Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Neill Completes Ground Breaking Move

Neill Completes Ground Breaking Move

After months of speculation and rumour Blackburn Rovers defender Lucas Neill has finally completed his move away from Ewood Park.

After his displays at the 2006 World Cup Finals with Australia he was linked with the mighty AC Milan so it was always only a matter of time before Neill moved on. As others Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Aston Villa apparently entered the race it seemed that nobody would beat Liverpool as he "always wanted to join them."

Today finally saw a move happen as the Aussie completed a move (thought to be around £1.5 million) to the mighty West Ham United! Signing a two-and-a-half year LUCRATIVE contract with the Premiership strugglers.

No one would have begrudged Neill his "dream move" to Liverpool but come on West Ham (with all due respect to Hammers fans) this is hardly the ground breaking move forward Neill said he wanted is it! Giving up UEFA Cup football with a team pressing on again for a top six place; you can't help but think it was always about the money? How much was agent Peter Harrison whispering in his ear in order to turn his head as much as it was?

Nevertheless Neill's been a willing servant and this can not be taken away but the move as it has panned out has got to leave a sour taste in so many people's mouths? But I'm sure in our own ways we'll wish him well...

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

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday January 20 2007
Time: 4:43PM

Comments

0
Neill has spoken about West Ham's ambition and Liverpool's lack of commitment to him (think people have mentioned things along this theme regularly!) but INSISTS it isn't the money!
Hughes Da Man
20/01/2007 16:45:00
0
To a degree I can sympathize with his point of view, however, why not just stay at Rovers? Oh well he has got his dream move to play somewhere where he can achieve everything he wants. Good luck Lucas and thank you for your commitment over the years.
roversman
20/01/2007 17:07:00
0
Thanks for the commitment Lucas but you reasoning just doesnt add up. Wish you all the best.
MikeyGamst
20/01/2007 19:40:00
0
Good Luck Lucas.
jordz_7
20/01/2007 21:55:00
0
Good luck Jucas, I honestly hope that list you spoke of gets fulfilled otherwise you and Quashie and Harewood will be visiting Ipswich and Wolverhampton next season, does it matter though? Nah, you're bring in home 60 grand a week, never mind eh?
BomBom
20/01/2007 22:28:00
0
He can just roll in the cash and keep giving penalties away - as he has done all season with Rovers.... Purely for footballing reasons, my a**e. Just be honest Lucas - it's all about cash!!
Wellsy
22/01/2007 08:29:00
0
He showed his true colours... to leave Ewood for Upton Park... if he had said all along that he wanted to move back to the Capital then maybe I could have believed it. He must have known that he was never going to be promised first team football at Anfield, not when even Bellars can't get a guanranteed place. Once again I would also look to Harrison - I reckon he has had much to do with this as well - what's the betting that Lucas got a cut of any fees paid?
Ex Ewood Resident
22/01/2007 17:36:00
0
Sell Out! Think the poll is pretty conclusive. You've made a rod for your own back Lucas. Good luck all the same.
Hughes Da Man
23/01/2007 16:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Audio - Lambert On Rotherham

Having announced his intention to quit Blackburn Rovers this summer owing to off pitch issues that he's often spoke about, manager Paul Lambert...

Stats: Rotherham v Blackburn

All the stats from Rotherham (0) vs (1) Blackburn, New York Stadium, 30/4/16 Att: 11,035

Rotherham v Blackburn - Team Sheets

Rotherham are at the New York Stadium with Blackburn the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Blackburn - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Blackburn Rovers be interested in any of the following free transfers?

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)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele0%
Lowe0%
Duffy0%
Hanley50%
Kilgallon0%
Marshall0%
Lenihan50%
Jordi Gomez0%
Grimes0%
Bennett0%
Graham0%
Sub - Jackson0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Conway0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship