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Derbyshire Is A Greek Hero

Derbyshire Is A Greek Hero

Blackburn striker Matt Derbyshire was a key figure in the Greek Cup final yesterday, netting twice for Olympiacos as they won an epic 15-14 penalty shoot out against AEK Athens.

And the local born Rovers player - on loan at Olympiacos for 6 months, has made himself a cult figure in Greece and with the local fans.

Derbyshire came on at half-time with his team 2-0 down and scored 2 to peg back the Athens side. His second of his two goals came really late to make the score 3-3 and force extra time.

And the England Under-21 international has put pressure on Sam to sort his long term future as soon as the season is over - with many Rovers fans perplexed as to where his long term future lies, as well as Matt himself.

Derbyshire, speaking to the Greek media after the game said - 'If you're asking me if I'd like to stay here then yes, of course,'

'But it isn't down to me it's down to Blackburn Rovers and Olympiacos. I'm hopeful that something will happen. There haven't been any talks at all at the moment.

'Obviously I will have to wait until the end of the English season to see what happens with Blackburn and negotiations will hopefully start then.'

Sounds like he is having fun out there and it is good that he is making a name for himself but Sam would be a fool to sell him.

He is scoring regular goals for a Champions League side.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Sunday May 3 2009
Time: 2:03PM

Comments

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even our home-grown boy wants to leave without reservation, i really don't who we'd ever going to hold on to...big sam really needs to get onto this. he needs to give him some assurance his playing time to win him back. speaking of which, may be we can think about snapping duff back for next year?
dominator2800
03/05/2009 14:32:00
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even our home-grown boy wants to leave without reservation, i really don't who we'd ever going to hold on to...big sam really needs to get onto this. he needs to give him some assurance his playing time to win him back. speaking of which, may be we can think about snapping duff back for next year?
dominator2800
03/05/2009 14:32:00
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i think rovers board and sam both want sacking if they allow derbs to leave, he should never of been loaned out and needs to be given his chance at rovers, ok the greek league is not as competitive as ours, but it is a more technical league and it want that long ago greece were winning the european championships something england has never achieved
glen9mullan
03/05/2009 15:30:00
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i think rovers board and sam both want sacking if they allow derbs to leave, he should never of been loaned out and needs to be given his chance at rovers, ok the greek league is not as competitive as ours, but it is a more technical league and it want that long ago greece were winning the european championships something england has never achieved
glen9mullan
03/05/2009 15:30:00
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Its alright saying "its only Greece" but what would happen if he wasnt scoring?!?! Hes bagging for fun whilst we struggle!!!! Sam's big mistake so far in my eyes...
Mikey D
03/05/2009 16:12:00
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Its alright saying "its only Greece" but what would happen if he wasnt scoring?!?! Hes bagging for fun whilst we struggle!!!! Sam's big mistake so far in my eyes...
Mikey D
03/05/2009 16:12:00
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i agree mikey, he loaned him out without even having a propoer look at him himself, he has nearly scored more goals this season both for us and them than our other 3 strikers put together
glen9mullan
03/05/2009 18:35:00
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i agree mikey, he loaned him out without even having a propoer look at him himself, he has nearly scored more goals this season both for us and them than our other 3 strikers put together
glen9mullan
03/05/2009 18:35:00
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We need Matty back. He is BRFC through asnd through. Bring him back Sam. Please. Sam Allardyce is the best manager we could ever have. He is a BRFC genius. Please bring Matty back Sam.
nut all
03/05/2009 19:00:00
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We need Matty back. He is BRFC through asnd through. Bring him back Sam. Please. Sam Allardyce is the best manager we could ever have. He is a BRFC genius. Please bring Matty back Sam.
nut all
03/05/2009 19:00:00
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