Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Praise For Rovers Debutant Vogel

Praise For Rovers Debutant Vogel

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Johann Vogel came in or his Rovers debut against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and Mark Hughes was impressed with his display.

The 31-year-old Swiss International has been short of matches over the past 10 months, but the March FREE agent signing came in for his Rovers debut against Tottenham in the 1-1 draw on Saturday and lasted the full 90 minutes, much to Hughes' pleasure, with Sparky also believing that this will leave him in a good position ahead of the next match with Liverpool.

Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "I thought, given the amount of time that he has been out of the game, that it was an exceptional performance.

"He kept going and I didn't really expect him to last the 90 minutes, but that will stand him in good stead.

"I think it is important that we expose him to the Premier League and certainly we did in the opening 20 minutes because the pace and movement of Spurs gave everybody a problem, not just Johann.

"I thought he came to terms with the pace and what was needed very quickly and that is a credit to him.

"He wasn't really flagging at the end and that is a credit to his professionalism and how he has looked after himself during the time he has been out, so he'll become better and stronger for it
."


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Walker
Date:Monday April 7 2008
Time: 11:06AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I was a bit surprised that Vogel started against Spurs, but it has soon become apparent as to why Sparky was happy enough to give him a contract after his trial, but we already knew what a quality player he was didn't we.
Hughes Da Man
07/04/2008 11:08:00
0
A bit surprised myself, but I guess it's important that he gets as much exposure to the Premier League as possible before the season ends.
spinaker7081
08/04/2008 14:12:00
0
He looked a bit lost for about 20 mins at the start but after that he looked good and comfortbale with what was going on. Very encuraging that he didnt look tired after 90 mins... more of that and we're onto a winner.
MikeyGamst
08/04/2008 21:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Blackburn Trio Sign Professional Deals

Blackburn have revealed three academy graduates have signed professional contracts. Josh Askew, Lewis Travis & Ramirez Howarth have signed one-year deals.

Duffy Set For Republic Of Ireland Squad?

Duffy's fine season for Blackburn, which saw him win his first cap for the Republic of Ireland since arriving from Everton, could end with him going to the European Championships.

Blackburn Owners Venky's Going Nowhere!

Not only have Venky's dismissed speculation they could enter into a 'joint-ownership' proposal they've denied reports of this being made and have no intention of selling Blackburn.

Disappointed Bennett Out To Impress

Bennett said it was a 'no-brainer' to sign for Blackburn in part due to the previous he had with Lambert at Norwich so the former Aston Villa boss resigning left him disappointed.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele11%
Marshall6%
Duffy1%
Hanley3%
Kilgallon8%
Lenihan6%
Lowe1%
Jordi Gomez1%
Bennett1%
Graham56%
Grimes1%
Sub - Evans1%
Sub - Jackson3%
Sub - Conway1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker7
2.dallydally6
3.mobyduck5
4.@roverseas4
5.tonys1