Blackburn Rovers - Morten contract reaction from the horse's mouth
UK time is: 16:05:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Morten contract reaction from the horse's mouth

Morten Gamst Pedersen has spoken of his pleasure at signing his brand new deal.

Pedersen has been touch and go for a while now as to whether he would sign up or leave for pastures new, but the deal has been sealed now leaving the future clear.

Morten has insisted Blackburn was always his first choice.

Pedersen, speaking to said - "Blackburn always was my first choice. We have a united team, great management and brilliant supporters.

"Also, there aren`t many footballers who get the opportunity to stay with one Premier League club for 10 years. I did and I want to honour that."

Big Sam is just pleased to have retained the services of Morten for longer, as to say there were doubts over his commitment would be an understatement.

Big Sam commented - "Pedersen is one of our most dedicated and professional players,'

"We`re glad to finally have a contract in place and look forward to the new season."

So all is right with the world again. Will the new deal by a boost or will complacency set in?

Join The Vital Debate

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 19 2010

Time: 8:27PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Typical players' talk, which should be translated as 'I searched for big clubs high and low, bit I couldn't find any willing to take me on at this time, and so, I have deigned to stay for a while yet.Praise me.'
Report Abuse
19/05/2010 22:04:00

Typical players' talk, which should be translated as 'I searched for big clubs high and low, bit I couldn't find any willing to take me on at this time, and so, I have deigned to stay for a while yet.Praise me.'
Report Abuse
19/05/2010 22:05:00

Whoops, double posts. Sorry, guys.
Report Abuse
19/05/2010 22:06:00

Yeah, but you're probably right both times DubaiSpur ...
Report Abuse
19/05/2010 23:02:00

Have to agree with you there. And he sure did take his bloody time!!! So it was kinda obvious he was looking to leave if he got a better offer. But he didnt and im glad he is on the team still.
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 01:13:00

say what you will, he had the most assists with 7. jrob is second with 3.
the shire
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 01:48:00

as long as he keeps playing the way he has. and lets be honest, if he fails, we can now sell him instead of letting him go for free. either way this new contract works
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 05:22:00

surely robbo had the most assists lol
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 07:34:00

I think some of these comments have been a bit harsh - MGP has improved this season, his set pieces have led to goals; and he's playing with more passion. If he was looking for a new club he would want to go to one that would be better - it's the same with any job = why would you leave to go to a worse job?? A better job didn't come along and he wanted to stay!
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 08:35:00

Also, MGP wasn't beating a drum to leave or to get better pay or anything like that - he didn't moan and stamp his feet or miss training sessions like some other players this season - and most of the people who we sold haven't excelled away from Ewood either.
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 08:37:00

I must say again that FN1 speaks sense here... I like it.
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 09:53:00

I'm happy about this, firstly he has improved over the last 4-5months whether he was playing for a new contract or not he played well, we all know he is a confidence player and having you manager coming out in the press stressing how much he wants him to sign coupled with his recent form SHOULD result in a good start to the new campaign from MGP. If all else fails we now have him on a long term contract so if we want rid of him we can get some dosh for him that can be used to find a replacement!!!
Report Abuse
20/05/2010 11:02:00

glad we have kept hold, have a soft spot for mgp...89th minute v dingles...
Report Abuse
21/05/2010 10:11:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Another Spell Out For Brown!! (Monday October 5 2015)

Bowyer: An Unbelievable Performance (Monday October 5 2015)

Vital Report - Blackburn 2-0 Ipswich (Sunday October 4 2015)

Bowyer On Ipswich Win (Sunday October 4 2015)

Video - Ipswich Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)

Stats: Blackburn v Ipswich (Saturday October 3 2015)

Rovers Preview: Ipswich Town (H) (Saturday October 3 2015)

Olsson Reflects On 100 Rovers Games (Friday October 2 2015)

Midfielder Could Make Ipswich Return (Friday October 2 2015)

Double Blackburn Welsh Call (Friday October 2 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 8
2. dallydally 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Blackburn 2 - 0 Ipswich
Hull City 1 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 3 - 0 Charlton
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Blackburn
Fulham 2 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 0 - 0 Bolton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Ipswich 10 4 3 3 -2 15
13. Fulham 10 3 3 4 1 12
14. Forest 10 3 3 4 -1 12
15. Blackburn 10 2 5 3 2 11
16. Leeds Utd 10 2 5 3 -4 11
17. Charlton 10 2 4 4 -3 10
18. Huddersfield 10 2 4 4 -4 10

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Video - Highlights and Reaction to Owls Win Over PNE
Sheff Wed : 05/10/2015 11:34:01
RUFC- Collins 'Some Good Performances Friday'
Rotherham : 05/10/2015 11:23:01
Afobe is key to Wolves progress
Wolves : 05/10/2015 11:00:00
Dons set to receive Alli bonus
MK Dons : 05/10/2015 10:33:01
Wolves : 05/10/2015 10:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Steele 1%
Henley 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Marshall 0%
Evans 27%
Akpan 18%
Conway 0%
Lawrence 9%
Rhodes 45%
Sub - Williamson 0%