Town leaders hit out as Blackburn Rovers drop Thwaites for Heineken at Ewood

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First published in Blackburn Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TOWN leaders have hit out at Blackburn Rovers after the club ditched brewer Thwaites as its beer supplier.

The club announced it is ending its seven-year agreement with the Penny Street firm after making a deal with Dutch-company Heineken to supply Ewood Park’s bars.

Blackburn MP Jack Straw branded the decision as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘short-sighted’.

And community leaders said the club and its owners, Indian chicken giants Venky’s, should be supporting a local firm, especially in the current economic climate.

The new deal, which Rovers said would improve the matchday experience for supporters, will run until 2017.

The agreement sees Foster’s continue as the main lager on offer in the stands, which will now be supplied by producer Heineken after previously being bought in by Thwaites.

John Smith’s Extra Smooth will be the bitter option available.

Cask ales, such as Deuchar’s IPA and Theakston Lightfoot, will be available in the Blues Bar.

MP Jack Straw condemned the decision as a ‘mistake in judgment’. He said the club should be supporting local businesses and jobs.

He said: “It is another mistake by a management team that is completely out of touch.

“They really do seem to have the opposite of the Midas Touch.

“Thwaites’ beer is infinitely better than that provided by Heineken.

“It is a ridiculous, silly and short-sighted decision.”

Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the club should not be taking business out of the town.

She said: “Rovers should be supporting a Blackburn company.

“At the moment, where possible, we want local people to benefit from local decisions.

“But this just makes you wonder whether Venky’s have any interest in the community in Blackburn.”

Rovers fan Rick Boardman, of Darwen, said he understood the move from a business perspective.

He said: “I guess they have gone with the cheaper deal, but it is sad a local company loses out.

“Thwaites is one of the biggest and most historic firms in town so for it not to be involved with Rovers is a shame.

“I think a lot of people wouldn’t mind paying that little bit more if it meant supporting a local business.”

Phil Thompson, of Blackburn Rovers Football Club Action Group, said: “I don’t understand why it has been done.

“You would hope more support would be shown for a local company and that local suppliers would be the priority in this situation, especially in the current economic climate.

“It is disappointing.”

A spokesman for Thwaites said: “Thwaites has commercial pouring rights deals with a number of football clubs in the North West.

“We submitted a deal to Blackburn Rovers and on this occasion they have decided to go with a different supplier.”

Rovers head of commercial and marketing Greg Coar said Blackburn Rovers thanked Thwaites for an ‘excellent and supportive relationship’ over the past seven years.

He said: “Our aim is always to improve the fans’ enjoyment of coming to Ewood.

“The choice, quality, speed of service and price of the beer on offer is often an important part of that.

“We believe the choice of brands that Heineken offers, plus the investment in updating the dispensing of their products, will ensure the concourses, executive lounges and Blues Bar continue to provide a fantastic service for our guests and supporters.”

Heineken UK spokesman David Jones said: “Heineken is delighted to become the exclusive supplier of cider and beer at Ewood Park.

“The new partnership will give Rovers fans and visitors to the stadium the opportunity to enjoy a range of our market-leading draught and packaged brands in concourse bars and executive lounges throughout the ground.

“The agreement strengthens the association we curently enjoy with football through Heineken’s sponsorship of the UEFA Champions’ League and a number of commercial partnerships with leading Championship and Premier League clubs in England and Wales.”

Thwaites will continues as the official beer supplier for Burnley FC.

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11:19am Thu 24 Jan 13

garydavies2304 says...

i bet the price does not go down for the fans
i bet the price does not go down for the fans garydavies2304
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11:27am Thu 24 Jan 13

robart says...

Another good reason not to go
Another good reason not to go robart
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11:28am Thu 24 Jan 13

roverfoxy says...

garydavies2304 wrote:
i bet the price does not go down for the fans
All prices were EXACTLY the same on Tuesday!! Ridiculous
[quote][p][bold]garydavies2304[/bold] wrote: i bet the price does not go down for the fans[/p][/quote]All prices were EXACTLY the same on Tuesday!! Ridiculous roverfoxy
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11:28am Thu 24 Jan 13

roverfoxy says...

"The choice, quality, speed of service and price of the beer on offer is often an important part of that"

Same products, Same staff, Same price!!!!
"The choice, quality, speed of service and price of the beer on offer is often an important part of that" Same products, Same staff, Same price!!!! roverfoxy
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11:30am Thu 24 Jan 13

karltop says...

Thwaites submitted a bid, and it wasn't good enough. I don't see the problem here. That's how business works.
Thwaites submitted a bid, and it wasn't good enough. I don't see the problem here. That's how business works. karltop
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11:41am Thu 24 Jan 13

darwen_celeb says...

Do Thwaites brew a lager? I don't mean Warsteiner or such... but their own actual branded 'Thwaites Lager'?

I'd maybe be supportive of summat like that if it was, if it were brewed and introduced.

There's nothing wrong with Heineken though, it's good enough for James Bond, Rovers however are utter bab.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=jZsfB0ycf
Mo
Do Thwaites brew a lager? I don't mean Warsteiner or such... but their own actual branded 'Thwaites Lager'? I'd maybe be supportive of summat like that if it was, if it were brewed and introduced. There's nothing wrong with Heineken though, it's good enough for James Bond, Rovers however are utter bab. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=jZsfB0ycf Mo darwen_celeb
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11:45am Thu 24 Jan 13

1952 rover says...

A none story this is the business world. Get over it.
A none story this is the business world. Get over it. 1952 rover
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11:47am Thu 24 Jan 13

bigste says...

Maybe thwaites decided that venkys were bad news so they put a bad bid in.
Maybe thwaites decided that venkys were bad news so they put a bad bid in. bigste
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11:50am Thu 24 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Catalogue of quotes lets start with the best

“Thwaites’ beer is infinitely better than that provided by Heineken.

That's kept me laughing all morning.
:
Catalogue of quotes lets start with the best “Thwaites’ beer is infinitely better than that provided by Heineken. That's kept me laughing all morning. : 2 for 5p
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11:52am Thu 24 Jan 13

darwen_celeb says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Catalogue of quotes lets start with the best

“Thwaites’ beer is infinitely better than that provided by Heineken.

That's kept me laughing all morning.
:
HA HA HA !
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Catalogue of quotes lets start with the best “Thwaites’ beer is infinitely better than that provided by Heineken. That's kept me laughing all morning. :[/p][/quote]HA HA HA ! darwen_celeb
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11:53am Thu 24 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

bigste wrote:
Maybe thwaites decided that venkys were bad news so they put a bad bid in.
maybe thwaites thought rovers were a soft touch so they put in a expensive bid in.
[quote][p][bold]bigste[/bold] wrote: Maybe thwaites decided that venkys were bad news so they put a bad bid in.[/p][/quote]maybe thwaites thought rovers were a soft touch so they put in a expensive bid in. 2 for 5p
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11:57am Thu 24 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

BANG.

"Hey what was that bang I just heard."

It sounded like thwaites shooting themselves in the foot. :-)
BANG. "Hey what was that bang I just heard." It sounded like thwaites shooting themselves in the foot. :-) 2 for 5p
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11:58am Thu 24 Jan 13

Old Alzheimer says...

Taken from LET pages.
Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the club should not be taking business out of the town.

BLACKBURN with Darwen council is to cut 500 jobs, scrap school uniform grants, phase out its four old people’s homes, and close children’s centres.


If it wasn't so serious it would be laughable.
Taken from LET pages. Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the club should not be taking business out of the town. BLACKBURN with Darwen council is to cut 500 jobs, scrap school uniform grants, phase out its four old people’s homes, and close children’s centres. If it wasn't so serious it would be laughable. Old Alzheimer
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12:33pm Thu 24 Jan 13

AndyW says...

It's beer at a football ground.

Does it really matter where it comes from?

Get some perspective.
It's beer at a football ground. Does it really matter where it comes from? Get some perspective. AndyW
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12:34pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Tamworth rover says...

karltop wrote:
Thwaites submitted a bid, and it wasn't good enough. I don't see the problem here. That's how business works.
Totally agree with this.

Thwaites only have themselves to blame, They would have submitted the Tender which would of had an overall package which wasnt good enough.

This happens day in day out at businesses all over the world get over it.
[quote][p][bold]karltop[/bold] wrote: Thwaites submitted a bid, and it wasn't good enough. I don't see the problem here. That's how business works.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this. Thwaites only have themselves to blame, They would have submitted the Tender which would of had an overall package which wasnt good enough. This happens day in day out at businesses all over the world get over it. Tamworth rover
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12:41pm Thu 24 Jan 13

stanhillstan says...

Do thwaites support local firms when they deliver german lager in german made kegs on the back of german made lorries.....Its that prat jack straw thats out o touch as venkys are after the best deal jus like any company would. And heineken is a fine lager as is deuchars ipa and they are getting fosters direct and not payin a middle man in thwaites......
Do thwaites support local firms when they deliver german lager in german made kegs on the back of german made lorries.....Its that prat jack straw thats out o touch as venkys are after the best deal jus like any company would. And heineken is a fine lager as is deuchars ipa and they are getting fosters direct and not payin a middle man in thwaites...... stanhillstan
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12:45pm Thu 24 Jan 13

happycyclist says...

This is better PR...?
This is better PR...? happycyclist
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1:43pm Thu 24 Jan 13

jack01 says...

Telegraph are regurgitating old news here. This was announced by Rovers on their website more than a week ago.

So far as I can see the only difference to people on the concourse will be John Smiths smooth instead of Thwaites smooth. Both of which are awful beers anyway. Lager drinkers will see no difference and if you go in Blues bar you get a choice of cask ales!

Its a little bit hypocritical of Thwaites to expect support from BRFC because they are a local firm when they are allowing dozens of their pubs in Lancashire to close and never re-open due to covenants they put in place. Perhaps if they cared a little bit more about 'local businesses' then the pub trade in Blackburn wouldnt be in the state it is today.
Telegraph are regurgitating old news here. This was announced by Rovers on their website more than a week ago. So far as I can see the only difference to people on the concourse will be John Smiths smooth instead of Thwaites smooth. Both of which are awful beers anyway. Lager drinkers will see no difference and if you go in Blues bar you get a choice of cask ales! Its a little bit hypocritical of Thwaites to expect support from BRFC because they are a local firm when they are allowing dozens of their pubs in Lancashire to close and never re-open due to covenants they put in place. Perhaps if they cared a little bit more about 'local businesses' then the pub trade in Blackburn wouldnt be in the state it is today. jack01
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1:44pm Thu 24 Jan 13

buzzinfly says...

Maybe Thwaites became complacent after years of supplying. who knows but looks like a better business offer was put on the table by a new brewery. I cant see a problem. Business is Business. I do feel however that maybe smaller Micro Breweries could have got a look in, maybe having their Real Ale used as a guest Beer in the Club. Heineken probably wouldnt be keen as they would want to supply their own, just like Thwaites did, but Heineken would still get the majority of the trade and yet the Club would now support and promote EVEN MORE localised businesses. Maybe even Thwaites could have still supplied their cask ales as well, as a guest beer. Whether they would still want to is another matter but..............
Would that not have been better PR.
Just a thought!
Maybe Thwaites became complacent after years of supplying. who knows but looks like a better business offer was put on the table by a new brewery. I cant see a problem. Business is Business. I do feel however that maybe smaller Micro Breweries could have got a look in, maybe having their Real Ale used as a guest Beer in the Club. Heineken probably wouldnt be keen as they would want to supply their own, just like Thwaites did, but Heineken would still get the majority of the trade and yet the Club would now support and promote EVEN MORE localised businesses. Maybe even Thwaites could have still supplied their cask ales as well, as a guest beer. Whether they would still want to is another matter but.............. Would that not have been better PR. Just a thought! buzzinfly
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1:58pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Darren1951 says...

"heineken is a fine lager as is deuchars ipa " errm, 'scuse me, but since when has Deuchar's IPA been a lager? I'd have thought that it would have been far better PR for them to promote a local product - Hopstar from Darwen for instance.
"heineken is a fine lager as is deuchars ipa " errm, 'scuse me, but since when has Deuchar's IPA been a lager? I'd have thought that it would have been far better PR for them to promote a local product - Hopstar from Darwen for instance. Darren1951
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2:01pm Thu 24 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

“Quote:

I think a lot of people wouldn’t mind paying that little bit more if it meant supporting a local business.”

Get real ,free market economy in a ressesion most people will be glad to pay a bit less.
As for supporting a local business unless you work directly for thwaites it won't make one bit of difference to your life whatsoever.
“Quote: I think a lot of people wouldn’t mind paying that little bit more if it meant supporting a local business.” Get real ,free market economy in a ressesion most people will be glad to pay a bit less. As for supporting a local business unless you work directly for thwaites it won't make one bit of difference to your life whatsoever. 2 for 5p
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2:21pm Thu 24 Jan 13

jellybiff says...

He said: “Our aim is always to improve the fans’ enjoyment of coming to Ewood.

“The choice, quality, speed of service and price of the beer on offer is often an important part of that.
is that why they sold the club to the chicken tossers .The jibbs fans really make me laugh what you moan about hahahahaha
He said: “Our aim is always to improve the fans’ enjoyment of coming to Ewood. “The choice, quality, speed of service and price of the beer on offer is often an important part of that. is that why they sold the club to the chicken tossers .The jibbs fans really make me laugh what you moan about hahahahaha jellybiff
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2:51pm Thu 24 Jan 13

jackmetickler says...

fekkin heathens...!
fekkin heathens...! jackmetickler
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4:33pm Thu 24 Jan 13

cactus rover says...

why replace good English ale with watery forein lagers. Obviously the same people who replaced a good English manager with inferior replacements. What next, how about cheap inferior floodlights!
why replace good English ale with watery forein lagers. Obviously the same people who replaced a good English manager with inferior replacements. What next, how about cheap inferior floodlights! cactus rover
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4:48pm Thu 24 Jan 13

PakistaniMunda says...

It's a business fekkin get over it. No matter what venkys do **** will never give them a chance. VENKYS OWN BRFC FACT. They can so what they want with THIER CLUB. Jack Straw P155 OFF. You should be ashamed at sacking 500 people from the council. Your our MP. Shame on you and Kate.
It's a business fekkin get over it. No matter what venkys do **** will never give them a chance. VENKYS OWN BRFC FACT. They can so what they want with THIER CLUB. Jack Straw P155 OFF. You should be ashamed at sacking 500 people from the council. Your our MP. Shame on you and Kate. PakistaniMunda
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4:50pm Thu 24 Jan 13

PakistaniMunda says...

Venkys are trying to make a profit so are millions of people around the world.
Venkys are trying to make a profit so are millions of people around the world. PakistaniMunda
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4:53pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Peter Blunt says...

LT being a bit hypocritical? Why does it not buy local? Why is design done in India rather Blackburn or E Lancs?
LT being a bit hypocritical? Why does it not buy local? Why is design done in India rather Blackburn or E Lancs? Peter Blunt
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5:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

As usual, Dan Clough gets it completely wrong and makes a mountain out of a molehill>

FACT: Thwaites used to have the supply agreement to Ewood Park and as part of that agreement, they sold Rovers Lagers and Ciders owned by Heineken . In effect, the only Thwaites product sold at the ground was bitter which would have accounted for around 20% of total sales.
Thwaites were invited to tender to retain the supply agreement but would not meet Rovers requirements for pouring rights so Rovers offered the total supply to Heineken Group.
The only changes are that Thwaites keg and cask beers change to John Smiths and Theakstons. None of these beers are produced in the Netherlands, the profit, if there were any, after the pouring rights fee would be retained in the UK and thats where any taxes would be paid.
For Jack Straw to declare that Thwaites Beers are infinitely better than Heineken's is a disgrace: at best, ill founded, at worst libellous and yet another pathetc attempt to ingratiate himself with people he cares nothing about.
As for CLOUGH, get back to writing for the school magazine.
As usual, Dan Clough gets it completely wrong and makes a mountain out of a molehill> FACT: Thwaites used to have the supply agreement to Ewood Park and as part of that agreement, they sold Rovers Lagers and Ciders owned by Heineken . In effect, the only Thwaites product sold at the ground was bitter which would have accounted for around 20% of total sales. Thwaites were invited to tender to retain the supply agreement but would not meet Rovers requirements for pouring rights so Rovers offered the total supply to Heineken Group. The only changes are that Thwaites keg and cask beers change to John Smiths and Theakstons. None of these beers are produced in the Netherlands, the profit, if there were any, after the pouring rights fee would be retained in the UK and thats where any taxes would be paid. For Jack Straw to declare that Thwaites Beers are infinitely better than Heineken's is a disgrace: at best, ill founded, at worst libellous and yet another pathetc attempt to ingratiate himself with people he cares nothing about. As for CLOUGH, get back to writing for the school magazine. Angry From Accrington
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5:58pm Thu 24 Jan 13

peely says...

Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground !
Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground ! peely
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7:02pm Thu 24 Jan 13

one more season says...

What is the matter with everyone, you are seeing your club being systematically taken apart asset by asset before your very eyes and people keep giving their money to Venkys who think you are something to be scraped off their shoes.
They, sooner or later are going to take our club down when they have had every last penny out of it and it will be starting from scratch for Rovers, everyone knows it.SO WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL GIVING THEIR CASH TO THEM?
What is the matter with everyone, you are seeing your club being systematically taken apart asset by asset before your very eyes and people keep giving their money to Venkys who think you are something to be scraped off their shoes. They, sooner or later are going to take our club down when they have had every last penny out of it and it will be starting from scratch for Rovers, everyone knows it.SO WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL GIVING THEIR CASH TO THEM? one more season
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9:09pm Thu 24 Jan 13

mark anthony says...

Old Alzheimer wrote:
Taken from LET pages.
Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the club should not be taking business out of the town.

BLACKBURN with Darwen council is to cut 500 jobs, scrap school uniform grants, phase out its four old people’s homes, and close children’s centres.


If it wasn't so serious it would be laughable.
SPOT ON
[quote][p][bold]Old Alzheimer[/bold] wrote: Taken from LET pages. Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the club should not be taking business out of the town. BLACKBURN with Darwen council is to cut 500 jobs, scrap school uniform grants, phase out its four old people’s homes, and close children’s centres. If it wasn't so serious it would be laughable.[/p][/quote]SPOT ON mark anthony
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9:46pm Thu 24 Jan 13

stefjam says...

peely wrote:
Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground !
indeed ;-)
[quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground ![/p][/quote]indeed ;-) stefjam
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9:48pm Thu 24 Jan 13

GrindletonBob says...

mark anthony wrote:
Old Alzheimer wrote:
Taken from LET pages.
Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the club should not be taking business out of the town.

BLACKBURN with Darwen council is to cut 500 jobs, scrap school uniform grants, phase out its four old people’s homes, and close children’s centres.


If it wasn't so serious it would be laughable.
SPOT ON
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Alzheimer[/bold] wrote: Taken from LET pages. Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the club should not be taking business out of the town. BLACKBURN with Darwen council is to cut 500 jobs, scrap school uniform grants, phase out its four old people’s homes, and close children’s centres. If it wasn't so serious it would be laughable.[/p][/quote]SPOT ON[/p][/quote]Spot on! GrindletonBob
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9:51pm Thu 24 Jan 13

stefjam says...

Thwaites commented, 'We've been ripping landlords, lady's & tenants for years, it's a shame we can't still rip off the towns club... agh well we're off anyway like we give a shat about the town & it's people hahaha"
Thwaites commented, 'We've been ripping landlords, lady's & tenants for years, it's a shame we can't still rip off the towns club... agh well we're off anyway like we give a shat about the town & it's people hahaha" stefjam
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12:28am Fri 25 Jan 13

Mon says...

While I agree with all those who think Rovers should be supporting a local firm, didn't Blackburn Council once give a company from Leicester called En Tout Cas a contract to build the All Weather Pitches at Witton instead of local firm Scapa because their tender was 1p less. Short memories havn't they. Or has it anything to do with backhanders? Well, it's always gone on hasn't it.
While I agree with all those who think Rovers should be supporting a local firm, didn't Blackburn Council once give a company from Leicester called En Tout Cas a contract to build the All Weather Pitches at Witton instead of local firm Scapa because their tender was 1p less. Short memories havn't they. Or has it anything to do with backhanders? Well, it's always gone on hasn't it. Mon
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12:31am Fri 25 Jan 13

Libra1 says...

maybe the Players should drink Heineken as it ' reaches parts other beers cannot reach ' , they certainly need all the help they can get !
maybe the Players should drink Heineken as it ' reaches parts other beers cannot reach ' , they certainly need all the help they can get ! Libra1
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1:07am Fri 25 Jan 13

Waigys says...

For a moment I thought Jack Straw was talking about the PFI deal at BRI "ridiculous, silly and short-sighted". As for Greg Coar, marketing manager, saying "our aim is always to improve the fans' enjoyment of coming to Ewood", clear off then, along with everyone else that has arrived with the Venkys, and give us back our Club. If anyone at Thwaites is reading this, maybe you might want to sponsor some snow balls.
For a moment I thought Jack Straw was talking about the PFI deal at BRI "ridiculous, silly and short-sighted". As for Greg Coar, marketing manager, saying "our aim is always to improve the fans' enjoyment of coming to Ewood", clear off then, along with everyone else that has arrived with the Venkys, and give us back our Club. If anyone at Thwaites is reading this, maybe you might want to sponsor some snow balls. Waigys
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11:48am Fri 25 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

Knowing Thwaites as I do, they've probably priced themselves out of the market. At the end of the day, they are just too expensive. You only need to visit one of their pubs to realise this.
Knowing Thwaites as I do, they've probably priced themselves out of the market. At the end of the day, they are just too expensive. You only need to visit one of their pubs to realise this. Stone Island:
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1:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

lancs1985 says...

Why the hell are people complaining about it it's down to the brewery if there not bidding high enough when really they should be doing with the rent they charge for landlords, is it any wonder there's pubs shut down on every street with the shabby setup these days, lower the prices n stop being greedy thwaites, them horses don't cost that much to look after
Why the hell are people complaining about it it's down to the brewery if there not bidding high enough when really they should be doing with the rent they charge for landlords, is it any wonder there's pubs shut down on every street with the shabby setup these days, lower the prices n stop being greedy thwaites, them horses don't cost that much to look after lancs1985
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1:33pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Baudelaire says...

Whatever bid Thwaites put in, Heneken, as global bully boys would have made sure they put in a lower bid. Clubs like Rovers have no loyalty to their town. They are just commercial enterprises to further the interests of their owners.

By the Way Brighton make a point of always offering local cask beers at their new stadium. Great for both home and away fans.
Whatever bid Thwaites put in, Heneken, as global bully boys would have made sure they put in a lower bid. Clubs like Rovers have no loyalty to their town. They are just commercial enterprises to further the interests of their owners. By the Way Brighton make a point of always offering local cask beers at their new stadium. Great for both home and away fans. Baudelaire
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1:34pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Baudelaire says...

Whatever bid Thwaites put in, Heneken, as global bully boys would have made sure they put in a lower bid. Clubs like Rovers have no loyalty to their town. They are just commercial enterprises to further the interests of their owners.

By the Way Brighton make a point of always offering local cask beers at their new stadium. Great for both home and away fans.
Whatever bid Thwaites put in, Heneken, as global bully boys would have made sure they put in a lower bid. Clubs like Rovers have no loyalty to their town. They are just commercial enterprises to further the interests of their owners. By the Way Brighton make a point of always offering local cask beers at their new stadium. Great for both home and away fans. Baudelaire
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5:07pm Fri 25 Jan 13

doomchanter says...

peely wrote:
Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground !
Yeah good point.
Thwaites make overpriced and overated brews.
Their brewery is in Blackburn and they employ a few "local" people, probably because wages are low in this area.
I wonder how many "local" firms actualy profit from Thwaites being here? They will buy their ingredients and services from the cheapest source, like most big firms.
They dont seem too bothered about the struggling pub trade (the beer prices are astounding!). If they realy cared about the area they would make going to the pub affordable and not a luxury. Every time a pub shuts jobs are lost.
I wonder how many workers at Thwaites can actualy afford to go the pub at night?
[quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground ![/p][/quote]Yeah good point. Thwaites make overpriced and overated brews. Their brewery is in Blackburn and they employ a few "local" people, probably because wages are low in this area. I wonder how many "local" firms actualy profit from Thwaites being here? They will buy their ingredients and services from the cheapest source, like most big firms. They dont seem too bothered about the struggling pub trade (the beer prices are astounding!). If they realy cared about the area they would make going to the pub affordable and not a luxury. Every time a pub shuts jobs are lost. I wonder how many workers at Thwaites can actualy afford to go the pub at night? doomchanter
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6:42pm Fri 25 Jan 13

god Im bored says...

doomchanter wrote:
peely wrote:
Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground !
Yeah good point.
Thwaites make overpriced and overated brews.
Their brewery is in Blackburn and they employ a few "local" people, probably because wages are low in this area.
I wonder how many "local" firms actualy profit from Thwaites being here? They will buy their ingredients and services from the cheapest source, like most big firms.
They dont seem too bothered about the struggling pub trade (the beer prices are astounding!). If they realy cared about the area they would make going to the pub affordable and not a luxury. Every time a pub shuts jobs are lost.
I wonder how many workers at Thwaites can actualy afford to go the pub at night?
You really do not know what you are talking about.
[quote][p][bold]doomchanter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: Should get " Black Bull Bitter " brewed in tockholes by Three Bees brewery , and support the true local economy. Lovely ale and made less than a mile from the ground ![/p][/quote]Yeah good point. Thwaites make overpriced and overated brews. Their brewery is in Blackburn and they employ a few "local" people, probably because wages are low in this area. I wonder how many "local" firms actualy profit from Thwaites being here? They will buy their ingredients and services from the cheapest source, like most big firms. They dont seem too bothered about the struggling pub trade (the beer prices are astounding!). If they realy cared about the area they would make going to the pub affordable and not a luxury. Every time a pub shuts jobs are lost. I wonder how many workers at Thwaites can actualy afford to go the pub at night?[/p][/quote]You really do not know what you are talking about. god Im bored
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8:44pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Baudelaire wrote:
Whatever bid Thwaites put in, Heneken, as global bully boys would have made sure they put in a lower bid. Clubs like Rovers have no loyalty to their town. They are just commercial enterprises to further the interests of their owners. By the Way Brighton make a point of always offering local cask beers at their new stadium. Great for both home and away fans.
All the beers at Brighton are supplied by Heineken ( including their casks )
[quote][p][bold]Baudelaire[/bold] wrote: Whatever bid Thwaites put in, Heneken, as global bully boys would have made sure they put in a lower bid. Clubs like Rovers have no loyalty to their town. They are just commercial enterprises to further the interests of their owners. By the Way Brighton make a point of always offering local cask beers at their new stadium. Great for both home and away fans.[/p][/quote]All the beers at Brighton are supplied by Heineken ( including their casks ) Angry From Accrington
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2:30pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Abbey Decor says...

Another nail in the Ewood coffin!!
I'm surprised its not Tiger or Cobra on offer .
Another nail in the Ewood coffin!! I'm surprised its not Tiger or Cobra on offer . Abbey Decor
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2:35pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Abbey Decor says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Catalogue of quotes lets start with the best

“Thwaites’ beer is infinitely better than that provided by Heineken.

That's kept me laughing all morning.
:
2 FOR 5p is all that Heinekens worth.
Thwaites brew some fantastic ales. Your obviously a tart and not a real ale drinker.
Award winning brewers on many occasions.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Catalogue of quotes lets start with the best “Thwaites’ beer is infinitely better than that provided by Heineken. That's kept me laughing all morning. :[/p][/quote]2 FOR 5p is all that Heinekens worth. Thwaites brew some fantastic ales. Your obviously a tart and not a real ale drinker. Award winning brewers on many occasions. Abbey Decor
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2:41pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Abbey Decor says...

PakistaniMunda wrote:
It's a business fekkin get over it. No matter what venkys do **** will never give them a chance. VENKYS OWN BRFC FACT. They can so what they want with THIER CLUB. Jack Straw P155 OFF. You should be ashamed at sacking 500 people from the council. Your our MP. Shame on you and Kate.
You'll know all about underground economy I guess??
[quote][p][bold]PakistaniMunda[/bold] wrote: It's a business fekkin get over it. No matter what venkys do **** will never give them a chance. VENKYS OWN BRFC FACT. They can so what they want with THIER CLUB. Jack Straw P155 OFF. You should be ashamed at sacking 500 people from the council. Your our MP. Shame on you and Kate.[/p][/quote]You'll know all about underground economy I guess?? Abbey Decor
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7:09pm Sat 26 Jan 13

modan says...

Why an Indian owned BRFC FC support Blackburn firm Thwaites when Thwaites did not sponser Blackburn Rover's SHIRTS.
The Venkys should sell COBRA BEER at Ewood Park an Indian OWNED COMPANY MR BILLIMORIA
HOLLAND'S PIES PART OF NORTHERN FOODS LTD OWNED BY INDIAN BILLIONAIRE NOW RANJIT BOPARAN.
I hope Asian owned business like Euro Garages ,Bestway Cash & Carry ltd,Accrol Papers,Star Tissues,New Look,Poundstrechers,
B&M Stores in BLackburn sponsers BRFC.
The dingles of Blackburn and BRAG ARE NOT WORTH TWO BOBS.YOU SEE THE MORONS WHO THREW SNOW BALLS AT VENKYS IF THE VENKYS WALK AWAY NOW AND LEFT YOU WITH BRAG AND THEN ADMINISTRATION WILL FOLLOW.ROVERS WILL THEN BE IN SAME LEAGUE AS LEEDS,POURTSMOUTH AND RANGERS.
Blackburn a proud club ,what proud club ? It was Jack Walkers money got BRFC in Premier League and won the league in 1995 with Jack's million.
the Walker boys sold BRFC to Venkys and left with all the cash and fled to Jersey.If the morons don't like the BRFC please stay away you lot will not be missed.
Now lets place an Indian Flag on Ewood Park and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi next to Jack Walker statue.
Why an Indian owned BRFC FC support Blackburn firm Thwaites when Thwaites did not sponser Blackburn Rover's SHIRTS. The Venkys should sell COBRA BEER at Ewood Park an Indian OWNED COMPANY MR BILLIMORIA HOLLAND'S PIES PART OF NORTHERN FOODS LTD OWNED BY INDIAN BILLIONAIRE NOW RANJIT BOPARAN. I hope Asian owned business like Euro Garages ,Bestway Cash & Carry ltd,Accrol Papers,Star Tissues,New Look,Poundstrechers, B&M Stores in BLackburn sponsers BRFC. The dingles of Blackburn and BRAG ARE NOT WORTH TWO BOBS.YOU SEE THE MORONS WHO THREW SNOW BALLS AT VENKYS IF THE VENKYS WALK AWAY NOW AND LEFT YOU WITH BRAG AND THEN ADMINISTRATION WILL FOLLOW.ROVERS WILL THEN BE IN SAME LEAGUE AS LEEDS,POURTSMOUTH AND RANGERS. Blackburn a proud club ,what proud club ? It was Jack Walkers money got BRFC in Premier League and won the league in 1995 with Jack's million. the Walker boys sold BRFC to Venkys and left with all the cash and fled to Jersey.If the morons don't like the BRFC please stay away you lot will not be missed. Now lets place an Indian Flag on Ewood Park and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi next to Jack Walker statue. modan
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11:22pm Sat 26 Jan 13

owd nick says...

Overpriced tasteless mass produced crap, wouldn't touch it with a bargepole if I was lost in a desert dying of thirst.

Why do reporters always ask the usual suspects stupid questions?

A politician or two, come on please tell me Jack Straw drinks the odious "Smooth"? All you are ever going to get from him is the politically correct "How many votes am I going to get with the best possible answer, for me".

What "Community Leaders?" Mustafa Job and his mates? Didn't think they were supposed to drink alcohol anyway.

