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Tony Parkes in chat with Pedersen shocker!

Tony Parkes has revealed that he got to the root of the Pedersen problem after a little chat in the Rovers car park after a match before christmas.

Morten is one of Blackburn's most talented players but has underachieved for years in his usual left wing role.

But after a little chat with Mr.Blackburn and a change in position, Morten is back on the march again as he looks to recapture old form.

Parkes knows the Norwegian from when Morten first signed for the club in 2004 and cornered him (not like that) after a game and wanted a word (again not like that).

Parkes, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said - "I came to a game just before Christmas and it was sad because I hardly recognised him as the same player,"

"The crowd were booing him and getting on his back, which doesn`t help, but every decision he was making on the field was wrong. You could see he had lost all of his confidence.

"I saw him outside the ground after a home game a few weeks ago and had a word with him.

"I said to him, 'You`re a shadow of the player you used to be, what`s wrong?` "He said it was down to confidence.

'Under Mark Hughes he took all the corners and free kicks and he was really built up in terms of confidence.

"I asked him whether he was married yet. He said no and laughed, but sometimes being settled helps.

"I think moving to the centre of midfield has helped him because he is more involved in the game now.

"He`s still a talented lad with two good feet and that was a great ball for Martin Olsson`s goal against Hull.

"Tottenham were after him a couple of years ago so he must be a good player for them to have wanted him.

"I think he can get back to his best form with Blackburn.

"If he can get his confidence back and have a run in the team, because players do need a run of games, then I see no reason why he can`t do very well."

Pedersen is considering his options at the moment as he is a free agent in the summer, but Parkes is backing Sam Allardyce by saying that Rovers is the right place for him.

Parkes continued - "I don`t know where he`s going to go if he doesn`t stay at Blackburn,"

"I don`t think there will be anywhere better for him than Blackburn, who are a Premier League club.

"And if he does want to go and get something somewhere else, then he needs to play well for the rest of the season for that to happen.'

Very interesting read and a look into the mind of one of our guys.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 13 2010

Time: 3:26PM

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good effort here from Tony and I thought it was all good to get an honest perspective as well.
Mikey Delap
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13/02/2010 15:29:00

If, as Tony believes, Morten getting married will improve his game i could try and pimp him out to some of my friends??!!! I know a few that might be interested!!!
bennipoo
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13/02/2010 16:00:00

lol benni......i reckon whatever he has said has worked though, he seems to be doing well last few weeks.
LHrover
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13/02/2010 17:52:00

Bennipoo... why dont you step up to the plate?!?
Mikey Delap
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13/02/2010 19:20:00

Talk about pu Morten down lol. Tony has said Morten you're crap and then questioned his sexuality haha
fransavarese
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13/02/2010 22:41:00

loll nothing like a good kick up the arse aye!
sasman
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13/02/2010 22:56:00

Good work by Tony. MGP has always been one of my favorite players. It's funny to think that if any one of us had 1/4 of his talent we would never lack confidence. Yet, he, raised with the gift and onus of that gift suffers from something as trivial as a lack of confidence. It's all subjective. Here's to Mort--may he hear my cheers from half the world away!
SoCal Rover
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14/02/2010 00:17:00

I dont think he meant it quite that bad Fran!!!
Mikey Delap
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14/02/2010 09:16:00

I may have exaggerated slightly lol. Whatever has happened to Pedersen over recent weeks its working so lets hope it continues !
fransavarese
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14/02/2010 17:23:00

Tony says, just shaft it in Morten!!
metalrover
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14/02/2010 17:57:00

"Tottenham were after him a couple of years ago so he must be a good player for them to have wanted him. "? Don't undervalue your own club. You've won a Premier League, we haven't(yet).
DubaiSpur
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15/02/2010 07:29:00

Nah not my type, not hairy or French enough for me!!! If Gael needs some help in that department I would happily oblige, but don't really go for lads that look like they've just step out of a nineties boy band!!!
bennipoo
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15/02/2010 09:59:00

He is still in a boy band isnt he!!!!
Mikey Delap
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16/02/2010 19:16:00

In that picture he does look like 1 half of the scandinavian Jedward. Oh dear...
fransavarese
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17/02/2010 08:44:00

 

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