Lancashire Telegraph comment: Time to go Steve Kean

Lancashire Telegraph: STEP DOWN Steve Kean STEP DOWN Steve Kean

TODAY the Lancashire Telegraph is calling for Steve Kean to step down as Blackburn Rovers manager.

Saturday’s humiliating home defeat to West Bromwich Albion was the last straw following a disastrous run of results stretching back months.

The club is now waist-deep in the relegation mire.

It is understood Kean’s future is already hanging by a thread and that a defeat against bottom club Bolton tomorrow would push him over the edge. So why has the Lancashire Telegraph taken the decision to call for his head today?

The reasons are simple: If Rovers do manage to pull off a positive result against Bolton, in our view, further procrastination could take place and that would be wrong because we believe the club has passed the point of no return. It is now surely clear that Kean has to go and one good result shouldn’t be enough to save him.

We are also calling for owners Venky’s to start running the club the way it deserves to be run or to put Blackburn Rovers up for sale if they are not prepared to protect its proud tradition.

A year ago last weekend, Steve Kean was appointed Rovers boss after Venky’s inexplicably sacked Sam Allardyce.

The club has been on a downward spiral ever since.

Kean’s record of just seven wins from 37 league games tells its own story and, with managers ultimately judged on results, Venky’s have to take decisive action and change the manager now.

Kean’s tenure has just been a symptom of the main problem at the football club and that problem is the inadequacy of Venky’s management.

They threw a managerial novice in at the deep end and have systematically failed to provide him with the support, investment and suitable structure, to turn their undoubted gamble into a success.

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Large sections of Ewood Park once again called for Kean’s sacking after Peter Odemwingie’s late winner on Saturday and it is impossible to see how he would ever now get the crowd back on his side.

He needs to go immediately to unite Rovers fans.

But then Venky’s have to make sure they act decisively to bring in the right replacement and to give him the necessary support.

Some readers will question why it has taken the Lancashire Telegraph so long to call for a change in manager at Ewood Park.

The reasons are simple: Once appointed, Kean needed to be given time to develop the team (too often clubs descend into a downward spiral simply because of the impatience of chairmen and owners).

But it was also clear that Kean has never received the support he needed from the owners in the week by week management of the club.

Much of the present chaos at Ewood Park is down to the owners. They are the ones who have not invested the necessary funds into moving the club forward, who have not put a suitable management structure in place at Ewood Park and who have failed to communicate with supporters.

Co owners Anuradha Desai and Venkatesh and Balaji Rao have been conspicuous by their absence at Ewood Park throughout the season and they need to come to Blackburn now to start portraying their commit-ment to the club.

If they don’t believe they can now deliver on the promises they made when they bought the club, then they have to put Rovers up for sale.

We hope they can finally respond decisively and turn this mess around.

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8:35am Mon 19 Dec 11

alan7554 says...

please dont go Agent Kean,your mission has not been fullfilled yet,you are doing a sterling job at deadwood park.Keep up the good work then you will be awarded the OBE (old bald head)
please dont go Agent Kean,your mission has not been fullfilled yet,you are doing a sterling job at deadwood park.Keep up the good work then you will be awarded the OBE (old bald head) alan7554

8:35am Mon 19 Dec 11

eddyo says...

Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead. eddyo

8:36am Mon 19 Dec 11

Bazzer says...

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Bazzer

8:39am Mon 19 Dec 11

Jansen_10 says...

well it's about time the LT stepped out of their impartial shadow... however you're about 4 months too late. The moment this guy started this season with us we were doomed
well it's about time the LT stepped out of their impartial shadow... however you're about 4 months too late. The moment this guy started this season with us we were doomed Jansen_10

8:39am Mon 19 Dec 11

vintageclaret says...

Now come on LET !!!!!

'Tis the Season of Goodwill, what a terrible and uncharitable remark to make at this time of year. I must also add that your comments/headlines have been posted without much thought. Just consider all the laughter, delight and amusement we have been privileged to watch with BRFC having the best and most ambitious manager in the Premier.

Long may you keep your job Mr. Kean. It's time we started a petition for him to stay, so come on everyone get behind and support Steve Kean.
Now come on LET !!!!! 'Tis the Season of Goodwill, what a terrible and uncharitable remark to make at this time of year. I must also add that your comments/headlines have been posted without much thought. Just consider all the laughter, delight and amusement we have been privileged to watch with BRFC having the best and most ambitious manager in the Premier. Long may you keep your job Mr. Kean. It's time we started a petition for him to stay, so come on everyone get behind and support Steve Kean. vintageclaret

8:43am Mon 19 Dec 11

bburnrover says...

Well I hope a good result against Bolton does not distract them from what was evidently the only thing to do 9 months ago.The fact is he can never turn this situation around we may win one game every 4 weeks but that should not be the reason to keep him.
I hear Avram Grant being mentioned maybe we should demonstrate now as the bufoons in charge may like his record of being relegated without a fight.
The only person that has a cat in hells chance of keeping us afloat is Mark Hughes but do not expect him to sign if they want him to fly to Pune every four weeks.
Well I hope a good result against Bolton does not distract them from what was evidently the only thing to do 9 months ago.The fact is he can never turn this situation around we may win one game every 4 weeks but that should not be the reason to keep him. I hear Avram Grant being mentioned maybe we should demonstrate now as the bufoons in charge may like his record of being relegated without a fight. The only person that has a cat in hells chance of keeping us afloat is Mark Hughes but do not expect him to sign if they want him to fly to Pune every four weeks. bburnrover

8:43am Mon 19 Dec 11

dangerous dave says...

Not before time!!
At last you agree with the majority of fans!!!
So Kean just go - local MP's, Town Council and the rest will be next asking for your head.
Well done Telegraph at last the truth
Not before time!! At last you agree with the majority of fans!!! So Kean just go - local MP's, Town Council and the rest will be next asking for your head. Well done Telegraph at last the truth dangerous dave

8:45am Mon 19 Dec 11

Jansen_10 says...

Do burnley fans really need to comment on these articles? After struggling to beat a team who had 9 men for 80 minutes I'd probably be more concerned for the future of your pathetic team. 33 years lads...
Do burnley fans really need to comment on these articles? After struggling to beat a team who had 9 men for 80 minutes I'd probably be more concerned for the future of your pathetic team. 33 years lads... Jansen_10

8:52am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

vintageclaret wrote:
Now come on LET !!!!!

'Tis the Season of Goodwill, what a terrible and uncharitable remark to make at this time of year. I must also add that your comments/headlines have been posted without much thought. Just consider all the laughter, delight and amusement we have been privileged to watch with BRFC having the best and most ambitious manager in the Premier.

Long may you keep your job Mr. Kean. It's time we started a petition for him to stay, so come on everyone get behind and support Steve Kean.
Wow Vintage those 33 Years must really really hurt!
[quote][p][bold]vintageclaret[/bold] wrote: Now come on LET !!!!! 'Tis the Season of Goodwill, what a terrible and uncharitable remark to make at this time of year. I must also add that your comments/headlines have been posted without much thought. Just consider all the laughter, delight and amusement we have been privileged to watch with BRFC having the best and most ambitious manager in the Premier. Long may you keep your job Mr. Kean. It's time we started a petition for him to stay, so come on everyone get behind and support Steve Kean.[/p][/quote]Wow Vintage those 33 Years must really really hurt! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

8:54am Mon 19 Dec 11

RobbyRover says...

Thank you LT it's taken 37 games but you've got there!

I don't know why people are saying Tues is a big game - there are no prizes for finishing 19th instead of 20th
Thank you LT it's taken 37 games but you've got there! I don't know why people are saying Tues is a big game - there are no prizes for finishing 19th instead of 20th RobbyRover

8:56am Mon 19 Dec 11

eddio says...

eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle. eddio

8:57am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

4 wins from the last 30 games!
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There are no excuses left.
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The LET are right that it could not act to soon but after the Cardiff game would have been the right time and your two weeks late!
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Mark Hughes
Rafael Benitez
Shearer & Newell
Paul Lambert
Graham Souness
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33rd........
4 wins from the last 30 games! . There are no excuses left. . The LET are right that it could not act to soon but after the Cardiff game would have been the right time and your two weeks late! . Mark Hughes Rafael Benitez Shearer & Newell Paul Lambert Graham Souness . 33rd........ Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:00am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
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We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
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[quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd......... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:01am Mon 19 Dec 11

Pooloflife says...

We have reached the point where just the removal of the manager will unite and lift the club,please do it now.
We have reached the point where just the removal of the manager will unite and lift the club,please do it now. Pooloflife

9:04am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts -
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1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes.
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2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come.
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I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety.
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33rd............
Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............ Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:04am Mon 19 Dec 11

olister2k says...

It's clear the LT has been marginalised and had no option but to agree with the majority of fans. The pandering and easy ride given to Kean and the owners has been cringeworthy from the LT.
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Normally I wouldn't be overly concerned. We've not been great in recent years but I've always been confident there are 3 teams worse than us in the PL, however I believe we are now one of the worst 3 teams in the league.
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We all saw this beautiful expansive football with Dann's goal at the weekend... I think even Big Sam would have been proud of that one!
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We are devoid of quality both on the pitch, on the bench, on the coaching staff and in the boardroom. Put all that together and nobody can be surprised we are where we are in the league.
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It was blindingly obvious to many fans Kean was a clueless muppet when he took us from mid table safety to almost certain relegation last season, yet the LT still gave him an easy ride.
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The biggest problem now is what manager in his right mind would come and work for the current owners? Only one who is out of work and desperate. Do we want such a manager?? I don't mean Benitez or Hughes - they wouldn't come in a million years and for one I wouldn't blame them!!
It's clear the LT has been marginalised and had no option but to agree with the majority of fans. The pandering and easy ride given to Kean and the owners has been cringeworthy from the LT. . Normally I wouldn't be overly concerned. We've not been great in recent years but I've always been confident there are 3 teams worse than us in the PL, however I believe we are now one of the worst 3 teams in the league. . We all saw this beautiful expansive football with Dann's goal at the weekend... I think even Big Sam would have been proud of that one! . We are devoid of quality both on the pitch, on the bench, on the coaching staff and in the boardroom. Put all that together and nobody can be surprised we are where we are in the league. . It was blindingly obvious to many fans Kean was a clueless muppet when he took us from mid table safety to almost certain relegation last season, yet the LT still gave him an easy ride. . The biggest problem now is what manager in his right mind would come and work for the current owners? Only one who is out of work and desperate. Do we want such a manager?? I don't mean Benitez or Hughes - they wouldn't come in a million years and for one I wouldn't blame them!! olister2k

9:05am Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do.

Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?).

Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !!
I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do. Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?). Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !! J.C - Rishton

9:06am Mon 19 Dec 11

Dan11 says...

Thankyou LET.
You have finally stood up for this proud football club, and are telling it how it is.
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I was saying after the defeat to WBA that one win against Bolton should not be enough to keep Kean his job. Regardless of the result against Bolton Kean must go, and a manager who has the qualifications and experience for such a big job should be appointed.
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We are already cut adrift at the bottom, and it is clear that the fans are now 100% against Kean staying on as manager.
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The results speak for themselves and the manner of the losses against Sunderland and WBA show that the players have lost belief and are resigned to relegation. We were hanging on against a very Sunderland side that was there for the taking and were punished. At times against WBA we were again sitting back and accepting the loss, aside from a long ball routine which was part of Big Sam's gamaplan.
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Under Kean I have seen a complete lack of tactical understanding which has cost us many points.
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Under Kean I have not seen any of the players improve as players. The coaching improvements in performance are all part of the managers job.
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Under Kean I have seen players who are clearly not up to the job played and played and costing us matches.
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Kean should be sacked and go back to coaching. However, based on the players performances during his reign I am not even sure he is any good at this.
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Lets just pray that the Venkys remove Kean now before the Bolton game. The Bolton game is irrelevant, as Kean has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that we are going down with him as manager this season. Even without him, in this situation it will take an amazing turnaround and investment in January to keep us up this season.
Thankyou LET. You have finally stood up for this proud football club, and are telling it how it is. - I was saying after the defeat to WBA that one win against Bolton should not be enough to keep Kean his job. Regardless of the result against Bolton Kean must go, and a manager who has the qualifications and experience for such a big job should be appointed. - We are already cut adrift at the bottom, and it is clear that the fans are now 100% against Kean staying on as manager. - The results speak for themselves and the manner of the losses against Sunderland and WBA show that the players have lost belief and are resigned to relegation. We were hanging on against a very Sunderland side that was there for the taking and were punished. At times against WBA we were again sitting back and accepting the loss, aside from a long ball routine which was part of Big Sam's gamaplan. - Under Kean I have seen a complete lack of tactical understanding which has cost us many points. - Under Kean I have not seen any of the players improve as players. The coaching improvements in performance are all part of the managers job. - Under Kean I have seen players who are clearly not up to the job played and played and costing us matches. - Kean should be sacked and go back to coaching. However, based on the players performances during his reign I am not even sure he is any good at this. - Lets just pray that the Venkys remove Kean now before the Bolton game. The Bolton game is irrelevant, as Kean has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that we are going down with him as manager this season. Even without him, in this situation it will take an amazing turnaround and investment in January to keep us up this season. Dan11

9:09am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Of course quality managers would come to BRFC. With a decent squad, a club with a great tradition and any manager worth his salt would think - Kean was so inept I could only go in and improve things and look bliming good!
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Venkys need to approach the recruitment in a professional manner though or they will be snubbed by quality managers. They have to have a sound business plan, convince the manager about future investment and let him run the football side - not agents!!
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33rd........
Of course quality managers would come to BRFC. With a decent squad, a club with a great tradition and any manager worth his salt would think - Kean was so inept I could only go in and improve things and look bliming good! . Venkys need to approach the recruitment in a professional manner though or they will be snubbed by quality managers. They have to have a sound business plan, convince the manager about future investment and let him run the football side - not agents!! . 33rd........ Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:12am Mon 19 Dec 11

Dan11 says...

Alan Shearer is the not right man. He is not an experienced and qualified premiership manager, he also took Newcastle down in his only managerial role. I doubt also he would swap is cushy BBC job for a real job like this.
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Venkys please appoint an experienced proven manager at the helm and give them money in January. We are especially weak in central midfield which is the heartbeat of any team.
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Venkys give this manager the money to bring in 3 or 4 players to rescue us from this relegation cloud.
Alan Shearer is the not right man. He is not an experienced and qualified premiership manager, he also took Newcastle down in his only managerial role. I doubt also he would swap is cushy BBC job for a real job like this. - Venkys please appoint an experienced proven manager at the helm and give them money in January. We are especially weak in central midfield which is the heartbeat of any team. - Venkys give this manager the money to bring in 3 or 4 players to rescue us from this relegation cloud. Dan11

9:12am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do.

Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?).

Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !!
Agreed JC - surely it would be better if the Admiral was in charge Tuesday night even if only for one game? Better the respected leader than a dead man walking?
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We need the 3 points and Kean is a liability for that!
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33rd.....
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do. Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?). Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !![/p][/quote]Agreed JC - surely it would be better if the Admiral was in charge Tuesday night even if only for one game? Better the respected leader than a dead man walking? . We need the 3 points and Kean is a liability for that! . 33rd..... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:13am Mon 19 Dec 11

garyintandem says...

Venkys, you made a commitment 12 months ago to keep the management structure with your full support and to embrace the fans.
You have not done either and have compounded your betrayal of our club by staying loyal to a low cost manager who is destroying the fabric of the club.
In my opinion, Kean should have been fired after he lied to the police in his drunk driving case, then we might not be in this position.
However, this is your one opportunity to fulfil your promise to The Walker Trust ( to keep Jack's legacy) and to embrace the fans.
Sack Kean, appoint Hughes, Souness or at a push Shearer and Newell, and get a proper management structure sorted out including a Chairman we can respect, not some slimy agent-appointed weasel.
One chance Venkys, one chance. I genuinely hope you stick to your promises when you took over the club because what you have done so far has been dishonourable and immoral to the thousands of Rovers fans and their families who have probably had the most miserable 12 months of our lives.
We love you Rovers
Venkys, you made a commitment 12 months ago to keep the management structure with your full support and to embrace the fans. You have not done either and have compounded your betrayal of our club by staying loyal to a low cost manager who is destroying the fabric of the club. In my opinion, Kean should have been fired after he lied to the police in his drunk driving case, then we might not be in this position. However, this is your one opportunity to fulfil your promise to The Walker Trust ( to keep Jack's legacy) and to embrace the fans. Sack Kean, appoint Hughes, Souness or at a push Shearer and Newell, and get a proper management structure sorted out including a Chairman we can respect, not some slimy agent-appointed weasel. One chance Venkys, one chance. I genuinely hope you stick to your promises when you took over the club because what you have done so far has been dishonourable and immoral to the thousands of Rovers fans and their families who have probably had the most miserable 12 months of our lives. We love you Rovers garyintandem

9:14am Mon 19 Dec 11

Bazzer says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............
I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............[/p][/quote]I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear. Bazzer

9:22am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Bazzer wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............
I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear.
Bazzer - what are your ideas then?
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Now Kean is gone (ooooh yes he is!!) its time for you to stop sniping and get positive about our club again. If the Venkys get their act together this is a great club for a quality manager.
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And I say again - Sparky or Benitez would guarantee safety - If you want a £50 bet I will give you even money?
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Come on Bazzer - time to get positive and looking forward to putting the Blue and White shirt on again!
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[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............[/p][/quote]I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - what are your ideas then? . Now Kean is gone (ooooh yes he is!!) its time for you to stop sniping and get positive about our club again. If the Venkys get their act together this is a great club for a quality manager. . And I say again - Sparky or Benitez would guarantee safety - If you want a £50 bet I will give you even money? . Come on Bazzer - time to get positive and looking forward to putting the Blue and White shirt on again! . 33rd......... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:24am Mon 19 Dec 11

philmoulden says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts -
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1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes.
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2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come.
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I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety.
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33rd............
SHEARER NO WAY ,he laughed at the thought of taking over when kean was appointed ,hughes or souness for me
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............[/p][/quote]SHEARER NO WAY ,he laughed at the thought of taking over when kean was appointed ,hughes or souness for me philmoulden

9:25am Mon 19 Dec 11

Dan11 says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............
I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear.
Bazzer - what are your ideas then?
.
Now Kean is gone (ooooh yes he is!!) its time for you to stop sniping and get positive about our club again. If the Venkys get their act together this is a great club for a quality manager.
.
And I say again - Sparky or Benitez would guarantee safety - If you want a £50 bet I will give you even money?
.
Come on Bazzer - time to get positive and looking forward to putting the Blue and White shirt on again!
.
33rd.........
Give me Dave Jones over the Spanish waiter any day of the week. A proven premier league manager, who was unfairly sacked by Southampton for non footballing reasons.
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Hughes is a good shout also
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............[/p][/quote]I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - what are your ideas then? . Now Kean is gone (ooooh yes he is!!) its time for you to stop sniping and get positive about our club again. If the Venkys get their act together this is a great club for a quality manager. . And I say again - Sparky or Benitez would guarantee safety - If you want a £50 bet I will give you even money? . Come on Bazzer - time to get positive and looking forward to putting the Blue and White shirt on again! . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]Give me Dave Jones over the Spanish waiter any day of the week. A proven premier league manager, who was unfairly sacked by Southampton for non footballing reasons. - Hughes is a good shout also Dan11

9:25am Mon 19 Dec 11

noddymcleod says...

Too late, too late. If the LET had done some normal investigatory journalism, some quite acceptable questioning of Venkys from the start it would have made some difference.
Instead the LET has dutifully regurgitated Venkys and Kean's PR puff and hidden behind "supporting" the team.
As part of the Rovers' revival the LET should play its part and get some decent journalistic standards and do its duty to the town and the sub-region.
The fans on this board have been way ahead of the LET in serious investigation and genuine concern but the LET doesn't take any notice. This board is seen as a PR exercise by the LET, too.
Too late, too late. If the LET had done some normal investigatory journalism, some quite acceptable questioning of Venkys from the start it would have made some difference. Instead the LET has dutifully regurgitated Venkys and Kean's PR puff and hidden behind "supporting" the team. As part of the Rovers' revival the LET should play its part and get some decent journalistic standards and do its duty to the town and the sub-region. The fans on this board have been way ahead of the LET in serious investigation and genuine concern but the LET doesn't take any notice. This board is seen as a PR exercise by the LET, too. noddymcleod

9:26am Mon 19 Dec 11

hasslem hasslem says...

So on one side:
1) Lancashire Telegraph
2) Club sponsors
3) Local businesses
4) Blackburn with Dawen Council
5) Local Labour and Tory MPs
6) A seemingly larger group of current players
7) Ex-players
8) Radio Lancashire
9) Better informed journos like Henry Winter
10) (my estimate) 95% of supporters

...and on the other side
1) Steve Kean
2) Jerome Anderson
3) Jerome Anderson's boys on Sky Sports and Ian Wright
4) Mark Lawrensen (who knows nothing about football outside of Preston or Anfield)
5) Steve Kean's family.
6) Steve Kean's club paid driver
7) Mrs Desai (if the stories are true)
8) Bargain Booze
9) Jason Roberts
10) Dingles

You can blow out a candle - but you cant blow out a fire. Once the flames begin to catch - the wind will take it higher.
So on one side: 1) Lancashire Telegraph 2) Club sponsors 3) Local businesses 4) Blackburn with Dawen Council 5) Local Labour and Tory MPs 6) A seemingly larger group of current players 7) Ex-players 8) Radio Lancashire 9) Better informed journos like Henry Winter 10) (my estimate) 95% of supporters ...and on the other side 1) Steve Kean 2) Jerome Anderson 3) Jerome Anderson's boys on Sky Sports and Ian Wright 4) Mark Lawrensen (who knows nothing about football outside of Preston or Anfield) 5) Steve Kean's family. 6) Steve Kean's club paid driver 7) Mrs Desai (if the stories are true) 8) Bargain Booze 9) Jason Roberts 10) Dingles You can blow out a candle - but you cant blow out a fire. Once the flames begin to catch - the wind will take it higher. hasslem hasslem

9:26am Mon 19 Dec 11

RobbyRover says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote: I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do. Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?). Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !!
Agreed JC - surely it would be better if the Admiral was in charge Tuesday night even if only for one game? Better the respected leader than a dead man walking? . We need the 3 points and Kean is a liability for that! . 33rd.....
Fact is they've already waited too long - it's a rubbish time to sack a manager! Agreed Kean has to go, ideally before Bolton, and Admiral in. However it's not going to be easy for any new manager with Man Utd and Liverpool away as your too first games.

Having said that when he goes let's think positive. Surely Phil Jones owes us a favour?
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do. Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?). Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !![/p][/quote]Agreed JC - surely it would be better if the Admiral was in charge Tuesday night even if only for one game? Better the respected leader than a dead man walking? . We need the 3 points and Kean is a liability for that! . 33rd.....[/p][/quote]Fact is they've already waited too long - it's a rubbish time to sack a manager! Agreed Kean has to go, ideally before Bolton, and Admiral in. However it's not going to be easy for any new manager with Man Utd and Liverpool away as your too first games. Having said that when he goes let's think positive. Surely Phil Jones owes us a favour? RobbyRover

9:26am Mon 19 Dec 11

Kerimoglu says...

Seriously, who in their right mind would work for these people? The only person i can think of who would sell his soul for a palmful of silver is the useless waste of space that is Sven Goran Eriksson. He could live in Manchester and commute so as not to affect his busy social schedule, he would tick the box for the owners, as bizarrely the former Leicester manager and employee of Taksin Shinawatra, is still considered a big name by the London based national media, and no doubt he would command a ridiculous salary, a 3 year contract, take us down and be sacked in 18 months. Cynical? Well, there is a fine line between cynicism and realism........Up The Rovers.
Seriously, who in their right mind would work for these people? The only person i can think of who would sell his soul for a palmful of silver is the useless waste of space that is Sven Goran Eriksson. He could live in Manchester and commute so as not to affect his busy social schedule, he would tick the box for the owners, as bizarrely the former Leicester manager and employee of Taksin Shinawatra, is still considered a big name by the London based national media, and no doubt he would command a ridiculous salary, a 3 year contract, take us down and be sacked in 18 months. Cynical? Well, there is a fine line between cynicism and realism........Up The Rovers. Kerimoglu

9:27am Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves?
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Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town!
Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves? . Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:29am Mon 19 Dec 11

Coeur de Lion says...

Too little too late, we need 5 points to get out of the bottom 3 (2 wins) next 2 games after Bolton, Man U and Liverpool. He should have been sacked weeks ago.
Too little too late, we need 5 points to get out of the bottom 3 (2 wins) next 2 games after Bolton, Man U and Liverpool. He should have been sacked weeks ago. Coeur de Lion

9:30am Mon 19 Dec 11

Bazzer says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote: Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............
I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear.
Bazzer - what are your ideas then? . Now Kean is gone (ooooh yes he is!!) its time for you to stop sniping and get positive about our club again. If the Venkys get their act together this is a great club for a quality manager. . And I say again - Sparky or Benitez would guarantee safety - If you want a £50 bet I will give you even money? . Come on Bazzer - time to get positive and looking forward to putting the Blue and White shirt on again! . 33rd.........
Make no bones about it, things are coming to a head and we must all take a deep breath. Venkys may well do a Bhatti Brothers and leave us out to dry. When the Bhattis land grab went awry they pulled the plug.
I fear we are going down that road, but God forbid.
Now come on, only taxes and death are certainties. Talk about expectation levels! For me it is Mark Hughes every time. A cross between Big Sam and Barcelona. We need to turn ugly to turn this mess around.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............[/p][/quote]I think your judgement is cloudy again, Old Boy. There is no such thing as a "guarantee of safety". Your are putting your head on the chopping block again. And as for Paul Lambert turning down Norwich for us? ANOTHER misjudgement, I fear.[/p][/quote]Bazzer - what are your ideas then? . Now Kean is gone (ooooh yes he is!!) its time for you to stop sniping and get positive about our club again. If the Venkys get their act together this is a great club for a quality manager. . And I say again - Sparky or Benitez would guarantee safety - If you want a £50 bet I will give you even money? . Come on Bazzer - time to get positive and looking forward to putting the Blue and White shirt on again! . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]Make no bones about it, things are coming to a head and we must all take a deep breath. Venkys may well do a Bhatti Brothers and leave us out to dry. When the Bhattis land grab went awry they pulled the plug. I fear we are going down that road, but God forbid. Now come on, only taxes and death are certainties. Talk about expectation levels! For me it is Mark Hughes every time. A cross between Big Sam and Barcelona. We need to turn ugly to turn this mess around. Bazzer

9:32am Mon 19 Dec 11

Soccerover says...

It took you long enough to see the obvious LET - but now you have arrived - keep the pressure on.
It took you long enough to see the obvious LET - but now you have arrived - keep the pressure on. Soccerover

9:34am Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do.

Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?).

Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !!
Agreed JC - surely it would be better if the Admiral was in charge Tuesday night even if only for one game? Better the respected leader than a dead man walking?
.
We need the 3 points and Kean is a liability for that!
.
33rd.....
I would appoint ANYONE (and I mean literally ANYONE) for the next 3 games whilst they decide on who to bring in (anyone except Avram Grant).

To leave SK in charge on Tues night would be (yet) another mistake by Venkys, why ?

1 - Because the atmosphere at the game will be terrible if he's there.

2 - Conversely if he's gone the gloom will be lifted and there is a much better chance of the crowd roaring on the team to a much needed victory.

3 - If he's still there and we win (and win convincingly) they then put themselves in a difficult position on Wed morning - having to sack a manager that may have just got a 3 or 4 nil win - and although unlikely (we are only playing Bolton) its not impossible.

Therefore only a fool would leave his sacking until after the game - oh sorry, I forgot, we're owned by Venkys - so he WILL be inplace for tomorrow nights game.

How stupid are these Indians and are they NEVER going to learn ??

Why oh why did they not sell us when they had the chance ????????
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I am sure all Rovers fans would whole heartedly agree with everything the LT has said in this article - I know I certainly do. Venkys sack this bumbling buffoon NOW (why wait for the Bolton game?). Then shape up or (preferably to most of us) SHIP OUT !![/p][/quote]Agreed JC - surely it would be better if the Admiral was in charge Tuesday night even if only for one game? Better the respected leader than a dead man walking? . We need the 3 points and Kean is a liability for that! . 33rd.....[/p][/quote]I would appoint ANYONE (and I mean literally ANYONE) for the next 3 games whilst they decide on who to bring in (anyone except Avram Grant). To leave SK in charge on Tues night would be (yet) another mistake by Venkys, why ? 1 - Because the atmosphere at the game will be terrible if he's there. 2 - Conversely if he's gone the gloom will be lifted and there is a much better chance of the crowd roaring on the team to a much needed victory. 3 - If he's still there and we win (and win convincingly) they then put themselves in a difficult position on Wed morning - having to sack a manager that may have just got a 3 or 4 nil win - and although unlikely (we are only playing Bolton) its not impossible. Therefore only a fool would leave his sacking until after the game - oh sorry, I forgot, we're owned by Venkys - so he WILL be inplace for tomorrow nights game. How stupid are these Indians and are they NEVER going to learn ?? Why oh why did they not sell us when they had the chance ???????? J.C - Rishton

9:36am Mon 19 Dec 11

Captain Dreckley says...

Cynical old git I am with venkys at the helm I won't believe it till Kean has left the building for good but what a Christmas present it would be. I would like to see Mark Hughes back because he is a proven top 10 manager wherever he has been but I would settle for 17th this season. As for Kean I'm sure he will make a fortune in the recycling industry weighing all his empties in.
Cynical old git I am with venkys at the helm I won't believe it till Kean has left the building for good but what a Christmas present it would be. I would like to see Mark Hughes back because he is a proven top 10 manager wherever he has been but I would settle for 17th this season. As for Kean I'm sure he will make a fortune in the recycling industry weighing all his empties in. Captain Dreckley

9:37am Mon 19 Dec 11

Captain Dreckley says...

Cynical old git I am with venkys at the helm I won't believe it till Kean has left the building for good but what a Christmas present it would be. I would like to see Mark Hughes back because he is a proven top 10 manager wherever he has been but I would settle for 17th this season. As for Kean I'm sure he will make a fortune in the recycling industry weighing all his empties in.
Cynical old git I am with venkys at the helm I won't believe it till Kean has left the building for good but what a Christmas present it would be. I would like to see Mark Hughes back because he is a proven top 10 manager wherever he has been but I would settle for 17th this season. As for Kean I'm sure he will make a fortune in the recycling industry weighing all his empties in. Captain Dreckley

9:38am Mon 19 Dec 11

Captain Dreckley says...

Cynical old git I am with venkys at the helm I won't believe it till Kean has left the building for good but what a Christmas present it would be. I would like to see Mark Hughes back because he is a proven top 10 manager wherever he has been but I would settle for 17th this season. As for Kean I'm sure he will make a fortune in the recycling industry weighing all his empties in.
Cynical old git I am with venkys at the helm I won't believe it till Kean has left the building for good but what a Christmas present it would be. I would like to see Mark Hughes back because he is a proven top 10 manager wherever he has been but I would settle for 17th this season. As for Kean I'm sure he will make a fortune in the recycling industry weighing all his empties in. Captain Dreckley

9:41am Mon 19 Dec 11

in moses we trust says...

No no no please don't get rid till after tomorrow night.
No no no please don't get rid till after tomorrow night. in moses we trust

9:42am Mon 19 Dec 11

Dan11 says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves?
.
Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town!
Alan Shearer has become a professional TV pundit that is being very very well paid by the BBC for spouting cliches. He would not swap the easy life that is the BBC couch for a managerial job, and one that is very difficult and requires experience to be a success in.
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I dont expect to ever see the great man as a manager ever again. In 10 years time, he will still be sitting on that BBC couch, just slightly fatter and balder than he is now.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves? . Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town![/p][/quote]Alan Shearer has become a professional TV pundit that is being very very well paid by the BBC for spouting cliches. He would not swap the easy life that is the BBC couch for a managerial job, and one that is very difficult and requires experience to be a success in. - I dont expect to ever see the great man as a manager ever again. In 10 years time, he will still be sitting on that BBC couch, just slightly fatter and balder than he is now. Dan11

9:43am Mon 19 Dec 11

fiftyphead says...

Jeez – talk about under siege.

LET – thank you, you have just put another nail in his coffin. Get him out, get someone in who can run the team and appoint someone in the boardroom who can provide the necessary support.
Jeez – talk about under siege. LET – thank you, you have just put another nail in his coffin. Get him out, get someone in who can run the team and appoint someone in the boardroom who can provide the necessary support. fiftyphead

9:47am Mon 19 Dec 11

Racing Rover says...

Kean is only a symptom, the disease goes much, much deeper. To get rid an illness which has infected the very core of the body, drastic surgery is required. The removal of the original cause of the illness is essential in order that the patient may be cured. I believe the initial virus is "FOUL PEST" and a complete cull is required to give ROVERS any chance of survival.
SHAME ON YOU VENKY'S!!!!!!!
Take your medicine and go now.
Kean is only a symptom, the disease goes much, much deeper. To get rid an illness which has infected the very core of the body, drastic surgery is required. The removal of the original cause of the illness is essential in order that the patient may be cured. I believe the initial virus is "FOUL PEST" and a complete cull is required to give ROVERS any chance of survival. SHAME ON YOU VENKY'S!!!!!!! Take your medicine and go now. Racing Rover

9:49am Mon 19 Dec 11

bluerob says...

Well done LET , better late than never.
Rovers Forever
Kean & Venkys NEVER
Well done LET , better late than never. Rovers Forever Kean & Venkys NEVER bluerob

9:49am Mon 19 Dec 11

matt00 says...

Finally the LET has called for his removal. Frankly, though this article is 12 months too late.
Finally the LET has called for his removal. Frankly, though this article is 12 months too late. matt00

10:08am Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

Kean has told SSN that Venkys told him yesterday that even if we lose to Bolton tomorrow that he will NOT be sacked ??

- Can this be true ? - surely not !
Kean has told SSN that Venkys told him yesterday that even if we lose to Bolton tomorrow that he will NOT be sacked ?? - Can this be true ? - surely not ! J.C - Rishton

10:10am Mon 19 Dec 11

NastyMan says...

Thank god for that !!!! Bye bye Mr Kean thanks for absolutely nothing and take some of that sh1t you bought with you ! Goodwillie being the 1st.....
Thank god for that !!!! Bye bye Mr Kean thanks for absolutely nothing and take some of that sh1t you bought with you ! Goodwillie being the 1st..... NastyMan

10:14am Mon 19 Dec 11

Conunndrum says...

Hopefully things snowball from now and he is gone by the end of the day!
As for prospective candidates, we need to appoint an experienced manager who has a proven history of relative success in English football, be that in the Prem or First division.

No way should we go for Avram Grant or Alan Shearer.

I would like any of the following;

Mark Hughes
Paul Lambert
Dave Jones
even Steve McLaren
Hopefully things snowball from now and he is gone by the end of the day! As for prospective candidates, we need to appoint an experienced manager who has a proven history of relative success in English football, be that in the Prem or First division. No way should we go for Avram Grant or Alan Shearer. I would like any of the following; Mark Hughes Paul Lambert Dave Jones even Steve McLaren Conunndrum

10:16am Mon 19 Dec 11

Mike Costa says...

Mike Costa says:

Steve Kean is just the symptom. The Venkys are the cause. These Indian shysters are only here to asset strip the club. Their actions so far point to this conclusion.

Lets face it, who in their right mind would want to manage a club with one foot in the Championship, no proper managerial and directorial structure in place, and owners who are a disgrace to their race?

We're going to end up with Steve Bruce !
Mike Costa says: Steve Kean is just the symptom. The Venkys are the cause. These Indian shysters are only here to asset strip the club. Their actions so far point to this conclusion. Lets face it, who in their right mind would want to manage a club with one foot in the Championship, no proper managerial and directorial structure in place, and owners who are a disgrace to their race? We're going to end up with Steve Bruce ! Mike Costa

10:22am Mon 19 Dec 11

Sherwoodforest says...

I'd rather keep kean than have avram tbh

Curbishley anyone? Decent win ratio high thirtys.
I'd rather keep kean than have avram tbh Curbishley anyone? Decent win ratio high thirtys. Sherwoodforest

10:33am Mon 19 Dec 11

DanBlackburn says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
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We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad.
We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad. We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship. DanBlackburn

10:33am Mon 19 Dec 11

RobbyRover says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Kean has told SSN that Venkys told him yesterday that even if we lose to Bolton tomorrow that he will NOT be sacked ?? - Can this be true ? - surely not !
Surely not. I've not bought in to any conspiracy theories so far but if that is true something has to be amiss...

37 games 32 points. That's 1 game off a full season and we'd have one of the lwest points tallies in PL history
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Kean has told SSN that Venkys told him yesterday that even if we lose to Bolton tomorrow that he will NOT be sacked ?? - Can this be true ? - surely not ![/p][/quote]Surely not. I've not bought in to any conspiracy theories so far but if that is true something has to be amiss... 37 games 32 points. That's 1 game off a full season and we'd have one of the lwest points tallies in PL history RobbyRover

10:37am Mon 19 Dec 11

A Rover 45 years and over says...

STOP THE ROT NOW. Venky's MARK HUGHES will be the safest bet and most trusted to get us out of this terrible position from the people who are readily available, he's done it before. But you will have to change the way you run the club and get an experienced Cheif Executive to work with him or any manager.
STOP THE ROT NOW. Venky's MARK HUGHES will be the safest bet and most trusted to get us out of this terrible position from the people who are readily available, he's done it before. But you will have to change the way you run the club and get an experienced Cheif Executive to work with him or any manager. A Rover 45 years and over

10:48am Mon 19 Dec 11

OzzieBlue says...

I PRAY that I'm being overly pessimistic, but I have a terrible feeling he's going nowhere. The article about showing Salgado the exit to trim wages, strikes me as further proof there is no money or white knight on the horizon. We don't know the motives behind the Board meeting. The way things have gone for us over the last year it will be simply an opportunity for the lunatics in charge of the asylum to swap Secret Santa presents
While getting excited about the future is understandable, as there is nothing else to look forward to at Ewood, I don't want to jinx it. And while I really shouldn't care what the Clarets might think, can you imagine the grief coming our way if we're still stuck with the inept buffoon at Christmas?
Still it is the season for miracles so I would be more than happy to be proved wrong.
I PRAY that I'm being overly pessimistic, but I have a terrible feeling he's going nowhere. The article about showing Salgado the exit to trim wages, strikes me as further proof there is no money or white knight on the horizon. We don't know the motives behind the Board meeting. The way things have gone for us over the last year it will be simply an opportunity for the lunatics in charge of the asylum to swap Secret Santa presents While getting excited about the future is understandable, as there is nothing else to look forward to at Ewood, I don't want to jinx it. And while I really shouldn't care what the Clarets might think, can you imagine the grief coming our way if we're still stuck with the inept buffoon at Christmas? Still it is the season for miracles so I would be more than happy to be proved wrong. OzzieBlue

10:48am Mon 19 Dec 11

OzzieBlue says...

I PRAY that I'm being overly pessimistic, but I have a terrible feeling he's going nowhere. The article about showing Salgado the exit to trim wages, strikes me as further proof there is no money or white knight on the horizon. We don't know the motives behind the Board meeting. The way things have gone for us over the last year it will be simply an opportunity for the lunatics in charge of the asylum to swap Secret Santa presents
While getting excited about the future is understandable, as there is nothing else to look forward to at Ewood, I don't want to jinx it. And while I really shouldn't care what the Clarets might think, can you imagine the grief coming our way if we're still stuck with the inept buffoon at Christmas?
Still it is the season for miracles so I would be more than happy to be proved wrong.
I PRAY that I'm being overly pessimistic, but I have a terrible feeling he's going nowhere. The article about showing Salgado the exit to trim wages, strikes me as further proof there is no money or white knight on the horizon. We don't know the motives behind the Board meeting. The way things have gone for us over the last year it will be simply an opportunity for the lunatics in charge of the asylum to swap Secret Santa presents While getting excited about the future is understandable, as there is nothing else to look forward to at Ewood, I don't want to jinx it. And while I really shouldn't care what the Clarets might think, can you imagine the grief coming our way if we're still stuck with the inept buffoon at Christmas? Still it is the season for miracles so I would be more than happy to be proved wrong. OzzieBlue

10:51am Mon 19 Dec 11

midas says...

Why would Mark Hughes want the job? or even Souness?
.
Be careful what you wish for as you might end up with Peter Reid!
Why would Mark Hughes want the job? or even Souness? . Be careful what you wish for as you might end up with Peter Reid! midas

10:55am Mon 19 Dec 11

LeeMills says...

I've worked it out,

There is nobody there to sack him and if he was sacked, who would run the place? No chairman, no chief exec and no manager. How would the club be run? That is why he won't be sacked. Ever.
I've worked it out, There is nobody there to sack him and if he was sacked, who would run the place? No chairman, no chief exec and no manager. How would the club be run? That is why he won't be sacked. Ever. LeeMills

10:55am Mon 19 Dec 11

LeeMills says...

I've worked it out,

There is nobody there to sack him and if he was sacked, who would run the place? No chairman, no chief exec and no manager. How would the club be run? That is why he won't be sacked. Ever.
I've worked it out, There is nobody there to sack him and if he was sacked, who would run the place? No chairman, no chief exec and no manager. How would the club be run? That is why he won't be sacked. Ever. LeeMills

10:57am Mon 19 Dec 11

Billypieman says...

Two very scary and possible outcomes. Firstly, we beat Bolton and the deluded one gets several more games putting the final nail in the coffin. Secondly, Kean goes and the loons from Pune install Paul Clement till the end of the season.
Two very scary and possible outcomes. Firstly, we beat Bolton and the deluded one gets several more games putting the final nail in the coffin. Secondly, Kean goes and the loons from Pune install Paul Clement till the end of the season. Billypieman

11:03am Mon 19 Dec 11

philmoulden says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
.
We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad.
We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.
i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !!
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad. We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.[/p][/quote]i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !! philmoulden

11:17am Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

OzzieBlue wrote:
I PRAY that I'm being overly pessimistic, but I have a terrible feeling he's going nowhere. The article about showing Salgado the exit to trim wages, strikes me as further proof there is no money or white knight on the horizon. We don't know the motives behind the Board meeting. The way things have gone for us over the last year it will be simply an opportunity for the lunatics in charge of the asylum to swap Secret Santa presents
While getting excited about the future is understandable, as there is nothing else to look forward to at Ewood, I don't want to jinx it. And while I really shouldn't care what the Clarets might think, can you imagine the grief coming our way if we're still stuck with the inept buffoon at Christmas?
Still it is the season for miracles so I would be more than happy to be proved wrong.
I also prey that you are wrong but I also have a horrible feeling that Venkys (detatched from reality as they are) are not going to sack him.

I think of fans talking about who the new manager should be is very very premature.

Lets see if he actually goes first !!
[quote][p][bold]OzzieBlue[/bold] wrote: I PRAY that I'm being overly pessimistic, but I have a terrible feeling he's going nowhere. The article about showing Salgado the exit to trim wages, strikes me as further proof there is no money or white knight on the horizon. We don't know the motives behind the Board meeting. The way things have gone for us over the last year it will be simply an opportunity for the lunatics in charge of the asylum to swap Secret Santa presents While getting excited about the future is understandable, as there is nothing else to look forward to at Ewood, I don't want to jinx it. And while I really shouldn't care what the Clarets might think, can you imagine the grief coming our way if we're still stuck with the inept buffoon at Christmas? Still it is the season for miracles so I would be more than happy to be proved wrong.[/p][/quote]I also prey that you are wrong but I also have a horrible feeling that Venkys (detatched from reality as they are) are not going to sack him. I think of fans talking about who the new manager should be is very very premature. Lets see if he actually goes first !! J.C - Rishton

11:21am Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

midas wrote:
Why would Mark Hughes want the job? or even Souness?
.
Be careful what you wish for as you might end up with Peter Reid!
Be careful what you wish for ??

I know you are Dingle and therefore by definition RETARDED but surely even you can work out that by sacking the man with the WORST EVER PREMIERSHIP RECORD and replacing him has to be a notch up - christ, even Avram Grant or Brian Laws would be half a notch up on Steve Kean
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: Why would Mark Hughes want the job? or even Souness? . Be careful what you wish for as you might end up with Peter Reid![/p][/quote]Be careful what you wish for ?? I know you are Dingle and therefore by definition RETARDED but surely even you can work out that by sacking the man with the WORST EVER PREMIERSHIP RECORD and replacing him has to be a notch up - christ, even Avram Grant or Brian Laws would be half a notch up on Steve Kean J.C - Rishton

11:22am Mon 19 Dec 11

Gary The Snail says...

I think Saturday was the game that the entire crowd turned. There have been supporters who have asked for patience, for Kean to get his own team in, but it has now gone too far. I seriously don't believe that anyone at Ewood Park actually knows what they are doing. Supporters are paying their hard earned money and all they are rewarded with is no defence, no attack, no passion and no hope.
I think Saturday was the game that the entire crowd turned. There have been supporters who have asked for patience, for Kean to get his own team in, but it has now gone too far. I seriously don't believe that anyone at Ewood Park actually knows what they are doing. Supporters are paying their hard earned money and all they are rewarded with is no defence, no attack, no passion and no hope. Gary The Snail

11:35am Mon 19 Dec 11

cs1717 says...

Finally the LET has had the stones to speak up .With a bit of luck our Indian friends may take note and do something about it .Emperor Ming ( the clueless ) won't walk - he will sit tight until he gets the boot so he can have his pay- off as it is rather unlikely any other mugs will employ him .
If only this could be done today so we can all get behind the team tomorrow.
Here's hoping .....
Finally the LET has had the stones to speak up .With a bit of luck our Indian friends may take note and do something about it .Emperor Ming ( the clueless ) won't walk - he will sit tight until he gets the boot so he can have his pay- off as it is rather unlikely any other mugs will employ him . If only this could be done today so we can all get behind the team tomorrow. Here's hoping ..... cs1717

11:50am Mon 19 Dec 11

eddio says...

Dearly beloved, please wiki the clubs new 'super-agent Pini Zahavi. If you thought Jerome Anderson et al was a shady character, read on?
NB: he's apparently bezzie mates with one Graeme Souness esq.? Might be worth a punt at Joe Corals' if you're that way inclined?
Yuo heard it here first!
Dearly beloved, please wiki the clubs new 'super-agent Pini Zahavi. If you thought Jerome Anderson et al was a shady character, read on? NB: he's apparently bezzie mates with one Graeme Souness esq.? Might be worth a punt at Joe Corals' if you're that way inclined? Yuo heard it here first! eddio

11:58am Mon 19 Dec 11

chris67 says...

I don't believe the Telegraph should get involved with such a debate. Surely a local newspaper should remain independant?

The Venky's have the right to run their club how they see fit and don't have to answer to anyone.

Give Steve time and he will prove himself. (UTC)
I don't believe the Telegraph should get involved with such a debate. Surely a local newspaper should remain independant? The Venky's have the right to run their club how they see fit and don't have to answer to anyone. Give Steve time and he will prove himself. (UTC) chris67

12:13pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Dave139 says...

There is no point in keep moaning about Kean he is too thick skinned to take any notice. The best thing to do is Vote with your feet DON't GO !!!!!
There is no point in keep moaning about Kean he is too thick skinned to take any notice. The best thing to do is Vote with your feet DON't GO !!!!! Dave139

12:16pm Mon 19 Dec 11

BlackBurn_United says...

Indian Owners OUT
Indian Owners OUT BlackBurn_United

12:20pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
well...you made me laugh through this insanity...god bless you :-)
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]well...you made me laugh through this insanity...god bless you :-) smellthecoffee

12:29pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
.
We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad.
We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.
not quite that bad if they get a proven manager like Mark Hughes & co or Graeme Souness. They are lucky in that the table could be a lot worse this time of year. Put it this way...I would think Blackpool's tally of 39 points last season will be at least 5 points more than enough to stay up this season.
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad. We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.[/p][/quote]not quite that bad if they get a proven manager like Mark Hughes & co or Graeme Souness. They are lucky in that the table could be a lot worse this time of year. Put it this way...I would think Blackpool's tally of 39 points last season will be at least 5 points more than enough to stay up this season. smellthecoffee

12:32pm Mon 19 Dec 11

RoverInRotterdam says...

Well done to the Telegraph for finally realising what the majority have known for months now,better late than never as they say. Unfortunately i fear that none of this will make any impression on venkys as i have a strong feeling that they really don,t care about keeping us up if that involves adding any of their personal fortune to the banks money that has financed us so far,i really hope i.m wrong on this but i fear they realise that they can make the best short term profit from player sales and parachute payment before dropping us like a hot brick.Like i said i hope to god i,m wrong.... 100% Rovers....
Well done to the Telegraph for finally realising what the majority have known for months now,better late than never as they say. Unfortunately i fear that none of this will make any impression on venkys as i have a strong feeling that they really don,t care about keeping us up if that involves adding any of their personal fortune to the banks money that has financed us so far,i really hope i.m wrong on this but i fear they realise that they can make the best short term profit from player sales and parachute payment before dropping us like a hot brick.Like i said i hope to god i,m wrong.... 100% Rovers.... RoverInRotterdam

12:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

spike t says...

There should be a statue erected at Ewood to the current members of the Walker family who sold out to the Venkyboys.
The past twelve months have been most amusing.
Demonstations,planes
,multiple court appearances from everyone from the mascot to the manager this is what your tradition amounts to.
Enjoy!
There should be a statue erected at Ewood to the current members of the Walker family who sold out to the Venkyboys. The past twelve months have been most amusing. Demonstations,planes ,multiple court appearances from everyone from the mascot to the manager this is what your tradition amounts to. Enjoy! spike t

12:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

LeeMills wrote:
I've worked it out,

There is nobody there to sack him and if he was sacked, who would run the place? No chairman, no chief exec and no manager. How would the club be run? That is why he won't be sacked. Ever.
They will sack him, but only after they make some money from selling a player or two. They will not dip into their own pockets to reward Kean's failure with a million pound golden handshake...instead they will use the financial legacy of Jack Walker in January. No doubt Jerome Anderson will be bleeding Uncle Jack's coffers dry too...b@st@rds the lot of them!!!
[quote][p][bold]LeeMills[/bold] wrote: I've worked it out, There is nobody there to sack him and if he was sacked, who would run the place? No chairman, no chief exec and no manager. How would the club be run? That is why he won't be sacked. Ever.[/p][/quote]They will sack him, but only after they make some money from selling a player or two. They will not dip into their own pockets to reward Kean's failure with a million pound golden handshake...instead they will use the financial legacy of Jack Walker in January. No doubt Jerome Anderson will be bleeding Uncle Jack's coffers dry too...b@st@rds the lot of them!!! smellthecoffee

12:37pm Mon 19 Dec 11

LeeMills says...

http://news.bbc.co.u
k/sport1/hi/football
/16244408.stm

What stands out here? I will tell you what it is.

He must be the only manager in the entire universe whose job isn't under threat.

His job should be under threat! Something hugely amiss here. It looks like Venky's didn't buy the club for footballing reasons.
http://news.bbc.co.u k/sport1/hi/football /16244408.stm What stands out here? I will tell you what it is. He must be the only manager in the entire universe whose job isn't under threat. His job should be under threat! Something hugely amiss here. It looks like Venky's didn't buy the club for footballing reasons. LeeMills

12:43pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Peatbasher says...

Keans words of eternal wisdom no. 413 "We have to think we are in this position because we don't have enough points." Get this impostor out now; enough is enough.
Keans words of eternal wisdom no. 413 "We have to think we are in this position because we don't have enough points." Get this impostor out now; enough is enough. Peatbasher

12:50pm Mon 19 Dec 11

GameRoverMan says...

At this point, I would take anyone in preference to Steve Kean. That said, I don't think Shearer would be the best choice - he hardly did a great job in trying to keep Newcastle afloat. Hughes would be good but wouldn't come, I can't see Benitez taking it either. Curbishley is free I think and has a reputation for doing a job on a budget. After that we're down to the managers like Roy Kean or Steve Bruce (no thanks for either of these).
At this point, I would take anyone in preference to Steve Kean. That said, I don't think Shearer would be the best choice - he hardly did a great job in trying to keep Newcastle afloat. Hughes would be good but wouldn't come, I can't see Benitez taking it either. Curbishley is free I think and has a reputation for doing a job on a budget. After that we're down to the managers like Roy Kean or Steve Bruce (no thanks for either of these). GameRoverMan

12:54pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Dukes says...

Thankyou LET.

You have finally stood up for this proud football club, and are telling it how it is.

We need kean out who saying his job is safe and the venkys needs to open their gobs now.

kean out and venkys out.
Thankyou LET. You have finally stood up for this proud football club, and are telling it how it is. We need kean out who saying his job is safe and the venkys needs to open their gobs now. kean out and venkys out. Dukes

12:55pm Mon 19 Dec 11

blue_and_white says...

There's a horriblen stench of Dingle on this site. Do they not realise this is the LANCASHIRE evening telegraph? Go find a paper that represents you backward sheep fiddling cavemen.
There's a horriblen stench of Dingle on this site. Do they not realise this is the LANCASHIRE evening telegraph? Go find a paper that represents you backward sheep fiddling cavemen. blue_and_white

1:00pm Mon 19 Dec 11

roverfor60years says...

Roverfor60years says:

The Independent reported at the weekend that Venky’s have appointed Israeli super agent Pini Zahavi as their adviser.

I have read somewhere that Zahavi is an associate of Anderson. He comes across as a charmer in the murky world of take-overs and transfers.

A power-broker...multi
-million £ agent's fees...third party ownership...Yakubu transfer...Gaydamak at Portsmouth...Abramov
ich and Chelsea...the West Ham and the Tevez-Mascherano affair...Rio Ferdinand...Alan Hansen...business dealings a labyrinth...and so it goes on...

He says 90% of managers in England are close friends - and the next generation are even closer...

One person is quoted as saying: "People don't know who the real Pini Zahavi really is"...

He has been the subject of an enquiry into football corruption...

The Guardian ran a story on 'investing' in transfers - a huge growth area. "Investors target profit from football's talented youth" was the headline...

It may well be that our club is now caught up in this sinister world of power-brokers from which there is now no escape.

Are clubs and players simply the vehicle for his money-making activities? It may explain some of the incoming players at Ewood. Talented youth?...Mmmmm...

But here, with supreme irony, might be some good news. He is an associate of Kia Joorabchian (of Tevez fame), who, I believe, now represents Mark Hughes.....

Google 'Pini Zahavi' - it makes interesting reading
Roverfor60years says: The Independent reported at the weekend that Venky’s have appointed Israeli super agent Pini Zahavi as their adviser. I have read somewhere that Zahavi is an associate of Anderson. He comes across as a charmer in the murky world of take-overs and transfers. A power-broker...multi -million £ agent's fees...third party ownership...Yakubu transfer...Gaydamak at Portsmouth...Abramov ich and Chelsea...the West Ham and the Tevez-Mascherano affair...Rio Ferdinand...Alan Hansen...business dealings a labyrinth...and so it goes on... He says 90% of managers in England are close friends - and the next generation are even closer... One person is quoted as saying: "People don't know who the real Pini Zahavi really is"... He has been the subject of an enquiry into football corruption... The Guardian ran a story on 'investing' in transfers - a huge growth area. "Investors target profit from football's talented youth" was the headline... It may well be that our club is now caught up in this sinister world of power-brokers from which there is now no escape. Are clubs and players simply the vehicle for his money-making activities? It may explain some of the incoming players at Ewood. Talented youth?...Mmmmm... But here, with supreme irony, might be some good news. He is an associate of Kia Joorabchian (of Tevez fame), who, I believe, now represents Mark Hughes..... Google 'Pini Zahavi' - it makes interesting reading roverfor60years

1:02pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Rose Rouge says...

What a weak article - it isn't even attributed to a named individual! I don't believe that the local press has any right to call for a football manager's head in this way. It's OK to report supporters' feelings, but to make this sort of front page splash is totally unprofessional.
What a weak article - it isn't even attributed to a named individual! I don't believe that the local press has any right to call for a football manager's head in this way. It's OK to report supporters' feelings, but to make this sort of front page splash is totally unprofessional. Rose Rouge

1:03pm Mon 19 Dec 11

philmoulden says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves?
.
Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town!
agreed ,kean will be so happy with his christmas pay off ,im sure he will put up his feet and have a merry christmas with his family ,let him go ,the sooner the better now and get someone in who can turn this around ,if venkys back them ,we can survive ,oh be joyful and bring on christmas , NOW PLEASE

come on you blues ,feel the power
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves? . Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town![/p][/quote]agreed ,kean will be so happy with his christmas pay off ,im sure he will put up his feet and have a merry christmas with his family ,let him go ,the sooner the better now and get someone in who can turn this around ,if venkys back them ,we can survive ,oh be joyful and bring on christmas , NOW PLEASE come on you blues ,feel the power philmoulden

1:05pm Mon 19 Dec 11

brfcianbrfc says...

Go on now go, walk out the door, just turn around now cos your not welcome anymore.
Go on now go, walk out the door, just turn around now cos your not welcome anymore. brfcianbrfc

1:06pm Mon 19 Dec 11

philmoulden says...

philmoulden wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves?
.
Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town!
agreed ,kean will be so happy with his christmas pay off ,im sure he will put up his feet and have a merry christmas with his family ,let him go ,the sooner the better now and get someone in who can turn this around ,if venkys back them ,we can survive ,oh be joyful and bring on christmas , NOW PLEASE

come on you blues ,feel the power
as for shearer ,i did,nt like his stance as he just waved away the possibilty in front of lineker an co with a snigger ,not for me morst ,hughes or souness for me ,davy jones is ok too ,
merry christmas
[quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Phil - yeah Shearer would be more of a risk but do you not think he was simply wise to avoid the Venkys with the way they conducted themselves? . Anyway lets not spoil today - the news we have all been waiting for - now run him out of town![/p][/quote]agreed ,kean will be so happy with his christmas pay off ,im sure he will put up his feet and have a merry christmas with his family ,let him go ,the sooner the better now and get someone in who can turn this around ,if venkys back them ,we can survive ,oh be joyful and bring on christmas , NOW PLEASE come on you blues ,feel the power[/p][/quote]as for shearer ,i did,nt like his stance as he just waved away the possibilty in front of lineker an co with a snigger ,not for me morst ,hughes or souness for me ,davy jones is ok too , merry christmas philmoulden

1:07pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Road Runner Road Runner says...

philmoulden wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
.
We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad.
We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.
i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !!
Hey Phil & Morst

Both of you I know well

Phil for nigh on 35 years, Morst for 5 years

This column written by LET is just what we've waited for. Now let us hope this is what brings this sorry affair to an end ?

I feel a genuine relief that the imposter is on his way ?

But, I now feel the real problem will emerge:

Venky ?

They now have the opportunity to show just what the intentions are ?

Shearer ? Forget it. A figurehead maybe ?

We need a manager of proven track to galvanise this all mess.

No point relieving Kean only to appoint another turkey !

I felt rotten walking off Cardiff. Saturday I had tears of frustration.

I want my ROVERS back.
[quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad. We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.[/p][/quote]i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !![/p][/quote]Hey Phil & Morst Both of you I know well Phil for nigh on 35 years, Morst for 5 years This column written by LET is just what we've waited for. Now let us hope this is what brings this sorry affair to an end ? I feel a genuine relief that the imposter is on his way ? But, I now feel the real problem will emerge: Venky ? They now have the opportunity to show just what the intentions are ? Shearer ? Forget it. A figurehead maybe ? We need a manager of proven track to galvanise this all mess. No point relieving Kean only to appoint another turkey ! I felt rotten walking off Cardiff. Saturday I had tears of frustration. I want my ROVERS back. Road Runner Road Runner

1:07pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ChrisAcc says...

Well thats it then,if the LET says he should step down!! Just need the Burnley Express to say he should stay- then what !!! Thought the media was supposed to be non bias,next the Accrington Observer will be negiotiating a pay rise for John Coleman at Accrington Stanley.Bonkers
Well thats it then,if the LET says he should step down!! Just need the Burnley Express to say he should stay- then what !!! Thought the media was supposed to be non bias,next the Accrington Observer will be negiotiating a pay rise for John Coleman at Accrington Stanley.Bonkers ChrisAcc

1:13pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ChrisSutton says...

chris67 wrote:
I don't believe the Telegraph should get involved with such a debate. Surely a local newspaper should remain independant?

The Venky's have the right to run their club how they see fit and don't have to answer to anyone.

Give Steve time and he will prove himself. (UTC)
A new username suddenly appears, full of support of Venkys and golden boy Kean.

Good to see Rovers/Venkys PR trying their best again.
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]chris67[/bold] wrote: I don't believe the Telegraph should get involved with such a debate. Surely a local newspaper should remain independant? The Venky's have the right to run their club how they see fit and don't have to answer to anyone. Give Steve time and he will prove himself. (UTC)[/p][/quote]A new username suddenly appears, full of support of Venkys and golden boy Kean. Good to see Rovers/Venkys PR trying their best again. -D.K.O ChrisSutton

1:13pm Mon 19 Dec 11

gosportdunc says...

Best manger out side top five
Nigel atkins southampton

Or any from
Souness Hughes or Dave Jones ...

Mclearn I think it will be though
Big name the venkys cry for got a name to attract big players from all of Europe and when given money he has done well at club level
Best manger out side top five Nigel atkins southampton Or any from Souness Hughes or Dave Jones ... Mclearn I think it will be though Big name the venkys cry for got a name to attract big players from all of Europe and when given money he has done well at club level gosportdunc

1:15pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ChrisSutton says...

