Blackburn Rovers Action Group threatens to step up campaign

First published in Sport

BLACKBURN Rovers' Action Group have threatened to step up their campaign against owners Venky's - if Michael Appleton is appointed as manager.

The group, who have been at the centre of the protests against the owners and former boss Steve Kean, have released a statement voicing their concerns about the 'boardroom politics'.

The statement read: “As Blackburn Rovers largest supporters group, The BRFC Action Group have made many concessions in recent months and over the summer communication with the club was opened up as the rebuilding of the previous 18 months of Venkys destruction began.

"However despite the best efforts of the group, the club does not appear to be listening to supporters or learning from its past mistakes.

"The club continues to have supporters voting with their feet as attendances hit a record 20 year low, whilst the board of directors appear incapable of making key decisions in the best interest of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

"Yet again boardroom politics and personality clashes are making the clubs search for a new manager a complete farce and once again despite previous, costly mistakes, the Board of Directors chosen candidate is far from what the supporters deem as the man needed.

"Shall this appointment be made the BRFC Action Group will end all communication with the clubs board of directors and step up its campaign for Venkateshwara Hatcheries to sell the club as we seek responsible owners for Blackburn Rovers”

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9:49am Thu 10 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's!

BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero.

BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation.

Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..
Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution.. French Rover
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9:54am Thu 10 Jan 13

NickH1982 says...

French Rover wrote:
Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's!

BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero.

BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation.

Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..
I agree on this. we couldnt sustain the club if it came into the supporters hands.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..[/p][/quote]I agree on this. we couldnt sustain the club if it came into the supporters hands. NickH1982
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9:58am Thu 10 Jan 13

Fyrover says...

Who do they want???????
Who do they want??????? Fyrover
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10:00am Thu 10 Jan 13

Roverholic says...

NickH1982 wrote:
French Rover wrote: Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..
I agree on this. we couldnt sustain the club if it came into the supporters hands.
You are right, we couldn't sustain the club, we would have to make massive cuts everywhere and would be relegated even lower. BUT the club would be ours again, the honest family club we've all nearly forgotton about we've been through so much
[quote][p][bold]NickH1982[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..[/p][/quote]I agree on this. we couldnt sustain the club if it came into the supporters hands.[/p][/quote]You are right, we couldn't sustain the club, we would have to make massive cuts everywhere and would be relegated even lower. BUT the club would be ours again, the honest family club we've all nearly forgotton about we've been through so much Roverholic
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10:05am Thu 10 Jan 13

Blackburn fans love horses says...

PMSL - I bet Venkys are absolutely **** themselves at the prospect of BRAG staging another protest.
PMSL - I bet Venkys are absolutely **** themselves at the prospect of BRAG staging another protest. Blackburn fans love horses
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10:05am Thu 10 Jan 13

BeardwoodB says...

BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands.
Enough said.
It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.
BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands. Enough said. It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans. BeardwoodB
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10:10am Thu 10 Jan 13

andybb2 says...

Fyrover wrote:
Who do they want???????
anyone but the venkys or brsit wouldnt be a good choice
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Who do they want???????[/p][/quote]anyone but the venkys or brsit wouldnt be a good choice andybb2
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10:12am Thu 10 Jan 13

andybb2 says...

BeardwoodB wrote:
BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands.
Enough said.
It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.
i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them
[quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands. Enough said. It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.[/p][/quote]i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them andybb2
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10:13am Thu 10 Jan 13

rover'n'out says...

Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out.

20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million.
Each supporter gets an equal share
Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs.
I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers.
Appoint an experienced ceo.
Bring the kids through and build up.
Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago. rover'n'out
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10:17am Thu 10 Jan 13

Robbie says...

so most fans say they are unhappy with the idea of appleton... BRAG come out and say "we as a group of fans are unhappy and will take action if he is appointed" and the fans turn on brag

idiots
so most fans say they are unhappy with the idea of appleton... BRAG come out and say "we as a group of fans are unhappy and will take action if he is appointed" and the fans turn on brag idiots Robbie
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10:22am Thu 10 Jan 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

andybb2 wrote:
Fyrover wrote:
Who do they want???????
anyone but the venkys or brsit wouldnt be a good choice
So you think only Venkys or BRSIT could run Rovers?

RTID
[quote][p][bold]andybb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Who do they want???????[/p][/quote]anyone but the venkys or brsit wouldnt be a good choice[/p][/quote]So you think only Venkys or BRSIT could run Rovers? RTID ChrisDeBerg
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10:23am Thu 10 Jan 13

AndyW says...

A poor response.

A fans group has no right to involve themselves in the club's internal politics.

Less so a group who has aligned itself so much with Singh that it's almost laughable.

Time to back off boys if you're not capable of being impartial.

Unfortunately it stinks of people seeking their 5 minutes of 'fame' by being interviewed on the radio every now and then, or getting 'inside information'.
A poor response. A fans group has no right to involve themselves in the club's internal politics. Less so a group who has aligned itself so much with Singh that it's almost laughable. Time to back off boys if you're not capable of being impartial. Unfortunately it stinks of people seeking their 5 minutes of 'fame' by being interviewed on the radio every now and then, or getting 'inside information'. AndyW
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10:39am Thu 10 Jan 13

idlewally says...

Roverholic wrote:
NickH1982 wrote:
French Rover wrote: Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..
I agree on this. we couldnt sustain the club if it came into the supporters hands.
You are right, we couldn't sustain the club, we would have to make massive cuts everywhere and would be relegated even lower. BUT the club would be ours again, the honest family club we've all nearly forgotton about we've been through so much
id take expulsion from the league if it ment we felt part of the club again. my support for rovers isnt dependant on which division we find ourselves in
[quote][p][bold]Roverholic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickH1982[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..[/p][/quote]I agree on this. we couldnt sustain the club if it came into the supporters hands.[/p][/quote]You are right, we couldn't sustain the club, we would have to make massive cuts everywhere and would be relegated even lower. BUT the club would be ours again, the honest family club we've all nearly forgotton about we've been through so much[/p][/quote]id take expulsion from the league if it ment we felt part of the club again. my support for rovers isnt dependant on which division we find ourselves in idlewally
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10:42am Thu 10 Jan 13

bypass06 says...

rover'n'out wrote:
Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out.

20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million.
Each supporter gets an equal share
Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs.
I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers.
Appoint an experienced ceo.
Bring the kids through and build up.
Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that".
Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is.
1....Their owner bought the club for £1.
2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares.
3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket.

If you think that will ever happen here, Think again.
[quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that". Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is. 1....Their owner bought the club for £1. 2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares. 3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket. If you think that will ever happen here, Think again. bypass06
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10:44am Thu 10 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

rover'n'out wrote:
Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
where does this figure come from of £10m to buy it, I dont like the venkys but i do begin to suspect that there are people out there destabalising the club at every oppurtunity to push down its value so they can get it for nothing, then the real asset strippers will step in.
[quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]where does this figure come from of £10m to buy it, I dont like the venkys but i do begin to suspect that there are people out there destabalising the club at every oppurtunity to push down its value so they can get it for nothing, then the real asset strippers will step in. inflightmagazine
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10:50am Thu 10 Jan 13

fitz808 says...

rover'n'out wrote:
Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out.

20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million.
Each supporter gets an equal share
Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs.
I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers.
Appoint an experienced ceo.
Bring the kids through and build up.
Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
yep, it's as easy as that...!?
[quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]yep, it's as easy as that...!? fitz808
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11:17am Thu 10 Jan 13

steralc says...

rover'n'out wrote:
Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out.

