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King ruled out

JOSH King remains sidelined with a hamstring injury for Blackburn Rovers' Championship clash with Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow night.

The former Manchester United man has missed the last two games with the injury and Rovers boss Michael Appleton confirmed he would not be fit for the visit of Gus Poyet's men.

But the Rovers chief is hopeful of having the wideman in contention for the FA Cup fourth round tie with Derby County on Saturday.

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2:20pm Mon 21 Jan 13

bburnrover says...

Oh dear we need our good performers in the team.
Oh dear we need our good performers in the team. bburnrover
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2:43pm Mon 21 Jan 13

crankitup says...

To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell
To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell crankitup
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2:53pm Mon 21 Jan 13

MxMave says...

"But the Rovers chief is hopeful of having the wideman in contention for the FA Cup fourth round tie with Derby County on Saturday."

DUNNY'S BACK!
"But the Rovers chief is hopeful of having the wideman in contention for the FA Cup fourth round tie with Derby County on Saturday." DUNNY'S BACK! MxMave
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3:02pm Mon 21 Jan 13

vicn1956 says...

Death threat sent to venkys. They woke up this morning with a tesco burger in their bed.
They are going to sell veggie burgers at ewood. They're made of genuine uniQuorn.
If you don't laugh you'll cry with events at ewood.
Death threat sent to venkys. They woke up this morning with a tesco burger in their bed. They are going to sell veggie burgers at ewood. They're made of genuine uniQuorn. If you don't laugh you'll cry with events at ewood. vicn1956
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3:26pm Mon 21 Jan 13

edmy says...

Article from todays Daily Mail

THE USELESS COLUMN: If you have a shocker, beware...we'll be watching and branding men and women in sport Useless! Today it's the owners of Blackburn Rovers
Your striker fluffs a sitter, your keeper drops a clanger or your team's opening batsman has been out for a pair... all together now: 'Useless!' Here, in Sportsmail's new 'Useless' column, we highlight sportsmen and women who flop and deserve a panning from our man who delivers it best... Today the dubious honour goes to the owners of Blackburn Rovers Football Club...
They are the Blackburn board who sit where Jack Walker once turned his local club into Premier League champions (with a little help from his chequebook, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton).

The Venky’s company, we are told by Wikipedia, are an ‘Indian company that specialises in chicken and meat processing and pharmaceutical products for both poultry and human usage’.

Well, they’ve got to be good at something, because when it comes to managing football clubs they appear to be USELESS.

Ranked by Forbes in 2000 as No67 in the 100 top global small companies, they have been at Blackburn since buying the club for £23million two years ago.

Since then they have sacked Sam Allardyce, when Blackburn were in a healthy mid-table Barclays Premier League position, Steve Kean (following relegation) and now Henning Berg, who won the title as a player but lasted 57 days.

They have taken the 1995 champions from the top league into 17th place in the Championship.

They don’t seem to know what they are doing at a proud club formed in 1875… and so they are added to our list.
And so say all of us! And so say all of us!
Article from todays Daily Mail THE USELESS COLUMN: If you have a shocker, beware...we'll be watching and branding men and women in sport Useless! Today it's the owners of Blackburn Rovers Your striker fluffs a sitter, your keeper drops a clanger or your team's opening batsman has been out for a pair... all together now: 'Useless!' Here, in Sportsmail's new 'Useless' column, we highlight sportsmen and women who flop and deserve a panning from our man who delivers it best... Today the dubious honour goes to the owners of Blackburn Rovers Football Club... They are the Blackburn board who sit where Jack Walker once turned his local club into Premier League champions (with a little help from his chequebook, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton). The Venky’s company, we are told by Wikipedia, are an ‘Indian company that specialises in chicken and meat processing and pharmaceutical products for both poultry and human usage’. Well, they’ve got to be good at something, because when it comes to managing football clubs they appear to be USELESS. Ranked by Forbes in 2000 as No67 in the 100 top global small companies, they have been at Blackburn since buying the club for £23million two years ago. Since then they have sacked Sam Allardyce, when Blackburn were in a healthy mid-table Barclays Premier League position, Steve Kean (following relegation) and now Henning Berg, who won the title as a player but lasted 57 days. They have taken the 1995 champions from the top league into 17th place in the Championship. They don’t seem to know what they are doing at a proud club formed in 1875… and so they are added to our list. And so say all of us! And so say all of us! edmy
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3:56pm Mon 21 Jan 13

stick to football says...

Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane stick to football
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4:01pm Mon 21 Jan 13

benal13 says...

so bradley orr is coming back after weekend wow thats lifted the gloom!!!!
so bradley orr is coming back after weekend wow thats lifted the gloom!!!! benal13
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4:22pm Mon 21 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

stick to football wrote:
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
[quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership inflightmagazine
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4:32pm Mon 21 Jan 13

leitchy says...

Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! .

Anderson - for Kean
Shebby - Berg
Shaw - Appleton

3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks

As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with.

We have the largest players wage bill,
Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil,
A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has)
Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil..
Hired a PR Company
The list goes on....

Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested!

We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward.

But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic !

Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!!
Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! . Anderson - for Kean Shebby - Berg Shaw - Appleton 3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with. We have the largest players wage bill, Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil, A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has) Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil.. Hired a PR Company The list goes on.... Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested! We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward. But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic ! Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!! leitchy
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4:41pm Mon 21 Jan 13

chegwin says...

That protest was embarresing.A couple of tanked up " fans" who prob went back to the pub after the venkys went inside ewood
That protest was embarresing.A couple of tanked up " fans" who prob went back to the pub after the venkys went inside ewood chegwin
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4:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

moh says...

crankitup wrote:
To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell
be careful what you wish for unless some fans have the money to buy the club. Rovers have struggled previously to sell the club before the Venkys bought.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell[/p][/quote]be careful what you wish for unless some fans have the money to buy the club. Rovers have struggled previously to sell the club before the Venkys bought. moh
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4:45pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .
Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. . Is Eckersley playing?
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4:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .
Ken Furphey said David Bradford would be the first million pound player.....well he wasn't! think we sold him to Sheffield United......I know Tony Field was sold to them.......looks like we'll be again selling to 2nd tier clubs very soon!!!...........Id settle for 3rd tier football again so long that Venkeys have sold up lock stock and barrel!
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .[/p][/quote]Ken Furphey said David Bradford would be the first million pound player.....well he wasn't! think we sold him to Sheffield United......I know Tony Field was sold to them.......looks like we'll be again selling to 2nd tier clubs very soon!!!...........Id settle for 3rd tier football again so long that Venkeys have sold up lock stock and barrel! Iiii1111
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5:07pm Mon 21 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote:
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
to be fair the opposition haven't really had a 12th man since Kean resigned.
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]to be fair the opposition haven't really had a 12th man since Kean resigned. greenscreener
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5:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

rhodie110961 says...

crankitup wrote:
To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell
Sell to who?? That`s what a few idiots on here want to start thinking about
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell[/p][/quote]Sell to who?? That`s what a few idiots on here want to start thinking about rhodie110961
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5:22pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

leitchy wrote:
Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! .

