Clement to leave Blackburn Rovers as Nelsen's future at Ewood is in doubt

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

PAUL Clement will leave Blackburn Rovers after telling them he wants to join Paris St Germain – while Ryan Nelsen's Ewood Park future is also now shrouded in uncertainty.

The Lancashire Telegraph understand Clement told Steve Kean today (Thursday) he wanted to quit Ewood for the French giants, just three months after being appointed as Rovers' assistant manager.

It is also believed club skipper Ryan Nelsen has flown home to New Zealand as he struggles to recover from his knee injury.

Clement’s departure follows the shock sacking of former number two John Jensen earlier this season, leaving Rovers in the embarrassing situation of looking for their third assistant manager of the campaign.

The chance to join up again with new PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti, having worked together at Chelsea, is believed to have been too good an opportunity for Clement to turn down.

Club sources told the Lancashire Telegraph on Wednesday no official contact had been made by Paris St Germain but we understand Clement was given time off by Kean to consider his future.

There was no comment available from Blackburn Rovers today but talks are expected to discuss compensation.

First team coach Iain Brunskill is likely to be promoted as Kean's assistant manager when Clement's move to France is completed.

Nelsen's absence will be a further blow to Rovers' survival bid with his New Zealand trip suggesting any playing comeback is some way off.

The New Zealand skipper has only played one game this season and, after a behind closed doors appearance a few weeks ago, is understood to have suffered a fitness set back.

A number of Major League Soccer clubs in America are understood to be interested in signing the 34-year-old.

Nelsen signed a new deal last season to keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2013 but Venky's desire to ease the club's crippling wage bill could lead to his departure.

Michel Salgado and Jason Roberts have already been told they can leave the club due to clauses in their contract that would guarantee them another year at the club if they played a certain amount of games.

Neither player have been available for selection over the past few weeks and both have dismissed 'injury' claims by insisting their unavailability is due to 'contractual issues'.

Meanwhile Rovers' out of favour midfielder Keith Andrews is expected to resume training with the club on Monday, after ending a loan spell with Ipswich Town.

Andrews is keen on sealing a permanent deal elsewhere, with several clubs interested, but has been left frustrated by Rovers calling for him to return.

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10:23pm Thu 5 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

....And that's Titus Bramble's hat trick. The Jury goes wild...
....And that's Titus Bramble's hat trick. The Jury goes wild... makaveli96
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10:25pm Thu 5 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

Please only comments from people who were born and live in Blackburn please!

The rest arnt REAL Blackburnians! Remember that!
Eg Venkys, Kean, Clement!
Please only comments from people who were born and live in Blackburn please! The rest arnt REAL Blackburnians! Remember that! Eg Venkys, Kean, Clement! makaveli96
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10:25pm Thu 5 Jan 12

soap opera says...

the shareholder meeting at ewood on 17/01/12 should be fun.will the same ppl as normal be there acepting anything told to them.or will they question things this time.
the shareholder meeting at ewood on 17/01/12 should be fun.will the same ppl as normal be there acepting anything told to them.or will they question things this time. soap opera
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10:26pm Thu 5 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

Natasha Giggs has gone into Big Brother... Isn't that normally the other way round?
Natasha Giggs has gone into Big Brother... Isn't that normally the other way round? makaveli96
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10:27pm Thu 5 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

My wife said she's leaving me today because of my obsession with cheese."Real mature" I replied.
My wife said she's leaving me today because of my obsession with cheese."Real mature" I replied. makaveli96
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10:30pm Thu 5 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

How do you make a walrus commit suicide?Point at its chest and say "whats that?"
How do you make a walrus commit suicide?Point at its chest and say "whats that?" makaveli96
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10:32pm Thu 5 Jan 12

soap opera says...

will any of the venkeys turn up or will it be by video link from pune
will any of the venkeys turn up or will it be by video link from pune soap opera
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10:58pm Thu 5 Jan 12

tombo1984 says...

Shut up makaveli! I have been working my **** off for the cause since before the Arsenal match. I'm not from Lancashire let alone Blackburn and won't be told that crap by some numpty with a chip on his shouler.
Shut up makaveli! I have been working my **** off for the cause since before the Arsenal match. I'm not from Lancashire let alone Blackburn and won't be told that crap by some numpty with a chip on his shouler. tombo1984
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11:00pm Thu 5 Jan 12

Ryanb74 says...

