Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Overspending on agents - sound familiar?

Overspending on agents - sound familiar?

Nobody needs reminding that Blackburn Rovers wasted a lot of money last season after seeing Steve Kean, Henning Berg and Michael Appleton all receiving large sums of money and leaving the club, but it seems the reckless wasting of money did not stop there.

A report by the Football League this week indicates that Rovers spent more than £3.5 million on agents fees alone last season, more than double the amount spent by any other club.

Managing Director Derek Shaw has blamed the large fees on a failed transfer plan which involved signing high profile players in the hope they would put Rovers at the top of the pack come May.

He said: 'After suffering relegation from the Premier League, there was an influx of new signings, including a number of 'high profile' players on lucrative contracts, in the hope that we would make an immediate return to the top flight.

'Regrettably, those moves didn't work out, both in terms of results on the pitch and from a financial point of view'

Shaw however, seems convinced that this summer has been more successful, both with player recruitment, and financial management.

'Since Gary Bowyer's appointment as manager in May, he has adopted a very different transfer policy, bringing in a number of hungry, young players, on manageable Championship contracts'

Hopefully a turned corner for Rovers, as it seems we may be finally learning from some expensive mistakes.



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

Writer:Joe Ainscough
Date:Friday September 6 2013
Time: 4:23PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Vital View - League One - 19th August 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 19th August.

Stats: Bradford v Blackburn Rovers

All the stats from Bradford (0) vs (1) Blackburn Rovers, Valley Parade, 19/8/17 Att: 21,403

Team Sheets - Bradford v Blackburn - 19-8-17

Blackburn go to Valley Parade as the visitors to Bradford for the latest League 1 game.

Follow On Twitter - Bradford v Blackburn - 19-8-17

Blackburn go to Valley Parade as the visitors to Bradford today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bradford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Raya0%
Caddis0%
Ward0%
Mulgrew0%
Williams0%
Smallwood0%
Evans0%
Bennett0%
Dack0%
Conway0%
Samuel0%
Sub - Gladwin0%
Sub - Whittingham0%
Sub - Antonsson0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.@roverseas2
2.Walker1
3.rover501
The Vital Football Members League