3 things we've learnt from Burnley's opening defeat against Chelsea

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The Premier League is even stronger than it was in 2009

FIVE years ago Robbie Blake’s volley put Burnley ahead against Manchester United in their opening home game of the season and the visitors had no answer.

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Yes, Brian Jensen had to save Michael Carrick’s penalty. But United were not exactly creating chance after chance as they succumbed to defeat.

United were the champions at the time and would be only one point away from winning the league again at the end of that season.

But their team featured the likes of Ben Foster, Wes Brown and Anderson, while Michael Owen was a shadow of his former self.

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Contrast that to the Chelsea team that turned up at Turf Moor on Monday night, and the way the Blues responded to going behind to a not dissimilar angled volley from Scott Arfield.

Twenty minutes later Jose Mourinho’s side were 3-1 up thanks to some scintillating football. Every member of their starting 11 looked world class.

They may have strengthened in the summer, but this was the club who finished only third in the Premier League last season.

The gulf to the top clubs appears to have grown even bigger.

 

The formation may need more flexibility

BURNLEY’S promotion foundations were built on a number of things: hard work was one of them, twinned with talent. Familiarity was another.

Good work behind the scenes on injury prevention meant there was a consistency in selection. That was a benefit to Sean Dyche’s side, and allowed him to keep faith with a 4-4-2 system throughout last season.

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It proved a winning formula.

But it came as a surprise during the summer, given the different teams and tactics they will be coming up against in the Premier League, that there was no deviation in pre-season; no hint of switching to a 3-5-2 or 4-5-1.

On one hand you have to admire the manager’s faith in the formation, and there is flexibility within it with the wide men interchanging and coming inside, allowing the full backs to go up in support and overlap.

But there were times against Chelsea, with a five-man midfield, that they were over-run and exposed.

Burnley should not shift drastically away from what they know, that could be to their detriment.

But options would be an advantage.

Personnel might have been a factor beforehand, so it will be interesting to see how left back Stephen Ward fits into the mould, with current occupier Ben Mee a natural centre half.

 

Reinforcements are still required

CHELSEA have splurged in excess of £82million in the summer, more than half of that on just two of their five new players.

In contrast, the Clarets have spent a small fraction of that on seven recruits, with Ward the most recent.

There are plans for further additions before the transfer window closes.

West Brom’s central defender Craig Dawson and Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury are long-standing targets and still remain on the wanted list.

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They are the key positions for strengthening with little cover in either department.

Ward could make a difference by giving Dyche alternatives at the back, but more Premier League experience is required in the rearguard.

Arfield arrived as a central midfielder, and could step into that role again if required. But he has already proved his value in a wide role, not least with his opening day goal.

Burnley’s squad has cost the least out of all the Premier League clubs to assemble.

There is no reason for them to break the bank in order to swell the numbers, that is not the suggestion.

Spending sprees do not necessarily translate into survival, as Cardiff City discovered last season.

But they need to break into the club coffers to boost the squad, and with it their chances of staying up.

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12:34pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

missed out on Lansbury then so attention shifts to MaCarthur.....
missed out on Lansbury then so attention shifts to MaCarthur..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Thu 21 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -11

12:51pm Thu 21 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

One thing we have learnt is included in this statement

Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
One thing we have learnt is included in this statement Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -10

12:57pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

we have learnt that League 1 side beat the b....ds in their own chicken yard and the Canaries crapped all over the Laughing Stock........ticks all my boxes
we have learnt that League 1 side beat the b....ds in their own chicken yard and the Canaries crapped all over the Laughing Stock........ticks all my boxes Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 8

1:05pm Thu 21 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
One thing we have learnt is included in this statement

Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Forecasts for the future.
1. Blackburn 0 – 1 Bournemouth
2. Rhodes gone by end of August
3. Venky’s out by Christmas
4. Rovers in bottom half finish this season
5. Gestede and Cairney gone at end of season
6. Dunne recalled
7. Robinson admits defeat in diet attempt. Consults Dunne.
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: One thing we have learnt is included in this statement Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]Forecasts for the future. 1. Blackburn 0 – 1 Bournemouth 2. Rhodes gone by end of August 3. Venky’s out by Christmas 4. Rovers in bottom half finish this season 5. Gestede and Cairney gone at end of season 6. Dunne recalled 7. Robinson admits defeat in diet attempt. Consults Dunne. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 13

1:10pm Thu 21 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Venky's out by Christmas.....we wish!
Venky's out by Christmas.....we wish! A Darener
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

they are going to make a new reality tv show starring Dunn and Robinson- Two Fat Footballers.........
.
they are going to make a new reality tv show starring Dunn and Robinson- Two Fat Footballers......... . Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 8

1:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
they are going to make a new reality tv show starring Dunn and Robinson- Two Fat Footballers.........

