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Pretty much as expected when he actually managed to get a word in above that wittering Blackpool lover Hickson. It's good that they have got someone in to at least interact with fans at last but one thing gets me a bit. He said he received a direct call from Mr Venky but who alerted Mr Venky to this ex SKY (hint hint) employee ? Also having someone with these contacts with Sky may help to get publicity for the brand, so is all as it seems.?Probably just my suspicious nature again anyway good to have him on board. As with anything at any football club it all revolves around what's happening on the pitch, get that right a bit more often and his job will be a lot easier no doubt.

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His message to the Rao's that the only thing that matters at a football club is the manager and the players probably put Balaji in his place.

I'd be very surprised if Balaji listens to what he has to say. Many wiser people with good intentions have tried and failed over the last few years to give advice to the owners, hence the situation we're in now.

Pretty much as expected when he actually managed to get a word in above that wittering Blackpool lover Hickson. It's good that they have got someone in to at least interact with fans at last but one thing gets me a bit. He said he received a direct call from Mr Venky but who alerted Mr Venky to this ex SKY (hint hint) employee ? Also having someone with these contacts with Sky may help to get publicity for the brand, so is all as it seems.?Probably just my suspicious nature again anyway good to have him on board. As with anything at any football club it all revolves around what's happening on the pitch, get that right a bit more often and his job will be a lot easier no doubt.

Could be another "Appleton" appointed above Shaw's (and the Board's) head?

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I'd be very surprised if Balaji listens to what he has to say. Many wiser people with good intentions have tried and failed over the last few years to give advice to the owners, hence the situation we're in now.

Could be another "Appleton" appointed above Shaw's (and the Board's) head?

The new financial director(ex Everton) probably put his name forward.

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Well just been listening to it,

Wonder why he slagged Rovers supporters off after understanding what they were going through at the Bolton game, perhaps the dignity showed by Kean that night overshadowed the supporters feelings seeing their club raped, or maybe it was a contractual obligation as part of SkyEM sports.

So highlights

Knows the club and a lot of the staff well via his role at Sky

Venky (I presume) Venkatash called him 15 minutes after leaving his Everton job, Shaw rang him later that night (sounds a bit Appleton'ish doesn't it)

Dig at Shebby (justifiable) but praise of Shaw

The Owners are wonderful and want success

Let's not look back

Football matters should only be the responsibility of the manager and his staff

Would not have took the Rovers job last year and believe it's the right time now because of the owners (have we changed owners ? )

Bowled over by the hospitality/facilities at Ewood and Brockhall

Praise of Bowyer

Been made aware of what the game against that lot on Sunday means

More praise of Shaw, no mission statement, job spec is go and do your best, wants to change "snowballs for handshakes" (Perhaps a personal request from Mr Desai?)

thinks Blackburn Rovers fans are a credit to the club (obviously we need to show more dignity then we can get our own show and special features on Sky sports!)

Skirted around Sky sports conduct

Admits it would be hypocritical to kiss the Rovers badge etc being an Evertonian

Lowlights

NO apology for his past comments regarding Kean and the supporters

So to sum up, comes across well as a likeable chap, sounds like he has certainly got the right credentials good and bad for Director of Comms , wouldn't be surprised to see him in the future involved in politics. Proceed with caution but possibly a step in the right direction away from the Ribchester mascot photographer.

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Why do we need a Director of Communications, we've not exactly missed one since Agnew left the post about 2 years ago? (Serious question)

Well Robert Coar has not spoken for over three years (nice FA tie btw) and the other option is to unleash Derek Shaw onto the unsuspecting public, taking that into account it's not a bad move.

Let's face it the club PR has been bad for years and got worse when the PR started batting for the other team just over three years ago.

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"wants to change "snowballs for handshakes" (Perhaps a personal request from Mr Desai?)"

Well there's only one way he's going to achieve that. He's got to be honest with us, but more importantly, he's got to be honest with them. Note the "us and them" reference. That's how it is, isn't it?

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I may be behind the curve with this one - but anyone else notice they now refer to the Rao Family as opposed to the Venkys - some rebranding going on methinks.

Rao , venkys or chicken nuggets ...always be VENKYSCUM

"wants to change "snowballs for handshakes" (Perhaps a personal request from Mr Desai?)"

Well there's only one way he's going to achieve that. He's got to be honest with us, but more importantly, he's got to be honest with them. Note the "us and them" reference. That's how it is, isn't it?

I'd shake her hand

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With a machete.

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Anybody who Praises Shaw is just a loon in my book and gets no credit from here ... still too much hidden agenda for me and still mystified with the comments of the move and being devoted Evertonian and coming to our circus of a club.

What has really really changed that makes him accept the job now to last season - just because we look safe from relegation?

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Well just been listening to it,

Wonder why he slagged Rovers supporters off after understanding what they were going through at the Bolton game, perhaps the dignity showed by Kean that night overshadowed the supporters feelings seeing their club raped, or maybe it was a contractual obligation as part of SkyEM sports.

