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Bowyer pleased with his side’s forward thinking

Lancashire Telegraph: Jordan Rhodes Jordan Rhodes

BLACKBURN Rovers have scored 27 goals in their last 11 unbeaten league games.

None of their Championship rivals have netted as many over the same period of time.

But Wigan Athletic’s 1-0 win at Birmingham City on Tuesday means Rovers are going to have to move their scoring rate up a notch in Saturday’s final match of the campaign if they are achieve the near impossible.

To sneak into the play-offs Gary Bowyer’s in-form side will have to beat Wigan and hope Brighton & Hove Albion lose at Nottingham Forest and Reading lose at home to promoted Burnley.

That is already asking a lot.

But what makes it all the more difficult is that Rovers also have to overturn a seven-goal swing on Reading.

But whatever happens at Ewood Park on Saturday, Bowyer has been pleased by the amount of chances his players have been creating and taking.

He said: “Credit to the lads and the work they’ve put in on the training ground.

“Teams go through spells like this, Manchester City at one stage this season were scoring five every time.

“We’re in a spell now when we can put the ball into the area and we’ve got a good chance of scoring.”

The recent scoring streak is headed by Rudy Gestede with seven goals in his last seven starts. Strike partner Jordan Rhodes, meanwhile, has not hit the net in the last three games and that could spell bad news for Wigan, according to his manager.

Bowyer added: “We’ve got a threat going forward in the wide areas and from the front two.

“And I always think when Jordan has not scored for one or two games there’s a goal around the corner for him.

“We’re just going out there, expressing and enjoying ourselves, and that comes from the core of working very, very hard on the training ground.”

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11:46am Thu 1 May 14

RoverTheHill says...

Whether or not we get into the playoffs is irrelevant to me at this point. The work Bowyer has done in 12 months has unravelled a huge amount of the chaos of the previous 3 years to the point where next season if we can hold it all together we could actually look at an automatic promotion rather than playoff hopefuls!

Saying that though, Burnley to beat Reading 1-0, Forest to beat Brighton 2-1 and a double hat-trick from our pillaging pirates R'an'R with a solid clean sheet wouldn't go amiss!
Whether or not we get into the playoffs is irrelevant to me at this point. The work Bowyer has done in 12 months has unravelled a huge amount of the chaos of the previous 3 years to the point where next season if we can hold it all together we could actually look at an automatic promotion rather than playoff hopefuls! Saying that though, Burnley to beat Reading 1-0, Forest to beat Brighton 2-1 and a double hat-trick from our pillaging pirates R'an'R with a solid clean sheet wouldn't go amiss! RoverTheHill
  • Score: 32

11:51am Thu 1 May 14

cruzy_cruz says...

11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6)

Nor does it negate the 10 or so times where we have bee absolute tosh and been totally battered.

Nor does it cancel out the draws wrenched from the jaws of victory.

I remember the class of 88 going 24 matches unbeaten (or something like that) and the ratio was W15 D9

Being unbeaten means nowt if you don't acheive your target and it guarantes sod all for next season. Just ask Bolton.

Bowyers team will continue to surender monkey it's way through season 14-15 to the point where he gets potted then we are back to square one having wasted 1/4 or the time we have remaining before financial armagedon

Keep on happy clapping
11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6) Nor does it negate the 10 or so times where we have bee absolute tosh and been totally battered. Nor does it cancel out the draws wrenched from the jaws of victory. I remember the class of 88 going 24 matches unbeaten (or something like that) and the ratio was W15 D9 Being unbeaten means nowt if you don't acheive your target and it guarantes sod all for next season. Just ask Bolton. Bowyers team will continue to surender monkey it's way through season 14-15 to the point where he gets potted then we are back to square one having wasted 1/4 or the time we have remaining before financial armagedon Keep on happy clapping cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -18

11:53am Thu 1 May 14

cruzy_cruz says...

PS The class of 88 failed in the play-offs and almost went down the season after
PS The class of 88 failed in the play-offs and almost went down the season after cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -8

11:55am Thu 1 May 14

jimluftas says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6)

Nor does it negate the 10 or so times where we have bee absolute tosh and been totally battered.

Nor does it cancel out the draws wrenched from the jaws of victory.

I remember the class of 88 going 24 matches unbeaten (or something like that) and the ratio was W15 D9

Being unbeaten means nowt if you don't acheive your target and it guarantes sod all for next season. Just ask Bolton.

Bowyers team will continue to surender monkey it's way through season 14-15 to the point where he gets potted then we are back to square one having wasted 1/4 or the time we have remaining before financial armagedon

Keep on happy clapping
Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.......
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: 11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6) Nor does it negate the 10 or so times where we have bee absolute tosh and been totally battered. Nor does it cancel out the draws wrenched from the jaws of victory. I remember the class of 88 going 24 matches unbeaten (or something like that) and the ratio was W15 D9 Being unbeaten means nowt if you don't acheive your target and it guarantes sod all for next season. Just ask Bolton. Bowyers team will continue to surender monkey it's way through season 14-15 to the point where he gets potted then we are back to square one having wasted 1/4 or the time we have remaining before financial armagedon Keep on happy clapping[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzz....... jimluftas
  • Score: 3

12:12pm Thu 1 May 14

owd nick says...