20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million.
Each supporter gets an equal share
Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs.
I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers.
Appoint an experienced ceo.
Bring the kids through and build up.
Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
Dream on , 20000@ £1000 a pop
Doubt more than a couple of thousands fans have a grand in the bank, let alone give it to a football club
Get a grip fella.
It ain't gonna happen
[quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]Dream on , 20000@ £1000 a pop Doubt more than a couple of thousands fans have a grand in the bank, let alone give it to a football club Get a grip fella. It ain't gonna happen steralc
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11:41am Thu 10 Jan 13

Dukes says...

Venkys needs to go and this supporter group has try their best but still we having these issues.
Venkys needs to go and this supporter group has try their best but still we having these issues. Dukes
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11:41am Thu 10 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

If by some miracle the supporters buy the club where are the matches going to be played because they won't be able to use Ewood Park and with due respect to Rovers fans there is not twenty thousand with the availability to donate a thousand pounds each no chance.
If by some miracle the supporters buy the club where are the matches going to be played because they won't be able to use Ewood Park and with due respect to Rovers fans there is not twenty thousand with the availability to donate a thousand pounds each no chance. juanbbien
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11:47am Thu 10 Jan 13

roverfor60years says...

Several months ago BRAG presnted a ‘dynamite’ 400-page dossier to the FA and the Football League and they were assured there would be an investigation. From recollection, Glen Mullan warned that if BRAG did not receive a positive response by Christmas, then they would make public its contents.

Have you had a response, Glen? If so, tell us. If not, when are you going to blow Venky’s out of the water?
Several months ago BRAG presnted a ‘dynamite’ 400-page dossier to the FA and the Football League and they were assured there would be an investigation. From recollection, Glen Mullan warned that if BRAG did not receive a positive response by Christmas, then they would make public its contents. Have you had a response, Glen? If so, tell us. If not, when are you going to blow Venky’s out of the water? roverfor60years
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11:49am Thu 10 Jan 13

benal13 says...

maybe appleton is being brought in because he did a good ish job with pompey when they went into addminestration and the powers that be know tha!t we are heading the same way just a thought !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe appleton is being brought in because he did a good ish job with pompey when they went into addminestration and the powers that be know tha!t we are heading the same way just a thought !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! benal13
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11:54am Thu 10 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Whilst a lot of the content in your statement is true there will be no sense in creating protests about the new manager once he is installed that will look rediculous he will have to be given a chance first like we did with Henning. Also you will loose your comfy room that you have just been given at Ewood ( you fell for the oldest trick in the book with that one ) You were saying then that communications had improved, what's changed. You can forget buying the Club wth monopoly money.
Whilst a lot of the content in your statement is true there will be no sense in creating protests about the new manager once he is installed that will look rediculous he will have to be given a chance first like we did with Henning. Also you will loose your comfy room that you have just been given at Ewood ( you fell for the oldest trick in the book with that one ) You were saying then that communications had improved, what's changed. You can forget buying the Club wth monopoly money. A Rover 45 years and over
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12:30pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lusorover says...

The statements and actions of so-called supporters' groups are only fanning the flames.

To be talking of protests before the Club has even spoken to a potential manager is petulant and childish.

Is someone has the 40 million it would need to buy the Club then they shut put up or shut up. In the meantime we are stuck with Venkys.

Decent fans will give any new manager a chance.

The motives of those who don't are very questionable.
The statements and actions of so-called supporters' groups are only fanning the flames. To be talking of protests before the Club has even spoken to a potential manager is petulant and childish. Is someone has the 40 million it would need to buy the Club then they shut put up or shut up. In the meantime we are stuck with Venkys. Decent fans will give any new manager a chance. The motives of those who don't are very questionable. lusorover
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12:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

PJA79 says...

I don't understand this statement at all. There is no magic formula for appointing a manager - calling for 'experience' is all well and good but experience of what? Managers who have taken sides out of the Championship are few and far between. Those that would join this regieme are even fewer I would imagine! Even then what works at one club wont necessarily work at another!

What these supporters groups should be calling for is unity at the top - having the press used by both sides to try and get what they want is nothing short of embarrassing.

We might be stuck being run by a set of snakes but it'd be good if they could at least all slither in the same direction!
I don't understand this statement at all. There is no magic formula for appointing a manager - calling for 'experience' is all well and good but experience of what? Managers who have taken sides out of the Championship are few and far between. Those that would join this regieme are even fewer I would imagine! Even then what works at one club wont necessarily work at another! What these supporters groups should be calling for is unity at the top - having the press used by both sides to try and get what they want is nothing short of embarrassing. We might be stuck being run by a set of snakes but it'd be good if they could at least all slither in the same direction! PJA79
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12:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

GameRoverMan says...

So Brag apparently don't want Appleton. So who do they think would be suitable? I can guarantee that anybody who might be suitable would not be prepared to work for these clowns and their dysfunctional football club. Until the board level issues are resolved nobody with any credentials would even consider Rovers.
So Brag apparently don't want Appleton. So who do they think would be suitable? I can guarantee that anybody who might be suitable would not be prepared to work for these clowns and their dysfunctional football club. Until the board level issues are resolved nobody with any credentials would even consider Rovers. GameRoverMan
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1:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BRFC 1985 says...

Who actually cares what BRAG thinks? By the looks of the ones that actually attend rovers games they don't seem to have a brain cell between them! I personally will support which ever manger comes inn, just like they will absuse them because they have nothing better to do in there sad little lives!!! BRFC
Who actually cares what BRAG thinks? By the looks of the ones that actually attend rovers games they don't seem to have a brain cell between them! I personally will support which ever manger comes inn, just like they will absuse them because they have nothing better to do in there sad little lives!!! BRFC BRFC 1985
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1:42pm Thu 10 Jan 13

merlinrabbit says...

My first thought was that he is Shaw's man and following Shagnew's visit to India, they have come back and decided they will be leaders of the gang from now on and they will choose who they want and not tell Shabby Doo. Protests no, but the whole thing stinks. They never make a decision based on football. its always to do with politics and idiots vying for power.
My first thought was that he is Shaw's man and following Shagnew's visit to India, they have come back and decided they will be leaders of the gang from now on and they will choose who they want and not tell Shabby Doo. Protests no, but the whole thing stinks. They never make a decision based on football. its always to do with politics and idiots vying for power. merlinrabbit
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1:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Riverside 7 says...

PJA79 wrote:
I don't understand this statement at all. There is no magic formula for appointing a manager - calling for 'experience' is all well and good but experience of what? Managers who have taken sides out of the Championship are few and far between. Those that would join this regieme are even fewer I would imagine! Even then what works at one club wont necessarily work at another!

What these supporters groups should be calling for is unity at the top - having the press used by both sides to try and get what they want is nothing short of embarrassing.

We might be stuck being run by a set of snakes but it'd be good if they could at least all slither in the same direction!
So managers who have taken clubs out of the Championship are few and far between?

Well for starters there is - Holloway, McCarthy, Bruce, Warnock, even Owen Coyle!

And most of these have been available for hire at some stage this season.

Whether any would choose to come to Blackburn Rovers now given the turmoil within the club - is another matter.

With regard to Appleton - I know he was well regarded at West Brom and did a reasonable job under difficult circumstances at Portsmouth - but is he really the experienced manager the fans have been demanding?
I don't think so.

I do agree that the owner's main priority must be to ensure that Singh, Shaw & Agnew are all working together and not undermining the club by leaking stories to the press to further their own aims.
[quote][p][bold]PJA79[/bold] wrote: I don't understand this statement at all. There is no magic formula for appointing a manager - calling for 'experience' is all well and good but experience of what? Managers who have taken sides out of the Championship are few and far between. Those that would join this regieme are even fewer I would imagine! Even then what works at one club wont necessarily work at another! What these supporters groups should be calling for is unity at the top - having the press used by both sides to try and get what they want is nothing short of embarrassing. We might be stuck being run by a set of snakes but it'd be good if they could at least all slither in the same direction![/p][/quote]So managers who have taken clubs out of the Championship are few and far between? Well for starters there is - Holloway, McCarthy, Bruce, Warnock, even Owen Coyle! And most of these have been available for hire at some stage this season. Whether any would choose to come to Blackburn Rovers now given the turmoil within the club - is another matter. With regard to Appleton - I know he was well regarded at West Brom and did a reasonable job under difficult circumstances at Portsmouth - but is he really the experienced manager the fans have been demanding? I don't think so. I do agree that the owner's main priority must be to ensure that Singh, Shaw & Agnew are all working together and not undermining the club by leaking stories to the press to further their own aims. Riverside 7
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1:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

odappip says...

