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Alan Myers: Let’s turn snowballs into handshakes at Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Alan Myers spoke to Anuradha Desai Alan Myers spoke to Anuradha Desai

WHEN Alan Myers, Blackburn Rovers’ new director of communications, speaks of his desire to bring the club and its supporters closer together in many ways what he is talking about is attempting to repair the relationship between fans and Venky’s.

That is clear as much when he states that he has made it his intention to swap ‘snowballs for handshakes’, referring to the incident when Rovers’ owners were given a frosty reception by angry supporters before the home game against Charlton Athletic last season.

Myers, who enjoyed success in a similar role during six months at his beloved Everton, is aware that will not be easy.

He admits Rovers fans have been ‘absolutely patient’ in what they have been through in the last three years.

But with the club appearing to be at its most stable since the change in ownership in November 2010, he believes bridges can be built, insisting that Venky’s are as desperate for success as much as Rovers’ long-suffering supporters.

“One of the things I insisted on when I came here is that the owners bought into the fact that we have got to unite everyone,” said Myers.

“I spoke with Madame Desai on the phone and I got total agreement on that. What I said to her was I want to try and change snowballs for handshakes. I want the Blackburn fans to welcome the family.

“It’s disrespectful for me to say to fans to forget what has gone on. I wouldn’t do that for a second because I wasn’t here to endure what they’ve been through.

“But what I want to do is work hard enough to gain the trust of the fans and make them understand we all want the same thing – and that’s success.

“I can honestly say I wouldn’t be here if I could not look you in the eye and say the owners want the fans to be happy and are desperate to give the fans success.

“This is what they want for Blackburn and I think we can do it as what I do see here is possibility.

“There is a great infrastructure here, there are great people here, there are owners here who want success and a great manager who was exactly what Blackburn needed and need now.”

Myers has kept in touch with Venky’s since the days when he was reporting on the club as Sky Sports’ North West Bureau Chief, a position he held for 12 years.

He was present at Ewood Park for the match against Bolton Wanderers on December 20, 2011 when Rovers fans made their feelings known about deeply unpopular then manager Steve Kean.

Myers was left saddened that night by the plight of the club but he feels it has made progress since those days.

“I think the work that has been done over the last six months or so has been tremendous,” said Myers.

“I’ve really been impressed with the way the club has looked stable, there’s been no silly messages coming out – and that’s the way it’s got to be because football fans need stability.

“I’ve been in the business for 25 years now in one guise or another and the biggest thing I’ve learned is that if you’re a team – and by team I mean the fans, the club, the staff, the players, the manager, the owners – then you’ve got a chance. I’m not saying that will automatically bring success but it will bring a chance of success. If you don’t and you’re not like that, I’ll guarantee you’ll never have success.

"So we need the fans to come along with us – and to be fair to them, they have been brilliant, absolutely patient.”

Myers has already opened a Twitter account specifically for Rovers supporters to contact and engage with him – @Alanmyers2brfc – and he has plans in place to hold events for fans similar to the ones he put on at Everton.

Myers returned to Goodison Park – he was employed as the club’s press officer between 1996 and 2001 – in the summer to take over as communications director and he quickly became a popular figure with Evertonians for his willingness to engage over social media and the role he played in consulting supporters over the decision to change the club crest after a controversial redesign.

It therefore came as a shock when he announced his resignation just six months into the job – and an even bigger shock when he joined Rovers less than 24 hours later. Myers said:

“I decided to leave Everton a couple of days before it was announced last Thursday and within 15 minutes of it being announced I had a phone call off Rovers’ managing director Derek Shaw saying the family wanted to speak to me.

“I took the job because I think there’s something we can do here. One of the things we’ve had over the last six months I was at Everton was the ability to engage with the fans – and I think the fans here are ready to have somebody listen to them.

“Nobody forced me out of Everton, nobody told me to go. But if you’re not happy somewhere, you’ve got to do something about it. And I am very happy to be here now.”

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9:54am Sat 8 Mar 14

crankitup says...

Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember...

i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans.

i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam.

i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league.

i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that.

i also remember what THEY have done to our club....

Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID
Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID crankitup
  • Score: 3

9:58am Sat 8 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Seems we may be turning a corner at last, still a long way to go but it's a start, long may this kind of slow progress continue.
Seems we may be turning a corner at last, still a long way to go but it's a start, long may this kind of slow progress continue. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 23

9:58am Sat 8 Mar 14

rovers india says...

HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND..
HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND.. rovers india
  • Score: 13

10:00am Sat 8 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

rovers india wrote:
HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND..
Looks like Shebby has finally gone, let's give this chap a chance at least before some people hang him!
[quote][p][bold]rovers india[/bold] wrote: HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND..[/p][/quote]Looks like Shebby has finally gone, let's give this chap a chance at least before some people hang him! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 21

10:02am Sat 8 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

too many lies told by the venkys and too much incompetence - i believe it has been more c0ck-up rather than conspiracy with the family and a layering of total incompetence as well as being taken in by snake-oil salesmen.....but the result has been the same as if they had started with the objective of destroying a once proud club.

from the very first time that "madame" blanked and walked past a humble tom finn extending the hand of friendship on her visit to ewood - - you knew that it was going to end in tears.

regrettably venkys will always be loathed by the majority of rovers supporters - the best they can ever hope for is to be reluctantly tolerated.
too many lies told by the venkys and too much incompetence - i believe it has been more c0ck-up rather than conspiracy with the family and a layering of total incompetence as well as being taken in by snake-oil salesmen.....but the result has been the same as if they had started with the objective of destroying a once proud club. from the very first time that "madame" blanked and walked past a humble tom finn extending the hand of friendship on her visit to ewood - - you knew that it was going to end in tears. regrettably venkys will always be loathed by the majority of rovers supporters - the best they can ever hope for is to be reluctantly tolerated. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 0

10:07am Sat 8 Mar 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Just looking at that photo reminds me of her cringeworthy comments regards Beckham & Ronaldino and her complete failure to see exactly what that no good lying drunkard Kean was all about.

I'm afraid it's going to to take a whole lot more for Rovers fans to forgive and forget the absolute carnage they brought to our club.

We may have turned a corner but there's a long long way to go before Rovers fans will ever, if ever, accept Venkys.
Just looking at that photo reminds me of her cringeworthy comments regards Beckham & Ronaldino and her complete failure to see exactly what that no good lying drunkard Kean was all about. I'm afraid it's going to to take a whole lot more for Rovers fans to forgive and forget the absolute carnage they brought to our club. We may have turned a corner but there's a long long way to go before Rovers fans will ever, if ever, accept Venkys. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 8

10:22am Sat 8 Mar 14

rovers india says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
rovers india wrote:
HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND..
Looks like Shebby has finally gone, let's give this chap a chance at least before some people hang him!
Absolutely Correct... We should not criticise a person before he had hardly done something..We dont know but he could manage to shrink the gap between the owners & the fans..
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovers india[/bold] wrote: HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND..[/p][/quote]Looks like Shebby has finally gone, let's give this chap a chance at least before some people hang him![/p][/quote]Absolutely Correct... We should not criticise a person before he had hardly done something..We dont know but he could manage to shrink the gap between the owners & the fans.. rovers india
  • Score: 13

10:31am Sat 8 Mar 14

crankitup says...

i do think however that if the Venkys addressed the fans in person not through a third party (Alan) and admitted that in the beginning they made mistakes and that they should have listened to the likes of John Williams and Big Sam instead of Steve ' the wonder boy' Kean and more importantly us fans that the club would more likely be in a better position that we currently are.

if they apologized sincerely and unreservedly to us fans for the mess they've made of our club....then may be.....just may be it would go some way to change my opinion of them.....

will this happen Alan?.....lets see.
i do think however that if the Venkys addressed the fans in person not through a third party (Alan) and admitted that in the beginning they made mistakes and that they should have listened to the likes of John Williams and Big Sam instead of Steve ' the wonder boy' Kean and more importantly us fans that the club would more likely be in a better position that we currently are. if they apologized sincerely and unreservedly to us fans for the mess they've made of our club....then may be.....just may be it would go some way to change my opinion of them..... will this happen Alan?.....lets see. crankitup
  • Score: 16

10:32am Sat 8 Mar 14

Leonard Venkhater says...

PR, spin and clever little phrases will never be anywhere near enough. Snowballs for handshakes indeed!

What is required here is a process of resolution.

When people do damage and cause significant loss to another group, they need to fully own their role in it, take responsibility for their behaviour and even apologise. Above all, they need to demonstrate their good intentions by their actual, different behaviour. It might be an idea if Venky's were open about their plan going forward.
Jack Walker's legacy to the people of this town has been needlessly and ignorantly poured(!) down the drain. Evidence of loss and damage is so dramatic and signs of any progress are very small.
PR, spin and clever little phrases will never be anywhere near enough. Snowballs for handshakes indeed! What is required here is a process of resolution. When people do damage and cause significant loss to another group, they need to fully own their role in it, take responsibility for their behaviour and even apologise. Above all, they need to demonstrate their good intentions by their actual, different behaviour. It might be an idea if Venky's were open about their plan going forward. Jack Walker's legacy to the people of this town has been needlessly and ignorantly poured(!) down the drain. Evidence of loss and damage is so dramatic and signs of any progress are very small. Leonard Venkhater
  • Score: 7

10:32am Sat 8 Mar 14

unclejacklegend says...

For the good of the club, bridges need to be built. For a kick off, I think an apology from Venkys would go a heck of a long way and a thank you to those of us who are still paying our hard earned money. Not saying that it will repair the damage by any means but I think it's down to venkys to make the first move.
For the good of the club, bridges need to be built. For a kick off, I think an apology from Venkys would go a heck of a long way and a thank you to those of us who are still paying our hard earned money. Not saying that it will repair the damage by any means but I think it's down to venkys to make the first move. unclejacklegend
  • Score: 19

10:50am Sat 8 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

If the Clarets win on Sunday you can forget about snowballs, the next time Venky's decide on a visit to Ewood I dread to think what the locals will be throwing.
If the Clarets win on Sunday you can forget about snowballs, the next time Venky's decide on a visit to Ewood I dread to think what the locals will be throwing. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -1

10:54am Sat 8 Mar 14

greenscreener says...

Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes.

They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words.

Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.
Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes. They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words. Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming. greenscreener
  • Score: 13

10:59am Sat 8 Mar 14

Stone Island: says...

"Turn snowballs into handshakes"? I'd rather turn them into hand - grenades.
I for one will NEVER forgive the vermin in India, for the damage caused to this once proud club. The final humiliation could occur tomorrow, should the unthinkable happen, and the Dingles FINALLY beat us. The fact that it's a distinct possibility, just shows how far we have fallen with India's answer to the Trotter Brothers in charge.

Venkys: When you leave Rovers, I strongly advise you to buy a football club in Colombia.
"Turn snowballs into handshakes"? I'd rather turn them into hand - grenades. I for one will NEVER forgive the vermin in India, for the damage caused to this once proud club. The final humiliation could occur tomorrow, should the unthinkable happen, and the Dingles FINALLY beat us. The fact that it's a distinct possibility, just shows how far we have fallen with India's answer to the Trotter Brothers in charge. Venkys: When you leave Rovers, I strongly advise you to buy a football club in Colombia. Stone Island:
  • Score: -3

11:11am Sat 8 Mar 14

ghost of sceptic says...

The demise of our club can only be put to bed by success on the field. At this moment in time we have only managed to begin to stabalise the club, yes we are moving in the right direction but the wounds inflicted by venkys dissasterous 2 years at the club will take a very long time to heal. Come on rovers give us something to shout about tommorow.
The demise of our club can only be put to bed by success on the field. At this moment in time we have only managed to begin to stabalise the club, yes we are moving in the right direction but the wounds inflicted by venkys dissasterous 2 years at the club will take a very long time to heal. Come on rovers give us something to shout about tommorow. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 8

11:18am Sat 8 Mar 14

HHHH says...

