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

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Huddersfield Town

All the stats from Blackburn (1) vs (1) Huddersfield Town, Ewood Park, 3/12/16 Att: 12034

Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town - Team Sheets

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Huddersfield the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Blackburn v Huddersfield - Follow Live On Twitter

Blackburn are at Ewood Park with Huddersfield the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Steele1%
Nyambe33%
Lenihan33%
Mulgrew0%
Williams0%
Feeney0%
Lowe0%
Evans0%
Conway0%
Graham0%
Gallagher0%
Sub - Emnes33%
Sub - Bennett0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 12:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment