Simon Garner column: Blackburn Rovers' opening opponents Cardiff City may struggle

Simon Garner

Simon Garner

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Lancashire Telegraph columnist

CARDIFF are fancied by a lot of people to go straight back up – but not by me.

I think they’ll struggle a bit as their manager is new to this level and he is under a lot of pressure to win promotion at the first time of asking.

Not that I think it will be an easy game tonight. It will be a tough test.

Yes they have lost a few players but they’ve still got the basis of a good side.

But for me it’s not a side that is guaranteed to get back to the Premier League.

And I can really seeing Blackburn winning tonight, especially if they get an early goal inside the opening 20 minutes.

And it’s important to get that win.

Not just because it’s Cardiff and there’s a chance to lay a marker down.

But because it’s the first game of the season and it’s at home.

It wouldn’t matter if Blackburn were playing one of the smaller sides and not one of the teams who have come down from the Premiership.

They’d want to get off to a good start in front of their own fans all the same and pick up from where left off at the end of last season.

They finished so well and that’s why there is so much optimism around the place.

And no-one impressed me more than Craig Conway and Rudy Gestede.

They come up against their former club tonight and believe me they’ll be a little bit more fired up.

You always are when you’re taking on the side that let you go.

In my experience when you play one of your former teams it can go one of two ways.

You either have a great game or an absolute nightmare.

Let’s hope Rudy and Craig have great games and Blackburn can really hit the ground running.

I cannot wait for it to get started.

As a player I wasn’t the best trainer in pre-season and all I wanted was for that first game to come around.

That’s what the Blackburn players will be feeling today.

Excited – like the rest of us.

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4:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Don't think so Garns, they still have some players in their squad that were promoted last time, plus some decent quality PL players as well.

IMHO the only reason they were relegated was their idiot owner who totally screwed them in the second half of last season.

As long as they don't suffer from the "We are PL players and too good for the Championship" syndrome that we did when we were relegated I think they will sail this league.

The are my favorites to go up by a long way.

Of course, said idiot owner could screw them up again.....
Don't think so Garns, they still have some players in their squad that were promoted last time, plus some decent quality PL players as well. IMHO the only reason they were relegated was their idiot owner who totally screwed them in the second half of last season. As long as they don't suffer from the "We are PL players and too good for the Championship" syndrome that we did when we were relegated I think they will sail this league. The are my favorites to go up by a long way. Of course, said idiot owner could screw them up again..... owd nick
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4:29pm Fri 8 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Big question, will GB go for it from the off with Gestede and 442 or start with a more conservative 451 ?
Big question, will GB go for it from the off with Gestede and 442 or start with a more conservative 451 ? greenscreener
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4:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
Big question, will GB go for it from the off with Gestede and 442 or start with a more conservative 451 ?
4-4-1-1 with Rhodes behind Gestede.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Big question, will GB go for it from the off with Gestede and 442 or start with a more conservative 451 ?[/p][/quote]4-4-1-1 with Rhodes behind Gestede. owd nick
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4:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

RoverTheHill says...

I personally think Cardiff will do a QPR, around the top of the pack but constantly flirting with 7th or 2nd place. Cardiff, as has been mentioned, suffers the same issues QPR had; too many "we're still PL" players.

We had the opportunity to tear them to pieces both home and away last season but didn't through to silly mistakes on our part. Now with a balanced team I don't think anyone provides a real threat at home (away is obviously a different game all together)!
I personally think Cardiff will do a QPR, around the top of the pack but constantly flirting with 7th or 2nd place. Cardiff, as has been mentioned, suffers the same issues QPR had; too many "we're still PL" players. We had the opportunity to tear them to pieces both home and away last season but didn't through to silly mistakes on our part. Now with a balanced team I don't think anyone provides a real threat at home (away is obviously a different game all together)! RoverTheHill
  • Score: 4

4:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

owd nick says...

And so it begins;

Last post until we get back from the game, pretty nervous, probably more nervous than I have ever been at the start of a season, it usually takes me a couple of games to get into it again but with all the expectation this game feels like a cup final to me.

Of course that's daft, there are another 45 to go after this one, but a good start against a decent team will do us a lot of good.

Here's hoping.