Why did the chicken cross the park? To get to the other slide!
Why did the chicken cross the park? To get to the other slide! Ryanb74
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11:09pm Thu 5 Jan 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

How come all of a sudden we have a crippling wage bill? we never had one before. This all smacks of getting ready for championship wages.
I'm actually glad about Andrews after all who would have turned away Nolan or Bowyer and andrews has scored twice as many goals in half the appearances.
It also bodes well as he has a good track record in the championship and that is where we are heading.
I wonder if Nelsen is really injured or are they just saving appearance bonuses.
Venky's = Cheapskates = Shonky's = why don't you just sell us, we aint some corner shop.
Its a well known fact, you buy cheap sh1t, you get cheap sh1t performance.
Or if you own a restaurant and you use cheap ingredients, you make cheap sh1t, or, if it looks like sh1t and it smells like sh1t, it usally is sh1t.
How come all of a sudden we have a crippling wage bill? we never had one before. This all smacks of getting ready for championship wages. I'm actually glad about Andrews after all who would have turned away Nolan or Bowyer and andrews has scored twice as many goals in half the appearances. It also bodes well as he has a good track record in the championship and that is where we are heading. I wonder if Nelsen is really injured or are they just saving appearance bonuses. Venky's = Cheapskates = Shonky's = why don't you just sell us, we aint some corner shop. Its a well known fact, you buy cheap sh1t, you get cheap sh1t performance. Or if you own a restaurant and you use cheap ingredients, you make cheap sh1t, or, if it looks like sh1t and it smells like sh1t, it usally is sh1t. Keep Darwen Green
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11:12pm Thu 5 Jan 12

jack01 says...

Oh good. Iain Brunskill is to be appointed Kean's number two once Clement clears off. What exactly has Brunskill done in his career to date to warrant being a premier league assistant manager? As I understand it he was plucked from the Liverpool kids setup by the great Paul Ince.

Give me strength.

Can you begin to imagine these two muppets running 1st team affairs? Allardyce will be laughing his socks off that his 3rd in command and reserve team manager are running the show here.
Oh good. Iain Brunskill is to be appointed Kean's number two once Clement clears off. What exactly has Brunskill done in his career to date to warrant being a premier league assistant manager? As I understand it he was plucked from the Liverpool kids setup by the great Paul Ince. Give me strength. Can you begin to imagine these two muppets running 1st team affairs? Allardyce will be laughing his socks off that his 3rd in command and reserve team manager are running the show here. jack01
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11:30pm Thu 5 Jan 12

tombo1984 says...

Why did the chicken cross the park? To get cut price advertising at a cost of £23 million worldwide at the cost of one of the founding members of the Premier League.

The FA's fit and proper persons test victorious again!
Why did the chicken cross the park? To get cut price advertising at a cost of £23 million worldwide at the cost of one of the founding members of the Premier League. The FA's fit and proper persons test victorious again! tombo1984
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11:32pm Thu 5 Jan 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Anyway after re watching the chicken ad, I know, I know, it appears the main appearances are from Nelsen, Roberts,Robinson, dunny and pedersen.
Si I'd be pretty nervous if I were dunny and pedersen. The curse of the ad is coming for you next.
Anyway after re watching the chicken ad, I know, I know, it appears the main appearances are from Nelsen, Roberts,Robinson, dunny and pedersen. Si I'd be pretty nervous if I were dunny and pedersen. The curse of the ad is coming for you next. Keep Darwen Green
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11:48pm Thu 5 Jan 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Anyway on a lighter note just been to watch this video showing Evra having a racist rant, but if you scroll it back to about 34 mins instead of where it starts at about 35.5 mins you can see a clip of our own Gael givet kissing another man in a lift just after singing very badly. It must be a french thing. See for yourself here.

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Anyway on a lighter note just been to watch this video showing Evra having a racist rant, but if you scroll it back to about 34 mins instead of where it starts at about 35.5 mins you can see a clip of our own Gael givet kissing another man in a lift just after singing very badly. It must be a french thing. See for yourself here. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2082524/Pa trice-Evra-video-usi ng-n-word-YoutTube.h tml Keep Darwen Green
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11:56pm Thu 5 Jan 12

grrrzie says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Please only comments from people who were born and live in Blackburn please!

The rest arnt REAL Blackburnians! Remember that!
Eg Venkys, Kean, Clement!
oi im from london born and bread but support the rovers with my life so im a real rover got the tattoos to prove it, have u?
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Please only comments from people who were born and live in Blackburn please! The rest arnt REAL Blackburnians! Remember that! Eg Venkys, Kean, Clement![/p][/quote]oi im from london born and bread but support the rovers with my life so im a real rover got the tattoos to prove it, have u? grrrzie
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4:00am Fri 6 Jan 12

MxMave says...

Good ol' Jason Rovers.
Good ol' Jason Rovers. MxMave
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4:56am Fri 6 Jan 12

Gospel says...

