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Ince Signs Fowler!!!

Ince Signs Fowler!!!

Robbie Fowler has been invited on Rovers pre-season tour with a chance for him to win a one year pay as you play deal.

The 33-year-old ex-England striker was expected to sign a new one-year deal at Cardiff City but told the Bluebirds this morning that he would be joining Rovers.

Fowler scored six goals in 16 games in an injury-hit season at Ninian Park after joining Cardiff from Liverpool.

He was ruled out for the season in January after the return of a long standing injury.

Speaking to BBC, Cardiff chairman Peter Risdale said, 'We signed him last year with a year's option, but at this stage in his career it's understandable that he accepts an offer to go to the Premiership,'

'We have to thank Robbie and move on, he goes with our best wishes.

'His image rights were important to us last year, but now we're looking at what he could do on the field.

'Robbie's move frees up budget for us to look for another striker.

'We're pretty close to signing a new striker in a deal that I've been working on all week, when that's done we'll look for another front man to take Robbie's place.'

New Blackburn manager Paul Ince is an old friend of Fowler from their time at Liverpool which perhaps what clinched the deal.

Shock news indeed for this Friday morning.



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Writer:Mikey
Date:Friday July 11 2008
Time: 8:59AM

Comments

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I'm not sure what to make of this... it could work, I can see it working. I just hope he isnt being paid too much.
MikeyGamst
11/07/2008 09:01:00
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Cant see this working, he is nothing more than CCC level now.
marron
11/07/2008 09:02:00
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Still trying to keep the faith eh Mikey, What on earth is he thinking read about a mystery signing last night that shocked but blow me away robbie fowler, ROBBIE FOWLER!!! Ince wants Brad out and this chap in, I'd be banned if I said what I truly feel. JW what on earth are you doing sack him get Laudrup in quick before he signs mcmanaman, Grobbelar etc!!!
MajiRovers
11/07/2008 09:06:00
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Best of luck with him guys but I can't understand Ince's logic here. Fowler was rubbish for us last season, and though he may (though unlikely) be injury free - I can't see him doing much for you
bluebirdshroom
11/07/2008 09:19:00
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I'm very underwhelmed.
Blacheburne
11/07/2008 09:23:00
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Ah... Quote from Sky Sports... '9.17: More news is reaching us on Robbie Fowler's proposed move to Blackburn. The Ewood Park club have confirmed that the former England international has been invited to join their pre-season training camp, but insist no contract offer has been made to the striker.'
Blacheburne
11/07/2008 09:27:00
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You beat me to this one Mr Mikey. Shocked, that is all that I can say! A fit Robbie Fowler is a dangerous weapon for anyone, but he is past his best isn't he and can he stay fit?!?! Would he be competition for others (if he signs?!?!) or a replacement, I HOPE not a replacement!!!
Hughes Da Man
11/07/2008 09:36:00
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didnt see this one coming, why have you signed him?
wimp2k7
11/07/2008 09:43:00
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Mmmm good luck
worbo
11/07/2008 10:05:00
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Bloody hell im disgusted, we have Santa Cruz, Benni Mc, Robbo, Derbyshire, even Maceo Rigters....why on earth we sign fowler for....
sasman
11/07/2008 10:05:00
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