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Williams: Intertoto Cup If Needed

Williams: Intertoto Cup If Needed

Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams has confirmed that Rovers HAVE applied to take place in the Intertoto Cup again this summer if required.

Rovers managed to take part in the Intertoto Cup last summer despite finishing below both Reading and Portsmouth, as these two declined the opportunity. The UEFA Cup was eventually reached but we fell at the first hurdle to Larissa. However, despite feeling that it will not be needed at the end of the current season Williams has admitted that Rovers have put themselves forward again to take part in the European Qualifying Tournament if required.

Williams told the Lancashire Telegraph: "We have applied for the Intertoto Cup.

We did it last year and we've never regretted it.

"However, we would like to think we can qualify for the Uefa Cup as of right
."


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Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday February 6 2008
Time: 6:54PM

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It makes sense for us to do this again, HOWEVER, I would hope that we wouldn't need to take this route this time round, but IT IS better to be safe than sorry.
Hughes Da Man
06/02/2008 18:56:00
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and why not - it generates interest and can raise your profile in Europe!
merlin
06/02/2008 19:27:00
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Better be safe then sorry aye lads, got us in last year from 9th spot, competition is hot this year so we might as well
sasman
06/02/2008 21:29:00
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Bring on the mighty Rhyl Town!!!
BomBom
07/02/2008 03:18:00
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I'd rather avoid them dude, they are a VERY danerous outfit lol!
In all seriousness though, I do hope that we won't need it this summer, but it will be a battle this season so it's the right thing to do (at least applying.)
Hughes Da Man
07/02/2008 10:14:00
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Pleased that the club have decided to apply for the Intertoto. No harm in having a backup if we narrowly miss out on the UEFA Cup spots. I'm surprised that more clubs don't do it i.e Portsmouth & Reading last year.
spinaker7081
07/02/2008 17:02:00
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Well worth a shot as having this option could make the difference but I am with you guys in that it certainly isnt the preffered option.
MikeyGamst
07/02/2008 20:58:00
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The back door could save us lads, like i said 3-4 points seperate 5-6 spots
sasman
08/02/2008 02:11:00
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And every point we pick up now will be crucial. Starting tomorrow with everything crossed!!!!
MikeyGamst
10/02/2008 19:28:00
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OOER, Sasman likes the backdoor option eh?
BomBom
10/02/2008 22:50:00
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