RoverTheHill wrote:
Whether or not we get into the playoffs is irrelevant to me at this point. The work Bowyer has done in 12 months has unravelled a huge amount of the chaos of the previous 3 years to the point where next season if we can hold it all together we could actually look at an automatic promotion rather than playoff hopefuls!

Saying that though, Burnley to beat Reading 1-0, Forest to beat Brighton 2-1 and a double hat-trick from our pillaging pirates R'an'R with a solid clean sheet wouldn't go amiss!
I will have a bucketful of what you are on....and hope! lol.
[quote][p][bold]RoverTheHill[/bold] wrote: Whether or not we get into the playoffs is irrelevant to me at this point. The work Bowyer has done in 12 months has unravelled a huge amount of the chaos of the previous 3 years to the point where next season if we can hold it all together we could actually look at an automatic promotion rather than playoff hopefuls! Saying that though, Burnley to beat Reading 1-0, Forest to beat Brighton 2-1 and a double hat-trick from our pillaging pirates R'an'R with a solid clean sheet wouldn't go amiss![/p][/quote]I will have a bucketful of what you are on....and hope! lol. owd nick
  • Score: 7

12:46pm Thu 1 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

I see Rhodes is rumoured to be putting in a transfer request.

Poor lad can't get out of there quick enough, and who can blame him.
I see Rhodes is rumoured to be putting in a transfer request. Poor lad can't get out of there quick enough, and who can blame him. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -16

12:52pm Thu 1 May 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Rhodes - just a poormans Dean windass!
Rhodes - just a poormans Dean windass! burnleyglentoran
  • Score: -7

12:53pm Thu 1 May 14

surreyrover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
I see Rhodes is rumoured to be putting in a transfer request.

Poor lad can't get out of there quick enough, and who can blame him.
A sniff of promotion and the ex Burnley directors came circling the Turf, swooping down to feast on the spoils. Where will they be in 18 months time when they've drained as much as they can from the temporarily revived corpse that is BFC.?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: I see Rhodes is rumoured to be putting in a transfer request. Poor lad can't get out of there quick enough, and who can blame him.[/p][/quote]A sniff of promotion and the ex Burnley directors came circling the Turf, swooping down to feast on the spoils. Where will they be in 18 months time when they've drained as much as they can from the temporarily revived corpse that is BFC.? surreyrover
  • Score: 10

12:55pm Thu 1 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -7

1:02pm Thu 1 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6)

Nor does it negate the 10 or so times where we have bee absolute tosh and been totally battered.

Nor does it cancel out the draws wrenched from the jaws of victory.

I remember the class of 88 going 24 matches unbeaten (or something like that) and the ratio was W15 D9

Being unbeaten means nowt if you don't acheive your target and it guarantes sod all for next season. Just ask Bolton.

Bowyers team will continue to surender monkey it's way through season 14-15 to the point where he gets potted then we are back to square one having wasted 1/4 or the time we have remaining before financial armagedon

Keep on happy clapping
11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6)

21 points from 11 games means nothing but promotion form you numpty. Get with the script and stop moaning. The only thing that has held Rovers back this season is lack of belief - from an inexperienced manager, newly assembled playing staff AND fans. Nothing to say all shouldn't believe next season and that's all to Bowyers credit.
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: 11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6) Nor does it negate the 10 or so times where we have bee absolute tosh and been totally battered. Nor does it cancel out the draws wrenched from the jaws of victory. I remember the class of 88 going 24 matches unbeaten (or something like that) and the ratio was W15 D9 Being unbeaten means nowt if you don't acheive your target and it guarantes sod all for next season. Just ask Bolton. Bowyers team will continue to surender monkey it's way through season 14-15 to the point where he gets potted then we are back to square one having wasted 1/4 or the time we have remaining before financial armagedon Keep on happy clapping[/p][/quote]11 games unbeaten is no good when the majority of results are draws (W5 D6) 21 points from 11 games means nothing but promotion form you numpty. Get with the script and stop moaning. The only thing that has held Rovers back this season is lack of belief - from an inexperienced manager, newly assembled playing staff AND fans. Nothing to say all shouldn't believe next season and that's all to Bowyers credit. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 8

1:04pm Thu 1 May 14

Bill Carson says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
In your wildest six-fingered fake vodka ridden wet dreams!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]In your wildest six-fingered fake vodka ridden wet dreams! Bill Carson
  • Score: 9

1:08pm Thu 1 May 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Bill Carson wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
In your wildest six-fingered fake vodka ridden wet dreams!
Wouldn't entertain him. He's found his level at titchy tiny Bol-ewood.

Not good enough for the premier class clarets

BURNLEY FC - LITERALLY IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]In your wildest six-fingered fake vodka ridden wet dreams![/p][/quote]Wouldn't entertain him. He's found his level at titchy tiny Bol-ewood. Not good enough for the premier class clarets BURNLEY FC - LITERALLY IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE burnleyglentoran
  • Score: -8

1:12pm Thu 1 May 14

noddy57 says...

