Rovers confirm Hunt's departure

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Hunt's departure has finally been confirmed Paul Hunt's departure has finally been confirmed

Blackburn Rovers have finally confirmed deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has left the club.

More than 24 hours after Hunt's exit was widely reported, Rovers have released a one sentence statement confirming the news.

The statement read: "Blackburn Rovers Football Club can confirm that deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has left the club."

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11:50am Thu 10 May 12

b12simon says...

This communication thing's not getting any better, is it?
This communication thing's not getting any better, is it? b12simon

11:50am Thu 10 May 12

carpetbagger says...

How about another one saying 15,000 season ticket holders have also left the club ?
How about another one saying 15,000 season ticket holders have also left the club ? carpetbagger

11:51am Thu 10 May 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

What we need is an "alternative Steve Kean" a bit like a tribute band that can offer an alternative press statement every time billy-bullsh does one parodying everything that he says with outlandish (i.e. only slightly more ridiculous) statements.
What we need is an "alternative Steve Kean" a bit like a tribute band that can offer an alternative press statement every time billy-bullsh does one parodying everything that he says with outlandish (i.e. only slightly more ridiculous) statements. OnePostThenTheOther

11:55am Thu 10 May 12

RobbyRover says...

The guy from Sporting Intel says he phoned Pune to ask Venky's about Hunt and the reply he got was;

"Haven't we confirmed that yet?"

True story.

That's who we're dealing with.
The guy from Sporting Intel says he phoned Pune to ask Venky's about Hunt and the reply he got was; "Haven't we confirmed that yet?" True story. That's who we're dealing with. RobbyRover

11:55am Thu 10 May 12

craftandgraft says...

Hoe do we know they are telling the truth?

S T E P D O W N K E A N O

Arte et Labore
ps does anybody know where Paul Hunt is ?
Hoe do we know they are telling the truth? S T E P D O W N K E A N O Arte et Labore ps does anybody know where Paul Hunt is ? craftandgraft

11:56am Thu 10 May 12

londonrover says...

The next statement will say 'Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have been relegated from the Premier League"!
The next statement will say 'Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have been relegated from the Premier League"! londonrover

11:57am Thu 10 May 12

Nero Wolfe says...

It's like living in a third world military dictatorship. The citizens are fed on a diet of propaganda which may not bear any relation to the truth. Yesterday Kean told us that these are exciting times for the club. I can think of many words but exciting isn't one of them.
It's like living in a third world military dictatorship. The citizens are fed on a diet of propaganda which may not bear any relation to the truth. Yesterday Kean told us that these are exciting times for the club. I can think of many words but exciting isn't one of them. Nero Wolfe

11:58am Thu 10 May 12

Rover37 says...

Man,the level of unprefessionalism as this is unfolding from Venkys is actually beyond belief. It's actually imaginable how these idi0ts ever got control of a Premiership football club in the first place.Not a whole lot going on upstairs obviously.
Man,the level of unprefessionalism as this is unfolding from Venkys is actually beyond belief. It's actually imaginable how these idi0ts ever got control of a Premiership football club in the first place.Not a whole lot going on upstairs obviously. Rover37

11:59am Thu 10 May 12

Sir Bill Taylor says...

My 09:38 (Weds) e mail to (probably already gone Paul Hunt) included:-"Had you down as a concientious, honest man of dignity..."
My draft letter to Venkys (as a follow up to my first pretty much unheeded letter to them of June 2011) included:-"Paul Hunt was, in my opinion, an extremely pleasant, honest, hard working man of integrity & dignity."
Am I getting thing so wrong? Letter's now not sent by the way!!!
My 09:38 (Weds) e mail to (probably already gone Paul Hunt) included:-"Had you down as a concientious, honest man of dignity..." My draft letter to Venkys (as a follow up to my first pretty much unheeded letter to them of June 2011) included:-"Paul Hunt was, in my opinion, an extremely pleasant, honest, hard working man of integrity & dignity." Am I getting thing so wrong? Letter's now not sent by the way!!! Sir Bill Taylor

12:00pm Thu 10 May 12

Russ ov the rovers says...

"Blackburn Rovers Football Club can confirm that deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has left the club."

Pretty impressive statement that on a par with

"Elvis has left the building" Etc Etc

Right tell me something we didn't know then???
"Blackburn Rovers Football Club can confirm that deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has left the club." Pretty impressive statement that on a par with "Elvis has left the building" Etc Etc Right tell me something we didn't know then??? Russ ov the rovers

12:02pm Thu 10 May 12

ASHY38 says...

need the players to step up to th eplate on this , kean says he has the dressing room they need to put the record straight quite a few will be moving on so do us a favour stage a sit in at half time infront of the venkys refuse to go into the changing room, loyalty to the fans not the pay packet is the order of the day
need the players to step up to th eplate on this , kean says he has the dressing room they need to put the record straight quite a few will be moving on so do us a favour stage a sit in at half time infront of the venkys refuse to go into the changing room, loyalty to the fans not the pay packet is the order of the day ASHY38

12:03pm Thu 10 May 12

katrew says...

Unbelievable - these idiots won't get a penny more from me. The only thing they are going to understand in the coming months is a dramatic fall in income and their investment in rovers collapsing. Let battle commence
Unbelievable - these idiots won't get a penny more from me. The only thing they are going to understand in the coming months is a dramatic fall in income and their investment in rovers collapsing. Let battle commence katrew

12:04pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

LT.....Thank you for changing the photograph. But a better choice might have been Paul Robinson, one of the few players to acknowledge the crowd on Monday.
LT.....Thank you for changing the photograph. But a better choice might have been Paul Robinson, one of the few players to acknowledge the crowd on Monday. A Darener

12:05pm Thu 10 May 12

noddymcleod says...

Is Sir Bill getting it wrong, yes. If Hunt were an honest man of dignity why didn't he publish his e-mail and resign in January ? What has Hunt been doing since January, presumably drawing a salary and little else.
You've got it wrong for years, Bill as apologist for Jack "Rendition" Straw.
Is Sir Bill getting it wrong, yes. If Hunt were an honest man of dignity why didn't he publish his e-mail and resign in January ? What has Hunt been doing since January, presumably drawing a salary and little else. You've got it wrong for years, Bill as apologist for Jack "Rendition" Straw. noddymcleod

12:05pm Thu 10 May 12

jonjonweatherman says...

In all fairness to Paul Hunt it took courage to write a letter like that to his employers with their bullying record. He probably stayed because he genuinely thought he could rescue the Rovers from oblivion
In all fairness to Paul Hunt it took courage to write a letter like that to his employers with their bullying record. He probably stayed because he genuinely thought he could rescue the Rovers from oblivion jonjonweatherman

12:05pm Thu 10 May 12

McClaret says...

Good to see they have thanked him for his contribution etc. Very gracious indeed.
Good to see they have thanked him for his contribution etc. Very gracious indeed. McClaret

12:06pm Thu 10 May 12

b12simon says...

londonrover wrote:
The next statement will say 'Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have been relegated from the Premier League"!
Klown still believes we can beat the drop.
[quote][p][bold]londonrover[/bold] wrote: The next statement will say 'Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have been relegated from the Premier League"![/p][/quote]Klown still believes we can beat the drop. b12simon

12:12pm Thu 10 May 12

The Blocked One says...

londonrover wrote:
The next statement will say 'Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have been relegated from the Premier League"!
Mrs Desai refuses to believe that they are down because Mrs Kean has told her that Sunday's game is another one of those 'six pointers' ...
[quote][p][bold]londonrover[/bold] wrote: The next statement will say 'Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have been relegated from the Premier League"![/p][/quote]Mrs Desai refuses to believe that they are down because Mrs Kean has told her that Sunday's game is another one of those 'six pointers' ... The Blocked One

12:12pm Thu 10 May 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Can we go any lower?

Venkys your an absolute disgrace,

Kean we know you are a drunken liar, Mr Hunt has stated you have lost the dressing room and the fans,

Who is telling the truth, I know which one I would side with!! and its not you Kean.

Mr Hunt have the balls to come out and say whats realy happening at BRFC.
Can we go any lower? Venkys your an absolute disgrace, Kean we know you are a drunken liar, Mr Hunt has stated you have lost the dressing room and the fans, Who is telling the truth, I know which one I would side with!! and its not you Kean. Mr Hunt have the balls to come out and say whats realy happening at BRFC. Lancs - pensioner

12:18pm Thu 10 May 12

happycyclist says...

OnePostThenTheOther wrote:
What we need is an "alternative Steve Kean" a bit like a tribute band that can offer an alternative press statement every time billy-bullsh does one parodying everything that he says with outlandish (i.e. only slightly more ridiculous) statements.
Brilliant. And get his photo up on the LT every time. Kean needs ridiculing.
[quote][p][bold]OnePostThenTheOther[/bold] wrote: What we need is an "alternative Steve Kean" a bit like a tribute band that can offer an alternative press statement every time billy-bullsh does one parodying everything that he says with outlandish (i.e. only slightly more ridiculous) statements.[/p][/quote]Brilliant. And get his photo up on the LT every time. Kean needs ridiculing. happycyclist

12:18pm Thu 10 May 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

noddymcleod wrote:
Is Sir Bill getting it wrong, yes. If Hunt were an honest man of dignity why didn't he publish his e-mail and resign in January ? What has Hunt been doing since January, presumably drawing a salary and little else. You've got it wrong for years, Bill as apologist for Jack "Rendition" Straw.
Hi Noddy
Take the polotics out of your argument, Sir Bill is one of us and on this subject and we need everyone we can get on our side,as another comment has stated it took some balls to send the e-mail in the first place, we can only hope Mr Hunt speaks out to the papers as well.
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Is Sir Bill getting it wrong, yes. If Hunt were an honest man of dignity why didn't he publish his e-mail and resign in January ? What has Hunt been doing since January, presumably drawing a salary and little else. You've got it wrong for years, Bill as apologist for Jack "Rendition" Straw.[/p][/quote]Hi Noddy Take the polotics out of your argument, Sir Bill is one of us and on this subject and we need everyone we can get on our side,as another comment has stated it took some balls to send the e-mail in the first place, we can only hope Mr Hunt speaks out to the papers as well. Lancs - pensioner

12:28pm Thu 10 May 12

annbi says...

Kean next followed by the Chicken pluckers
Kean next followed by the Chicken pluckers annbi

12:28pm Thu 10 May 12

noddymcleod says...

OK, point taken, but as they say, never ask a question. My last word on Hunt, as Deputy Chief Exectuive of a major concern isn't he supposed to have "balls" ? And don't forget he was asking for a pay rise and promotion, and if you think he's honourable, please tell me what he's been doing since January and wouldn't Hunt still be there if someone hadn't blown his cover ?
I am not alone in thinking we deserve higher standards in public life.
OK, point taken, but as they say, never ask a question. My last word on Hunt, as Deputy Chief Exectuive of a major concern isn't he supposed to have "balls" ? And don't forget he was asking for a pay rise and promotion, and if you think he's honourable, please tell me what he's been doing since January and wouldn't Hunt still be there if someone hadn't blown his cover ? I am not alone in thinking we deserve higher standards in public life. noddymcleod

12:29pm Thu 10 May 12

annbi says...

Kean next then sell the club you morons
Kean next then sell the club you morons annbi

12:30pm Thu 10 May 12

shaus says...

Rover37 wrote:
Man,the level of unprefessionalism as this is unfolding from Venkys is actually beyond belief. It's actually imaginable how these idi0ts ever got control of a Premiership football club in the first place.Not a whole lot going on upstairs obviously.
Unfortunatley as indicated by Richard Scudamore, they passed all the Premier League rules financially but there are no rules in place to stop bad decisions being made.
[quote][p][bold]Rover37[/bold] wrote: Man,the level of unprefessionalism as this is unfolding from Venkys is actually beyond belief. It's actually imaginable how these idi0ts ever got control of a Premiership football club in the first place.Not a whole lot going on upstairs obviously.[/p][/quote]Unfortunatley as indicated by Richard Scudamore, they passed all the Premier League rules financially but there are no rules in place to stop bad decisions being made. shaus

12:33pm Thu 10 May 12

greenscreener says...

Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie !

Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it.

I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time.

Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke.
Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie ! Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it. I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time. Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke. greenscreener

12:34pm Thu 10 May 12

The Blocked One says...

Blackburn Rovers Football Club can confirm that deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has left the club.

What the f*ck is that supposed to mean anyway ? He's just gone out for a sandwich ? What a bunch of t*ssers.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club can confirm that deputy chief executive Paul Hunt has left the club. What the f*ck is that supposed to mean anyway ? He's just gone out for a sandwich ? What a bunch of t*ssers. The Blocked One

12:34pm Thu 10 May 12

Cumbrian Blue says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Can we go any lower?

Venkys your an absolute disgrace,

Kean we know you are a drunken liar, Mr Hunt has stated you have lost the dressing room and the fans,

Who is telling the truth, I know which one I would side with!! and its not you Kean.

Mr Hunt have the balls to come out and say whats realy happening at BRFC.
Regretably I doubt we'll hear from Paul Hunt....his compromise agreement will have both sides stitched up otherwise either party can sue.

Shame, but that's the way it goes with top exec departures.

It is interesting that this announcement followed the supposed Emergency Board Meeting last night. Perhaps the actual terms of his departure were on the agenda and needed to be finalised? I somehow doubt it. Just another OG from Mrs. D further demonstrating how far-removed Venkys are.

I would love to know what else was on the agenda. Maybe it was just the first formal meeting since Rovers were relegated and therefore deemed as an Emergency meeting. One would hope contingencies were already in place....but who knows with this shower.

Messrs. Coar, Lee, Root, Stanners and anyone else with long-standing ties/loyalty to the club in any position of title/authority....d
o your best to get shut of Venkys...please.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Can we go any lower? Venkys your an absolute disgrace, Kean we know you are a drunken liar, Mr Hunt has stated you have lost the dressing room and the fans, Who is telling the truth, I know which one I would side with!! and its not you Kean. Mr Hunt have the balls to come out and say whats realy happening at BRFC.[/p][/quote]Regretably I doubt we'll hear from Paul Hunt....his compromise agreement will have both sides stitched up otherwise either party can sue. Shame, but that's the way it goes with top exec departures. It is interesting that this announcement followed the supposed Emergency Board Meeting last night. Perhaps the actual terms of his departure were on the agenda and needed to be finalised? I somehow doubt it. Just another OG from Mrs. D further demonstrating how far-removed Venkys are. I would love to know what else was on the agenda. Maybe it was just the first formal meeting since Rovers were relegated and therefore deemed as an Emergency meeting. One would hope contingencies were already in place....but who knows with this shower. Messrs. Coar, Lee, Root, Stanners and anyone else with long-standing ties/loyalty to the club in any position of title/authority....d o your best to get shut of Venkys...please. Cumbrian Blue

12:39pm Thu 10 May 12

The Blocked One says...

greenscreener wrote:
Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie !

Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it.

I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time.

Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke.
He's to be replaced by a guy called Kenneth Taro, but he likes to be called Ken.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie ! Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it. I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time. Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke.[/p][/quote]He's to be replaced by a guy called Kenneth Taro, but he likes to be called Ken. The Blocked One

12:46pm Thu 10 May 12

batesempire says...

Statement from me reads -:
Due to the unknown future of Steve kean as manager of Blackburn Rovers football club and the lack of commination & investment from the Venkeys I can’t commit myself to this comedy until changes are maid I don’t have a 10 point plan all can say is wake up and run our club like it should be . Show some respect it comes as standard.
Statement from me reads -: Due to the unknown future of Steve kean as manager of Blackburn Rovers football club and the lack of commination & investment from the Venkeys I can’t commit myself to this comedy until changes are maid I don’t have a 10 point plan all can say is wake up and run our club like it should be . Show some respect it comes as standard. batesempire

12:47pm Thu 10 May 12

kazz says...

Please andy cryer try to get an interview from paul hunt. We would love to know his side of the story
Please andy cryer try to get an interview from paul hunt. We would love to know his side of the story kazz

12:49pm Thu 10 May 12

Somepeoplesay says...

While we are confirming departures - I'd like to confirm my departure from Ewood park for a considerable time. Who the hell has purchased season tickets ?? They are financially backing this tin pot regime - If you have that kind of money to waste give it to some local hospice you morons!!
While we are confirming departures - I'd like to confirm my departure from Ewood park for a considerable time. Who the hell has purchased season tickets ?? They are financially backing this tin pot regime - If you have that kind of money to waste give it to some local hospice you morons!! Somepeoplesay

12:51pm Thu 10 May 12

greenscreener says...

The Blocked One wrote:
greenscreener wrote: Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie ! Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it. I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time. Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke.
He's to be replaced by a guy called Kenneth Taro, but he likes to be called Ken.
Nice one. Took me a second to get there.

Actually i believe Myles playing contract expires next month. Wouldn't it be good if we could find him something ?

Good salary, keep quiet, and nothing to actually do, sounds like he could handle the transition.
[quote][p][bold]The Blocked One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie ! Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it. I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time. Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke.[/p][/quote]He's to be replaced by a guy called Kenneth Taro, but he likes to be called Ken.[/p][/quote]Nice one. Took me a second to get there. Actually i believe Myles playing contract expires next month. Wouldn't it be good if we could find him something ? Good salary, keep quiet, and nothing to actually do, sounds like he could handle the transition. greenscreener

12:56pm Thu 10 May 12

GameRoverMan says...

