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The supporters have not been kind to Steve Kean from the beginning.
He seems like a nice guy who has endured some horrific levels of abuse this season.
But taking emotion out of the equation, Blackburn have been poor from August to now.
Kean recently told reporters he was confident Blackburn could avoid relegation, saying "We are convinced we have got the players (to stay up)."
Unfortunately for Kean, he's right and wrong. He has the players, but he hasn't proven that he can get enough out of them to remain in the Premier League.
The problem isn't hard to see. By goals scored, Blackburn rank eighth in the league. Not bad.
But Blackburn have conceded 70 times this season. That's more than two per game. Only Wolves have conceded as many and Wolves are, by far, the least talented team in the top flight.
Apologists could point to the departure of Phil Jones in June and Christopher Samba in February. But other weakly appointed Premier League defenses are making themselves hard to beat on a weekly basis while Kean's side ship goals by the bushel.
And that's the other thing. Blackburn are a selling club. That is not going to change. Rovers' rising star Junior Hoilett will be the next out the door.
Whoever manages Blackburn must be able to get results out of less-than-ideal parts. Even if he avoids relegation this season, Kean is not that man.