.
..and one thing we already knew which has since been reinforced; TurfMoorTool, GeorgiePorgiePudding
Pie and APenisFromBburn are all losers in the real world so take out their frustrations on the good folk of Burnley. Sad. Isn't it.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: they are going to make a new reality tv show starring Dunn and Robinson- Two Fat Footballers......... .[/p][/quote]..and one thing we already knew which has since been reinforced; TurfMoorTool, GeorgiePorgiePudding Pie and APenisFromBburn are all losers in the real world so take out their frustrations on the good folk of Burnley. Sad. Isn't it. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 9

1:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

A Darener wrote:
Venky's out by Christmas.....we wish!
And for the sake of football, no one else of that ilk allowed to own a football club in the future!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Venky's out by Christmas.....we wish![/p][/quote]And for the sake of football, no one else of that ilk allowed to own a football club in the future! RobH2O .
  • Score: 4

1:23pm Thu 21 Aug 14

A Darener says...

RobH2O . wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Venky's out by Christmas.....we wish!
And for the sake of football, no one else of that ilk allowed to own a football club in the future!
Trouble is, money talks. The powers that be are still allowing unsuitable owners to buy clubs.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Venky's out by Christmas.....we wish![/p][/quote]And for the sake of football, no one else of that ilk allowed to own a football club in the future![/p][/quote]Trouble is, money talks. The powers that be are still allowing unsuitable owners to buy clubs. A Darener
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Thu 21 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
missed out on Lansbury then so attention shifts to MaCarthur.....
Yep. Like you do. In the case of every club. You move up. And talking of moving on, Burnley has just upped its offer to £5m to Wigan.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: missed out on Lansbury then so attention shifts to MaCarthur.....[/p][/quote]Yep. Like you do. In the case of every club. You move up. And talking of moving on, Burnley has just upped its offer to £5m to Wigan. RobH2O .
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Thu 21 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Was that to Wigan or for Wigan?
Was that to Wigan or for Wigan? A Darener
  • Score: 0

1:39pm Thu 21 Aug 14

dinglecrusher says...

3 things - yes. You aren't Premier class, you'll lose far more than you win and you'll be relegated. Simples!
3 things - yes. You aren't Premier class, you'll lose far more than you win and you'll be relegated. Simples! dinglecrusher
  • Score: -12

2:00pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

at least we don't lose at home to a team that is currently bottom of League 1 - that takes some doing-........
at least we don't lose at home to a team that is currently bottom of League 1 - that takes some doing-........ Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 5

2:01pm Thu 21 Aug 14

A Darener says...

No but you are going to lose to most teams above you.
No but you are going to lose to most teams above you. A Darener
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Thu 21 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

3 things we have learnt
1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win
2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league
3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated

and a few more things we have learnt

4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league
5 Dyche is also an average joe
6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it
7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans.
8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads
3 things we have learnt 1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win 2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league 3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated and a few more things we have learnt 4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league 5 Dyche is also an average joe 6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it 7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans. 8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -20

2:11pm Thu 21 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

If Rovers sell Rhodes they may as well have a pop at buying Ings, he would be cheap, he can score at championship level and Burnley would make some decent money before people realise he was a one season wonder and is only good for 10 goals in the PL
Works on every level. Everyone's happy
If Rovers sell Rhodes they may as well have a pop at buying Ings, he would be cheap, he can score at championship level and Burnley would make some decent money before people realise he was a one season wonder and is only good for 10 goals in the PL Works on every level. Everyone's happy AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -16

2:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
3 things we have learnt
1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win
2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league
3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated

and a few more things we have learnt

4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league
5 Dyche is also an average joe
6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it
7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans.
8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads
SO you have learnt all this based on 90 minutes (Or in some cases much less) of a game against one of the best sides in world football?

