Blackburn Rovers make ticket offer

First published in Sport

BLACKBURN Rovers are attempting to boost gates for their crucial two home games of the season after offering tickets for both matches for a combined price of £15.

Rovers host Norwich on Saturday, April 21 before entertaining Wigan on Monday, May 7 – with both fixtures potentially pivotal to the club’s survival in the Premier League.

Supporters can buy a combined adult ticket for the two games for £15 with tickets for senior citizens and students costing £10. Juniors can watch the matches for £5.

Rovers will also launch a fan zone outside the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End for the Norwich game, including pre-match activities for children, a big screen and food and drink offers.

Tickets for the two games are available in person at the ticket office or at the Oneroverstore in the town centre, online or by calling 0871 222 1444.

Rovers will hold a signing session with first team players at the Roverstore at Ewood Park this afternoon as part of their Easter fun day.

The event, which includes giant slides, bouncy castles and penalty shoot-out competitions, runs from noon until around 3.30pm with players due to arrive from 2pm.

Season ticket holders can get a 25 per cent discount in Blues Bar and 15 per cent off items in the club shop.

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1:19pm Thu 12 Apr 12

shaus says...

Surely they should do it cheaper? The lads need all the support they can get, what, with the current "manager" and "owners" Why not take teh initiative and do it for free??? We are not gonna be around much longer anyway!!!
Surely they should do it cheaper? The lads need all the support they can get, what, with the current "manager" and "owners" Why not take teh initiative and do it for free??? We are not gonna be around much longer anyway!!! shaus
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1:20pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Manuel Hung says...

How low does a club have to sink in order to get some of the peasants in off the streets?
.
Why not trawl the local soup kitchens and drag in a few passing dogs as well?
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And there was me thinking that wowvers was the best supported club in east lancs.

Financial ruin is inevitable!
How low does a club have to sink in order to get some of the peasants in off the streets? . Why not trawl the local soup kitchens and drag in a few passing dogs as well? . And there was me thinking that wowvers was the best supported club in east lancs. Financial ruin is inevitable! Manuel Hung
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1:35pm Thu 12 Apr 12

shaus says...

Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.
Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed. shaus
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1:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Manuel Hung says...

shaus wrote:
Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

That's a lash. My work here is done.

Doomed and you know it!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
[quote][p][bold]shaus[/bold] wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha!!! That's a lash. My work here is done. Doomed and you know it! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Manuel Hung
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2:03pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

Don't buy these tickets at any price... obviously the Rao bros can't afford to get back to India, so trying to raise a few bob on cheap tickets... let them remain in England and freeze to death... That will only leave Kean, Anderson and the sacred cow to deal with...
Don't buy these tickets at any price... obviously the Rao bros can't afford to get back to India, so trying to raise a few bob on cheap tickets... let them remain in England and freeze to death... That will only leave Kean, Anderson and the sacred cow to deal with... maltese blue n white
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2:13pm Thu 12 Apr 12

eddie the eagle says...

can't go to the norwich game,tried to give my ticket away but nobody wants it.
can't go to the norwich game,tried to give my ticket away but nobody wants it. eddie the eagle
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2:33pm Thu 12 Apr 12

shaus says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
shaus wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.
Ha ha ha ha ha!!! That's a lash. My work here is done. Doomed and you know it! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
Careful, with comedy like that you might actually find yourself in real work!
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaus[/bold] wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha!!! That's a lash. My work here is done. Doomed and you know it! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!![/p][/quote]Careful, with comedy like that you might actually find yourself in real work! shaus
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3:16pm Thu 12 Apr 12

bigste says...

It should be FREE considering we are almost down and a full house is what they need.
It should be FREE considering we are almost down and a full house is what they need. bigste
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3:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Justjes says...

iv just give my ST away.
Your a disgrace venkys/kean and the team? useless
iv just give my ST away. Your a disgrace venkys/kean and the team? useless Justjes
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3:31pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gudari says...

shaus wrote:
Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.
You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre??
[quote][p][bold]shaus[/bold] wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.[/p][/quote]You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre?? gudari
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3:33pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gudari says...

gudari wrote:
shaus wrote:
Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.
You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre??
Will you be taking advntage of this risible ticket offer?? Figures!
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaus[/bold] wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.[/p][/quote]You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre??[/p][/quote]Will you be taking advntage of this risible ticket offer?? Figures! gudari
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3:44pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