Rose Rouge wrote:
What a weak article - it isn't even attributed to a named individual! I don't believe that the local press has any right to call for a football manager's head in this way. It's OK to report supporters' feelings, but to make this sort of front page splash is totally unprofessional.
And another one. Unprofessional? What do you know about journalism? Opinion pieces are the norm in this industry, and this piece is based in FACT.

There is NO-WAY you can be a Rovers supporter with this view.

PR OUT
KEAN OUT
VENKYS OUT
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]Rose Rouge[/bold] wrote: What a weak article - it isn't even attributed to a named individual! I don't believe that the local press has any right to call for a football manager's head in this way. It's OK to report supporters' feelings, but to make this sort of front page splash is totally unprofessional.[/p][/quote]And another one. Unprofessional? What do you know about journalism? Opinion pieces are the norm in this industry, and this piece is based in FACT. There is NO-WAY you can be a Rovers supporter with this view. PR OUT KEAN OUT VENKYS OUT -D.K.O ChrisSutton

1:16pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ChrisSutton says...

That said, I have a horrible feeling Kean is going nowhere. There has to be a Premier League investigation at this point. Why would owners clearly stick with a man who is taking the club down?
-D.K.O
That said, I have a horrible feeling Kean is going nowhere. There has to be a Premier League investigation at this point. Why would owners clearly stick with a man who is taking the club down? -D.K.O ChrisSutton

1:20pm Mon 19 Dec 11

bring back the good old days says...

TOO LATE ! By about 6 months.
TOO LATE ! By about 6 months. bring back the good old days

1:21pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Darth956 says...

What would the Venky's do if they had a chicken that didn't lay?

Exactly!

Time for action Venky's!
What would the Venky's do if they had a chicken that didn't lay? Exactly! Time for action Venky's! Darth956

1:25pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Cockney Rover says...

chris67 wrote:
I don't believe the Telegraph should get involved with such a debate. Surely a local newspaper should remain independant? The Venky's have the right to run their club how they see fit and don't have to answer to anyone. Give Steve time and he will prove himself. (UTC)
Eh? Using your logic LET have the right to run their paper the way they see fit also and don't need to answer to anyone.

In any event, LET obviously sense the change in sentiment so are reflecting that with this comment piece. 'Bout bloody time.

As much as i'd love to see him back, I doubt Sparky would do so. I can't see us attracting decent managers or players until this shower of w*nkers have been exorcised from Ewood.
[quote][p][bold]chris67[/bold] wrote: I don't believe the Telegraph should get involved with such a debate. Surely a local newspaper should remain independant? The Venky's have the right to run their club how they see fit and don't have to answer to anyone. Give Steve time and he will prove himself. (UTC)[/p][/quote]Eh? Using your logic LET have the right to run their paper the way they see fit also and don't need to answer to anyone. In any event, LET obviously sense the change in sentiment so are reflecting that with this comment piece. 'Bout bloody time. As much as i'd love to see him back, I doubt Sparky would do so. I can't see us attracting decent managers or players until this shower of w*nkers have been exorcised from Ewood. Cockney Rover

1:25pm Mon 19 Dec 11

fiftyphead says...

Best to get rid of him now. That way at least there is a chance of there being some support from the terraces tomorrow night. Otherwise it will be a bear-pit, which can only help Bolton
Best to get rid of him now. That way at least there is a chance of there being some support from the terraces tomorrow night. Otherwise it will be a bear-pit, which can only help Bolton fiftyphead

1:25pm Mon 19 Dec 11

gosportdunc says...

gosportdunc wrote:
Best manger out side top five
Nigel atkins southampton

Or any from
Souness Hughes or Dave Jones ...

Mclearn I think it will be though
Big name the venkys cry for got a name to attract big players from all of Europe and when given money he has done well at club level
Hughes and tuguy
Joint team

Or Souness h berg and tuguy has the coaching team !
[quote][p][bold]gosportdunc[/bold] wrote: Best manger out side top five Nigel atkins southampton Or any from Souness Hughes or Dave Jones ... Mclearn I think it will be though Big name the venkys cry for got a name to attract big players from all of Europe and when given money he has done well at club level[/p][/quote]Hughes and tuguy Joint team Or Souness h berg and tuguy has the coaching team ! gosportdunc

1:28pm Mon 19 Dec 11

uglyboy says...

This article alienates a huge section of Lancashire Telegraph readers- Burnley supporters. We think he's doing a very good job.

GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS KEAN!

(Although, with Shearer rumoured to take the reigns, I'm not really worried if Kean does get the boot. ALAN BLOODY SHEARER! HAHAHAHAAH)

UTC.
NNN.
This article alienates a huge section of Lancashire Telegraph readers- Burnley supporters. We think he's doing a very good job. GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS KEAN! (Although, with Shearer rumoured to take the reigns, I'm not really worried if Kean does get the boot. ALAN BLOODY SHEARER! HAHAHAHAAH) UTC. NNN. uglyboy

1:30pm Mon 19 Dec 11

GAZHAY says...

Kean should have been sacked 12 months ago, we all know h should never have even been appointed but he was a cheap option and one that they wanted as a yes man. EVEN if they ever sacked him which I don't think they will who would come here and work for this lot......absolutely no-one of any use, Hughes and Benitez will come nowhere near plus Venkys would not pay their wages. Flitcroft and Jansen are punching way above their weight with Chorley, yep managing Blackburn is light years away from what they are currently doing but it is a partnership that the fans would back to the hilt. Infact Jansen could still play anybody or anything is better than that useless so called footballer muppet 5 live master pundit Roberts. Infact Roberts if that is what you want to do each week sod off from our club!
Kean should have been sacked 12 months ago, we all know h should never have even been appointed but he was a cheap option and one that they wanted as a yes man. EVEN if they ever sacked him which I don't think they will who would come here and work for this lot......absolutely no-one of any use, Hughes and Benitez will come nowhere near plus Venkys would not pay their wages. Flitcroft and Jansen are punching way above their weight with Chorley, yep managing Blackburn is light years away from what they are currently doing but it is a partnership that the fans would back to the hilt. Infact Jansen could still play anybody or anything is better than that useless so called footballer muppet 5 live master pundit Roberts. Infact Roberts if that is what you want to do each week sod off from our club! GAZHAY

1:39pm Mon 19 Dec 11

BYjacko says...

Keannnnnnooooo! #bluemoooooon
Keannnnnnooooo! #bluemoooooon BYjacko

1:45pm Mon 19 Dec 11

FCBurnley says...

Absolutely outrageous that the LET should print such a front page. Never in the history of journalism has a newspaper over stepped its boundaries.
I hope the Venkys will respond by banning all your staff from Ewood and ban our Steve from giving any interviews to your reporters.
In the meantime, I have cancelled my LET order and will never buy the paper again.
Come on Steve, don`t let this rag of a newspaper run your life. 3 points tomorrow and you will be safe until Easter.

GOD SAVE THE KEAN
Absolutely outrageous that the LET should print such a front page. Never in the history of journalism has a newspaper over stepped its boundaries. I hope the Venkys will respond by banning all your staff from Ewood and ban our Steve from giving any interviews to your reporters. In the meantime, I have cancelled my LET order and will never buy the paper again. Come on Steve, don`t let this rag of a newspaper run your life. 3 points tomorrow and you will be safe until Easter. GOD SAVE THE KEAN FCBurnley

1:49pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Stafford Rover says...

I fear we won't attract any of the suggested names even if Kean is sacked. None of them will look at us because of the league position, but more, because the club is so badly run and is never out of the paper for all the wrong reasons. For what my opinion is worth, I would go for Souness. Strong tough talking manager, and our most succesful this century... promotion and league cup.
I fear we won't attract any of the suggested names even if Kean is sacked. None of them will look at us because of the league position, but more, because the club is so badly run and is never out of the paper for all the wrong reasons. For what my opinion is worth, I would go for Souness. Strong tough talking manager, and our most succesful this century... promotion and league cup. Stafford Rover

1:52pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ChrisSutton says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Absolutely outrageous that the LET should print such a front page. Never in the history of journalism has a newspaper over stepped its boundaries.
I hope the Venkys will respond by banning all your staff from Ewood and ban our Steve from giving any interviews to your reporters.
In the meantime, I have cancelled my LET order and will never buy the paper again.
Come on Steve, don`t let this rag of a newspaper run your life. 3 points tomorrow and you will be safe until Easter.

GOD SAVE THE KEAN
Absolutely outrageous that Burnley fans have nothing else to do in their lives, or with their own football club, then to spend hours trolling on another teams news articles. Shows who's really the bigger club.

Oh and btw front pages like these have been the bedrock in a "history of journalism" since the dawn of time. It's called opinion pieces, and in this one, very few rational people can disagree with it as it's based solely on fact as to where our club is heading with this loon in charge.

The day newspapers are not allowed an opinion (especially for football matters, which are small in the scheme of life) will be a very sad day for journalism.

Keep trolling the bigger club Burnley boys.
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Absolutely outrageous that the LET should print such a front page. Never in the history of journalism has a newspaper over stepped its boundaries. I hope the Venkys will respond by banning all your staff from Ewood and ban our Steve from giving any interviews to your reporters. In the meantime, I have cancelled my LET order and will never buy the paper again. Come on Steve, don`t let this rag of a newspaper run your life. 3 points tomorrow and you will be safe until Easter. GOD SAVE THE KEAN[/p][/quote]Absolutely outrageous that Burnley fans have nothing else to do in their lives, or with their own football club, then to spend hours trolling on another teams news articles. Shows who's really the bigger club. Oh and btw front pages like these have been the bedrock in a "history of journalism" since the dawn of time. It's called opinion pieces, and in this one, very few rational people can disagree with it as it's based solely on fact as to where our club is heading with this loon in charge. The day newspapers are not allowed an opinion (especially for football matters, which are small in the scheme of life) will be a very sad day for journalism. Keep trolling the bigger club Burnley boys. -D.K.O ChrisSutton

2:09pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He
s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown!
Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown! Iiii1111

2:14pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Chrissaces says...

alan7554 wrote:
please dont go Agent Kean,your mission has not been fullfilled yet,you are doing a sterling job at deadwood park.Keep up the good work then you will be awarded the OBE (old bald head)
E for head?? Retard
[quote][p][bold]alan7554[/bold] wrote: please dont go Agent Kean,your mission has not been fullfilled yet,you are doing a sterling job at deadwood park.Keep up the good work then you will be awarded the OBE (old bald head)[/p][/quote]E for head?? Retard Chrissaces

2:15pm Mon 19 Dec 11

hasslem hasslem says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He

�s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown!
you met him in cribbs causeway and had a skinny latte......bobby gould is past it and going a bit doolally. mind you that's better than we currently have - HIRED!
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He � �s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown![/p][/quote]you met him in cribbs causeway and had a skinny latte......bobby gould is past it and going a bit doolally. mind you that's better than we currently have - HIRED! hasslem hasslem

2:17pm Mon 19 Dec 11

bburnrover says...

I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here?
Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something? bburnrover

2:20pm Mon 19 Dec 11

BJS says...

IF he goes my fear is that Venky's will replace him with someone else prepared to do their bidding, ie the scam will go on!!
IF he goes my fear is that Venky's will replace him with someone else prepared to do their bidding, ie the scam will go on!! BJS

2:27pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote: Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He
����s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown!
you met him in cribbs causeway and had a skinny latte......bobby gould is past it and going a bit doolally. mind you that's better than we currently have - HIRED!
How do you know about cribbs causeway......and it was a cappuccino.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He ����s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown![/p][/quote]you met him in cribbs causeway and had a skinny latte......bobby gould is past it and going a bit doolally. mind you that's better than we currently have - HIRED![/p][/quote]How do you know about cribbs causeway......and it was a cappuccino. Iiii1111

2:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

hasslem hasslem says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote: Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He

�����s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown!
you met him in cribbs causeway and had a skinny latte......bobby gould is past it and going a bit doolally. mind you that's better than we currently have - HIRED!
How do you know about cribbs causeway......and it was a cappuccino.
spies everywhere
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Venkey’s …I can have a word with my mate(won’t name drop :-D) if you want, might be able to persuade him for a small fee…..just ask LET for my IP address if interested……He � �����s an ex-international manager(unlike Kean) managed a FA cup winning team(unlike Kean)…130 ish goals in his professional career (unlike Kean)…. I’m serious……can’t do any worse than this clown![/p][/quote]you met him in cribbs causeway and had a skinny latte......bobby gould is past it and going a bit doolally. mind you that's better than we currently have - HIRED![/p][/quote]How do you know about cribbs causeway......and it was a cappuccino.[/p][/quote]spies everywhere hasslem hasslem

2:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

Oh, big mates with Robbie Savage …..could do worse…..the new Mercer & Alison! ….but like I said I want a finders fee :-)
Oh, big mates with Robbie Savage …..could do worse…..the new Mercer & Alison! ….but like I said I want a finders fee :-) Iiii1111

2:39pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Sherwoodforest says...

Blackburn boss Steve Kean claims to have held productive talks with the club's owners and says no ultimatum has been put to him ahead of Tuesday night's crunch clash with fellow strugglers Bolton.

Just one place and a solitary point separate the two sides at the foot of the Premier League table at present and Kean and opposite number Owen Coyle know there is little margin for error heading into a pivotal game for both clubs.

It is, however, Kean who is under the most pressure, with Blackburn supporters and now the local newspaper calling for his head.

Kean told Sky Sports News HD: "I spoke with the owners for about 45 minutes yesterday (Sunday).

"We had a real good conversation, mentioning again the health of some of the players because we have got a few that are falling at the moment.

"We will look forward to the transfer window opening and see if we can get a few bodies in that can hit the ground running straight away and make an impact."

Asked if the owners had issued a win-or-bust ultimatum ahead of the Bolton game, Kean added: "No, not at all."

The Scot is fully aware that he needs to turn things around at Ewood Park and has called on the supporters who continue to question his reign to get behind the team on Tuesday.

When asked if he had a message for the disgruntled fans, he said: "Stick with us. With a game that is as important as this, stick with us. When we scored (in a 2-1 defeat by West Brom on Saturday), I felt the momentum swung in that game and they were with us then.

"Obviously when you get a late goal against you it's disappointing, we were all disappointed. But if they could stick with us for this game, I think it could make a massive difference.

"I'm not trying to pretend that I don't understand the magnitude of this game. I'm not enjoying where we are in the table.

"But when I look at the players and I get out on the training ground and they are giving a response, they are certainly behind what we are trying to do. That gives you a massive boost


YOU COULDNT MAKE IT UP
Blackburn boss Steve Kean claims to have held productive talks with the club's owners and says no ultimatum has been put to him ahead of Tuesday night's crunch clash with fellow strugglers Bolton. Just one place and a solitary point separate the two sides at the foot of the Premier League table at present and Kean and opposite number Owen Coyle know there is little margin for error heading into a pivotal game for both clubs. It is, however, Kean who is under the most pressure, with Blackburn supporters and now the local newspaper calling for his head. Kean told Sky Sports News HD: "I spoke with the owners for about 45 minutes yesterday (Sunday). "We had a real good conversation, mentioning again the health of some of the players because we have got a few that are falling at the moment. "We will look forward to the transfer window opening and see if we can get a few bodies in that can hit the ground running straight away and make an impact." Asked if the owners had issued a win-or-bust ultimatum ahead of the Bolton game, Kean added: "No, not at all." The Scot is fully aware that he needs to turn things around at Ewood Park and has called on the supporters who continue to question his reign to get behind the team on Tuesday. When asked if he had a message for the disgruntled fans, he said: "Stick with us. With a game that is as important as this, stick with us. When we scored (in a 2-1 defeat by West Brom on Saturday), I felt the momentum swung in that game and they were with us then. "Obviously when you get a late goal against you it's disappointing, we were all disappointed. But if they could stick with us for this game, I think it could make a massive difference. "I'm not trying to pretend that I don't understand the magnitude of this game. I'm not enjoying where we are in the table. "But when I look at the players and I get out on the training ground and they are giving a response, they are certainly behind what we are trying to do. That gives you a massive boost YOU COULDNT MAKE IT UP Sherwoodforest

2:42pm Mon 19 Dec 11

carlmc says...

bburnrover wrote:
I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club! carlmc

2:44pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Rod of the Rovers says...

All a little too late from LT. This should have been said during the summer, after the club narrowly avoided relegation. The LT have constantly shown weak journalism and on many occasions have been guilty of printing Venky's propaganda which has only further enraged many fans. A fear of being left in the cold and missing out on future Rovers exclusives has meant that the LT has for many months avoided the main issues which the fans have wanted them to raise. The LT has lost a lot of its credibility when it comes to BRFC.
All a little too late from LT. This should have been said during the summer, after the club narrowly avoided relegation. The LT have constantly shown weak journalism and on many occasions have been guilty of printing Venky's propaganda which has only further enraged many fans. A fear of being left in the cold and missing out on future Rovers exclusives has meant that the LT has for many months avoided the main issues which the fans have wanted them to raise. The LT has lost a lot of its credibility when it comes to BRFC. Rod of the Rovers

2:44pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Rod of the Rovers says...

All a little too late from LT. This should have been said during the summer, after the club narrowly avoided relegation. The LT have constantly shown weak journalism and on many occasions have been guilty of printing Venky's propaganda which has only further enraged many fans. A fear of being left in the cold and missing out on future Rovers exclusives has meant that the LT has for many months avoided the main issues which the fans have wanted them to raise. The LT has lost a lot of its credibility when it comes to BRFC.
All a little too late from LT. This should have been said during the summer, after the club narrowly avoided relegation. The LT have constantly shown weak journalism and on many occasions have been guilty of printing Venky's propaganda which has only further enraged many fans. A fear of being left in the cold and missing out on future Rovers exclusives has meant that the LT has for many months avoided the main issues which the fans have wanted them to raise. The LT has lost a lot of its credibility when it comes to BRFC. Rod of the Rovers

2:56pm Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

Why are most of you fans assuming that he will be sacked on Wed ??

There is very little evidance of this at all ?

If you saw Kean in his press conference today - he look fresh and relaxed - not like someone who knew their time was up.

We all know that his position is completely UNTENNABLE but unfortunately non of us own the club.

We are ultimately owned by a middle aged woman from the ar$e-end of no-where in India who has said from day one that she knows nothing and cares even less about football.

She doesnt care what Rovers fans think.

She dosent care about the terrible atmosphere at home games.

She dosent understand that her "golden boy" simply isnt up to the task.

She dosent understand that the way she is running the club is disasterous

She dosent care that we need finances in January for player purchases.

She dosent care that the local or much of the national media say he has to go.

She dosent understand the implications of relegation.

And no doubt, she dosent understand at all the IMPORTANCE of having a good manager at a football club.

All she cares about is NOT putting a single penny into BRFC and (at very least) getting out worldwide exposure for her corporate name.

So, given all these factors -why should or why would she EVER sack Steve Kean ???????
Why are most of you fans assuming that he will be sacked on Wed ?? There is very little evidance of this at all ? If you saw Kean in his press conference today - he look fresh and relaxed - not like someone who knew their time was up. We all know that his position is completely UNTENNABLE but unfortunately non of us own the club. We are ultimately owned by a middle aged woman from the ar$e-end of no-where in India who has said from day one that she knows nothing and cares even less about football. She doesnt care what Rovers fans think. She dosent care about the terrible atmosphere at home games. She dosent understand that her "golden boy" simply isnt up to the task. She dosent understand that the way she is running the club is disasterous She dosent care that we need finances in January for player purchases. She dosent care that the local or much of the national media say he has to go. She dosent understand the implications of relegation. And no doubt, she dosent understand at all the IMPORTANCE of having a good manager at a football club. All she cares about is NOT putting a single penny into BRFC and (at very least) getting out worldwide exposure for her corporate name. So, given all these factors -why should or why would she EVER sack Steve Kean ??????? J.C - Rishton

2:58pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Bazzer says...

carlmc wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent.
As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley.
But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.
[quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club![/p][/quote]Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood. Bazzer

3:03pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Marky mark says...

All this talk of hughes & shearer is a load of pony. Why would any respectabe NAME come and work for a load of amatuer football farmers. If slaphead does go then it will be another yes man for the venky's, or who ever it i that is supposed to be steering the sinking ship that we are. Maybe kean's old buddy chris coleman would be more realistic.
All this talk of hughes & shearer is a load of pony. Why would any respectabe NAME come and work for a load of amatuer football farmers. If slaphead does go then it will be another yes man for the venky's, or who ever it i that is supposed to be steering the sinking ship that we are. Maybe kean's old buddy chris coleman would be more realistic. Marky mark

3:04pm Mon 19 Dec 11

carlmc says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Why are most of you fans assuming that he will be sacked on Wed ?? There is very little evidance of this at all ? If you saw Kean in his press conference today - he look fresh and relaxed - not like someone who knew their time was up. We all know that his position is completely UNTENNABLE but unfortunately non of us own the club. We are ultimately owned by a middle aged woman from the ar$e-end of no-where in India who has said from day one that she knows nothing and cares even less about football. She doesnt care what Rovers fans think. She dosent care about the terrible atmosphere at home games. She dosent understand that her "golden boy" simply isnt up to the task. She dosent understand that the way she is running the club is disasterous She dosent care that we need finances in January for player purchases. She dosent care that the local or much of the national media say he has to go. She dosent understand the implications of relegation. And no doubt, she dosent understand at all the IMPORTANCE of having a good manager at a football club. All she cares about is NOT putting a single penny into BRFC and (at very least) getting out worldwide exposure for her corporate name. So, given all these factors -why should or why would she EVER sack Steve Kean ???????
She wont sack him we are stuck with him and I do still believe he is a part owner. No wonder he looks relaxed he is now a millinaire, brought about by abstract failiure.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Why are most of you fans assuming that he will be sacked on Wed ?? There is very little evidance of this at all ? If you saw Kean in his press conference today - he look fresh and relaxed - not like someone who knew their time was up. We all know that his position is completely UNTENNABLE but unfortunately non of us own the club. We are ultimately owned by a middle aged woman from the ar$e-end of no-where in India who has said from day one that she knows nothing and cares even less about football. She doesnt care what Rovers fans think. She dosent care about the terrible atmosphere at home games. She dosent understand that her "golden boy" simply isnt up to the task. She dosent understand that the way she is running the club is disasterous She dosent care that we need finances in January for player purchases. She dosent care that the local or much of the national media say he has to go. She dosent understand the implications of relegation. And no doubt, she dosent understand at all the IMPORTANCE of having a good manager at a football club. All she cares about is NOT putting a single penny into BRFC and (at very least) getting out worldwide exposure for her corporate name. So, given all these factors -why should or why would she EVER sack Steve Kean ???????[/p][/quote]She wont sack him we are stuck with him and I do still believe he is a part owner. No wonder he looks relaxed he is now a millinaire, brought about by abstract failiure. carlmc

3:09pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

Bazzer wrote:
carlmc wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.
Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club![/p][/quote]Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.[/p][/quote]Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer. Iiii1111

3:09pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Sherwoodforest says...

carlmc wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Why are most of you fans assuming that he will be sacked on Wed ?? There is very little evidance of this at all ? If you saw Kean in his press conference today - he look fresh and relaxed - not like someone who knew their time was up. We all know that his position is completely UNTENNABLE but unfortunately non of us own the club. We are ultimately owned by a middle aged woman from the ar$e-end of no-where in India who has said from day one that she knows nothing and cares even less about football. She doesnt care what Rovers fans think. She dosent care about the terrible atmosphere at home games. She dosent understand that her "golden boy" simply isnt up to the task. She dosent understand that the way she is running the club is disasterous She dosent care that we need finances in January for player purchases. She dosent care that the local or much of the national media say he has to go. She dosent understand the implications of relegation. And no doubt, she dosent understand at all the IMPORTANCE of having a good manager at a football club. All she cares about is NOT putting a single penny into BRFC and (at very least) getting out worldwide exposure for her corporate name. So, given all these factors -why should or why would she EVER sack Steve Kean ???????
She wont sack him we are stuck with him and I do still believe he is a part owner. No wonder he looks relaxed he is now a millinaire, brought about by abstract failiure.
And the % he trousers from his buddy JA re: transfers.
[quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: Why are most of you fans assuming that he will be sacked on Wed ?? There is very little evidance of this at all ? If you saw Kean in his press conference today - he look fresh and relaxed - not like someone who knew their time was up. We all know that his position is completely UNTENNABLE but unfortunately non of us own the club. We are ultimately owned by a middle aged woman from the ar$e-end of no-where in India who has said from day one that she knows nothing and cares even less about football. She doesnt care what Rovers fans think. She dosent care about the terrible atmosphere at home games. She dosent understand that her "golden boy" simply isnt up to the task. She dosent understand that the way she is running the club is disasterous She dosent care that we need finances in January for player purchases. She dosent care that the local or much of the national media say he has to go. She dosent understand the implications of relegation. And no doubt, she dosent understand at all the IMPORTANCE of having a good manager at a football club. All she cares about is NOT putting a single penny into BRFC and (at very least) getting out worldwide exposure for her corporate name. So, given all these factors -why should or why would she EVER sack Steve Kean ???????[/p][/quote]She wont sack him we are stuck with him and I do still believe he is a part owner. No wonder he looks relaxed he is now a millinaire, brought about by abstract failiure.[/p][/quote]And the % he trousers from his buddy JA re: transfers. Sherwoodforest

3:12pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Sherwoodforest says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
carlmc wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.
Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.
not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club![/p][/quote]Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.[/p][/quote]Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.[/p][/quote]not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :) Sherwoodforest

3:17pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

VENKYS - It would be better for everyone if Kean was removed from Tuesdays game.
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For Kean himself because he is a dead man walking now and is ridiculed not just in Blackburn but from Lands End to John O Groats with the exception of one small enclave full of inbreds which is his only chance of sanctuary!
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Total and unbelievable abuse will de directed at him on Tuesday which would be a great distraction in a must win game.
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Instead put Admiral Nelsen in charge which will unite everyone into beating Bolton which is key for the next manager. Then bring in a quality manager (with a CV this time) and support him in January and we could have a very good chance to survive.
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33rd...........
VENKYS - It would be better for everyone if Kean was removed from Tuesdays game. . For Kean himself because he is a dead man walking now and is ridiculed not just in Blackburn but from Lands End to John O Groats with the exception of one small enclave full of inbreds which is his only chance of sanctuary! . Total and unbelievable abuse will de directed at him on Tuesday which would be a great distraction in a must win game. . Instead put Admiral Nelsen in charge which will unite everyone into beating Bolton which is key for the next manager. Then bring in a quality manager (with a CV this time) and support him in January and we could have a very good chance to survive. . 33rd........... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

3:18pm Mon 19 Dec 11

E.Z. Ryder says...

Have I gone mad? Has no one else noticed that it is the Rovers PLAYERS who are not good enough? Even Sepp Piontek wouldn't be able to turn that lot into a decent team.
Have I gone mad? Has no one else noticed that it is the Rovers PLAYERS who are not good enough? Even Sepp Piontek wouldn't be able to turn that lot into a decent team. E.Z. Ryder

3:25pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

4 wins in last 30 games - come on Kean - spin that one?
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If he is not withdrawn from Tuesdays game then the abuse will have to be terrible to get the message across to the watching VENKYS for Wednesdays board meeting?
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33rd.........
4 wins in last 30 games - come on Kean - spin that one? . If he is not withdrawn from Tuesdays game then the abuse will have to be terrible to get the message across to the watching VENKYS for Wednesdays board meeting? . 33rd......... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

3:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

FCBurnley says...

It just gets easier and easier, just put a small worm on a tiny hook and caught myself a whopper called ChrisSutton.

Looking a bit stupid now are we Chris, the lone Wover to take the bait.

GOD SAVE THE KEAN
It just gets easier and easier, just put a small worm on a tiny hook and caught myself a whopper called ChrisSutton. Looking a bit stupid now are we Chris, the lone Wover to take the bait. GOD SAVE THE KEAN FCBurnley

3:38pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

Sherwoodforest wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
carlmc wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.
Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.
not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)
Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!)
[quote][p][bold]Sherwoodforest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club![/p][/quote]Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.[/p][/quote]Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.[/p][/quote]not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)[/p][/quote]Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!) smellthecoffee

3:42pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
Sherwoodforest wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
carlmc wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.
Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.
not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)
Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!)
r u agreeing with me there smell?
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sherwoodforest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club![/p][/quote]Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.[/p][/quote]Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.[/p][/quote]not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)[/p][/quote]Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!)[/p][/quote]r u agreeing with me there smell? Iiii1111

3:42pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

bburnrover wrote:
I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here?
Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later). smellthecoffee

3:43pm Mon 19 Dec 11

noddymcleod says...

