Blackburn Rovers - No Rift Between Hughes and Tugay
UK time is: 13:06:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

No Rift Between Hughes and Tugay

Talk of a fall out between Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes and midfielder Tugay has been circulating recently, casting doubts over the maestros Rovers future. Hughes has played this down and still hopes (if not expects) Tugay will extend his stay.

Lack of first team football after a visibly frustrated Tugay was substituted against Aston Villa had seen speculation rise that perhaps The Turkish International may not extend his contract at Ewood Park after all (as had seemed highly likely not to long ago.) Hughes has said this is mere media speculation and he still expects Tugay to agree his contract-extension.

Speaking in the Lancashire Telegraph Hughes said:

"Tugay is always disappointed when you leave him out, and he is always disappointed when you take him off because he just wants to play football.

"But there's no issue there. I've explained the reasons and the thinking behind it, and he accepted that.

"He's still got a very important part to play here. His representatives have talked to John Williams in the last week so we'll see where we go on that.

Not everyone agrees but I still VERY much hope Tugay will be with Rovers next season.

Don't forget "Walkerbout" TONIGHT in the forum between 6pm & 8pm - For more information click here. It will return on Sunday 22nd April with topics including Chelsea (FA Cup), Watford & Fulham (Premiership) & Potential summer signings click here.

But don't forget the forum itself, you can talk about whatever you want there and YOU decide what it is! Forum Link.

Why should you sign up to Vital Blackburn? - click here and you'll find out!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 22 2007

Time: 2:44PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Well I've made my position perfectly clear on where I stand as regards to Tugay and his staying at the club. I genuinely think it is vitally important that we keep him for his off the field influence as well as his on the field one. I just hope a deal can be agreed, which looks promising again now?!?!
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
22/04/2007 14:46:00

Did anybody read today that Bellers might return in the summer?
Report Abuse
22/04/2007 15:34:00

The Bellers link never seems to die. As good as he did when here before I'm not too sure I'd want him back, not sure Benni and Bellers would play well together?!?! If I had to pick between the two I think Benni would win pretty much hands down.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
22/04/2007 18:43:00

Not sure about that comparison. Bellars added a new dimension- that great pace seemed to cause non-stop trouble. I read the rumour in "The People" or so.
Report Abuse
22/04/2007 19:04:00

So Israeli you are saying you would pick Bellers over Benni if you had to?!?!
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
22/04/2007 19:57:00

Yes indeed! Im afraid too many fans remember the negative things of Bellers because of the way he left. McCarthy was good- don't get me wrong- but for more than once this season I felt he did'nt use his chances in the best way. In addition, I felt Bellers could make goals out of nothing. You can't say the same thing about McCarthy can you.
Report Abuse
22/04/2007 21:12:00

Whilst I do think Benni at times has gone missing in games (especially some of the big ones as Clint highlighted) I still feel we'll get more from Benni in the long run and he is getting into positions that I don't feel Bellers would have. Benni is (and lets face it) proven beyond ANY shadow of a doubt throughot Europe. Bellers had a great season but would he have done it again this season?!?! The way he left for Liverpool doesn't anger or cloud my judgement I just feel Benni is a better quality of forward. If Benni stays next season I think we'll see an even better goals return and a higher quality performance after a season of fully adjusting to the Premiership
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
22/04/2007 21:19:00

Ok firstly I am with you Hughs_da, Tugay is needed here next year. Secondly i lie awake at night thinking af what a Bellers Benni partnership would provide us with but if I had to chose I would chose Benni. Both came here to reinvemt/rejuvenate their careers and both did fantastically well. I would think that Benni is more likely to stick around than Bellers so that is another reason, plus we have the Bellamy heir aparent in Derbs so another reason I would go with Benni. Does anyone think 8 million pounds is a fair price (the amount being bandied about).
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 08:24:00

I don't think Bellers and Benni could play together, plus even if he returned would another good season or two see him move on again?!?! Bellers doesn't seem to stay anywhere that long does he, this has to say something doesn't it? 8 million for Bellers? How we could justify paying that only a year on from selling him for 6 million would be crazy. If anything Liverpool should (not that they will?) get less than they paid.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 10:52:00

