UK time is: 07:56:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Kuqi "Surprised" To Leave

Although personally I have to admit that the fact Shefki Kuqi moved on from Ewood Park on transfer deadline day didn't surprise me, it appears that it did him.

After signing a three-year deal with Crystal Palace for an undisclosed amount, thought to be 2.5 million, the Finnish striker said:

"In one way, I was surprised when I heard Blackburn were allowing me to leave"

"Palace had been chasing me for a long time, but Blackburn had said consistently that they didn't want to sell me, but then they changed their mind,"

I say I wasn't surprised to see Shefki leave on deadline day, but if I am totally honest I have to admit I was shocked at how late the move came. Despite the summer arrivals and his chances being limited I still felt that maybe he could still be around until at least January. He also said:

"But I never thought I had to leave when Blackburn signed Benni McCarthy. I never worry about who else is in the squad because I always believe in myself."

Kuqi, who scored seven goals in fifteen starts, is sure that he still has what is needed to make it in the Premiership, feeling certain this will happen with Palace, and sooner rather than later:

"I believe I will be back in The Championship for one season only. Palace have the strongest squad in the league and I'm quite sure we can get ourselves back into The Premiership this time."




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: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 3 2006

Time: 9:47AM

Your Comments

Now will he deliver the goods for Palace?
sandgroanun
i'm sure he will do well with palace. maybe his goals could see them get into the prem again?
rovers powerhouse
Certainly a Championship performer so it is now up to Kuqi to prove he is a Premiership performer if and when Crystal Palace win promotion again.
Hughes Da Man
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Win The Most Important Thing (Thursday October 23 2014)

Rovers Loan Lenihan To Burton (Thursday October 23 2014)

O'Sullivan And Raya Extend Loans (Tuesday October 21 2014)

A More Than Deserved Point (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday October 18 2014)

Rovers Preview: Ipswich Town (a) (Friday October 17 2014)

Improvement But Still Doubts (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Bournemouth 13 6 3 4 6 21
9. Ipswich 13 5 5 3 4 20
10. Cardiff 13 5 4 4 2 19
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16

Breaking League News

Team News: Bolton v Brentford
Bolton : 25/10/2014 07:44:00
LUFC On This Day - October 25th
Leeds Utd : 25/10/2014 07:43:00
Thompson Follows Clark Out
Birmingham : 25/10/2014 07:00:00
What The Stats Say: Bournemouth
Birmingham : 25/10/2014 07:00:00
Hughes Predicts Doom and Gloom
Birmingham : 25/10/2014 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match v Birmingham City?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 34%
Henley 0%
Baptise 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 0%
Williamson 0%
Evans 0%
Marshall 66%
Rhodes (off 80) 0%
Gestede (off 66) 0%
Substitute: Dunn (on 66) 0%
Substitute: Varney (on 80) 0%