Burnley boss Dyche debates new deal for defender

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

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has not ruled out a new deal for Michael Duff, after the long-serving defender played a key part in securing a second promotion to the Premier League.

Duff, who is out of contract this summer, will turn 37 in January next year, making him one of the most senior figures in the Premier League should his Turf Moor career stretch into an 11th season.

Duff has made 40 league appearances alongside ever-present Jason Shackell and is one of a number of existing players Dyche intends to speak once today’s game at Reading has brought the curtain down on the season.

The Clarets boss is keen to finalise the futures of his current squad before he adds to it in preparation for a tilt at the top flight next term.

Dyche was reluctant to give anything away for what he had in mind for Duff, but said: “He’s done fantastic this year, among many. Duffo has been a good part of the squad and the club. We’ll see.

“We’ll be talking to Duffo and all the players.

“We have got some contracts up, we’ll be speaking to them over the next couple of weeks.

“We want to do our internal business as quickly as possible because that’s an easier thing to affect.

“We’ll be doing that over the next couple of weeks, having different conversations with different people.

“There are a lot of markers laid down by the main group of players so I’m pretty sure they will be considering the fact they will be involved moving forward, and a big part of what goes on moving forward, but there are no guarantees.

“They know what I’m like and they know I’ll be looking for players who can affect the group. Not at any cost, but certainly at cost if and when needed.

“They know I’ll be pushing and whoever comes into the building for even better results and to perform at an even higher level because that’s what it’s going to take – we’ve moved up a division, it’s as simple as that.”

When it comes to recruiting, Dyche admitted he will be looking at character as well as quality this summer.

But he admitted when it comes to making his promotion-winning squad competitive in the Premier League, quality would be the over-riding factor.

“We all want our background on players because if you are investing money, no matter how much money, you want it to work. You want it to be right,” Dyche added.

“I believe in working with people, not just players, so it’s fair to say that I’d like them to be the right types but you can’t guarantee that.

“You would take a maverick. You want someone who’s loose and free and can play and can change the look of the team, but you don’t want someone who undermines and will undermine the fabric of what you do.

“They’re the most awkward signings to make. They’re sometimes right in the balance because some of the most talented have that nature where they’re up and down and they’re sitting right on the line.

“You need a mixture of them, you need mixture of real solid players, you need a mixture of great mentality, energy, physicality – all of those things. That’s what makes a team and makes a squad.”

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2:17pm Sat 3 May 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Id say yes and now a True Claret
Id say yes and now a True Claret Burnley59/60
  • Score: 8

9:14pm Sat 3 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh.

So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so.

Here come the lazy mercenaries

Future turmoil beckons.............
...
Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh. So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so. Here come the lazy mercenaries Future turmoil beckons............. ... TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -7

11:10pm Sat 3 May 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh.

So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so.

Here come the lazy mercenaries

Future turmoil beckons.............

...
And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out.

If Carlsberg did seasons......

Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh. So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so. Here come the lazy mercenaries Future turmoil beckons............. ...[/p][/quote]And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out. If Carlsberg did seasons...... Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED! look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: 8

2:21pm Sun 4 May 14

stevieclaret says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh.

So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so.

Here come the lazy mercenaries

Future turmoil beckons.............

...
Obviously you didn't read the article or font understand it...bless.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh. So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so. Here come the lazy mercenaries Future turmoil beckons............. ...[/p][/quote]Obviously you didn't read the article or font understand it...bless. stevieclaret
  • Score: 4

4:41pm Sun 4 May 14

noddy57 says...

Can,t wait for next season to end, and then we can concentrate on taking your place in the premiership,,COYB
Can,t wait for next season to end, and then we can concentrate on taking your place in the premiership,,COYB noddy57
  • Score: -4

9:54pm Sun 4 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh.

So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so.

Here come the lazy mercenaries

Future turmoil beckons.............


...
And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out.

If Carlsberg did seasons......

Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED!
Dominated? But you couldn't beat us on your own turf and the Ewood game could easily have gone either way.

Mid table? More points than Leicester had this time last year.

Promised land? Just make up the numbers, quite boring really. Future turmoil beckons.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh. So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so. Here come the lazy mercenaries Future turmoil beckons............. ...[/p][/quote]And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out. If Carlsberg did seasons...... Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED![/p][/quote]Dominated? But you couldn't beat us on your own turf and the Ewood game could easily have gone either way. Mid table? More points than Leicester had this time last year. Promised land? Just make up the numbers, quite boring really. Future turmoil beckons. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -3

11:48am Mon 5 May 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh.

