Michael Keane’s Burnley move could be made permanent

Michael Keane

Michael Keane

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BURNLEY could look to make Michael Keane a permanent signing in the new year, after landing the Manchester United defender on loan until January in a transfer deadline day deal.

The England Under 21 international agreed a four-month move in the nick of time to become the final piece in manager Sean Dyche’s jigsaw for the first half of the season.

Keane made his United debut two Premier League games ago from the bench in a 1-1 draw away to Sunderland, and after being with the squad on their pre-season tour of America they were keen to get more of a look at the centre half in the top flight.

But it is understood the possibility of the move becoming permanent when the transfer window re-opens cannot be ruled out.

In the meantime, Dyche believes his top 10 will make Burnley competitive in the Premier League.

The Clarets took their summer recruitment into double figures with the 11th hour addition of Keane.

The Burnley boss believes the defender will “enhance the group” – a factor which was prominent in his search for new signings in what he described as the toughest transfer window he had experienced in his fledgling managerial career.

“One of the things we wanted at the beginning of pre-season was to build a balanced squad and have demand in all areas, and we have now.

“There’s life in the group we’ve got but we want to keep moving it forward as well.

“There is a nice balance between young players and fresh faces and the more experienced players,” said Dyche, for whom Keane completed a hat-trick of deadline day signings after George Boyd, on a three-year deal from Hull City, and fellow England Under 21 Nathaniel Chalobah, on loan from Chelsea.

“People like George fit into both categories as he is young enough to still be in his prime at 28, but experienced enough to know what all the variances of football require after playing all the way through the leagues.

“Michael is a young up-and-coming player who he is a good addition to our squad.

“He has enjoyed good development through various loan spells over the past year or so and we felt that he could enhance the group.

“It was a late one because there were a few twists and turns to the situation and it took a bit of work but sometimes with the ins and outs, especially the ins at Manchester United, meant they had a lot of work to do.”

Of his first taste of a Premier League transfer window, Dyche added: “What people must understand is that it’s a tougher situation when you are small fish in a pond among plenty of bigger ones. It’s much tougher having the transfer window here than in the Championship because once it shuts there are no more loans.”

Burnley, along with the rest of the Premier League, must submit their 25-man squad by 5pm today.

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9:13am Wed 3 Sep 14

Bellypork says...

Good luck to the lad but what position is he going to take? Dingles look like they have a settled back four, won't get much game time......
Good luck to the lad but what position is he going to take? Dingles look like they have a settled back four, won't get much game time...... Bellypork
  • Score: -6

9:30am Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Duff at 37 won't last forever, I also think that there will be injuries/suspensions at some stage - he will probably be understudy at first but once he gets his chance it is down to him to keep the shirt.

Competition for places is healthy and keeps everyone on their toes.
Duff at 37 won't last forever, I also think that there will be injuries/suspensions at some stage - he will probably be understudy at first but once he gets his chance it is down to him to keep the shirt. Competition for places is healthy and keeps everyone on their toes. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 19

10:10am Wed 3 Sep 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -6

10:18am Wed 3 Sep 14

claret mov says...

VENKY BOYS £36 MILLION IN THE RED LOL LOL LOL
VENKY BOYS £36 MILLION IN THE RED LOL LOL LOL claret mov
  • Score: 8

10:25am Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

he looks crap in that b....ds shirt
he looks crap in that b....ds shirt Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 4

10:28am Wed 3 Sep 14

hasslem hasslem says...

good player - bad eyebrows
good player - bad eyebrows hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 6

10:31am Wed 3 Sep 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
he looks crap in that b....ds shirt
its where he got his skills, but you hackers will soon take them away with the LONG BALL tactics
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: he looks crap in that b....ds shirt[/p][/quote]its where he got his skills, but you hackers will soon take them away with the LONG BALL tactics Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: -2

10:40am Wed 3 Sep 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Absolutely gutted we lost out on another top player to you lot.

Losing Dave Jones was a disaster for us and our substandard midfield really struggled last season. This time we're even weaker and yet Bowyer still hasn't addressed it.

