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Fowler To Wash Up On The Seaside?

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!



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

Writer:Mikey D
Date:Tuesday December 2 2008
Time: 12:05PM

Comments

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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
02/12/2008 12:14:00
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Not been given a huge amount of chance to be fair but I cant see him doing much, wel have to see though.
adrianbrfc
02/12/2008 14:07:00
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good ridance
Money4midfield
02/12/2008 14:35:00
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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
02/12/2008 14:35:00
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i like the chubby photo of robbie you chose for the banner! it's time to go.
dominator2800
02/12/2008 15:11:00
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Only one we had mate!!! is there a thin one anywhere?!?!
Mikey D
02/12/2008 16:16:00
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still can't believe you lot took him on!
merlin
02/12/2008 20:05:00
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Neither can we mate...neither can we :-)
redstarman
02/12/2008 21:24:00
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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
03/12/2008 14:41:00
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its a big drop to cod land , they might drop out the league this season .
Kimbo
03/12/2008 23:03:00
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