It is still a hope rather than a reality that "I see no plane" is on his way out.
If Venkys sack their creature, who would step into his shoes ? because the notion that Venkys have drawn the right conclusions and will now be "good" owners is fanciful. The Rovers are a small part of Venkys overall activities, Venkys are still in hock to agents and Venkys have worries about banks here and possible prosecution in India.
Kean will do their bidding, in a weird way, he's still their best option, for if Rovers collapse, financially and footie-wise, they'll need a loyal stooge to run the fire sale in January.
"New Dawn" ? Don't count on it.
I can see us loosing to Bolton or drawing and Kean being kept on. A win would be disastrous because then there's an excuse - you can see the headline now "We've turned the corner" says jubilant Kean.
My money has been on Venkys selling up and clearing off for some while now and Kean is the man to do that for them.
Any other option involves money, commitment and a huge apology - pulling the plug is the most acceptable solution for the Spivs.
I sincerely hope I'm wrong.
It is still a hope rather than a reality that "I see no plane" is on his way out. If Venkys sack their creature, who would step into his shoes ? because the notion that Venkys have drawn the right conclusions and will now be "good" owners is fanciful. The Rovers are a small part of Venkys overall activities, Venkys are still in hock to agents and Venkys have worries about banks here and possible prosecution in India. Kean will do their bidding, in a weird way, he's still their best option, for if Rovers collapse, financially and footie-wise, they'll need a loyal stooge to run the fire sale in January. "New Dawn" ? Don't count on it. I can see us loosing to Bolton or drawing and Kean being kept on. A win would be disastrous because then there's an excuse - you can see the headline now "We've turned the corner" says jubilant Kean. My money has been on Venkys selling up and clearing off for some while now and Kean is the man to do that for them. Any other option involves money, commitment and a huge apology - pulling the plug is the most acceptable solution for the Spivs. I sincerely hope I'm wrong. noddymcleod

3:45pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).
Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).[/p][/quote]Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell. Iiii1111

3:46pm Mon 19 Dec 11

hasslem hasslem says...

when you watch gollum's pre-match tv interview, he looks remarkably relaxed. this could be down to:

1) he has been told by mrs d in his 45 minute mucky phonecall that he is her one true love and there is no way that her mr.loverman (shabba!) will be allowed to leave her harem

2) he has already been told that he is on his way and he is sitting in the interview with a big fat severance cheque in his pocket and a semi-lob on and a cheshire cat grin for the cameras whilst flicking v-signs under the table at all the assembled journos

3) he is drunk again and oblivious what is unfurling in front of him.
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if (as we all hope) he has been/will be given the tap on the shoulder then it is as many posters (and indeed the LT) have said only damage limitation......ther
e is a bigger more serious job to do which is disaster recovery in terms of rebuilding the club from a apocalyptic 12 months.
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got loads of mates who support other teams and they can't understand how a well run club with solid foundations can disintegrate so quickly -i tell them all you need for anything is a big enough wrecking ball.
when you watch gollum's pre-match tv interview, he looks remarkably relaxed. this could be down to: 1) he has been told by mrs d in his 45 minute mucky phonecall that he is her one true love and there is no way that her mr.loverman (shabba!) will be allowed to leave her harem 2) he has already been told that he is on his way and he is sitting in the interview with a big fat severance cheque in his pocket and a semi-lob on and a cheshire cat grin for the cameras whilst flicking v-signs under the table at all the assembled journos 3) he is drunk again and oblivious what is unfurling in front of him. . if (as we all hope) he has been/will be given the tap on the shoulder then it is as many posters (and indeed the LT) have said only damage limitation......ther e is a bigger more serious job to do which is disaster recovery in terms of rebuilding the club from a apocalyptic 12 months. . got loads of mates who support other teams and they can't understand how a well run club with solid foundations can disintegrate so quickly -i tell them all you need for anything is a big enough wrecking ball. hasslem hasslem

3:47pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
Sherwoodforest wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
carlmc wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.
Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.
not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)
Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!)
r u agreeing with me there smell?
did it sound like it you t00l?? Just because Keith Hill and Gary Flitcroft played for us doesn't mean they should return as manager.
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Since is as ridiculous as your constant calls for Big Sam's head last year...now look where we are.
.
If you genuinely love BRFC then I would keep your silly little mouth shut...you are clearly demented.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sherwoodforest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club![/p][/quote]Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.[/p][/quote]Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.[/p][/quote]not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)[/p][/quote]Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!)[/p][/quote]r u agreeing with me there smell?[/p][/quote]did it sound like it you t00l?? Just because Keith Hill and Gary Flitcroft played for us doesn't mean they should return as manager. . Since is as ridiculous as your constant calls for Big Sam's head last year...now look where we are. . If you genuinely love BRFC then I would keep your silly little mouth shut...you are clearly demented. smellthecoffee

3:51pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
Sherwoodforest wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
carlmc wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club!
Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.
Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.
not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)
Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!)
r u agreeing with me there smell?
did it sound like it you t00l?? Just because Keith Hill and Gary Flitcroft played for us doesn't mean they should return as manager. . Since is as ridiculous as your constant calls for Big Sam's head last year...now look where we are. . If you genuinely love BRFC then I would keep your silly little mouth shut...you are clearly demented.
so is that a yes?
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sherwoodforest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with football results. Allardyce was dismissed because Kean was a Kentaro client and they effectively are running our club![/p][/quote]Exactly. The sacking of Sam was a statement of intent. Bad intent. As for a manager outside the top flight, I repeat..Keith Hill and Dave "Flicker" Flitcroft did wonders at Rochdale and are now doing very nicely at Barnsley. But the set up at Oakwell is far better than at Ewood.[/p][/quote]Hill’s Barnsley record G23 W8 D6 L9 win% 34.78...watched them crumble against Ipswich….might be better than Kean (who isn’t!) but a savoir for BRFC I don’t think so……back to drawing my dear mate Bazzer.[/p][/quote]not bad that 34.78%, nearly double SK and more than enough to keep a team up if based over a full season :)[/p][/quote]Yeah Keith Hill...a massive name in the football world with plenty of Premier League experience and who is sure to attract the quality players we need to lift ourselves out of this mess!!! (hope indians understand irony!!)[/p][/quote]r u agreeing with me there smell?[/p][/quote]did it sound like it you t00l?? Just because Keith Hill and Gary Flitcroft played for us doesn't mean they should return as manager. . Since is as ridiculous as your constant calls for Big Sam's head last year...now look where we are. . If you genuinely love BRFC then I would keep your silly little mouth shut...you are clearly demented.[/p][/quote]so is that a yes? Iiii1111

3:52pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).
Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.
If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January.
.
Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).[/p][/quote]Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.[/p][/quote]If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January. . Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed. smellthecoffee

3:57pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).
Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.
If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January.
.
Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed.
I'll make this easier to understand...when they took over the club they borrowed money against the club's financial worth....that was how they were able to pay Sam and his staff off....since then they have had to pay player's/agent's wages and the bank is simply not prepared to lend them any more money. In fact - such is the state of the situation - the bank wants it's money back.
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Venky's (BRFC) will need to clear the outstanding debt and then pay Kean off. They won't have that money will January.
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).[/p][/quote]Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.[/p][/quote]If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January. . Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed.[/p][/quote]I'll make this easier to understand...when they took over the club they borrowed money against the club's financial worth....that was how they were able to pay Sam and his staff off....since then they have had to pay player's/agent's wages and the bank is simply not prepared to lend them any more money. In fact - such is the state of the situation - the bank wants it's money back. . Venky's (BRFC) will need to clear the outstanding debt and then pay Kean off. They won't have that money will January. smellthecoffee

3:58pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).
Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.
If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January. . Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed.
Ouch that really hurt ..do u not like me smell?

Think you’ll find most football payments aren’t made straight away ie transfer and severance packages…surely you're not that naive are u smell?
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).[/p][/quote]Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.[/p][/quote]If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January. . Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed.[/p][/quote]Ouch that really hurt ..do u not like me smell? Think you’ll find most football payments aren’t made straight away ie transfer and severance packages…surely you're not that naive are u smell? Iiii1111

4:03pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Kean out, Andrews back in before its too late.
Kean out, Andrews back in before its too late. Keep Darwen Green

4:18pm Mon 19 Dec 11

merlinrabbit says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
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We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
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33rd.........
4 pts from safety as long as those above us dont win anymore. What sort of maths is that? We could constantly be 4 points off safety
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]4 pts from safety as long as those above us dont win anymore. What sort of maths is that? We could constantly be 4 points off safety merlinrabbit

4:23pm Mon 19 Dec 11

FCBurnley says...

Just a thought.

Which member of the LET staff has the experience of running a Professional Football Club ?

None . Thought not.

Better stick to reporting on lost dogs.

Still feeling stupid ChrisSutton ?
Just a thought. Which member of the LET staff has the experience of running a Professional Football Club ? None . Thought not. Better stick to reporting on lost dogs. Still feeling stupid ChrisSutton ? FCBurnley

4:26pm Mon 19 Dec 11

WaferBiscuit says...

Not sure how true this is, but I was talking to somebody at work last week who's friend of his is good pals with KEAN, and he was spouting off that the best thing that happened to him was getting banned for drink driving as now he can have as many beers as he wants without the worry of driving and being caught... All at the expense of the club with a chauffeur. Great eh.....
Not sure how true this is, but I was talking to somebody at work last week who's friend of his is good pals with KEAN, and he was spouting off that the best thing that happened to him was getting banned for drink driving as now he can have as many beers as he wants without the worry of driving and being caught... All at the expense of the club with a chauffeur. Great eh..... WaferBiscuit

4:28pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
smellthecoffee wrote:
bburnrover wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?
They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).
Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.
If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January. . Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed.
I'll make this easier to understand...when they took over the club they borrowed money against the club's financial worth....that was how they were able to pay Sam and his staff off....since then they have had to pay player's/agent's wages and the bank is simply not prepared to lend them any more money. In fact - such is the state of the situation - the bank wants it's money back. . Venky's (BRFC) will need to clear the outstanding debt and then pay Kean off. They won't have that money will January.
"when they took over the club they borrowed money against the club's financial worth...."

No they didn’t…..they paid £23m for 99.9% stake in the club and will make an unconditional offer for the remaining shares……Venkeys took over the club’s(Walkers trust) debt of 21m which is now reduced…..Smell =naive nah, stupid/emotive yes :-D
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe they are leaving him in charge for the BW match do they not have a clue what is going on over here? Will they keep him for another 4 weeks if we win 2-1? What if we draw ? Surely they will get rid if we are beat? They were viciously quick getting rid of Sam who more than doubled Kean's points so have they gone soft or something?[/p][/quote]They won't sack him because the backstabber was woven into this takeover. Even if he wasn't, they have no money to pay him off till they sell players in January. Hence the reason for the LET article. Unless Kean is prepared to walk, he will still be here till Jan 1st at the very least (unless an agreement can be put in place to pay him off later).[/p][/quote]Barclays can’t get any money out of them, so how the heII will Kean…you are so naïve smell.[/p][/quote]If you bothered to read my comments then you will see that that was the point I was making...are you really that short of intelligence?? Rovers will have no money from Barclays or wherever till they sell players in January. . Kean will be in charge till then unless a deferred payment arrangement can be agreed.[/p][/quote]I'll make this easier to understand...when they took over the club they borrowed money against the club's financial worth....that was how they were able to pay Sam and his staff off....since then they have had to pay player's/agent's wages and the bank is simply not prepared to lend them any more money. In fact - such is the state of the situation - the bank wants it's money back. . Venky's (BRFC) will need to clear the outstanding debt and then pay Kean off. They won't have that money will January.[/p][/quote]"when they took over the club they borrowed money against the club's financial worth...." No they didn’t…..they paid £23m for 99.9% stake in the club and will make an unconditional offer for the remaining shares……Venkeys took over the club’s(Walkers trust) debt of 21m which is now reduced…..Smell =naive nah, stupid/emotive yes :-D Iiii1111

4:32pm Mon 19 Dec 11

spike t says...

we come on here to have a **** good laugh!
we come on here to have a **** good laugh! spike t

4:34pm Mon 19 Dec 11

thresholdweller says...

Very pleased that the blame has not been placed entirely on Steve Kean. However, how can they appoint a suitable candidate if there is not a proper management structure? Which decent candidate would want to be the front man for chaos?
Very pleased that the blame has not been placed entirely on Steve Kean. However, how can they appoint a suitable candidate if there is not a proper management structure? Which decent candidate would want to be the front man for chaos? thresholdweller

4:34pm Mon 19 Dec 11

who said that says...

Kean has to go without question, but the timing of the sequence of events is an interesting one with Scousers and Utd away games on the horizon.

If they sack Kean now and appoint a new manager straight away it's going to be a baptism of fire. There's no magic wand to turn things around. The best a new manager can do is to motivate and instil self belief. Is this enough to go to Anfield or Old Trafford and get something? Probably not. The worst case is that we get leathered and the players/fans etc get down in the mouth and the new regime gets off on the wrong foot.

Sack him after the two games (effectively write them off) and immediately sign a new manager may give the new regime half a chance of getting off to a winning start and then carrying forward momentum.

Another alternative is sack him now to appease the fans, get anyone to take charge temporarily (I'm sure a shaved monkey could do a better job) and then get the new regime in place for the New Years fixtures.

I think that this needs careful consideration, because strategically this is the last throw of the dice!!
Kean has to go without question, but the timing of the sequence of events is an interesting one with Scousers and Utd away games on the horizon. If they sack Kean now and appoint a new manager straight away it's going to be a baptism of fire. There's no magic wand to turn things around. The best a new manager can do is to motivate and instil self belief. Is this enough to go to Anfield or Old Trafford and get something? Probably not. The worst case is that we get leathered and the players/fans etc get down in the mouth and the new regime gets off on the wrong foot. Sack him after the two games (effectively write them off) and immediately sign a new manager may give the new regime half a chance of getting off to a winning start and then carrying forward momentum. Another alternative is sack him now to appease the fans, get anyone to take charge temporarily (I'm sure a shaved monkey could do a better job) and then get the new regime in place for the New Years fixtures. I think that this needs careful consideration, because strategically this is the last throw of the dice!! who said that

4:37pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Bad management decisions, getting rid of your main effective midfielders from last year, the ones who could make a difference and replacing them with lightweights and injury prone players.
Emerton, Diouf, Andrews, Jones, both of them. and trying to rely on cheaper imports with little or no PL experience, Rochina, Formica, Petrovic, Hoilett, Dunn and pedersen.
Big mistake making us weak in the middle.
More big mistakes, last year it was pretty obvious to everyone we needed full backs, a couple of decent hard working full backs would have made the world of difference, Kean and Venky's signed ribeiro and Myles fracking anderson. Meaning we had to play Givet at fullback and Iggy pops swiftcover puppet who is as slow as mi dad on the other side.
Seb larsson fiasco where he was available for 1 million and Rovers offered 600,000 and then deciding to wait until he was a free agent.
Letting Kalanic go who was our highest scorer even though the bald headed twonk wouldn't play him, instead opting to give banjo spanker Roberts a contract extension when Big sam didn't even give him a squad number. So we replaced Kalanic with Yakoobu who although has been an amazing signing puts in as much as hoilett does in defence. Why couldn't we have kept Kalanic and had the yak as well. Goodwillie, the less said the better, another cheapskate option.
All of the above says cheapskates to me, always taking the cheaper option or signing a promising player that we could make money on= cheapskates.

The fans don't help our cause any, although at this stage it is quite understandable, as how they have been treated by Kean and Venky's is very poorly, ewood was like a morgue on Saturday. They have been good to us in a monetary sense as they have given us some good deals on tickets, but who wants to watch a shower of sheite. Communication has been awful.
The fans booing after we just took the lead against swansea was the lowest of the low, don't care who it was aimed at it was just plain wrong.
Not sticking up for diouf when sewer rat warnock opened his hole, not stamping out the boo boys for Andrews when now he is our best midfielder, I bet all them who booed him wishes he was back here, the reason why Villa, Bolton,Swansea, Ipswich and others want him is beacuase our brain dead thick fracker fans don't know a good hard working player when they see one.
Why did you let Emerton go when he had another 12 months on his contract, Stupidity.

Kean out, the bald headed twonk has made poor decision after poor decision and they all add up to cheapskate relegation.
Bad management decisions, getting rid of your main effective midfielders from last year, the ones who could make a difference and replacing them with lightweights and injury prone players. Emerton, Diouf, Andrews, Jones, both of them. and trying to rely on cheaper imports with little or no PL experience, Rochina, Formica, Petrovic, Hoilett, Dunn and pedersen. Big mistake making us weak in the middle. More big mistakes, last year it was pretty obvious to everyone we needed full backs, a couple of decent hard working full backs would have made the world of difference, Kean and Venky's signed ribeiro and Myles fracking anderson. Meaning we had to play Givet at fullback and Iggy pops swiftcover puppet who is as slow as mi dad on the other side. Seb larsson fiasco where he was available for 1 million and Rovers offered 600,000 and then deciding to wait until he was a free agent. Letting Kalanic go who was our highest scorer even though the bald headed twonk wouldn't play him, instead opting to give banjo spanker Roberts a contract extension when Big sam didn't even give him a squad number. So we replaced Kalanic with Yakoobu who although has been an amazing signing puts in as much as hoilett does in defence. Why couldn't we have kept Kalanic and had the yak as well. Goodwillie, the less said the better, another cheapskate option. All of the above says cheapskates to me, always taking the cheaper option or signing a promising player that we could make money on= cheapskates. The fans don't help our cause any, although at this stage it is quite understandable, as how they have been treated by Kean and Venky's is very poorly, ewood was like a morgue on Saturday. They have been good to us in a monetary sense as they have given us some good deals on tickets, but who wants to watch a shower of sheite. Communication has been awful. The fans booing after we just took the lead against swansea was the lowest of the low, don't care who it was aimed at it was just plain wrong. Not sticking up for diouf when sewer rat warnock opened his hole, not stamping out the boo boys for Andrews when now he is our best midfielder, I bet all them who booed him wishes he was back here, the reason why Villa, Bolton,Swansea, Ipswich and others want him is beacuase our brain dead thick fracker fans don't know a good hard working player when they see one. Why did you let Emerton go when he had another 12 months on his contract, Stupidity. Kean out, the bald headed twonk has made poor decision after poor decision and they all add up to cheapskate relegation. Keep Darwen Green

4:40pm Mon 19 Dec 11

WaferBiscuit says...

Look, forget about KEAN having to go at the minute for the future of the club, I personally think, and I'm sure others will agree, KEAN has to go NOW, for the unity of the fans.

Please please do this now and we will spur the team on to the necessary wins required. Just try us out and you will see, but this will only happen when KEAN is manager NO MORE?
Look, forget about KEAN having to go at the minute for the future of the club, I personally think, and I'm sure others will agree, KEAN has to go NOW, for the unity of the fans. Please please do this now and we will spur the team on to the necessary wins required. Just try us out and you will see, but this will only happen when KEAN is manager NO MORE? WaferBiscuit

4:47pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Top10StillOn says...

WaferBiscuit wrote:
Not sure how true this is, but I was talking to somebody at work last week who's friend of his is good pals with KEAN, and he was spouting off that the best thing that happened to him was getting banned for drink driving as now he can have as many beers as he wants without the worry of driving and being caught... All at the expense of the club with a chauffeur. Great eh.....
I might be reading this wrong but this post suggests Kean has a friend!!

The LET finally wakes up after sitting on the fence for so long, though having woken up a good article.

A win against Bolton should make no difference whatsoever, he must go asap and even then the chances are its too late.

A few have very worryingly mentioned of Avram Grant. I consider him on a par with Kean. Shearer too inexperienced.
Hughes would be great but would love Lambert to come. Whoever it might be we cannot escape the fact that the owners need to invest in players heavily in January and the evidence so far (lack of transfer spend, cashcall from Bank) suggests this will not happen.

I struggle to believe Venky's misguided actions to date are down to naivety and our only hope of a bright Premier future is with different owners. Afraid Qatar Petroleum really is a Christmas present too far to ask for but we can hope.

I shall continue to log on daily with fingers crossed but until it really happens still do not believe they will sack "their" man.
[quote][p][bold]WaferBiscuit[/bold] wrote: Not sure how true this is, but I was talking to somebody at work last week who's friend of his is good pals with KEAN, and he was spouting off that the best thing that happened to him was getting banned for drink driving as now he can have as many beers as he wants without the worry of driving and being caught... All at the expense of the club with a chauffeur. Great eh.....[/p][/quote]I might be reading this wrong but this post suggests Kean has a friend!! The LET finally wakes up after sitting on the fence for so long, though having woken up a good article. A win against Bolton should make no difference whatsoever, he must go asap and even then the chances are its too late. A few have very worryingly mentioned of Avram Grant. I consider him on a par with Kean. Shearer too inexperienced. Hughes would be great but would love Lambert to come. Whoever it might be we cannot escape the fact that the owners need to invest in players heavily in January and the evidence so far (lack of transfer spend, cashcall from Bank) suggests this will not happen. I struggle to believe Venky's misguided actions to date are down to naivety and our only hope of a bright Premier future is with different owners. Afraid Qatar Petroleum really is a Christmas present too far to ask for but we can hope. I shall continue to log on daily with fingers crossed but until it really happens still do not believe they will sack "their" man. Top10StillOn

4:48pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
.
We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
4 pts from safety as long as those above us dont win anymore. What sort of maths is that? We could constantly be 4 points off safety
Merlin - your brain is not very magical is it?
.
We get 4 more points than 4the from bottom with a decent new manager and Hey Presto - safety!
.
33rd......
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]4 pts from safety as long as those above us dont win anymore. What sort of maths is that? We could constantly be 4 points off safety[/p][/quote]Merlin - your brain is not very magical is it? . We get 4 more points than 4the from bottom with a decent new manager and Hey Presto - safety! . 33rd...... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

4:52pm Mon 19 Dec 11

j bee says...

blue_and_white wrote:
There's a horriblen stench of Dingle on this site. Do they not realise this is the LANCASHIRE evening telegraph? Go find a paper that represents you backward sheep fiddling cavemen.
the blackburn telegraph , in this area blackburn darwen, accy ribble valley 140, 000 blackburn wi darwen 80 000, hynburn and a few thou in ribble valley only about 20 000 rovers fans, the vast majority no a bit interested not in the front page news discracefull headlines should be back page news
[quote][p][bold]blue_and_white[/bold] wrote: There's a horriblen stench of Dingle on this site. Do they not realise this is the LANCASHIRE evening telegraph? Go find a paper that represents you backward sheep fiddling cavemen.[/p][/quote]the blackburn telegraph , in this area blackburn darwen, accy ribble valley 140, 000 blackburn wi darwen 80 000, hynburn and a few thou in ribble valley only about 20 000 rovers fans, the vast majority no a bit interested not in the front page news discracefull headlines should be back page news j bee

4:52pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

FCBurnley wrote:
It just gets easier and easier, just put a small worm on a tiny hook and caught myself a whopper called ChrisSutton.

Looking a bit stupid now are we Chris, the lone Wover to take the bait.

GOD SAVE THE KEAN
You have not caught a tiddler in 33 years never mind a whopper!
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: It just gets easier and easier, just put a small worm on a tiny hook and caught myself a whopper called ChrisSutton. Looking a bit stupid now are we Chris, the lone Wover to take the bait. GOD SAVE THE KEAN[/p][/quote]You have not caught a tiddler in 33 years never mind a whopper! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

5:02pm Mon 19 Dec 11

jackmetickler says...

j bee wrote:
blue_and_white wrote: There's a horriblen stench of Dingle on this site. Do they not realise this is the LANCASHIRE evening telegraph? Go find a paper that represents you backward sheep fiddling cavemen.
the blackburn telegraph , in this area blackburn darwen, accy ribble valley 140, 000 blackburn wi darwen 80 000, hynburn and a few thou in ribble valley only about 20 000 rovers fans, the vast majority no a bit interested not in the front page news discracefull headlines should be back page news
children children come on now behave... put your toys back neatly and stop telling fibs
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blue_and_white[/bold] wrote: There's a horriblen stench of Dingle on this site. Do they not realise this is the LANCASHIRE evening telegraph? Go find a paper that represents you backward sheep fiddling cavemen.[/p][/quote]the blackburn telegraph , in this area blackburn darwen, accy ribble valley 140, 000 blackburn wi darwen 80 000, hynburn and a few thou in ribble valley only about 20 000 rovers fans, the vast majority no a bit interested not in the front page news discracefull headlines should be back page news[/p][/quote]children children come on now behave... put your toys back neatly and stop telling fibs jackmetickler

5:27pm Mon 19 Dec 11

philmoulden says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
.
We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
4 pts from safety as long as those above us dont win anymore. What sort of maths is that? We could constantly be 4 points off safety
the maths is easy ,they have to play each other
come on you blues!
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]4 pts from safety as long as those above us dont win anymore. What sort of maths is that? We could constantly be 4 points off safety[/p][/quote]the maths is easy ,they have to play each other come on you blues! philmoulden

5:31pm Mon 19 Dec 11

postman dudley says...

I had a 'Venky's Out' scarf at Wigan LAST YEAR,after Williams was shown the door, complained about Venky's and Kean on this site recently and some stupid bastards had the bloody cheek to have ago at me on both occasions. What've you got to say now you F**king Morons??????????????
I had a 'Venky's Out' scarf at Wigan LAST YEAR,after Williams was shown the door, complained about Venky's and Kean on this site recently and some stupid bastards had the bloody cheek to have ago at me on both occasions. What've you got to say now you F**king Morons?????????????? postman dudley

5:35pm Mon 19 Dec 11

philmoulden says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
philmoulden wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
.
We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad.
We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.
i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !!
Hey Phil & Morst

Both of you I know well

Phil for nigh on 35 years, Morst for 5 years

This column written by LET is just what we've waited for. Now let us hope this is what brings this sorry affair to an end ?

I feel a genuine relief that the imposter is on his way ?

But, I now feel the real problem will emerge:

Venky ?

They now have the opportunity to show just what the intentions are ?

Shearer ? Forget it. A figurehead maybe ?

We need a manager of proven track to galvanise this all mess.

No point relieving Kean only to appoint another turkey !

I felt rotten walking off Cardiff. Saturday I had tears of frustration.

I want my ROVERS back.
we will survive pal ,just like other seasons ,i just want to hear the words that he,s gone before christmas comes and rejoycing for all at ewood ,now we,ll see what the venkys are all about ,IF they do the right thing and appoint a gudun ,all well and good ,happy days ,if not at least weve got our memories
fight on for the good of BRFC

NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad. We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.[/p][/quote]i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !![/p][/quote]Hey Phil & Morst Both of you I know well Phil for nigh on 35 years, Morst for 5 years This column written by LET is just what we've waited for. Now let us hope this is what brings this sorry affair to an end ? I feel a genuine relief that the imposter is on his way ? But, I now feel the real problem will emerge: Venky ? They now have the opportunity to show just what the intentions are ? Shearer ? Forget it. A figurehead maybe ? We need a manager of proven track to galvanise this all mess. No point relieving Kean only to appoint another turkey ! I felt rotten walking off Cardiff. Saturday I had tears of frustration. I want my ROVERS back.[/p][/quote]we will survive pal ,just like other seasons ,i just want to hear the words that he,s gone before christmas comes and rejoycing for all at ewood ,now we,ll see what the venkys are all about ,IF they do the right thing and appoint a gudun ,all well and good ,happy days ,if not at least weve got our memories fight on for the good of BRFC NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER philmoulden

5:35pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ChrisSutton says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Just a thought.

Which member of the LET staff has the experience of running a Professional Football Club ?

None . Thought not.

Better stick to reporting on lost dogs.

Still feeling stupid ChrisSutton ?
Yawn... trying too hard I'm afraid.

Almost flattering. You obviously want my attention pretty bad.
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Just a thought. Which member of the LET staff has the experience of running a Professional Football Club ? None . Thought not. Better stick to reporting on lost dogs. Still feeling stupid ChrisSutton ?[/p][/quote]Yawn... trying too hard I'm afraid. Almost flattering. You obviously want my attention pretty bad. -D.K.O ChrisSutton

5:39pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ChrisSutton says...

philmoulden wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
philmoulden wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
.
We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
.
33rd.........
How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad.
We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.
i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !!
Hey Phil & Morst

Both of you I know well

Phil for nigh on 35 years, Morst for 5 years

This column written by LET is just what we've waited for. Now let us hope this is what brings this sorry affair to an end ?

I feel a genuine relief that the imposter is on his way ?

But, I now feel the real problem will emerge:

Venky ?

They now have the opportunity to show just what the intentions are ?

Shearer ? Forget it. A figurehead maybe ?

We need a manager of proven track to galvanise this all mess.

No point relieving Kean only to appoint another turkey !

I felt rotten walking off Cardiff. Saturday I had tears of frustration.

I want my ROVERS back.
we will survive pal ,just like other seasons ,i just want to hear the words that he,s gone before christmas comes and rejoycing for all at ewood ,now we,ll see what the venkys are all about ,IF they do the right thing and appoint a gudun ,all well and good ,happy days ,if not at least weve got our memories
fight on for the good of BRFC

NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER
Sad to say, I don't see us surviving now. The time to make a managerial change was some time ago.

At the very least, getting a new guy in will re-unite all the fans 100% behind the club. That (and some luck) may give us a slither of a chance of survival.

If Kean stays? God help us. I honestly don't see us getting mid-table in the Championship under golden boy.
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]How I would love to think that. I make a 4 hour round trip every 2 weeks to follow the Rovers but just look at the fixtures. 22 matches left, write off 8 against the Top 5 (mainly away) leaving us 11 wins required in 14 "winnable matches". I am afraid that is just unacheiveable with even an improved squad. We need to plan now for getting out of the Championship.[/p][/quote]i agree with morst ,IF action is taken now ,IF hughes comes in ,then i would feel its possible to catch up the likes of swansea wolves wigan n bolton ,thats all we need to do this season , IF it happens then feel the power ,ewood will be rocking and would,nt surprise me to get a point from christmas games ,DO IT NOW VENKYS !![/p][/quote]Hey Phil & Morst Both of you I know well Phil for nigh on 35 years, Morst for 5 years This column written by LET is just what we've waited for. Now let us hope this is what brings this sorry affair to an end ? I feel a genuine relief that the imposter is on his way ? But, I now feel the real problem will emerge: Venky ? They now have the opportunity to show just what the intentions are ? Shearer ? Forget it. A figurehead maybe ? We need a manager of proven track to galvanise this all mess. No point relieving Kean only to appoint another turkey ! I felt rotten walking off Cardiff. Saturday I had tears of frustration. I want my ROVERS back.[/p][/quote]we will survive pal ,just like other seasons ,i just want to hear the words that he,s gone before christmas comes and rejoycing for all at ewood ,now we,ll see what the venkys are all about ,IF they do the right thing and appoint a gudun ,all well and good ,happy days ,if not at least weve got our memories fight on for the good of BRFC NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER[/p][/quote]Sad to say, I don't see us surviving now. The time to make a managerial change was some time ago. At the very least, getting a new guy in will re-unite all the fans 100% behind the club. That (and some luck) may give us a slither of a chance of survival. If Kean stays? God help us. I honestly don't see us getting mid-table in the Championship under golden boy. -D.K.O ChrisSutton

5:49pm Mon 19 Dec 11

LanghoRover says...

To many Indians and not a chief in sight, we need the cavalry now.
I am starting to feel sorry for Keen, he looks more like a wounded puppy every match. The ones to blame are Venkeys and the Walkers I hope they are happy with Jacks money and hope they never set foot in Blackburn ever again. Also the FA need to have a long hard look at themselves as to who is fit and proper to run a football club.
To many Indians and not a chief in sight, we need the cavalry now. I am starting to feel sorry for Keen, he looks more like a wounded puppy every match. The ones to blame are Venkeys and the Walkers I hope they are happy with Jacks money and hope they never set foot in Blackburn ever again. Also the FA need to have a long hard look at themselves as to who is fit and proper to run a football club. LanghoRover

5:49pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Bill Carson says...

BBC News: "Blackburn manager Steve Kean has held talks with the club's owners but insists his job is not under threat."
That should wind the fans up tomorrow night, beats panto any day of the week. Yet again no direct comment from Venkys superb PR machine!
BBC News: "Blackburn manager Steve Kean has held talks with the club's owners but insists his job is not under threat." That should wind the fans up tomorrow night, beats panto any day of the week. Yet again no direct comment from Venkys superb PR machine! Bill Carson

5:51pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Livesey rover says...

Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves.
Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves. Livesey rover

5:54pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ghost of sceptic says...

