Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Could Blackburn Be Buying?

Could Blackburn Be Buying?

The transfer rumour mill is in over-drive, however, it is making a normally drab Friday interesting even if we aren`t going to buy anyone. Or are we?

A rumour that has surfaced this morning has seen fans of Rovers, Man United and Tottenham scrambling simultaneously for more information.

It is being reported that Rovers are set to sign Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham as he was in the stands at last night`s UEFA Cup tie. Reports anticipate that he will conclude his deal to sign for Blackburn today.

This has in turn stoked another fire with whispers of a transfer to Manchester United for Benni McCarthy. In a desperate attempt to attach some credulous to this weak story, it is being suggested that Jason Roberts` display of sullen disgruntlement following last nights game is because he was informed that his best friend will be sold to United.

Added to this the fact that Benni didn`t appear to be at Ewood last night and there is the makings of a solid rumour!

My guess that this is just a ploy to get Rovers, Spurs and United fans whipped up in a frenzy of excitement.

However, if it is true, how do we feel about losing last season`s top goal-scorer but gaining the ability of an England international goal poacher, easily capable of twenty plus goals a season, despite his lavish baggage?

Additionally, as a footnote this has once again roused the Gamst to Tottenham rumours which intrinsically brings about Rovers desire to sign Tom Huddlestone, whom Hughes is a keen admirer of. It sounds very much like a messy web of rumours and potential deals



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Roversman
Date:Friday August 31 2007
Time: 11:52AM

Comments

0
If nothing else, its a talking point for us!
roversman
31/08/2007 11:57:00
0
I rate Huddlestone, have done since his Derby days and Defoe would be a decent replacement for Benni, wasnt sold on Rigters last night so maybe but I dont see where Gamst figures in all this tho. He is Deffo staying IMO, the other deals are a possibility tho, lets wait n see!
BomBom
31/08/2007 12:08:00
0
If Benni left for Manure then Defoe would be a GREAT replacement. If it happened I will have to eat my words as I told SOOO many people this would NEVER happen!!!
Hughes Da Man
31/08/2007 12:29:00
0
I would say MacCarthy wasn't featured as he was being rested for the game against City. Roberts looks disgrunted as he knows he is down the pecking order behind Cruz and MacCarthy and wants, nay, expects, first team football. I can see him going to Fulham in an 11th hour transfer. I don't Defoe would get a instant starting place, and he will be bench warming at Ewood. Huddlestone has a good long range shot on him, not really seen him play to comment any further.
Decimus Poole
31/08/2007 12:33:00
0
Think Defoe is a much better than McCarthy....
IsraeliRover
31/08/2007 12:48:00
0
Can't see the Pedersen one or the Huddlestone one (even though he is a very good player). This whle thing with Roberts, McCarthy and Defoe sounds a bit fishy. The media have blown it all out of proportion... McCarthy in my eyes wasnt on the bench because we were rotating... enough said.
MikeyGamst
31/08/2007 13:07:00
0
I'm not sure if my mate is winding me up but he is in Blackburn today and has text me to say that there is a black range rover parked near Ewood with D1 FOE written on the number plate.... he could be winding me up. I'll try and find out when I can.... dont really mean to alarm anyone by the way!!!!
MikeyGamst
31/08/2007 13:49:00
0
Don't get me wrong I was justr reporting the 'facts' guys. I too believe Benni wasn't involved because of his yellow card. Plus Fergie has now come out and said that he won't be signing anyone. Still this defoe link does continue to grow!
roversman
31/08/2007 13:51:00
0
I would take defoe over mccarthy any day. Defoe is younger, has a greater work ethic, and i think would fit perfectly in our squad. Huddlestone would be a great purchase if it is done
sasman
31/08/2007 13:54:00
0
i would take Defoe over Benni as well, he's younger and could easily score at least 20+ goals if given a starting line up. Huddlestone will be a good central midfielder but would we lose cover on the left if he were to be included in any swap deal with Pederson??
Clint
31/08/2007 14:03:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

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.

Captain Heads Released Rovers List

Blackburn have confirmed the release of eight players following the Championship relegation - captain, and long-serving player, Jason Lowe among them.

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 champions43%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs5%
No47%
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