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Warnock's Rovers Joy (And Mine Too)

Warnock's Rovers Joy (And Mine Too)

With Blackburn Rovers' January signing Stephen Warnock settling in so well and making his £1.5 million transfer fee look another Mark Hughes steal sasman shares his thoughts on his delight at hearing Warnock say how happy he is here.

As you all know by now, I'm a fan from down under. For myself to access any news on my beloved team, I must jump online and do my searches. But to my delight this morning, I woke up, watching my morning news and down the bottom, in the sports bar, one single line made my day.

"Warnock ecstatic with his move to Blackburn."

Well as soon as I saw this, I had to jump online. Was the media playing games again, or was this a word for word statement.

To my surprise, several of your newspapers and trust worthy internet sites mentioned the same thing, "It's been a fantastic move for me and I just wish I had done it earlier" and "I love it here and I've got people who believe in me, which I didn't have at Liverpool" are just two of the quotes Mr Warnock has said.

I'd like to congratulate Warnock for speaking out, being honest with himself and the public. Its good to see that someone does appreciate the hard work Sparky and his crew do put in. Warnock has definitely benefited from regular first team action, with him being one of the first on my team sheet.

Hopefully others can follow Warnock's lead and be proud in playing for the club, because he knows we took the chance, and he has taken the opportunity.



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Date:Tuesday May 22 2007
Time: 9:40AM


Good stuff sasman, let's have more things like this being submitted by others :) You know you want to!!!
Hughes Da Man
22/05/2007 09:42:00
Stevie Warnock wasn't overly keen at first, and he said as much that's why he didn't join us last summer but Sparky continued his pursuit (as he does!) and eventually got his man and NEITHER party has looked back since. Warnock immediately had some making up to do but soon won over any critics he might have had and has settled in like he's been here forever. You can genuinely see that everyone is happy. People like Stevie are our future and they can see where we are going, I dare say most are feeling like this and most do express this. Let's just hope we can keep this squad together and continue moving forward, if we can I genuinely feel that we are top sixers year in year out and within the next 12-18 months we could see not one, not two but THEE! Rovers players in the England set up, these being Warnock, Bentley and Derbyshire!
Hughes Da Man
22/05/2007 09:43:00
The thing for me with Warnock is that he obviously wasn't keen on coming here initially - He turned down the move after all, and only came after another half season of never playing. It seemed to me like a case of "oh go on then, i'll give it a go. Not got anything better to do for the next six months". As soon as he got in the side, you could see in his face that he was just trying a little too hard - Trying to push himself and do things that weren't coming naturally, and always seemed to lead to errors. Now, his whole body language shows a footballer who is enjoying his game, and playing with a smile on his face. He plays better, works harder, gets forward more at the right times without leaving gaps behind him, and it all comes more naturally than it ever did. Proof if ever it were needed that players can improve by not being part of "the money 4"
Head Rover Heels
22/05/2007 10:11:00
Good stuff Head Rover Heels, I hear what you are saying and like it. After what he had said last summer I thought there was little or no chance he could come here, Sparky kept pushing didn't he and he got him. I was delighted then, more so now. But like you I was a little wary and you could see Stevie was a little "sheepish" with his early comments wasn't he. All's worked out for the best though and everybodies 'appy now :)
Hughes Da Man
22/05/2007 10:25:00
I think Warnock's been an absolute revelation for rovers... however, he's born at the wrong time. Cashely Cole is certain starter for england despite the fact he is overpaid, overrated and shouldn't even be starting for chelski (Bridge is better and criminally overlooked!). Derbyshire has a chance to get in the next few years (although there's a lot of great english forwards coming through at the moment, I think he's the best out and out poacher/striker). Obviously Bents should be a starter, he's easily the best right sided player england have, and he's pretty much the only one that can beat a man. Yes, Lennon is fast .. but it doesn't mean playing him isn't still like playing your little brother (brawn beats speed!). Spurs fans were going on about him all season as being awesome and suggested his poor form in the 2nd half of the season was due to fatigue or something... no. It was due to the fact that everyone has worked out how to play against him because he's a one trick player! (mini-anti-Lennon rant over). The only other competitor is SWP.. and well despite good form of late he's still an unreliable dwarf!
23/05/2007 10:59:00
Also Gerrard on the right is a travesty...
23/05/2007 11:00:00
Assley Cole is sooo overrated isn't he Bents4eng, Cole is every inch the player Cole is, and more for me. Cole is NOWHERE near the player he was. That's crap isn't he, how can a what 19, 20-year-old be tired! It's as you again say, people work out how to counter players, and they've done that with Lennon, but he'll be back.
Hughes Da Man
23/05/2007 11:32:00
yes ... no doubt running faster than ever in a never-ending diagonal run from the left-wing to the right corner flag!
23/05/2007 12:15:00
warnock is class and its great to see him happy here!! absolute bargain at 1.5million
durks de rover
23/05/2007 12:56:00
Warnock should get a look in at some point as Cole and Bridge are both very injury prone. Derbyshire will have to wait a few years yet and as for Bentley, he should of been in the england squad about 6 months ago... If he has a good game in that England B game, McLAren will have to put him in the squad or I will hunt him down and shoot a tranquiliser dart in his backside.
23/05/2007 13:35:00
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