Utter rubbish about a true supporter only if you come from Blackburn. Grow a brain cell mate. Get real! Venkys OUT! KEAN OUT!
Utter rubbish about a true supporter only if you come from Blackburn. Grow a brain cell mate. Get real! Venkys OUT! KEAN OUT! Gospel
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6:57am Fri 6 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really!

Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos!
If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really! Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos! makaveli96
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7:29am Fri 6 Jan 12

carl9254 says...

Does nobody else think clement moving to psg could make psg make a move for samba with clements knoledge of him??
Does nobody else think clement moving to psg could make psg make a move for samba with clements knoledge of him?? carl9254
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8:26am Fri 6 Jan 12

robnottsfan says...

makaveli96 wrote:
If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really!

Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos!
what a stupid comment and no wonder the whole country is truning on Blackburn fans with morons like you, So the fact I travel 100 mile each way to a game and have spent over £1000 in the last 12 months on season tickets and merchandise doesn't give me the right to support Rovers - people like you are making the club a laughing stock! Focus on the REAL problem which is Venkys, they are killing the club in front of our eyes and even if kean was sacked they would put another puppet in place so focus on Venkys and highlighting what they are doing to the club not where the supporters live!
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really! Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos![/p][/quote]what a stupid comment and no wonder the whole country is truning on Blackburn fans with morons like you, So the fact I travel 100 mile each way to a game and have spent over £1000 in the last 12 months on season tickets and merchandise doesn't give me the right to support Rovers - people like you are making the club a laughing stock! Focus on the REAL problem which is Venkys, they are killing the club in front of our eyes and even if kean was sacked they would put another puppet in place so focus on Venkys and highlighting what they are doing to the club not where the supporters live! robnottsfan
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8:28am Fri 6 Jan 12

bburnrover says...

I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn?

Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley.
I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn? Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley. bburnrover
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8:31am Fri 6 Jan 12

fitz808 says...

carl9254 wrote:
Does nobody else think clement moving to psg could make psg make a move for samba with clements knoledge of him??
not really. i wouldn't say it's related at all. i think if samba is going to go, it will most likely be to another prem team.
[quote][p][bold]carl9254[/bold] wrote: Does nobody else think clement moving to psg could make psg make a move for samba with clements knoledge of him??[/p][/quote]not really. i wouldn't say it's related at all. i think if samba is going to go, it will most likely be to another prem team. fitz808
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9:08am Fri 6 Jan 12

Hovis1945 says...

Another version of this story.
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Another version of this story. http://www.independe nt.co.uk/sport/footb all/premier-league/s econd-assistant-quit s-on-kean-6285484.ht ml Hovis1945
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9:23am Fri 6 Jan 12

HighburyB&W says...

makaveli96 wrote:
If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really!

Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos!
Yes it is - its a free country you tw*t
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really! Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos![/p][/quote]Yes it is - its a free country you tw*t HighburyB&W
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9:28am Fri 6 Jan 12

RobbyRover says...

This is turning in to Blind Date...

"Assistant Manager number 3, what's your name and where do you come from?"
This is turning in to Blind Date... "Assistant Manager number 3, what's your name and where do you come from?" RobbyRover
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9:30am Fri 6 Jan 12

thresholdweller says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Please only comments from people who were born and live in Blackburn please!

The rest arnt REAL Blackburnians! Remember that!
Eg Venkys, Kean, Clement!
What would the attendance be if you had your way? Which division would we be playing in? Parochial nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Please only comments from people who were born and live in Blackburn please! The rest arnt REAL Blackburnians! Remember that! Eg Venkys, Kean, Clement![/p][/quote]What would the attendance be if you had your way? Which division would we be playing in? Parochial nonsense. thresholdweller
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9:32am Fri 6 Jan 12

Bill Carson says...

Speaks volumes for Rovers current back-room doesn't it?!!
Speaks volumes for Rovers current back-room doesn't it?!! Bill Carson
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9:40am Fri 6 Jan 12

midas says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Natasha Giggs has gone into Big Brother... Isn't that normally the other way round?
LOL!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Natasha Giggs has gone into Big Brother... Isn't that normally the other way round?[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!! midas
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9:49am Fri 6 Jan 12

RobbyRover says...

Is it entirely legal that they were advised by Kentaro, the people who hold the rights to broadcast England games? Do they have influence within the FA that would make the Fit and Proper Persons test be relaxed somewhat?

If a company has a contract with the FA, are they then allowed to act as consultants to another firm trying to gain a contract with the same people, albeit in a different way?
Is it entirely legal that they were advised by Kentaro, the people who hold the rights to broadcast England games? Do they have influence within the FA that would make the Fit and Proper Persons test be relaxed somewhat? If a company has a contract with the FA, are they then allowed to act as consultants to another firm trying to gain a contract with the same people, albeit in a different way? RobbyRover
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9:57am Fri 6 Jan 12

jeppo says...

