Blackburn Rovers boss: We must defend better to stay in final furlong

STEVE Kean has insisted that Blackburn Rovers must improve defensively if they are to remain in the Premier League.

Rovers slipped to a 3-2 home defeat to 10-man Liverpool on Tuesday night to leave them deep in trouble at the bottom of the table ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea City.

Kean’s side had taken seven points from three games at the start of March but have since conceded 10 goals in four straight defeats.

And the Rovers boss knows they must tighten up at the back if they are to pick up the points required to stave off relegation, with set pieces proving a particular area of weaknesses in recent games.

“We can’t go into games thinking we have to score four or five goals to win,” Kean said.

“We need to close the back door and we need to defend better, it is as simple as that.

“We need to go into every game now looking to improve, certainly on the set plays “ We look as though we can score from a set play every time but we are looking wobbly when the set plays come into our box.

“We will be looking at how we defend when we have a set play and we need to be more solid behind because we can’t get done on the counter attack.”

But Kean insisted that Rovers will remain positive after sliding back into trouble – even though he says he never thought the job was done when they moved six points clear of the drop zone following the recent 2-0 home win over Sunderland.

“I was saying after the Sunderland win that we were not out of it,” said the Scot.

“I said there were a lot of points to play for and there would be a lot of twists and turns, and there will be.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves and I know we won’t.”

The Rao brothers were in attendance at the Liverpool game and it is understood that their visit to England has been scheduled to include time discussing next season’s plans with Kean, as they assess their transfer options during the summer.

Venky’s will remain hopeful that Rovers survive in the top flight and Kean believes they have learned a lot since their initial arrival at the club in 2010.

“They’ve got a much better in-depth knowledge of the whole league now,” he said.

“They don’t just watch our games, they watch all the other games that are on live, they know all the players in the Premier League and they know the intensity of it because I was trying to explain to them that when you take a place from Spain or France that it can take a little bit of time for them to adjust.

“And they don’t just watch English football, they watch Spanish and Italian football as well.

“They’re very successful business people. They do want European football but it wasn’t this year. It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club.

“We’ve promoted a lot of young players through and that’s a part of the transformation we’re making.

“I still think in years to come they would like to see a successful team move up the league and there’s no reason why we can’t be attempting that.

“If you’re only trying to survive each year, they’re not that type of people, they want to be successful and for the club to move forward.

“We all want that and I’m convinced we can do that.”

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11:23am Thu 12 Apr 12

burner says...

Mr K is remarkably quick on the uptake - no-one has thought of defending better before !!!
Mr K is remarkably quick on the uptake - no-one has thought of defending better before !!! burner

11:30am Thu 12 Apr 12

vicn1956 says...

When HIS style began to take effect I said if he doesn't work on the defence we willbe in trouble. What has he done? -nothing. You'd train schoolkids more basics than he has over 18 months.
Dignity? Captain Smith on the Titanic had dignity- the ship still went down.
How can anyone defend him or the pirates in charge? I despair.
When HIS style began to take effect I said if he doesn't work on the defence we willbe in trouble. What has he done? -nothing. You'd train schoolkids more basics than he has over 18 months. Dignity? Captain Smith on the Titanic had dignity- the ship still went down. How can anyone defend him or the pirates in charge? I despair. vicn1956

11:31am Thu 12 Apr 12

tiojo says...

Better defencively? When Samba and Nelsen have been sold, Salgado and Givet frozen out. A centre back pairing of championship level defenders in Orr and Dann and the rest hurriedly promoted reserve team players as there was no-one else left. Mr Kean and the owners are still not being straight with the fans.
Better defencively? When Samba and Nelsen have been sold, Salgado and Givet frozen out. A centre back pairing of championship level defenders in Orr and Dann and the rest hurriedly promoted reserve team players as there was no-one else left. Mr Kean and the owners are still not being straight with the fans. tiojo

11:32am Thu 12 Apr 12

maxbrad says...

Wouldnt be a problem with our defence if we had Nelsen Samba Emerton and Salgado . Well done Venkys and Kean you have torn apart a once great club . may you both rot in hell
Wouldnt be a problem with our defence if we had Nelsen Samba Emerton and Salgado . Well done Venkys and Kean you have torn apart a once great club . may you both rot in hell maxbrad

11:33am Thu 12 Apr 12

chrisyg says...

Blah, blah, blah.

Steve you are boring me with this rubbish you spout every week.

Nothing changes because you are useless.
Blah, blah, blah. Steve you are boring me with this rubbish you spout every week. Nothing changes because you are useless. chrisyg

11:34am Thu 12 Apr 12

HighburyB&W says...

Words fail me - everything about this story from the manager saying we need to defend better to the drivel about financial stability and Venkys is just incredible....
Words fail me - everything about this story from the manager saying we need to defend better to the drivel about financial stability and Venkys is just incredible.... HighburyB&W

11:35am Thu 12 Apr 12

Brfc24138931 says...

Or we could try scoring more than the opposition, or try to equal their score would be some kind of a miracle at the moment. Optimist would say, " the season is not over yet" I'm saying I wish it never started. We got what the owners deserved. F.A.
Or we could try scoring more than the opposition, or try to equal their score would be some kind of a miracle at the moment. Optimist would say, " the season is not over yet" I'm saying I wish it never started. We got what the owners deserved. F.A. Brfc24138931

11:41am Thu 12 Apr 12

Top10StillOn says...

Some 70 goals later he comes out with this crap. No doubt the tally would be less than 70 if the owners who promised investment had not sold Nelsen,Samba and Jones and frozen out experienced Salgado and Givet. Instead we have signed the appalling Dann and E-Orr.

Why has the LET not got any balls to ask some hard hitting searching questions instead of letting him spout his deluded drivel?
Some 70 goals later he comes out with this crap. No doubt the tally would be less than 70 if the owners who promised investment had not sold Nelsen,Samba and Jones and frozen out experienced Salgado and Givet. Instead we have signed the appalling Dann and E-Orr. Why has the LET not got any balls to ask some hard hitting searching questions instead of letting him spout his deluded drivel? Top10StillOn

11:46am Thu 12 Apr 12

smellthecoffee says...

Yeah....over to discuss the next stage in their asset stripping plan. obv will require a new unknown keeper from a dodgy South American 3rd tier league to replace our former England goalkeeper and then another non-entity eastern-bloc midfielder player to replace Hoilett. Hanley will be sold to the highest bidder....pocket the parachute payment (give the scumbag agent his share).....then on to discussing life for the following season in league one and a hot derby date with Fleetwood Town. Kean will tell the Rao brothers that we're heading in the right direction because we're back in league one and playing at Highbury.
Yeah....over to discuss the next stage in their asset stripping plan. obv will require a new unknown keeper from a dodgy South American 3rd tier league to replace our former England goalkeeper and then another non-entity eastern-bloc midfielder player to replace Hoilett. Hanley will be sold to the highest bidder....pocket the parachute payment (give the scumbag agent his share).....then on to discussing life for the following season in league one and a hot derby date with Fleetwood Town. Kean will tell the Rao brothers that we're heading in the right direction because we're back in league one and playing at Highbury. smellthecoffee

11:51am Thu 12 Apr 12

Cha'mone MF says...

Absolutely brilliant, he's a master tactician. Regardless of your futile protests / non renewal of season tickets you're stuck with him he isn't going to walk away from millions of pounds on his contract and why would he?

He'll still be at the helm coming out with the same tripe this time next year, only it'll be the championship trap door that's open.

The Claret tide is turning. FACT.
Absolutely brilliant, he's a master tactician. Regardless of your futile protests / non renewal of season tickets you're stuck with him he isn't going to walk away from millions of pounds on his contract and why would he? He'll still be at the helm coming out with the same tripe this time next year, only it'll be the championship trap door that's open. The Claret tide is turning. FACT. Cha'mone MF

11:51am Thu 12 Apr 12

smellthecoffee says...

Even now....if they got rid of Kean and brought someone in who actually knows something about football there may be chance to save it....but the fat slimy b1tch in India is absolutely clueless and her brothers are demented idiots who their father didn't see fit to run the family business. I'd even risk Mick Mc Carthy....what the h3ll have we got to lose now???
Even now....if they got rid of Kean and brought someone in who actually knows something about football there may be chance to save it....but the fat slimy b1tch in India is absolutely clueless and her brothers are demented idiots who their father didn't see fit to run the family business. I'd even risk Mick Mc Carthy....what the h3ll have we got to lose now??? smellthecoffee

11:52am Thu 12 Apr 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

“They’re very successful business people. They do want European football but it wasn’t this year. It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club.

What is this appeasement above Kean ?

This is all that was being asked of YOU & VENKY.

Truth of the whole state of affairs particularly the financial one.

Not some forecast shot from the hip in your moments of madness interviews. Treating adults as though we are fools to your glib.

Jock Stein, Bill Shankly, Sir Alex, Kenny Dalglish you are not.

Your climb down from your lofty false position is cringeworthy to say the least.

Those that shaft or knife in the back for their own delusion ends it could be said are going to reap what you sow over the course of time ?

Well it does appear that the grand plan of yourself and A.N. Others have ostracized many a long time supporter, who refuse to believe that what you have spewed out to the detriment of BRFC these last two seasons.

I am older than you & of more wisdom than you and as the saying goes you should always respect your elders.

I will be insulted from you no-more.

Good luck in bringing the new breed of supporter into Ewood Park.

Oh, and by the way, learn to defend !

Arte et labore
“They’re very successful business people. They do want European football but it wasn’t this year. It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club. What is this appeasement above Kean ? This is all that was being asked of YOU & VENKY. Truth of the whole state of affairs particularly the financial one. Not some forecast shot from the hip in your moments of madness interviews. Treating adults as though we are fools to your glib. Jock Stein, Bill Shankly, Sir Alex, Kenny Dalglish you are not. Your climb down from your lofty false position is cringeworthy to say the least. Those that shaft or knife in the back for their own delusion ends it could be said are going to reap what you sow over the course of time ? Well it does appear that the grand plan of yourself and A.N. Others have ostracized many a long time supporter, who refuse to believe that what you have spewed out to the detriment of BRFC these last two seasons. I am older than you & of more wisdom than you and as the saying goes you should always respect your elders. I will be insulted from you no-more. Good luck in bringing the new breed of supporter into Ewood Park. Oh, and by the way, learn to defend ! Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

11:52am Thu 12 Apr 12

Frisson says...

“If you’re only trying to survive each year, they’re not that type of people, they want to be successful and for the club to move forward."

Then why did they change everything? We were self sustainable and competeing in the top half of the league. f off kean & venkys never come back
“If you’re only trying to survive each year, they’re not that type of people, they want to be successful and for the club to move forward." Then why did they change everything? We were self sustainable and competeing in the top half of the league. f off kean & venkys never come back Frisson

11:55am Thu 12 Apr 12

reiko082 says...

This article makes me feel physically sick. Not because of the comments on our defending, I already know of his incompetence. Not because of the apparent admission that Vileky's knew nothing of football, I knew that.

But instead because of another attempt to mislead about his previous comments, as if he had never spoke about "dark days" being past tense. Very quick to put the positive spin on back-to-back wins, not so quick to talk about 4 straight defeats.

Worse than that, the nonchalant "oh well, europe didn't happen this year" as if to brush over the absolute and utter devastation that the new regime including himself has caused.

Worse than that, to use "refinancing of the club" as some sort of excuse for this devastation, whilst previously claiming he has had "full backing" by the owners for transfers, new contracts and his own job security throughout the season.

Worse than that and worst of all, the notion that Vileky's are here in order to make plans for the summer and next season with Steve Kean as if they are completely oblivious to the outside world.

Let it be known, in my opinion, those buying season tickets next year are facilitators, not supporters. If we still exist after this regime has ended its destruction, i shall return to support the club i once loved - no matter which league we're in, no matter how bad things have got - when they are gone, I will return.
This article makes me feel physically sick. Not because of the comments on our defending, I already know of his incompetence. Not because of the apparent admission that Vileky's knew nothing of football, I knew that. But instead because of another attempt to mislead about his previous comments, as if he had never spoke about "dark days" being past tense. Very quick to put the positive spin on back-to-back wins, not so quick to talk about 4 straight defeats. Worse than that, the nonchalant "oh well, europe didn't happen this year" as if to brush over the absolute and utter devastation that the new regime including himself has caused. Worse than that, to use "refinancing of the club" as some sort of excuse for this devastation, whilst previously claiming he has had "full backing" by the owners for transfers, new contracts and his own job security throughout the season. Worse than that and worst of all, the notion that Vileky's are here in order to make plans for the summer and next season with Steve Kean as if they are completely oblivious to the outside world. Let it be known, in my opinion, those buying season tickets next year are facilitators, not supporters. If we still exist after this regime has ended its destruction, i shall return to support the club i once loved - no matter which league we're in, no matter how bad things have got - when they are gone, I will return. reiko082

11:55am Thu 12 Apr 12

RobbyRover says...

Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo to flourish (14th Oct 2011)
http://www.lancashir
etelegraph.co.uk/spo
rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca
se_for_the_defence/

We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc
ashire.com/sport/bla
ckburn-rovers-fc/121
0732-we-need-shut-ou
ts-insists-blackburn
-rovers-boss-steve-k
ean.html

That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers...

We need to sure up the defense
The ref cost us the game
There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season)
Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours
So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop
Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo [Samba and Dann] to flourish (14th Oct 2011) http://www.lancashir etelegraph.co.uk/spo rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca se_for_the_defence/ We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc ashire.com/sport/bla ckburn-rovers-fc/121 0732-we-need-shut-ou ts-insists-blackburn -rovers-boss-steve-k ean.html That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers... We need to sure up the defense The ref cost us the game There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season) Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop RobbyRover

11:56am Thu 12 Apr 12

Bazzer says...

Remember...this incompetent, backstabbing rat must have told Venkys that he could do a much better job than Sam Allardyce.
Remember...this incompetent, backstabbing rat must have told Venkys that he could do a much better job than Sam Allardyce. Bazzer

12:00pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Jansen_10 says...

I cant believe there are still fans that actually support this guy.
I cant believe there are still fans that actually support this guy. Jansen_10

12:03pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dangerous dave says...

