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Hughes' Worst Rovers Signing

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has brought in some fantastic footballers but also a couple of shall we say suspect ones, who is the worst?

Hughes has rarely got it wrong when he's dipped into the transfer market during his time at Ewood Park, almost always getting it right in fact, but has picked up a few damp squibs, as does everyone. It was hard to sound out anyone for special praise for Sparky's best Rovers signing, so maybe people will have the same view trying to single out the least effect signing?

When Andre Ooijer arrived he looked like he could be bad; maybe the worst but he overcame his early struggles to really establish himself before his injury. Players like Youri Djorkaeff and Florent Sinama Pongolle came with great expectations but ultimately failed to deliver, maybe even Shabani Nonda and Francis Jeffers to a degree also fit the bill, or is this too harsh? So these could be potential names to name but a few.

So which Sparky signing in your opinion has been his worst and why? Share your views below...

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Date:Wednesday March 28 2007
Time: 11:29PM


It's hard to pick out really isn't it as there really haven't been many bad signings but I'd go Youri Djorkaeff. Sure the guy was past his best but he arrived but off the back of a couple of great seasons with Bolton that saw him rejuvenated I expected more. Less than a handful of appearances in several months and he was gone!
Hughes Da Man
28/03/2007 23:32:00
Djorkaeff was a signing of Souness. Personally, if we are talking value for money, definitly say Jason Roberts. Nonda and Pongolle( who i also believe wass a Souness signing) were both here on loan so realistically we have nothin to lose. If not roberts, then it would have be Franny Jeffers. He is on an incentive based contract, so from what i think, i doubt he is gettin paid much so Roberts would be a worse signing
28/03/2007 23:55:00
yeah was hoping for more from Youri as he was a great player in his prime. He signed in 2004 for us played 3 games and then signed for a MLS in February 2005. Sourness joined Newcastle in 2004 and Sparky quit the welsh job and joined us in September 2004 and I think Youri was already here, fortunately he didnt stay long, not sure about pongolle as i really cant remember him doing anything so cannot say who signed him, lets give him to Suorness, so who does that leave? Roberts? Berner? Jeffers? i think we will see the best of Roberts and Berner in the future but I really cant see Franny coming good, I here your argument sas about value for money and it does make sense but for me i think Jeffers will probably stay on at ipswich or join their like in the future and good luck to him.
29/03/2007 02:45:00
I'd say jeffers aswell, what a waste of talent that kid is, scored a few for us got big headed to go with his ears, went to arsenal and faded away into the gloom, we took him back on loan (but i think that was a kenwright publicity stunt) and since then has done nothing at a few clubs, what's he been like for you??
weeman john
29/03/2007 10:07:00
I think Jeffers for sure, maybe Roberts because hes not had a good time for us so far and Nonda he has his few good games (pompy) but apart from that hes not showed anything for us to keep him here. Sinima he didnt play very well for us, i think when bruno settles in he will be a great signing because he has a great left foot and he can tackle and cross also a good touch, and hes still young to i believe ? 22
29/03/2007 10:39:00
come on Jeffers hasn't even been given a chance - Pongolle and Nonda have both have chances to break into the team. Pongolle was definately the biggest failure of those two but typically wise old Sparky - he was only a loaner and was soon sent packing back to Scouseland.
Ex Ewood Resident
29/03/2007 10:44:00
I would say Kuqi, just cos i didnt rate him at all, Pongolle and Nonda have been loans yeah and thats good as they would have been really bad should we have paid anything other than wages. Jeffers hasnt been given a chance but then he didnt take it either, so I would lump in with the ones that should have done better. I do also believe that im Roberts biggest ally on this lol so im going to say again that the boy will come good when he's over his injuries!!
29/03/2007 11:41:00
Souey signed Djorkaeff did he, I thought it was Sparky? We'll add him to Souey's list then LOL :) I'm almost 100% certain Sparky signed Pongolle though. I thought he started OK but just declined into nothing. Pongolle and Le Tallec went to Liverpool as future Platini's didn't they but saw VERY little of that with either.
Hughes Da Man
29/03/2007 11:48:00
Jeffers may not have delivered but he hasn't had much chance has he, 10-15 minutes here and there isn't enough for many players let alone one with such fragile confidence as Jeffers, injuries haven't helped. Berner hasn't been given much of a look in, but what I've seen he's been OK but he's no spring chicken, pushing on for 30, if not over 30 now isn't he, a VERY good player to have around though. As for JR I can't and won't accept him as a bad signing yet he's spent most the season injured so for him to be classed as a bad signing is VERY unfair for me (similar to why Jeffers can't really be classed as a bad signing) lets see what happens for the rest of the season, in fact next season before we judge. Think the proof is stacking up already Sparky hasn't really made bad signings!
Hughes Da Man
29/03/2007 11:53:00
everyone gets it wrong sometimes look at the god that is moyes and kouldrup
29/03/2007 12:46:00
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