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Aston Villa sign veteran defender Samba

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London (AFP) – Veteran Congo international defender Christopher Samba penned a one-year deal with English second-tier side Aston Villa on Thursday after impressing coach Steve Bruce on a trial.

The 33-year-old was a free agent after leaving Greek club Panathinaikos in January and will bring with him a wealth of experience of English football having spent five years at Blackburn Rovers between 2007 and 2012.

Aston Villa sign veteran defender Samba

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London (AFP) – Veteran Congo international defender Christopher Samba penned a one-year deal with English second-tier side Aston Villa on Thursday after impressing coach Steve Bruce on a trial.

The 33-year-old was a free agent after leaving Greek club Panathinaikos in January and will bring with him a wealth of experience of English football having spent five years at Blackburn Rovers between 2007 and 2012.

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Spurs target Samba has had enough of relegation battles

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean may have tried to issue a ‘hands off' warning with regard to Christopher Samba this week but the player himself has given a clear indication that he is fed up with life at the wrong end of the table.

Having already lost Phil Jones in this transfer window, Kean will be desperate not to lose his experienced defender but the quotes suggest that a further departure could be on the cards,

"For four-and-a-half years I have been at Blackburn and fought against relegation," Samba said.

English Premier League

10 Of The Worst English Soccer Transfers Of All Time

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In the world of soccer, so much of the attention by the media is focused on the enormous transfers and all of the stars who are playing at the top level. But very little, if any, focus is placed on the worst transfers —the ones that make you wonder what the manager and chairman was thinking when they signed a new player.

Christopher Samba Handed Two-Match Ban For Offensive Gesture After Being Racially Abused

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FC Dynamo Moscow centre-back Christopher Samba has been handed a two-match ban by the Russian Football Union (RFS) for making an offensive gesture towards Torpedo Moscow supporters who had been racially abusing the former Blackburn and QPR defender during Monday's Russian Premier League encounter.

Transfer Analysis: Five English Premier League Defenders That Could Be On the Move This Summer

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Following on from last week's look at five English Premier League midfielders that could be transferred this summer, it is the boys at the back in the focus this time around.

SWOL selects five defenders whose futures may lie elsewhere of their current clubs—from the veteran captain whose days might be numbered, to the international left-back reportedly attracting the attention of some rival clubs.

Fulham Beats QPR To All But Send Rangers Down

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Queen Park Rangers' chances of beating the drop look bleaker than ever after defensive mistakes cost them dear in tonight's west London derby 3-2 loss at Fulham.

Harry Redknapp has just seven matches left to pull off the greatest of escapes after tonight's utterly avoidable 3-2 defeat by the Thames.

Anzhi say QPR were “lost their minds” to pay Christopher Samba transfer fee

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In the football equivalent of a car dealer howling with laughter as you drive away from the showroom in a clunking lemon with sawdust in the tank and no brakes, Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala have belittled Queens Park Ranger's decision to take Christopher Samba off of their hands during the January window.

Siu’s View: EPL Round 25 Recap, Gerrard’s England Tribute and Transfer Deadline Day Special

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In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week.

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Harry Redknapp to raid Spurs on deadline day

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Harry Redknapp to raid Spurs on deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is looking to raid on his former club Tottenham with the signings of David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend before the January transfer window closes today.

QPR on the verge of signing Christopher Samba

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QPR on the verge of signing Christopher Samba - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is closing in on the signing of Anzhi Makhachkala defender Christopher Samba after the London based club triggered £10m release clause inserted in his contract.

Guus Hiddink is unhappy with Samba's attitude towards Anzhi

The former Blackburn Rovers defender has been with the Russian club for less than a year and left his teammates at the club's winter training camp in Spain (Russian Premier league is on a winter break) to discuss personal terms with QPR.

QPR sends Anton Ferdinand on loan to Bursaspor

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QPR sends Anton Ferdinand on loan to Bursaspor - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand has completed his loan move to Turkish club Bursaspor for the remainder of the season.

The 27-year-old centre-half has made only 16 appearances for the club this season and has dropped out of the first team picture under manager Harry Redknapp.

Samba Gets Abused, Fan Gets The Guus Death Stare

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This is pretty tragic, more so because it's neither surprising nor uncommon in the Russian Premier League. In fact, one fan was recently acquitted of racial abuse for throwing a banana at Roberto Carlos because he'd simply chucked it out of anger. Mmhmm.