Venky's, the Pune-based poultry giant that owns Blackburn Rovers, is the worst owner of an English football club, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by Sportingintelligence among 1,000 supporters representing more than 60 clubs, is a pithy recap of a disastrous reign because voters were asked to pick owners for reasons ranging from hurting a club structurally or financially to perceived damage to the game itself thanks to their actions.




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Since Venky's purchased Rovers for $37 million in November 2010, the 1995 Premier League champion has been relegated to the Championship and lost several key executives after a prolonged boardroom turmoil, leading to regular protests by fans.

Venky's - the first Indians to own an English football club - polled 27.3% of all votes, pipping other controversial custodians such as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich of Chelsea and the Glazers of Manchester United.

Nick Harris, editor of Sportingintelligence
, says the handling of Rovers by Venky's has been the most high-profile collapse of a respected and successful club in recent times. "Not only has Rovers been relegated but fans have also been upset by farce after farce at Ewood Park (club's headquarters)."

Rovers' troubles have not abated since relegation. After hugely unpopular manager Steve Kean resigned - the persistence with Kean alienated fans further - the club's global advisor Shebby Singh delayed finding a replacement.
Venky's, the Pune-based poultry giant that owns Blackburn Rovers, is the worst owner of an English football club, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by Sportingintelligence among 1,000 supporters representing more than 60 clubs, is a pithy recap of a disastrous reign because voters were asked to pick owners for reasons ranging from hurting a club structurally or financially to perceived damage to the game itself thanks to their actions. Ads by Google HMRC Tax Return DeadlineComplete Your Tax Return Online By The 31st January Or Face Penalties. www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa BT Vision Sports PackageAdd Vision to your BT Package and Watch Movies, Sport & Catch-up TV. www.bt.com/Vision Since Venky's purchased Rovers for $37 million in November 2010, the 1995 Premier League champion has been relegated to the Championship and lost several key executives after a prolonged boardroom turmoil, leading to regular protests by fans. Venky's - the first Indians to own an English football club - polled 27.3% of all votes, pipping other controversial custodians such as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich of Chelsea and the Glazers of Manchester United. Nick Harris, editor of Sportingintelligence , says the handling of Rovers by Venky's has been the most high-profile collapse of a respected and successful club in recent times. "Not only has Rovers been relegated but fans have also been upset by farce after farce at Ewood Park (club's headquarters)." Rovers' troubles have not abated since relegation. After hugely unpopular manager Steve Kean resigned - the persistence with Kean alienated fans further - the club's global advisor Shebby Singh delayed finding a replacement. odappip
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1:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Accy Phil says...

Imho he is better than a number of the other potential targets mentioned.
Imho he is better than a number of the other potential targets mentioned. Accy Phil
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2:30pm Thu 10 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

Where were BRAG when Henning Berg was appointed? Sorry, I forgot, Berg was ultimately the choice of Singh whereas Appleton is Shaw's choice. Talk about transparent. While I believe their intentions were initially for the good of the club, I can't help but feel that certain key members of the organisation are far more interested in what they can get out of this set-up than what is best for the club. Threatening protests before we've even spoken to Appleton isn't for the best of the club.
Where were BRAG when Henning Berg was appointed? Sorry, I forgot, Berg was ultimately the choice of Singh whereas Appleton is Shaw's choice. Talk about transparent. While I believe their intentions were initially for the good of the club, I can't help but feel that certain key members of the organisation are far more interested in what they can get out of this set-up than what is best for the club. Threatening protests before we've even spoken to Appleton isn't for the best of the club. srvp28
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2:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

UpTheFootballLeagueWeGo says...

Beginning to take the p*ss now. They call for the owners to be strong... and then try to bully the same people into making a decision that "supporters" want.

"Bring Hughes Back!" is what they probably wanna say! Living off past glories! Hughes would have just the same risk as Appleton. Hughes hasnt done much since leaving us and usually requires a big pot for transfers which looking at City and QPR... he doesnt have a great eye for talent (Santa Cruz, Kolo Toure, Adebayor were all absolute rip-offs!)

Personally, i would like to give Bowyer a few more games to see what happens, but if they bring someone else in, i'll get behind him! The club is bigger than any 1 individual! and when u look to the more successful managers (Hughes/Allardyce/So
uness) i dont think they were everyones first choice at the time and they turned out alright!

Let the new guy, whoever it is, come in and give it a shot! Otherwise, we're gonna have this happen over and over again! I dont think 10,000 tickets every home game at 10-15£ a pop even covers 4 of our top players' weekly wages... so Venkys are obviously out of pocket!

I dont even know why im positing on here, because ive got that feeling that too much damage has been done in the eyes of some fans and they wont be happy even if Mourinho came here!

If Ewood stays so volatile, then we can kiss promotion goodbye and most of our players at the end of the year too! Rhodes included! I wouldnt wanna be playing in an empty stadium knowing if i fluff a shot the few thousand there might boo me!
Beginning to take the p*ss now. They call for the owners to be strong... and then try to bully the same people into making a decision that "supporters" want. "Bring Hughes Back!" is what they probably wanna say! Living off past glories! Hughes would have just the same risk as Appleton. Hughes hasnt done much since leaving us and usually requires a big pot for transfers which looking at City and QPR... he doesnt have a great eye for talent (Santa Cruz, Kolo Toure, Adebayor were all absolute rip-offs!) Personally, i would like to give Bowyer a few more games to see what happens, but if they bring someone else in, i'll get behind him! The club is bigger than any 1 individual! and when u look to the more successful managers (Hughes/Allardyce/So uness) i dont think they were everyones first choice at the time and they turned out alright! Let the new guy, whoever it is, come in and give it a shot! Otherwise, we're gonna have this happen over and over again! I dont think 10,000 tickets every home game at 10-15£ a pop even covers 4 of our top players' weekly wages... so Venkys are obviously out of pocket! I dont even know why im positing on here, because ive got that feeling that too much damage has been done in the eyes of some fans and they wont be happy even if Mourinho came here! If Ewood stays so volatile, then we can kiss promotion goodbye and most of our players at the end of the year too! Rhodes included! I wouldnt wanna be playing in an empty stadium knowing if i fluff a shot the few thousand there might boo me! UpTheFootballLeagueWeGo
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2:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

Step up the campaign??? they haven't come back since the last one ended!!
BRAG are turning into a self serving joke, just as we need some steady heads around the place BRAG start wobbling their heads just like the other comedians.
Step up the campaign??? they haven't come back since the last one ended!! BRAG are turning into a self serving joke, just as we need some steady heads around the place BRAG start wobbling their heads just like the other comedians. 8 Ball Deluxe
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2:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

BRAG OUT
BRAGGER OFF
BRAG OUT BRAGGER OFF 8 Ball Deluxe
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3:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dg666 says...

And with all due respect who gave the action group the authority to tell the club who the manager should be? What the he'll do you know about Appleton and his abilities? Listen to the Blackpool players and what they are saying, they will be gutted to see him go. He is widely regarded as one of the best young managers around. In football some things are hushed up, Billy Davis for example would be a poor choice, but as I said things are hushed up!! As for pressurising Venky's to sell the club, who the hell to? Why would anybody buy a club that is loosing money hand over fist? Or are the Action group going to buy it with their £3m of pledges? That wouldn't keep the cub running for two months!!

Get rid of Singh and let Derek Shaw run the club, a real football man with experience in the English game.

Oh yeah and for god sake stop this constant negativity, it is driving me mad, get behind the players and you might actually help the cause!!
And with all due respect who gave the action group the authority to tell the club who the manager should be? What the he'll do you know about Appleton and his abilities? Listen to the Blackpool players and what they are saying, they will be gutted to see him go. He is widely regarded as one of the best young managers around. In football some things are hushed up, Billy Davis for example would be a poor choice, but as I said things are hushed up!! As for pressurising Venky's to sell the club, who the hell to? Why would anybody buy a club that is loosing money hand over fist? Or are the Action group going to buy it with their £3m of pledges? That wouldn't keep the cub running for two months!! Get rid of Singh and let Derek Shaw run the club, a real football man with experience in the English game. Oh yeah and for god sake stop this constant negativity, it is driving me mad, get behind the players and you might actually help the cause!! dg666
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3:36pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RoversSwiss says...

Time for BRAG to be disbanded, they have done nothing to help Rovers, they have only caused trouble, they represent about 1/2% of rovers fans. BRAG accuse the club of not listening to the fans, it's a pity BRAG wouldn't listen to the vast majority of fans before they dragged the good name of Rovers through the mud.

Definitely BRAG OUT!!!!!!
Time for BRAG to be disbanded, they have done nothing to help Rovers, they have only caused trouble, they represent about 1/2% of rovers fans. BRAG accuse the club of not listening to the fans, it's a pity BRAG wouldn't listen to the vast majority of fans before they dragged the good name of Rovers through the mud. Definitely BRAG OUT!!!!!! RoversSwiss
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3:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

UpTheFootballLeagueW
eGo
wrote:
Beginning to take the p*ss now. They call for the owners to be strong... and then try to bully the same people into making a decision that "supporters" want.

"Bring Hughes Back!" is what they probably wanna say! Living off past glories! Hughes would have just the same risk as Appleton. Hughes hasnt done much since leaving us and usually requires a big pot for transfers which looking at City and QPR... he doesnt have a great eye for talent (Santa Cruz, Kolo Toure, Adebayor were all absolute rip-offs!)

Personally, i would like to give Bowyer a few more games to see what happens, but if they bring someone else in, i'll get behind him! The club is bigger than any 1 individual! and when u look to the more successful managers (Hughes/Allardyce/So

uness) i dont think they were everyones first choice at the time and they turned out alright!

Let the new guy, whoever it is, come in and give it a shot! Otherwise, we're gonna have this happen over and over again! I dont think 10,000 tickets every home game at 10-15£ a pop even covers 4 of our top players' weekly wages... so Venkys are obviously out of pocket!

I dont even know why im positing on here, because ive got that feeling that too much damage has been done in the eyes of some fans and they wont be happy even if Mourinho came here!

If Ewood stays so volatile, then we can kiss promotion goodbye and most of our players at the end of the year too! Rhodes included! I wouldnt wanna be playing in an empty stadium knowing if i fluff a shot the few thousand there might boo me!
Spot on BRAG OUT BOWYER IN.
[quote][p][bold]UpTheFootballLeagueW eGo[/bold] wrote: Beginning to take the p*ss now. They call for the owners to be strong... and then try to bully the same people into making a decision that "supporters" want. "Bring Hughes Back!" is what they probably wanna say! Living off past glories! Hughes would have just the same risk as Appleton. Hughes hasnt done much since leaving us and usually requires a big pot for transfers which looking at City and QPR... he doesnt have a great eye for talent (Santa Cruz, Kolo Toure, Adebayor were all absolute rip-offs!) Personally, i would like to give Bowyer a few more games to see what happens, but if they bring someone else in, i'll get behind him! The club is bigger than any 1 individual! and when u look to the more successful managers (Hughes/Allardyce/So uness) i dont think they were everyones first choice at the time and they turned out alright! Let the new guy, whoever it is, come in and give it a shot! Otherwise, we're gonna have this happen over and over again! I dont think 10,000 tickets every home game at 10-15£ a pop even covers 4 of our top players' weekly wages... so Venkys are obviously out of pocket! I dont even know why im positing on here, because ive got that feeling that too much damage has been done in the eyes of some fans and they wont be happy even if Mourinho came here! If Ewood stays so volatile, then we can kiss promotion goodbye and most of our players at the end of the year too! Rhodes included! I wouldnt wanna be playing in an empty stadium knowing if i fluff a shot the few thousand there might boo me![/p][/quote]Spot on BRAG OUT BOWYER IN. 8 Ball Deluxe
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3:55pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

andybb2 wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote:
BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands.
Enough said.
It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.
i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them
BRAG OFF THEN, go and brag down the pub instead
[quote][p][bold]andybb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands. Enough said. It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.[/p][/quote]i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them[/p][/quote]BRAG OFF THEN, go and brag down the pub instead 8 Ball Deluxe
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3:57pm Thu 10 Jan 13

follaldo says...

French Rover wrote:
Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's!

BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero.

BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation.

Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..
If I recall there was another outfit that had a whole 10 year plan to tie in Rovers and the downtown area. Whatever happened to them?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..[/p][/quote]If I recall there was another outfit that had a whole 10 year plan to tie in Rovers and the downtown area. Whatever happened to them? follaldo
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3:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

follaldo says...

French Rover wrote:
Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's!

BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero.

BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation.

Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..
If I recall there was another outfit that had a whole 10 year plan to tie in Rovers and the downtown area. Whatever happened to them?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Sell to whom? It took the Walkers Trust almost three years to sell the club and they employed such illustrious companies as the Rothschild's to help them in their search for buyers. And look what happened then - we got the Venky's! BRAG need to be realistic about what they or any other group can actually achieve. Almost zero. BRSIT may actually be the way forward - but that could take years and even then it could only happen with the Venky's willing cooperation. Get a grip BRAG - you are becoming part of the problem now instead of the solution..[/p][/quote]If I recall there was another outfit that had a whole 10 year plan to tie in Rovers and the downtown area. Whatever happened to them? follaldo
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4:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Fan@clared says...

bypass06 wrote:
rover'n'out wrote:
Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out.

20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million.
Each supporter gets an equal share
Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs.
I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers.
Appoint an experienced ceo.
Bring the kids through and build up.
Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that".
Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is.
1....Their owner bought the club for £1.
2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares.
3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket.

If you think that will ever happen here, Think again.
I am impartial here but I have met many of these types over the years on the sub-continent and you are bang on with your assessment.
[quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that". Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is. 1....Their owner bought the club for £1. 2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares. 3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket. If you think that will ever happen here, Think again.[/p][/quote]I am impartial here but I have met many of these types over the years on the sub-continent and you are bang on with your assessment. Fan@clared
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5:05pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dangerous dave says...

dg666 wrote:
And with all due respect who gave the action group the authority to tell the club who the manager should be? What the he'll do you know about Appleton and his abilities? Listen to the Blackpool players and what they are saying, they will be gutted to see him go. He is widely regarded as one of the best young managers around. In football some things are hushed up, Billy Davis for example would be a poor choice, but as I said things are hushed up!! As for pressurising Venky's to sell the club, who the hell to? Why would anybody buy a club that is loosing money hand over fist? Or are the Action group going to buy it with their £3m of pledges? That wouldn't keep the cub running for two months!! Get rid of Singh and let Derek Shaw run the club, a real football man with experience in the English game. Oh yeah and for god sake stop this constant negativity, it is driving me mad, get behind the players and you might actually help the cause!!
Sorry Shaw and Agnew couldnt run a **** up in a brewery!!!!!
Did nothing for Preston except nearly bankrupt them.
OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH COAR VENKYS HENDRY
[quote][p][bold]dg666[/bold] wrote: And with all due respect who gave the action group the authority to tell the club who the manager should be? What the he'll do you know about Appleton and his abilities? Listen to the Blackpool players and what they are saying, they will be gutted to see him go. He is widely regarded as one of the best young managers around. In football some things are hushed up, Billy Davis for example would be a poor choice, but as I said things are hushed up!! As for pressurising Venky's to sell the club, who the hell to? Why would anybody buy a club that is loosing money hand over fist? Or are the Action group going to buy it with their £3m of pledges? That wouldn't keep the cub running for two months!! Get rid of Singh and let Derek Shaw run the club, a real football man with experience in the English game. Oh yeah and for god sake stop this constant negativity, it is driving me mad, get behind the players and you might actually help the cause!![/p][/quote]Sorry Shaw and Agnew couldnt run a **** up in a brewery!!!!! Did nothing for Preston except nearly bankrupt them. OUT WITH SHAW AGNEW SINGH COAR VENKYS HENDRY dangerous dave
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5:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

blackburnsoutherner says...

