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Big Sam bigs up Banana man

Sam Allardyce has acknowledged that his best bit of summer business was getting Morten Gamst Pedersen to stay at the club.

Morten was on the cusp of leaving the club for nothing in the summer but decided to stay on at Ewood and could even be here long enough now to earn a testimonial.

The Norwegian is also bang in form having scored 4 goals in 4 games - something that Allardyce reckons makes him worth up to 10 million in today's over inflated transfer market.

Allardyce spoke to the BBC and said - "That shows what a key signing it was. We signed a free transfer this summer worth in today`s market about eight to 10 million quid.

"A 28-year-old who has played about 200 Premier League games, scores goals, gets the ball in the box. Where can you find one of them now?

"Everyone said his goal against Wigan was a fluke. It is like one of those old stories, one of the big boys does it and it is genius and we do it and it is a fluke.

"It is typical of what we have to put up with now but that is not a fluke. He puts it in the right areas constantly and he has put another in the back of the net for the second time in three games. Brilliant."

Sam does admit that Morten is not quite at the level of his early days at Rovers but is not far off of reaching those heady heights.

"It is not the best I have seen Morten play. I have come and watched him when he played here in his earlier days.

"I have spent many times at clubs I have been managing, two or three days, on stopping the quality he has.

"I have seen him play very, very well but he is getting closer and closer to that form because there are goals coming on the end of his good performances."

Knock Sam all you want but what he said about Pedersen re-signing in the summer was absolutely 100% spot on.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 23 2010

Time: 8:43AM

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I have been as impressed as ever in the last few games with Morten, I just hope he doesn't slip back into old mode like he has done in the past after a few good games...
Mikey Delap
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23/11/2010 08:53:00

I have to admit I was all set for him leaving in the summer but fair play to him. He's been a breath of fresh air for us in his more central role and it's the mist consistent he's been in 3-4 seasons. Hope he keeps it up... Let's hope he repeats his famous Old Trafford double this weekend!
ITSALLROVER
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23/11/2010 09:10:00

I have been one of his critics in the past but the last 3 games he seems to have come good again! We defo need him and his 'new' goal scoring red and yellow boots! Tickled me when saw Jase had a pair of same! Almost expected him to score just after MGP! Anyway it's onwards and upwards! ManUre on Saturday!
Susief
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23/11/2010 09:21:00

Ps where does the banana man title come from? Is he a big lover of bananas or am I missing something? lol
Susief
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23/11/2010 09:23:00

Haha yep he loves bananas! Check the forums Susie there is a thread there somewhere called Morten going bananas. It's bizarre at best :D
fransavarese
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23/11/2010 09:30:00

Oh and yes I think Morten is playing awesome as well !
fransavarese
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23/11/2010 09:31:00

Thanks I will later!
Susief
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23/11/2010 11:07:00

morten gamst pedersen tra la la la la
LHrover
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23/11/2010 15:08:00

i don't think he gets enough credit about his work rate and defense.
DommyWalker
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23/11/2010 15:23:00

His work rate I believe is up there with some of the best in the team... he could do with being a bit less fairy like though!!! ha ha
Mikey Delap
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23/11/2010 16:15:00

 

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