We are preparing for an all out assault on this championship next season and it starts against Wigan If Gary can keep this squad together then there is no reason why we cannot do a Leicester next year and go up as champions, and looking at the way Gary has moulded his squad from what was a fractured team gives me real confidence for the coming campaign ,
We are preparing for an all out assault on this championship next season and it starts against Wigan If Gary can keep this squad together then there is no reason why we cannot do a Leicester next year and go up as champions, and looking at the way Gary has moulded his squad from what was a fractured team gives me real confidence for the coming campaign , noddy57
  • Score: 10

1:22pm Thu 1 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Rhodes would turn back before he got to Padiham. The high foreheads and big chins would frighten him to death.
Rhodes would turn back before he got to Padiham. The high foreheads and big chins would frighten him to death. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

1:23pm Thu 1 May 14

Bill Carson says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Bill Carson wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
In your wildest six-fingered fake vodka ridden wet dreams!
Wouldn't entertain him. He's found his level at titchy tiny Bol-ewood.

Not good enough for the premier class clarets

BURNLEY FC - LITERALLY IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE
Make your mind up dingles?

You might be promoted but you still ain't WON anything!!
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]In your wildest six-fingered fake vodka ridden wet dreams![/p][/quote]Wouldn't entertain him. He's found his level at titchy tiny Bol-ewood. Not good enough for the premier class clarets BURNLEY FC - LITERALLY IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE[/p][/quote]Make your mind up dingles? You might be promoted but you still ain't WON anything!! Bill Carson
  • Score: 8

1:43pm Thu 1 May 14

FCBurnley says...

Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.
Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff. FCBurnley
  • Score: -7

2:04pm Thu 1 May 14

BananaClarets says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
Not a chance. Even if we could afford to match his wages (which we can't) why would we want to? He's a decent enough player, but he's not worth anywhere near that kind of salary, and he's not as good as the forwards we have.
Jordan Rhodes wouldn't want to take a pay cut (and why should he?), however this means that he will have to accept the fact that he will have to see out his contract at Rovers, because even the teams that can afford his salary know they can get better for that kind of money.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Not a chance. Even if we could afford to match his wages (which we can't) why would we want to? He's a decent enough player, but he's not worth anywhere near that kind of salary, and he's not as good as the forwards we have. Jordan Rhodes wouldn't want to take a pay cut (and why should he?), however this means that he will have to accept the fact that he will have to see out his contract at Rovers, because even the teams that can afford his salary know they can get better for that kind of money. BananaClarets
  • Score: -1

2:08pm Thu 1 May 14

owd nick says...

Out of curiosity I have just had a look on the Burnley threads, no interest whatsoever from the knobheads that spend all their time on here.
Out of curiosity I have just had a look on the Burnley threads, no interest whatsoever from the knobheads that spend all their time on here. owd nick
  • Score: 10

2:30pm Thu 1 May 14

Ronaldpetercooper says...

Yes I agree with GB we have been scoring well but so have the other teams against us. Whilst we have some good individual defenders their overall performances over the season have been poor and explain why our goal difference is one of the worst of the top teams which means that we need another point to stay above. We will not be in a better place until this is dealt with.
Yes I agree with GB we have been scoring well but so have the other teams against us. Whilst we have some good individual defenders their overall performances over the season have been poor and explain why our goal difference is one of the worst of the top teams which means that we need another point to stay above. We will not be in a better place until this is dealt with. Ronaldpetercooper
  • Score: 6

3:00pm Thu 1 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
Yes I agree with GB we have been scoring well but so have the other teams against us. Whilst we have some good individual defenders their overall performances over the season have been poor and explain why our goal difference is one of the worst of the top teams which means that we need another point to stay above. We will not be in a better place until this is dealt with.
As many others have said "it's been a season of consolidation" and a new team bedding in which takes time.
Don't know about others but I expect a lot better next season as I'm sure Bowyer already knows where we've gone wrong this time.
[quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: Yes I agree with GB we have been scoring well but so have the other teams against us. Whilst we have some good individual defenders their overall performances over the season have been poor and explain why our goal difference is one of the worst of the top teams which means that we need another point to stay above. We will not be in a better place until this is dealt with.[/p][/quote]As many others have said "it's been a season of consolidation" and a new team bedding in which takes time. Don't know about others but I expect a lot better next season as I'm sure Bowyer already knows where we've gone wrong this time. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 6

3:22pm Thu 1 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

"Rhodes would turn back before he got to Padiham. The high foreheads and big chins would frighten him to death."

I'm sure he's more than used to it with Grant "the special one" Hanley chasing him around in the showers.
"Rhodes would turn back before he got to Padiham. The high foreheads and big chins would frighten him to death." I'm sure he's more than used to it with Grant "the special one" Hanley chasing him around in the showers. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -6

3:28pm Thu 1 May 14

jim 2012 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.
first we are not in the brown stuff
second I do not care one iota about burnley
third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united
and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton
I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.[/p][/quote]first we are not in the brown stuff second I do not care one iota about burnley third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival jim 2012
  • Score: 8

3:50pm Thu 1 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

jim 2012 wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.
first we are not in the brown stuff
second I do not care one iota about burnley
third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united
and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton
I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival
Alarmingly, ex Burnley players were recently stating on radio that "this team must be kept together" How naive.
I would suggest that Burnley must spend accordingly if they wish to stay in the Prem as most of their squad won't be able to hack it there.
Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.[/p][/quote]first we are not in the brown stuff second I do not care one iota about burnley third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival[/p][/quote]Alarmingly, ex Burnley players were recently stating on radio that "this team must be kept together" How naive. I would suggest that Burnley must spend accordingly if they wish to stay in the Prem as most of their squad won't be able to hack it there. Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

3:58pm Thu 1 May 14

roverstid says...

jim 2012 wrote:
FCBurnley wrote: Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.
first we are not in the brown stuff second I do not care one iota about burnley third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival
You heard it here first you should add lol.

At least next seasons guaranteed to bring smile to our faces.. heck I might even buy a bargain basement bonleh player to sit on the bench in my fantasy team to show how grateful we all will be for the laughs.

btw, a more concrete rumour would be the one about the Bonleh director spotted on Whitebirk choosing his next Lexus... you heard it here first.

Reg plate UV BN MUGGED

:)
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.[/p][/quote]first we are not in the brown stuff second I do not care one iota about burnley third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival[/p][/quote]You heard it here first you should add lol. At least next seasons guaranteed to bring smile to our faces.. heck I might even buy a bargain basement bonleh player to sit on the bench in my fantasy team to show how grateful we all will be for the laughs. btw, a more concrete rumour would be the one about the Bonleh director spotted on Whitebirk choosing his next Lexus... you heard it here first. Reg plate UV BN MUGGED :) roverstid
  • Score: 6

3:59pm Thu 1 May 14

roverstid says...

jim 2012 wrote:
FCBurnley wrote: Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.
first we are not in the brown stuff second I do not care one iota about burnley third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival
You heard it here first you should add lol.

At least next seasons guaranteed to bring smile to our faces.. heck I might even buy a bargain basement bonleh player to sit on the bench in my fantasy team to show how grateful we all will be for the laughs.

btw, a more concrete rumour would be the one about the Bonleh director spotted on Whitebirk choosing his next Lexus... you heard it here first.

Reg plate UV BN MUGGED

:)
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Amazing. Rovers fans praying for Burnley to win !!. Pretty sad state of affairs when you have to rely on your bitterest rivals to pull you out of the brown stuff.[/p][/quote]first we are not in the brown stuff second I do not care one iota about burnley third you be telling us next that you are on a par with manchester united and Manchester city and Liverpool and everton I think with the players you have and the player you will bring in you will be in the relegation zone after ten games and scraping for survival[/p][/quote]You heard it here first you should add lol. At least next seasons guaranteed to bring smile to our faces.. heck I might even buy a bargain basement bonleh player to sit on the bench in my fantasy team to show how grateful we all will be for the laughs. btw, a more concrete rumour would be the one about the Bonleh director spotted on Whitebirk choosing his next Lexus... you heard it here first. Reg plate UV BN MUGGED :) roverstid
  • Score: 4

3:59pm Thu 1 May 14

crankitup says...

Alot has been said about how much improved we are under Bowyers and if you look at the stability at the club and where we sit in the league coming into the final game you would tend to think Gary has done an outstanding job, i'm still yet to be convinced.

yes we look a much better outfit.....but given time and the money would any of the other managers not done the same given time by our illustrious owners.

yes we've got more points than we had last season at this point.....but only just.

do we look like a side that will get automatic promotion next term?.....i really dont think so....i do however think we may be there or there abouts but not automatic.....after Bowyers kept us up last season (i still think thats debatable) but any way after keeping us up people and the chicken pluckers were saying we'll be promoted next season (this) but that hasn't happened, is this down to misfortune....NO, is it down to luck (or lack of it)...NO, is it down to the officials...NO, is it down to our players not gelling....NO (they're professionals after all said and done).

it's down to letting in sloppy goals, not beating teams that we should be, inconsistent performances, far too many draws and too many possible wins that have been snatched away from us in the dying minutes.

come next term my family and I will still be season ticket holders and attend as many away games as our finances allow, we will still hurt with every defeat, still elate at every win.....we are Rovers fans now and will be long after the Venky dynasty has long gone.....so if you dont like my opinions of which i'm entitled, the dislike button is below on the right in the form of a thumbs down icon....Click away....i say what i think.
Alot has been said about how much improved we are under Bowyers and if you look at the stability at the club and where we sit in the league coming into the final game you would tend to think Gary has done an outstanding job, i'm still yet to be convinced. yes we look a much better outfit.....but given time and the money would any of the other managers not done the same given time by our illustrious owners. yes we've got more points than we had last season at this point.....but only just. do we look like a side that will get automatic promotion next term?.....i really dont think so....i do however think we may be there or there abouts but not automatic.....after Bowyers kept us up last season (i still think thats debatable) but any way after keeping us up people and the chicken pluckers were saying we'll be promoted next season (this) but that hasn't happened, is this down to misfortune....NO, is it down to luck (or lack of it)...NO, is it down to the officials...NO, is it down to our players not gelling....NO (they're professionals after all said and done). it's down to letting in sloppy goals, not beating teams that we should be, inconsistent performances, far too many draws and too many possible wins that have been snatched away from us in the dying minutes. come next term my family and I will still be season ticket holders and attend as many away games as our finances allow, we will still hurt with every defeat, still elate at every win.....we are Rovers fans now and will be long after the Venky dynasty has long gone.....so if you dont like my opinions of which i'm entitled, the dislike button is below on the right in the form of a thumbs down icon....Click away....i say what i think. crankitup
  • Score: 8

4:54pm Thu 1 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea."

