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Jewell Admits Chimbonda Enquiry
Jewell Admits Chimbonda Enquiry
Thursday, 20th Jan 2011 15:08

Town boss Paul Jewell has admitted making an enquiry regarding Blackburn right-back Pascal Chimbonda, but says the Blues are yet to make an offer for his one-time Wigan player. Newspaper reports this morning claimed Town were set to scupper the 31-year-old defender’s proposed £500,000 switch to QPR.

Jewell, who brought Chimbonda into English football when Latics boss, said: “I’ve made lots of phone calls and I’ve spoken to [Blackburn manager] Steve Kean about a couple of things and Pascal’s name did come up in conversation, but to see in the paper that we’ve bid £500,000 is complete nonsense.

“I just asked generally about what would be available. I’ve made lots of phone calls, as I’ve had lots of phone calls.

“I asked him what the situation is and he said he’d think about it. Whether Pascal Chimbonda is part of his plans, I don’t 100% know. I’ll leave that to Steve.”

The new Blues boss says he currently has no plans to move on any of the players he has inherited: “I’m not saying I’m going to rip the squad up and throw it away, I’m just trying to add a couple of faces if we can.”


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Sindre94 added 15:20 - Jan 20
Hopefully we'll get him!
Quality player, but we never know do we?
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floridaboy added 15:27 - Jan 20
Not sure about him. Has been a bit of a rebel wherever he has played. Can he be trusted to perform and will he only come for a 'last' payday!!!

There must be lots of decent full backs in the lower leagues surely - and cheaper!
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AYACCA added 15:29 - Jan 20
i think peters is fine at right back
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Brazilian added 15:30 - Jan 20
and younger.
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nysully added 15:37 - Jan 20
Signing Chimbonda would be like signing Ivan Campo, how did that work out. Leicester is able to pick up a player like Bamba from Hibs for 250k, I know he is a centre-back but I also know he is 25 and will feature for Leicester for years to come or will be sold for that price or more, we sign Chimbonda for 500k, get nothing at the end of the year when he doesn't feel like playing anymore as he will be set for life.

Can we please get out there and find some gems in the lower leagues who still need to sing for their supper?
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Suffolk_n_Good added 15:38 - Jan 20
Peters is better further forward, & signing Chimbonda will allow us to exploit his pace more, simples!! Go get him PJ!!
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pepperot123 added 15:50 - Jan 20
'Talked to Blackburn about a couple of things'
Jason Roberts ??
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StowTractorBoy added 15:54 - Jan 20
At least Jewell recognises that we need a right back as in my opinion Peters is not the answer in fact I would rather Brown played there as he is at least a defender. As I have said on here on more than one occasion Peters goes into dreamland every now and again whilst defending and it costs us with attackers ghosting in behind and on more than one occasion this season scoring. A great man marker if you want to snuff out the likes of Kebe as he did but not a right back. Keep searching Paul.
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MVBlue added 16:21 - Jan 20
The glamour!
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cornishnick added 16:24 - Jan 20
I'd rather have Roberts
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kerryblue added 16:50 - Jan 20
Would be a great first signing
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jas0999 added 16:55 - Jan 20
I disagree with those who say Peters is good enough at right-back. I like Peters - but not as a defender. Jewell is absolutely right to target a right back. He would be better off playing Peters wide right (midfield) or use him as an impact player.

I would have thought Chimbonda's wage would price us out of the market!
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bluechick added 17:02 - Jan 20
We could get that 18yr old from Tranmere for 100K less, a much better prospect
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MarkITFC added 17:06 - Jan 20
sign him up PJ , would be a great signing !
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Mark added 17:34 - Jan 20
It depends on the desire of the player to come here and of course what wages he would want. At the moment the club has no right-back because Keane thought he knew best and wouldn't listen to anyone, so we MUST sign one before the transfer window closes. I trust Jewell to look around and make the right signings. In the medium to long term I would prefer young lower league signings to aging Premier League players, but in our current predicament there is a need for experience to get us out of relegation trouble. Going down would be a disaster.
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Sparky85 added 18:12 - Jan 20
Chimbonda has just has his contract terminated by blackburn!! Even better on a freebie
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Back_The_Boss added 19:19 - Jan 20
Hope to see him here at PR, a good addition to the side if he was to come. COYB!
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h32 added 19:59 - Jan 20
..... age and wage would surely rule him out. Not too excited by this.
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h32 added 20:01 - Jan 20
.... hope we are not on another mission of going back to previous clubs for mates and old boys. Just a thought.
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