AT LAST, I dont want to say I told you so but I did say ST and attendances where being talked about at boardroom level, this is where it hurts these blood suckers, well Mr Kean and ther owners you can send me two tickets through the post for FREE and I would send them back.
GIVE US OUR CLUB BACK, where no longer interested in you or your puppett manager!You have put us in the Championship, the money is drying up and I hope you lose Millions more.
AT LAST, I dont want to say I told you so but I did say ST and attendances where being talked about at boardroom level, this is where it hurts these blood suckers, well Mr Kean and ther owners you can send me two tickets through the post for FREE and I would send them back. GIVE US OUR CLUB BACK, where no longer interested in you or your puppett manager!You have put us in the Championship, the money is drying up and I hope you lose Millions more. Lancs - pensioner
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3:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

shaus says...

gudari wrote:
gudari wrote:
shaus wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.
You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre??
Will you be taking advntage of this risible ticket offer?? Figures!
Another comic genius. "Grintwum", "Dumpburn" the overuse of these in your pathetic posts just proves my point above. I wont be taking advantage of this offer, my season ticket lets me in. Come back when I give a s***
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaus[/bold] wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.[/p][/quote]You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre??[/p][/quote]Will you be taking advntage of this risible ticket offer?? Figures![/p][/quote]Another comic genius. "Grintwum", "Dumpburn" the overuse of these in your pathetic posts just proves my point above. I wont be taking advantage of this offer, my season ticket lets me in. Come back when I give a s*** shaus
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4:14pm Thu 12 Apr 12

reiko082 says...

That's it, mask what's happening on the pitch with poxy cheap tickets and a few bouncy castles.
We will be down before the wigan game, this is another cheap trick to get a few facilitators to commit to tickets before that is realised.

A desperate clubs desperate attempt to squeeze a last few pennies from desperate fans.
That's it, mask what's happening on the pitch with poxy cheap tickets and a few bouncy castles. We will be down before the wigan game, this is another cheap trick to get a few facilitators to commit to tickets before that is realised. A desperate clubs desperate attempt to squeeze a last few pennies from desperate fans. reiko082
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4:14pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gudari says...

shaus wrote:
gudari wrote:
gudari wrote:
shaus wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.
You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre??
Will you be taking advntage of this risible ticket offer?? Figures!
Another comic genius. "Grintwum", "Dumpburn" the overuse of these in your pathetic posts just proves my point above. I wont be taking advantage of this offer, my season ticket lets me in. Come back when I give a s***
Don't throw them out of the pram grintwum!! There's a good little boy!!
[quote][p][bold]shaus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaus[/bold] wrote: Why all the interest in our club little boy? Is it because your club is still eon's apart from ours even in the current situation? Tis a sad sad world we live in where you find yourself compelled to slag people off behind the safetey of the internet. Sad indeed.[/p][/quote]You're right there grintwum! We have always been eons above you! Come to Kelbrook-I won't be hiding behind the safety of the internet! Or better still, dumpburn town centre??[/p][/quote]Will you be taking advntage of this risible ticket offer?? Figures![/p][/quote]Another comic genius. "Grintwum", "Dumpburn" the overuse of these in your pathetic posts just proves my point above. I wont be taking advantage of this offer, my season ticket lets me in. Come back when I give a s***[/p][/quote]Don't throw them out of the pram grintwum!! There's a good little boy!! gudari
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4:21pm Thu 12 Apr 12

chegwin says...

Guari wrote= My dads bigger than your dad!!
See your on;turd next season.
Now go and get yer tea your spagg hopes are gettin cold.
Guari wrote= My dads bigger than your dad!! See your on;turd next season. Now go and get yer tea your spagg hopes are gettin cold. chegwin
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4:32pm Thu 12 Apr 12

merlinrabbit says...

Are they joking? Even fans who have already paid for tickets dont want to watch Kean orchestrate another fiasco
Are they joking? Even fans who have already paid for tickets dont want to watch Kean orchestrate another fiasco merlinrabbit
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4:50pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

When are these people going to realize that people are sick of watching KEANS TEAM fail with his inept, clueless approach to any given game, in the main ?

The guy is a loser. Full stop.

They say they are successful business people thus why do they employ a loser, in the main ?
When are these people going to realize that people are sick of watching KEANS TEAM fail with his inept, clueless approach to any given game, in the main ? The guy is a loser. Full stop. They say they are successful business people thus why do they employ a loser, in the main ? Road Runner Road Runner
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4:57pm Thu 12 Apr 12

shaus says...

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. shaus
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4:59pm Thu 12 Apr 12

givet82 says...

gudari you are a childish little boy get a job and get off our page you fool,,i know many burnley lads and 90% are decent folk just like banter but you are pure scum,i bet your mates don't even like you
gudari you are a childish little boy get a job and get off our page you fool,,i know many burnley lads and 90% are decent folk just like banter but you are pure scum,i bet your mates don't even like you givet82
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5:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

bypass06 says...

The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign.

Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean.

Here is the statement in full...

For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim.

Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests.

Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance."

It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself.

Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed.

Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches.

During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group.

Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website.

The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date.

Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club.

This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with.

"It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club.

Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn.

Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record.

During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community.

Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back`

We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."
The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign. Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean. Here is the statement in full... For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests. Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance." It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself. Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed. Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches. During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group. Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website. The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date. Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club. This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with. "It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club. Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn. Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record. During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community. Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back` We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club." bypass06
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5:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
When are these people going to realize that people are sick of watching KEANS TEAM fail with his inept, clueless approach to any given game, in the main ?

The guy is a loser. Full stop.

They say they are successful business people thus why do they employ a loser, in the main ?
Woody I would settle now for us needing to beat Wigan to stay up and would hope Ewood was full if thats the case - but I just can't see it?
.
Norwich is the funeral and Wigan the wake.
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The house that Jack Built,
Demolished by Venkys and KeanO'Reilly the builder!
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: When are these people going to realize that people are sick of watching KEANS TEAM fail with his inept, clueless approach to any given game, in the main ? The guy is a loser. Full stop. They say they are successful business people thus why do they employ a loser, in the main ?[/p][/quote]Woody I would settle now for us needing to beat Wigan to stay up and would hope Ewood was full if thats the case - but I just can't see it? . Norwich is the funeral and Wigan the wake. . The house that Jack Built, Demolished by Venkys and KeanO'Reilly the builder! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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5:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

Action group - good professional statement.
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We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action.
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Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way.
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ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT.
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33rd..........
Action group - good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd.......... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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5:35pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Heelwalker.1 says...

It's just bribery.

Why don't Venkys spend some money on decent players and make us all happy?

Why don't they employ a decent and qualified premiership manager?

Why don't they talk to us?

Why don't they come out and make a statement and say what their intentions are?

Why do they only talk to us when they want something from the fans?

They want the fans to pull us out of the sh*t when they've put us in it.

What effort have they put in during the last six months? None.

Why is it all down to the fans now?

Why do they frisk their own fans and treat them like criminals?

Why.
It's just bribery. Why don't Venkys spend some money on decent players and make us all happy? Why don't they employ a decent and qualified premiership manager? Why don't they talk to us? Why don't they come out and make a statement and say what their intentions are? Why do they only talk to us when they want something from the fans? They want the fans to pull us out of the sh*t when they've put us in it. What effort have they put in during the last six months? None. Why is it all down to the fans now? Why do they frisk their own fans and treat them like criminals? Why. Heelwalker.1
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5:59pm Thu 12 Apr 12

ghost of sceptic says...

pluck off venkys!! i will come back when you lot **** off back and leave our club for good.
pluck off venkys!! i will come back when you lot **** off back and leave our club for good. ghost of sceptic
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6:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

lowelife says...

Will the Venky's be making a refund to those season ticket holders who are now insulted by this bizarre discounting?
Will the Venky's be making a refund to those season ticket holders who are now insulted by this bizarre discounting? lowelife
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6:44pm Thu 12 Apr 12

carlmc says...

lowelife wrote:
Will the Venky's be making a refund to those season ticket holders who are now insulted by this bizarre discounting?
I doubt it but you can alawys refuse to renew. That will show them you disapprove.
[quote][p][bold]lowelife[/bold] wrote: Will the Venky's be making a refund to those season ticket holders who are now insulted by this bizarre discounting?[/p][/quote]I doubt it but you can alawys refuse to renew. That will show them you disapprove. carlmc
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7:15pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Only1Garner says...

