Blackburn Rovers blog: Now it is time for Venky’s to show their backing behind survival scrap (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Blackburn Rovers blog: Now it is time for Venky’s to show their backing behind survival scrap
HOW good did it feel being associated with Blackburn Rovers at Molineux on Saturday?
A fantastic performance on the field, incredible away support and real hope that Rovers can end a miserable season by securing their Premier League status.
Nearly everyone has been doing their bit in recent weeks to make sure Rovers stay where they belong – in the Premier League – with a real sense of unity shown in VIRTUALLY all quarters.
The fans have put their understandable concerns to one side to ‘shout their side to safety’, while the players, manager and coaching staff have demonstrated the fight and desire needed.
Even those behind the scenes in the boardroom have been doing their bit, with ticket initiatives to encourage bumper Ewood support.
All that is missing now is the physical presence of the owners.
Wouldn’t this be the opportune time for Venky’s to pitch up again at Ewood?
Yes, they might be wary about the reaction they would face, and I’m sure they would attract a few boos, but it would be the best statement of intent about the future and their commitment to the football club.
I know some argue lots of owners are never seen at their clubs but that is when the infrastructure is such that they have people running it for them.
Venky’s have made it so they have total control.
They are the ones with the power and, as such, they should be at the club for the important mom-ents.
The football club have asked for everyone to unite behind their bid to beat the drop and the community has responded, the players have responded and the fans have responded.
Now is the time for Venky’s to respond.
A win at home to Sunderland on Tuesday and Rovers will be able to smell safety. The owners should be there to see it and their presence would be the clearest message they could send out that they do care about this club.
For all we remain concerned about the future of Blackburn Rovers – and will do until we get a clear and truthful vision for what it to come from the owner – there is a lot to be proud of here.
This is a club that made Junior Hoilett, that developed the likes of Martin Olsson, Grant Hanley, Jason Lowe and Adam Henley.
This is a club that can boast some of the most loyal and passionate bunch of fans around.
They care about their club and that is priceless.
Rovers fans will be shouting Rovers to safety on Tuesday and it would be nice for Venky’s to be there to see it.