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Agent's dealings causing more concern

There is fresh concern this morning over the involvement of agent Jerome Anderson at Blackburn Rovers.

Anderson heads up sporting management company SEM and alongside the now infamous Kentaro agency were key advisers to Rovers Indian owners Venky's in their acquisition of Blackburn from the Walker Trust back in November.

Doubts were raised at the time by supporters and stakeholders within football that an agency was so close to a club and it's day to day running but today's little snippet of news could add fuel to the fire.

This is because news has filtered through that Jerome Anderson's son Myles has signed a pre-contract agreement with Rovers ahead of the summer.

Myles has been strutting his stuff for Aberdeen in recent times but a gentleman's agreement has been struck between manager Steve Kean and his counterpart Craig Brown that Anderson (a left back/centre back) will head to Rovers in the summer.

Now Myles may very well be a good player but this deal is likely to amuse Rovers fans with fears that Anderson is starting to call the shots at Ewood Park in an unofficial capacity and making money off flogging his own players to the club to make a mint off us.

Despite Venky's insistence that all is well and SEM/Kentaro are not the only agents they use, the evidence put forward to the contrary is not the most supportive of that.

It probably didn't help that prior to his sacking Sam Allardyce left with reported concerns of outside influences over the transfer plans.

I think Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson summarises it the best (yes Vinjay we know) -

Ferguson is quoted in the Telegraph as saying - "You`ve got that issue at Blackburn of an agent involved and deciding the future of the club, Jerome Anderson, he couldn`t pick his nose. It`s baffling and it`s a serious threat to how clubs get run and how they conduct themselves."

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 22 2011

Time: 9:24AM

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Doesn't look good does it. I hope Venky's haven't been protective of Jerome Anderson if he is starting to exude too much control.
Mikey Delap
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22/03/2011 09:28:00

Even though I'm one of the less sceptical fans all this is going to do is cause more anger amongst supporters. Sever the ties now.
fransavarese
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22/03/2011 10:51:00

If he can play, and i don't know much about him, I can't see much problem in this tbh, Managers at many clubs have their sons their, i.e Daglish was at Rovers, Mancini's son is at City, Fergusons son was at United ect, Obviously his dad is his agent, but the final decision would rest with the management and Kean surely? If I was Andersen and I had the opportunity to better my sons career then I too would put his name forward, The only bad thing I see out of this is with our position in the league we really don't need any bad publicity, it seems the press want to jump down the throats of Blackburn for everything.
glen9mullan
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22/03/2011 10:59:00

He left Leyton Orient for Aberdeen, hardly an inspiring CV. Those dodgy scrotes have had Rovers over.
blue_n_white99
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22/03/2011 17:32:00

more dodgy dealings. Well he might just end up another youngster on the payroll but he's only going be in the first team if he's as good as Keith Andrews... lol
ITSALLROVER
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22/03/2011 18:36:00

very sad indeed.
DommyWalker
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23/03/2011 01:36:00

at least if he's crap, its not a big loss. besides he may be a good buy... but it is still worrying, i was very optimistic about the takeover, particularly when williams was the one who signed off on it. but many things since have been dodgey... i will however keep the faith, hope this kid is good and rovers go on to bigger things
retroflair31
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23/03/2011 03:54:00

Kean is quoted as saying "We feel that Myles Anderson is a player with great potential as a late developer,' Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph. 'He could become something of a Chris Smalling, who came through late in football and Myles has done the same because of his schooling. 'We think he has a lot of potential but there was the opportunity for him to go Scotland in January and we and he felt that would be a good experience for him. 'There was interest in him from a couple of Spanish clubs but he is our player and will be at our club full time in July." Why then has he had no game time apart from 13 minutes, despite being signed by both Leyton Orient and Aberdeen, do these muppets really believe we are that gullible to believe this drivel
blue_n_white99
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23/03/2011 17:29:00

Agreed this is a complete farce - lose Williams and this is what you get - our club being run by dumb and dumber! Kean won't object as he works for Kentaro - this is worrying to say the least.
FreidelNo.1
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28/03/2011 08:23:00

 

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