Dyche hopes to boost Burnley squad ahead of Manchester United clash

Dyche hopes to boost Burnley squad ahead of Manchester United clash

Dyche hopes to boost Burnley squad ahead of Manchester United clash

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BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has not ruled out making a signing before tomorrow’s home game with Manchester United.

The Clarets have three days left to bolster their squad and boost their chances of Premier League survival.

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Attentions seem to have turned away from midfield target James McArthur after Leicester City and Crystal Palace entered the race and bettered Burnley’s £4million offer, which was rejected by Wigan Athletic.

The figure has now increased to around £7million for the Scotland international, which would be out of Burnley’s reach.

Southampton centre half Jos Hooiveld is the latest to be linked with a move to Turf Moor, although sources close to St Mary’s believe any departures would be unlikely until sufficient cover was brought in first, even though the 31-year-old is behind Jose Fonte, Florin Gardos and Maya Yoshida in the pecking order and is out of contract next summer.

In contrast, Manchester United smashed the British transfer record this week with the £59.7m signing of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid.

The Argentine is in line for his debut against the Clarets on Saturday lunch-time after taking United overall summer spend to around £130m.

Like Burnley, who have spent just £4m, they are awaiting their first win of the season.

But manager Dyche has emphasised to his players that the balance sheet won’t necessarily translate to the scoresheet, as an opening day win for Swansea a City at Old Trafford proved.

“It is all about our focus on our team delivering performances," he said. "Players come and go in football. It is teams that wins things. Very rarely is it individuals.

“And it is the way we work as a team, the demands we make on our team, is where our focus is.

“We can’t get too bogged down with the players we are playing against.

“I’m aware of them. Some of them are fantastic players. But I don’t really over-think about them.

"It is about us, how we deliver, how we go about our business, and it is about performances. And if you give good performances over time – you can’t guarantee every one – you will win football matches and that is our challenge."

Dyche would not speak about targets, but suggested he was getting closer to a signing or two.

When asked if that would be in time for Saturday, he replied: "Possibly."

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9:48am Fri 29 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

Jutkiewicz £2.25m (inc £750k "add-ons"), Sordell £600K, Ward £400k and Kightly £1.5m = £4m? Suzanne left the calculator on the desk at home.
Jutkiewicz £2.25m (inc £750k "add-ons"), Sordell £600K, Ward £400k and Kightly £1.5m = £4m? Suzanne left the calculator on the desk at home. RobH2O .
  • Score: 2

9:50am Fri 29 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way.
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way. Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -14

9:52am Fri 29 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way.
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way. Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo[/p][/quote]Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious. RobH2O .
  • Score: 4

9:58am Fri 29 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way.
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.
Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way. Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo[/p][/quote]Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.[/p][/quote]Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -16

10:00am Fri 29 Aug 14

jack01 says...

Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped. jack01
  • Score: -4

10:00am Fri 29 Aug 14

Surfmoor says...

Should we hopefully manage to average a point a game prior to Boxing Day with the current squad, the board will certainly have to give Dyche at least £12m for 2 or 3 players come January if Burnley are to have a fighting chance of survival or we'll lose a very good manager & be fed back to the Championship.
Should we hopefully manage to average a point a game prior to Boxing Day with the current squad, the board will certainly have to give Dyche at least £12m for 2 or 3 players come January if Burnley are to have a fighting chance of survival or we'll lose a very good manager & be fed back to the Championship. Surfmoor
  • Score: 6

10:03am Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way.
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.
Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million
Jack Torrance re-incarnated
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way. Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo[/p][/quote]Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.[/p][/quote]Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million[/p][/quote]Jack Torrance re-incarnated Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 8

10:04am Fri 29 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC. Claretcert
  • Score: 14

10:05am Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 9

10:14am Fri 29 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 12

10:16am Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come.
Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come. Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 7

10:23am Fri 29 Aug 14

McClaret says...

Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC McClaret
  • Score: 4

10:27am Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly? Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 3

10:32am Fri 29 Aug 14

jack01 says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.
Well that's ok then.

