Ben-2000 Posted July 16, 2007 Share Posted July 16, 2007 FK Vetra v Blackburn Rovers1st leg: 22st July 2007, 5pm (UK time) 2nd leg: 28th July 2007, 3pm (UK time) Vytis of http://www.tornados.ahost.lt/forum/ has kindly agreed to answer some questions about his club and give his views about the intertoto cup tie against our beloved Rovers. Vytis is a Vetra supporter who is studying in Aberdeen and will be attending the 2nd leg at Ewood Park. He is now also a member of our forum by the username of Zanaz. Vytis, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to contribute to this match preview.*As Lithuanian football is relatively unknown here in England, I wonder if you could tell us a little more about your club and its brief history?Well everything is pretty much here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FK_V%C4%97tra Our club is only 10 years old. It progressed from the regional leagues (4th level) to the top league and has played in the Intertoto 4 years in a row. It was purchased by some Russian business man last year. He brought some good players, Skerla being the most famous.*What do you know about Blackburn Rovers and is English football popular in Lithuania?The English Premier League and England National team are very popular in Lithuania, especially the top4...*How well have Vetra performed this season and where do you expect to finish in the league?It performed worse than expected and the manager was sacked a month ago. Former player Vencevicius stepped in and after that we won against champions Kaunas and runners-up Ekranas, Llanelli and Legia...I hope we finish anywhere to qualify for European Cups 2-4th*You had to overcome Legia Warsaw in Round 2, what did you make of the trouble at half-time and do you feel the punishment handed out by UEFA was justified?I think the punishment was very reasonable... I was surprised that FIFA did not fine Legia financially but they have told them to compensate the damage to Vetra stadium (15000£)*Vetra were 2-0 up at that point, was it a deserved lead and do you feel that you would have progressed through to the next round if the crowd trouble hadn't happened?Well you can download the match and judge yourself http://www.mininova.org/tor/784929 - I am always optimistic and I am sure we'll progress to UEFA cup group stage )*The most important question... How do you feel Vetra will fair against Blackburn Rovers and do you have a score prediction?I would say 1:0 Vetra at home and 0:0 in Blackburn*Which player in your opinion will pose the biggest threat to Rovers?All of them *How many Vetra supporters would you expect to attend each game?I hope it will be a sell-out in Vilnius (5300 seats unless there will be no basketball match on that day) and I hope there will be 200-300 Lithuanian immigrants at Ewood park and 0 to 5 fans from Lithuania Thanks again Vytis, Your thoughts and predictions please people... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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