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Roque Enquiry Rebuffed

Roque Enquiry Rebuffed

If newspaper reports are to be believed today then Manchester City made an enquiry into the availability of Roque Santa Cruz.

Early reports suggest that Sven Goran Eriksson had enough front to ask Rovers if they would sell their star striker to his club - a European position chasing rival.

Alas, this approach was rebuffed out of hand but suggestions have been made that Rovers might find it hard to say no should a massive bid be made.

Frankly I`m astounded at the cheek of Citeh for trying this. It smacks of arrogance that they think they can buy anyone from their immediate rivals, just because they have copious amounts of money burning a hole in a Swede`s pocket.

Let`s hope his under-hand tactics that tarnished his England tenure aren`t deployed here. I personally cannot see this materialising at all because Rovers do not have to sell due to a strong financial situation.

Date:Friday January 4 2008
Time: 9:37AM


I'm astounded at their audacity but am not surprised it was turn down immediately.
04/01/2008 09:39:00
Yer that really shouldn't be allowed in the game hopefully won't unsettle Santa.
04/01/2008 09:56:00
I understand why rovers fans may be upset at a bid coming in for him but I fail to see how the bid can be classed as under hand tactics and how this bid can be linked to his England tenure. Under hand tactics whilst England manager!!!!!! I dont think so.... Under hand tactics would be to try and tap the player up, this has not happened. All that has happened is that City have made a bid for one of your players. An official bid, not under hand nor wrong. What must be remembered is that Sven tried to get Santa whilst he was at Bayern only to find out that whilst talks where going on Blackburn raised the wage offer after with a yes or no deal option given........ I dont think that was worng of them and was just what happens in football. Money talks and if Sven really wants him then he will leave blackburn. A £15million plus bid will not be ignored for too long. Hope your season goes well, just not as well as ours..... Woody
04/01/2008 10:09:00
manci7y, I appreciate your views but at no point do I say that under-hand tactics have been used, I merely stipulate my concern about some of the shady ways Eriksson has gone about business in the past and hope that won't be used here. I can understand why Citeh would want him because, as you point out, you were looking at him in the summer. Good luck to your lads too for the rest of the season.
04/01/2008 10:16:00
Hard to know whether this is true or not, but it wouldn't surprise me if a bid had been made, it surprises me EVEN less it was refused however.
Hughes Da Man
04/01/2008 11:00:00
It is no surprise that others are interested in Rocky. He has been banging them in, and creating for others. He would be a quality acquisition for any club. I am very happy it was turned down. I can only presume it was an offer of a insulting value for his class.
Decimus Poole
04/01/2008 11:26:00
Just goes to show how good a job the rovers staff are doing with our strikers as everyone wants them!
04/01/2008 13:43:00
As I said before, I don't think Roque would like to leave Blackburn easily... he owes Rovers his Re-born. And as the gentlemen he is, plus being in the condition he is (scoring goals) with a signed contract; at least Rovers Board decides to sell him, he won't go!
04/01/2008 14:25:00
Cheeky divils....
04/01/2008 19:46:00
Ill see your cheeky devils Irish and raise you a ******ing cheeky Ba stards!
05/01/2008 00:30:00
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