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Gamst is Staying!

Gamst is Staying!

ROVERS chairman John Williams has taken time out from being one of the best chairmen in the league to clarify that Morten Gamst Pedersen will not be moving from Ewood Park this summer.

The man who doesn't score tap ins has been the subject of transfer speculation every transfer window since his £1.5m switch to Ewood Park from Tromso in August 2004. Some of which was utterly banal media speculation, particularly from the Mirror who are very Anti-Rovers.

The Lancashire Telegraph reported on Saturday that Pedersen's agent, Rune Hauge, had claimed that the Premiership's Big 4 and world famous 'MEGA CLUB' Tottenham Hotspur were lining up a move for the Norwegian international.

Hauge claimed that he had been in contact with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham over his client. The only words we've actually heard from Gamst so far is that he happy at Ewood and is determined to help press the club on.

But Mr Williams has shot down any interest in the Rovers star, who has scored 26 goals in 118 games in the famous blue and white halves, saying Rovers were looking to strengthen their squad not lose their best players.

He said: 'I've told Mark Hughes that he doesn't need to sell anyone this summer. Morten has three years on his contract at Ewood Park. It's as simple as that.'

* this sounds to me like Morten's agent fancies a large slice of commission for Gamst either a) signing a new contract or b) moving to a new club.
Anything Morten has stated so far is that he is happy, I am more than confident Gamst will be playing for the Blue and White barmy army next year.... and that`s a good thing.

This article was written by MikeyGamst

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

Date:Tuesday June 5 2007
Time: 11:49AM


I think it is time that people took notice of what is being said by the hierachy at Ewood. Our players aren't going anywhere.
05/06/2007 11:53:00
The papers won't listen mate.... they have to sell papers so make up stories based on loose specualtion... hey did you know that Abdre Ooijer has been linked with a mega money £22.5 million deal to join AC Milan in the Summer?... no, oh well me neither but the mirror will print it.
05/06/2007 12:37:00
i am all for teams showing ambition and wanting to hold onto their best players. and if the chairman states this he cant really go back on this. if the source is true then pedersen is going nowhere and to be honest my first choice target would be petrov. not that i dont rate pedersen i just think he is overpriced. however would ur chairman still stick by this if he got a 15m or higher bid in? im not saying anyone will pay that but are u fully confident that when ur chairman says not for sale he means it? btw on a different note i would like to defend jenas from one of ur articles in the last few days i have just read. he is not overated in fact he is underated. even by the majority of fans. he is our most hardworking midfielder and has the potential to be one of the best box to box midfielders in the country, also there are very few goalscoring midfielders in the prem, he is one of them. true he has areas he needs to work on but u will all (including some of our own fans) be eating ur words once his potential is fullfilled
05/06/2007 12:40:00
also that poll on the side, the option are maybe the worst thing i have seen
05/06/2007 12:47:00
I think the Ballack option is a winner... suggest some names mate... as for the Jenas article it was derived from a poll that everyone voted on. He has been a Premiership footballer for years now and considering the club he plays for, the England recognition and the time he has had to realise his potential... the return has been poor. And speaking of goal scoring midfielders... Gamst is one of those.
05/06/2007 12:51:00
You had me at the man who does not score tap ins, good call mikey. He has missd some costly goals over the 2 years hasnt he, ahhhh that header
05/06/2007 12:52:00
I hope that isnt where you stopped reading the article?!!?!?! thats right at the beggining sasman!!!!
05/06/2007 12:58:00
yeh ballack to be fair is the winner on that choice, akinbiyi was the lazest prem player this season when at sheff utd though. i can see from an outsiders perspective who do not see jenas regually how they have come to that view, but if it wasnt for injuries this would of been the year he would of come of age. next year if he stays injury free he will show the consistancy
05/06/2007 12:58:00
hahahah relax, quality article mate, that was just the highlight. And also, what twit is voting tugay as laziest player, when i get my hands on them!!!!!!!
05/06/2007 13:31:00
First off, Good job with the article Mikey! Secondly, regarding Jenas Buckers, he has all the necessary tools to be a quality player and started playing for Forest when he was 17! He went to Newcastle and more recently joined your lot, all in al 7 years of first team football with around 5 and a half in the Prem, the lad should have gotten a level of consistency by now, then again maybe he has and thats all he will get too. My biggest bug bear with Jenas (I do honestly rate the guy, Christ, I had him in my FF team last season) is much the same as Dyer insomuch as they had one good season then moved to a bigger club and have done very little since but CONTINUALLY selected for England Duty when there are better and more In form players available. This is not necessarily Jenas' fault i agree but it makes a mockery of the England Squad every time.
05/06/2007 13:40:00
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