"December 13th 2010"
A date that will be etched on the minds of Blackburn Rovers supporters infinitely. For that is the day that Blackburn's proud record of eleven consecutive seasons in the premier league effectively come to an end. For that is the day that Blackburn's new Indian owners sacked Sam Allardyce for no good reason.
From That moment Rovers future was sealed. It is just a matter of time possibly by mid April that Blackburn will be firmly entranced in the premiership bottom three with no hope of escape. Sam's replacement Steve Kean is way out of his depth, a football coach he may be a manager he is not.
How is it possible the Kean turned down by Kilmarnock in July for the managers job at the Scottish club, ends up one of only 20 premiership managers in the world. How is it possible that the premierships third most experienced manager Allardyce, is sacked before the ink is dry on the take over by the Venky Group!
For those who are not aware, Sunday supplement on sky sports 1 takes place at 9.30 am on Sundays and consist of four well known sports journalist from our national newspapers discussing the weeks football topics.
Now I have been accused of being self-opinionated when it comes to the current going on’s at Blackburn rovers with manager steve kean and agent / advisor Jerome Anderson, maybe so, but on Sunday 20th March my thoughts and opinions were echoed by fleet streets finest. None other than Brian Woulnough daily star, Steve Bates Sunday people, Matt Lawson daily mail, and Neil Custis of the sun thought steve kean nothing than a puppet manager, the new owners badly advised and rovers heading for relegation.
As Blackburn plummet into free fall and towards relegation, the question has to be asked who is running Blackburn rovers? And the answer is not manager Steve Kean.
If any more examples were needed that Kean is indeed a “ puppet” manager then the recruitment of agent Jerome Anderson son Myles to the playing staff and payroll says it all.
Anderson is the man responsible for the shameful sacking of Sam Allardyce, the new owners, Venky's, acting upon his advice. Having installed his own clients into key positions, after getting rid of Allardyce and chairman of 14 years John Williams, Anderson brazen signing of his own son, age twenty with just one game for Aberdeen on his CV., really takes the biscuit.
Kean’s somewhat feeble defence on having another unwanted player forced upon him was that Myles Anderson is a late developer who could become another Chris Smalling (Man Utd).