And then they ask some clown from BRAG or BRSIT for an opinion? Well I don't have to be a bloody rocket scientist to guess what sort of answer they would give, bet I couldn't get decent odds.

Why don't they actually ask real people who might give an honest opinion for once, instead of deciding what the response they want is then asking the people who will give them the sound-bytes they are looking for.

Hypocrites.
Overpriced tasteless mass produced crap, wouldn't touch it with a bargepole if I was lost in a desert dying of thirst. Why do reporters always ask the usual suspects stupid questions? A politician or two, come on please tell me Jack Straw drinks the odious "Smooth"? All you are ever going to get from him is the politically correct "How many votes am I going to get with the best possible answer, for me". What "Community Leaders?" Mustafa Job and his mates? Didn't think they were supposed to drink alcohol anyway. And then they ask some clown from BRAG or BRSIT for an opinion? Well I don't have to be a bloody rocket scientist to guess what sort of answer they would give, bet I couldn't get decent odds. Why don't they actually ask real people who might give an honest opinion for once, instead of deciding what the response they want is then asking the people who will give them the sound-bytes they are looking for. Hypocrites. owd nick
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11:31pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Cobra beer is owned by an American company, Molson Coors, after your beloved countryman, LORD Bilamoura, dragged the company into receivership with a train of debts and creditors that make Colin Hendry look like Robin Hood. Goodnight Slumdog.
Cobra beer is owned by an American company, Molson Coors, after your beloved countryman, LORD Bilamoura, dragged the company into receivership with a train of debts and creditors that make Colin Hendry look like Robin Hood. Goodnight Slumdog. Angry From Accrington
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11:42pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

modan wrote:
Why an Indian owned BRFC FC support Blackburn firm Thwaites when Thwaites did not sponser Blackburn Rover's SHIRTS.
The Venkys should sell COBRA BEER at Ewood Park an Indian OWNED COMPANY MR BILLIMORIA
HOLLAND'S PIES PART OF NORTHERN FOODS LTD OWNED BY INDIAN BILLIONAIRE NOW RANJIT BOPARAN.
I hope Asian owned business like Euro Garages ,Bestway Cash & Carry ltd,Accrol Papers,Star Tissues,New Look,Poundstrechers,

B&M Stores in BLackburn sponsers BRFC.
The dingles of Blackburn and BRAG ARE NOT WORTH TWO BOBS.YOU SEE THE MORONS WHO THREW SNOW BALLS AT VENKYS IF THE VENKYS WALK AWAY NOW AND LEFT YOU WITH BRAG AND THEN ADMINISTRATION WILL FOLLOW.ROVERS WILL THEN BE IN SAME LEAGUE AS LEEDS,POURTSMOUTH AND RANGERS.
Blackburn a proud club ,what proud club ? It was Jack Walkers money got BRFC in Premier League and won the league in 1995 with Jack's million.
the Walker boys sold BRFC to Venkys and left with all the cash and fled to Jersey.If the morons don't like the BRFC please stay away you lot will not be missed.
Now lets place an Indian Flag on Ewood Park and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi next to Jack Walker statue.
Did Mahatma Ghandi drink Cobra? Is that why he always wore a nappy?
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Why an Indian owned BRFC FC support Blackburn firm Thwaites when Thwaites did not sponser Blackburn Rover's SHIRTS. The Venkys should sell COBRA BEER at Ewood Park an Indian OWNED COMPANY MR BILLIMORIA HOLLAND'S PIES PART OF NORTHERN FOODS LTD OWNED BY INDIAN BILLIONAIRE NOW RANJIT BOPARAN. I hope Asian owned business like Euro Garages ,Bestway Cash & Carry ltd,Accrol Papers,Star Tissues,New Look,Poundstrechers, B&M Stores in BLackburn sponsers BRFC. The dingles of Blackburn and BRAG ARE NOT WORTH TWO BOBS.YOU SEE THE MORONS WHO THREW SNOW BALLS AT VENKYS IF THE VENKYS WALK AWAY NOW AND LEFT YOU WITH BRAG AND THEN ADMINISTRATION WILL FOLLOW.ROVERS WILL THEN BE IN SAME LEAGUE AS LEEDS,POURTSMOUTH AND RANGERS. Blackburn a proud club ,what proud club ? It was Jack Walkers money got BRFC in Premier League and won the league in 1995 with Jack's million. the Walker boys sold BRFC to Venkys and left with all the cash and fled to Jersey.If the morons don't like the BRFC please stay away you lot will not be missed. Now lets place an Indian Flag on Ewood Park and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi next to Jack Walker statue.[/p][/quote]Did Mahatma Ghandi drink Cobra? Is that why he always wore a nappy? Angry From Accrington
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