I have e mailed Andy Cryer at LT to tell him that both the article that he wrote about Rao's attending Ewood and this article are both absolutely condescending!!!
Its about time the idiots from India showed an appearance and should be told so and as for Keans meaningless dribble about the Venkys financial stability and understanding the game better - what a complete load of 'rubbish' - the LT should question the 'dribble' that comes from Keans mouth each day or better still dont print it.
Keen said there will be many more twists and turns this happened last night with a downwards turn to second from bottom - one more defeat will put the nail in the coffin - perhaps we should turn off the life support machine now!!!
This 'plank' of a Manager cant help himself when it comes to spouting dribble, he also says we have to now improve game by game - what is it 5 games left and the 'trap door' waiting - you are a complete waste of space!!
OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS
I have e mailed Andy Cryer at LT to tell him that both the article that he wrote about Rao's attending Ewood and this article are both absolutely condescending!!! Its about time the idiots from India showed an appearance and should be told so and as for Keans meaningless dribble about the Venkys financial stability and understanding the game better - what a complete load of 'rubbish' - the LT should question the 'dribble' that comes from Keans mouth each day or better still dont print it. Keen said there will be many more twists and turns this happened last night with a downwards turn to second from bottom - one more defeat will put the nail in the coffin - perhaps we should turn off the life support machine now!!! This 'plank' of a Manager cant help himself when it comes to spouting dribble, he also says we have to now improve game by game - what is it 5 games left and the 'trap door' waiting - you are a complete waste of space!! OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS dangerous dave

12:05pm Thu 12 Apr 12

stick to football says...

We hear what he says but we do not see any evidence in practice. Good idea not playing Givet - just another committed player unwanted at Ewood.

I can hear his next statement we are not down until then we will fight on.

Sorry the time for fighting was on Tuesday and we came out of the traps like a limp 3 leggged greyhound on a crutch - pathetic because this was the third game out of four when we didnt start - just what is going on with Kean and his united camp
We hear what he says but we do not see any evidence in practice. Good idea not playing Givet - just another committed player unwanted at Ewood. I can hear his next statement we are not down until then we will fight on. Sorry the time for fighting was on Tuesday and we came out of the traps like a limp 3 leggged greyhound on a crutch - pathetic because this was the third game out of four when we didnt start - just what is going on with Kean and his united camp stick to football

12:05pm Thu 12 Apr 12

riversidefan says...

RobbyRover wrote:
Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo to flourish (14th Oct 2011)
http://www.lancashir

etelegraph.co.uk/spo

rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca

se_for_the_defence/

We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc

ashire.com/sport/bla

ckburn-rovers-fc/121

0732-we-need-shut-ou

ts-insists-blackburn

-rovers-boss-steve-k

ean.html

That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers...

We need to sure up the defense
The ref cost us the game
There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season)
Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours
So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop
An even earlier example, after losing 4-3 to Wigan in February 2011 Kean vowed to work on our defence:

http://news.bbc.co.u
k/sport1/hi/football
/teams/b/blackburn_r
overs/9388689.stm
[quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo [Samba and Dann] to flourish (14th Oct 2011) http://www.lancashir etelegraph.co.uk/spo rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca se_for_the_defence/ We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc ashire.com/sport/bla ckburn-rovers-fc/121 0732-we-need-shut-ou ts-insists-blackburn -rovers-boss-steve-k ean.html That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers... We need to sure up the defense The ref cost us the game There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season) Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop[/p][/quote]An even earlier example, after losing 4-3 to Wigan in February 2011 Kean vowed to work on our defence: http://news.bbc.co.u k/sport1/hi/football /teams/b/blackburn_r overs/9388689.stm riversidefan

12:08pm Thu 12 Apr 12

100%rovers0%kean0%venkys says...

NO SH1T sherlock
NO SH1T sherlock 100%rovers0%kean0%venkys

12:10pm Thu 12 Apr 12

BRFCs says...

Get out Steve and take Venky's with you. You've had enough time to prove yourself. The fat lady is singing and we're not good enough, the axeman is sharpening his blade. Lies, lies, all lies.
Get out Steve and take Venky's with you. You've had enough time to prove yourself. The fat lady is singing and we're not good enough, the axeman is sharpening his blade. Lies, lies, all lies. BRFCs

12:15pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Rovers1995 says...

Last season his rhetoric was ‘judge me when I get my own players in’. OK so you have your own players in (though we have not seen half and the rest warm the bench) and we are still bottom 3. So what do we get now, it’s all about next season and bringing experience in!!! Why then did either let players with vast prem experience leave or have them sitting on the bench???
We have conceded 8 goals in 3 games against Bolton, WBA and Liverpool which, and no disrespect to those teams, is a shocking state of affairs especially when our best defender is on the bench.

As for the protests, what happened in the home games against Everton, Wolves, Liverpool, Stoke, Man City when there was no protest???? I have witnessed some of the worst football consistently, in a long long time and all we hear from Kean is ‘We were excellent for the first 20 minutes’ or as with the villa 3-1 defeat ‘we got into their box 33 times and they got into our box 33 times’.......What is that meant to mean?!?!!?

For once can he not just say ‘we were poor today, my subs didn’t work and we need to look at where we went wrong’. Saying that he would be saying that every week........

As for the bigger picture, we fans are waiting to hear what this actually is???
All we can see is it involves getting rid of John Williams and Tom Finn, two of the most respected people in football who have built a reputation of Rovers being one of the best run clubs in football, not replace them, get rid of players who have premiership experience and can perform at this level. Sign players who never play. Tell us players are injured when they are interviewed on Sky Sports saying they are fit and ready to play (Salgado), whilst bemoaning the injury list of our defenders. Telling us Ryan Nelsen is injured when a week later he is playing for Spurs..........and don;t get me started on Champions League football, top ten and then the classic ‘We won’t get relegated’........
.and I could go on!
Last season his rhetoric was ‘judge me when I get my own players in’. OK so you have your own players in (though we have not seen half and the rest warm the bench) and we are still bottom 3. So what do we get now, it’s all about next season and bringing experience in!!! Why then did either let players with vast prem experience leave or have them sitting on the bench??? We have conceded 8 goals in 3 games against Bolton, WBA and Liverpool which, and no disrespect to those teams, is a shocking state of affairs especially when our best defender is on the bench. As for the protests, what happened in the home games against Everton, Wolves, Liverpool, Stoke, Man City when there was no protest???? I have witnessed some of the worst football consistently, in a long long time and all we hear from Kean is ‘We were excellent for the first 20 minutes’ or as with the villa 3-1 defeat ‘we got into their box 33 times and they got into our box 33 times’.......What is that meant to mean?!?!!? For once can he not just say ‘we were poor today, my subs didn’t work and we need to look at where we went wrong’. Saying that he would be saying that every week........ As for the bigger picture, we fans are waiting to hear what this actually is??? All we can see is it involves getting rid of John Williams and Tom Finn, two of the most respected people in football who have built a reputation of Rovers being one of the best run clubs in football, not replace them, get rid of players who have premiership experience and can perform at this level. Sign players who never play. Tell us players are injured when they are interviewed on Sky Sports saying they are fit and ready to play (Salgado), whilst bemoaning the injury list of our defenders. Telling us Ryan Nelsen is injured when a week later he is playing for Spurs..........and don;t get me started on Champions League football, top ten and then the classic ‘We won’t get relegated’........ .and I could go on! Rovers1995

12:15pm Thu 12 Apr 12

100%rovers0%kean0%venkys says...

Got to leave dunn on the bench...

Legs have GONE...2nd goal to slow to react and when running back was like he was in quick sand

two many silly long shots that pee rolled along the floor..

Can`t rely on him producing just one decent ball in a game..
Got to leave dunn on the bench... Legs have GONE...2nd goal to slow to react and when running back was like he was in quick sand two many silly long shots that pee rolled along the floor.. Can`t rely on him producing just one decent ball in a game.. 100%rovers0%kean0%venkys

12:18pm Thu 12 Apr 12

tugay 4 ever says...

Rotten to the core ....please do not buy season tickets.... Do not give them or him(I can't bring myself to call them by name) another penny ....I look forward to the day when I can return to the club I knew and loved... in whatever division but free of the parasites we currently have at Ewood......and as for Dunny calling for guts and commitment I saw more guts in Colin Hendrys shin pad than I have ever seen in
in him. All we have left in the playing staff are "has beens" , "never will be's" and kids.
Rotten to the core ....please do not buy season tickets.... Do not give them or him(I can't bring myself to call them by name) another penny ....I look forward to the day when I can return to the club I knew and loved... in whatever division but free of the parasites we currently have at Ewood......and as for Dunny calling for guts and commitment I saw more guts in Colin Hendrys shin pad than I have ever seen in in him. All we have left in the playing staff are "has beens" , "never will be's" and kids. tugay 4 ever

12:31pm Thu 12 Apr 12

givet82 says...

yes well said kean,,,the problem is stevo that us fans(not football managers with badges)realised this 12 months ago you t!t
yes well said kean,,,the problem is stevo that us fans(not football managers with badges)realised this 12 months ago you t!t givet82

12:32pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Manuel Hung says...

Ee, aye ; ee, aye ; ee, aye, oh

to the championship they go !

When they're relegated,
This is what we'll sing :

We all love you ! - We all love you,
Special Agent Kean !' "

arte et labore?

PRIDE OF LAHORE!
Ee, aye ; ee, aye ; ee, aye, oh to the championship they go ! When they're relegated, This is what we'll sing : We all love you ! - We all love you, Special Agent Kean !' " arte et labore? PRIDE OF LAHORE! Manuel Hung

12:33pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

The words "clueless lying tosser" spring to mind every time I see his smug face on this site... As for the venky's... I have to agree, they are v shrewd businessmen, they bought a well run family club that was mid table in the hardest league in the world. Sold or forced out every genuine player we had, pocketed the money. Then let Kean bring in untested kids or free signings, or worse bought players through Anderson.. BRFC are now dead in the water. I just pray that when the Venky's have sold off the last couple of genuine prem players we still have, then pocketed the parachute monies, they will then sell up. because if they don't, and they remain in charge for another season, Rovers will disappear as a football club.. KEAN ANDERSON AND ESP THE VENKY'S... You are nothing but liars, conmen and thieves, and i despise you all...
The words "clueless lying tosser" spring to mind every time I see his smug face on this site... As for the venky's... I have to agree, they are v shrewd businessmen, they bought a well run family club that was mid table in the hardest league in the world. Sold or forced out every genuine player we had, pocketed the money. Then let Kean bring in untested kids or free signings, or worse bought players through Anderson.. BRFC are now dead in the water. I just pray that when the Venky's have sold off the last couple of genuine prem players we still have, then pocketed the parachute monies, they will then sell up. because if they don't, and they remain in charge for another season, Rovers will disappear as a football club.. KEAN ANDERSON AND ESP THE VENKY'S... You are nothing but liars, conmen and thieves, and i despise you all... maltese blue n white

12:33pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Dukes says...

we need a win on Saturday but I cant see us winning 3 games under this clown manager kean.

Really mad at the way this club is going down.
we need a win on Saturday but I cant see us winning 3 games under this clown manager kean. Really mad at the way this club is going down. Dukes

12:33pm Thu 12 Apr 12

givet82 says...

yes well said kean,,,the problem is stevo that us fans(not football managers with badges)realised this 12 months ago you t!t
yes well said kean,,,the problem is stevo that us fans(not football managers with badges)realised this 12 months ago you t!t givet82

12:34pm Thu 12 Apr 12

jezblue says...

Kean you to**er, too late now. I can't see us getting enough points from last 5 games to survive. Just walk away you pratt!!!!!!!!!
Kean you to**er, too late now. I can't see us getting enough points from last 5 games to survive. Just walk away you pratt!!!!!!!!! jezblue

12:35pm Thu 12 Apr 12

BioBlueNWhite says...

Is it true what some of my friends on FB have been saying that on last night's MOD when Joey Barton scored for QPR, Steve Kean who was watching from the stands was seen on his feet applauding?

This doesn't suprise me, it's obvious to all he is in it only for money and the Venky's financial people have told him that when we are relegated and they get the parachute payments they can all walk away from the club never to have to work again.

All the cash they are saving from denied appearance fees just adds more to their pockets and so do all you fans out there who are already renewing their season tickets, I know you love the club, but at the end of the day this is no longer the club we once knew.
Is it true what some of my friends on FB have been saying that on last night's MOD when Joey Barton scored for QPR, Steve Kean who was watching from the stands was seen on his feet applauding? This doesn't suprise me, it's obvious to all he is in it only for money and the Venky's financial people have told him that when we are relegated and they get the parachute payments they can all walk away from the club never to have to work again. All the cash they are saving from denied appearance fees just adds more to their pockets and so do all you fans out there who are already renewing their season tickets, I know you love the club, but at the end of the day this is no longer the club we once knew. BioBlueNWhite

12:35pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Manuel Hung says...

Cha'mone MF wrote:
Absolutely brilliant, he's a master tactician. Regardless of your futile protests / non renewal of season tickets you're stuck with him he isn't going to walk away from millions of pounds on his contract and why would he?

He'll still be at the helm coming out with the same tripe this time next year, only it'll be the championship trap door that's open.

The Claret tide is turning. FACT.
Well said chamone.

Rover and out!!
[quote][p][bold]Cha'mone MF[/bold] wrote: Absolutely brilliant, he's a master tactician. Regardless of your futile protests / non renewal of season tickets you're stuck with him he isn't going to walk away from millions of pounds on his contract and why would he? He'll still be at the helm coming out with the same tripe this time next year, only it'll be the championship trap door that's open. The Claret tide is turning. FACT.[/p][/quote]Well said chamone. Rover and out!! Manuel Hung

12:38pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...
GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island... maltese blue n white

12:39pm Thu 12 Apr 12

CARover says...

Just like the Raos I watch a lot of PL games over the weekend and I know the players and managers....... what I have learnt over the last 15 months or so is SK has replaced decent players for marginal performers and compared to other PL managers he is the worse, total crap and clueless with tactics

I hope their On-line education works for them as it has not worked for me
Just like the Raos I watch a lot of PL games over the weekend and I know the players and managers....... what I have learnt over the last 15 months or so is SK has replaced decent players for marginal performers and compared to other PL managers he is the worse, total crap and clueless with tactics I hope their On-line education works for them as it has not worked for me CARover

12:40pm Thu 12 Apr 12

100%rovers0%kean0%venkys says...

You said we was SAFE
You said we was SAFE
YOU LYING ****
YOU SAID WE WAS SAFE !!!!!!
You said we was SAFE You said we was SAFE YOU LYING **** YOU SAID WE WAS SAFE !!!!!! 100%rovers0%kean0%venkys

12:41pm Thu 12 Apr 12

onlyonesimongarner says...