So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so.

Here come the lazy mercenaries

Future turmoil beckons.............



...
And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out.

If Carlsberg did seasons......

Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED!
Dominated? But you couldn't beat us on your own turf and the Ewood game could easily have gone either way.

Mid table? More points than Leicester had this time last year.

Promised land? Just make up the numbers, quite boring really. Future turmoil beckons.
The message doesn't gather validity through repetition oh Mr Slow-of-Thinking. A warning. I for one have had enough of your snide gutter-snipe phlegm. Your website you run with such anal pride, Blackburn Rovers - The People's Champions, will be hacked and trashed. You think the Wikipedia events against your beloved Rovers were unfair, watch and learn.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh. So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so. Here come the lazy mercenaries Future turmoil beckons............. ...[/p][/quote]And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out. If Carlsberg did seasons...... Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED![/p][/quote]Dominated? But you couldn't beat us on your own turf and the Ewood game could easily have gone either way. Mid table? More points than Leicester had this time last year. Promised land? Just make up the numbers, quite boring really. Future turmoil beckons.[/p][/quote]The message doesn't gather validity through repetition oh Mr Slow-of-Thinking. A warning. I for one have had enough of your snide gutter-snipe phlegm. Your website you run with such anal pride, Blackburn Rovers - The People's Champions, will be hacked and trashed. You think the Wikipedia events against your beloved Rovers were unfair, watch and learn. RobH2O
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Mon 5 May 14

andy1 says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh.

So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so.

Here come the lazy mercenaries

Future turmoil beckons.............

...
No one cares what you think, what you do. You are the biggest clown on any pages in the world of the world wide web. Get back to Shadsworth and molest your neighbors horse.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh. So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so. Here come the lazy mercenaries Future turmoil beckons............. ...[/p][/quote]No one cares what you think, what you do. You are the biggest clown on any pages in the world of the world wide web. Get back to Shadsworth and molest your neighbors horse. andy1
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Mon 5 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

RobH2O wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh.

So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so.

Here come the lazy mercenaries

Future turmoil beckons.............




...
And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out.

If Carlsberg did seasons......

Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED!
Dominated? But you couldn't beat us on your own turf and the Ewood game could easily have gone either way.

Mid table? More points than Leicester had this time last year.

Promised land? Just make up the numbers, quite boring really. Future turmoil beckons.
The message doesn't gather validity through repetition oh Mr Slow-of-Thinking. A warning. I for one have had enough of your snide gutter-snipe phlegm. Your website you run with such anal pride, Blackburn Rovers - The People's Champions, will be hacked and trashed. You think the Wikipedia events against your beloved Rovers were unfair, watch and learn.
Good. Looks like I'm getting under your skin. Nowhere to go but down (and I'm not talking about your sister).

Future turmoil beckons............
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Is he good enough for the Prem? Don't make me laugh. So who do you replace him with? Someone who will accept a relegation clause? Don't think so. Here come the lazy mercenaries Future turmoil beckons............. ...[/p][/quote]And here he is again.... the jealous one sticks his misshapen head above the parapet once more in a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the fact that his football club have been utterly DOMINATED in every single area by Burnley FC this season. Beaten at home, embarrassed by the massive points gap, shamed by the mid-table performance of its group of misfits and rejects throughout the season, and horrified that Burnley have reached the promised land whilst the fatherless ones fill their pants at the thought of FFP turning them inside out. If Carlsberg did seasons...... Get back in your box retard, you've been DINGLED![/p][/quote]Dominated? But you couldn't beat us on your own turf and the Ewood game could easily have gone either way. Mid table? More points than Leicester had this time last year. Promised land? Just make up the numbers, quite boring really. Future turmoil beckons.[/p][/quote]The message doesn't gather validity through repetition oh Mr Slow-of-Thinking. A warning. I for one have had enough of your snide gutter-snipe phlegm. Your website you run with such anal pride, Blackburn Rovers - The People's Champions, will be hacked and trashed. You think the Wikipedia events against your beloved Rovers were unfair, watch and learn.[/p][/quote]Good. Looks like I'm getting under your skin. Nowhere to go but down (and I'm not talking about your sister). Future turmoil beckons............ TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 0

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