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Rovers Go Overseas To Net Hitman

Rovers look set to go abroad in their quest for the striker they need to bang in the goals next season.

Having failed to identify suitable replacements for Judas Cruz and Matt Derbyshire, John Williams and Sam Allardyce are now looking overseas for someone that fits the bill - i.e. can score a lot and doesnt break the wage barrier like Michael Owen and Peter Crouch.

John Williams said, speaking to the Lancashire Evening Telegraph - 'We have been looking around for a proven Premier League striker but it is proving a difficult task,'

'We may need to look abroad and go down that route.'

In other news, Rovers are waiting for an answer over Franco Di Santo from Chelsea but have confirmed that would NOT replace the need for a main striker.

Williams, however, dismissed suggestions they had made a move to bring back former striker Kevin Davies from Bolton.

'Di Santo is a player we are interested in but we have not enquired about Kevin Davies,' he said.

'(Bolton chairman) Phil Gartside phoned me to clarify the rumours, not the other way round.'

Good old JW - absolute clarity at it's finest. An honest chairman, who would of thought?

Perhaps the reason Rovers are hanging tight over Di Santo is showing we do want him and will probably get him but there is no rush. He is going to be somewhat of a luxury extra.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 1 2009

Time: 12:44PM

Your Comments

to get back to my point of how dear it is the buy english - Doyle-albiet from Ireland - went for 6.5m - no where near worth that...Crouch 11 approx, please he's a good player but strikers are judged on goals, he dosent consistantly deliver and Frazier Campbell maybe, possibly going for 6m is a joke, why is he worth that, cos he's not good enough for Utd, cos he cant be if they are letting him go...its obv that a club like Blackburn without the biggest budget in the world would have to go abroad, where u can get better players for cheaper as proven by Benni and Roque in recent yrs...I have said this b4 but clubs should be left alone to buy in the players that a) they want and b) they can afford..Take Arsenal for instance, yes they have decent english talent in the reserves and edging in the 1st team but would they, Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool have the success if they had been limited to English players, Simply NO....i think its important to intergrate cultures and footballing styles to make the game better, if not there is a fear it may stagnate - i can see from the national sides point of view this may be wrong, but tell me Brazil havent really struggled and most of there players play abroad......
Clint
I think this was always going to happen - the premium attached to English players is bordering on silly. Good idea this as strikers from abroad that we have bought always seem to do well - McCarthy, Santa Cruz two very obvious examples.
Mikey D
They do well for one season, anyway, Mikey.
Desert Kiwi
Clint - Hmmm I think the big issue at the moment is the new UEFA rules about how many people should be national or comming from the young team. If Blackburn gets in Europe next season can we fulfill the demands from UEFA? Not that I think we will but if we surprise everybody and then....Cheers
riisenholt
The Uefa rules are illegal anyway so they cant bar us from competitions should we qualify. No english player on the market at the mo is worth the money they go for. I dont know why clubs buy domestic considering the talent available abroad for not even half the price.
durks de rover
DDR - But the first part of the UEFA rules are approved by the EU, so why do you say they are illegal?....If you are talking go to court then I don't think we will try that for a competition......cheers
riisenholt
lol Desert - McCarthys goals kept us up last season - so I would say good for 2 seasons!
Mikey D
I dont think we will either riisenholt but if one of the bigger European clubs were to challenge the laws, from a legal stand point they would have a very good chance of winning thus the laws could become obsolete.
durks de rover
 

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