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    more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
    roverstid wrote:
    roverstid wrote:
    FCBurnley wrote:
    Phew, thank god for that Noddy. I will sleep easier tonight.
    Looks like Dyche IS heading south FC.

    He'll be sleeping easier too soon. All that commuting must have taken its toll eh?




    Panic even by your own fans admission.

    "Never mind the fact that Southampton don’t even have a manager right now after Mauricio Pochettino left St Mary’s to replace Tim Sherwood at Spurs, some fans already seem convinced that Ings will be off. Also never mind the fact Southampton owe a small fortune in transfer fees to other clubs, Ings is from the south coast and therefore will want to go back there, obviously."

    Never known a club in so much panic after its best season ever culminating in Promotion, but on a plus side at least your fans know the glory is going to be the most short lived in history - again.
    Sorry pal but you seem to be unaware that Burnley are about to become a Premier League powerhouse over the next 18 seasons.
    You also seem unaware that Dyche will never ever ever ever leave, or that Burnley haven't got one single glory hunter and that Rovers massive dominance over the last 35 years simply didn't happen. It's all lies.
    Oh and Jack Walker once made them stay in Division 4 for 6 seasons.......

    You're just jealous mate. Go on admit it. I admitted it to myself and have since taken up chewing tobacco and bought a converted Austin Montego caravanette in honor of Burnleys brilliance....
    Finally succumbed to their greater superiority then! Think you went over the top however, loaning them your caravanette for their players parade."
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Rovers boss Bowyer going nowhere, says Shaw

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

First published in Sport
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BLACKBURN Rovers say there is no need to offer Gary Bowyer a new contract after the manager reiterated his commitment to the club.

Bowyer was linked with the vacancy at Leeds United at the weekend after guiding Rovers to eighth place in the Championship during the 2013/14 campaign.

But Rovers insist they have had no approach from Leeds and their new Italian owner Massimo Cellino, and are not worried about losing their manager.

Bowyer yesterday issued a statement confirming he was ‘fully committed to building on the foundations put in place over the past 12 months’.

Bowyer signed a 12-month rolling contract when he was appointed as permanent boss last summer and, unmoved by the Leeds links, managing director Derek Shaw says there is no need for talk about a new deal.

“That would be more with discussions with the owners, that type of decision isn’t mine, but I don’t think we’ve ever really looked into that whatsoever,” he said.

“Gary is happy and we’re happy.

“Even when you have a three-year deal or a six-year deal there is normally a period of settlement, which is usually 12 months or 18 months.

“It doesn’t make a massive difference, 12 months’ compensation would have to be paid of settlement, which is usually 12 months or 18 months.

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“It doesn’t make a massive difference, 12 months’ compensation would have to be paid by any club who wanted to take him and I don’t really know whether the likes of Leeds United are in that position.

“But we don’t really want to go there, we’re quite happy with our manager. We’ve had no contact at Blackburn Rovers over Gary and I very much doubt that we will do.

“I’d be amazed if the next manager of Leeds United isn’t an Italian coach. I’m sure that’s the way they will go.”

Bowyer said: “I recently met with the owners in India and those discussions were both positive and constructive.

“I am fully committed to building on the foundations we have put in place over the past 12 months.

“There is a strong sense of unity with all concerned at Blackburn Rovers and I look forward to that continuing as we plan for next season.”

Bowyer is currently working on assembling his squad for next season and yesterday allowed Alan Judge (below) to join Brentford for an undisclosed fee, with the midfielder signing a three-year deal at Griffin Park after a successful loan spell in the capital.

Judge told the Lancashire Telegraph last week that he wanted to play regular football next season.

“I have no doubts that he will make a significant impact in the Championship,” said Brentford boss Mark Warburton.

“There is no doubt that many clubs were seeking his services.”

Rovers recently transfer listed six players as they attempt to fall into line with the Football League’s financial fair player regulations, but Shaw says those regulations could make it difficult to find buyers.

He expects that Rovers will be unable to reduce their wage bill sufficiently to avoid a transfer embargo when the new rules kick in on January 1.

“I would be surprised if we can do that in time for January,” Shaw said.

“It’s a difficult market at the moment because even if they have the money, owners are being forced into much tighter budgets because of the fair play rules, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

“We had and we still have players who are on big money who are not in the team so we’ve had to make settlements and bring new players in.

“We’ve gone a long way down that road, but there’s still a long way to go.”

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