If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch.

Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters.

Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.[/p][/quote]Well that's ok then. If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch. Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters. Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash. jack01
  • Score: -2

10:34am Fri 29 Aug 14

jack01 says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?[/p][/quote]No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening. jack01
  • Score: -1

10:42am Fri 29 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way.
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.
Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million
You claimed he was available on a free yesterday. A million a day, the well balanced way. He'll reach £4 by the close of the window. Phew, thank god for that.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way. Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo[/p][/quote]Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.[/p][/quote]Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million[/p][/quote]You claimed he was available on a free yesterday. A million a day, the well balanced way. He'll reach £4 by the close of the window. Phew, thank god for that. RobH2O .
  • Score: 1

10:43am Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

jack01 wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.
so you were there were you?...Specsavers mate, make an appointment quick
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?[/p][/quote]No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.[/p][/quote]so you were there were you?...Specsavers mate, make an appointment quick Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 1

10:44am Fri 29 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

jack01 wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.
No. Youth first half. Full side second half. Not quite as bitter a tale, I know, so not quite so anti-claret for you. The truth does that to trolls.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?[/p][/quote]No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.[/p][/quote]No. Youth first half. Full side second half. Not quite as bitter a tale, I know, so not quite so anti-claret for you. The truth does that to trolls. RobH2O .
  • Score: 6

10:44am Fri 29 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

jack01 wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.
No. Youth first half. Full side second half. Not quite as bitter a tale, I know, so not quite so anti-claret for you. The truth does that to trolls.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?[/p][/quote]No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.[/p][/quote]No. Youth first half. Full side second half. Not quite as bitter a tale, I know, so not quite so anti-claret for you. The truth does that to trolls. RobH2O .
  • Score: 3

10:50am Fri 29 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

The latest in what is a very long line of failed predictions by bstrd fans with mote interest in Burnley than is healthy is that Dyche is so frustrated he's about to jump ship. This the same Dyche that was so inexperienced that he was bound to take us down last season. When he did the opposite this was the same Dyche who would dump Burnley for any one of about 15 clubs, often any club without a manager at the time the prediction was made. Ignoring the rest of the false predictions, Ings would leave, the board had a plan to spend a transfer kitty on a villa in Malibu, the sun was about to go out - does anyone seriously think Burnley fans are unhappy? The day before we play the one club whose number we've waited to be pulled out of a velvet bag alongside ours in every cup draw ever? The club whose shirts adorn the kids of Blackburn but not - by the damned grit of it's people - the kids of Burnley? Do we really need so much boring, bitter, twisted and frankly obsessive attention from our chums as their car crash of a club looks for another tree to drive into? Prediction after failed prediction. There isn't a pram these loners wouldn't spit in, a party they wouldn't spoil, a floor they wouldn't urinate on. So keen to share their hate and depression. So loathe to accept the truth. It's over chimps now trot off back into your bedsits and wait for it to rain so you can laugh at anyone without a coat on. Sad tramps
The latest in what is a very long line of failed predictions by bstrd fans with mote interest in Burnley than is healthy is that Dyche is so frustrated he's about to jump ship. This the same Dyche that was so inexperienced that he was bound to take us down last season. When he did the opposite this was the same Dyche who would dump Burnley for any one of about 15 clubs, often any club without a manager at the time the prediction was made. Ignoring the rest of the false predictions, Ings would leave, the board had a plan to spend a transfer kitty on a villa in Malibu, the sun was about to go out - does anyone seriously think Burnley fans are unhappy? The day before we play the one club whose number we've waited to be pulled out of a velvet bag alongside ours in every cup draw ever? The club whose shirts adorn the kids of Blackburn but not - by the damned grit of it's people - the kids of Burnley? Do we really need so much boring, bitter, twisted and frankly obsessive attention from our chums as their car crash of a club looks for another tree to drive into? Prediction after failed prediction. There isn't a pram these loners wouldn't spit in, a party they wouldn't spoil, a floor they wouldn't urinate on. So keen to share their hate and depression. So loathe to accept the truth. It's over chimps now trot off back into your bedsits and wait for it to rain so you can laugh at anyone without a coat on. Sad tramps Claretcert
  • Score: 4

10:52am Fri 29 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

jack01 wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.
Well that's ok then.