Surely the club is going to implode at some point - its obvious now that Steve Kean doesnt have any influence on/backing from the Rao family and its also obvious that Venkys are not planning to spend another penny on the club.
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What we need is for the disaster (or takeover) to happen very quickly, so that some semblence of a club can be put together before the end of January...
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Mr Cryer, please answer, just a yes or a no will do - are there any rumours behind the scenes that we can feel positive about??
Surely the club is going to implode at some point - its obvious now that Steve Kean doesnt have any influence on/backing from the Rao family and its also obvious that Venkys are not planning to spend another penny on the club. . What we need is for the disaster (or takeover) to happen very quickly, so that some semblence of a club can be put together before the end of January... . Mr Cryer, please answer, just a yes or a no will do - are there any rumours behind the scenes that we can feel positive about?? jeppo
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9:58am Fri 6 Jan 12

beardy1967 says...

solution to this is easy mark hughes manager and kean assistant lol cmon you indian muppets
solution to this is easy mark hughes manager and kean assistant lol cmon you indian muppets beardy1967
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10:09am Fri 6 Jan 12

dangerous dave says...

With the club falling apart I can't believe the content of some of the statement posted on this site today - absolutely stupid and ridiculous!!!! no wonder others in the football world think Blackburn Fans are 'no brainers'!!!!
The tabloids this morning say that Johnson is off to QPR because Blackburn have withdrawn any offer because they have no funds and Rednapp is about to launch a £15m bid for Samba and Hoilett - so Mr Kean where are the mones you told us you had agreed with the Venkys before Xmas - Clement is ony the first to leave the sinking ship more to follow only to be replaced by other 'unknown' mates of Kean with no premiership experience - how does he expect to gain the respect of the fans and the few quality players we have left.
What a start to 2012 - bottom premiership and waiting with baited breath to see who leaves next!
Kean out Venkys out!!
With the club falling apart I can't believe the content of some of the statement posted on this site today - absolutely stupid and ridiculous!!!! no wonder others in the football world think Blackburn Fans are 'no brainers'!!!! The tabloids this morning say that Johnson is off to QPR because Blackburn have withdrawn any offer because they have no funds and Rednapp is about to launch a £15m bid for Samba and Hoilett - so Mr Kean where are the mones you told us you had agreed with the Venkys before Xmas - Clement is ony the first to leave the sinking ship more to follow only to be replaced by other 'unknown' mates of Kean with no premiership experience - how does he expect to gain the respect of the fans and the few quality players we have left. What a start to 2012 - bottom premiership and waiting with baited breath to see who leaves next! Kean out Venkys out!! dangerous dave
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10:09am Fri 6 Jan 12

dangerous dave says...

With the club falling apart I can't believe the content of some of the statement posted on this site today - absolutely stupid and ridiculous!!!! no wonder others in the football world think Blackburn Fans are 'no brainers'!!!!
The tabloids this morning say that Johnson is off to QPR because Blackburn have withdrawn any offer because they have no funds and Rednapp is about to launch a £15m bid for Samba and Hoilett - so Mr Kean where are the mones you told us you had agreed with the Venkys before Xmas - Clement is ony the first to leave the sinking ship more to follow only to be replaced by other 'unknown' mates of Kean with no premiership experience - how does he expect to gain the respect of the fans and the few quality players we have left.
What a start to 2012 - bottom premiership and waiting with baited breath to see who leaves next!
Kean out Venkys out!!
With the club falling apart I can't believe the content of some of the statement posted on this site today - absolutely stupid and ridiculous!!!! no wonder others in the football world think Blackburn Fans are 'no brainers'!!!! The tabloids this morning say that Johnson is off to QPR because Blackburn have withdrawn any offer because they have no funds and Rednapp is about to launch a £15m bid for Samba and Hoilett - so Mr Kean where are the mones you told us you had agreed with the Venkys before Xmas - Clement is ony the first to leave the sinking ship more to follow only to be replaced by other 'unknown' mates of Kean with no premiership experience - how does he expect to gain the respect of the fans and the few quality players we have left. What a start to 2012 - bottom premiership and waiting with baited breath to see who leaves next! Kean out Venkys out!! dangerous dave
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10:30am Fri 6 Jan 12

Bigbry says...

Utter ****!!
Utter ****!! Bigbry
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10:46am Fri 6 Jan 12

Ronaldpetercooper says...

