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John Williams talks MONEY

John Williams talks MONEY

Rovers chairman John Williams insists that Rovers will not be forced into selling key players like last pre-season and instead can enjoy the relative safety that financial prudence brings.

Williams told BBC Radio Lancashire: 'We have, through the Premier League, managed to secure some attractive rises in overseas television revenues.

'Those differences effectively mean we can return to being a trading club rather than a selling club.'

Rovers spent a very small portion of the money they re-couped last pre-season which bought about a lot of unrest amongst the Ewood faithful... but without the balancing of the books Rovers could of been faced with a Portsmouth like situation.

Williams continued - 'It is a fact that we had to sell Roque Santa Cruz and Stephen Warnock in order to balance the books and maintain wage levels that were necessary for us to be competitive.

'The difference going forward is that within reason we can maintain our wage bill without the need to sell.

'It means that the 10th-place money has protected the fund started by the sale of Benni McCarthy to West Ham, so we have got some spending power in this close season.'

Very well said as usual from the best chairman in the business.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Thursday May 20 2010
Time: 5:19PM

Comments

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I love how he just spells it out so we all know where we stand.
Mikey Delap
20/05/2010 17:21:00
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exactly mikey. there no confusion and no worry. this is how it is and we shall back you in mr williams
retroflair31
20/05/2010 17:32:00
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If Carlsberg did Football Chairmen... He would probably be just like John Williams. Just a shame theres no reward in the Premier League for running your club properly and spending to your means.
ITSALLROVER
20/05/2010 17:36:00
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I think the reward is we get to stay in the league ITSALLROVER! unlike portsmouth!
rover23
20/05/2010 17:54:00
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We are so lucky to have this man as our chairman. He really looks after the club so well.
Durks
20/05/2010 17:55:00
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The good thing is though that he doesn't HAVE to do this...
Mikey Delap
20/05/2010 18:09:00
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Love Him.
DommyWalker
20/05/2010 18:38:00
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Quite simply the best.
bignumber5
20/05/2010 19:04:00
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Williams is such a class act. He always lets us know exactly where the club is at, and as Mikey quite rightly says.. its not like he has to. Its the main reason why there is such an excellent relationship between the board and the supporters.
spinaker
20/05/2010 19:34:00
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The fans should do something for John to show our appreciation, he should have his own chant, or maybe we can buy him some flowers?
Stubbs
20/05/2010 21:57:00
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