Anderson - for Kean
Shebby - Berg
Shaw - Appleton

3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks

As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with.

We have the largest players wage bill,
Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil,
A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has)
Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil..
Hired a PR Company
The list goes on....

Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested!

We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward.

But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic !

Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!!
"Venks have invested a lot of money into the club"

Netto they invested Diddlely squat- They had TV monies, parachute payments sold all the cream ie Samba, Jones etc…….zero investment when you tot the figures up…………..look
s like the new Venkey PR machine is working on some already!!
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! . Anderson - for Kean Shebby - Berg Shaw - Appleton 3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with. We have the largest players wage bill, Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil, A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has) Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil.. Hired a PR Company The list goes on.... Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested! We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward. But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic ! Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!![/p][/quote]"Venks have invested a lot of money into the club" Netto they invested Diddlely squat- They had TV monies, parachute payments sold all the cream ie Samba, Jones etc…….zero investment when you tot the figures up…………..look s like the new Venkey PR machine is working on some already!! Iiii1111
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5:33pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Iiii1111 says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
leitchy wrote:
Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! .

Anderson - for Kean
Shebby - Berg
Shaw - Appleton

3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks

As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with.

We have the largest players wage bill,
Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil,
A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has)
Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil..
Hired a PR Company
The list goes on....

Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested!

We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward.

But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic !

Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!!
"Venks have invested a lot of money into the club"

Netto they invested Diddlely squat- They had TV monies, parachute payments sold all the cream ie Samba, Jones etc…….zero investment when you tot the figures up…………..look

s like the new Venkey PR machine is working on some already!!
just to add.....They got a massive dilemma now……now that the cream has gone and TV monies is fast running out, Gates, Merchandise, corporate etc etc have at least been halved since they bought the club…….their thinking will be do we try to buy our way to the promised land (EPL) or do we stop all investment, hope to sell any remaining assets ie Rhodes etc (not many etcetera;-) and then pray Rovers don’t sink to a lower league before they can offload!
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! . Anderson - for Kean Shebby - Berg Shaw - Appleton 3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with. We have the largest players wage bill, Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil, A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has) Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil.. Hired a PR Company The list goes on.... Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested! We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward. But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic ! Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!![/p][/quote]"Venks have invested a lot of money into the club" Netto they invested Diddlely squat- They had TV monies, parachute payments sold all the cream ie Samba, Jones etc…….zero investment when you tot the figures up…………..look s like the new Venkey PR machine is working on some already!![/p][/quote]just to add.....They got a massive dilemma now……now that the cream has gone and TV monies is fast running out, Gates, Merchandise, corporate etc etc have at least been halved since they bought the club…….their thinking will be do we try to buy our way to the promised land (EPL) or do we stop all investment, hope to sell any remaining assets ie Rhodes etc (not many etcetera;-) and then pray Rovers don’t sink to a lower league before they can offload! Iiii1111
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5:39pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote: Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .
Ken Furphey said David Bradford would be the first million pound player.....well he wasn't! think we sold him to Sheffield United......I know Tony Field was sold to them.......looks like we'll be again selling to 2nd tier clubs very soon!!!...........Id settle for 3rd tier football again so long that Venkeys have sold up lock stock and barrel!
And Gary Glitter topped the charts at the same time.....
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .[/p][/quote]Ken Furphey said David Bradford would be the first million pound player.....well he wasn't! think we sold him to Sheffield United......I know Tony Field was sold to them.......looks like we'll be again selling to 2nd tier clubs very soon!!!...........Id settle for 3rd tier football again so long that Venkeys have sold up lock stock and barrel![/p][/quote]And Gary Glitter topped the charts at the same time..... Bazzer
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6:18pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Captain Dreckley says...

King out whilst there is talk of King coming in, Marlon King. Looking at Ruben and Kaz it may not actually be a bad move but what we are lacking is creativity and delivery from midfield as well as the obvious problems with the defence.
King out whilst there is talk of King coming in, Marlon King. Looking at Ruben and Kaz it may not actually be a bad move but what we are lacking is creativity and delivery from midfield as well as the obvious problems with the defence. Captain Dreckley
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6:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

RoversSwiss says...

crankitup wrote:
To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell
As someone else said, sell to who? Who would pay millions for a club with our fan base and find 4 million a month to keep the club going? There is not a cat in hells chance of selling the club, the sooner people realise this the better.

Local politicians have been enthusiastic about jumping on the `"Venkys OUT" bandwagon so perhaps the money will come from the council tax!!
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: To be honest, I couldn't give a monkey's about the cup, we need points on the board, and we defo need 3 points tomorrow night, and as for king, I hope we haven't bought a lemon, on a brighter note, I bet our. owners think twice about visiting blackburn in the near future....do US all a favour and sell, sell, sell[/p][/quote]As someone else said, sell to who? Who would pay millions for a club with our fan base and find 4 million a month to keep the club going? There is not a cat in hells chance of selling the club, the sooner people realise this the better. Local politicians have been enthusiastic about jumping on the `"Venkys OUT" bandwagon so perhaps the money will come from the council tax!! RoversSwiss
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6:40pm Mon 21 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade:

" Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“

The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club."
The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade: " Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“ The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club." blueblooded
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6:43pm Mon 21 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

This deluded idea of fan ownership came from these trusts, who whilst initially well intentioned have now put a permanent block on any chance of stability.

Deluded supporters of these groups and Trust want a piece of the pie and are now prepared to go into administration to get it.

Simon Garner, you were a Rovers legend. Now you're just another part of the problem.
This deluded idea of fan ownership came from these trusts, who whilst initially well intentioned have now put a permanent block on any chance of stability. Deluded supporters of these groups and Trust want a piece of the pie and are now prepared to go into administration to get it. Simon Garner, you were a Rovers legend. Now you're just another part of the problem. blueblooded
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6:49pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote:
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
We've already kissed goodbye to the PL, and we will never get anywhere near it ever again, as long as the Chicken Pluckers have anything to do with this once proud club.
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]We've already kissed goodbye to the PL, and we will never get anywhere near it ever again, as long as the Chicken Pluckers have anything to do with this once proud club. Stone Island:
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6:50pm Mon 21 Jan 13

