Da Man
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24/09/2007 23:17:00

Love reading this positivity from the players. Samba is AWESOME.
martinr
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24/09/2007 23:32:00

Expectation levels are VERY high now, but not overly high. Not many players can acknowledge their own short comings can they, the Wall has GROWN even more in my estimations after this, good on him.
Hughes Da Man
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24/09/2007 23:40:00

he knows he aint perfect and plays to his strengths... which will make him a great player. He also is willing to work on his weaknesses which will make him one of the best in my eyes. One thing is for sure, Hertha Berlin must have some outstanding CB's.
MikeyGamst
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25/09/2007 10:48:00

Yeah dude, they must be awesome to have let him go, although at the time they did have German and Croatian Internationals.
Hughes Da Man
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25/09/2007 11:44:00

still... 400,000... thats nearly theft isnt it????
MikeyGamst
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25/09/2007 13:29:00

mikey they must have great centre backs or they are kicking themselves right about now! but great to hear what he is saying and that he can openly admit he should have scored and that he wont accept poor performances from himself
durks de rover
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25/09/2007 14:27:00

hopefully this will rub off on others....
MikeyGamst
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25/09/2007 15:22:00

The lack of a goal in that match was not the fault of Samba but of the strikers. Had he scored with one of his two opportunities, that should have been a bonus on top of at least one from either striker. I wasn't able to be there, did the strikers get enough good service from midfield?
r.waterfall
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26/09/2007 13:50:00

In all fairness to the stikers, and all credit to Portsmouth they didn't give us a sniff after the opening 10-15 minutes, Samba's chances were really the best, and ALL we had.
Hughes Da Man
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27/09/2007 10:54:00

 

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