Date:Tuesday March 27 2007
Always keen to see what you, the members of Vital Blackburn have to say I am delighted to bring you Clint's thoughts on a recent poll.
Was the recent poll asking who has been Mark Hughes' best Rovers signing really fair? Clint points out just why he thinks the poll was unfair highlighting the qualities and attributes ALL names bring to Rovers.
David Bentley has really flourished under Hughes and the fact that he now has regular football and a regular position. He will definitely be an England regular in the near future and he should be as he has all the ability in the world, added creativity to the midfield and has a great cross as well.
Craig Bellamy was a revelation for the club, with the help of his goals we qualified for Europe and we were unlucky to lose him, as if it wasn't for Liverpool he would have stayed, although unlike Lucas Neill at least he was truthful about his move - saying it was to play for a team he always supported - anyway I think Hughes really turned his career around and he played a belter at our club for a season - has kind of lost his way again at Liverpool, in and out of the team, so lets hope he comes back to Rovers and we get to pair him up with Benni, mouth-watering aint it?!?!
Benni McCarthy is probably the best buy for £2.5m in the history of Rovers if not the Premiership, he can score goals, hold up the ball and link very well with the midfield. Not too sure on the heading ability and sometimes he looks disinterested but you cannot fault him for his goals ratio in his 1st season in England. He should go on to get better next season with Rovers. I really reckon that if by some luck we can pair him and Craig Bellamy up next season, with Matt Derbyshire and Jason Roberts to fill in then Rovers will have one of the best strike forces in the league, maybe even Europe??
Ryan Nelsen has been brilliant no doubt, has shored up the back line and is a commanding figure, definitely one of the best ever free buys ever!
Robbie Savage does the donkey work in midfield that goes un-noticed by a lot, especially outside Rovers, but again this was likewise when he was at Leicester and Birmingham. But again he has brought at lot of bite to our team.
I take it the "others" would have included:
Stevie Warnock - He will add to the team with his runs and the ability to defend. pinched under the noses of Liverpool as my mate is a massive 'Pool fan and was raging when we got Stevie, so you can tell just from that, especially as Warnock didn't play a lot for Liverpool
Chris "the Wall" Samba - God he's massive but is quick and has talent as well, next season I think we are going to see the best of his partnership with Nelsen when they develop that all important understanding and at only 22-years-old Rovers will see the best of an outstanding young talent
Aaron Mokoena - I know a lot do not like him but I think its a bit like Savage as folk miss a lot of what he does, now he's not as good at the spoiling as Savage, not many are, but he brings something else, I think he's a better tackler! Saying he doesn't get a good run of games most of the time I think he plays well when needed.
Jason Roberts - I do really, really think that he will come good next season, he's been very unlucky with injuries and this being his 1st season with the team its hard for fans to take to him as they have nothing to compare with. But he's quick, strong and can score goals in the Premier League, which Rovers fans will see I'm so sure of it.
So you see that's why the poll was unfair. Out of all the players I mentioned they all add to the Rovers team and without them we wouldn't be where we are - separately they are all good and some I suppose are seen to do better than others but I don't think you could pick one out of his buys as his best as they all contribute to the picture as a whole. Again this is only my view.
I'm sure I've missed a couple and bored you to tears but I was bored in work and this helped me get to lunchtime lol
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND SUBMITTED BY CLINT.
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Date:Tuesday March 27 2007
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