leitchy says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
leitchy wrote: Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! . Anderson - for Kean Shebby - Berg Shaw - Appleton 3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with. We have the largest players wage bill, Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil, A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has) Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil.. Hired a PR Company The list goes on.... Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested! We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward. But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic ! Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!!
"Venks have invested a lot of money into the club" Netto they invested Diddlely squat- They had TV monies, parachute payments sold all the cream ie Samba, Jones etc…….zero investment when you tot the figures up…………..look s like the new Venkey PR machine is working on some already!!
just to add.....They got a massive dilemma now……now that the cream has gone and TV monies is fast running out, Gates, Merchandise, corporate etc etc have at least been halved since they bought the club…….their thinking will be do we try to buy our way to the promised land (EPL) or do we stop all investment, hope to sell any remaining assets ie Rhodes etc (not many etcetera;-) and then pray Rovers don’t sink to a lower league before they can offload!
Exactly my point.......Without Venks kiss goodbye to the league...never mind getting back to the premiership !!
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: Venks have invested a lot of money into the club....yes they have got things wrong.....But who wouldn't being advised by Anderson, then Shebby oh and now Shaw!! . Anderson - for Kean Shebby - Berg Shaw - Appleton 3 idiots who have all been advising the Venks As far as owners go...look at the money they are spending...No other club in the championship can compete with. We have the largest players wage bill, Doubled Appletons wage to 1.2mil, A global advisor ???? at 400k pa !!! (No other club has) Signing Players like Dann for 6mil, Rhodes at 8mil.. Hired a PR Company The list goes on.... Yes they have sold big to do this but as least its being re-invested! We could do alot worse than Venks......If they can get the boardroom right then just maybe we can move forward. But throwing snow balls at them / death threats ect...is pathetic ! Be carful what you wish for...if you want them out then think who else would bank roll us like them!![/p][/quote]"Venks have invested a lot of money into the club" Netto they invested Diddlely squat- They had TV monies, parachute payments sold all the cream ie Samba, Jones etc…….zero investment when you tot the figures up…………..look s like the new Venkey PR machine is working on some already!![/p][/quote]just to add.....They got a massive dilemma now……now that the cream has gone and TV monies is fast running out, Gates, Merchandise, corporate etc etc have at least been halved since they bought the club…….their thinking will be do we try to buy our way to the promised land (EPL) or do we stop all investment, hope to sell any remaining assets ie Rhodes etc (not many etcetera;-) and then pray Rovers don’t sink to a lower league before they can offload![/p][/quote]Exactly my point.......Without Venks kiss goodbye to the league...never mind getting back to the premiership !! leitchy
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6:51pm Mon 21 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

blueblooded wrote:
The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade:

" Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“

The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club."
I have to say when I read this I was not to uncomfortable with some of the early bits ( by the way if they had turned up in ford fiestas I think they would have got some real grief) but the last bit is really beginning to sound like a broken record, there simply is not the financial appetite amongst the fan base to take this on, the premiership last place prize money is 60 million why would they sell for 10 million. And as many have said who are we expecting to come in and buy us. I love my club and want it to do well and I am sorry full fan ownership in the modern game is unrealistic the budgets are too big and why would brist or brag be any better at finding new owners than the walkers were.
[quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade: " Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“ The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club."[/p][/quote]I have to say when I read this I was not to uncomfortable with some of the early bits ( by the way if they had turned up in ford fiestas I think they would have got some real grief) but the last bit is really beginning to sound like a broken record, there simply is not the financial appetite amongst the fan base to take this on, the premiership last place prize money is 60 million why would they sell for 10 million. And as many have said who are we expecting to come in and buy us. I love my club and want it to do well and I am sorry full fan ownership in the modern game is unrealistic the budgets are too big and why would brist or brag be any better at finding new owners than the walkers were. inflightmagazine
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7:23pm Mon 21 Jan 13

To.guy says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote:
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
I dont believe that. I think other teams are using it as a reason now like ours use it as an excuse. It's too convenient for opposition to say we helped them to a win when actually it was that our team are c**p
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]I dont believe that. I think other teams are using it as a reason now like ours use it as an excuse. It's too convenient for opposition to say we helped them to a win when actually it was that our team are c**p To.guy
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7:26pm Mon 21 Jan 13

To.guy says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
blueblooded wrote:
The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade:

" Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“

The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club."
I have to say when I read this I was not to uncomfortable with some of the early bits ( by the way if they had turned up in ford fiestas I think they would have got some real grief) but the last bit is really beginning to sound like a broken record, there simply is not the financial appetite amongst the fan base to take this on, the premiership last place prize money is 60 million why would they sell for 10 million. And as many have said who are we expecting to come in and buy us. I love my club and want it to do well and I am sorry full fan ownership in the modern game is unrealistic the budgets are too big and why would brist or brag be any better at finding new owners than the walkers were.
Because those groups care and like football and the Walkers didnt care or like football?
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade: " Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“ The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club."[/p][/quote]I have to say when I read this I was not to uncomfortable with some of the early bits ( by the way if they had turned up in ford fiestas I think they would have got some real grief) but the last bit is really beginning to sound like a broken record, there simply is not the financial appetite amongst the fan base to take this on, the premiership last place prize money is 60 million why would they sell for 10 million. And as many have said who are we expecting to come in and buy us. I love my club and want it to do well and I am sorry full fan ownership in the modern game is unrealistic the budgets are too big and why would brist or brag be any better at finding new owners than the walkers were.[/p][/quote]Because those groups care and like football and the Walkers didnt care or like football? To.guy
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7:33pm Mon 21 Jan 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .
careful what you say Eckersley....

saying you can always watch Dave maybe classed a nameism and could offend anyone called Dave - or not called Dave!

you get my drift though lol
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .[/p][/quote]careful what you say Eckersley.... saying you can always watch Dave maybe classed a nameism and could offend anyone called Dave - or not called Dave! you get my drift though lol RoversMCMLXXV
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7:45pm Mon 21 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

To.guy wrote:
inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote:
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
I dont believe that. I think other teams are using it as a reason now like ours use it as an excuse. It's too convenient for opposition to say we helped them to a win when actually it was that our team are c**p
Not sure that makes any sense what possible motive would Charlton's strikers have for going on record to say they tactically aimed to get the fans turning on their own players, it would have been a lot easier for him to suggest they were just better.
[quote][p][bold]To.guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]I dont believe that. I think other teams are using it as a reason now like ours use it as an excuse. It's too convenient for opposition to say we helped them to a win when actually it was that our team are c**p[/p][/quote]Not sure that makes any sense what possible motive would Charlton's strikers have for going on record to say they tactically aimed to get the fans turning on their own players, it would have been a lot easier for him to suggest they were just better. inflightmagazine
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7:49pm Mon 21 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

To.guy wrote:
inflightmagazine wrote:
blueblooded wrote:
The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade:

" Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“

The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club."
I have to say when I read this I was not to uncomfortable with some of the early bits ( by the way if they had turned up in ford fiestas I think they would have got some real grief) but the last bit is really beginning to sound like a broken record, there simply is not the financial appetite amongst the fan base to take this on, the premiership last place prize money is 60 million why would they sell for 10 million. And as many have said who are we expecting to come in and buy us. I love my club and want it to do well and I am sorry full fan ownership in the modern game is unrealistic the budgets are too big and why would brist or brag be any better at finding new owners than the walkers were.
Because those groups care and like football and the Walkers didnt care or like football?
But they haven't got the money, I really like Ferraris but I ain't going to get one no matter how much I stamp my feet unless I have the money
[quote][p][bold]To.guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blueblooded[/bold] wrote: The real cancer in the club. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Simom Garner and the deluded fan ownership brigade: " Blackburn Rovers legend Simon Garner has condemned the owners of Blackburn Rovers for their “arrogance and insensitivity” this weekend.Speaking as an ambassador for Rovers Trust, the official supporters organisation, Garner said the way the Rao family chose to arrive at Ewood Park before the game against Charlton Athletic shows they have learnt nothing in the two years of their disastrous ownership of Rovers.The Venky’s family ostentatiously swept into Ewood Park in a fleet of limousines, headed by a top-of-the-range Rolls Royce, to be met by a crowd of protesting Rovers supporters stood beyond a line of security guards.Garner said: “To arrive at Ewood Park in such a way, with limousines, bodyguards and security, like they were attending the Oscars or something, was insensitive at best, but more likely yet another sign of their arrogance.“In two years we have had to endure the calamitous sacking of Sam Allardyce, Steve Kean’s disastrous reign, relegation, boardroom farce and the managerial merry-go-round this season.“In all this time, the Raos have done nothing to show they have learnt anything about Blackburn Rovers, English football, common sense or decency.“ The protests from fans were to be expected and should be taken by the Raos as a clear signal they and their appointees will never be accepted or trusted to run our football club.“I ask that they do the only decent thing they will have done in two years – put Blackburn Rovers up for sale and actively seek out a buyer.“I and others are prepared to help the owners in their search.“We want someone who will work with Rovers Trust to give the club back its self-respect, decency and sense of community.Garner is a non-executive director of the Rovers Trust and has been passionate about playing a part in bringing Rovers back to the fans and the community since the trust was formed last year.“We want to have a dialogue with the owners and we want it to be constructive for everyone’s sakes.“Surely, after the reception they received before and during the match on Saturday, after personally witnessing the embarrassingly low attendance – directly their fault – surely they must realise the game is up.“The way they left their seats after just 65 minutes was yet another PR own goal and shows their utter disinterest in the team and the club.“The only positive way forward for all Rovers fans is to join the Rovers Trust, like I have done, and let’s all try to get our club back.“Even a small shareholding can make a big difference and give supporters a feeling of belonging and ownership again.”Garner, Rovers’ record league goalscorer, has backed the supporter campaign to bring the club back into community ownership since the start early in 2012.He netted a record 168 goals in 474 league appearances between 1978 and 1992 and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League for its first season in the top flight since the 1960s.Rovers Trust aims to take a stake in Blackburn Rovers, large or small, as the first steps in a vision to ensure supporters have a permanent voice and a say in the running of the club."[/p][/quote]I have to say when I read this I was not to uncomfortable with some of the early bits ( by the way if they had turned up in ford fiestas I think they would have got some real grief) but the last bit is really beginning to sound like a broken record, there simply is not the financial appetite amongst the fan base to take this on, the premiership last place prize money is 60 million why would they sell for 10 million. And as many have said who are we expecting to come in and buy us. I love my club and want it to do well and I am sorry full fan ownership in the modern game is unrealistic the budgets are too big and why would brist or brag be any better at finding new owners than the walkers were.[/p][/quote]Because those groups care and like football and the Walkers didnt care or like football?[/p][/quote]But they haven't got the money, I really like Ferraris but I ain't going to get one no matter how much I stamp my feet unless I have the money inflightmagazine
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8:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .
careful what you say Eckersley....

saying you can always watch Dave maybe classed a nameism and could offend anyone called Dave - or not called Dave!

you get my drift though lol
Aye, MCM, didn't think of that. Nice one!
[quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .[/p][/quote]careful what you say Eckersley.... saying you can always watch Dave maybe classed a nameism and could offend anyone called Dave - or not called Dave! you get my drift though lol[/p][/quote]Aye, MCM, didn't think of that. Nice one! Is Eckersley playing?
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9:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Wild Rover says...

Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !!
Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child.
What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand??
We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys.
They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same?
We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes
I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?
Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !! Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child. What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand?? We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys. They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same? We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it? Wild Rover
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10:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

blueblooded says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !!
Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child.
What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand??
We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys.
They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same?
We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes
I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?
Well said Wild Rover.

We as supporters need to get back doing what we do best - be the 12th man and get behind our lads so we can help get back that winning spirit that has been lost in the midst of boardroom antics and politics.

RTID.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !! Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child. What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand?? We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys. They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same? We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?[/p][/quote]Well said Wild Rover. We as supporters need to get back doing what we do best - be the 12th man and get behind our lads so we can help get back that winning spirit that has been lost in the midst of boardroom antics and politics. RTID. blueblooded
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10:19pm Mon 21 Jan 13

French Rover says...

Back to the story, we need someone up front pretty sharpish especially if Josh King is out for a few matches and Leon Best is not fit until the end of February. KCR is not the answer though he could be if he applied himself better and more consistently. So Appleton needs to get someone in PDQ. Rovers are one actually of the lowest scoring teams in the Championship and would be a lot further down the table without Rhodes goals...so if MA can get Marlon King in then I think he would be a good and much needed signing. Then he can concentrate on getting the center half and the midfielder we need so badly also..

For the game Tuesday night, then we have to beat Brighton to get things going forwards again...a draw is not enough. Toughest game at Ewood for a lot of reasons, so will be crucial to see how the players respond to the weekends fiasco (on and off the pitch).

Come on you Blues!
Back to the story, we need someone up front pretty sharpish especially if Josh King is out for a few matches and Leon Best is not fit until the end of February. KCR is not the answer though he could be if he applied himself better and more consistently. So Appleton needs to get someone in PDQ. Rovers are one actually of the lowest scoring teams in the Championship and would be a lot further down the table without Rhodes goals...so if MA can get Marlon King in then I think he would be a good and much needed signing. Then he can concentrate on getting the center half and the midfielder we need so badly also.. For the game Tuesday night, then we have to beat Brighton to get things going forwards again...a draw is not enough. Toughest game at Ewood for a lot of reasons, so will be crucial to see how the players respond to the weekends fiasco (on and off the pitch). Come on you Blues! French Rover
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10:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !! Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child. What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand?? We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys. They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same? We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?
Absolutey correct Mr Wild Rover. I have criticized Venky's more than most but they seem at last to be putting a structure in place with Manager in charge therefore lets see how it goes Appleton is making all the right moves with fitness coach and scout. Lets take it on board and support them and stop all the rubbish that he's done this wrong and she's done this wrong and move forward together it may take time though.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !! Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child. What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand?? We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys. They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same? We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?[/p][/quote]Absolutey correct Mr Wild Rover. I have criticized Venky's more than most but they seem at last to be putting a structure in place with Manager in charge therefore lets see how it goes Appleton is making all the right moves with fitness coach and scout. Lets take it on board and support them and stop all the rubbish that he's done this wrong and she's done this wrong and move forward together it may take time though. A Rover 45 years and over
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10:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Nuttall Street says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote:
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
Inflight, for God's sake get a grip. There is NO CHANCE of Rovers going back to the Prem. The distance they have fallen under the Venkys is outlined by having just lost all 6 points home and away to last years Div 1 side Charlton ( who are very a poor team based in an allotment). Not only that, but if Rovers did find themselves in the Prem they could very well go all season without winning a single point.
Forget the Prem. If you want to argue against the demonstrators then your argument should be that they are putting Rovers in jeopardy of relegation. Not that you are right. It is Venkys and The Global Adviser who are doing that. As an apologist for them what do you think of them arriving in a fleet of vulgar Rolls-Royces like they were the Maharaja's condescending to pay visit to somewhere they would rather not be?
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]Inflight, for God's sake get a grip. There is NO CHANCE of Rovers going back to the Prem. The distance they have fallen under the Venkys is outlined by having just lost all 6 points home and away to last years Div 1 side Charlton ( who are very a poor team based in an allotment). Not only that, but if Rovers did find themselves in the Prem they could very well go all season without winning a single point. Forget the Prem. If you want to argue against the demonstrators then your argument should be that they are putting Rovers in jeopardy of relegation. Not that you are right. It is Venkys and The Global Adviser who are doing that. As an apologist for them what do you think of them arriving in a fleet of vulgar Rolls-Royces like they were the Maharaja's condescending to pay visit to somewhere they would rather not be? Nuttall Street
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10:51pm Mon 21 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !!
Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child.
What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand??
We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys.
They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same?
We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes
I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?
fan ownership - a ridiculously stupid idea, just look what a mess ebsfleet utd is!!!

also barcelona and bayern munich are both total disasters.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !! Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child. What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand?? We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys. They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same? We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?[/p][/quote]fan ownership - a ridiculously stupid idea, just look what a mess ebsfleet utd is!!! also barcelona and bayern munich are both total disasters. hasslem hasslem
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11:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
Back to the story, we need someone up front pretty sharpish especially if Josh King is out for a few matches and Leon Best is not fit until the end of February. KCR is not the answer though he could be if he applied himself better and more consistently. So Appleton needs to get someone in PDQ. Rovers are one actually of the lowest scoring teams in the Championship and would be a lot further down the table without Rhodes goals...so if MA can get Marlon King in then I think he would be a good and much needed signing. Then he can concentrate on getting the center half and the midfielder we need so badly also.. For the game Tuesday night, then we have to beat Brighton to get things going forwards again...a draw is not enough. Toughest game at Ewood for a lot of reasons, so will be crucial to see how the players respond to the weekends fiasco (on and off the pitch). Come on you Blues!
If we think we have it rough, just have a look at the plight of Birmingham City. Marlon King is a proven player at this level, but wait for the holier than thou brigade.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Back to the story, we need someone up front pretty sharpish especially if Josh King is out for a few matches and Leon Best is not fit until the end of February. KCR is not the answer though he could be if he applied himself better and more consistently. So Appleton needs to get someone in PDQ. Rovers are one actually of the lowest scoring teams in the Championship and would be a lot further down the table without Rhodes goals...so if MA can get Marlon King in then I think he would be a good and much needed signing. Then he can concentrate on getting the center half and the midfielder we need so badly also.. For the game Tuesday night, then we have to beat Brighton to get things going forwards again...a draw is not enough. Toughest game at Ewood for a lot of reasons, so will be crucial to see how the players respond to the weekends fiasco (on and off the pitch). Come on you Blues![/p][/quote]If we think we have it rough, just have a look at the plight of Birmingham City. Marlon King is a proven player at this level, but wait for the holier than thou brigade. Bazzer
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11:20pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Bazzer says...

Are the Venkys entitled to use the title "Raja" which is so clearly the message on the personalised number plate?
Are the Venkys entitled to use the title "Raja" which is so clearly the message on the personalised number plate? Bazzer
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12:08am Tue 22 Jan 13

greenscreener says...

Bazzer wrote:
Are the Venkys entitled to use the title "Raja" which is so clearly the message on the personalised number plate?
You can stick whatever label you want on there, it doesn't change what they are, Ignorant and Arrogant.

And to retain a degree of balance I'm happy to point out theres a bunch of people down there who call themselves Directors, but I don't believe that either.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Are the Venkys entitled to use the title "Raja" which is so clearly the message on the personalised number plate?[/p][/quote]You can stick whatever label you want on there, it doesn't change what they are, Ignorant and Arrogant. And to retain a degree of balance I'm happy to point out theres a bunch of people down there who call themselves Directors, but I don't believe that either. greenscreener
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2:58am Tue 22 Jan 13

jim 2012 says...

RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .
careful what you say Eckersley....

saying you can always watch Dave maybe classed a nameism and could offend anyone called Dave - or not called Dave!

you get my drift though lol
what,s nameism ?
ps,
no one has ever died from being offended or called dave
not as far as i know
[quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Hope the match goes ahead tomorrow and isn't called off because of snow.. I've been looking forward to it as should be an exciting game. I think Bradford can do it, perhaps need one more goal. If it does get called off I can always watch Dave. Can'tsee anything else worth watching.. .[/p][/quote]careful what you say Eckersley.... saying you can always watch Dave maybe classed a nameism and could offend anyone called Dave - or not called Dave! you get my drift though lol[/p][/quote]what,s nameism ? ps, no one has ever died from being offended or called dave not as far as i know jim 2012
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5:28am Tue 22 Jan 13

RespectTheK-Dog says...

Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Back to the story, we need someone up front pretty sharpish especially if Josh King is out for a few matches and Leon Best is not fit until the end of February. KCR is not the answer though he could be if he applied himself better and more consistently. So Appleton needs to get someone in PDQ. Rovers are one actually of the lowest scoring teams in the Championship and would be a lot further down the table without Rhodes goals...so if MA can get Marlon King in then I think he would be a good and much needed signing. Then he can concentrate on getting the center half and the midfielder we need so badly also.. For the game Tuesday night, then we have to beat Brighton to get things going forwards again...a draw is not enough. Toughest game at Ewood for a lot of reasons, so will be crucial to see how the players respond to the weekends fiasco (on and off the pitch). Come on you Blues!
If we think we have it rough, just have a look at the plight of Birmingham City. Marlon King is a proven player at this level, but wait for the holier than thou brigade.
But surely Marlon King will get on well with Colin aka "The Orc" Hendry.

They've lots in common. Both are big strong men - well above average height and build - and both are partial to battering defenceless women. Just the qualities required for a club battling relegation.

Perhaps if Colin could teach him how to channel that aggression in the direction of elderly neighbours whose life savings he **** away gambling and drinking, then they could put this club back on the map.

Arte et Labore and all that.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Back to the story, we need someone up front pretty sharpish especially if Josh King is out for a few matches and Leon Best is not fit until the end of February. KCR is not the answer though he could be if he applied himself better and more consistently. So Appleton needs to get someone in PDQ. Rovers are one actually of the lowest scoring teams in the Championship and would be a lot further down the table without Rhodes goals...so if MA can get Marlon King in then I think he would be a good and much needed signing. Then he can concentrate on getting the center half and the midfielder we need so badly also.. For the game Tuesday night, then we have to beat Brighton to get things going forwards again...a draw is not enough. Toughest game at Ewood for a lot of reasons, so will be crucial to see how the players respond to the weekends fiasco (on and off the pitch). Come on you Blues![/p][/quote]If we think we have it rough, just have a look at the plight of Birmingham City. Marlon King is a proven player at this level, but wait for the holier than thou brigade.[/p][/quote]But surely Marlon King will get on well with Colin aka "The Orc" Hendry. They've lots in common. Both are big strong men - well above average height and build - and both are partial to battering defenceless women. Just the qualities required for a club battling relegation. Perhaps if Colin could teach him how to channel that aggression in the direction of elderly neighbours whose life savings he **** away gambling and drinking, then they could put this club back on the map. Arte et Labore and all that. RespectTheK-Dog
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7:04am Tue 22 Jan 13

Roverthere says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote:
Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again

But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before

Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
We already have!
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]We already have! Roverthere
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7:17am Tue 22 Jan 13

Roverthere says...

Whether you like Venky's or not, they are the owners. And probably the best we can get at this time. Forget fans buyouts, it won't happen, and if it did would not be sustainable.
At this time we need to back the manager and the team, give him a chance to build for next seasons assault. For this season FA Cup success, to at least a decent round, is about the best we can hope for.

.
Whether you like Venky's or not, they are the owners. And probably the best we can get at this time. Forget fans buyouts, it won't happen, and if it did would not be sustainable. At this time we need to back the manager and the team, give him a chance to build for next seasons assault. For this season FA Cup success, to at least a decent round, is about the best we can hope for. . Roverthere
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9:28am Tue 22 Jan 13

philmoulden says...

The venkys are business people , what a laughing stock they have made not only of Rovers but theirselves . They are NOT interested in Blackburn Rovers or football or they would have had their heads screwed on before they bought .It was greed that drove them , promises of big bucks from the leaches that advised them who i might add have robbed them blind .We WAS a play thing for the sons that would generate big money and now they are up sihts creek without a paddle just as the club is . No one will buy this club from them as it is a major loss making machine at present .In my opinion there are 2 ways to go . firstly the venkys gamble big money signings to get back into the prem or let it die and go into administration , both options do not scare me as there will always be a Rovers . thank God for uncle Jack who made dreams come true ( whod ave thowt it) back in the 70s 80s? The venkys thru advisors have taken away the spade work of uncle Jack and lined their pockets . The only sufferers in all of this is the fans . NO body gives a stuff about us , venkys ,agents ,footballers ,managers ,media the very people who are on the take from our beautiful game and club . Therfore i shall not fear the future and either way i will be one with the club and the very people that make Blackburn Rovers the love of my life . The fans , the shirt and the name that is BLACKBURN ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB .
The venkys are business people , what a laughing stock they have made not only of Rovers but theirselves . They are NOT interested in Blackburn Rovers or football or they would have had their heads screwed on before they bought .It was greed that drove them , promises of big bucks from the leaches that advised them who i might add have robbed them blind .We WAS a play thing for the sons that would generate big money and now they are up sihts creek without a paddle just as the club is . No one will buy this club from them as it is a major loss making machine at present .In my opinion there are 2 ways to go . firstly the venkys gamble big money signings to get back into the prem or let it die and go into administration , both options do not scare me as there will always be a Rovers . thank God for uncle Jack who made dreams come true ( whod ave thowt it) back in the 70s 80s? The venkys thru advisors have taken away the spade work of uncle Jack and lined their pockets . The only sufferers in all of this is the fans . NO body gives a stuff about us , venkys ,agents ,footballers ,managers ,media the very people who are on the take from our beautiful game and club . Therfore i shall not fear the future and either way i will be one with the club and the very people that make Blackburn Rovers the love of my life . The fans , the shirt and the name that is BLACKBURN ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB . philmoulden
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9:52am Tue 22 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Wild Rover wrote: Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !! Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child. What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand?? We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys. They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same? We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?
fan ownership - a ridiculously stupid idea, just look what a mess ebsfleet utd is!!! also barcelona and bayern munich are both total disasters.
"Many see Barcelona as the model of how a football club should be run. Bringing players through from the youth ranks and pairing them with international stars brought in to complement their talents. In comparison to teams like Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Chelsea they are held up as the way football should be.
Except it's not quite that clear cut. The Economist has done a report based on the auditing of Barcelona's accounts by Deloitte. The audit reveals that Barcelona have a financial negative equity which amounts to €71m. The Economist says that due to the Act of Sport in Spain, football clubs are subject to different rules to a normal business and if Barcelona didn't have that privilege they would find themselves having to rebalance their assets.
This is a whole lot of jargon but along with other figures it shows the club are a bit of a financial basket case and the perception of them being what all others should aim for is farcical, off the pitch at least.
The Economist say that although the club only made a loss of €9.3m last year the total club debt is €578.1m, and perhaps even more worryingly, Barcelona are projected to struggle to pay back loans and service debts. They are in an enviable situation where banks almost take pride in lending them money and the €155m loan they took out last year to cover running costs has not yet been repaid." Posted by SPORT WITNESS on April 14, 2012


Your right raging success sure the banks would be queing up to support us
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Great Balls of Fire....I am turning into Victor Meldrew...I don't believe it !! Fan ownership...a ridiculous myth, rarer than unicorn poo. then we have a bunch of neanderthals on film heckling the Rao family and throwing snowballs, threatening a middle age woman and a child. What part of step away from the self destruct button do you lot not understand?? We don't have to love the owners, I didn't love the Walkers but we need the owners. Venkys record speaks for itself but we will rise above it if we stay calm. This mass hysteria will kill the club not Venkys. They are putting money in, don't listen to JC's selective accounting rants, the club was £27 million in debt when they bought it two years ago. The debt has not increased, therefore it is being serviced which is all any owners would do. Does not matter where the money comes from, it is the owners responsibility to manage the business as they see fit. Does any one believe that players would not have been sold by the Walker Trust all the same? We as fans need to back the club and wait for Venkys to get it right, maybe they will or maybe not but we are only going to hasten disaster with current behaviour and attitudes I want the club to survive and succeed as far as we can , falling for the negative agenda propaganda has not done any good so far has it?[/p][/quote]fan ownership - a ridiculously stupid idea, just look what a mess ebsfleet utd is!!! also barcelona and bayern munich are both total disasters.[/p][/quote]"Many see Barcelona as the model of how a football club should be run. Bringing players through from the youth ranks and pairing them with international stars brought in to complement their talents. In comparison to teams like Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Chelsea they are held up as the way football should be. Except it's not quite that clear cut. The Economist has done a report based on the auditing of Barcelona's accounts by Deloitte. The audit reveals that Barcelona have a financial negative equity which amounts to €71m. The Economist says that due to the Act of Sport in Spain, football clubs are subject to different rules to a normal business and if Barcelona didn't have that privilege they would find themselves having to rebalance their assets. This is a whole lot of jargon but along with other figures it shows the club are a bit of a financial basket case and the perception of them being what all others should aim for is farcical, off the pitch at least. The Economist say that although the club only made a loss of €9.3m last year the total club debt is €578.1m, and perhaps even more worryingly, Barcelona are projected to struggle to pay back loans and service debts. They are in an enviable situation where banks almost take pride in lending them money and the €155m loan they took out last year to cover running costs has not yet been repaid." Posted by SPORT WITNESS on April 14, 2012 Your right raging success sure the banks would be queing up to support us inflightmagazine
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9:56am Tue 22 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