I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you?

Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already.

Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets.

Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running

Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn.

Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year.

David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League.

Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide.

Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide.

Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year.

Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say.


So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million.

There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him.

With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.
"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -7

5:49pm Thu 1 May 14

McClaret says...

owd nick wrote:
Out of curiosity I have just had a look on the Burnley threads, no interest whatsoever from the knobheads that spend all their time on here.
Hi Owd nick, I think the answer to that might have something to do with 35 years and a lot of stick from Rovers fans for many a year. Nice to be able to lord it up for once (No reference to Bob)
Like the post above suggests their is a decent nucleus of a team at Burnley, sure they will have to strengthen and I for one hope they contract well and don't buy any foreign numpties here for the cash. Top level championship players would keep me happy with clauses in contracts to say a return to championship wages if relegated. Up to then then isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Out of curiosity I have just had a look on the Burnley threads, no interest whatsoever from the knobheads that spend all their time on here.[/p][/quote]Hi Owd nick, I think the answer to that might have something to do with 35 years and a lot of stick from Rovers fans for many a year. Nice to be able to lord it up for once (No reference to Bob) Like the post above suggests their is a decent nucleus of a team at Burnley, sure they will have to strengthen and I for one hope they contract well and don't buy any foreign numpties here for the cash. Top level championship players would keep me happy with clauses in contracts to say a return to championship wages if relegated. Up to then then isn't it? McClaret
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Thu 1 May 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea."

I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you?

Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already.

Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets.

Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running

Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn.

Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year.

David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League.

Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide.

Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide.

Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year.

Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say.


So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million.

There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him.

With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.
Yawn... Is that the time? What about the likes of Ings, Shackle, Jones. Etc. are they going to want to play in the prem on championship wages? I think not. Burnley are going to need a bigger squad to survive in the prem, and most of your exhisting players are going to want new contracts. Your wage bill is going to more than double if BFC have any ambition. £120 M won't go far in the PL. But at least you will be the only club in PL history to have standing only for away fans cos most of them wooden seats are cattle trucked.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.[/p][/quote]Yawn... Is that the time? What about the likes of Ings, Shackle, Jones. Etc. are they going to want to play in the prem on championship wages? I think not. Burnley are going to need a bigger squad to survive in the prem, and most of your exhisting players are going to want new contracts. Your wage bill is going to more than double if BFC have any ambition. £120 M won't go far in the PL. But at least you will be the only club in PL history to have standing only for away fans cos most of them wooden seats are cattle trucked. Fartonadingleshead
  • Score: 19

6:19pm Thu 1 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Fartonadingleshead wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea."

I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you?

Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already.

Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets.

Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running

Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn.

Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year.

David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League.

Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide.

Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide.

Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year.

Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say.


So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million.

There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him.

With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.
Yawn... Is that the time? What about the likes of Ings, Shackle, Jones. Etc. are they going to want to play in the prem on championship wages? I think not. Burnley are going to need a bigger squad to survive in the prem, and most of your exhisting players are going to want new contracts. Your wage bill is going to more than double if BFC have any ambition. £120 M won't go far in the PL. But at least you will be the only club in PL history to have standing only for away fans cos most of them wooden seats are cattle trucked.
If you want Prem players you have to pay top wages whether you like it or not.....or they won't come.
[quote][p][bold]Fartonadingleshead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.[/p][/quote]Yawn... Is that the time? What about the likes of Ings, Shackle, Jones. Etc. are they going to want to play in the prem on championship wages? I think not. Burnley are going to need a bigger squad to survive in the prem, and most of your exhisting players are going to want new contracts. Your wage bill is going to more than double if BFC have any ambition. £120 M won't go far in the PL. But at least you will be the only club in PL history to have standing only for away fans cos most of them wooden seats are cattle trucked.[/p][/quote]If you want Prem players you have to pay top wages whether you like it or not.....or they won't come. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

7:31pm Thu 1 May 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea."

I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you?

Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already.

Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets.

Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running

Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn.

Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year.

David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League.

Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide.

Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide.

Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year.

Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say.


So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million.

There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him.

