Newcastle Reported Interested In Chris Samba


Alan Pardew has mentioned since the season ended,  that he would like to sign experienced players for Newcastle in the summer, and players with Premier League experience.

chris samba

Chris Samba – while at Blackburn

Now this is a Sunday so beware of transfer news, but Newcastle  are being linked with 6’4″ QPR center-back Chris Samba, but we’d be very surprised if this news is accurate.

Now bear in mind that Harry Redknapp has said he wants to keep the big man at QPR in the Championship,  and that he was signed from Russian side Anzhi in January for £12.5M, and QPR offered him ridiculously high wages to get him to go to the small London club with more money than sense –  said to be around £90K/week – and you get some idea why this news is hardly accurate.

The story is in the Daily Star, and there’s not too much out on Newcastle today, so it looks to us like a creative story – let’s put it that way.

Of course if he wasn’t so expensive he could be a good player for Newcastle because he’s great from set plays which is something Newcastle are simply hopeless at these days.

Newcastle would never pay close to £12M for a 29 year old – no way – so unless there’s a release clause in his contract for a lot less than that – then there’s just no way Newcastle could afford him..

Chris was signed by Mark Hughes at Blackburn in 2007 and he was there for five years, and played 185 times for Rovers with 18 goals, and he was a very good player for them.

We’d be shocked if Samba ends up at Newcastle this summer.

What do you think?

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106 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 26, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Pls n

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    *please no!

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    No thank You

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    non story not happening. looks like we are spending big by all accounts with our transfer targets being nkoulou/sakho for cb and aubameyang/bony for striker.

    i just worry we still wont get in a quality winger which we desperately need

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  • WWYCD

    May 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Such a fall from grace Sambas had I remember him being utterly fantastic for Blackburn until their relegation season shame…once upon a time I’d of bitten ur hand off to get him in our colours

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    May 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Why do we never buy good wingers anymore???

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  • JAMSHA

    May 26, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    i would buy him for 1mil an 30-40k wages

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  • jimiley

    May 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #8

    The thought of another 7 years with Pardew makes me feel ill. Do we want to be a stable relegation side? The club has zero ambition. We do not want to be in Europe. We play reserves in domestic cups to save ourselves for the league. What are we trying to win?

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  • jimiley

    May 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    We do not need a quality winger. We have Jonas.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 26, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    eaststandgeordie1982

    We don’t want competition for jonas

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  • Jayk

    May 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11

    We need to stop buying so many black players

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  • jimiley

    May 26, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #12

    Pardew wants experience now!!!!!!! Make your bloody mind up. We did not want to sign players over 28 because they are too old and experienced. This firm makes it up as it goes along. A total joke club.

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #13

    In the past I would have bitten anyone’s hand off to have samba play for us, however I think he is passed his prime now, on top of that his wage demands will be too high…

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  • Jamiemac

    May 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Gary Neville made a very good point last night on the CL build up. Teams low on confidence tend to ‘lose’ their midfielders. Midfielders don’t offer themselves so defenders bypass them and boot it towards the striker. I think it’s fair to say for many reasons we’ve been low on confidence. Pardew has said many times he wants us to play nice football and this was evident for some games in the second half of the season. Last season also we played a lot of nice football. If Tiote and Cabaye can perform anywhere near the level they did last season then I’m sure you’ll see us play decent football.

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Jmiley, I don’t think age is what he meant by experience. I believe he wants players that fit our transfer profile, but have already experienced playing in the BPL, as opposed to signing players from another league.

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #16

    I’d take Townsend and Adam le fondre. Both still fit the transfer policy set by the club, and both have experienced in the BPL.

    Le fondre to replace strolls and Townsend to be thelayer pertain simply hasn’t been. The
    A is a real threat down the wings, unlike several of our wingers.

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  • AaranD

    May 26, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #17

    Not the defender he once was and the price and wages are ridiculous. Absolute no go! Would have Sahko over Samba all day everyday.

