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Dunny calls for perspective and calm

David Dunn has called for Rovers fans to gain a little perspective and has criticised the booing, jeering and protests that are designed to heap pressure on Steve Kean.

Dunny has been out of action for a few games as he sits out with his now mandatory injury but has observed enough from the Premier League as a whole to see that it is not just Rovers that are struggling to bridge the massive financial gap that exists.

David even criticises the recent protests in part organised by certain sections of the Rovers support (including this website).

Dunny spoke to the LT and said - "It was disappointing. If you had asked the fans before the season would they have taken four points from Fulham and Newcastle away and Arsenal and Manchester City at home, many would say yes.

"Going further back if we had converted our two penalties against Everton, we would be sat 11th or 12th with probably not much being said.

"The booing and the jeering doesn`t help anyone. From a players` point of view, we see the hard work the manager and the staff do so it is disappointing to see the reaction.

"I am hoping it is just a minority. I heard the guys that are leading the protest on the radio and it is poor. To be leading protests is poor.

"Even Arsenal go to Old Trafford and get beat 8-2. That is not Blackburn Rovers, that is Arsenal.

'So the gulf between those two is getting greater, forget the likes of Blackburn Rovers.

"I had a reality check on Saturday when I looked at City and one of the players on their bench cost more than our owners paid for our club.

'Put it like that and maybe we need to get real."

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 4 2011

Time: 11:09AM

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Not sure this will go down as well as he intended???
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04/10/2011 11:16:00

Have to disagree with Dunny here. It's the players that need to get real if they think Keano is doing a good job and should be given more time. I'm not bothered if they are having fun in training, taking part in interesting fitness sessions and they love the egg head. It's the results on the pitch that count and they are simply not good enough, by a long shot.
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04/10/2011 11:18:00

Just lost all respect for Dunny, For 10 months fans have grown increasingly unhappy, but no-one has booed, held protest until recently as no-one wanted it to effect results or the players. However our silence has not put points on the board. We have gone from top 10 side to relegation fodder, and the players are just as accountable as the Manager. The fans are the club Dunny, and the players have been active in the removal of many managers at Ewood by under-performing. You aint getting the results, so if steve Kean is removed then the players are more accountable than the fans
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04/10/2011 12:16:00

Totally agree
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04/10/2011 13:25:00

with Glen not Dunny just to make that clear ;-)
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04/10/2011 13:28:00

hold on Dunny, it's not as if we boo throughout the game and protested through the game but when we were 3-0 down and looking gash, rovers fans were behind the team throughout until we let the goals in with our manager just stood there with hands in pockets waiting for the clock to hit 90mins!!
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04/10/2011 13:50:00

I hv to disagree with Dunny. Rovers fans have always been level headed and realistic (or we would have jumped on the ManU/Chelsea bandwagon long ago) about the size/finances of the club and where we stand against the big boys. It is always about the performance and i can guarantee that there will nt be so much backlash and anger if the boys had gone down fighting! we fans are not blind! Fulham managed to salvage a 2-2 draw with ManC at home and their squad probably cost the same as ours! Poor excuse to be honest!
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04/10/2011 17:58:00

There hasn't been a single good performance so far this season. Even against Arsenal, we still only (famously) managed 3 shots at goal in 90 minutes! Our lads might not be paid like the City players, but they still get a damn sight more than 99.99% of the fans, so a bit of real grit, determination and passion wouldn't go amiss. Look at Adam Johnson's goal. Great strike, but who was closing him down? Where were the players busting a gut to get to him before he got his shot away? Kean isn't motivating the players, the players seem to be losing the will to play and so we're losing the will to live.
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04/10/2011 19:37:00

I understand some of what he is saying as I didn't agree with Keith Andrews getting booed, but some sections of fans did this and it was disgusting. But ultimately the fans have a right to air their views whether it's a boo, a protest or a cheer so given the fact we've been losing games then he should no complaints for getting booed as it's a common trend at footie grounds.
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04/10/2011 20:08:00

I can see where Dunny is coming from but really, we had a better squad on paper in January with Roque and JJ than Big Sam did with worse results. I'd even say the current squad is stronger this season. I was of the opinion that maybe Kean could be able to take the helm... I just can't support him anymore. 3 wins in 21 is abysmal. 14% win percentage. We win ONCE every SEVEN games. At this rate, we'll have 5-6 wins out of 38, making 15-18 points from wins. You think we'll have 22-25 draws this season to hit the magical 40 point safety?
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