With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.
And what makes you so confident Dyche will stay? He's 95% of the reason you've been promoted. He's on every clubs radar and lets be honest you couldn't stop Coyle going to Bolton, or Howe to Bournemouth, so when a bigger club comes in for Dyche (ie every single club in the Prem and half the clubs in the Championship) what do you think will make him stay at Burnley when he can earn 5,6,7 times what he's currently on?
That's not banter, not a wind up, that is a serious question. Keep hold of him and you've got a fighting chance, lose him and you'll make Swindon & Barnsleys Premier League seasons look half decent.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.[/p][/quote]And what makes you so confident Dyche will stay? He's 95% of the reason you've been promoted. He's on every clubs radar and lets be honest you couldn't stop Coyle going to Bolton, or Howe to Bournemouth, so when a bigger club comes in for Dyche (ie every single club in the Prem and half the clubs in the Championship) what do you think will make him stay at Burnley when he can earn 5,6,7 times what he's currently on? That's not banter, not a wind up, that is a serious question. Keep hold of him and you've got a fighting chance, lose him and you'll make Swindon & Barnsleys Premier League seasons look half decent. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 18

8:51pm Thu 1 May 14

McClaret says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea."

I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you?

Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already.

Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets.

Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running

Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn.

Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year.

David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League.

Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide.

Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide.

Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year.

Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say.


So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million.

There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him.

With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.
And what makes you so confident Dyche will stay? He's 95% of the reason you've been promoted. He's on every clubs radar and lets be honest you couldn't stop Coyle going to Bolton, or Howe to Bournemouth, so when a bigger club comes in for Dyche (ie every single club in the Prem and half the clubs in the Championship) what do you think will make him stay at Burnley when he can earn 5,6,7 times what he's currently on?
That's not banter, not a wind up, that is a serious question. Keep hold of him and you've got a fighting chance, lose him and you'll make Swindon & Barnsleys Premier League seasons look half decent.
Maybe people will want to see if he can cut it at that level before making their move, a la Gartside at Bolton?
So often the grass can be greener on the other side and he was burnt at Watford by that when new owners thought they knew better - remind you of anything? .
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.[/p][/quote]And what makes you so confident Dyche will stay? He's 95% of the reason you've been promoted. He's on every clubs radar and lets be honest you couldn't stop Coyle going to Bolton, or Howe to Bournemouth, so when a bigger club comes in for Dyche (ie every single club in the Prem and half the clubs in the Championship) what do you think will make him stay at Burnley when he can earn 5,6,7 times what he's currently on? That's not banter, not a wind up, that is a serious question. Keep hold of him and you've got a fighting chance, lose him and you'll make Swindon & Barnsleys Premier League seasons look half decent.[/p][/quote]Maybe people will want to see if he can cut it at that level before making their move, a la Gartside at Bolton? So often the grass can be greener on the other side and he was burnt at Watford by that when new owners thought they knew better - remind you of anything? . McClaret
  • Score: -3

10:06pm Thu 1 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
Knob ahead
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Knob ahead Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 9

10:12pm Thu 1 May 14

Maxrus says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
Where you bullied at school ?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Where you bullied at school ? Maxrus
  • Score: 11

10:16pm Thu 1 May 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

McClaret wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea."

I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you?

Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already.

Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets.

Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running

Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn.

Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year.

David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League.

Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide.

Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide.

Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year.

Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say.


So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million.

There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him.

With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.
And what makes you so confident Dyche will stay? He's 95% of the reason you've been promoted. He's on every clubs radar and lets be honest you couldn't stop Coyle going to Bolton, or Howe to Bournemouth, so when a bigger club comes in for Dyche (ie every single club in the Prem and half the clubs in the Championship) what do you think will make him stay at Burnley when he can earn 5,6,7 times what he's currently on?
That's not banter, not a wind up, that is a serious question. Keep hold of him and you've got a fighting chance, lose him and you'll make Swindon & Barnsleys Premier League seasons look half decent.
Maybe people will want to see if he can cut it at that level before making their move, a la Gartside at Bolton?
So often the grass can be greener on the other side and he was burnt at Watford by that when new owners thought they knew better - remind you of anything? .
You could be right, however when clubs like Forest, Leeds, QPR or the 3 relegated clubs which could involve the likes of Villa, Sunderland, Fulham, Norwich or Cardiff (although I doubt anyone would want to work for that odd ball Mr Tan man) they wouldn't need him to prove anything. Like I've stated, I'm not sh*t stirring for a bit of banter, you really should be praying your board back him both on player purchases and his own contract because you clearly have a top drawer manager.

As for the owners, very true. Difference was Watfords owners already owned Udinese and put Zola in charge, where as Venkys owned a load off f*ckin hens and put Steve Kean in charge!
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.[/p][/quote]And what makes you so confident Dyche will stay? He's 95% of the reason you've been promoted. He's on every clubs radar and lets be honest you couldn't stop Coyle going to Bolton, or Howe to Bournemouth, so when a bigger club comes in for Dyche (ie every single club in the Prem and half the clubs in the Championship) what do you think will make him stay at Burnley when he can earn 5,6,7 times what he's currently on? That's not banter, not a wind up, that is a serious question. Keep hold of him and you've got a fighting chance, lose him and you'll make Swindon & Barnsleys Premier League seasons look half decent.[/p][/quote]Maybe people will want to see if he can cut it at that level before making their move, a la Gartside at Bolton? So often the grass can be greener on the other side and he was burnt at Watford by that when new owners thought they knew better - remind you of anything? .[/p][/quote]You could be right, however when clubs like Forest, Leeds, QPR or the 3 relegated clubs which could involve the likes of Villa, Sunderland, Fulham, Norwich or Cardiff (although I doubt anyone would want to work for that odd ball Mr Tan man) they wouldn't need him to prove anything. Like I've stated, I'm not sh*t stirring for a bit of banter, you really should be praying your board back him both on player purchases and his own contract because you clearly have a top drawer manager. As for the owners, very true. Difference was Watfords owners already owned Udinese and put Zola in charge, where as Venkys owned a load off f*ckin hens and put Steve Kean in charge! more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 16

