Burnley in the Premier: How one Chelsea striker cost the same as 1,067 Michael Duffs

Michael Duff was signed from Cheltenham Town for £30,000

Michael Duff was signed from Cheltenham Town for £30,000

First published in Sport

AMONG the many Premier League previews written in the past few days, one perhaps summed up the financial challenge facing Burnley more than most.

“Even team spirit can only take you so far,” it said about the Clarets. “The manager said Burnley can’t afford to sign Troy Deeney at £8m, so that indicates they are up against it.”

This is how things are in the top flight now. You’re not spending £8m on one player? How can you possibly hope to compete?

It is not so long since £8m was a lot of money for even the top clubs, but Chelsea’s arrival at Turf Moor on Monday is the perfect illustration of how times have changed.

The Blues have spent £78m this summer alone in an attempt to transform themselves from last season’s third-placed club to champions once more.

In have come Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid.

Didier Drogba, once a £24m recruit from Marseille, this time returns for a second spell on a free transfer.

Even allowing for the fact that £50m Fernando Torres may now find himself as third choice striker, Chelsea’s starting line-up on Monday may still add up to a staggering £200m.

None of that was spent on skipper John Terry, while Thibaut Courtois is now looking a bargain at £8m – the figure Chelsea paid Genk for his services three years ago.

But Eden Hazard cost £35m to recruit, Oscar £25m and Andre Schurrle £18m.

Holding midfielder Nemanja Matic was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge for Benfica in 2011 as part of the deal to bring David Luiz to Chelsea, before Mourinho paid £22m to bring him back in January.

Others in contention to play include Willian (£32m), Ramires (£18m), Mohamed Salah (£13m), Victor Moses (£9m), Marco van Ginkel (£8m), Petr Cech (£7m), Cesar Azpilicueta (£7m) and John Obi Mikel (£4m).

In contrast Burnley, described by some even within Turf Moor itself as the smallest club ever to play in the Premier League, spent only around £5m to bring together the side that is likely to start on Monday.

To spend £8m on one player would more than double that tally.

Lukas Jutkiewicz is the most expensive, a £1.5m recruit from Middlesbrough since promotion.

Jason Shackell cost £1.1m from Derby two years ago, while Danny Ings was bought for £1m from Bournemouth at the age of 19.

Of the rest, the likes of Tom Heaton, Scott Arfield, David Jones and Matt Taylor were free transfers.

Michael Duff cost just £30,000 when Burnley brought him in from Cheltenham Town in 2004.

It would require 1,067 Duffs to reach the fee spent on Costa, the man he could be marking.

This is the gulf Burnley must bridge against Chelsea, but football is not merely a battle of the chequebooks. The Clarets will hope to show that in emphatic fashion on Monday.

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12:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait,down by Feburary.RTID
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait,down by Feburary.RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -5

12:52pm Sat 16 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708

Got the cahoonas?
You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares.
Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players?
Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been.
AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who?
Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower.
Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.
Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708 Got the cahoonas? You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares. Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players? Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been. AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who? Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower. Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -14

1:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708

Got the cahoonas?
You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares.
Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players?
Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been.
AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who?
Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower.
Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.
So let's be clear.

You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side.

We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget.

And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are?

I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708 Got the cahoonas? You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares. Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players? Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been. AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who? Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower. Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.[/p][/quote]So let's be clear. You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side. We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget. And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are? I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness. RobH2O .
  • Score: 13

1:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait,down by Feburary.RTID
Puerile little infant
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait,down by Feburary.RTID[/p][/quote]Puerile little infant RobH2O .
  • Score: 12

1:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708

Got the cahoonas?
You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares.
Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players?
Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been.
AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who?
Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower.
Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.
So let's be clear.

You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side.

We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget.

And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are?

I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness.
So, just as I thought, you have no bollax,
The point is, you have been pretty damming in my assessment of Dyches signings and according to you, Burnley will do well this season. Well it also transpires that if Burnley do well, they will score points in the fantasy league. If ings scores 25 goals, he will get the same points as aguero if he scores 25 goals, bright lad.
You don't have to pick the entire Burnley team, you can pick whoever you like. The point I am making is, will you beat me, or will I beat you. Its as simple as tha.
Fair enough if you have no bollax, just admit it on here, if you have what it takes, I am waiting for you all.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708 Got the cahoonas? You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares. Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players? Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been. AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who? Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower. Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.[/p][/quote]So let's be clear. You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side. We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget. And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are? I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness.[/p][/quote]So, just as I thought, you have no bollax, The point is, you have been pretty damming in my assessment of Dyches signings and according to you, Burnley will do well this season. Well it also transpires that if Burnley do well, they will score points in the fantasy league. If ings scores 25 goals, he will get the same points as aguero if he scores 25 goals, bright lad. You don't have to pick the entire Burnley team, you can pick whoever you like. The point I am making is, will you beat me, or will I beat you. Its as simple as tha. Fair enough if you have no bollax, just admit it on here, if you have what it takes, I am waiting for you all. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -19

1:45pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

How one Michael Duff cost the same as 800 plucked chickens.
How one Michael Duff cost the same as 800 plucked chickens. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 14

1:55pm Sat 16 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

sky fantasy league pin 8095708
Got what it takes?
Or just full of it?
This is your chance to defeat AP4B once and for all, or are you a surrender monkey?
I'll make it more interesting for you. If you beat me, I will never come back on these pages ever again so its me against the world again.
Is there anybody here with any minerals at all?
sky fantasy league pin 8095708 Got what it takes? Or just full of it? This is your chance to defeat AP4B once and for all, or are you a surrender monkey? I'll make it more interesting for you. If you beat me, I will never come back on these pages ever again so its me against the world again. Is there anybody here with any minerals at all? AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -19

2:30pm Sat 16 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708

Got the cahoonas?
You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares.
Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players?
Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been.
AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who?
Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower.
Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.
So let's be clear.

You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side.

We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget.

And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are?

I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness.
So, just as I thought, you have no bollax,
The point is, you have been pretty damming in my assessment of Dyches signings and according to you, Burnley will do well this season. Well it also transpires that if Burnley do well, they will score points in the fantasy league. If ings scores 25 goals, he will get the same points as aguero if he scores 25 goals, bright lad.
You don't have to pick the entire Burnley team, you can pick whoever you like. The point I am making is, will you beat me, or will I beat you. Its as simple as tha.
Fair enough if you have no bollax, just admit it on here, if you have what it takes, I am waiting for you all.
If you wish to establish a rule that we can all pick who ever we like, to create equality,I have no problem. What seems to drive you in this matter is the need to be seen to win, publicly, by displaying that you have a superior intellect and that you are utterly amazing. If that is the case, and I can assemble a side picked from all talents of the premier league, then I am up for it.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708 Got the cahoonas? You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares. Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players? Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been. AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who? Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower. Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.[/p][/quote]So let's be clear. You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side. We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget. And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are? I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness.[/p][/quote]So, just as I thought, you have no bollax, The point is, you have been pretty damming in my assessment of Dyches signings and according to you, Burnley will do well this season. Well it also transpires that if Burnley do well, they will score points in the fantasy league. If ings scores 25 goals, he will get the same points as aguero if he scores 25 goals, bright lad. You don't have to pick the entire Burnley team, you can pick whoever you like. The point I am making is, will you beat me, or will I beat you. Its as simple as tha. Fair enough if you have no bollax, just admit it on here, if you have what it takes, I am waiting for you all.[/p][/quote]If you wish to establish a rule that we can all pick who ever we like, to create equality,I have no problem. What seems to drive you in this matter is the need to be seen to win, publicly, by displaying that you have a superior intellect and that you are utterly amazing. If that is the case, and I can assemble a side picked from all talents of the premier league, then I am up for it. RobH2O .
  • Score: 0

2:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
RobH2O . wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn



ley
wrote:
Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708

Got the cahoonas?
You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares.
Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players?
Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been.
AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who?
Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower.
Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.
So let's be clear.

You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side.

We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget.

And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are?

