Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Sam dampens expectations

Sam dampens expectations

Big Sam has poured a little water on the hype fire this afternoon by stating that he does not expect the takeover of the club to be completed before the end of August.

The Rovers manager naturally is not involved in the negotiations happening behind closed doors but has spoken to chairman John Williams who has told him straight.

If the takeover saga does drag on past the end of August then the Blue and White Army will have to wait till January to splash some cash (god it's been a few years since I typed that!).

Allardyce said to Sky Sports - 'John tells me we can't get the deal done any sooner than maybe even as far as the end of September,'

'This transfer window will be well and truly shut at the end of August, so that will not allow us to do anything between now and then.'

With all this takeover talk it is often difficult to remember that Big Sam is still on the hunt for a new striker to replenish what we have in the ranks.

Allardyce is keen to stress that this search is still be conducted very much within the current budget.

'If it becomes a reality, that would be obviously very, very exciting, but at the moment it is still in the process of negotiation,' Big Sam continued.

'While in that process, the speculation in the press by the prospective new owner is very exciting for us all, but until it actually goes through, then for myself, the players and every member of staff here, it is about focusing on what we have to do (in their next Premier League match) against Birmingham City, and what we can do in terms of perhaps securing a striker before the end of the window.

'The chairman says to me it would be almost impossible to think that any of that money might be available before the end of this window.

'So we continue down the same line as we have all summer, and bring in another frontman if we can find him.'

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday August 18 2010
Time: 4:00PM

Comments

0
End of September? I think JW may be playing it safe here...
Mikey Delap
18/08/2010 16:05:00
0
If there are two or many more parties in it, it will take some time. Hopefully the Jacks children want to be sure that the new owner takes care of our beloved Blackburn Rovers....cheers
riisenholt
18/08/2010 17:27:00
0
We should plan without the cash as Sam hasd said, because before the takeover talk that was the bag we had, Rovers must try and wheel and deal to make sure that we have a team capable of staying in the Prem, if the takover comes off at some point, it will be al good, but at present im more concerned in bringing a couple of players in now to make sure we dont get dragged into a relegation battle
glen9mullan
18/08/2010 20:40:00
0
A Big signing in the January window would be good anyway and by then we'll have a better idea where we need that Big signing to play.
ITSALLROVER
19/08/2010 17:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Coyle Pleased With Blackpool Workout

Coyle, not that pre-season results count for too much really, was content with what he saw from Blackburn against former Rovers boss Bowyer's Blackpool on Saturday.

Greer Returns - Brighton Bid For Duffy?

Greer could return but Blackburn might lose Duffy to Brighton? Reports claim an offer has been made as they battle Wolves and Celtic for the Republic of Ireland international?

Bowyer's Blackpool Hold Blackburn

Blackpool, under former Blackburn boss Bowyer now, have seen a slide take them from the Premier League to League 2 in next to no time but this pre-season match ended one-one.

No Celtic Offer For Duffy

Coyle has denied any official approach has been made to Blackburn from Celtic for our Republic of Ireland international and former Everton defender Duffy.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Assuming Ben Marshall is one winger who will be the other?
Suggested By: VitalRovers
Elliott Bennett11%
Craig Conway57%
Liam Feeney26%
Connor Mahoney1%
No Marshall - it'll be two of the above!5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.captain _midnight6
2.Walker5
3.@roverseas2