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Blackburn Rovers blog: Protesters doing nothing to help club’s image
I HOPE the single-minded protesters are proud of themselves.
Although they have good intentions deep down, they are helping to turn our club into a laughing stock.
If it’s not Venky’s, it’s this group of fans helping to turn the whole of the English football scene against us.
So determined are they to continue what is fast becoming a personal vendetta against Steve Kean, they are actually causing more harm than good to our once great football club.
It’s not just about his record, although no doubt you will argue it is. It’s about him. If it wasn’t, you wouldn’t bring his drink-driving convictions into it.
Now you’ll argue his drink-driving convictions are relevant to our plight. He who is without sin cast the first stone ... which of you protesting on the terraces is without a driving ban or points on your licence?
We played well enough on Saturday to get at least a point.
A point against a team that cost the equivalent of Greece’s current deficit. Now that would have been a good result.
We could, had luck gone our way, have snatched a victory. It wasn’t to be.
It’s the same story when you go back a week to the Norwich game.
What a boost that would have been had we come away with the points.
Unfortunately, once more Lady Luck was refereeing in favour of Norwich City and our hopes were dashed.
It doesn’t take a footballing mastermind to see that performances are improving.
Or that the players are there, week in, week out, fighting for their manager.
Andy Cryer is right. The atmosphere at the club is awful.
In-fighting is rife. People aren’t happy. But the only people who can change the atmosphere are the fans.
Kean is probably here to stay, no matter what. We just have to get over it.
Give the team as much support as we can, and hope that things get better.
The argument against that will come: “Things won’t get better. They can’t.”
How do you know? I’m fed up to the back teeth of hearing opinions construed as fact in poorly-constructed press releases.
I refer to facts such as: “Rovers WILL get relegated with Steve Kean in charge”, and “fitness has got worse as a result of Steve Kean’s poor training methods”.
How do people know this?
Answer, they don’t.
Here’s my idea of how to handle the Swansea game, assuming Steve Kean is still in the hotseat:
- Arrive at the ground with a smile on your face
- Walk, don’t march.
- Stand for 90 minutes singing positive songs
- Support the team
- Applaud where appropriate
- Here’s the big one. Don’t boo
Let’s see what effect that has.