Christopher Samba, new to Anzhi in the last month, received a rude welcome to go with the boffer pay packet they're handing out in Dagestan these days.

Blackburn's Signing of Scott Dann Could See Christopher Samba Move On

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Clint Hughes/Getty Images (Bleacher Report) Aside from Gary Cahill, Arsenal were also highly linked with the signature of Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba this summer.

The Gunners could have used him in recent weeks as their defensive unit has been disappearing one at a time from either suspension or injuries.

Blackburn v Arsenal Preview : Continuing The Good Work

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Much will be depended on the duo today

Match day today. A trip is Ewood Park it is. Coming on the back of a recent mini-revival, it is absolutely vital that we continue our progression and improvement. Pat Rice will have to continue his unbeaten run at the helm another day as Arsene Wenger returns to the bench.

Blackburn v Arsenal Preview : Continuing The Good Work

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Much will be depended on the duo today

Match day today. A trip is Ewood Park it is. Coming on the back of a recent mini-revival, it is absolutely vital that we continue our progression and improvement. Pat Rice will have to continue his unbeaten run at the helm another day as Arsene Wenger returns to the bench.

Arsenal's Defense in Need of Strength and Experience from Chris Samba

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Mike Hewitt/Getty Images(Bleacher Report)Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba has been on Arsenal's radar for most of the summer. Arsene Wenger knows that despite his apparent lack of defensive worry in front of the press, his squad is ripe with defensive falterings in the middle.

Thomas Vermaelen is top class but he has spent far to much time injured in the last seasons.

Gunners set to chase trio

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After an extended period of speculation, it appears that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is finally closing in on three of the club's main targets this summer.

Spanish winger Juan Manuel Mata, Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, and Blackburn defender Christopher Samba are all expected to be locked in negotiations over their proposed moves to the Emirates in the coming days.

Analysing The Movers : Christopher Samba

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Anyone that shows that face to Salgado should be praised

Fancy a man-mountain? This transfer, should it go through would mean that Arsenal have one of their own. Christopher Samba at 1.93 meters is roughly about the same height as Ignasi Miquel but with the size and built twice the Arsenal defender.

Arsenal set to fail in defender bid

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In a bid to bolster his often-injured back line, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been in hot pursuit of Blackburn center back Christopher Samba. Now, however, it appears the Gunners are set to miss out on the giant Congolese player.

Blackburn's owners the Venky Group have confirmed that they would like to hold on to Samba, with chairperson Anuradha Desai has called on her prized asset to stay at Ewood Park for one more year.

Transfermations – Arsenal

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With this series InTheStands asses and predicts the transfermations (Transfers / transformations) that each Premiership club will go through during the summer...starting with Arsenal.

Where they stand:

After a disappointing conclusion to their season, Arsenal must use their pre-season and the increased financial support from Stan Kroenke to fortify a young and under-experienced squad.

A certain tallness/smallness + CL final

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Morning all,

it's a very quiet one this morning, which is surprising. I mean in the sense that it's taken this long for there to be a quiet one. A couple of pieces of transfer gossip to tide us over though.

Firstly, The Mail says we've made an £8m bid for Christopher Samba who said earlier this month:

Everybody knows that I am an ambitious player.

A certain tallness/smallness + CL final

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Morning all,

it's a very quiet one this morning, which is surprising. I mean in the sense that it's taken this long for there to be a quiet one. A couple of pieces of transfer gossip to tide us over though.

Firstly, The Mail says we've made an £8m bid for Christopher Samba who said earlier this month:

Everybody knows that I am an ambitious player.

Team of the Week: Week 5

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After another week of second-rate defending it's really no surprise to see that only three defenders made this week's Team of the Week. It should also not be a surprise to see certain strikers on the list following their contributions. What may be a surprise is that this is the first time some of these top-class players have featured in this JBM segment.

Transfer Rumors

Newcastle Reportedly In Negotiations For Top Defender

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News coming out of Russia today that there are a number of Premier League clubs that would like to bring Christopher Samba back to England in January, and one of them is Newcastle United. Christopher Samba at QPR in February There is news that both Newcastle United and West Ham are already in negotiations [.

Reports Newcastle Have Agreement To Sign Brazilian Defender

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Alan Pardew had again talked late in the season about having a big 6'4″ center-back playing for Newcastle, and there were a couple we knew of one was Christopher Samba of QPR and the other was Douglas of FC Twente, a Brazilian who Newcastle were interested in last summer. Douglas - Newcastle have tabled [.

Arsenal Look To Take Advantage of QPR’s Impending Relegation

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QPR could well be one of the clubs relegated from the Premier League this season, as the London club find themselves seven points adrift of safety with only eight matches remaining in the season. Despite the arrivals of stars like Loic Remy and Christopher Samba, the club could be staring down the barrel in a few months time.

Deadline Day Deals: Beckham to PSG, Nacho to Arsenal, and the Three Other Best Signings

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David Beckham Signs For Paris Saint-Germain-Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Although this deadline day was fairly quiet, a number of clubs were able to bolster their attacking and defending units, including as Arsenal, Ajax, and Paris Saint-Germain to name a few.

Another American found his way to the Premier League as Brek Shea signed with Stoke City,while 19-year-old England goalkeeper Jack Butlandalso made the switch from Birmingham City, but will remain on loan with his former club until the summer.

Steve Kean: Christopher Samba is one of the players we would like to keep

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Blackburn manager Steve Kean rubbished rumours that centre back Christopher Samba will leave the club as he revealed that the 27-year old is not for sale. Speaking to Saggers and Quinny, Kean explained that the player ...

Desai: Christopher Samba has an ambition to play for Arsenal

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Congo defender Christopher Samba wants to play for Arsenal although Blackburn Rovers are determined to keep him for next season's campaign. Anuradha Desai, chairperson of the Venkys group who own Blackburn, confessed to the Daily Mail ...

Christopher Samba was “very close” to Arsenal during the January transfer window

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Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba confessed he was very close to joining Arsenal during last January's transfer window. The 27-year old explained that he is happy at Blackburn but also that he is an ambitious player ...

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QPR Agree £12m Deal To Sell Chris Samba Back To Anzhi Michaelastrachan Five Months After Signing Him For £12m

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By Chris Wright

Amazingly enough, according to the BBC Sport and Sky Sports live feeds this morning, QPR have agreed a £12million fee with Anzhi Michaelastrachan to re-sign Christopher Samba, just five months after flogging him to the freshly relegated Hoops for...around about £12million.

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Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League, Gameweeks 24 and 25

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Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League, Gameweeks 24 and 25

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Samba's return: Whenever I watch Christopher Samba (5.0) – which isn't often; it's not like I've been getting up early to see Anzhi Mackhachkala games – I always cast my mind back to his amazing career in the north of England. Like how, for a while, he was both Blackburn's best defender and its best striker; how he and Sam Allardyce were just made for each other; and how his move to Russia was depressing not only because he'd been a genuinely brilliant defender in a league renowned for poor defending, but also because watching Christopher Samba sprint across the field to attack last-minute corners is a really fun way to spend Saturday mornings.

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Lokomotiv Moscow Dismiss Banana Thrown At Anzhi’s Chris Samba As ‘Surreptitious’ Set-Up

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By Chris Wright

It is being reported that Anzhi centre-half Christopher Samba was given the ol' Russian Banana Salute (as given to Roberto Carlos and Peter Odemwingie before him) by Lokomotiv Moscow fans during Sunday evening's game between the two sides.

£10m unlikey to be enough for Samba

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There are lots of rumours this morning that Spurs will be making an official bid for Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba. In fact, some even claim that a bid is already in.

There is, as you would expect, some dispute over the amount involved and whether Tottenham are offering Steve Kean's side any players in return.

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Russia Racism Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon And There Are Historical Reasons For That

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Russia Racism Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon And There Are Historical Reasons For That is a post from: Just Football

During the negotiations atPotsdambetween Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill that would settle the fate of post-war Europe, the three men made a fascinating and now mostly forgotten decision.

QPR vs. Aston Villa: Key Battles To Watch As Teams Fight For Premiership Survival

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Ashley Westwood of Aston Villa (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Aston Villa will host Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park Saturday in a matchup between two of this season's worst teams. While this may not seem an intriguing match on paper, it may just be one of the most competitive and exciting matches of the weekend.