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Blackburn Rovers Blog: Venky’s have to show their business sense
WE have been led to believe that Blackburn Rovers ’ owners are astute business people. Their successful poultry empire would seem to back to that up.
What on earth has happened to those basic business principles during their 22-month Ewood Park regime then?
Treat any business like they have treated Blackburn Rovers and failure would surely follow.
If you ignore your customers in any walk of life, those customers will quickly walk away. Venky’s are ignoring their customers at this football club and they in turn are voting with their feet.
This latest show of dithering sums up their entire reign. A simple, straight forward decision can’t seem to be made without weeks of procrastination.
In charge of any business has to be someone with the power to make decisions decisively and quickly.
Without that it is a ship without a rudder.
And that is exactly what we have had at Ewood for too long now. A ship, with many captains but no-one given the authority to take the action that is so obviously needed.
If the Rao family want to be the sole decision makers then that is up to them. But they then need to be in this country and making those deci-sions.
The appointment of Shebby Singh app-eared a step for-ward. We were led to believe he would be running the club and was trusted by the owners to make decisions.
Well, he has made a decision on the future of Steve Kean and yet the owners continue to dither about taking the long overdue decision of relieving him of his managerial duties.
If they aren’t prepared to listen to Singh, why put him in in the first place?
Maybe it would be a good idea for club matriarch Madame Desai (pictured) to actually make a visit to the football club and the surrounding community. Maybe then she would understand the hurt felt around Ewood at the moment.
We are told she wants the very best for the club, yet we never see her and never hear from her. You wonder sometimes whether she has any clue about the damage the ‘Kean’ issue is having on the club.
Just a few hours of listening to the ordinary Rovers fan would surely tell her all she needs to know.
That this club’s supporters are proud, passionate people who love Blackburn Rovers. They smile with the club and they cry with the club.
Maybe she needs to see these tears and see what impact Venky’s ownership has had on the people she is supposed to be working for.
The fans’ passion is actually the saving grace for Venky’s.
Most businesses would have been beyond saving by now.
Rovers fans’ love of their club will see them returning when they see the necessary changes made. Until then, the club will continue going downhill and fast.
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