My 40th season ticket is in my wallet and has not been out since 20th December, why would I want a ticket offer, if they were free I would send them back. Heartbroken but resigned to relegation
My 40th season ticket is in my wallet and has not been out since 20th December, why would I want a ticket offer, if they were free I would send them back. Heartbroken but resigned to relegation Only1Garner
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7:33pm Thu 12 Apr 12

4youreyesonly says...

what are they giving us season tickets holders who have suffered for so long , just a kick in the teeth , but joe blogs on the street can watch 2 games for £15 . what a load of shxx. Kean out ... Venkys out
what are they giving us season tickets holders who have suffered for so long , just a kick in the teeth , but joe blogs on the street can watch 2 games for £15 . what a load of shxx. Kean out ... Venkys out 4youreyesonly
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7:35pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Scamp Kingsley says...

bypass06 wrote:
The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign.

Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean.

Here is the statement in full...

For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim.

Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests.

Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance."

It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself.

Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed.

Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches.

During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group.

Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website.

The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date.

Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club.

This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with.

"It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club.

Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn.

Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record.

During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community.

Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back`

We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."
Steve 'Manager of the Year' Kean and Indian friends would like you to FULLY SUPPORT them at the Norwich game on Saturday 21st April, not March as stated.
[quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign. Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean. Here is the statement in full... For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests. Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance." It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself. Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed. Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches. During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group. Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website. The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date. Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club. This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with. "It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club. Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn. Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record. During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community. Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back` We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."[/p][/quote]Steve 'Manager of the Year' Kean and Indian friends would like you to FULLY SUPPORT them at the Norwich game on Saturday 21st April, not March as stated. Scamp Kingsley
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8:03pm Thu 12 Apr 12

LanghoDAN says...

eddie the eagle wrote:
can't go to the norwich game,tried to give my ticket away but nobody wants it.
Send it to India there's a lady who owns our club who might be really interested she never gets to the games she must not be able to afford the ticket ontop off the flights AH BLESS her !!!
[quote][p][bold]eddie the eagle[/bold] wrote: can't go to the norwich game,tried to give my ticket away but nobody wants it.[/p][/quote]Send it to India there's a lady who owns our club who might be really interested she never gets to the games she must not be able to afford the ticket ontop off the flights AH BLESS her !!! LanghoDAN
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8:10pm Thu 12 Apr 12

nontetleydrinker says...

Looks like their will be more tramps than ever at these games, even the thousands of tramp-like dole scroungers in Trampburn can afford this. i think accy stanley charged more than this twenty years since for non league.

It just goes to show the 'chronic poverty' that venkys have seen in their recent trip back in time to the dark ages of Trampburn, they obviously feel sorry for the caravan dwellers of the town that time forgot.
Looks like their will be more tramps than ever at these games, even the thousands of tramp-like dole scroungers in Trampburn can afford this. i think accy stanley charged more than this twenty years since for non league. It just goes to show the 'chronic poverty' that venkys have seen in their recent trip back in time to the dark ages of Trampburn, they obviously feel sorry for the caravan dwellers of the town that time forgot. nontetleydrinker
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8:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

robart says...

Well this is great news so I spend £100's on a season ticket and sit next to someone who pays far far less for the game..as well as coping with the crap from Venky's in terms of false promises re transfers and the alarming activities as a result of a lack of experience from Keane...next year I think not
Well this is great news so I spend £100's on a season ticket and sit next to someone who pays far far less for the game..as well as coping with the crap from Venky's in terms of false promises re transfers and the alarming activities as a result of a lack of experience from Keane...next year I think not robart
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8:21pm Thu 12 Apr 12

stick to football says...

Well thats a big thank you to the season ticket holders - which have been the majority - all they get is a reminder that prices are frozen until April 30th.

Just try and put prices up after that Venkys and there will be a siesmic revolt. I am amazed 2000 have renewed they dont deserve that for the way they have treated the genuine supporters.

When will Mrs Desai be making her state of the club statement to the faithful or has she washed her hands of all things Rovers.
Well thats a big thank you to the season ticket holders - which have been the majority - all they get is a reminder that prices are frozen until April 30th. Just try and put prices up after that Venkys and there will be a siesmic revolt. I am amazed 2000 have renewed they dont deserve that for the way they have treated the genuine supporters. When will Mrs Desai be making her state of the club statement to the faithful or has she washed her hands of all things Rovers. stick to football
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8:25pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Bazzer says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Action group - good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........
Morst! Join up. Make it your cup of tea...
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Action group - good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst! Join up. Make it your cup of tea... Bazzer
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8:31pm Thu 12 Apr 12

noddymcleod says...

can only presume those renewing think they'll get a cheap ticket for next year when Venkys are gone.Rovers have always been less than generous to season ticket holders, we get little in return for our loyalty and steady early cash.
But don't put any more cash into Venkys, save your money for a Rovers revival post-Kean
can only presume those renewing think they'll get a cheap ticket for next year when Venkys are gone.Rovers have always been less than generous to season ticket holders, we get little in return for our loyalty and steady early cash. But don't put any more cash into Venkys, save your money for a Rovers revival post-Kean noddymcleod
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9:36pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Bazzer wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Action group - good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........
Morst! Join up. Make it your cup of tea...
Morst, I am awakened and will be on the demonstration.

I will be urging all of my pal's to make sure they do not renew and come along to the march 21/04/2012.

Every BRFC supporter should, imo, find the means to buy the share that is being proposed if we seriously wish for our club to be held as we know it.

Enough is enough.

Our town Our Club.

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Action group - good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst! Join up. Make it your cup of tea...[/p][/quote]Morst, I am awakened and will be on the demonstration. I will be urging all of my pal's to make sure they do not renew and come along to the march 21/04/2012. Every BRFC supporter should, imo, find the means to buy the share that is being proposed if we seriously wish for our club to be held as we know it. Enough is enough. Our town Our Club. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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10:25pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gleechy says...

The majority of the 2000 renewals will be sponsor companies, who get them for employees, and corporate bull.
The majority of the 2000 renewals will be sponsor companies, who get them for employees, and corporate bull. gleechy
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6:00am Fri 13 Apr 12

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

Bazzer wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Action group - good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........
Morst! Join up. Make it your cup of tea...
What and listen to you hoofy cronies moaning all the time for the next 10 years!!
.
Besides I am a coffee drinker!
.
33rd.....
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Action group - good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst! Join up. Make it your cup of tea...[/p][/quote]What and listen to you hoofy cronies moaning all the time for the next 10 years!! . Besides I am a coffee drinker! . 33rd..... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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1:27pm Sat 14 Apr 12

bring back the good old days says...

As the saying goes: they can shove em where the sun don't shine.
As the saying goes: they can shove em where the sun don't shine. bring back the good old days
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1:35pm Sat 14 Apr 12

bring back the good old days says...

bypass06 wrote:
The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign.

Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean.

Here is the statement in full...

For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim.

Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests.

Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance."

It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself.

Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed.

Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches.

During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group.

Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website.

The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date.

Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club.

This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with.

"It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club.

Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn.

Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record.

During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community.

Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back`

We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."
Thats is a very well crafted summation of our situation.
Well done.
[quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign. Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean. Here is the statement in full... For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests. Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance." It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself. Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed. Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches. During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group. Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website. The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date. Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club. This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with. "It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club. Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn. Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record. During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community. Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back` We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."[/p][/quote]Thats is a very well crafted summation of our situation. Well done. bring back the good old days
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5:04pm Sat 14 Apr 12

smellthecoffee says...

Another appalling result today. I wonder if they've started etching Steve Kean's name into the Writers' manager of the season trophy??
Another appalling result today. I wonder if they've started etching Steve Kean's name into the Writers' manager of the season trophy?? smellthecoffee
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6:56pm Sat 14 Apr 12

Stone Island. says...

smellthecoffee wrote:
Another appalling result today. I wonder if they've started etching Steve Kean's name into the Writers' manager of the season trophy??
That would certainly add insult to injury!
[quote][p][bold]smellthecoffee[/bold] wrote: Another appalling result today. I wonder if they've started etching Steve Kean's name into the Writers' manager of the season trophy??[/p][/quote]That would certainly add insult to injury! Stone Island.
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