My worry is who the hell is mad enough to work under those clowns venkys! if and when kean goes sooner rather than later please, i am very worried about the quality of manager we are now going to be able to atract.
My worry is who the hell is mad enough to work under those clowns venkys! if and when kean goes sooner rather than later please, i am very worried about the quality of manager we are now going to be able to atract. ghost of sceptic

5:58pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Livesey rover wrote:
Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves.
Don't feel any sorrow for Kean - he has won the lottery when gets his payoff for leaving us in the mire!
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Anderson - yep 100% agree.
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Venkys - 50/50 at present as to whether they are just naive or worse but the action they take in the next couple of weeks will reveal all about them. They can invest funds and bring in a new manager or they can sell up.
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33rd......
[quote][p][bold]Livesey rover[/bold] wrote: Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves.[/p][/quote]Don't feel any sorrow for Kean - he has won the lottery when gets his payoff for leaving us in the mire! . Anderson - yep 100% agree. . Venkys - 50/50 at present as to whether they are just naive or worse but the action they take in the next couple of weeks will reveal all about them. They can invest funds and bring in a new manager or they can sell up. . 33rd...... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

6:01pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Mattrovers says...

Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them.....
Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them..... Mattrovers

6:03pm Mon 19 Dec 11

stick to football says...

A fair reflection LT Venkys may hear but whether they listen is questionable

What I find dreadful and not truly reflected is the animosity between Rovers supporters - it is no longer a pleasure to go to Ewood Park

Venkys have done India a great disservice in how they have operated the club since the takeover to the extent "would you do business with and trust what they say?"

At the moment it is like being on the Titanic watching the horror show unfold before ones eyes - please tell me it is a nightmare and I will wake up and all will be well

As for a new Manager discipline organisation and motivation is what is needed supported by a Chief Executive based at Ewood. Hughes or Souness. The one positive thing about Venkys is that they have not interfered with the Manager in team affairs.

Let us go out all guns blazing tomorrow against Bolton we can not defend we must attack and shoot at every opportunity - lets have a wonder strike winning a game for us instead of beating us
A fair reflection LT Venkys may hear but whether they listen is questionable What I find dreadful and not truly reflected is the animosity between Rovers supporters - it is no longer a pleasure to go to Ewood Park Venkys have done India a great disservice in how they have operated the club since the takeover to the extent "would you do business with and trust what they say?" At the moment it is like being on the Titanic watching the horror show unfold before ones eyes - please tell me it is a nightmare and I will wake up and all will be well As for a new Manager discipline organisation and motivation is what is needed supported by a Chief Executive based at Ewood. Hughes or Souness. The one positive thing about Venkys is that they have not interfered with the Manager in team affairs. Let us go out all guns blazing tomorrow against Bolton we can not defend we must attack and shoot at every opportunity - lets have a wonder strike winning a game for us instead of beating us stick to football

6:17pm Mon 19 Dec 11

BJS says...

Livesey rover wrote:
Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves.
Dead right! Kean is one of the minor players, albeit a well paid one!
[quote][p][bold]Livesey rover[/bold] wrote: Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves.[/p][/quote]Dead right! Kean is one of the minor players, albeit a well paid one! BJS

6:18pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Henry Bolingbroke says...

olister2k wrote:
It's clear the LT has been marginalised and had no option but to agree with the majority of fans. The pandering and easy ride given to Kean and the owners has been cringeworthy from the LT. . Normally I wouldn't be overly concerned. We've not been great in recent years but I've always been confident there are 3 teams worse than us in the PL, however I believe we are now one of the worst 3 teams in the league. . We all saw this beautiful expansive football with Dann's goal at the weekend... I think even Big Sam would have been proud of that one! . We are devoid of quality both on the pitch, on the bench, on the coaching staff and in the boardroom. Put all that together and nobody can be surprised we are where we are in the league. . It was blindingly obvious to many fans Kean was a clueless muppet when he took us from mid table safety to almost certain relegation last season, yet the LT still gave him an easy ride. . The biggest problem now is what manager in his right mind would come and work for the current owners? Only one who is out of work and desperate. Do we want such a manager?? I don't mean Benitez or Hughes - they wouldn't come in a million years and for one I wouldn't blame them!!
Your final point is well made; who would come to a club which is undeniably in turmoil and worse, in potentially terminal decline, thanks to the mismanagement of the new owners?
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Well, I don't have an answer to that question, other than to observe that the question 'who will come if we sack Kean' is not a sufficient reason for keeping him in charge in order that he can 'lead' us into the Championship.
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He's got to go; and if they don't shape themselves very, very soon, so must the owners.
[quote][p][bold]olister2k[/bold] wrote: It's clear the LT has been marginalised and had no option but to agree with the majority of fans. The pandering and easy ride given to Kean and the owners has been cringeworthy from the LT. . Normally I wouldn't be overly concerned. We've not been great in recent years but I've always been confident there are 3 teams worse than us in the PL, however I believe we are now one of the worst 3 teams in the league. . We all saw this beautiful expansive football with Dann's goal at the weekend... I think even Big Sam would have been proud of that one! . We are devoid of quality both on the pitch, on the bench, on the coaching staff and in the boardroom. Put all that together and nobody can be surprised we are where we are in the league. . It was blindingly obvious to many fans Kean was a clueless muppet when he took us from mid table safety to almost certain relegation last season, yet the LT still gave him an easy ride. . The biggest problem now is what manager in his right mind would come and work for the current owners? Only one who is out of work and desperate. Do we want such a manager?? I don't mean Benitez or Hughes - they wouldn't come in a million years and for one I wouldn't blame them!![/p][/quote]Your final point is well made; who would come to a club which is undeniably in turmoil and worse, in potentially terminal decline, thanks to the mismanagement of the new owners? . Well, I don't have an answer to that question, other than to observe that the question 'who will come if we sack Kean' is not a sufficient reason for keeping him in charge in order that he can 'lead' us into the Championship. . He's got to go; and if they don't shape themselves very, very soon, so must the owners. Henry Bolingbroke

6:18pm Mon 19 Dec 11

BJS says...

Livesey rover wrote:
Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves.
Dead right! Kean is one of the minor players, albeit a well paid one!
[quote][p][bold]Livesey rover[/bold] wrote: Kean is bad but the real hatred should be aimed at anderson and the venkys. They are the decision makers and thieves.[/p][/quote]Dead right! Kean is one of the minor players, albeit a well paid one! BJS

6:41pm Mon 19 Dec 11

icannotrace says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
eddio wrote:
eddyo wrote:
Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.
I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.
Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety?
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We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again.
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33rd.........
A decent manager can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Venkys need to put their hand in their pocket next month and I don't see that happening. Venkys have to go they have caused this situation.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Well done LT for finally getting your finger on the pulse. Sadly, I fear the patient could well be dead.[/p][/quote]I must concur with my lesser namesake for once and pronounce us well and truly up the creek without a paddle.[/p][/quote]Why? -we are only 4 points from Safety - get a decent manager in now and we could still reach safety? . We just need it to happen ASAP then we can all get behind the club with some enthusiasm again. . 33rd.........[/p][/quote]A decent manager can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Venkys need to put their hand in their pocket next month and I don't see that happening. Venkys have to go they have caused this situation. icannotrace

6:41pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Sam-the-Man says...

brfcianbrfc wrote:
Go on now go, walk out the door, just turn around now cos your not welcome anymore.
Dont want to worry you Ian but isnt this song called "I Will Survive"? FFS I hope he doesnt.
[quote][p][bold]brfcianbrfc[/bold] wrote: Go on now go, walk out the door, just turn around now cos your not welcome anymore.[/p][/quote]Dont want to worry you Ian but isnt this song called "I Will Survive"? FFS I hope he doesnt. Sam-the-Man

6:41pm Mon 19 Dec 11

colnelad says...

Why dont you lot of trampers try bouycoting trampwood, you've tried everything else (protests-banners-jo
ck straw) etc etc and now LET are involved, it's just a thought stop going until he's gone simple really
1 nil coyle tomoz :-)
Why dont you lot of trampers try bouycoting trampwood, you've tried everything else (protests-banners-jo ck straw) etc etc and now LET are involved, it's just a thought stop going until he's gone simple really 1 nil coyle tomoz :-) colnelad

6:42pm Mon 19 Dec 11

shimmy says...

Owen Coyle is the man, he says he is great
Owen Coyle is the man, he says he is great shimmy

6:48pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Sam-the-Man says...

Cheer up folks it could be worse. We get relegated and we play the Dingles next season but... Kean is still in charge (Note: I didn’t say manager) and we lose..... TWICE. Argggghhhhh!
Cheer up folks it could be worse. We get relegated and we play the Dingles next season but... Kean is still in charge (Note: I didn’t say manager) and we lose..... TWICE. Argggghhhhh! Sam-the-Man

6:49pm Mon 19 Dec 11

bed and breakfast man_! says...

Its been a while since i made any comments......Thats been down to how bad it has made me feel about what is going on within Blackburn Rovers. When my season ticket run out last season i said i would not set foot in Ewood park as long as he (The bald useless slaphead ) And Venkys are in charge ,And i have not been near at all.
I know this leaves my open to criticism for not going, But such are my feelings about giving my money to people who do not have the first clue how to run a football club let along how to appoint a manager that is capable of doing the job, As opossed to the venkys giving the job to the drunk driver ball boy.
But will be back as a season ticket holder when this lot are gone.
That does not mean i do not follow close what is going off at Rovers and on this board of fans ,But i have had to step back as to put it simply' Its been doing my head in' The way they are insulting the fans.

My opinion is the bald bloke will not go anywhere until he is sacked , As he knows he will never manage a Premiership club again, Oh and lets not forget it would affect his pay off.
He does not give two monkeys about Blackburn Rovers, Its about Steve the slap head Kean......And his c0cky ego.
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For me its sole destroying......
Its been a while since i made any comments......Thats been down to how bad it has made me feel about what is going on within Blackburn Rovers. When my season ticket run out last season i said i would not set foot in Ewood park as long as he (The bald useless slaphead ) And Venkys are in charge ,And i have not been near at all. I know this leaves my open to criticism for not going, But such are my feelings about giving my money to people who do not have the first clue how to run a football club let along how to appoint a manager that is capable of doing the job, As opossed to the venkys giving the job to the drunk driver ball boy. But will be back as a season ticket holder when this lot are gone. That does not mean i do not follow close what is going off at Rovers and on this board of fans ,But i have had to step back as to put it simply' Its been doing my head in' The way they are insulting the fans. My opinion is the bald bloke will not go anywhere until he is sacked , As he knows he will never manage a Premiership club again, Oh and lets not forget it would affect his pay off. He does not give two monkeys about Blackburn Rovers, Its about Steve the slap head Kean......And his c0cky ego. . For me its sole destroying...... bed and breakfast man_!

6:51pm Mon 19 Dec 11

maxbrad says...

About bloody time LET . Its long over due this article . Keans record is awfull and thats being kind . Il be glad when i dont have to look at his smug face again
About bloody time LET . Its long over due this article . Keans record is awfull and thats being kind . Il be glad when i dont have to look at his smug face again maxbrad

6:54pm Mon 19 Dec 11

baldie says...

Henry Bolingbroke wrote:
olister2k wrote: It's clear the LT has been marginalised and had no option but to agree with the majority of fans. The pandering and easy ride given to Kean and the owners has been cringeworthy from the LT. . Normally I wouldn't be overly concerned. We've not been great in recent years but I've always been confident there are 3 teams worse than us in the PL, however I believe we are now one of the worst 3 teams in the league. . We all saw this beautiful expansive football with Dann's goal at the weekend... I think even Big Sam would have been proud of that one! . We are devoid of quality both on the pitch, on the bench, on the coaching staff and in the boardroom. Put all that together and nobody can be surprised we are where we are in the league. . It was blindingly obvious to many fans Kean was a clueless muppet when he took us from mid table safety to almost certain relegation last season, yet the LT still gave him an easy ride. . The biggest problem now is what manager in his right mind would come and work for the current owners? Only one who is out of work and desperate. Do we want such a manager?? I don't mean Benitez or Hughes - they wouldn't come in a million years and for one I wouldn't blame them!!
Your final point is well made; who would come to a club which is undeniably in turmoil and worse, in potentially terminal decline, thanks to the mismanagement of the new owners? . Well, I don't have an answer to that question, other than to observe that the question 'who will come if we sack Kean' is not a sufficient reason for keeping him in charge in order that he can 'lead' us into the Championship. . He's got to go; and if they don't shape themselves very, very soon, so must the owners.
Manager wanted-
Used to over acheiving on a small budget.
Not on £10 million a year salary.
Plays decent football.
Knows the league inside out.
Decades of experience.
Available NOW.
Step up Alan Curbishley.
[quote][p][bold]Henry Bolingbroke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]olister2k[/bold] wrote: It's clear the LT has been marginalised and had no option but to agree with the majority of fans. The pandering and easy ride given to Kean and the owners has been cringeworthy from the LT. . Normally I wouldn't be overly concerned. We've not been great in recent years but I've always been confident there are 3 teams worse than us in the PL, however I believe we are now one of the worst 3 teams in the league. . We all saw this beautiful expansive football with Dann's goal at the weekend... I think even Big Sam would have been proud of that one! . We are devoid of quality both on the pitch, on the bench, on the coaching staff and in the boardroom. Put all that together and nobody can be surprised we are where we are in the league. . It was blindingly obvious to many fans Kean was a clueless muppet when he took us from mid table safety to almost certain relegation last season, yet the LT still gave him an easy ride. . The biggest problem now is what manager in his right mind would come and work for the current owners? Only one who is out of work and desperate. Do we want such a manager?? I don't mean Benitez or Hughes - they wouldn't come in a million years and for one I wouldn't blame them!![/p][/quote]Your final point is well made; who would come to a club which is undeniably in turmoil and worse, in potentially terminal decline, thanks to the mismanagement of the new owners? . Well, I don't have an answer to that question, other than to observe that the question 'who will come if we sack Kean' is not a sufficient reason for keeping him in charge in order that he can 'lead' us into the Championship. . He's got to go; and if they don't shape themselves very, very soon, so must the owners.[/p][/quote]Manager wanted- Used to over acheiving on a small budget. Not on £10 million a year salary. Plays decent football. Knows the league inside out. Decades of experience. Available NOW. Step up Alan Curbishley. baldie

6:59pm Mon 19 Dec 11

icannotrace says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts -
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1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes.
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2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come.
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I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety.
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33rd............
Appointing Shearer is jumping from the frying pan into the fire he's not good enough. Sadly I can't see anyone wanting to take this on except for huge amounts of money which I don't see Venkys investing. UNfortunately doomed I say.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Shearer being linked by some of the morning papers - two thoughts - . 1) He is very wise and would only come if given assurances about funding and the structure at the club 100% sound. So can the Venkys convince him? -I doubt it on their record to date but if they could it would show they are learnng from mistakes. . 2) He is untested as a manager and that would be a risk element (you can't take much notice of 6 games at Newcastle though when he let his heart rule his head with the state they were in). But for me he is 100% a winner and a thinker about the modern game and he would get fantastic support from Rovers fans if he did come. . I think more likely though would be Sparky or Benitez - and they would bring a guarantee of safety even at this point we are only 4 points off safety. . 33rd............[/p][/quote]Appointing Shearer is jumping from the frying pan into the fire he's not good enough. Sadly I can't see anyone wanting to take this on except for huge amounts of money which I don't see Venkys investing. UNfortunately doomed I say. icannotrace

6:59pm Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Bad management decisions, getting rid of your main effective midfielders from last year, the ones who could make a difference and replacing them with lightweights and injury prone players.
Emerton, Diouf, Andrews, Jones, both of them. and trying to rely on cheaper imports with little or no PL experience, Rochina, Formica, Petrovic, Hoilett, Dunn and pedersen.
Big mistake making us weak in the middle.
More big mistakes, last year it was pretty obvious to everyone we needed full backs, a couple of decent hard working full backs would have made the world of difference, Kean and Venky's signed ribeiro and Myles fracking anderson. Meaning we had to play Givet at fullback and Iggy pops swiftcover puppet who is as slow as mi dad on the other side.
Seb larsson fiasco where he was available for 1 million and Rovers offered 600,000 and then deciding to wait until he was a free agent.
Letting Kalanic go who was our highest scorer even though the bald headed twonk wouldn't play him, instead opting to give banjo spanker Roberts a contract extension when Big sam didn't even give him a squad number. So we replaced Kalanic with Yakoobu who although has been an amazing signing puts in as much as hoilett does in defence. Why couldn't we have kept Kalanic and had the yak as well. Goodwillie, the less said the better, another cheapskate option.
All of the above says cheapskates to me, always taking the cheaper option or signing a promising player that we could make money on= cheapskates.

The fans don't help our cause any, although at this stage it is quite understandable, as how they have been treated by Kean and Venky's is very poorly, ewood was like a morgue on Saturday. They have been good to us in a monetary sense as they have given us some good deals on tickets, but who wants to watch a shower of sheite. Communication has been awful.
The fans booing after we just took the lead against swansea was the lowest of the low, don't care who it was aimed at it was just plain wrong.
Not sticking up for diouf when sewer rat warnock opened his hole, not stamping out the boo boys for Andrews when now he is our best midfielder, I bet all them who booed him wishes he was back here, the reason why Villa, Bolton,Swansea, Ipswich and others want him is beacuase our brain dead thick fracker fans don't know a good hard working player when they see one.
Why did you let Emerton go when he had another 12 months on his contract, Stupidity.

Kean out, the bald headed twonk has made poor decision after poor decision and they all add up to cheapskate relegation.
Hate myself for saying it but EXCELLENT post KDG - a pretty good summery of the last 12 months or so that have led us to this current position.

And I don't think we've bottomed out yet - I will only believe that he's gone when he has ACTUALLY GONE.

And even then Venkys have to INVEST in the team and INVEST in the infrastructure of the club - otherwise its still going to be a slow lingering death, but just with another (and presumably less incompetant) manager
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Bad management decisions, getting rid of your main effective midfielders from last year, the ones who could make a difference and replacing them with lightweights and injury prone players. Emerton, Diouf, Andrews, Jones, both of them. and trying to rely on cheaper imports with little or no PL experience, Rochina, Formica, Petrovic, Hoilett, Dunn and pedersen. Big mistake making us weak in the middle. More big mistakes, last year it was pretty obvious to everyone we needed full backs, a couple of decent hard working full backs would have made the world of difference, Kean and Venky's signed ribeiro and Myles fracking anderson. Meaning we had to play Givet at fullback and Iggy pops swiftcover puppet who is as slow as mi dad on the other side. Seb larsson fiasco where he was available for 1 million and Rovers offered 600,000 and then deciding to wait until he was a free agent. Letting Kalanic go who was our highest scorer even though the bald headed twonk wouldn't play him, instead opting to give banjo spanker Roberts a contract extension when Big sam didn't even give him a squad number. So we replaced Kalanic with Yakoobu who although has been an amazing signing puts in as much as hoilett does in defence. Why couldn't we have kept Kalanic and had the yak as well. Goodwillie, the less said the better, another cheapskate option. All of the above says cheapskates to me, always taking the cheaper option or signing a promising player that we could make money on= cheapskates. The fans don't help our cause any, although at this stage it is quite understandable, as how they have been treated by Kean and Venky's is very poorly, ewood was like a morgue on Saturday. They have been good to us in a monetary sense as they have given us some good deals on tickets, but who wants to watch a shower of sheite. Communication has been awful. The fans booing after we just took the lead against swansea was the lowest of the low, don't care who it was aimed at it was just plain wrong. Not sticking up for diouf when sewer rat warnock opened his hole, not stamping out the boo boys for Andrews when now he is our best midfielder, I bet all them who booed him wishes he was back here, the reason why Villa, Bolton,Swansea, Ipswich and others want him is beacuase our brain dead thick fracker fans don't know a good hard working player when they see one. Why did you let Emerton go when he had another 12 months on his contract, Stupidity. Kean out, the bald headed twonk has made poor decision after poor decision and they all add up to cheapskate relegation.[/p][/quote]Hate myself for saying it but EXCELLENT post KDG - a pretty good summery of the last 12 months or so that have led us to this current position. And I don't think we've bottomed out yet - I will only believe that he's gone when he has ACTUALLY GONE. And even then Venkys have to INVEST in the team and INVEST in the infrastructure of the club - otherwise its still going to be a slow lingering death, but just with another (and presumably less incompetant) manager J.C - Rishton

7:04pm Mon 19 Dec 11

flagstone says...

I get the distinct feeling that the LET were starting to lose sales and that is the only reason they have finally TO NOTICE of the rovers fans . sorry let its too litrtle too late from you lot , you should of been backing the fans long before this , it smacks of desperation from you and i for one will not forget the way you constantly put the feelings of the fans down
I get the distinct feeling that the LET were starting to lose sales and that is the only reason they have finally TO NOTICE of the rovers fans . sorry let its too litrtle too late from you lot , you should of been backing the fans long before this , it smacks of desperation from you and i for one will not forget the way you constantly put the feelings of the fans down flagstone

7:07pm Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

Mattrovers wrote:
Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them.....
Mattrovers - great name for a Dingle, now sod off to$$er !
[quote][p][bold]Mattrovers[/bold] wrote: Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them.....[/p][/quote]Mattrovers - great name for a Dingle, now sod off to$$er ! J.C - Rishton

7:08pm Mon 19 Dec 11

FCBurnley says...

Bedand Breakfastman says`It is sole destroying`for him. Not sure how Steve Keans results affect the bottom of his foot but I guess they stopped teaching English Grammar a long time ago in Blackburn.
Bedand Breakfastman says`It is sole destroying`for him. Not sure how Steve Keans results affect the bottom of his foot but I guess they stopped teaching English Grammar a long time ago in Blackburn. FCBurnley

7:12pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

bed and breakfast man_! wrote:
Its been a while since i made any comments......Thats been down to how bad it has made me feel about what is going on within Blackburn Rovers. When my season ticket run out last season i said i would not set foot in Ewood park as long as he (The bald useless slaphead ) And Venkys are in charge ,And i have not been near at all.
I know this leaves my open to criticism for not going, But such are my feelings about giving my money to people who do not have the first clue how to run a football club let along how to appoint a manager that is capable of doing the job, As opossed to the venkys giving the job to the drunk driver ball boy.
But will be back as a season ticket holder when this lot are gone.
That does not mean i do not follow close what is going off at Rovers and on this board of fans ,But i have had to step back as to put it simply' Its been doing my head in' The way they are insulting the fans.

My opinion is the bald bloke will not go anywhere until he is sacked , As he knows he will never manage a Premiership club again, Oh and lets not forget it would affect his pay off.
He does not give two monkeys about Blackburn Rovers, Its about Steve the slap head Kean......And his c0cky ego.
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For me its sole destroying......
Hey B+B man good to hear from you. And your credentials on here over many years until recently as a true blue means your post will be respected by the majority.
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I hope positive action is taken this week and you and Mrs B+B can then invest in half season tickets and make that trek again over from Yorkshire for a beer - its in the blood!
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4 wins in the last 30 games - I mean you have to keep repeating that stat to really understand how is this numpty still in a job - no wonder he keeps going to India and spinning them a story - the last thing he wants is the Venkys listening to people who know about English football!
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Sadly like Sir Fred at the RBS who walked off with the taxpayers millions scott free this numpty is going to do the same with Rovers funds having driven us into the ground. But lets cut this piece of cancer out ASAP and hope we have got it all?
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But know what? This peice of sh*t is gonna be out of Ewood soon and we will rebuild and fight on. Our history is too great.
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33rd Year And Still Counting You Sad Dingles - oh how it hurts you!
[quote][p][bold]bed and breakfast man_![/bold] wrote: Its been a while since i made any comments......Thats been down to how bad it has made me feel about what is going on within Blackburn Rovers. When my season ticket run out last season i said i would not set foot in Ewood park as long as he (The bald useless slaphead ) And Venkys are in charge ,And i have not been near at all. I know this leaves my open to criticism for not going, But such are my feelings about giving my money to people who do not have the first clue how to run a football club let along how to appoint a manager that is capable of doing the job, As opossed to the venkys giving the job to the drunk driver ball boy. But will be back as a season ticket holder when this lot are gone. That does not mean i do not follow close what is going off at Rovers and on this board of fans ,But i have had to step back as to put it simply' Its been doing my head in' The way they are insulting the fans. My opinion is the bald bloke will not go anywhere until he is sacked , As he knows he will never manage a Premiership club again, Oh and lets not forget it would affect his pay off. He does not give two monkeys about Blackburn Rovers, Its about Steve the slap head Kean......And his c0cky ego. . For me its sole destroying......[/p][/quote]Hey B+B man good to hear from you. And your credentials on here over many years until recently as a true blue means your post will be respected by the majority. . I hope positive action is taken this week and you and Mrs B+B can then invest in half season tickets and make that trek again over from Yorkshire for a beer - its in the blood! . 4 wins in the last 30 games - I mean you have to keep repeating that stat to really understand how is this numpty still in a job - no wonder he keeps going to India and spinning them a story - the last thing he wants is the Venkys listening to people who know about English football! . Sadly like Sir Fred at the RBS who walked off with the taxpayers millions scott free this numpty is going to do the same with Rovers funds having driven us into the ground. But lets cut this piece of cancer out ASAP and hope we have got it all? . But know what? This peice of sh*t is gonna be out of Ewood soon and we will rebuild and fight on. Our history is too great. . 33rd Year And Still Counting You Sad Dingles - oh how it hurts you! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

7:16pm Mon 19 Dec 11

ROVERBOY says...

I'm thinking that nothing is going to change,Venkys haven't got a clue how to run a club,also they lack the balls to sack Kean as it shows they made a mistake in the first place.
More than likely can't afford to pay him and his staff off and get a new manager in,so were in deep s**t and they don't care.They can sell a few players in Jan to balance the books but not thinking anybody decent coming in to help.

So at the moment i'm thinking of us having to keep Kean and get relegated with around 20 pts.

Venkys do the only right and proper thing,SACK the useless idiot
I'm thinking that nothing is going to change,Venkys haven't got a clue how to run a club,also they lack the balls to sack Kean as it shows they made a mistake in the first place. More than likely can't afford to pay him and his staff off and get a new manager in,so were in deep s**t and they don't care.They can sell a few players in Jan to balance the books but not thinking anybody decent coming in to help. So at the moment i'm thinking of us having to keep Kean and get relegated with around 20 pts. Venkys do the only right and proper thing,SACK the useless idiot ROVERBOY

7:43pm Mon 19 Dec 11

why us says...

Let history repeat itself. Big Sams last game was against Bolton. God knows what will happen if we win! All I and the rest of us really want is to stay and progress in this league! But I fear that with owners holding the club at arms length we are certain for a major catastrophic disaster! If and when this does happen the club will be put back 40 years! Then and only then we will find the real supporters get behind this proud local club!
Let history repeat itself. Big Sams last game was against Bolton. God knows what will happen if we win! All I and the rest of us really want is to stay and progress in this league! But I fear that with owners holding the club at arms length we are certain for a major catastrophic disaster! If and when this does happen the club will be put back 40 years! Then and only then we will find the real supporters get behind this proud local club! why us

7:46pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Bad management decisions, getting rid of your main effective midfielders from last year, the ones who could make a difference and replacing them with lightweights and injury prone players.
Emerton, Diouf, Andrews, Jones, both of them. and trying to rely on cheaper imports with little or no PL experience, Rochina, Formica, Petrovic, Hoilett, Dunn and pedersen.
Big mistake making us weak in the middle.
More big mistakes, last year it was pretty obvious to everyone we needed full backs, a couple of decent hard working full backs would have made the world of difference, Kean and Venky's signed ribeiro and Myles fracking anderson. Meaning we had to play Givet at fullback and Iggy pops swiftcover puppet who is as slow as mi dad on the other side.
Seb larsson fiasco where he was available for 1 million and Rovers offered 600,000 and then deciding to wait until he was a free agent.
Letting Kalanic go who was our highest scorer even though the bald headed twonk wouldn't play him, instead opting to give banjo spanker Roberts a contract extension when Big sam didn't even give him a squad number. So we replaced Kalanic with Yakoobu who although has been an amazing signing puts in as much as hoilett does in defence. Why couldn't we have kept Kalanic and had the yak as well. Goodwillie, the less said the better, another cheapskate option.
All of the above says cheapskates to me, always taking the cheaper option or signing a promising player that we could make money on= cheapskates.

The fans don't help our cause any, although at this stage it is quite understandable, as how they have been treated by Kean and Venky's is very poorly, ewood was like a morgue on Saturday. They have been good to us in a monetary sense as they have given us some good deals on tickets, but who wants to watch a shower of sheite. Communication has been awful.
The fans booing after we just took the lead against swansea was the lowest of the low, don't care who it was aimed at it was just plain wrong.
Not sticking up for diouf when sewer rat warnock opened his hole, not stamping out the boo boys for Andrews when now he is our best midfielder, I bet all them who booed him wishes he was back here, the reason why Villa, Bolton,Swansea, Ipswich and others want him is beacuase our brain dead thick fracker fans don't know a good hard working player when they see one.
Why did you let Emerton go when he had another 12 months on his contract, Stupidity.

Kean out, the bald headed twonk has made poor decision after poor decision and they all add up to cheapskate relegation.
Hate myself for saying it but EXCELLENT post KDG - a pretty good summery of the last 12 months or so that have led us to this current position.

And I don't think we've bottomed out yet - I will only believe that he's gone when he has ACTUALLY GONE.

And even then Venkys have to INVEST in the team and INVEST in the infrastructure of the club - otherwise its still going to be a slow lingering death, but just with another (and presumably less incompetant) manager
Also, the funny thing is, on the day we find out Dann is out for 6 weeks and Givet is to undergo heart surgery the only recognised fullback we have left available, swiftcover puppet salgado, who although as slow as me dad at least knows how to defend, is told to find another club in january as we need to reduce the wage bill= more cheapskate, i wonder who will play at fullback after that, Bunn maybe or even Kean himself.
Brilliant
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Bad management decisions, getting rid of your main effective midfielders from last year, the ones who could make a difference and replacing them with lightweights and injury prone players. Emerton, Diouf, Andrews, Jones, both of them. and trying to rely on cheaper imports with little or no PL experience, Rochina, Formica, Petrovic, Hoilett, Dunn and pedersen. Big mistake making us weak in the middle. More big mistakes, last year it was pretty obvious to everyone we needed full backs, a couple of decent hard working full backs would have made the world of difference, Kean and Venky's signed ribeiro and Myles fracking anderson. Meaning we had to play Givet at fullback and Iggy pops swiftcover puppet who is as slow as mi dad on the other side. Seb larsson fiasco where he was available for 1 million and Rovers offered 600,000 and then deciding to wait until he was a free agent. Letting Kalanic go who was our highest scorer even though the bald headed twonk wouldn't play him, instead opting to give banjo spanker Roberts a contract extension when Big sam didn't even give him a squad number. So we replaced Kalanic with Yakoobu who although has been an amazing signing puts in as much as hoilett does in defence. Why couldn't we have kept Kalanic and had the yak as well. Goodwillie, the less said the better, another cheapskate option. All of the above says cheapskates to me, always taking the cheaper option or signing a promising player that we could make money on= cheapskates. The fans don't help our cause any, although at this stage it is quite understandable, as how they have been treated by Kean and Venky's is very poorly, ewood was like a morgue on Saturday. They have been good to us in a monetary sense as they have given us some good deals on tickets, but who wants to watch a shower of sheite. Communication has been awful. The fans booing after we just took the lead against swansea was the lowest of the low, don't care who it was aimed at it was just plain wrong. Not sticking up for diouf when sewer rat warnock opened his hole, not stamping out the boo boys for Andrews when now he is our best midfielder, I bet all them who booed him wishes he was back here, the reason why Villa, Bolton,Swansea, Ipswich and others want him is beacuase our brain dead thick fracker fans don't know a good hard working player when they see one. Why did you let Emerton go when he had another 12 months on his contract, Stupidity. Kean out, the bald headed twonk has made poor decision after poor decision and they all add up to cheapskate relegation.[/p][/quote]Hate myself for saying it but EXCELLENT post KDG - a pretty good summery of the last 12 months or so that have led us to this current position. And I don't think we've bottomed out yet - I will only believe that he's gone when he has ACTUALLY GONE. And even then Venkys have to INVEST in the team and INVEST in the infrastructure of the club - otherwise its still going to be a slow lingering death, but just with another (and presumably less incompetant) manager[/p][/quote]Also, the funny thing is, on the day we find out Dann is out for 6 weeks and Givet is to undergo heart surgery the only recognised fullback we have left available, swiftcover puppet salgado, who although as slow as me dad at least knows how to defend, is told to find another club in january as we need to reduce the wage bill= more cheapskate, i wonder who will play at fullback after that, Bunn maybe or even Kean himself. Brilliant Keep Darwen Green

7:47pm Mon 19 Dec 11

god Im bored says...

