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And you wonder why they are out of touch?

And you wonder why they are out of touch?

This question seems to get asked a lot and increasingly more so in recent weeks - 'How can Venky's still think everything is ok?'.

Despite constant pressure on the Blackburn owners to change the manager at the club it seems that they won't budge and back their man Steve Kean to the hilt with claims that he is 'unsackable' and that he is a hard worker.

Well may I shed a little light to the masses?

India Today ran an article yesterday about Venky's and their ownership of Blackburn Rovers with a fair bit of praise heaped on the Rao family and their tenure so far.

Fans are interviewed, players and the manager are interviewed and everybody gives each other a slap on the back for a job well done.

For some this could make difficult reading.

India Today wrote a special article - 'At the time of the sale, the club was in dire need of investment and a cash injection. However, despite the new owners promising to invest in the club, there was huge resentment at the sale.

Questions were raised about the financial clout of the new owners and whether they actually understood the game. But with nearly a year since Venky's bought Blackburn, it seems the Indian firm has changed that perception to a large extent.

A Scottish supporter of the club, Douglas, said: 'Owners have done really well. Actually, it takes time. Everybody loves Jack Walker, but they have won over majority.'

Another club fan Richard said, 'Mixed bag with the owners... It's great they have backed the manager, but some of their decisions are odd. More transparency is needed.'

Carl, an elderly supporter, said, 'Owners have provided money... They have done what they said... I'm happy with them.'

In fact, it was not just the fans, but everyone connected to the club has seen the hard work put in by the new owners since the takeover.

Blackburn Rovers player Morten Gamst Pedersen said, 'The owners have been really nice... Very open minded, they listen to you...'

Club manager Steve Kean said, 'The owners understand football, even European football. They don't get the credit. Their knowledge is fantastic.'

Bit hard to swallow?

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Thursday October 6 2011
Time: 11:02AM


Like a red hot chicken Vindaloo!!!!!!!
06/10/2011 11:33:00
It's hard to blame Venky's when they hear thing like this!!
Mikey Delap
06/10/2011 11:41:00
Hopefully none of the fans going over to India aren't anything like these needle in a haystack comments the Indian press have 'found'.
06/10/2011 12:18:00
I have scoured most of the Indian news media about the recents Rovers euphoria, most i could read was nothing different from the usual sack kean_will they/wont they. I am sure the Venkeys arent that naive(or r they?) to go by a magazine(IndiaToday) report. All the major news houses are reporting the current plight as it is. The magzine report was meant in a good way to get people interested..i dont believ thats something to worry about.
06/10/2011 13:22:00
Well venkys getting plenty publicity out of everything after all they arnt gona turn rovers into ' medal ' material with their management /kean , so route b -any publicity will do perhaps .venkys nxt season owner of a championship club at this state of wins, draws , losses ! Fact
06/10/2011 19:14:00
They are simply good at carry their chocolate salty balls, lick and suck, that's how you suck up to your bosses. Disgusting!
07/10/2011 03:07:00
I am sure there is plenty of tell it like it is media around Venky's but then India Today are a big outlet and easily accessible - this is the sort of distorted view that will reach the Rao's IMO.
Mikey Delap
07/10/2011 09:41:00
Good lord. Pass the sick bucket.
07/10/2011 20:52:00
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