Stop printing this Idiots rantings
Stop printing this Idiots rantings onlyonesimongarner

12:41pm Thu 12 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

This is what happens when you let your three best centre-backs go (Samba, Jones, Nelsen), refuse to play your best remaining defender (Givet), play an attacking winger at left-back (Olsson) and buy a right back from the reserve team of a relegation rival (Orr) then shire that up by putting the incompetent Dann in the middle to bring on the inexperienced and struggling Hanley.

Not to worry you've still got 5 games to sort it  Only 2 of them are away to top of the table sides (Tottenham and Chelsea) and we're only 3 points adrift now. At least there's the six-pointer against Wigan to look forward to. Why would Madame Desai want an experienced manager like Martinez when she has every faith in Kean, she thinks he's "brilliant". Just a pity Sam couldn't get us a few points on the board at the beginning of the season, then everybody could have said what a brilliant job Steve's done again. He's taken us down from mid-table as far as he possibly can and still kept us in the division!!! Not this time though. Not to worry just get the Kentaro and Sky boys to put a bit of spin on it. Maybe even blame it on the fans. 

Steve, there's a Burnley shirt with your name on it waiting for you in tge Turf Moor club shop. 
This is what happens when you let your three best centre-backs go (Samba, Jones, Nelsen), refuse to play your best remaining defender (Givet), play an attacking winger at left-back (Olsson) and buy a right back from the reserve team of a relegation rival (Orr) then shire that up by putting the incompetent Dann in the middle to bring on the inexperienced and struggling Hanley. Not to worry you've still got 5 games to sort it  Only 2 of them are away to top of the table sides (Tottenham and Chelsea) and we're only 3 points adrift now. At least there's the six-pointer against Wigan to look forward to. Why would Madame Desai want an experienced manager like Martinez when she has every faith in Kean, she thinks he's "brilliant". Just a pity Sam couldn't get us a few points on the board at the beginning of the season, then everybody could have said what a brilliant job Steve's done again. He's taken us down from mid-table as far as he possibly can and still kept us in the division!!! Not this time though. Not to worry just get the Kentaro and Sky boys to put a bit of spin on it. Maybe even blame it on the fans.  Steve, there's a Burnley shirt with your name on it waiting for you in tge Turf Moor club shop.  OnePostThenTheOther

12:42pm Thu 12 Apr 12

jezblue says...

maltese blue n white wrote:
GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...
Unfortunately, the fans are staying away in so many number it wouldn't even pay his busfare to the airport and he can't drive the drunken tw*t
[quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, the fans are staying away in so many number it wouldn't even pay his busfare to the airport and he can't drive the drunken tw*t jezblue

12:49pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Gaz M says...

Every time this idiot opens his mouth sh*%e comes spilling forth ,and as for the Indian shiesters i pray to God that you are not here next season and heaven forbid with numbnut in charge.The one positive out of the statement ,any fan reading this and renews his season ticket needs to see a specialist.These plantpots need removing fron our club ASAP by any means possible.
Every time this idiot opens his mouth sh*%e comes spilling forth ,and as for the Indian shiesters i pray to God that you are not here next season and heaven forbid with numbnut in charge.The one positive out of the statement ,any fan reading this and renews his season ticket needs to see a specialist.These plantpots need removing fron our club ASAP by any means possible. Gaz M

12:49pm Thu 12 Apr 12

100%rovers0%kean0%venkys says...

he drinks all day
he drinks all night
STEVE KEANS AN ALKIE
and talks a load of SH1TE
he drinks all day he drinks all night STEVE KEANS AN ALKIE and talks a load of SH1TE 100%rovers0%kean0%venkys

12:50pm Thu 12 Apr 12

roverfor60years says...

70 goals against in 33 games, ten in the last four when we desperately needed some points, and he’s finally worked it out. Our present back-four will never successfully defend against any Premier League side.
But, for a start, how about playing Givet in his normal position and pushing the hopelessly out of position Olssen forward to his natural wide left position, Stevie boy? Then we might get some crosses in – and cut out the ones that are raining in on our defence.
Under the present regime there is no way forward – only downwards. Even with the present players we will struggle in the Championship, to say nothing of an even weaker, cheaper team, which we will get. Next season will very likely bring another relegation struggle.
And as for planning for summer transfers, would that be to discuss which of our players would generate the most income? It's a mystery why Venky’s persist with this destruction of the club?
And, by the way, did you notice how uncharacteristically relaxed Alex Ferguson was after the defeat at Wigan? The only thing he didn’t say in his interview was “Stuff you, Rovers”. I understand he went out for a celebratory drink with Sam after the match.
70 goals against in 33 games, ten in the last four when we desperately needed some points, and he’s finally worked it out. Our present back-four will never successfully defend against any Premier League side. But, for a start, how about playing Givet in his normal position and pushing the hopelessly out of position Olssen forward to his natural wide left position, Stevie boy? Then we might get some crosses in – and cut out the ones that are raining in on our defence. Under the present regime there is no way forward – only downwards. Even with the present players we will struggle in the Championship, to say nothing of an even weaker, cheaper team, which we will get. Next season will very likely bring another relegation struggle. And as for planning for summer transfers, would that be to discuss which of our players would generate the most income? It's a mystery why Venky’s persist with this destruction of the club? And, by the way, did you notice how uncharacteristically relaxed Alex Ferguson was after the defeat at Wigan? The only thing he didn’t say in his interview was “Stuff you, Rovers”. I understand he went out for a celebratory drink with Sam after the match. roverfor60years

12:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

jezblue wrote:
maltese blue n white wrote:
GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...
Unfortunately, the fans are staying away in so many number it wouldn't even pay his busfare to the airport and he can't drive the drunken tw*t
well i'll put half of it up myself....
[quote][p][bold]jezblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, the fans are staying away in so many number it wouldn't even pay his busfare to the airport and he can't drive the drunken tw*t[/p][/quote]well i'll put half of it up myself.... maltese blue n white

12:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

jezblue wrote:
maltese blue n white wrote:
GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...
Unfortunately, the fans are staying away in so many number it wouldn't even pay his busfare to the airport and he can't drive the drunken tw*t
well i'll put half of it up myself....
[quote][p][bold]jezblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, the fans are staying away in so many number it wouldn't even pay his busfare to the airport and he can't drive the drunken tw*t[/p][/quote]well i'll put half of it up myself.... maltese blue n white

12:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

jezblue says...

“ We look as though we can score from a set play every time but we are looking wobbly when the set plays come into our box".

I might be wrong, but I don't think any of the 5 goals we conceded against West Brom or Lpool were set plays!!!!
“ We look as though we can score from a set play every time but we are looking wobbly when the set plays come into our box". I might be wrong, but I don't think any of the 5 goals we conceded against West Brom or Lpool were set plays!!!! jezblue

12:59pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sherwoodforest says...

Stevie Dream in full effect

All you have overseen Mr Kean is the sale/release of our best players, MASSIVE ( one of your favorite words ) wage cuts involving senior boardroom members and senior players on large or appearance based wages.

You and Mr A have brought in average players on low wages, no disrespect to the players but apart from Yak (who was a last minute panic buy), not one of them has looked good prem quality.

You have alienated both the players and the fans, and have somehow managed to hoodwink the media, although your mate may have some influence over this matter.

How you ever got the job in the first place is still a mystery, but most people believe that you are merely a yes man for Balaji.

You have bestowed two relegation battles in succession onto a club that had a reputation as being a well run family club, that was in the top 10 when you somehow became a premier league manager?

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies, loser.
Stevie Dream in full effect All you have overseen Mr Kean is the sale/release of our best players, MASSIVE ( one of your favorite words ) wage cuts involving senior boardroom members and senior players on large or appearance based wages. You and Mr A have brought in average players on low wages, no disrespect to the players but apart from Yak (who was a last minute panic buy), not one of them has looked good prem quality. You have alienated both the players and the fans, and have somehow managed to hoodwink the media, although your mate may have some influence over this matter. How you ever got the job in the first place is still a mystery, but most people believe that you are merely a yes man for Balaji. You have bestowed two relegation battles in succession onto a club that had a reputation as being a well run family club, that was in the top 10 when you somehow became a premier league manager? Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies, loser. Sherwoodforest

1:00pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sammy53 says...

Kean is a deluded idiot, not that many of us need reminding of the fact. His only ability seems to be that he actually believes what he says, irrespective of the events that are taking place.

As the self appointed spokesman & defender of the owners Kean deserves to be the focal point of all that is wrong at the club; And I hate him with a passion.

He alone is responsable for what has happened on the pitch.

He has set the tone for all the ill feeling between the supporters and the club

I have supported Rovers since 1957 and been a season ticket holder for longer than I remember, but with Kean in charge there is no chance of me laying out the £800 for 2 season tickets next season.

I sit within touching distance of Kean and the bunch of no names in the so called coaching staff, and it`s pitiful to see them struggle from game to game, given the choice of doing something or scratching their arse`s i wish they would chose the later, as they are inept to the core.

A final word of congratulations must also go to the recent changes to security around Kean on matchdays. What the hell is going on? are we soon to get moats, barb-wire and snipers in the stands? The last few game have seen
1: Individuals who approach within 20 yards of the bench mobbed by security & the police, treated like criminals for little more than mild abuse and suggesting that Kean should go.
2: Signs have now been put up prohibiting standing etc; in the front area of the stand close to the dugout, the only people who ever stood up there are waiting for a few autographs, you could never have got that close during the match any way.
3: On Tuesday 12 bouncers the size of brick S--t-houses patrolled this area to clamp down on the 1st sign of dissent towards Kean & the Venkys, they stare constantly into the crowd throughout the game. remember these are the £400 a season mainly middle aged couples, what threat do we carry? all season we have had to put up with being spyed upon by the Chief of security and his army of helpers, pathetic!
4: On Tuesday a protest banner was forcebly confiscated from a small group about 40 yards away from the dug-out by the bouncers & police, they were not threatening violence or offering a physical threat to anyone, unless of course you can`t take a bit of bad language. The look of smug satisfaction and self preening on their faces as they brought the banner back to be destroyed was sickening, you would have thought they had caught a mass murderer. This smug congratulatory attitude continued all through the half time break, with back slapping, laughing and hanshakes all around between the brainless no neck bouncers, the police, Keans personal body guard and the pathetic chief of security with the reactolite glasses and hitler tache.

This is what Kean & the Venkys have dragged us down to, they have driven a wedge between the supporters and the club, I will never enjoy going to Ewood again until this clown goes and with luck the Venks either change or sell the club.

No season tickets for me next season, so thank you Mr Kean
Kean is a deluded idiot, not that many of us need reminding of the fact. His only ability seems to be that he actually believes what he says, irrespective of the events that are taking place. As the self appointed spokesman & defender of the owners Kean deserves to be the focal point of all that is wrong at the club; And I hate him with a passion. He alone is responsable for what has happened on the pitch. He has set the tone for all the ill feeling between the supporters and the club I have supported Rovers since 1957 and been a season ticket holder for longer than I remember, but with Kean in charge there is no chance of me laying out the £800 for 2 season tickets next season. I sit within touching distance of Kean and the bunch of no names in the so called coaching staff, and it`s pitiful to see them struggle from game to game, given the choice of doing something or scratching their arse`s i wish they would chose the later, as they are inept to the core. A final word of congratulations must also go to the recent changes to security around Kean on matchdays. What the hell is going on? are we soon to get moats, barb-wire and snipers in the stands? The last few game have seen 1: Individuals who approach within 20 yards of the bench mobbed by security & the police, treated like criminals for little more than mild abuse and suggesting that Kean should go. 2: Signs have now been put up prohibiting standing etc; in the front area of the stand close to the dugout, the only people who ever stood up there are waiting for a few autographs, you could never have got that close during the match any way. 3: On Tuesday 12 bouncers the size of brick S--t-houses patrolled this area to clamp down on the 1st sign of dissent towards Kean & the Venkys, they stare constantly into the crowd throughout the game. remember these are the £400 a season mainly middle aged couples, what threat do we carry? all season we have had to put up with being spyed upon by the Chief of security and his army of helpers, pathetic! 4: On Tuesday a protest banner was forcebly confiscated from a small group about 40 yards away from the dug-out by the bouncers & police, they were not threatening violence or offering a physical threat to anyone, unless of course you can`t take a bit of bad language. The look of smug satisfaction and self preening on their faces as they brought the banner back to be destroyed was sickening, you would have thought they had caught a mass murderer. This smug congratulatory attitude continued all through the half time break, with back slapping, laughing and hanshakes all around between the brainless no neck bouncers, the police, Keans personal body guard and the pathetic chief of security with the reactolite glasses and hitler tache. This is what Kean & the Venkys have dragged us down to, they have driven a wedge between the supporters and the club, I will never enjoy going to Ewood again until this clown goes and with luck the Venks either change or sell the club. No season tickets for me next season, so thank you Mr Kean Sammy53

1:10pm Thu 12 Apr 12

noddymcleod says...

Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers.
Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers. noddymcleod

1:14pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sherwoodforest says...

noddymcleod wrote:
Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers.
simples aint it, bet they are making a mint in India also, hawking the blue n white halves all around the sub-continent.

Bhiatti bros mark 2
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers.[/p][/quote]simples aint it, bet they are making a mint in India also, hawking the blue n white halves all around the sub-continent. Bhiatti bros mark 2 Sherwoodforest

1:15pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

Read between the lines - they are very worried about Season Ticket sales and so appeasement quotes are now back in fashion. Is anyone daft enough to believe it?
.
Sack Kean Venkys and invest and we may just listen.
.
No financial restructuring was needed when you arrived as the accounts were break even. So Kean is not just a bad football manager but a bad manager of his budget as well?
.
But in football a major turnover of quality and experienced players in a short period of time usually leads to disaster for that club especially if they are replaced by poor players even the manager does not start with!
.
33rd.....
Read between the lines - they are very worried about Season Ticket sales and so appeasement quotes are now back in fashion. Is anyone daft enough to believe it? . Sack Kean Venkys and invest and we may just listen. . No financial restructuring was needed when you arrived as the accounts were break even. So Kean is not just a bad football manager but a bad manager of his budget as well? . But in football a major turnover of quality and experienced players in a short period of time usually leads to disaster for that club especially if they are replaced by poor players even the manager does not start with! . 33rd..... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

1:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

noddymcleod wrote:
Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers.
You are reviving nothing.... this has ALWAYS been my opinion... was clear from the outset the Venky's had no football interest, and given what has happened at other clubs buying BRFC for virtually nothing, then selling, cost cutting, and grabbing the drop money, should make the thieving charlatan b@stards something in the region of 35-40 mil profit in 18 mths... and thats not a theory... it's a fact.
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers.[/p][/quote]You are reviving nothing.... this has ALWAYS been my opinion... was clear from the outset the Venky's had no football interest, and given what has happened at other clubs buying BRFC for virtually nothing, then selling, cost cutting, and grabbing the drop money, should make the thieving charlatan b@stards something in the region of 35-40 mil profit in 18 mths... and thats not a theory... it's a fact. maltese blue n white

1:20pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Heelwalker.1 says...

