Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

A VBer tribute to Brett

A VBer tribute to Brett

So Brett Emerton has agreed to leave Blackburn Rovers after 8 years at Ewood Park.

When heard this I was hoping it wasn't true because when I thought about all the players that have played for this great club of ours he is one of my favourite ever Rovers, I was quite surprised by the club and the player to end his time at Ewood as Brett had enjoyed a good end to last season as a run of games and a couple of goals in the last two games against Man Utd and Wolves

The first time I saw Brett play for Rovers was in a friendly at Blackpool. I was sat in the old wooden stand that was set so far back from the pitch we might as well of watched it from the Pleasure beach, I remember him scoring a brilliant goal in that game and thought yeah we`ve got some play maker as well as a goal scorer here.

Signed by Graeme Souness in the summer of 2003 for a very modest £2million fee, Brett has gone on to make 247 appearances scoring 13 goals none more so important than an excellent taken volley against Wolves on the final day of last season.

Brett started his career in his native Australia at the Institute of Sport from which he joined Sydney Olympic in national soccer league (Pre A League) by which time he had already represented Australia at U-17 level 11 times.

Following the 2000 Olympics which were held in his home city Sydney, Emerton who captained the Australian football team the Olyroos was signed by Dutch team Feyenoord.

He stayed in the Eredivisie for three seasons winning his only major honour, a UEFA Cup in 2002 even though he was suspended for the final.

In the summer of 2003 he attracted of attention of several Premier League club namely Rovers and Newcastle but of course he opted to join Blackburn Rovers in which he scored on his Premiership debut against Wolves and has gone on to score 12 more goals for Blackburn Rovers.

So we say goodbye to Brett. He`s been a fantastic player to this club.

He`s played under 6 different managers if you count Tony Parkes and has never once really spoken an ill-word against his club, manager or team mates well not at least publicly.

But I am sure he`s not like that at all. He has always had time for fans and has always politely posed for pictures outside the ground and signed autographs. And I think he`s a top bloke so good luck in Sydney.

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.

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

Date:Friday August 26 2011
Time: 8:48AM

Best of Vital Network


Lovely stuff Matt! A touching and informative read :)
Mikey Delap
26/08/2011 09:02:00
Lovely stuff Matt! A touching and informative read :)
Mikey Delap
26/08/2011 09:02:00
the love for Emo continues :D
26/08/2011 09:25:00
the love for Emo continues :D
26/08/2011 09:25:00
a very emotional interview that he had, a true professional...wish him best
26/08/2011 16:32:00
a very emotional interview that he had, a true professional...wish him best
26/08/2011 16:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Graham Could Still Make Blackburn Move

Wigan, Birmingham & Preston are all being linked with Graham; Celtic could also make a move for the Sunderland striker who will leave the Stadium of Light on a free transfer.

Henley Out Of Wales Squad

Coleman has regularly selected Henley in his Welsh squads since the twice capped right back returned to the fold in March last year but he's returned from the Portugal training camp.

Ainsworth 'Flattered' But Committed To Wycombe

Lambert's successor is still unclear, one of those linked with the vacancy being former Blackburn youngster Ainsworth. Flattered as he said he is he's not looking to leave Wycombe.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Blackburn

Should Blackburn Rovers progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Mikey Delap
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Jordi Gomez1%
Sub - Evans3%
Sub - Jackson3%
Sub - Conway1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table