Carlisle: Flood return will benefit Burnley

Clarke Carlisle

Clarke Carlisle

First published in Football

CLARKE Carlisle believes Brendan Flood’s imminent return to the Burnley board can only strengthen the club’s chances of repeating the heroics of 2009.

Flood is set to return to the Clarets board after personal finance issues led to him resigning a year ago, when an Individual Voluntary Arrangement prevented him from being a director at a Football League club.

That IVA has since expired and the Rossendale-born businessman, who still holds a 25 per cent stake in the club, is ready to become the seventh member of a board that already contains Mike Garlick, John Banaszkiewicz, Barry Kilby, Clive Holt, Brian Nelson and Terry Crabb.

Flood, who watched Saturday’s 3-3 draw at QPR from the directors’ box, was one of the driving forces behind Burnley’s surprise promotion to the Premier League five years ago.

During his time as operations director, he provided the funds for signings and played a major role in appointing Owen Coyle as manager Carlisle was man of the match in the play-off final as the Clarets reached the top flight and sees Flood’s expected return to the board as a major positive.

“For a club at Burnley’s level you can never have too many people on the board with experience,” said the former defender, who retired last summer.

“I think everyone should welcome the return of Brendan. As a playing staff it’s very rare that you get to know with the directors but a few of the players did know him and said they liked him and that they trusted him too.

“After I left I saw Brendan more often and got to know him too.

“Everyone who was involved in the success we had played a big part. Bringing in Owen Coyle was a very key decision.

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“It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club, as Brendan does.

“You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that.

“And Brendan can use the experience of promotion last time to help the club to hopefully do the same again imminently.”

The Clarets sit third in the Championship table after the draw at Loftus Road, three points behind QPR, and Carlisle thinks automatic promotion is very achievable for Sean Dyche’s side.

“I think they’ve got a very good chance,” said the 34-year-old.

“It’s between QPR, Burnley and Derby and the team that finishes second will be the one that puts a run together of five or six wins now.

“There is absolutely no reason at all why that can’t be Burnley.

“The worst case scenario for them now is they’ll be in the play-offs. But you look at them scoring three goals at QPR, and I would fancy them in a two-legged game against anybody in this league.”

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10:26am Wed 5 Feb 14

chicken.pluckers says...

“It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club".

“You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that."


And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road.

Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.
“It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club". “You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that." And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road. Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: 21

10:42am Wed 5 Feb 14

Dublin Claret says...

Well said Chicken Plucker, it's great being able to support a club with a true identity and in Sean we have the best manager we've had for a very long time.
Well said Chicken Plucker, it's great being able to support a club with a true identity and in Sean we have the best manager we've had for a very long time. Dublin Claret
  • Score: 20

11:48am Wed 5 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Echoing what you have both said, no matter how much those fools from down the road pontificate, they know they would love to swap their board room chaos and their incredibly poor team for our directors and small squad of players.

Burnley FC a club owned and run by fans of the club.
Echoing what you have both said, no matter how much those fools from down the road pontificate, they know they would love to swap their board room chaos and their incredibly poor team for our directors and small squad of players. Burnley FC a club owned and run by fans of the club. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 15

2:29pm Wed 5 Feb 14

leyton says...

does anyone give a shiiit what the moron carlisle spouts.
does anyone give a shiiit what the moron carlisle spouts. leyton
  • Score: -15

3:00pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

leyton wrote:
does anyone give a shiiit what the moron carlisle spouts.
Evidently you do.
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: does anyone give a shiiit what the moron carlisle spouts.[/p][/quote]Evidently you do. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 11

3:10pm Wed 5 Feb 14

rover95 says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
“It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club".

“You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that."


And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road.

Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.
Time for your afternoon nap mark. Your still very boring
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: “It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club". “You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that." And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road. Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.[/p][/quote]Time for your afternoon nap mark. Your still very boring rover95
  • Score: -12

3:33pm Wed 5 Feb 14

chicken.pluckers says...

rover95 wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
“It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club".

“You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that."


And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road.

Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.
Time for your afternoon nap mark. Your still very boring
Pride in your football team....

A feeling you haven't felt in years, and are never likely to again.

In Venky's we Trust.
[quote][p][bold]rover95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: “It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club". “You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that." And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road. Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.[/p][/quote]Time for your afternoon nap mark. Your still very boring[/p][/quote]Pride in your football team.... A feeling you haven't felt in years, and are never likely to again. In Venky's we Trust. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: 14

5:16pm Wed 5 Feb 14

FCBurnley says...

rover95 wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
“It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club".

“You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that."


And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road.

Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.
Time for your afternoon nap mark. Your still very boring
And you sir or madam are still green with envy.
[quote][p][bold]rover95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: “It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club". “You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that." And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road. Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.[/p][/quote]Time for your afternoon nap mark. Your still very boring[/p][/quote]And you sir or madam are still green with envy. FCBurnley
  • Score: 7

11:33pm Wed 5 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
“It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club".

“You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that."


And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road.

Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.
don,t kid your self,,every single football club in the country with a solid foundation and a few quid in the kitty just pander to the tv companies because without them the fans alone could not keep up the financial demands of the players wages and the general upkeep and continued running of the place,,today,s tv revenue and foreign investment have made the sport of football a multi million pound business but it has sold its soul to the devil,
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: “It’s very rare now in an era of overseas investors to have a club like Burnley where the directors are all from Burnley or the region and care so much about the club". “You see some clubs where they think of it only as a business and don’t think about the supporters, but at Burnley when they make decisions they think about the supporters too. I think the club will always be in safe hands with people like that." And for this we should be very grateful, especially when you consider the disaster unfolding just down the road. Proud to follow Burnley FC, a well-run, well-respected, proper football club.[/p][/quote]don,t kid your self,,every single football club in the country with a solid foundation and a few quid in the kitty just pander to the tv companies because without them the fans alone could not keep up the financial demands of the players wages and the general upkeep and continued running of the place,,today,s tv revenue and foreign investment have made the sport of football a multi million pound business but it has sold its soul to the devil, noddy57
  • Score: 1

2:13pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Joey99 says...

You lot certainly will be in floods of tears when we extend out great record against you in March, and then beat you in the play-off final
You lot certainly will be in floods of tears when we extend out great record against you in March, and then beat you in the play-off final Joey99
  • Score: -2

6:01pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

Joey99 wrote:
You lot certainly will be in floods of tears when we extend out great record against you in March, and then beat you in the play-off final
l can,t wait ,If I could hibernate until the day of the match l would be snoring right now,,35 years will be very nice in deed.
[quote][p][bold]Joey99[/bold] wrote: You lot certainly will be in floods of tears when we extend out great record against you in March, and then beat you in the play-off final[/p][/quote]l can,t wait ,If I could hibernate until the day of the match l would be snoring right now,,35 years will be very nice in deed. noddy57
  • Score: 0

1:05pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Ken dodds cousin says...

wish this alky Carlisle would just retire full stop from reporting and what ever............real roll model eh??drink driving alcoholic.
wish this alky Carlisle would just retire full stop from reporting and what ever............real roll model eh??drink driving alcoholic. Ken dodds cousin
  • Score: 0

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