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    RobH2O wrote:
    owd nick wrote:
    Simple translation;

    We aren't going to invest in the ground or players because we aren't as confident as our fans that we can stay up, besides, we have more directors than players and after the taxman has finished with us they will be next in line for the big bonuses, just like last time.
    All very silly. You're giving away the fact that you spent two years in the Rovers bitterness training course. Shame on you!
    Not really, personally I am not bitter, if you read my comments on other Burnley threads you might realise that, and I did actually credit you with a lot more intelligence than the troll, perhaps I was wrong.

    Football is a game, local rivalry is intense of course, quite rightly, and bragging rights switch with necessary frequency, long may it be so, because without it, well it wouldn't be the same would it?

    But it isn't life and death, so far I have seen my mum and mum in law die horrible deaths from cancer. both my dad and father in law, who both fought for this country in WW2 died from emphysema and bronchitis , I currently have a friend who is probably on her last chance with breast cancer.

    I myself have been tested for testicular cancer, luckily it was a false alarm.

    Bitter? Please give me a break, it's a game I love but at the end of the day it's two teams of players kicking a bag of wind around a field for the entertainment of their respective fans, when the final whistle blows on a game of football we can all look forward to the next game.

    When the final whistle blows on life it's all over.

    I have much more important things to be bitter about in my life, trust me on that."
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Burnley 'won't disrupt dressing room with signings'

Burnley 'won't disrupt dressing room with signings'

Burnley boss Sean Dyche made Tom Heaton one of a number of successful signings last summer

Burnley boss Sean Dyche made Tom Heaton one of a number of successful signings last summer

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BURNLEY will not upset the harmony of their tight-knit squad this summer by signing players who might disrupt the dressing room, according to chief executive Lee Hoos.

The Clarets’ automatic promotion in 2013/14 was achieved thanks to a real unity within the playing squad and the club will assess the character of potential targets as well as their talent, as they start their summer recruitment drive.

Hoos has already held budget meetings with boss Sean Dyche, who knows the importance of adding to his small squad ahead of Burnley’s move into the Premier League.

“We’re well underway with player identification,” Hoos said.

“There have been a few meetings with various agents already but we never panicked last year, we made sure we got the right guys, we made sure we did our research on the guys we brought in.

“We knew the people we were bringing in were going to absolutely fit the mould of what we wanted to do.

“Fans said we had no ambition because we didn’t sign anyone during the emergency loan window, but we didn’t bring in anyone who wasn’t going to fit with what we’re trying to do because we didn’t want to upset the applecart.

“We’ve got a good thing going here and we’ll continue in the same vein next season as well.

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“It’s getting the right players in.

“You can do the research, you know who are the naughty boys,” added the American.

“But we need to keep our eyes open and make sure we can get the guys in who are 100 per cent committed to the cause. It’s about getting people who buy into what we want to do.

“Everyone who we have brought in has really bought in, and that team ethos will put us in good stead for next year too.”

Burnley will no longer have the luxury of the Football League loan window, so all their business must be done by the end of August.

The Clarets are able to offer top flight football to targets, but Hoos has warned that does not automatically make signing players easy.

“We’ve got to make sure we strengthen the squad but it’s not as if Burnley are in the Premier League and all of a sudden there is a queue of people saying, ‘I want to be there now’,” Hoos said.

“A lot of people will still be thinking we’re the underdogs again and where are we going to be in two years or three years’ time?”

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