Venky’s: The Fall of Blackburn Rovers

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Published on 1st February 2016 by

A 2012 documentary looking at the rapid decline of Blackburn Rovers football club under the ownership of elusive Indian businessmen the Venky’s, starting with the dismissal of their popular manager Sam Allardyce and culminating eventual relegation and collapse into financial problems.

The documentary succeeds in showing just how much of a shambles the club was during this period of free fall. The Venky’s themselves refused to feature in the filming. Blackburn Rovers had achieved eleven successive seasons in top division of football prior to the takeover, having previously found fame when they won the Premier League in 1995 with the legendary striker Alan Shearer as their top goalscorer, but now fans fear for the clubs future as debts mount up and the absent owners appear to have lost interest.

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