UK time is: 06:09:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ryan Nelsen One of the Best…Ever!

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has hailed Ryan Nelsen as one of the best free transfer signings ever; also admitting how important it was to have retained his services last summer.

Ryan "the Admiral" Nelsen, a free transfer signing from American Major League side DC United was linked to a £5 million pound move to Sunday afternoon's opponents Portsmouth last summer but their advances were spurned and thank fully so as since his return he has shown just why we have missed him so much.

Hughes rates the Admiral as one of the best free transfer signings ever and not many could disagree could they? Hughes said:

"Having just lost Craig Bellamy to Liverpool last summer, it would have been careless to lose Ryan as well.

"It was strong interest from Portsmouth and big numbers were being talked about but it was important that the club were strong enough to turn it down.

"I recently heard Glenn Roeder saying that taking Antoine Sibierski to Newcastle on a free transfer was the best free signing of the season.

"But Ryan has to be the best free transfer ever - considering the impact he has made since arriving.

"He had never played at this level before but adapted quickly and is a fantastic addition to the squad."

Could not agree more with Sparky, could you? As always leave your thoughts below...


Don't forget "Walkerbout" Sunday Evening in the forum between 6pm & 8pm. For more information click here

Why should you sign up to Vital Blackburn? - Click Here




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 24 2007

Time: 11:25PM

Your Comments

Ryan Nelsen is GOD! Sorry Mikey :) lol... What a signing, free transfer or otherwise.
Hughes Da Man
Hard to disagree with Sparky on this one!
sandgroanun
What a player and inspirational leader. He's good enough for anyone in this League, luckily we have him!
Hughes Da Man
dam it HDM... that was my cue. lol!!! Things look oh so better defensively with God at the back. He is nearly match fit now as well. The game against Arsenal confirmed he had arrived at God form.
MikeyGamst
Sorry Mikey, right place at the right time, the advantage of being the site editor :)
Hughes Da Man
Yep I'm with you there SGU.
bmb
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Morecambe extend Edwards loan (Thursday April 24 2014)

Dunn to play waiting game (Thursday April 24 2014)

Rovers disappoint again (Friday April 18 2014)

Rovers expecting DJ help (Thursday April 17 2014)

Marshall aiming for early return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
» Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
» Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
» Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
» Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
» Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
» Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
» Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Robbo for England? (again)
Suggested By:  VB Admin
Yes, as back up - why not? 55%
No, his time has been and gone 45%