Blackburn Rovers Column: Ewood divisions need to be resolved quickly

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

GARY Bowyer and Terry McPhillips have almost miraculously bought Venky’s some time to sort out the mess that is Blackburn Rovers Football Club. They now need to take it.

Choosing the right manager is obviously a decision they need to get right – for once – but, with the caretaker duo handling the situation admirably, there is another major issue that needs to be sorted first.

How on earth is the club expected to run smoothly when the people charged with controlling it on a day-to-day basis at Ewood Park can’t agree on anything?

The division between operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw on one side and global advisor Shebby Singh on the other is obvious to all and there can be do doubt it is harming the club.

During Tuesday’s impressive 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest, Singh even situated himself in a private box to snub Agnew and Shaw, as the pair returned from their crisis talks in India.

Only they can know what the differences of opinion are about and fans will have their own opinions on who is in the wrong and who is in the right.

Forget ‘Team Singh’ or Team ‘Shaw and Agnew’ though, Venky’s have to bang a few heads together to get them working as a team.

If that is impossible, they need to take immediate action and make the necessary changes.

At the moment, it is almost as though the players and the coaches have got two bosses and they don’t know which one’s word is god.

Some players, who want to remain unnamed, agree the current situation is untenable and believe there needs to be some drastic action taken to sort it out.

It was ‘team work’ from top to bottom that saw Blackburn Rovers enjoy the glory years.

Sure, there were differences in opinion along the way, but you always got the feeling everyone was pulling in the same direction.

Not once have you got that feeling under Venky’s.

It has been like a revolving door with power struggles the name of the game and bringing complete confusion to the club.

Venky’s have consistently failed to get the right structure and personnel at the top of the club and they continue to do so.

Until they sort that, it doesn’t matter who they get in is a manager or what players they sign, the club will always be in chaos.

Stability is desperately needed and that is impossible with things the way they are now.

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9:43am Thu 3 Jan 13

bigste says...

Quite agree but this is old hat. The team won't move forward unless the club is all singing from the same hymn sheet.
Quite agree but this is old hat. The team won't move forward unless the club is all singing from the same hymn sheet. bigste
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9:44am Thu 3 Jan 13

cruzy_cruz says...

Shouting into a gale Mr Cryer
Shouting into a gale Mr Cryer cruzy_cruz
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9:45am Thu 3 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

Spot on - stability is what is needed both on and off the field.
Obviously getting the right Manager for the future of the Clubs progress back to the Premiership ultra important but equally so the general day to day working of the Club - there is no team spirit in the Board Room so no matter how well the Players do ultimately the Board Room atmosphere will have a detrimental effect on them!!!!
Singh Shaw and Agnew need to be replaced with well respected Football Administrators equally Coar who has remained silent through this turmoil needs to set his stall out and decide whether he is working for the Club's future or just looking after his own interests with the FA!!!!
I WOULD SAY OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Spot on - stability is what is needed both on and off the field. Obviously getting the right Manager for the future of the Clubs progress back to the Premiership ultra important but equally so the general day to day working of the Club - there is no team spirit in the Board Room so no matter how well the Players do ultimately the Board Room atmosphere will have a detrimental effect on them!!!! Singh Shaw and Agnew need to be replaced with well respected Football Administrators equally Coar who has remained silent through this turmoil needs to set his stall out and decide whether he is working for the Club's future or just looking after his own interests with the FA!!!! I WOULD SAY OUT WITH THE LOT OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! dangerous dave
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9:52am Thu 3 Jan 13

Hovis1945 says...

And still Venky's will not spend time over here to oversee what is going on (or not). It seems nobody cares about Rovers except the fans and they are fragmented!
And still Venky's will not spend time over here to oversee what is going on (or not). It seems nobody cares about Rovers except the fans and they are fragmented! Hovis1945
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9:58am Thu 3 Jan 13

leitchy says...

