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SBD Global/March 20, 2013/Franchises
Michael Appleton Latest Manager Let Go By League Championship Club Blackburn
Published March 20, 2013
DEFINITION OF INSANITY: In London, David Conn opined Venky's can now be identified "with Albert Einstein's famous definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." There "can seem no other explanation for what they have done to the famous Lancashire club than that it is all madness." The wholesale sackings or resignations of the stable and highly regarded group of directors and executives Venky's inherited are "deeply relevent." The club's attendance averaged 14,665 per game this season, down from 25,008 in '10-11 when the Venky's were "first in charge." There "must be more to it than madness, but there is little sense in it; another manager gone, a haemorrhage of money, and a draining away of broken-hearted support" (GUARDIAN, 3/19).