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    houseclaret wrote:
    Just wanted to say I'm delighted with the posts on the Trippier article being taken down. More of that should happen until we get back to real banter and wit and intelligence on the posts. I don't mind the jealous ones coming on here and having a go (they've nothing else to look forward to) or even with decent comments (it does happen) but the drivel that is sometimes posted (by Clarets as well, unfortunately) is just time wasting nonsense. I'm not into censorship at all and free speech is our right but, considering some things on here I would say for once "well done Telegraph".
    All we need now is for that muti-faced idiot who pretends to be a Rovers fan (I believe he doesn't even like football) to get shunted off to computer wasteland and things can start being fun on here again.
    houseclaret - as a rovers supporter i empathise with your posting. these boards are invariably full of drivel these days and there is no decent debate, banter or gentle rid digging. but you are correct about taking down comments so some of the idiots who write their nonsense will be prevented from their diatribe.

    you are also correct that it is not just rovers contributors - take a look on rovers pages there is one particular poster who start at 9am and goes through to midnight - despite several bannings it still metamorphasises into another sign-in, and when challenged - it says it is banter! - nowt of he sort...its an idiot that evolution has passed by."
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Dyche not looking abroad for his summer signings

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

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

BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche says he is likely to ‘buy British’ this summer.

The Clarets boss is working with a transfer kitty for the first time since taking the Turf Moor reins in October 2012, after steering the club into the Premier League.

But it is unlikely there will be investment in players from overseas, largely because Burnley’s scouting network does not yet stretch that far.

Most of Dyche’s signings last summer, and in January, were Brits.

Only goalkeepers Alex Cisak and Danijel Nizic were the exceptions, but both Australians had experience of English football.

Cisak had played all his career in England, including a spell at Accrington Stanley, while Nizic had been on trial with the Clarets the previous season following an earlier spell with Portsmouth.

Swede Alex Kacaniklic had a loan spell with Burnley from Fulham in Dyche’s first season, but again the winger had spent all of his career in England.

However, while Dyche is likely to continue to shop for homegrown talent, he says the overseas market is one that he would be keen to explore in the future.

“There have been occasions where it’s been mooted around that I’m not interested in European players and that’s absolutely not the case,” he said.

“At my last club at Watford we didn’t have the finance to recruit properly from Europe, and we’re similar here now.

“We have a recruitment department, we’ve worked hard to build it over the last year if not 18 months.

“But to go into Europe that’s increased costs in wages, increased personnel, and all of those costs have to be paid for.

“So we have to look at the English market first because we know it as a staff and our recruitment people know it.

“The odd one possibly might align from our contacts outside of Great Britain, but they still have to be appropriate for the needs of the club and to help move it forward.

"The reason why the European market has opened up to a lot of clubs is because they put a lot of resources into recruiting from that market and that means a lot of personnel on the ground watching game after game, player after player. We haven't been in a situation to be able to afford to do that so therefore it does narrow our market slightly.”

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