RobbyRover wrote:
Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo to flourish (14th Oct 2011)
http://www.lancashir

etelegraph.co.uk/spo

rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca

se_for_the_defence/

We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc

ashire.com/sport/bla

ckburn-rovers-fc/121

0732-we-need-shut-ou

ts-insists-blackburn

-rovers-boss-steve-k

ean.html

That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers...

We need to sure up the defense
The ref cost us the game
There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season)
Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours
So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop
As far as being here to discuss the summer transfer policy amongst other things.
If the Venkys' were sincere about transfers, why didn't they buy in January to try to help us out of this mess instead of keeping their wallets in their pockets.
Buying next summer is a bit too late I think.
[quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo [Samba and Dann] to flourish (14th Oct 2011) http://www.lancashir etelegraph.co.uk/spo rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca se_for_the_defence/ We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc ashire.com/sport/bla ckburn-rovers-fc/121 0732-we-need-shut-ou ts-insists-blackburn -rovers-boss-steve-k ean.html That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers... We need to sure up the defense The ref cost us the game There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season) Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop[/p][/quote]As far as being here to discuss the summer transfer policy amongst other things. If the Venkys' were sincere about transfers, why didn't they buy in January to try to help us out of this mess instead of keeping their wallets in their pockets. Buying next summer is a bit too late I think. Heelwalker.1

1:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dangerous dave says...

sammy53 - good write up!!
Dont be beaten into the ground by the idiot Kean an
Bring back the protests both inside and outside the ground and to hell with therm!
OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS
sammy53 - good write up!! Dont be beaten into the ground by the idiot Kean an Bring back the protests both inside and outside the ground and to hell with therm! OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS dangerous dave

1:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

Just a thought but Samba, Nelsen, Jones, Salgado and Givet might have been useful to improve defending - especially with all the experience they have?
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Oh wait - Kean got rid of them!
.
33rd.......
Just a thought but Samba, Nelsen, Jones, Salgado and Givet might have been useful to improve defending - especially with all the experience they have? . Oh wait - Kean got rid of them! . 33rd....... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

1:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Bill Carson says...

Fergie dispatched us from the Premier League last time arround, this time effectively it was Kenny Dalgish... how ironic is that?
Fergie dispatched us from the Premier League last time arround, this time effectively it was Kenny Dalgish... how ironic is that? Bill Carson

1:27pm Thu 12 Apr 12

French Rover says...

I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship.
I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship. French Rover

1:28pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Just a thought but Samba, Nelsen, Jones, Salgado and Givet might have been useful to improve defending - especially with all the experience they have?
.
Oh wait - Kean got rid of them!
.
33rd.......
yes but don't worry cos Kean said we should judge him on the team he builds.... I ALREADY HAVE AND THE TW@T IS "GUILTY"
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: Just a thought but Samba, Nelsen, Jones, Salgado and Givet might have been useful to improve defending - especially with all the experience they have? . Oh wait - Kean got rid of them! . 33rd.......[/p][/quote]yes but don't worry cos Kean said we should judge him on the team he builds.... I ALREADY HAVE AND THE TW@T IS "GUILTY" maltese blue n white

1:30pm Thu 12 Apr 12

noddymcleod says...

The irony is doubled by the fact that King Kenny picked his reserves, effectively he helped us. Fegie sunk us with glee to get back at Kidd for having the the temerity to leave Old Trafford.
The irony is doubled by the fact that King Kenny picked his reserves, effectively he helped us. Fegie sunk us with glee to get back at Kidd for having the the temerity to leave Old Trafford. noddymcleod

1:34pm Thu 12 Apr 12

dh1955 says...

Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games.

I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day.

I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns.

BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that.

We all need to act now!!
Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games. I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day. I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns. BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. We all need to act now!! dh1955

1:40pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sherwoodforest says...

dh1955 wrote:
Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games.

I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day.

I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns.

BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that.

We all need to act now!!
bit before my time 75, although i remember putting money into buckets, for repairs to the stands when saxton was in charge and fox was chairman, we were near the bottom of the old second division, Oldham away was a nightmare wet n windy lol.
[quote][p][bold]dh1955[/bold] wrote: Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games. I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day. I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns. BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. We all need to act now!![/p][/quote]bit before my time 75, although i remember putting money into buckets, for repairs to the stands when saxton was in charge and fox was chairman, we were near the bottom of the old second division, Oldham away was a nightmare wet n windy lol. Sherwoodforest

1:47pm Thu 12 Apr 12

A Darener says...

Final furlong??????
Sorry Mr Kean but the horse has bolted, no use shutting the stable door now!!!!
Final furlong?????? Sorry Mr Kean but the horse has bolted, no use shutting the stable door now!!!! A Darener

1:50pm Thu 12 Apr 12

A Darener says...

"Organisedconfusion" running in Grand National that must be the horse he is referring to.
"Organisedconfusion" running in Grand National that must be the horse he is referring to. A Darener

1:58pm Thu 12 Apr 12

A Darener says...

“We’ve promoted a lot of young players through and that’s a part of the transformation we’re making."
And that in a nutshell is the problem. It is alright promoting kids, but they have to be nurtured by the more experienced players not just used as replacements for the experienced players.
“We’ve promoted a lot of young players through and that’s a part of the transformation we’re making." And that in a nutshell is the problem. It is alright promoting kids, but they have to be nurtured by the more experienced players not just used as replacements for the experienced players. A Darener

2:07pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Bazzer says...

dh1955 wrote:
Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games. I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day. I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns. BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. We all need to act now!!
Nice one Stuart, nice one son! Nice one Stuart, let's have another one!
It's all coming back to me!!!
[quote][p][bold]dh1955[/bold] wrote: Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games. I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day. I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns. BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. We all need to act now!![/p][/quote]Nice one Stuart, nice one son! Nice one Stuart, let's have another one! It's all coming back to me!!! Bazzer

2:10pm Thu 12 Apr 12

noddymcleod says...

Kids (and no hopers like Modeste, Orr) cost less, that's the sole rationale.
Kids (and no hopers like Modeste, Orr) cost less, that's the sole rationale. noddymcleod

2:14pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Another French Rover says...

I actually believed we could be lucky enough to stay up this season due to the poor quality of the teams around us, but after Tuesday night's defeat to a poor 10 man Liverpool side and then last night's results going against us I am convinced the noose is truly around our necks now. Unfortunately it is the fans who will suffer and have to endure possibly years in the lower division(s) while that clown will be sent off with fat paycheck without ever glancing back over his shoulder at the mess he and Venky's have left behind. It should be illegal what they have done to this great club which until now had always hope and pride to keep us battling when times were tough.
I actually believed we could be lucky enough to stay up this season due to the poor quality of the teams around us, but after Tuesday night's defeat to a poor 10 man Liverpool side and then last night's results going against us I am convinced the noose is truly around our necks now. Unfortunately it is the fans who will suffer and have to endure possibly years in the lower division(s) while that clown will be sent off with fat paycheck without ever glancing back over his shoulder at the mess he and Venky's have left behind. It should be illegal what they have done to this great club which until now had always hope and pride to keep us battling when times were tough. Another French Rover

2:22pm Thu 12 Apr 12

alfa111 says...

Heelwalker.1 wrote:
RobbyRover wrote:
Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo to flourish (14th Oct 2011)
http://www.lancashir


etelegraph.co.uk/spo


rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca


se_for_the_defence/

We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc


ashire.com/sport/bla


ckburn-rovers-fc/121


0732-we-need-shut-ou


ts-insists-blackburn


-rovers-boss-steve-k


ean.html

That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers...

We need to sure up the defense
The ref cost us the game
There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season)
Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours
So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop
As far as being here to discuss the summer transfer policy amongst other things.
If the Venkys' were sincere about transfers, why didn't they buy in January to try to help us out of this mess instead of keeping their wallets in their pockets.
Buying next summer is a bit too late I think.
Spot on, expect more lies and deceit from venkys and kean.
[quote][p][bold]Heelwalker.1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: Kean tips Blackburn Rovers defensive duo [Samba and Dann] to flourish (14th Oct 2011) http://www.lancashir etelegraph.co.uk/spo rt/9306661.Kean_s_ca se_for_the_defence/ We need shut-outs insists Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean (28th Oct 2011) http://www.clicklanc ashire.com/sport/bla ckburn-rovers-fc/121 0732-we-need-shut-ou ts-insists-blackburn -rovers-boss-steve-k ean.html That's 2 other historical versions of this story from 2 mins of looking. I'm starting to think you're just on a loop with Rovers... We need to sure up the defense The ref cost us the game There was a foul in the build-up to the 3rd goal (amazing how he's managed to use that twice in one season) Hoilett will sign in 24/48 hours So and so believes Rovers can beat the drop[/p][/quote]As far as being here to discuss the summer transfer policy amongst other things. If the Venkys' were sincere about transfers, why didn't they buy in January to try to help us out of this mess instead of keeping their wallets in their pockets. Buying next summer is a bit too late I think.[/p][/quote]Spot on, expect more lies and deceit from venkys and kean. alfa111

2:48pm Thu 12 Apr 12

rammyrover says...

No **** sherlock!!
No **** sherlock!! rammyrover

2:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that.

I remember that very well being 13, adorned in silk scarf/B&W bowler hat and a home made flag draped over me. The feeling, was as you say, equal to winning any Championship.

Like you state 'I support BRFC, and will til the day I die'

Non renewal from me until they put in place a workable plan !

Arte et labore
BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. I remember that very well being 13, adorned in silk scarf/B&W bowler hat and a home made flag draped over me. The feeling, was as you say, equal to winning any Championship. Like you state 'I support BRFC, and will til the day I die' Non renewal from me until they put in place a workable plan ! Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

2:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Racing Rover says...

Thoroughly dejected, as I have been all season. We have been treated like idiots and lied to for the last 18months, aided and abetted by the rest of the Premier league and the media.
"SHAME ON YOU VENKY'S"
Thoroughly dejected, as I have been all season. We have been treated like idiots and lied to for the last 18months, aided and abetted by the rest of the Premier league and the media. "SHAME ON YOU VENKY'S" Racing Rover

2:55pm Thu 12 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

dh1955 wrote:
Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games.

I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day.

I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns.

BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that.

We all need to act now!!
I can confirm that.
[quote][p][bold]dh1955[/bold] wrote: Like many others I have thought long and hard about renewing my season ticket and the conclusion I have reached is that if I do renew I am supporting Venkys and their muppet manager etc, so I will vote with my feet and stop going to games. I support BRFC, and will do until the day I day. I urge others who feel the same as me to also vote with their feet as it is the only way to rid ourselves of the money grabbing clowns. BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. We all need to act now!![/p][/quote]I can confirm that. OnePostThenTheOther

2:58pm Thu 12 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Although Mike Newell's winner at Anfield was probably more exciting.
Although Mike Newell's winner at Anfield was probably more exciting. OnePostThenTheOther

3:30pm Thu 12 Apr 12

carlmc says...

“They’re very successful business people. They do want European football but it wasn’t this year. It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club.

I have pasted the above to add to my comments, as this statement from Kean makes no sense. What does making sure we survive this season mean? Does it mean survive in the premier league, or does it mean we survive as a club? Can somebody please find out, because it it means the latter, is he now admitting we were on the cusp of administration? If he means the former, then he is telling us that we have survived in the premier league because I don't think we have.

I also have to say that Kean has told us time after time, that he won't comment on the financial side, just the footballing side. If this is the case, then why has he said all of this?
“They’re very successful business people. They do want European football but it wasn’t this year. It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club. I have pasted the above to add to my comments, as this statement from Kean makes no sense. What does making sure we survive this season mean? Does it mean survive in the premier league, or does it mean we survive as a club? Can somebody please find out, because it it means the latter, is he now admitting we were on the cusp of administration? If he means the former, then he is telling us that we have survived in the premier league because I don't think we have. I also have to say that Kean has told us time after time, that he won't comment on the financial side, just the footballing side. If this is the case, then why has he said all of this? carlmc

3:34pm Thu 12 Apr 12

vicn1956 says...

Wigan Feb 2011 I sang(ironically) "Stevie Kean is a football genius" in response to the shambles called our defence.People looked at me as if I was a trouble maker or possibly mad. April 2012 getting relegated he says we need to defend better. Hope those people who criticised me at Wigan at last have woken up. Theyr'e probably renewing their season tickets as I speak and contributing to the Venky's pension fund.
Water's reached the top deck- we won't sink! We can't get relegated!
Wigan Feb 2011 I sang(ironically) "Stevie Kean is a football genius" in response to the shambles called our defence.People looked at me as if I was a trouble maker or possibly mad. April 2012 getting relegated he says we need to defend better. Hope those people who criticised me at Wigan at last have woken up. Theyr'e probably renewing their season tickets as I speak and contributing to the Venky's pension fund. Water's reached the top deck- we won't sink! We can't get relegated! vicn1956

3:35pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gudari says...

Put these three words in order to make a well-known phrase:

1. Sh*t

2. No

3. Sherlock!

Agent Kean, your mission is almost accomplished!
Put these three words in order to make a well-known phrase: 1. Sh*t 2. No 3. Sherlock! Agent Kean, your mission is almost accomplished! gudari

3:44pm Thu 12 Apr 12

cs1717 says...

Reading Bubbleheads above article does this mean he is now wavering against his - in my opinion - greatest quote that " we will not be relegated ".Sounds like the great one is loosing hope .Good to see him on sky last night enjoying himself at QPR .I suppose anyone can see the funny side when they are drawing a big fat cheque every month regardless of the hapless mess "his " side are in .
Reading Bubbleheads above article does this mean he is now wavering against his - in my opinion - greatest quote that " we will not be relegated ".Sounds like the great one is loosing hope .Good to see him on sky last night enjoying himself at QPR .I suppose anyone can see the funny side when they are drawing a big fat cheque every month regardless of the hapless mess "his " side are in . cs1717

3:44pm Thu 12 Apr 12

cs1717 says...

