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Posts posted by MCMC1875

  1. 2 hours ago, Glenn said:

    It's decades since we "ran" it, "did the bare minimum to stop it closing" is nearer the mark and for years now it's continued despite us, not because of us. It's just taken us a long time to be sure we're handing it over to the right people, people who shared our original aims, but now we're sure. We gave them creative control years ago years ago and they did well with it, but more importantly didn't give up when times were tough (which was always my biggest fear if we let it go), but now it's all theirs and I'm sure they'll do a brilliant job of it! 

    I kinda feel like a father who has just watched their daughter walk down the aisle. Very happy, knowing it's absolutely the right thing to do, but also a little sad that things will never been the same again. 


    Great to hear from you Glenn. Great memories, too many too mention. Met loads of people through BRFCS.COM. Thanks for all your hard work. Hope to see soon pal!

  2. On 14/10/2020 at 19:33, MCMC1875 said:


    The parking bays were the backyards of the houses on Nuttall Street which Rovers bought to enlarge the ground.

    If you had a front garden and decided to put your wall down the middle, you would still own the bit on the other side.

    You've had an email from Cowell admitting that the club might own the parking bays. Get someone to explain this to you Chris.

    The backstreet is reasonably tidy. The eyesores are the parking bays which the club have ignored for 10 years. 

    When the houses on Nuttall Street were being demolished, a body was was dug up in one of the backyards between Tweed Street and Kidder Street which briefly halted the work and led to a murder investigation. 

  3. On 07/02/2020 at 16:57, Parsonblue said:

    I totally agree with much of what @Miller11 wrote about last night's meeting.  Both Mowbray and Waggott come across exceptionally well and clearly have the club at heart.  For the first time since the owners took over there is a positive vibe about the place.  I think both were very upfront about the situation and they seem to be putting the foundations in place to take the club in the right direction.  

    I think from last night it's clear that the owners are here for the long term and that Mowbray and Waggott have their confidence and are likely to be here for some time to come.  Personally, I'm quite happy about that, as I think both Mowbray and Waggott are doing a decent job, whilst I accept that some aren't.

    I don't care whether they are good honest people, come across exceptionally well or have the club at heart. Waggott, Mowbray and all other managers under Venkys have been bang average or worse. We have been in the play off places for one hour.

  4. 27 minutes ago, JoeH said:

    Main one would be:

    The Final Countdown - Europe.

    We've always gone back to that over the years, the club posted a vote on this subject a couple of seasons ago, suggestions were made and fans chose their favourites. That would be a great place to start for some statistical data on Rovers walk out music history.

    Only if you like Europe and you're about 20.

  5. 26 minutes ago, DE. said:

    TM has never been able to balance a squad properly, going all the way back to his Celtic days when he was playing six strikers at once. Not saying he should be completely removed from the transfer process but should certainly not be in charge either. Same with contract renewals - his opinion should carry some weight, but he's made too many expensive mistakes (Mulgrew & Smallwood the most obvious ones at present) to be the decision maker. Ideally should have some kind of DoF above him doing the more cerebral stuff, leaving Tony to concentrate on the footballing side of things.  

    All on the wing? ? In short, Mowbray has too much power.

  6. 43 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

    I think what makes this even more poignant is the fact he’s now a bona fide Blackburner too, along with his family.

    A lot of legends, your Shearers, Kennys etc, come and go and you just have memories (great one’s like!). Tony spent not just 35 years at the club, but lives amongst us too. Anybody that lives around Wilpshire and Brownhill can testify to that.

    He lived back to back to our house in Langho!

  7. On 02/02/2020 at 07:21, philipl said:

    I am hard at work here in the office. Looks like we are going through the £1m mark for new invoiced business moving people and businesses out of the UK since the General Election result. Sales prospects list is huge.

    Hate Brexit with a passion but it does have a silver lining.

    Can't be that busy - you're always mucking about on ere.

  8. 8 hours ago, Mike E said:

    Bright side:

    No more excuses. Anything that goes wrong in the UK is now the fault of our Government and poor policy. It always was anyway, but now there's no EU myths to cling to.

    Good point. We had 4 tiers of government: local, county, national and European. Too many. Now we have 3.

  9. 1 hour ago, Miller11 said:

    Venky’s own 99.9% of Blackburn Rovers. Those shares equate to a value of £180 million on their books.

    £20 million a year is chicken feed, pun intended, to them. Putting in this money presents no problem whatsoever. Their core business interests are doing very nicely, their wealth is growing. If they throw another 20 million a year at it for the next ten years, all that means is their club is now valued at £280 million. It’s not like they need the cash for anything else. Balaji will still be able to buy loads of flash motors, and Madame can have all her taps done out in solid gold. 

    Liquidating the club and writing off the “investment” can’t be a viable option at the moment. They’d wipe the best part of £200 million off their net worth overnight. They don’t need to worry about money, they are concerned with their massive wealth.

    Obviously it’s not sustainable indefinitely. But I don’t think we are anywhere near that point. Promotion would give them one exit strategy. The other option I suppose is the very very long game, which they seem totally ill equipped for, and would be miserable for us. Cutting their losses would be a very drastic last resort. I don’t think even they have the slightest inkling into what their long term plan for the club is.

    The cat's vet's bills?

  10. 15 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

    Yet when we played Wigan they didn’t bother with the surcharge even though numbers were much bigger than usual.

    The pie’s must’ve all gone before the players had even warmed up.

    That Wigan game - they put a promotion offer on and there's no Fosters in the Fosters Fan Zone. Shambles.

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