RobbyRover wrote:
The guy from Sporting Intel says he phoned Pune to ask Venky's about Hunt and the reply he got was; "Haven't we confirmed that yet?" True story. That's who we're dealing with.
I suspect the email wasn't even read when he wrote it. What has probably happened is that the email was released to the press (not by Hunt apparently!) and that was he first time anybody at our clueless owners bothered to look at it.
[quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: The guy from Sporting Intel says he phoned Pune to ask Venky's about Hunt and the reply he got was; "Haven't we confirmed that yet?" True story. That's who we're dealing with.[/p][/quote]I suspect the email wasn't even read when he wrote it. What has probably happened is that the email was released to the press (not by Hunt apparently!) and that was he first time anybody at our clueless owners bothered to look at it. GameRoverMan

12:58pm Thu 10 May 12

hassy bloke says...

For the record there are four season ticket holders here who haven't renewed, nor will they do so until Venkys and Kean are gone. They wont get a penny of mine!!
For the record there are four season ticket holders here who haven't renewed, nor will they do so until Venkys and Kean are gone. They wont get a penny of mine!! hassy bloke

12:59pm Thu 10 May 12

greenscreener says...

Newsflash - Ticket bloke considered unsuitable for the role by Steve Kean. Kean said, "his head is not in the right place, he keeps talking to the fans and giving them what they want".

Ticket bloke said - I thought the interview went well, although they did look a bit confused when I explained my role was to bring money INTO the club.
Newsflash - Ticket bloke considered unsuitable for the role by Steve Kean. Kean said, "his head is not in the right place, he keeps talking to the fans and giving them what they want". Ticket bloke said - I thought the interview went well, although they did look a bit confused when I explained my role was to bring money INTO the club. greenscreener

1:04pm Thu 10 May 12

bluerob says...

The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion. bluerob

1:06pm Thu 10 May 12

QuizOnMyFace says...

Amazing...
Amazing... QuizOnMyFace

1:17pm Thu 10 May 12

Dukes says...

I feel for Paul losing his job over nothing he was trying to help venkys who never waned to be told.

Kean and Venkys OUT.
I feel for Paul losing his job over nothing he was trying to help venkys who never waned to be told. Kean and Venkys OUT. Dukes

1:21pm Thu 10 May 12

Cyprusblue says...

Don't give up on BRFC lets do whats best for the club in the long term and get rid of these parasites.

Don't renew just yet. Withdraw you support temporarily. Strike, strike , strike one out all out! Brothers and sisiters unite and fight!
Don't give up on BRFC lets do whats best for the club in the long term and get rid of these parasites. Don't renew just yet. Withdraw you support temporarily. Strike, strike , strike one out all out! Brothers and sisiters unite and fight! Cyprusblue

1:23pm Thu 10 May 12

adcr says...

I know we are all sick of hearing and seeing kean, but I am sorry, I need to know just one more thing and I am hoping the next time there is a press call at Ewood the LT press can Kean on what he means by his quote "exciting times ahead".

I mean what kind of plan has he hatched in his deluded tiny mind for us to regroup and start to rebuild. Are we going to buy players with monopoly money, are venky's going to insist on relegation being banned this season, is keano going to take us all into the fantasy place inside his head where everyone's dreams can come true, is kean planning on turning the table upside down and shouting look we really finished second, perhaps he will say forget about judging me after transfer windows have shut or at the end of the season; judge me in 10 years when we will be winning the champions league every season.

I just can’t let this go. If he had said dark times ahead; I would still hate the man, but at least I could understand this to be a true statement. Whereas now I have to get it into my head that good news means bad, and everything else he says is just ****. Venky’s don’t say anything, Kean talks rubbish, and if the backroom dares to say anything they get sacked. Brilliant .
I know we are all sick of hearing and seeing kean, but I am sorry, I need to know just one more thing and I am hoping the next time there is a press call at Ewood the LT press can Kean on what he means by his quote "exciting times ahead". I mean what kind of plan has he hatched in his deluded tiny mind for us to regroup and start to rebuild. Are we going to buy players with monopoly money, are venky's going to insist on relegation being banned this season, is keano going to take us all into the fantasy place inside his head where everyone's dreams can come true, is kean planning on turning the table upside down and shouting look we really finished second, perhaps he will say forget about judging me after transfer windows have shut or at the end of the season; judge me in 10 years when we will be winning the champions league every season. I just can’t let this go. If he had said dark times ahead; I would still hate the man, but at least I could understand this to be a true statement. Whereas now I have to get it into my head that good news means bad, and everything else he says is just ****. Venky’s don’t say anything, Kean talks rubbish, and if the backroom dares to say anything they get sacked. Brilliant . adcr

1:23pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

Perhaps a solution to the supporters who want to go to the games and support the club and the supporters who don't want to financially support the club would be for them all to meet outside the ground on the first home game. Those that want to go and watch the game enter the ground 5 minutes after kickoff and those that don't want to enter the ground march around the ground during the match.
Perhaps a solution to the supporters who want to go to the games and support the club and the supporters who don't want to financially support the club would be for them all to meet outside the ground on the first home game. Those that want to go and watch the game enter the ground 5 minutes after kickoff and those that don't want to enter the ground march around the ground during the match. A Darener

1:25pm Thu 10 May 12

Shear_Brilliance says...

Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us.

isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man?

Jerome Anderson

Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares?

Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did?

Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base?

Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises?

Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers?
Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us. isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man? Jerome Anderson Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares? Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did? Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base? Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises? Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers? Shear_Brilliance

1:26pm Thu 10 May 12

Cyprusblue says...

STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE. Cancel your DD's don't buy tickets and don't attend Ewood until we get what we want. They can offer part season tickets if they want us back. Their call. Don't give up, don't walk away. Do whats best for the future of BRFC. Withdraw your support temporarily.One out all out 100% No scabs and no wavering. lets go on strike and lets make it very very public indeed. It's never been done and the publicity would be fantastic. Official BRFC supporters strike. Lets do it and be strong.
STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE. Cancel your DD's don't buy tickets and don't attend Ewood until we get what we want. They can offer part season tickets if they want us back. Their call. Don't give up, don't walk away. Do whats best for the future of BRFC. Withdraw your support temporarily.One out all out 100% No scabs and no wavering. lets go on strike and lets make it very very public indeed. It's never been done and the publicity would be fantastic. Official BRFC supporters strike. Lets do it and be strong. Cyprusblue

1:28pm Thu 10 May 12

happiness says...

To all those who HAVE renewed. I know it's difficult to stop going to games, it's going to kill me too. I have followed Rovers down before, to the 3rd div even. Not renewing this time is different. I'm not being disloyal in giving up my seat. When Kean should have been sacked in the autumn to give us any chance of survival, but wasn't, the fans took matters into their own hands, ie the Bolton game. Despite ignorant media condemnation, WE WERE RIGHT!! The vast majority of us want Kean and Venkys out of our club because they will ruin us. The are a footballing kind of cancer withing our proud club. Not renewing is NOT being disloyal. This is because renewing will only serve to have the opposite outcome that we all want. Renewing will only fund a continuation of this regime. None of us want this do we? Think about it. Not too late to cancel those direct debit mandates or one-off payments. Us supporters are the only ones with the power to rid our club of these parasites. My own loyalty to my club is stopping me renewing for these reasons.
To all those who HAVE renewed. I know it's difficult to stop going to games, it's going to kill me too. I have followed Rovers down before, to the 3rd div even. Not renewing this time is different. I'm not being disloyal in giving up my seat. When Kean should have been sacked in the autumn to give us any chance of survival, but wasn't, the fans took matters into their own hands, ie the Bolton game. Despite ignorant media condemnation, WE WERE RIGHT!! The vast majority of us want Kean and Venkys out of our club because they will ruin us. The are a footballing kind of cancer withing our proud club. Not renewing is NOT being disloyal. This is because renewing will only serve to have the opposite outcome that we all want. Renewing will only fund a continuation of this regime. None of us want this do we? Think about it. Not too late to cancel those direct debit mandates or one-off payments. Us supporters are the only ones with the power to rid our club of these parasites. My own loyalty to my club is stopping me renewing for these reasons. happiness

1:28pm Thu 10 May 12

Harwoodstblue says...

bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
Agreed, Well said Rob. Take note everyone, stuff em.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]Agreed, Well said Rob. Take note everyone, stuff em. Harwoodstblue

1:31pm Thu 10 May 12

Final word says...

We need to put pressure on as many people/organisations as possible to investigate what is really happening at this club and who is pulling the strings. Thats the only way we will get shut of them, there is something out there we just have to find it.

We need more help from the national media, the incentive for you to investigate is there is a big story for you at the end of it!

Never give up on BRFC, we will get our club back!

! This message was sent with high importance
We need to put pressure on as many people/organisations as possible to investigate what is really happening at this club and who is pulling the strings. Thats the only way we will get shut of them, there is something out there we just have to find it. We need more help from the national media, the incentive for you to investigate is there is a big story for you at the end of it! Never give up on BRFC, we will get our club back! ! This message was sent with high importance Final word

1:32pm Thu 10 May 12

adcr says...

bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention) adcr

1:38pm Thu 10 May 12

EwoodExile says...

Whilst Venky's are clueless when it comes to football and the treatment of the fans has been disgraceful and Kean is self-deluded, it is interesting to read increasingly that Ropvers are not seen as another Portsmouth. Structurally, the finances are (perhaps, were) much sounder than many similar clubs. Take a look at the interactive tables on telegraph.co.uk.

Venky's investments could have helped the club to a stable future but the desparate truth is that they have squandered the money through mismanagement.

And this is where Kean must take a huge share of the blame. When you are looking to compete in the PL on a limited budget, you need astute dealings in the transfer market and the ability to build a cohesive team. Kean is criminally lacking on both counts.

Take that to the Championship. To win promotion, you need a wage bill of something like £10 - 20m which means even more emphasis on skill in the transfer market an on team building.

Just how Venky's have built their business is beyond me if they cannot see what the rest of the world can see - you need the right peson in charge. Their business model is all about having a single person accountable for their subsidiaries - if they are to persevere with this approach, it should at least be a real CEO who has the right to hire and fire the manager.

Shambles.
Whilst Venky's are clueless when it comes to football and the treatment of the fans has been disgraceful and Kean is self-deluded, it is interesting to read increasingly that Ropvers are not seen as another Portsmouth. Structurally, the finances are (perhaps, were) much sounder than many similar clubs. Take a look at the interactive tables on telegraph.co.uk. Venky's investments could have helped the club to a stable future but the desparate truth is that they have squandered the money through mismanagement. And this is where Kean must take a huge share of the blame. When you are looking to compete in the PL on a limited budget, you need astute dealings in the transfer market and the ability to build a cohesive team. Kean is criminally lacking on both counts. Take that to the Championship. To win promotion, you need a wage bill of something like £10 - 20m which means even more emphasis on skill in the transfer market an on team building. Just how Venky's have built their business is beyond me if they cannot see what the rest of the world can see - you need the right peson in charge. Their business model is all about having a single person accountable for their subsidiaries - if they are to persevere with this approach, it should at least be a real CEO who has the right to hire and fire the manager. Shambles. EwoodExile

1:40pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

What would Nelson Mandella and Ghandi reccommend?
What would Nelson Mandella and Ghandi reccommend? makaveli96

1:41pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

Only Mother Theresa can save us now!
Only Mother Theresa can save us now! makaveli96

1:41pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

Cany grandad venky intervene?
Cany grandad venky intervene? makaveli96

1:42pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

Would Ghengis Khan vote with his wallet?
Would Ghengis Khan vote with his wallet? makaveli96

1:47pm Thu 10 May 12

carpetbagger says...

Venkys and Steve Kean could walk into any football club in the world and do a fantastic job.
regards
David Icke
Venkys and Steve Kean could walk into any football club in the world and do a fantastic job. regards David Icke carpetbagger

1:47pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!!
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!! A Darener

1:48pm Thu 10 May 12

dangerous dave says...

Anyone buying season tickets and supporting these 'lying buffoons' in India must be mad!! Equally Kean taking all the 'stick' and still supporting the 'Venkys' must be on one hell of a 'bonus/bung' and laughing allk the way to the bank at our expense!!!
Hunts e mail made all the right noises and was obviously the only one on the Management Team with any Premiership Knowledge regarding the running of the club and what do the stinking Venkys do - dismiss him because he was right!!! Bloody Kean should be the one to go and without any pay off - let him go to court to try and get the remainder of his contract in cash - he has not fulfilled one target and he himself has asked to be judged on results (on many occasions) - yes the results say it all AN ABSOLUTE FAILURE AND A LIAR TO BOOT!!!
OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS
Anyone buying season tickets and supporting these 'lying buffoons' in India must be mad!! Equally Kean taking all the 'stick' and still supporting the 'Venkys' must be on one hell of a 'bonus/bung' and laughing allk the way to the bank at our expense!!! Hunts e mail made all the right noises and was obviously the only one on the Management Team with any Premiership Knowledge regarding the running of the club and what do the stinking Venkys do - dismiss him because he was right!!! Bloody Kean should be the one to go and without any pay off - let him go to court to try and get the remainder of his contract in cash - he has not fulfilled one target and he himself has asked to be judged on results (on many occasions) - yes the results say it all AN ABSOLUTE FAILURE AND A LIAR TO BOOT!!! OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS dangerous dave

1:50pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

All we have to do is bribe a steward and knick in every game! Or even better just force our way in!

No money to Venkys, maximum hassle caused, no details on any databases, and even free taxis??
All we have to do is bribe a steward and knick in every game! Or even better just force our way in! No money to Venkys, maximum hassle caused, no details on any databases, and even free taxis?? makaveli96

1:51pm Thu 10 May 12

mr smooth says...

Still waiting for an apology
Still waiting for an apology mr smooth

1:51pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

We need to write letters to all of Venkys customers and suppliers to. They wont know whats hit them!
We need to write letters to all of Venkys customers and suppliers to. They wont know whats hit them! makaveli96

1:52pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

I once knew a girl who actually excreated in a letter and posted it to someone in the post!

Nice girl.....
I once knew a girl who actually excreated in a letter and posted it to someone in the post! Nice girl..... makaveli96

1:53pm Thu 10 May 12

Cyprusblue says...

I am being very serious about an official STRIKE! if we could reduce the gates to 0 because of our love and support for the institution that is BRFC and get rid of Venkies and Kean that is much better than being didvided with gates of 8,000 and leavinourselves open to ridicule.

STRIKE!!! I'm being serious. Your thought guys?
I am being very serious about an official STRIKE! if we could reduce the gates to 0 because of our love and support for the institution that is BRFC and get rid of Venkies and Kean that is much better than being didvided with gates of 8,000 and leavinourselves open to ridicule. STRIKE!!! I'm being serious. Your thought guys? Cyprusblue

1:54pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

Hackers?
Hackers? makaveli96

1:54pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Hackers?
Does Andy mate with any of the News of the World lads?
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Hackers?[/p][/quote]Does Andy mate with any of the News of the World lads? makaveli96

1:54pm Thu 10 May 12

Rovers75 says...

I've had a season ticket since 1987. I can confirm I am not renewing untill those filthy germs are out of Ewood. I will be attending approximately 75% of away fixtures to compensate my guilt of not renewing. I hate you Venkys. Really really hate you. Steve Kean, if you weren't so serious with your propaganda, manipulative, bare faced lies it'd be almost funny watching you perform.
I've had a season ticket since 1987. I can confirm I am not renewing untill those filthy germs are out of Ewood. I will be attending approximately 75% of away fixtures to compensate my guilt of not renewing. I hate you Venkys. Really really hate you. Steve Kean, if you weren't so serious with your propaganda, manipulative, bare faced lies it'd be almost funny watching you perform. Rovers75

1:55pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

How about thousands of people standing outside the Rovers Stores to disrubt business???
How about thousands of people standing outside the Rovers Stores to disrubt business??? makaveli96

1:56pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

makaveli96 wrote:
How about thousands of people standing outside the Rovers Stores to disrubt business???
I doubt they will be doing much business!
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: How about thousands of people standing outside the Rovers Stores to disrubt business???[/p][/quote]I doubt they will be doing much business! A Darener

1:59pm Thu 10 May 12

givet82 says...

Shear_Brilliance wrote:
Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us.

isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man?

Jerome Anderson

Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares?

Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did?

Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base?

Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises?

Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers?
very true indeed except racing satander finished bottom,that anderson needs stringing up by his spuds
[quote][p][bold]Shear_Brilliance[/bold] wrote: Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us. isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man? Jerome Anderson Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares? Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did? Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base? Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises? Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers?[/p][/quote]very true indeed except racing satander finished bottom,that anderson needs stringing up by his spuds givet82

2:01pm Thu 10 May 12

The Blocked One says...

greenscreener wrote:
The Blocked One wrote:
greenscreener wrote: Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie ! Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it. I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time. Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke.
He's to be replaced by a guy called Kenneth Taro, but he likes to be called Ken.
Nice one. Took me a second to get there.

Actually i believe Myles playing contract expires next month. Wouldn't it be good if we could find him something ?

Good salary, keep quiet, and nothing to actually do, sounds like he could handle the transition.
Exactly, just ask Bruno, or Dennis as the guys who cook the burgers call him.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Blocked One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Finally - a statement from the club that didn't include a lie ! Obviously any facts regarding why or who is stepping in would have been pushing it. I think we are probably down to the guy who sells the Rovers Return tickets outside the Blackburn End and the groundstaff who fork the pitch at half time. Ticket bloke gets my vote because he'll have nothing else to do next season. He'd also work well with Kean because he just stands there shouting - "theres still a chance to win" and being ignored. Difference is I believe ticket bloke.[/p][/quote]He's to be replaced by a guy called Kenneth Taro, but he likes to be called Ken.[/p][/quote]Nice one. Took me a second to get there. Actually i believe Myles playing contract expires next month. Wouldn't it be good if we could find him something ? Good salary, keep quiet, and nothing to actually do, sounds like he could handle the transition.[/p][/quote]Exactly, just ask Bruno, or Dennis as the guys who cook the burgers call him. The Blocked One

2:01pm Thu 10 May 12

bluerob says...

Your entitled to your opinion, mine is short term pain long term gain.

The true fans will return when the deluded one has gone, then we will rebuild and give OUR club and give 100% support .
Your entitled to your opinion, mine is short term pain long term gain. The true fans will return when the deluded one has gone, then we will rebuild and give OUR club and give 100% support . bluerob

2:03pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

Vidal sasson's lawyers are due to release details of his estate later today,I bet he was worth a bob or two.
Vidal sasson's lawyers are due to release details of his estate later today,I bet he was worth a bob or two. makaveli96

2:03pm Thu 10 May 12

mr smooth says...

apology anyone i'm still waiting for mine
apology anyone i'm still waiting for mine mr smooth

2:04pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

I'm not suprised Vidal Sassoon left a small fortune in his will.He crimped and saved all his life.
I'm not suprised Vidal Sassoon left a small fortune in his will.He crimped and saved all his life. makaveli96

2:05pm Thu 10 May 12

bluerob says...

adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
Your entitled to your opinion, mine is short term pain long term gain.

The true fans will return when the deluded one has gone, then we will rebuild and give OUR club and give 100% support .
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]Your entitled to your opinion, mine is short term pain long term gain. The true fans will return when the deluded one has gone, then we will rebuild and give OUR club and give 100% support . bluerob

2:05pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

The new Clintons P45 range are flying off the shelves.
The new Clintons P45 range are flying off the shelves. makaveli96

2:07pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

I rang up the Samaritans today I said, "Hi, what's the best way to end my life?"

He said, "Get married."
I rang up the Samaritans today I said, "Hi, what's the best way to end my life?" He said, "Get married." makaveli96

2:07pm Thu 10 May 12

bluerob says...

Cyprusblue wrote:
I am being very serious about an official STRIKE! if we could reduce the gates to 0 because of our love and support for the institution that is BRFC and get rid of Venkies and Kean that is much better than being didvided with gates of 8,000 and leavinourselves open to ridicule.

STRIKE!!! I'm being serious. Your thought guys?
Im with you all the way on this, we have to be strong and show them we will not stand aside and watch this farce any longer.
[quote][p][bold]Cyprusblue[/bold] wrote: I am being very serious about an official STRIKE! if we could reduce the gates to 0 because of our love and support for the institution that is BRFC and get rid of Venkies and Kean that is much better than being didvided with gates of 8,000 and leavinourselves open to ridicule. STRIKE!!! I'm being serious. Your thought guys?[/p][/quote]Im with you all the way on this, we have to be strong and show them we will not stand aside and watch this farce any longer. bluerob

2:09pm Thu 10 May 12

adcr says...

A Darener wrote:
adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!!
I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!![/p][/quote]I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer. adcr

2:09pm Thu 10 May 12

Bangkok Rover says...

Vermin out
Kean sectioned
Anderson investigated

New owners in
Shearer in
Fans back
Smiles on faces
Vermin out Kean sectioned Anderson investigated New owners in Shearer in Fans back Smiles on faces Bangkok Rover

2:09pm Thu 10 May 12

LiamJ_1 says...

I find this disgraceful he supposedly called for the sacking of Steve Kean in a written letter which leaked? Then he gets this treatment? Venky's literally have no idea. Such a shame to see our once proud club into an absolute joke. In the words of Alan Shearer "For me they are a Premier League outfit - they deserve to be in the Premier League", but that's just too hard to believe that we ever will be under these owners.
I find this disgraceful he supposedly called for the sacking of Steve Kean in a written letter which leaked? Then he gets this treatment? Venky's literally have no idea. Such a shame to see our once proud club into an absolute joke. In the words of Alan Shearer "For me they are a Premier League outfit - they deserve to be in the Premier League", but that's just too hard to believe that we ever will be under these owners. LiamJ_1

2:09pm Thu 10 May 12

thommovat says...

givet82 wrote:
Shear_Brilliance wrote: Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us. isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man? Jerome Anderson Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares? Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did? Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base? Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises? Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers?
very true indeed except racing satander finished bottom,that anderson needs stringing up by his spuds
Given that the deluded one believes he will still have a job next season and Mrs D seems to be well in with Mrs K, can someone actually verify that Venkys, and only Venkys, own BFC OR does SK/JA also have a financial stake (and thus a foothold) in the ownership? If SK did have a stake would it still be within the Prem rules for him to actually manage the club? Also, assuming all who have left since Venkys arrived have been 'gagged' (financially or otherwise) would not such information be available from the PFA or the Football Managers' Association and thus obtainable?
[quote][p][bold]givet82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shear_Brilliance[/bold] wrote: Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us. isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man? Jerome Anderson Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares? Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did? Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base? Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises? Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers?[/p][/quote]very true indeed except racing satander finished bottom,that anderson needs stringing up by his spuds[/p][/quote]Given that the deluded one believes he will still have a job next season and Mrs D seems to be well in with Mrs K, can someone actually verify that Venkys, and only Venkys, own BFC OR does SK/JA also have a financial stake (and thus a foothold) in the ownership? If SK did have a stake would it still be within the Prem rules for him to actually manage the club? Also, assuming all who have left since Venkys arrived have been 'gagged' (financially or otherwise) would not such information be available from the PFA or the Football Managers' Association and thus obtainable? thommovat

2:11pm Thu 10 May 12

bluerob says...

adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
And Super Steve will say to Mrs D, "see I told you it was only 1%"
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]And Super Steve will say to Mrs D, "see I told you it was only 1%" bluerob

2:11pm Thu 10 May 12

vicn1956 says...

New CEO- Naek Evets- well everything is back to front! 1/2is Kean 1/2 is CEO- he just turns 90 degrees to answer questions.
Great idea if all the disillusioned players sit in the centre circle all half time-show the world what a tight squad we have- well they'll be transferred anyway if they're worth anything.
Venkys=would you buy a second-hand car from them? Anything?
Oh yes I'll buy a season ticket!
New CEO- Naek Evets- well everything is back to front! 1/2is Kean 1/2 is CEO- he just turns 90 degrees to answer questions. Great idea if all the disillusioned players sit in the centre circle all half time-show the world what a tight squad we have- well they'll be transferred anyway if they're worth anything. Venkys=would you buy a second-hand car from them? Anything? Oh yes I'll buy a season ticket! vicn1956

2:12pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

adcr wrote:
A Darener wrote:
adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!!
I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.
Now you know how the rest of us feel.........Can't stand weekends anymore.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!![/p][/quote]I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.[/p][/quote]Now you know how the rest of us feel.........Can't stand weekends anymore. A Darener

2:14pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

My nan died today, just a couple of days before her 80th birthday, my mate text "Sorry to hear about your sad loss"

Not as sorry as i am, i'd bought her a birthday card from Clintons & i can't take the thing back now.
My nan died today, just a couple of days before her 80th birthday, my mate text "Sorry to hear about your sad loss" Not as sorry as i am, i'd bought her a birthday card from Clintons & i can't take the thing back now. makaveli96

2:14pm Thu 10 May 12

John No says...

Come on Telegraph - do your job and properly investigate the Jerome Anderson angle. He's the agent who set up the deal for Venky's to buy Rovers. Within weeks a decent manager was sacked and an untried unknown, Steve Kean, who just happened to be an Anderson client, was appointed in his place. In 2011 Blackburn signed Anderson's son Myles as a player, a 21-year-old who had made one senior appearance, as a substitute for Aberdeen. The woman who heads Venky's, Anuradha Desai, has said Steve Kean, Anderson's client, is 'unsackable', and she has unfortunately kept her word on that. Could these facts perhaps have any connection with the otherwise baffling way in which Venky's have handled the club? Then there were all those stories about Kentaro, a sports management firm that has some kind of partnership with Anderson's SEM, controlling Rovers' transfer dealings. What kind of hold does Anderson have over Venky's? Rovers fans want to know.
Come on Telegraph - do your job and properly investigate the Jerome Anderson angle. He's the agent who set up the deal for Venky's to buy Rovers. Within weeks a decent manager was sacked and an untried unknown, Steve Kean, who just happened to be an Anderson client, was appointed in his place. In 2011 Blackburn signed Anderson's son Myles as a player, a 21-year-old who had made one senior appearance, as a substitute for Aberdeen. The woman who heads Venky's, Anuradha Desai, has said Steve Kean, Anderson's client, is 'unsackable', and she has unfortunately kept her word on that. Could these facts perhaps have any connection with the otherwise baffling way in which Venky's have handled the club? Then there were all those stories about Kentaro, a sports management firm that has some kind of partnership with Anderson's SEM, controlling Rovers' transfer dealings. What kind of hold does Anderson have over Venky's? Rovers fans want to know. John No

2:15pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

I discovered my boss had sent a memo round the office saying I was one to watch, and not to be trusted.

I found it in his desk drawer.
I discovered my boss had sent a memo round the office saying I was one to watch, and not to be trusted. I found it in his desk drawer. makaveli96

2:16pm Thu 10 May 12

bluerob says...

adcr wrote:
A Darener wrote:
adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!!
I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.
Im not suggesting you stop being a fan, even though I will not be renewing it will never stop me following BRFC.
I will be back the day the so called manager has gone and Venkys show they care.That day will come much quicker if we turn our backs on them.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!![/p][/quote]I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.[/p][/quote]Im not suggesting you stop being a fan, even though I will not be renewing it will never stop me following BRFC. I will be back the day the so called manager has gone and Venkys show they care.That day will come much quicker if we turn our backs on them. bluerob

2:16pm Thu 10 May 12

carpetbagger says...

2 tickets in this house,one since 1978 the other since 1996 will not be renewed or any home matches attended until they have gone.
It was a hard decision but its the only way.
2 tickets in this house,one since 1978 the other since 1996 will not be renewed or any home matches attended until they have gone. It was a hard decision but its the only way. carpetbagger

2:16pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

I wore my favourite black suit to my wife's funeral.

I love my Batman costume.
I wore my favourite black suit to my wife's funeral. I love my Batman costume. makaveli96

2:17pm Thu 10 May 12

Cyprusblue says...

STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE. Don't give up, don't walk away, just withdraw your support until we get some change.

We are not being bad, part time, or glory hunting supporters we are taking direct action to ensure the club we love has a future.

One out all out. Cancel your direct debits, rip up your renewal forms and withdraw your support until they have gone. Lets make it official, lets make it real. Picket lines on match days the lot. The first football fans in the history of the game to go on official strike. Think of the publicity!!!

Loud proud and 100% support for the long term future of our club.

Strike strike strike. Brothers and sisters one out all out.
STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE. Don't give up, don't walk away, just withdraw your support until we get some change. We are not being bad, part time, or glory hunting supporters we are taking direct action to ensure the club we love has a future. One out all out. Cancel your direct debits, rip up your renewal forms and withdraw your support until they have gone. Lets make it official, lets make it real. Picket lines on match days the lot. The first football fans in the history of the game to go on official strike. Think of the publicity!!! Loud proud and 100% support for the long term future of our club. Strike strike strike. Brothers and sisters one out all out. Cyprusblue

2:18pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

I'm not saying mrs ds nose is big ..but..she could smoke a cigarette in the shower
I'm not saying mrs ds nose is big ..but..she could smoke a cigarette in the shower makaveli96

2:20pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

Apparently Vidal Sassoon wanted to be cremated.

Coming soon Vidal Sassoon's new range... Dead and Smoulders.
Apparently Vidal Sassoon wanted to be cremated. Coming soon Vidal Sassoon's new range... Dead and Smoulders. makaveli96

2:20pm Thu 10 May 12

carlmc says...

noddymcleod wrote:
OK, point taken, but as they say, never ask a question. My last word on Hunt, as Deputy Chief Exectuive of a major concern isn't he supposed to have "balls" ? And don't forget he was asking for a pay rise and promotion, and if you think he's honourable, please tell me what he's been doing since January and wouldn't Hunt still be there if someone hadn't blown his cover ? I am not alone in thinking we deserve higher standards in public life.
Hunt almost certainly leaked the E Mail himself, so no one blew his cover. Think about it, he wasn't dismissed for the E Mail itself. If he had, then he would have been dismissed in December. He has been dismissed for leaking the E Mail.

If someone else had leaked it, then it would be them sacked. I would say Hunt has nothing to lose now, he might as well come out and say what he knows. Let's face it, if the fans takeover happens and Venky's are forced to sell because of the help he gives us, then he may make a swift return.

Go on Paul, spill the beans you owe it to us the fans and to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: OK, point taken, but as they say, never ask a question. My last word on Hunt, as Deputy Chief Exectuive of a major concern isn't he supposed to have "balls" ? And don't forget he was asking for a pay rise and promotion, and if you think he's honourable, please tell me what he's been doing since January and wouldn't Hunt still be there if someone hadn't blown his cover ? I am not alone in thinking we deserve higher standards in public life.[/p][/quote]Hunt almost certainly leaked the E Mail himself, so no one blew his cover. Think about it, he wasn't dismissed for the E Mail itself. If he had, then he would have been dismissed in December. He has been dismissed for leaking the E Mail. If someone else had leaked it, then it would be them sacked. I would say Hunt has nothing to lose now, he might as well come out and say what he knows. Let's face it, if the fans takeover happens and Venky's are forced to sell because of the help he gives us, then he may make a swift return. Go on Paul, spill the beans you owe it to us the fans and to yourself. carlmc

2:25pm Thu 10 May 12

makaveli96 says...

I'm dating a Radiologist...God knows what she sees in me.
I'm dating a Radiologist...God knows what she sees in me. makaveli96

2:26pm Thu 10 May 12

Nero Wolfe says...

Cyprusblue wrote:
STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE. Cancel your DD's don't buy tickets and don't attend Ewood until we get what we want. They can offer part season tickets if they want us back. Their call. Don't give up, don't walk away. Do whats best for the future of BRFC. Withdraw your support temporarily.One out all out 100% No scabs and no wavering. lets go on strike and lets make it very very public indeed. It's never been done and the publicity would be fantastic. Official BRFC supporters strike. Lets do it and be strong.
Hear hear. I've had a season ticket virtually every year since 1970 but not whilst these lunatics are in charge. Away games only for me until we have a change of owner, manager and relationship with the fans. Another media source is now reporting that Kean is claiming to have a good relationship with the fans. What planet is he on? This is just another inflammatory gesture to put 2 fingers up to the fans. I hope that all sponsors and corporate hospitality customers withdraw their support too. We have to drive these people out of our club.
[quote][p][bold]Cyprusblue[/bold] wrote: STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE. Cancel your DD's don't buy tickets and don't attend Ewood until we get what we want. They can offer part season tickets if they want us back. Their call. Don't give up, don't walk away. Do whats best for the future of BRFC. Withdraw your support temporarily.One out all out 100% No scabs and no wavering. lets go on strike and lets make it very very public indeed. It's never been done and the publicity would be fantastic. Official BRFC supporters strike. Lets do it and be strong.[/p][/quote]Hear hear. I've had a season ticket virtually every year since 1970 but not whilst these lunatics are in charge. Away games only for me until we have a change of owner, manager and relationship with the fans. Another media source is now reporting that Kean is claiming to have a good relationship with the fans. What planet is he on? This is just another inflammatory gesture to put 2 fingers up to the fans. I hope that all sponsors and corporate hospitality customers withdraw their support too. We have to drive these people out of our club. Nero Wolfe

2:28pm Thu 10 May 12

alfa111 says...

bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
Agree bluerob, venkys, will as i expect though blame lack of renewal season tickets sales as the excuse to cuts in financing the club hence the mass fire sale of players and redundancy of club staff which venkys will say was forced on them by fans poor support, we must see this through though and stand firm the pain will go on but it will change for the better if we the fans keep up with the pressure they and kean are certainly feeling it now. Kean is a bluff merchant he knows its gone s*it face at ewood and keans going to have to answer for it big time some time, we have, fans all the time in the world , ha,ha,its we are who are not going any were kean but you are, time is on are side.Your pain will be far more severe than what we are having at the moment trust us kean we will be laughing at you when your gone and you will be going kean you will be gone.Never to manage aP/L football team ever again.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]Agree bluerob, venkys, will as i expect though blame lack of renewal season tickets sales as the excuse to cuts in financing the club hence the mass fire sale of players and redundancy of club staff which venkys will say was forced on them by fans poor support, we must see this through though and stand firm the pain will go on but it will change for the better if we the fans keep up with the pressure they and kean are certainly feeling it now. Kean is a bluff merchant he knows its gone s*it face at ewood and keans going to have to answer for it big time some time, we have, fans all the time in the world , ha,ha,its we are who are not going any were kean but you are, time is on are side.Your pain will be far more severe than what we are having at the moment trust us kean we will be laughing at you when your gone and you will be going kean you will be gone.Never to manage aP/L football team ever again. alfa111

2:29pm Thu 10 May 12

craftandgraft says...

They are all involved.

SEM KENTARO effectively own BRFC.

They advise Venkys.

All players apart from the Yak ( i think ) are Kentaro owned.

Keane is Anderson's puppet.....how else is he still here.

It's all been set up by these greaseballs so that nobody is culpable.

But they are.....Anderson ( as an agent ) is not supposed to have undue influence at a club!

HE IS RUNNING BRFC.

The FA and Premier League are useless.

UEFA are now involved.

SEM KENTARO ARE CRIMINALLY RUTHLESS.

Keane has got a few million tied up in BRFC.

HE HAS FRIENDS FROM GLASGOW.....wooooooh
.

Then there's the take over!

So much money has been screwed out of BRFC and Venkys it is DISGUSTING.

Arte et Labore
ps Myles Anderson is SH£T at football.
They are all involved. SEM KENTARO effectively own BRFC. They advise Venkys. All players apart from the Yak ( i think ) are Kentaro owned. Keane is Anderson's puppet.....how else is he still here. It's all been set up by these greaseballs so that nobody is culpable. But they are.....Anderson ( as an agent ) is not supposed to have undue influence at a club! HE IS RUNNING BRFC. The FA and Premier League are useless. UEFA are now involved. SEM KENTARO ARE CRIMINALLY RUTHLESS. Keane has got a few million tied up in BRFC. HE HAS FRIENDS FROM GLASGOW.....wooooooh . Then there's the take over! So much money has been screwed out of BRFC and Venkys it is DISGUSTING. Arte et Labore ps Myles Anderson is SH£T at football. craftandgraft

2:34pm Thu 10 May 12

craftandgraft says...

Oh and they think BRFC fans are thick and frightened.

S T E P D O W N K E A N O

Arte et Labore
ps they've picked a fight with the wrong people
Oh and they think BRFC fans are thick and frightened. S T E P D O W N K E A N O Arte et Labore ps they've picked a fight with the wrong people craftandgraft

2:34pm Thu 10 May 12

mr smooth says...

Apology anyone yet?
Apology anyone yet? mr smooth

2:36pm Thu 10 May 12

gleechy says...

I think we maybe missing the point a little here. He didn't get sacked for sending the letter, he got sacked for the leak to fans. Just as Mr K tells us what he wants us to hear about the games and ambitions.This is a mission to put the fans in their place and they just blinked. This is about pretending to have everything in order, and making sure anyone who has their own opinion within their employment, are either kept quiet or removed. What we have is a set of nodding dogs, waiting to be told what they can say either by kean or Venks, or even scummy Anderson. How could any person call that dignified?
I think we maybe missing the point a little here. He didn't get sacked for sending the letter, he got sacked for the leak to fans. Just as Mr K tells us what he wants us to hear about the games and ambitions.This is a mission to put the fans in their place and they just blinked. This is about pretending to have everything in order, and making sure anyone who has their own opinion within their employment, are either kept quiet or removed. What we have is a set of nodding dogs, waiting to be told what they can say either by kean or Venks, or even scummy Anderson. How could any person call that dignified? gleechy

2:37pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

Another media source is now reporting that Kean is claiming to have a good relationship with the fans. What planet is he on?
Unfortunately that is not a lie.....he does have a good relationship with the fans...just NOT Blackburn Rovers fans!
Another media source is now reporting that Kean is claiming to have a good relationship with the fans. What planet is he on? Unfortunately that is not a lie.....he does have a good relationship with the fans...just NOT Blackburn Rovers fans! A Darener

2:38pm Thu 10 May 12

100%rovers0%kean0%venkys says...

Venkys 1st interview......on TIMESNOW.TV
it was Rao

points made

Rao to timesnow
1. hunt sacked to cut cost
2. only some malicious fans are protesting
3. Media in uk have right to say whatever they want
4. we are not selling
5. obviously of the poor results fans are disappointed and back to point 2

http://www.timesnow.
tv/Venkys-deny-selli
ng-Blackburn/videosh
ow/4401844.cms
Venkys 1st interview......on TIMESNOW.TV it was Rao points made Rao to timesnow 1. hunt sacked to cut cost 2. only some malicious fans are protesting 3. Media in uk have right to say whatever they want 4. we are not selling 5. obviously of the poor results fans are disappointed and back to point 2 http://www.timesnow. tv/Venkys-deny-selli ng-Blackburn/videosh ow/4401844.cms 100%rovers0%kean0%venkys

2:39pm Thu 10 May 12

porterman says...

Robinson and Dunn out of sundays game who thumped kean this time
Robinson and Dunn out of sundays game who thumped kean this time porterman

2:41pm Thu 10 May 12

Somepeoplesay says...

Remember IF YOU BUY a ticket you are supporting KEAN. He's here for the long term ?? 10 years - ?20. He sells any player who dares to question his ability , he can sack the CEO for god sake !! - when in the history of football has a manager managed to sack the CEO???
KEEP THE STADIUM EMPTY
KEEP THE STADIUM EMPTY
Lets just see how long they can last!!!
Remember IF YOU BUY a ticket you are supporting KEAN. He's here for the long term ?? 10 years - ?20. He sells any player who dares to question his ability , he can sack the CEO for god sake !! - when in the history of football has a manager managed to sack the CEO??? KEEP THE STADIUM EMPTY KEEP THE STADIUM EMPTY Lets just see how long they can last!!! Somepeoplesay

2:41pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

porterman wrote:
Robinson and Dunn out of sundays game who thumped kean this time
All of them hopefully!
[quote][p][bold]porterman[/bold] wrote: Robinson and Dunn out of sundays game who thumped kean this time[/p][/quote]All of them hopefully! A Darener

2:43pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

100%rovers0%kean0%ve
nkys
wrote:
Venkys 1st interview......on TIMESNOW.TV
it was Rao

points made

Rao to timesnow
1. hunt sacked to cut cost
2. only some malicious fans are protesting
3. Media in uk have right to say whatever they want
4. we are not selling
5. obviously of the poor results fans are disappointed and back to point 2

http://www.timesnow.

tv/Venkys-deny-selli

ng-Blackburn/videosh

ow/4401844.cms
Point #2 Well that makes one hell of alot of malicious fans. At least 20,000+ must be some sort of record.
[quote][p][bold]100%rovers0%kean0%ve nkys[/bold] wrote: Venkys 1st interview......on TIMESNOW.TV it was Rao points made Rao to timesnow 1. hunt sacked to cut cost 2. only some malicious fans are protesting 3. Media in uk have right to say whatever they want 4. we are not selling 5. obviously of the poor results fans are disappointed and back to point 2 http://www.timesnow. tv/Venkys-deny-selli ng-Blackburn/videosh ow/4401844.cms[/p][/quote]Point #2 Well that makes one hell of alot of malicious fans. At least 20,000+ must be some sort of record. A Darener

2:48pm Thu 10 May 12

hasslem hasslem says...

i know that hunt has gone now so, one assumes that the terms of his severance have been agreed (or are being agreed with hunt's lawyer).
.
can i plead with hunt and his team that they do not sign a non-disclosure agreement.
.
too many people have left the club and not whipsered (publicly) a word. John and Simon Williams, Sam Allardyce, Tom Finn, John Jensen, Finance Director and loads of players. All of these either have
1) something to hide
or
2) agreed contractually and financially to keep their own counsel
.
The only one that has come close is Keith Andrews and he has said enough.
.
its time that stuff started to seep out.
.
the only two details that have emerged are the tow e.mails.
.
i find it impossible to believe that hunt leaked the letter - unless he was trying to engineer an exit in order to keep his house (read the e.mail). i am pretty sure where the leak came from, but will refrain from saying in the hope that they have enough other stuff to keep it coming.
i know that hunt has gone now so, one assumes that the terms of his severance have been agreed (or are being agreed with hunt's lawyer). . can i plead with hunt and his team that they do not sign a non-disclosure agreement. . too many people have left the club and not whipsered (publicly) a word. John and Simon Williams, Sam Allardyce, Tom Finn, John Jensen, Finance Director and loads of players. All of these either have 1) something to hide or 2) agreed contractually and financially to keep their own counsel . The only one that has come close is Keith Andrews and he has said enough. . its time that stuff started to seep out. . the only two details that have emerged are the tow e.mails. . i find it impossible to believe that hunt leaked the letter - unless he was trying to engineer an exit in order to keep his house (read the e.mail). i am pretty sure where the leak came from, but will refrain from saying in the hope that they have enough other stuff to keep it coming. hasslem hasslem

2:51pm Thu 10 May 12

dad-jon123 says...

Why are the media shying away from asking some serious questions to Steve Kean like .
Q1. You said we have lost players with over a thousand games of premiership experience why did you not go to the owners who you communicate with on a regular basis that no club can retain premier league status when losing so much experiance.
Q2. Who is running the club on a daily basis you or the board.
Q3. You said judge me on my signings so what makes you think your signings who are below quality will make a rapid return to the premiership.
Q3. You said Hoilett would sign a new contract in November he has nt why come out with a statement like that if he had no intention of signing one.
Q4. How are you going to keep your squad together when the last question asked is about to leave.
Q5. Why do you keep putting your family through all the abuse you are getting from the fans from all sides of Ewood park.
Q6. Why will you not ask the owners for help like anyone would if they were struggling to do there job
Q7. Are you still part of the Kentaro group and are they still involved in BRFC.
Q8.What do you have to say about the fans who will not renew season tickets until you leave BRFC.
Q9. Do you and the Venkys think that the club do not need fans and how are you going to rebuild the bridges that you and the Venkys have demolished.
Q10. Why will you not resign.
See its easy no one on ssn,the tabloids,or let will ask the questions everyone in pubs clubs work are asking between themselves come media ask the questions because we need the answers now and if he can't answer them lets see him sqirm rtid
Why are the media shying away from asking some serious questions to Steve Kean like . Q1. You said we have lost players with over a thousand games of premiership experience why did you not go to the owners who you communicate with on a regular basis that no club can retain premier league status when losing so much experiance. Q2. Who is running the club on a daily basis you or the board. Q3. You said judge me on my signings so what makes you think your signings who are below quality will make a rapid return to the premiership. Q3. You said Hoilett would sign a new contract in November he has nt why come out with a statement like that if he had no intention of signing one. Q4. How are you going to keep your squad together when the last question asked is about to leave. Q5. Why do you keep putting your family through all the abuse you are getting from the fans from all sides of Ewood park. Q6. Why will you not ask the owners for help like anyone would if they were struggling to do there job Q7. Are you still part of the Kentaro group and are they still involved in BRFC. Q8.What do you have to say about the fans who will not renew season tickets until you leave BRFC. Q9. Do you and the Venkys think that the club do not need fans and how are you going to rebuild the bridges that you and the Venkys have demolished. Q10. Why will you not resign. See its easy no one on ssn,the tabloids,or let will ask the questions everyone in pubs clubs work are asking between themselves come media ask the questions because we need the answers now and if he can't answer them lets see him sqirm rtid dad-jon123

2:52pm Thu 10 May 12

hasslem hasslem says...

This morning Steve Kean and his employers the Venky family confirmed in a statement that the moon is made of cheese.
This morning Steve Kean and his employers the Venky family confirmed in a statement that the moon is made of cheese. hasslem hasslem

2:53pm Thu 10 May 12

beardy1967 says...

deluded as keanochio
it was like listening to a bt customer service rep

anyone getting season ticket for rovers in current circumstances are also deluded
deluded as keanochio it was like listening to a bt customer service rep anyone getting season ticket for rovers in current circumstances are also deluded beardy1967

2:55pm Thu 10 May 12

porterman says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
This morning Steve Kean and his employers the Venky family confirmed in a statement that the moon is made of cheese.
only true thing they have said
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: This morning Steve Kean and his employers the Venky family confirmed in a statement that the moon is made of cheese.[/p][/quote]only true thing they have said porterman

2:57pm Thu 10 May 12

benal13 says...

dad-jon123 wrote:
Why are the media shying away from asking some serious questions to Steve Kean like .
Q1. You said we have lost players with over a thousand games of premiership experience why did you not go to the owners who you communicate with on a regular basis that no club can retain premier league status when losing so much experiance.
Q2. Who is running the club on a daily basis you or the board.
Q3. You said judge me on my signings so what makes you think your signings who are below quality will make a rapid return to the premiership.
Q3. You said Hoilett would sign a new contract in November he has nt why come out with a statement like that if he had no intention of signing one.
Q4. How are you going to keep your squad together when the last question asked is about to leave.
Q5. Why do you keep putting your family through all the abuse you are getting from the fans from all sides of Ewood park.
Q6. Why will you not ask the owners for help like anyone would if they were struggling to do there job
Q7. Are you still part of the Kentaro group and are they still involved in BRFC.
Q8.What do you have to say about the fans who will not renew season tickets until you leave BRFC.
Q9. Do you and the Venkys think that the club do not need fans and how are you going to rebuild the bridges that you and the Venkys have demolished.
Q10. Why will you not resign.
See its easy no one on ssn,the tabloids,or let will ask the questions everyone in pubs clubs work are asking between themselves come media ask the questions because we need the answers now and if he can't answer them lets see him sqirm rtid
are you listening andy cryer
[quote][p][bold]dad-jon123[/bold] wrote: Why are the media shying away from asking some serious questions to Steve Kean like . Q1. You said we have lost players with over a thousand games of premiership experience why did you not go to the owners who you communicate with on a regular basis that no club can retain premier league status when losing so much experiance. Q2. Who is running the club on a daily basis you or the board. Q3. You said judge me on my signings so what makes you think your signings who are below quality will make a rapid return to the premiership. Q3. You said Hoilett would sign a new contract in November he has nt why come out with a statement like that if he had no intention of signing one. Q4. How are you going to keep your squad together when the last question asked is about to leave. Q5. Why do you keep putting your family through all the abuse you are getting from the fans from all sides of Ewood park. Q6. Why will you not ask the owners for help like anyone would if they were struggling to do there job Q7. Are you still part of the Kentaro group and are they still involved in BRFC. Q8.What do you have to say about the fans who will not renew season tickets until you leave BRFC. Q9. Do you and the Venkys think that the club do not need fans and how are you going to rebuild the bridges that you and the Venkys have demolished. Q10. Why will you not resign. See its easy no one on ssn,the tabloids,or let will ask the questions everyone in pubs clubs work are asking between themselves come media ask the questions because we need the answers now and if he can't answer them lets see him sqirm rtid[/p][/quote]are you listening andy cryer benal13

2:57pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

A Darener wrote:
100%rovers0%kean0%ve

nkys
wrote:
Venkys 1st interview......on TIMESNOW.TV
it was Rao

points made

Rao to timesnow
1. hunt sacked to cut cost
2. only some malicious fans are protesting
3. Media in uk have right to say whatever they want
4. we are not selling
5. obviously of the poor results fans are disappointed and back to point 2

http://www.timesnow.


tv/Venkys-deny-selli


ng-Blackburn/videosh


ow/4401844.cms
Point #2 Well that makes one hell of alot of malicious fans. At least 20,000+ must be some sort of record.
Just been to this site...well worth a listen....left a comment...A plea to the Indian people who use Venky's outlets in India to boycott them. If you all leave comments it may help. But then aain probably not.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%rovers0%kean0%ve nkys[/bold] wrote: Venkys 1st interview......on TIMESNOW.TV it was Rao points made Rao to timesnow 1. hunt sacked to cut cost 2. only some malicious fans are protesting 3. Media in uk have right to say whatever they want 4. we are not selling 5. obviously of the poor results fans are disappointed and back to point 2 http://www.timesnow. tv/Venkys-deny-selli ng-Blackburn/videosh ow/4401844.cms[/p][/quote]Point #2 Well that makes one hell of alot of malicious fans. At least 20,000+ must be some sort of record.[/p][/quote]Just been to this site...well worth a listen....left a comment...A plea to the Indian people who use Venky's outlets in India to boycott them. If you all leave comments it may help. But then aain probably not. A Darener

3:00pm Thu 10 May 12

craftandgraft says...

Why would anyone in a position to expose the truth not do so?

It makes no odds if they are involved at BRFC.....they'll get fired anyway.

SEM KENTARO have a hold on a lot of people in football and in the media. They are capable of corruption at the highest level and don't care what it takes to get what they want.

Geronimo Andyton took a Murderous Overlord to Man City.

As fans they can't touch us.....what are they going to do... bomb BLACKBURN ?

It's up to us to get rid of them.

www.brsit.co.uk

Arte et Labore
ps Blackburn Olympic were formed in 1873
Why would anyone in a position to expose the truth not do so? It makes no odds if they are involved at BRFC.....they'll get fired anyway. SEM KENTARO have a hold on a lot of people in football and in the media. They are capable of corruption at the highest level and don't care what it takes to get what they want. Geronimo Andyton took a Murderous Overlord to Man City. As fans they can't touch us.....what are they going to do... bomb BLACKBURN ? It's up to us to get rid of them. www.brsit.co.uk Arte et Labore ps Blackburn Olympic were formed in 1873 craftandgraft

3:06pm Thu 10 May 12

benal13 says...

jonjonweatherman wrote:
In all fairness to Paul Hunt it took courage to write a letter like that to his employers with their bullying record. He probably stayed because he genuinely thought he could rescue the Rovers from oblivion
HE SHOT HIMSELF IN THE FOOT BY FIRST ASKING FOR A PAY RISE END OF ;
[quote][p][bold]jonjonweatherman[/bold] wrote: In all fairness to Paul Hunt it took courage to write a letter like that to his employers with their bullying record. He probably stayed because he genuinely thought he could rescue the Rovers from oblivion[/p][/quote]HE SHOT HIMSELF IN THE FOOT BY FIRST ASKING FOR A PAY RISE END OF ; benal13

3:14pm Thu 10 May 12

noddymcleod says...