Reading Bubbleheads above article does this mean he is now wavering against his - in my opinion - greatest quote that " we will not be relegated ".Sounds like the great one is loosing hope .Good to see him on sky last night enjoying himself at QPR .I suppose anyone can see the funny side when they are drawing a big fat cheque every month regardless of the hapless mess "his " side are in .
Reading Bubbleheads above article does this mean he is now wavering against his - in my opinion - greatest quote that " we will not be relegated ".Sounds like the great one is loosing hope .Good to see him on sky last night enjoying himself at QPR .I suppose anyone can see the funny side when they are drawing a big fat cheque every month regardless of the hapless mess "his " side are in . cs1717

3:46pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sherwoodforest says...

More Drivel @ Sky Sports

poor keano...........

http://t.co/ycS1wYay



Venkys, Kean and A-Hole out!
More Drivel @ Sky Sports poor keano........... http://t.co/ycS1wYay Venkys, Kean and A-Hole out! Sherwoodforest

3:48pm Thu 12 Apr 12

getkeanout says...

there once was a man named kean,
became manager of a football team,
a season of rubbish and lies,
twinned with pathetic venky ties,
it's clear he is stuck in a dream.

get a grip keano as I would hate to be in your shoes come last game of the season with relegation on your CV mate.....plus a few angry fans. My advice would be to leg it down the tunnel as quick as you can so not to face the angry mob. Thanks for nothing.
there once was a man named kean, became manager of a football team, a season of rubbish and lies, twinned with pathetic venky ties, it's clear he is stuck in a dream. get a grip keano as I would hate to be in your shoes come last game of the season with relegation on your CV mate.....plus a few angry fans. My advice would be to leg it down the tunnel as quick as you can so not to face the angry mob. Thanks for nothing. getkeanout

3:54pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

WE CANT DEFEND,

Why because you have let all the experienced quality players go or you dont play them.

Look at the back four below and I bet we would not be where we are now if we had kept them or played them.This is down to you Kean and the owners, no one else, the lads we have now are tryers but the lack experience and quality, and this is why we ARE going down, not to mention your poor management skills.

Emerton-Samba-Nelson
-Givet
WE CANT DEFEND, Why because you have let all the experienced quality players go or you dont play them. Look at the back four below and I bet we would not be where we are now if we had kept them or played them.This is down to you Kean and the owners, no one else, the lads we have now are tryers but the lack experience and quality, and this is why we ARE going down, not to mention your poor management skills. Emerton-Samba-Nelson -Givet Lancs - pensioner

4:03pm Thu 12 Apr 12

The Blocked One says...

French Rover wrote:
I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship.
Your optimism does you proud, FR, but from what I saw Tuesday they have got it spot on and have dragged over their f*t a*ses from Poohn to prepare for surviving relegation in the Championship next year.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship.[/p][/quote]Your optimism does you proud, FR, but from what I saw Tuesday they have got it spot on and have dragged over their f*t a*ses from Poohn to prepare for surviving relegation in the Championship next year. The Blocked One

4:06pm Thu 12 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Other earth-shattering and insightful revelations from Kean include:

"Football is played with a round ball that is kicked using the foot"

"The object of the game is to put the ball in the opposing team's net whilst preventing them from putting the ball in your net"

"in order to avoid defeat we mustn't let the opposition put the ball in our net more than we put it in theirs"

"The nets are made of nets"

"And posts"

"Only the referee can decide when the game is up"
Other earth-shattering and insightful revelations from Kean include: "Football is played with a round ball that is kicked using the foot" "The object of the game is to put the ball in the opposing team's net whilst preventing them from putting the ball in your net" "in order to avoid defeat we mustn't let the opposition put the ball in our net more than we put it in theirs" "The nets are made of nets" "And posts" "Only the referee can decide when the game is up" OnePostThenTheOther

4:59pm Thu 12 Apr 12

juanbbien says...

He doesn't seem bothered when we are losing,he just stands there hands in pocket chewing gum with an expressionless look on his face,shouldnt he be showing some passion and animation towards the team,other managers at least try to get their teams stirred up to show some fight,but not our useless lump,he just appears to accept its a lost cause and he is going through the motions till what ever happens.
He doesn't seem bothered when we are losing,he just stands there hands in pocket chewing gum with an expressionless look on his face,shouldnt he be showing some passion and animation towards the team,other managers at least try to get their teams stirred up to show some fight,but not our useless lump,he just appears to accept its a lost cause and he is going through the motions till what ever happens. juanbbien

4:59pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. I remember that very well being 13, adorned in silk scarf/B&W bowler hat and a home made flag draped over me. The feeling, was as you say, equal to winning any Championship. Like you state 'I support BRFC, and will til the day I die' Non renewal from me until they put in place a workable plan ! Arte et labore
Spot on Road Runner, Port Vale away eh great day, and your right players playing good football in what ever division is better than this dross, we will be back, dont know when but we will be back.
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. I remember that very well being 13, adorned in silk scarf/B&W bowler hat and a home made flag draped over me. The feeling, was as you say, equal to winning any Championship. Like you state 'I support BRFC, and will til the day I die' Non renewal from me until they put in place a workable plan ! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Spot on Road Runner, Port Vale away eh great day, and your right players playing good football in what ever division is better than this dross, we will be back, dont know when but we will be back. Lancs - pensioner

5:07pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

French Rover wrote:
I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship.
FR -what horse are you backing in the Grand National? Then I can avoid putting any money on it!
.
Not sure if there is one called super optimist?
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I think Kean would take us to the bottom half of the Chumpionship because there are some decent managers and squads down there.
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33rd....
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship.[/p][/quote]FR -what horse are you backing in the Grand National? Then I can avoid putting any money on it! . Not sure if there is one called super optimist? . I think Kean would take us to the bottom half of the Chumpionship because there are some decent managers and squads down there. . 33rd.... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

5:07pm Thu 12 Apr 12

merlinrabbit says...

Sammy53 wrote:
Kean is a deluded idiot, not that many of us need reminding of the fact. His only ability seems to be that he actually believes what he says, irrespective of the events that are taking place.

As the self appointed spokesman & defender of the owners Kean deserves to be the focal point of all that is wrong at the club; And I hate him with a passion.

He alone is responsable for what has happened on the pitch.

He has set the tone for all the ill feeling between the supporters and the club

I have supported Rovers since 1957 and been a season ticket holder for longer than I remember, but with Kean in charge there is no chance of me laying out the £800 for 2 season tickets next season.

I sit within touching distance of Kean and the bunch of no names in the so called coaching staff, and it`s pitiful to see them struggle from game to game, given the choice of doing something or scratching their arse`s i wish they would chose the later, as they are inept to the core.

A final word of congratulations must also go to the recent changes to security around Kean on matchdays. What the hell is going on? are we soon to get moats, barb-wire and snipers in the stands? The last few game have seen
1: Individuals who approach within 20 yards of the bench mobbed by security & the police, treated like criminals for little more than mild abuse and suggesting that Kean should go.
2: Signs have now been put up prohibiting standing etc; in the front area of the stand close to the dugout, the only people who ever stood up there are waiting for a few autographs, you could never have got that close during the match any way.
3: On Tuesday 12 bouncers the size of brick S--t-houses patrolled this area to clamp down on the 1st sign of dissent towards Kean & the Venkys, they stare constantly into the crowd throughout the game. remember these are the £400 a season mainly middle aged couples, what threat do we carry? all season we have had to put up with being spyed upon by the Chief of security and his army of helpers, pathetic!
4: On Tuesday a protest banner was forcebly confiscated from a small group about 40 yards away from the dug-out by the bouncers & police, they were not threatening violence or offering a physical threat to anyone, unless of course you can`t take a bit of bad language. The look of smug satisfaction and self preening on their faces as they brought the banner back to be destroyed was sickening, you would have thought they had caught a mass murderer. This smug congratulatory attitude continued all through the half time break, with back slapping, laughing and hanshakes all around between the brainless no neck bouncers, the police, Keans personal body guard and the pathetic chief of security with the reactolite glasses and hitler tache.

This is what Kean & the Venkys have dragged us down to, they have driven a wedge between the supporters and the club, I will never enjoy going to Ewood again until this clown goes and with luck the Venks either change or sell the club.

No season tickets for me next season, so thank you Mr Kean
I felt the same at Bolton. Constant surveillance cameras at the front, Heavy hand policing, no alcohol. How are they getting away with it? Still, its giving the ape brain security blokes and police a job to do.
[quote][p][bold]Sammy53[/bold] wrote: Kean is a deluded idiot, not that many of us need reminding of the fact. His only ability seems to be that he actually believes what he says, irrespective of the events that are taking place. As the self appointed spokesman & defender of the owners Kean deserves to be the focal point of all that is wrong at the club; And I hate him with a passion. He alone is responsable for what has happened on the pitch. He has set the tone for all the ill feeling between the supporters and the club I have supported Rovers since 1957 and been a season ticket holder for longer than I remember, but with Kean in charge there is no chance of me laying out the £800 for 2 season tickets next season. I sit within touching distance of Kean and the bunch of no names in the so called coaching staff, and it`s pitiful to see them struggle from game to game, given the choice of doing something or scratching their arse`s i wish they would chose the later, as they are inept to the core. A final word of congratulations must also go to the recent changes to security around Kean on matchdays. What the hell is going on? are we soon to get moats, barb-wire and snipers in the stands? The last few game have seen 1: Individuals who approach within 20 yards of the bench mobbed by security & the police, treated like criminals for little more than mild abuse and suggesting that Kean should go. 2: Signs have now been put up prohibiting standing etc; in the front area of the stand close to the dugout, the only people who ever stood up there are waiting for a few autographs, you could never have got that close during the match any way. 3: On Tuesday 12 bouncers the size of brick S--t-houses patrolled this area to clamp down on the 1st sign of dissent towards Kean & the Venkys, they stare constantly into the crowd throughout the game. remember these are the £400 a season mainly middle aged couples, what threat do we carry? all season we have had to put up with being spyed upon by the Chief of security and his army of helpers, pathetic! 4: On Tuesday a protest banner was forcebly confiscated from a small group about 40 yards away from the dug-out by the bouncers & police, they were not threatening violence or offering a physical threat to anyone, unless of course you can`t take a bit of bad language. The look of smug satisfaction and self preening on their faces as they brought the banner back to be destroyed was sickening, you would have thought they had caught a mass murderer. This smug congratulatory attitude continued all through the half time break, with back slapping, laughing and hanshakes all around between the brainless no neck bouncers, the police, Keans personal body guard and the pathetic chief of security with the reactolite glasses and hitler tache. This is what Kean & the Venkys have dragged us down to, they have driven a wedge between the supporters and the club, I will never enjoy going to Ewood again until this clown goes and with luck the Venks either change or sell the club. No season tickets for me next season, so thank you Mr Kean[/p][/quote]I felt the same at Bolton. Constant surveillance cameras at the front, Heavy hand policing, no alcohol. How are they getting away with it? Still, its giving the ape brain security blokes and police a job to do. merlinrabbit

5:09pm Thu 12 Apr 12

HighburyB&W says...

carlmc wrote:
“They’re very successful business people. They do want European football but it wasn’t this year. It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club.

I have pasted the above to add to my comments, as this statement from Kean makes no sense. What does making sure we survive this season mean? Does it mean survive in the premier league, or does it mean we survive as a club? Can somebody please find out, because it it means the latter, is he now admitting we were on the cusp of administration? If he means the former, then he is telling us that we have survived in the premier league because I don't think we have.

I also have to say that Kean has told us time after time, that he won't comment on the financial side, just the footballing side. If this is the case, then why has he said all of this?
Unfortunately carlmc you are asking a question that is beyond a man who doesn't actually know what he means himself. You can tell this by listening to any interview he has given ever.
[quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: “They’re very successful business people. They do want European football but it wasn’t this year. It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club. I have pasted the above to add to my comments, as this statement from Kean makes no sense. What does making sure we survive this season mean? Does it mean survive in the premier league, or does it mean we survive as a club? Can somebody please find out, because it it means the latter, is he now admitting we were on the cusp of administration? If he means the former, then he is telling us that we have survived in the premier league because I don't think we have. I also have to say that Kean has told us time after time, that he won't comment on the financial side, just the footballing side. If this is the case, then why has he said all of this?[/p][/quote]Unfortunately carlmc you are asking a question that is beyond a man who doesn't actually know what he means himself. You can tell this by listening to any interview he has given ever. HighburyB&W

5:11pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. I remember that very well being 13, adorned in silk scarf/B&W bowler hat and a home made flag draped over me. The feeling, was as you say, equal to winning any Championship. Like you state 'I support BRFC, and will til the day I die' Non renewal from me until they put in place a workable plan ! Arte et labore
Spot on Road Runner, Port Vale away eh great day, and your right players playing good football in what ever division is better than this dross, we will be back, dont know when but we will be back.
I remember 3 sides of rovers fans running on the pitch to the Port Vale fans and police with dogs chasing them back. Then Stuart Metcalf ran from his own half and smacked in a classic - was that the 4th goal?
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Then all hell and celebrations broke loose - great days and Rovers fans know how to celebrate them whether its the FM cup, promotions, League Cup or the Premier League at Anfield.
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But managers who get us relegated...........
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[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: BRFC will still exist, when they have finished stripping it of its assets and dignity, and then I will return, regardless of the clubs position on the league. We have seen the lower leagues before and for those who haven't let me tell you winning is just as exciting in the lower divisions as it is in the premiership. Those who remember Port Vale away in 1975, as I do, will confirm that. I remember that very well being 13, adorned in silk scarf/B&W bowler hat and a home made flag draped over me. The feeling, was as you say, equal to winning any Championship. Like you state 'I support BRFC, and will til the day I die' Non renewal from me until they put in place a workable plan ! Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Spot on Road Runner, Port Vale away eh great day, and your right players playing good football in what ever division is better than this dross, we will be back, dont know when but we will be back.[/p][/quote]I remember 3 sides of rovers fans running on the pitch to the Port Vale fans and police with dogs chasing them back. Then Stuart Metcalf ran from his own half and smacked in a classic - was that the 4th goal? . Then all hell and celebrations broke loose - great days and Rovers fans know how to celebrate them whether its the FM cup, promotions, League Cup or the Premier League at Anfield. . But managers who get us relegated........... ............. Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

5:16pm Thu 12 Apr 12

bypass06 says...

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

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

Here is the statement in full...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:25pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

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

5:28pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Sherwoodforest says...

