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Blackburn Rovers blog: Venky’s should accept they’ve made mistakes
HOW out of touch can the Raos be? It was astonishing to hear the comments last week, telling fans ‘not to worry’ and that Steve Kean is a ‘brilliant’ manager.
That’s not what they should be saying. They should accept they have made mistakes, and actually come out with some sort of action plan.
He has done nothing to deserve the tag of ‘brilliant’ manager. He may well be a brilliant coach, and a popular person among the players, but he’s a long way to go yet before he is a brilliant manager.
What does Balaji expect the reaction to such comments to be?
“Oh, that’s okay then. I’ll stop worrying about the fact we’re second from bottom. And I guess it’s just a minor blip that’s seen us win six Premier League games in 28 since he took over.”
It was, as the Lancashire Telegraph’s front page said, unbelievable.
It really is frustrating to hear so many people asking the fans to remain calm, when all we can see is apparent chaos on and off the pitch.
We’ve had it from everyone at Venky’s, the manager, both captains – Ryan Nelsen and Chris Samba – and then David Dunn told us to ‘get real’. Cheers for understanding our frustrations Dunny.
The two things that are clear to me after those comments are that Venky’s appear to know very little about football, and Kean will probably remain as manager, no matter what the fans say or how bad the situation at the club becomes.
Aside from that, I do believe the trip to India has been worthwhile.
With the owners being from India, a pretty much untapped market in the world of Premier League football, Rovers can really establish themselves there if the marketing is done right.
The match was a nice showpiece, and a chance for the players to forget about the stresses of a Premier League relegation battle, running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a game in which we had 30 shots on target!
Hopefully that will give the players a bit of confidence to go down to QPR on Saturday and bring us the result we desperately require.
The plans to open Rovers shops, like the one in Blackburn town centre, is also a positive step.
With Indian owners, it’s a perfect time to try to get the Blackburn Rovers brand over to the east.