Hi carlmc. Your guesstimate is as good as mine. But why should Hunt leak the letter ? Unless he was looking to give Venkys an excuse to sack him and then he'd cop some compensation. The full letter doesn't really paint him in a good light - going behind the manager's back to ask for him to be sacked, asking for more cash and then as I and others ask, why did he stay on ? What has he been doing and saying to Venkys since January. Surely if he'd done anything decent since then, he'd have leaked that, too. Personally I've no time for these people who take a large salary, sit on their hands and then when the crunch comes, say "not me, guv" All at Rovers in senior positions are guilty of complicity with Venkys' ruining of Rovers. As a Deputy Chief Exec of any company you have certain legal and moral obligations when you see things going seriously wrong.
Hunt has no loyalty to Rovers, he's just a journeyman footie administrator.
Hi carlmc. Your guesstimate is as good as mine. But why should Hunt leak the letter ? Unless he was looking to give Venkys an excuse to sack him and then he'd cop some compensation. The full letter doesn't really paint him in a good light - going behind the manager's back to ask for him to be sacked, asking for more cash and then as I and others ask, why did he stay on ? What has he been doing and saying to Venkys since January. Surely if he'd done anything decent since then, he'd have leaked that, too. Personally I've no time for these people who take a large salary, sit on their hands and then when the crunch comes, say "not me, guv" All at Rovers in senior positions are guilty of complicity with Venkys' ruining of Rovers. As a Deputy Chief Exec of any company you have certain legal and moral obligations when you see things going seriously wrong. Hunt has no loyalty to Rovers, he's just a journeyman footie administrator. noddymcleod

3:21pm Thu 10 May 12

benal13 says...

adcr wrote:
I know we are all sick of hearing and seeing kean, but I am sorry, I need to know just one more thing and I am hoping the next time there is a press call at Ewood the LT press can Kean on what he means by his quote "exciting times ahead".

I mean what kind of plan has he hatched in his deluded tiny mind for us to regroup and start to rebuild. Are we going to buy players with monopoly money, are venky's going to insist on relegation being banned this season, is keano going to take us all into the fantasy place inside his head where everyone's dreams can come true, is kean planning on turning the table upside down and shouting look we really finished second, perhaps he will say forget about judging me after transfer windows have shut or at the end of the season; judge me in 10 years when we will be winning the champions league every season.

I just can’t let this go. If he had said dark times ahead; I would still hate the man, but at least I could understand this to be a true statement. Whereas now I have to get it into my head that good news means bad, and everything else he says is just ****. Venky’s don’t say anything, Kean talks rubbish, and if the backroom dares to say anything they get sacked. Brilliant .
LISTEN ITS EASY TO UNDERSTAND kean WATEVER HE SAYS HE MEANS THE OPPOSITE EITHER ITS A MEDICAL THING OR HES A LYING B#######
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: I know we are all sick of hearing and seeing kean, but I am sorry, I need to know just one more thing and I am hoping the next time there is a press call at Ewood the LT press can Kean on what he means by his quote "exciting times ahead". I mean what kind of plan has he hatched in his deluded tiny mind for us to regroup and start to rebuild. Are we going to buy players with monopoly money, are venky's going to insist on relegation being banned this season, is keano going to take us all into the fantasy place inside his head where everyone's dreams can come true, is kean planning on turning the table upside down and shouting look we really finished second, perhaps he will say forget about judging me after transfer windows have shut or at the end of the season; judge me in 10 years when we will be winning the champions league every season. I just can’t let this go. If he had said dark times ahead; I would still hate the man, but at least I could understand this to be a true statement. Whereas now I have to get it into my head that good news means bad, and everything else he says is just ****. Venky’s don’t say anything, Kean talks rubbish, and if the backroom dares to say anything they get sacked. Brilliant .[/p][/quote]LISTEN ITS EASY TO UNDERSTAND kean WATEVER HE SAYS HE MEANS THE OPPOSITE EITHER ITS A MEDICAL THING OR HES A LYING B####### benal13

3:31pm Thu 10 May 12

benal13 says...

VENKYS STATEMENT JUST OUT HUNT SACKED NOT FOR EMAIL BUT FOR COST CUTTING RELEGATION NO ONES FAULT JUST BEEN ON SKY NEWS
VENKYS STATEMENT JUST OUT HUNT SACKED NOT FOR EMAIL BUT FOR COST CUTTING RELEGATION NO ONES FAULT JUST BEEN ON SKY NEWS benal13

3:34pm Thu 10 May 12

benal13 says...

YOU COULDNT MAKE IT UP COULD YOU
YOU COULDNT MAKE IT UP COULD YOU benal13

3:38pm Thu 10 May 12

A Darener says...

benal13 wrote:
VENKYS STATEMENT JUST OUT HUNT SACKED NOT FOR EMAIL BUT FOR COST CUTTING RELEGATION NO ONES FAULT JUST BEEN ON SKY NEWS
More cost cutting to come. All players released. Kean trawling local pubs for players.
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: VENKYS STATEMENT JUST OUT HUNT SACKED NOT FOR EMAIL BUT FOR COST CUTTING RELEGATION NO ONES FAULT JUST BEEN ON SKY NEWS[/p][/quote]More cost cutting to come. All players released. Kean trawling local pubs for players. A Darener

3:49pm Thu 10 May 12

alfa111 says...

adcr wrote:
A Darener wrote:
adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!!
I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.
Sorry fella but i can go back 12 months ago on here now, fans with the same thoughts as you now, it didnt do anything to change the sh*t thats happening since, now over twelve months later these scum running BRFC couldn't give a ****, they have planned for over 12 months to sell are assets top players. Barclays bank warned them it would send a bad signal to the world market, even at a relative stable time last year the aim of venkys was to sell and now they have dumped Barclays bank for an indian bank, Barclay bank new what venkys real intentions were and that was along term plan to strip BRFC assets.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!![/p][/quote]I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.[/p][/quote]Sorry fella but i can go back 12 months ago on here now, fans with the same thoughts as you now, it didnt do anything to change the sh*t thats happening since, now over twelve months later these scum running BRFC couldn't give a ****, they have planned for over 12 months to sell are assets top players. Barclays bank warned them it would send a bad signal to the world market, even at a relative stable time last year the aim of venkys was to sell and now they have dumped Barclays bank for an indian bank, Barclay bank new what venkys real intentions were and that was along term plan to strip BRFC assets. alfa111

5:06pm Thu 10 May 12

ashman says...

OnePostThenTheOther wrote:
What we need is an "alternative Steve Kean" a bit like a tribute band that can offer an alternative press statement every time billy-bullsh does one parodying everything that he says with outlandish (i.e. only slightly more ridiculous) statements.
Good idea...this alternative person could hold up a card translating what kean should be saying as opposed to what crap is coming out of his mouth.
[quote][p][bold]OnePostThenTheOther[/bold] wrote: What we need is an "alternative Steve Kean" a bit like a tribute band that can offer an alternative press statement every time billy-bullsh does one parodying everything that he says with outlandish (i.e. only slightly more ridiculous) statements.[/p][/quote]Good idea...this alternative person could hold up a card translating what kean should be saying as opposed to what crap is coming out of his mouth. ashman

5:50pm Thu 10 May 12

Dan11 says...

Nero Wolfe wrote:
It's like living in a third world military dictatorship. The citizens are fed on a diet of propaganda which may not bear any relation to the truth. Yesterday Kean told us that these are exciting times for the club. I can think of many words but exciting isn't one of them.
The Indians believe in a autocratic management style. However the great problem here is that they forgot the number one rule a business dependent on customers needs to follow, the customer is always right.
-
The fans are the customers, and as Mr Hunt said they are leaving at an alarming rate. The Venkys attitude is to treat the fans like their factory workers, expendable dirt. They wonder why we are all against them, and leaving in droves?
[quote][p][bold]Nero Wolfe[/bold] wrote: It's like living in a third world military dictatorship. The citizens are fed on a diet of propaganda which may not bear any relation to the truth. Yesterday Kean told us that these are exciting times for the club. I can think of many words but exciting isn't one of them.[/p][/quote]The Indians believe in a autocratic management style. However the great problem here is that they forgot the number one rule a business dependent on customers needs to follow, the customer is always right. - The fans are the customers, and as Mr Hunt said they are leaving at an alarming rate. The Venkys attitude is to treat the fans like their factory workers, expendable dirt. They wonder why we are all against them, and leaving in droves? Dan11

7:12pm Thu 10 May 12

Plasticbertrand says...

It smells like chicken sh*t to me, but then anything that comes from Venkys usually does.
It smells like chicken sh*t to me, but then anything that comes from Venkys usually does. Plasticbertrand

7:25pm Thu 10 May 12

bring back the good old days says...

Shear_Brilliance wrote:
Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us.

isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man?

Jerome Anderson

Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares?

Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did?

Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base?

Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises?

Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers?
Hence the call for the Prem Lg to look into Venkys 'activities'.

But they won't as it is probably too embarrassing for them and in any case we don't register on their radar as a important club.
[quote][p][bold]Shear_Brilliance[/bold] wrote: Ali Syed did to Racing Santander exactly what Venky's are doing to us. isn't it funny how they where both advised by the man? Jerome Anderson Isn't it funny that Ali Syed said they where supposed to buy the club with equal shares? Isn't it funny that Ali Syed disappeared just like Venky's did? Isn't it funny that the clubs are almost identical in terms of wealth, size of town and fan base? Isn't it funny they made almost the exact same promises? Isn't it funny they both immediately sacked proven managers?[/p][/quote]Hence the call for the Prem Lg to look into Venkys 'activities'. But they won't as it is probably too embarrassing for them and in any case we don't register on their radar as a important club. bring back the good old days

7:31pm Thu 10 May 12

bring back the good old days says...

Final word wrote:
We need to put pressure on as many people/organisations as possible to investigate what is really happening at this club and who is pulling the strings. Thats the only way we will get shut of them, there is something out there we just have to find it.

We need more help from the national media, the incentive for you to investigate is there is a big story for you at the end of it!

Never give up on BRFC, we will get our club back!

! This message was sent with high importance
There is a method where with I think its 100,000 signatures you can force a reading in the house (parliament) to get them to consider a proposal from the common man.

I have no idea whether something of this nature could be 'urged' i.e. the thorough investigation, but I would think that with a nationwide appeal we could easily acquire those figs. I reckon just in the NW alone.
If anyone has any idea on how to register this could you advertise it on here.
[quote][p][bold]Final word[/bold] wrote: We need to put pressure on as many people/organisations as possible to investigate what is really happening at this club and who is pulling the strings. Thats the only way we will get shut of them, there is something out there we just have to find it. We need more help from the national media, the incentive for you to investigate is there is a big story for you at the end of it! Never give up on BRFC, we will get our club back! ! This message was sent with high importance[/p][/quote]There is a method where with I think its 100,000 signatures you can force a reading in the house (parliament) to get them to consider a proposal from the common man. I have no idea whether something of this nature could be 'urged' i.e. the thorough investigation, but I would think that with a nationwide appeal we could easily acquire those figs. I reckon just in the NW alone. If anyone has any idea on how to register this could you advertise it on here. bring back the good old days

7:32pm Thu 10 May 12

anna_brfc says...

I agree that not renewing season tickets and striking against the club is an excellent economical strike towards venky's, however I also think that by doing that Venky's will go on to sell remaining players, players will leave as they a) will be playing for a championship side now not a premiership side, and b) will not be playing in front of a crowd which will then lead them to leave the club. I feel that we need to come up with another way of striking against venky's, because if we stop going to games we'll just lose the players and end up having to play Myles Anderson who was signed by his father one of the main contributing factors that lead to the mess we are currently in. There are possibilities but god knows how they would work. It would be amazing if each fan could buy a share of blackburn rovers and eventually takeover venkys by outbuying all their shares, which would allow the fans to control our club and hire the right people for the job. Would be an extremely unlikely and probably impossible process, but a miserable Blackburn Rovers fan can dream.
I agree that not renewing season tickets and striking against the club is an excellent economical strike towards venky's, however I also think that by doing that Venky's will go on to sell remaining players, players will leave as they a) will be playing for a championship side now not a premiership side, and b) will not be playing in front of a crowd which will then lead them to leave the club. I feel that we need to come up with another way of striking against venky's, because if we stop going to games we'll just lose the players and end up having to play Myles Anderson who was signed by his father one of the main contributing factors that lead to the mess we are currently in. There are possibilities but god knows how they would work. It would be amazing if each fan could buy a share of blackburn rovers and eventually takeover venkys by outbuying all their shares, which would allow the fans to control our club and hire the right people for the job. Would be an extremely unlikely and probably impossible process, but a miserable Blackburn Rovers fan can dream. anna_brfc

7:37pm Thu 10 May 12

bring back the good old days says...

beardy1967 wrote:
deluded as keanochio
it was like listening to a bt customer service rep

anyone getting season ticket for rovers in current circumstances are also deluded
I would love to know how many of the 1200 have now cancelled their DD in FINALLY realising what reckless clowns they are buying into
[quote][p][bold]beardy1967[/bold] wrote: deluded as keanochio it was like listening to a bt customer service rep anyone getting season ticket for rovers in current circumstances are also deluded[/p][/quote]I would love to know how many of the 1200 have now cancelled their DD in FINALLY realising what reckless clowns they are buying into bring back the good old days

7:42pm Thu 10 May 12

ste.g says...

07761879107 keans number
check out elhadji sioux diouf tweets.
he said he hates kean to and gave this number
07761879107 keans number check out elhadji sioux diouf tweets. he said he hates kean to and gave this number ste.g

7:45pm Thu 10 May 12

bring back the good old days says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
i know that hunt has gone now so, one assumes that the terms of his severance have been agreed (or are being agreed with hunt's lawyer).
.
can i plead with hunt and his team that they do not sign a non-disclosure agreement.
.
too many people have left the club and not whipsered (publicly) a word. John and Simon Williams, Sam Allardyce, Tom Finn, John Jensen, Finance Director and loads of players. All of these either have
1) something to hide
or
2) agreed contractually and financially to keep their own counsel
.
The only one that has come close is Keith Andrews and he has said enough.
.
its time that stuff started to seep out.
.
the only two details that have emerged are the tow e.mails.
.
i find it impossible to believe that hunt leaked the letter - unless he was trying to engineer an exit in order to keep his house (read the e.mail). i am pretty sure where the leak came from, but will refrain from saying in the hope that they have enough other stuff to keep it coming.
Agreed, He has IMO engineered his way out as he has had enough.

As for Keith Andrews, if i had been one who had barracked him, I would now be feeling pretty ashamed of myself. He, having no reason to, applauded the supporters.

I am just hoping that the rumour of Sally speaking out comes to fruition.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: i know that hunt has gone now so, one assumes that the terms of his severance have been agreed (or are being agreed with hunt's lawyer). . can i plead with hunt and his team that they do not sign a non-disclosure agreement. . too many people have left the club and not whipsered (publicly) a word. John and Simon Williams, Sam Allardyce, Tom Finn, John Jensen, Finance Director and loads of players. All of these either have 1) something to hide or 2) agreed contractually and financially to keep their own counsel . The only one that has come close is Keith Andrews and he has said enough. . its time that stuff started to seep out. . the only two details that have emerged are the tow e.mails. . i find it impossible to believe that hunt leaked the letter - unless he was trying to engineer an exit in order to keep his house (read the e.mail). i am pretty sure where the leak came from, but will refrain from saying in the hope that they have enough other stuff to keep it coming.[/p][/quote]Agreed, He has IMO engineered his way out as he has had enough. As for Keith Andrews, if i had been one who had barracked him, I would now be feeling pretty ashamed of myself. He, having no reason to, applauded the supporters. I am just hoping that the rumour of Sally speaking out comes to fruition. bring back the good old days

7:52pm Thu 10 May 12

bring back the good old days says...

adcr wrote:
A Darener wrote:
adcr wrote:
bluerob wrote:
The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET
I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.
The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)
The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!!
I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.
In what way have we damaged their brand?