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

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

Here is the statement in full...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:31pm Thu 12 Apr 12

French Rover says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
French Rover wrote:
I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship.
FR -what horse are you backing in the Grand National? Then I can avoid putting any money on it!
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Not sure if there is one called super optimist?
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I think Kean would take us to the bottom half of the Chumpionship because there are some decent managers and squads down there.
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33rd....
Mr Morst.....just put all your money on the horse that has a piddle before the race (or does that only apply to greyhounds)?

Hope we can piddle on the Swans (not Woodys one) and emerge as victors and gain three much needed points.

Almost resigned to the inevitable conclusion to this season (apparent from the first game really) - but you know as I do that it's not over till that chubby bird from Higher Croft doing dodgy karaoke and supping lager and black gets on stage and lets a belter go....
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: I don't how they can assess next season when we don't know which league we will be playing in....yes I know it looks done and dusted and all over after last nights results but a Rovers win at Swansea would put us right back in the mix again....don't know if I could survive another season like this one again though! On the other hand would relegation give us a better season next year if we still have Venkys and Kean...better to suffer in the prem than the chumpionship.[/p][/quote]FR -what horse are you backing in the Grand National? Then I can avoid putting any money on it! . Not sure if there is one called super optimist? . I think Kean would take us to the bottom half of the Chumpionship because there are some decent managers and squads down there. . 33rd....[/p][/quote]Mr Morst.....just put all your money on the horse that has a piddle before the race (or does that only apply to greyhounds)? Hope we can piddle on the Swans (not Woodys one) and emerge as victors and gain three much needed points. Almost resigned to the inevitable conclusion to this season (apparent from the first game really) - but you know as I do that it's not over till that chubby bird from Higher Croft doing dodgy karaoke and supping lager and black gets on stage and lets a belter go.... French Rover

5:49pm Thu 12 Apr 12

vicn1956 says...

re bypass06
Spot on!
Please send a copy to all national newspapers/ premier league managers/ presenters and commentators on tv + radio stations/ FA/ Premier League- anyone who has shown by their comments their TOTAL lack of understanding on what has/is happening at Ewood Park.
re bypass06 Spot on! Please send a copy to all national newspapers/ premier league managers/ presenters and commentators on tv + radio stations/ FA/ Premier League- anyone who has shown by their comments their TOTAL lack of understanding on what has/is happening at Ewood Park. vicn1956

5:59pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Accy Phil says...

Well said Mr Kean, its only taken you 33 games to realise!!2 clean sheets over the season should have given you a clue!!How you are still in a job defies belief!!
Well said Mr Kean, its only taken you 33 games to realise!!2 clean sheets over the season should have given you a clue!!How you are still in a job defies belief!! Accy Phil

6:29pm Thu 12 Apr 12

pepperpot2296 says...

QPR,WIGAN,BOLTON are all showing fight whilst our heroes??? stumble from one disaster to another,we are where we deserve to be only just better than Wolves,at least we will be playing in the correct colour (YELLOW) against Swansea because it looks like we have thrown the towel in and Yellow suits us.The Venkys now show up to work out what lies they can cunjure up to con the few foolish season ticket holders in to parting with hard earned cash.Well the ball is in our court now they will have to spend big,get rid of useless Kean before another season ticket is purchased,so hold out folks don,t spend till they do!!!
The to bottom clubs are so called managed by coaches,tells a story. Keep hold of your brass folks
QPR,WIGAN,BOLTON are all showing fight whilst our heroes??? stumble from one disaster to another,we are where we deserve to be only just better than Wolves,at least we will be playing in the correct colour (YELLOW) against Swansea because it looks like we have thrown the towel in and Yellow suits us.The Venkys now show up to work out what lies they can cunjure up to con the few foolish season ticket holders in to parting with hard earned cash.Well the ball is in our court now they will have to spend big,get rid of useless Kean before another season ticket is purchased,so hold out folks don,t spend till they do!!! The to bottom clubs are so called managed by coaches,tells a story. Keep hold of your brass folks pepperpot2296

6:31pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Only1Garner says...

No sh*t sherlock
No sh*t sherlock Only1Garner

6:55pm Thu 12 Apr 12

jeppo says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement.
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We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action.
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Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way.
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ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT.
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33rd..........
Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces.
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You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES!
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bizarre
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre jeppo

7:14pm Thu 12 Apr 12

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

jeppo wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement.
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We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action.
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Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way.
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ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT.
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33rd..........
Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces.
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You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES!
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bizarre
Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management.
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What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan?
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Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone?
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33rd.......
[quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre[/p][/quote]Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd....... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

7:20pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Only1Garner says...

I just feel sorry for the ticket office staff, they must have the tidiest office and best watered plants in Lancashire.
I just feel sorry for the ticket office staff, they must have the tidiest office and best watered plants in Lancashire. Only1Garner

7:21pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gudari says...

maltese blue n white wrote:
GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...
Can you get to Malta for 30p??
[quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...[/p][/quote]Can you get to Malta for 30p?? gudari

7:37pm Thu 12 Apr 12

whittaker0 says...

I think that's stating the obvious. Sadly, thanks to the Venkys the Rovers are down and it will be along time (if ever) before the club sees the Premier League. Next season I would go for Graeme Souness to give us any chance at all.
I think that's stating the obvious. Sadly, thanks to the Venkys the Rovers are down and it will be along time (if ever) before the club sees the Premier League. Next season I would go for Graeme Souness to give us any chance at all. whittaker0

7:52pm Thu 12 Apr 12

LanghoDAN says...

dangerous dave wrote:
I have e mailed Andy Cryer at LT to tell him that both the article that he wrote about Rao's attending Ewood and this article are both absolutely condescending!!!
Its about time the idiots from India showed an appearance and should be told so and as for Keans meaningless dribble about the Venkys financial stability and understanding the game better - what a complete load of 'rubbish' - the LT should question the 'dribble' that comes from Keans mouth each day or better still dont print it.
Keen said there will be many more twists and turns this happened last night with a downwards turn to second from bottom - one more defeat will put the nail in the coffin - perhaps we should turn off the life support machine now!!!
This 'plank' of a Manager cant help himself when it comes to spouting dribble, he also says we have to now improve game by game - what is it 5 games left and the 'trap door' waiting - you are a complete waste of space!!
OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS
Hi dave once again another day dawns on keans brain, he must dream at night and wake up like a bolt off lightning, and think right this is what I can tell the fans and the chickens and the press, and think he will win over the so called small majority off fans who hate him,because day by day there more s##t comes from his brain thought his mouth,plus if the venkys came over like they did then why weren't the fans aloud to voice there thoughts onto them instead off **** off on the next flight home, and plus it Dosent give us much hope if venkys have said he will be here next year VENKY'S OUT,KEAN OUT,LANGHO DAN OUT
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: I have e mailed Andy Cryer at LT to tell him that both the article that he wrote about Rao's attending Ewood and this article are both absolutely condescending!!! Its about time the idiots from India showed an appearance and should be told so and as for Keans meaningless dribble about the Venkys financial stability and understanding the game better - what a complete load of 'rubbish' - the LT should question the 'dribble' that comes from Keans mouth each day or better still dont print it. Keen said there will be many more twists and turns this happened last night with a downwards turn to second from bottom - one more defeat will put the nail in the coffin - perhaps we should turn off the life support machine now!!! This 'plank' of a Manager cant help himself when it comes to spouting dribble, he also says we have to now improve game by game - what is it 5 games left and the 'trap door' waiting - you are a complete waste of space!! OUT WITH KEAN AND OUT WITH THE VENKYS[/p][/quote]Hi dave once again another day dawns on keans brain, he must dream at night and wake up like a bolt off lightning, and think right this is what I can tell the fans and the chickens and the press, and think he will win over the so called small majority off fans who hate him,because day by day there more s##t comes from his brain thought his mouth,plus if the venkys came over like they did then why weren't the fans aloud to voice there thoughts onto them instead off **** off on the next flight home, and plus it Dosent give us much hope if venkys have said he will be here next year VENKY'S OUT,KEAN OUT,LANGHO DAN OUT LanghoDAN

8:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

roverfor60years says...

vicn1956 wrote:
re bypass06
Spot on!
Please send a copy to all national newspapers/ premier league managers/ presenters and commentators on tv + radio stations/ FA/ Premier League- anyone who has shown by their comments their TOTAL lack of understanding on what has/is happening at Ewood Park.
Especially to David Moyes, who escaped the fate of Big Sam by the skin of his teeth because Bill Kenwright would not entertain a Goodison takeover bid by Venky's/Anderson.
Also a personal copy to one Mr Ferguson and the League Managers' Association.
Can you imagine what these two managers would have said if they had been told they would have no control over transfer policy? Probably just what Sam said!
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: re bypass06 Spot on! Please send a copy to all national newspapers/ premier league managers/ presenters and commentators on tv + radio stations/ FA/ Premier League- anyone who has shown by their comments their TOTAL lack of understanding on what has/is happening at Ewood Park.[/p][/quote]Especially to David Moyes, who escaped the fate of Big Sam by the skin of his teeth because Bill Kenwright would not entertain a Goodison takeover bid by Venky's/Anderson. Also a personal copy to one Mr Ferguson and the League Managers' Association. Can you imagine what these two managers would have said if they had been told they would have no control over transfer policy? Probably just what Sam said! roverfor60years

8:36pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Bazzer says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
jeppo wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........
Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre
Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd.......
Morst..your past comments are coming back to haunt you. In years to come a little lad might be looking at the Rovers history and notice a blip of achievement slap bang in the middle of Ince and Kean. He may ask of his Grandad what happened to Allardyce? Why was he sacked? His Grandad will say, my Grandad told me about that. Apparently there were some supporters who wanted him out because his team did not play like Barcelona. New owners latched onto it and sacked him. "I dont understand" the little lad will say. AAAAAAARGH!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre[/p][/quote]Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd.......[/p][/quote]Morst..your past comments are coming back to haunt you. In years to come a little lad might be looking at the Rovers history and notice a blip of achievement slap bang in the middle of Ince and Kean. He may ask of his Grandad what happened to Allardyce? Why was he sacked? His Grandad will say, my Grandad told me about that. Apparently there were some supporters who wanted him out because his team did not play like Barcelona. New owners latched onto it and sacked him. "I dont understand" the little lad will say. AAAAAAARGH!!!! Bazzer

9:01pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Rover Pete says...

The best and most experienced defender on the books has been fit again and watching from the dugout. Why is Givet not playing? Marcus Olsson is a spectator, not a player.
Why is he in the team? After Dunn or most experienced midfielder is sitting in the dugout watching. Why is Pederson not playing? We also have the present Scottish striker on the books who has to watch every game from the dugout (and his scoring rate early in the season makes him worth a start.) Why is he sitting in the dugout?
There are only 2 possible answers to the questions
1 Kean is so stupid he cannot see how bad the present lot are
or
2 Those players are on deals that actualy cost extra money if they come on to the pitch or will have to be given new contracts.
Take your pick. Whichever it is it is no way to run a Premiership team. They are trying to run Rovers like a League 2 side and they will end up there if they do not change tack.
The best and most experienced defender on the books has been fit again and watching from the dugout. Why is Givet not playing? Marcus Olsson is a spectator, not a player. Why is he in the team? After Dunn or most experienced midfielder is sitting in the dugout watching. Why is Pederson not playing? We also have the present Scottish striker on the books who has to watch every game from the dugout (and his scoring rate early in the season makes him worth a start.) Why is he sitting in the dugout? There are only 2 possible answers to the questions 1 Kean is so stupid he cannot see how bad the present lot are or 2 Those players are on deals that actualy cost extra money if they come on to the pitch or will have to be given new contracts. Take your pick. Whichever it is it is no way to run a Premiership team. They are trying to run Rovers like a League 2 side and they will end up there if they do not change tack. Rover Pete

9:11pm Thu 12 Apr 12

CJB official says...

this man is despicable an absolute disgrace. He has no clue how to manage a football side, why was he ever at the club in the first place. As for the one and only Mr. Anderson you should be wearing a striped jumper and a mask.
this man is despicable an absolute disgrace. He has no clue how to manage a football side, why was he ever at the club in the first place. As for the one and only Mr. Anderson you should be wearing a striped jumper and a mask. CJB official

9:24pm Thu 12 Apr 12

samsno2millfan says...

Simply unbelievable.

“We need to close the back door and we need to defend better, it is as simple as that.

“We need to go into every game now looking to improve, certainly on the set plays “

You could not make this up. Or maybe you could, at least he could.

He could have said this at virtually any time over the last 18 months.

Working on defending set pieces, like its only just dawned on him!?

Just a word of advice; forget the set pieces and just concentrate on "defending" in general, not that it will do much good now. Look at the goals conceded and tell me how many have been scored from "set pieces".

It really is just unbelievable.

And don't get me started on "refinancing" the club.

Absolutely beyond belief.
Simply unbelievable. “We need to close the back door and we need to defend better, it is as simple as that. “We need to go into every game now looking to improve, certainly on the set plays “ You could not make this up. Or maybe you could, at least he could. He could have said this at virtually any time over the last 18 months. Working on defending set pieces, like its only just dawned on him!? Just a word of advice; forget the set pieces and just concentrate on "defending" in general, not that it will do much good now. Look at the goals conceded and tell me how many have been scored from "set pieces". It really is just unbelievable. And don't get me started on "refinancing" the club. Absolutely beyond belief. samsno2millfan

9:27pm Thu 12 Apr 12

roverfor60years says...

Sherwoodforest said...

“How you ever got the job in the first place is still a mystery, but most people believe that you are merely a yes man for Balaji.”

I have it on good authority from two (former) top people at the club that Sam went because he would not toe the line on transfers.
It is widely believed that Kean was told he could step into Sam’s shoes but would have no control over transfers, among other things, in return for a £1million salary.

