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‘Venky’s – The Fall of Blackburn Rovers’: Full-Length Documentary [VIDEO]

Given their current situation, it’s hard to believe that Blackburn Rovers were once Premier League champions in 1995 and founding members of the Football League in 1888.

On December 13, 2010, the Venky’s, the new owners of Blackburn Rovers, decided to sack manager Sam Allardyce. At the time, the club sat in 13th place in the Premier League. Ever since then, the club has descended into a whirlwind of chaos, disorganization and poor results on the pitch. And just a few weeks ago, they skirted with relegation from the Championship to League One, before finishing the season in 17th place.

The fall of Blackburn Rovers is examined in a new 58-minute documentary entitled Venky’s – The Fall Of Blackburn Rovers. You can watch the entire documentary below.

The documentary features enlightening interviews with Blackburn supporters, former players, journalists and Blackburn executives that help to shine some light on the fall of the club.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Marc L

    May 29, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I wish I had taken a screencap of the Venky’s wikipedia entry about a year ago. Some Rovers fan had gotten on and vandalized it all to hell. It was quite funny and was up for a good long while.

  2. Bruce Gottesman

    May 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Let’s see Rovers spend 4 years in League One like Leeds before we label Venky’s the worst…

    • El Duce

      May 29, 2013 at 2:02 am

      Leeds chased the dream and has some CL glory to show for it. What’s Blackburn got for their decline?

      • QPR

        May 29, 2013 at 2:55 am

        A premier league trophy?!

        • French Baguette of Love

          May 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

          lol, irrelevant. That PL trophy didn’t saddle the club with debts that caused the decline.

  3. brn442

    May 28, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I’m not going to defend Venkys’ seemingly remote and clumsy ownership stint at Ewood park. They made some silly and stubborn mistakes and I can’t fault Blackburn fans for being frustrated.

    However – Blackburn were a yo-yo club way before Venkys took over. And I have this gnawing feeling that if Venkys owners were blue-eyed “biscuit-men” from Northern Europe, as opposed to India – would they have gotten as much grief?

    • COdy

      May 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

      If the biscuit men failed to communicate with the fans, made questionable hirings & sackings (or lack there-of), and sent a representative to speak to the media who was clueless about the game….then yes, they would get the same grief.

      • brn442

        May 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm

        Of course Cody – but not as much.

  4. Matt T.

    May 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Worst owners in Premier League history?

    • March

      May 28, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Perhaps, but they were not even owners in the Premier League that long. Mike Ashley is certainly up there with them.

      • El Duce

        May 29, 2013 at 2:01 am

        Not even close. Ashley cleared out debts and got a Europa League spot. Can imagine the Chicken Farmers doing anything close.

  5. AtlantaPompey

    May 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    While I’m certain that Rovers supporters would argue, I don’t think of going from 13th to 17th in the Premier League constitutes falling. Been in administration? Had a fire sale? How many relegations? Been sold to any unscrupulous owners?

    On the other hand, Portsmouth is showing England how to take control of a club. Hopefully the next few years will show everyone how to run a club with the community at heart.

    Play Up Pompey!

    • Josh

      May 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Read the article again. 13th in Premier to 17th in the Championship.

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