Forget about Kean, he is now doomed & as good as gone. He can never survive this now.
We need to turn our attentions to the Chuckle brothers & Mrs D.

Venkies out!!
Forget about Kean, he is now doomed & as good as gone. He can never survive this now. We need to turn our attentions to the Chuckle brothers & Mrs D. Venkies out!! god Im bored

7:48pm Mon 19 Dec 11

hasslem hasslem says...

welcome back B&B - Been a long time.
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should our beloved leader get dumped (please god) then this is my summary of the runners and riders in no particular order.

just my opinion....i have no doubt others would disagree.

Benitez – really? Falls out with owners at the drop of a hat both at Valencia and Liverpool. Anybody think that would be any different at Rovers

Solskjaer – looks good on his results in Norway, slightly different in premiership (or championship). Comes across really well and is well versed having worked as coach at United for a few years. I would have him. Very ambitious. Bryan Kidd?

Shearer – little or no experience at managing or coaching….why would it work? Bobby Charllton, Nobby Styles etc.

Lambert – why on earth would he leave Norwich where he is building a successful side and with a stable club, well run – just like Rovers used to be by John Williams and co.

Hiddink/Ancelotti – behave!

Poyet – ambitious manager plays the game the right way and a bit of a media luvvie. You would want him in your tent pi$$ing out, rather than outside the tent pi$$ing in.

Hill – massive leap to premiership. Success at Rochdale, very early at Barnsley

Adkins – Saints look certain to come up. Got momentum. Would he swap a promoted club for a relegated one?

Grayson – bet he hates working for Bates. Rovers heritage, lives local – good frontman. I’d have him. We could offer him more money and a way out of Leeds bearpit. I’d have him

Reid – Dinosaur

Souness – might be a short term solution til end of season. Firefighter. Save us from relegation on big bonus

Hughes – obviously attractive option and fans’ favourite – would he entertain coming back with tweedle dee and tweedle dum in charge as well as big sister….can’t see it. Kia Joorabchim?? And you think Anderson is bad news

Grant – a gripless void. Is he any better than what we have got?

Laudrup – interesting option and has been mentioned in connection with Rovers before. Think he has left Mallorca. Could be interested. Good pedigree across several countries. Worth a dabble?

Bruce – out of work, bet he wants a job. Hates domineering/interfer
ing owners. Bessie mates with Allardyce. Possible, but doesn’t pop your socks.

Coyle – could be available on Tuesday. I’d have him on a short-term contract. Lives local.

Curbishley – you have to think that he is damaged goods. There must be some reason why he hasn’t got a job in years.

McLaren – damaged goods after Forest, will end up back abroad, where he hasn’t got the bad blood.

Walter Smith – wise old head, retired from managing in Scotland, might fancy another do in England. Available and no doubt quite cheap.

Sven – please God, no

Dave Jones – type of option that Venkys might go for. Underrated. Available. Hardly likely to sate the supporters appetite – but could do OK, which is a lot better than the solids we are currently swimming in.

Roy Keane – desperate to get back into management. Can anybody see him having a good working relationship with our owners? Light blue touch paper, stand well clear. Never return to an unlit firework, it may go off in your face.

Burley – anther Scottish old soak who would keep Bargain Booze in business.

Clark – doing good stuff at Huddersfield, but as Ince can testify, it’s a big jump.

Holloway – would be my favourite. Live at the bottom of my lane and drinks in my local. Lovely bloke. Fans’ favourite. Desperate to get back in top division. Great motivator and would probably be tactically less gung-ho second time around. Would he want to join the Venkys circus?...would have thought not. But money talks – he is never gonna get a big budget at donkey lashersl (but could say same at Rovers).
welcome back B&B - Been a long time. . should our beloved leader get dumped (please god) then this is my summary of the runners and riders in no particular order. just my opinion....i have no doubt others would disagree. Benitez – really? Falls out with owners at the drop of a hat both at Valencia and Liverpool. Anybody think that would be any different at Rovers Solskjaer – looks good on his results in Norway, slightly different in premiership (or championship). Comes across really well and is well versed having worked as coach at United for a few years. I would have him. Very ambitious. Bryan Kidd? Shearer – little or no experience at managing or coaching….why would it work? Bobby Charllton, Nobby Styles etc. Lambert – why on earth would he leave Norwich where he is building a successful side and with a stable club, well run – just like Rovers used to be by John Williams and co. Hiddink/Ancelotti – behave! Poyet – ambitious manager plays the game the right way and a bit of a media luvvie. You would want him in your tent pi$$ing out, rather than outside the tent pi$$ing in. Hill – massive leap to premiership. Success at Rochdale, very early at Barnsley Adkins – Saints look certain to come up. Got momentum. Would he swap a promoted club for a relegated one? Grayson – bet he hates working for Bates. Rovers heritage, lives local – good frontman. I’d have him. We could offer him more money and a way out of Leeds bearpit. I’d have him Reid – Dinosaur Souness – might be a short term solution til end of season. Firefighter. Save us from relegation on big bonus Hughes – obviously attractive option and fans’ favourite – would he entertain coming back with tweedle dee and tweedle dum in charge as well as big sister….can’t see it. Kia Joorabchim?? And you think Anderson is bad news Grant – a gripless void. Is he any better than what we have got? Laudrup – interesting option and has been mentioned in connection with Rovers before. Think he has left Mallorca. Could be interested. Good pedigree across several countries. Worth a dabble? Bruce – out of work, bet he wants a job. Hates domineering/interfer ing owners. Bessie mates with Allardyce. Possible, but doesn’t pop your socks. Coyle – could be available on Tuesday. I’d have him on a short-term contract. Lives local. Curbishley – you have to think that he is damaged goods. There must be some reason why he hasn’t got a job in years. McLaren – damaged goods after Forest, will end up back abroad, where he hasn’t got the bad blood. Walter Smith – wise old head, retired from managing in Scotland, might fancy another do in England. Available and no doubt quite cheap. Sven – please God, no Dave Jones – type of option that Venkys might go for. Underrated. Available. Hardly likely to sate the supporters appetite – but could do OK, which is a lot better than the solids we are currently swimming in. Roy Keane – desperate to get back into management. Can anybody see him having a good working relationship with our owners? Light blue touch paper, stand well clear. Never return to an unlit firework, it may go off in your face. Burley – anther Scottish old soak who would keep Bargain Booze in business. Clark – doing good stuff at Huddersfield, but as Ince can testify, it’s a big jump. Holloway – would be my favourite. Live at the bottom of my lane and drinks in my local. Lovely bloke. Fans’ favourite. Desperate to get back in top division. Great motivator and would probably be tactically less gung-ho second time around. Would he want to join the Venkys circus?...would have thought not. But money talks – he is never gonna get a big budget at donkey lashersl (but could say same at Rovers). hasslem hasslem

7:57pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Dan11 says...

according to slap head he has the backing of the board and is staying on after the Bolton game regardless of the result.
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This just gets worse and worse, are the Venkys interested in seeing us relegated and that is why Kean is being fully backed.
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Asset Strippers!!!!!!!
according to slap head he has the backing of the board and is staying on after the Bolton game regardless of the result. - This just gets worse and worse, are the Venkys interested in seeing us relegated and that is why Kean is being fully backed. - Asset Strippers!!!!!!! Dan11

8:08pm Mon 19 Dec 11

French Rover says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
welcome back B&B - Been a long time.
.
should our beloved leader get dumped (please god) then this is my summary of the runners and riders in no particular order.

just my opinion....i have no doubt others would disagree.

Benitez – really? Falls out with owners at the drop of a hat both at Valencia and Liverpool. Anybody think that would be any different at Rovers

Solskjaer – looks good on his results in Norway, slightly different in premiership (or championship). Comes across really well and is well versed having worked as coach at United for a few years. I would have him. Very ambitious. Bryan Kidd?

Shearer – little or no experience at managing or coaching….why would it work? Bobby Charllton, Nobby Styles etc.

Lambert – why on earth would he leave Norwich where he is building a successful side and with a stable club, well run – just like Rovers used to be by John Williams and co.

Hiddink/Ancelotti – behave!

Poyet – ambitious manager plays the game the right way and a bit of a media luvvie. You would want him in your tent pi$$ing out, rather than outside the tent pi$$ing in.

Hill – massive leap to premiership. Success at Rochdale, very early at Barnsley

Adkins – Saints look certain to come up. Got momentum. Would he swap a promoted club for a relegated one?

Grayson – bet he hates working for Bates. Rovers heritage, lives local – good frontman. I’d have him. We could offer him more money and a way out of Leeds bearpit. I’d have him

Reid – Dinosaur

Souness – might be a short term solution til end of season. Firefighter. Save us from relegation on big bonus

Hughes – obviously attractive option and fans’ favourite – would he entertain coming back with tweedle dee and tweedle dum in charge as well as big sister….can’t see it. Kia Joorabchim?? And you think Anderson is bad news

Grant – a gripless void. Is he any better than what we have got?

Laudrup – interesting option and has been mentioned in connection with Rovers before. Think he has left Mallorca. Could be interested. Good pedigree across several countries. Worth a dabble?

Bruce – out of work, bet he wants a job. Hates domineering/interfer

ing owners. Bessie mates with Allardyce. Possible, but doesn’t pop your socks.

Coyle – could be available on Tuesday. I’d have him on a short-term contract. Lives local.

Curbishley – you have to think that he is damaged goods. There must be some reason why he hasn’t got a job in years.

McLaren – damaged goods after Forest, will end up back abroad, where he hasn’t got the bad blood.

Walter Smith – wise old head, retired from managing in Scotland, might fancy another do in England. Available and no doubt quite cheap.

Sven – please God, no

Dave Jones – type of option that Venkys might go for. Underrated. Available. Hardly likely to sate the supporters appetite – but could do OK, which is a lot better than the solids we are currently swimming in.

Roy Keane – desperate to get back into management. Can anybody see him having a good working relationship with our owners? Light blue touch paper, stand well clear. Never return to an unlit firework, it may go off in your face.

Burley – anther Scottish old soak who would keep Bargain Booze in business.

Clark – doing good stuff at Huddersfield, but as Ince can testify, it’s a big jump.

Holloway – would be my favourite. Live at the bottom of my lane and drinks in my local. Lovely bloke. Fans’ favourite. Desperate to get back in top division. Great motivator and would probably be tactically less gung-ho second time around. Would he want to join the Venkys circus?...would have thought not. But money talks – he is never gonna get a big budget at donkey lashersl (but could say same at Rovers).
Hello Hasslem, nice comprehensive list mate - my favourite despite lack of experience would still be Alan Shearer maybe with Chris Sutton as assistant? Sentimental reasons for sure but would be nice for the SAS to take us up the league again!

Sorry but only Poyet really excites me from your list - he really could be the man for the job! Laudrup should be a strong possibility too.

Grayson and McLaren (despite the baggage and brolly) would both be on the list too...

Fraid that not many of your favourites would be high on my list Hass, especially Holloway, a very nice chap indeed but really over-rated as a manager even if he one of your neighbours. Ole Gunnar isn't really proven - anymore than Hill is though the both may make the grade in higher leagues.

So its the SAS for me and the SACK for Kean!
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: welcome back B&B - Been a long time. . should our beloved leader get dumped (please god) then this is my summary of the runners and riders in no particular order. just my opinion....i have no doubt others would disagree. Benitez – really? Falls out with owners at the drop of a hat both at Valencia and Liverpool. Anybody think that would be any different at Rovers Solskjaer – looks good on his results in Norway, slightly different in premiership (or championship). Comes across really well and is well versed having worked as coach at United for a few years. I would have him. Very ambitious. Bryan Kidd? Shearer – little or no experience at managing or coaching….why would it work? Bobby Charllton, Nobby Styles etc. Lambert – why on earth would he leave Norwich where he is building a successful side and with a stable club, well run – just like Rovers used to be by John Williams and co. Hiddink/Ancelotti – behave! Poyet – ambitious manager plays the game the right way and a bit of a media luvvie. You would want him in your tent pi$$ing out, rather than outside the tent pi$$ing in. Hill – massive leap to premiership. Success at Rochdale, very early at Barnsley Adkins – Saints look certain to come up. Got momentum. Would he swap a promoted club for a relegated one? Grayson – bet he hates working for Bates. Rovers heritage, lives local – good frontman. I’d have him. We could offer him more money and a way out of Leeds bearpit. I’d have him Reid – Dinosaur Souness – might be a short term solution til end of season. Firefighter. Save us from relegation on big bonus Hughes – obviously attractive option and fans’ favourite – would he entertain coming back with tweedle dee and tweedle dum in charge as well as big sister….can’t see it. Kia Joorabchim?? And you think Anderson is bad news Grant – a gripless void. Is he any better than what we have got? Laudrup – interesting option and has been mentioned in connection with Rovers before. Think he has left Mallorca. Could be interested. Good pedigree across several countries. Worth a dabble? Bruce – out of work, bet he wants a job. Hates domineering/interfer ing owners. Bessie mates with Allardyce. Possible, but doesn’t pop your socks. Coyle – could be available on Tuesday. I’d have him on a short-term contract. Lives local. Curbishley – you have to think that he is damaged goods. There must be some reason why he hasn’t got a job in years. McLaren – damaged goods after Forest, will end up back abroad, where he hasn’t got the bad blood. Walter Smith – wise old head, retired from managing in Scotland, might fancy another do in England. Available and no doubt quite cheap. Sven – please God, no Dave Jones – type of option that Venkys might go for. Underrated. Available. Hardly likely to sate the supporters appetite – but could do OK, which is a lot better than the solids we are currently swimming in. Roy Keane – desperate to get back into management. Can anybody see him having a good working relationship with our owners? Light blue touch paper, stand well clear. Never return to an unlit firework, it may go off in your face. Burley – anther Scottish old soak who would keep Bargain Booze in business. Clark – doing good stuff at Huddersfield, but as Ince can testify, it’s a big jump. Holloway – would be my favourite. Live at the bottom of my lane and drinks in my local. Lovely bloke. Fans’ favourite. Desperate to get back in top division. Great motivator and would probably be tactically less gung-ho second time around. Would he want to join the Venkys circus?...would have thought not. But money talks – he is never gonna get a big budget at donkey lashersl (but could say same at Rovers).[/p][/quote]Hello Hasslem, nice comprehensive list mate - my favourite despite lack of experience would still be Alan Shearer maybe with Chris Sutton as assistant? Sentimental reasons for sure but would be nice for the SAS to take us up the league again! Sorry but only Poyet really excites me from your list - he really could be the man for the job! Laudrup should be a strong possibility too. Grayson and McLaren (despite the baggage and brolly) would both be on the list too... Fraid that not many of your favourites would be high on my list Hass, especially Holloway, a very nice chap indeed but really over-rated as a manager even if he one of your neighbours. Ole Gunnar isn't really proven - anymore than Hill is though the both may make the grade in higher leagues. So its the SAS for me and the SACK for Kean! French Rover

8:15pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Rover Pete says...

I really thought this idiot would be gone today.

It is incredible to imagine that the Venky's do not realise that tomorrow night will be a night of getting at Kean. Not one person will be able (and I include the players) to concentrate on the game.
All the attention, and abuse will be on an idiot manager who has stayed too long for any good he may do.

Just imagine, he says he has been given money to spend in January! It's beginning to feel like attending the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
I really thought this idiot would be gone today. It is incredible to imagine that the Venky's do not realise that tomorrow night will be a night of getting at Kean. Not one person will be able (and I include the players) to concentrate on the game. All the attention, and abuse will be on an idiot manager who has stayed too long for any good he may do. Just imagine, he says he has been given money to spend in January! It's beginning to feel like attending the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Rover Pete

8:15pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Rover Pete says...

I really thought this idiot would be gone today.

It is incredible to imagine that the Venky's do not realise that tomorrow night will be a night of getting at Kean. Not one person will be able (and I include the players) to concentrate on the game.
All the attention, and abuse will be on an idiot manager who has stayed too long for any good he may do.

Just imagine, he says he has been given money to spend in January! It's beginning to feel like attending the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
I really thought this idiot would be gone today. It is incredible to imagine that the Venky's do not realise that tomorrow night will be a night of getting at Kean. Not one person will be able (and I include the players) to concentrate on the game. All the attention, and abuse will be on an idiot manager who has stayed too long for any good he may do. Just imagine, he says he has been given money to spend in January! It's beginning to feel like attending the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Rover Pete

8:25pm Mon 19 Dec 11

lightamatch catcharabbit says...

Does anyone remember when we used to win games beyond 80 minutes because we were fitter than the opposition? On Saturday, there was only one outcome due to our apparent lack of fitness. That is down to the manager.

Of course Kean has to go, but the lack of guidance and proper ownership is the real issue to me. And possibly the lack of money, of course. So how on earth are they going to attract the person who will get us out of this hole?

I left the game on Saturday absolutely lost for words......
Does anyone remember when we used to win games beyond 80 minutes because we were fitter than the opposition? On Saturday, there was only one outcome due to our apparent lack of fitness. That is down to the manager. Of course Kean has to go, but the lack of guidance and proper ownership is the real issue to me. And possibly the lack of money, of course. So how on earth are they going to attract the person who will get us out of this hole? I left the game on Saturday absolutely lost for words...... lightamatch catcharabbit

8:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

mersey-blues says...

Article bang on in my opinion (albeit a few months too late). It is the Venkys who are the cancer. Win lose or draw tomorrow Kean will still be manager come next week. He will be sacked a week or so into transfer window and give Venkys exsuse not to spend on players. They are absolute scum.

Never before has such a huge game become a side issue.

Venkys fcuk off

RTID
Article bang on in my opinion (albeit a few months too late). It is the Venkys who are the cancer. Win lose or draw tomorrow Kean will still be manager come next week. He will be sacked a week or so into transfer window and give Venkys exsuse not to spend on players. They are absolute scum. Never before has such a huge game become a side issue. Venkys fcuk off RTID mersey-blues

8:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Gaz M says...

One name not mentioned and worth a shout Michael Laudrup and he is available he could do for Rovers what he did for Malorca who were in a very similar position to Rovers and he saved them from relegation.I am praying that we beat Bolton then on wednesday the club call a news conference to report Keans dismisal before anouncing their quest for a new manager which will be concluded quickly,,heres hopeing
One name not mentioned and worth a shout Michael Laudrup and he is available he could do for Rovers what he did for Malorca who were in a very similar position to Rovers and he saved them from relegation.I am praying that we beat Bolton then on wednesday the club call a news conference to report Keans dismisal before anouncing their quest for a new manager which will be concluded quickly,,heres hopeing Gaz M

8:40pm Mon 19 Dec 11

mersey-blues says...

All these names being thrown into the hat. Are we not forgetting that venkys are not going to cough up the ££££ to get a decent manager or the ££££ to allow that manager to buy players good enough.

Kean has to go and the venky scum must go to!
All these names being thrown into the hat. Are we not forgetting that venkys are not going to cough up the ££££ to get a decent manager or the ££££ to allow that manager to buy players good enough. Kean has to go and the venky scum must go to! mersey-blues

8:47pm Mon 19 Dec 11

flagstone says...

Souness or hughes for me, both know the club inside out , both proven in EPL. time is of the essence , cant afford to speculate with a unproven manager and questionable owners ................. cant come soon enough . will tonight do ??????
Souness or hughes for me, both know the club inside out , both proven in EPL. time is of the essence , cant afford to speculate with a unproven manager and questionable owners ................. cant come soon enough . will tonight do ?????? flagstone

8:52pm Mon 19 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

STEVE KEAN IS A CNUT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER...HE DESERVES ALL THE ABUSE HE GETS TOMORROW NIGHT....LET HIM SUFFER THE WAY HE'S LET US ALL SUFFER...LET ABUSE RAIN DOWN ON HIM FROM THE OFF......TURRRRRRWAT
T!!!
STEVE KEAN IS A CNUT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER...HE DESERVES ALL THE ABUSE HE GETS TOMORROW NIGHT....LET HIM SUFFER THE WAY HE'S LET US ALL SUFFER...LET ABUSE RAIN DOWN ON HIM FROM THE OFF......TURRRRRRWAT T!!! smellthecoffee

8:59pm Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

Gaz M wrote:
One name not mentioned and worth a shout Michael Laudrup and he is available he could do for Rovers what he did for Malorca who were in a very similar position to Rovers and he saved them from relegation.I am praying that we beat Bolton then on wednesday the club call a news conference to report Keans dismisal before anouncing their quest for a new manager which will be concluded quickly,,heres hopeing
Well Hughes is the outstanding candidate but I just could not see him coming back. Dave Jones is also a good shout as he knows the championship inside out and that looks like where we'll be playing next season.

Michael Laudrup is someone who I mentioned months ago and would be a really interesting name in the hat -

The most sucessful manager in Getafe's history, he then managed Mallorca when they were rock bottom and bankrupt and saved them from relegation and quit on priciple earlier this season with them in mid table after his number 2 was sacked by the chairman behind his back.

He is a true footballing worldsuperstar, has SUCESSFULLY managed much smaller clubs in Spain than Rovers, probably has never earned as a manager what SK is currently being paid so wages probably wouldnt be a problem.

Downside is, he has never managed the premiership so would be a risk but an interesting risk in my view and Venkys have yet to sack SK so this is probably all irrelevant anyway cos I'm not convinced they're EVER gonna get rid of the muppet !
[quote][p][bold]Gaz M[/bold] wrote: One name not mentioned and worth a shout Michael Laudrup and he is available he could do for Rovers what he did for Malorca who were in a very similar position to Rovers and he saved them from relegation.I am praying that we beat Bolton then on wednesday the club call a news conference to report Keans dismisal before anouncing their quest for a new manager which will be concluded quickly,,heres hopeing[/p][/quote]Well Hughes is the outstanding candidate but I just could not see him coming back. Dave Jones is also a good shout as he knows the championship inside out and that looks like where we'll be playing next season. Michael Laudrup is someone who I mentioned months ago and would be a really interesting name in the hat - The most sucessful manager in Getafe's history, he then managed Mallorca when they were rock bottom and bankrupt and saved them from relegation and quit on priciple earlier this season with them in mid table after his number 2 was sacked by the chairman behind his back. He is a true footballing worldsuperstar, has SUCESSFULLY managed much smaller clubs in Spain than Rovers, probably has never earned as a manager what SK is currently being paid so wages probably wouldnt be a problem. Downside is, he has never managed the premiership so would be a risk but an interesting risk in my view and Venkys have yet to sack SK so this is probably all irrelevant anyway cos I'm not convinced they're EVER gonna get rid of the muppet ! J.C - Rishton

9:01pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

The next Rovers manager will be Crusty the clown or some other low key childrens entertainer, I believe the line painter has got his eye on the post. In fact if they like cheap, I bet I could do a better job than Kean, so would like to throw my name in the hat too. Pound to a pinch of sh1t they will choose the cheapest option.
SHONKY'S world leaders in cheap chicken
The next Rovers manager will be Crusty the clown or some other low key childrens entertainer, I believe the line painter has got his eye on the post. In fact if they like cheap, I bet I could do a better job than Kean, so would like to throw my name in the hat too. Pound to a pinch of sh1t they will choose the cheapest option. SHONKY'S world leaders in cheap chicken Keep Darwen Green

9:05pm Mon 19 Dec 11

J.C - Rishton says...

French Rover wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
welcome back B&B - Been a long time.
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should our beloved leader get dumped (please god) then this is my summary of the runners and riders in no particular order.

just my opinion....i have no doubt others would disagree.

Benitez – really? Falls out with owners at the drop of a hat both at Valencia and Liverpool. Anybody think that would be any different at Rovers

Solskjaer – looks good on his results in Norway, slightly different in premiership (or championship). Comes across really well and is well versed having worked as coach at United for a few years. I would have him. Very ambitious. Bryan Kidd?

Shearer – little or no experience at managing or coaching….why would it work? Bobby Charllton, Nobby Styles etc.

Lambert – why on earth would he leave Norwich where he is building a successful side and with a stable club, well run – just like Rovers used to be by John Williams and co.

Hiddink/Ancelotti – behave!

Poyet – ambitious manager plays the game the right way and a bit of a media luvvie. You would want him in your tent pi$$ing out, rather than outside the tent pi$$ing in.

Hill – massive leap to premiership. Success at Rochdale, very early at Barnsley

Adkins – Saints look certain to come up. Got momentum. Would he swap a promoted club for a relegated one?

Grayson – bet he hates working for Bates. Rovers heritage, lives local – good frontman. I’d have him. We could offer him more money and a way out of Leeds bearpit. I’d have him

Reid – Dinosaur

Souness – might be a short term solution til end of season. Firefighter. Save us from relegation on big bonus

Hughes – obviously attractive option and fans’ favourite – would he entertain coming back with tweedle dee and tweedle dum in charge as well as big sister….can’t see it. Kia Joorabchim?? And you think Anderson is bad news

Grant – a gripless void. Is he any better than what we have got?

Laudrup – interesting option and has been mentioned in connection with Rovers before. Think he has left Mallorca. Could be interested. Good pedigree across several countries. Worth a dabble?

Bruce – out of work, bet he wants a job. Hates domineering/interfer


ing owners. Bessie mates with Allardyce. Possible, but doesn’t pop your socks.

Coyle – could be available on Tuesday. I’d have him on a short-term contract. Lives local.

Curbishley – you have to think that he is damaged goods. There must be some reason why he hasn’t got a job in years.

McLaren – damaged goods after Forest, will end up back abroad, where he hasn’t got the bad blood.

Walter Smith – wise old head, retired from managing in Scotland, might fancy another do in England. Available and no doubt quite cheap.

Sven – please God, no

Dave Jones – type of option that Venkys might go for. Underrated. Available. Hardly likely to sate the supporters appetite – but could do OK, which is a lot better than the solids we are currently swimming in.

Roy Keane – desperate to get back into management. Can anybody see him having a good working relationship with our owners? Light blue touch paper, stand well clear. Never return to an unlit firework, it may go off in your face.

Burley – anther Scottish old soak who would keep Bargain Booze in business.

Clark – doing good stuff at Huddersfield, but as Ince can testify, it’s a big jump.

Holloway – would be my favourite. Live at the bottom of my lane and drinks in my local. Lovely bloke. Fans’ favourite. Desperate to get back in top division. Great motivator and would probably be tactically less gung-ho second time around. Would he want to join the Venkys circus?...would have thought not. But money talks – he is never gonna get a big budget at donkey lashersl (but could say same at Rovers).
Hello Hasslem, nice comprehensive list mate - my favourite despite lack of experience would still be Alan Shearer maybe with Chris Sutton as assistant? Sentimental reasons for sure but would be nice for the SAS to take us up the league again!

Sorry but only Poyet really excites me from your list - he really could be the man for the job! Laudrup should be a strong possibility too.

Grayson and McLaren (despite the baggage and brolly) would both be on the list too...

Fraid that not many of your favourites would be high on my list Hass, especially Holloway, a very nice chap indeed but really over-rated as a manager even if he one of your neighbours. Ole Gunnar isn't really proven - anymore than Hill is though the both may make the grade in higher leagues.

So its the SAS for me and the SACK for Kean!
SAS sounds good - problem is they dislike each other intensly.

Neither man would take the job on if the other one was there.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: welcome back B&B - Been a long time. . should our beloved leader get dumped (please god) then this is my summary of the runners and riders in no particular order. just my opinion....i have no doubt others would disagree. Benitez – really? Falls out with owners at the drop of a hat both at Valencia and Liverpool. Anybody think that would be any different at Rovers Solskjaer – looks good on his results in Norway, slightly different in premiership (or championship). Comes across really well and is well versed having worked as coach at United for a few years. I would have him. Very ambitious. Bryan Kidd? Shearer – little or no experience at managing or coaching….why would it work? Bobby Charllton, Nobby Styles etc. Lambert – why on earth would he leave Norwich where he is building a successful side and with a stable club, well run – just like Rovers used to be by John Williams and co. Hiddink/Ancelotti – behave! Poyet – ambitious manager plays the game the right way and a bit of a media luvvie. You would want him in your tent pi$$ing out, rather than outside the tent pi$$ing in. Hill – massive leap to premiership. Success at Rochdale, very early at Barnsley Adkins – Saints look certain to come up. Got momentum. Would he swap a promoted club for a relegated one? Grayson – bet he hates working for Bates. Rovers heritage, lives local – good frontman. I’d have him. We could offer him more money and a way out of Leeds bearpit. I’d have him Reid – Dinosaur Souness – might be a short term solution til end of season. Firefighter. Save us from relegation on big bonus Hughes – obviously attractive option and fans’ favourite – would he entertain coming back with tweedle dee and tweedle dum in charge as well as big sister….can’t see it. Kia Joorabchim?? And you think Anderson is bad news Grant – a gripless void. Is he any better than what we have got? Laudrup – interesting option and has been mentioned in connection with Rovers before. Think he has left Mallorca. Could be interested. Good pedigree across several countries. Worth a dabble? Bruce – out of work, bet he wants a job. Hates domineering/interfer ing owners. Bessie mates with Allardyce. Possible, but doesn’t pop your socks. Coyle – could be available on Tuesday. I’d have him on a short-term contract. Lives local. Curbishley – you have to think that he is damaged goods. There must be some reason why he hasn’t got a job in years. McLaren – damaged goods after Forest, will end up back abroad, where he hasn’t got the bad blood. Walter Smith – wise old head, retired from managing in Scotland, might fancy another do in England. Available and no doubt quite cheap. Sven – please God, no Dave Jones – type of option that Venkys might go for. Underrated. Available. Hardly likely to sate the supporters appetite – but could do OK, which is a lot better than the solids we are currently swimming in. Roy Keane – desperate to get back into management. Can anybody see him having a good working relationship with our owners? Light blue touch paper, stand well clear. Never return to an unlit firework, it may go off in your face. Burley – anther Scottish old soak who would keep Bargain Booze in business. Clark – doing good stuff at Huddersfield, but as Ince can testify, it’s a big jump. Holloway – would be my favourite. Live at the bottom of my lane and drinks in my local. Lovely bloke. Fans’ favourite. Desperate to get back in top division. Great motivator and would probably be tactically less gung-ho second time around. Would he want to join the Venkys circus?...would have thought not. But money talks – he is never gonna get a big budget at donkey lashersl (but could say same at Rovers).[/p][/quote]Hello Hasslem, nice comprehensive list mate - my favourite despite lack of experience would still be Alan Shearer maybe with Chris Sutton as assistant? Sentimental reasons for sure but would be nice for the SAS to take us up the league again! Sorry but only Poyet really excites me from your list - he really could be the man for the job! Laudrup should be a strong possibility too. Grayson and McLaren (despite the baggage and brolly) would both be on the list too... Fraid that not many of your favourites would be high on my list Hass, especially Holloway, a very nice chap indeed but really over-rated as a manager even if he one of your neighbours. Ole Gunnar isn't really proven - anymore than Hill is though the both may make the grade in higher leagues. So its the SAS for me and the SACK for Kean![/p][/quote]SAS sounds good - problem is they dislike each other intensly. Neither man would take the job on if the other one was there. J.C - Rishton

9:10pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

William Hills

Steve Kean to leave Blackburn before 23:59 on 20th December

Kean to still be in a job 1/9 Kean to have left his job 5/1

Coyle is the same prices

1st Premier League Manager To Leave -Betting without Steve Bruce - 2nd Premier League Manager To Leave

Kean 2/5 fav
Coyle 7/4
AVB 8/1
Mcleish 8/1
McCarthy 11/1
Martinez 16/1
No manager 40/1
.