Best brake ties now then boys!?!?!? Sky sports breaking news............... Blackpool have allowed Blackburn to talk to him
Best brake ties now then boys!?!?!? Sky sports breaking news............... Blackpool have allowed Blackburn to talk to him blackburnsoutherner
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5:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

mark007 says...

So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand?
So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand? mark007
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5:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

perolsman says...

BRFCAG is nothing more than a "paper tiger". No one is listening to them or cares what they are saying. Venkys are a law unto themselves and will continue to be so until the club finally disappears into a morass of debt.
The Rovers we all knew and loved has gone and has been replaced with a rotting corpse. I have supported Rovers for 60+ years, but I will not set foot in Ewood again until the Venkys and their clowns/puppets are gone.
BRFCAG is nothing more than a "paper tiger". No one is listening to them or cares what they are saying. Venkys are a law unto themselves and will continue to be so until the club finally disappears into a morass of debt. The Rovers we all knew and loved has gone and has been replaced with a rotting corpse. I have supported Rovers for 60+ years, but I will not set foot in Ewood again until the Venkys and their clowns/puppets are gone. perolsman
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6:17pm Thu 10 Jan 13

stick to football says...

Obviously talking to Shebby - has influenced how important BRAG think they are.

On what basis do they think they have the right to decide who is Manager - have they run a football club before?

They need to get real - yes it would be great if Venkys sold up but they are not going to incur a significant loss just because BRAG says so.

Furthermore - most football people wont touch Rovers so why do they expect no doubt an experienced successful Manager to come to Ewood?

On what basis do they criticise Appleton before the guy has had a chance other than experience is limited - but all Managers at some stage of their careers had no experience including Sir Alex & Mark Hughes

BRAG if you have the finance to buy Rovers buy it and then you can make the decisions but if you want to prolong your criticism of the club - is it any wonder Roevrs stock has plummeted - it is bad enough with Venkys without your twopenny worth being banded about in the National Press - Venkys dont listen and the football authorities can only intervene if regulations have been broken.

Remember we are now a middle of the table Championship side whether you like it or not. Leave the Politics and enjoy the football otherwise the club will be killed off - is that what the fans really want?
Obviously talking to Shebby - has influenced how important BRAG think they are. On what basis do they think they have the right to decide who is Manager - have they run a football club before? They need to get real - yes it would be great if Venkys sold up but they are not going to incur a significant loss just because BRAG says so. Furthermore - most football people wont touch Rovers so why do they expect no doubt an experienced successful Manager to come to Ewood? On what basis do they criticise Appleton before the guy has had a chance other than experience is limited - but all Managers at some stage of their careers had no experience including Sir Alex & Mark Hughes BRAG if you have the finance to buy Rovers buy it and then you can make the decisions but if you want to prolong your criticism of the club - is it any wonder Roevrs stock has plummeted - it is bad enough with Venkys without your twopenny worth being banded about in the National Press - Venkys dont listen and the football authorities can only intervene if regulations have been broken. Remember we are now a middle of the table Championship side whether you like it or not. Leave the Politics and enjoy the football otherwise the club will be killed off - is that what the fans really want? stick to football
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6:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

pstannard4 says...

Bring on Micheal Appleton.

This indeed will be a fantatic appointment and as a rovers fan this is a better appointment from the Berg Disaster.
Bring on Micheal Appleton. This indeed will be a fantatic appointment and as a rovers fan this is a better appointment from the Berg Disaster. pstannard4
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7:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

alfa111 says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Whilst a lot of the content in your statement is true there will be no sense in creating protests about the new manager once he is installed that will look rediculous he will have to be given a chance first like we did with Henning. Also you will loose your comfy room that you have just been given at Ewood ( you fell for the oldest trick in the book with that one ) You were saying then that communications had improved, what's changed. You can forget buying the Club wth monopoly money.
Did try telling one or two last year that venkys using Singhs schoolboy antics would try and infiltrate,influence and manipulate the supporters associations with his gaff communications to them,i think venkys will now be feeling that they have won, they have certainly gained world fame, not by winning or achieving anything on the football pitch with BRFC but in the tv,press they are almost certainly at the top of the champions L/G when it comes to publicity on tv and in the press over the last few years ,Sky tv alone must have had hrs of coverage of the venky escapades in football, venkys have been named far more than Man utd or chelsea have.Venkys certainly have been successful in the publicity department and i guess that has been there real purpose all along when they bought BRFC and it has cost them Jack Sh*t they will see this and not BRFC in the football L/Gs as a successful venture.They have lost nothing at all but the People ,Fans and town of Blackburn have lost, all the respect and dignity that took so long to gain from the world of football it has been sacrificed for Venkys own stage managed publicty stunts.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Whilst a lot of the content in your statement is true there will be no sense in creating protests about the new manager once he is installed that will look rediculous he will have to be given a chance first like we did with Henning. Also you will loose your comfy room that you have just been given at Ewood ( you fell for the oldest trick in the book with that one ) You were saying then that communications had improved, what's changed. You can forget buying the Club wth monopoly money.[/p][/quote]Did try telling one or two last year that venkys using Singhs schoolboy antics would try and infiltrate,influence and manipulate the supporters associations with his gaff communications to them,i think venkys will now be feeling that they have won, they have certainly gained world fame, not by winning or achieving anything on the football pitch with BRFC but in the tv,press they are almost certainly at the top of the champions L/G when it comes to publicity on tv and in the press over the last few years ,Sky tv alone must have had hrs of coverage of the venky escapades in football, venkys have been named far more than Man utd or chelsea have.Venkys certainly have been successful in the publicity department and i guess that has been there real purpose all along when they bought BRFC and it has cost them Jack Sh*t they will see this and not BRFC in the football L/Gs as a successful venture.They have lost nothing at all but the People ,Fans and town of Blackburn have lost, all the respect and dignity that took so long to gain from the world of football it has been sacrificed for Venkys own stage managed publicty stunts. alfa111
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7:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

intothevalley says...

What ever happened to the idea that was moated when the venkys took over of forming a new club in the town , starting in non league .owned by rovers supporters?
What ever happened to the idea that was moated when the venkys took over of forming a new club in the town , starting in non league .owned by rovers supporters? intothevalley
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7:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

intothevalley wrote:
What ever happened to the idea that was moated when the venkys took over of forming a new club in the town , starting in non league .owned by rovers supporters?
It was just more BRAGging
BRAG OUT AND DON'T COME BACK
[quote][p][bold]intothevalley[/bold] wrote: What ever happened to the idea that was moated when the venkys took over of forming a new club in the town , starting in non league .owned by rovers supporters?[/p][/quote]It was just more BRAGging BRAG OUT AND DON'T COME BACK 8 Ball Deluxe
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8:06pm Thu 10 Jan 13

moh says...