COYB's.
And so it begins; Last post until we get back from the game, pretty nervous, probably more nervous than I have ever been at the start of a season, it usually takes me a couple of games to get into it again but with all the expectation this game feels like a cup final to me. Of course that's daft, there are another 45 to go after this one, but a good start against a decent team will do us a lot of good. Here's hoping. COYB's. owd nick
  • Score: 7

4:46pm Fri 8 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion.

Some say Rovers legend, other say moron.

I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out.

Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable.
And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion. Some say Rovers legend, other say moron. I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out. Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -8

5:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Reg Rover says...

The awful Steve Kean took his first steps to attempt to get back into English Football when he launched a self-promoting campaign last weekend with the help of the Daily Mirror.
The Daily Mirror ran a double page story regarding the awful Kean last Saturday 2nd August. Written by James Nursey under the banner EXCLUSIVE.
For those of you who did not see the article here is a brief resume.
Kean is managing Brunei DPMM in the 12 team Singapore League. Equivalent to our Conference North Division.
Brunei are owned by Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Heir to the richest Monarchy in the world and who previously played for the club he owns.
Under Kean, Brunei have gone from 8th last season to closing in on the title as leaders of the 12 team Singapore League.
They won the League Cup and have a two-legged semi-final of the Singapore Cup coming up.
Once again Kean has tapped into a source of lucrative income. Having bled Venky’s dry and put the very future of Blackburn Rovers in jeopardy, during his uncontrolled spending frenzy.
In the article Kean once again plays the blame game, he blames his failure at Rovers on the selling of players such as – Jason Roberts, Brett Emerton, Keith Andrews, Ryan Nelsen, and Chris Samba. Failing to mention that the players just did not want to play for him, Andrews and Samba in particular.
He also blames a number of players coming into the club that he had not seen play. He refers to the 4 Portuguese players brought in by Shebby Singh. That are not even good enough to get into Eric Kinder’s U/21 team and are on massive wages. He fails to mention all the players that he had not seen play brought in with his blessing by Agent / Advisor to the club Jerome Anderson.
There is no mention by Kean of all the expensive ‘Dross, Kean saddled Rovers with in alleged collusion with his agent and friend Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson.
To mention them all would be tiresome but we all know who they are, but as a reminder here are a few.
Leon Best-5 Year Contract salary £37,000 per week.
Danny Murphy-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw.
David Goodwillie-3 Year Contract £30,000 pw.
Dickson Etuhu-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw.
Bradley Orr-5 Year Contract £30,000 pw.
(Rewarded by Kean for his public support on Sky TV following relegation).
Not to mention Ruben Rochina. Maurio Formica. Fabio Nunes. All allegedly on 5 Year Contract’s and £30,000 pw. And we won’t even go into Myles Anderson, Jerome Anderson son, who was given a Premiership contract, squad number, lucrative salary and couldn’t even play football.
You couldn’t make it up !.
All these and many more signed by Kean and recruited by Anderson. A Rovers source informed me that Kean, allegedly made himself a very rich man with his alleged ‘cut’ from agent fee’s, Anderson’s alleged reward to Kean for complying to his Rovers Recruitment.
How were the Roa family so neive? Why didn’t someone tell them what was going on?.
Well, Tom Finn and John Williams tried to-the thanks they got for their effort was the sack.
Then Paul Hunt, acting Chairman, tried the same and went public with his criticism of Kean. He also got the sack for his trouble.
Anderson and Kean were all powerful. They had Mrs Anuradha Desai ‘Eating Out Of Their Hands’. She would not hear a wrong word said about them. How she has paid the price !.
The big mystery is why Venky’s of London (Rovers Owners) not made public the mess Kean and Anderson left the club in, are they embarrassed?
A bigger mystery is why have not started legal proceedings to sue Anderson and his company for mismanagement, misleading advice, wrongful representation and gross negligence. The list is endless.