Name the First Division floater we are in for?

Bye Bye Rhodes ha ha ha ha ha ha and here's looking forward to your inevitable relegation battle.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: 3 things we have learnt 1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win 2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league 3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated and a few more things we have learnt 4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league 5 Dyche is also an average joe 6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it 7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans. 8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads[/p][/quote]SO you have learnt all this based on 90 minutes (Or in some cases much less) of a game against one of the best sides in world football? Name the First Division floater we are in for? Bye Bye Rhodes ha ha ha ha ha ha and here's looking forward to your inevitable relegation battle. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 11

2:36pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

its a pity the b....ds wont be playing the mighty Scunthorpe next season, they are heading for League 2
its a pity the b....ds wont be playing the mighty Scunthorpe next season, they are heading for League 2 Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration.
The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration. Claretcert
  • Score: 7

3:33pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

b.....ds 2015 - has a certain ring to it
b.....ds 2015 - has a certain ring to it Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Thu 21 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Claretcert wrote:
The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration.
Only thing is Ings hasn't exactly signed a new deal and he might do a Stanialas, Treacy, Lansbury and opt out of our train wreck for the pull of better facilities, better ground and probably better money.
Burnley are finally realising that the pull of the PL isn't enough on its own and players want a living wage instead of minimum.
We really are the joke of the premier league
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration.[/p][/quote]Only thing is Ings hasn't exactly signed a new deal and he might do a Stanialas, Treacy, Lansbury and opt out of our train wreck for the pull of better facilities, better ground and probably better money. Burnley are finally realising that the pull of the PL isn't enough on its own and players want a living wage instead of minimum. We really are the joke of the premier league AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -13

4:39pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration.
Only thing is Ings hasn't exactly signed a new deal and he might do a Stanialas, Treacy, Lansbury and opt out of our train wreck for the pull of better facilities, better ground and probably better money.
Burnley are finally realising that the pull of the PL isn't enough on its own and players want a living wage instead of minimum.
We really are the joke of the premier league
errr Lansbury was never a Burnley player so not opting out of anything.....Gonzo
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration.[/p][/quote]Only thing is Ings hasn't exactly signed a new deal and he might do a Stanialas, Treacy, Lansbury and opt out of our train wreck for the pull of better facilities, better ground and probably better money. Burnley are finally realising that the pull of the PL isn't enough on its own and players want a living wage instead of minimum. We really are the joke of the premier league[/p][/quote]errr Lansbury was never a Burnley player so not opting out of anything.....Gonzo Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 5

4:44pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration.
Only thing is Ings hasn't exactly signed a new deal and he might do a Stanialas, Treacy, Lansbury and opt out of our train wreck for the pull of better facilities, better ground and probably better money.
Burnley are finally realising that the pull of the PL isn't enough on its own and players want a living wage instead of minimum.
We really are the joke of the premier league
errr Lansbury was never a Burnley player so not opting out of anything.....Gonzo
errr Lansbury ha ever been a Burnley player so has nothing to opt of - Gonzo
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: The departure of Rhodes has clearly jolted a few Rovers fans into their usual frenzy. One thing we learned this week that they need to is don't crow and gob off about a decent shift against a side studded with world class players if theres a good chance your own cloggers will get rolled over by an incomparably weaker one. Don't spend all pre season gobbing off about Ings leaving if you clubs owners are busy plotting to get shot of your own star man. Don't prattle on about relegation just as your own aide settle into relegation form. And don't expect anyone in the world of football - the real world we live in but the bstrds chose not to -,to give a shiny ship when you go into administration.[/p][/quote]Only thing is Ings hasn't exactly signed a new deal and he might do a Stanialas, Treacy, Lansbury and opt out of our train wreck for the pull of better facilities, better ground and probably better money. Burnley are finally realising that the pull of the PL isn't enough on its own and players want a living wage instead of minimum. We really are the joke of the premier league[/p][/quote]errr Lansbury was never a Burnley player so not opting out of anything.....Gonzo[/p][/quote]errr Lansbury ha ever been a Burnley player so has nothing to opt of - Gonzo Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 4

5:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
One thing we have learnt is included in this statement

Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Forecasts for the future.
1. Blackburn 0 – 1 Bournemouth
2. Rhodes gone by end of August
3. Venky’s out by Christmas
4. Rovers in bottom half finish this season
5. Gestede and Cairney gone at end of season
6. Dunne recalled
7. Robinson admits defeat in diet attempt. Consults Dunne.
So now you see multi moniker Cider addict my predictions unlike ANY single one of yours do come true.
I also predicted that Bournemouth would be a surprise package this season and it looks like they will. The atmosphere at the Chicken Run should be something on Saturday. Of course I should think they will withdraw Rhodes because you can’t be risking injury to an asset like that. But come on cheer up, you’ve got Reg to fill his boots.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: One thing we have learnt is included in this statement Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]Forecasts for the future. 1. Blackburn 0 – 1 Bournemouth 2. Rhodes gone by end of August 3. Venky’s out by Christmas 4. Rovers in bottom half finish this season 5. Gestede and Cairney gone at end of season 6. Dunne recalled 7. Robinson admits defeat in diet attempt. Consults Dunne.[/p][/quote]So now you see multi moniker Cider addict my predictions unlike ANY single one of yours do come true. I also predicted that Bournemouth would be a surprise package this season and it looks like they will. The atmosphere at the Chicken Run should be something on Saturday. Of course I should think they will withdraw Rhodes because you can’t be risking injury to an asset like that. But come on cheer up, you’ve got Reg to fill his boots. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 8

6:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Must be a Purge style release day for convicted Blackburn horse fiddlers today, bloody place is full of them. I hope one day, I can actually hold a meaningful conversation with one, be it about football, music or politics. But I won't hold my breath. Maybe a stretch in the lower leagues will give them a taste of what we went through in the 80s and add some realism to their fantasy football ideals. I can say this, if Jack was still here there would have been no Venkys. There would be no free transfers and you would probably still be in the EPL with good reason to lord it over us. But he's gone and the whole structure of the club Jack built up has changed. In the time the Venkys have been in charge you have been in decline. Stop worrying about us. Start worrying about Ewood because, and I mean this as a football supporter in general myself, I see no end to the decline. Your manager has as much enthusiasm as a dead fish. Your owners are seemingly oblivious to what is going on and how you feel. Channel your frustrations positively. Get your message across to them. Or if you would rather, see the flesh torn from the bones still further and take in the trips to football's backwaters for a while. You are not too big to go down again and if I was a blue I would be concerned.
Must be a Purge style release day for convicted Blackburn horse fiddlers today, bloody place is full of them. I hope one day, I can actually hold a meaningful conversation with one, be it about football, music or politics. But I won't hold my breath. Maybe a stretch in the lower leagues will give them a taste of what we went through in the 80s and add some realism to their fantasy football ideals. I can say this, if Jack was still here there would have been no Venkys. There would be no free transfers and you would probably still be in the EPL with good reason to lord it over us. But he's gone and the whole structure of the club Jack built up has changed. In the time the Venkys have been in charge you have been in decline. Stop worrying about us. Start worrying about Ewood because, and I mean this as a football supporter in general myself, I see no end to the decline. Your manager has as much enthusiasm as a dead fish. Your owners are seemingly oblivious to what is going on and how you feel. Channel your frustrations positively. Get your message across to them. Or if you would rather, see the flesh torn from the bones still further and take in the trips to football's backwaters for a while. You are not too big to go down again and if I was a blue I would be concerned. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Thu 21 Aug 14

andy1 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
3 things we have learnt
1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win
2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league
3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated

and a few more things we have learnt

4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league
5 Dyche is also an average joe
6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it
7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans.
8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads
9 You crawled out of a s***k stain shot on the bed 10 You type s**t constantly 11 Im sure your the ex Roooooooooooooooooaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr
rrrrrr the naughty lion who used the net to show off his willy. 12 Im still awaiting my extradition order for when you threatened to report me to Lancashire Constabualry due to living over seas.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: 3 things we have learnt 1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win 2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league 3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated and a few more things we have learnt 4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league 5 Dyche is also an average joe 6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it 7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans. 8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads[/p][/quote]9 You crawled out of a s***k stain shot on the bed 10 You type s**t constantly 11 Im sure your the ex Roooooooooooooooooaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr rrrrrr the naughty lion who used the net to show off his willy. 12 Im still awaiting my extradition order for when you threatened to report me to Lancashire Constabualry due to living over seas. andy1
  • Score: 7

