Ray P Posted February 4, 2011 Share Posted February 4, 2011 I am not a regular poster on this board but this news is the last straw. JW leaving his post was inevitable but the timing and manner is yet another example of a total lack of class, business acumen and planning by owners who are totally out of their depth. They ride roughshod over all that Rovers stood for and our reputation as a club run by sensible fair minded people with roots grounded in the local community. The 'welcome' the family received when presented on Wednesday was indicative of the lack of rapport they have built up since the take over. I have watched Rovers for 55 years and IMHO this is a nadir in the history of the club - worse than days in Division 3, worse than any of the rare defeats by BFC, worse than any relegation. At least then we were together as Rovers! We have gone from being a respected founding league member, proud of our roots and history, to a joke whose standing in the football community has nosedived, and continues to do so. The Venkys style of management is doing irrepairable damage to our reputation and they (and their advisers)seem totally oblivious to their style and actions. Our fan base is polarised because the ownership handover was handled in such an amateurish style. Even if Rovers are unbeaten for the remainder of the season the damage has been done. RIP to the club I loved - pass the shotgun please! I would like to add my thanks to John Williams for his successful stewardship of our club through difficult times, conducted with skill and integrity. He is well out of the madhouse. Just a pity that his tenure has to end in this way and his expertise will doubtless be lost to the club just when they need it most. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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