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No Way Chimbonda

Premier League Blackburn Rovers
by jayjube (U13697017) 26 August 2009
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I really think that the probable signing of Chimbonda is a step too far. He's a player who never stays any place for long, with an agent who is never far from the media spotlight. He also happens to be yet another right back. I do not buy into this versatility lark.

I was opposed to the signing of Salgado, but accepted it on the grounds that he is a good character and a model professional. I don't think that the same criteria are applicable in this instance.

I keep reading that the club is strapped for transfer funds, but fail to understand why so much is being squandered in this fashion. The transfer activities recently are puzzling to say the least.

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posted Aug 27, 2009

what i don't understand is why sam had to beg steal and borrow from the board to get the cash for salgado. the board obviously know their onions and weren't sure we needed another right back. so why do they seem happy to fund the signing of yet another? i realise that we are getting some money for warnock but it doesn't take a genious to work out that we need a left back and central midfielder.

what is the point in selling the season tickets cheap if nobody wants to go and watch them?

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posted Aug 27, 2009

It is clear we are going to sign a Defender and a Midfielder to cover the two roles that Warnock did.

Chimbonda will play Left Back. He is cheap, and of a decent prem standard.

What's so hard to understand?

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comment by reyesg (U2766877)

posted Aug 27, 2009

If only someone would plough some money into the club!!

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posted Aug 27, 2009

comment by ajberry_uk (U2645931)
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It is clear we are going to sign a Defender and a Midfielder to cover the two roles that Warnock did.

Chimbonda will play Left Back. He is cheap, and of a decent prem standard.

What's so hard to understand?

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That hes not a left back?

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posted Aug 27, 2009

BLACKBURN YOU HAVE BEEN MUGGED!
Pascal Chimbonda is a FOOTBALL Mercenary and his playing style is one dimensional.
His is highly volotile and not likely to bond
with teammates he regards as average or below.
When you are facing relegation next April HIS
agent will be busy and my crystal ball tells
me this time NEXT YEAR that he will be in the North East or South Wales.<doh>

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posted Aug 27, 2009

Having watched Chimbonda many times I can honestly say I'm glad to see the back of him...again!! Why Harry brought him back in the first place is beyond me. No doubt about it he's an out & out right back, he's not good enough to play centre back & he has no left foot which doesn't help him much at left back! I feel Sam has done a desperate..."who can I get on the cheap?" signing here!

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posted Aug 27, 2009

I think Givet is going to be used as first choice left back and Allardyce seems happy with that as he used him there a lot last season. I actually think Chimbonda has been bought more as a centre-half which is primarily where Tottenham seemed to use him. This is due to the problems Nelsen seems to be having with injury. I think he will be a good squad player, but not a good replacement for Warnock.

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posted Aug 27, 2009

Spurs fan in your midst... please don't spit! Obviously, I have had the chance to evaluate Chimbonda over a decent period of time and have managed to reach a few conclusions:

1) He is on the road more often than a travelling circus- This can be partly attributed to an over zealous(greedy) agent. You might speak of acquiring the lad for 12-18 months, but lets face some harsh truths, when the chips are down in a game, don't expect 'love for the club' to inspire any performance from him.

2) Unproffesional with an attitude problem-
The guy handed in a transfer request to leave Wigan at HALF- TIME on the final day of the season.
Roy Keane referred to meeting an (unnamed) player during the process of signing him for Sunderland, who he criticised openly regarding his attitude and referred to his purchase as a 'mistake' (it is thought he was commenting on Chimbonda)
Chimbonda made it publicly known after just over 2 months at Sunderland that he had no interest in playing his football there.
Months after returning to Tottenham, he made it clear he was after a move again.
3) Position- (Most importantly for you Rovers fans)
Chimbonda is a right back, through and through. He has covered for us a few times at Centre Back, with mild success, but... (and I cannot stress this enough) he is NOT a left back.

I watched a couple of games from the stands with him at left back and he got torn to shreds. Against Sevilla a couple of seasons ago, he might as well not have been there. Even worse, when he has the ball, he has no ability on his left foot. All to frequently he ran himself into trouble because the opposition didn't allow him to cut inside, while he was not strong enough on his left to take the ball on.

Honestly Rovers fans, if you had a gaping hole at right back, he is almost worth a punt at 2M (if you forget everything I said about his attitude and commitment) but he is not a suitable replacement at LB.

Fingers crossed Big Sam does a U-turn on this, but from a Spurs point of view, I'd be happy to see the back of him. Let's hope we've learnt our lesson this time!

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posted Aug 27, 2009

Blackburn are welcome to Chimbonda, Harry wasted his time bringing hime back to Spurs in the first place. He was always going to be behind Corluka, Hutton, and Naughton in the pecking order.

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posted Aug 27, 2009

I totally agree with the Spurs folk. Harry and Tottenham are the real winners here in so much as they have managed to off load a disruptive influence. He is a right back pure and simple. He's not brave enough to play at centre back, and only uses his left foot for standing on. A complete waste of the little transfer funds that we do have available.

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