Published: Monday, 3 January 2011
Ronnie Of The Rovers?
by BRFCS News
The last 24 hours have been dominated by feverish speculation that Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho was set to join Rovers in a sensational swoop organised by the new owners of the club Venky's.
The details of this potential transfer were leaked on the Venky's Facebook/Twitter accounts early yesterday, then quotes from Venky's representative in Brazil suggested that the move was very much on. Speculation reached fever pitch when BRFCS resident journalist Alan Nixon confirmed last night that Rovers were chasing Ronaldinho, which was followed up by many of the other national newspapers. Ronaldinho's agent and brother Roberto De Assis also confirmed Rovers' interest: "Blackburn have contacted us. There is also other interest in England but this is confidential."
However, this morning the Lancashire Telegraph has run an interview with co-owner Venkatesh Rao. "That is not true. There is no interest at all. They are just rumours," Rao told the Lancashire Telegraph, "We are still finalising possible signings but hopefully we can come out into the press and make things clearer in a week. Discussions are still going on and meetings are going on. Money is not the criteria at all though. We do not mind about the money."
The last 24 hours have shown again that the communication from the new owners needs to be sorted out as soon as possible as it has the potential to cause serious damage to the reputation of the club and its owners. Questions need to be asked about why transfer targets are being revealed on the official Venky's social networking accounts. Who is controlling these accounts? And if we are to believe the comments of Venkatesh Rao this morning, why is false information being released by these social networking accounts?
So what do you think about all of this? Why not join in the discussion on the Transfer Window Thread.
Edited by BRFCS News, 03 January 2011 - 18:57 PM.
Added title and date; minor edits