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Parkes : It's not just Venky's & Kean's fault

Parkes : It's not just Venky's & Kean's fault

Mr Blackburn Tony Parkes has spoken up about the current demise setting in at Blackburn Rovers and hasn't just pointed the fingers at the usual suspects.

Sure, Venky's and Kean are where the ultimate focus lies as it is them who has steered the ship for the last year and a bit but Tony has asked the fans to look a little bit further into the past and give the Walker Trust a share of the blame.

It was after all they who decided to sell up and have maintained a stern silence since.

Parkes told the Daily Express - "There are three groups of people to blame for the situation the club are in, the manager, Venky`s and the Walker trust."

"It has to be remembered the Walker trust were the people who brought them in. they wanted to get out and were taking anyone`s money to do that. All three have a lot to answer for. Steve Kean will never turn the fans in his favour. That chance was gone a long time ago.

"The fans are the people who ultimately get managers the sack, so surely that has to happen with Steve Kean. It is all very well saying it is only a minority who are against him, but it isn`t.

"As a Blackburn Rovers fan through and through it is very difficult to see the club in this situation.'

Here here Tony.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday December 28 2011
Time: 10:51AM


Tony always speaks a lot of sense and unlike many who have decided to wade in on the subject of Rovers he speaks with real passion.
Mikey Delap
28/12/2011 10:53:00
The walker trust got rid as soon as they could, with out doubt They must take some of the blame, and what about the fit and proper ruling, this seems to be a very vague rule?? Is it true that the venkys bought the club for 23 million and borrowed 21 million off barclays? also heard today that kean must sell to buy? It just gets worse. Good to see people like Tony Parkes standing up and saying it as it is. 12 months of this is enough, things have to change
28/12/2011 12:03:00
I think to be fair the Walker Trust made it clear from quite some time ago they were looking to sell the club. However it is also fair to say that they leaned heavily on the experience and advice of John Williams. Obviously none of us truly know the inner workings but from all the stories over the past few years I think John Williams worked really hard to try and find a buyer who would continue to run the club well - but with the added benefits of further funds which simply werent available under the old administration anymore. It's easy now, with 20/20 hindsught to say that we were sold a puppy. But I personally believe John Williams had integrity and did the best he could. The reality is you just cannot predict what is really going to happen once you have thrown the "keys" over to the new owners. EVERYONE knew Venkys were footballing novices - but I do not believe that anyone could have forseen how badly this was going to turn out. Right now Venkys are off the hook to some extent - because the moment they produce a new manager folks will think they have listened. There is NO evidence that Venkys have got the message - their ownership is driving the club to Premier League extinction.
28/12/2011 13:13:00
I see little point pointing any fingers at the trust now, they may well be to blame, but all effort has to be put into showing the current owners how we feel.
28/12/2011 14:39:00
the voice of reason as usual
28/12/2011 16:47:00
Venkys are a huge part of the problem... holding a rookie in his place because they will have to pay him off. having billions apparently.. but yet no sign of any investment made wat so ever by them, all bank loans. This problem has a simple solution, venkys need to leave or invest heavily and replacing stevo keano... with marky sparky!!!
28/12/2011 23:26:00
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