Mixed feelings for Howe ahead of reunion

EDDIE Howe has mixed feelings about his return to Turf Moor.

On the one hand the former Burnley boss is looking forward to seeing former colleagues; some familiar and friendly faces.

On the other, the 35-year-old's emphasis is on Bournemouth, and taking points from his old employees.

“It’s awkward,” said Howe, who after 21 months at the Clarets helm returned for a second spell in charge of his boyhood club following personal tragedy with the sudden death of his mother.

“I want Burnley to do well, just not in our games against them, and they will be difficult games.”

Although Burnley have sprung a surprise in the Championship by taking top spot, there won’t be any surprise packages for Howe.

For not only is he thorough with his investigations into the opposition, he signed a number of the club’s first team regulars.

Full backs Kieran Trippier and Ben Mee were both loans from Manchester City who went on to become permanent acquisitions.

Howe worked hard and persistently to secure the signature of Jason Shackell the summer before last. The captain is delivering his best form for Burnley now.

Further up the field, a duo he first worked with at Bournemouth are bearing fruit for the Clarets this season.

Top scorers Danny Ings and Sam Vokes both came through the youth system at Dean Court.

Reunited at Turf Moor, they have formed a formidable partnership this season.

“I’m really pleased for Sam and Danny because not only are they very good footballers but they are really good people and I’ve got a lot of time for both,” said Howe.

“I worked with both of them for a long time as young lads.”

Of their 22-goal double act, Howe added: “I’d be lying if I said I knew it could work that well. You don’t know until you see them together.

“It’s great to see two products of the Bournemouth youth set-up doing so well.”

Howe knows his Bournemouth have their work cut out to keep them quiet tomorrow.

But he is satisfied with the start to the season the Cherries have made, after engineering an incredible turnaround on his return, taking the club from the League One relegation zone to automatic promotion.

Howe has no regrets about returning to Bournemouth, nor the decision to become Brian Laws’ successor in January 2011, in Burnley’s second season out of the Premier League.

“When we took the Burnley job we knew we were taking one of the hardest jobs available to us at the time,” he explained.

“It was a really difficult project and we had to cut the wage bill, sell players and bring the average age of the squad down, breaking up one of the most famous sides in Burnley’s history.

“We never got the success we wanted. We never broke into the top six and didn’t fulfil our objectives, but hopefully we went some way to building a new team.”

Howe added: “Sean and his team deserve all the credit for what they have done. They have taken the job and got a consistent run of results, and it's not an easy job.”

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1:10pm Fri 8 Nov 13

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself
Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself FakeVilla_MTCabinet

1:28pm Fri 8 Nov 13

GeoRam says...

FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself
Yawn.
[quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself[/p][/quote]Yawn. GeoRam

1:52pm Fri 8 Nov 13

FCBurnley says...

FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself
So Howe did a fantastic job ? No he did a good job.
Dyche has taken all the glory ? Correct, he is the manager.
Burnley are top of the league ? Correct
Burnley are so far ahead of Woevers its embarassing ? Correct
FakeVilla is a mentally challenged imbecile ? You decide
[quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself[/p][/quote]So Howe did a fantastic job ? No he did a good job. Dyche has taken all the glory ? Correct, he is the manager. Burnley are top of the league ? Correct Burnley are so far ahead of Woevers its embarassing ? Correct FakeVilla is a mentally challenged imbecile ? You decide FCBurnley

1:53pm Fri 8 Nov 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself
You sir are nothing but a parasite feeding on your own stupidity.

And you are so very jealous of Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself[/p][/quote]You sir are nothing but a parasite feeding on your own stupidity. And you are so very jealous of Burnley. we.love.u.venkys

3:58pm Fri 8 Nov 13

Dingle Dangle says...

Mixed feelings!!!!! I bet he has - on one hand gets certain he'll whup the dingles and on the other he's scared of getting eaten by the Neanderthals that will be baying for his blood. Poor chap
Mixed feelings!!!!! I bet he has - on one hand gets certain he'll whup the dingles and on the other he's scared of getting eaten by the Neanderthals that will be baying for his blood. Poor chap Dingle Dangle

4:38pm Fri 8 Nov 13

Midland Claret says...

FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself
Look Burnley may not stay top of the table who knows. What is a fact is that Blackburn are 54 million in debt with another forecast 30 plus million for this season. So somewhere over the next twelve months maybe sooner you may not have a team to support. So would advise you be kinder to Burnley with your comments as you may need a new team to support.
Sleep well.
[quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself[/p][/quote]Look Burnley may not stay top of the table who knows. What is a fact is that Blackburn are 54 million in debt with another forecast 30 plus million for this season. So somewhere over the next twelve months maybe sooner you may not have a team to support. So would advise you be kinder to Burnley with your comments as you may need a new team to support. Sleep well. Midland Claret

6:31pm Fri 8 Nov 13

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

Midland Claret wrote:
FakeVilla_MTCabinet wrote:
Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself
Look Burnley may not stay top of the table who knows. What is a fact is that Blackburn are 54 million in debt with another forecast 30 plus million for this season. So somewhere over the next twelve months maybe sooner you may not have a team to support. So would advise you be kinder to Burnley with your comments as you may need a new team to support.
Sleep well.
I'd sooner get a big fat arse and take up knitting
[quote][p][bold]Midland Claret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FakeVilla_MTCabinet[/bold] wrote: Eddie Howe did a fantastic job for Burnley, its because of Dyches ability to ride on his shirt tail, they are where they are. Don't expect any of the local munters to admit it though. It'll be a strange day watching one of your teams play the other Since you left the ginger cone placer has taken all the glory for himself[/p][/quote]Look Burnley may not stay top of the table who knows. What is a fact is that Blackburn are 54 million in debt with another forecast 30 plus million for this season. So somewhere over the next twelve months maybe sooner you may not have a team to support. So would advise you be kinder to Burnley with your comments as you may need a new team to support. Sleep well.[/p][/quote]I'd sooner get a big fat arse and take up knitting FakeVilla_MTCabinet

6:32pm Fri 8 Nov 13

McClaret says...

Hope he has only one feeling all afternoon - defeat!
Hope he has only one feeling all afternoon - defeat! McClaret

7:01pm Fri 8 Nov 13

Dingle Dangle says...

Come on Eddie!!
Come on Eddie!! Dingle Dangle

7:35pm Fri 8 Nov 13

Bmthboys says...

McClaret wrote:
Hope he has only one feeling all afternoon - defeat!
Come on bmth,due 3 points!! UTC(cherries)
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Hope he has only one feeling all afternoon - defeat![/p][/quote]Come on bmth,due 3 points!! UTC(cherries) Bmthboys

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