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Roberts Going Nowhere

Roberts Going Nowhere

Blackburn Rovers have moved quickly to quash speculation that Jason Roberts could go to Everton.

Speculation has linked Everton with a £3.5 million bid for the powerful Rovers forward, but this has been written off with the club insisting Roberts is NOT FOR SALE!

JR is (in my opinion anyway) the first name put on the team sheet by Mark Hughes when it comes to the forwards as his power, pace and even goalscoring ability (as we saw at the end of the season, and have seen over the years with other clubs) makes him a complete forward. Others, Benni McCarthy, Matt Derbyshire, Shabani Nonda etc. etc. can and will play off him. He adds the special ingredient that we need.

Meanwhile Rovers have also denied claims that Derby County have entered the bidding for Francis Jeffers (Bents4eng your Derby supporting housemate will be pleased!)

Derby had been reported as being willing to pay £1.5 million for the one time England strikers services but this has been denied, and Ipswich Town remain in pole position for his signature (despite having a second bid rejected.) With a reported 20% sell on fee expected soon, due to a clause in Darren Bent's Charlton Athletic contract, if and when he goes (more likely to be WHEN!) they will receive a little extra to help them closer to Rovers' £1 million valuation.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday June 9 2007
Time: 12:22AM

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Rovers are right so say JR will stay, we NEED him maybe even more than we do Benni! JR's a GREAT footballer that will be outstanding for us next season. We thought the £1.5 million on offer from Derby was too good to be true!
Hughes Da Man
09/06/2007 00:24:00
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JR hasnt played enough games yet to warrant leaving IMO
BomBom
09/06/2007 08:12:00
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That's a good view BomBom but one that would sugget he wouldn't be the automatic first choice striker. His finishing leaves a lot to be desired!
roversman
09/06/2007 10:05:00
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I just think myself he has no need to leave, he is with a club moving forward is of MAJOR importance to it, has been settled in the part of the country he is in for a while (granted Everton wouldn't involve major change) so why go. He may miss chances, but who doesn't but he showed he can score, and will score again next season. We will see the VERY best of JR next season, as will Everton (when we play them!)
Hughes Da Man
09/06/2007 10:13:00
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JR is the first name on the teamsheet for me... absolutely vital. His power is what we missed so much last year and letting him levae would be tantamount to stupid.
MikeyGamst
09/06/2007 12:18:00
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I'm glad JR isn't going anywhere... despite his somewhat suspect finishing he can only improve this season! He has the power lacking in benni or derb's game and we started to see what he was all about towards the end of last season. As for jeffers .. what else can you say but "DAMN!"
Bents4eng
09/06/2007 13:32:00
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Roberts is key because he can play with any forward at the club...
MikeyGamst
09/06/2007 15:24:00
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Could not agree more guys, JR enables us to use ANY of our forwards next season safe in the knowledge the partnership WILL work. We'll look back on this season with regret that JR was unfit for so much of it (if we haven't alrady?!?!) when we see what he does next season (fingers crossed no injuries get in the way again of course!)
Hughes Da Man
09/06/2007 15:45:00
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Bents, was that a Ron Simmonds impression?? LOL
BomBom
09/06/2007 16:50:00
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JR may not be the prototypical striker you look for (a la Benni) but he offers what no one else in the squad, with the possible exception of Shabani and that is strength. Whilst it criticised him when he came back for holding the ball too long, game time, fitness and match sharpness will see that erode and he will get back to what he does best, be a good foil for his parnter, just ask Henri Camara if he would rather "Fally over" Heskey or JR??
BomBom
09/06/2007 16:52:00
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