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The More Competition The Better

The More Competition The Better

Benni McCarthy is not put off by the new strikers to arrival at Blackburn Rovers this summer (not forgetting those already here!!!) quite the opposite in fact, he is buoyed by it.

Mark Hughes has added Maceo Rigters, and more recently Roque Santa Cruz to of course Benni, Matt Derbyshire and Jason Roberts, not forgetting Paul Gallagher and Francis Jeffers (although one, or both may be living on borrowed time?!?!) which could threaten McCarthy's place in the side, but he is not frightened by the thought of this, which is VERY pleasing to hear.

McCarthy has taken a very positive view to the competition he will now face (and is excited by it) with him believing (and he is right!) it is EXACTLY what Rovers need to challenge for the UEFA Cup places, maybe even the Champions League spots this season.

McCarthy told Sky Sports News:

"The more competition we get, the better.

"Like we've always said, this is a serious club and we try to get into the Uefa Cup and the Champions League places.

"The better quality players we get in, the stronger the team will be


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Date:Sunday July 29 2007
Time: 5:23PM


This is more like what I want to hear from Benni, and he speaks no word of a lie!!!
People may view this as a a bit optimistic (?!?!) but I can GENUINELY see AT LEAST 50 goals (minimum!) coming from our strikers this season alone, which will obviously be at least 10 apiece for each of the five frontline strikers in place, and even some of these will expect, and probably get closer to 20!!!
Hughes Da Man
29/07/2007 17:26:00
Yeah some positive media from Benni, havent seen that for a while, going to be a good season, plus can now play our 4,5,1 formation against the bigger teamwith Roque the link up man between the midfield and probably Benni up front. Can't wait fingers crossed we won't be botton come september as usual.
29/07/2007 18:41:00
Yeah, that is the norm, but NOT this season. I am convinced that we will start the season strong, ending it that way to as we usually do.
Hughes Da Man
29/07/2007 19:17:00
Yeah hopefully, you will be write on all your replies to me it's just you and me at the moment lol commenting. I have a good feeling actually tho against Middlesbrough especially is Woodgate is injued which i heard today!!
29/07/2007 19:59:00
Yeah, we'll beat Middlesbrough I have NO doubt! Surprise, surprise Jonathan Woodgate is injured AGAIN!!!
Hughes Da Man
29/07/2007 20:49:00
benni has talent but his heart is not at Blackburn. Even if we got chapions league nxt season i still think he would want to leave.
29/07/2007 20:51:00
Derbyshire4England - Walkerbout is currently taking place in the forum dude, check it out, I have to go but others are there.
I think his heart is semi in it, in it enough anyway or Sparky would get rid of him. Right, gotta go.
Hughes Da Man
29/07/2007 20:54:00
Derbyshire4England, I know I always seem to disagree with you, but so far you have been wrong on all counts so this gives me some justification. If we got a Champions League spot, do you honestly think Benni would turn down the chance to play and go somewhere else? I don't! Good things are happening at Rovers, and the addition of quality players the likes of Rigters and Santa Cruz is clearly motivation for Benni to stay, as this article indicates.
29/07/2007 22:03:00
Woodgate is injured.. so that is good news (for us). Benni has said all the right things here and I am hoping he means it which for once I feel confident he does.
30/07/2007 09:30:00
I don't know why McCarthy thinks his position is under threat. I would say Roberts, Derbyshire and Rigters will be the ones fighting with Cruz for a place in the starting line up. I can't see us having 3 forwards on the bench, so at least one of the aforementioned is going to be disappointed every week. I can see Rigters being a regular in the earlier rounds of the cup competions. However, as a work colleague once said 'Sparky doesn't try and sort any of my work dilemmas, so why should I try and sort his!'
Decimus Poole
30/07/2007 10:50:00
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