Kean, club coach but crucially ‘advisor’ Anderson’s client, couldn’t believe his luck. It would be a small price to pay and it would work out ok, anyway. He was duly appointed as a viable – and cheap – replacement. We all know the destruction that has unfolded since….
Sherwoodforest said... “How you [Kean] ever got the job in the first place is still a mystery, but most people believe that you are merely a yes man for Balaji.” I have it on good authority from two (former) top people at the club that Sam went because he would not toe the line on transfers. It is widely believed that Kean was told he could step into Sam’s shoes but would have no control over transfers, among other things, in return for a £1million salary. Kean, club coach but crucially ‘advisor’ Anderson’s client, couldn’t believe his luck. It would be a small price to pay and it would work out ok, anyway. He was duly appointed as a viable – and cheap – replacement. We all know the destruction that has unfolded since…. roverfor60years

9:28pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

gudari wrote:
maltese blue n white wrote:
GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...
Can you get to Malta for 30p??
for a Burnley scumbucket that is a very good point... but if you could stop taking the p1ss for just one min, would you or any of your dingle buddies wish a w@nker like Kean on any club????
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: GOT A PLAN... If every B/burn fan at the ground on sat contributes a mere 10 pence it would be enough to get Kean a hol in Malta.. Once here I can assure you that several fans over here would ensure he never walked off the island...[/p][/quote]Can you get to Malta for 30p??[/p][/quote]for a Burnley scumbucket that is a very good point... but if you could stop taking the p1ss for just one min, would you or any of your dingle buddies wish a w@nker like Kean on any club???? maltese blue n white

9:38pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

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

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

Here is the statement in full...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9:45pm Thu 12 Apr 12

maltese blue n white says...

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

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

Here is the statement in full...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."
Great post, can you guys send this letter to Mr Reade (Kean manager of the year reporter at the Mirror) then onto all the Sky sports presenters and FINNALY the FA along with a couple of PL managers i.e Fergison and Moyes.
not much point "old un" they have already decided that B/Burn fans are just thugs or racists.. to quote my dad.. "they all p1ss in the same pot"
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign. Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean. Here is the statement in full... For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests. Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance." It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself. Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed. Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches. During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group. Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website. The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date. Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club. This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with. "It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club. Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn. Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record. During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community. Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back` We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."[/p][/quote]Great post, can you guys send this letter to Mr Reade (Kean manager of the year reporter at the Mirror) then onto all the Sky sports presenters and FINNALY the FA along with a couple of PL managers i.e Fergison and Moyes.[/p][/quote]not much point "old un" they have already decided that B/Burn fans are just thugs or racists.. to quote my dad.. "they all p1ss in the same pot" maltese blue n white

9:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Bazzer says...

Have a look at the awful league position of Racing Santander. Remember our other Indian suitor, Ahsan Ali Syed?
Makaveli has a point....
Have a look at the awful league position of Racing Santander. Remember our other Indian suitor, Ahsan Ali Syed? Makaveli has a point.... Bazzer

10:12pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Bombay Duck Club says...

TRUSTEES OF JACK WALKER
It's no good railing at Steve Kean because a man who is barely fit to coach an under 10's school team will cling on to a £1.3m a year job like Wayne Rooney clinging on to the pass key for a care home. Neither is it any use railing at the Venky's because they don't give a moment's thought about the fans.
What we should be asking is how did the trustees of Jack Walker believe they were acting in accordance with their duty of trust in off-loading the club to the Venky's. What criteria did they use to assess the suitability of the Venky's to own the club and what did they do to satisfy themselves that Venky's met these criteria?
With the benefit of hindsight, but only a few weeks hindsight was necessary, Venky's turned out to be the very worst possible owners.
NICE JOB TRUSTEES the chain of disaster goes all the way back to you.
Keep boycotting season ticket sales. KEAN OUT! VENKY'S OUT!
TRUSTEES OF JACK WALKER It's no good railing at Steve Kean because a man who is barely fit to coach an under 10's school team will cling on to a £1.3m a year job like Wayne Rooney clinging on to the pass key for a care home. Neither is it any use railing at the Venky's because they don't give a moment's thought about the fans. What we should be asking is how did the trustees of Jack Walker believe they were acting in accordance with their duty of trust in off-loading the club to the Venky's. What criteria did they use to assess the suitability of the Venky's to own the club and what did they do to satisfy themselves that Venky's met these criteria? With the benefit of hindsight, but only a few weeks hindsight was necessary, Venky's turned out to be the very worst possible owners. NICE JOB TRUSTEES the chain of disaster goes all the way back to you. Keep boycotting season ticket sales. KEAN OUT! VENKY'S OUT! Bombay Duck Club

10:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

LanghoDAN says...

another day dawns on keans brain, he must dream at night and wake up like a bolt off lightning, and think right this is what I can tell the fans and the chickens and the press, and think he will win over the so called small majority off fans who hate him,because day by day there more s##t comes from his brain thought his mouth,plus if the venkys came over like they did then why weren't the fans aloud to voice there thoughts onto them instead off **** off on the next flight home, and plus it Dosent give us much hope if venkys have said he will be here next year VENKY'S OUT,KEAN OUT,LANGHO DAN OUT
another day dawns on keans brain, he must dream at night and wake up like a bolt off lightning, and think right this is what I can tell the fans and the chickens and the press, and think he will win over the so called small majority off fans who hate him,because day by day there more s##t comes from his brain thought his mouth,plus if the venkys came over like they did then why weren't the fans aloud to voice there thoughts onto them instead off **** off on the next flight home, and plus it Dosent give us much hope if venkys have said he will be here next year VENKY'S OUT,KEAN OUT,LANGHO DAN OUT LanghoDAN

10:43pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

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

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

Here is the statement in full...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."
Great post, can you guys send this letter to Mr Reade (Kean manager of the year reporter at the Mirror) then onto all the Sky sports presenters and FINNALY the FA along with a couple of PL managers i.e Fergison and Moyes.
not much point "old un" they have already decided that B/Burn fans are just thugs or racists.. to quote my dad.. "they all p1ss in the same pot"
Yeh but we can beat the Bast&rds, the tide is turning , even the die hards on here are thinking the same way as us all, although should/when we get relegated B4 the end of the season I will go against everything I have said and I WILL go to the Wigan match, and you think the Bolton match was bad, the Kean out will start from the kick off, I can't wait!!!
[quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign. Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean. Here is the statement in full... For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests. Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance." It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself. Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed. Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches. During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group. Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website. The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date. Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club. This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with. "It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club. Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn. Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record. During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community. Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back` We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."[/p][/quote]Great post, can you guys send this letter to Mr Reade (Kean manager of the year reporter at the Mirror) then onto all the Sky sports presenters and FINNALY the FA along with a couple of PL managers i.e Fergison and Moyes.[/p][/quote]not much point "old un" they have already decided that B/Burn fans are just thugs or racists.. to quote my dad.. "they all p1ss in the same pot"[/p][/quote]Yeh but we can beat the Bast&rds, the tide is turning , even the die hards on here are thinking the same way as us all, although should/when we get relegated B4 the end of the season I will go against everything I have said and I WILL go to the Wigan match, and you think the Bolton match was bad, the Kean out will start from the kick off, I can't wait!!! Lancs - pensioner

10:58pm Thu 12 Apr 12

gleechy says...

what incentive is there for Givet to train all week to be sat on the bench? This club must have a very bad reputation within footballing circles, there isn't a hope in hell of getting good players. Kean's actions are a very minute part of this catastrophy.
what incentive is there for Givet to train all week to be sat on the bench? This club must have a very bad reputation within footballing circles, there isn't a hope in hell of getting good players. Kean's actions are a very minute part of this catastrophy. gleechy

11:05pm Thu 12 Apr 12

baldie says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
jeppo wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement.
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We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action.
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Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way.
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ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT.
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33rd..........
Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces.
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You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES!
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bizarre
Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management.
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What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan?
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Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone?
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33rd.......
Can anyone clarify the action group's stance on Sky subscription,by far and away the biggest form of income.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre[/p][/quote]Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd.......[/p][/quote]Can anyone clarify the action group's stance on Sky subscription,by far and away the biggest form of income. baldie

11:10pm Thu 12 Apr 12

merlinrabbit says...

We have to defend better if we are to stay in this league? But Mr Kean, you told us there was no question of us not staying in this league. What an absolute numptey Surely his wife, or somebody who loves him can have a word in his shell like and tell him he has lost the plot?
We have to defend better if we are to stay in this league? But Mr Kean, you told us there was no question of us not staying in this league. What an absolute numptey Surely his wife, or somebody who loves him can have a word in his shell like and tell him he has lost the plot? merlinrabbit

11:55pm Thu 12 Apr 12

GMikeS says...

The Venkys will never redeem themselves in the eyes of the Rovers fans; they have completely ruined our club. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up like Portsmouth next year, as many season ticket holders will not renew at the end of this season. As for Steve Kean he has been out of his depth throughout his period as manager. The problem we have to face is that if we go out of the Premier League there will be very few organisations or rich individuals who will want to buy the club and so we will be stuck with the Venkys and Kean. I agree with the suggestion that Rovers fans should hold back from renewing their season tickets and try to put financial pressure on the Venkys. I also suggest that the fans boycott the shop and refrain from purchasing any shirts, other souvenirs etc. The Venkys don't care a jot about the feelings of the fans or the people of Blackburn. They may however take notice if their income stream is reduced significantly.This may spur them into seeking a buyer for the club.
The Venkys will never redeem themselves in the eyes of the Rovers fans; they have completely ruined our club. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up like Portsmouth next year, as many season ticket holders will not renew at the end of this season. As for Steve Kean he has been out of his depth throughout his period as manager. The problem we have to face is that if we go out of the Premier League there will be very few organisations or rich individuals who will want to buy the club and so we will be stuck with the Venkys and Kean. I agree with the suggestion that Rovers fans should hold back from renewing their season tickets and try to put financial pressure on the Venkys. I also suggest that the fans boycott the shop and refrain from purchasing any shirts, other souvenirs etc. The Venkys don't care a jot about the feelings of the fans or the people of Blackburn. They may however take notice if their income stream is reduced significantly.This may spur them into seeking a buyer for the club. GMikeS

2:35am Fri 13 Apr 12

Fog87 says...

I must say we defo need wins against swansea, norwich & wigan... theres nothing to gain at tottenham & chelsea who will be fighting for strong finishes in the league... and pray the others at the bottom of the table slip up big time...
but if we do gain the unexpected and do stay up will Kean get more of a chance as manager?? and will Venkys actually do anything about the club or will they do the same again and just leave it??

the only positives about if we got relegated is that Kean MIGHT go and venkys MIGHT sell..... but there pretty big MIGHTS......
I must say we defo need wins against swansea, norwich & wigan... theres nothing to gain at tottenham & chelsea who will be fighting for strong finishes in the league... and pray the others at the bottom of the table slip up big time... but if we do gain the unexpected and do stay up will Kean get more of a chance as manager?? and will Venkys actually do anything about the club or will they do the same again and just leave it?? the only positives about if we got relegated is that Kean MIGHT go and venkys MIGHT sell..... but there pretty big MIGHTS...... Fog87

5:51am Fri 13 Apr 12

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

Bazzer wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
jeppo wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........
Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre
Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd.......
Morst..your past comments are coming back to haunt you. In years to come a little lad might be looking at the Rovers history and notice a blip of achievement slap bang in the middle of Ince and Kean. He may ask of his Grandad what happened to Allardyce? Why was he sacked? His Grandad will say, my Grandad told me about that. Apparently there were some supporters who wanted him out because his team did not play like Barcelona. New owners latched onto it and sacked him. "I dont understand" the little lad will say. AAAAAAARGH!!!!
In your dreams - a blip of achievement - WTFIT? They did not even play like Accy Stanley neither!
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I think the little lad might say why did Mark Hughes leave and why did it all then go wrong?
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33rd........
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre[/p][/quote]Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd.......[/p][/quote]Morst..your past comments are coming back to haunt you. In years to come a little lad might be looking at the Rovers history and notice a blip of achievement slap bang in the middle of Ince and Kean. He may ask of his Grandad what happened to Allardyce? Why was he sacked? His Grandad will say, my Grandad told me about that. Apparently there were some supporters who wanted him out because his team did not play like Barcelona. New owners latched onto it and sacked him. "I dont understand" the little lad will say. AAAAAAARGH!!!![/p][/quote]In your dreams - a blip of achievement - WTFIT? They did not even play like Accy Stanley neither! . I think the little lad might say why did Mark Hughes leave and why did it all then go wrong? . 33rd........ Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

8:45am Fri 13 Apr 12

bburnrover says...

Was I watching the same game as Liverpool scored two goals from open play due to the speed of their attack and the lack of challenges made by our midfield players and defenders who just backed off.
We have very little opportunity of staying in the Premiership with Kean in charge as he is totally clueless on team tatics.
Was I watching the same game as Liverpool scored two goals from open play due to the speed of their attack and the lack of challenges made by our midfield players and defenders who just backed off. We have very little opportunity of staying in the Premiership with Kean in charge as he is totally clueless on team tatics. bburnrover

8:48am Fri 13 Apr 12

Bazzer says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
jeppo wrote:
Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........
Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre
Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd.......
Morst..your past comments are coming back to haunt you. In years to come a little lad might be looking at the Rovers history and notice a blip of achievement slap bang in the middle of Ince and Kean. He may ask of his Grandad what happened to Allardyce? Why was he sacked? His Grandad will say, my Grandad told me about that. Apparently there were some supporters who wanted him out because his team did not play like Barcelona. New owners latched onto it and sacked him. "I dont understand" the little lad will say. AAAAAAARGH!!!!
In your dreams - a blip of achievement - WTFIT? They did not even play like Accy Stanley neither! . I think the little lad might say why did Mark Hughes leave and why did it all then go wrong? . 33rd........
That is easy. Mark Hughes left of his own accord for a bigger club. Then it all went wrong as soon as they sacked Big Sam.

You are starting to sound like Steve Kean.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: BRFC Action Group - what a good professional statement. . We will not be renewing season tickets until there is some change and action. . Remember (home fans only) we are 10,000 fans down on the peak 2 years ago when we had 20,000 ST's alone. Those 10,000 may not be marching (its not everyone's cup of tea) but they have voted in another way. . ALL FANS PLEASE HOLD BACK ON ST RENEWALS FOR NOW! ITS THE ONLY VOICE YOU HAVE GOT - DON'T WASTE IT. . 33rd..........[/p][/quote]Morst, Morst, Morst...for three years I watched you crave entertaining football and tear Allardyce to pieces. . You have now got your entertaining football and yet the attendance figures are down AND YOU ARE STILL NOT GOING TO GAMES! . bizarre[/p][/quote]Jeppo behave - I have an ST. Its next season we are talking about withholding ST's until we see some better management. . What is your position - are you against the action groups comment above and are you a Kean / Venkys fan? . Are you going to renew regardless? I have no problem if you say yes but your chance for a voice has gone? . 33rd.......[/p][/quote]Morst..your past comments are coming back to haunt you. In years to come a little lad might be looking at the Rovers history and notice a blip of achievement slap bang in the middle of Ince and Kean. He may ask of his Grandad what happened to Allardyce? Why was he sacked? His Grandad will say, my Grandad told me about that. Apparently there were some supporters who wanted him out because his team did not play like Barcelona. New owners latched onto it and sacked him. "I dont understand" the little lad will say. AAAAAAARGH!!!![/p][/quote]In your dreams - a blip of achievement - WTFIT? They did not even play like Accy Stanley neither! . I think the little lad might say why did Mark Hughes leave and why did it all then go wrong? . 33rd........[/p][/quote]That is easy. Mark Hughes left of his own accord for a bigger club. Then it all went wrong as soon as they sacked Big Sam. You are starting to sound like Steve Kean. Bazzer

11:48am Fri 13 Apr 12

smellthecoffee says...

