Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Emerton : Grella Will Be Big Hit

Emerton : Grella Will Be Big Hit

Blackburn Rovers' Australian midfielder Brett Emerton has every confidence in Vince Grella to make a big impact at Ewood Park.

Twenty-eight-year-old Grella made his Rovers debut in the frankly unlucky 4-1 defeat at West Ham at the weekend, where Rovers were shafted by the linesman and the ref. Grella himself looked steady but looked a little short of match fitness.

But Emerton is backing his Socceroos team-mate to do the business in the long run for the mighty Blue and Whites.

Emo told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: 'Vince is a fantastic player, I've played with him since I was quite young.

'He's more of a defensive minded midfielder, but he's going to be another great asset to this team.

'He doesn't necessarily get beyond the ball, but what he does he does very well.

'We need those types of players within this team as well as our attacking flair and I think he'll fit in well.'

Whilst he looked shattered at half time, Grella showed he has the abilities to make the role his own.




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey
Date:Wednesday September 3 2008
Time: 5:10PM

Comments

0
I am sure Grella will love a mate who is here already. He will settle in quicker because Brett is at ewood to help him. I have every confidence in Vince to make Sas's dream come true.
MikeyGamst
03/09/2008 17:12:00
0
hopes grella will settle quik wiv his friend at ewood and shud be a good sign for us
Lets Do The Samba
03/09/2008 19:31:00
0
Grella was honest at the weekend as well, he stated he was not fit enough to play the second half, whcih shows good professionalism on his behalf.
roverjoy
03/09/2008 19:52:00
0
I heard he almost cut someone in half with a tackle on his debut :-)
merlin
03/09/2008 20:07:00
0
True that roverjoy... theres no point carrying on if he is shattered like I do on Sunday mornings for my sunday league team!!! lol
MikeyGamst
03/09/2008 20:55:00
0
We've only EVER heard good things about him from Sas, so I'm glad he's finally here and look forward to him being fully into the swing of things at Ewood, as after all the hype I DO expect quite a lot from him!!! So no pressure LOL!
Walker
04/09/2008 09:52:00
0
Lets hope he gets up to our fitness levels quickly as he sounds like a player who should be in the starting 11.
FreidelNo.1
04/09/2008 11:49:00
0
The fact he went straight into the X1 shows the management expect him to be on the ball straight away.
MikeyGamst
04/09/2008 11:53:00
0
Sure he'll do a great job but will he create anythin??? prob not....hope villeneuve comes in to the fray after the international break, we need the creativity he brings.
mani13963
07/09/2008 15:53:00
0
Well Grella was certianly a big hit on the west ham player he pole axed. Not that Impressed TBH but we'll wait for him to settle, needs to retain the ball better.
MajiRovers
08/09/2008 15:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

FA Cup - West Ham Fifth Round Draw Confirmed

Following last night's FA Cup fourth round replay between West Ham and Liverpool, victory for West Ham confirms their passage through to the fifth round...

One Of The 'More' He Wants?

Having signed six players since January it was made clear by Lambert he's still looking to add to the Blackburn squad this season, despite the transfer window closing.

Highlights - Middlesbrough (a)

Blackburn drew one-one with Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday.

Audio - We Were The Better Team - Lambert

Blackburn drew one-one with Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday, Rovers boss Paul Lambert has given his views on this draw and the shared points it meant.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Profile
VitalRovers
Profile
Mikey Delap
Profile
Sasman!
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Middlesbrough MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele3%
Marshall0%
Ward7%
Hanley0%
Spurr3%
Lenihan3%
Evans0%
Akpan0%
Jordi Gomez71%
Graham3%
Watt7%
Sub - Jackson0%
Sub - Bennett3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:30PM : Burnley (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker11
2.@roverseas6
3.dallydally2