Taxi 4 Shebby....!!
Taxi 4 Shebby....!! leitchy
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9:58am Thu 3 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

The configuration is wrong and failing badly. Global advisor? What would this role equate to in other clubs, director of football? Get rid of the triangle of chaos that is Singh, Shaw and Agnew and put in an executive structure that works and works for the club. Venkys don't need to look far, we had one of the best in football under John Williams and Tom Finn until they screwed it up.
The configuration is wrong and failing badly. Global advisor? What would this role equate to in other clubs, director of football? Get rid of the triangle of chaos that is Singh, Shaw and Agnew and put in an executive structure that works and works for the club. Venkys don't need to look far, we had one of the best in football under John Williams and Tom Finn until they screwed it up. Captain Dreckley
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10:01am Thu 3 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Shaw Agnew and Singh must be removed.

There are respected football people out there who could advise Venkys on how to put together a new Board. These advisors need to be people of integrity who have demonstrated they care for their own clubs, preferably those who understand the football culture in he North West.
Shaw Agnew and Singh must be removed. There are respected football people out there who could advise Venkys on how to put together a new Board. These advisors need to be people of integrity who have demonstrated they care for their own clubs, preferably those who understand the football culture in he North West. greenscreener
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10:07am Thu 3 Jan 13

Justjes says...

VENKYS listen to the fans of the football club and sack all the donkey you've hired and start a fresh, or you'll be so sorry.
We are so **** with this circus now.................
VENKYS listen to the fans of the football club and sack all the donkey you've hired and start a fresh, or you'll be so sorry. We are so **** with this circus now................. Justjes
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10:11am Thu 3 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Can't see Mr Shaw lasting long in this environment unless he gets some. assurances that he will have some say in running the Club and Mr Singh accepts that also. But I think we all know who's side Venky's will be on if the push comes to the shove. Venky's have employed all these different people if maybe for only cosmetic reasons for it to look like a normal structure in place when it's not, Therefore they should make sure that they are all willing to work together or remove them, a visit from Venky's to sort this mess out would not go a miss.
Can't see Mr Shaw lasting long in this environment unless he gets some. assurances that he will have some say in running the Club and Mr Singh accepts that also. But I think we all know who's side Venky's will be on if the push comes to the shove. Venky's have employed all these different people if maybe for only cosmetic reasons for it to look like a normal structure in place when it's not, Therefore they should make sure that they are all willing to work together or remove them, a visit from Venky's to sort this mess out would not go a miss. A Rover 45 years and over
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10:17am Thu 3 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

remember when dunny told supporters to "get real" - looks like he is getting his own dose of reality just now as he is getting the same treatment that salgado and roberts got last season.
remember when dunny told supporters to "get real" - looks like he is getting his own dose of reality just now as he is getting the same treatment that salgado and roberts got last season. hasslem hasslem
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10:20am Thu 3 Jan 13

1952 rover says...

THE FIRST THING SHOULD BE TO SACK THE CLOWN SHEBBY.
THE FIRST THING SHOULD BE TO SACK THE CLOWN SHEBBY. 1952 rover
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10:27am Thu 3 Jan 13

Rovers 1495 says...

"Only they can know what the differences of opinion are about"

How about this for a whiz-bang idea ? Ask them.
"Only they can know what the differences of opinion are about" How about this for a whiz-bang idea ? Ask them. Rovers 1495
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10:34am Thu 3 Jan 13

Dukes says...

great blog time venkys did something right or ship out.
great blog time venkys did something right or ship out. Dukes
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10:43am Thu 3 Jan 13

1riversider says...

All three of them should be removed immediately. None are capable of running a professional football club, and are the most incompetent management team in history -

SINGH - TOTAL UTTER BUFFOON
SHAW - claim to fame, nearly bankrupted PNE
AGNEW - press officer to Director of Operations! Come on, give us a break!

The sooner this shower are removed the better - that would stop the infighting. I could pick three people from the Riverside NOW to do a far, far better job.

And as for the Venky's.............
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SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
All three of them should be removed immediately. None are capable of running a professional football club, and are the most incompetent management team in history - SINGH - TOTAL UTTER BUFFOON SHAW - claim to fame, nearly bankrupted PNE AGNEW - press officer to Director of Operations! Come on, give us a break! The sooner this shower are removed the better - that would stop the infighting. I could pick three people from the Riverside NOW to do a far, far better job. And as for the Venky's............. . SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW 1riversider
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10:57am Thu 3 Jan 13

madrover says...

i would ban singh,agnew,shaw from having any communication with the players as there negativity and childish arguments clearly effect the atmosphere at the club. Venkys need to get rid of the malaysian mark lawrenson and get williams,finn back to replace the other two crackpots enough is enough
i would ban singh,agnew,shaw from having any communication with the players as there negativity and childish arguments clearly effect the atmosphere at the club. Venkys need to get rid of the malaysian mark lawrenson and get williams,finn back to replace the other two crackpots enough is enough madrover
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10:59am Thu 3 Jan 13

bluefadingfast says...

greenscreener wrote:
Shaw Agnew and Singh must be removed.

There are respected football people out there who could advise Venkys on how to put together a new Board. These advisors need to be people of integrity who have demonstrated they care for their own clubs, preferably those who understand the football culture in he North West.
Problem is Venkys are being advised by Anderson who is only after filling his pockets with loot.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Shaw Agnew and Singh must be removed. There are respected football people out there who could advise Venkys on how to put together a new Board. These advisors need to be people of integrity who have demonstrated they care for their own clubs, preferably those who understand the football culture in he North West.[/p][/quote]Problem is Venkys are being advised by Anderson who is only after filling his pockets with loot. bluefadingfast
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11:24am Thu 3 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

bluefadingfast wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Shaw Agnew and Singh must be removed.

There are respected football people out there who could advise Venkys on how to put together a new Board. These advisors need to be people of integrity who have demonstrated they care for their own clubs, preferably those who understand the football culture in he North West.
Problem is Venkys are being advised by Anderson who is only after filling his pockets with loot.
Anderson seems to have faded from the picture, probably because the coffers are getting low. Mayb its wishful thinking but I'm not sure I can take another rounof "oh yes he is" "oh, no he isn't''. Cue the nutters....
[quote][p][bold]bluefadingfast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Shaw Agnew and Singh must be removed. There are respected football people out there who could advise Venkys on how to put together a new Board. These advisors need to be people of integrity who have demonstrated they care for their own clubs, preferably those who understand the football culture in he North West.[/p][/quote]Problem is Venkys are being advised by Anderson who is only after filling his pockets with loot.[/p][/quote]Anderson seems to have faded from the picture, probably because the coffers are getting low. Mayb its wishful thinking but I'm not sure I can take another rounof "oh yes he is" "oh, no he isn't''. Cue the nutters.... greenscreener
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11:44am Thu 3 Jan 13

Riverside 7 says...

1riversider wrote:
All three of them should be removed immediately. None are capable of running a professional football club, and are the most incompetent management team in history -

SINGH - TOTAL UTTER BUFFOON
SHAW - claim to fame, nearly bankrupted PNE
AGNEW - press officer to Director of Operations! Come on, give us a break!

The sooner this shower are removed the better - that would stop the infighting. I could pick three people from the Riverside NOW to do a far, far better job.

And as for the Venky's.............

.


SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
From one Riversider to another - I couldn't agree more.

All 3 are incompetent and should be replaced.

If Shebby is calling all the shots and doing as he pleases, why did Venkys bother to appoint Shaw & Agnew as directors in the first place?

I believe it was purely a cosmetic excercise to placate the fans.

Shaw and Agnew must have no influence whatsoever - don't forget that they didn't even attend the club's recent AGM - incredible.

And neither did Shebby - but he's only a global advisor not a director.

Shebby couldn't even explain his own role to Robbie Savage - embarrasing.
[quote][p][bold]1riversider[/bold] wrote: All three of them should be removed immediately. None are capable of running a professional football club, and are the most incompetent management team in history - SINGH - TOTAL UTTER BUFFOON SHAW - claim to fame, nearly bankrupted PNE AGNEW - press officer to Director of Operations! Come on, give us a break! The sooner this shower are removed the better - that would stop the infighting. I could pick three people from the Riverside NOW to do a far, far better job. And as for the Venky's............. . SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW[/p][/quote]From one Riversider to another - I couldn't agree more. All 3 are incompetent and should be replaced. If Shebby is calling all the shots and doing as he pleases, why did Venkys bother to appoint Shaw & Agnew as directors in the first place? I believe it was purely a cosmetic excercise to placate the fans. Shaw and Agnew must have no influence whatsoever - don't forget that they didn't even attend the club's recent AGM - incredible. And neither did Shebby - but he's only a global advisor not a director. Shebby couldn't even explain his own role to Robbie Savage - embarrasing. Riverside 7
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11:44am Thu 3 Jan 13

Tatts says...

Shaw and Agnew may not be Williams and Finn but at least they have some experience and comprehension of English football.

Shabby is the big fly in the ointment and needs to go before he makes the club even more of a laughing stock than it already is.

He is clearly more interested in protecting his own position than he is in progressing the club.

Has anyone heard of a 'Shebby Out' protest in the offing?
Shaw and Agnew may not be Williams and Finn but at least they have some experience and comprehension of English football. Shabby is the big fly in the ointment and needs to go before he makes the club even more of a laughing stock than it already is. He is clearly more interested in protecting his own position than he is in progressing the club. Has anyone heard of a 'Shebby Out' protest in the offing? Tatts
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12:02pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Racing Rover says...

The blind leading the blind and there is none so blind as them that will not see or so deaf as them that will not llsten.
The blind leading the blind and there is none so blind as them that will not see or so deaf as them that will not llsten. Racing Rover
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12:06pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

The best thing Venkys could do is invite Dave Whelan to run his eye over the club and make suggestions. I'm sure he'd be pleased to do it and they could rely on him for his integrity
The best thing Venkys could do is invite Dave Whelan to run his eye over the club and make suggestions. I'm sure he'd be pleased to do it and they could rely on him for his integrity Is Eckersley playing?
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12:16pm Thu 3 Jan 13

BlueSkies says...

I think Shebby sees himself running the club, becoming Mr Blackburn Rovers.

'No philosophy' at the club he says, he wants to introduce his own perhaps.

'If a player comes knocking on my door', heh, isn't that what a manager usually comes out with?

He's as deluded as Kean was and dreams of leading Rovers to the same level as Barca.

He's a no-mark from Asian football who's been given a fantastic opportunity to promote his own image in the English game. But he was, is and always will be considered a joke and will never achieve his ambition.
I think Shebby sees himself running the club, becoming Mr Blackburn Rovers. 'No philosophy' at the club he says, he wants to introduce his own perhaps. 'If a player comes knocking on my door', heh, isn't that what a manager usually comes out with? He's as deluded as Kean was and dreams of leading Rovers to the same level as Barca. He's a no-mark from Asian football who's been given a fantastic opportunity to promote his own image in the English game. But he was, is and always will be considered a joke and will never achieve his ambition. BlueSkies
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12:25pm Thu 3 Jan 13

moh says...

Tatts wrote:
Shaw and Agnew may not be Williams and Finn but at least they have some experience and comprehension of English football. Shabby is the big fly in the ointment and needs to go before he makes the club even more of a laughing stock than it already is. He is clearly more interested in protecting his own position than he is in progressing the club. Has anyone heard of a 'Shebby Out' protest in the offing?
Will Shaw and Agnew tell us what was discussed at their jolly in India. Is Agnew really in charge of publicity and communication? He never seems to say anything. Do both hide behind Singhs skirt and let Singh do all the talking? Like Kean do they not like communic\ting with fans or meeting the fans.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Shaw and Agnew may not be Williams and Finn but at least they have some experience and comprehension of English football. Shabby is the big fly in the ointment and needs to go before he makes the club even more of a laughing stock than it already is. He is clearly more interested in protecting his own position than he is in progressing the club. Has anyone heard of a 'Shebby Out' protest in the offing?[/p][/quote]Will Shaw and Agnew tell us what was discussed at their jolly in India. Is Agnew really in charge of publicity and communication? He never seems to say anything. Do both hide behind Singhs skirt and let Singh do all the talking? Like Kean do they not like communic\ting with fans or meeting the fans. moh
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12:42pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

Bowyer to remain at the helm till the end of. January is the latest? Which January? Singh promised us s manager on new years day but obviously which ever chum he had lined up would result on Singh being heavily criticised. U turn again. Shebby is flapping around like a fish out of water trying to be Mr popular and liked by all. Management and certainly leadership doesn't work like that. Either Shebby gets Phil Batty back to administer daily injections of spine or he gets out. Any decision is better than no decision. Best thing would be to go back to pundit work where he was seen as the harmless clown who everyone liked. Let us hope that Bowyer is the new Tony Parkes.
Bowyer to remain at the helm till the end of. January is the latest? Which January? Singh promised us s manager on new years day but obviously which ever chum he had lined up would result on Singh being heavily criticised. U turn again. Shebby is flapping around like a fish out of water trying to be Mr popular and liked by all. Management and certainly leadership doesn't work like that. Either Shebby gets Phil Batty back to administer daily injections of spine or he gets out. Any decision is better than no decision. Best thing would be to go back to pundit work where he was seen as the harmless clown who everyone liked. Let us hope that Bowyer is the new Tony Parkes. Captain Dreckley
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12:42pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

Bowyer to remain at the helm till the end of. January is the latest? Which January? Singh promised us s manager on new years day but obviously which ever chum he had lined up would result on Singh being heavily criticised. U turn again. Shebby is flapping around like a fish out of water trying to be Mr popular and liked by all. Management and certainly leadership doesn't work like that. Either Shebby gets Phil Batty back to administer daily injections of spine or he gets out. Any decision is better than no decision. Best thing would be to go back to pundit work where he was seen as the harmless clown who everyone liked. Let us hope that Bowyer is the new Tony Parkes.
Bowyer to remain at the helm till the end of. January is the latest? Which January? Singh promised us s manager on new years day but obviously which ever chum he had lined up would result on Singh being heavily criticised. U turn again. Shebby is flapping around like a fish out of water trying to be Mr popular and liked by all. Management and certainly leadership doesn't work like that. Either Shebby gets Phil Batty back to administer daily injections of spine or he gets out. Any decision is better than no decision. Best thing would be to go back to pundit work where he was seen as the harmless clown who everyone liked. Let us hope that Bowyer is the new Tony Parkes. Captain Dreckley
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1:04pm Thu 3 Jan 13

handyamBRFC says...

I think most of us know who we would like to move on at BRFC.

But who do we want in playing....!!

Ok, I think we should make recomendations to BRFC as we're football fans and we see or hear of players doing well. I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football league who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC.

Lets start pointing out the players in the lower leagues who could be good signings for Rovers.

who is .......Tony McMahon...??

if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider Tony McMahon who is at Sheffield utd but ex Middbrg.

have a look...!!
I think we should go for him
hes a full back, strong, tough and has scored goals

take a look and let us all know
I think most of us know who we would like to move on at BRFC. But who do we want in playing....!! Ok, I think we should make recomendations to BRFC as we're football fans and we see or hear of players doing well. I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football league who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC. Lets start pointing out the players in the lower leagues who could be good signings for Rovers. who is .......Tony McMahon...?? if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider Tony McMahon who is at Sheffield utd but ex Middbrg. have a look...!! I think we should go for him hes a full back, strong, tough and has scored goals take a look and let us all know handyamBRFC
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1:37pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Angry From Accrington says...

So the club has admitted that it does not have sufficient confidence in the judgement of it's executives to allow them to offer a contract of over 6 months. I take this as a positive sign that they are learning their lessons and are aware of their limitations but why is this statement coming from Shebby the Snake? Surely this should be coming from Shaw.
Also I hope they will introduce a six month Season Ticket from the start of next season so the fans can reward success or failure by renewing or walking away! Assuming there are any Season Ticket holders left of course!
So the club has admitted that it does not have sufficient confidence in the judgement of it's executives to allow them to offer a contract of over 6 months. I take this as a positive sign that they are learning their lessons and are aware of their limitations but why is this statement coming from Shebby the Snake? Surely this should be coming from Shaw. Also I hope they will introduce a six month Season Ticket from the start of next season so the fans can reward success or failure by renewing or walking away! Assuming there are any Season Ticket holders left of course! Angry From Accrington
So the club has admitted that it does not have sufficient confidence in the judgement of it's executives to allow them to offer a contract of over 6 months. I take this as a positive sign that they are learning their lessons and are aware of their limitations but why is this statement coming from Shebby the Snake? Surely this should be coming from Shaw. Also I hope they will introduce a six month Season Ticket from the start of next season so the fans can reward success or failure by renewing or walking away! Assuming there are any Season Ticket holders left of course! So the club has admitted that it does not have sufficient confidence in the judgement of it's executives to allow them to offer a contract of over 6 months. I take this as a positive sign that they are learning their lessons and are aware of their limitations but why is this statement coming from Shebby the Snake? Surely this should be coming from Shaw. Also I hope they will introduce a six month Season Ticket from the start of next season so the fans can reward success or failure by renewing or walking away! Assuming there are any Season Ticket holders left of course! Angry From Accrington Angry From Accrington
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4:45pm Thu 3 Jan 13

BRFC75 says...

Shebby the Sikkh clown with the ADLOF HITLER LOOKALIKE moustache and his arrogant goose march and insolent replies to genuine questions.
GET THIS HALFWIT OUT OF ROVER`S NOW HE DOES NOT BELONG HERE WE DO NOT WANT HIM HERE, GO BACK TO JAHORE BAHRU AND THAT WAY YOU CAN SLIP IN AND OUT OF SINGAPORE over the causeway to do your ESPN TV rubbish talk without paying PAYING ANY INCOME TAX ON YOUR SINGAPORE WAGES , THAT YOU ARE LIABLE FOR ,AND SWINDLING THE SINGAPOREANS OUT OF , YOU SHYSTER !!!!
Shebby the Sikkh clown with the ADLOF HITLER LOOKALIKE moustache and his arrogant goose march and insolent replies to genuine questions. GET THIS HALFWIT OUT OF ROVER`S NOW HE DOES NOT BELONG HERE WE DO NOT WANT HIM HERE, GO BACK TO JAHORE BAHRU AND THAT WAY YOU CAN SLIP IN AND OUT OF SINGAPORE over the causeway to do your ESPN TV rubbish talk without paying PAYING ANY INCOME TAX ON YOUR SINGAPORE WAGES , THAT YOU ARE LIABLE FOR ,AND SWINDLING THE SINGAPOREANS OUT OF , YOU SHYSTER !!!! BRFC75
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5:34pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
The best thing Venkys could do is invite Dave Whelan to run his eye over the club and make suggestions. I'm sure he'd be pleased to do it and they could rely on him for his integrity
Didn't Whelan blast Venkys at Wigan for what they had done to Rovers ?

They've hardly been seen since.
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: The best thing Venkys could do is invite Dave Whelan to run his eye over the club and make suggestions. I'm sure he'd be pleased to do it and they could rely on him for his integrity[/p][/quote]Didn't Whelan blast Venkys at Wigan for what they had done to Rovers ? They've hardly been seen since. Harwoodstblue
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7:18pm Thu 3 Jan 13

ROVERSPAL1 says...

There is liitle that is going to be done.. lets sing ROVERS TILL I DIE .. who knows with PROOF what the going ons inside the club really are? teams like LEEDS SHEF WEDNESDAY LEICETER are or were up for grabs, WOLVES BURNLEY CHARLTON BIRMINGHAM BOLTON hav all been in the prem but hav they reinvested like our club has? WALKERS TRUST, to balance the books took £65m off SAM and gave back £8M, thats the price of J.Rhodes our record transfer.. we hav cheaper season tickets than ALL the above!! and we are paying the highest wage bill to some who dont want to try likesome players evn if they are local does NOT make them own the club and they need to improve on fitness.. OTHERWISE IF THEY LEAVE WE WILL BE SAYING HELLO TO DIVISION 1 IF NOT div 2.. as why would anybody invest in us when big city teams are available?? SOME OF US NEED TO GET REAL..FAST !!
There is liitle that is going to be done.. lets sing ROVERS TILL I DIE .. who knows with PROOF what the going ons inside the club really are? teams like LEEDS SHEF WEDNESDAY LEICETER are or were up for grabs, WOLVES BURNLEY CHARLTON BIRMINGHAM BOLTON hav all been in the prem but hav they reinvested like our club has? WALKERS TRUST, to balance the books took £65m off SAM and gave back £8M, thats the price of J.Rhodes our record transfer.. we hav cheaper season tickets than ALL the above!! and we are paying the highest wage bill to some who dont want to try likesome players evn if they are local does NOT make them own the club and they need to improve on fitness.. OTHERWISE IF THEY LEAVE WE WILL BE SAYING HELLO TO DIVISION 1 IF NOT div 2.. as why would anybody invest in us when big city teams are available?? SOME OF US NEED TO GET REAL..FAST !! ROVERSPAL1
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8:58pm Thu 3 Jan 13

silverstan says...

**** in the wind Mr Cryer, & quite frankly, not one of them are worth two penneth of cold **** !!!
**** in the wind Mr Cryer, & quite frankly, not one of them are worth two penneth of cold **** !!! silverstan
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9:24pm Thu 3 Jan 13

handyamBRFC says...

back to the footy.....111

I think most of us know which players we would like see move on at BRFC.

But who do we want in playing....!!

Ok, I think we should make recomendations to BRFC as we're football fans and we see or hear of players doing well. I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football league who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC.

Lets start pointing out the players in the lower leagues who could be good signings for Rovers.
Tony McMahon Shfld utd
Andrew Haliday Midbrgh

who is .......Tony McMahon...??

if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider Tony McMahon who is at Sheffield utd but ex Middbrg.

have a look...!!
I think we should go for him
hes a full back, strong, tough and has scored goals

Andrew haliday
tough strong and young


take a look and let us all know”
back to the footy.....111 I think most of us know which players we would like see move on at BRFC. But who do we want in playing....!! Ok, I think we should make recomendations to BRFC as we're football fans and we see or hear of players doing well. I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football league who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC. Lets start pointing out the players in the lower leagues who could be good signings for Rovers. Tony McMahon Shfld utd Andrew Haliday Midbrgh who is .......Tony McMahon...?? if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider Tony McMahon who is at Sheffield utd but ex Middbrg. have a look...!! I think we should go for him hes a full back, strong, tough and has scored goals Andrew haliday tough strong and young take a look and let us all know” handyamBRFC
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12:38am Fri 4 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

For the time being lets get behind the club and see were it takes us, having said that a strong manager with pulling power,i,e the spanish applicant could very well be the best move if the present set up goes tits up,,,,
For the time being lets get behind the club and see were it takes us, having said that a strong manager with pulling power,i,e the spanish applicant could very well be the best move if the present set up goes tits up,,,, noddy57
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2:52pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MxMave says...