I have a horrible belief that Hoilett will say soon that he has signed a pre contract agreement with a club in Germany or France. Giving us sweet F A.
We are getting more in trouble daily with this lot in charge.
I have a horrible belief that Hoilett will say soon that he has signed a pre contract agreement with a club in Germany or France. Giving us sweet F A. We are getting more in trouble daily with this lot in charge. Ronaldpetercooper
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12:19pm Fri 6 Jan 12

Burger says...

well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot
well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot Burger
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12:52pm Fri 6 Jan 12

jeppo says...

Mr Cryer??
Mr Cryer?? jeppo
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12:57pm Fri 6 Jan 12

getkeanout says...

can all of you that think there is going to be a turn around at the club, please get it out of your heads now. It is quite clear the club has no clear navigator and is spiraling out of control......Targets been identified, then discussions about funding, then more meetings about fundings??? we always seem to be last to sign at the end of the window with the scraping of the barrel. We are doomed and there is no turn around point, never a positive thing to say about rovers and nothing ever comes to fruition. Get over it.......I know I have had too.
can all of you that think there is going to be a turn around at the club, please get it out of your heads now. It is quite clear the club has no clear navigator and is spiraling out of control......Targets been identified, then discussions about funding, then more meetings about fundings??? we always seem to be last to sign at the end of the window with the scraping of the barrel. We are doomed and there is no turn around point, never a positive thing to say about rovers and nothing ever comes to fruition. Get over it.......I know I have had too. getkeanout
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1:27pm Fri 6 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

bburnrover wrote:
I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn? Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley.
If your buried in Cumbria No!

Pleasy is fine though
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn? Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley.[/p][/quote]If your buried in Cumbria No! Pleasy is fine though makaveli96
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1:30pm Fri 6 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

Burger wrote:
well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot
Beattie wasnt one of us! Lancaster I think you will find!
[quote][p][bold]Burger[/bold] wrote: well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot[/p][/quote]Beattie wasnt one of us! Lancaster I think you will find! makaveli96
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1:33pm Fri 6 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Burger wrote: well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot
Beattie wasnt one of us! Lancaster I think you will find!
Also he went QEGS which is a posh public school whos people all vote Tory!

Not working class Blackburn BORN and BRED!!
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burger[/bold] wrote: well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot[/p][/quote]Beattie wasnt one of us! Lancaster I think you will find![/p][/quote]Also he went QEGS which is a posh public school whos people all vote Tory! Not working class Blackburn BORN and BRED!! makaveli96
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1:45pm Fri 6 Jan 12

pepperpot2296 says...

makaveli96 wrote:
If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really!

Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos!
Never heard of that club, BLACKBURN TESCO,S is that what we will be called in the championship
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: If you dont live in the town, you have deserted the town! Its simple really! Next you will be saying its ok for Man Utd tops to be worn in Blackburn Tescos![/p][/quote]Never heard of that club, BLACKBURN TESCO,S is that what we will be called in the championship pepperpot2296
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1:55pm Fri 6 Jan 12

makaveli96 says...

If Blackburn Rovers was a franchise like the NFL teams in the states and moved for example to London would you still support them?

I think not!

Its just the same with fans leaving the town! Once gone, its gone!
If Blackburn Rovers was a franchise like the NFL teams in the states and moved for example to London would you still support them? I think not! Its just the same with fans leaving the town! Once gone, its gone! makaveli96
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2:31pm Fri 6 Jan 12

Roversince1954 says...

bburnrover wrote:
I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn?

Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley.
For goodness sake, Makeveli is a lumpy who gets his jokes from comics published before even I was born. He was born in Chorley!!
Ignore him and he might just go away. Respond and he'll continue his inane drivel.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn? Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, Makeveli is a lumpy who gets his jokes from comics published before even I was born. He was born in Chorley!! Ignore him and he might just go away. Respond and he'll continue his inane drivel. Roversince1954
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3:11pm Fri 6 Jan 12

Rover Pete says...

So, now the club cannot afford to pay Nelsen!

This is definately the end for our football club.

I think Kean has been told the same pack of lies as the rest of us. He looks stupid because they just tell him 'yes ' to every request and then the money and the backing never happens.

According to the Mail this morning our bid for Andy Johnson has stalled because of lack of funds!

To sum up then. We have to get rid of Andrews, Roberts, Salgado, Formica and now Nelsen. Any others? And we cannot afford to buy Johnson who will only be about £3M at his age.

Onwards and downwards.

League 2 here we come. And Venky's will still be saying they are aiming for the Champions League.
So, now the club cannot afford to pay Nelsen! This is definately the end for our football club. I think Kean has been told the same pack of lies as the rest of us. He looks stupid because they just tell him 'yes ' to every request and then the money and the backing never happens. According to the Mail this morning our bid for Andy Johnson has stalled because of lack of funds! To sum up then. We have to get rid of Andrews, Roberts, Salgado, Formica and now Nelsen. Any others? And we cannot afford to buy Johnson who will only be about £3M at his age. Onwards and downwards. League 2 here we come. And Venky's will still be saying they are aiming for the Champions League. Rover Pete
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3:50pm Fri 6 Jan 12

jeppo says...

makaveli96 wrote:
makaveli96 wrote:
Burger wrote: well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot
Beattie wasnt one of us! Lancaster I think you will find!
Also he went QEGS which is a posh public school whos people all vote Tory!

Not working class Blackburn BORN and BRED!!
Thanks for filling the pages with this really fascinating discussion, gentlemen.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burger[/bold] wrote: well makavelli 96 if we go by your ridiculous logic people not born in Blackburn shouldn't even play or work for the club should they??? Who was the last player born and living in bps burn to play for the club?? James Beattie perhaps?...you sir are an idiot[/p][/quote]Beattie wasnt one of us! Lancaster I think you will find![/p][/quote]Also he went QEGS which is a posh public school whos people all vote Tory! Not working class Blackburn BORN and BRED!![/p][/quote]Thanks for filling the pages with this really fascinating discussion, gentlemen. jeppo
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4:57pm Fri 6 Jan 12

baldie says...

bburnrover wrote:
I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn? Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley.
Heaven?MAKAVELI?
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I moved to Cumbria because of my job I have probably lived in Blackburn longer than you so if you die and go to heaven are you abandoning Blackburn? Your reasoning is totally flawed if Blackburn expanded with a vast inflow of people wanting to live there they would have to build it like Hong Kong as there isnt physical room for expansion unless people move outside the boundaries into the Ribble Valley.[/p][/quote]Heaven?MAKAVELI? baldie
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5:19pm Fri 6 Jan 12

a_true_blue says...

RobbyRover wrote:
Is it entirely legal that they were advised by Kentaro, the people who hold the rights to broadcast England games? Do they have influence within the FA that would make the Fit and Proper Persons test be relaxed somewhat?

If a company has a contract with the FA, are they then allowed to act as consultants to another firm trying to gain a contract with the same people, albeit in a different way?
I emailed the fa asking them how these black men from india was aloud to buy Rovers, I got this reply...


Dear Baz



Thank you for contacting The Football Association.



Football regulates not who owns a club but how a club is run. Directors of a club have a higher standard to meet in order to be permitted to be Directors and this standard is represented in the form of the Fit and Proper Persons Test (FAPPT).



All clubs, no matter what their ownership structure, are heavily regulated in a number of ways. Club companies are governed by the requirements of English Company Law. In addition, clubs that are Public Limited Companies are subject to the additional requirements of the stock market rules.



The FA and the game’s other football bodies in England impose further regulation by decreeing that whoever controls a club must ensure that they comply with the rules and regulations of both The FA and the League in which the club plays. Significantly, this will include the need for all Directors (as defined) of a club to complete and pass the aforementioned FAPPT, along with specific rules over a club's financial records.



FAPPT’s for the top two leagues in England are administered by the FA Premier League and the Football League whilst The FA administers the test for the four leagues below that level. Under the auspices of The FA’s Financial Advisory Committee (FAC), both the Premier League and the Football League drew up FAPPT’s which are, broadly speaking, similar to that of The FA’s.



Kind regards

Alex Burkwood | Customer Relations Officer

Customer Relations

The FA Group
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

Postal address: Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ

T +44 (0) 844 980 8200 | F+44 (0) 844 980 8201

www.TheFA.com, www.wembleystadium.c
om
[quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: Is it entirely legal that they were advised by Kentaro, the people who hold the rights to broadcast England games? Do they have influence within the FA that would make the Fit and Proper Persons test be relaxed somewhat? If a company has a contract with the FA, are they then allowed to act as consultants to another firm trying to gain a contract with the same people, albeit in a different way?[/p][/quote]I emailed the fa asking them how these black men from india was aloud to buy Rovers, I got this reply... Dear Baz Thank you for contacting The Football Association. Football regulates not who owns a club but how a club is run. Directors of a club have a higher standard to meet in order to be permitted to be Directors and this standard is represented in the form of the Fit and Proper Persons Test (FAPPT). All clubs, no matter what their ownership structure, are heavily regulated in a number of ways. Club companies are governed by the requirements of English Company Law. In addition, clubs that are Public Limited Companies are subject to the additional requirements of the stock market rules. The FA and the game’s other football bodies in England impose further regulation by decreeing that whoever controls a club must ensure that they comply with the rules and regulations of both The FA and the League in which the club plays. Significantly, this will include the need for all Directors (as defined) of a club to complete and pass the aforementioned FAPPT, along with specific rules over a club's financial records. FAPPT’s for the top two leagues in England are administered by the FA Premier League and the Football League whilst The FA administers the test for the four leagues below that level. Under the auspices of The FA’s Financial Advisory Committee (FAC), both the Premier League and the Football League drew up FAPPT’s which are, broadly speaking, similar to that of The FA’s. Kind regards Alex Burkwood | Customer Relations Officer Customer Relations The FA Group Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS Postal address: Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ T +44 (0) 844 980 8200 | F+44 (0) 844 980 8201 www.TheFA.com, www.wembleystadium.c om a_true_blue
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6:17pm Fri 6 Jan 12

carlmc says...

