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Beattie for Roberts swap?

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is apparentyl very keen to bring former Rovers player James Beattie back to Ewood Park - especially now knowing that Stoke are actively looking for a buyer.

But the twist has come in the form of Jason Roberts. Big Sam is allegedly willing to swap J-Rob for Beattie in the January window.

Allardyce is willing to take the gamble on Beattie but needs to offload before buying (as we well know) hence the swap with Roberts is mooted.

Beattie is rumoured to be very keen to jump at the chance to play for the club he supports and Sam likes Jason Roberts but is reported to be prepared to throw him in to the mix if it means acquiring Beattie.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 22 2009

Time: 9:00AM

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A good swap? What do we reckon?
Mikey Delap
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22/12/2009 09:02:00

I'd say thats a good deal for us!!!!
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22/12/2009 09:17:00

I'd agree!! I have always been a massive fan of Jase but lately he has looked poor and has never really had a good run of goals in the Prem - deal him out!! Send Pedersen as well....
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22/12/2009 09:25:00

Like it too, just getting a new competitor into the attack might make the rest do their best.....cheers
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22/12/2009 09:28:00

Where did you hear that Stoke are actively looking? Pulis has reiterated that he wants Beatts to stay and bring in another striker. Kitson and Cresswell will go so I doubt that Beatts will aswell.
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22/12/2009 10:36:00

Bring him in, and kick J-Rob out! would be a great bit of business for us.. and im not saying roberts will do badly at stoke.. but it will be good for both teams if we freshen things up in front of goal!
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22/12/2009 10:47:00

He is a much better finisher than JR although not as strong at holding the ball up which could be a problem in our 1 up top system. It cant hurt to have another player who loves the club sweating blood for us. All for it
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22/12/2009 12:35:00

That does sound like a great deal if we can swing it, Beats always gets a few goals when he moves as well so should see us get a few points at least. May put in more effort for us seeing as he's a Rovers lad! Can we swapsy any more? Peds for McGeady Diouf for Bentley Andrews for a Fellaini's hair (best do in the league!) Footballers should always be traded like Panini stickers, no more transfer fees!
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22/12/2009 13:55:00

I would if any of the opposition manager can be drugged up enough to do those swaps mate?! lol
Mikey Delap
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22/12/2009 14:15:00

Want Fabio Borini? Another wonderkid from our academy. :-)
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22/12/2009 17:41:00

No you can keep him JT!! Personally I've not been that keen on Beattie coming back, however, a swap deal for JR (even though I am a fan) sounds good to be.
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22/12/2009 17:45:00

So the general consensus is this is a good thing? one thing I think is that it will definitely freshen both players up if it does happen.
Mikey Delap
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22/12/2009 19:57:00

id say good deal...but what about benni. If j-rob goes, benni will want to go, arent they best buds? and right now i dont want to lose mccarthy, hes looking like our only goal threat up top without dunn
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22/12/2009 22:28:00

This story is in different papers - some say it's roberts for beattie, others say it's mccarthy. i'd go for roberts for a trial, but not mccarthy.
the shire
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23/12/2009 02:00:00

Roberts has always tried his absolute best for Rovers. Frankly, it will be sad to see him go, but if this rumor is true, its a good deal
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23/12/2009 02:55:00

lol Okay Walker. But the day he wins the Ballon D'Or- You'll remember that you turned down a chance to have him play for you lot. lol! :D
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23/12/2009 04:49:00

We're sayin the same about Steve N'Zonzi JT! lol;)
Mikey Delap
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23/12/2009 08:19:00

aaaaaalways gonna be a good deal.... i do really like j-rob in spells... he seems to have a good run of 5 or 6 games here or there..... but is that enough? and will james beattie be good enough to do it long term!?....... just an extra... ive heard everton are eyeing up jose antonio reyes on loan until the end of the season... would it be worth having a cheeky punt on him too?! and then theres jermaine pennant who is being released from Zaragoza.... im looking forward to the january window being open... not that Big Sam has much to play with... but still... heres to hoping!
Blue n Whitey
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23/12/2009 10:49:00

You lot can have young Franco till the end of the season! -,,10268~1913268,00.html
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23/12/2009 17:21:00


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