If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch.

Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters.

Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.
Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.[/p][/quote]Well that's ok then. If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch. Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters. Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.[/p][/quote]Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season. RobH2O .
  • Score: -6

11:02am Fri 29 Aug 14

Frisson says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....
Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....[/p][/quote]Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly Frisson
  • Score: 2

11:32am Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Frisson wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....
Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly
there are no guarantees.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....[/p][/quote]Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly[/p][/quote]there are no guarantees. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 1

11:56am Fri 29 Aug 14

McClaret says...

Didn't we draw 2-2 with Celta Vigo?
Didn't we draw 2-2 with Celta Vigo? McClaret
  • Score: 0

12:50pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Frisson wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....
Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly
there are no guarantees.
Cardiff. Big spending didn't save them. Palace. A run of wins saved them not big spending. There is no magic bullet or easy way. Players worth 5 mil in May are worth 10 now. The real story is that since we went up 5-6 championship clubs are gambling big time with their futures to follow. The car crash at Ewood will be copied by many other reckless clubs paying wages way beyond their means, contracts that they can't possibly complete on. It's madness but not our doing. A club 36 mil in debt played us twice lost once and got a raggy draw. A club 60 mil did the same. It's crazy.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....[/p][/quote]Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly[/p][/quote]there are no guarantees.[/p][/quote]Cardiff. Big spending didn't save them. Palace. A run of wins saved them not big spending. There is no magic bullet or easy way. Players worth 5 mil in May are worth 10 now. The real story is that since we went up 5-6 championship clubs are gambling big time with their futures to follow. The car crash at Ewood will be copied by many other reckless clubs paying wages way beyond their means, contracts that they can't possibly complete on. It's madness but not our doing. A club 36 mil in debt played us twice lost once and got a raggy draw. A club 60 mil did the same. It's crazy. Claretcert
  • Score: 4

12:55pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ReluctantNicko says...

At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches.

Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth.

Burnley fan for 45 years.
At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches. Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth. Burnley fan for 45 years. ReluctantNicko
  • Score: -14

1:10pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

ReluctantNicko wrote:
At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches.

Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth.

Burnley fan for 45 years.
Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess.
[quote][p][bold]ReluctantNicko[/bold] wrote: At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches. Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth. Burnley fan for 45 years.[/p][/quote]Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess. Claretcert
  • Score: 15

1:12pm Fri 29 Aug 14

ReluctantNicko says...

Claretcert wrote:
ReluctantNicko wrote:
At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches.

Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth.

Burnley fan for 45 years.
Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess.
Happy-clapper by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReluctantNicko[/bold] wrote: At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches. Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth. Burnley fan for 45 years.[/p][/quote]Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess.[/p][/quote]Happy-clapper by any chance? ReluctantNicko
  • Score: -15

2:31pm Fri 29 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
Yep we did but you gotta realize that la liga is like the Scottish premier, two good teams and a bucket full of dross, that team we played who finished tenth are thus the equivalent of Ross County
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?[/p][/quote]Yep we did but you gotta realize that la liga is like the Scottish premier, two good teams and a bucket full of dross, that team we played who finished tenth are thus the equivalent of Ross County AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -10

2:34pm Fri 29 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
Spot on but don't expect this deluded tool to take anything on board, he is wearing his tin foil helmet to stop alien mind control
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]Spot on but don't expect this deluded tool to take anything on board, he is wearing his tin foil helmet to stop alien mind control AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -8

2:42pm Fri 29 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

RobH2O . wrote:
jack01 wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.
Well that's ok then.

If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch.

Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters.

Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.
Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season.
Nice try bob but I don't believe you, why would a supporter sooner be in a division below with 30 million in the bank? What a porker, you'd sooner be in the PL, stop trying to justify relegation on how well run we are. You in reality would sooner spank every teams arse and finish in europe you little fibber you.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.[/p][/quote]Well that's ok then. If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch. Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters. Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.[/p][/quote]Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season.[/p][/quote]Nice try bob but I don't believe you, why would a supporter sooner be in a division below with 30 million in the bank? What a porker, you'd sooner be in the PL, stop trying to justify relegation on how well run we are. You in reality would sooner spank every teams arse and finish in europe you little fibber you. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -9

2:44pm Fri 29 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Claretcert wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Frisson wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....
Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly
there are no guarantees.
Cardiff. Big spending didn't save them. Palace. A run of wins saved them not big spending. There is no magic bullet or easy way. Players worth 5 mil in May are worth 10 now. The real story is that since we went up 5-6 championship clubs are gambling big time with their futures to follow. The car crash at Ewood will be copied by many other reckless clubs paying wages way beyond their means, contracts that they can't possibly complete on. It's madness but not our doing. A club 36 mil in debt played us twice lost once and got a raggy draw. A club 60 mil did the same. It's crazy.
Exactly the reason to get Dyche out and Pulis in
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]talk to Cardiff about how much they spent trying to stay in the premier League.....[/p][/quote]Talk to Hull and Palace about spending to stay in the prem!!! They spent roughly 25m each last season and managed to stay up brilliantly[/p][/quote]there are no guarantees.[/p][/quote]Cardiff. Big spending didn't save them. Palace. A run of wins saved them not big spending. There is no magic bullet or easy way. Players worth 5 mil in May are worth 10 now. The real story is that since we went up 5-6 championship clubs are gambling big time with their futures to follow. The car crash at Ewood will be copied by many other reckless clubs paying wages way beyond their means, contracts that they can't possibly complete on. It's madness but not our doing. A club 36 mil in debt played us twice lost once and got a raggy draw. A club 60 mil did the same. It's crazy.[/p][/quote]Exactly the reason to get Dyche out and Pulis in AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -11

2:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Claretcert wrote:
ReluctantNicko wrote:
At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches.

Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth.

Burnley fan for 45 years.
Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess.
Successful??? played three lost three, United up next, are you comical Ali?
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReluctantNicko[/bold] wrote: At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches. Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth. Burnley fan for 45 years.[/p][/quote]Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess.[/p][/quote]Successful??? played three lost three, United up next, are you comical Ali? AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -11

2:53pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

RobH2O . wrote:
Jutkiewicz £2.25m (inc £750k "add-ons"), Sordell £600K, Ward £400k and Kightly £1.5m = £4m? Suzanne left the calculator on the desk at home.
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[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: Jutkiewicz £2.25m (inc £750k "add-ons"), Sordell £600K, Ward £400k and Kightly £1.5m = £4m? Suzanne left the calculator on the desk at home.[/p][/quote]SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90 BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -13

2:54pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way.
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.
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[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way. Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo[/p][/quote]Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.[/p][/quote]SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90 BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -14

2:58pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn



ley
wrote:
As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way.
Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo
Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.
Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million
You claimed he was available on a free yesterday. A million a day, the well balanced way. He'll reach £4 by the close of the window. Phew, thank god for that.
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[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: As predicted any decent players have now made their way to clubs that committed funds showing real ambition, leaving nothing but leftovers in the skips for the bin divers to go through. That's where we come in on the special bus with tales of European football and the future of the England national side in our ranks with the best young manager in the country and a board that backs him all the way. Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo[/p][/quote]Your last line takes courage. Its a brave man who comments on his own mental condition so very publicly. May I be the first to say we knew and, in your case, its fckuing hilarious.[/p][/quote]Any truth in the rumours that Ings wants out? I believe Bruce thinks he can get him for a million[/p][/quote]You claimed he was available on a free yesterday. A million a day, the well balanced way. He'll reach £4 by the close of the window. Phew, thank god for that.[/p][/quote]SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90 BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -13

2:59pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

RobH2O . wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.
No. Youth first half. Full side second half. Not quite as bitter a tale, I know, so not quite so anti-claret for you. The truth does that to trolls.
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[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?[/p][/quote]No, Burnley beat Celta Vigo's youth team. Their first team played Everton the following evening.[/p][/quote]No. Youth first half. Full side second half. Not quite as bitter a tale, I know, so not quite so anti-claret for you. The truth does that to trolls.[/p][/quote]SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90 BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -15

3:00pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
McClaret wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL.
Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included!

