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Protests set to go up a notch

Protests set to go up a notch

After a temporary truce of sorts between the club and the protest organisers the latest press release is out and it signals an increase in intensity for the next round of protests.

With the protest organisers locked in talks with the club aimed at building bridges there has been (for the last 3 home games) no organised element to the demonstrations that started way back in September against Arsenal.

But after seemingly making headway and arranging a few conditions by which the club could talk to the fans and mend fences the organisers were let down and planned meetings with board members/Steve Kean were abandoned with minimal excuse which has left the divide wide open again.

As a result the problems still remain and the protests are set to resume with the board of directors also being called into question.

The latest press release read - 'The aim of the protests, as from the start, will be about the removal of Steve Kean as first-team manager, Venky's as owners of the club and now the removal of the board of directors.

'The intensity of the protest will increase substantially.

'As Blackburn Rovers fans we have no choice but to try to ensure we preserve the legacy left by the late Jack Walker.

'While we appreciate that this era is in the past, the failure by Venky's and the current board of directors to build on his legacy leaves fans with very little if anything to cling on to.'

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday January 4 2012
Time: 3:54PM

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We need to unite against these morons who are running our club before the inevitable happens......
monkeynuts
04/01/2012 16:17:00
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Ok im sorry but what a time to be idiots. I am far from a kean supporter or a chicken supporter but this window will make or break this club. Ie If no one is brought in and ppl are sold we will be relegated and no one will be interested in buying us. The accounts tell of a more efficently run club which is in a precious position but at current levels is sustainable. So it on the field we need to be worried about. The result against stoke was unfortunate but the players looked more relaxed and played better with a better reception. These protests effect the performances so they have to stop during games and after positive performances. It also discourages people from comming to us. Now we have to be realistic premier league survival is the main aim so get behind the team when they play and get points. When they lose you can demonstrate. BUT a better way at targeting the Venkey and co has to be found or the protesters are also at fault for us going down. Now I know this will not make me popular but as a fan I have my opinion and fell the right to voice it. Sorry if this offends anyone personally but BRFC is to all of us a personal issue.
the-one-and-only-mar
04/01/2012 16:20:00
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As i've already said in the forum I don't think the timing is right, I think the media will slate us even more than they already have. They don't know the full story and all they will write is "what more do the fans want after we beat the Champions at Old Trafford and drew with Liverpool away". It's the transfer window and i fear this will drive the likes of Samba away and also put off any decent player from wanting to sign for us. Let Venky's and Kean dig their own grave and then the protests will have a much bigger impact.
Rye_of_the_Rovers
04/01/2012 16:30:00
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the-one-and-only-mar - Appreciate your view point chief. It's just as valid as anybody elses.
Mikey Delap
04/01/2012 16:44:00
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Thank god someone agrees with me
the-one-and-only-mar
04/01/2012 16:46:00
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I agree with you as well i just wrote something similar on Lancashire telegraph. It’s anti productive. Ewood has been a nightmare to this season but the Stoke game was actually good for once. We just lacked creativity against Stoke, that and poor concentration with the defending. But protesting isn't doing anything in my opinion, what has it solved so far??? Even more bad publicity?? Who knows I say let’s get behind the team, go down fighting. Not making horrible atmospheres every game, it horrible I want to go to the games but not listen to Kean out throughout the whole game. And I am not saying Kean deserves to stay we all know his record is awful. I think the protests should be organised after the game and aimed towards Venkys. I feel as bad as Kean is, he is the scapegoat, at the end of the day it all comes down to Venkys appointing him, then Venkys not sacking him and bringing someone else in. All kean is doing is trying to make blackburn win games, hes bad at it but at least he’s trying. What are Venkys doing?
lyonrovers
04/01/2012 17:02:00
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Yaay! Here's me thinking that common sense and intelligence had been abandoned by all of the rovers fans but 'the-one-and-only-mar' has proved me wrong, thank you! The atmosphere against Stoke was brilliant and it's been too long since the fans were fully behind the team. Protesting and 'Kean out' chants are not supporting the team. I'm not a fan of Kean but he isn't the problem, Venkys are, and since they don't attend matches there is no point whatsoever in creating a negative feeling at Ewood. I agree that protesting will confirm our place in the championship. Do the club a favour, don't protest...at least not in the normal way.
Citizen Kean
04/01/2012 17:04:00
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The atmosphere against stoke did nothing. We still lost. If we chant Venkys out, how is that going to affect the players in the slightest. If we chant "We love Rovers but we have Venkys" again, how is that going to affect the players. You people don't understand that if we don't get Venkys out we won't have a decent football club anymore. We go down, and Venkys won't fund us to come back up. Get it into your heads. We are down already, with players sales inevitable, Barclays demanding money and the stupid signings of rubbish players to replace them. You happy clappers make me sick, standing back and watching out club be destroyed. Protesting makes no difference. We protested Vs Arsenal, and we won, one of our 2 only home wins. We didn't protest whilst we went on a run of 10 games without a win last season. Get it into your heads, the protests are not a problem and don't affect the players!!!!!!!
rover23
04/01/2012 17:21:00
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As much as I hate to say it, we would be better going into the championship for a year if it meant getting this lot out of our club, and some decent owners in who are willing to invest.
rover23
04/01/2012 17:22:00
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I'm sorry rover23 but comments like "you happy clappers make me sick" are only going to alienate other Rovers fans and cause more friction all over again. I'm sure whether we all decide to protest or not we all want the same thing for the club. It is impossible to prove whether protesting is right or wrong and suggesting that you either protest or be a happy clapper isn't really fair.
Rye_of_the_Rovers
04/01/2012 17:52:00
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