Date:Friday August 3 2007
Last season Blackburn Rovers had their most successful European season ever as they made the last 32 of the UEFA Cup. Mark Hughes is looking for more of the same, but he believes we can go even further this time.
With Rovers better prepared (in terms of new players arriving, and others fit and free from injury, all being well!!!) this season Hughes is certain that the club are more geared up for an even more successful UEFA Cup campaign this term, with the group stages the minimum aim (as they should be) but there is EVERY chance Rovers could make the last 32 again, and more!!!
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, before the Second Qualifying Round draw was made Sparky said:
"Our aim is the group stages. We really enjoyed the experience last season and if you get in to those group stages, you're guaranteed a number of games and that's what we'll be looking to achieve.
"We've got more experience than we had this time last year. The experience of playing Thursday-Sunday sometimes caused us a problem last season. We understand that concept now and we'll be better for the experience."
Meanwhile the word is (from the Sun!!!) that Fulham are thinking about coming back with yet ANOTHER offer for Jason Roberts!!!
Rovers have already rejected at least one, possibly two bids for the powerful striker but if Fulham can offload Liam Rosenior (quite why they would want to I have NO idea, maybe it is because he isn't Irish?!?! As Lawrie Sanchez is loving his Irish midfielders and defenders isn't he!!!) to Reading they may be back with a further improved offer for JR.
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Date:Friday August 3 2007
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