Date: 18th February 2010 at 9:55am
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Vince Grella has backed Yildiray Basturk to be one of the star players in Rovers fixture run in and impressed with what the Turk has shown so far.

Grella himself is back in contention for first team duty and Basturk is near full fitness so both are in contention for Bolton at home on Sunday.

But Grella has seen enough of the new boy to suggest he can have a tremendous impact.

Grella, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said – “Basturk is a senior pro who has got international experience and has played in the Bundesliga for 10 years.

“He`s been one of the main players in Turkey`s team for the past 10 years, so I don`t have to present Basturk to anyone.

“But I enjoy playing with him. He`s got great vision, great awareness and great passing.

“I think he could give us something new and something different in our formation.

“Can he be a star player for us? You took the words out of my mouth.

“I think he`s got everything to be a star player at Blackburn.

“He`s something different that we don`t have and I think the manager knows that.

“That`s why he signed him.”

The players and staff are building him up a treat here!


16 Replies to “Grella bigs up the Basturk”

  • Everyone’s building up The Inglorious Basturk. Let’s hope he lives up to all these comments and we will have one hell of a player on our hands.

  • did anybody actually go to the reserve games where they played together? wondering what the grella/basturk pairing looks like.
    nice words from vince, though. or maybe he has realized he enjoys getting a paycheck every week for not doing anything, so he wants to make sure basturk gets called up before him!

  • Vince has started 8 Premier League games this season, 2 More then Kalinic, 1 more then Olsson, 4 more then Salgado and 7 more then Steven Reid……funny how they all go under the radar?

    question answered metal?

  • more stats if you like….

    last season Vince Grella started 15 EPL Games, 11 more then Steven Reid, 8 more then DAVID DUNN, 6 more then Mokoena, same amount as Tugay, and 15 more then Vogel……..all players in the same position….need i continue?

  • Cautious Walker?! well I never!!! lol…I think the problem with Vicne is that he pulls us during a lot of these starts and he does seem to come out with the imoortal “right I am finally back and injury free” before pulling up again!!!

  • Well, i expected this replies from on one but you, Mr Sasman. Haha, i was just waiting for it. Why? Aussies? No big *****, man!

    8 starts this season, WOW!!!

  • And your stats? LOL It shows Vince is among the top contenders for the Mr Injury title. The other top contenders are Steven Reid, Dunn and Vogel..


  • TBF Sas I think Grella gets the Mr. injury title because he has been injured constantly since he has been here where as both Dunn and Reid have had sustained periods where they were in the first team and performing to a high standard. Also neither cost £4 million. And they don’t go under the radar they are always criticised for being constasntlty injured and rightly so. As for the others ie Mokoena, Tugay and Vogel, they weren’t injured they just weren’t fancied by the manager to play them. Anyway this thread is about Basturk who I hope can come in and contribute to the team along with Grella.

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