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    Forever Blue wrote:
    houseclaret wrote:
    Must agree with you Rob, couldn't believe the number bitter, jealous rants on here this morning. Just when most Burnley fans have toned it down for the closed season the bitter blues are ramping it up big style. It's probably because they haven't much to look forward to next season (apart from FFP). We can expect the usual drivel from you-know-who but surely the others have more pressing things to worry about, such as if they can hang on to Rhodes, whether Venkys are going to sell them to an abattoirs or if Gary (Mr Dynamic) Bowyer is ever going to stop taking positives from defeats (he might as well stop, he hasn't learned anything yet).
    Is it true that Blackburn police are trying to develop a chicken detector to stop the annoying release of unwanted poultry onto the pitch? mind you if they were successful half the team wouldn't get on the ptich either.
    You my six fingered imbecile are obsessed by the biggest and best club in lancs. Blackburn Rovers.
    Why? this article is about your lot not signing anybody this close season but read it again and its Rovers this and Rovers that .
    You are obsessed because deep down you know where your club stands in this part of Lancs.
    Never ever, ever will you achieve anything near what the ROVERS have done.
    My dialogue with regard to Rovers was in response to the number of jealous ones on a Burnley article spouting bitter drivel and nonsense. You my bitter blue friend have just done a marvelous job of proving me totally correct. Thank you. Now toddle off to the site of misery and discontent where you belong."
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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

First published in Sport
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This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

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.


“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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