I reckon if you take into consideration Anderson’s advice to sack Allardyce and appoint Kean. Leading to relegation. Sacking Finn and Williams, lead to Anderson running amok with Rovers financial resources. Plunging the club into financial meltdown. And in breach of Financial Fair Play Rules, leading to a possible transfer embargo this January. £100 Million would be a conservative amount to sue Anderson for.
Speaking to journalist on the Lancashire Telegraph, (who shall remain nameless) the paper trail of Anderson’s and Kean’s transactions are sketchy.
No they are not.
That is the LT excuse for not doing their job properly, with some good investigative journalism.
That would certainly have happened at the Telegraph in the days of Peter White and Terry Ibbotson. When the Telegraph employed ‘proper’ journalist’. But then again in those days they had a proper editor.
The worse kept secret at Ewood Park is that Kean was allegedly ‘on the take’. He ruined the club. And until Derek Shaw took over as Managing Director, Kean went unchecked.
But he was Anuradha Desai’s ‘Blue-eyed Boy’. And he ‘kicked her in the teeth’. Just as he does to everyone he comes across.
I have read in the Lancashire Telegraph readers’ comments of criticism of Gary Bowyer during pre-season.
BLOODY UNBELIEVABLE.
Bowyer has started steps to save the Football club. With the support of Derek Shaw. He has been given the task of ridding the club of Kean’s expensive garbage. And making inroads into Rovers £60 Million debt.
Never mind having to manage the team as well. Thirty players have gone since Bowyer took the reins. 30 players off the wages bill. And as for criticism of Rovers transfer policy and Venky’s not providing funds. They can’t-simple as that, under FFP rules. In fairness to the Roa family they are providing money to pay off the contracts of some of Kean’s mistakes.
Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu £2 Million each for example. Instead of buying new players. It is painful but has to be done.
Rovers fans mock Burnley. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But Burnley for example, are financial secured, they run a tight ship. Rovers could go into liquidation. Burnley won’t. Neither will near neighbours Blackpool. Where owner Owen Oysten would never allow a Kean or Anderson anywhere near the place.
Amazingly some Rovers fans still have a good word for Kean-GET REAL. The man is a menace. His misdemeanours must be made public by Blackburn Rovers owners. They will be surprised at the sympathetic response and will gain much needed credibility.
Rovers must make sure that Kean does not work in football on these shores again. For everyone’s sake.
Reg.
Footnote:
And Kean is the man who accused Allardyce of being a crook !
Reg
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
The awful Steve Kean took his first steps to attempt to get back into English Football when he launched a self-promoting campaign last weekend with the help of the Daily Mirror. The Daily Mirror ran a double page story regarding the awful Kean last Saturday 2nd August. Written by James Nursey under the banner EXCLUSIVE. For those of you who did not see the article here is a brief resume. Kean is managing Brunei DPMM in the 12 team Singapore League. Equivalent to our Conference North Division. Brunei are owned by Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Heir to the richest Monarchy in the world and who previously played for the club he owns. Under Kean, Brunei have gone from 8th last season to closing in on the title as leaders of the 12 team Singapore League. They won the League Cup and have a two-legged semi-final of the Singapore Cup coming up. Once again Kean has tapped into a source of lucrative income. Having bled Venky’s dry and put the very future of Blackburn Rovers in jeopardy, during his uncontrolled spending frenzy. In the article Kean once again plays the blame game, he blames his failure at Rovers on the selling of players such as – Jason Roberts, Brett Emerton, Keith Andrews, Ryan Nelsen, and Chris Samba. Failing to mention that the players just did not want to play for him, Andrews and Samba in particular. He also blames a number of players coming into the club that he had not seen play. He refers to the 4 Portuguese players brought in by Shebby Singh. That are not even good enough to get into Eric Kinder’s U/21 team and are on massive wages. He fails to mention all the players that he had not seen play brought in with his blessing by Agent / Advisor to the club Jerome Anderson. There is no mention by Kean of all the expensive ‘Dross, Kean saddled Rovers with in alleged collusion with his agent and