10:20pm Thu 1 May 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Maxrus wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
Where you bullied at school ?
Don't you mean - Are you getting bullied at school?
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Where you bullied at school ?[/p][/quote]Don't you mean - Are you getting bullied at school? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 6

10:25pm Thu 1 May 14

RoversSwiss says...

crankitup wrote:
Alot has been said about how much improved we are under Bowyers and if you look at the stability at the club and where we sit in the league coming into the final game you would tend to think Gary has done an outstanding job, i'm still yet to be convinced.

yes we look a much better outfit.....but given time and the money would any of the other managers not done the same given time by our illustrious owners.

yes we've got more points than we had last season at this point.....but only just.

do we look like a side that will get automatic promotion next term?.....i really dont think so....i do however think we may be there or there abouts but not automatic.....after Bowyers kept us up last season (i still think thats debatable) but any way after keeping us up people and the chicken pluckers were saying we'll be promoted next season (this) but that hasn't happened, is this down to misfortune....NO, is it down to luck (or lack of it)...NO, is it down to the officials...NO, is it down to our players not gelling....NO (they're professionals after all said and done).

it's down to letting in sloppy goals, not beating teams that we should be, inconsistent performances, far too many draws and too many possible wins that have been snatched away from us in the dying minutes.

come next term my family and I will still be season ticket holders and attend as many away games as our finances allow, we will still hurt with every defeat, still elate at every win.....we are Rovers fans now and will be long after the Venky dynasty has long gone.....so if you dont like my opinions of which i'm entitled, the dislike button is below on the right in the form of a thumbs down icon....Click away....i say what i think.
Berg looked lost in management and Appelton, the worst of the lot, would have taken us to league 2 this season.GB is a million times better organised than these 2.

GB is quite right that there is still much to do, but we look like a team that should be challenging for automatic promotion next season.

Unfortunately things very rarely work out as we hope, better to be pessimistic, keep our fingers crossed that we improve our end of season form and enjoy the success if it does happen next season. A 7-0 win against Wigan could be handy!
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Alot has been said about how much improved we are under Bowyers and if you look at the stability at the club and where we sit in the league coming into the final game you would tend to think Gary has done an outstanding job, i'm still yet to be convinced. yes we look a much better outfit.....but given time and the money would any of the other managers not done the same given time by our illustrious owners. yes we've got more points than we had last season at this point.....but only just. do we look like a side that will get automatic promotion next term?.....i really dont think so....i do however think we may be there or there abouts but not automatic.....after Bowyers kept us up last season (i still think thats debatable) but any way after keeping us up people and the chicken pluckers were saying we'll be promoted next season (this) but that hasn't happened, is this down to misfortune....NO, is it down to luck (or lack of it)...NO, is it down to the officials...NO, is it down to our players not gelling....NO (they're professionals after all said and done). it's down to letting in sloppy goals, not beating teams that we should be, inconsistent performances, far too many draws and too many possible wins that have been snatched away from us in the dying minutes. come next term my family and I will still be season ticket holders and attend as many away games as our finances allow, we will still hurt with every defeat, still elate at every win.....we are Rovers fans now and will be long after the Venky dynasty has long gone.....so if you dont like my opinions of which i'm entitled, the dislike button is below on the right in the form of a thumbs down icon....Click away....i say what i think.[/p][/quote]Berg looked lost in management and Appelton, the worst of the lot, would have taken us to league 2 this season.GB is a million times better organised than these 2. GB is quite right that there is still much to do, but we look like a team that should be challenging for automatic promotion next season. Unfortunately things very rarely work out as we hope, better to be pessimistic, keep our fingers crossed that we improve our end of season form and enjoy the success if it does happen next season. A 7-0 win against Wigan could be handy! RoversSwiss
  • Score: 1

10:47pm Thu 1 May 14

Maxrus says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Rhodes to Burnley.

