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Gamst A True Blue!

Gamst A True Blue!

Wigan Athletic`s new signing Kristofer Haestad has spoken to the English media for the first time following his loan transfer from Stig Inge Bjornebye`s I.K. Start.

You may be wondering what relevance this has for the Rovers fans! Well, embedded in his words is a message regarding Morten Gamst Pedersen`s stance on Blackburn Rovers.

Recently Rovers` pop star left winger has come in for some criticism because of his lacklustre displays and a Prima Dona attitude that has spouted murmurs of discontent and disagreements with influential squad members such as Tugay.

However, following Haestad`s interview for Skysports the Gamst situation has begun to fall into place like a well gelled popstar`s haircut. Haestad told Skysports:

"I have been watching the Premiership since I was a little kid, it's big for me to come down here and finally get the chance to play.

"I'm satisfied with my choice and I look forward to playing for Wigan for the next six months.

"I got a call from him (Pedersen) as I was sitting at The JJB Stadium and just about to sign the contract. He said 'don't sign, don't sign', but I'm happy with my choice and he thinks it's fun I'm getting the opportunity to play in the Premiership.

The suggestion here is that Gamst did his utmost to bring his fellow popstar band mate to Ewood Park and coupled with his words earlier in the week claiming, 'it is fun to be a Blackburn player at the moment,` it seems that reports stating the Norwegian is unhappy at Ewood Park are as far wide of the mark as some of his shooting has been this season.

His plea to one of his closest friends to join him at the club where he plays speaks volumes about his impression of Rovers and his happiness at the club. It also indicates that he has little intention of moving on at the moment.

These words from 'The Players` will certainly appease a number of Rovers fans who have become disillusioned with the explosive Norwegian`s attitude and performances. One fan in particular, our erudite and esteemed editor and devout Rovers fan, Hughes Da Man, has been quick to retract his doubts about Gamst`s commitment to the club.

In an interview with one of the pioneering editors of Vitalfootball he said:

"I`m offering my deepest apologies for doubting MGP's commitment to the club and maintain the belief that he is one of the most creative members of the squad."

Only time will tell whether or not Gamst and Haestad will get the chance to play club football together, but at the moment it would appear that one of Rovers` gems is in it for the long haul.

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

Date:Thursday January 4 2007
Time: 9:18PM


Good stuff James, another fine peice of work. Thanks for your kind words about me; again I'm sorry for doubting MGP!
Hughes Da Man
04/01/2007 21:27:00
Cheers. It is indeed encouraging news. I thought I would include your words as in the format of an interview! Gives what you say a professional edge I think!
04/01/2007 21:31:00
Certainly does; never been interviewed before!
Hughes Da Man
04/01/2007 21:38:00
As i said in the email it takes a big man to put his head on the parapit, however a bigger man to admit he's wrong! fingers crossed you were! Good piece of journalism R-Man...
04/01/2007 21:39:00
Look on the bright side he's only gone to Wigan on loan!!! we'll get him for free when they get relegated...hehehe
04/01/2007 21:40:00
I watched 'The Players' on telly back home and they were absolutely s**t lol! Although Gamst was really trying to act like a pop star.. Ive got no doubts about his commitment to Rovers atm, but if Tottenham decide to splash the cash in a last minute offer Im not really sure whats gonna happen. All I know he's enjoying live in Blackburn, got his mates Riise & Haestad close...why move to London right? Id love to see Haestad in a rovers shirt! You never know! Im actually a much bigger fan of him than Gamst...and that says a lot :)
04/01/2007 21:42:00
As i said to Hughesy, he has been struggling with broken ribs i believe, and I know after breaking 3... it F-in hurts lots! so I can understand why his performances have been off par. (if of course this is true)!
04/01/2007 21:47:00
I've admited to being wrong TWICE today... what's wrong with me :) The only thing Spurs can offer MGP that we can't is the lifestyle and glamour; is that all its cracked out to be though? Never broke any ribs so don't know what its like but can imagine it hurts like hell...
Hughes Da Man
04/01/2007 23:59:00
Trust me it ain't glamourous in North London either!
05/01/2007 12:00:00
Im with you on that one govtpros.....I was in Tottenham the other day and well lets just say the Blackburn estate has more glamerous areas. I too, Reidy85, hope to see Haestad with Rovers and think this is still a possibility, afterall he is only on loan at Wigan. I remember when I first saw the video of 'the players' I couldn't stop laughing. It was actually one of my first articles for Vital Blackburn. Gamst does look like he is trying too hard though!!! Great fun and all in a good cause.
06/01/2007 10:46:00
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