Writer: Mikey Delap
Date:Monday June 14 2010
When the news broke I wasa little puzzled.
At some point last week it came to light that through one means or another, Brett Emerton might be sold by Blackburn to fund further summer purchases.
The rumour was the Sam Allardyce had a list of 6-8 players that he would consider selling to raise capital to strengthen his summer 'war chest'. (Yes, I know, hardly much of a war chest so far is it?!)
On that list was apparently the name of Brett Emerton.
To me, out of all the other names that were speculated to be up for the chop, Brett's seemed to provoke empathy from yours truly.
Vince Grella I can live with, he is always injured and £2 million is screaming gifthorse. mouth.
Keith Andrews and Zurab Khizanishvilli is also fair cop as far as I can see - both are a credit to the team on their day, but not indispensible for those of us who enjoy our Championship Manager.
But even to consider selling Emo would be a big mistake as far as I can see.
Even during the Australian national sides humbling last night, Emerton was more or less the only one providing energy and drive unconditionally.
Add into this that Emerton is a long standing and committed Rover, one who the fans connect with and provides versatility that no-one else in the Blue and White can match.
I know that the last season has seen Emo pick up little niggles and his involvement has been nowhere near the level he would have liked... but that is life sometimes.
Keep the duracell bunny in the Rovers set up, he may be the wrong side of 30 now but he is a gem.
Date:Monday June 14 2010
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