No one who deals with them knows or gives two hoots for BRFC.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: The only positive that has come out of this sorry mess is that the fans are united together as one voice again, this is our only chance to get the message over PLEASE DONT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKET I know its a hard decision for all true fans, but it is our duty to have a say in the future of our club and this is the ONLY way we can voice our opinion.[/p][/quote]The problem with not renewing is when we get crowds of say 8,000-10,000; Burnley fans will forever be giving it "see your smaller than us" and the national media will have further reason to have ago at us. This in turn will also have long lasting implications because our reputation will be damaged, but more importantly alot of the fans will never return to Ewood - EVEN when the venky's are long gone. I still feel a better ploy is to keep going and show the team and town your loyalty and at the same time keep trying to damage the venkys brand (e.g. the chicken on the pitch brought us some worldwide attention)[/p][/quote]The Venky's are NOT interested in BRFC only how much money they can get from us. DO NOT GIVE THEM ONE PENNY MORE!!![/p][/quote]I fully understand people not wanting to go anymore, I don’t fancy going either. But all we are doing is quickening our downfall. The venky’s will see the shortfall in revenue and decide to sell more players to balance the books. This in turn will make us tumble down the leagues even quicker! Venky’s will only go when we have caused them as much grief as they can take. If they won’t sell when they have lost the sky money, do you think they will be too bothered by some fans not renewing their season tickets. The quickest and safest way for Blackburn Rovers to get rid of them is to keep on doing damage to their brand and keep giving them grief. All that said I too am starting to doubt my desire to still be a Rovers fan – I have had enough of always being depressed and angry every weekend and may not be able to tolerate going for much longer.[/p][/quote]In what way have we damaged their brand? No one who deals with them knows or gives two hoots for BRFC. bring back the good old days

7:58pm Thu 10 May 12

bring back the good old days says...

anna_brfc wrote:
I agree that not renewing season tickets and striking against the club is an excellent economical strike towards venky's, however I also think that by doing that Venky's will go on to sell remaining players, players will leave as they a) will be playing for a championship side now not a premiership side, and b) will not be playing in front of a crowd which will then lead them to leave the club. I feel that we need to come up with another way of striking against venky's, because if we stop going to games we'll just lose the players and end up having to play Myles Anderson who was signed by his father one of the main contributing factors that lead to the mess we are currently in. There are possibilities but god knows how they would work. It would be amazing if each fan could buy a share of blackburn rovers and eventually takeover venkys by outbuying all their shares, which would allow the fans to control our club and hire the right people for the job. Would be an extremely unlikely and probably impossible process, but a miserable Blackburn Rovers fan can dream.
Anna its already in place with BRIST.
As for buying them out;
Firstly they have to agree to sell.
Secondly, are they really likely to gift wrap it back to us?
Thirdly, Even the 'leaders' of the BRIST admit that Venkys expectations of the value will put us in a cannot afford it situation.
We really need some 'big hitters' (financially) to put up the bulk of the 'readies'.
[quote][p][bold]anna_brfc[/bold] wrote: I agree that not renewing season tickets and striking against the club is an excellent economical strike towards venky's, however I also think that by doing that Venky's will go on to sell remaining players, players will leave as they a) will be playing for a championship side now not a premiership side, and b) will not be playing in front of a crowd which will then lead them to leave the club. I feel that we need to come up with another way of striking against venky's, because if we stop going to games we'll just lose the players and end up having to play Myles Anderson who was signed by his father one of the main contributing factors that lead to the mess we are currently in. There are possibilities but god knows how they would work. It would be amazing if each fan could buy a share of blackburn rovers and eventually takeover venkys by outbuying all their shares, which would allow the fans to control our club and hire the right people for the job. Would be an extremely unlikely and probably impossible process, but a miserable Blackburn Rovers fan can dream.[/p][/quote]Anna its already in place with BRIST. As for buying them out; Firstly they have to agree to sell. Secondly, are they really likely to gift wrap it back to us? Thirdly, Even the 'leaders' of the BRIST admit that Venkys expectations of the value will put us in a cannot afford it situation. We really need some 'big hitters' (financially) to put up the bulk of the 'readies'. bring back the good old days

9:13pm Thu 10 May 12

40 years + says...

Hunt leaving is the second senior management figure who has left after a leaked letter. Remember the previous one when John Williams and Tom Finn's letter was leaked and Simon Williams left immediately afterwards
Hunt leaving is the second senior management figure who has left after a leaked letter. Remember the previous one when John Williams and Tom Finn's letter was leaked and Simon Williams left immediately afterwards 40 years +

9:54pm Thu 10 May 12

Melanie :-) says...

Visit this web site.

http://ewoodpark.jim

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Introduction:
There have been unacceptable levels of abuse aimed at Blackburn Rovers supporters from the national media, footballers, football managers and football fans throughout the country since the protest's against Steve Kean, The Venky's and Jerome Anderson began.

I hope that the information on this page will go some way towards redressing that.

I am totally biased.
There is nothing impartial in anything I write about Blackburn Rovers, the Protest Movement or Steve Kean, Jerome Anderson and The Venky's.
I support the actions of the various protest groups 100%.
I support the actions of any spontanious organic protests as and when they arise 100%.
I support Blackburn Rovers Football Club 100%.
0% Steve Kean.
0% Jerome Anderson.
0% Venky's.

There has been too much disrespect shown, particularly in the corporate media towards the protestors, their aims and their objectives. Therefore, it is left to alternative media sources such as this to provide some perspective.

However, in some cases I have relied upon corporate media sources for some information as there have been honourable individual exceptions - but that does not alter the fact that the corporate media as an institution has in most cases treated the protesters with disdain.

It is an obvious though seldom acknowledged reality that Steve Kean had nine months as manager of Blackburn Rovers before a single protest began.

So, why did the protest movement begin?

This is an important question, to understand the protest movement we must first understand the context within which it arose.

Blackburn Rovers were once regarded as one of the most efficiently and well administered football clubs in English football. A model football club, a model to emulate and imitate - and many did try to "do a Blackburn" - but failed.

Above all, Blackburn Rovers represented something of an anomaly, regarded as a huge football club - in a small town; perhaps the only football club in world football to be thought of as such - a beacon of hope to 'under dogs' everywhere, yet resented at the same time: A well respected club within the game but despised by neutral fans jealous of the clubs stature and historical significance and disliked in the corporate media based largely in London, resentful of a small northern town football club's plucky resilience.

This is to be expected. England resents success. BRFC and its supporters have long been despised for winning The Premier League in 1995.

Four months before he died in 2001, Jack Walker gave an interview to reassure Blackburn Rovers supporters that he had made provision for the club. "A number of years ago I put in place a family trust structure to own my various business interests, including Blackburn Rovers," he explained. "This structure ensures continuity of management and provides the necessary financial support for all my businesses for the foreseeable future. I have made known my wishes to my colleagues, whom I am confident will carry forward the policies necessary to promote and enlarge all my business interests."

The trust, which was registered in Jersey, was run by a board of trustees. They rarely spoke publicly, but when Jack Walker died the trust chairman, the Jersey solicitor Paul Egerton-Vernon, did make a statement: "The club is provided for the foreseeable future."

The terms of the instructions Jack Walker left the trustees were never disclosed, but Egerton-Vernon explained that Rovers would be subsidised by other assets in the Walker portfolio, which included property and the Jersey-based airline, Flybe. "There seems to be a misunderstanding that there is an ever-shrinking pot of money available," he said. "That is not the case. There are other businesses apart from the club which generate profits which are available."

From 2002 the Walker Family Trust donated £3million a year to the club, helping to give it a competitive edge over similar sized clubs.

In 2005, with the £3m that was loaned interest-free to the club, the Walker investment in Blackburn Rovers had reached £97million.

Then, finally, the trustees decided they had spent enough.

Jack Walker had charged them with growing his businesses financially and, although they did not explain their decision, it is assumed they viewed the club as a drain. The family, although the beneficiaries of their father's estate, were not understood to have had any formal involvement in its administration.

And so in the summer of 2005 the trustees of the Jack Walker Settlement decided to sell the club, and appointed the bank Rothschild, which previously handled the disastrous sale of Liverpool to Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to find the right buyer for Rovers. Chris Ronnie, the chief executive of retailer JJB Sports, had publicly declared his interest and was said by informed sources to be ahead of any other parties that were looking at the club.

In 2006, Blackburn Rovers announced that Walker's trustees had converted £14m of loans into shares, then in January 2007 they converted a further £80m into shares.

In 2007 the Walker Family Trust stop funding the club.

It was a little-noticed paragraph in the club's accounts, published in January 2008, which announced that the trustees had stopped funding the club back in 2007.

The news was phrased somewhat obliquely by John Williams, the chairman, generally admired as a shrewd guiding force. He insisted the decision was not irreversible. "Given the new TV deal, the trustees see no immediate requirement to invest further (having donated £3m a year since 2002)," he wrote. "In a climate of emerging markets overseas, buoyant domestic TV revenues and rarity value leading to capital growth, they are in no hurry to sell. Focus is on finding a suitable investor to take the club forward beyond the Jack Walker dynasty."

John Williams hoped the search for a new owner would bring in a football enthusiast, prepared to take a bet on a club with potential, rather than a merchant bringing debt or eyeing a quick profit.

Enter the Venky's, SEM, Kentaro, Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean.

When the Venky's bought Blackburn Rovers in 2011, it was not a football club in free-fall, it was not a football club that was in decline; it was a progressive and steady football club skillfully guided by John Williams and his team.

After the Venky's takeover:

2010-2011 Season: Sam Allardyce sacked 13 Dec 2010

2010-2011 Season: Steve Kean appointed manager till the end of the season 22 Dec 2010

2010-2011 Season: Letter written by senior figures at Blackburn Rovers to the club’s co-owner expressing concerns at the way the club was being run. 4 Jan 2011

2010-2011 Season: With poor results and the threat of relegation, Kean handed 3 year contract. 20 Jan 2011

2010-2011 Season: Chairman John Williams resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 14 years. Feb 2011

2010-2011 Season: Managing Director Tom Finn resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 15 years. May 2011

2010-2011 Season: Blackburn Survive in the Premier League on the final day of the season. 22 May 2011

During pre season: Manchester United confirmed that they had reached an agreement to sign promising Rovers starlet Phil Jones on a five-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee, which was believed to be at least £16.5m. This was a huge blow the team and the fans; Phil Jones was a local Lancashire lad, Rovers fan and an integral part of the team and a product of Jack Walkers legacy - The Blackburn Rovers Youth Academy. 13 Jun 2011

During pre season: Myles Anderson the son of Jerome Anderson (SEM/Kentaro), signs for Blackburn Rovers, no appearance to date.

2011-2012 Season: Steve Kean banned for drink driving blaming Rovers fans for lacing his drink. 15 Aug 2011

2011-2012 Season: Blackburn Rovers suffered their worst start to a league campaign in 60 years after 1-0 loss to Everton; Kean reveals in interview with the Lancashire Telegraph that he is untroubled by Blackburn Rovers' start to the season. 27 Aug 2011

2011-2012 Season: Fans Stage first Protest. 17 Sep 2011

All this in the context of what had hitherto been a well run football club with excellent lines of open communication with its fans and which was a symbol of pride to the community it represented; something of an oddity in today’s multiplatinum sophisticated world of corporate finance and obscene footballers wages and agent fees.

Some Rovers fans felt that the Venky's clearly knew how to run a business, having built up their own poultry and pharmaceutical empire in India and having passed the Premier League's due diligence test; it was also felt that the Walkers Family Trust would have administered their own due diligence on the Venky's and would not have sold the club to quick profit merchants, risking Jack Walkers legacy.

Opinions of the departure of Phil Jones were mixed but the general consensus was that the promising young player could at least have given Rovers one more season but would eventually have left no matter who was in charge and had at least moved to the biggest football club in the world.

At the same time it was felt by many that Jones' departure was the true end of the Walker Era, it was the final poke in the eye to Jack Walkers legacy; the feeling being that Rovers had now become nothing more than a finishing school for Manchester United. Meanwhile, the national media where completely ignorant of who Phil Jones actually was and what his symbolic and footballing importance to the club and its fans represented.

By now it was becoming increasingly clear that the club was entering a new era - but at least Rovers were playing a better brand of football. The Venky's also kept season ticket prices down, renamed the famous Blackburn End in honour of a club legend - Ronnie Clayton - and had donated the historic and famous Rovers shirt to a worthy charity - The Princes Trust - when it would have been much easier to drop their own brand name on top of the famous Blue 'n' white halves.

And so some Rovers fans were still prepared to give the Venky's a chance to prove themselves, believing that if guilty of anything, they had perhaps been naive: linking the club with footballing superstars was only going to result in mockery - that was not their fault - but that is football snobbery and the culture of the English. The London media does not react so snootily when small mediocre southern clubs like Portsmouth and Fulham are linked with Maradonna but they do when Blackburn Rovers are, because to them, Blackburn is a dirty northern slum town; cloth caps, whippets and cobbled streets.

However naive the Venky's were, it was felt that they needed to improve their PR by attended home games and speaking to the fans on BBC Radio Lancashire or through the Lancashire Telegraph about their vision for the club; even an open fans forum at Ewood Park was mooted - but despite repeated pleas from the fans for communication - silence.

The Venky's completely shunned the Rovers faithful, displaying that peculiarly Indian form of arrogance, hubris - completely ignoring the fans - whom they are there to serve.

It was also becoming increasingly clear that the Venky's felt that they could run the football club from India; summoning Steve Kean, a first time manager with no experience in the role, let alone at one of the most historic clubs in the game, competing in what is considered by many to be the best football league in the world to monthly meetings on the sub continent. Steve Kean was summoned to Pune, India, once a month to discuss progress with the Venky's. This was the only guidance Kean had and many fans felt some sympathy.

Initially, however, the focus of unrest on the slopes of Ewood Park were directed mainly at Steve Kean. After all, he buys the players, sells players, picks the team, chooses the tactics and substitutions and is the main interface between the club, the media and the fans.

It is against this backdrop that the protest movement was born.

For the majority of the fans the 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 - now in new hands - have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim.

The protestors have also beendemonised by Jerome Anderson on SKY Sports, Steve Kean and a significant minority of fellow Rovers supporters opposed to the protests; for their efforts, the Protestors have been blamed for the teams poor performances and bad results and labeled "disgusting", a "mob", "the worst fans in the country", and as Kevin Gallacher the former Rovers favourite, to his eternal shame wrote in The Telegraph, "an embarrassment".

The protestors have not only had to endure much ongoing ridicule from their loyal opposites in the national media - but damning criticisms from fans of other clubs around the country - writing and phoning national radio stations, quivering and palpitating with sanctimonious indignation, wagging their fingers, cluck-cluck clucking and tut-tuting at the "horrendous" behaviour of the Blackburn Rovers fans.

There has also been no shortage of pundits, journalists, footballers, ex-footballers, football managers and ex-football mangers queing up to robustly defend Steve Kean and smear the Blackburn Rovers supporters.

One can to some extent understand some of the criticisms from football fans of other clubs, after all, they have been subject to intense media brainwashing as the corporate clique's and their cronies have banded together against the protesting Rovers fans.

And that is the point. These protesting fans represent the 'little man', working-class people desperately trying to cling onto and protect the heritage of a footballing institution that was born in their town during footballs formative years.

This is David and Goliath stuff, the mega money men of SEM, Kentaro, The Venky's, SKY SPORTS, mediocre multi millionaire footballers and parasitic pundits on triple figure salaries who do not pay to watch Premier League football; the most expensive football matches in Europe and footballers who can earn more in one week than many do in 15 years and more in one month than many do in a life time.

To blame the fans of Blackburn Rovers for the plight of the football club is despicable.

