Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Benni Agrees New Contract

Benni Agrees New Contract

Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy has agreed a new contract to stay at Ewood Park until 2011. Nothing official has been confirmed, but these are the reports emanating from Skysports.com

The South African International hasn't had anywhere near the impact on Rovers' season this term as he did in the last (when he bagged 24 goals) but he has still managed double figures in a season when he has struggled more often than not. However, he has started shown signs of being the McCarthy that we want to see in the past few months.

Personally I believe that tying him down to a long-term contract is a VERY GOOD thing, he might have been indifferent this season but his quality has been proven over the years and you DON'T become a bad player overnight. Hopefully with this contract sorted out (all that is needed is the formality of a fresh work permit being successfully granted) we can now see the McCarthy that we all know and love.

Signing a contract until 2011 is a BIG commitment (which will hopefully be officially confirmed soon?!?!), but it shows the commitment that he (and hopefully others) are willing to make to Rovers, as he can see that Mark Hughes is moulding a squad into something that is capable of going places.


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Friday April 11 2008
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

0
This IS (when fully officially confirmed) a good thing dudes (but I think I've made this obvious though lol!!!)
Hughes Da Man
11/04/2008 10:03:00
0
40k a wk though....wow lol
sasman
11/04/2008 11:24:00
0
Its does sound good and apparently he had a £5.7 million release clause in his contract, if this is true then its good we've tied him down to a new contract because in the current climate of football transfers that woudn't buy us anywhere near a player of his class (when he is on form of course)
Big Man up Front
11/04/2008 12:53:00
0
I hope it be for good... I mean; he didn't help much the whole season; so he'd better pay of on next one
diegoveron
11/04/2008 13:30:00
0
I think this could be a bad move. He has been poor for the best part of this season and rewarding him is not justified. I would not be surprised if he carries on his poor form while milking Rovers for the next 4 years, by which time he'll be 34 (I believe). BTW, heard anything about this Manure player - Lampkin - one site suggested that Hughesy is lining him up.
Wellsy
11/04/2008 16:02:00
0
Good news for you!
Fan of Blues
11/04/2008 17:35:00
0
This should clear any doubts in Benni's mind. I think he will be lucky to dislodge JRob this season but next season hopefully we will reap the dividends coz as HDM said.. you dont become a bad player overnight.
MikeyGamst
12/04/2008 07:56:00
0
Yeah, I'm pleased first of all but surprised at the length of the contract. I just hope he repays us and starts scoring again. I think he will start against Liverpool so I hope he continues his good scoring record against them!
roversman
12/04/2008 10:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Captain Heads Released Rovers List

Blackburn have confirmed the release of eight players following the Championship relegation - captain, and long-serving player, Jason Lowe among them.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Cambridge Experience Fuels Wharton Ambition

Relegation means it's been a disappointing season for Blackburn. But for Scott Wharton, on a personal level, the Rovers defender made his debut and enjoyed loan success at Cambridge.

Stokes Set For Third Hibernian Spell?

Stokes' miserable spell at Blackburn is expected to end in the coming weeks with the former Celtic and Republic of Ireland striker ready to return to ex-club Hibernian.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brentford MotM
Suggested By:
Raya8%
Lenihan3%
Ward1%
Mulgrew54%
Nyambe3%
Lowe3%
Guthrie1%
Williams3%
Bennett0%
Graham1%
Gallagher17%
Sub-Conway1%
Sub-Lucas Joao1%
Sub-Emnes4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment