Sunday, 2 January 2011

Supporters vs. Fans

Long time no write... Hope you all entered 2011 with a bang, unlike I who was stuck at work. Enough about us, let's talk Rovers - let's talk support.

This will be a short one, but I think it's a very important issue and maybe never more relevant than now.

We all know someone who's a mad Westlife fan, but has anyone ever heard of a Westlife supporter? Someone who turned up to their shows, even if they weren't playing to their best?
My point is that there is a massive difference between a fan and a supporter. The fans come and go in the same rhythm as success, but a supporter turns up when he's needed the most. When the team is down, the supporter will feel that it's partly his responsibility to get it back up.

We all know that all is not well at camp Rovers. If you take a look at the league table, you'll see that if the teams, that have played fewer games than we have, win their games, we are in 18th position. Although it's only possible mathematically, as some of the teams have fixtures against each other, it is still a very scary thought. So what can the fans and the supporters do?

Personally, I think the fans should stay away. I know it sounds stupid, but who is more likely to start booing the players, manager or the owners? It won't be the supporters, that's for sure! I know it's frustrating to see a team that doesn't perform, but booing certainly won't help.

The only thing we can do to help our boys, is to show up at games and give them the same backing as so many of you did at West Brom. Cheer them on and I'm sure we'll see results more often than not. If you aren't fans of Venky's, which no one can blame you for, don't boo them at the games, do it when the game is over.

This is where we separate the wolves from the sheep, This is where we supporters from the fans!

Come on you Rovers!


  1. I can see where you're coming from on this. Supporters tend to back up Rovers no matter what. Fans have high hopes and are always disappointed when things don't go to plan. Take our 2-0 home defeat to Stoke and then we win 3-1 away against West Brom.

    Yes, things are uneasy at the moment for Rovers but I'm still going to backing them up and showing my support. I think naysayer Rovers fans should give Steve Kean a chance as well. They're too quick to judge and write him off. He's only been in charge for 4 games (at the time writing this post).

    I wrote a post on my blog to encourage Rovers fans to show their support and get behind Steve Kean and Blackburn Rovers.

    This is the link:

    Can you please read and comment. It would be much appreciated :)

  2. Absolutely mate and thanks for the comment :)

    I say we give him the same chance as we gave Sparky...