And now Keane turns his back on us in favour of a move to Premier League Burnley and we're left with a distinctly leaky defence. The shame of it.
Absolutely gutted we lost out on another top player to you lot. Losing Dave Jones was a disaster for us and our substandard midfield really struggled last season. This time we're even weaker and yet Bowyer still hasn't addressed it. And now Keane turns his back on us in favour of a move to Premier League Burnley and we're left with a distinctly leaky defence. The shame of it. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -2

10:46am Wed 3 Sep 14

Bellypork says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
he looks crap in that b....ds shirt
Kn*b.......
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: he looks crap in that b....ds shirt[/p][/quote]Kn*b....... Bellypork
  • Score: 2

11:08am Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Bellypork wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
he looks crap in that b....ds shirt
Kn*b.......
Truth hurts eh....
[quote][p][bold]Bellypork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: he looks crap in that b....ds shirt[/p][/quote]Kn*b.......[/p][/quote]Truth hurts eh.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -4

11:12am Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team? A Darener
  • Score: 3

11:16am Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

11:23am Wed 3 Sep 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety. Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: 1

11:31am Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.[/p][/quote]spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 3

11:37am Wed 3 Sep 14

Bellypork says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....
What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with.........
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.[/p][/quote]spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....[/p][/quote]What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with......... Bellypork
  • Score: -4

11:45am Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Bellypork wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....
What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with.........
i wonder if you get the irony of this comment bearing in mind YOU were the first to comment on this BURNLEY article?
[quote][p][bold]Bellypork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.[/p][/quote]spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....[/p][/quote]What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with.........[/p][/quote]i wonder if you get the irony of this comment bearing in mind YOU were the first to comment on this BURNLEY article? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 6

11:45am Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Bellypork wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....
What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with.........
that's very rich coming from a b.....s fan who talk crap all the time but then again, watching your lot play crap every week - no wonder, eh.....
[quote][p][bold]Bellypork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.[/p][/quote]spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....[/p][/quote]What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with.........[/p][/quote]that's very rich coming from a b.....s fan who talk crap all the time but then again, watching your lot play crap every week - no wonder, eh..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 1

11:48am Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Bellypork wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....
What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with.........
i wonder if you get the irony of this comment bearing in mind YOU were the first to comment on this BURNLEY article?
not sure a b....ds fan actually knows what irony is......they probably think its summat to do with George Oragami.......
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bellypork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.[/p][/quote]spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....[/p][/quote]What a f**king kn*b, concentrate on commenting on your team and players instead of the sh*t your coming out with.........[/p][/quote]i wonder if you get the irony of this comment bearing in mind YOU were the first to comment on this BURNLEY article?[/p][/quote]not sure a b....ds fan actually knows what irony is......they probably think its summat to do with George Oragami....... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 4

11:52am Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
Aww is someone really really unhappy because we can easily sign the players that you can only dream were back playing in the dogsh1t Blue and white halves?

Never mind, at least you have that absolute stellar centre half Shane Duffy - yet another player that played so well his team were relegated into League One - he should fit right at home at Deadwood Park with the rest of the losers.
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.[/p][/quote]Aww is someone really really unhappy because we can easily sign the players that you can only dream were back playing in the dogsh1t Blue and white halves? Never mind, at least you have that absolute stellar centre half Shane Duffy - yet another player that played so well his team were relegated into League One - he should fit right at home at Deadwood Park with the rest of the losers. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 4

11:54am Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Tell me how that is mathematically possible.

For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS.

Epic Maths Fail.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Tell me how that is mathematically possible. For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS. Epic Maths Fail. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 9

12:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Tell me how that is mathematically possible.

For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS.

Epic Maths Fail.
Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why,
Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Tell me how that is mathematically possible. For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS. Epic Maths Fail.[/p][/quote]Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why, Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth. Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: -6

1:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Tell me how that is mathematically possible.

For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS.

Epic Maths Fail.
Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why,
Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth.
but even so, your statement is a complete load of tosh - a bit like your team....
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Tell me how that is mathematically possible. For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS. Epic Maths Fail.[/p][/quote]Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why, Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth.[/p][/quote]but even so, your statement is a complete load of tosh - a bit like your team.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 6

1:24pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Tell me how that is mathematically possible.

For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS.

Epic Maths Fail.
Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why,
Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth.
Who's everyone? You?

Show me a link to the statement by Lineker and that bald d1ck Shearer saying that we are are 'Completely out of our depth'.

What's that, you can't because you made it up?

Surprise.
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Tell me how that is mathematically possible. For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS. Epic Maths Fail.[/p][/quote]Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why, Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth.[/p][/quote]Who's everyone? You? Show me a link to the statement by Lineker and that bald d1ck Shearer saying that we are are 'Completely out of our depth'. What's that, you can't because you made it up? Surprise. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 5

1:32pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
he looks crap in that b....ds shirt
its where he got his skills, but you hackers will soon take them away with the LONG BALL tactics
Only Rovers fans, who don't know much about football, and Van Dutch Thing (who's Dutch) think we play a long ball game. Every other football knowledgeable person knows that we actually play football. As far as Rovers are concerned, I don't know what game you're playing but it ain't doing you much good. Apparently Wolves fans thought they had turned up at a charity game where one side had to dress as clowns.
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: he looks crap in that b....ds shirt[/p][/quote]its where he got his skills, but you hackers will soon take them away with the LONG BALL tactics[/p][/quote]Only Rovers fans, who don't know much about football, and Van Dutch Thing (who's Dutch) think we play a long ball game. Every other football knowledgeable person knows that we actually play football. As far as Rovers are concerned, I don't know what game you're playing but it ain't doing you much good. Apparently Wolves fans thought they had turned up at a charity game where one side had to dress as clowns. houseclaret
  • Score: 4

1:34pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Impossible to be relegated by January. Do the maths mate.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Impossible to be relegated by January. Do the maths mate. houseclaret
  • Score: 4

1:45pm Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will.
If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will. A Darener
  • Score: -4

1:47pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.
jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.
spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....
I was watching an article on tv recently by a company who are experts in assessing the value of a commodity (it doesn't matter what it is) and they reckon that United paid about 40m over the odds for their summer signings. Give or take that's about 40% over value. Now I think that is spending out of desperation and it is what is driving football to financial suicide. And this from a club who I believe are still massively in debt. How can it be allowed?
Well done over the Summer Burnley, if it means we go down at least we''ll go down financially secure and won't have the FFP bailiffs knocking at the door, will we Rovers?
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Clearly he realise something that no b....ds fan does or wants to believe.[/p][/quote]jackass he,s a good fringe player, he will never take the PL by storm, its merely just another player moving around for a bit of a change, You need to sign PL players, proven ones too and even that won’t guarantee safety.[/p][/quote]spending £150billion like Man Utd does not guarantee anything - how many goals did they score at Turf Moor....?....answers on a postage stamp please....[/p][/quote]I was watching an article on tv recently by a company who are experts in assessing the value of a commodity (it doesn't matter what it is) and they reckon that United paid about 40m over the odds for their summer signings. Give or take that's about 40% over value. Now I think that is spending out of desperation and it is what is driving football to financial suicide. And this from a club who I believe are still massively in debt. How can it be allowed? Well done over the Summer Burnley, if it means we go down at least we''ll go down financially secure and won't have the FFP bailiffs knocking at the door, will we Rovers? houseclaret
  • Score: 6

1:58pm Wed 3 Sep 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Can't see him swapping Man U for Burnley thats like selling a Ferrari and getting a push bike, also his Man U wages are probably double what anyone earns at this hell hole.
This is just to placate the empty heads on here after we got mugged with Boyd, anyone else thinks he looks like oddbod from carry on screaming?
Can't see him swapping Man U for Burnley thats like selling a Ferrari and getting a push bike, also his Man U wages are probably double what anyone earns at this hell hole. This is just to placate the empty heads on here after we got mugged with Boyd, anyone else thinks he looks like oddbod from carry on screaming? AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -2

2:01pm Wed 3 Sep 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

When you look at Keane in that picture the look on his face seems to say 'I hope no-one sees me wearing this foockin shirt'.
When you look at Keane in that picture the look on his face seems to say 'I hope no-one sees me wearing this foockin shirt'. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 1

2:05pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will.
Come on Darener, I expect better from you than this jealous tripe. Last time out we were relegated only 5 points from safety and 11 points clear of Portsmouth (who didn't have the lowest points total either). This after you lot saying exactly the same thing as now. Now what's different this time? Oh yes, we have a better team than last time and a better manager. That must equate to a lowest ever points tally mustn't it? The prem is stronger? Doubt it, all that's happened is that the more stupidly rich clubs have paid more for the same quality players.
I have respect for you Darener, you don't stoop to name calling and the various other things that make this site painful to read at times, so why do you come up with this pointless wish-list-as-fact stuff?
We may come back down, it won't be the shock of the century if we do, but it most certainly won't be with a record low points total as so many Rovers fans are wishing for. The fact is I don't think Derby's record will ever be broken, it was a bizarre one-off.
Incidentally, you're lowest points by Christmas is a bit wide of the mark as well, last time in the prem at Christmas we were in the top half of the league and, I could be wrong, above Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will.[/p][/quote]Come on Darener, I expect better from you than this jealous tripe. Last time out we were relegated only 5 points from safety and 11 points clear of Portsmouth (who didn't have the lowest points total either). This after you lot saying exactly the same thing as now. Now what's different this time? Oh yes, we have a better team than last time and a better manager. That must equate to a lowest ever points tally mustn't it? The prem is stronger? Doubt it, all that's happened is that the more stupidly rich clubs have paid more for the same quality players. I have respect for you Darener, you don't stoop to name calling and the various other things that make this site painful to read at times, so why do you come up with this pointless wish-list-as-fact stuff? We may come back down, it won't be the shock of the century if we do, but it most certainly won't be with a record low points total as so many Rovers fans are wishing for. The fact is I don't think Derby's record will ever be broken, it was a bizarre one-off. Incidentally, you're lowest points by Christmas is a bit wide of the mark as well, last time in the prem at Christmas we were in the top half of the league and, I could be wrong, above Rovers. houseclaret
  • Score: 1

2:10pm Wed 3 Sep 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

If Kean chose to move from ManU to Burnley he would have to halve his wages.
If Kean chose to move from ManU to Burnley he would have to halve his wages. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -4

2:11pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

A Darener wrote:
If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will.
We deals in facts over here - the facts are that Burnley are a Premier League team and the b....ds, well they are in the little championship...the little championship I tell thee.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will.[/p][/quote]We deals in facts over here - the facts are that Burnley are a Premier League team and the b....ds, well they are in the little championship...the little championship I tell thee. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 5

2:14pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
If Kean chose to move from ManU to Burnley he would have to halve his wages.
if Keane moved back to play for the b....ds, he would have to pay his own wages..........
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: If Kean chose to move from ManU to Burnley he would have to halve his wages.[/p][/quote]if Keane moved back to play for the b....ds, he would have to pay his own wages.......... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 4

2:20pm Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done. A Darener
  • Score: 2

2:22pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

A Darener wrote:
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season.

Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.[/p][/quote]I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season. Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Wed 3 Sep 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season.

Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...?
Already put 100 quid on us going down with this sorry bunch of losers.
Have we forgotten how to win?
Debate?
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.[/p][/quote]I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season. Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...?[/p][/quote]Already put 100 quid on us going down with this sorry bunch of losers. Have we forgotten how to win? Debate? AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -1

2:39pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season.

Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...?
Already put 100 quid on us going down with this sorry bunch of losers.
Have we forgotten how to win?
Debate?
The bookies have stopped taking bets on the b.....ds not getting into the PL next season............
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.[/p][/quote]I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season. Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...?[/p][/quote]Already put 100 quid on us going down with this sorry bunch of losers. Have we forgotten how to win? Debate?[/p][/quote]The bookies have stopped taking bets on the b.....ds not getting into the PL next season............ Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

2:43pm Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

I don't indulge in betting or charity giving. I refuse to pay towards the salaries of charity managers who receive remunerations almost as obscene as footballers wages.
I don't indulge in betting or charity giving. I refuse to pay towards the salaries of charity managers who receive remunerations almost as obscene as footballers wages. A Darener
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season.

Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...?
Already put 100 quid on us going down with this sorry bunch of losers.
Have we forgotten how to win?
Debate?
Run along Duncan you fat bald no-mark.

When I want your opinion I will throw you a nut.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.[/p][/quote]I bet you £100 to your chosen Charity that Burnley beat the lowest ever Premier League points total this season. Put your money where your mouth is and reciprocate the bet...?[/p][/quote]Already put 100 quid on us going down with this sorry bunch of losers. Have we forgotten how to win? Debate?[/p][/quote]Run along Duncan you fat bald no-mark. When I want your opinion I will throw you a nut. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -1

2:45pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
Are you saying that you think that our present team is inferior to the one we had last time up? My point is this, just because so much money has been spent over the summer by prem teams it doesn't mean the league is stronger, it simply means that these clubs (and it is mainly the top sides anyway) have paid more money for players who are no better in quality than some who were playing 5 years ago. More money does not mean better quality it simply means more money. Do you really believe that Di Maria is worth 60m quid? I don't and I'm quite a fan of his (I keep a close eye on Argentine football). And what about Balotelli? Fabulous footballer but isn't he 16m worth of major trouble?
No-one is saying it's going to be easy, it isn't, but if we can't hold our own against the likes of Palace, West Ham, Hull (who we nearly always take 6 points off) and such then we don't deserve to be there and we will come down. Simple as that. But to keep saying silly stuff like "Down by Christmas" and "Lowest points total ever" just makes people look very bitter and jealous, not realistic.
Actually, if you want a statistic, here's one. We have just had 3 very tough games and got 1 point, at that ratio we would equal Derby's record. But the thing is, we ain't playing Chelsea and Man Utd every week are we? Or Swansea away, which is no easy game for anyone. What would you say if, after our next run of 6 games, we had already amassed more than 13 points? Will you come on here and say, "Ian (yes, that's my real name, I won't hide) I apologise for making ridiculous claims about Burnley's chances"?
If we don't make 13 points over the season I'll come on here and apologise and buy you a few pints in the Ewood Arms, on a match day, wearing a Burnley scarf.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.[/p][/quote]Are you saying that you think that our present team is inferior to the one we had last time up? My point is this, just because so much money has been spent over the summer by prem teams it doesn't mean the league is stronger, it simply means that these clubs (and it is mainly the top sides anyway) have paid more money for players who are no better in quality than some who were playing 5 years ago. More money does not mean better quality it simply means more money. Do you really believe that Di Maria is worth 60m quid? I don't and I'm quite a fan of his (I keep a close eye on Argentine football). And what about Balotelli? Fabulous footballer but isn't he 16m worth of major trouble? No-one is saying it's going to be easy, it isn't, but if we can't hold our own against the likes of Palace, West Ham, Hull (who we nearly always take 6 points off) and such then we don't deserve to be there and we will come down. Simple as that. But to keep saying silly stuff like "Down by Christmas" and "Lowest points total ever" just makes people look very bitter and jealous, not realistic. Actually, if you want a statistic, here's one. We have just had 3 very tough games and got 1 point, at that ratio we would equal Derby's record. But the thing is, we ain't playing Chelsea and Man Utd every week are we? Or Swansea away, which is no easy game for anyone. What would you say if, after our next run of 6 games, we had already amassed more than 13 points? Will you come on here and say, "Ian (yes, that's my real name, I won't hide) I apologise for making ridiculous claims about Burnley's chances"? If we don't make 13 points over the season I'll come on here and apologise and buy you a few pints in the Ewood Arms, on a match day, wearing a Burnley scarf. houseclaret
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

houseclaret wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
Are you saying that you think that our present team is inferior to the one we had last time up? My point is this, just because so much money has been spent over the summer by prem teams it doesn't mean the league is stronger, it simply means that these clubs (and it is mainly the top sides anyway) have paid more money for players who are no better in quality than some who were playing 5 years ago. More money does not mean better quality it simply means more money. Do you really believe that Di Maria is worth 60m quid? I don't and I'm quite a fan of his (I keep a close eye on Argentine football). And what about Balotelli? Fabulous footballer but isn't he 16m worth of major trouble?
No-one is saying it's going to be easy, it isn't, but if we can't hold our own against the likes of Palace, West Ham, Hull (who we nearly always take 6 points off) and such then we don't deserve to be there and we will come down. Simple as that. But to keep saying silly stuff like "Down by Christmas" and "Lowest points total ever" just makes people look very bitter and jealous, not realistic.
Actually, if you want a statistic, here's one. We have just had 3 very tough games and got 1 point, at that ratio we would equal Derby's record. But the thing is, we ain't playing Chelsea and Man Utd every week are we? Or Swansea away, which is no easy game for anyone. What would you say if, after our next run of 6 games, we had already amassed more than 13 points? Will you come on here and say, "Ian (yes, that's my real name, I won't hide) I apologise for making ridiculous claims about Burnley's chances"?
If we don't make 13 points over the season I'll come on here and apologise and buy you a few pints in the Ewood Arms, on a match day, wearing a Burnley scarf.
that 's a bold statement, I mean I wouldn't be seen dead anywhere near deadwood drinking beer - its probably gonna be off any way.....
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.[/p][/quote]Are you saying that you think that our present team is inferior to the one we had last time up? My point is this, just because so much money has been spent over the summer by prem teams it doesn't mean the league is stronger, it simply means that these clubs (and it is mainly the top sides anyway) have paid more money for players who are no better in quality than some who were playing 5 years ago. More money does not mean better quality it simply means more money. Do you really believe that Di Maria is worth 60m quid? I don't and I'm quite a fan of his (I keep a close eye on Argentine football). And what about Balotelli? Fabulous footballer but isn't he 16m worth of major trouble? No-one is saying it's going to be easy, it isn't, but if we can't hold our own against the likes of Palace, West Ham, Hull (who we nearly always take 6 points off) and such then we don't deserve to be there and we will come down. Simple as that. But to keep saying silly stuff like "Down by Christmas" and "Lowest points total ever" just makes people look very bitter and jealous, not realistic. Actually, if you want a statistic, here's one. We have just had 3 very tough games and got 1 point, at that ratio we would equal Derby's record. But the thing is, we ain't playing Chelsea and Man Utd every week are we? Or Swansea away, which is no easy game for anyone. What would you say if, after our next run of 6 games, we had already amassed more than 13 points? Will you come on here and say, "Ian (yes, that's my real name, I won't hide) I apologise for making ridiculous claims about Burnley's chances"? If we don't make 13 points over the season I'll come on here and apologise and buy you a few pints in the Ewood Arms, on a match day, wearing a Burnley scarf.[/p][/quote]that 's a bold statement, I mean I wouldn't be seen dead anywhere near deadwood drinking beer - its probably gonna be off any way..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

3:00pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.
Are you saying that you think that our present team is inferior to the one we had last time up? My point is this, just because so much money has been spent over the summer by prem teams it doesn't mean the league is stronger, it simply means that these clubs (and it is mainly the top sides anyway) have paid more money for players who are no better in quality than some who were playing 5 years ago. More money does not mean better quality it simply means more money. Do you really believe that Di Maria is worth 60m quid? I don't and I'm quite a fan of his (I keep a close eye on Argentine football). And what about Balotelli? Fabulous footballer but isn't he 16m worth of major trouble?
No-one is saying it's going to be easy, it isn't, but if we can't hold our own against the likes of Palace, West Ham, Hull (who we nearly always take 6 points off) and such then we don't deserve to be there and we will come down. Simple as that. But to keep saying silly stuff like "Down by Christmas" and "Lowest points total ever" just makes people look very bitter and jealous, not realistic.
Actually, if you want a statistic, here's one. We have just had 3 very tough games and got 1 point, at that ratio we would equal Derby's record. But the thing is, we ain't playing Chelsea and Man Utd every week are we? Or Swansea away, which is no easy game for anyone. What would you say if, after our next run of 6 games, we had already amassed more than 13 points? Will you come on here and say, "Ian (yes, that's my real name, I won't hide) I apologise for making ridiculous claims about Burnley's chances"?
If we don't make 13 points over the season I'll come on here and apologise and buy you a few pints in the Ewood Arms, on a match day, wearing a Burnley scarf.
that 's a bold statement, I mean I wouldn't be seen dead anywhere near deadwood drinking beer - its probably gonna be off any way.....
What you saying mate? You don't think it's a safe bet? I only gamble when the odds are stacked heavily in my favour. Besides, I said I'd buy him a few, not that I'd be having any myself. Ha ha!!!
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Housec....Not jealousy, just realism. Although I admire the way Burnley has been run over the past couple of years it is totally unrealistic to think that buying or loaning a few players of mediocre ability it will save the team from inevitable relegation. Only two teams in the PL have spent less and they are established teams. Perhaps they may avoid the inevitable but I really don't think so. If they prove me wrong then I will hold my hand up and say well done.[/p][/quote]Are you saying that you think that our present team is inferior to the one we had last time up? My point is this, just because so much money has been spent over the summer by prem teams it doesn't mean the league is stronger, it simply means that these clubs (and it is mainly the top sides anyway) have paid more money for players who are no better in quality than some who were playing 5 years ago. More money does not mean better quality it simply means more money. Do you really believe that Di Maria is worth 60m quid? I don't and I'm quite a fan of his (I keep a close eye on Argentine football). And what about Balotelli? Fabulous footballer but isn't he 16m worth of major trouble? No-one is saying it's going to be easy, it isn't, but if we can't hold our own against the likes of Palace, West Ham, Hull (who we nearly always take 6 points off) and such then we don't deserve to be there and we will come down. Simple as that. But to keep saying silly stuff like "Down by Christmas" and "Lowest points total ever" just makes people look very bitter and jealous, not realistic. Actually, if you want a statistic, here's one. We have just had 3 very tough games and got 1 point, at that ratio we would equal Derby's record. But the thing is, we ain't playing Chelsea and Man Utd every week are we? Or Swansea away, which is no easy game for anyone. What would you say if, after our next run of 6 games, we had already amassed more than 13 points? Will you come on here and say, "Ian (yes, that's my real name, I won't hide) I apologise for making ridiculous claims about Burnley's chances"? If we don't make 13 points over the season I'll come on here and apologise and buy you a few pints in the Ewood Arms, on a match day, wearing a Burnley scarf.[/p][/quote]that 's a bold statement, I mean I wouldn't be seen dead anywhere near deadwood drinking beer - its probably gonna be off any way.....[/p][/quote]What you saying mate? You don't think it's a safe bet? I only gamble when the odds are stacked heavily in my favour. Besides, I said I'd buy him a few, not that I'd be having any myself. Ha ha!!! houseclaret
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now!
Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now! A Darener
  • Score: -1

