Blackburn Rovers - The Phil Jones shop window advert
UK time is: 11:21:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Phil Jones shop window advert

Steve Kean has reiterated his desire to hold onto superstar defender Phil Jones, but you could be fooled reading the rest of his quotes.

Jones has been earmarked as a future England captain and more importantly, a future Rovers captain by all and sundry.

But with Jones attracting interest Kean has stepped into ward potential suitors off... before bigging him up a dream.

Kean told Sky Sports - "I don`t know if Phil would go straight into the team at a Champions League club'

"He is a Rolls-Royce, he is a fantastic player and is bound to attract interest.

"He plays like a 28-year-old, he`s got experience and calmness and when needed he has got that turn of pace."

"He is also a supporter and it`s great for the fans to see one of their own playing"

"He was outstanding at the end of the season."

"You always brace yourself for bids - we have had offers before for him and I am sure there will be solid ones in again"

"He will move on some time, but I can see him being captain here first."

A little admission at the end there? If Samba leaves then make Jones captain I say.

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:Tuesday May 31 2011

Time: 9:10AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Please hold onto him Steve!
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
31/05/2011 09:15:00

Got to hold on to him, especially if Samba goes. It would be one unbelievable commitment to such a young lad to make him captain at his age. How would the senior pros take to that? But if it takes that to keep him, then do it. I reckon he'd be able to handle it.
Report Abuse
31/05/2011 09:19:00

I'm quite confident he will stay and we need to show ambition now in who we bring to the club, If we bring quality players in then no player should feel the need to leave as we have to try and compete for honours, Venky's "Show us the money"
Report Abuse
31/05/2011 13:22:00

i too think jonesy would stay at least for next season, but kean really needs to go come out stronger in deterring potential offers
Report Abuse
31/05/2011 13:52:00

Talking him up even more will add a few million to his value, however, I've got this feeling we'll retain him for at least another season. Why rush to move on, others have done this before (with Rovers and other clubs) and often found out that the grass wasn't greener. Samba will leave I feel but Jones will stay.
Report Abuse
01/06/2011 18:11:00

we will really struggle if we lose Jones and samba, so lets hope the lads are encouraged to stay. However the owners need to show some ambition or these fellas will walk, if not this coming season, the next.
Report Abuse
01/06/2011 21:03:00

The owner's ambition will decide a lot won't it, not just for the immediate future but the long term future of Rovers too.
Report Abuse
07/06/2011 18:23:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rhodes In Team Of The Week (Monday October 5 2015)

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)

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 3

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

RUFC - Cup Action Football For Reserves Today
Rotherham : 06/10/2015 09:28:01
RUFC - Would You Welcome A Director Of Football‏
Rotherham : 06/10/2015 09:06:00
Interest in Demarai Gray continues to grow
Birmingham : 06/10/2015 09:00:01
Villa to make £10million Afobe move?
Wolves : 06/10/2015 09:00:00
Rowett Shaping the Youth Squad
Birmingham : 06/10/2015 08:55:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Steele 1%
Henley 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Marshall 0%
Evans 23%
Akpan 23%
Conway 0%
Lawrence 7%
Rhodes 46%
Sub - Williamson 0%