I am writing this piece on Tuesday evening listening to a once proud football club again capitulating in front of our eyes and (ears). Rovers are currently 2-0 down to Cardiff City after 76 minutes. "This is now exhibition stuff from the Championship side," says commentator Nigel Adderley. There have been many bleak moments in the past 12 months but this is now so predictable.
I haven't gone to the match. Quite frankly I couldn't be bothered. Apathy has firmly set in. I have been to midweek FA Cup ties, League Cup ties and even Zenith Data System Cup Ties all away from home but not tonight. I will however be there on Saturday against Swansea. I will be travelling up from London like I do every other week to use my season ticket but the excitement and anticipation I always got watching Rovers for 30 years has been drained from me.
I don't feel proud anymore watching my team. Others have taken that pride away. And it's not just me, it is thousands of Rovers fans who are as equally committed and probably more so who are giving up hope. All common sense has been thrown out of the window by a tiny minority who think they know better.
Me and my friends used to discuss the best formation to play and who we should sign etc. That has now been replaced with the inevitable shake of a head and resignation when we get into the local not far from Ewood after a game. I applaud all those trying to make a difference and anyone who cares about this club should support them but proud and passionate people are losing their belief and pretty soon they will lose their Premier League club.