Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Sell to buy, sell to buy

Sell to buy, sell to buy

Despite the protests to the contrary the very real prospect of this transfer window is that Blackburn Rovers need to raise the money to fund transfers through their own player sales.

Despite manager Steve Kean and owners Venky's proclamations of a 'healthy budget' and 'four new faces' speculation is mounting that Rovers are struggling and that without investment from the owners (which they are reluctant to give properly) the need to sell before buying looks the most viable option.

This means getting rid of some of the more saleable assets that Rovers have on the playing staff.

But the question is who?

Starting at the top. I don't think anyone at the club has the balls to sell defender Chris Samba as that would be the clearest sign yet of a relegation sized white flag and would provoke uproar amongst fans.

Junior Hoilett is still wanted at the club but cash for a player who wants to leave and is out of contract in the summer could be too good to turn down.

Mauro Formica is on his way home as he wants to leave for family reasons and it is believed Rovers officials have sanctioned his departure if the right suitor comes in.

There are also murmurings that Steve N'Zonzi could be sacrificed if the right amount of money can be raised from his sale. With potentially up to £7 million on offer and a number of interested clubs it could be a possibility.

Keith Andrews, Vince Grella and even David Dunn could also be handy to offload to reduce the wage bill and of course we all know about the Michel Salgado situation.

So it's not quite a fire sale but talk of healthy investment appears to be a far way off the target.

The owners need to reduce the wage bill and they seem reluctant to invest their own cash as they know they'll likely not see a return on it.

Bad times look to be on the horizon.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Friday December 30 2011
Time: 11:32AM

Comments

0
For once it would be nice to see Venky's come out and set the record straight without the over sized hiding words...
Mikey Delap
30/12/2011 11:34:00
0
this is so bad for us if this happens we are certain to go down dont no why we have to sell we are fighting for a positions at the moment think its all bout the owners making in money and selling the club
tubzz
30/12/2011 12:40:00
0
Are any of us surprised at this? Honestly? It's been "hooray, everything will be fine" one day followed by the awful truth the next for a year now.
rossp2112
30/12/2011 17:15:00
0
Has anyone thought of the possibility of Paul Robinson being sold,
JohnRobbie
30/12/2011 19:14:00
0
Apologies, I cut myself short. As I was saying, in light of Bunn's performance in the last game maybe the thought has crossed certain minds of the possibilty of cashing in on Robinson. P.s I am a Rovers fan of over 20 Years and it's breaking my heart to see the fiasco that is decaying this once prestigious club, shame on you the Walkers Trust and shame on you Venky's you are a disgrace and should have to be accountable for your actions. As for Kean, your are mearly a puppet and if you have any self respect left you should walk away instead of playing your part in bringing this club to it's knees.
JohnRobbie
30/12/2011 19:22:00
0
Well - it sounds like a fire sale to me. With the club in it's present position and the current injury list most clubs wouldnt entertain releasing even an out of form player right now. Lots of words recently from Venkys - but all I could read was "TROUBLE". It sounds like they've bought far more expense than they bargained for. If you look at BRFC as a purchase proposition it's a cheap club - but with a low supporter base and therefore small revenue stream. If you want a low cost entry to the EPL - then this is the club but the price you need to pay is a continual cash injection if you seriously expect the club to challenge at the top end of the league. Venkys seem to have worked that out now and are trying to keep costs from blowing out - that means we are all but certainly a Championship club next season. The best hope for Venkys is to sell while thre's still a chance to get most of their money back...
petfel
31/12/2011 00:10:00
0
Great result guys.. you fans deserved that.
Sajit
31/12/2011 17:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Mowbray Happy With 'Positive' & 'Productive' Talks

Mowbray was happy with discussions that took place with Venky's and feels he can finally move forward having met the people he's working for, who will allow him complete control?

Three Rovers Friendlies Confirmed

A trio of testers for Blackburn ahead of the 2017-18 League One season has seen pre-season friendlies against Barrow AFC, Morecambe and Grimsby announced.

Lowe's Emotional Rovers Goodbye

Jason Lowe debuted for Blackburn in an FA Cup tie with QPR in 2011 then made his Premier League debut a week later against Chelsea before he ending the 2010-11 season on loan at Oldham.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions50%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs5%
No40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football