I dont think we need Bellamy back we have Roberts who if he keeps fit will be better for Benni
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 11:26:00

JR and Benni will almost certainly link up better than Bellers and Benni would so certainly agree Clint.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 11:43:00

Personally, I would like to see Bellers and McCarthy together - it would be an awesome partnership. I am not overly bothered either way, though as I am a huge JR fan, and looking forward to his partnership with McCarthy, who he complements perfectly. If Liverpool did make Bellamy available, I think he would get higher wages elsewhere - i.e Villa.
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 12:13:00

If Bellamy wanted to come back, then i'd let him - But i wouldn't be willing (if i were in charge) to pay any more than 5M (less than we got, and reduced as the contract has reduced now) and i certainly wouldn't be paying him any more wages than he was last on - None of this ridiculous 60k a week rubbish that we offered before he left. I'd put him on the same as say, Pederson, a key member of the team on a recent contract. I'm personally excited about the future with Benni, Derbs and JR. If the dwarf wants us, let him come. If he's not bothered, then fair enough.
Head Rover Heels
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 12:57:00

McCarthy is Rovers player of the seson. Of this I have absolutely no doubt. I dont think we need Bellers but having said that i wouldn't complain at seeing him again...
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 13:57:00

On the subject of Player of the Season, the awards will be decided by Vital Blackburn (and Vital Football viewers in general shortly, so stay tuned for this!
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
23/04/2007 15:16:00

Bellamy and Benni would work, but I still believe that Roberts has all the qualities of Bellemy, ie pace and movement but he brings in strength as well. The 3 of them at Rovers would certianly benefit the club but then wot of Derbyshire. I really really dont think we need Bellamy
Report Abuse
24/04/2007 09:29:00

Agree Clint, JR has the qualities of Bellers and more to be honest, Between Benni (or Derbs) and JR as partnerships these will offer as much, arguably more than Bellers and Benni would.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
24/04/2007 11:26:00

Bellers is not essential we have a limited budget of which he would taken 80-85% of it to bring him back. Lets spend economically..... We've gotta have quantity with quality as well, even if it means we dont buy English to do that.
Report Abuse
24/04/2007 17:29:00

Sparky will spend money VERY wisely won't he, he's done it before he'll do it again this summer. Totally agree Mikey Bellers will blow most, maybe even ALL of our budget.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
24/04/2007 17:33:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers Preview: Sheffield Wednesday (H) (Saturday November 28 2015)

Platt Pens Professional Rovers Deal (Saturday November 28 2015)

Duo Impressed By The Backing! (Friday November 27 2015)

Blackburn Return A No-Brainer - Henry (Friday November 27 2015)

Lambert On Giving Players A Chance (Friday November 27 2015)

Morecambe Loan For Forrester (Thursday November 26 2015)

Midfielder Seals Rochdale Loan (Thursday November 26 2015)

Match Day Officials v Sheffield Wednesday (Thursday November 26 2015)

John O'Sullivan Signs Rovers Extension (Thursday November 26 2015)

Rovers Return For Doneil Henry (Thursday November 26 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Ipswich 17 6 7 4 0 25
11. Brentford 17 7 3 7 -1 24
12. Fulham 17 5 6 6 1 21
13. Blackburn 17 4 8 5 1 20
14. Wolves 17 5 5 7 -1 20
15. Q.P.R. 17 5 5 7 -3 20
16. Leeds Utd 17 4 7 6 -4 19

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Grant`s Rallying Cry Ahead of PNE Game
Fulham : 28/11/2015 12:25:01
Hull City 0-2 Derby - Black Friday for City
Hull City : 28/11/2015 09:36:00
Diame & Clucas On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Hull City : 28/11/2015 09:32:01
Jackson On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Charlton : 28/11/2015 09:28:01
Sask's Thoughts On Josh Martin
Birmingham : 28/11/2015 09:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday??
Suggested By:  Walker
Rovers to win 68%
Sheffield Wednesday to win 16%
It'll be a draw 16%