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'Venky's don't understand English soccer'

sports Updated: Jan 27, 2012 23:54 IST

AFP
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Christopher Samba continued his push to leave Blackburn Rovers on Friday, accusing the Premier League club's Indian owners Venky's of breaking their promises and "not understanding English football."


The 27-year-old Congo international defender, who had a transfer request refused earlier this month, said he had given "100 per cent" to Rovers for the last five years. He insisted he could not give that commitment any longer, adding "now is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge."

Fergie's call
Manchester:
Sir Alex Ferguson renewed his pleas for calm on Friday ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup fourth round clash with Liverpool.

The northwest rivals collide at Anfield on Saturday in the first meeting between the teams since the racism furore between Luis Suarez and United fullback Patrice Evra which ended with Suarez being banned for eight matches. While the Suarez saga has added another layer of animosity to a rivalry that is already one of the most bitter in English football, Ferguson has called for cool heads to prevail on Saturday.