Forrester signs for Blackburn Rovers from Everton

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of young striker Anton Forrester.

The 18-year-old has signed from Everton on a free transfer, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal through to June 2015.

The Liverpool-born forward joined Everton at the age of nine and progressed through the junior ranks at Goodison Park.

Forrester linked up with Rovers at the turn of the year and after impressing on trial, put pen-to-paper on a permanent deal.

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3:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

chegwin says...

Hey action group and Dangerous dave , does Steve Kean still own the club?
You jerks
Hey action group and Dangerous dave , does Steve Kean still own the club? You jerks chegwin
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3:51pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Mr Purple says...

I love it when the first we hear of a signing is when the deal has been completed. Just how it should be! Welcome to the Rovers Anton, here's hoping you're as succesful here as the last striker we got from Everton.
I love it when the first we hear of a signing is when the deal has been completed. Just how it should be! Welcome to the Rovers Anton, here's hoping you're as succesful here as the last striker we got from Everton. Mr Purple
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3:52pm Wed 30 Jan 13

NealB says...

chegwin wrote:
Hey action group and Dangerous dave , does Steve Kean still own the club?
You jerks
On the dole are we?
[quote][p][bold]chegwin[/bold] wrote: Hey action group and Dangerous dave , does Steve Kean still own the club? You jerks[/p][/quote]On the dole are we? NealB
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4:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Crow27 says...

Welcome Anton. Hope you are a success. However, please Venkys and Appy I presume this player will be in th reserves for a while and therefore cannot be classed as one of the 3 players MA has targeted? If so, it is a joke! We need a RW and DC asap!
Welcome Anton. Hope you are a success. However, please Venkys and Appy I presume this player will be in th reserves for a while and therefore cannot be classed as one of the 3 players MA has targeted? If so, it is a joke! We need a RW and DC asap! Crow27
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4:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Trying not to be negative today but can't help thinking we have a few more pressing issues than cover for Jordan Slew.

good luck to the lad but how does buying another young striker we won't use help improve our squad or reduce our wage bill ?.
Trying not to be negative today but can't help thinking we have a few more pressing issues than cover for Jordan Slew. good luck to the lad but how does buying another young striker we won't use help improve our squad or reduce our wage bill ?. greenscreener
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4:25pm Wed 30 Jan 13

noddymcleod says...

Good luck Anton - an untried 18 year old; might sign a laddie whose not going to make it at Hammers in return for Robbo, "I might run if I feel like it" Kazim will be "signed" for the rest of the season, Orr "I'm right behind Kean" will re-sign - that makes the four signings Apple was aiming for.
Plus getting shut of earners, Rosado, Robbo, Vuxie - you get the picture ?
Venkys are selling up.
Good luck Anton - an untried 18 year old; might sign a laddie whose not going to make it at Hammers in return for Robbo, "I might run if I feel like it" Kazim will be "signed" for the rest of the season, Orr "I'm right behind Kean" will re-sign - that makes the four signings Apple was aiming for. Plus getting shut of earners, Rosado, Robbo, Vuxie - you get the picture ? Venkys are selling up. noddymcleod
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4:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Dan11 says...

18 Year old striker, released by Everton. This lad is certainly one for the future, a future that will never come. We need signings in other areas, and senior players, not little boys. Thanks.
18 Year old striker, released by Everton. This lad is certainly one for the future, a future that will never come. We need signings in other areas, and senior players, not little boys. Thanks. Dan11
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4:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

moh says...

noddymcleod wrote:
Good luck Anton - an untried 18 year old; might sign a laddie whose not going to make it at Hammers in return for Robbo, "I might run if I feel like it" Kazim will be "signed" for the rest of the season, Orr "I'm right behind Kean" will re-sign - that makes the four signings Apple was aiming for. Plus getting shut of earners, Rosado, Robbo, Vuxie - you get the picture ? Venkys are selling up.
At least Appleton is not lying, he promised 3 to 4 signings and they appear to have materialised.
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Good luck Anton - an untried 18 year old; might sign a laddie whose not going to make it at Hammers in return for Robbo, "I might run if I feel like it" Kazim will be "signed" for the rest of the season, Orr "I'm right behind Kean" will re-sign - that makes the four signings Apple was aiming for. Plus getting shut of earners, Rosado, Robbo, Vuxie - you get the picture ? Venkys are selling up.[/p][/quote]At least Appleton is not lying, he promised 3 to 4 signings and they appear to have materialised. moh
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4:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Dukes says...

well come to mad family
well come to mad family Dukes
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4:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mike55 says...