£4m

You heard it here first.
Where you bullied at school ?
Don't you mean - Are you getting bullied at school?
Ha ha - mind you, we are both assuming that he actually attended those places with a playground round the back.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Rhodes to Burnley. £4m You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Where you bullied at school ?[/p][/quote]Don't you mean - Are you getting bullied at school?[/p][/quote]Ha ha - mind you, we are both assuming that he actually attended those places with a playground round the back. Maxrus
  • Score: 2

1:07am Fri 2 May 14

azza234 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.
You might of had a good season but if u spend 400k in the prem you will go right back down simple
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Many millions on players and many millions on contracts will have to be spent if they are to purchase the quality needed and to give them a chance. They have no idea." I would disagree with that. We have walked the Championship after spending a grand total of £400k. We have beaten off the challenge of QPR, Derby and Nottingham Forest amongst others, who have all spent millions upon millions in recent seasons in an attempt to climb out of this league. Even your own club can boast an £11million strike force but where has it got you? Of course strengthening is required but we certainly don't need to throw money at mercenaries such as Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Leon Best, etc. We have the basis of a very good team that could match several of the lower end Premier League sides already. Heaton, possibly the buy of the season and arguably the best goalkeeper in the Championship all season. Has the most clean sheets. Trippier, premier league quality fullback who has been voted best right back in the Championship for two seasons running Jason Shackell, also voted the best centre back in the league, has been an ever present in every single league and cup game this season. Likes scoring against Blackburn. Dean Marney, another Premier League quality player who has been the driving force of the team all year. David Jones, alongside Marney has been one of the best centre midfield players in the league, made the right decision to reject Blackburn Rovers to step up a level and help Burnley reach the Premier League. Scott Arfield (8 goals from midfield), another candidate for buy of the season, tireless, energetic and skilful out wide. Michael Kightly (5 goals from midfield), premier league player, signed by Stoke for £6.75million, another hard working player with quality out wide. Sam Vokes (21 goals), Welsh international, out injured for several months but head and shoulders above any striker in the Championship on his day. Will come back stronger and hungry for goals in the Premier League, will be a major handful for Premier League defenders and his return will be a massive boost for us towards the end of the year. Danny Ings (25 goals so far), England U21 international, future England striker, Championship player of the season. Unplayable at times, fast, strong. Scored the winner at Ewood, what more can I say. So if you look what Dyche has achieved with £400k, just imagine what he could do with £10million, or £15million. There is a lot to be said for proper man management, and that is what lifts Sean Dyche way above the likes of Gary Bowyer, he makes players want to play for him. With sensible investment Burnley will survive next season. I see no reason why we can't continue to surprise people. Mid table will be the aim.[/p][/quote]You might of had a good season but if u spend 400k in the prem you will go right back down simple azza234
  • Score: -1

9:44am Fri 2 May 14

owd nick says...

McClaret wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Out of curiosity I have just had a look on the Burnley threads, no interest whatsoever from the knobheads that spend all their time on here.
Hi Owd nick, I think the answer to that might have something to do with 35 years and a lot of stick from Rovers fans for many a year. Nice to be able to lord it up for once (No reference to Bob)
Like the post above suggests their is a decent nucleus of a team at Burnley, sure they will have to strengthen and I for one hope they contract well and don't buy any foreign numpties here for the cash. Top level championship players would keep me happy with clauses in contracts to say a return to championship wages if relegated. Up to then then isn't it?
Don't blame real fans for "Lording it up" pun intended, it's just the constant drivel by idiot trolls that spoils real banter.

You problem is going to be that you have no choice but to buy "PL" quality players, on PL quality wages irrespective whence they came if you are serious about staying up.

And then your chances of doing so are remote these days.

Your tight knit squad on Championship contracts will get a little pay rise but it will be dwarfed by the wage demands of the newbies.

In that case your squad won't be tight knit for long, and a huge portion of your alleged £120 million earnings will be swallowed up very quickly, exactly the same that has happened at Ewood, QPR, etc; and will happen to the three clubs relegated this season.

You are not going to survive in the PL on your gates or natural income from sponsorship etc; and your investors will want their cut as well.

That's not sour grapes, I would be saying exactly the same if Rovers were in your position.

The PL isn't designed for clubs like ours to survive, it's becoming a big city league and paving the way for a European Super League under the auspices of FFP.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Out of curiosity I have just had a look on the Burnley threads, no interest whatsoever from the knobheads that spend all their time on here.[/p][/quote]Hi Owd nick, I think the answer to that might have something to do with 35 years and a lot of stick from Rovers fans for many a year. Nice to be able to lord it up for once (No reference to Bob) Like the post above suggests their is a decent nucleus of a team at Burnley, sure they will have to strengthen and I for one hope they contract well and don't buy any foreign numpties here for the cash. Top level championship players would keep me happy with clauses in contracts to say a return to championship wages if relegated. Up to then then isn't it?[/p][/quote]Don't blame real fans for "Lording it up" pun intended, it's just the constant drivel by idiot trolls that spoils real banter. You problem is going to be that you have no choice but to buy "PL" quality players, on PL quality wages irrespective whence they came if you are serious about staying up. And then your chances of doing so are remote these days. Your tight knit squad on Championship contracts will get a little pay rise but it will be dwarfed by the wage demands of the newbies. In that case your squad won't be tight knit for long, and a huge portion of your alleged £120 million earnings will be swallowed up very quickly, exactly the same that has happened at Ewood, QPR, etc; and will happen to the three clubs relegated this season. You are not going to survive in the PL on your gates or natural income from sponsorship etc; and your investors will want their cut as well. That's not sour grapes, I would be saying exactly the same if Rovers were in your position. The PL isn't designed for clubs like ours to survive, it's becoming a big city league and paving the way for a European Super League under the auspices of FFP. owd nick
  • Score: 2

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