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Rovers to Start Haestad Talks?

Could it be that Kristofer Haestad will end up at Blackburn after all? If reports in the press are true, then yes.

Rune Hauge, Haestad`s agent, has claimed that Rovers have been in contact about Haestad. We all remember Morten Gamst Pedersen`s last minute plea to his close friend Haestad in January to convince him to come to Ewood and not Wigan. Alas, that fell on deaf ears and it would appear as though Gamst wasn`t wrong as Haestad endured a torrid few months at our neighbours, so much so that his loan was prematurely ended.

However, it would appear as though Rovers are back in for the young Norwegian starlet and band member of Gamst`s band.

Hauge is quoted as saying on Skysports:

"I can confirm that there is interest. I have talked to Blackburn recently and Kristofer is on their list. I would not be surprised if Rovers table an offer when the [transfer] window opens."

Haestad has been in tremendous form since returning to Norway and capped it off with a goal for the national side on Saturday. However, his experiences at Wigan could prove to be the stumbling block as a return to English football may not be appealing. He said:

"I am surprised that it comes up that fast, to move to England again is not something I am thinking about after what happened at Wigan."

Perhaps with the advice and friendship of Gamst, Rovers will be able to convince him his future lies at Ewood Park. A lot of this depends on whether or not Gamst stays but I would think it will help if he were to have a fellow boyband member at Ewood.

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Writer: Roversman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 3 2007

Time: 11:44AM

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I have said all along that we should sign this lad and not for his singing ability! He would be the ideal replacement for Sav, who, lets face it, isn't getting any younger. Haestad is 23 and has energy in abundance. It may also be a key in keeping Gamst!
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03/06/2007 11:47:00

i really hope we pick up this kid. He prob will be much cheaper then koumas, and could possibly have a role in keeping pederson at the club
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03/06/2007 13:35:00

He couldn't cut it at Wigan - could he really do it at Rovers? Age is in his favour though. What about Bentley? All the slagging off we have been giving Jenas and he comes on instead of Bentley - shows to me that Maclaren doesn't have a clue. Funny thing was Jenas was played into a great position with the score at 1-0 and he cross was atrocious, Bentley would have done much better. Then Brazil equalised. Anyway well done England for holding Brazil reserves!!
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03/06/2007 14:24:00

I said exactly that Wellsy whilst watching the match. Had that been Bents, we can guarantee he would have found the man in the middle. JJ is just appaling and his cross sumed up his ability. As for Haestad. Yes he did struggle at Wigan but I feel it will be a very different story at Ewood.
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03/06/2007 19:04:00

I've rater Haestad for a long time and at one time (abou 2-3 years ago) United were looking at him as a viable replacement for Keane. He will only get better. games isnt enough to ajust to the Premiership game OR show what yyou are made of! Remember Bazza? He was terrible when he first got intothe Rovers engine room, only to gradually start showing his worth, then got an injury against Newcastle! Go get him Sparky!
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03/06/2007 19:59:00

if it will help keep Gamst at the club then I think it would be worth spending a couple of million pounds on him, as well if it will also help I will buy every ticket to their next gig. :)
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04/06/2007 01:38:00

hehehe hey aust where u from, ya go to the game on sat against uruguay, we should of won that game, silly errors by jones
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04/06/2007 03:41:00

This kid is excellent despite his ill fated stay at WIgan.. the even better news though is that if Gamst is bigging up Blackburn so much... the likelihood is that he will stay.
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04/06/2007 07:59:00

I think Gamst will stay should he sign. I am really excited about Haestad potentially coming. I wrote an article way back in Jan about my disappointment that he chose Wigan ahead of us. I now think he will be the first summer signing for Rovers!
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04/06/2007 10:06:00

is he actully any good
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04/06/2007 10:13:00

We is in the same mould of Sav. Works very hard to break play up but has a tad extra quality going forward and with his distribution. Would be the ideal replacement for Sav so that we wouldn't have to alter our central game!
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04/06/2007 10:16:00

I reckon he could be signed on the cheap as well.... Having said that as an extra bonus we could acquire the whole of the band and then rename the band the "Samba backing band".
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04/06/2007 11:39:00

LOL, can you imagine that lot doing an FA cup final song, good god!
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04/06/2007 11:59:00

I could see Savage on a guitar!!
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04/06/2007 12:17:00

Friedel on the drums!!!
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04/06/2007 13:43:00

Imagine Kevin Hitchcock, Bowen and Eddie doing backing vocals with Gamst, Kris and Sparky doing vocals! Who would be on keyboard? Bass Guitar gotta be Emerton and Rhythm guitar could be Todd, cos then he could use his guitar as a weapon also to whack someone! Savage has got to have the triangle!!! LMAO
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04/06/2007 15:18:00

Zurab using the maracas anyone??? I think Hitchcock doing anything that involves charisma would be hilarious...
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04/06/2007 19:56:00

How about Aaron Mokoena, Benni McCarthy and Shabani Nonda doin that old african song, like that advert that used to be on telly? That be pretty cool
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04/06/2007 23:38:00

which old African song are we talking????
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05/06/2007 11:09:00

I think it was the heinz beans advert. OK ive found it, it was a Heinz Advert, the song is called "Inkanyezi Nezazi" (Star and the Wiseman) and is from the Ladysmith Black Mambazo album called Favourites. Heres a link to a snippet of the song.,,1544287-3840629-WMLO,00.html
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05/06/2007 11:37:00

Surely Samba should be involved somewhere as well... Brad could provide the 21st Century American spin on things aswell.
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05/06/2007 11:42:00

Brad could o an acapella rap! Yes The wall could sing "um bongo, um bongo, they drink it in the Congo!" as a homage to his homeland!
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05/06/2007 13:54:00

Surely Nonda could join in as well??? before missing several basic notes where it would of been easier to hit them.
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05/06/2007 16:23:00

Haestad is your boy isn't he roversman, you have been wanting Rovers to sign him for ALONG time! he didn't really get a chance at Wigan did he, the only think I remember was a shocker of a back pass that allowed someone to score, and I think this was on his debut! Quality footballer though and WOULD help us keep MGP but I'm not sure we'll get him, especially as Koumas is meant to be arriving?!?!
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05/06/2007 18:13:00

Hmmm, Koumas or Haestad? Call up IK Start please Sparky!!! HDM, how dare you go off topic in this discussion!!! You must now suggest who else should take their place in the Blackburn Band!!!
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05/06/2007 22:19:00

I lost a track of who was in and who wasn't so didn't even bother entering that debate!
Hughes Da Man
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06/06/2007 01:17:00

We are still looking for a Keyboard player, Bass player and a tambourine player. Come on, get your game on fella!
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06/06/2007 01:51:00

Stephane Hedgehog HAS to be the tambourine man as this will be the least stressful!
Hughes Da Man
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06/06/2007 11:52:00

LOL and his cheeks would STILL go red LMAO
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06/06/2007 13:05:00

He would get shattered picking it up... how about McCarthy with one of those annoying digareedo things??!??!?! he could do all the moaning he wanted then.
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06/06/2007 15:54:00


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