Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Derbyshire Completes Olympiacos Move

Derbyshire Completes Olympiacos Move

Blackburn striker Matt Derbyshire has completed his move to Olympiacos, where he will play until the end of the season.

The England Under 21 star has struggled to win a regular place in the Rovers side this term and has stated he sees this as a chance ot get some first team agmes under his belt in order to win a long term starting spot at the club he has supported since being a child.

Derbyshire, speaking to Sky Sports, said - 'I am excited at the prospect of joining such a big club as Olympiacos and when I found out about the possibility of moving there, it was something I looked at,'

'I saw they were top of the league and I have been told by various people they are the biggest club in Greece with fanatical fans. I had the opportunity to stay in England as other clubs were interested in me, but I fancied this opportunity to join one of Europe's biggest clubs.

'It gives me the chance to play in Europe and experience a different culture and I am really looking forward to it.'

Derbyshire is definitely a fan favourite at Ewood and will be back better off for his experience abroad I am sure.

Do us proud Matt.



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Thursday January 29 2009
Time: 3:02PM

Comments

0
I think it is fair to say that this will beneift everyone at the club including Matt. We will have a better striker on our hands when he returns.
Mikey D
29/01/2009 15:06:00
0
I just hope he gets some first team play there - I can't imagine he would have moved if he didn't think he was going to, but it wouldn't be the first time a striker's been loaned as cover...
Money4midfield
29/01/2009 15:07:00
0
There main forward has sustained a long term injury - His name escapes me. But he has been loaned to replace so i imagine he will be in there straight away.
Mikey D
29/01/2009 16:07:00
0
Don't like the sound of this from fat Sam. Unlike Santa Cruz, fellow striker Matt Derbyshire is expendable, but only if Allardyce can find a replacement. The Greek side Olympiacos are saying they had agreed a loan deal until the end of the season for the 22-year-old, only for Allardyce to claim they have jumped the gun. "I'm happy to let him go, as long as I get somebody else in," confirmed Allardyce. "When a player tells you he wants a new experience, and he is not getting any first-team football, you listen.
Money4midfield
29/01/2009 17:28:00
0
good for us and matt? well theres a 2.5 million fee agreed if he is a success. Darko Kovacevic is the injured player Mikey. RSC is going, Diouf coming in and we are still looking for his replacement
BomBom
29/01/2009 20:26:00
0
really shocked me this one Greece of all places!!!!!!! 2.5 million looks cheap, not read that anywhere bom bom, i have heard harewood is who we are chasing, and if thats the case we have lost the plot, cos he is no where near as good as derbshire, wouldnt mind fred from lyon, out of contract in summer and still only 25 and could be signed for 3 million
glen9mullan
29/01/2009 21:20:00
0
Bombom according to the greeks there is no fee agreed at the end of the loan. Thats what their official line is anyway.
durks de rover
29/01/2009 22:16:00
0
the 2.5 mil deal was an offer that cardiff put in last week sumtime, or rumoured to have put in at most, think it was laughed off by rovers... at least i hope so! matty will be back, i just think sam wants sum1 ther that can do it now, even it is just a loan deal! Just heard about a link with Peter crouch for 10mil, thats if roque goes for 20!?
whitey_82003
30/01/2009 01:20:00
0
the 2.5 million fee is a rumour, albeit a strong one. Indeed Whitey, Sam wants bean pole and spit the diouf to replace Derbs and Santa, although Spit will be playing wide right i would imagine. As for Fred, hr turned down spurs cos he wanted £80,000 a week and they wouldnt give it him, think we can match that? pffft!
BomBom
30/01/2009 10:06:00
0
£80,000?!?! not a chance. I see diouf as useful as he can play fourth striker as well as right wing and left wing. He will create competition. I dont like him but he is bloody useful on his day.
Mikey D
30/01/2009 13:41:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Porter’s Sour Grapes

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Mowbray Happy With 'Positive' & 'Productive' Talks

Mowbray was happy with discussions that took place with Venky's and feels he can finally move forward having met the people he's working for, who will allow him complete control?

Three Rovers Friendlies Confirmed

A trio of testers for Blackburn ahead of the 2017-18 League One season has seen pre-season friendlies against Barrow AFC, Morecambe and Grimsby announced.

Lowe's Emotional Rovers Goodbye

Jason Lowe debuted for Blackburn in an FA Cup tie with QPR in 2011 then made his Premier League debut a week later against Chelsea before he ending the 2010-11 season on loan at Oldham.

Captain Heads Released Rovers List

Blackburn have confirmed the release of eight players following the Championship relegation - captain, and long-serving player, Jason Lowe among them.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions43%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs5%
No47%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League