Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Rovers Had No Choice But To Sell Matty

Rovers Had No Choice But To Sell Matty

Sam Allardyce has today claimed that Blackburn Rovers would have been making a mistake by holding on to Matt Derbyshire - because he wanted to leave just as much as Roque Santa Cruz.

Matty, whilst very potent in front of goal, struggled to nail down a starting spot under Big Sam and when presented with the chance to move abroad, play regularly and play in the Champions League next season decided there was only one way to go - away from his boyhood club.

Sam has made it clear that in the days before Derbyshire`s exit to Olympiakos for a fee of £3m plus extras, the striker told Sam he wanted to make his original loan move permanent.

Sam has made a big point this summer about stressing the need for players who want to play for Blackburn and it is now apparent that wasn't the case with Matt Derbyshire.

Big Sam, speaking to the LET said - "I thought it was a terrific piece of business from our point of view,"

"But at the end of the day it was triggered by Matt Derbyshire not wanting to stay at Blackburn Rovers any more.

"He was just as determined to leave the football club as Roque was, so at the end of the day you take the money and where you can get someone who does want to play for Blackburn Rovers."

This whilst a bit sad from my point of view, is still ok in my books. Matty wanted to move to play regular football and wanted to mvoe but the difference is he did his haggling and pleading in private... unlike some other sneak.



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Monday July 6 2009
Time: 9:36AM

Comments

0
It is a bit disheartening to hear Matty wanted out that bad but its his call and at least he did it with dignity - thats my take anyway.
Mikey D
06/07/2009 09:55:00
0
Bu tthen again, did Big Sam make any kind of assurances that he'd be featuring in the team. No, he took one look, and loaned him out when we were short on strikers. Not really sure why Big Sam brought this up.
Money4midfield
06/07/2009 10:02:00
0
He seems to have enjoyed his football in Greece and established his place in the team - can't blame him for wanting to further his career elsewhere if there was no gaurantee of him getting a regular place at Ewood. Pity but I agree - he's been professional and handled the situation with dignity.
YORK ROVER
06/07/2009 10:04:00
0
I guess he wanted to show that it wasnt entirely his decision. I think he needs to take some of the blame for Matty leaving for sure but it wasnt all one way traffic, maybe thats it?
Mikey D
06/07/2009 10:04:00
0
mattys gone, were not getting him back no point keep going on about him now is there :D
scottrover
06/07/2009 12:13:00
0
my friend who met him in maguluf trhis summer said he wanted out cos sam had not been in contaqct with him whilst he was in greece or since he had come back and he felt he was obviously not wanted, gallacher was on same holiday and he was unsure of his future too at the time
glen9mullan
06/07/2009 13:58:00
0
sounds like a good holiday that Glen!!!!
Mikey D
07/07/2009 17:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Manchester United

All the stats from Blackburn (1) vs (2) Manchester United, Ewood Park, 19-02-17 Att: 23130

Blackburn v Manchester United - Team Sheets

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Manchester United the visitors for the latest FA Cup game.

Blackburn v Man United - Follow Live On Twitter

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Manchester United the visitors today, this will be a 4:15pm kick-off.

2016/17 FA Cup Quarter Final Draw On Sunday

The Quarter Final round draw for the 2016/17 FA Cup will take place on Sunday evening.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA Cup - Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United
Suggested By:
Blackburn win58%
Manchester United win42%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
2 Newcastle 31 21 3 7 66 35
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 31 8 12 11 36 -6
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 24 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football