Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Which Championship Player?

Which Championship Player?

Vital Blackburn's most recent poll, suggested by IsraeliRover asked your opinion on "Which championship player would you bring in before the transfer window closes?" We still don't know as we voted other!

If Rovers could sign a player from the Championship it would not be one of the seven names on offer, it would be someone else, but who would this be? Almost half the voters, 48% in fact would rather Rovers went down a road other than the people mentioned.

Zoltan Gera's 15% saw him top the list of players that would be liked at Ewood Park, followed by Matthew Kilgallon, Tom Soares and Andy Keogh with all three gaining 9% each.

Owen Garvan (4%), Michael Kightly (4%) and Jermaine Easter (2%) could not really be split as they completed the polls voting.

So in summary
Zoltan Gera - 15%
Owen Garvan - 4%
Tom Soares - 9%
Andy Keogh - 9%
Jermaine Easter - 2%
Michael Kightly - 4%
Matthew Kilgallon - 9%
Other - 48%

With the transfer window getting closer to closing, any deals Rovers do will need to be sorted soon, but will anyone arrive? So the current poll, suggested by MikeyGamst is asking, "Will we sign anyone else before the end of the transfer window?"

As for what you think, cast your vote and why not have your say on the latest polls findings…

Do you have an idea for a poll? Submit it by clicking here!


Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Date:Wednesday August 22 2007
Time: 5:42PM


Personally (as I have already said to IsraeliRover) I have NOTHING against Championship players but other than Michael Kightly I don't really think I would want Rovers to sign any of the names mentioned. Zoltan Gera is a good footballer but if he was that good I personally think he would have come back to the Premiership when West Bromwich Albion went down.
I voted for the other option, but even then off the top of my head I can't really think of a player that I would want Rovers to sign from that level (again I must stress it is NOT because I think Championship level is below us.)
Hughes Da Man
22/08/2007 17:44:00
Quick question.., Jermaine Easter... he's at my local club Wycombe.. who aren't in the championship (unfortunately) but are in League 2!!!! He is a hero though
22/08/2007 18:22:00
hmm.. technically that was an observation, not a question!
22/08/2007 18:22:00
fair play Bents4Eng. wont mock you as your username rules.
22/08/2007 18:34:00
Wouldn't really like us to sign any lower league players, unless young and show potential to be a star! Hughes may have his eye on a few but I can't think of any I would like to roll into Ewood.
22/08/2007 18:47:00
People- don't forget Steven reid (a great player in my opinion), Lucas Neill, Jason Roberts and many others used to play in the championship....Sometimes (eg Gera's case) the club asks for 4-5 times more than the player is rated in order to keep him there... As I said before, Gera- in my opinion- is the perfect replacement for Tugay. Kightley is good (we have Bents though), Kilgallon would be a great player to have in the squad instead of Zurab. As for Garvan- no wonder they call him "the new Gerrard"- did you see him in action?
22/08/2007 19:49:00
I am quite a fan of Tom Soares, very underrated Championship player.
22/08/2007 21:18:00
You do not often see players make that kind of step up now do you, the risks of doing so are to great for many to "take a chance". I do agree there are a lot of good players in the lower leagues but do not think many will be risked, Sparky has other avenues that he goes down (plus we have an Award winning Academy as it is.)
Isn't Gera pushing towards 30 though himself?!?!
Hughes Da Man
23/08/2007 12:47:00
Gera- 28.5 years old....Besides- isn't taking a talented left back (whom I really really love) that hardly ever played for the last 5 seasons a risk (I mean Warnock)- probably not since he became one of the best LB in this league....
23/08/2007 13:05:00
So pushing closer to 30.....Don't agree with your comment on Warnock, he had some savage injuries over these years so he couldn't have played even if he wanted to. He went out on loan to Bradford and Coventry to play then WAS playing for Liverpool until last season, when he hardly got a look in so Rovers snapped him up.
Hughes Da Man
23/08/2007 13:13:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Gallagher In Team Of Midweek (22/10/16)

Blackburn Rovers are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this midweek's action.

Gallagher's Forest Delight

Gallagher's brace against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday not only took the Southampton loanees tally to five-goals for Blackburn but it also helped us to an important first league win.

Vital Pre-Match - Championship, 21st-22nd October

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this weekend, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

Match Day Officials v Bristol City (22/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Bristol City this Saturday.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Mikey Delap
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City v Blackburn
Suggested By:
Blackburn win0%
Bristol City win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 13 9 1 3 28 16
2 Norwich 13 8 3 2 27 8
3 Brighton 13 7 4 2 25 8
4 Huddersfield 13 8 1 4 25 3
5 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
6 Sheff Wed 13 6 3 4 21 0
7 Bristol City 13 6 2 5 20 5
8 Brentford 13 5 4 4 19 7
9 Q.P.R. 13 5 4 4 19 -2
10 Reading 13 5 4 4 19 -4
11 Fulham 13 4 6 3 18 -1
12 Ipswich 13 4 5 4 17 1
13 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
14 Preston 13 5 2 6 17 0
15 Leeds Utd 13 5 2 6 17 -2
16 Barnsley 13 5 1 7 16 1
17 Wolves 13 4 4 5 16 0
18 Forest 13 4 3 6 15 -2
19 Aston Villa 13 2 8 3 14 -1
20 Derby County 13 3 5 5 14 -3
21 Blackburn 13 3 3 7 12 -7
22 Cardiff 13 3 3 7 12 -10
23 Wigan 13 2 5 6 11 -2
24 Rotherham 13 1 3 9 6 -18
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football