At this stage it certainly appears that the priority is to reduce the wage bill by selling experience and bringing in young uns.
Asset stripping or not?
The next 30 hours could be very revealing in the scheme of things to come.
At this stage it certainly appears that the priority is to reduce the wage bill by selling experience and bringing in young uns. Asset stripping or not? The next 30 hours could be very revealing in the scheme of things to come. mike55
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5:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

chegwin wrote:
Hey action group and Dangerous dave , does Steve Kean still own the club?
You jerks
Where has this come from - your obviously on medication waiting to be sectioned!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR
[quote][p][bold]chegwin[/bold] wrote: Hey action group and Dangerous dave , does Steve Kean still own the club? You jerks[/p][/quote]Where has this come from - your obviously on medication waiting to be sectioned!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS COAR dangerous dave
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5:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

chickenfarm says...

Did Appleton say we have too many number 10's?

Comedy Club
A Laughing Stock
A Sham
Just a Portsmouth waiting to happen
BRFC is in melt down

What else can we say!!
Did Appleton say we have too many number 10's? Comedy Club A Laughing Stock A Sham Just a Portsmouth waiting to happen BRFC is in melt down What else can we say!! chickenfarm
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5:18pm Wed 30 Jan 13

owd nick says...

I see the lunatics have escaped from the asylum again, the simple thing is we are we are not in the PL anymore, we are not going to attract players of the calibre some muppets appear to think we are going to.

Simple answer is we don't know if he is going to be any good, but we don't know if any signing will be any good, or fit in.

Give the lad a chance.
I see the lunatics have escaped from the asylum again, the simple thing is we are we are not in the PL anymore, we are not going to attract players of the calibre some muppets appear to think we are going to. Simple answer is we don't know if he is going to be any good, but we don't know if any signing will be any good, or fit in. Give the lad a chance. owd nick
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5:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

1952 rover says...

mike55 wrote:
At this stage it certainly appears that the priority is to reduce the wage bill by selling experience and bringing in young uns.
Asset stripping or not?
The next 30 hours could be very revealing in the scheme of things to come.
give it a rest for god;s sake
[quote][p][bold]mike55[/bold] wrote: At this stage it certainly appears that the priority is to reduce the wage bill by selling experience and bringing in young uns. Asset stripping or not? The next 30 hours could be very revealing in the scheme of things to come.[/p][/quote]give it a rest for god;s sake 1952 rover
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5:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

1952 rover says...

chickenfarm wrote:
Did Appleton say we have too many number 10's?

Comedy Club
A Laughing Stock
A Sham
Just a Portsmouth waiting to happen
BRFC is in melt down

What else can we say!!
get back in your play pen with your sister Dingle,
[quote][p][bold]chickenfarm[/bold] wrote: Did Appleton say we have too many number 10's? Comedy Club A Laughing Stock A Sham Just a Portsmouth waiting to happen BRFC is in melt down What else can we say!![/p][/quote]get back in your play pen with your sister Dingle, 1952 rover
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5:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

willhelmrover98 says...

Who?!
Who?! willhelmrover98
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6:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

jgb12348 says...

For free WOW !!
How have they done that with all that money they have to spend on experienced first class players as promised.
Cannot believe anything anymore.
FOOTBALL BRAINS- NIL.
For free WOW !! How have they done that with all that money they have to spend on experienced first class players as promised. Cannot believe anything anymore. FOOTBALL BRAINS- NIL. jgb12348
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7:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Aye, good luck the boy, and why not, indeed ;-)

Arte et labore
Aye, good luck the boy, and why not, indeed ;-) Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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8:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Dublin rover says...

Well done pal and good luck
Well done pal and good luck Dublin rover
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8:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wellsy11 says...

Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality.
I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.
Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality. I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs. Wellsy11
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8:52pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wild Rover says...

Usual sad attempts to drum up some negative vibes I see on here and other threads today
I mean really, how is it that anyone we buy is cr~p until we sell them again and suddenly they were the best we had but never given a chance...bit transparent innit?
For goodness sake there are people on here bemoaning the loss of Diogo Rosado who have never seen him play! those of us that go to Ewood have only seen him a couple of times, he is not up to the English game , ditto for Formica, the rest of the Portuguese squad bar Gomes and Nunes and not forgetting Vukcevic
Appleton is rebuilding the squad as best he can and as he sees fit,and it is too much for the Negative agenda boy(s)
Usual sad attempts to drum up some negative vibes I see on here and other threads today I mean really, how is it that anyone we buy is cr~p until we sell them again and suddenly they were the best we had but never given a chance...bit transparent innit? For goodness sake there are people on here bemoaning the loss of Diogo Rosado who have never seen him play! those of us that go to Ewood have only seen him a couple of times, he is not up to the English game , ditto for Formica, the rest of the Portuguese squad bar Gomes and Nunes and not forgetting Vukcevic Appleton is rebuilding the squad as best he can and as he sees fit,and it is too much for the Negative agenda boy(s) Wild Rover
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8:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wild Rover says...