a_true_blue wrote:
RobbyRover wrote: Is it entirely legal that they were advised by Kentaro, the people who hold the rights to broadcast England games? Do they have influence within the FA that would make the Fit and Proper Persons test be relaxed somewhat? If a company has a contract with the FA, are they then allowed to act as consultants to another firm trying to gain a contract with the same people, albeit in a different way?
I emailed the fa asking them how these black men from india was aloud to buy Rovers, I got this reply... Dear Baz Thank you for contacting The Football Association. Football regulates not who owns a club but how a club is run. Directors of a club have a higher standard to meet in order to be permitted to be Directors and this standard is represented in the form of the Fit and Proper Persons Test (FAPPT). All clubs, no matter what their ownership structure, are heavily regulated in a number of ways. Club companies are governed by the requirements of English Company Law. In addition, clubs that are Public Limited Companies are subject to the additional requirements of the stock market rules. The FA and the game’s other football bodies in England impose further regulation by decreeing that whoever controls a club must ensure that they comply with the rules and regulations of both The FA and the League in which the club plays. Significantly, this will include the need for all Directors (as defined) of a club to complete and pass the aforementioned FAPPT, along with specific rules over a club's financial records. FAPPT’s for the top two leagues in England are administered by the FA Premier League and the Football League whilst The FA administers the test for the four leagues below that level. Under the auspices of The FA’s Financial Advisory Committee (FAC), both the Premier League and the Football League drew up FAPPT’s which are, broadly speaking, similar to that of The FA’s. Kind regards Alex Burkwood | Customer Relations Officer Customer Relations The FA Group Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS Postal address: Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ T +44 (0) 844 980 8200 | F+44 (0) 844 980 8201 www.TheFA.com, www.wembleystadium.c om
Perhaps we should contact Alex and ask him if he would like to attend a fabs forum. We could pay his expenses and maybe then explain to him, why we think our directors are not fit and proper in any way. I guess a representative of Barclays wouldn't go amiss either.
[quote][p][bold]a_true_blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: Is it entirely legal that they were advised by Kentaro, the people who hold the rights to broadcast England games? Do they have influence within the FA that would make the Fit and Proper Persons test be relaxed somewhat? If a company has a contract with the FA, are they then allowed to act as consultants to another firm trying to gain a contract with the same people, albeit in a different way?[/p][/quote]I emailed the fa asking them how these black men from india was aloud to buy Rovers, I got this reply... Dear Baz Thank you for contacting The Football Association. Football regulates not who owns a club but how a club is run. Directors of a club have a higher standard to meet in order to be permitted to be Directors and this standard is represented in the form of the Fit and Proper Persons Test (FAPPT). All clubs, no matter what their ownership structure, are heavily regulated in a number of ways. Club companies are governed by the requirements of English Company Law. In addition, clubs that are Public Limited Companies are subject to the additional requirements of the stock market rules. The FA and the game’s other football bodies in England impose further regulation by decreeing that whoever controls a club must ensure that they comply with the rules and regulations of both The FA and the League in which the club plays. Significantly, this will include the need for all Directors (as defined) of a club to complete and pass the aforementioned FAPPT, along with specific rules over a club's financial records. FAPPT’s for the top two leagues in England are administered by the FA Premier League and the Football League whilst The FA administers the test for the four leagues below that level. Under the auspices of The FA’s Financial Advisory Committee (FAC), both the Premier League and the Football League drew up FAPPT’s which are, broadly speaking, similar to that of The FA’s. Kind regards Alex Burkwood | Customer Relations Officer Customer Relations The FA Group Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS Postal address: Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ T +44 (0) 844 980 8200 | F+44 (0) 844 980 8201 www.TheFA.com, www.wembleystadium.c om[/p][/quote]Perhaps we should contact Alex and ask him if he would like to attend a fabs forum. We could pay his expenses and maybe then explain to him, why we think our directors are not fit and proper in any way. I guess a representative of Barclays wouldn't go amiss either. carlmc
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8:07pm Fri 6 Jan 12

kiwipom73 says...

