Andy Lochhead: Burnley have enough strikers now

Ashley Barnes

Ashley Barnes

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I SEE that Burnley have denied making another bid for Troy Deeney, and I think they have enough strikers now anyway.

After the signing of Lukas Jutkiewicz they have five strikers, with Danny Ings, Sam Vokes, Ashley Barnes and Marvin Sordell also at the club.

I think they’re covered in that position. The manager will know what he wants and maybe he might be looking at getting another midfielder in.

There is still talk about the defender Craig Dawson from West Brom, although I think we do have options there because Ben Mee can play centre half if required.

But I think the manager will be pretty happy with his squad and the club know they have to be careful with their budget.

Chelsea are our first opponents in the Premier League and they have signed another big money player, left back Filipe Luis for £15m, but we can’t compete with those sorts of clubs.

Hopefully we can in the first game of the season, though, although it might not be easy to win that match 8-0 like we did in our first pre-season friendly on Sunday. I think I would settle for 1-0 against Chelsea!

The excitement is building now, I am starting to count down the weeks until that first game.

It was good that Barnes, Jutkiewicz and Sordell all scored twice in Austria and it will be interesting who partners Ings in the first game, with Vokes injured.

Barnes came in at the end of the season and did well.

I went to Tenerife earlier in the summer and I got talking to the former Manchester City player Tony Book, who was telling me that Ashley was his nephew.

He was asking about how he was getting on at Burnley, and I said from what I’d seen he’d done quite well. Tony will be coming up for the City game I think.

Maybe Ashley might start the season and get the chance to carry on that form.

He will certainly want that shirt and then want to hang on to it.

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4:16pm Fri 25 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Yeah I totally agree, Chelsea have no chance against us, I can see mourinho getting fired when we whoop them out of sight with our 4 million band of misfits. Then we will be top of the league.
Cuckoo Cuckoo Cuckoo
Yeah I totally agree, Chelsea have no chance against us, I can see mourinho getting fired when we whoop them out of sight with our 4 million band of misfits. Then we will be top of the league. Cuckoo Cuckoo Cuckoo AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -31

4:32pm Fri 25 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

"But I think the manager will be pretty happy with his squad". On exactly what basis - does this reporter live on the moon? Or even worse, Padiham?
"But I think the manager will be pretty happy with his squad". On exactly what basis - does this reporter live on the moon? Or even worse, Padiham? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -29

4:33pm Fri 25 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
And where have all the Trippier comments gone? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -28

4:36pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Dead Sun Rising says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
Too many moronic posts from people like you.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: And where have all the Trippier comments gone?[/p][/quote]Too many moronic posts from people like you. Dead Sun Rising
  • Score: 22

4:42pm Fri 25 Jul 14

claret len says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: And where have all the Trippier comments gone?[/p][/quote]I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll. claret len
  • Score: 22

5:36pm Fri 25 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

claret len wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.
Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot.
[quote][p][bold]claret len[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: And where have all the Trippier comments gone?[/p][/quote]I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.[/p][/quote]Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -28

5:44pm Fri 25 Jul 14

claret len says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
claret len wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.
Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot.
You don't need to name somebody to defame them, it's enough to make it clear who you are referring to -the twitter flag comment made it clear. Defamation by innuendo.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret len[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: And where have all the Trippier comments gone?[/p][/quote]I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.[/p][/quote]Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot.[/p][/quote]You don't need to name somebody to defame them, it's enough to make it clear who you are referring to -the twitter flag comment made it clear. Defamation by innuendo. claret len
  • Score: 15

7:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -22

7:17pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Claretcert says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID
Friday -,just another day wasted sat all alone in Blackburn, trolling all day trolling all night. Sucking fetid air into his rancid mouth to fuel the diseased mind for one more hour of vomiting banal, boring drivel. What happened to the human bieng that once filled his crusty drenching head? As everyone gets ready for the weekend, family friends and loved ones, things to do, this loser hunched over his keys just vomits sick thoughts into an empty space. Sad deluded halfwit. Nothing to look forward to but more of the same. Another dull day in the life of an alcoholic Blackburn freak.
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID[/p][/quote]Friday -,just another day wasted sat all alone in Blackburn, trolling all day trolling all night. Sucking fetid air into his rancid mouth to fuel the diseased mind for one more hour of vomiting banal, boring drivel. What happened to the human bieng that once filled his crusty drenching head? As everyone gets ready for the weekend, family friends and loved ones, things to do, this loser hunched over his keys just vomits sick thoughts into an empty space. Sad deluded halfwit. Nothing to look forward to but more of the same. Another dull day in the life of an alcoholic Blackburn freak. Claretcert
  • Score: 16

7:47pm Fri 25 Jul 14

tall in the saddle says...

claret len wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.
And so you should report this yellow bellied **** who is a disgrace to all football fans.
[quote][p][bold]claret len[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: And where have all the Trippier comments gone?[/p][/quote]I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.[/p][/quote]And so you should report this yellow bellied **** who is a disgrace to all football fans. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 11

7:54pm Fri 25 Jul 14

tall in the saddle says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
claret len wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.
Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot.
You yellow belly are the most despicable sort of animal. You are a disgrace to football and its because of you that I and maybe others mention with some pleasure what will happen when Venkys find their exit solution. Real Rovers fans, which excludes you will suffer. Now bugger off and suck you blanket.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret len[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: And where have all the Trippier comments gone?[/p][/quote]I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.[/p][/quote]Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot.[/p][/quote]You yellow belly are the most despicable sort of animal. You are a disgrace to football and its because of you that I and maybe others mention with some pleasure what will happen when Venkys find their exit solution. Real Rovers fans, which excludes you will suffer. Now bugger off and suck you blanket. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 19

8:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

claret len wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
claret len wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
And where have all the Trippier comments gone?
I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.
Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot.
You don't need to name somebody to defame them, it's enough to make it clear who you are referring to -the twitter flag comment made it clear. Defamation by innuendo.
By innuendo even? You sound like a proper legal eagle. Not me anyway - I can't stand innuendo. When I accidentally write one I whip it out immediately. Oooh matron!!
[quote][p][bold]claret len[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret len[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: And where have all the Trippier comments gone?[/p][/quote]I reported your comment about meeting a businessman in Brazil for defamation. Hopefully, it's being looked into and you'll have to find a different website to troll.[/p][/quote]Blimey, real sense of humour bypass in Bumley today. Do you not think you need to mention someone's name to defame them, or even make a statement that could be considered true. Having said that you're a Dingle and will believe anything. Explains a lot.[/p][/quote]You don't need to name somebody to defame them, it's enough to make it clear who you are referring to -the twitter flag comment made it clear. Defamation by innuendo.[/p][/quote]By innuendo even? You sound like a proper legal eagle. Not me anyway - I can't stand innuendo. When I accidentally write one I whip it out immediately. Oooh matron!! TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -18

9:07pm Fri 25 Jul 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Claretcert wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID
Friday -,just another day wasted sat all alone in Blackburn, trolling all day trolling all night. Sucking fetid air into his rancid mouth to fuel the diseased mind for one more hour of vomiting banal, boring drivel. What happened to the human bieng that once filled his crusty drenching head? As everyone gets ready for the weekend, family friends and loved ones, things to do, this loser hunched over his keys just vomits sick thoughts into an empty space. Sad deluded halfwit. Nothing to look forward to but more of the same. Another dull day in the life of an alcoholic Blackburn freak.
Eh? I'm watching the Darts you spanner,what a tool! You can afford Sky TV can't you? My God some spellchecking must have gone into that masterpiece Sweetheart. Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait.RTID
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID[/p][/quote]Friday -,just another day wasted sat all alone in Blackburn, trolling all day trolling all night. Sucking fetid air into his rancid mouth to fuel the diseased mind for one more hour of vomiting banal, boring drivel. What happened to the human bieng that once filled his crusty drenching head? As everyone gets ready for the weekend, family friends and loved ones, things to do, this loser hunched over his keys just vomits sick thoughts into an empty space. Sad deluded halfwit. Nothing to look forward to but more of the same. Another dull day in the life of an alcoholic Blackburn freak.[/p][/quote]Eh? I'm watching the Darts you spanner,what a tool! You can afford Sky TV can't you? My God some spellchecking must have gone into that masterpiece Sweetheart. Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait.RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -21

9:13pm Fri 25 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID
Friday -,just another day wasted sat all alone in Blackburn, trolling all day trolling all night. Sucking fetid air into his rancid mouth to fuel the diseased mind for one more hour of vomiting banal, boring drivel. What happened to the human bieng that once filled his crusty drenching head? As everyone gets ready for the weekend, family friends and loved ones, things to do, this loser hunched over his keys just vomits sick thoughts into an empty space. Sad deluded halfwit. Nothing to look forward to but more of the same. Another dull day in the life of an alcoholic Blackburn freak.
Eh? I'm watching the Darts you spanner,what a tool! You can afford Sky TV can't you? My God some spellchecking must have gone into that masterpiece Sweetheart. Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait.RTID
I think the irony in Claretcert-lifter's posts is just mind boggling. One man, spewing bile against many throughout the working day. Poor soul.
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID[/p][/quote]Friday -,just another day wasted sat all alone in Blackburn, trolling all day trolling all night. Sucking fetid air into his rancid mouth to fuel the diseased mind for one more hour of vomiting banal, boring drivel. What happened to the human bieng that once filled his crusty drenching head? As everyone gets ready for the weekend, family friends and loved ones, things to do, this loser hunched over his keys just vomits sick thoughts into an empty space. Sad deluded halfwit. Nothing to look forward to but more of the same. Another dull day in the life of an alcoholic Blackburn freak.[/p][/quote]Eh? I'm watching the Darts you spanner,what a tool! You can afford Sky TV can't you? My God some spellchecking must have gone into that masterpiece Sweetheart. Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait.RTID[/p][/quote]I think the irony in Claretcert-lifter's posts is just mind boggling. One man, spewing bile against many throughout the working day. Poor soul. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -23

9:42pm Fri 25 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID
Another day another evening of sitting on his mouldy, man-fluid encrusted spring busted sofa in his damp foisty Shadsworth bedsit , brown and yellow stained Y fronts round his scabby ankles with his box of cleanex at the ready while he dribbles spittle with sheer delight in anticipation of the Bangbabes ten minute freeview.
Oh yes, George lives his life to the full every day.
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait. RTID[/p][/quote]Another day another evening of sitting on his mouldy, man-fluid encrusted spring busted sofa in his damp foisty Shadsworth bedsit , brown and yellow stained Y fronts round his scabby ankles with his box of cleanex at the ready while he dribbles spittle with sheer delight in anticipation of the Bangbabes ten minute freeview. Oh yes, George lives his life to the full every day. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 19

10:12pm Fri 25 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4BurnIey says...

I am after your opinion. I am thinking of changing my my username to Thrush, because I am such an irritable tw@. What do you think? Good move?
I am after your opinion. I am thinking of changing my my username to Thrush, because I am such an irritable tw@. What do you think? Good move? AnotherPounding4BurnIey
  • Score: -19

10:48pm Fri 25 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

I think it's better reserved for Claretcert-lifer - he's the one with the uncontrolled vile discharges
I think it's better reserved for Claretcert-lifer - he's the one with the uncontrolled vile discharges TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -17

11:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Dead Sun Rising says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
Iey
wrote:
I am after your opinion. I am thinking of changing my my username to Thrush, because I am such an irritable tw@. What do you think? Good move?
Hmmm..
Quite fitting. In fact there are a few of you that could share the same Thrush log in.
Great move. Go for it.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn Iey[/bold] wrote: I am after your opinion. I am thinking of changing my my username to Thrush, because I am such an irritable tw@. What do you think? Good move?[/p][/quote]Hmmm.. Quite fitting. In fact there are a few of you that could share the same Thrush log in. Great move. Go for it. Dead Sun Rising
  • Score: 15

9:42am Sat 26 Jul 14

aviitt says...

Every comment I see on every Burnley FC related article is something derogatory towards Blackburn. Pathetic. Talk about your fu**ing article, it's an interesting subject and a debate in which people's opinions would be very interesting.
Every comment I see on every Burnley FC related article is something derogatory towards Blackburn. Pathetic. Talk about your fu**ing article, it's an interesting subject and a debate in which people's opinions would be very interesting. aviitt
  • Score: 3

10:13am Sat 26 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

aviitt wrote:
Every comment I see on every Burnley FC related article is something derogatory towards Blackburn. Pathetic. Talk about your fu**ing article, it's an interesting subject and a debate in which people's opinions would be very interesting.
Tell your lot. All I ever talk about is your failure to attract any striker of anything more than mediocre championship level and the likely departure of Ings - is he going to stay? Can Ings play up top on his tod? Can you get anywhere with 2 up front at Prem level? The answer to all questions is a firm no, and yet here you all are happy clapping yourselves into oblivion. Interesting enough?
[quote][p][bold]aviitt[/bold] wrote: Every comment I see on every Burnley FC related article is something derogatory towards Blackburn. Pathetic. Talk about your fu**ing article, it's an interesting subject and a debate in which people's opinions would be very interesting.[/p][/quote]Tell your lot. All I ever talk about is your failure to attract any striker of anything more than mediocre championship level and the likely departure of Ings - is he going to stay? Can Ings play up top on his tod? Can you get anywhere with 2 up front at Prem level? The answer to all questions is a firm no, and yet here you all are happy clapping yourselves into oblivion. Interesting enough? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -7

11:00am Sat 26 Jul 14

Dead Sun Rising says...

aviitt wrote:
Every comment I see on every Burnley FC related article is something derogatory towards Blackburn. Pathetic. Talk about your fu**ing article, it's an interesting subject and a debate in which people's opinions would be very interesting.
It would be great to comment solely on an article avitt, however I don't think I have ever found an article to be free from some Rovers fan or other, spouting nonsense or abuse.

It happens both ways, I am aware, sadly it is how people view banter these days. Mickey taking is one thing, however baseless arguments and incorrect facts along with the safety of hiding behind some laptop or other, means some folk take it to a different level.
[quote][p][bold]aviitt[/bold] wrote: Every comment I see on every Burnley FC related article is something derogatory towards Blackburn. Pathetic. Talk about your fu**ing article, it's an interesting subject and a debate in which people's opinions would be very interesting.[/p][/quote]It would be great to comment solely on an article avitt, however I don't think I have ever found an article to be free from some Rovers fan or other, spouting nonsense or abuse. It happens both ways, I am aware, sadly it is how people view banter these days. Mickey taking is one thing, however baseless arguments and incorrect facts along with the safety of hiding behind some laptop or other, means some folk take it to a different level. Dead Sun Rising
  • Score: 7

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