So highlights

Knows the club and a lot of the staff well via his role at Sky

Venky (I presume) Venkatash called him 15 minutes after leaving his Everton job, Shaw rang him later that night (sounds a bit Appleton'ish doesn't it)

Dig at Shebby (justifiable) but praise of Shaw

The Owners are wonderful and want success

Let's not look back

Football matters should only be the responsibility of the manager and his staff

Would not have took the Rovers job last year and believe it's the right time now because of the owners (have we changed owners ? )

Bowled over by the hospitality/facilities at Ewood and Brockhall

Praise of Bowyer

Been made aware of what the game against that lot on Sunday means

More praise of Shaw, no mission statement, job spec is go and do your best, wants to change "snowballs for handshakes" (Perhaps a personal request from Mr Desai?)

thinks Blackburn Rovers fans are a credit to the club (obviously we need to show more dignity then we can get our own show and special features on Sky sports!)

Skirted around Sky sports conduct

Admits it would be hypocritical to kiss the Rovers badge etc being an Evertonian

Lowlights

NO apology for his past comments regarding Kean and the supporters

So to sum up, comes across well as a likeable chap, sounds like he has certainly got the right credentials good and bad for Director of Comms , wouldn't be surprised to see him in the future involved in politics. Proceed with caution but possibly a step in the right direction away from the Ribchester mascot photographer.

Yes. His considerate empathy with fans was certainly not congruent with his negative messages for Sky.

My guess is that he might actually read this thread!...

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I may get some stick here but we cannot really underestimate the job that Derek Shaw is having to do at Ewood. He may come across as a dour Preston numpty and his record at PNE isn't one to be envious of (if we agree everyones views on that score).

I have had the chance to speak to him (he rang me) and he gave me an insight as to the real problems within the club and I really appreciated him taking the time to make that call.

what has gone on before is unforgiveable and Shaw is really making a good go at righting the serious wrongs within the club.

It has been a huge costly mistake allowing KEANSCUM and his cronies to wreck our club and bring it to its knees.

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I may get some stick here but we cannot really underestimate the job that Derek Shaw is having to do at Ewood. He may come across as a dour Preston numpty and his record at PNE isn't one to be envious of (if we agree everyones views on that score).

I have had the chance to speak to him (he rang me) and he gave me an insight as to the real problems within the club and I really appreciated him taking the time to make that call.

what has gone on before is unforgiveable and Shaw is really making a good go at righting the serious wrongs within the club.

It has been a huge costly mistake allowing KEANSCUM and his cronies to wreck our club and bring it to its knees.

Seconded from me, I don't think Shaw has done a great deal wrong.

Out of interest 1864, does he acknowledge that our 'off field' structure is still wrecked compared to what it was? and what is he trying to do about it?

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From dealings pre-Rovers with Shaw and his brother, he's definitely not as thick as he looks. Decent enough bloke and imo a cut above both Agnew and Shebby.

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I may be behind the curve with this one - but anyone else notice they now refer to the Rao Family as opposed to the Venkys - some rebranding going on methinks.

I have been posting on here for months and months that they should be to as the Raos,

Make it personal

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My guess is that he might actually read this thread!...

It's his duty to read this! He might be able to pass on some sound advice to GB about our dislike of the terrible twins being played ad infinitum!

Are we being serious?? Are memories so poor??

http://www.lawinsport.com/blog/john-shea/item/henning-berg-v-blackburn-rovers

Jesus wept

Seconded, he is synonymous with the last three years, that in my book means he has blood on his hands!

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I may get some stick here but we cannot really underestimate the job that Derek Shaw is having to do at Ewood. He may come across as a dour Preston numpty and his record at PNE isn't one to be envious of (if we agree everyones views on that score).

I have had the chance to speak to him (he rang me) and he gave me an insight as to the real problems within the club and I really appreciated him taking the time to make that call.

what has gone on before is unforgiveable and Shaw is really making a good go at righting the serious wrongs within the club.

It has been a huge costly mistake allowing KEANSCUM and his cronies to wreck our club and bring it to its knees.

Sorry but I just don't trust him.

Should've had a clean sweep and got rid of him as they have all the other main protagonists of the last few years and made a completely fresh start.

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Chief Superintendent Chris Bithell said: “It is important to remember very few people attending football matches actually cause problems at the games.

So why the need to force people to PAY to be treated like 2nd class scum???????

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So he's not as bad as Agnew or Shabby. Well that's a relief! Glad that's not the case but that still doesn't make him good, just not disastrous. and most people want a bit more than that, from their CEO or whatever he's meant to be.

He'd a dour record pre Rovers, comes across badly and has been around for the nightmare of the past 3 years. The idea that he had nothing to do with the chaos and cock-ups is nonsensical. Either he's a freeloader in that time or an active part of the worst time in our club history. Either way nothing makes me think I want him around.

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So he's not as bad as Agnew or Shabby. Well that's a relief! Glad that's not the case but that still doesn't make him good, just not disastrous. and most people want a bit more than that, from their CEO or whatever he's meant to be.

He'd a dour record pre Rovers, comes across badly and has been around for the nightmare of the past 3 years. The idea that he had nothing to do with the chaos and cock-ups is nonsensical. Either he's a freeloader in that time or an active part of the worst time in our club history. Either way nothing makes me think I want him around.

He arrived in July 2012. If you're going to chuck mud, you should make sure there's something for it to stick to.

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