for the first time ever, so so underwhelemed by the release of the fixtures...
in the past i would have been devouring the list, looking at where we pick up points, etc
today, i barely glanced at them.
I'm the same; I couldn't give a toss about most of these fixtures. And even the ones where I have some interest [mainly the ones where I have friends who support the opponents or where I have friends/family who live near away grounds, specially those I've not visited before], I can't really summon up any of my old enthusiasm.
I've finally reached my Tipping Point with the Venkys-owned Rovers; and do you know what it was? The sacking of Anthony Bloch! I don't know the guy; I don't really know what he did; I don't know who at Ewood would be in a position to decide he wasn't good enough to be retained; but, as Baz put on the relevant thread:
There's literally gonna be no one left to run things.
Feel sorry for the guy, gave up a decent job at Everton to come to Rovers, 12 months later he's got no job.
And okay, we may have recruited Ian Sylvester [for Board Members of a certain vintage: he's not related to Peter Sylvester, is he?!
]; but the whole fabric of the club seems to have been undone.
I read that Bloch had been sacked as I was planning to go to the FC United friendly to clock up another ground [Stalybridge] where I'd have seen Rovers and thought, "What IS the point?" It just feels, for reasons none of us can comprehend, like our owners are hell-bent on destroying the club. So, even Spotland on 25th July, only a 2-bus journey from m1st Mansions, is now a no-go for me.
Others can summon up enthusiasm for local derbies; I hope you enjoy being at all those Derbies and Roses battles you're looking forward to
, but you won't see me there.
Unless the club is sold in the meantime.
"I have watched the Rovers; I have walked alone." [With apologies to Rod McKuen.]