Gary Flitcroft 5/4 fav for PNE job
Next England manager Allardyce 20/1




Next BRFC manager

Shearer 9/4
Hughes 3
Benitez 7/2
Souness 6
Solskjaer 6
Bruce 8
Curbishley 10
Grant 10
Ancelotti 10
Eriksson 10
Smith 10
Jones 14
Keane 14
Bilic 20
Schuster 25
Rodgers 25
Deschamp 25
Rijkaard 25
Hoddle 25
Lambert 25
Koeman 25
Pearce 25
Davies 33
Maradona 33
Donadoni 33
Cotterill 33
Holloway 40
William Hills Steve Kean to leave Blackburn before 23:59 on 20th December Kean to still be in a job 1/9 Kean to have left his job 5/1 Coyle is the same prices 1st Premier League Manager To Leave -Betting without Steve Bruce - 2nd Premier League Manager To Leave Kean 2/5 fav Coyle 7/4 AVB 8/1 Mcleish 8/1 McCarthy 11/1 Martinez 16/1 No manager 40/1 . Gary Flitcroft 5/4 fav for PNE job Next England manager Allardyce 20/1 Next BRFC manager Shearer 9/4 Hughes 3 Benitez 7/2 Souness 6 Solskjaer 6 Bruce 8 Curbishley 10 Grant 10 Ancelotti 10 Eriksson 10 Smith 10 Jones 14 Keane 14 Bilic 20 Schuster 25 Rodgers 25 Deschamp 25 Rijkaard 25 Hoddle 25 Lambert 25 Koeman 25 Pearce 25 Davies 33 Maradona 33 Donadoni 33 Cotterill 33 Holloway 40 Iiii1111

9:18pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Bill Carson says...

Why is everyone overlooking the Flitcroft-Jansen combo, currently doing very well at Chorley, despite the club's financial plight. It may seem a massive step-up to some, but at least they've proved themselves with promotion last season, both not too proud to ply their trade in non-league and will command respect as old pro's at the necessary level. Put alongside the lipsmackin' bald ejit, it's a no-brainer?
Why is everyone overlooking the Flitcroft-Jansen combo, currently doing very well at Chorley, despite the club's financial plight. It may seem a massive step-up to some, but at least they've proved themselves with promotion last season, both not too proud to ply their trade in non-league and will command respect as old pro's at the necessary level. Put alongside the lipsmackin' bald ejit, it's a no-brainer? Bill Carson

9:18pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Bill Carson says...

Why is everyone overlooking the Flitcroft-Jansen combo, currently doing very well at Chorley, despite the club's financial plight. It may seem a massive step-up to some, but at least they've proved themselves with promotion last season, both not too proud to ply their trade in non-league and will command respect as old pro's at the necessary level. Put alongside the lipsmackin' bald ejit, it's a no-brainer?
Why is everyone overlooking the Flitcroft-Jansen combo, currently doing very well at Chorley, despite the club's financial plight. It may seem a massive step-up to some, but at least they've proved themselves with promotion last season, both not too proud to ply their trade in non-league and will command respect as old pro's at the necessary level. Put alongside the lipsmackin' bald ejit, it's a no-brainer? Bill Carson

9:18pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Stone Island says...

If we are to get a new manager in the not too distant future, it would not surprise me in the least, if the idiots in India were to give the job to that other waste of space down there; Paul Clement. Just temporary like. You know, just like they did the last time they sacked a manager; replaced him with a no-mark. Let's face it, he ticks all the right boxes. He'll be cheap, eager, he'll fly to India when he's told to. And his favourite word will be YES.
If we are to get a new manager in the not too distant future, it would not surprise me in the least, if the idiots in India were to give the job to that other waste of space down there; Paul Clement. Just temporary like. You know, just like they did the last time they sacked a manager; replaced him with a no-mark. Let's face it, he ticks all the right boxes. He'll be cheap, eager, he'll fly to India when he's told to. And his favourite word will be YES. Stone Island

9:32pm Mon 19 Dec 11

bed and breakfast man_! says...

Hey up Morst , Hasslem Hasslem.....
Hope both of you are in good health and everything is ticking along well.
Just taking a back seat for a bit is the only way to stop it wrecking my head, They are just destroying it before my very eye's, It heart breaking.
We have gone from a club who did not have a lot of money to play with, But a solid man in JW who knew what he was doing ,To these people who just do not have a clue at all.
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I think they will asset strip players in January to balance the books.
If the drunk driver is still in charge by then Rovers will be done for , And it would be very hard for us to get back to the Premiership(No Jack Walker, RIP) this time to bank roll us.
.
A merry christmas to both of you and your family's and any other Rovers fans out there.....
Hey up Morst , Hasslem Hasslem..... Hope both of you are in good health and everything is ticking along well. Just taking a back seat for a bit is the only way to stop it wrecking my head, They are just destroying it before my very eye's, It heart breaking. We have gone from a club who did not have a lot of money to play with, But a solid man in JW who knew what he was doing ,To these people who just do not have a clue at all. . I think they will asset strip players in January to balance the books. If the drunk driver is still in charge by then Rovers will be done for , And it would be very hard for us to get back to the Premiership(No Jack Walker, RIP) this time to bank roll us. . A merry christmas to both of you and your family's and any other Rovers fans out there..... bed and breakfast man_!

9:56pm Mon 19 Dec 11

baldie says...

Stone Island wrote:
If we are to get a new manager in the not too distant future, it would not surprise me in the least, if the idiots in India were to give the job to that other waste of space down there; Paul Clement. Just temporary like. You know, just like they did the last time they sacked a manager; replaced him with a no-mark. Let's face it, he ticks all the right boxes. He'll be cheap, eager, he'll fly to India when he's told to. And his favourite word will be YES.
Believe it or not,i walked into merchants today and announced Clement had got the job.
I was met with a resounding "you'd better be effin jokin".
I was half joking.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: If we are to get a new manager in the not too distant future, it would not surprise me in the least, if the idiots in India were to give the job to that other waste of space down there; Paul Clement. Just temporary like. You know, just like they did the last time they sacked a manager; replaced him with a no-mark. Let's face it, he ticks all the right boxes. He'll be cheap, eager, he'll fly to India when he's told to. And his favourite word will be YES.[/p][/quote]Believe it or not,i walked into merchants today and announced Clement had got the job. I was met with a resounding "you'd better be effin jokin". I was half joking. baldie

10:00pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Joepublicspeaking says...

Well done LT. Now is the time for some investigative journalism! Can you find out the relationship between Kentaro and Kean re transfers? What is the Myles Anderson package? Why do we pay so much to agents for buying players who are so poor? I hope you have provided the spur for Kean to go, but our beloved club is mired in rot all around and some more changes will be needed before we can get back to being what we were at the start of the 2010-11 season.
Well done LT. Now is the time for some investigative journalism! Can you find out the relationship between Kentaro and Kean re transfers? What is the Myles Anderson package? Why do we pay so much to agents for buying players who are so poor? I hope you have provided the spur for Kean to go, but our beloved club is mired in rot all around and some more changes will be needed before we can get back to being what we were at the start of the 2010-11 season. Joepublicspeaking

10:08pm Mon 19 Dec 11

makaveli96 says...

Headline: Kim Jong-Il dies.

In accordance with his wishes, he'll be strapped to a nuclear weapon and buried in South Korea.
Headline: Kim Jong-Il dies. In accordance with his wishes, he'll be strapped to a nuclear weapon and buried in South Korea. makaveli96

10:13pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Trumpton riots says...

Any chance we could chip in and get the bloke on the P.A. to play " Please release me, let me go" at the start of the Tues night game, and maybe after 80 minutes.

...Arse.
Any chance we could chip in and get the bloke on the P.A. to play " Please release me, let me go" at the start of the Tues night game, and maybe after 80 minutes. ...Arse. Trumpton riots

10:27pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Road Runner Road Runner says...

bed and breakfast man_! wrote:
Its been a while since i made any comments......Thats been down to how bad it has made me feel about what is going on within Blackburn Rovers. When my season ticket run out last season i said i would not set foot in Ewood park as long as he (The bald useless slaphead ) And Venkys are in charge ,And i have not been near at all.
I know this leaves my open to criticism for not going, But such are my feelings about giving my money to people who do not have the first clue how to run a football club let along how to appoint a manager that is capable of doing the job, As opossed to the venkys giving the job to the drunk driver ball boy.
But will be back as a season ticket holder when this lot are gone.
That does not mean i do not follow close what is going off at Rovers and on this board of fans ,But i have had to step back as to put it simply' Its been doing my head in' The way they are insulting the fans.

My opinion is the bald bloke will not go anywhere until he is sacked , As he knows he will never manage a Premiership club again, Oh and lets not forget it would affect his pay off.
He does not give two monkeys about Blackburn Rovers, Its about Steve the slap head Kean......And his c0cky ego.
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For me its sole destroying......
Great to see you back B&B

I'll mail you pal in the next few days.

What a rotten do !

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]bed and breakfast man_![/bold] wrote: Its been a while since i made any comments......Thats been down to how bad it has made me feel about what is going on within Blackburn Rovers. When my season ticket run out last season i said i would not set foot in Ewood park as long as he (The bald useless slaphead ) And Venkys are in charge ,And i have not been near at all. I know this leaves my open to criticism for not going, But such are my feelings about giving my money to people who do not have the first clue how to run a football club let along how to appoint a manager that is capable of doing the job, As opossed to the venkys giving the job to the drunk driver ball boy. But will be back as a season ticket holder when this lot are gone. That does not mean i do not follow close what is going off at Rovers and on this board of fans ,But i have had to step back as to put it simply' Its been doing my head in' The way they are insulting the fans. My opinion is the bald bloke will not go anywhere until he is sacked , As he knows he will never manage a Premiership club again, Oh and lets not forget it would affect his pay off. He does not give two monkeys about Blackburn Rovers, Its about Steve the slap head Kean......And his c0cky ego. . For me its sole destroying......[/p][/quote]Great to see you back B&B I'll mail you pal in the next few days. What a rotten do ! Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

10:44pm Mon 19 Dec 11

gazzandste says...

Dont be daft Keanie is doing a briliant job. Let the season go to its limits with great losses for the losers. Want to see them go down, to play what is now a more superior team, Welcome to Turf moor b***ards.
Dont be daft Keanie is doing a briliant job. Let the season go to its limits with great losses for the losers. Want to see them go down, to play what is now a more superior team, Welcome to Turf moor b***ards. gazzandste

11:07pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Mattrovers says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Mattrovers wrote:
Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them.....
Mattrovers - great name for a Dingle, now sod off to$$er !
J.C - Rishton, for the record I am BB Ender and have been for 32 years, I am entitled to my opinion.... Things cannot get any worse than what they are... Venkys are not sacking SK... The only way I can see us getting out of this is by getting behind the man and letting the players see the fans are with him....that way they will play for us and SK..... For the record never call me a dingle..........
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mattrovers[/bold] wrote: Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them.....[/p][/quote]Mattrovers - great name for a Dingle, now sod off to$$er ![/p][/quote]J.C - Rishton, for the record I am BB Ender and have been for 32 years, I am entitled to my opinion.... Things cannot get any worse than what they are... Venkys are not sacking SK... The only way I can see us getting out of this is by getting behind the man and letting the players see the fans are with him....that way they will play for us and SK..... For the record never call me a dingle.......... Mattrovers

11:12pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Croft. says...

alan7554 wrote:
please dont go Agent Kean,your mission has not been fullfilled yet,you are doing a sterling job at deadwood park.Keep up the good work then you will be awarded the OBE (old bald head)
Wow, you have successfully proven that you come from an inbred town.. Didnt know OBE had a silent H!

Win the premiership and the league cup, then come back.

33 years? Thats right.
[quote][p][bold]alan7554[/bold] wrote: please dont go Agent Kean,your mission has not been fullfilled yet,you are doing a sterling job at deadwood park.Keep up the good work then you will be awarded the OBE (old bald head)[/p][/quote]Wow, you have successfully proven that you come from an inbred town.. Didnt know OBE had a silent H! Win the premiership and the league cup, then come back. 33 years? Thats right. Croft.

11:13pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Peatbasher says...

I , tried to hold to the truce and refrain from anti-kean chants. Some good it did. Tomorrow night that carpet bagging impostor from the North will get both barrels and to hell with the happy clappys and the silent majority in the Riverside Reading Room ( shhh quiet please!).
I am proud to have attended all the protest. If ( pardon my hopeless optimism)we get relegated at least I tried my damnedest to prevent it. 'For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.' Well I did something. Many thanks to GM and co for giving me the chance.
R.T.I.D.
I , tried to hold to the truce and refrain from anti-kean chants. Some good it did. Tomorrow night that carpet bagging impostor from the North will get both barrels and to hell with the happy clappys and the silent majority in the Riverside Reading Room ( shhh quiet please!). I am proud to have attended all the protest. If ( pardon my hopeless optimism)we get relegated at least I tried my damnedest to prevent it. 'For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.' Well I did something. Many thanks to GM and co for giving me the chance. R.T.I.D. Peatbasher

11:15pm Mon 19 Dec 11

will12 says...

So the impartial LET are now writing Headlines that could get someone the Sack !!!!!!

Think you should look in the mirror LET, most of the stories are written with little or no truth and are pure speculation at best !!!!!!!!

Front page Headlines should be about sacking the Government or breaking the local trend and reporting honestly about Local Issues in the Community, and stop being PC !!! Because if you are breaking the Law, then you should be punished equally, and not dependant or Creed, Colour or Religion !!!

Maybe, the people who bury their heads in the sand, might one day wake up and see the real world most of us have to live in day after day.

Racism is now the most abused word in the English Language, yet the LET only ever have "selective" journalism on this subject, and like all other sources of Media, they "HAVE TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT" !!!!!

Its not about race, creed or colour its about RESPECT, and some elements of Society have NO Respect for anything or anything or anyone !!!!

And this includes this Story about a man doing a job and you are running Headlines to get the guy Sacked !!!!

Disgraceful Journalism !!!!!!!!!!

ps Heard through the old grapevine, he can't be Sacked because of, lets say "off-the field activities" ?????

pps And to the above comments about a Team playing against 9 men and only beating them 1-0, 3 points is 3 points which ever way they come !!!And after watching the highlights of the the West Brom Game, yes West Brom did score 2 top class goals but I think the Player's have to shoulder a massive responsibility for the manner of the defeat, gutless and "can't be bothered, I am going to collect MY big fat pay cheque at the end of the month" attiude, is killing the Game!!!

And the real culprit's are the player's, if they have no heart, desire or willingness to EARN their pay cheque, then no matter what mr kean says will make a bllind bit of difference !!!

But I don't see the LET Headlining the rightful blame at the Player's door any time soon!!!!!
So the impartial LET are now writing Headlines that could get someone the Sack !!!!!! Think you should look in the mirror LET, most of the stories are written with little or no truth and are pure speculation at best !!!!!!!! Front page Headlines should be about sacking the Government or breaking the local trend and reporting honestly about Local Issues in the Community, and stop being PC !!! Because if you are breaking the Law, then you should be punished equally, and not dependant or Creed, Colour or Religion !!! Maybe, the people who bury their heads in the sand, might one day wake up and see the real world most of us have to live in day after day. Racism is now the most abused word in the English Language, yet the LET only ever have "selective" journalism on this subject, and like all other sources of Media, they "HAVE TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT" !!!!! Its not about race, creed or colour its about RESPECT, and some elements of Society have NO Respect for anything or anything or anyone !!!! And this includes this Story about a man doing a job and you are running Headlines to get the guy Sacked !!!! Disgraceful Journalism !!!!!!!!!! ps Heard through the old grapevine, he can't be Sacked because of, lets say "off-the field activities" ????? pps And to the above comments about a Team playing against 9 men and only beating them 1-0, 3 points is 3 points which ever way they come !!!And after watching the highlights of the the West Brom Game, yes West Brom did score 2 top class goals but I think the Player's have to shoulder a massive responsibility for the manner of the defeat, gutless and "can't be bothered, I am going to collect MY big fat pay cheque at the end of the month" attiude, is killing the Game!!! And the real culprit's are the player's, if they have no heart, desire or willingness to EARN their pay cheque, then no matter what mr kean says will make a bllind bit of difference !!! But I don't see the LET Headlining the rightful blame at the Player's door any time soon!!!!! will12

11:33pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Livesey rover says...

Can we not send a plane over with a slogan attacking venkys and Anderson?
Can we not send a plane over with a slogan attacking venkys and Anderson? Livesey rover

11:46pm Mon 19 Dec 11

Livesey rover says...

Mattrovers wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Mattrovers wrote:
Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them.....
Mattrovers - great name for a Dingle, now sod off to$$er !
J.C - Rishton, for the record I am BB Ender and have been for 32 years, I am entitled to my opinion.... Things cannot get any worse than what they are... Venkys are not sacking SK... The only way I can see us getting out of this is by getting behind the man and letting the players see the fans are with him....that way they will play for us and SK..... For the record never call me a dingle..........
Mattrovers. You are a dingle and a wind up merchant you mug. Nobody can have a passion for rovers and still be behind these losers. Do one you gimp.
[quote][p][bold]Mattrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mattrovers[/bold] wrote: Come on guys lets get behind SK and the Venkys, hes not that bad and its not all their fault.... SK and the Venkys need our support. I for one are fully behind them.....[/p][/quote]Mattrovers - great name for a Dingle, now sod off to$$er ![/p][/quote]J.C - Rishton, for the record I am BB Ender and have been for 32 years, I am entitled to my opinion.... Things cannot get any worse than what they are... Venkys are not sacking SK... The only way I can see us getting out of this is by getting behind the man and letting the players see the fans are with him....that way they will play for us and SK..... For the record never call me a dingle..........[/p][/quote]Mattrovers. You are a dingle and a wind up merchant you mug. Nobody can have a passion for rovers and still be behind these losers. Do one you gimp. Livesey rover

12:02am Tue 20 Dec 11

Marky mark says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
William Hills

Steve Kean to leave Blackburn before 23:59 on 20th December

Kean to still be in a job 1/9 Kean to have left his job 5/1

Coyle is the same prices

1st Premier League Manager To Leave -Betting without Steve Bruce - 2nd Premier League Manager To Leave

Kean 2/5 fav
Coyle 7/4
AVB 8/1
Mcleish 8/1
McCarthy 11/1
Martinez 16/1
No manager 40/1
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Gary Flitcroft 5/4 fav for PNE job
Next England manager Allardyce 20/1




Next BRFC manager

Shearer 9/4
Hughes 3
Benitez 7/2
Souness 6
Solskjaer 6
Bruce 8
Curbishley 10
Grant 10
Ancelotti 10
Eriksson 10
Smith 10
Jones 14
Keane 14
Bilic 20
Schuster 25
Rodgers 25
Deschamp 25
Rijkaard 25
Hoddle 25
Lambert 25
Koeman 25
Pearce 25
Davies 33
Maradona 33
Donadoni 33
Cotterill 33
Holloway 40
what price for SEM's Chris coleman? might be worth a cheeky fiver!
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: William Hills Steve Kean to leave Blackburn before 23:59 on 20th December Kean to still be in a job 1/9 Kean to have left his job 5/1 Coyle is the same prices 1st Premier League Manager To Leave -Betting without Steve Bruce - 2nd Premier League Manager To Leave Kean 2/5 fav Coyle 7/4 AVB 8/1 Mcleish 8/1 McCarthy 11/1 Martinez 16/1 No manager 40/1 . Gary Flitcroft 5/4 fav for PNE job Next England manager Allardyce 20/1 Next BRFC manager Shearer 9/4 Hughes 3 Benitez 7/2 Souness 6 Solskjaer 6 Bruce 8 Curbishley 10 Grant 10 Ancelotti 10 Eriksson 10 Smith 10 Jones 14 Keane 14 Bilic 20 Schuster 25 Rodgers 25 Deschamp 25 Rijkaard 25 Hoddle 25 Lambert 25 Koeman 25 Pearce 25 Davies 33 Maradona 33 Donadoni 33 Cotterill 33 Holloway 40[/p][/quote]what price for SEM's Chris coleman? might be worth a cheeky fiver! Marky mark

12:04am Tue 20 Dec 11

kazz says...

Daily mail is hell for leather in getting steve kean sacked. They have been a breath of fresh air and looks like one of there journalists must be a rovers fan

Atleast some parts if the media can see things from the same angle as us fans
Daily mail is hell for leather in getting steve kean sacked. They have been a breath of fresh air and looks like one of there journalists must be a rovers fan Atleast some parts if the media can see things from the same angle as us fans kazz

12:53am Tue 20 Dec 11

ChrisSutton says...

Marky mark wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
William Hills

Steve Kean to leave Blackburn before 23:59 on 20th December

Kean to still be in a job 1/9 Kean to have left his job 5/1

Coyle is the same prices

1st Premier League Manager To Leave -Betting without Steve Bruce - 2nd Premier League Manager To Leave

Kean 2/5 fav
Coyle 7/4
AVB 8/1
Mcleish 8/1
McCarthy 11/1
Martinez 16/1
No manager 40/1
.

Gary Flitcroft 5/4 fav for PNE job
Next England manager Allardyce 20/1




Next BRFC manager

Shearer 9/4
Hughes 3
Benitez 7/2
Souness 6
Solskjaer 6
Bruce 8
Curbishley 10
Grant 10
Ancelotti 10
Eriksson 10
Smith 10
Jones 14
Keane 14
Bilic 20
Schuster 25
Rodgers 25
Deschamp 25
Rijkaard 25
Hoddle 25
Lambert 25
Koeman 25
Pearce 25
Davies 33
Maradona 33
Donadoni 33
Cotterill 33
Holloway 40
what price for SEM's Chris coleman? might be worth a cheeky fiver!
I tell you what, I don't know when (or even IF golden boy will be sacked) but 40-1 on Holloway is absolutely ridiculous. The guys a far more realistic candidate then half the names above him, he'd be cheap, used to working on a budget and is itching to be a top flight manager again.

Uncertain how good an appointment he'd be, but as mentioned already here, we're at the desperate stage now and any experienced manager would be a huge step up from kit-man Kean.
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]Marky mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: William Hills Steve Kean to leave Blackburn before 23:59 on 20th December Kean to still be in a job 1/9 Kean to have left his job 5/1 Coyle is the same prices 1st Premier League Manager To Leave -Betting without Steve Bruce - 2nd Premier League Manager To Leave Kean 2/5 fav Coyle 7/4 AVB 8/1 Mcleish 8/1 McCarthy 11/1 Martinez 16/1 No manager 40/1 . Gary Flitcroft 5/4 fav for PNE job Next England manager Allardyce 20/1 Next BRFC manager Shearer 9/4 Hughes 3 Benitez 7/2 Souness 6 Solskjaer 6 Bruce 8 Curbishley 10 Grant 10 Ancelotti 10 Eriksson 10 Smith 10 Jones 14 Keane 14 Bilic 20 Schuster 25 Rodgers 25 Deschamp 25 Rijkaard 25 Hoddle 25 Lambert 25 Koeman 25 Pearce 25 Davies 33 Maradona 33 Donadoni 33 Cotterill 33 Holloway 40[/p][/quote]what price for SEM's Chris coleman? might be worth a cheeky fiver![/p][/quote]I tell you what, I don't know when (or even IF golden boy will be sacked) but 40-1 on Holloway is absolutely ridiculous. The guys a far more realistic candidate then half the names above him, he'd be cheap, used to working on a budget and is itching to be a top flight manager again. Uncertain how good an appointment he'd be, but as mentioned already here, we're at the desperate stage now and any experienced manager would be a huge step up from kit-man Kean. -D.K.O ChrisSutton

1:13am Tue 20 Dec 11

Stone Island says...

gazzandste wrote:
Dont be daft Keanie is doing a briliant job. Let the season go to its limits with great losses for the losers. Want to see them go down, to play what is now a more superior team, Welcome to Turf moor b***ards.
Hey up, it's the uphill gardeners. Ooh Chase me.....
[quote][p][bold]gazzandste[/bold] wrote: Dont be daft Keanie is doing a briliant job. Let the season go to its limits with great losses for the losers. Want to see them go down, to play what is now a more superior team, Welcome to Turf moor b***ards.[/p][/quote]Hey up, it's the uphill gardeners. Ooh Chase me..... Stone Island

1:32am Tue 20 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

Kean is now in the papers claiming he will never leave Rovers and further claiming the players are behind him 100%!!!
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Clearly he is now holding the club to ransom and will not leave till he gets a large slice of Jack Walker's financial legacy...just like his chum Jerome Anderson has managed to achieve in agent's fees....how much was it again last season?? £6M?? Make no mistake...Kean and Anderson are scum and need hounding out of the place....Jack Walker deserves and would expect no less. In fact....we all know that Jack would never have sold his beloved Rovers to the Indians in the first place!! Shame on the Walker Trust for that!
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"Bald headed b@stard...you're just a bald headed b@stard....ball headed b@stard....!!!"
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"SCUM!....SCUM!!....
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"SCUM!....SCUM!!....
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"SCUM!....SCUM!!....
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"SCUM!....SCUM!!....
SCUM!!"
"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"SCUM!....SCUM!!....
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"SCUM!....SCUM!!....
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"KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!"
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"SCUM!....SCUM!!....
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Kean is now in the papers claiming he will never leave Rovers and further claiming the players are behind him 100%!!! . Clearly he is now holding the club to ransom and will not leave till he gets a large slice of Jack Walker's financial legacy...just like his chum Jerome Anderson has managed to achieve in agent's fees....how much was it again last season?? £6M?? Make no mistake...Kean and Anderson are scum and need hounding out of the place....Jack Walker deserves and would expect no less. In fact....we all know that Jack would never have sold his beloved Rovers to the Indians in the first place!! Shame on the Walker Trust for that! . "Bald headed b@stard...you're just a bald headed b@stard....ball headed b@stard....!!!" . "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" "KEAN OUT!!....KEAN OUT!!" . "SCUM!....SCUM!!.... SCUM!!" smellthecoffee

1:37am Tue 20 Dec 11

Conunndrum says...

shouts for Shearer and Sutton or Garry Flitcroft? Behave!

Maybe Kean hasn't been relieved yet because we are hours behind India. When this story broke Mrs D was more than likely smoking a pipe of some sort before bed. When we wake up, maybe he'll be gone...
shouts for Shearer and Sutton or Garry Flitcroft? Behave! Maybe Kean hasn't been relieved yet because we are hours behind India. When this story broke Mrs D was more than likely smoking a pipe of some sort before bed. When we wake up, maybe he'll be gone... Conunndrum

1:40am Tue 20 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

Great article in by Henry Winter today

Blackburn owners Venky's must listen to the people and show manager Steve Kean the door.

Kicking my heels before a delayed Kenny Dalglish press conference at Ewood Park in 1994, I got talking to the groundsman. He asked which paper I was from. “The Telegraph,’’ I smiled. Shaking his head, he said: “Never seen you before.’’



“The Daily Telegraph,’’ I explained helpfully. “There’s only one Telegraph,’’ he harrumphed, and returned to his forking. The Lancashire Evening Telegraph rules in these parts.

That is why the paper’s decision to demand Steve Kean’s sacking as Blackburn Rovers manager is so significant.

Local papers value and nurture their relationship with the club at the heart of their community, almost considering them partnerships, and they rarely weigh in with such heavy criticism as Monday’s broadside.

The paper may not be as influential in the Ewood boardroom as during Jack Walker’s day but it still reflects the supporters’ mood.

It sensed their anger towards Kean and acted. Only a foolish board, and the Venky’s have yet to reveal they possess much wisdom, would ignore the call.

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Unfortunately for all those clear-eyed people who can see that the only way forward for Rovers is without Kean, Venky’s have shown little appreciation of the calamitous state of affairs engulfing this famous old club. Dressing-room spirit drains away by the match day.

Even the captain, Christopher Samba, a tireless servant, admits their belief is shredded.

The Christmas truce between Kean and dissenting fans must have been the shortest on record: 52 minutes.

When James Morrison struck that sumptuous volley for West Bromwich albion on Saturday, Ewood’s thinly-held restraint dissolved and the derision flowed for Kean again.

Rovers fans are rebels with a cause, a passionate one, a legitimate one, and Venky’s had better listen on Tuesday night.

For those supporters advancing nervously along icy pavements into Ewood, or sliding down that muddy back hill, Tuesday evening’s “Battle For 19th Place” with Owen Coyle’s similarly beleaguered Bolton Wanderers poses serious questions.

Do they back the players, knowing that victory in the Infirm Derby might reprieve the unpopular Kean? He would certainly attend Wednesday's board meeting in more bullish mood, claiming he can turn the season around.

Nonsense. The die is cast. The Lancashire Telegraph is right.

Even if the board still retains some faith in a lame-duck manager, the total breakdown in relations between dug-out and stands means that the manager is already dead man walking.

The people have spoken on Kean, loudly, endlessly, even turning up with a banner at a Rovers match in India to take their campaign to Venky’s backyard. That relationship is fractured beyond repair, regardless of what happens tonight. It’s over.

