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Derbyshire: I Could Learn From A Legend

Derbyshire: I Could Learn From A Legend

Blackburn Rovers striker Mat Derbyshire believes that Robbie Fowler could act as a mentor for him at Ewood Park.

The 33-year-old is still trying to convince his friend, and Rovers manager Paul Ince that he is worth a contract with Rovers and should this happen Derbyshire feels that he can still learn plenty from the Liverpool legend on the training ground.

Derbyshire told the Evening Telegraph: "Robbie's a legend as we all know.

"He's someone I always looked at when I was younger.

"When the Premiership Wonder Years were on television, Robbie Fowler would always be on there with Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.

"They've been the main three in the Premiership, Robbie's been part of that. He's a great finisher with a great footballing mind and I'll learn a lot from him.

"He's got great awareness in and around the box and if I can pick something like that up from him, that would be fantastic. It would help improve my game
."

Fowler's arrival was met with plenty of moans and groans at the time, but whatever is decided will hopefully be the right thing. Fowler has lost a lot of things about his game that made him such a great striker but not all of this can have been lost as the quality that a player that is the fourth highest goalscorer in Premier League history isn't lost overnight. He could teach the 22-year-old (and others) a thing or two, but we also have other quality and experienced strikers to also do this, although some of them at Ewood might not have the right attitude that the former England International has???


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Writer:Walker
Date:Friday August 8 2008
Time: 9:37AM

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If we keep Fowler he could be a surprise package (probably not but you never know!) so as long as his wages aren't going to be extortionate (for a player that might not play much) then he is probably worth a risk, maybe on a short-term contract until Christmas at first? Derbs could add to his game further by learning from Fowler, as he has Hughes, Benni, Santa etc. before this.
Walker
08/08/2008 09:38:00
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Matt Derbyshire is one of the most promising english striking talents i've seen in the last few years. I'd love it from an england fans perspective if he developed further with guidance from Fowler. Will he be getting much of a game this year?
Dave the Yid
08/08/2008 10:59:00
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Derbyshire is speaking like a future England striker...darn it there goes his career!!!! All jokes aside, derbs is a class act, showing the respect fowler deserves, whilst he might not be our best striker, fowler can show these young lads plenty of things
sasman
08/08/2008 11:18:00
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whats this Rigters like then? Big? Quick? Strong? Will he do good for Barnsley?
mattyg
08/08/2008 13:50:00
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Rigters has not really had a chance at Rovers wot with the strikers ahead of him but he was the top goal scorer with the Dutch U21's, ahead of Babel who cost Liverpool £10m or that. He has everything u need to succeed in the English game but just needs the confidence of a run of competitive games, reserve games are no good for that! As for Derbyshire and Fowler, there are no better player to learn from, one of the best of his generation!!
Clint
08/08/2008 15:37:00
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Matty, Robbie WAS the best of his generation but you need to learn from him now because surely to god we wont give him a contract!!!
mani13963
08/08/2008 17:25:00
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Fowler is way past his best....Let's spend some money!!!!
IsraeliRover
08/08/2008 17:48:00
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although i don't think fowler will do gd for us he could help derby wiv his game to make him a beta overall striker
Lets Do The Samba
08/08/2008 19:21:00
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Fowler the best since Ian Rush, so no better teacher, as he was taught by the master.
Tiny T
08/08/2008 22:34:00
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Derbyshire has said all the right things here. He is right that even if Fowler is not as good as he was he still has the knowledge that made him great. Derbyshire can only benefit from spending time with Robbie.
MikeyGamst
11/08/2008 17:09:00
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