Claytons Left Boot Posted December 20, 2010 Share Posted December 20, 2010 A few seasons back, when WBA got one of their several promotions back to the top flight, thousands of Baggies fans were on the pitch at the Hawthorns doing their 'boing, boing' and I remember thinking at the time, 'Would that happen at Ewood? Would it heck! We've become too nice, no backbone, no passion. Now I'm not suggesting we invade the pitch at the end of every important match. That would simply be wrong and obviously land us in hot water with the authorities. But, not one fan of another club would highlight The Blackburn Rovers Supporter as having passion. He would not highlight the Blackburn End as being the 12th man and he would not highlight Blackburn as being a hot bed of football support, despite what we may think from time to time. Rewind to the 70's and 80's before we entered the Holy Grail. Rovers' fans were highly thought of then. Not too many top games to show our support but many away games in particular, often in the cup, where we turned out in our thousands to get behind the club. Relegation (only two in that time period thank God) was met with a demo outside on Nuttall Street. Ok, so a demo is not the be all and end all but it does show the club that the fans are concerned and that they have a voice. After all, whenever a manager is sacked after the dreaded vote of confidence, it is often the fans that really decide his fate. This is all leading up to my disappointment at Preston Blue's thread being locked just as I was about to offer my bit. The call for action, as has already been mentioned by one or two others, did not mean the offices had to be stormed, fires lit on Nuttall Street or flares let off at half time, merely that something had to be done to let the higherarchy know the feelings of some of (or dare I say most of) the support. Quite sensibly, PB suggested delaying things until mid January, one month away. This assumes that nothing, in the interim, was to be uttered from the mouths of our new owners about their intentions. That is, to tell us the fans and the lifeblood of the club just what they have up their sleeve with regard to :- - Monies to be injected short, medium and long term - A shortlist of managerial names should they feel Steve Kean is not the man. - How long are they prepared to wait should results not go to plan. - Realistic aims for progressing the club Hell, all PB was wanting was perhaps a banner stating 'Tell Us What Is Going On! Have we as a messageboard become Yes Men. Have we to cower away from venting our feelings! Something needs to be done - let's do it! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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