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Pair Join Rovers On Trial

Blackburn Rovers have brought in Jean Calve and Babacar Gueye on trial, ahead of would could be potential signings later in the January transfer window?

Calve is currently contracted to Nancy and Gueye Metz, with both (who I know nothing about other than what is said) now looking to impress Sam Allardyce enough to earn a loan, or permanent move to Ewood Park. 24-year-old Calve is a full-back who has also been linked with Stoke City and Lorient, but Rovers seem to have stolen a march on him. Gueye is 22-years-old and a striker.

A decision on what Calve's future will be is understood to be known by the end of the week, but that of the Senegalese striker Gueye could take a while longer.


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 20 2009

Time: 10:09PM

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Gueye is a classy striker, ive seen him play, has had a poor season though....havent heard much of calve
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20/01/2009 22:22:00

hes keepin the same policy as paul ince.when he tried it it had no major effect but once big sam and his scouting ability is gunna be put to use to our joy i cant wait to see who else he brings in! not bad hey blackman scoring on his debut for reserves even tho he was down the peckin order at his former club! FM scouting potential 20! dunno bout this gueye dude, who can we compare him to, with the way he plays ??? i think if we get him itll be a goodbye to rigters (sighs)
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20/01/2009 23:06:00

Calve or his team mate Chertien (sp) have been looked at. Calve is cheaper tho. Still might be looking at Athletico Madrid's RB, Setiardis (sp?) too. Gueye could be a cracking piece of business, replacing the outbound Paul Gallacher for the same approximate price, providing Babacar can recapture his Senegal form. Big Robinho storm brewing I hear, gonna be messy hahaha
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20/01/2009 23:09:00

Can't really see us signing anyone that will move anywhere near the first team this window. Names I haven't heard of once again: that said I hadn't heard of Samba before he got here and that turned out ok.
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21/01/2009 00:44:00

Hmm... interesting. Life with SA is much better than I anticipated. His negotiating skills are impressing me too. In fact it has turned out great for us. All we need to do is win our next two games. Well, even if we only manage one win.... as long as it is against Bolton. Then the tide will have really turned in our favour again. (I had to laugh at what that crazy Dutchman of ours said about having one eye on Europe!!! It is great to have Dunn back.
nut all
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21/01/2009 02:29:00

i agree getting these players in on trial is better than taking a gamble, sam has always been shrewd in transfer market and its these skills that will prove fruitful for rovers
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21/01/2009 09:35:00

Sam showed when he was at Bolton that he is a great negotiator with charisma and authority. He wont take a gamble with Rovers limited funds, he will make calcualted moves that result in low cost effective signings. If we are to stay up this is the way to do it.
Mikey D
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21/01/2009 12:24:00

Well Mikey, you will be pleased to know that Sam has 2 lists a List A, which he is working off of right now and a List B which has his targets should RSC goes. Guess which is the better list? JW apparently agrees and last week Rovers apparently went to Man City regarding RSC. With the Kaka deal collapsing and City now pursuing domestic targets again (They have bid for Given this morning) means its highly probably that RSC is off in this window. There are still strike targets being assessed but Janko is No.1 on List B to replace him. Interesting times ahead!
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21/01/2009 13:01:00

Heard a rumour about Gudjohnsen this morning... surely worth a pop if the Roque is off?
Mikey D
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22/01/2009 13:42:00

Gudjohnsen would be great especially for the reported 2million but his Father/Agent has come out and said its a non runner basically.
durks de rover
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22/01/2009 17:52:00

Sam knows Eidur and his wages. Its a non starter. Looks like Gueye hasnt really impressed but apparently he isnt fully fit so thats up in the air. Even though there are lots or rumours around Zoro signing, the vibes coming out of Rovers is the opposite, and I believe this guy. Right winger on the agenda too now, ill know more later!
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22/01/2009 18:05:00

yes evening telegraph tonight reporting that rovers wont sign zorro or gueye the other fellow has till the end of weekend to impress
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22/01/2009 18:37:00

Whos that? Calve? Bom are you sat outside Ewood with these reports? Do you want me to come down and get you a spare coat?
Mikey D
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22/01/2009 20:55:00

Were back in for 2 Egyptians. Rovers are scouting the Pharoahs game against Kenya for Al-Mohammadi and another. Looks like Calve might not be signed after all. We HAVE offered Salzburg 6 million and want a quick answer. The bid for Roque is in, has been for 3 days now but its a Friedel situation, he aint leaving til he is replaced. Oh and Villa are desperately trying to convince Heskey to sign for them now and now Liverpool in the summer!!!
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23/01/2009 00:41:00

Bom - that is good work my friend.
Mikey D
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26/01/2009 09:21:00


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