Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Ooijer Should Keep Rovers Armband

Ooijer Should Keep Rovers Armband

Vital Blackburn's most recent Poll asked "Should Ooijer remain captain when Neill returns?" Nice and simple and you said Yes!

With Lucas Neill returning today a quick fire-24 hour poll was held ahead of the game with Fulham to decide if you felt Ooijer should retain the armband, 74% felt yes.

Personally with Neill without question leaving I think it is right that the armband is now passed.

The fact that Neill picked up an injury made the decision easy for Mark Hughes in the short-term but Andre Ooijer has proved a capable deputy and with his long-term future (as long-term as you can get for a 32-year-old!) at Ewood Park it is right that he keeps the armband… at least until the Admiral returns. Hughes may well have different ideas though?

So in summary
Yes - 74%
No - 26%

With the selection of the Greatest Ever Rovers Squad continuing the current poll is asking you to select the, "Greatest Ever Rovers Squad - Left-backs." You can vote on this until Monday, remember the top two make it in!

As for what you think, cast your vote and why not have your say on the latest polls findings…

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

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

Date:Saturday December 2 2006
Time: 10:52AM


Neill has been a great servant and stood in s captain well but with him leaving, and maybe in a month or so it is time to get used to him without the armband if not used ot him not playing full stop.
Hughes Da Man
02/12/2006 11:05:00
i think he should keep the armband all together even when neill is fit to play
02/12/2006 13:05:00
I'd not disagree he should keep it but only until the Admiral returns. The best leader we have at the club so he HAS to be captain when he's back, until that point Ooijer will prove an able deputy... assuming Sparky lets him keep the captaincy?
Hughes Da Man
02/12/2006 13:40:00
Bitterly disappointed that Sparky gave Neill the armband back, don't think he should have done so to be totally honest.
Hughes Da Man
03/12/2006 01:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Blackburn`s game against Doncaster had already been called off. If it hadn`t, it definitely would with the Republic of Ireland`s decision to include two defenders in the final squad.

No Tippy-Tappy Performer

Bradley Dack has proven plenty of ability on the ball and has a keen eye for a goal, but the former Gillingham man has also show he's physically able and willing to get stuck in.

Modest Marksman

You'll not find many who haven't been impressed by Armstrong since he came to Blackburn. The on-loan Newcastle forwards goalscoring exploits speak for themselves.

Different Date Same Outcome

International call ups for Leutwiler, Mulgrew and Evans, along with provisional calls for Lenihan and Williams mean the trip to Doncaster has changed, the hoped outcome wouldn't.

Blackburn Rovers Archived Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Evans2%
Sub - Conway0%
Sub - Bell2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures

Write for Vital Football