Published at the end of August through Grosvenor House Publishing, Agents, Rovers and Cricket Loving Owners is the culmination of some nine months of research and writing by author Michael Blackburn.
Driven by a desire to challenge the account of events portrayed by influential sections of the media with regard to the ownership and running of Blackburn Rovers, the author set out to inform football fans of what is actually happening at Ewood Park. The result is a thoroughly readable account of the first twenty months of the ownership of the Rovers by the Indian poultry giants Venky’s, which serves as a record of the calamitous and reckless mismanagement of our football club by the Rao family, led by Madam Desai, and their associates.
A full book review by BRFCS match reporter Parsonblue is now available and to hear about his motivations and how he went about writing his book, listen to his interview with BRFCS editor Wen Y Hu in Podcast 41.
The book is available for purchase at £7.99 via the book website, www.rovertaken.co.uk, and also from the BRFC Action Group market stall in Blackburn town centre. Later in September it will also be available through Amazon at £12.99, although the markup in price and most of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Amazon rather than the author.