The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself.
This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come.
Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers!
Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can.
UTC
didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?
Yep we did but you gotta realize that la liga is like the Scottish premier, two good teams and a bucket full of dross, that team we played who finished tenth are thus the equivalent of Ross County
Ross County? - wasn't he in Emerdale?
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Do you seriously believe it is the best league in the world. Sorry Claretcert but you are sounding like a skysports advert. For me the Bundesliga is a far stronger league in depth and the bottom 10 of La Liga would certainly challenge the bottom 10 of the PL. Also those recently arrived season ticket holders you refer to are a much needed support for a small club like Burnley and long may they continue to support our club. They are entitled to say as much as anyone who bought their early bird tickets, including the 9000 of which didn't bother to turn up for a league cup match, me included! The facts are clear, we are going to take the money and run which is what I always expected our board to do. Last time around we did the same and it cost us a manager, I hope history does not repeat itself. This time we have a much better team and I am keeping the faith that some good results will come. Whatever the outcome is I have no problem with our club realising who they are and not chasing the dream and putting the club at risk. No one wants the worst, imagine being owned by chicken farmers! Let's all get behind em tomorrow and give it all we can. UTC[/p][/quote]didn't Burnley beat a top 10 team from La Liga in a Pre season friendly?[/p][/quote]Yep we did but you gotta realize that la liga is like the Scottish premier, two good teams and a bucket full of dross, that team we played who finished tenth are thus the equivalent of Ross County[/p][/quote]Ross County? - wasn't he in Emerdale? Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 8

3:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

RobH2O . wrote:
jack01 wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.
Well that's ok then.

If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch.

Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters.

Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.
Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season.
SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.[/p][/quote]Well that's ok then. If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch. Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters. Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.[/p][/quote]Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season.[/p][/quote]SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90 BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -12

3:05pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp
ions
wrote:
RobH2O . wrote:
jack01 wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.
Well that's ok then.

If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch.

Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters.

Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.
Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season.
SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90
Good Evening Blazing Apostles - Can I help you?
[quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.[/p][/quote]Well that's ok then. If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch. Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters. Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.[/p][/quote]Tiny club. Directors not rich men by football club ownership standards. They have taken the view that they need to hold on the cash. If you hold onto cash, having cash is a definite. Spending it on players is no guarantee of success. But it does guarantee you don't have the cash any more. You may not be able to get the cash back at the point of sale, especially if unsuccessful. Spend sod all wins the day. Live to fight another day. I'd rather be a Championship club next season with £30m in the bank and the parachute, than just survive having spent £30m, then trying to survive in the Prem, just to come down the following season in the financial brown stuff. Being in the Championship next season with the £30m in the bank and the parachute, gives you a better platform for promotion again than we had last season.[/p][/quote]SAMARITANS HELPLINE NUMBER: 08457 90 90 90[/p][/quote]Good Evening Blazing Apostles - Can I help you? Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 7

5:37pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Raymond Ban says...

Claretcert wrote:
ReluctantNicko wrote:
At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches.

Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth.