It’s not personal. Rovers followers simply believe the inexperienced Kean is out of his depth.

Such is their antipathy that some Blackburn fans have even started attending games at Victoria Park, home of Chorley FC, managed by a former Blackburn favourite in Garry Flitcroft. So Venky’s must choose between their fans or their manager.

Blackburn stand at a crossroads. Kean has led them down a cul-de-sac and new direction is required. Alternatives present themselves.

Rovers fans would warmly welcome a return for Mark Hughes and his well-respected back-room team.

Alan Shearer, whose goals drove Dalglish’s Rovers to the 1995 title, is also a possibility, although he would need an experienced, badged-up No 2.

But, seriously, if Avram Grant is the answer, as suggested in some misguided quarters, then the question must be truly terrifying.

Blackburn fans deserve better. It is not as if Kean can fall back on a development in playing style; Scott Dann’s goal against West Brom was as direct as anything produced under Kean’s predecessor, Sam Allardyce.

As he plots West Ham’s promotion push, Allardyce could pass one, even two of his former clubs dropping disconsolately into the Championship.

Bolton enjoyed good times under Allardyce but now stare into the abyss. Raised voices on the Reebok terraces increasingly wonder why Coyle receives less criticism than Bolton’s appalling run arguably deserves.

The extraordinary collapse since that catastrophic FA Cup semi-final defeat to Stoke City last season would usually demand greater scrutiny.

Coyle has largely escaped the media’s wrath partly because he is likeable company, as the fans suspect, but more importantly because he boasts a back catalogue of managerial work that commands respect and some degree of patience.

Coyle took Burnley up, then kept Bolton up and guided them to that Cup semi. For a while, Coyle was hailed as the latest bright young Scottish-born manager, lauded for enhancing the careers of two loanees, Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge.

He deserves a few months’ grace. Does Kean? Coyle’s fellow Glaswegian simply does not own the sort of impressive CV that offers much protection.

It is to be hoped that the Premier League monitors closely the situation at both clubs.

These are famous sites on the English footballing landscape, clubs dating back to Victorian times. Bolton were formed in 1874 (as Christ Church FC) followed a year later by Blackburn.

Tuesday night embodies much that is good about the game, namely the enduring passion of the fans, and so much that is bad. One shudders to think what will happen if either club are dragged down.

Bolton have a capable, conscientious chairman in Phil Gartside but are £110 million in debt.

Gartside argues that the money owed is to their owner, Eddie Davies, and “we have no dangerous levels of bank debt” but it still relies on Davies’ continued largesse.

Blackburn are simply a mess, a club lacking in leadership from the boardroom to the manager’s office.

The alarm bells should have rung in the Premier League’s Gloucester Place HQ the moment such respected administrators as John Williams and Tom Finn left Ewood. Clubs are crying out for executives of their calibre. So for Blackburn to dispense with their services indicated a club losing its mind and soul.

The Premier League can argue that the law of the jungle applies, that all clubs face challenges, particularly in an era of the perfect storm of high player wages and stretched fans’ salaries, yet events at Ewood are embarrassing to the image of English football.

What is happening at Blackburn is an affront to the club’s traditions, to Walker’s memory.

If matters don’t improve, if Kean isn’t sacked, if the fans’ concerns aren’t heard, then the local paper will soon be calling for Venky’s to go.

Tuesday night promises to be high on emotion, anxiety and stakes. Fear stalks both clubs
Great article in by Henry Winter today Blackburn owners Venky's must listen to the people and show manager Steve Kean the door. Kicking my heels before a delayed Kenny Dalglish press conference at Ewood Park in 1994, I got talking to the groundsman. He asked which paper I was from. “The Telegraph,’’ I smiled. Shaking his head, he said: “Never seen you before.’’ “The Daily Telegraph,’’ I explained helpfully. “There’s only one Telegraph,’’ he harrumphed, and returned to his forking. The Lancashire Evening Telegraph rules in these parts. That is why the paper’s decision to demand Steve Kean’s sacking as Blackburn Rovers manager is so significant. Local papers value and nurture their relationship with the club at the heart of their community, almost considering them partnerships, and they rarely weigh in with such heavy criticism as Monday’s broadside. The paper may not be as influential in the Ewood boardroom as during Jack Walker’s day but it still reflects the supporters’ mood. It sensed their anger towards Kean and acted. Only a foolish board, and the Venky’s have yet to reveal they possess much wisdom, would ignore the call. Related Articles Dann out for six weeks with ruptured testicle 19 Dec 2011 Steve Kean: no ultimatum from Rovers owners 19 Dec 2011 Kean has one game to save his job 18 Dec 2011 Blackburn Rovers v West Bromwich: match preview 16 Dec 2011 Blackburn v Swansea City: match preview 02 Dec 2011 Blackburn dismiss financial crisis reports 13 Dec 2011 Unfortunately for all those clear-eyed people who can see that the only way forward for Rovers is without Kean, Venky’s have shown little appreciation of the calamitous state of affairs engulfing this famous old club. Dressing-room spirit drains away by the match day. Even the captain, Christopher Samba, a tireless servant, admits their belief is shredded. The Christmas truce between Kean and dissenting fans must have been the shortest on record: 52 minutes. When James Morrison struck that sumptuous volley for West Bromwich albion on Saturday, Ewood’s thinly-held restraint dissolved and the derision flowed for Kean again. Rovers fans are rebels with a cause, a passionate one, a legitimate one, and Venky’s had better listen on Tuesday night. For those supporters advancing nervously along icy pavements into Ewood, or sliding down that muddy back hill, Tuesday evening’s “Battle For 19th Place” with Owen Coyle’s similarly beleaguered Bolton Wanderers poses serious questions. Do they back the players, knowing that victory in the Infirm Derby might reprieve the unpopular Kean? He would certainly attend Wednesday's board meeting in more bullish mood, claiming he can turn the season around. Nonsense. The die is cast. The Lancashire Telegraph is right. Even if the board still retains some faith in a lame-duck manager, the total breakdown in relations between dug-out and stands means that the manager is already dead man walking. The people have spoken on Kean, loudly, endlessly, even turning up with a banner at a Rovers match in India to take their campaign to Venky’s backyard. That relationship is fractured beyond repair, regardless of what happens tonight. It’s over. It’s not personal. Rovers followers simply believe the inexperienced Kean is out of his depth. Such is their antipathy that some Blackburn fans have even started attending games at Victoria Park, home of Chorley FC, managed by a former Blackburn favourite in Garry Flitcroft. So Venky’s must choose between their fans or their manager. Blackburn stand at a crossroads. Kean has led them down a cul-de-sac and new direction is required. Alternatives present themselves. Rovers fans would warmly welcome a return for Mark Hughes and his well-respected back-room team. Alan Shearer, whose goals drove Dalglish’s Rovers to the 1995 title, is also a possibility, although he would need an experienced, badged-up No 2. But, seriously, if Avram Grant is the answer, as suggested in some misguided quarters, then the question must be truly terrifying. Blackburn fans deserve better. It is not as if Kean can fall back on a development in playing style; Scott Dann’s goal against West Brom was as direct as anything produced under Kean’s predecessor, Sam Allardyce. As he plots West Ham’s promotion push, Allardyce could pass one, even two of his former clubs dropping disconsolately into the Championship. Bolton enjoyed good times under Allardyce but now stare into the abyss. Raised voices on the Reebok terraces increasingly wonder why Coyle receives less criticism than Bolton’s appalling run arguably deserves. The extraordinary collapse since that catastrophic FA Cup semi-final defeat to Stoke City last season would usually demand greater scrutiny. Coyle has largely escaped the media’s wrath partly because he is likeable company, as the fans suspect, but more importantly because he boasts a back catalogue of managerial work that commands respect and some degree of patience. Coyle took Burnley up, then kept Bolton up and guided them to that Cup semi. For a while, Coyle was hailed as the latest bright young Scottish-born manager, lauded for enhancing the careers of two loanees, Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge. He deserves a few months’ grace. Does Kean? Coyle’s fellow Glaswegian simply does not own the sort of impressive CV that offers much protection. It is to be hoped that the Premier League monitors closely the situation at both clubs. These are famous sites on the English footballing landscape, clubs dating back to Victorian times. Bolton were formed in 1874 (as Christ Church FC) followed a year later by Blackburn. Tuesday night embodies much that is good about the game, namely the enduring passion of the fans, and so much that is bad. One shudders to think what will happen if either club are dragged down. Bolton have a capable, conscientious chairman in Phil Gartside but are £110 million in debt. Gartside argues that the money owed is to their owner, Eddie Davies, and “we have no dangerous levels of bank debt” but it still relies on Davies’ continued largesse. Blackburn are simply a mess, a club lacking in leadership from the boardroom to the manager’s office. The alarm bells should have rung in the Premier League’s Gloucester Place HQ the moment such respected administrators as John Williams and Tom Finn left Ewood. Clubs are crying out for executives of their calibre. So for Blackburn to dispense with their services indicated a club losing its mind and soul. The Premier League can argue that the law of the jungle applies, that all clubs face challenges, particularly in an era of the perfect storm of high player wages and stretched fans’ salaries, yet events at Ewood are embarrassing to the image of English football. What is happening at Blackburn is an affront to the club’s traditions, to Walker’s memory. If matters don’t improve, if Kean isn’t sacked, if the fans’ concerns aren’t heard, then the local paper will soon be calling for Venky’s to go. Tuesday night promises to be high on emotion, anxiety and stakes. Fear stalks both clubs Iiii1111

1:53am Tue 20 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

Latest from Kean: “I spoke with the owners for 45 minutes yesterday. There was no suggestion of an ultimatum. We had a real good conversation.
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“The backing I have got from the owners is clear.
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“We are looking forward to the transfer window opening so we can try and get a couple in who can hit the ground running and make an impact.
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“There is pressure tomorrow but we have to enjoy it. From the first minute there will be pressure. You have to show courage to accept it.”
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Kean has won just seven league matches out of 37 since he took charge a year ago. The parasite simply will not walk away without securing his family's big pay day.
Latest from Kean: “I spoke with the owners for 45 minutes yesterday. There was no suggestion of an ultimatum. We had a real good conversation. . “The backing I have got from the owners is clear. . “We are looking forward to the transfer window opening so we can try and get a couple in who can hit the ground running and make an impact. . “There is pressure tomorrow but we have to enjoy it. From the first minute there will be pressure. You have to show courage to accept it.” . Kean has won just seven league matches out of 37 since he took charge a year ago. The parasite simply will not walk away without securing his family's big pay day. smellthecoffee

1:58am Tue 20 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

If there is no agenda with Kean having a share in the club then there could be an opportunity to sack him without paying him off....his involvement with Kentaro and their poor guidance to Venky's could be seen as serious misconduct at it's best and fraud at it's worse.
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SACK HIM WITHOUT A PENNY AND LET THE VERMIN CRAWL TO A TRIBUNAL TO BEG FOR HIS SLICE OF JACK'S LEGACY.
If there is no agenda with Kean having a share in the club then there could be an opportunity to sack him without paying him off....his involvement with Kentaro and their poor guidance to Venky's could be seen as serious misconduct at it's best and fraud at it's worse. . SACK HIM WITHOUT A PENNY AND LET THE VERMIN CRAWL TO A TRIBUNAL TO BEG FOR HIS SLICE OF JACK'S LEGACY. smellthecoffee

2:02am Tue 20 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

The Lancashire Evening Telegraph needs to use it's contacts in the media to investigate the takeover. We need to know the exact involvement of Kean, Kentaro and Jerome Anderson. We need to know what money has been paid to whom and how much debt has been saddled on the club. If corruption has occurred then those involved need to be brought to justice.
The Lancashire Evening Telegraph needs to use it's contacts in the media to investigate the takeover. We need to know the exact involvement of Kean, Kentaro and Jerome Anderson. We need to know what money has been paid to whom and how much debt has been saddled on the club. If corruption has occurred then those involved need to be brought to justice. smellthecoffee

2:06am Tue 20 Dec 11

RoverInRotterdam says...

Like the majority posting on here it absolutely sickens me how the shower of sh#te running my club have been allowed to rip the heart out of it in such a short period of time,whether it,s been done by design,corrupt planning or simple incompetence hasn,t been proved one way or another up to yet,but what has become blatently obvious to all but a few is that whoever really has control at Ewood doesn't give a sh#t whether we survive or not.And if the deluded clown Kean is still in charge for the bolton match,which is looking a certainty now,i can only come to the conclusion that this really is and has been since the beginning just a case of taking as much profit from the club before ultimately asset stripping what's left after player sales and parachute payment's,and all done without using a penny of their own money.I really do hope with all my heart that this year or so farce has just made me paranoid and it,ll be proved wrong shortly... It,s like a Bloody nightmare that goes on and on ,If it's not announced in a few hours that the knob's been shown the door i'm gonna change my flight back to Holland,i.d rather be on the plane than watch another game with him in charge ...... 100% Rovers for 42+ years ...
Like the majority posting on here it absolutely sickens me how the shower of sh#te running my club have been allowed to rip the heart out of it in such a short period of time,whether it,s been done by design,corrupt planning or simple incompetence hasn,t been proved one way or another up to yet,but what has become blatently obvious to all but a few is that whoever really has control at Ewood doesn't give a sh#t whether we survive or not.And if the deluded clown Kean is still in charge for the bolton match,which is looking a certainty now,i can only come to the conclusion that this really is and has been since the beginning just a case of taking as much profit from the club before ultimately asset stripping what's left after player sales and parachute payment's,and all done without using a penny of their own money.I really do hope with all my heart that this year or so farce has just made me paranoid and it,ll be proved wrong shortly... It,s like a Bloody nightmare that goes on and on ,If it's not announced in a few hours that the knob's been shown the door i'm gonna change my flight back to Holland,i.d rather be on the plane than watch another game with him in charge ...... 100% Rovers for 42+ years ... RoverInRotterdam

2:11am Tue 20 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

I urge all fans to express your feelings on this Pune newspaper site……notice the story about Dann via the BURNLEY CITIZEN… type your comments in box, I urge you, the more the better. Lets inundate the local Pune newspapers
http://www.topix.com
/world-soccer/2011/1
2/dann-blow-for-unde
r-fire-kean
I urge all fans to express your feelings on this Pune newspaper site……notice the story about Dann via the BURNLEY CITIZEN… type your comments in box, I urge you, the more the better. Lets inundate the local Pune newspapers http://www.topix.com /world-soccer/2011/1 2/dann-blow-for-unde r-fire-kean Iiii1111

2:20am Tue 20 Dec 11

Iiii1111 says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
I urge all fans to express your feelings on this Pune newspaper site……notice the story about Dann via the BURNLEY CITIZEN… type your comments in box, I urge you, the more the better. Lets inundate the local Pune newspapers http://www.topix.com /world-soccer/2011/1 2/dann-blow-for-unde r-fire-kean
don’t copy the quotation marks at the end of kean" into your address bar

http://www.topix.com

/world-soccer/2011/1

2/dann-blow-for-unde

r-fire-kean

Iiii1111
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: I urge all fans to express your feelings on this Pune newspaper site……notice the story about Dann via the BURNLEY CITIZEN… type your comments in box, I urge you, the more the better. Lets inundate the local Pune newspapers http://www.topix.com /world-soccer/2011/1 2/dann-blow-for-unde r-fire-kean[/p][/quote]don’t copy the quotation marks at the end of kean" into your address bar http://www.topix.com /world-soccer/2011/1 2/dann-blow-for-unde r-fire-kean Iiii1111 Iiii1111

8:01am Tue 20 Dec 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Breaking News SSN - Venkys are secretly contacting agents regarding the next manager and are only stringing Kean along. HOORAY!
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Breaking News SSN - Salgado says he is fit but being frozen out for money because if he plays 9 more games it triggers an option for another season - what sort of numpty agreed that contract term which now means we can't play a right back this season even though we are paying still him -unbelieveable?
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33rd...........
Breaking News SSN - Venkys are secretly contacting agents regarding the next manager and are only stringing Kean along. HOORAY! . Breaking News SSN - Salgado says he is fit but being frozen out for money because if he plays 9 more games it triggers an option for another season - what sort of numpty agreed that contract term which now means we can't play a right back this season even though we are paying still him -unbelieveable? . 33rd........... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

8:12am Tue 20 Dec 11

roversok says...

Press conference Marriott hotel today, No Kean on list, Robinson & Tugay to take temp charge till new Manager picked We are still talking strong with Shearer
Press conference Marriott hotel today, No Kean on list, Robinson & Tugay to take temp charge till new Manager picked We are still talking strong with Shearer roversok

8:23am Tue 20 Dec 11

saint.george says...

http://www.thesun.co
.uk/sol/homepage/spo
rt/football/4009337/
Kean-Ill-never-quit-
Blackburn.html

Make people hate you even more, why not, you smug b*stard. F*ck off now. You are not wanted. Goodbye.
http://www.thesun.co .uk/sol/homepage/spo rt/football/4009337/ Kean-Ill-never-quit- Blackburn.html Make people hate you even more, why not, you smug b*stard. F*ck off now. You are not wanted. Goodbye. saint.george

9:33am Tue 20 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

roversok wrote:
Press conference Marriott hotel today, No Kean on list, Robinson & Tugay to take temp charge till new Manager picked We are still talking strong with Shearer
Something tells me that info is not accurate somehow.
[quote][p][bold]roversok[/bold] wrote: Press conference Marriott hotel today, No Kean on list, Robinson & Tugay to take temp charge till new Manager picked We are still talking strong with Shearer[/p][/quote]Something tells me that info is not accurate somehow. smellthecoffee

9:34am Tue 20 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

Perhaps the LET can replace the "chance of...." weather forecast in the top right hand corner to the chance of Kean being sacked today.
Perhaps the LET can replace the "chance of...." weather forecast in the top right hand corner to the chance of Kean being sacked today. smellthecoffee

9:45am Tue 20 Dec 11

smellthecoffee says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Breaking News SSN - Venkys are secretly contacting agents regarding the next manager and are only stringing Kean along. HOORAY!
.
Breaking News SSN - Salgado says he is fit but being frozen out for money because if he plays 9 more games it triggers an option for another season - what sort of numpty agreed that contract term which now means we can't play a right back this season even though we are paying still him -unbelieveable?
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33rd...........
Clearly hoping Kean will walk and surrender his severance. That will never happen. I would just sack him with no severance and let him take the club to an employment tribunal. Any reasonable person would believe Kean has been paid enough for his diabolical management and impact to such a historical club and to so many supporter's lives.
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SACK HIM NOW!!! DON'T GIVE HIM A SINGLE PENNY!!!
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Breaking News SSN - Venkys are secretly contacting agents regarding the next manager and are only stringing Kean along. HOORAY! . Breaking News SSN - Salgado says he is fit but being frozen out for money because if he plays 9 more games it triggers an option for another season - what sort of numpty agreed that contract term which now means we can't play a right back this season even though we are paying still him -unbelieveable? . 33rd...........[/p][/quote]Clearly hoping Kean will walk and surrender his severance. That will never happen. I would just sack him with no severance and let him take the club to an employment tribunal. Any reasonable person would believe Kean has been paid enough for his diabolical management and impact to such a historical club and to so many supporter's lives. . SACK HIM NOW!!! DON'T GIVE HIM A SINGLE PENNY!!! smellthecoffee

10:34am Tue 20 Dec 11

Dan11 says...

Stone Island wrote:
If we are to get a new manager in the not too distant future, it would not surprise me in the least, if the idiots in India were to give the job to that other waste of space down there; Paul Clement. Just temporary like. You know, just like they did the last time they sacked a manager; replaced him with a no-mark. Let's face it, he ticks all the right boxes. He'll be cheap, eager, he'll fly to India when he's told to. And his favourite word will be YES.
I said this before and I said this moment they appointed a new number 2 above Kean's head, after sacking Jensen. It all seemed very suspicious to me and we know the chicken pluckers are clueless and dont know the importance of an experienced manager to a team success. So here we have it, most likely another over promoted number 2 as manager.
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I cannot imagine how anyone could be as bad as Kean however. You could literally put a mna off the street in charge and he would do a better job than Kean has.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island[/bold] wrote: If we are to get a new manager in the not too distant future, it would not surprise me in the least, if the idiots in India were to give the job to that other waste of space down there; Paul Clement. Just temporary like. You know, just like they did the last time they sacked a manager; replaced him with a no-mark. Let's face it, he ticks all the right boxes. He'll be cheap, eager, he'll fly to India when he's told to. And his favourite word will be YES.[/p][/quote]I said this before and I said this moment they appointed a new number 2 above Kean's head, after sacking Jensen. It all seemed very suspicious to me and we know the chicken pluckers are clueless and dont know the importance of an experienced manager to a team success. So here we have it, most likely another over promoted number 2 as manager. - I cannot imagine how anyone could be as bad as Kean however. You could literally put a mna off the street in charge and he would do a better job than Kean has. Dan11

12:08pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Greenmount says...

As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks.
As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks. Greenmount

12:10pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Redbike says...

TBH I've got fed up of posting on "Kean Out" etc., however if this has any effect on the sacking of THE most inept Manager every to grace Ewood Park and the ridding of the shameful Indians out of our club.

Then I'm Number 233 to reply and suport LET - now why don't you run a poll LET?
TBH I've got fed up of posting on "Kean Out" etc., however if this has any effect on the sacking of THE most inept Manager every to grace Ewood Park and the ridding of the shameful Indians out of our club. Then I'm Number 233 to reply and suport LET - now why don't you run a poll LET? Redbike

12:13pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Redbike says...

Greenmount wrote:
As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks.
As a Football fan you should understand.
[quote][p][bold]Greenmount[/bold] wrote: As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks.[/p][/quote]As a Football fan you should understand. Redbike

12:15pm Tue 20 Dec 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

When they have finished the prayer rooms on the top tier of the Jack Walker stand and planted an onion on the Blackburn end roof then the Venky's will consider their work in Blackburn complete.Oh' thats after collecting another 50 million from the premier league parashute fund.
Happy days in Dubai
When they have finished the prayer rooms on the top tier of the Jack Walker stand and planted an onion on the Blackburn end roof then the Venky's will consider their work in Blackburn complete.Oh' thats after collecting another 50 million from the premier league parashute fund. Happy days in Dubai 'Kean on getting out..!

12:22pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Greenmount says...

Redbike wrote:
Greenmount wrote:
As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks.
As a Football fan you should understand.
I have no problem with fans giving their opinion passionately, we at Bury have had enough problems of our own with managers over the years....but for the local rag to get involved like this is poor. Steve Kean might be out of his depth, but most of this article is about the owners and their failure to deliver on their promises.
If the article started by telling the Venkys to put up or get out, and start by giving Kean a decent payoff with an acknowledgment that they hadn't done right by him and allowed him to take flak that should properly have been directed at them, that might have been an honourable stance to take but, to demand that Kean should be sacked in the hope that something might change, is shabby and lowest common denominator journalism.
[quote][p][bold]Redbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greenmount[/bold] wrote: As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks.[/p][/quote]As a Football fan you should understand.[/p][/quote]I have no problem with fans giving their opinion passionately, we at Bury have had enough problems of our own with managers over the years....but for the local rag to get involved like this is poor. Steve Kean might be out of his depth, but most of this article is about the owners and their failure to deliver on their promises. If the article started by telling the Venkys to put up or get out, and start by giving Kean a decent payoff with an acknowledgment that they hadn't done right by him and allowed him to take flak that should properly have been directed at them, that might have been an honourable stance to take but, to demand that Kean should be sacked in the hope that something might change, is shabby and lowest common denominator journalism. Greenmount

1:11pm Tue 20 Dec 11

gpb501 says...

It appears that we are all finally signing from the same hymn sheet except for the boy no wonder and his trusty side kick chicken liken!

SK was have some serious dirt on Venkys cos no other club well may Bolton as an exception would allow such poor management to be retained.

We need to act now or we will be doomed to fall through the trap door into oblivion!!!

Unless large amounts of cash are spent we will be with the dingles forever in the 2nd run of English also runs!

Thank you LET for finally stepping up the the table.

come on BRFC forever!
It appears that we are all finally signing from the same hymn sheet except for the boy no wonder and his trusty side kick chicken liken! SK was have some serious dirt on Venkys cos no other club well may Bolton as an exception would allow such poor management to be retained. We need to act now or we will be doomed to fall through the trap door into oblivion!!! Unless large amounts of cash are spent we will be with the dingles forever in the 2nd run of English also runs! Thank you LET for finally stepping up the the table. come on BRFC forever! gpb501

3:40pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Full Member says...

Poor Danny
Ouch!!... A ruptured testicle

Sorry mate. . But it'll be neither use nor ornament from now on and will seriously damage an area of your game in which you excel "the tackle"

But look on the bright side, the one remaining, totally useless bollock is still Managing the Club
Poor Danny Ouch!!... A ruptured testicle Sorry mate. . But it'll be neither use nor ornament from now on and will seriously damage an area of your game in which you excel "the tackle" But look on the bright side, the one remaining, totally useless bollock is still Managing the Club Full Member

3:44pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Full Member says...

My opinion is :-

That wall that separates England from Scotland should have been painted with a special Steve Kean Anti-Climbing Paint years ago
My opinion is :- That wall that separates England from Scotland should have been painted with a special Steve Kean Anti-Climbing Paint years ago Full Member

5:11pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Redbike says...

Greenmount wrote:
Redbike wrote:
Greenmount wrote: As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks.
As a Football fan you should understand.
I have no problem with fans giving their opinion passionately, we at Bury have had enough problems of our own with managers over the years....but for the local rag to get involved like this is poor. Steve Kean might be out of his depth, but most of this article is about the owners and their failure to deliver on their promises. If the article started by telling the Venkys to put up or get out, and start by giving Kean a decent payoff with an acknowledgment that they hadn't done right by him and allowed him to take flak that should properly have been directed at them, that might have been an honourable stance to take but, to demand that Kean should be sacked in the hope that something might change, is shabby and lowest common denominator journalism.
??? The whole article also refers to the Venky's and their short-comings and failures.

We are intelligent enough to realise that Steve Kean is just a symptom of inept ownership, however he is THEIR appointment. It is the "Special K" one who has been feeding the Chicken Pluckers with his rhetoric, so 1st and foremost he needs to go. He is well and truly out of his depth and is responsible.

Then if and when we can find new owners, it is time for Venky's to leave town - that is if all the conspiracy theories turn out to be true.

7 league wins in 37 - I rest my case
[quote][p][bold]Greenmount[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redbike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greenmount[/bold] wrote: As a Bury fan, I think this piece stinks.[/p][/quote]As a Football fan you should understand.[/p][/quote]I have no problem with fans giving their opinion passionately, we at Bury have had enough problems of our own with managers over the years....but for the local rag to get involved like this is poor. Steve Kean might be out of his depth, but most of this article is about the owners and their failure to deliver on their promises. If the article started by telling the Venkys to put up or get out, and start by giving Kean a decent payoff with an acknowledgment that they hadn't done right by him and allowed him to take flak that should properly have been directed at them, that might have been an honourable stance to take but, to demand that Kean should be sacked in the hope that something might change, is shabby and lowest common denominator journalism.[/p][/quote]??? The whole article also refers to the Venky's and their short-comings and failures. We are intelligent enough to realise that Steve Kean is just a symptom of inept ownership, however he is THEIR appointment. It is the "Special K" one who has been feeding the Chicken Pluckers with his rhetoric, so 1st and foremost he needs to go. He is well and truly out of his depth and is responsible. Then if and when we can find new owners, it is time for Venky's to leave town - that is if all the conspiracy theories turn out to be true. 7 league wins in 37 - I rest my case Redbike

11:53am Wed 21 Dec 11

Walkersteeler says...

There's some real horrid comments on here today and I think we'll beat Livrepool and Man U just to show what we are capable of. Come on Lads - Up the Blues.
Shelley
There's some real horrid comments on here today and I think we'll beat Livrepool and Man U just to show what we are capable of. Come on Lads - Up the Blues. Shelley Walkersteeler

3:17pm Wed 21 Dec 11

Tommysmith95 says...

Kean's agent Jermoe Anderson who is one of those responsible for ruining Rovers.

Here is his number, tell him what you think :

07785326026
Kean's agent Jermoe Anderson who is one of those responsible for ruining Rovers. Here is his number, tell him what you think : 07785326026 Tommysmith95

7:40pm Wed 21 Dec 11

brentrobbo says...

My support of the Rovers goes back to the days of Clayton, Douglas, Woods etc and this season has got to be a low point.
Kean may be a good coach but he is not up to the job. The Board grabbed Venky's cash - or the promise of it - without really thinking because it's obvious that they have no idea about running a Premiership club.
That said, last night's protests during the game were totally out of order. Before the game, at half-time and after the final whistle - that's when they should have chanted but during the game those protesters should have been 100% behind the players. Instead, they put themselves first on the pretext of being '100% Rovers'. How the team played as they did with all that moronic chanting is beyond me. Get a grip and get behind the team when they're actually on the pitch!
My support of the Rovers goes back to the days of Clayton, Douglas, Woods etc and this season has got to be a low point. Kean may be a good coach but he is not up to the job. The Board grabbed Venky's cash - or the promise of it - without really thinking because it's obvious that they have no idea about running a Premiership club. That said, last night's protests during the game were totally out of order. Before the game, at half-time and after the final whistle - that's when they should have chanted but during the game those protesters should have been 100% behind the players. Instead, they put themselves first on the pretext of being '100% Rovers'. How the team played as they did with all that moronic chanting is beyond me. Get a grip and get behind the team when they're actually on the pitch! brentrobbo

7:40pm Wed 21 Dec 11

brentrobbo says...

My support of the Rovers goes back to the days of Clayton, Douglas, Woods etc and this season has got to be a low point.
Kean may be a good coach but he is not up to the job. The Board grabbed Venky's cash - or the promise of it - without really thinking because it's obvious that they have no idea about running a Premiership club.
That said, last night's protests during the game were totally out of order. Before the game, at half-time and after the final whistle - that's when they should have chanted but during the game those protesters should have been 100% behind the players. Instead, they put themselves first on the pretext of being '100% Rovers'. How the team played as they did with all that moronic chanting is beyond me. Get a grip and get behind the team when they're actually on the pitch!
My support of the Rovers goes back to the days of Clayton, Douglas, Woods etc and this season has got to be a low point. Kean may be a good coach but he is not up to the job. The Board grabbed Venky's cash - or the promise of it - without really thinking because it's obvious that they have no idea about running a Premiership club. That said, last night's protests during the game were totally out of order. Before the game, at half-time and after the final whistle - that's when they should have chanted but during the game those protesters should have been 100% behind the players. Instead, they put themselves first on the pretext of being '100% Rovers'. How the team played as they did with all that moronic chanting is beyond me. Get a grip and get behind the team when they're actually on the pitch! brentrobbo

7:06am Thu 22 Dec 11

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