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Rao's aim for grandeur in future

The Rao family have given an interview in which they outline their intentions to be a better side... whilst ignoring the club's current plight.

Both Venky's and current boss Steve Kean are under intense pressure after an alarming slump that started with the sacking of Sam Allardyce back in December.

Since appointing rookie boss Kean, Rovers are now in 16th place and only two points above the dreaded drop zone and fans have been flooding internet forums and writing letters to call for the head of the current manager.

But despite the negativity, the Rao family remain positive and expect next season to bring fresh riches to Blackburn Rovers with the current set up.

Venkatesh Rao, when asked whether Steve Kean would still be in charge next season spoke to Granada Reports and said - "Absolutely.

'I am very positive to my players and manager. I have full confidence in them.

"To say I am not concerned is wrong. But I think we have to stand by the manager and the players. They will come out of it.

"The club is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the UK and to be given this chance is a dream come true.

"We have already invested. Whatever has to be done for the club, money-wise, it will be fulfilled.

"Our aim will be to see every fan smiling."

Fans will likely be unhappy with the constant talk of better things whilst the worry of relegation still looms large over the club.

And this last statement from one of the Rao's will likely help!

Co-owner Balaji Rao, also commented - "Next year we will be at least finishing top eight or something, pushing for Europe. At least one cup, we deserve that.

"They are beautiful people, I have seen a very nice reception.

'They are humble people, beautiful people, very nice people."


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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 20 2011

Time: 1:46PM

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8th next season and a cup win?! Sounds nice but what about, you know, RIGHT NOW!
Mikey Delap
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20/04/2011 13:48:00

seeing its a day of fairytale stuff and pipe dreams, can they give me the winning numbers for the lottery this week?
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20/04/2011 13:53:00

Very alarming stuff. I just hope the team can get the points whether it's 3 draws + a win or two wins and 3 defeats i don't care but if we can't scrape at least 6 points together in the next 5 games we won't be in the league to finish "top eight or something" as this deluded man puts it.
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20/04/2011 15:03:00

i am not sure if they are ignorant, delusional, or may be that's the indian way to show support?
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20/04/2011 15:09:00

They are all mentally deluded, in a druggie cult or the biggest bunch of pi$$ takers going
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20/04/2011 18:01:00

I think he's right. We will finish top 8 next season, but unfortunately not in the premiership :(
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20/04/2011 21:36:00

'top 8th or something' - random guess maybe? 'They are humble people, beautiful people, very nice people." love the ass kissing mind
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21/04/2011 01:23:00

seeing its a day of fairytale stuff wht not say we ll win the premership and the champions league after we sign messi ronaldo hell even rooney and lamps and steve g
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21/04/2011 01:53:00

Il have what hes obviously smoking!
mutts nutts
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21/04/2011 08:34:00

You gotta love mental people - we do make life interesting!
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21/04/2011 08:56:00

well at least its not boring being a blackburn fan.....
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21/04/2011 14:23:00

Does he know that eighth in the Championship isn't good enough to push for Europe? Let the lads get this season sorted - talk as mental as you want once we're safe.
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23/04/2011 20:33:00


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