It is against this backdrop that the protests continue.
Visit this web site. http://ewoodpark.jim do.com Introduction: There have been unacceptable levels of abuse aimed at Blackburn Rovers supporters from the national media, footballers, football managers and football fans throughout the country since the protest's against Steve Kean, The Venky's and Jerome Anderson began. I hope that the information on this page will go some way towards redressing that. I am totally biased. There is nothing impartial in anything I write about Blackburn Rovers, the Protest Movement or Steve Kean, Jerome Anderson and The Venky's. I support the actions of the various protest groups 100%. I support the actions of any spontanious organic protests as and when they arise 100%. I support Blackburn Rovers Football Club 100%. 0% Steve Kean. 0% Jerome Anderson. 0% Venky's. There has been too much disrespect shown, particularly in the corporate media towards the protestors, their aims and their objectives. Therefore, it is left to alternative media sources such as this to provide some perspective. However, in some cases I have relied upon corporate media sources for some information as there have been honourable individual exceptions - but that does not alter the fact that the corporate media as an institution has in most cases treated the protesters with disdain. It is an obvious though seldom acknowledged reality that Steve Kean had nine months as manager of Blackburn Rovers before a single protest began. So, why did the protest movement begin? This is an important question, to understand the protest movement we must first understand the context within which it arose. Blackburn Rovers were once regarded as one of the most efficiently and well administered football clubs in English football. A model football club, a model to emulate and imitate - and many did try to "do a Blackburn" - but failed. Above all, Blackburn Rovers represented something of an anomaly, regarded as a huge football club - in a small town; perhaps the only football club in world football to be thought of as such - a beacon of hope to 'under dogs' everywhere, yet resented at the same time: A well respected club within the game but despised by neutral fans jealous of the clubs stature and historical significance and disliked in the corporate media based largely in London, resentful of a small northern town football club's plucky resilience. This is to be expected. England resents success. BRFC and its supporters have long been despised for winning The Premier League in 1995. Four months before he died in 2001, Jack Walker gave an interview to reassure Blackburn Rovers supporters that he had made provision for the club. "A number of years ago I put in place a family trust structure to own my various business interests, including Blackburn Rovers," he explained. "This structure ensures continuity of management and provides the necessary financial support for all my businesses for the foreseeable future. I have made known my wishes to my colleagues, whom I am confident will carry forward the policies necessary to promote and enlarge all my business interests." The trust, which was registered in Jersey, was run by a board of trustees. They rarely spoke publicly, but when Jack Walker died the trust chairman, the Jersey solicitor Paul Egerton-Vernon, did make a statement: "The club is provided for the foreseeable future." The terms of the instructions Jack Walker left the trustees were never disclosed, but Egerton-Vernon explained that Rovers would be subsidised by other assets in the Walker portfolio, which included property and the Jersey-based airline, Flybe. "There seems to be a misunderstanding that there is an ever-shrinking pot of money available," he said. "That is not the case. There are other businesses apart from the club which generate profits which are available." From 2002 the Walker Family Trust donated £3million a year to the club, helping to give it a competitive edge over similar sized clubs. In 2005, with the £3m that was loaned interest-free to the club, the Walker investment in Blackburn Rovers had reached £97million. Then, finally, the trustees decided they had spent enough. Jack Walker had charged them with growing his businesses financially and, although they did not explain their decision, it is assumed they viewed the club as a drain. The family, although the beneficiaries of their father's estate, were not understood to have had any formal involvement in its administration. And so in the summer of 2005 the trustees of the Jack Walker Settlement decided to sell the club, and appointed the bank Rothschild, which previously handled the disastrous sale of Liverpool to Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to find the right buyer for Rovers. Chris Ronnie, the chief executive of retailer JJB Sports, had publicly declared his interest and was said by informed sources to be ahead of any other parties that were looking at the club. In 2006, Blackburn Rovers announced that Walker's trustees had converted £14m of loans into shares, then in January 2007 they converted a further £80m into shares. In 2007 the Walker Family Trust stop funding the club. It was a little-noticed paragraph in the club's accounts, published in January 2008, which announced that the trustees had stopped funding the club back in 2007. The news was phrased somewhat obliquely by John Williams, the chairman, generally admired as a shrewd guiding force. He insisted the decision was not irreversible. "Given the new TV deal, the trustees see no immediate requirement to invest further (having donated £3m a year since 2002)," he wrote. "In a climate of emerging markets overseas, buoyant domestic TV revenues and rarity value leading to capital growth, they are in no hurry to sell. Focus is on finding a suitable investor to take the club forward beyond the Jack Walker dynasty." John Williams hoped the search for a new owner would bring in a football enthusiast, prepared to take a bet on a club with potential, rather than a merchant bringing debt or eyeing a quick profit. Enter the Venky's, SEM, Kentaro, Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean. When the Venky's bought Blackburn Rovers in 2011, it was not a football club in free-fall, it was not a football club that was in decline; it was a progressive and steady football club skillfully guided by John Williams and his team. After the Venky's takeover: 2010-2011 Season: Sam Allardyce sacked 13 Dec 2010 2010-2011 Season: Steve Kean appointed manager till the end of the season 22 Dec 2010 2010-2011 Season: Letter written by senior figures at Blackburn Rovers to the club’s co-owner expressing concerns at the way the club was being run. 4 Jan 2011 2010-2011 Season: With poor results and the threat of relegation, Kean handed 3 year contract. 20 Jan 2011 2010-2011 Season: Chairman John Williams resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 14 years. Feb 2011 2010-2011 Season: Managing Director Tom Finn resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 15 years. May 2011 2010-2011 Season: Blackburn Survive in the Premier League on the final day of the season. 22 May 2011 During pre season: Manchester United confirmed that they had reached an agreement to sign promising Rovers starlet Phil Jones on a five-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee, which was believed to be at least £16.5m. This was a huge blow the team and the fans; Phil Jones was a local Lancashire lad, Rovers fan and an integral part of the team and a product of Jack Walkers legacy - The Blackburn Rovers Youth Academy. 13 Jun 2011 During pre season: Myles Anderson the son of Jerome Anderson (SEM/Kentaro), signs for Blackburn Rovers, no appearance to date. 2011-2012 Season: Steve Kean banned for drink driving blaming Rovers fans for lacing his drink. 15 Aug 2011 2011-2012 Season: Blackburn Rovers suffered their worst start to a league campaign in 60 years after 1-0 loss to Everton; Kean reveals in interview with the Lancashire Telegraph that he is untroubled by Blackburn Rovers' start to the season. 27 Aug 2011 2011-2012 Season: Fans Stage first Protest. 17 Sep 2011 All this in the context of what had hitherto been a well run football club with excellent lines of open communication with its fans and which was a symbol of pride to the community it represented; something of an oddity in today’s multiplatinum sophisticated world of corporate finance and obscene footballers wages and agent fees. Some Rovers fans felt that the Venky's clearly knew how to run a business, having built up their own poultry and pharmaceutical empire in India and having passed the Premier League's due diligence test; it was also felt that the Walkers Family Trust would have administered their own due diligence on the Venky's and would not have sold the club to quick profit merchants, risking Jack Walkers legacy. Opinions of the departure of Phil Jones were mixed but the general consensus was that the promising young player could at least have given Rovers one more season but would eventually have left no matter who was in charge and had at least moved to the biggest football club in the world. At the same time it was felt by many that Jones' departure was the true end of the Walker Era, it was the final poke in the eye to Jack Walkers legacy; the feeling being that Rovers had now become nothing more than a finishing school for Manchester United. Meanwhile, the national media where completely ignorant of who Phil Jones actually was and what his symbolic and footballing importance to the club and its fans represented. By now it was becoming increasingly clear that the club was entering a new era - but at least Rovers were playing a better brand of football. The Venky's also kept season ticket prices down, renamed the famous Blackburn End in honour of a club legend - Ronnie Clayton - and had donated the historic and famous Rovers shirt to a worthy charity - The Princes Trust - when it would have been much easier to drop their own brand name on top of the famous Blue 'n' white halves. And so some Rovers fans were still prepared to give the Venky's a chance to prove themselves, believing that if guilty of anything, they had perhaps been naive: linking the club with footballing superstars was only going to result in mockery - that was not their fault - but that is football snobbery and the culture of the English. The London media does not react so snootily when small mediocre southern clubs like Portsmouth and Fulham are linked with Maradonna but they do when Blackburn Rovers are, because to them, Blackburn is a dirty northern slum town; cloth caps, whippets and cobbled streets. However naive the Venky's were, it was felt that they needed to improve their PR by attended home games and speaking to the fans on BBC Radio Lancashire or through the Lancashire Telegraph about their vision for the club; even an open fans forum at Ewood Park was mooted - but despite repeated pleas from the fans for communication - silence. The Venky's completely shunned the Rovers faithful, displaying that peculiarly Indian form of arrogance, hubris - completely ignoring the fans - whom they are there to serve. It was also becoming increasingly clear that the Venky's felt that they could run the football club from India; summoning Steve Kean, a first time manager with no experience in the role, let alone at one of the most historic clubs in the game, competing in what is considered by many to be the best football league in the world to monthly meetings on the sub continent. Steve Kean was summoned to Pune, India, once a month to discuss progress with the Venky's. This was the only guidance Kean had and many fans felt some sympathy. Initially, however, the focus of unrest on the slopes of Ewood Park were directed mainly at Steve Kean. After all, he buys the players, sells players, picks the team, chooses the tactics and substitutions and is the main interface between the club, the media and the fans. It is against this backdrop that the protest movement was born. For the majority of the fans the 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 - now in new hands - have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. The protestors have also beendemonised by Jerome Anderson on SKY Sports, Steve Kean and a significant minority of fellow Rovers supporters opposed to the protests; for their efforts, the Protestors have been blamed for the teams poor performances and bad results and labeled "disgusting", a "mob", "the worst fans in the country", and as Kevin Gallacher the former Rovers favourite, to his eternal shame wrote in The Telegraph, "an embarrassment". The protestors have not only had to endure much ongoing ridicule from their loyal opposites in the national media - but damning criticisms from fans of other clubs around the country - writing and phoning national radio stations, quivering and palpitating with sanctimonious indignation, wagging their fingers, cluck-cluck clucking and tut-tuting at the "horrendous" behaviour of the Blackburn Rovers fans. There has also been no shortage of pundits, journalists, footballers, ex-footballers, football managers and ex-football mangers queing up to robustly defend Steve Kean and smear the Blackburn Rovers supporters. One can to some extent understand some of the criticisms from football fans of other clubs, after all, they have been subject to intense media brainwashing as the corporate clique's and their cronies have banded together against the protesting Rovers fans. And that is the point. These protesting fans represent the 'little man', working-class people desperately trying to cling onto and protect the heritage of a footballing institution that was born in their town during footballs formative years. This is David and Goliath stuff, the mega money men of SEM, Kentaro, The Venky's, SKY SPORTS, mediocre multi millionaire footballers and parasitic pundits on triple figure salaries who do not pay to watch Premier League football; the most expensive football matches in Europe and footballers who can earn more in one week than many do in 15 years and more in one month than many do in a life time. To blame the fans of Blackburn Rovers for the plight of the football club is despicable. It is against this backdrop that the protests continue. Melanie :-)

10:07pm Thu 10 May 12

reiko082 says...

Respect to Paul Hunt for risking his job to save our football club.
Respect to Paul Hunt for risking his job to save our football club. reiko082

10:57pm Thu 10 May 12

Dchampy says...

What about writing to the Prince of Wales - surely he cant be happy that the Prince's Trust "brand" is unfortunately being damaged by its association with BRFC due to Venky's ineptitude?
What about writing to the Prince of Wales - surely he cant be happy that the Prince's Trust "brand" is unfortunately being damaged by its association with BRFC due to Venky's ineptitude? Dchampy

11:21pm Thu 10 May 12

glm1970 says...

We should boycott and support local teams such as Darwen, Accrington and Chorley. Our money would be more valuable to these teams. Whilst this would help these clubs financially in the short term, it may force venky's to re-think their 'long term' plan with rovers, obviously with Steve Kean still involved, with less than 5,000 season tickets. I am very reluctant to get a season ticket whilst Kean remains in charge. At least have the decency to show you were so very wrong and get a new manager to inspire a new team. Cutting costs is one thing, destroying a club is another!
We should boycott and support local teams such as Darwen, Accrington and Chorley. Our money would be more valuable to these teams. Whilst this would help these clubs financially in the short term, it may force venky's to re-think their 'long term' plan with rovers, obviously with Steve Kean still involved, with less than 5,000 season tickets. I am very reluctant to get a season ticket whilst Kean remains in charge. At least have the decency to show you were so very wrong and get a new manager to inspire a new team. Cutting costs is one thing, destroying a club is another! glm1970

7:00am Fri 11 May 12

makaveli96 says...

Dchampy wrote:
What about writing to the Prince of Wales - surely he cant be happy that the Prince's Trust "brand" is unfortunately being damaged by its association with BRFC due to Venky's ineptitude?
Hes a southern monarch, his views dont count round here!
[quote][p][bold]Dchampy[/bold] wrote: What about writing to the Prince of Wales - surely he cant be happy that the Prince's Trust "brand" is unfortunately being damaged by its association with BRFC due to Venky's ineptitude?[/p][/quote]Hes a southern monarch, his views dont count round here! makaveli96

10:16am Fri 11 May 12

thera@telkomsa.net says...

craftandgraft wrote:
Why would anyone in a position to expose the truth not do so? It makes no odds if they are involved at BRFC.....they'll get fired anyway. SEM KENTARO have a hold on a lot of people in football and in the media. They are capable of corruption at the highest level and don't care what it takes to get what they want. Geronimo Andyton took a Murderous Overlord to Man City. As fans they can't touch us.....what are they going to do... bomb BLACKBURN ? It's up to us to get rid of them. www.brsit.co.uk Arte et Labore ps Blackburn Olympic were formed in 1873
having watched all rovers games on tv here in south africa have come to the conclusion that kean & venkies are not capable of running a club of rovers standard what happened to white from rangers should happen to venkies and kean banned for life before any more damage can be done what ties does keans wife have with venkies is she a sister or what as she seems to be the one pulling the muppets strings bring back the legend tony parks and allan shearer
[quote][p][bold]craftandgraft[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone in a position to expose the truth not do so? It makes no odds if they are involved at BRFC.....they'll get fired anyway. SEM KENTARO have a hold on a lot of people in football and in the media. They are capable of corruption at the highest level and don't care what it takes to get what they want. Geronimo Andyton took a Murderous Overlord to Man City. As fans they can't touch us.....what are they going to do... bomb BLACKBURN ? It's up to us to get rid of them. www.brsit.co.uk Arte et Labore ps Blackburn Olympic were formed in 1873[/p][/quote]having watched all rovers games on tv here in south africa have come to the conclusion that kean & venkies are not capable of running a club of rovers standard what happened to white from rangers should happen to venkies and kean banned for life before any more damage can be done what ties does keans wife have with venkies is she a sister or what as she seems to be the one pulling the muppets strings bring back the legend tony parks and allan shearer thera@telkomsa.net

12:06pm Fri 11 May 12

hugofakenham says...