Wellsy11 wrote:
Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality.
I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.
who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear
Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour....
[quote][p][bold]Wellsy11[/bold] wrote: Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality. I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.[/p][/quote]who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour.... Wild Rover
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9:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Will P says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Wellsy11 wrote:
Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality.
I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.
who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear
Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour....
I do slightly agree with him, but we did that before Venky's too -
Santa Cruz £17m, Bentley £15m, Duff £15m, Bellamy £8m etc.
We have 24 hours to add a little bit of competition for first team places. We can still get somewhere this season.
3 years ago Allardyce tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for £6m from Lech Poznan, the Walkers Trust refused to give him the money. Venky's bought Rhodes for £8m. Shame how Venky's have otherwise been poor owners.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wellsy11[/bold] wrote: Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality. I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.[/p][/quote]who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour....[/p][/quote]I do slightly agree with him, but we did that before Venky's too - Santa Cruz £17m, Bentley £15m, Duff £15m, Bellamy £8m etc. We have 24 hours to add a little bit of competition for first team places. We can still get somewhere this season. 3 years ago Allardyce tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for £6m from Lech Poznan, the Walkers Trust refused to give him the money. Venky's bought Rhodes for £8m. Shame how Venky's have otherwise been poor owners. Will P
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11:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wellsy11 says...

Will P wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Wellsy11 wrote:
Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality.
I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.
who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear
Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour....
I do slightly agree with him, but we did that before Venky's too -
Santa Cruz £17m, Bentley £15m, Duff £15m, Bellamy £8m etc.
We have 24 hours to add a little bit of competition for first team places. We can still get somewhere this season.
3 years ago Allardyce tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for £6m from Lech Poznan, the Walkers Trust refused to give him the money. Venky's bought Rhodes for £8m. Shame how Venky's have otherwise been poor owners.
Thx - I am a rovers fan, just prefer to read other people's posts. Thx for the agreement Will P. We did sell when we were under the walker trust, but we did always reinvest. Truth was, we always knew the trust (with Williams) had the best interests of the club at heart & we were never really in danger of relegation. Under venkys we were always relegation fodder and they achieved that in their 1st full season! Dingle - my ****!
[quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wellsy11[/bold] wrote: Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality. I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.[/p][/quote]who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour....[/p][/quote]I do slightly agree with him, but we did that before Venky's too - Santa Cruz £17m, Bentley £15m, Duff £15m, Bellamy £8m etc. We have 24 hours to add a little bit of competition for first team places. We can still get somewhere this season. 3 years ago Allardyce tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for £6m from Lech Poznan, the Walkers Trust refused to give him the money. Venky's bought Rhodes for £8m. Shame how Venky's have otherwise been poor owners.[/p][/quote]Thx - I am a rovers fan, just prefer to read other people's posts. Thx for the agreement Will P. We did sell when we were under the walker trust, but we did always reinvest. Truth was, we always knew the trust (with Williams) had the best interests of the club at heart & we were never really in danger of relegation. Under venkys we were always relegation fodder and they achieved that in their 1st full season! Dingle - my ****! Wellsy11
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12:38am Thu 31 Jan 13

Will P says...

Wellsy11 wrote:
Will P wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Wellsy11 wrote:
Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality.
I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.
who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear
Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour....
I do slightly agree with him, but we did that before Venky's too -
Santa Cruz £17m, Bentley £15m, Duff £15m, Bellamy £8m etc.
We have 24 hours to add a little bit of competition for first team places. We can still get somewhere this season.
3 years ago Allardyce tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for £6m from Lech Poznan, the Walkers Trust refused to give him the money. Venky's bought Rhodes for £8m. Shame how Venky's have otherwise been poor owners.
Thx - I am a rovers fan, just prefer to read other people's posts. Thx for the agreement Will P. We did sell when we were under the walker trust, but we did always reinvest. Truth was, we always knew the trust (with Williams) had the best interests of the club at heart & we were never really in danger of relegation. Under venkys we were always relegation fodder and they achieved that in their 1st full season! Dingle - my ****!
For such successful business people, the Venky's have flopped at this venture. I think it's obvious that the Venky's weren't here for the football. They bought the club because of the rise of football in India therefore giving them more prestige within India and more importantly, they could bring their main business into the west. Just look at how they had already used the players to advertise their food within a few weeks of taking over.

They sacked the footballing brains at the club, Williams had a brighter future ahead and left at the right time. He wouldn't of wanted to be tarnished.

Whatever though, nothing I can do about it. Hopefully a couple of good additions tomorrow, happy some of the deadwood is being cleared.