Give the guy a chance - he was extremely well respected at Everton, who have always been a well run club, so I don't think he'd be here if he didn't think there was hope.

None of us will forget the mess of the last three years. But we should give the new people trying to unwind the poor management an opportunity to make it right.
Give the guy a chance - he was extremely well respected at Everton, who have always been a well run club, so I don't think he'd be here if he didn't think there was hope. None of us will forget the mess of the last three years. But we should give the new people trying to unwind the poor management an opportunity to make it right. HHHH
  • Score: 10

11:39am Sat 8 Mar 14

mark anthony says...

A leopard never changes its spots. Comes to mind
A leopard never changes its spots. Comes to mind mark anthony
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

crankitup wrote:
Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember...

i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans.

i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam.

i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league.

i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that.

i also remember what THEY have done to our club....

Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID
I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans.


BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID[/p][/quote]I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans. BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -1

12:11pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Just looking at that photo reminds me of her cringeworthy comments regards Beckham & Ronaldino and her complete failure to see exactly what that no good lying drunkard Kean was all about.

I'm afraid it's going to to take a whole lot more for Rovers fans to forgive and forget the absolute carnage they brought to our club.

We may have turned a corner but there's a long long way to go before Rovers fans will ever, if ever, accept Venkys.
Maybe if they bought you tge Premiership title again you'd forgive them?

Of course you would, shallow and fickle like all no dads.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Just looking at that photo reminds me of her cringeworthy comments regards Beckham & Ronaldino and her complete failure to see exactly what that no good lying drunkard Kean was all about. I'm afraid it's going to to take a whole lot more for Rovers fans to forgive and forget the absolute carnage they brought to our club. We may have turned a corner but there's a long long way to go before Rovers fans will ever, if ever, accept Venkys.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they bought you tge Premiership title again you'd forgive them? Of course you would, shallow and fickle like all no dads. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -9

12:14pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
If the Clarets win on Sunday you can forget about snowballs, the next time Venky's decide on a visit to Ewood I dread to think what the locals will be throwing.
Empty frosty jack bottles, hole ridden shoes, Lidl baked bean tins, empty methadone bottles, poo!

Nothing would be off the table.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: If the Clarets win on Sunday you can forget about snowballs, the next time Venky's decide on a visit to Ewood I dread to think what the locals will be throwing.[/p][/quote]Empty frosty jack bottles, hole ridden shoes, Lidl baked bean tins, empty methadone bottles, poo! Nothing would be off the table. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -7

12:25pm Sat 8 Mar 14

J.C - Rishton says...

greenscreener wrote:
Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes.

They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words.

Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.
You might not need Venkys to appologise but many 1000s of Rovers fans feel disenfranchized by their behaviour and lies and are now staying away from the club.

If we want BRFC to suceed in the longterm we need to get some of those many thousands back.

What is wrong to expect someone who has behaved badley to appologise?

If Venkys truely wanted to build bridges and "do the best for their baby" then they would come to Ewood together and make a statement to fans - not do it through a 3rd party.

Right now, whether YOU accept it or not, our club is broken and 1 of the steps needed to heal it is for the owners to hold up their hands and admit their previous mistakes. Yes there will be many doubters (and why not, they have lied to us time and time again) but at least it would be a start.

I do not think they will do this as they seem to be a bunch of spineless cowards but for the sake of our great club I hope they prove me wrong.

Alan, welcome to the club, good luck, you have a huge task ahead of you and if the owners don't give you a help by making appearances & statements themselves rather than though you then you may as well quit now cos it aint gonna work.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes. They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words. Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.[/p][/quote]You might not need Venkys to appologise but many 1000s of Rovers fans feel disenfranchized by their behaviour and lies and are now staying away from the club. If we want BRFC to suceed in the longterm we need to get some of those many thousands back. What is wrong to expect someone who has behaved badley to appologise? If Venkys truely wanted to build bridges and "do the best for their baby" then they would come to Ewood together and make a statement to fans - not do it through a 3rd party. Right now, whether YOU accept it or not, our club is broken and 1 of the steps needed to heal it is for the owners to hold up their hands and admit their previous mistakes. Yes there will be many doubters (and why not, they have lied to us time and time again) but at least it would be a start. I do not think they will do this as they seem to be a bunch of spineless cowards but for the sake of our great club I hope they prove me wrong. Alan, welcome to the club, good luck, you have a huge task ahead of you and if the owners don't give you a help by making appearances & statements themselves rather than though you then you may as well quit now cos it aint gonna work. J.C - Rishton
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Sat 8 Mar 14

A Darener says...

I can only assume that the majority of the minus votes are from mischievous Dingles.

An apology is the least the Venky's can give to the fans, both attendees and stay aways. Things are getting more stable, thanks to GB. But there is a lot more to do. Should the unthinkable happen and the Dingles beat us tomorrow then I am afraid it is two steps forward, hundreds of steps back.

Get into em!
I can only assume that the majority of the minus votes are from mischievous Dingles. An apology is the least the Venky's can give to the fans, both attendees and stay aways. Things are getting more stable, thanks to GB. But there is a lot more to do. Should the unthinkable happen and the Dingles beat us tomorrow then I am afraid it is two steps forward, hundreds of steps back. Get into em! A Darener
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Sat 8 Mar 14

vicn1956 says...

Add another to the long list of people deluded and lied to by the venkys.
Add another to the long list of people deluded and lied to by the venkys. vicn1956
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Sat 8 Mar 14

oggy 56 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
If the Clarets win on Sunday you can forget about snowballs, the next time Venky's decide on a visit to Ewood I dread to think what the locals will be throwing.
**** go and bath your sister
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: If the Clarets win on Sunday you can forget about snowballs, the next time Venky's decide on a visit to Ewood I dread to think what the locals will be throwing.[/p][/quote]**** go and bath your sister oggy 56
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Dukes says...

Venkys will not listen Alan you speaking like Shebby Singh here . The bottom line is shebby did nothing or did venkys.

Only one thing we are praying for is their sell up.
Venkys will not listen Alan you speaking like Shebby Singh here . The bottom line is shebby did nothing or did venkys. Only one thing we are praying for is their sell up. Dukes
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Sat 8 Mar 14

greenscreener says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes.

