On behalf of its membership base, the Blackburn Rovers Football Community Action Group today welcomes and applauds the statement of intent from Blackburn Rovers and its owners Venkys in assuring the clubs supporters that our prize assets are not for sale.
This statement follows on from the open letter to the clubs supporter base, from the owners in May of this year, a letter in which they acknowledged mistakes had been made and assured supporters that they will do whatever is in their power to set about rectifying those mistakes, today’s statement suggests the intent to follow this promise is genuine.
Whilst nobody can dispute that mistakes were made throughout a 3 year period of turmoil, there are many individuals who could be accused of being the catalyst behind those mistakes, and it is hoped that one day the truth will prevail and reveal those responsible for the goings on around Blackburn Rovers during that period.
As a group of supporters, we cried out for a trustworthy, experienced and communicative network of administration to be appointed to the boardroom at Blackburn Rovers, people with the clubs best interests at the forefront of their minds. Furthermore, they cried out for stability, a team to be proud of and a manager who respected the club whilst being honest with the clubs supporters.
Blackburn Rovers is now a different club, it is a stable club, with a board of directors advising the clubs owners in the best interest of the club, which in turn allows the clubs owners to make the correct decisions and address the supporters concerns when the need arises.
The club of today leaves those associated to it the belief that Blackburn Rovers is on the rise again, and whilst the scars of years gone by will take a long time to heal, various supporters associations, including the BRFC Action Group have been working closely with the club’s board of directors to help rebuild trust amongst supporters and it can only be hoped that this positive communication continues, and direct communication between supporters and the owners develops also. Everyone associated to the club has its best interests at heart and a club united can only help achieve this sooner rather than later.
The FSF Away Fans Feedback Survey asked visiting fans to rate a range of factors across the whole of their matchday experience, both outside and inside the ground. We have included a snapshot of some key categories below.
All fans were asked to rate the various factors on the following scale: 5 (Excellent), 4 (Good), 3 (Adequate), 2 (Poor) and 1 (Very Poor). An average has been taken of these responses to arrive at the results below.
- Safety and Security - Blackburn Rovers ranked 7th of the 24 Championship clubs with a score of 3.95.
The average for the Championship was 3.74.
- Time taken to enter the stadium - Blackburn Rovers ranked 3rd of the 24 Championship clubs with a score of 4.23.
The average for the Championship was 3.85.
- Price of refreshments - Blackburn Rovers ranked 11th of the 24 Championship clubs with a score of 2.91.
The average for the Championship was 2.79.
- Choice of refreshments - Blackburn Rovers ranked 14th of the 24 Championship clubs with a score of 3.00.
The average for the Championship was 3.05.
- Quality/comfort of the away sector - Blackburn Rovers ranked 10th of the 24 Championship clubs with a score of 3.59.
The average for the Championship was 3.32.
- Behaviour of stewards/club staff - Blackburn Rovers ranked 3rd of the 24 Championship clubs with a score of 3.97.
The average for the Championship was 3.51.