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Greatest Ever Rovers Squad: Forwards

Greatest Ever Rovers Squad: Forwards

If you had the money of a Roman Abramovich and even a time machine I'm sure you would love to put together a Blackburn Rovers Greatest Ever Squad… This is your chance as we complete this squad with the forwards!

We all have our favourite players and know of the legendary ones even if we haven't seen them so now is our chance to get these brought together as you the Vital Blackburn Rovers fans get a chance to compile what you consider the Greatest Ever Blackburn Rovers Squad.

This squad will comprise of the following, with the goalkeepers, left-backs, central defenders, right-backs, left midfielders, central midfielders and right midfielders already selected:

3 Goalkeepers (Tim Flowers, Brad Friedel & Bobby Mimms)

2 Left-backs (or Wing-backs) (Stig Inge Bjornebye & Graeme Le Saux)
4 Centre-backs (Henning Berg, Mike England, Colin Hendry & Ryan Nelsen)
2 Right-backs (or Wing-backs) (Bob Crompton & Lucas Neill)

2 Left midfielders (or Wingers) (Damien Duff & Morten Gamst Pedersen)
4 Central Midfielders (Ronnie Clayton, Howard Kendall, Eddie Latheron & Tugay)
2 Right midfielders (or Wingers) (Bryan Douglas & Stuart Ripley)

4 Forwards

To put together this squad we need to think of names so below leave your suggestion for the FORWARDS or FORWARDS you would like to be considered for selection. It doesn't matter if they are/were target men, played/play off the forward or if they were an out and out goal getter so long as they are forwards!

Once we have enough names (at least five, ideally six) we will put it to the vote and the top four will make it into the Greatest Ever Rovers Squad.

Should you suggest more than six forwards I will either have to consider those most frequently suggested or somehow get you to decide on the final six people voted on? JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE MENTIONS A PLAYER DON'T THINK YOU CAN'T AS YOU CAN; the more mentions a player gets the better his chance of at least making the poll!

This is your chance so post your forward's names below. Why not also post a word or two on why you have selected them...

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Date:Monday March 19 2007
Time: 10:34PM


We conclude the selection here; we'll then go over the positions and select the Greatest XI!
Hughes Da Man
19/03/2007 22:36:00
Just a few names to kick things off SIMON GARNER, MATT JANSEN and ALAN SHEARER.
Hughes Da Man
19/03/2007 22:36:00
Can Douglas play in 2 positions?
20/03/2007 00:08:00
OK OK Shearer and Garner for me. Matt Jansen? I think not Hughes Da? I'd rather see Benni mac on the list rather than Jansen. If it wasnt for the bike accident then maybe he could have topped this list but not to be...
20/03/2007 00:13:00
Afraid not AustRover, although technically if he gained enough nominations he would have to go into the poll, and then he could be voted in?!?!
Hughes Da Man
20/03/2007 01:00:00
Just throwing some names in there AustRover to get things started. Matty Jansen was a quality footballer, I know most rate him but not everyone rates him as highly as he deserved. Had he not had the motorcycle accident he'd still be a top player with us now; that's if we could have kept him?!?!
Hughes Da Man
20/03/2007 01:01:00
Matty was one of my modern days faves!!! Not only was he a technically gifted player but worked his ass off for the team, chasing lost causes etc. Granted we never saw the best of him due to the italian scooter conspiracy but i think he deserves to be in the voting at least. Saying that, the 2 players who should rightly be starting are the obvious Alan Shearer and Simon Garner. I will add the following for consideration however, Andy McEvoy, Roy Vernon, David Speedie, Chris Sutton and Tommy Briggs
20/03/2007 04:27:00
Shearer, Garner, Jansen, McCarthy, Speedie. i'd also add in Andy Cole (if Chris Sutton can be mentioned!) and Craig Bellamy. Ones for the future... Paul Gallagher and Matt Derbyshire... I always liked Paul Dickov too...
Ex Ewood Resident
20/03/2007 08:46:00
Newell has to go in there for me, although i seem to be pretty much the only person that thinks his partnership with Shearer was better than Sutton's. If i were to pick the ones for the poll, I'd go for Shearer, Garner, Sutton, Newell, Vernon (although arguably he's one for the Everton site) and Briggs (seriously, 194 in 140? Still holds the record with 7 successive goals v Bristol if i remember rightly too).
Head Rover Heels
20/03/2007 10:02:00
(Obviously, that's supposed to be 140 in 194. Now, where did i leave my crayons)
Head Rover Heels
20/03/2007 10:03:00
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