Robbie wrote:
so most fans say they are unhappy with the idea of appleton... BRAG come out and say "we as a group of fans are unhappy and will take action if he is appointed" and the fans turn on brag

idiots
Agree, we need an experienced Manager that all fans can get behind. This does'nt bode well if Appleton is made manager.
[quote][p][bold]Robbie[/bold] wrote: so most fans say they are unhappy with the idea of appleton... BRAG come out and say "we as a group of fans are unhappy and will take action if he is appointed" and the fans turn on brag idiots[/p][/quote]Agree, we need an experienced Manager that all fans can get behind. This does'nt bode well if Appleton is made manager. moh
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8:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

moh says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
andybb2 wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote:
BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands.
Enough said.
It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.
i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them
BRAG OFF THEN, go and brag down the pub instead
I am not a member of BRAG , however you need to give them credit for unifying fans against the club and Kean when we were plucked from premiership to championship and were in freefall.
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andybb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands. Enough said. It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.[/p][/quote]i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them[/p][/quote]BRAG OFF THEN, go and brag down the pub instead[/p][/quote]I am not a member of BRAG , however you need to give them credit for unifying fans against the club and Kean when we were plucked from premiership to championship and were in freefall. moh
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8:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

moh wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
andybb2 wrote:
BeardwoodB wrote:
BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands.
Enough said.
It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.
i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them
BRAG OFF THEN, go and brag down the pub instead
I am not a member of BRAG , however you need to give them credit for unifying fans against the club and Kean when we were plucked from premiership to championship and were in freefall.
Wow, unifying the fans, you must be new here,
BRAG
BRIST
BREAST FED
Stay aways and goers
Naysayers and Happy Clappers
Lynch Mob and flat earthers
This is just some of the groups that are on here and all of them have made it worse.
[quote][p][bold]moh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andybb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeardwoodB[/bold] wrote: BRAG eat out of Shebbys hands. Enough said. It's become a little hobby for some Rovers fans.[/p][/quote]i am a member of brag and i dont eat out of shebby hand poeple like you give spporters groups a bad name i hate venkys and shebby and would neve support them[/p][/quote]BRAG OFF THEN, go and brag down the pub instead[/p][/quote]I am not a member of BRAG , however you need to give them credit for unifying fans against the club and Kean when we were plucked from premiership to championship and were in freefall.[/p][/quote]Wow, unifying the fans, you must be new here, BRAG BRIST BREAST FED Stay aways and goers Naysayers and Happy Clappers Lynch Mob and flat earthers This is just some of the groups that are on here and all of them have made it worse. 8 Ball Deluxe
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8:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

bowyer has done a good job why change it you imbiciles? all you do gooders who want to carry on as if nothing is wrong with the clubs running should take a cold shower,,,the action group at least have some backbone,,maybe we may struggle to attract a good invester,but that has got to be better than the present circus of clowns, they are totally inept,,venkys out,,all out, its time to vote with the only avenue at our disposle,boycott all games on mass,,period,
bowyer has done a good job why change it you imbiciles? all you do gooders who want to carry on as if nothing is wrong with the clubs running should take a cold shower,,,the action group at least have some backbone,,maybe we may struggle to attract a good invester,but that has got to be better than the present circus of clowns, they are totally inept,,venkys out,,all out, its time to vote with the only avenue at our disposle,boycott all games on mass,,period, noddy57
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8:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

OssyRover95 says...

Who do BRAG think they are? There must only be about 5 committee members and most of them are just loud mouthed teenagers.
They go on about having 8000 members in there group. Were are all these members who are supposed to be behind them?
Im a member and have NOT been asked by them what opinion i have on the management situation. In fact, i never even hear from them at all. It was just a moment of madness whilst signing up on Blackburn market one day. I only went for a nosey. Whilst signing up there was a cocky little blonde girl there fing & jeffing. After i had signed up, i asked who she was and apperantley she is on the committee. I have also been in the Brown Cow on Livesey Branch Road on a couple of occasions after a Rovers game, and i couldn't believe what i was seeing. Some fella called Mark Fish who is apperantley on the committee as well, was swearing his head off at people and wanting to fight with them, whilst the head of the committee some guy called Glen was standing by letting him carry on and this is whilst his little daughter was there as well.
I have also seen them at Ewood & away games (probably for the first time in there lives), causing trouble with other groups, then running to the police.
Now if these are the sort of people who are a running a group, i really dont want to be involved with them.
They are just trouble makers who think they are bigger than the club.
We have been in worse situations than this, were where they then?
GIVE IT UP BRAG, YOUR TIME AND 5 MINUTES OF FAME IS UP.
Who do BRAG think they are? There must only be about 5 committee members and most of them are just loud mouthed teenagers. They go on about having 8000 members in there group. Were are all these members who are supposed to be behind them? Im a member and have NOT been asked by them what opinion i have on the management situation. In fact, i never even hear from them at all. It was just a moment of madness whilst signing up on Blackburn market one day. I only went for a nosey. Whilst signing up there was a cocky little blonde girl there fing & jeffing. After i had signed up, i asked who she was and apperantley she is on the committee. I have also been in the Brown Cow on Livesey Branch Road on a couple of occasions after a Rovers game, and i couldn't believe what i was seeing. Some fella called Mark Fish who is apperantley on the committee as well, was swearing his head off at people and wanting to fight with them, whilst the head of the committee some guy called Glen was standing by letting him carry on and this is whilst his little daughter was there as well. I have also seen them at Ewood & away games (probably for the first time in there lives), causing trouble with other groups, then running to the police. Now if these are the sort of people who are a running a group, i really dont want to be involved with them. They are just trouble makers who think they are bigger than the club. We have been in worse situations than this, were where they then? GIVE IT UP BRAG, YOUR TIME AND 5 MINUTES OF FAME IS UP. OssyRover95
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8:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

OssyRover95 says...

mark007 wrote:
So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand?
Yes. Its a walk in centre but you have to make an appointment. Hmmm, how do work that one out?
[quote][p][bold]mark007[/bold] wrote: So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand?[/p][/quote]Yes. Its a walk in centre but you have to make an appointment. Hmmm, how do work that one out? OssyRover95
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8:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

OssyRover95 says...

mark007 wrote:
So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand?
Yes. Its a walk in centre but you have to make an appointment. Hmmm, how do work that one out?
[quote][p][bold]mark007[/bold] wrote: So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand?[/p][/quote]Yes. Its a walk in centre but you have to make an appointment. Hmmm, how do work that one out? OssyRover95
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8:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

whappen says...

lusorover wrote:
The statements and actions of so-called supporters' groups are only fanning the flames. To be talking of protests before the Club has even spoken to a potential manager is petulant and childish. Is someone has the 40 million it would need to buy the Club then they shut put up or shut up. In the meantime we are stuck with Venkys. Decent fans will give any new manager a chance. The motives of those who don't are very questionable.
How is this club worth £40mill?

Venkys bought it for about half that and took on the debt.

The debt is still there but we have lost over £25mill in TV income alone this year. Losses will probably be more than that come the end of the season with no realistic hope of being back into the PL (and the increased TV deal) next. We've sold all our playing assets which are worth anything (we wouldn't get £8mill back for Rhodes) so what would anyone be buying?

