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I'd buy Alex with my own money, says Burnley boss

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche joked that he would dip into his personal funds if he felt Alex Kacaniklic might be for sale at the end of the season.

It’s highly unlikely that Fulham would consider parting with the winger on a permanent basis, given he has turned out for the Cottagers 19 times this season, and played three internationals for Sweden.

But after giving him his first taste of English football while on loan with Watford last season, Dyche was hopeful of the opportunity to work with him again.

Asked if the move for Kacaniklic had been long in the planning, Dyche said: “About 12 minutes after I got told I was getting the job.”

That was late October.

Kacaniklic was featuring regularly for Fulham in the Premier League – starting most games. But as soon as the Swede came out of the side in the new year, Dyche set to work.

There could be others in the pipeline, with Burnley looking to rebuild a recruitment department that was disassembled in the aftermath of Eddie Howe’s return to Bournemouth.

Kacaniklic is the first player Dyche has been able to bring in since taking charge.

After keeping their season alive with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Charlton, he hopes he is not the last.

“There were three or four players, we haven’t been able to get but I made it clear there were three or four people I felt were important,” said Dyche.

“We’ve been searching. Part of the changes we’ve made, there are many behind the scenes. We’re building a recruitment department that’s in process, so we have to rely on some old contacts as well as that one that’s being built and put together.

“I’m not settling for just doing all right. Doing all right gets you nothing.

“We want that demand and the best people to bring the demand other than the manager and the coaches are the players.”

But Dyche must be mindful of the financial constraints on him and the club.

“A club like Burnley can’t just go throwing money around like some of the big names in the Championship. We have to shop wisely,” he continued.

“Alex is someone who Fulham trusted me to help him develop at Watford, and that trust has probably been paid back by them saying ‘yes, okay, we want him to continue playing’.

“He’s played in the Premier League this season, they want to keep him playing and develop further and they felt me and my staff were people who could help him do that. He’s a very good player but he’s 30 games or so into his career so he’s got more development to come."

“He’s hungry and all credit to him,” added Dyche, who fended off competition from rival clubs to land the young Swede.

“I won’t say who but there were some clubs you would deem bigger than us who were sniffing after him and he’s chosen to come to us because he thinks that will help his development.

“He’s a bright lad. I’ve got to know him quite well and he thinks deeply about his football.

“I’m impressed with him as a person, not just a player.

“It’s early days yet but we’ll see what he can help us build here.”

Kacaniklic is set to make his home debut against Barnsley at Turf Moor tonight, after being thrown straight into the line-up to face Charlton Athletic less than 24 hours after completing his move until the end of the season.

“For his type of style of play that pitch was difficult,” said Dyche.

“But he showed a brightness to him but he’ll get used to the group and react to the group.

“He’s a very good player.

“His weapon is with the ball, his physicality, he’s got good energy, he’s quick and he comes alive on the football pitch.

“He’s quite quiet, looks after himself, you can see he’s in really good shape – he’s lean, he’s fit, he’s agile.

“He’s got that hunger to go and play and develop, and that’s been shown clearly by him coming here.”

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1:32pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

Keep up the good work Agent Van Dyke. One win in eight and a bold statement of using your own coin has the droolers fooled. Easily pacified with hot air normal service will be resumed shortly. Unless of course thud and blunder boy Austin keeps shinning these wicked deflections into the net. Your going to have to have a word with him. Every time he tries to pass to someone else he ends up toe peckering or shinning it in the net. And the amount of times the ball has hit his ear and gone in is amazing. Just tell him to try and score instead and he will revert back to the hod carrier he used to be.
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Keep up the good work Agent Van Dyke. One win in eight and a bold statement of using your own coin has the droolers fooled. Easily pacified with hot air normal service will be resumed shortly. Unless of course thud and blunder boy Austin keeps shinning these wicked deflections into the net. Your going to have to have a word with him. Every time he tries to pass to someone else he ends up toe peckering or shinning it in the net. And the amount of times the ball has hit his ear and gone in is amazing. Just tell him to try and score instead and he will revert back to the hod carrier he used to be. Blinding Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
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2:31pm Tue 5 Mar 13

midas says...

LOL it must be so galling for all the Rovers fans to be lower than Burnley in the "Chumpianship", they thought that they would be moving ahead (actually talked about getting in the playoffs!!!) but here we are, 10 games to go and we, despite only winning one out of the last eight games, have won more matches, scored more goals, got more points and still have a game in hand!!
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How much lower can the Rovers go?
LOL it must be so galling for all the Rovers fans to be lower than Burnley in the "Chumpianship", they thought that they would be moving ahead (actually talked about getting in the playoffs!!!) but here we are, 10 games to go and we, despite only winning one out of the last eight games, have won more matches, scored more goals, got more points and still have a game in hand!! . How much lower can the Rovers go? midas
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3:25pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Gammon Flap says...

Imagine the scenes at Inbred Park in a couple of weeks - where you have row upon row of Blackburn cousins all looking the same, with their ridged neanderthal foreheads, single tooth and monobrow - all crying and wiping snot on their ragged sleeves as Burnley beat them at their own ground - thus condemning them to another season in The Chumpionship and a finish lower than Burnley and hopefully financial meltdown.
Imagine the scenes at Inbred Park in a couple of weeks - where you have row upon row of Blackburn cousins all looking the same, with their ridged neanderthal foreheads, single tooth and monobrow - all crying and wiping snot on their ragged sleeves as Burnley beat them at their own ground - thus condemning them to another season in The Chumpionship and a finish lower than Burnley and hopefully financial meltdown. Gammon Flap
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3:56pm Tue 5 Mar 13

MightyClaret says...

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5:08pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Patty B says...

Gammon Flap wrote:
Imagine the scenes at Inbred Park in a couple of weeks - where you have row upon row of Blackburn cousins all looking the same, with their ridged neanderthal foreheads, single tooth and monobrow - all crying and wiping snot on their ragged sleeves as Burnley beat them at their own ground - thus condemning them to another season in The Chumpionship and a finish lower than Burnley and hopefully financial meltdown.
You forgot the one defining feature that characterises the soap-dodgers. The big drum and the shreikers pretending to be a big club. And the fact they mainly look as though they're trying to sneak footballs in under their jumpers. And the men aren't much better.
[quote][p][bold]Gammon Flap[/bold] wrote: Imagine the scenes at Inbred Park in a couple of weeks - where you have row upon row of Blackburn cousins all looking the same, with their ridged neanderthal foreheads, single tooth and monobrow - all crying and wiping snot on their ragged sleeves as Burnley beat them at their own ground - thus condemning them to another season in The Chumpionship and a finish lower than Burnley and hopefully financial meltdown.[/p][/quote]You forgot the one defining feature that characterises the soap-dodgers. The big drum and the shreikers pretending to be a big club. And the fact they mainly look as though they're trying to sneak footballs in under their jumpers. And the men aren't much better. Patty B
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8:52pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

midas wrote:
LOL it must be so galling for all the Rovers fans to be lower than Burnley in the "Chumpianship", they thought that they would be moving ahead (actually talked about getting in the playoffs!!!) but here we are, 10 games to go and we, despite only winning one out of the last eight games, have won more matches, scored more goals, got more points and still have a game in hand!!
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How much lower can the Rovers go?
Just be happy that u think success is being no where near the play offs but above the one time Premier League Champions, u will be in the Chimpionship with us next year whilst we have the money to rebuild which we know we have to do.
Once someone gives you one million for the hod carrier next year u will be back down in Turd Land dreaming if being near us.

By by
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: LOL it must be so galling for all the Rovers fans to be lower than Burnley in the "Chumpianship", they thought that they would be moving ahead (actually talked about getting in the playoffs!!!) but here we are, 10 games to go and we, despite only winning one out of the last eight games, have won more matches, scored more goals, got more points and still have a game in hand!! . How much lower can the Rovers go?[/p][/quote]Just be happy that u think success is being no where near the play offs but above the one time Premier League Champions, u will be in the Chimpionship with us next year whilst we have the money to rebuild which we know we have to do. Once someone gives you one million for the hod carrier next year u will be back down in Turd Land dreaming if being near us. By by Lancs - pensioner
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9:35am Wed 6 Mar 13

midas says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
midas wrote: LOL it must be so galling for all the Rovers fans to be lower than Burnley in the "Chumpianship", they thought that they would be moving ahead (actually talked about getting in the playoffs!!!) but here we are, 10 games to go and we, despite only winning one out of the last eight games, have won more matches, scored more goals, got more points and still have a game in hand!! . How much lower can the Rovers go?
Just be happy that u think success is being no where near the play offs but above the one time Premier League Champions, u will be in the Chimpionship with us next year whilst we have the money to rebuild which we know we have to do. Once someone gives you one million for the hod carrier next year u will be back down in Turd Land dreaming if being near us. By by
Are you going senile in your old age? I've not mentioned success just your complete and utter failure! Where are all the "Billy BiBalls" from the beginning of the saeason? all the comments on how you would walk the "Chimpionship", its going to be so easy etc?
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How everyone laughs at the arrogant "one time Premier League Champions". You think you have the money to rebuild? so did Leeds, Sheffield Utd, Middlesborough, Hull, Charlton, Birmingham, Portsmouth etc. You aren't even a big club in the Championship. Wheres this money coming from on the back of 13,000 gates and no sponsorship? I can't wait for the financial accounts to come out so we can all see how much money Rovers are losing, who wouold want to buy that shambles -the best you can hope for is that someone will come in for Rhodes and....and....and well just Rhodes really and you call us for being a one man team!!
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Be off with you, you dribbling fool.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: LOL it must be so galling for all the Rovers fans to be lower than Burnley in the "Chumpianship", they thought that they would be moving ahead (actually talked about getting in the playoffs!!!) but here we are, 10 games to go and we, despite only winning one out of the last eight games, have won more matches, scored more goals, got more points and still have a game in hand!! . How much lower can the Rovers go?[/p][/quote]Just be happy that u think success is being no where near the play offs but above the one time Premier League Champions, u will be in the Chimpionship with us next year whilst we have the money to rebuild which we know we have to do. Once someone gives you one million for the hod carrier next year u will be back down in Turd Land dreaming if being near us. By by[/p][/quote]Are you going senile in your old age? I've not mentioned success just your complete and utter failure! Where are all the "Billy BiBalls" from the beginning of the saeason? all the comments on how you would walk the "Chimpionship", its going to be so easy etc? . How everyone laughs at the arrogant "one time Premier League Champions". You think you have the money to rebuild? so did Leeds, Sheffield Utd, Middlesborough, Hull, Charlton, Birmingham, Portsmouth etc. You aren't even a big club in the Championship. Wheres this money coming from on the back of 13,000 gates and no sponsorship? I can't wait for the financial accounts to come out so we can all see how much money Rovers are losing, who wouold want to buy that shambles -the best you can hope for is that someone will come in for Rhodes and....and....and well just Rhodes really and you call us for being a one man team!! . Be off with you, you dribbling fool. midas
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