Burnley fan for 45 years.
Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess.
Successful? When did this happen? Tell me what your idea of success is and I'll explain where you've got it all wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReluctantNicko[/bold] wrote: At least Blackpool only have two Oystons - Burnley have SEVEN Oystons, all sucking the blood out of Burnley like leeches. Shame on BFC board - resign because you are out of your depth. Burnley fan for 45 years.[/p][/quote]Go tug herself off with your cuddly Bettie Bee you transparent troll. Tedium on tedium. It's the price we pay for being so darned successful I guess.[/p][/quote]Successful? When did this happen? Tell me what your idea of success is and I'll explain where you've got it all wrong. Raymond Ban
  • Score: 2

5:51pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Captain Dreckley says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come.
Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.
This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him?
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come. Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.[/p][/quote]This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him? Captain Dreckley
  • Score: -8

6:52pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Crispy Bacon says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come.
Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.
This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him?
Rovers have brought nobody in. You're a bit ahead of yourself there aren't you, Lash Laroux? So to use that specious argument as a justification for your second point is plainly ridiculous. You should have listened to your wife regarding being premature.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come. Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.[/p][/quote]This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him?[/p][/quote]Rovers have brought nobody in. You're a bit ahead of yourself there aren't you, Lash Laroux? So to use that specious argument as a justification for your second point is plainly ridiculous. You should have listened to your wife regarding being premature. Crispy Bacon
  • Score: 5

7:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come.
Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.
This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him?
Absolutely. B*rnley are a nasty little club who have hiked their ticket prices in one of the most run down impoverished rural areas of West Yorkshire when, as Kelly Dalglish pointed out recently, football clubs could pay fans to come and watch them.

Coyle all over again and relegation beckons with 3 games played, 3 games lost, 5 goals against and only 1 goal scored and already out of of a major domestic cup competition with home support down to below 4,000.

Rovers - despite obsessive and insane slapstick predictions to the contrary have point blank refused to sell Jordan Rhodes for 12,000,000 pounds sterling and - wait for it - are about to sign a top rated young defender from an established Premier League club FOR 1.5 MILLION POUNDS STERLING.

B*rnley are losing out to players that would rather play in the Championship with Derby County.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come. Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.[/p][/quote]This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him?[/p][/quote]Absolutely. B*rnley are a nasty little club who have hiked their ticket prices in one of the most run down impoverished rural areas of West Yorkshire when, as Kelly Dalglish pointed out recently, football clubs could pay fans to come and watch them. Coyle all over again and relegation beckons with 3 games played, 3 games lost, 5 goals against and only 1 goal scored and already out of of a major domestic cup competition with home support down to below 4,000. Rovers - despite obsessive and insane slapstick predictions to the contrary have point blank refused to sell Jordan Rhodes for 12,000,000 pounds sterling and - wait for it - are about to sign a top rated young defender from an established Premier League club FOR 1.5 MILLION POUNDS STERLING. B*rnley are losing out to players that would rather play in the Championship with Derby County. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -6

7:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

Crispy Bacon wrote:
Captain Dreckley wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.
Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come.
Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.
This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him?
Rovers have brought nobody in. You're a bit ahead of yourself there aren't you, Lash Laroux? So to use that specious argument as a justification for your second point is plainly ridiculous. You should have listened to your wife regarding being premature.
It's past 5pm on a Friday night, shouldn't you be sitting on Rob the Drip's nudger round the back of the Rodders?
[quote][p][bold]Crispy Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: If somebody had said to me this time last season that we would be in the PL trying to bring in much needed reinforcements before the woindow closed I'd think they were as mad as your typicla Rovers fan is at the state their clubs got itself into. Without that promotion (hard won and deserved) we would be like our blue and white friends, back there in the championship and maybe looking to replace Ings, Trippier and 2-3 of others, having waved goodbye to Kights, be looking to further stabilise our finances. Which situation would you rather be in? That's the question for clarets? Not what could have been, the Blackburn mantra - the would have could have should have whinge - but just where would us Clarets rather be? And like our resident bitter and depressed fool from Ewood - that a no brainer. In the here and now, we've got a great set of players. Even the most vociferous online critic (why are most of these critics recently arived season ticket holders?) thinks we only need 3 max 4 more. Your average Claret is just looking forward to another big game in the best league in the world. UTC.[/p][/quote]Leicester and QPR are spending money and if the board gave the same to Dyche, he would spend it too. The reality he talks about is that the board want to hold on to it and see if he can perform the miracle of last season but this time keep us in the promised land on a shoestring. It might just work but good as this squad is imo its too thin to compete in the PL taking into account injuries and suspensions to come. Dyche will get the best out of what he has as we saw in the championship last season but surely the board realise that the standard of player and teams in the PL is far far greater than we faced last season.[/p][/quote]This is Coyle all over again. No backing and no ambition by the board Rovers have brought in Shane Duffy to bolster their defence whilst Dyche scrambles through the bargain basement. Dyche wants to establish himself as a premiership manager and will go the same way as Coyle and who can blame him?[/p][/quote]Rovers have brought nobody in. You're a bit ahead of yourself there aren't you, Lash Laroux? So to use that specious argument as a justification for your second point is plainly ridiculous. You should have listened to your wife regarding being premature.[/p][/quote]It's past 5pm on a Friday night, shouldn't you be sitting on Rob the Drip's nudger round the back of the Rodders? BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
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8:53pm Fri 29 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