They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words.

Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.
You might not need Venkys to appologise but many 1000s of Rovers fans feel disenfranchized by their behaviour and lies and are now staying away from the club.

If we want BRFC to suceed in the longterm we need to get some of those many thousands back.

What is wrong to expect someone who has behaved badley to appologise?

If Venkys truely wanted to build bridges and "do the best for their baby" then they would come to Ewood together and make a statement to fans - not do it through a 3rd party.

Right now, whether YOU accept it or not, our club is broken and 1 of the steps needed to heal it is for the owners to hold up their hands and admit their previous mistakes. Yes there will be many doubters (and why not, they have lied to us time and time again) but at least it would be a start.

I do not think they will do this as they seem to be a bunch of spineless cowards but for the sake of our great club I hope they prove me wrong.

Alan, welcome to the club, good luck, you have a huge task ahead of you and if the owners don't give you a help by making appearances & statements themselves rather than though you then you may as well quit now cos it aint gonna work.
Nice posturing J.C. But frankly whatever Venkys say now would be ridiculed and derided by the stay-aways. It's the Venkys money that matters, and what they do, not what they say.

Be honest with yourself, the fact is that only promotion will bring 1000's back, whatever the Venkys say.

Our club was broken, some are trying to fix it, others are standing by criticising.

People can go and support or not, it's all down to choice.

I know I will be there tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes. They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words. Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.[/p][/quote]You might not need Venkys to appologise but many 1000s of Rovers fans feel disenfranchized by their behaviour and lies and are now staying away from the club. If we want BRFC to suceed in the longterm we need to get some of those many thousands back. What is wrong to expect someone who has behaved badley to appologise? If Venkys truely wanted to build bridges and "do the best for their baby" then they would come to Ewood together and make a statement to fans - not do it through a 3rd party. Right now, whether YOU accept it or not, our club is broken and 1 of the steps needed to heal it is for the owners to hold up their hands and admit their previous mistakes. Yes there will be many doubters (and why not, they have lied to us time and time again) but at least it would be a start. I do not think they will do this as they seem to be a bunch of spineless cowards but for the sake of our great club I hope they prove me wrong. Alan, welcome to the club, good luck, you have a huge task ahead of you and if the owners don't give you a help by making appearances & statements themselves rather than though you then you may as well quit now cos it aint gonna work.[/p][/quote]Nice posturing J.C. But frankly whatever Venkys say now would be ridiculed and derided by the stay-aways. It's the Venkys money that matters, and what they do, not what they say. Be honest with yourself, the fact is that only promotion will bring 1000's back, whatever the Venkys say. Our club was broken, some are trying to fix it, others are standing by criticising. People can go and support or not, it's all down to choice. I know I will be there tomorrow. greenscreener
  • Score: 4

1:27pm Sat 8 Mar 14

BRFC75 says...

Perhaps Alan if Rovers if you could finally make a statement that SINGH has definately gone , and also HENDRY is definately going once all that have gone we can move forward , we will never forget HENDRY`S betrayel interview on Sky sports Hendry`s quote (the fans have got it wrong KEAN is the right man for the job ,then a week later he became Keans first team coach.) sickening .

SINGH KEAN HENDRY OUT

.Rover this is not trolling simply facts , we can only move on once the disease is cured and GB has got the antidote.
Perhaps Alan if Rovers if you could finally make a statement that SINGH has definately gone , and also HENDRY is definately going once all that have gone we can move forward , we will never forget HENDRY`S betrayel interview on Sky sports Hendry`s quote (the fans have got it wrong KEAN is the right man for the job ,then a week later he became Keans first team coach.) sickening . SINGH KEAN HENDRY OUT .Rover this is not trolling simply facts , we can only move on once the disease is cured and GB has got the antidote. BRFC75
  • Score: 8

1:51pm Sat 8 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
I can only assume that the majority of the minus votes are from mischievous Dingles.

An apology is the least the Venky's can give to the fans, both attendees and stay aways. Things are getting more stable, thanks to GB. But there is a lot more to do. Should the unthinkable happen and the Dingles beat us tomorrow then I am afraid it is two steps forward, hundreds of steps back.

Get into em!
As an outsider looking in Darener, I have to say that Venky seem to be behaving better. And they have funded deals and loans too. GB too seems to be stable and sensible. You never know, they might wipe the losses off balance sheet. Then you can go buy a trophy with some of their dosh! Lol
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: I can only assume that the majority of the minus votes are from mischievous Dingles. An apology is the least the Venky's can give to the fans, both attendees and stay aways. Things are getting more stable, thanks to GB. But there is a lot more to do. Should the unthinkable happen and the Dingles beat us tomorrow then I am afraid it is two steps forward, hundreds of steps back. Get into em![/p][/quote]As an outsider looking in Darener, I have to say that Venky seem to be behaving better. And they have funded deals and loans too. GB too seems to be stable and sensible. You never know, they might wipe the losses off balance sheet. Then you can go buy a trophy with some of their dosh! Lol RobH2O
  • Score: -4

1:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

baldie says...

greenscreener wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes.

They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words.

Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.
You might not need Venkys to appologise but many 1000s of Rovers fans feel disenfranchized by their behaviour and lies and are now staying away from the club.

If we want BRFC to suceed in the longterm we need to get some of those many thousands back.

What is wrong to expect someone who has behaved badley to appologise?

If Venkys truely wanted to build bridges and "do the best for their baby" then they would come to Ewood together and make a statement to fans - not do it through a 3rd party.

Right now, whether YOU accept it or not, our club is broken and 1 of the steps needed to heal it is for the owners to hold up their hands and admit their previous mistakes. Yes there will be many doubters (and why not, they have lied to us time and time again) but at least it would be a start.

I do not think they will do this as they seem to be a bunch of spineless cowards but for the sake of our great club I hope they prove me wrong.

Alan, welcome to the club, good luck, you have a huge task ahead of you and if the owners don't give you a help by making appearances & statements themselves rather than though you then you may as well quit now cos it aint gonna work.
Nice posturing J.C. But frankly whatever Venkys say now would be ridiculed and derided by the stay-aways. It's the Venkys money that matters, and what they do, not what they say.

Be honest with yourself, the fact is that only promotion will bring 1000's back, whatever the Venkys say.

Our club was broken, some are trying to fix it, others are standing by criticising.

People can go and support or not, it's all down to choice.

I know I will be there tomorrow.
26000 for that last Prem game against Wigan,Kean was manager and Venkys were the owners.
The real protestors boycotted that final Prem season,the rest jumped on the bandwagon when we went down.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes. They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words. Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.[/p][/quote]You might not need Venkys to appologise but many 1000s of Rovers fans feel disenfranchized by their behaviour and lies and are now staying away from the club. If we want BRFC to suceed in the longterm we need to get some of those many thousands back. What is wrong to expect someone who has behaved badley to appologise? If Venkys truely wanted to build bridges and "do the best for their baby" then they would come to Ewood together and make a statement to fans - not do it through a 3rd party. Right now, whether YOU accept it or not, our club is broken and 1 of the steps needed to heal it is for the owners to hold up their hands and admit their previous mistakes. Yes there will be many doubters (and why not, they have lied to us time and time again) but at least it would be a start. I do not think they will do this as they seem to be a bunch of spineless cowards but for the sake of our great club I hope they prove me wrong. Alan, welcome to the club, good luck, you have a huge task ahead of you and if the owners don't give you a help by making appearances & statements themselves rather than though you then you may as well quit now cos it aint gonna work.[/p][/quote]Nice posturing J.C. But frankly whatever Venkys say now would be ridiculed and derided by the stay-aways. It's the Venkys money that matters, and what they do, not what they say. Be honest with yourself, the fact is that only promotion will bring 1000's back, whatever the Venkys say. Our club was broken, some are trying to fix it, others are standing by criticising. People can go and support or not, it's all down to choice. I know I will be there tomorrow.[/p][/quote]26000 for that last Prem game against Wigan,Kean was manager and Venkys were the owners. The real protestors boycotted that final Prem season,the rest jumped on the bandwagon when we went down. baldie
  • Score: -2

1:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
crankitup wrote:
Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember...

i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans.

i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam.

i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league.

i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that.

i also remember what THEY have done to our club....

Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID
I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans.


BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.
So what's your excuse for thousands of empty seats Steven you greasy haired blob?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID[/p][/quote]I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans. BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.[/p][/quote]So what's your excuse for thousands of empty seats Steven you greasy haired blob? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 3

2:10pm Sat 8 Mar 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Just looking at that photo reminds me of her cringeworthy comments regards Beckham & Ronaldino and her complete failure to see exactly what that no good lying drunkard Kean was all about.

I'm afraid it's going to to take a whole lot more for Rovers fans to forgive and forget the absolute carnage they brought to our club.

We may have turned a corner but there's a long long way to go before Rovers fans will ever, if ever, accept Venkys.
Maybe if they bought you tge Premiership title again you'd forgive them?

Of course you would, shallow and fickle like all no dads.
Still bitter Steven? Oh yes, just like all the other dexys midnight runners from Pendle.

I'd forgive them if they took us to the exact place we were before they got their hands on our club - a stable, well run established Premier League club, which is neither shallow or fickle.

Speaking of being shallow and fickle, I wonder if all those empty seats at Asbestos Moor miraculously become occupied when you go up automatically (apparently it's guaranteed just like the 10 nil pasting you're gonna give tomorrow us and Dyche never leaving)
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Just looking at that photo reminds me of her cringeworthy comments regards Beckham & Ronaldino and her complete failure to see exactly what that no good lying drunkard Kean was all about. I'm afraid it's going to to take a whole lot more for Rovers fans to forgive and forget the absolute carnage they brought to our club. We may have turned a corner but there's a long long way to go before Rovers fans will ever, if ever, accept Venkys.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they bought you tge Premiership title again you'd forgive them? Of course you would, shallow and fickle like all no dads.[/p][/quote]Still bitter Steven? Oh yes, just like all the other dexys midnight runners from Pendle. I'd forgive them if they took us to the exact place we were before they got their hands on our club - a stable, well run established Premier League club, which is neither shallow or fickle. Speaking of being shallow and fickle, I wonder if all those empty seats at Asbestos Moor miraculously become occupied when you go up automatically (apparently it's guaranteed just like the 10 nil pasting you're gonna give tomorrow us and Dyche never leaving) more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 5

2:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
crankitup wrote:
Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember...

i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans.

i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam.

i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league.

i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that.

i also remember what THEY have done to our club....

Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID
I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans.


BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.
So what's your excuse for thousands of empty seats Steven you greasy haired blob?
You know what Raymundo, yes the supporters report card will say "should do better at home games" but I couldn't really care less given the league position we're in. I'd take a mediocre home crowd every other week as long as we're performing like we are.

And I'll have you know that I wash my flowing golden locks thrice weekly with L'oreal.............
.because I'm worth it!!!
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID[/p][/quote]I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans. BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.[/p][/quote]So what's your excuse for thousands of empty seats Steven you greasy haired blob?[/p][/quote]You know what Raymundo, yes the supporters report card will say "should do better at home games" but I couldn't really care less given the league position we're in. I'd take a mediocre home crowd every other week as long as we're performing like we are. And I'll have you know that I wash my flowing golden locks thrice weekly with L'oreal............. .because I'm worth it!!! Steven Seagull
  • Score: 2

2:35pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

We'll win the next one wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
crankitup wrote: Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID
I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans. BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.
Look closer to home inbred, your near empty sh*t pit of a ground is almost as embarrassing as you mongo!
2nd place in the league, 20 (yes you read it right, twenty whole points) points ahead of bitter rivals And once proud club Dumpburn Rovers.

