Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Agnew clears up India meetings

Agnew clears up India meetings

Rovers Operations Director Paul Agnew has spoken about the much maligned Rovers figureheads trip to India that took place on Monday and Tuesday.

Manager Gary Bowyer, Managing Director Derek Shaw and Global Advisor Shebby Singh were all rumoured (along with Agnew) to be in India at the start of the week to discuss recent goings on at the club and a plan of action going forward.

Since their return there has been little comment from any officials regards the trip and it's contents, but Agnew has been in touch with the Lancashire Telegraph to explain the nature of the meetings and appeal for a sense of calm as the season reaches a climax.

"We had two meetings," Agnew told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"Balaji was there with Mrs Desai and Mrs Desai`s husband. There were six people there and we talked about the state of play, which we all know is a situation we wouldn`t ideally like to be in.

"I never saw Shebby Singh at any point while we were there. I don`t think it`s the right time for me to start talking about people I`m working in and around.

"I`ve been a Blackburn Rovers supporter for 50 years and I`ve got no agenda whatsoever, there`s nothing personal at all.

"All I want to do is try to do the best I possibly can to make the club better.

"Football is what matters at a football club. What we`ve got to do is put everything to one side, it`s only about giving whoever the manager is at the moment is to win as many games as we can."

Some reports had suggested that the Ewood officials were called to India for the meeting, at what would be considered an ill-advised time.

But 'lifelong fan' Agnew has clarified that this wasn't the case.

"We weren`t summoned and I`d like to make that clear," he said.

"I instigated our meeting because I thought it was appropriate that if Gary was going to be involved in preparing the team, it was only right and proper he should meet the owners, not a telephone conversation but a face to face meeting.

"We put the suggestion to Mrs Desai and she agreed that it was a good idea for us to go together.

"Although they have met Gary in passing in trips to the ground, this was an opportunity to sit down with him and say we know the situation we`re in, you`ve held this position earlier in the season and things went well so here`s all the best.

"Gary has taken on a difficult job at a precarious time and it`s important we`re seen to be absolutely 110 per cent behind him. That was one reason for the trip, to make it clear he had that support.

"We`d never do anything that would harm the team. I was confident once Gary said he felt that was the right thing to do, he`d already organised training around it and he was back in time for training today.

"He was comfortable with that, that was the key. If he`d expressed any concern about that we wouldn`t have done it and the owners wouldn`t have insisted on it either."



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Thursday April 11 2013
Time: 10:39AM

Comments

0
Rhubarb Agnew. You are as bad as the rest of them. Clueless!
dallydally
11/04/2013 11:36:00
0
Whoever's idea it was it was hardly the best time to go trotting round the world...
Mikey Delap
11/04/2013 13:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

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.

Captain Heads Released Rovers List

Blackburn have confirmed the release of eight players following the Championship relegation - captain, and long-serving player, Jason Lowe among them.

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 champions36%
Yes, as runners up7%
Yes, via the play-offs7%
No50%
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
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League