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Former Blackburn Rovers fitness coach happy to join Burnley

SEAN Dyche has described Mark Howard as ‘the outstanding candidate’ after the Clarets confirmed the appointment of their new head of sports science.

The 35-year-old joins Burnley after leaving a similar role at Blackburn Rovers last year.

Howard had previously worked with Sam Allardyce at Bolton, Newcastle and Rovers, as well as having spells with Coventry and Fulham.

He replaces fitness coach Jon Dalzell, who had been brought in by previous boss Eddie Howe but recently departed Turf Moor.

Dyche said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the club.

“We looked at a number of people from different areas and different sports to fill the role and felt that Mark was the outstanding candidate.

“He has a good history, with 10 years’ experience and is well thought of in the game.

“We had good reference points from various sources and we think he is appropriate for the club.”

Howard will be part of a backroom staff already containing assistant manager Ian Woan, first-team coach Tony Loughlan, goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer, head physio Ally Beattie, head of recruitment and analytics Lee Darnbrough, academy manager Jason Blake and development squad manager Simon Weatherstone.

Dyche added: “Mark will take responsibility for the strength and conditioning of the group and the nutritional side.

“His role is to support the players and align them with what we feel is appropriate for the fitness, sharpness and well-being of the players.”

New man Howard added that he was pleased to be in at Turf Moor.

He said: “I heard that Sean was looking for someone to come in and develop something good here over a period of time.

“I managed to make contact and following a meeting here at the training ground, I was fortunate enough to land the job.

“I am delighted to be here and looking forward to the role.

“First and foremost we have a good squad here, who look like they are hungry to learn and be educated.

“That’s where I come in and hopefully I can reinforce what has already been put in place here with some good sports science practice, and make the players available as often as possible and as fit as possible.”

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1:02pm Wed 13 Feb 13

alphajono says...

Burger king it is then
Burger king it is then alphajono
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1:33pm Wed 13 Feb 13

1952 rover says...

old news from yesterday. Our agent Howard has reported a team of over weight Donkey,s . With the worse case being a Bricklayer.
old news from yesterday. Our agent Howard has reported a team of over weight Donkey,s . With the worse case being a Bricklayer. 1952 rover
  • Score: 3

3:03pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Joey99 says...

If Burnley have any success now, we can say that its cuz they got a Rovers standard coach in :D
If Burnley have any success now, we can say that its cuz they got a Rovers standard coach in :D Joey99
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3:07pm Wed 13 Feb 13

MxMave says...

Might aswell have appointed a rapist to do child daycare.
Might aswell have appointed a rapist to do child daycare. MxMave
  • Score: -6

3:43pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Chico! says...

He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.
He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists. Chico!
  • Score: -4

4:10pm Wed 13 Feb 13

midas says...

Chico! wrote:
He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.
Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.
[quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.[/p][/quote]Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there. midas
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4:32pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Chico! says...

midas wrote:
Chico! wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.
Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.
Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism.

Shameful.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.[/p][/quote]Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.[/p][/quote]Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful. Chico!
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4:48pm Wed 13 Feb 13

midas says...

Chico! wrote:
midas wrote:
Chico! wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.
Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.
Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.
Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one?
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Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum!
[quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.[/p][/quote]Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.[/p][/quote]Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.[/p][/quote]Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one? . Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum! midas
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5:05pm Wed 13 Feb 13

owd nick says...

midas wrote:
Chico! wrote:
midas wrote:
Chico! wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.
Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.
Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.
Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one?
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Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum!
Think a nerve was hit there! lol.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.[/p][/quote]Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.[/p][/quote]Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.[/p][/quote]Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one? . Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum![/p][/quote]Think a nerve was hit there! lol. owd nick
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5:08pm Wed 13 Feb 13

midas says...

owd nick wrote:
midas wrote:
Chico! wrote:
midas wrote:
Chico! wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.
Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.
Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.
Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one? . Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum!
Think a nerve was hit there! lol.
LOL it wasn't a nerve he walked straight into it!!
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Given recent history I don't think Rovers fans are in any position to take the moral high ground when it comes to racial abuse. I think the nationwide condemnation of the racial abuse the Venkys have received at the hands of more than one Rovers fan puts paid to that :-)
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.[/p][/quote]Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.[/p][/quote]Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.[/p][/quote]Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one? . Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum![/p][/quote]Think a nerve was hit there! lol.[/p][/quote]LOL it wasn't a nerve he walked straight into it!! . Given recent history I don't think Rovers fans are in any position to take the moral high ground when it comes to racial abuse. I think the nationwide condemnation of the racial abuse the Venkys have received at the hands of more than one Rovers fan puts paid to that :-) midas
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5:35pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Chico! says...

owd nick wrote:
midas wrote:
Chico! wrote:
midas wrote:
Chico! wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.
Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.
Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.
Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one? . Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum!
Think a nerve was hit there! lol.
Me thinks the lady doth protest too much!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: He'll have to get used to being surrounded by racists.[/p][/quote]Keep up the article says hes left Blackburn, not gone there.[/p][/quote]Keep up, Bonleh fans have been exposed (again!) for racism. Shameful.[/p][/quote]Oh do you mean the Sky report? The one that claimed to have heard ONE racist comment made by ONE person during the derby match? An allegation that wasn't recorded (despite secret camera and microphone) nor was it reported to the club for 2 months nor was the reporter able to identify where abouts in the stand he had heard the comment come from? Do you mean that one? . Come on Chico I expect better from you my little chum![/p][/quote]Think a nerve was hit there! lol.[/p][/quote]Me thinks the lady doth protest too much! Chico!
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5:59pm Wed 13 Feb 13

dingles_do_it_with_themselves says...

i dont know about the sheep botherers being racist....but they do LIKE their sisters....GO agent Howard.....your mission should you choose to accept it, is to make the sheep bothering Carrots look like donkeys.....well done agent Howard, JOB DONE!
i dont know about the sheep botherers being racist....but they do LIKE their sisters....GO agent Howard.....your mission should you choose to accept it, is to make the sheep bothering Carrots look like donkeys.....well done agent Howard, JOB DONE! dingles_do_it_with_themselves
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5:45am Thu 14 Feb 13

bluenwhite says...

this clown was in charge of us as Kean led the downward charge.............w
ell done the dingles :-)
this clown was in charge of us as Kean led the downward charge.............w ell done the dingles :-) bluenwhite
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