jack01 wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley.

If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments.

This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach.

Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead.

All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.
Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.
Well that's ok then.

If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch.

Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters.

Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.
The thing is Jack Burnley do not want to get into any debt. They don't havde a Venkys (thank god) to foot the bill. They must believe that what they are charging is fair for the entertsinment on offer. And look sold out tomorrow - like many games will be. But why do you feel you ought to be crusading on behalf of Burnley fans? It would be good all round to have the prices of the Bundesliga but se don't. We have massively rich foreign owners who to me have spoilt our top league, which means teams likd Burnley will never win it again.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Suzanne Geldard playing the financial card once again in an attempt to gain sympathy for poor old Burnley. If Burnley wanted to they could spend money and sign decent players. The board of directors have made the decision that they are not going to do that. Instead they are going to limit spending to free transfers and low cost players on low wages and save the money for a rainy day when Burnley are back in the Championship. That is their decision, but to imply that Burnley can't spend money is nonsense. It is well documented that if Burnley were to go down this season they would still have pocketed circa £120 million in TV money and parachute payments. This policy of spending very little and hoping that a collection of Championship players will somehow pull off another miracle and survive is extremely risky. Most other clubs would stump up some cash to enable the manager to bring in 2-3 quality additions, rather than Steven Reid and Marvin Sordell. They would give it a go, and give the club the best chance of survival. Dyche's big name targets have come and gone. Craig Bryson, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Henri Lansbury, all beyond Burnley's reach. Its only a matter of time before Dyche asks himself if his ambitions and the board's ambitions are the same, then he will start to look for a job where he will be backed by the board instead. All those people who bought £700 season tickets and justified it by saying the money would be used to bring in players have been gazumped.[/p][/quote]Why do we have to keep going through this? Can you not absorb things there Jack? Most supporters bought their season tickets through the early Bird offer. Terms could also be arranged. In any case I am sure you know they are playing the top teams now unlike you. They play Man U tomorrow and like all entertainment the top acts can demand a bigger fee.[/p][/quote]Well that's ok then. If you are comfortable with a club of Burnley's stature charging £700 for a basic season ticket to watch any standard of football I'd say you are well out of touch. Burnley is one of, if not the most deprived and poverty stricken towns in the country, yet a club that is pocketing more than £100 million in TV money feels it is appropriate to charge a staggering price for tickets, cashing in on loyal supporters. Why don't Burnley use some of that money to subsidise more affordable tickets for all like other clubs in the region have done? After all, they aren't using the money on players, and appear to be more concerned with their new comfy bench and lean-to tunnel than backing the manager with cash.[/p][/quote]The thing is Jack Burnley do not want to get into any debt. They don't havde a Venkys (thank god) to foot the bill. They must believe that what they are charging is fair for the entertsinment on offer. And look sold out tomorrow - like many games will be. But why do you feel you ought to be crusading on behalf of Burnley fans? It would be good all round to have the prices of the Bundesliga but se don't. We have massively rich foreign owners who to me have spoilt our top league, which means teams likd Burnley will never win it again. tall in the saddle
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