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Petition for Venky's to sell Blackburn Rovers

1,812 Signatures Goal: 5,000

In November 2010, Venky's purchased Blackburn Rovers for approximately £23m. Upon taking over Rovers, they gave assurances to the stakeholders in the club that they would: Commit funds on a consistent and systematic basis to future transfer and/or loan activity. Continue to support the existing management team and staff, and the future development of, and investment in, the Club’s academy and youth infrastructure. Seek to extend the Blackburn Rovers name and brand into India, the rest of south-east Asia and beyond. Seek to develop and improve commercial performance across sponsorship, the club's kit deal and general merchandising activity. Seek to enhance the fan experience at Ewood Park itself on match days (and non match days) and to maximise season ticket sales and any remaining match day ticket sales. Improve the Club’s media platforms (for example the Club's TV channel) and to become more active in the social media space). Instead of staying true to these assurances, during the past 13 months Venky's have: Sacked a well respected manager, who was doing a decent job before his dismissal, replacing him with a coach who had never managed a club before his appointment as Blackburn Rovers manager, let alone a Premier League team. Driven all of the club executives from the Walker Trust era out of the club, most notably John Williams who had invaluable experience and a huge reputation for great administration. Turned the fans against each other through Steve Kean's dialogue with the press. As a result fans argued amongst each other due to their frustration at the clubs current state. The club structure has given us (the fans) a bad name by putting us in the situation we are in. They've given the fans no choice but to voice our disapproval and do all we can to save our beloved team. Plunged the club into more debt than our revenue streams and financial arrangement could cope with on a year on year basis. These are the main failings that are threatening to destroy a once proud and thriving club and the aim of this petition is to convince Venky's to sell Blackburn Rovers before things get even worse. We are not an unreasonable set of fans we just want to see our club properly handled and run within it's means so we can enjoy Blackburn Rovers in the long term future. If you agree with all of the above and would like to see Venky's stewardship come to and end, please sign below.

Sponsor

Ben Smalley, on behalf of http://www.blackburn.vitalfootball.co.uk/

Links

http://www.blackburn.vitalfootball.co.uk/
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 06, 2016
    Jun 06, 2016
    Not sure about renewing my season ticket, the future looks bleak!
  • John
    John United Kingdom, Accrington
    Jun 03, 2016
    Jun 03, 2016
    VENKYS ARE AWFUL..NEED TO GET RID OF THEM AND THEY ARE STILL TO PAY OVER £100 million debt!!!
  • Paul
    Paul United Kingdom, Manchester
    Jun 02, 2016
    Jun 02, 2016
    How can you run a football club from India with no point of direct contact and a do as we say attitude. Mr Cheston is just another yes man looking for self promotion on his CV. No clue no forward planning no contingency plans no CEO no manager (Coyle is no manager) no full first team squad and no no support, just why are they here?
  • Sufy
    Sufy United Kingdom, Burnley
    May 14, 2016
    May 14, 2016
    A team that have won the Premier league to fighting at the bottom end of the championship, we`ve only got venkys to blame due to lack of investment lack of support to management (sam allardyce and paul lambert)
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