Great to see Kean has made an early move to "get more bodies onboard as soon as possible".....anothe
r embarassing quote made from our ever popular Manager !!!
Does not surprise me that Neilson has no further interest to putting his body on the line for these Venky,s.
JUST A THOUGHT KNOWING HOW THE INDIANS LOVE A BET....WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD BET FOR THE VENKY,S TO PUT MONEY ON THE ROVERS GOING DOWN THIS SEASON (ESPECIALLY AFTER MAKING WAVES ABOUT SIGNING BECKHAM,PELE & MESSI plus TARGETTING EURO FOOTBALL THIS SEASON !!!???)
Just amazing there has been NIL response from the Venky,s after all the negative media, the last three months especially !!!???
Quarter of January gone already and no sign of any good intentions from Pune !!!
Great to see Kean has made an early move to "get more bodies onboard as soon as possible".....anothe r embarassing quote made from our ever popular Manager !!! Does not surprise me that Neilson has no further interest to putting his body on the line for these Venky,s. JUST A THOUGHT KNOWING HOW THE INDIANS LOVE A BET....WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD BET FOR THE VENKY,S TO PUT MONEY ON THE ROVERS GOING DOWN THIS SEASON (ESPECIALLY AFTER MAKING WAVES ABOUT SIGNING BECKHAM,PELE & MESSI plus TARGETTING EURO FOOTBALL THIS SEASON !!!???) Just amazing there has been NIL response from the Venky,s after all the negative media, the last three months especially !!!??? Quarter of January gone already and no sign of any good intentions from Pune !!! kiwipom73
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8:17pm Fri 6 Jan 12

Mercedez says...

my famlly are from india, the word is venkys will not buy anyone this transfer window . they dont the money , they are selling club , but no buyers !!
my famlly are from india, the word is venkys will not buy anyone this transfer window . they dont the money , they are selling club , but no buyers !! Mercedez
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10:36pm Fri 6 Jan 12

ChrisSutton says...

Mercedez wrote:
my famlly are from india, the word is venkys will not buy anyone this transfer window . they dont the money , they are selling club , but no buyers !!
Please do your bit and get your family and friends there to spread the word that the Desai family are crooks and cannot be trusted in business.
-D.K.O
[quote][p][bold]Mercedez[/bold] wrote: my famlly are from india, the word is venkys will not buy anyone this transfer window . they dont the money , they are selling club , but no buyers !![/p][/quote]Please do your bit and get your family and friends there to spread the word that the Desai family are crooks and cannot be trusted in business. -D.K.O ChrisSutton
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12:57am Sat 7 Jan 12

StillProud says...

A New Year is upon us, let us gather our thoughts before we go forward:
1. Venky's have shown they are not financialy capable and simply do not have the knowledge or community aspirations to run a British football club.
2. Kean, Anderson and Co are in the care of the agents, which were appointed by Venky's to look after business. All of which get a regular paycheck.
3. Barclays are already coleting on debt of Venky's London - a company barely 3yrs old - whcih shows how much collatoral the VH Group put up for that little concern...expecting a quick profit me thinks....
4. Except for a win at Fulham and a bad run by 8 clubs above us over the next few months, we are guaranteed to the drop - no matter who manages or owns us, or who is in the team.

Time to realize our future.. not much we can do about it - not going to the games is not going to hurt the VH Group much, but at least you wont be contributing to failure.
Stay away for now an when we start off next year in the Champs, with new owners, a new manager and new team, then we become the pheonix... we will return.... the people of Blackburn are BRFC - they can never take that away from you....Burnley - we are coming to kick your A$%$^ - now that will cheer us up...:)
A New Year is upon us, let us gather our thoughts before we go forward: 1. Venky's have shown they are not financialy capable and simply do not have the knowledge or community aspirations to run a British football club. 2. Kean, Anderson and Co are in the care of the agents, which were appointed by Venky's to look after business. All of which get a regular paycheck. 3. Barclays are already coleting on debt of Venky's London - a company barely 3yrs old - whcih shows how much collatoral the VH Group put up for that little concern...expecting a quick profit me thinks.... 4. Except for a win at Fulham and a bad run by 8 clubs above us over the next few months, we are guaranteed to the drop - no matter who manages or owns us, or who is in the team. Time to realize our future.. not much we can do about it - not going to the games is not going to hurt the VH Group much, but at least you wont be contributing to failure. Stay away for now an when we start off next year in the Champs, with new owners, a new manager and new team, then we become the pheonix... we will return.... the people of Blackburn are BRFC - they can never take that away from you....Burnley - we are coming to kick your A$%$^ - now that will cheer us up...:) StillProud
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