An ailing business bordering on bankruptcy. £10mill would seem a more than reasonable price.
[quote][p][bold]lusorover[/bold] wrote: The statements and actions of so-called supporters' groups are only fanning the flames. To be talking of protests before the Club has even spoken to a potential manager is petulant and childish. Is someone has the 40 million it would need to buy the Club then they shut put up or shut up. In the meantime we are stuck with Venkys. Decent fans will give any new manager a chance. The motives of those who don't are very questionable.[/p][/quote]How is this club worth £40mill? Venkys bought it for about half that and took on the debt. The debt is still there but we have lost over £25mill in TV income alone this year. Losses will probably be more than that come the end of the season with no realistic hope of being back into the PL (and the increased TV deal) next. We've sold all our playing assets which are worth anything (we wouldn't get £8mill back for Rhodes) so what would anyone be buying? An ailing business bordering on bankruptcy. £10mill would seem a more than reasonable price. whappen
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8:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Howe2win says...

rover'n'out wrote:
Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out.

20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million.
Each supporter gets an equal share
Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs.
I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers.
Appoint an experienced ceo.
Bring the kids through and build up.
Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
Numpty, you think that 20,000 Rovers fans are willing and 20,000 can afford to put £1k in each. You'd be lucky to find 4,000.
[quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]Numpty, you think that 20,000 Rovers fans are willing and 20,000 can afford to put £1k in each. You'd be lucky to find 4,000. Howe2win
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9:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Howe2win says...

Im starting to think BRAG might be Burnley Fans shaking the Hornets nest! Either that or just a bunch of dim-witted fools.
Im starting to think BRAG might be Burnley Fans shaking the Hornets nest! Either that or just a bunch of dim-witted fools. Howe2win
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9:07pm Thu 10 Jan 13

whappen says...

Fan@clared wrote:
bypass06 wrote:
rover'n'out wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that". Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is. 1....Their owner bought the club for £1. 2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares. 3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket. If you think that will ever happen here, Think again.
I am impartial here but I have met many of these types over the years on the sub-continent and you are bang on with your assessment.
The owner only had to pay £1 because the club was laden with debt which it couldn't repay and was therefore worth nothing as a business.

Swansea City FC is where it is as a football club because it has been responsibly and competently run. They appointed officials and managers who fitted in with their ideas and ideals which has led them to be a PL club which plays a pretty d@mn good style of football.

Lucky maybe and as with most clubs of their size they will be relegated in time, but it shows what can be done.

Points 2 & 3 are irrelevant as regards the sale of theclub. You could say they are part of the reason the club is where it is now as they gave the supporters the feeling they were part of it. We've been bemoaning how Rovers is no longer a family club so why is giving the fans shares such a bad thing?
[quote][p][bold]Fan@clared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that". Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is. 1....Their owner bought the club for £1. 2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares. 3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket. If you think that will ever happen here, Think again.[/p][/quote]I am impartial here but I have met many of these types over the years on the sub-continent and you are bang on with your assessment.[/p][/quote]The owner only had to pay £1 because the club was laden with debt which it couldn't repay and was therefore worth nothing as a business. Swansea City FC is where it is as a football club because it has been responsibly and competently run. They appointed officials and managers who fitted in with their ideas and ideals which has led them to be a PL club which plays a pretty d@mn good style of football. Lucky maybe and as with most clubs of their size they will be relegated in time, but it shows what can be done. Points 2 & 3 are irrelevant as regards the sale of theclub. You could say they are part of the reason the club is where it is now as they gave the supporters the feeling they were part of it. We've been bemoaning how Rovers is no longer a family club so why is giving the fans shares such a bad thing? whappen
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9:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

It's Moops says...

stick to football wrote:
Obviously talking to Shebby - has influenced how important BRAG think they are.

On what basis do they think they have the right to decide who is Manager - have they run a football club before?

They need to get real - yes it would be great if Venkys sold up but they are not going to incur a significant loss just because BRAG says so.

Furthermore - most football people wont touch Rovers so why do they expect no doubt an experienced successful Manager to come to Ewood?

On what basis do they criticise Appleton before the guy has had a chance other than experience is limited - but all Managers at some stage of their careers had no experience including Sir Alex & Mark Hughes

BRAG if you have the finance to buy Rovers buy it and then you can make the decisions but if you want to prolong your criticism of the club - is it any wonder Roevrs stock has plummeted - it is bad enough with Venkys without your twopenny worth being banded about in the National Press - Venkys dont listen and the football authorities can only intervene if regulations have been broken.

Remember we are now a middle of the table Championship side whether you like it or not. Leave the Politics and enjoy the football otherwise the club will be killed off - is that what the fans really want?
Spot on. I would just like to add to BRAG that if they really wanted to give it to Venkys why don't they publish the dynamite dossier that will bring the house down?

BRAG OUT of the office they have been given at Ewood
[quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Obviously talking to Shebby - has influenced how important BRAG think they are. On what basis do they think they have the right to decide who is Manager - have they run a football club before? They need to get real - yes it would be great if Venkys sold up but they are not going to incur a significant loss just because BRAG says so. Furthermore - most football people wont touch Rovers so why do they expect no doubt an experienced successful Manager to come to Ewood? On what basis do they criticise Appleton before the guy has had a chance other than experience is limited - but all Managers at some stage of their careers had no experience including Sir Alex & Mark Hughes BRAG if you have the finance to buy Rovers buy it and then you can make the decisions but if you want to prolong your criticism of the club - is it any wonder Roevrs stock has plummeted - it is bad enough with Venkys without your twopenny worth being banded about in the National Press - Venkys dont listen and the football authorities can only intervene if regulations have been broken. Remember we are now a middle of the table Championship side whether you like it or not. Leave the Politics and enjoy the football otherwise the club will be killed off - is that what the fans really want?[/p][/quote]Spot on. I would just like to add to BRAG that if they really wanted to give it to Venkys why don't they publish the dynamite dossier that will bring the house down? BRAG OUT of the office they have been given at Ewood It's Moops
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9:29pm Thu 10 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

whappen wrote:
lusorover wrote:
The statements and actions of so-called supporters' groups are only fanning the flames. To be talking of protests before the Club has even spoken to a potential manager is petulant and childish. Is someone has the 40 million it would need to buy the Club then they shut put up or shut up. In the meantime we are stuck with Venkys. Decent fans will give any new manager a chance. The motives of those who don't are very questionable.
How is this club worth £40mill?

Venkys bought it for about half that and took on the debt.

The debt is still there but we have lost over £25mill in TV income alone this year. Losses will probably be more than that come the end of the season with no realistic hope of being back into the PL (and the increased TV deal) next. We've sold all our playing assets which are worth anything (we wouldn't get £8mill back for Rhodes) so what would anyone be buying?

An ailing business bordering on bankruptcy. £10mill would seem a more than reasonable price.
BRAGS out of order and Venkys should call the police. Trying to buy a business using menaces
[quote][p][bold]whappen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lusorover[/bold] wrote: The statements and actions of so-called supporters' groups are only fanning the flames. To be talking of protests before the Club has even spoken to a potential manager is petulant and childish. Is someone has the 40 million it would need to buy the Club then they shut put up or shut up. In the meantime we are stuck with Venkys. Decent fans will give any new manager a chance. The motives of those who don't are very questionable.[/p][/quote]How is this club worth £40mill? Venkys bought it for about half that and took on the debt. The debt is still there but we have lost over £25mill in TV income alone this year. Losses will probably be more than that come the end of the season with no realistic hope of being back into the PL (and the increased TV deal) next. We've sold all our playing assets which are worth anything (we wouldn't get £8mill back for Rhodes) so what would anyone be buying? An ailing business bordering on bankruptcy. £10mill would seem a more than reasonable price.[/p][/quote]BRAGS out of order and Venkys should call the police. Trying to buy a business using menaces 8 Ball Deluxe
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9:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

modan says...