Fabulous article yet again Cryer. I dont understand for the life of me why appointing 2 shoddy coaches is now applauded as "a fantastic move" after we did this with Kean and Black and both were epic failures.

It really is a matter of time until we start loosing games hand over fist again. But by that time the window will be closed and any new manager will have the "this isnt my squad" excuse again just like Berg.

I can't believe that the cheif Rovers correspondant hasnt woken up to this fact and bumbles on about "tensions in the corridors of power", frankly I dont care what shebby thinks of Angew or vice versa, I just want a PROPER manager to bring in PROPER players in this window, because we all know that is the only way out of this mess. Any other course of action will result in us A) Being relegated or B) staying in the division for a few years before being relegated.
Fabulous article yet again Cryer. I dont understand for the life of me why appointing 2 shoddy coaches is now applauded as "a fantastic move" after we did this with Kean and Black and both were epic failures. It really is a matter of time until we start loosing games hand over fist again. But by that time the window will be closed and any new manager will have the "this isnt my squad" excuse again just like Berg. I can't believe that the cheif Rovers correspondant hasnt woken up to this fact and bumbles on about "tensions in the corridors of power", frankly I dont care what shebby thinks of Angew or vice versa, I just want a PROPER manager to bring in PROPER players in this window, because we all know that is the only way out of this mess. Any other course of action will result in us A) Being relegated or B) staying in the division for a few years before being relegated. MxMave
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10:51pm Fri 4 Jan 13

handyamBRFC says...

Dear Mr Gary B...
ok....back to the footy.....!!!

I think most of us know which players are moving on at BRFC.
But who do we want in playing....!!

I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football leagues who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC.

Lets start pointing out the good players in the who could be good signings for Rovers.

Liverpool reserves.....
Player name:Jon Flanagan
Date of birth:21 Jan 1993
Nationality:English
Position:Defender

livepl res
Player name:Jack Robinson
Date of birth:1 Sep 1993
Nationality:English
Position:Defender

stoke
Player name:Wilson Palacios
Date of birth:29 Jul 1984
Nationality:Honduran

Position:Midfielder

A villa
Player name:Ron Vlaar
Date of birth:16 Feb 1985
Nationality:Dutch
Position:Defender

WBA
Player name:Graham Dorrans
Date of birth:5 May 1987
Nationality:Scottish

Position:Midfielder

and also consider...
Tony McMahon Shfld utd
Andrew Haliday Midbrgh

if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider some of the above.

have a look...!!
I think we should go for some of these

or maybe you have some in mind...!!!
Dear Mr Gary B... ok....back to the footy.....!!! I think most of us know which players are moving on at BRFC. But who do we want in playing....!! I'm sure we know a player or two out there in the Football leagues who in their opinion good be a good player for BRFC. Lets start pointing out the good players in the who could be good signings for Rovers. Liverpool reserves..... Player name:Jon Flanagan Date of birth:21 Jan 1993 Nationality:English Position:Defender livepl res Player name:Jack Robinson Date of birth:1 Sep 1993 Nationality:English Position:Defender stoke Player name:Wilson Palacios Date of birth:29 Jul 1984 Nationality:Honduran Position:Midfielder A villa Player name:Ron Vlaar Date of birth:16 Feb 1985 Nationality:Dutch Position:Defender WBA Player name:Graham Dorrans Date of birth:5 May 1987 Nationality:Scottish Position:Midfielder and also consider... Tony McMahon Shfld utd Andrew Haliday Midbrgh if we need a good young defender who is tough and has ability then maybe you should consider some of the above. have a look...!! I think we should go for some of these or maybe you have some in mind...!!! handyamBRFC
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