Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Sam was interested in re-signing Neill

Sam was interested in re-signing Neill

Sam Allardyce has stepped out of the woodworks to admit he was chasing the signature of Lucas Neill earlier in the last transfer window but instead plumped for Lars Jacobsen - for cost reasons.

Neill is not well liked at Rovers after his controversial move to West Ham in the 2006/07 season where he was to play 'Champions League football' - but instead just went because they were paying him £70,000 a week. Something Neill has been to cowardly to admit.

Sam was keen on bringing him back to Ewood for a little while - but perhaps it was for the best the move never materialised.

Neill eventually signed for Everton, who as always seems usual in football, is facing his old club on his debut.

Sam, speaking to Sky Sports said - 'We thought about Lucas Neill, but from our point of view it was about the financial side of it,'

'It was a situation where we as a football club have to weigh up the players we want against which players we can actually afford.

'Lucas, as much as we would have liked to have had him back here, his package was much more for Blackburn than Lars' was.

'Lars has settled in exceptionally well. He's a real pleasure to work with and he's been consistently good with his level of performance in the short period of this season.'

Lars himself is going back to his old club tomorrow - he spent a year at Everton. The Dane is keen to enjoy the day and to prove a point.

Jacobsen, again speaking to Sky Sports said - 'It's going to be exciting, it's on my birthday, so it's going to be a big day for me, of course I've something to prove.

'I was a bit frustrated there. I went to a new club, but I couldn't prove anything because I got injured and was unable to play. You really want to go out there and prove you can help the team.'

*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Saturday September 19 2009
Time: 9:24AM


grrrrr you had to post it didnt u mikey! u just had too!!! i saw it and am like, should i email mikey so he doesnt post it......scum judas...
20/09/2009 02:28:00
lol Sas! You snooze you lose! I'll let you cover the next one!
Mikey D
20/09/2009 08:41:00
i didnt want to cover it! thats my point lolllll, he doesnt deserve coverage at all!!!!
21/09/2009 09:09:00
I'd rather have John Curtis back!
21/09/2009 14:18:00
Oh I see... it is a good news item though! lol
Mikey D
22/09/2009 12:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Blackburn`s game against Doncaster had already been called off. If it hadn`t, it definitely would with the Republic of Ireland`s decision to include two defenders in the final squad.

No Tippy-Tappy Performer

Bradley Dack has proven plenty of ability on the ball and has a keen eye for a goal, but the former Gillingham man has also show he's physically able and willing to get stuck in.

Modest Marksman

You'll not find many who haven't been impressed by Armstrong since he came to Blackburn. The on-loan Newcastle forwards goalscoring exploits speak for themselves.

Different Date Same Outcome

International call ups for Leutwiler, Mulgrew and Evans, along with provisional calls for Lenihan and Williams mean the trip to Doncaster has changed, the hoped outcome wouldn't.

Blackburn Rovers Archived Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Evans2%
Sub - Conway0%
Sub - Bell2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
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

Vital Football Comment