friend Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson. To mention them all would be tiresome but we all know who they are, but as a reminder here are a few. Leon Best-5 Year Contract salary £37,000 per week. Danny Murphy-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw. David Goodwillie-3 Year Contract £30,000 pw. Dickson Etuhu-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw. Bradley Orr-5 Year Contract £30,000 pw. (Rewarded by Kean for his public support on Sky TV following relegation). Not to mention Ruben Rochina. Maurio Formica. Fabio Nunes. All allegedly on 5 Year Contract’s and £30,000 pw. And we won’t even go into Myles Anderson, Jerome Anderson son, who was given a Premiership contract, squad number, lucrative salary and couldn’t even play football. You couldn’t make it up !. All these and many more signed by Kean and recruited by Anderson. A Rovers source informed me that Kean, allegedly made himself a very rich man with his alleged ‘cut’ from agent fee’s, Anderson’s alleged reward to Kean for complying to his Rovers Recruitment. How were the Roa family so neive? Why didn’t someone tell them what was going on?. Well, Tom Finn and John Williams tried to-the thanks they got for their effort was the sack. Then Paul Hunt, acting Chairman, tried the same and went public with his criticism of Kean. He also got the sack for his trouble. Anderson and Kean were all powerful. They had Mrs Anuradha Desai ‘Eating Out Of Their Hands’. She would not hear a wrong word said about them. How she has paid the price !. The big mystery is why Venky’s of London (Rovers Owners) not made public the mess Kean and Anderson left the club in, are they embarrassed? A bigger mystery is why have not started legal proceedings to sue Anderson and his company for mismanagement, misleading advice, wrongful representation and gross negligence. The list is endless. I reckon if you take into consideration Anderson’s advice to sack Allardyce and appoint Kean. Leading to relegation. Sacking Finn and Williams, lead to Anderson running amok with Rovers financial resources. Plunging the club into financial meltdown. And in breach of Financial Fair Play Rules, leading to a possible transfer embargo this January. £100 Million would be a conservative amount to sue Anderson for. Speaking to journalist on the Lancashire Telegraph, (who shall remain nameless) the paper trail of Anderson’s and Kean’s transactions are sketchy. No they are not. That is the LT excuse for not doing their job properly, with some good investigative journalism. That would certainly have happened at the Telegraph in the days of Peter White and Terry Ibbotson. When the Telegraph employed ‘proper’ journalist’. But then again in those days they had a proper editor. The worse kept secret at Ewood Park is that Kean was allegedly ‘on the take’. He ruined the club. And until Derek Shaw took over as Managing Director, Kean went unchecked. But he was Anuradha Desai’s ‘Blue-eyed Boy’. And he ‘kicked her in the teeth’. Just as he does to everyone he comes across. I have read in the Lancashire Telegraph readers’ comments of criticism of Gary Bowyer during pre-season. BLOODY UNBELIEVABLE. Bowyer has started steps to save the Football club. With the support of Derek Shaw. He has been given the task of ridding the club of Kean’s expensive garbage. And making inroads into Rovers £60 Million debt. Never mind having to manage the team as well. Thirty players have gone since Bowyer took the reins. 30 players off the wages bill. And as for criticism of Rovers transfer policy and Venky’s not providing funds. They can’t-simple as that, under FFP rules. In fairness to the Roa family they are providing money to pay off the contracts of some of Kean’s mistakes. Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu £2 Million each for example. Instead of buying new players. It is painful but has to be done. Rovers fans mock Burnley. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But Burnley for example, are financial secured, they run a tight ship. Rovers could go into liquidation. Burnley won’t. Neither will near neighbours Blackpool. Where owner Owen Oysten would never allow a Kean or Anderson anywhere near the place. Amazingly some Rovers fans still have a good word for Kean-GET REAL. The man is a menace. His misdemeanours must be made public by Blackburn Rovers owners. They will be surprised at the sympathetic response and will gain much needed credibility. Rovers must make sure that Kean does not work in football on these shores again. For everyone’s sake. Reg. Footnote: And Kean is the man who accused Allardyce of being a crook ! Reg www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 17

5:17pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Pembina says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion.

Some say Rovers legend, other say moron.

I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out.

Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable.
You cannot be serious, nothing but a win is acceptable, only a dingle (of which you are one) would post the garbage you do
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion. Some say Rovers legend, other say moron. I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out. Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable.[/p][/quote]You cannot be serious, nothing but a win is acceptable, only a dingle (of which you are one) would post the garbage you do Pembina
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

GB has to start with 4-4-2 we are at home! and need to force ourselves onto Cardiff. If we can win the midfield battle then this is where our launch pad should be and not from the back four.
COYB
GB has to start with 4-4-2 we are at home! and need to force ourselves onto Cardiff. If we can win the midfield battle then this is where our launch pad should be and not from the back four. COYB Maxrus
  • Score: 2

5:54pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Good call says...

Well the first game is finally here, I've been a critic of Gary Bowyer in the past, though I'm cautiously optimistic for tonight's game and the season to come. GB needs to hit the ground running with an attacking formation, if he decides to sit back and "defend the draw"/ "play for the point" , then we will get ripped to pieces. I hope and pray that he adopts the former and we can walk away with three points.

COYB
Well the first game is finally here, I've been a critic of Gary Bowyer in the past, though I'm cautiously optimistic for tonight's game and the season to come. GB needs to hit the ground running with an attacking formation, if he decides to sit back and "defend the draw"/ "play for the point" , then we will get ripped to pieces. I hope and pray that he adopts the former and we can walk away with three points. COYB Good call
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Fri 8 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Pembina wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion.

Some say Rovers legend, other say moron.

I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out.

Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable.
You cannot be serious, nothing but a win is acceptable, only a dingle (of which you are one) would post the garbage you do
Only a win will do?

What then if we don't win? Season over?

Stop being ignorant, we need to be picking up points against the better sides, of which Cardiff are one, and then beating our most likely competition, the Rotherham's, Charlton's and Brentford's. We need to find stability before we can hope to trouble the big boys, we're simply not ready for a push for promotion yet, surely you can see that?
[quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion. Some say Rovers legend, other say moron. I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out. Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable.[/p][/quote]You cannot be serious, nothing but a win is acceptable, only a dingle (of which you are one) would post the garbage you do[/p][/quote]Only a win will do? What then if we don't win? Season over? Stop being ignorant, we need to be picking up points against the better sides, of which Cardiff are one, and then beating our most likely competition, the Rotherham's, Charlton's and Brentford's. We need to find stability before we can hope to trouble the big boys, we're simply not ready for a push for promotion yet, surely you can see that? TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -9

6:24pm Fri 8 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

At least if ya win, it will be the only time this season, you will be on top of the league! Ya can all say at the end of the season, we were top at one stage!
At least if ya win, it will be the only time this season, you will be on top of the league! Ya can all say at the end of the season, we were top at one stage! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -2

8:10pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Darn it Barker - Cardiff have stopped struggling already- ha ha
Darn it Barker - Cardiff have stopped struggling already- ha ha Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

10:35pm Fri 8 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Pembina wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion.

Some say Rovers legend, other say moron.

I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out.

Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable.
You cannot be serious, nothing but a win is acceptable, only a dingle (of which you are one) would post the garbage you do
Right so you did 't win- as you say unacceptable. Now what then? Bosydr out?
[quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: And this is exactly why Garner divides opinion. Some say Rovers legend, other say moron. I seem to remember him saying Burnley would struggle against us before the derby in March. Look how that turned out. Suggest you stop making us all look cocky by keeping your ill informed claptrap to yourself. If its not Some of us think that we're in for a real challenge tonight and a draw would be acceptable.[/p][/quote]You cannot be serious, nothing but a win is acceptable, only a dingle (of which you are one) would post the garbage you do[/p][/quote]Right so you did 't win- as you say unacceptable. Now what then? Bosydr out? tall in the saddle
  • Score: -1

10:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

This guy is the biggezt p!llock going.
This guy is the biggezt p!llock going. tall in the saddle
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10:48pm Fri 8 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Reg Rover wrote:
The awful Steve Kean took his first steps to attempt to get back into English Football when he launched a self-promoting campaign last weekend with the help of the Daily Mirror.
The Daily Mirror ran a double page story regarding the awful Kean last Saturday 2nd August. Written by James Nursey under the banner EXCLUSIVE.
For those of you who did not see the article here is a brief resume.
Kean is managing Brunei DPMM in the 12 team Singapore League. Equivalent to our Conference North Division.
Brunei are owned by Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Heir to the richest Monarchy in the world and who previously played for the club he owns.
Under Kean, Brunei have gone from 8th last season to closing in on the title as leaders of the 12 team Singapore League.
They won the League Cup and have a two-legged semi-final of the Singapore Cup coming up.
Once again Kean has tapped into a source of lucrative income. Having bled Venky’s dry and put the very future of Blackburn Rovers in jeopardy, during his uncontrolled spending frenzy.
In the article Kean once again plays the blame game, he blames his failure at Rovers on the selling of players such as – Jason Roberts, Brett Emerton, Keith Andrews, Ryan Nelsen, and Chris Samba. Failing to mention that the players just did not want to play for him, Andrews and Samba in particular.
He also blames a number of players coming into the club that he had not seen play. He refers to the 4 Portuguese players brought in by Shebby Singh. That are not even good enough to get into Eric Kinder’s U/21 team and are on massive wages. He fails to mention all the players that he had not seen play brought in with his blessing by Agent / Advisor to the club Jerome Anderson.
There is no mention by Kean of all the expensive ‘Dross, Kean saddled Rovers with in alleged collusion with his agent and friend Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson.
To mention them all would be tiresome but we all know who they are, but as a reminder here are a few.
Leon Best-5 Year Contract salary £37,000 per week.
Danny Murphy-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw.
David Goodwillie-3 Year Contract £30,000 pw.
Dickson Etuhu-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw.
Bradley Orr-5 Year Contract £30,000 pw.
(Rewarded by Kean for his public support on Sky TV following relegation).
Not to mention Ruben Rochina. Maurio Formica. Fabio Nunes. All allegedly on 5 Year Contract’s and £30,000 pw. And we won’t even go into Myles Anderson, Jerome Anderson son, who was given a Premiership contract, squad number, lucrative salary and couldn’t even play football.
You couldn’t make it up !.
All these and many more signed by Kean and recruited by Anderson. A Rovers source informed me that Kean, allegedly made himself a very rich man with his alleged ‘cut’ from agent fee’s, Anderson’s alleged reward to Kean for complying to his Rovers Recruitment.
How were the Roa family so neive? Why didn’t someone tell them what was going on?.
Well, Tom Finn and John Williams tried to-the thanks they got for their effort was the sack.
Then Paul Hunt, acting Chairman, tried the same and went public with his criticism of Kean. He also got the sack for his trouble.
Anderson and Kean were all powerful. They had Mrs Anuradha Desai ‘Eating Out Of Their Hands’. She would not hear a wrong word said about them. How she has paid the price !.
The big mystery is why Venky’s of London (Rovers Owners) not made public the mess Kean and Anderson left the club in, are they embarrassed?
A bigger mystery is why have not started legal proceedings to sue Anderson and his company for mismanagement, misleading advice, wrongful representation and gross negligence. The list is endless.
I reckon if you take into consideration Anderson’s advice to sack Allardyce and appoint Kean. Leading to relegation. Sacking Finn and Williams, lead to Anderson running amok with Rovers financial resources. Plunging the club into financial meltdown. And in breach of Financial Fair Play Rules, leading to a possible transfer embargo this January. £100 Million would be a conservative amount to sue Anderson for.
Speaking to journalist on the Lancashire Telegraph, (who shall remain nameless) the paper trail of Anderson’s and Kean’s transactions are sketchy.
No they are not.
That is the LT excuse for not doing their job properly, with some good investigative journalism.
That would certainly have happened at the Telegraph in the days of Peter White and Terry Ibbotson. When the Telegraph employed ‘proper’ journalist’. But then again in those days they had a proper editor.
The worse kept secret at Ewood Park is that Kean was allegedly ‘on the take’. He ruined the club. And until Derek Shaw took over as Managing Director, Kean went unchecked.
But he was Anuradha Desai’s ‘Blue-eyed Boy’. And he ‘kicked her in the teeth’. Just as he does to everyone he comes across.
I have read in the Lancashire Telegraph readers’ comments of criticism of Gary Bowyer during pre-season.
BLOODY UNBELIEVABLE.
Bowyer has started steps to save the Football club. With the support of Derek Shaw. He has been given the task of ridding the club of Kean’s expensive garbage. And making inroads into Rovers £60 Million debt.
Never mind having to manage the team as well. Thirty players have gone since Bowyer took the reins. 30 players off the wages bill. And as for criticism of Rovers transfer policy and Venky’s not providing funds. They can’t-simple as that, under FFP rules. In fairness to the Roa family they are providing money to pay off the contracts of some of Kean’s mistakes.
Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu £2 Million each for example. Instead of buying new players. It is painful but has to be done.
Rovers fans mock Burnley. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But Burnley for example, are financial secured, they run a tight ship. Rovers could go into liquidation. Burnley won’t. Neither will near neighbours Blackpool. Where owner Owen Oysten would never allow a Kean or Anderson anywhere near the place.
Amazingly some Rovers fans still have a good word for Kean-GET REAL. The man is a menace. His misdemeanours must be made public by Blackburn Rovers owners. They will be surprised at the sympathetic response and will gain much needed credibility.
Rovers must make sure that Kean does not work in football on these shores again. For everyone’s sake.
Reg.
Footnote:
And Kean is the man who accused Allardyce of being a crook !
Reg
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Oh do f**k off Reg, please.