Bazzer wrote:
Remember...this incompetent, backstabbing rat must have told Venkys that he could do a much better job than Sam Allardyce.
Spot on....make no mistake this guy stabbed Big Sam firmly between the shoulder blades - as did his greedy and pathetic agent chum (who shall remain nameless - otherwise 'whoever it is' may go crying like a soppy baby to his lawyers)
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: Remember...this incompetent, backstabbing rat must have told Venkys that he could do a much better job than Sam Allardyce.[/p][/quote]Spot on....make no mistake this guy stabbed Big Sam firmly between the shoulder blades - as did his greedy and pathetic agent chum (who shall remain nameless - otherwise 'whoever it is' may go crying like a soppy baby to his lawyers) smellthecoffee

11:54am Fri 13 Apr 12

smellthecoffee says...

juanbbien wrote:
He doesn't seem bothered when we are losing,he just stands there hands in pocket chewing gum with an expressionless look on his face,shouldnt he be showing some passion and animation towards the team,other managers at least try to get their teams stirred up to show some fight,but not our useless lump,he just appears to accept its a lost cause and he is going through the motions till what ever happens.
That's because he's a fat useless t0sser that will never make a football manager as long as he is ugly (and that's a lifetime). His poor kids and wife must be fully ashamed to be associated with such a greedy useless muppet.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: He doesn't seem bothered when we are losing,he just stands there hands in pocket chewing gum with an expressionless look on his face,shouldnt he be showing some passion and animation towards the team,other managers at least try to get their teams stirred up to show some fight,but not our useless lump,he just appears to accept its a lost cause and he is going through the motions till what ever happens.[/p][/quote]That's because he's a fat useless t0sser that will never make a football manager as long as he is ugly (and that's a lifetime). His poor kids and wife must be fully ashamed to be associated with such a greedy useless muppet. smellthecoffee

11:58am Fri 13 Apr 12

smellthecoffee says...

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

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

Here is the statement in full...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."
Great post, can you guys send this letter to Mr Reade (Kean manager of the year reporter at the Mirror) then onto all the Sky sports presenters and FINNALY the FA along with a couple of PL managers i.e Fergison and Moyes.
not much point "old un" they have already decided that B/Burn fans are just thugs or racists.. to quote my dad.. "they all p1ss in the same pot"
Yeh but we can beat the Bast&rds, the tide is turning , even the die hards on here are thinking the same way as us all, although should/when we get relegated B4 the end of the season I will go against everything I have said and I WILL go to the Wigan match, and you think the Bolton match was bad, the Kean out will start from the kick off, I can't wait!!!
"BALD HEADED B@ST@RD....YOU'RE JUST A BALD HEADED B@ST@RD"....that's what he may get from the kick off imho. The guy - I BELIEVE - is scum of the lowest order.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bypass06[/bold] wrote: The Blackburn Rovers Action Group have outlined their continued stance against the owners of the football club in a new statement designed to put pressure on their reign. Rovers now sit in 19th in the table with a three point gap separating them from safety which added to the 18 month long shambles that Venky's have overseen has left the group with little option but to ask for an out pour of unhappiness from the fans against the owners and as a result manager Steve Kean. Here is the statement in full... For the majority of the season protests have become the norm at Ewood Park as supporters of Blackburn Rovers have voiced their concerns over the direction of the football club that they have supported unconditionally throughout their lives. Throughout this time the club have manipulated the media by strategically implementing a smear campaign against its own supporters by painting Steve Kean as the victim. Steve Kean has been portrayed the victim in the world`s media and it is time to ask where the sympathy is for the supporters who live and breath this club? For seven long and painful months the supporters have voiced their fears and during this time managers of other clubs and sections of the media have criticised these supporters without understanding their concerns and reasons for protests. Steve Kean has made some outrageous statements and pledges throughout the current season. In June 2011 following the sale of Phil Jones he claimed "Phil wanted to play Champions League football now. We`re not there yet but I`m sure we will be in the next three or four seasons." On the 16th November 2011 he said "I don`t look at this season in terms of trying to salvage something from it and I think we have a good enough squad to be in the top 10." Ahead of our trip to Wigan in the same month he stated "We won`t get relegated, absolutely no chance." It was obvious to most people at the time of these quotes that they where outrageous statements to make, however it is now a clear indication that Steve Kean has fallen short of what is expected by both the supporters of the club and himself. Despite making these claims, the reality of the situation is the complete opposite. Steve Kean`s Premier League record consists of a paltry 12 wins from 54 games. Blackburn Rovers have been hurtling towards relegation since the day he took charge 16 months ago and if this club goes down the reason will be Steve Kean coupled with the owner`s ignorance to the situation, yet the supporters who foresaw this conclusion were ridiculed. Tuesday saw the first visit of Venkatesh and Balaji Rao since the 19th November 2011. A whole 144 days and 21 league games have passed us by during this period of time in which we have sold our team captain and given away our club captain, we have broken the record for the most consecutive games without a clean sheet in the Premier League since the start of the season, the supporters have been blamed live on television for the club`s form by the managers agent, the manager admitted he "forfeited" a cup quarter final, the club posted record annual losses up almost 1000% on the previous year and the manager was rewarded with a new contract as a bonus for his record of 6 wins in 33 league matches. During Venkys 5 month absence and continued silence, the board of Blackburn Rovers have made no attempt to open constructive dialogue with the protest group. Despite numerous attempts by the supporters to discuss their concerns around a table, the Board of Directors have reneged on all agreements put in place and have refused to hold open meetings with the group, despite the Deputy Chief Executive Paul Hunt claiming live on local radio that he would hold a full minuted meeting with the protest group, something he later contradicted via a publication on the clubs official website. The supporters feel helpless whilst the manager is failing in his job, the owners are missing and the board of directors are refusing to communicate openly with the clubs concerned supporters. The biggest form of protest will take place over the summer when large sections of supporters refuse to renew their season tickets, with the latest estimation on the early bird renewals standing at less than 2,000 to date. Prior to the forthcoming home match against Norwich City on Saturday 21st March 2012 sections of Blackburn Rovers supporters will hold a 'community march` from Blackburn town centre to Ewood Park and this march will call for the removal of manager Steve Kean, the board of directors and for Venkys to sell the club. This season has seen a reduction in attendances, as between 2500-3000 supporters have opted to protest with their feet and stop attending home games and these supporters are urged to join in the community march to show their feelings towards the utter disregard the club has treat them with. "It is with no alternative that we must yet again step up our protests against the owners, the manager and the board of directors of Blackburn Rovers football club. These protests will now run indefinitely until these 3 elements are removed from Blackburn Rovers football club. Since the takeover from the Walker Trust in November 2010 we have been failing at an alarming rate both on and off the pitch. We feel that we have a duty to the badge which we have supported unconditionally throughout our lives as Blackburn Rovers supporters and our concerns run a lot deeper than fear of relegation. This is about the very future of our football club and what it means to the town of Blackburn. Venkys have dismantled an experienced network of football administration and replaced it with an inexperienced board which still lacks the presence of both a chairman and a chief executive. They have dismantled an experienced premiership playing squad, selling or giving away players whom have amassed 600 Premier League games between them, in January alone. Upon their takeover they very quickly replaced a vastly experienced manager with a total novice and have retained him despite his abysmal record. During this time the club has posted record financial losses and plummeted down the Premier League table without showing any signs of improvement. The manager has portrayed the people of Blackburn out to be thugs who have put his personal safety at danger whilst the board of directors have strategically divided supporters and the owners have shown neglect to both the supporters and the towns community. Both Blackburn Rovers and the town of Blackburn deserves better, therefore it is intended that a Blackburn Rovers community march will take place prior to the next home game which will carry the message 'Blackburn wants it`s Rovers back` We urge all supporters and the public of Blackburn to come together as a community to show our disgust at the utter contempt these people have shown to our town`s traditions and heritage, together with the recklessness shown to our town`s football club."[/p][/quote]Great post, can you guys send this letter to Mr Reade (Kean manager of the year reporter at the Mirror) then onto all the Sky sports presenters and FINNALY the FA along with a couple of PL managers i.e Fergison and Moyes.[/p][/quote]not much point "old un" they have already decided that B/Burn fans are just thugs or racists.. to quote my dad.. "they all p1ss in the same pot"[/p][/quote]Yeh but we can beat the Bast&rds, the tide is turning , even the die hards on here are thinking the same way as us all, although should/when we get relegated B4 the end of the season I will go against everything I have said and I WILL go to the Wigan match, and you think the Bolton match was bad, the Kean out will start from the kick off, I can't wait!!![/p][/quote]"BALD HEADED B@ST@RD....YOU'RE JUST A BALD HEADED B@ST@RD"....that's what he may get from the kick off imho. The guy - I BELIEVE - is scum of the lowest order. smellthecoffee

6:42pm Fri 13 Apr 12

BJS says...

noddymcleod wrote:
Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers.
Spot on! Their plans are slowly coming to fruition. Kean is merely a stooge for the owners and agents, all of whom are just in it for what they can get. It's patently obvious to a blind man that they could not give a **** what happens to BRFC just as long as they can milk it dry. Unfortunately the national media don't appear to care either but some of them use Kentaro as their agents so I guess we shouldn't expect much else. Rovers fans simply do not deserve the brutal treatment that these people have meted out during the rape of a once well respected football club.
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Time to revive the old conspiracy theories - Kean and Venkys have had one plan only since the Venkys realised early on that they cannot run a football club - and that is to asset strip Rovers. Kean is simply a well paid flunkey helping the Venkys vampires suck the blood out of Rovers.[/p][/quote]Spot on! Their plans are slowly coming to fruition. Kean is merely a stooge for the owners and agents, all of whom are just in it for what they can get. It's patently obvious to a blind man that they could not give a **** what happens to BRFC just as long as they can milk it dry. Unfortunately the national media don't appear to care either but some of them use Kentaro as their agents so I guess we shouldn't expect much else. Rovers fans simply do not deserve the brutal treatment that these people have meted out during the rape of a once well respected football club. BJS

12:44am Sat 14 Apr 12

moggy669 says...

Lying, drink driving scum.
And what a c##p manager, couldnt pick his ar5e.
Venkys run a football club? they couldnt run a bath.
Roll on the wigan game.
Lying, drink driving scum. And what a c##p manager, couldnt pick his ar5e. Venkys run a football club? they couldnt run a bath. Roll on the wigan game. moggy669

10:18am Sat 14 Apr 12

Darwen Wizard says...

More cr*p from Uncle Knob in The Sun this week

But boss Kean is adamant Venky’s — who had brothers Balaji and Vinny Rao in attendance on Tuesday - can still make them a Premier League force!
“I still think in years to come they would like to see a successful team move up the league and there’s no reason why we can’t be attempting that,” he said.“They do want European football but it wasn’t this year.“It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club.“If you’re only trying to survive each year, they’re not that type of people, they want to be successful and for the club to move forward.“We all want that and I’m convinced we can do that.”
But the beleaguered boss says the Indians are now more aware of what they got themselves into when they bought the club.
He added: “They’ve got a much better in-depth knowledge of the whole league now.“They don’t just watch our games, they watch all the other games that are on live, they know all the players in the Premier League.“And they know the intensity of it because I was trying to explain to them that when you take a player from Spain or France that it can take a little bit of time for them to adjust.”
More cr*p from Uncle Knob in The Sun this week But boss Kean is adamant Venky’s — who had brothers Balaji and Vinny Rao in attendance on Tuesday - can still make them a Premier League force! “I still think in years to come they would like to see a successful team move up the league and there’s no reason why we can’t be attempting that,” he said.“They do want European football but it wasn’t this year.“It was making sure we were in a very stable position financially, which we are now, making sure we survive this season because of the way we’ve had to refinance the club.“If you’re only trying to survive each year, they’re not that type of people, they want to be successful and for the club to move forward.“We all want that and I’m convinced we can do that.” But the beleaguered boss says the Indians are now more aware of what they got themselves into when they bought the club. He added: “They’ve got a much better in-depth knowledge of the whole league now.“They don’t just watch our games, they watch all the other games that are on live, they know all the players in the Premier League.“And they know the intensity of it because I was trying to explain to them that when you take a player from Spain or France that it can take a little bit of time for them to adjust.” Darwen Wizard

12:40pm Sat 14 Apr 12

christopherjabingham says...

Yaz and the plastic population said "the only way is up" BUT for Steve Kean, the only way is DOWN!
Yaz and the plastic population said "the only way is up" BUT for Steve Kean, the only way is DOWN! christopherjabingham

3:46pm Sat 14 Apr 12

angryman9 says...

Something is seriously wrong here.
Kean is a joke as a manager,Swansea have just taken the lead against a hopeless Blackburn side.
The owners fired a GOOD manager in Allardyce,and appointed a disaster in the shape of Kean.
I smell a whif of asset stripping in the air, sell off the players, flog off the asserts,make a quick killing on a very low investment and then laugh all the way to the bank.
Kean will take his pay off and vanish into oblivion.
Blackburn will never recover from these disastrous owners.
The club is finished.
They are now two nil down: it is all over.
I feel so sorry for the people of this town.
Guess whose team is coming up as this shower of useless plonkers go down.
ALLARDYCE'S team, the man these useless chicken pluckers sacked.
Something is seriously wrong here. Kean is a joke as a manager,Swansea have just taken the lead against a hopeless Blackburn side. The owners fired a GOOD manager in Allardyce,and appointed a disaster in the shape of Kean. I smell a whif of asset stripping in the air, sell off the players, flog off the asserts,make a quick killing on a very low investment and then laugh all the way to the bank. Kean will take his pay off and vanish into oblivion. Blackburn will never recover from these disastrous owners. The club is finished. They are now two nil down: it is all over. I feel so sorry for the people of this town. Guess whose team is coming up as this shower of useless plonkers go down. ALLARDYCE'S team, the man these useless chicken pluckers sacked. angryman9

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