Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

New offer made will things change?

New offer made will things change?

Blackburn Rovers have put the new contract in front of Lucas Neill; all they can do now is wait...

Mark Hughes however has been quick to point out that despite comments attributed to Neill nothing has changed. When speaking to Sky Sports News Hughes said:

"When you go into international weeks, you often get comments taken out of context and they fly over long distances and get embellished.

"Sometimes, it's more practical to sit the guy down when you see him face-to-face and talk things through with him.

"It's something we are already aware of. Lucas Neill is keeping his options open, we are aware of that, everyone else knows that, but we want him to stay.

"We feel we have a lot to offer him here. We're a good club, we feel we're going places and he knows what he'd have to give up if he decided to move on.

"But we're still hopeful that he will stay.

"We're certainly not resigned to losing him, we're in the same situation we were before the international break."

It is thought that Neill has been offered a contract with three to four years on it that could take him up to nearly 32-years of age. A contract for that long will give him long term stability and you do think that most, if all of his potential suitors would be hard pushed to match if indeed offer a contract for that long, even though some may be able to offer more over a shorter time.

It does appear though that despite Neill's latest re-iteration that he still intends to leave that Hughes still has no problems with retaining the Australian as his stand in captain:

"I choose Lucas Neill on how he trains, how he approaches games, and how he's done in games up to this one and I have to say he has been excellent in that respect."

This article was planned for posting on Friday13th October.

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 October 16 2006
Time: 11:15AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Not sure much will change, but you never know? Neill said before the Liverpool game that he intended to "stick it to Liverpool" on Saturday, and I think its fair to say he did!
Hughes Da Man
16/10/2006 12:15:00
0
Given the fact they'd just flown back from Oz, I thought they did pretty well!
govtpros
16/10/2006 13:46:00
0
Without doubt, its a long old flight so they both performed fantastically.
Hughes Da Man
16/10/2006 14:32:00
0
I think he will prob stay to be honest , why not ? you guys are doing well and still in europe so that attraction is there also , unless he wants to sit out every other game at least at liverpool that is !
dazednconfuzed
16/10/2006 14:50:00
0
Hopefully you are right dazednconfuzed!
Hughes Da Man
16/10/2006 15:18:00
0
seems like Newcastle want him are are willing to pay 5million! it'd serve him right of we sold him to the geordies and let him rot in the Chumpionship - only joking I like the lad and can't blame him for wanting to go on to "bigger" clubs - his professional performance on Saturday just proved that.
Ex Ewood Resident
16/10/2006 17:34:00
0
Hopefully he will stay i think he is a top quality player and you will miss him if he does leave.
jono_forest
16/10/2006 19:53:00
0
£5m wouldn't be refused for a player nearing the end of his contract, so if I were the club I'd take it. That said I wouldn't see Newcastle as a move forward so you would be disappointed to see him join the geordies to "further" his career wouldn't you.
Hughes Da Man
17/10/2006 08:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Five Blackburn Fixture Changes Confirmed

The league matches against Huddersfield, Leeds, Burton, Preston & Nottingham Forest have had changes to the kick-off times and in some cases the day too.

Manchester City Midfielder In On Season-Long Loan

Byrne, who training with the Republic of Ireland ahead of Euro 2016 but didn't make the final 23-man squad, has come to Blackburn on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

Blackburn Assistant Irvine Departs

Irvine returned to Blackburn last November for a second spell as a coach under Lambert and was set to stay at Ewood Park with Coyle but the former Rovers player has departed.

Former Manchester United Man Trains With Blackburn

Brown, who had a good career with Manchester United and England, was released by Sunderland at the end of his contract having been limited with his appearances last season.

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)