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Kean ready to use Singh as an excuse

The Rovers circus is continuing at full pace with Shebby Singh's weekend comments still ringing thick in the ears and Steve Kean not happy with what he heard during and in the aftermath of the Q+A session where Singh's controversial comments reared their head.

Steve Kean, never one to shy away from snogging the microphone himself, believes the comments made at the expense of Morten Gamst Pedersen have been disruptive and interrupted an important week with the Championship kick off only 2 days away.

And Kean told BBC Radio Lancashire - 'It's brought about a lot of disruption amongst the players in a vital week.

'They were very disappointed with the comments.'

'Most of the players have come to me individually and it was poignant that they've publicly backed Morten.'

"The lads certainly weren't happy about it. We're together, we stand by each other's side and we back the manager"

Asked more about Singh's comments and his subsequent public apology, Kean reinforced he remained unconvinced by Singh's follow up statement and doubted the true intentions of what was published in the Lancashire Telegraph.

Kean continued - 'I don't really think it was an apology, there was an apology about feelings being hurt, but I don't really see a retraction being in there.'

Elsewhere, the sentiment seems to have been shared amongst the players at the club with Danny Murphy either opting to or being nominated to speak on behalf of the players.

Danny Murphy added - 'Speaking on behalf of all the players, I think everybody was hugely disappointed with what was said.

'The lads certainly weren't happy about it. We're together, we stand by each other's side and we back the manager.

'We're at the start of what will hopefully be a successful season. We're looking forward to getting going and that spoiled it a bit.

'I think it's been dealt with, by the players anyway. We've made our line in the sand and we'll move on. Dwelling on negative situations for too long won't benefit us.'

So just to clarify...

Kean, not happy, has ready made excuse to cover up inept tactics.

Murphy, an actual adult who has moved on.

Rovers fans, still waiting for their apology from Kean and Venky's.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 16 2012

Time: 7:27PM

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I can't wait for the actual football to start!!!
Mikey Delap
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16/08/2012 19:29:00

I can't wait for us to sign another striker so we can just concentrate on football!
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16/08/2012 19:34:00

Spot on Mikey!
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16/08/2012 20:02:00

I knew Kean will use this as an excuse, damn it. The only way out for Shebby is we some how manage to win the first game.
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16/08/2012 20:17:00

Strikes me as being somewhat pathetic on the part of the players and the manager to stoke the embers of this mini-controversy. Are they not men and do they not get paid each week more money than we can dream of just to turn up and do their job? My message to the manager and the players is this - 'earn our respect because you failed miserably to do so last season'.
kevin e
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16/08/2012 20:54:00

Why can't he just shut up. He didn't/doesn't like Shebby and so went running and called Mrs D to moan. There's me thinking that Shebby was the go between but Kean goes straight above him. Look like a war of wills at Ewood and is Kean finally feeling the pressure at Ewood. Hopefully Shebby has more clout than numpthy Kean.
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16/08/2012 21:23:00

Kean is a nasty piece of work and speaks with a forked tongue. How he can berate Shebby given his track record with Big Sam and lying in court when on his drink driving charge beggars belief
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16/08/2012 23:18:00

Now it's Kean that is furthering "disruption during a vital week". Of course he has the right of reply but why on earth did he not do this straight away at the week end? was it, as has been mentioned above, so that he will be able to blame the disruption (now extended by him) in the event of a poor performance on Saturday.
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17/08/2012 00:10:00

This is just another excuse he can use, but I have read other articles (even the Official site) claiming the team is ready to go, I believe he even mentioned it in an interview so he will just be shooting himself in the foot if he does use this as an excuse...!
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17/08/2012 16:37:00


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