Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Rovers Belong In Euro Competition

Rovers Belong In Euro Competition

Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Derbyshire believes the club belong in European Competition so is hoping to help finish the job against VK Vetra tomorrow. He also feels that with the squad we have (as players have, or will return from injury) we can do VERY well in the UEFA Cup this season.

Rovers play at Ewood Park for the first time since the final game of the 2006-2007 season tomorrow as the Intertoto Cup fixture brings Vetra to Lancashire as we look to finish the job we started last week, following a 2-0 win in Lithuania.

Derbyshire, who was one of the goalscorers from the first leg along with Benni McCarthy, opened his European account with his strike and was VERY happy to score the goal. He is not content with this though, he is looking to play a part in killing off the tie and taking the club a step closer to the UEFA Cup proper.

Derbs told the Lancashire Telegraph (or at least the quotes used here are from it):

"I got on for the last 25 minutes, but I managed to get myself a goal - my first European goal.

"I was really pleased about that. It was superb just to be involved, but hopefully now we can finish the job.

"Rovers are a massive club and belong in European competition.

"The gaffer wants to win things and we stand a better chance
."

Last season I GENUINELY believed that Rovers could go VERY far in the UEFA Cup (even ALL the way!!!) and although we did have our best season in European Competition we still heartbreakingly fell at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen. With players returning from injury, giving us (hopefully!!!) greater variety to chose from, and also that defeat as motivation Derbs feels we can go VERY FAR this term.

He added:

"If you lose any football match it hurts. There wasn't much in front of us, but all you can do is pick yourself up and go again.

"We have a good squad and I believe we have the players to go a long way in Europe this season
."


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

Don't forget "Walkerbout" Sunday Evenings in the forum between 7pm & 9pm - For more information click here.

Writer:Walker
Date:Friday July 27 2007
Time: 12:17PM

Comments

0
We WILL finish the job tomorrow, and I do think Derbs (among others!!!) will score again.
I am sure that MANY other clubs will believe they belong in European Competition as much as we feel we do, but I GENUINLEY do believe that with the players we have we deserve this, and most importantly NEED to achieve this to keep them.
As I said I felt we would do well last season, and we did, but did think we could go all the way. With a FULLY FIT squad for the majority of this season, we CAN go VERY far, and why not all the way?!?!
Hughes Da Man
27/07/2007 12:19:00
0
This season we have a much bigger chance than last season of winning the UEFA cup and i do believe with players like Derbyshire who will give there best we will at LEAST get to the semis.
Derbyshire4England
27/07/2007 12:41:00
0
when u consider how well we did in last yrs comp then this yr we have to be in with a chance, now again it depends on a slice of luck to aviod the big teams early and some crap away days in the middle of eastern europe in the middle of winter but and I say this with loads of pride, We are a match for anyone in the UEFA cup!!
Clint
27/07/2007 13:01:00
0
On your day you can beat anyone but smart money (i.e. my tenna!) has to be on Bayern, especially after the signings they've made
Phartman87
27/07/2007 23:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Mowbray Happy With 'Positive' & 'Productive' Talks

Mowbray was happy with discussions that took place with Venky's and feels he can finally move forward having met the people he's working for, who will allow him complete control?

Three Rovers Friendlies Confirmed

A trio of testers for Blackburn ahead of the 2017-18 League One season has seen pre-season friendlies against Barrow AFC, Morecambe and Grimsby announced.

Lowe's Emotional Rovers Goodbye

Jason Lowe debuted for Blackburn in an FA Cup tie with QPR in 2011 then made his Premier League debut a week later against Chelsea before he ending the 2010-11 season on loan at Oldham.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions50%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs5%
No40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment