Burnley skipper so excited about Premier League

Jason Shackell

Jason Shackell

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

JASON Shackell says there will be no let-up in Burnley’s pre-season preparations, because manager Sean Dyche would not allow it.

The Clarets play their final friendly before taking on the super powers of the Premier League on Monday week.

Verona are the visitors to Turf Moor tomorrow, before the curtain goes up on the 2014/15 top flight season.

All of Dyche’s players will want to stay fit to put themselves in with a chance of being picked by the man dubbed ‘Ginger Mourinho’ when they face the might of Jose Mourinho’s men in their opening game, live on Sky.

But captain Shackell insists there will be no easing off in the build-up.

“I don’t think the gaffer allows us to look as games as, ‘Let’s just get through it’,” said the skipper.

“We’re a week away from the season so the gaffer will want everyone to get right at it and give it everything. Saturday will be a proper game to get us ready for the following Monday.

“I heard I might be playing Luca Toni and that will be a good one.

“It should be a good game and we’ll want to get a good result to make sure we’re ready to go.”

Tomorrow will be the last time Shackell leads the team out of the tunnel before the real action begins, when he will walk out opposite counterpart John Terry.

He admits he has not yet allowed himself too much time to think about the occasion, although expects that will change as kick-off closes in.

“I’ve not thought about walking out of the tunnel on the first game yet but I’m sure that will start coming over the next week – all the excitement is starting to sink in,” said the central defender, who is set to come up against Chelsea new boy Diego Costa, and the new ‘old’ boy Didier Drogba on the opening day.

“It’s more excitement than anything; it’s not really nerves. You know it’s going to be tough but there’s no point in being unrealistic. These are the players that you want to play against and test yourself against.

“It’ll be a tough challenge but we’ll be well prepared.

“We worked hard last year to give ourselves the opportunity to play against some of the best players and teams in the world. It’s something I’m really looking forward to.

“It'll be a good test to see what level we’re at. It’s not really daunting.

“As soon as you get promoted you know you’re going to be coming up against all these players at some point during the season so why not bring them at the start?

“It’s going to be great for the fans, the place will be packed and it’ll be a fun one to get stuck into to start off with.

“The gaffer doesn’t take it easy on us and we’ve been working hard this summer. We take each day as it comes.

“We’ve had some tough, competitive friendlies as well so we’re starting to get our eye on Chelsea now.

“We know it’s edging closer and I’m really excited and looking forward to the challenge.”

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1:38pm Fri 8 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Sign somebody yer tight wads,
Are we holding out for some of the average joes we've put in for to buy out their own contracts?
You pay peanuts, you get monkeys, it would be good if our well run club could sign a bit of quality to go with our dogs of war, maybe a top notch midfielder in the ilk of fabregas.
Burnleys number 1 fan
Sign somebody yer tight wads, Are we holding out for some of the average joes we've put in for to buy out their own contracts? You pay peanuts, you get monkeys, it would be good if our well run club could sign a bit of quality to go with our dogs of war, maybe a top notch midfielder in the ilk of fabregas. Burnleys number 1 fan AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -12

1:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Sign somebody yer tight wads,
Are we holding out for some of the average joes we've put in for to buy out their own contracts?
You pay peanuts, you get monkeys, it would be good if our well run club could sign a bit of quality to go with our dogs of war, maybe a top notch midfielder in the ilk of fabregas.
Burnleys number 1 fan
Must be quiet in Royston Vasey today, all the giro money spent on white lightning and drugs and none left to go and watch the fatherless children play Cardiff tonight. Don't worry you can watch it Sky Sports more commonly known in those parts as Comedy Gold.
Who put the ball in the Bas***ds net, Super Jason Shackell
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Sign somebody yer tight wads, Are we holding out for some of the average joes we've put in for to buy out their own contracts? You pay peanuts, you get monkeys, it would be good if our well run club could sign a bit of quality to go with our dogs of war, maybe a top notch midfielder in the ilk of fabregas. Burnleys number 1 fan[/p][/quote]Must be quiet in Royston Vasey today, all the giro money spent on white lightning and drugs and none left to go and watch the fatherless children play Cardiff tonight. Don't worry you can watch it Sky Sports more commonly known in those parts as Comedy Gold. Who put the ball in the Bas***ds net, Super Jason Shackell mjp 53
  • Score: 14