We're looking up now, not down.
[quote][p][bold]Wellsy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Will P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wellsy11[/bold] wrote: Still surprised at how many "fans" are still being optimistic. All we are hearing about are players leaving - rosado, vuk, Robbo etc... What have we bought in? A free 18 year old striker for the one and only position we are not short of quality. Yes, deadwood needed clearing out & more IS needed, but so are SIGNINGS! I want to be optimistic like some of you, but we have now had many transfer windows under venkys and ALL have seen players leave for bigger values than the ones coming in - and don't get me started on quality. I give the venkys 24 hours and we'll see!! The squad we have now will not get near the play-offs.[/p][/quote]who are you, never seen you post on here like most of the negative posts you suddenly appear Another bogus fan account with a dingle flavour....[/p][/quote]I do slightly agree with him, but we did that before Venky's too - Santa Cruz £17m, Bentley £15m, Duff £15m, Bellamy £8m etc. We have 24 hours to add a little bit of competition for first team places. We can still get somewhere this season. 3 years ago Allardyce tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for £6m from Lech Poznan, the Walkers Trust refused to give him the money. Venky's bought Rhodes for £8m. Shame how Venky's have otherwise been poor owners.[/p][/quote]Thx - I am a rovers fan, just prefer to read other people's posts. Thx for the agreement Will P. We did sell when we were under the walker trust, but we did always reinvest. Truth was, we always knew the trust (with Williams) had the best interests of the club at heart & we were never really in danger of relegation. Under venkys we were always relegation fodder and they achieved that in their 1st full season! Dingle - my ****![/p][/quote]For such successful business people, the Venky's have flopped at this venture. I think it's obvious that the Venky's weren't here for the football. They bought the club because of the rise of football in India therefore giving them more prestige within India and more importantly, they could bring their main business into the west. Just look at how they had already used the players to advertise their food within a few weeks of taking over. They sacked the footballing brains at the club, Williams had a brighter future ahead and left at the right time. He wouldn't of wanted to be tarnished. Whatever though, nothing I can do about it. Hopefully a couple of good additions tomorrow, happy some of the deadwood is being cleared. We're looking up now, not down. Will P
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7:05am Thu 31 Jan 13

MatthewCA says...

Who will get Number 10 in blackburn club after formica left, we need a hero in this T-Shirt. Anton seems good, but he have to prove in the pitch like Ince and Zaha did week in week out.

All the best Anton......get more playtime from MP.
Who will get Number 10 in blackburn club after formica left, we need a hero in this T-Shirt. Anton seems good, but he have to prove in the pitch like Ince and Zaha did week in week out. All the best Anton......get more playtime from MP. MatthewCA
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8:41am Thu 31 Jan 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

owd nick wrote:
I see the lunatics have escaped from the asylum again, the simple thing is we are we are not in the PL anymore, we are not going to attract players of the calibre some muppets appear to think we are going to.

Simple answer is we don't know if he is going to be any good, but we don't know if any signing will be any good, or fit in.

Give the lad a chance.
I agree nick.. The thing that quite a lot of people come on here to moan about is who should be played where and how bad a decision buying player x/y/z was... What they fail to understand is that the people signing these players will have scouted them in some way and feel they will fit in the squad! So your right, will he fit? Who knows!? Would another more senior player fit?! How would we know? We just have to see them play and then we will find out!

Come on people, stop being so ruddy pessimistic!

RTID
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: I see the lunatics have escaped from the asylum again, the simple thing is we are we are not in the PL anymore, we are not going to attract players of the calibre some muppets appear to think we are going to. Simple answer is we don't know if he is going to be any good, but we don't know if any signing will be any good, or fit in. Give the lad a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree nick.. The thing that quite a lot of people come on here to moan about is who should be played where and how bad a decision buying player x/y/z was... What they fail to understand is that the people signing these players will have scouted them in some way and feel they will fit in the squad! So your right, will he fit? Who knows!? Would another more senior player fit?! How would we know? We just have to see them play and then we will find out! Come on people, stop being so ruddy pessimistic! RTID ChrisDeBerg
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9:12am Thu 31 Jan 13

Roverthere says...

Who let this striker go?

Blackman, 23, the Blades’ top-scorer with 14 goals this term, has signed a three-year-deal with the Royals, who have beaten off rival interest from Crystal Palace to sign the Bury-born player, who only joined the club in the summer from Blackburn Rovers.

Blades chief Danny Wilson admits he was powerless to stop Blackman, who has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Madejski Stadium, from moving to the top flight, with the hefty fee – thought to be in the region of £1.2m – representing a massive profit on a a player who only arrived in August.
Who let this striker go? Blackman, 23, the Blades’ top-scorer with 14 goals this term, has signed a three-year-deal with the Royals, who have beaten off rival interest from Crystal Palace to sign the Bury-born player, who only joined the club in the summer from Blackburn Rovers. Blades chief Danny Wilson admits he was powerless to stop Blackman, who has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Madejski Stadium, from moving to the top flight, with the hefty fee – thought to be in the region of £1.2m – representing a massive profit on a a player who only arrived in August. Roverthere
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