Tis you that should be consumed with embarrassment my shoeless, dadless mouth foaming friend.
[quote][p][bold]We'll win the next one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID[/p][/quote]I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans. BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.[/p][/quote]Look closer to home inbred, your near empty sh*t pit of a ground is almost as embarrassing as you mongo![/p][/quote]2nd place in the league, 20 (yes you read it right, twenty whole points) points ahead of bitter rivals And once proud club Dumpburn Rovers. Tis you that should be consumed with embarrassment my shoeless, dadless mouth foaming friend. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -1

2:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
crankitup wrote:
Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember...

i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans.

i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam.

i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league.

i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that.

i also remember what THEY have done to our club....

Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID
I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans.


BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.
So what's your excuse for thousands of empty seats Steven you greasy haired blob?
You know what Raymundo, yes the supporters report card will say "should do better at home games" but I couldn't really care less given the league position we're in. I'd take a mediocre home crowd every other week as long as we're performing like we are.

And I'll have you know that I wash my flowing golden locks thrice weekly with L'oreal.............

.because I'm worth it!!!
oooh check you
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID[/p][/quote]I think what you meant to say is that now you're not in the Premier League you are united fans. BRFC - THE EMPTY SEATS ARE WHERE THE UNITED FANS USED TO SIT.[/p][/quote]So what's your excuse for thousands of empty seats Steven you greasy haired blob?[/p][/quote]You know what Raymundo, yes the supporters report card will say "should do better at home games" but I couldn't really care less given the league position we're in. I'd take a mediocre home crowd every other week as long as we're performing like we are. And I'll have you know that I wash my flowing golden locks thrice weekly with L'oreal............. .because I'm worth it!!![/p][/quote]oooh check you more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Sat 8 Mar 14

glp says...

The Wonderful club I supported for 39 years was destroyed in 2010 When these clowns took over ownership. Does not matter how may PR companies they employ I will never forgive them and have no intention of supporting Venkys Blackburn Rovers. Thankfully I have many years of great memories and will not tarnish them by having anything to do with the circus that now resides down at Ewood Park.
The Wonderful club I supported for 39 years was destroyed in 2010 When these clowns took over ownership. Does not matter how may PR companies they employ I will never forgive them and have no intention of supporting Venkys Blackburn Rovers. Thankfully I have many years of great memories and will not tarnish them by having anything to do with the circus that now resides down at Ewood Park. glp
  • Score: 3

5:48pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Angry From Accrington says...

crankitup wrote:
Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember...

i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans.

i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam.

i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league.

i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that.

i also remember what THEY have done to our club....

Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID
Which simply marks you down as an ex supporter with no interest or desire in moving the club forward. Goodbye
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Alan, i can see where you're going with this and good luck....but i for one am not willing to forgive and forget....but i will always remember... i remember that even if we were not the best team in the premier league, we were united as fans. i remember that we had a fairly good manager in Big Sam. i remember us having one of the best back room staff in the league. i remember teams coming to Ewood thinking if they could come away with a point then they'd be happy with that. i also remember what THEY have done to our club.... Snowballs for me all the way.....but RTID[/p][/quote]Which simply marks you down as an ex supporter with no interest or desire in moving the club forward. Goodbye Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -3

5:55pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Angry From Accrington says...

crankitup wrote:
i do think however that if the Venkys addressed the fans in person not through a third party (Alan) and admitted that in the beginning they made mistakes and that they should have listened to the likes of John Williams and Big Sam instead of Steve ' the wonder boy' Kean and more importantly us fans that the club would more likely be in a better position that we currently are.

if they apologized sincerely and unreservedly to us fans for the mess they've made of our club....then may be.....just may be it would go some way to change my opinion of them.....

will this happen Alan?.....lets see.
And what good would an apology do? It would just be thrown back down their throats. They have already admitted that they were badly advised and have made mistakes. They have lost millions in this sorry debacle and yet there are some who would still stick them in the stocks and throw rotten fruit at them. Grow up and move on.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: i do think however that if the Venkys addressed the fans in person not through a third party (Alan) and admitted that in the beginning they made mistakes and that they should have listened to the likes of John Williams and Big Sam instead of Steve ' the wonder boy' Kean and more importantly us fans that the club would more likely be in a better position that we currently are. if they apologized sincerely and unreservedly to us fans for the mess they've made of our club....then may be.....just may be it would go some way to change my opinion of them..... will this happen Alan?.....lets see.[/p][/quote]And what good would an apology do? It would just be thrown back down their throats. They have already admitted that they were badly advised and have made mistakes. They have lost millions in this sorry debacle and yet there are some who would still stick them in the stocks and throw rotten fruit at them. Grow up and move on. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -3

6:00pm Sat 8 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
crankitup wrote:
i do think however that if the Venkys addressed the fans in person not through a third party (Alan) and admitted that in the beginning they made mistakes and that they should have listened to the likes of John Williams and Big Sam instead of Steve ' the wonder boy' Kean and more importantly us fans that the club would more likely be in a better position that we currently are.

if they apologized sincerely and unreservedly to us fans for the mess they've made of our club....then may be.....just may be it would go some way to change my opinion of them.....

will this happen Alan?.....lets see.
And what good would an apology do? It would just be thrown back down their throats. They have already admitted that they were badly advised and have made mistakes. They have lost millions in this sorry debacle and yet there are some who would still stick them in the stocks and throw rotten fruit at them. Grow up and move on.
If I considered an apology sincere, which I sincerely hope it would be, I for one could be prepared to give them a second chance and return to the fold. Ok I may be just one extra fan but I believe others also would follow and return.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: i do think however that if the Venkys addressed the fans in person not through a third party (Alan) and admitted that in the beginning they made mistakes and that they should have listened to the likes of John Williams and Big Sam instead of Steve ' the wonder boy' Kean and more importantly us fans that the club would more likely be in a better position that we currently are. if they apologized sincerely and unreservedly to us fans for the mess they've made of our club....then may be.....just may be it would go some way to change my opinion of them..... will this happen Alan?.....lets see.[/p][/quote]And what good would an apology do? It would just be thrown back down their throats. They have already admitted that they were badly advised and have made mistakes. They have lost millions in this sorry debacle and yet there are some who would still stick them in the stocks and throw rotten fruit at them. Grow up and move on.[/p][/quote]If I considered an apology sincere, which I sincerely hope it would be, I for one could be prepared to give them a second chance and return to the fold. Ok I may be just one extra fan but I believe others also would follow and return. A Darener
  • Score: 2

6:10pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Angry From Accrington says...

greenscreener wrote:
Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes.

They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words.

Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.
Absolutely right. Everybody knows, and especially the Venkys, that they screwed up and they have paid a bigger price than most. To those of you still wearing the Red Rose coloured spectacles believing that all was well and stable before the Venkys era, just ask yourselves why the Walker Trust were so desperate to sell the club to the first mugs that came along and reflect upon their role in selling us down the river. I have stated consistently that that Venkys have been a disaster for the club but until Dangerous Dave finds us a new billionaire backer, we are stuck with them. Supporters will support the club, ex supporters will help to drag it down.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Seriously, all this ' I need an apology' nonsense is pointless posturing, it would achieve nothing other than start up the next mantra 'why didn't you say so sooner' then, 'what are you going to do about it'. And on it goes. They know they screwed up, but they cannot admit to being conned and naive, so let's try to move on with them showing positive actions rather than empty words. Personally I'm happy for them to stay far in the background, STFU and keep the finance coming.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right. Everybody knows, and especially the Venkys, that they screwed up and they have paid a bigger price than most. To those of you still wearing the Red Rose coloured spectacles believing that all was well and stable before the Venkys era, just ask yourselves why the Walker Trust were so desperate to sell the club to the first mugs that came along and reflect upon their role in selling us down the river. I have stated consistently that that Venkys have been a disaster for the club but until Dangerous Dave finds us a new billionaire backer, we are stuck with them. Supporters will support the club, ex supporters will help to drag it down. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -3

6:21pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Angry From Accrington says...

By the way, having been given another yellow card by the LET following David's complaint about my latest riposte, I would just like to take this opportunity to apologise to anyone I have offended on here by offering opposing views and I thank you all most sincerely for your thumbs down which are truly helping me to learn the error of my ways. I am now considering changing my name to Happy From Haslingden
By the way, having been given another yellow card by the LET following David's complaint about my latest riposte, I would just like to take this opportunity to apologise to anyone I have offended on here by offering opposing views and I thank you all most sincerely for your thumbs down which are truly helping me to learn the error of my ways. I am now considering changing my name to Happy From Haslingden Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 2

6:55pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

GOD BLESS YOU VENKY'S.

Honorary Clarets for life!
GOD BLESS YOU VENKY'S. Honorary Clarets for life! Super_Clarets
  • Score: -1

7:51pm Sat 8 Mar 14

modan says...

I am not against any of my fellow Rover's supporters as i am a staunch Rover's fan and i more than anybody want Rovers back in PL again.
I want Rover's to win against our bitter rivals Burnley tomorrow a shithole place in Lancashire. I was talking to a rep the other day and he told me the most depressing place in England is Burnley full of empty houses.
The Walker's trust sold the Club to Venkys of Pune India and i do agree they have been a disaster in appointing the manager Steve Kean and lack of investment in the first two seasons during BRFC were in PL. many top stars left because Venkys directions of the club.
There are not many billionaires want to invest in Football likes of Abramovich,Shiekh Mansour , Laxmi MIttal and Usmanov of Arsenal.There are about 1645 billionaires worldwide vast majority of billionaires live in US China, Russia, India and Germany .
Venkys come about three or four times a year in Blackburn and has a mansion near Bolton which they bought from Gary Neville for £5 million.
Right now we Venkys billions to bail out this club which is in debt of £55 million.We have no other choice but to stick with Venkys because there was no other buyer when Rover's was put up for sale by Walker's Trust.

" India rise as a global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
INDIA will be economic superpower by 2025 along with US and China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
I am not against any of my fellow Rover's supporters as i am a staunch Rover's fan and i more than anybody want Rovers back in PL again. I want Rover's to win against our bitter rivals Burnley tomorrow a shithole place in Lancashire. I was talking to a rep the other day and he told me the most depressing place in England is Burnley full of empty houses. The Walker's trust sold the Club to Venkys of Pune India and i do agree they have been a disaster in appointing the manager Steve Kean and lack of investment in the first two seasons during BRFC were in PL. many top stars left because Venkys directions of the club. There are not many billionaires want to invest in Football likes of Abramovich,Shiekh Mansour , Laxmi MIttal and Usmanov of Arsenal.There are about 1645 billionaires worldwide vast majority of billionaires live in US China, Russia, India and Germany . Venkys come about three or four times a year in Blackburn and has a mansion near Bolton which they bought from Gary Neville for £5 million. Right now we Venkys billions to bail out this club which is in debt of £55 million.We have no other choice but to stick with Venkys because there was no other buyer when Rover's was put up for sale by Walker's Trust. " India rise as a global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden INDIA will be economic superpower by 2025 along with US and China. www india skyscrapercity.com modan
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
By the way, having been given another yellow card by the LET following David's complaint about my latest riposte, I would just like to take this opportunity to apologise to anyone I have offended on here by offering opposing views and I thank you all most sincerely for your thumbs down which are truly helping me to learn the error of my ways. I am now considering changing my name to Happy From Haslingden
LOL!
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: By the way, having been given another yellow card by the LET following David's complaint about my latest riposte, I would just like to take this opportunity to apologise to anyone I have offended on here by offering opposing views and I thank you all most sincerely for your thumbs down which are truly helping me to learn the error of my ways. I am now considering changing my name to Happy From Haslingden[/p][/quote]LOL! more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Sat 8 Mar 14

MxMave says...

What happened has happened. Venkys are showing thier in for the long run. For a while I suspected asset stripping but its pretty clear now that they just want to club to succeed like everyone else. If you still hate them, by all means club together and fork out the millions of pounds of wages every week instead. Until you do, our club is in thier hands and by being nobs won't make them want to invest.
What happened has happened. Venkys are showing thier in for the long run. For a while I suspected asset stripping but its pretty clear now that they just want to club to succeed like everyone else. If you still hate them, by all means club together and fork out the millions of pounds of wages every week instead. Until you do, our club is in thier hands and by being nobs won't make them want to invest. MxMave
  • Score: -1

7:08am Sun 9 Mar 14

Sherwoodforest says...