Melanie :-) wrote:
Visit this web site. http://ewoodpark.jim do.com Introduction: There have been unacceptable levels of abuse aimed at Blackburn Rovers supporters from the national media, footballers, football managers and football fans throughout the country since the protest's against Steve Kean, The Venky's and Jerome Anderson began. I hope that the information on this page will go some way towards redressing that. I am totally biased. There is nothing impartial in anything I write about Blackburn Rovers, the Protest Movement or Steve Kean, Jerome Anderson and The Venky's. I support the actions of the various protest groups 100%. I support the actions of any spontanious organic protests as and when they arise 100%. I support Blackburn Rovers Football Club 100%. 0% Steve Kean. 0% Jerome Anderson. 0% Venky's. There has been too much disrespect shown, particularly in the corporate media towards the protestors, their aims and their objectives. Therefore, it is left to alternative media sources such as this to provide some perspective. However, in some cases I have relied upon corporate media sources for some information as there have been honourable individual exceptions - but that does not alter the fact that the corporate media as an institution has in most cases treated the protesters with disdain. It is an obvious though seldom acknowledged reality that Steve Kean had nine months as manager of Blackburn Rovers before a single protest began. So, why did the protest movement begin? This is an important question, to understand the protest movement we must first understand the context within which it arose. Blackburn Rovers were once regarded as one of the most efficiently and well administered football clubs in English football. A model football club, a model to emulate and imitate - and many did try to "do a Blackburn" - but failed. Above all, Blackburn Rovers represented something of an anomaly, regarded as a huge football club - in a small town; perhaps the only football club in world football to be thought of as such - a beacon of hope to 'under dogs' everywhere, yet resented at the same time: A well respected club within the game but despised by neutral fans jealous of the clubs stature and historical significance and disliked in the corporate media based largely in London, resentful of a small northern town football club's plucky resilience. This is to be expected. England resents success. BRFC and its supporters have long been despised for winning The Premier League in 1995. Four months before he died in 2001, Jack Walker gave an interview to reassure Blackburn Rovers supporters that he had made provision for the club. "A number of years ago I put in place a family trust structure to own my various business interests, including Blackburn Rovers," he explained. "This structure ensures continuity of management and provides the necessary financial support for all my businesses for the foreseeable future. I have made known my wishes to my colleagues, whom I am confident will carry forward the policies necessary to promote and enlarge all my business interests." The trust, which was registered in Jersey, was run by a board of trustees. They rarely spoke publicly, but when Jack Walker died the trust chairman, the Jersey solicitor Paul Egerton-Vernon, did make a statement: "The club is provided for the foreseeable future." The terms of the instructions Jack Walker left the trustees were never disclosed, but Egerton-Vernon explained that Rovers would be subsidised by other assets in the Walker portfolio, which included property and the Jersey-based airline, Flybe. "There seems to be a misunderstanding that there is an ever-shrinking pot of money available," he said. "That is not the case. There are other businesses apart from the club which generate profits which are available." From 2002 the Walker Family Trust donated £3million a year to the club, helping to give it a competitive edge over similar sized clubs. In 2005, with the £3m that was loaned interest-free to the club, the Walker investment in Blackburn Rovers had reached £97million. Then, finally, the trustees decided they had spent enough. Jack Walker had charged them with growing his businesses financially and, although they did not explain their decision, it is assumed they viewed the club as a drain. The family, although the beneficiaries of their father's estate, were not understood to have had any formal involvement in its administration. And so in the summer of 2005 the trustees of the Jack Walker Settlement decided to sell the club, and appointed the bank Rothschild, which previously handled the disastrous sale of Liverpool to Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to find the right buyer for Rovers. Chris Ronnie, the chief executive of retailer JJB Sports, had publicly declared his interest and was said by informed sources to be ahead of any other parties that were looking at the club. In 2006, Blackburn Rovers announced that Walker's trustees had converted £14m of loans into shares, then in January 2007 they converted a further £80m into shares. In 2007 the Walker Family Trust stop funding the club. It was a little-noticed paragraph in the club's accounts, published in January 2008, which announced that the trustees had stopped funding the club back in 2007. The news was phrased somewhat obliquely by John Williams, the chairman, generally admired as a shrewd guiding force. He insisted the decision was not irreversible. "Given the new TV deal, the trustees see no immediate requirement to invest further (having donated £3m a year since 2002)," he wrote. "In a climate of emerging markets overseas, buoyant domestic TV revenues and rarity value leading to capital growth, they are in no hurry to sell. Focus is on finding a suitable investor to take the club forward beyond the Jack Walker dynasty." John Williams hoped the search for a new owner would bring in a football enthusiast, prepared to take a bet on a club with potential, rather than a merchant bringing debt or eyeing a quick profit. Enter the Venky's, SEM, Kentaro, Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean. When the Venky's bought Blackburn Rovers in 2011, it was not a football club in free-fall, it was not a football club that was in decline; it was a progressive and steady football club skillfully guided by John Williams and his team. After the Venky's takeover: 2010-2011 Season: Sam Allardyce sacked 13 Dec 2010 2010-2011 Season: Steve Kean appointed manager till the end of the season 22 Dec 2010 2010-2011 Season: Letter written by senior figures at Blackburn Rovers to the club’s co-owner expressing concerns at the way the club was being run. 4 Jan 2011 2010-2011 Season: With poor results and the threat of relegation, Kean handed 3 year contract. 20 Jan 2011 2010-2011 Season: Chairman John Williams resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 14 years. Feb 2011 2010-2011 Season: Managing Director Tom Finn resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 15 years. May 2011 2010-2011 Season: Blackburn Survive in the Premier League on the final day of the season. 22 May 2011 During pre season: Manchester United confirmed that they had reached an agreement to sign promising Rovers starlet Phil Jones on a five-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee, which was believed to be at least £16.5m. This was a huge blow the team and the fans; Phil Jones was a local Lancashire lad, Rovers fan and an integral part of the team and a product of Jack Walkers legacy - The Blackburn Rovers Youth Academy. 13 Jun 2011 During pre season: Myles Anderson the son of Jerome Anderson (SEM/Kentaro), signs for Blackburn Rovers, no appearance to date. 2011-2012 Season: Steve Kean banned for drink driving blaming Rovers fans for lacing his drink. 15 Aug 2011 2011-2012 Season: Blackburn Rovers suffered their worst start to a league campaign in 60 years after 1-0 loss to Everton; Kean reveals in interview with the Lancashire Telegraph that he is untroubled by Blackburn Rovers' start to the season. 27 Aug 2011 2011-2012 Season: Fans Stage first Protest. 17 Sep 2011 All this in the context of what had hitherto been a well run football club with excellent lines of open communication with its fans and which was a symbol of pride to the community it represented; something of an oddity in today’s multiplatinum sophisticated world of corporate finance and obscene footballers wages and agent fees. Some Rovers fans felt that the Venky's clearly knew how to run a business, having built up their own poultry and pharmaceutical empire in India and having passed the Premier League's due diligence test; it was also felt that the Walkers Family Trust would have administered their own due diligence on the Venky's and would not have sold the club to quick profit merchants, risking Jack Walkers legacy. Opinions of the departure of Phil Jones were mixed but the general consensus was that the promising young player could at least have given Rovers one more season but would eventually have left no matter who was in charge and had at least moved to the biggest football club in the world. At the same time it was felt by many that Jones' departure was the true end of the Walker Era, it was the final poke in the eye to Jack Walkers legacy; the feeling being that Rovers had now become nothing more than a finishing school for Manchester United. Meanwhile, the national media where completely ignorant of who Phil Jones actually was and what his symbolic and footballing importance to the club and its fans represented. By now it was becoming increasingly clear that the club was entering a new era - but at least Rovers were playing a better brand of football. The Venky's also kept season ticket prices down, renamed the famous Blackburn End in honour of a club legend - Ronnie Clayton - and had donated the historic and famous Rovers shirt to a worthy charity - The Princes Trust - when it would have been much easier to drop their own brand name on top of the famous Blue 'n' white halves. And so some Rovers fans were still prepared to give the Venky's a chance to prove themselves, believing that if guilty of anything, they had perhaps been naive: linking the club with footballing superstars was only going to result in mockery - that was not their fault - but that is football snobbery and the culture of the English. The London media does not react so snootily when small mediocre southern clubs like Portsmouth and Fulham are linked with Maradonna but they do when Blackburn Rovers are, because to them, Blackburn is a dirty northern slum town; cloth caps, whippets and cobbled streets. However naive the Venky's were, it was felt that they needed to improve their PR by attended home games and speaking to the fans on BBC Radio Lancashire or through the Lancashire Telegraph about their vision for the club; even an open fans forum at Ewood Park was mooted - but despite repeated pleas from the fans for communication - silence. The Venky's completely shunned the Rovers faithful, displaying that peculiarly Indian form of arrogance, hubris - completely ignoring the fans - whom they are there to serve. It was also becoming increasingly clear that the Venky's felt that they could run the football club from India; summoning Steve Kean, a first time manager with no experience in the role, let alone at one of the most historic clubs in the game, competing in what is considered by many to be the best football league in the world to monthly meetings on the sub continent. Steve Kean was summoned to Pune, India, once a month to discuss progress with the Venky's. This was the only guidance Kean had and many fans felt some sympathy. Initially, however, the focus of unrest on the slopes of Ewood Park were directed mainly at Steve Kean. After all, he buys the players, sells players, picks the team, chooses the tactics and substitutions and is the main interface between the club, the media and the fans. It is against this backdrop that the protest movement was born. For the majority of the fans the 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 - now in new hands - have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. The protestors have also beendemonised by Jerome Anderson on SKY Sports, Steve Kean and a significant minority of fellow Rovers supporters opposed to the protests; for their efforts, the Protestors have been blamed for the teams poor performances and bad results and labeled "disgusting", a "mob", "the worst fans in the country", and as Kevin Gallacher the former Rovers favourite, to his eternal shame wrote in The Telegraph, "an embarrassment". The protestors have not only had to endure much ongoing ridicule from their loyal opposites in the national media - but damning criticisms from fans of other clubs around the country - writing and phoning national radio stations, quivering and palpitating with sanctimonious indignation, wagging their fingers, cluck-cluck clucking and tut-tuting at the "horrendous" behaviour of the Blackburn Rovers fans. There has also been no shortage of pundits, journalists, footballers, ex-footballers, football managers and ex-football mangers queing up to robustly defend Steve Kean and smear the Blackburn Rovers supporters. One can to some extent understand some of the criticisms from football fans of other clubs, after all, they have been subject to intense media brainwashing as the corporate clique's and their cronies have banded together against the protesting Rovers fans. And that is the point. These protesting fans represent the 'little man', working-class people desperately trying to cling onto and protect the heritage of a footballing institution that was born in their town during footballs formative years. This is David and Goliath stuff, the mega money men of SEM, Kentaro, The Venky's, SKY SPORTS, mediocre multi millionaire footballers and parasitic pundits on triple figure salaries who do not pay to watch Premier League football; the most expensive football matches in Europe and footballers who can earn more in one week than many do in 15 years and more in one month than many do in a life time. To blame the fans of Blackburn Rovers for the plight of the football club is despicable. It is against this backdrop that the protests continue.
Melanie, I've in the past accused you of suffering from verbal diarrhoea but I hold my hand up. This is an excellent, well-reasoned and clarifying report.I hope you get your wish.... your club back in the hands of responsible owners with a competent manager that the fans can trust.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]Melanie :-)[/bold] wrote: Visit this web site. http://ewoodpark.jim do.com Introduction: There have been unacceptable levels of abuse aimed at Blackburn Rovers supporters from the national media, footballers, football managers and football fans throughout the country since the protest's against Steve Kean, The Venky's and Jerome Anderson began. I hope that the information on this page will go some way towards redressing that. I am totally biased. There is nothing impartial in anything I write about Blackburn Rovers, the Protest Movement or Steve Kean, Jerome Anderson and The Venky's. I support the actions of the various protest groups 100%. I support the actions of any spontanious organic protests as and when they arise 100%. I support Blackburn Rovers Football Club 100%. 0% Steve Kean. 0% Jerome Anderson. 0% Venky's. There has been too much disrespect shown, particularly in the corporate media towards the protestors, their aims and their objectives. Therefore, it is left to alternative media sources such as this to provide some perspective. However, in some cases I have relied upon corporate media sources for some information as there have been honourable individual exceptions - but that does not alter the fact that the corporate media as an institution has in most cases treated the protesters with disdain. It is an obvious though seldom acknowledged reality that Steve Kean had nine months as manager of Blackburn Rovers before a single protest began. So, why did the protest movement begin? This is an important question, to understand the protest movement we must first understand the context within which it arose. Blackburn Rovers were once regarded as one of the most efficiently and well administered football clubs in English football. A model football club, a model to emulate and imitate - and many did try to "do a Blackburn" - but failed. Above all, Blackburn Rovers represented something of an anomaly, regarded as a huge football club - in a small town; perhaps the only football club in world football to be thought of as such - a beacon of hope to 'under dogs' everywhere, yet resented at the same time: A well respected club within the game but despised by neutral fans jealous of the clubs stature and historical significance and disliked in the corporate media based largely in London, resentful of a small northern town football club's plucky resilience. This is to be expected. England resents success. BRFC and its supporters have long been despised for winning The Premier League in 1995. Four months before he died in 2001, Jack Walker gave an interview to reassure Blackburn Rovers supporters that he had made provision for the club. "A number of years ago I put in place a family trust structure to own my various business interests, including Blackburn Rovers," he explained. "This structure ensures continuity of management and provides the necessary financial support for all my businesses for the foreseeable future. I have made known my wishes to my colleagues, whom I am confident will carry forward the policies necessary to promote and enlarge all my business interests." The trust, which was registered in Jersey, was run by a board of trustees. They rarely spoke publicly, but when Jack Walker died the trust chairman, the Jersey solicitor Paul Egerton-Vernon, did make a statement: "The club is provided for the foreseeable future." The terms of the instructions Jack Walker left the trustees were never disclosed, but Egerton-Vernon explained that Rovers would be subsidised by other assets in the Walker portfolio, which included property and the Jersey-based airline, Flybe. "There seems to be a misunderstanding that there is an ever-shrinking pot of money available," he said. "That is not the case. There are other businesses apart from the club which generate profits which are available." From 2002 the Walker Family Trust donated £3million a year to the club, helping to give it a competitive edge over similar sized clubs. In 2005, with the £3m that was loaned interest-free to the club, the Walker investment in Blackburn Rovers had reached £97million. Then, finally, the trustees decided they had spent enough. Jack Walker had charged them with growing his businesses financially and, although they did not explain their decision, it is assumed they viewed the club as a drain. The family, although the beneficiaries of their father's estate, were not understood to have had any formal involvement in its administration. And so in the summer of 2005 the trustees of the Jack Walker Settlement decided to sell the club, and appointed the bank Rothschild, which previously handled the disastrous sale of Liverpool to Tom Hicks and George Gillett, to find the right buyer for Rovers. Chris Ronnie, the chief executive of retailer JJB Sports, had publicly declared his interest and was said by informed sources to be ahead of any other parties that were looking at the club. In 2006, Blackburn Rovers announced that Walker's trustees had converted £14m of loans into shares, then in January 2007 they converted a further £80m into shares. In 2007 the Walker Family Trust stop funding the club. It was a little-noticed paragraph in the club's accounts, published in January 2008, which announced that the trustees had stopped funding the club back in 2007. The news was phrased somewhat obliquely by John Williams, the chairman, generally admired as a shrewd guiding force. He insisted the decision was not irreversible. "Given the new TV deal, the trustees see no immediate requirement to invest further (having donated £3m a year since 2002)," he wrote. "In a climate of emerging markets overseas, buoyant domestic TV revenues and rarity value leading to capital growth, they are in no hurry to sell. Focus is on finding a suitable investor to take the club forward beyond the Jack Walker dynasty." John Williams hoped the search for a new owner would bring in a football enthusiast, prepared to take a bet on a club with potential, rather than a merchant bringing debt or eyeing a quick profit. Enter the Venky's, SEM, Kentaro, Jerome Anderson and Steve Kean. When the Venky's bought Blackburn Rovers in 2011, it was not a football club in free-fall, it was not a football club that was in decline; it was a progressive and steady football club skillfully guided by John Williams and his team. After the Venky's takeover: 2010-2011 Season: Sam Allardyce sacked 13 Dec 2010 2010-2011 Season: Steve Kean appointed manager till the end of the season 22 Dec 2010 2010-2011 Season: Letter written by senior figures at Blackburn Rovers to the club’s co-owner expressing concerns at the way the club was being run. 4 Jan 2011 2010-2011 Season: With poor results and the threat of relegation, Kean handed 3 year contract. 20 Jan 2011 2010-2011 Season: Chairman John Williams resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 14 years. Feb 2011 2010-2011 Season: Managing Director Tom Finn resigns from Blackburn Rovers after 15 years. May 2011 2010-2011 Season: Blackburn Survive in the Premier League on the final day of the season. 22 May 2011 During pre season: Manchester United confirmed that they had reached an agreement to sign promising Rovers starlet Phil Jones on a five-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee, which was believed to be at least £16.5m. This was a huge blow the team and the fans; Phil Jones was a local Lancashire lad, Rovers fan and an integral part of the team and a product of Jack Walkers legacy - The Blackburn Rovers Youth Academy. 13 Jun 2011 During pre season: Myles Anderson the son of Jerome Anderson (SEM/Kentaro), signs for Blackburn Rovers, no appearance to date. 2011-2012 Season: Steve Kean banned for drink driving blaming Rovers fans for lacing his drink. 15 Aug 2011 2011-2012 Season: Blackburn Rovers suffered their worst start to a league campaign in 60 years after 1-0 loss to Everton; Kean reveals in interview with the Lancashire Telegraph that he is untroubled by Blackburn Rovers' start to the season. 27 Aug 2011 2011-2012 Season: Fans Stage first Protest. 17 Sep 2011 All this in the context of what had hitherto been a well run football club with excellent lines of open communication with its fans and which was a symbol of pride to the community it represented; something of an oddity in today’s multiplatinum sophisticated world of corporate finance and obscene footballers wages and agent fees. Some Rovers fans felt that the Venky's clearly knew how to run a business, having built up their own poultry and pharmaceutical empire in India and having passed the Premier League's due diligence test; it was also felt that the Walkers Family Trust would have administered their own due diligence on the Venky's and would not have sold the club to quick profit merchants, risking Jack Walkers legacy. Opinions of the departure of Phil Jones were mixed but the general consensus was that the promising young player could at least have given Rovers one more season but would eventually have left no matter who was in charge and had at least moved to the biggest football club in the world. At the same time it was felt by many that Jones' departure was the true end of the Walker Era, it was the final poke in the eye to Jack Walkers legacy; the feeling being that Rovers had now become nothing more than a finishing school for Manchester United. Meanwhile, the national media where completely ignorant of who Phil Jones actually was and what his symbolic and footballing importance to the club and its fans represented. By now it was becoming increasingly clear that the club was entering a new era - but at least Rovers were playing a better brand of football. The Venky's also kept season ticket prices down, renamed the famous Blackburn End in honour of a club legend - Ronnie Clayton - and had donated the historic and famous Rovers shirt to a worthy charity - The Princes Trust - when it would have been much easier to drop their own brand name on top of the famous Blue 'n' white halves. And so some Rovers fans were still prepared to give the Venky's a chance to prove themselves, believing that if guilty of anything, they had perhaps been naive: linking the club with footballing superstars was only going to result in mockery - that was not their fault - but that is football snobbery and the culture of the English. The London media does not react so snootily when small mediocre southern clubs like Portsmouth and Fulham are linked with Maradonna but they do when Blackburn Rovers are, because to them, Blackburn is a dirty northern slum town; cloth caps, whippets and cobbled streets. However naive the Venky's were, it was felt that they needed to improve their PR by attended home games and speaking to the fans on BBC Radio Lancashire or through the Lancashire Telegraph about their vision for the club; even an open fans forum at Ewood Park was mooted - but despite repeated pleas from the fans for communication - silence. The Venky's completely shunned the Rovers faithful, displaying that peculiarly Indian form of arrogance, hubris - completely ignoring the fans - whom they are there to serve. It was also becoming increasingly clear that the Venky's felt that they could run the football club from India; summoning Steve Kean, a first time manager with no experience in the role, let alone at one of the most historic clubs in the game, competing in what is considered by many to be the best football league in the world to monthly meetings on the sub continent. Steve Kean was summoned to Pune, India, once a month to discuss progress with the Venky's. This was the only guidance Kean had and many fans felt some sympathy. Initially, however, the focus of unrest on the slopes of Ewood Park were directed mainly at Steve Kean. After all, he buys the players, sells players, picks the team, chooses the tactics and substitutions and is the main interface between the club, the media and the fans. It is against this backdrop that the protest movement was born. For the majority of the fans the 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 - now in new hands - have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. The protestors have also beendemonised by Jerome Anderson on SKY Sports, Steve Kean and a significant minority of fellow Rovers supporters opposed to the protests; for their efforts, the Protestors have been blamed for the teams poor performances and bad results and labeled "disgusting", a "mob", "the worst fans in the country", and as Kevin Gallacher the former Rovers favourite, to his eternal shame wrote in The Telegraph, "an embarrassment". The protestors have not only had to endure much ongoing ridicule from their loyal opposites in the national media - but damning criticisms from fans of other clubs around the country - writing and phoning national radio stations, quivering and palpitating with sanctimonious indignation, wagging their fingers, cluck-cluck clucking and tut-tuting at the "horrendous" behaviour of the Blackburn Rovers fans. There has also been no shortage of pundits, journalists, footballers, ex-footballers, football managers and ex-football mangers queing up to robustly defend Steve Kean and smear the Blackburn Rovers supporters. One can to some extent understand some of the criticisms from football fans of other clubs, after all, they have been subject to intense media brainwashing as the corporate clique's and their cronies have banded together against the protesting Rovers fans. And that is the point. These protesting fans represent the 'little man', working-class people desperately trying to cling onto and protect the heritage of a footballing institution that was born in their town during footballs formative years. This is David and Goliath stuff, the mega money men of SEM, Kentaro, The Venky's, SKY SPORTS, mediocre multi millionaire footballers and parasitic pundits on triple figure salaries who do not pay to watch Premier League football; the most expensive football matches in Europe and footballers who can earn more in one week than many do in 15 years and more in one month than many do in a life time. To blame the fans of Blackburn Rovers for the plight of the football club is despicable. It is against this backdrop that the protests continue.[/p][/quote]Melanie, I've in the past accused you of suffering from verbal diarrhoea but I hold my hand up. This is an excellent, well-reasoned and clarifying report.I hope you get your wish.... your club back in the hands of responsible owners with a competent manager that the fans can trust. Regards hugofakenham

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