I'm a diehard Brighton fan and I read with great sadness the fall from grace of your club. You reached the pinnacle of success under Jack Walker's guidance and investment and with Shearer and Co were a breath of fresh air to the English game. It's always sad when a famous club falls from grace and personally, I think the risk is always greater when you sell out to overseas owners with buckets full of cash who have no appreciation of the heritage or history of great clubs such as yours.
We at Brighton also suffered. Not to an overseas investor ironically, but to a property mogul from Blackburn ironically, who bought the club for £52.00 as it was £1m in debt, and sold the ground to a property developer for £20m. That was it. 100 years of history demolished in one financial deal.
We survived by hook or by crook, coming within 20 minutes of losing our football league status and now are challenging for a place in the Premiership. The supporters saved The Albion along with our version of Jack Walker, Dick Knight. It's been a hard and long journey but believe me, as fans, you can achieve the impossible if you pull together.
Having said that, can you wait until after tonight as having thrown away 2 points at Birmingham, we desperately need all three tonight to get back into play-off contention.
I wish you all the best from Saturday onwards. Fans unite !!
I'm a diehard Brighton fan and I read with great sadness the fall from grace of your club. You reached the pinnacle of success under Jack Walker's guidance and investment and with Shearer and Co were a breath of fresh air to the English game. It's always sad when a famous club falls from grace and personally, I think the risk is always greater when you sell out to overseas owners with buckets full of cash who have no appreciation of the heritage or history of great clubs such as yours. We at Brighton also suffered. Not to an overseas investor ironically, but to a property mogul from Blackburn ironically, who bought the club for £52.00 as it was £1m in debt, and sold the ground to a property developer for £20m. That was it. 100 years of history demolished in one financial deal. We survived by hook or by crook, coming within 20 minutes of losing our football league status and now are challenging for a place in the Premiership. The supporters saved The Albion along with our version of Jack Walker, Dick Knight. It's been a hard and long journey but believe me, as fans, you can achieve the impossible if you pull together. Having said that, can you wait until after tonight as having thrown away 2 points at Birmingham, we desperately need all three tonight to get back into play-off contention. I wish you all the best from Saturday onwards. Fans unite !! fratsomrover
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9:58am Tue 22 Jan 13

inflightmagazine says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
Inflight, for God's sake get a grip. There is NO CHANCE of Rovers going back to the Prem. The distance they have fallen under the Venkys is outlined by having just lost all 6 points home and away to last years Div 1 side Charlton ( who are very a poor team based in an allotment). Not only that, but if Rovers did find themselves in the Prem they could very well go all season without winning a single point. Forget the Prem. If you want to argue against the demonstrators then your argument should be that they are putting Rovers in jeopardy of relegation. Not that you are right. It is Venkys and The Global Adviser who are doing that. As an apologist for them what do you think of them arriving in a fleet of vulgar Rolls-Royces like they were the Maharaja's condescending to pay visit to somewhere they would rather not be?
ok so lets not bother even trying no team has ever gone on a good run from mid table and made it into the play offs so lets just call it a day.

By the way Chris Samba had a rolls royce that did not seem to upset to many people in Blackburn, infact he got done for speeding in it.
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]Inflight, for God's sake get a grip. There is NO CHANCE of Rovers going back to the Prem. The distance they have fallen under the Venkys is outlined by having just lost all 6 points home and away to last years Div 1 side Charlton ( who are very a poor team based in an allotment). Not only that, but if Rovers did find themselves in the Prem they could very well go all season without winning a single point. Forget the Prem. If you want to argue against the demonstrators then your argument should be that they are putting Rovers in jeopardy of relegation. Not that you are right. It is Venkys and The Global Adviser who are doing that. As an apologist for them what do you think of them arriving in a fleet of vulgar Rolls-Royces like they were the Maharaja's condescending to pay visit to somewhere they would rather not be?[/p][/quote]ok so lets not bother even trying no team has ever gone on a good run from mid table and made it into the play offs so lets just call it a day. By the way Chris Samba had a rolls royce that did not seem to upset to many people in Blackburn, infact he got done for speeding in it. inflightmagazine
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10:05am Tue 22 Jan 13

Pooloflife says...

Look at the way Southampton fans got behind the team last night,despite what we would like we are stuck with the current set up for the present,protest and negativity is hurting the team's chances.Lets get behind the team and give them encouragement.
Look at the way Southampton fans got behind the team last night,despite what we would like we are stuck with the current set up for the present,protest and negativity is hurting the team's chances.Lets get behind the team and give them encouragement. Pooloflife
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10:16am Tue 22 Jan 13

Blackburn fans love horses says...

Just a quick note, Brighton are just behind the Mighty Burnley at the top end of the table, so if you could beat them for us that would be a lovely gesture - and we will do our best to beat lowly Birmingham City for you on Saturday to return the favour.

Thanks in advance.

THE top club in Lancashire.
Just a quick note, Brighton are just behind the Mighty Burnley at the top end of the table, so if you could beat them for us that would be a lovely gesture - and we will do our best to beat lowly Birmingham City for you on Saturday to return the favour. Thanks in advance. THE top club in Lancashire. Blackburn fans love horses
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10:21am Tue 22 Jan 13

kfc yummy says...

philmoulden wrote:
The venkys are business people , what a laughing stock they have made not only of Rovers but theirselves . They are NOT interested in Blackburn Rovers or football or they would have had their heads screwed on before they bought .It was greed that drove them , promises of big bucks from the leaches that advised them who i might add have robbed them blind .We WAS a play thing for the sons that would generate big money and now they are up sihts creek without a paddle just as the club is . No one will buy this club from them as it is a major loss making machine at present .In my opinion there are 2 ways to go . firstly the venkys gamble big money signings to get back into the prem or let it die and go into administration , both options do not scare me as there will always be a Rovers . thank God for uncle Jack who made dreams come true ( whod ave thowt it) back in the 70s 80s? The venkys thru advisors have taken away the spade work of uncle Jack and lined their pockets . The only sufferers in all of this is the fans . NO body gives a stuff about us , venkys ,agents ,footballers ,managers ,media the very people who are on the take from our beautiful game and club . Therfore i shall not fear the future and either way i will be one with the club and the very people that make Blackburn Rovers the love of my life . The fans , the shirt and the name that is BLACKBURN ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB .
Aw shut up.
[quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: The venkys are business people , what a laughing stock they have made not only of Rovers but theirselves . They are NOT interested in Blackburn Rovers or football or they would have had their heads screwed on before they bought .It was greed that drove them , promises of big bucks from the leaches that advised them who i might add have robbed them blind .We WAS a play thing for the sons that would generate big money and now they are up sihts creek without a paddle just as the club is . No one will buy this club from them as it is a major loss making machine at present .In my opinion there are 2 ways to go . firstly the venkys gamble big money signings to get back into the prem or let it die and go into administration , both options do not scare me as there will always be a Rovers . thank God for uncle Jack who made dreams come true ( whod ave thowt it) back in the 70s 80s? The venkys thru advisors have taken away the spade work of uncle Jack and lined their pockets . The only sufferers in all of this is the fans . NO body gives a stuff about us , venkys ,agents ,footballers ,managers ,media the very people who are on the take from our beautiful game and club . Therfore i shall not fear the future and either way i will be one with the club and the very people that make Blackburn Rovers the love of my life . The fans , the shirt and the name that is BLACKBURN ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB .[/p][/quote]Aw shut up. kfc yummy
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10:27am Tue 22 Jan 13

pbirty says...