Venky's can go F**K themselves
Venky's can go F**K themselves Sherwoodforest
  • Score: 3

7:53am Sun 9 Mar 14

greenscreener says...

Sherwoodforest wrote:
Venky's can go F**K themselves
.
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Dear Mr Forest,

Although we found much to admire in your direct and succinct approach to marketing we regret that on this occasion your application for the role of Director of Communications has not been successful.

Yours sincerely,

Derek Shaw.
[quote][p][bold]Sherwoodforest[/bold] wrote: Venky's can go F**K themselves[/p][/quote]. . Dear Mr Forest, Although we found much to admire in your direct and succinct approach to marketing we regret that on this occasion your application for the role of Director of Communications has not been successful. Yours sincerely, Derek Shaw. greenscreener
  • Score: 6

10:12am Sun 9 Mar 14

Nuttall Street says...

rovers india wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
rovers india wrote:
HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND..
Looks like Shebby has finally gone, let's give this chap a chance at least before some people hang him!
Absolutely Correct... We should not criticise a person before he had hardly done something..We dont know but he could manage to shrink the gap between the owners & the fans..
Don't talk b@ll@cks! Anyone who appears as an apologist for the Venky's wants hammering. They have murdered this club and there is no way you can overlook that.
You're first PR job will be to explain today's upcoming defeat by Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]rovers india[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rovers india[/bold] wrote: HOPE HE BRINGS SOME MUCH NEEDED STABILITY.....BDW WHAT HAPPENED TO MR.SHEBBY IT IS NO USE OF KEPPING A GLOBAL ADVISOR WHEN THERE IS A Director of COMMUNICATIONS AROUND..[/p][/quote]Looks like Shebby has finally gone, let's give this chap a chance at least before some people hang him![/p][/quote]Absolutely Correct... We should not criticise a person before he had hardly done something..We dont know but he could manage to shrink the gap between the owners & the fans..[/p][/quote]Don't talk b@ll@cks! Anyone who appears as an apologist for the Venky's wants hammering. They have murdered this club and there is no way you can overlook that. You're first PR job will be to explain today's upcoming defeat by Burnley. Nuttall Street
  • Score: 2

10:36am Sun 9 Mar 14

Roverthere says...

modan wrote:
I am not against any of my fellow Rover's supporters as i am a staunch Rover's fan and i more than anybody want Rovers back in PL again.
I want Rover's to win against our bitter rivals Burnley tomorrow a shithole place in Lancashire. I was talking to a rep the other day and he told me the most depressing place in England is Burnley full of empty houses.
The Walker's trust sold the Club to Venkys of Pune India and i do agree they have been a disaster in appointing the manager Steve Kean and lack of investment in the first two seasons during BRFC were in PL. many top stars left because Venkys directions of the club.
There are not many billionaires want to invest in Football likes of Abramovich,Shiekh Mansour , Laxmi MIttal and Usmanov of Arsenal.There are about 1645 billionaires worldwide vast majority of billionaires live in US China, Russia, India and Germany .
Venkys come about three or four times a year in Blackburn and has a mansion near Bolton which they bought from Gary Neville for £5 million.
Right now we Venkys billions to bail out this club which is in debt of £55 million.We have no other choice but to stick with Venkys because there was no other buyer when Rover's was put up for sale by Walker's Trust.

" India rise as a global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
INDIA will be economic superpower by 2025 along with US and China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
A Shxxhole! avoid
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: I am not against any of my fellow Rover's supporters as i am a staunch Rover's fan and i more than anybody want Rovers back in PL again. I want Rover's to win against our bitter rivals Burnley tomorrow a shithole place in Lancashire. I was talking to a rep the other day and he told me the most depressing place in England is Burnley full of empty houses. The Walker's trust sold the Club to Venkys of Pune India and i do agree they have been a disaster in appointing the manager Steve Kean and lack of investment in the first two seasons during BRFC were in PL. many top stars left because Venkys directions of the club. There are not many billionaires want to invest in Football likes of Abramovich,Shiekh Mansour , Laxmi MIttal and Usmanov of Arsenal.There are about 1645 billionaires worldwide vast majority of billionaires live in US China, Russia, India and Germany . Venkys come about three or four times a year in Blackburn and has a mansion near Bolton which they bought from Gary Neville for £5 million. Right now we Venkys billions to bail out this club which is in debt of £55 million.We have no other choice but to stick with Venkys because there was no other buyer when Rover's was put up for sale by Walker's Trust. " India rise as a global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden INDIA will be economic superpower by 2025 along with US and China. www india skyscrapercity.com[/p][/quote]A Shxxhole! avoid Roverthere
  • Score: 0

1:32am Mon 10 Mar 14

Kiwihead says...

Well Alan, you appear to be an extraordinarily silly man.
Well Alan, you appear to be an extraordinarily silly man. Kiwihead
  • Score: 1

9:45am Mon 10 Mar 14

Sue Lee says...

Rovers as a business, as the Raos see it, has a loyal customer base the envy of any other business, especially in retail/service sector, aka the fans.
When they took over, they were ill advised, took the wrong decisions.
The Trusts, BRAG, Jack Straw MP, Councillor Kate Hollern, Sir Bill Taylor all tried to engage with the Raos. Didn't Sir Bill write to them several times? Didn't he set up an joint team including the three local MPs?
Didn't the Raos just ignore all approaches?
Shouldn't they, even if 4 years overdue, still try and recover trust, respect, apologise?
Rovers as a business, as the Raos see it, has a loyal customer base the envy of any other business, especially in retail/service sector, aka the fans. When they took over, they were ill advised, took the wrong decisions. The Trusts, BRAG, Jack Straw MP, Councillor Kate Hollern, Sir Bill Taylor all tried to engage with the Raos. Didn't Sir Bill write to them several times? Didn't he set up an joint team including the three local MPs? Didn't the Raos just ignore all approaches? Shouldn't they, even if 4 years overdue, still try and recover trust, respect, apologise? Sue Lee
  • Score: 0

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