1:14am Fri 22 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

andy1 wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
3 things we have learnt
1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win
2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league
3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated

and a few more things we have learnt

4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league
5 Dyche is also an average joe
6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it
7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans.
8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads
9 You crawled out of a s***k stain shot on the bed 10 You type s**t constantly 11 Im sure your the ex Roooooooooooooooooaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr

rrrrrr the naughty lion who used the net to show off his willy. 12 Im still awaiting my extradition order for when you threatened to report me to Lancashire Constabualry due to living over seas.
I think Andy on 9 that's not true. He couldn't technically 'crawl' out of a semen stain as he'd be the damaged bit - not only missing arms and legs at that point but with such DNA irregularities that his sperm tail never formed. A man that was never meant to exist dies, but point 9 is not quite right. 10 is spot on. 11 I'll take your word on but all the signs are there, bullying, attention seeking, male environment, tries engaging (grooming) multiple IDs like a pro, IT manipulation, but you know him better. On 12 - are you mad? Season of seasons, we stay up they go down
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: 3 things we have learnt 1. You can't flood your team with work donkeys and expect to win 2 Ings and the Joker are ordinary in this league 3 If we don't spend and buy quality we will get relegated and a few more things we have learnt 4 Sordell is less than ordinary in this league 5 Dyche is also an average joe 6 Its not all about making money which is how all on here view it 7 Directors motto of greed is good has no place in football for normal fans. 8 We said use Hull as a model for this club and they are in for Rhodes not some first div floater so get yer cheque book out yer tightwads[/p][/quote]9 You crawled out of a s***k stain shot on the bed 10 You type s**t constantly 11 Im sure your the ex Roooooooooooooooooaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr rrrrrr the naughty lion who used the net to show off his willy. 12 Im still awaiting my extradition order for when you threatened to report me to Lancashire Constabualry due to living over seas.[/p][/quote]I think Andy on 9 that's not true. He couldn't technically 'crawl' out of a semen stain as he'd be the damaged bit - not only missing arms and legs at that point but with such DNA irregularities that his sperm tail never formed. A man that was never meant to exist dies, but point 9 is not quite right. 10 is spot on. 11 I'll take your word on but all the signs are there, bullying, attention seeking, male environment, tries engaging (grooming) multiple IDs like a pro, IT manipulation, but you know him better. On 12 - are you mad? Season of seasons, we stay up they go down Claretcert
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12:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
One thing we have learnt is included in this statement

Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Forecasts for the future.
1. Blackburn 0 – 1 Bournemouth
2. Rhodes gone by end of August
3. Venky’s out by Christmas
4. Rovers in bottom half finish this season
5. Gestede and Cairney gone at end of season
6. Dunne recalled
7. Robinson admits defeat in diet attempt. Consults Dunne.
So now you see multi moniker Cider addict my predictions unlike ANY single one of yours do come true.
I also predicted that Bournemouth would be a surprise package this season and it looks like they will. The atmosphere at the Chicken Run should be something on Saturday. Of course I should think they will withdraw Rhodes because you can’t be risking injury to an asset like that. But come on cheer up, you’ve got Reg to fill his boots.
Sorry i was still trying to work out who "Dunne" was Sweetheart, how do you fancy your chances tomorrow?
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: One thing we have learnt is included in this statement Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]Forecasts for the future. 1. Blackburn 0 – 1 Bournemouth 2. Rhodes gone by end of August 3. Venky’s out by Christmas 4. Rovers in bottom half finish this season 5. Gestede and Cairney gone at end of season 6. Dunne recalled 7. Robinson admits defeat in diet attempt. Consults Dunne.[/p][/quote]So now you see multi moniker Cider addict my predictions unlike ANY single one of yours do come true. I also predicted that Bournemouth would be a surprise package this season and it looks like they will. The atmosphere at the Chicken Run should be something on Saturday. Of course I should think they will withdraw Rhodes because you can’t be risking injury to an asset like that. But come on cheer up, you’ve got Reg to fill his boots.[/p][/quote]Sorry i was still trying to work out who "Dunne" was Sweetheart, how do you fancy your chances tomorrow? George Oghani's Ironing Board
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