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Blackburn Rovers blog: Bad atmosphere killed Swansea City win
HOW good does it feel to get three points? It’s something I have not been accustomed to in recent weeks, but it certainly boosted my weekend.
It’s about time things went our way, and long may it continue.
One thing is certain, however. It will take a heck of a lot more for the fans to accept Steve Kean as manager.
To be fair, he has a point when he questions the protests. Having won, quite emphatically, we should have just gone on our merry way and enjoyed a successful Saturday.
And it is clear that, for all his failings, Kean has one major achievement, and that was bringing in Yakubu – a real goal machine. Everton fans, and David Moyes, must be sick.
But the win, which lifted us off the bottom of the league but still leaves us looking precarious, just papers over a few cracks.
The manager may have been surprised to be booed after ‘guiding’ his team to the victory, but realistically we have to beat Swansea at home. Anything less would not be acceptable.
I’m not going to condone booing during the game when we are winning. But that’s just me. I’ve criticised just about everyone at this football club in recent weeks, and I’ve taken my fair share of stick for it. But I stand by my opinions, and my right to hold them.
I may disagree with the booing, but I do understand it.
There’s still a long way to go before we are safe, and many fans, myself included, would question whether, with Kean in charge, we will keep picking up enough points.
The fact of the matter is that the atmosphere at the club right now is horrible. The fans are not happy. And it’s the fans that matter. Without fans, there’s no club. Simple.
I am certain that a new manager would have a huge impact, both on the pitch and off it.
The club needs a lift. The sort of lift that came from Sam Allardyce’s appointment as successor to Paul Ince.
That 3-0 win against Stoke provided such relief for the fans who had watched the Rovers slide into the mire.
We have been a laughing stock, but there is apparent nationwide sympathy towards us as supporters.
Nobody likes to see proud football clubs being systematically destroyed by new owners. But that is what is happening at Ewood.
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