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Fowler To Wash Up On The Seaside?

It looks like Robbie Fowler could be leaving Rovers soon and taking a step down to League Two with Grimsby.

Grimsby are very keen not just to have the striker but also the profile it would give the club to attract a Liverpool legend like Robbie.

Unfortunately, Robbie has been borderline useless at Blackburn apart from his debut v Everton.

There have also been questions over his weight and he is clearly 5th choice striker at Ewood behind Santa Cruz, Matty Derbsyhire, Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts.

Grimsby Chairman clarified the details to Grimsby's website - 'The situation is this: A couple of weeks ago the manager had some discussions with Robbie and then he asked me if we could potentially take it forward for Robbie to come in some sort of playing/coaching capacity,'

'That has come about because of Mike's friendship with him and also the fact that it had been mooted that Robbie has said that he wanted to get onto the management ladder.

'Obviously, we saw a potential opportunity here, and after discussing it through with Robbie, it was quite clear that Robbie wants to keep playing at the highest level possible for as long as he possibly can.

'He is now waiting for Blackburn to clarify their position. He is under contract there until December.

'There is a real chance, and logically it is likely to happen this way, in that he gets a contract extension at Blackburn.

'If this doesn't happen, there is a glimmer of a chance that he might come to Grimsby.

'In truth, we were trying to avoid this becoming a public issue but I think I needed to clarify the situation with regards Robbie Fowler.

'It wasn't meant to get out, I don't know how it was leaked, to that extent I feel that it needs this clarification.'

I honestly can't see Robbie staying beyond the length of his current deal, unless Ince has not been watching of course!




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Writer: Mikey D Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 2 2008

Time: 12:05PM

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I do personally think that it is time for Robbie to go. He has had his chance and it hasnt cost us much but he is clearly not up to task.
Mikey D
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02/12/2008 12:14:00

Not been given a huge amount of chance to be fair but I cant see him doing much, wel have to see though.
adrianbrfc
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02/12/2008 14:07:00

good ridance
Money4midfield
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02/12/2008 14:35:00

Paul Ince seems to like the impact he has on the squad but an he really make a big impression on the pitch? it seems doubtful.
Mikey D
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02/12/2008 14:35:00

i like the chubby photo of robbie you chose for the banner! it's time to go.
dominator2800
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02/12/2008 15:11:00

Only one we had mate!!! is there a thin one anywhere?!?!
Mikey D
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02/12/2008 16:16:00

still can't believe you lot took him on!
merlin
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02/12/2008 20:05:00

Neither can we mate...neither can we :-)
redstarman
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02/12/2008 21:24:00

Get him to the Hawthorns - we need a poacher. Can't hurt! Shame he's not got more game time for you guys, but he may be a *bit* unfit.
Alex Humpage
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03/12/2008 14:41:00

its a big drop to cod land , they might drop out the league this season .
Kimbo
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03/12/2008 23:03:00

he's not physically up for the premier league........jog on!!!!
mani13963
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04/12/2008 09:12:00

he might do well on a diet of Cod but no chips....!
lincolnblue
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04/12/2008 10:17:00

what about battered cod? Not the healthiest that...
Mikey D
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04/12/2008 10:39:00

Yeah he has had his chance and he has done next to nothing. Nice ball for Olsson last night but that will be his lasting memory of a short spell with a club he should have joined years ago!
roversman
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04/12/2008 11:26:00

Like i said boys....Incey and Fowler could do with a move to Grimsby!!!
mani13963
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04/12/2008 17:27:00

Any chance of getting Henchoz back?!?!? We want the Hedgehog!!!!
Mikey D
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08/12/2008 17:20:00

 

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