Get your head out of your arse, or the past, whatever comes first.

Thankfully Kean doesn't work for Rovers anymore and Rovers can't do anything about it if another English club is stupid enough to decide to employ him, who knows he would be ideal to take over at Burnley when Dyche is sacked around December.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: The awful Steve Kean took his first steps to attempt to get back into English Football when he launched a self-promoting campaign last weekend with the help of the Daily Mirror. The Daily Mirror ran a double page story regarding the awful Kean last Saturday 2nd August. Written by James Nursey under the banner EXCLUSIVE. For those of you who did not see the article here is a brief resume. Kean is managing Brunei DPMM in the 12 team Singapore League. Equivalent to our Conference North Division. Brunei are owned by Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Heir to the richest Monarchy in the world and who previously played for the club he owns. Under Kean, Brunei have gone from 8th last season to closing in on the title as leaders of the 12 team Singapore League. They won the League Cup and have a two-legged semi-final of the Singapore Cup coming up. Once again Kean has tapped into a source of lucrative income. Having bled Venky’s dry and put the very future of Blackburn Rovers in jeopardy, during his uncontrolled spending frenzy. In the article Kean once again plays the blame game, he blames his failure at Rovers on the selling of players such as – Jason Roberts, Brett Emerton, Keith Andrews, Ryan Nelsen, and Chris Samba. Failing to mention that the players just did not want to play for him, Andrews and Samba in particular. He also blames a number of players coming into the club that he had not seen play. He refers to the 4 Portuguese players brought in by Shebby Singh. That are not even good enough to get into Eric Kinder’s U/21 team and are on massive wages. He fails to mention all the players that he had not seen play brought in with his blessing by Agent / Advisor to the club Jerome Anderson. There is no mention by Kean of all the expensive ‘Dross, Kean saddled Rovers with in alleged collusion with his agent and friend Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson. To mention them all would be tiresome but we all know who they are, but as a reminder here are a few. Leon Best-5 Year Contract salary £37,000 per week. Danny Murphy-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw. David Goodwillie-3 Year Contract £30,000 pw. Dickson Etuhu-5 Year Contract £40,000 pw. Bradley Orr-5 Year Contract £30,000 pw. (Rewarded by Kean for his public support on Sky TV following relegation). Not to mention Ruben Rochina. Maurio Formica. Fabio Nunes. All allegedly on 5 Year Contract’s and £30,000 pw. And we won’t even go into Myles Anderson, Jerome Anderson son, who was given a Premiership contract, squad number, lucrative salary and couldn’t even play football. You couldn’t make it up !. All these and many more signed by Kean and recruited by Anderson. A Rovers source informed me that Kean, allegedly made himself a very rich man with his alleged ‘cut’ from agent fee’s, Anderson’s alleged reward to Kean for complying to his Rovers Recruitment. How were the Roa family so neive? Why didn’t someone tell them what was going on?. Well, Tom Finn and John Williams tried to-the thanks they got for their effort was the sack. Then Paul Hunt, acting Chairman, tried the same and went public with his criticism of Kean. He also got the sack for his trouble. Anderson and Kean were all powerful. They had Mrs Anuradha Desai ‘Eating Out Of Their Hands’. She would not hear a wrong word said about them. How she has paid the price !. The big mystery is why Venky’s of London (Rovers Owners) not made public the mess Kean and Anderson left the club in, are they embarrassed? A bigger mystery is why have not started legal proceedings to sue Anderson and his company for mismanagement, misleading advice, wrongful representation and gross negligence. The list is endless. I reckon if you take into consideration Anderson’s advice to sack Allardyce and appoint Kean. Leading to relegation. Sacking Finn and Williams, lead to Anderson running amok with Rovers financial resources. Plunging the club into financial meltdown. And in breach of Financial Fair Play Rules, leading to a possible transfer embargo this January. £100 Million would be a conservative amount to sue Anderson for. Speaking to journalist on the Lancashire Telegraph, (who shall remain nameless) the paper trail of Anderson’s and Kean’s transactions are sketchy. No they are not. That is the LT excuse for not doing their job properly, with some good investigative journalism. That would certainly have happened at the Telegraph in the days of Peter White and Terry Ibbotson. When the Telegraph employed ‘proper’ journalist’. But then again in those days they had a proper editor. The worse kept secret at Ewood Park is that Kean was allegedly ‘on the take’. He ruined the club. And until Derek Shaw took over as Managing Director, Kean went unchecked. But he was Anuradha Desai’s ‘Blue-eyed Boy’. And he ‘kicked her in the teeth’. Just as he does to everyone he comes across. I have read in the Lancashire Telegraph readers’ comments of criticism of Gary Bowyer during pre-season. BLOODY UNBELIEVABLE. Bowyer has started steps to save the Football club. With the support of Derek Shaw. He has been given the task of ridding the club of Kean’s expensive garbage. And making inroads into Rovers £60 Million debt. Never mind having to manage the team as well. Thirty players have gone since Bowyer took the reins. 30 players off the wages bill. And as for criticism of Rovers transfer policy and Venky’s not providing funds. They can’t-simple as that, under FFP rules. In fairness to the Roa family they are providing money to pay off the contracts of some of Kean’s mistakes. Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu £2 Million each for example. Instead of buying new players. It is painful but has to be done. Rovers fans mock Burnley. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But Burnley for example, are financial secured, they run a tight ship. Rovers could go into liquidation. Burnley won’t. Neither will near neighbours Blackpool. Where owner Owen Oysten would never allow a Kean or Anderson anywhere near the place. Amazingly some Rovers fans still have a good word for Kean-GET REAL. The man is a menace. His misdemeanours must be made public by Blackburn Rovers owners. They will be surprised at the sympathetic response and will gain much needed credibility. Rovers must make sure that Kean does not work in football on these shores again. For everyone’s sake. Reg. Footnote: And Kean is the man who accused Allardyce of being a crook ! Reg www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Oh do f**k off Reg, please. Get your head out of your arse, or the past, whatever comes first. Thankfully Kean doesn't work for Rovers anymore and Rovers can't do anything about it if another English club is stupid enough to decide to employ him, who knows he would be ideal to take over at Burnley when Dyche is sacked around December. owd nick
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3:29am Sat 9 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

