Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Rovers To Offer Neill Improved Deal

Rovers To Offer Neill Improved Deal

Having already seen Lucas Neill down one offer put forward to him by Blackburn Rovers the club are preparing to make the defender a new and improved contract offer.

The Australian International, as everyone knows is in the final year of his current deal, remained at Ewood after Rovers rejected Liverpool's advances on transfer deadline day. This now leaves him able to pre-arrange a deal in January to sign for another club for free next summer should he so wish.

"It's still our intention that Lucas will sign a new contract and we will be presenting him with a new variation shortly."

"He did turn our first offer down before the World Cup but we will be offering him an improved version," said Rovers chairman John Williams.

Neill's agent Peter Harrison has already claimed that money isn't the issue with Neill looking for a move away from Ewood; he just feels he needs a change in his career so I'm not sure how an improved offer would change his mind if this is the case?

Meanwhile Dominic Matteo could make a loan move away from Ewood Park despite the transfer window now being closed. The "emergency loan" transfer window opens shortly, allowing Championship sides to pick up new talent on loan deals.

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Monday September 4 2006
Time: 2:08PM

Comments

0
I for one still hopes that Hughesy can persuade him to stay... Lucas Neill is a quality player... I don't blame him wanting to further his career but why is going to Liverpool going to do that? He might just struggle to break into the back four at Anfield. As for Donkey Dominic - cheerio!
Ex Ewood Resident
04/09/2006 15:50:00
0
if hughes can get neill to stay he will be a rovers legend for sure. he's got pedersen, reid, nelsen, gray, emerton and others to extend the stay at ewood. if he can get neill too as well that would be amazing.
rovers powerhouse
04/09/2006 21:49:00
0
He'd be a fool to move.
sandgroanun
04/09/2006 22:46:00
0
Regular football, a place in the starting line-up almost every week is assured at Rovers, not sure it will be at Anfield? I've been convinced all summer he'd leave but I'm starting to think that maybe now he won't?
Hughes Da Man
04/09/2006 23:34:00
0
One thing that is on his side is some time, if Blackburn are "hovering" close to their current league position he will be gone, sitting in fourth and still in EUFA Cup you may have a chance.
TeddyLyon
05/09/2006 01:04:00
0
That's very true TeddyLyon. I'm sure Rovers will be in or around the top ten by Christmas, and still in the UEFA Cup.
Hughes Da Man
05/09/2006 10:37:00
0
i dont think so. i want him to stay but think his mind is made up.
rovers powerhouse
05/09/2006 13:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Duffy & Evans Bow Out

The Euro 2016 adventures of Blackburn duo Duffy (who was sent off) and Evans' have ended this weekend. Both the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland went out in the last 16.

Hounded Into Submission

Graham revealed the persistence of Coyle was a factor in joining Blackburn permanently after leaving Sunderland. The former Watford & Swansea was also contacted by former teammates.

Winger's Rovers Return Confirmed

Feeney, who joined Blackburn on loan briefly before; ended last season on loan with Ipswich but the former Bournemouth & Millwall winger has joined Rovers permanently.

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)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele15%
Marshall5%
Duffy2%
Hanley1%
Kilgallon4%
Lenihan6%
Lowe1%
Jordi Gomez1%
Bennett1%
Graham58%
Grimes1%
Sub - Evans1%
Sub - Jackson2%
Sub - Conway2%
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

RankNamePoints
1.@roverseas7
2.captain _midnight5
3.Brownster741
4.Peter Chains-Lynch1