UK time is: 02:58:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rovers blog night with Shebby Singh

Last night, several Rovers fans gathered in the Press room at Ewood Park to discuss various topics with Shebby Singh, the club's Global Adviser.

The night, advertised as an event for people who write blogs about football and Blackburn Rovers, is set to be a regular feature at the club.

Several topics were addressed, from Shebby Singh as a person, to managerial decisions. Here is a brief summary:

- Relations between fans and the club are extremely important to the club

- Regardless of the team position we all need to stay together and support the club

- 'Rome wasn't built in a day' - but it is understood progression needs to be made, and quickly.

- There are no excuses for the poor decisions made in the past, and that the club must learn from these to go forward

- Shebby outlined that in the past, the club has lost its identity and footballing philosophy, and each manager has brought something different.

- The long term plan is to bring a philosophy of fast football along the floor to the club

- Shebby discussed himself, about his punditry for 14 years - 11 of which were with ESPN

- Shebby started working for Venkys in 2011, as Head of football development in Asia

- He now runs the club for the owners, he tells them where we need to improve and why.

- Shebby speaks to at least one of the owners on a daily basis

- Finally Shebby spoke of his other business interests, a franchise of feel turf, an artificial football pitch company.

The topic then changed to the current management.

- Shebby said that Henning Berg has the freedom to choose/change his backroom team whenever he wants.

- Shebby spoke about the reasons it took 5 weeks to appoint Berg

- The club spoke to many managers, however there were many who were not up for the challenge or were asking for too much money

-Rovers formally interviewed 4 candidates for the job after preliminary discussions

- Finally, Shebby said that if the unfortunate situation arose where Henning Berg needed to be replaced, it would not take 5 weeks to do so, as there are now managers out of work, who were not when the last appointment was made.

Overall the night was a success, and provided more fans with the communication which has been desired over the last 2 years.

I will certainly be in attendance for the next one, and hopefully be able to provide a more flowing article!

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Joe Ainscough Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 14 2012

Time: 4:44PM

Your Comments

Rome certainly wasn't built in a day, but an unfortunate comparison. Rome burned in a day...
jacmac
......"Their are now managers out of work, who were not when the last appointment was made"....... Hughes of corse, who else?
r.waterfall
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Bowyer: Best Win Of The Season (Monday November 24 2014)

Robbo Told To Fight (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Preview: Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Linked With Lawrence?? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Robbo Wants Out (Sunday November 16 2014)

Final Weekend Details Revealed (Sunday November 16 2014)

Break Comes At The Right Time (Thursday November 13 2014)

Fulham Ponder Tunnicliffe Recall?? (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Football Aid 2015 - Play at Ewood Park! (Monday November 10 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 18 9 5 4 14 32
4. Ipswich 18 8 7 3 8 31
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 10 29
8. Forest 18 7 7 4 6 28
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28

Breaking League News

Away attendance tracker to be used for Forest trip
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 21:08:00
BWFC: Three Years On
Bolton : 27/11/2014 21:00:00
LUFC Leeds United v Derby County Team News
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:55:00
Former players shipped out on loan deadline day
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:33:00
Ajose - I have wanted to leave for three months
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match against Leeds United?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 20%
Baptiste 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 0%
Evans (Off 89) 20%
Williamson (Off 65) 0%
Marshall 0%
Rhodes 50%
Gestede (Off 74) 0%
Substitute: Tunnicliffe (65) 0%
Substitute: Varney (74) 0%
Substitute: Taylor (89) 10%