owd nick wrote:
Don't think so Garns, they still have some players in their squad that were promoted last time, plus some decent quality PL players as well.

IMHO the only reason they were relegated was their idiot owner who totally screwed them in the second half of last season.

As long as they don't suffer from the "We are PL players and too good for the Championship" syndrome that we did when we were relegated I think they will sail this league.

The are my favorites to go up by a long way.

Of course, said idiot owner could screw them up again.....
l will side with Simon Garner because he is right . When you look at the regime at Cardiff unless the manager is a Brian Clough or a Bill Shankley he is on a hiding to nothing. They got a point at Ewood tonight which was a better point then Balackburn,s but to me they were not favourites for this division.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Don't think so Garns, they still have some players in their squad that were promoted last time, plus some decent quality PL players as well. IMHO the only reason they were relegated was their idiot owner who totally screwed them in the second half of last season. As long as they don't suffer from the "We are PL players and too good for the Championship" syndrome that we did when we were relegated I think they will sail this league. The are my favorites to go up by a long way. Of course, said idiot owner could screw them up again.....[/p][/quote]l will side with Simon Garner because he is right . When you look at the regime at Cardiff unless the manager is a Brian Clough or a Bill Shankley he is on a hiding to nothing. They got a point at Ewood tonight which was a better point then Balackburn,s but to me they were not favourites for this division. noddy57
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