vicn1956 wrote:
Death threat sent to venkys. They woke up this morning with a tesco burger in their bed.
They are going to sell veggie burgers at ewood. They're made of genuine uniQuorn.
If you don't laugh you'll cry with events at ewood.
godfather,classic. i`ll make them a proposition they cant ignore.unfunily enough we cant.
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: Death threat sent to venkys. They woke up this morning with a tesco burger in their bed. They are going to sell veggie burgers at ewood. They're made of genuine uniQuorn. If you don't laugh you'll cry with events at ewood.[/p][/quote]godfather,classic. i`ll make them a proposition they cant ignore.unfunily enough we cant. pbirty
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10:42am Tue 22 Jan 13

pbirty says...

fratsomrover wrote:
I'm a diehard Brighton fan and I read with great sadness the fall from grace of your club. You reached the pinnacle of success under Jack Walker's guidance and investment and with Shearer and Co were a breath of fresh air to the English game. It's always sad when a famous club falls from grace and personally, I think the risk is always greater when you sell out to overseas owners with buckets full of cash who have no appreciation of the heritage or history of great clubs such as yours.
We at Brighton also suffered. Not to an overseas investor ironically, but to a property mogul from Blackburn ironically, who bought the club for £52.00 as it was £1m in debt, and sold the ground to a property developer for £20m. That was it. 100 years of history demolished in one financial deal.
We survived by hook or by crook, coming within 20 minutes of losing our football league status and now are challenging for a place in the Premiership. The supporters saved The Albion along with our version of Jack Walker, Dick Knight. It's been a hard and long journey but believe me, as fans, you can achieve the impossible if you pull together.
Having said that, can you wait until after tonight as having thrown away 2 points at Birmingham, we desperately need all three tonight to get back into play-off contention.
I wish you all the best from Saturday onwards. Fans unite !!
eer, good post, apart from me feeling more worried now.p.s. b`burn fans did`nt sell out to foreign owners. it wasn`t in our hands in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: I'm a diehard Brighton fan and I read with great sadness the fall from grace of your club. You reached the pinnacle of success under Jack Walker's guidance and investment and with Shearer and Co were a breath of fresh air to the English game. It's always sad when a famous club falls from grace and personally, I think the risk is always greater when you sell out to overseas owners with buckets full of cash who have no appreciation of the heritage or history of great clubs such as yours. We at Brighton also suffered. Not to an overseas investor ironically, but to a property mogul from Blackburn ironically, who bought the club for £52.00 as it was £1m in debt, and sold the ground to a property developer for £20m. That was it. 100 years of history demolished in one financial deal. We survived by hook or by crook, coming within 20 minutes of losing our football league status and now are challenging for a place in the Premiership. The supporters saved The Albion along with our version of Jack Walker, Dick Knight. It's been a hard and long journey but believe me, as fans, you can achieve the impossible if you pull together. Having said that, can you wait until after tonight as having thrown away 2 points at Birmingham, we desperately need all three tonight to get back into play-off contention. I wish you all the best from Saturday onwards. Fans unite !![/p][/quote]eer, good post, apart from me feeling more worried now.p.s. b`burn fans did`nt sell out to foreign owners. it wasn`t in our hands in the first place. pbirty
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11:02am Tue 22 Jan 13

pbirty says...

inflightmagazine wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
inflightmagazine wrote:
stick to football wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane
Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership
Inflight, for God's sake get a grip. There is NO CHANCE of Rovers going back to the Prem. The distance they have fallen under the Venkys is outlined by having just lost all 6 points home and away to last years Div 1 side Charlton ( who are very a poor team based in an allotment). Not only that, but if Rovers did find themselves in the Prem they could very well go all season without winning a single point. Forget the Prem. If you want to argue against the demonstrators then your argument should be that they are putting Rovers in jeopardy of relegation. Not that you are right. It is Venkys and The Global Adviser who are doing that. As an apologist for them what do you think of them arriving in a fleet of vulgar Rolls-Royces like they were the Maharaja's condescending to pay visit to somewhere they would rather not be?
ok so lets not bother even trying no team has ever gone on a good run from mid table and made it into the play offs so lets just call it a day.

By the way Chris Samba had a rolls royce that did not seem to upset to many people in Blackburn, infact he got done for speeding in it.
3 wins and a draw would make a massive difference.talk about fixing something that wasn`t broken springs to mind.i dont believe we are out of it yet, i am worried about the `supposed` player power at our club. players not playing for the managers.SORRY but b.r.f.c pay your wages. i`ll never forget steven warnock saying he signed for mark hughs,not rovers.`sorry mate but i was sure rovers paid your wages!`
[quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inflightmagazine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Probably be 5 years before they are seen or heard at Ewood again But who in their right mind would want to pay good money to buy the club with no leadership in the boardroom where they spend more time squabbling than work disgruntled supporters or those hardcore who have not left and dreary football which is dross after the Premiership feast we had before Answer is nobody who is sane[/p][/quote]Interesting article in Charlton's local rag from their striker openly admitting it was part of their tactics to frustrate Blackburn knowing the fans might turn, and that they heard the fans booing their own players and felt they could exploit that pressure, we are in danger of becoming the opposition s 12th man at every game and then we can kiss goodbye to the premiership[/p][/quote]Inflight, for God's sake get a grip. There is NO CHANCE of Rovers going back to the Prem. The distance they have fallen under the Venkys is outlined by having just lost all 6 points home and away to last years Div 1 side Charlton ( who are very a poor team based in an allotment). Not only that, but if Rovers did find themselves in the Prem they could very well go all season without winning a single point. Forget the Prem. If you want to argue against the demonstrators then your argument should be that they are putting Rovers in jeopardy of relegation. Not that you are right. It is Venkys and The Global Adviser who are doing that. As an apologist for them what do you think of them arriving in a fleet of vulgar Rolls-Royces like they were the Maharaja's condescending to pay visit to somewhere they would rather not be?[/p][/quote]ok so lets not bother even trying no team has ever gone on a good run from mid table and made it into the play offs so lets just call it a day. By the way Chris Samba had a rolls royce that did not seem to upset to many people in Blackburn, infact he got done for speeding in it.[/p][/quote]3 wins and a draw would make a massive difference.talk about fixing something that wasn`t broken springs to mind.i dont believe we are out of it yet, i am worried about the `supposed` player power at our club. players not playing for the managers.SORRY but b.r.f.c pay your wages. i`ll never forget steven warnock saying he signed for mark hughs,not rovers.`sorry mate but i was sure rovers paid your wages!` pbirty
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Hendog says...

Boring. Sick of hearing, reading and talking about this. Its been going on for almost two years. If you don't like it then why carry on, it's a hobby, if it doesnt bring you joy then it isnt a hobby. Find somethig else more worthwhile to spend your time doing, for your own sanity
Boring. Sick of hearing, reading and talking about this. Its been going on for almost two years. If you don't like it then why carry on, it's a hobby, if it doesnt bring you joy then it isnt a hobby. Find somethig else more worthwhile to spend your time doing, for your own sanity Hendog
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