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Souness' Best Rovers Signing

Souness' Best Rovers Signing

With Graeme Souness coming back into the public eye recently (for the wrong reasons!) I thought it a good time to look at some of his signings during his time at Blackburn Rovers.

Unlike Mark Hughes, former Rovers Manager Graeme Souness spent a lot of money. However, likewise Souness purchased some pure quality for Rovers, but who was his best buy?

Souness might not have been everyone's favourite but he was the man to bring us back into the Premiership after the days of relegation and an early struggle in Division One (now the Championship).

He did purchase A LOT of footballers and despite some being anything but near the quality we would have wanted he did sign some world-class talent, some of which have/will go down as all time Rovers greats, with some still here today!

Players such as Brad Friedel, Lucas Neill, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Steven Reid and Tugay (to name but a few) had arrived during his time.

But which Souness signing (in your opinion) do you think was his best and why? Leave your names and reasons below...


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Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday June 16 2007
Time: 4:38PM

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One of the best signings Souey made for me was Sparky! Had he not tempted him to drop down a level to Rovers when he did chances are he wouldn't be the man in charge at Ewood now and god knows where we would be!!!
Other than that as much as I love Tugay I'd have to rate Bradders very highly as he's won us countless points over the years, saved many others. Without him in goal we may very well have returned to the Championship I feel?
Hughes Da Man
16/06/2007 16:40:00
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There's no doubt he did bring in some brilliant players. But he wasn't able to get the best out of them, so can we really thank him that we have the like of Pedersen & Reid playing so well, whenever Souey completely over-looked them.
KevDP4L
16/06/2007 17:15:00
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For me there some great names mentioned but one stands out above all the others for just pure week in week out performance... and that is our Goalkeeper.
MikeyGamst
16/06/2007 17:32:00
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Wait a second, you didn't mention the best signing of the lot. I do believe it was Souness brought in the rock solid defender that was Lorenzo Amoruso!
KevDP4L
16/06/2007 17:39:00
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Amo is gimme Kev, he needs no mentioning EVER again LOL!
I'm with you Mikey, you can't look past Bradders can you. Bradders could quite possibly (although I may be proved VERY wrong?) be Souness' best signing for ANY of the clubs he's managed?!?!
Hughes Da Man
16/06/2007 17:51:00
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He is, no doubt, I can't think one better, he has been worth Millions and Millions of pounds and he cost nothing...
MikeyGamst
16/06/2007 19:32:00
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MikeyGamst - Would you agree with my thoughts that he (Bradders) is quite possibly Souness' best signing for ANY club he has managed?
Hughes Da Man
17/06/2007 00:06:00
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Ciccio, Ciccio, Ciccio!!!!! I actually still have a shirt with GRABBI 21 on the back LOL best signing in terms of their effect on Rovers would have to be Friedel. Tugay a close second
BomBom
17/06/2007 00:08:00
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Your all spot on Super Brad is the best free transfer ever in the history of football why didn't they see it at liverpool I am gob-smacked he has stayed, but so happy he did he is worth an easy 5-7 points a season and shows no sign of dropping his standards. Get in Brad your a Leg-End.
Majiball
17/06/2007 05:52:00
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It's AMAZING to think that Bradders came as a FREE TRANSFER!!! (I had forgotten this so even had to verify with my man roversman to confirn this) What a signing!
Hughes Da Man
17/06/2007 12:13:00
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