3:01pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

A Darener wrote:
I don't indulge in betting or charity giving. I refuse to pay towards the salaries of charity managers who receive remunerations almost as obscene as footballers wages.
Thought as much.....

All mouth and no trousers, it appears you are your typical common or garden Blackburn fan.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: I don't indulge in betting or charity giving. I refuse to pay towards the salaries of charity managers who receive remunerations almost as obscene as footballers wages.[/p][/quote]Thought as much..... All mouth and no trousers, it appears you are your typical common or garden Blackburn fan. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 1

3:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now!
Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now![/p][/quote]Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1. houseclaret
  • Score: -1

3:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

houseclaret wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now!
Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1.
Prefer the Chinese across the road. Best Chinese restaurant ever.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now![/p][/quote]Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1.[/p][/quote]Prefer the Chinese across the road. Best Chinese restaurant ever. A Darener
  • Score: 0

3:14pm Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

It's going to be a long lonely weekend. I hate international week. No proper football. What the heck are we going to talk about until games resume? Looks like only trivia and baiting. But then again no points lost for either team.
It's going to be a long lonely weekend. I hate international week. No proper football. What the heck are we going to talk about until games resume? Looks like only trivia and baiting. But then again no points lost for either team. A Darener
  • Score: 0

3:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now!
Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1.
Prefer the Chinese across the road. Best Chinese restaurant ever.
Is that the one at Guide, across from the pub, I've heard some good stories?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now![/p][/quote]Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1.[/p][/quote]Prefer the Chinese across the road. Best Chinese restaurant ever.[/p][/quote]Is that the one at Guide, across from the pub, I've heard some good stories? houseclaret
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Wed 3 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
It's going to be a long lonely weekend. I hate international week. No proper football. What the heck are we going to talk about until games resume? Looks like only trivia and baiting. But then again no points lost for either team.
Here's a thing. When, exactly, did footballers start needing a rest on the run up to an international? Especially friendlies. Or why did we need to give them so much time to "be together"? It makes you think don't it, give a young man 150k per week and then give him loads of time to spend it (we mustn't ask him to play more than 2 games in a week must we? Nor train for more than 3 hours) and then we become mightily puzzled as to why so many become drunken gamblers.
Is it me or have we got a strange irony here? Ever since we have started having international breaks to allow the squad to have "time to prepare" our performances have actually got worse. If the world cup in Qatar is played over winter (and that's a farce ain't it?) we might as well say tata to that season because with the shut down and the "preparation" we'll only have half a season.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: It's going to be a long lonely weekend. I hate international week. No proper football. What the heck are we going to talk about until games resume? Looks like only trivia and baiting. But then again no points lost for either team.[/p][/quote]Here's a thing. When, exactly, did footballers start needing a rest on the run up to an international? Especially friendlies. Or why did we need to give them so much time to "be together"? It makes you think don't it, give a young man 150k per week and then give him loads of time to spend it (we mustn't ask him to play more than 2 games in a week must we? Nor train for more than 3 hours) and then we become mightily puzzled as to why so many become drunken gamblers. Is it me or have we got a strange irony here? Ever since we have started having international breaks to allow the squad to have "time to prepare" our performances have actually got worse. If the world cup in Qatar is played over winter (and that's a farce ain't it?) we might as well say tata to that season because with the shut down and the "preparation" we'll only have half a season. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

3:37pm Wed 3 Sep 14

tall in the saddle says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?
Tell me how that is mathematically possible.

For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS.

Epic Maths Fail.
Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why,
Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth.
They weren’t out of their depth on Saturday. Tell you what I’ve listened to Shearer and he can’t even speak English. I think he’s numb. As for the pundits generally they are usually wrong. Who was tipped for relegation from the Championship last season and went up instead. Yes the Clarets. And if the think pundits were that good they would be in management and win the pools every week.
You Pluckers are green with envy at us signing these players. And look who you’ve got? I’d be jealous as well. Having to quote useless pundits hollow words for comfort is very, very sad.
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Why would he sign in January for a relegated team?[/p][/quote]Tell me how that is mathematically possible. For us to be relegated in January we would need to have NO POINTS and the 17th placed side would need to be on 60 POINTS. Epic Maths Fail.[/p][/quote]Everyone is assuming you won’t win a single game that’s why, Even Gary Lineker and Alan (PL medal winner with Rovers) Shearer say you are completely out of your depth.[/p][/quote]They weren’t out of their depth on Saturday. Tell you what I’ve listened to Shearer and he can’t even speak English. I think he’s numb. As for the pundits generally they are usually wrong. Who was tipped for relegation from the Championship last season and went up instead. Yes the Clarets. And if the think pundits were that good they would be in management and win the pools every week. You Pluckers are green with envy at us signing these players. And look who you’ve got? I’d be jealous as well. Having to quote useless pundits hollow words for comfort is very, very sad. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 2

3:39pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

A Darener wrote:
It's going to be a long lonely weekend. I hate international week. No proper football. What the heck are we going to talk about until games resume? Looks like only trivia and baiting. But then again no points lost for either team.
Mogadon Bowyer is a mightily relieved man....
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: It's going to be a long lonely weekend. I hate international week. No proper football. What the heck are we going to talk about until games resume? Looks like only trivia and baiting. But then again no points lost for either team.[/p][/quote]Mogadon Bowyer is a mightily relieved man.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

3:43pm Wed 3 Sep 14

tall in the saddle says...

A Darener wrote:
If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will.
I don’t know. I used to think things were better at the time you went to school, but looks like they weren’t. When I woke up this morning it was September 3rd, not Christmas. I think you need to see someone about your memory, or maybe you can answer this. Has any team been promoted from the championship when they were 14th on September 3rd (ie. Christmas)
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure somebody will put me right if I am not. Only two teams have escaped relegation from the PL after being bottom at Christmas. Burnley will be on the fewest points ever by then so although mathematically it will not be over, being practical it certainly will.[/p][/quote]I don’t know. I used to think things were better at the time you went to school, but looks like they weren’t. When I woke up this morning it was September 3rd, not Christmas. I think you need to see someone about your memory, or maybe you can answer this. Has any team been promoted from the championship when they were 14th on September 3rd (ie. Christmas) tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

5:21pm Wed 3 Sep 14

mushypeaman says...

I am a Rovers fan and sick that Keane has gone on loan to Burnley. He was excellent last season and deserves a chance to play in the premiership. I can understand van Gaal wanting him to get experience playing in a higher league week in week out. I hope the lad does well.
Burnleys performance against Chelsea was ok in 2nd half and against Utd. they were not outclassed. Including Swansea it was three tough games so they can't be written off yet.
I am a Rovers fan and sick that Keane has gone on loan to Burnley. He was excellent last season and deserves a chance to play in the premiership. I can understand van Gaal wanting him to get experience playing in a higher league week in week out. I hope the lad does well. Burnleys performance against Chelsea was ok in 2nd half and against Utd. they were not outclassed. Including Swansea it was three tough games so they can't be written off yet. mushypeaman
  • Score: 2

5:36pm Wed 3 Sep 14

A Darener says...

houseclaret wrote:
A Darener wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now!
Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1.
Prefer the Chinese across the road. Best Chinese restaurant ever.
Is that the one at Guide, across from the pub, I've heard some good stories?
Certainly is...Guide Cantonese. Give it a try.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't touch any beer from the Ewood Arms. Been closed for quite a while now![/p][/quote]Would that be down to the "missing 10 thousand mate"? Any way, I'll buy a meal at the Willows, it's 2 for 1.[/p][/quote]Prefer the Chinese across the road. Best Chinese restaurant ever.[/p][/quote]Is that the one at Guide, across from the pub, I've heard some good stories?[/p][/quote]Certainly is...Guide Cantonese. Give it a try. A Darener
  • Score: 0

2:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

slopes says...

trouble is he'll always be a jibb bastaard
trouble is he'll always be a jibb bastaard slopes
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