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Tugay Set To Retire At The End Of The Season

Blackburn legend Tugay look likely to announce his retirement from the game at some point before the end of the season.

Various media outlets say the veteran 38-year-old had talks with Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce about his future last week before the game against Wigan.

There apparently was a frank discussion about the ageing legs of the maestro and the even more limited role he would fill given his years.

A Rovers source, speaking to the Sun newspaper said - "Sam and Tugay had a chat and came to a mutual agreement that it was time to call it a day."

Whilst this is merely a preliminary report, it still holds some weight and has echoed what a lot of fans thought might happen.

If it is true then the last home game against West Brom could prove to be his last.

If that is the case he can expect the mother of all receptions from the Ewood Park crowd for delivering so many good memories over the years and many a classic goal.

A Blackburn legend and a dedicated club man.

Tugay, you are my Turkish delight...




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 30 2009

Time: 10:52AM

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I do think (bias aside) that this is the right logical step as Tugay has become a peripheral figure. Whenever he has played he has looked good but the amount of games he can play is quite limited now...
Mikey D
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30/04/2009 10:59:00

I do think (bias aside) that this is the right logical step as Tugay has become a peripheral figure. Whenever he has played he has looked good but the amount of games he can play is quite limited now...
Mikey D
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30/04/2009 10:59:00

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30/04/2009 13:03:00

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Johnny Baguette
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30/04/2009 13:03:00

In Short.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. He deserves a testimonial for what he has done and put in for Blackburn! šok teshekuhr ederim Kerimoglu Tugay!!!
BomBom
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30/04/2009 13:41:00

In Short.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. He deserves a testimonial for what he has done and put in for Blackburn! šok teshekuhr ederim Kerimoglu Tugay!!!
BomBom
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30/04/2009 13:41:00

I really hope he stays on as coach, and that he gets the testimonial game that he deserves.
Money4midfield
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30/04/2009 18:34:00

I really hope he stays on as coach, and that he gets the testimonial game that he deserves.
Money4midfield
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30/04/2009 18:34:00

A good honest Pro, you will be hard pressed to replace him on the cheap....
quietman
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30/04/2009 20:35:00

A good honest Pro, you will be hard pressed to replace him on the cheap....
quietman
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30/04/2009 20:35:00

guys, get on to the facebook testimonial petition for tugay! he needs one if this is true! and it should be against a tugay XI or galatasary!
Blue n Whitey
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01/05/2009 02:13:00

guys, get on to the facebook testimonial petition for tugay! he needs one if this is true! and it should be against a tugay XI or galatasary!
Blue n Whitey
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01/05/2009 02:13:00

I don't think players on thousands a week deserve testimonials, where the fans have to fork out money for a guy that is on for one week which most of us take a year to earn.
Buzz Lightyear
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01/05/2009 07:55:00

I don't think players on thousands a week deserve testimonials, where the fans have to fork out money for a guy that is on for one week which most of us take a year to earn.
Buzz Lightyear
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01/05/2009 07:55:00

He def deserves a testimonial buzz. he has been on a pay as you play deal for 3 years now! He is a Rovers club man (we dont get loads) and wil give it all to charity knowing Tugay.
Mikey D
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01/05/2009 09:53:00

He def deserves a testimonial buzz. he has been on a pay as you play deal for 3 years now! He is a Rovers club man (we dont get loads) and wil give it all to charity knowing Tugay.
Mikey D
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01/05/2009 09:53:00

Tugay has been nothing short of a delight at Ewood
Money4midfield
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01/05/2009 11:45:00

Tugay has been nothing short of a delight at Ewood
Money4midfield
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01/05/2009 11:45:00

We want a testimonial for him to show how much we have appreciated him over the years and because he is a great player - not just to line his pockets! (Niall Quinn gave all his testimonial money to charity from Sunderland)
FreidelNo.1
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01/05/2009 12:29:00

We want a testimonial for him to show how much we have appreciated him over the years and because he is a great player - not just to line his pockets! (Niall Quinn gave all his testimonial money to charity from Sunderland)
FreidelNo.1
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01/05/2009 12:29:00

I am pretty sure that Tugay will do the same FN1...
Mikey D
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01/05/2009 17:10:00

I am pretty sure that Tugay will do the same FN1...
Mikey D
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01/05/2009 17:10:00

Absolute legend and the only real "gift" that we have had for a long tme at the club!!!!!
mani13963
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01/05/2009 23:57:00

Absolute legend and the only real "gift" that we have had for a long tme at the club!!!!!
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