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Keep Digging Steve Kean!!

Keep Digging Steve Kean!!

You'd have thought that Steve Kean had been on this planet long enough to know that sometimes it's best to think something but you don't always say it. You certainly don't say it when the fans are baying for your blood to give them further ammunition to pelt you with!!

The fact that I've been busy with work (as always) has meant I've not had a lot of time to write anything for you VBers for a while but when you come home from work after you've spent some time with the family it's not that appealing to write about Blackburn Rovers when all this can be about really is the manager, owners and protests, something that I've looked at before, covered and basically get tired with. It gets very draining!!

I'm not a Kean fan, however, I was willing to give him a bit of time (even if I didn't really want to) but it's long since been obvious that the only way we're going under his management is down. The fact that Venky's seem happy with this is astonishing, which again leaves me seriously questioning their motives for wanting to be at Ewood Park?? I've got this horrible gut feeling that we could be faced with some problems down the line, maybe not too dissimilar to those faced by Portsmouth with some of their owners with questionable motives (that's for another time perhaps though??)

The only reason I can think that Kean has admitted that Rovers "forfeited" their place in the Carling Cup is because he didn't think he could peddle out his tried and tested, yet failed, previously used excuses to justify defeat?? The Rovers manager might be right in many ways that the Carling Cup was a distraction that we could do without and even thinking such thoughts is something that many might even excuse as they may well have thought the same thing anyway, however, the dude must be insane if he thinks actually admitting as much will do him any favours.

How about you forfeit your contract severance pay Keano and just move aside now while there is still hope that Rovers can remain in the Premier League.

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Date:Wednesday November 30 2011
Time: 5:11PM

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Idiot if should have said "The team I put out was good enough to win and the performance was not acceptable" That would have been what Hughes, Allardyce etc.. would have said!
30/11/2011 17:47:00
Steve kean and jose mourinho have alot in common, there both special....
30/11/2011 19:59:00
What is wrong with him? I wouldn't employ him at McDonalds
30/11/2011 21:44:00
Always have a feeling its a "Walker" article after the first few sentences! Hope all is well boss! for Kean...grrrrr
30/11/2011 22:52:00
roverjoy - at least Hughes and Big Sam had us playing in a League Cup Semi!
01/12/2011 08:36:00
I completely agree with everything you have written there. I think it was fair to give him a go. I also think it's a waste of time writing abusive stuff about him. He is certainly "the problem" in the sense that he just cannot cut it as a PL manager. BUT the real problem here is the owners - and that's what you are pointing out. If Kean or someone else convinced Venkys to give him a try a year back then fine - but this has gone on way too long. You dont need to be an astrophysicist to work this out - even if Allardyce or O'Neill or any recognised successful PL manager was producing these results people would be baying for their blood. The thing is Steve Kean has never managed any football club at any level - despite several years of coaching roles. With the supposed ambition Venkys said they had for our club they couldnt really afford even to try out a championship manager - unless it was someone like Holloway who's already tasted PL experience. No, with their supposed ambition they needed to be looking for a UK or European manager who had managed a team with "Top 6" experience in the PL. As you say this doesnt add up - nor does their approach to selling/buying players. I hope they're just hopeless and not, as you imply, it's something worse than that. Whatever Venkys motivations I personally believe they should be investigated by the FA shortly because this is starting to look quite deliberate. What do I mean by that? Well, if you bought a club with the goal of driving them to oblivion you couldnt do better than Venkys: They bought the club, sacked or lost most key executive officers, failed to replace the CEO in a timely fashion, put a manager in charge with NO prior experience and failed to intervene after a disasterous run of form that would equal double the run that would have resulted in experienced managers losing their post in any other club. I want Blackburn to win every game they play but I seriously believe a win over Swansea would be detrimental to our Premier League survival. The scary thing is - even if Venkys are embarassed into removing Kean - who would they replace him with? My guess at the moment would be they would just let the assistant coach run with things or somethnig like that. I do hope someone is careful watching the club finances to ensure we dont become a laundry facility
01/12/2011 09:12:00
An interesting post Petfel - but it makes no sense to buy a club to drive it into oblivion - they would make more money if Rovers were in the league. I think it is a case that they are inexperienced idiots with no money - or at least not the money they said they had!
01/12/2011 10:47:00
Great to see that name at the bottom of an article! Welcome back! We've missed you dude!
Mikey Delap
01/12/2011 20:10:00
I agree Friedel - although I am not sure about the "no money" part. Has any evidence emerged to show that? Venkys are supposed to be worth over a billion. In any case the one key area they need to invest in is management. Pick someone with heaps of experience and then learn from him. The Kean experiment has failed sadly. I'm sure he tries hard every week to produce results. But when things go wrong for an inexperienced manager he has no one to turn to - especially at BRFC where there isnt even an old hand like JW anymore. And that's where this article is spot on - Kean is now in a tailspin and I think the forfeit comment highlights that as much as anything. I actually think we already have the talent for PL survival and probably even better than that. I just think incompetent and broke is a convenient excuse - I am a complete novice at running or owning a football club as I'm sure most contributers here are - but how difficult is it to work out what a pivotal role the Manager holds? So then you ask yourself the next question which is "If I want success for BRFC hitherto only ever experienced in 1995 under King Kenny - what sort of manager might I be looking for?". For Venkys the answer might be that if you spend chicken-***** the result will be Paltry
02/12/2011 06:16:00
They are only there to rip off Blackburn. Bloody ****s.
05/12/2011 19:54:00
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