    On the whole winger debacle, apparently trying to snap up Ince. Failing that, due to the amount of interest, Redmond is more than worth a pop.

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #18

    Townsend may be hard to tempt, being part of tottenham’s team, however I think le fondre could be tempted to join, seeing as how reading have been relegated

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  • Joe Blog

    May 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Danny Simpson’s available on a free. Good, solid player. Dunno which club he was released from. Must be clowns.

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Would anyone still take Joliet, if he were to take a pay cut, as I’m sure he is being overpaid at qpr?

    Really hope we get rid of obertan, Joan’s and tiote

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  • Joe Blog

    May 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #21

    Jimiley

    It’s painful isn’t it? Yet the majority will just hoover up any shite they’re fed by the regime.

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  • MagPieMan

    May 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #22

    Jayk

    “We need to stop buying so many black players”

    What is wrong with buying black people?
    If you’re not carefull you’ll be accused of being rascist

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Don’t mind keeping willo as 5th choice. To be fair to the lad, its not like he has underperformed given how much we paid for him. Honest
    Y i think he has been pretty solid recently.

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  • q8igeordie

    May 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #24

    Jimiley….. what relegation stability?? .. last year we were 5th … where is that stability you’re talking about?

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #25

    Don’t see how color should have any say on who we sign. We can sign an 8legged green alien for all i care. As long as they play well for the club, it makes no difference to me.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #26

    jayk i think you need to go join your friends on the edl marches

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  • q8igeordie

    May 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #27

    @11 jayk … yeah because black people are less intelligent. .. are you an idiot ?? Seriously you must be an idiot

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    May 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #28

    Q8igeordie..

    To be fair.. Its two seasons in a row now where we have finished 5places off one end of the table…:)

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  • q8igeordie

    May 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #29

    @28 exactly…

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  • lesh

    May 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #30

    Jayk @ 11. Perhaps you could explain why we shouldn’t by more black players? What colours would you prefer; green, red, blue?

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #31

    personally i would like us to sign more pink players 😀

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #32

    with gold polka dots 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Well with samba I think he would be a good signing, especially if colo was to go, he would be an experienced leader we need.

    He has done well at QPR, he was just in a shambles of a team with a lot of poor players or players lacking commitment around him.

    He still has a good 5 years as a CB, never been rapid so knows how to defend without pace which is key for older players.

    I’d take him but imagine he would be too expensive unless there is a relegation clause and he would be happy to take a pay cut (which i doubt seeing as the reason he went to russia was money)

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  • lesh

    May 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Isn’t Townsend in hot water with the FA? Alleged betting issues or something?

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  • Bearsize

    May 26, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Any signings would be welcome except shola, he’s poo!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #36

    On Pardew…

    Well he is here to stay so might as well give him a chance. See if he has truly learned from this season…some people are slow to learn and it takes a big mistake (this season) or a strong talking to (the meeting with ashley and llambias) to make him see the problem and try to put it right.

    The fact Llambias said absolute minimum of tenth makes me think they are aiming higher and that they dont want a relegation fight again so hopefully things will be improved.

    He may not improve but we’ll see, he has said he will get a new coach, said he wants players with league experience (mentioned walcott as an example so not just meaning the has beens people claim he wants).

    Lets just see how Ashley backs him in the summer and how the first 5/10 games of next season go.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #37

    yeh townsend is one to stay away from

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  • q8igeordie

    May 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #38

    Cisses big toe … I think we need 11 purples

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #39

    lots of good premier league cbs gooing this season, lescott, vermaelen, hangeland, skrtel, possibly agger, kolo toure,

    we have a good chance of getting someone good in, i would be tempted to put a bid in for shawcross

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #40

    lesh

    Yeh he is. They also said they would give him support to help him. So not sure exactly what he has done…doesn’t seem anything like fixing outcomes etc.

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