No no we don't want Appleton please Venkys please listen to BRFC action group .As an Indian lived nearly all my life in Blackburn, i am pleading to Venkys we want a proven manager at the top level like Di Matteo or Coleman.Blackburn people are good folks and love their football club.For two years Venkys have made mistakes which the fans were right.Venkys need a ew start with good people in the boardroom to take the club forward into the future.Appointing Appleton will be another disaster like Berg and Kean.We need a proven manager who can win over fans,allow him more transfer funds.A man who can rebuild Rovers again and take BRFC back to the Premier League where we belong.
No no we don't want Appleton please Venkys please listen to BRFC action group .As an Indian lived nearly all my life in Blackburn, i am pleading to Venkys we want a proven manager at the top level like Di Matteo or Coleman.Blackburn people are good folks and love their football club.For two years Venkys have made mistakes which the fans were right.Venkys need a ew start with good people in the boardroom to take the club forward into the future.Appointing Appleton will be another disaster like Berg and Kean.We need a proven manager who can win over fans,allow him more transfer funds.A man who can rebuild Rovers again and take BRFC back to the Premier League where we belong. modan
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11:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

glen9mullan says...

Would like to comment if I may.
At no point does this press release state anything about a protest. Secondly I think tomorrows news of one Agents involvement in this deal will have people spitting feathers
Would like to comment if I may. At no point does this press release state anything about a protest. Secondly I think tomorrows news of one Agents involvement in this deal will have people spitting feathers glen9mullan
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12:04am Fri 11 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

what has happened to this 400 page document that was meant to be explosive?

is it your little secret?
what has happened to this 400 page document that was meant to be explosive? is it your little secret? hasslem hasslem
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1:08am Fri 11 Jan 13

srvp28 says...

glen9mullan wrote:
Would like to comment if I may.
At no point does this press release state anything about a protest. Secondly I think tomorrows news of one Agents involvement in this deal will have people spitting feathers
Typical BRAG committee member giving it the, "I know something you don't know", routine again.
[quote][p][bold]glen9mullan[/bold] wrote: Would like to comment if I may. At no point does this press release state anything about a protest. Secondly I think tomorrows news of one Agents involvement in this deal will have people spitting feathers[/p][/quote]Typical BRAG committee member giving it the, "I know something you don't know", routine again. srvp28
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1:43am Fri 11 Jan 13

jim 2012 says...

Fyrover wrote:
Who do they want???????
my vote chris coleman
[quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Who do they want???????[/p][/quote]my vote chris coleman jim 2012
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7:29am Fri 11 Jan 13

Dan11 says...

BRAG look like morons if they protest at this appointment, but did not at Henning Bergs. Michael Appleton is a far better and far more experienced coach than Berg was, and probably the best we can get. Unless of course we want to go for a name, whose best days may be behind them in management, or just complain continuously instead of backing the team on the pitch.
BRAG look like morons if they protest at this appointment, but did not at Henning Bergs. Michael Appleton is a far better and far more experienced coach than Berg was, and probably the best we can get. Unless of course we want to go for a name, whose best days may be behind them in management, or just complain continuously instead of backing the team on the pitch. Dan11
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10:43am Fri 11 Jan 13

Discusswithreason says...

I actually believe Shebby has a point, whether you like the guy or not, why should clubs be held to ransom by mercenary football managers who never appear to display any loyalty to their employers. Why is it so unusual in English football management for someone to have a contractual obligation to succeed. There is no other profession that rewards failure to the same extent, except perhaps politics! I would not profess to understand the complexities of football management, and I suspect Shebby doesn't either, but I completely understand why he would want someone to sign up to reward purely based on performance, it makes sense.
I actually believe Shebby has a point, whether you like the guy or not, why should clubs be held to ransom by mercenary football managers who never appear to display any loyalty to their employers. Why is it so unusual in English football management for someone to have a contractual obligation to succeed. There is no other profession that rewards failure to the same extent, except perhaps politics! I would not profess to understand the complexities of football management, and I suspect Shebby doesn't either, but I completely understand why he would want someone to sign up to reward purely based on performance, it makes sense. Discusswithreason
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2:24pm Fri 11 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Fyrover wrote:
Who do they want???????
my vote chris coleman
have you been drinking ?
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fyrover[/bold] wrote: Who do they want???????[/p][/quote]my vote chris coleman[/p][/quote]have you been drinking ? noddy57
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4:19pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bypass06 says...

whappen wrote:
Fan@clared wrote:
bypass06 wrote:
rover'n'out wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.
Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that". Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is. 1....Their owner bought the club for £1. 2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares. 3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket. If you think that will ever happen here, Think again.
I am impartial here but I have met many of these types over the years on the sub-continent and you are bang on with your assessment.
The owner only had to pay £1 because the club was laden with debt which it couldn't repay and was therefore worth nothing as a business.

Swansea City FC is where it is as a football club because it has been responsibly and competently run. They appointed officials and managers who fitted in with their ideas and ideals which has led them to be a PL club which plays a pretty d@mn good style of football.

Lucky maybe and as with most clubs of their size they will be relegated in time, but it shows what can be done.

Points 2 & 3 are irrelevant as regards the sale of theclub. You could say they are part of the reason the club is where it is now as they gave the supporters the feeling they were part of it. We've been bemoaning how Rovers is no longer a family club so why is giving the fans shares such a bad thing?
Never said it was a bad thing,
Just while we have these owners,
it'll never happen.
[quote][p][bold]whappen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fan@clared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rover'n'out[/bold] wrote: Fed up and not going back till this mess is sorted out. 20,000 supporters put £1,000 into the pot gives you £20 million. Each supporter gets an equal share Buy for £10 mil gives you £10 mil in the pot for running costs. I'm sure you would get some local sponsors to put more into the coffers. Appoint an experienced ceo. Bring the kids through and build up. Look at Swansea- nearly out of business 8 years ago.[/p][/quote]Why do people keep saying "Look at Swansea we could do that". Get real, the only reason Swansea are where they are is. 1....Their owner bought the club for £1. 2.....The board agreed to give 20 % of shares. 3...All they had to do to get a share, was to buy a season ticket. If you think that will ever happen here, Think again.[/p][/quote]I am impartial here but I have met many of these types over the years on the sub-continent and you are bang on with your assessment.[/p][/quote]The owner only had to pay £1 because the club was laden with debt which it couldn't repay and was therefore worth nothing as a business. Swansea City FC is where it is as a football club because it has been responsibly and competently run. They appointed officials and managers who fitted in with their ideas and ideals which has led them to be a PL club which plays a pretty d@mn good style of football. Lucky maybe and as with most clubs of their size they will be relegated in time, but it shows what can be done. Points 2 & 3 are irrelevant as regards the sale of theclub. You could say they are part of the reason the club is where it is now as they gave the supporters the feeling they were part of it. We've been bemoaning how Rovers is no longer a family club so why is giving the fans shares such a bad thing?[/p][/quote]Never said it was a bad thing, Just while we have these owners, it'll never happen. bypass06
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4:21pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bypass06 says...

OssyRover95 wrote:
mark007 wrote:
So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand?
Yes. Its a walk in centre but you have to make an appointment. Hmmm, how do work that one out?
Not true at all.
They rent it from the community trust.
[quote][p][bold]OssyRover95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark007[/bold] wrote: So is they any truth in BRAG being given an office by Venkys in the Darwen end stand?[/p][/quote]Yes. Its a walk in centre but you have to make an appointment. Hmmm, how do work that one out?[/p][/quote]Not true at all. They rent it from the community trust. bypass06
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12:59pm Sat 12 Jan 13

cruzy_cruz says...

Go for it Brag. All the morons on here whinge and moan like old grannies in the post office until it comes to having the stones to do something then they all suddenly become placated venkys ****.
Go for it Brag. All the morons on here whinge and moan like old grannies in the post office until it comes to having the stones to do something then they all suddenly become placated venkys ****. cruzy_cruz
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11:19pm Sat 12 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

you mugs stop wasting your money on cheating basters,
you mugs stop wasting your money on cheating basters, noddy57
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