I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness.
So, just as I thought, you have no bollax,
The point is, you have been pretty damming in my assessment of Dyches signings and according to you, Burnley will do well this season. Well it also transpires that if Burnley do well, they will score points in the fantasy league. If ings scores 25 goals, he will get the same points as aguero if he scores 25 goals, bright lad.
You don't have to pick the entire Burnley team, you can pick whoever you like. The point I am making is, will you beat me, or will I beat you. Its as simple as tha.
Fair enough if you have no bollax, just admit it on here, if you have what it takes, I am waiting for you all.
If you wish to establish a rule that we can all pick who ever we like, to create equality,I have no problem. What seems to drive you in this matter is the need to be seen to win, publicly, by displaying that you have a superior intellect and that you are utterly amazing. If that is the case, and I can assemble a side picked from all talents of the premier league, then I am up for it.
You can pick whomever you like.
This is your opportunity to see who has the greater football knowledge thats all.
As an added bonus if you give me a good drubbing, I will banish myself from appearing here again.
I see swansea selling half a team has weakened them significantly, not.
And straight on the heels of Uniteds first poor performance comes newly promoted Burnley, we could take them by surprise eh?
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Sky fantasy football league name Doomed I Tell Thee pin to enter 8095708 Got the cahoonas? You can fill your team with Dyches Div 1 Floaters and see how it compares. Will you back our manager signings by putting them in your team or like me, will you sign real premier league players? Join the league and put your reputation where your mouth has been. AP4B challenges you, nay, throws down the gauntlet, who will own who? Will you OWN all around you, or just fade into a wall flower. Take yer best shot, I'm stood here waiting like Spartacus.[/p][/quote]So let's be clear. You have the pick of all the players in the Premier League, so that you compile a side that exists only on paper and has no restrictions. Thus, theoretically, better than any current Premier League side. We must stick with the players Dyche has signed using the league's smallest budget. And this is designed to show us all how amazing you are? I'd stick to continuing to build up your friction burns. Its about as relevant and just as strong an indicator as to your self-confessed amazingness.[/p][/quote]So, just as I thought, you have no bollax, The point is, you have been pretty damming in my assessment of Dyches signings and according to you, Burnley will do well this season. Well it also transpires that if Burnley do well, they will score points in the fantasy league. If ings scores 25 goals, he will get the same points as aguero if he scores 25 goals, bright lad. You don't have to pick the entire Burnley team, you can pick whoever you like. The point I am making is, will you beat me, or will I beat you. Its as simple as tha. Fair enough if you have no bollax, just admit it on here, if you have what it takes, I am waiting for you all.[/p][/quote]If you wish to establish a rule that we can all pick who ever we like, to create equality,I have no problem. What seems to drive you in this matter is the need to be seen to win, publicly, by displaying that you have a superior intellect and that you are utterly amazing. If that is the case, and I can assemble a side picked from all talents of the premier league, then I am up for it.[/p][/quote]You can pick whomever you like. This is your opportunity to see who has the greater football knowledge thats all. As an added bonus if you give me a good drubbing, I will banish myself from appearing here again. I see swansea selling half a team has weakened them significantly, not. And straight on the heels of Uniteds first poor performance comes newly promoted Burnley, we could take them by surprise eh? AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -14

3:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Certacito66 says...

I thought that the obsessed Rovers fan would be at blackpool .
I thought that the obsessed Rovers fan would be at blackpool . Certacito66
  • Score: 9

3:53pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Certacito66 wrote:
I thought that the obsessed Rovers fan would be at blackpool .
Not a chance. He will be sat at home using his neighbour's unprotected wifi, breaking off from his internet **** search to post some more crap on his stolen iPhone, surrounded by empty cans of Tennents Super, half inched from the local offy this lunchtime and last night's kebab wrappers. He won't even be following the game, he will find out the result tonight when his smack head mates come round with their afternoon 'purchases' and roll ups.
[quote][p][bold]Certacito66[/bold] wrote: I thought that the obsessed Rovers fan would be at blackpool .[/p][/quote]Not a chance. He will be sat at home using his neighbour's unprotected wifi, breaking off from his internet **** search to post some more crap on his stolen iPhone, surrounded by empty cans of Tennents Super, half inched from the local offy this lunchtime and last night's kebab wrappers. He won't even be following the game, he will find out the result tonight when his smack head mates come round with their afternoon 'purchases' and roll ups. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Sat 16 Aug 14

andy1 says...

Certacito66 wrote:
I thought that the obsessed Rovers fan would be at blackpool .
George Oghani's Ironing Board,AnotherPoundin
g4Burnley are Dole Dossers have been through out all working life. Both are unemployable and never been on a match due to also being p1ss heads who spend all the money they scrounge on cheap booze you the UK tax payer pays for. This is one of the reasons I emigrated I was working my socks off for the likes of these two clowns then I realised who the real clown was so left.
[quote][p][bold]Certacito66[/bold] wrote: I thought that the obsessed Rovers fan would be at blackpool .[/p][/quote]George Oghani's Ironing Board,AnotherPoundin g4Burnley are Dole Dossers have been through out all working life. Both are unemployable and never been on a match due to also being p1ss heads who spend all the money they scrounge on cheap booze you the UK tax payer pays for. This is one of the reasons I emigrated I was working my socks off for the likes of these two clowns then I realised who the real clown was so left. andy1
  • Score: 8

5:15pm Sat 16 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you?
What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough?
Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross.
Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted.
So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you? What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough? Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross. Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -9

5:59pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you?
What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough?
Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross.
Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted.
There's no 'we Burnley fans' at all, as we know full well what you are. You are many things, but a Burnley fan you are not.
You anchor.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you? What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough? Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross. Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted.[/p][/quote]There's no 'we Burnley fans' at all, as we know full well what you are. You are many things, but a Burnley fan you are not. You anchor. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 8

8:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you?
What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough?
Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross.
Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted.
There's no 'we Burnley fans' at all, as we know full well what you are. You are many things, but a Burnley fan you are not.
You anchor.
Take up the guantlet and banish me from these pages if you win, pretty good deal if you ask me. As usual all mouth and no trousers.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you? What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough? Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross. Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted.[/p][/quote]There's no 'we Burnley fans' at all, as we know full well what you are. You are many things, but a Burnley fan you are not. You anchor.[/p][/quote]Take up the guantlet and banish me from these pages if you win, pretty good deal if you ask me. As usual all mouth and no trousers. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -7

8:54pm Sat 16 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

RobH2O . wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait,down by Feburary.RTID
Puerile little infant
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiy
a You all excited for Monday Sweetheart? I am,can't wait and after we remain unbeaten ha ha ha this is going to be a great season
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky+MOTD,DAOF,can't wait,down by Feburary.RTID[/p][/quote]Puerile little infant[/p][/quote]Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiy a You all excited for Monday Sweetheart? I am,can't wait and after we remain unbeaten ha ha ha this is going to be a great season George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -6

9:18pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you?
What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough?
Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross.
Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted.
There's no 'we Burnley fans' at all, as we know full well what you are. You are many things, but a Burnley fan you are not.
You anchor.
Take up the guantlet and banish me from these pages if you win, pretty good deal if you ask me. As usual all mouth and no trousers.
At least my mouth doesn't hide behind my true colours. I am claret and blue and have been fir over 40 years. You are just a Blackburn toss pot pretending to be something you are not - a fan of a Premier League team. Your says are gone
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: So, we Burnley fans are just knackerless wonders, are there any Spartans amongst you? What hope does our team have of staying up if you shallow losers can't even take up the gauntlet. Take the challenge, are you man or woman enough? Banish me from these pages by drubbing my team like chelsea will with Dyches dross. Dyches Div 1 floaters, thats what I should have called my team. Gutted.[/p][/quote]There's no 'we Burnley fans' at all, as we know full well what you are. You are many things, but a Burnley fan you are not. You anchor.[/p][/quote]Take up the guantlet and banish me from these pages if you win, pretty good deal if you ask me. As usual all mouth and no trousers.[/p][/quote]At least my mouth doesn't hide behind my true colours. I am claret and blue and have been fir over 40 years. You are just a Blackburn toss pot pretending to be something you are not - a fan of a Premier League team. Your says are gone ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 7

9:19pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

That should say 'DAYS'. Just a slip of the finger there, as the Blackburn fan said to the horse.
That should say 'DAYS'. Just a slip of the finger there, as the Blackburn fan said to the horse. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 5

12:49am Sun 17 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
That should say 'DAYS'. Just a slip of the finger there, as the Blackburn fan said to the horse.
The extra digit caught the wrong key, we understand.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: That should say 'DAYS'. Just a slip of the finger there, as the Blackburn fan said to the horse.[/p][/quote]The extra digit caught the wrong key, we understand. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -5

7:04am Sun 17 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
That should say 'DAYS'. Just a slip of the finger there, as the Blackburn fan said to the horse.
The extra digit caught the wrong key, we understand.
You just 'outed' yourself. Nice one.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: That should say 'DAYS'. Just a slip of the finger there, as the Blackburn fan said to the horse.[/p][/quote]The extra digit caught the wrong key, we understand.[/p][/quote]You just 'outed' yourself. Nice one. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 8

4:17pm Mon 18 Aug 14

jack01 says...

Excuses being laid out on the table before a ball has been kicked.

If Burnley won't spend a portion of their £120 million windfall on players that is their choice. Some might call it a safety first approach, others might call it a lack of ambition. Whatever you call it, if the money isn't being spent on new players to give the club the best chance of survival, where is it being spent? Where was it spent four years ago?

Burnley don't deserve credit for not spending any of the Premier millions. If I was daft enough to pay £700 for a season ticket like some are then I'd want to know where the money was going, because it isn't going towards subsidising affordable football, that is for sure.
Excuses being laid out on the table before a ball has been kicked. If Burnley won't spend a portion of their £120 million windfall on players that is their choice. Some might call it a safety first approach, others might call it a lack of ambition. Whatever you call it, if the money isn't being spent on new players to give the club the best chance of survival, where is it being spent? Where was it spent four years ago? Burnley don't deserve credit for not spending any of the Premier millions. If I was daft enough to pay £700 for a season ticket like some are then I'd want to know where the money was going, because it isn't going towards subsidising affordable football, that is for sure. jack01
  • Score: 0

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