The chaos engulfing Blackburn Rovers is embarrassing, and the cowardly owners are to blame.
Venky’s have acted disgracefully throughout the whole sorry saga, which ended in humiliation as Blackburn lost their Premier League status and were relegated.
To see a club, which stood united and proud under the Walker family’s leadership, divide and implode from within in such a public manner is sad.
Venky’s promised the world when they took over 18 months ago, but delivered nothing.
Laughably, the Asian chicken farmers pledged Champions League football and high profile signings.
They sacked Sam Allardyce, who, in a twist of irony, could bypass his old club if West Ham win the Championship play-off final, and they replaced him with a nobody.
Steve Kean has been a disastrous appointment. He’s bullheaded, stubborn and remains loyal to absent owners, who have left him to face the vitriolic chants from the terraces alone.
Despite his rallying words and optimism that he is the man to lead Blackburn back from the brink, Kean surely knows there is no way his shambolic reign can continue.
Kean has defended the indefensible all season, seen the fans’ wrath during angry protests and been forced to face the media’s scrutinising questions while Venky’s counted their millions 5,000 miles away.
A leaked letter from Paul Hunt, deputy chief executive to the owners, highlighted the malaise the club found itself in long before relegation was confirmed.
Blackburn was a great club, which stood for “arte et labore” (by skill and hard work), but is now in grave danger of going the way of Portsmouth.
Published: May 11, 2012
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I'm absolutely furious at the whole situation.Since day one I have been against Kean and the Venkys and have been laughed at for my "outrageous" comments of poor performances and management until recently.The entire situation behind the buying of the club and the involvement of Jermone Anderson stinks of corruption. Let alone the selling of key assets, wage reduction and the failure to appoint and include anyone above Kean.A bigger club would have had the FA and Premier League investigating but instead yet another small club is left to rot and allow the Premier League to attract more fans, olayers and most importantly to them, money.
Thanks for that, shame the national press (the southerners) cannot see the truth and spread the story of what has happened instead of slagging off the Blackburn fans.
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