ROVERS GRAB HEAD HENCHO.
Blackburn yesterday beat old enemy Manchester United to the signature of pounds 3million Swiss star Stephane Henchoz.
And now the English champions will hope that Bayern Munich defender Markus Babbel Markus Babbel (born September 8 1972 in Munich) is a former German international footballer who played as a defender.
Starting out in the German Bundesliga, his first club was Bayern Munich, for whom he played initially from the youth squad, forging to the first team and says 'yes' tonight to end their transfer frustration.
Henchoz chose Blackburn ahead of United when he agreed to a three-year deal worth pounds 1.8million in wages at lunchtime.
And that caused whoops Whoops
Slang for the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS), which made the record books with the largest municipal bond default in history.
During the 1970s and 80s, the WPPSS financed the construction of five nuclear power plants through the issuance of of delight at Ewood Park Ewood Park is a football stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire and the home of Blackburn Rovers football club. The stadium, which opened in 1890, is an all seater facility which holds 31,367 people and has a pitch size of 115 x 76 yards. as the Hamburg Hamburg, city, Germany
Hamburg (häm`brkh), officially Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), city (1994 pop. defender rejected United's four-year offer.
It's another body blow for United, who had moved in for Henchoz when Blackburn's original deal hit a major snag.
They wanted him on a year's trial so he could prove his fitness after surgery on a broken ankle.
But they were refused permission and Blackburn decided to splash the cash to deny United their first signing of the summer.
Rovers' coup will be tempered, though, by Henchoz's remarks that he chose Blackburn 'because they are not as big as United'.
He says: "I am not ready to go to a big club like Manchester United. I have been injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. and it will be hard for me. But I know Roy Hodgson Roy Hodgson (born August 9, 1947) is an English football manager. He is currently the head coach of the Finnish national team.
Hodgson is probably best known for guiding the Swiss national team to the 1994 World Cup and Euro 1996; before that Switzerland had not qualified well and he will make it easier to settle.
"I am only 22 and I have time to move to a big club when my contract is finished at Blackburn."
Now United will switch their attention back to Babbel, who has been given an extended deadline to decide whether he is to join them in a pounds 4million deal.