2:04pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

Shackell was outstanding last season, in pre season he's looked every bit the Premier League player.
Shackell was outstanding last season, in pre season he's looked every bit the Premier League player. Claretcert
  • Score: 13

2:11pm Fri 8 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Claretcert wrote:
Shackell was outstanding last season, in pre season he's looked every bit the Premier League player.
Another quote from the rubber room
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Shackell was outstanding last season, in pre season he's looked every bit the Premier League player.[/p][/quote]Another quote from the rubber room AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -10

2:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
Shackell was outstanding last season, in pre season he's looked every bit the Premier League player.
Another quote from the rubber room
!!!! TOOL ALERT !!!!
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Shackell was outstanding last season, in pre season he's looked every bit the Premier League player.[/p][/quote]Another quote from the rubber room[/p][/quote]!!!! TOOL ALERT !!!! ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 5

3:01pm Fri 8 Aug 14

houseclaret says...

He has every reason to feel excited, he's playing against some of the best players in the world soon and, whatever happens, it will give him fantastic experience. It doesn't matter whether it's football, tennis or chess, you never get any better unless you are tested by those better than you, and when you gain that experience you can become better than them.
He has every reason to feel excited, he's playing against some of the best players in the world soon and, whatever happens, it will give him fantastic experience. It doesn't matter whether it's football, tennis or chess, you never get any better unless you are tested by those better than you, and when you gain that experience you can become better than them. houseclaret
  • Score: 6

4:51pm Fri 8 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

An ode to trolls.

To the Muppet Show theme:

It's time to slag off Burnley
It's time to type some sh1te
It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight

It's time for multi log-ins
And hide my blue and white
I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight

Why do we always come here?
We've nowt better to do
We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue

It's time to turn the lights out
It's time for nighty nights
It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al
This is why we're all jealous as hell!
An ode to trolls. To the Muppet Show theme: It's time to slag off Burnley It's time to type some sh1te It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight It's time for multi log-ins And hide my blue and white I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight Why do we always come here? We've nowt better to do We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue It's time to turn the lights out It's time for nighty nights It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al This is why we're all jealous as hell! ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 7

5:01pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
An ode to trolls.

To the Muppet Show theme:

It's time to slag off Burnley
It's time to type some sh1te
It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight

It's time for multi log-ins
And hide my blue and white
I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight

Why do we always come here?
We've nowt better to do
We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue

It's time to turn the lights out
It's time for nighty nights
It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al
This is why we're all jealous as hell!
hahahaha - best post here all day
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: An ode to trolls. To the Muppet Show theme: It's time to slag off Burnley It's time to type some sh1te It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight It's time for multi log-ins And hide my blue and white I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight Why do we always come here? We've nowt better to do We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue It's time to turn the lights out It's time for nighty nights It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al This is why we're all jealous as hell![/p][/quote]hahahaha - best post here all day Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 4

5:36pm Fri 8 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
An ode to trolls.

To the Muppet Show theme:

It's time to slag off Burnley
It's time to type some sh1te
It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight

It's time for multi log-ins
And hide my blue and white
I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight

Why do we always come here?
We've nowt better to do
We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue

It's time to turn the lights out
It's time for nighty nights
It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al
This is why we're all jealous as hell!
hahahaha - best post here all day
I agree this is the best post I've seen in the last 15 minutes, and so funny, I nearly passed out from uncontrollable guffawing.

Back to the article I think that Burnley need a new theme tune to run out to, something exciting, something that kind of says it all about our coming season.
What about Mission Impossible theme? thats exciting
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: An ode to trolls. To the Muppet Show theme: It's time to slag off Burnley It's time to type some sh1te It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight It's time for multi log-ins And hide my blue and white I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight Why do we always come here? We've nowt better to do We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue It's time to turn the lights out It's time for nighty nights It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al This is why we're all jealous as hell![/p][/quote]hahahaha - best post here all day[/p][/quote]I agree this is the best post I've seen in the last 15 minutes, and so funny, I nearly passed out from uncontrollable guffawing. Back to the article I think that Burnley need a new theme tune to run out to, something exciting, something that kind of says it all about our coming season. What about Mission Impossible theme? thats exciting AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -4

6:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

As much as I obviously despise Shackell for scoring against us twice, I have to say he was still in my team of the season last year, he was immense in the games I saw on Sky sports, and my wasn't there a lot of them.

If only Bowyer had the foresight to have picked up a quality defender of this standing last season while we still had Venky money on tap then perhaps we wouldn't have struggled so much.

You've definitely got yourself a Premier League quality centre back here, and paired with Dawson if your club will stretch to the asking price you'll have quite a formidable defensive line-up.

I just hope one day I can speak as highly of my own clubs defence instead of wincing each and every time an opposition player runs at Fred Flintstone, god forbid he loses his rag tonight, we'll be in for a right hammering.
As much as I obviously despise Shackell for scoring against us twice, I have to say he was still in my team of the season last year, he was immense in the games I saw on Sky sports, and my wasn't there a lot of them. If only Bowyer had the foresight to have picked up a quality defender of this standing last season while we still had Venky money on tap then perhaps we wouldn't have struggled so much. You've definitely got yourself a Premier League quality centre back here, and paired with Dawson if your club will stretch to the asking price you'll have quite a formidable defensive line-up. I just hope one day I can speak as highly of my own clubs defence instead of wincing each and every time an opposition player runs at Fred Flintstone, god forbid he loses his rag tonight, we'll be in for a right hammering. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
An ode to trolls.

To the Muppet Show theme:

It's time to slag off Burnley
It's time to type some sh1te
It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight

It's time for multi log-ins
And hide my blue and white
I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight

Why do we always come here?
We've nowt better to do
We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue

It's time to turn the lights out
It's time for nighty nights
It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al
This is why we're all jealous as hell!
hahahaha - best post here all day
I agree this is the best post I've seen in the last 15 minutes, and so funny, I nearly passed out from uncontrollable guffawing.

Back to the article I think that Burnley need a new theme tune to run out to, something exciting, something that kind of says it all about our coming season.
What about Mission Impossible theme? thats exciting
I believe the new tune Rovers are to take to the field to is The Chicken Song by those other muppets, Spitting Image.
"Hold a chicken in the air, stick a deck chair up your nose, buy a jumbo jet and then bury all your clothes, paint your left knee green and extract your wisdom teeth, form a string quartet and pretend your name is Keith.."
Classic Rovers. I hear the Tweets are to entertain the bird loving yokels at half time with a live performance of The Birdie Song.
Don't forget to clap and wiggle your posteriors.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: An ode to trolls. To the Muppet Show theme: It's time to slag off Burnley It's time to type some sh1te It's time to be a muppet on the comment board tonight It's time for multi log-ins And hide my blue and white I'm gonna be a muppet on the comment board tonight Why do we always come here? We've nowt better to do We think we're really funny, after sniffing super glue It's time to turn the lights out It's time for nighty nights It's time to be a muppet on the most sensational, claretational, Premier-rage-n-al, Burnley-ace-n-al This is why we're all jealous as hell![/p][/quote]hahahaha - best post here all day[/p][/quote]I agree this is the best post I've seen in the last 15 minutes, and so funny, I nearly passed out from uncontrollable guffawing. Back to the article I think that Burnley need a new theme tune to run out to, something exciting, something that kind of says it all about our coming season. What about Mission Impossible theme? thats exciting[/p][/quote]I believe the new tune Rovers are to take to the field to is The Chicken Song by those other muppets, Spitting Image. "Hold a chicken in the air, stick a deck chair up your nose, buy a jumbo jet and then bury all your clothes, paint your left knee green and extract your wisdom teeth, form a string quartet and pretend your name is Keith.." Classic Rovers. I hear the Tweets are to entertain the bird loving yokels at half time with a live performance of The Birdie Song. Don't forget to clap and wiggle your posteriors. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 4

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