Following a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Bolton Wanderers this evening, Steve Kean’s side have fallen to the bottom of the Premier League and are now 4 points from safety.
It’s three straight defeats for Blackburn Rovers, after losing 2-1 to Sunderland in stoppage time, 2-1 at home to West Brom in the final minute, and this evening’s 2-1 defeat.
Steve Kean continues to put on a brave face in front of the camera and his substitute striker Jason Roberts continually insists on BBC Five Live’s 606 radio show that the inexperienced manager is positive away from the camera too. He must be the only one in the club.
The fans, equipped with banners and boos want Steve Kean out. The fans should also want the owners, Venkys to leave the club also.
The Indian owners, who have been in charge for over a year now are responsible for the sacking of Sam Allardyce, an experienced manager who had taken them from relegation to midtable. Replaced him with Steve Kean, an inexperienced manager who has taken them from where Allardyce left them to the foot of the Premier League. And they also sold a number of their prized assets; Phil Jones and Nikola Kalinic for a combined substantial fee.
Whilst Yakubu has done wonders so far, it’s a wonder how much longer he can keep his goalscoring up at Blackburn, and he was certainly considered a desperate, last minute buy on transfer deadline day.
David Goodwillie is yet to score, whilst Radosav Petrovic has had limited time.
Simon Vukcevic has had some good moments in midfield, whilst their biggest signing Scott Dann is part of a defence that has yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
Steve Kean was so negative with his tactics against Sunderland just over a week ago that lead his side to defeat. Then they were beaten at home to out-of-form West Brom before this evening’s first half performance ultimately cost them what was dubbed a “must-win” game for Steve Kean.
Next up for Blackburn Rovers are trips to Liverpool and Manchester United on Boxing day and New Year’s Eve respectively. Anything more than 0 points will be both unexpected and a bonus. They certainly won’t get enough to move them off the bottom of the league heading into new year, I assure you.
If Venkys want to win over the fans, or at least show they have any idea about football, then relieving Steve Kean of his duties in the coming days would be a step in the right direction.
While they may struggle to bring in a top replacement, Mark Hughes, Alan Curbishley and Dave Jones are all currently out of work.
To end on a happy note, here is that Venkys advert: