Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Williams: Rovers Won't Sell Out

Williams: Rovers Won't Sell Out

Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams has vowed not to sacrifice the clubs proud family heritage in the quest to find a new owner at Ewood Park.

With more and more clubs being subjected to high profile takeover bids, with Manchester City being the latest as the Abu Dhabi United Group (and all its millions!!!) moves in to finalise the takeover of our Premier League rivals, it makes it increasingly difficult for clubs like Rovers to compete. However, despite the ongoing quest to find a new owner at Ewood Williams is adamant that Rovers WON'T sell out the club simply because a potential investor might have untold millions. The Walker Trustees want to make sure that a potential new owner comes in with the best interests of the club and the fans at heart.

Williams told the Lancashire Telegraph: "It has made it harder to compete. (Williams was referring to the Man City buy-out.)

"It's very difficult, but our owners are looking and continuing to use their advisors to find potential purchasers of the club or shares.

"Until that happens, we cut our cloth accordingly and do the best we can.

"But if one of our competitors gets unforecasted money, in the case of Manchester City - and good luck to them - then it is difficult.

"There is quite a lot of work going on, and professional people are out their searching for the right deal for Blackburn Rovers.

"Everyone here always wants to wish that the club is eventually passed to someone who will carry on the very proud heritage that we've had since 1875.
"

Personally as much as I would like to see some investment in Rovers, as without this we WILL be left behind (and these other clubs will eventually start coming in and picking off our best players for huge amounts of money) the principles, and morals of this club are VERY important. So being able to maintain this integrity is crucial to our future as well, as this is what Uncle Jack would've wanted and is hopefully what his Trustees are also looking for, hence why previous takeovers bid have failed (as you would assume, or at least hope, that they had fallen short of these expectations?)


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

For information on how to join the Vital Fantasy Football Game (and how to also join the Vital Blackburn Mini League!!!) Click Here.




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday September 6 2008
Time: 8:14AM

Comments

0
Investment is needed, but selling our soul isn't so if we can manage to do one without the other then everybodies happy. It'll be tough to do this, but it's not impossible.
Walker
06/09/2008 08:18:00
0
YES RIGHT.. I DONT believe a word U say Williams ur actions talk louder than ur words..U just want to line ur own pockets with JACK WALKERS gold
oztheman
06/09/2008 11:46:00
0
we do need extra funds brought in the club so wen can go after a euro spot agen
Lets Do The Samba
06/09/2008 13:13:00
0
I know this is a bit random but does anyone know of a link to watch the England game tonight rather than watching it on Setanta?
realrovers
06/09/2008 15:13:00
0
Money doesn't mean selling your heritage. It does help you build for the future though!
oliverblue
06/09/2008 15:28:00
0
like it or dislike it MONEY brings sucsess like for us chelsea and others with AMBITION..something our club has little of
oztheman
06/09/2008 17:13:00
0
I can see the chairman's point of view but our obvious lack of funds does worry me.....we can't go on forever plucking golden nuggets from nowhere.....sooner or later we gotta spend!!! We need the cash..
mani13963
07/09/2008 15:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Mowbray Happy With 'Positive' & 'Productive' Talks

Mowbray was happy with discussions that took place with Venky's and feels he can finally move forward having met the people he's working for, who will allow him complete control?

Three Rovers Friendlies Confirmed

A trio of testers for Blackburn ahead of the 2017-18 League One season has seen pre-season friendlies against Barrow AFC, Morecambe and Grimsby announced.

Lowe's Emotional Rovers Goodbye

Jason Lowe debuted for Blackburn in an FA Cup tie with QPR in 2011 then made his Premier League debut a week later against Chelsea before he ending the 2010-11 season on loan at Oldham.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions50%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs5%
No40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment