Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Williams: We Did Try For Villanueva

Williams: We Did Try For Villanueva

Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams has confirmed that we did try to keep Carlos Villanueva at Ewood Park before his move to Al Shabab was confirmed.

The 23-year-old had spoken more than once about his desire to stay with Rovers, however, with good money offered to Audax Italiano from the Dubai based club (with good wages too) Rovers couldn't compete with this. Williams has confirmed that we did want to keep Villanueva on loan at Ewood again next season but this wasn't possible.

Williams told Setanta Sports: "Sam did not feel we could commit for a permanent transfer after the season Carlos has had. From getting chicken pox early on to the scrap we have had on our hands since.

"The general feeling is the type of football he played was not relevant to the position we have been in. We have been fighting for our lives.

"We did ask if we could extend the loan by another year but Audax wanted to sell him and so that was that.
"

It would've been good if we could've had the Chilean on loan again next season as I'm sure that Sam Allardyce would've used the midfielder much more next season but it wasn't meant to be.


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

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

Writer:Walker
Date:Tuesday May 19 2009
Time: 4:50PM

Comments

0
I think on refelection this is best for everyone, whilst Carlos clearly liked it here he was going to be restricted with the dog fight we were in.
Mikey D
19/05/2009 17:26:00
0
I think the right decision has been made here. A loan extension was the right avenue to pursue. Villanueva was overpriced and he has'nt impressed enough to warrant a permanent move.
spinaker
19/05/2009 17:48:00
0
Dont see why we tried!!! Jog on Ville the chilean dwarf!!! ha ha - NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!!!
mani13963
19/05/2009 19:20:00
0
Indeed overpriced, and in the premiership you cannot afford to carry a player through a game, maybe in the future he will become the business. Maybe not though going to play in the far east.
roverjoy
19/05/2009 20:56:00
0
I thought he may benefit in the Spainish league... bit more cultured and technical over there.
Mikey D
19/05/2009 21:19:00
0
I read an interview with modric the other day (I very similar sized player, probably smaller). When he was at Zagreb, they loaned him out to the Bosnian league which was famed for being very very rough as tensions from the Balkan Wars were still particularly strong there. The manager had basically had the idea that he needed toughening up and a baptism of fire seemed the preferred method. Modric claims it worked. I don't think Carlos has done the right thing in the long run, a spell in League 2 would have been the way to go ;)
Money4midfield
20/05/2009 00:40:00
0
He'll be an absolute star over here, what with his tricks and flicks, the crowds will love him in what is a pretty average league. But I can't see it's the best for his long term career. If we had signed him, it would have been a gamble on potential. BSA will better spend the cash elsewhere.
Desert Kiwi
20/05/2009 07:14:00
0
I think a loan deal for us and him would have been best - I'm not being funny but going from the Premiership to Dubai is hardly a step up!
FreidelNo.1
20/05/2009 09:30:00
0
i agree with the decision made not enough evidence for a permanent move so a loan would have been smart. As for carlos i think he will obviously do really well in the poor league and i think he has the quality to make in european in probably the spanish league latter on in his career
a7081543
20/05/2009 16:54:00
0
Maybe he thinks he needs to take a step down to come back stronger?
Mikey D
21/05/2009 09:45:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Sunderland The Latest Would-be Mahoney Suitors?

Whatever happens to Blackburn this season Mahoney could remain in the Championship as Sunderland, destined to be relegated from the Premier League, are ready to 'swoop' for the winger?

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Vital View - Championship, 21st-23rd April 2017

Brighton would have confirmed the title with a point but defeat kept Newcastle alive. Second-bottom Wigan are clinging on - Blackburn are two off Birmingham, three Nottingham Forest.

Video - Championship Goals, 21st-22nd April 2017

The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By:
Raya25%
Nyambe0%
Lenihan25%
Ward0%
Mulgrew0%
Williams0%
Bennett0%
Lowe0%
Guthrie0%
Conway25%
Gallagher0%
Sub-Graham0%
Sub-Lucas Joao0%
Sub-Emnes25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.roveritejon1
Vital Football Comment