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Willie Irvine: Clarets must keep hold of Ings during the summer

Lancashire Telegraph: Danny Ings Danny Ings

DANNY Ings is the centre of media attraction again. Twenty-six goals in 45 games is a fantastic return and has put him on the radar of the top clubs in the Premier League.

He has said he is looking forward to playing in the top flight next season, and with one year left on his contract I hope that is with Burnley.

As he has pointed out, it is one big, happy family club, and there is no doubt that the camaraderie within the squad as a major factor in their success last season.

Danny had a lot to do when the club sold Charlie Austin, but Sean Dyche spotted something that Eddie Howe hadn’t and paired him with Sam Vokes. The rest is history as they went on to become the most lethal duo in the Championship.

I just hope we don’t sell anyone again this summer.

First it was Jay Rodriguez to Southampton, then Charlie to Queens Park Rangers.

We want to buy players to have an impact in the Premier League, so I would urge the club to keep this small happy squad together, and build on it.

Danny’s season has been extended with his England Under 21 international commitments, but domestically the FA Cup brought the curtain down on proceedings for another year, with Arsenal claiming the silverware.

They had not won anything for nine years and Arsene Wenger got a real champagne soaking at the end of the game.

It reminded me of the fans’ celebrations at Ewood Park when we ended our own 35 years of hurt.

I had to feel sorry for Hull, who shocked Arsenal with two quick goals and looked likely to go on and win.

One of our old players and manager, Stan Ternent, had a big grin on his face when Hull got their second goal.

As a scout for the Tigers he was on the bench alongside manager Steve Bruce.

But it wasn’t to be their day as Arsenal clinched it in extra time.

I actually made my debut for Burnley against Arsenal and it was a day I will never forget.

I had travelled with the first team to help Ray Benyon, the kit man, with the duties of changing a stud or cutting the tie-ups not knowing if I was going to play.

At 2.30pm Harry Potts came into the dressing room and at that time I was changing a stud for Alex Elder.

Harry read the team out and I said to Ray ‘did he call my name out?’ and Ray said ‘Yes, son. We didn’t want to make you nervous’.

I can remember Harry giving his team talk and saying it was 23 games since we had won away from home, and the way they had been playing it would be another 23.

I did okay, and actually scored in our 2-1 win. So I have happy memories of beating Arsenal.

And I am so looking forward to the visiting teams next season when we will be back where we belong.

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4:32pm Wed 21 May 14

FCBurnley says...

Its a win/win either way. If he signs a contract extension that would be awesome. If not then cash in and give the dosh to Sean to buy even better young players. If he has any sense he will try to prove himself playing every week in The Prem before moving on to one of the big clubs. Better to play for us rather than warm the bench elsewhere.
Its a win/win either way. If he signs a contract extension that would be awesome. If not then cash in and give the dosh to Sean to buy even better young players. If he has any sense he will try to prove himself playing every week in The Prem before moving on to one of the big clubs. Better to play for us rather than warm the bench elsewhere. FCBurnley
  • Score: 9

8:09pm Wed 21 May 14

slants says...

usual moron column
usual moron column slants
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8:16pm Wed 21 May 14

RobH2O says...

slants wrote:
usual moron column
It wasn't, but then you arrived. The jibber monkey!
[quote][p][bold]slants[/bold] wrote: usual moron column[/p][/quote]It wasn't, but then you arrived. The jibber monkey! RobH2O
  • Score: 10

11:54pm Wed 21 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

I think he'll move on. They always do. We should be grateful he dragged our arse this far.
I think he'll move on. They always do. We should be grateful he dragged our arse this far. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -10

4:50am Thu 22 May 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
I think he'll move on. They always do. We should be grateful he dragged our arse this far.
Loser
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: I think he'll move on. They always do. We should be grateful he dragged our arse this far.[/p][/quote]Loser RobH2O
  • Score: 10

8:56am Thu 22 May 14

houseclaret says...

Careful Rob, don't be drawn. Let them stew in there bitter jealousy. You can hardly blame them, FFP and all the joys that brings will be on them soon. I find it slightly ironic that they scoff at the possible loss of Ings (they did the same with Rodriguez and Austin and that effected us how much?) when there is always the very strong possibility that there only half decent player will have to go, and would probably willingly do so.
Resist the urge, I prefer to just imagine their anger at getting no response on top of all the rubbish that is happening at their going-nowhere club.
Careful Rob, don't be drawn. Let them stew in there bitter jealousy. You can hardly blame them, FFP and all the joys that brings will be on them soon. I find it slightly ironic that they scoff at the possible loss of Ings (they did the same with Rodriguez and Austin and that effected us how much?) when there is always the very strong possibility that there only half decent player will have to go, and would probably willingly do so. Resist the urge, I prefer to just imagine their anger at getting no response on top of all the rubbish that is happening at their going-nowhere club. houseclaret
  • Score: 2

9:36am Thu 22 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Strong rumours this morning that Ings, Trippier and Dyche have all agreed three year contract extensions.

Lets hope so!
Strong rumours this morning that Ings, Trippier and Dyche have all agreed three year contract extensions. Lets hope so! Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 3

9:38am Thu 22 May 14

houseclaret says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Strong rumours this morning that Ings, Trippier and Dyche have all agreed three year contract extensions.

Lets hope so!
That would be a delight!! What would the jealous ones talk about then I wonder?
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Strong rumours this morning that Ings, Trippier and Dyche have all agreed three year contract extensions. Lets hope so![/p][/quote]That would be a delight!! What would the jealous ones talk about then I wonder? houseclaret
  • Score: 3

9:51am Thu 22 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

"Clarets boss Sean Dyche is expected to agree an improved three year deal in the coming weeks."

"Both Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier are set to sign extended contracts and Michael Kightly is set to sign for around £500k although Chris Baird is considering other offers, preferring to stay down south.

"Troy Deeney still looks to be a goer but competition is faced from a number of Premier League clubs for McArthur and McManaman."

"Ambitious Burnley boss Sean Dyche is aiming to pip the Premier League big boys by completing a £2m deal for MK Dons sensation Dele Alli. The offer of regular first team football in Dyche's smaller, British squad is hoped to lure him to Turf Moor ahead of moving elsewhere."
"Clarets boss Sean Dyche is expected to agree an improved three year deal in the coming weeks." "Both Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier are set to sign extended contracts and Michael Kightly is set to sign for around £500k although Chris Baird is considering other offers, preferring to stay down south. "Troy Deeney still looks to be a goer but competition is faced from a number of Premier League clubs for McArthur and McManaman." "Ambitious Burnley boss Sean Dyche is aiming to pip the Premier League big boys by completing a £2m deal for MK Dons sensation Dele Alli. The offer of regular first team football in Dyche's smaller, British squad is hoped to lure him to Turf Moor ahead of moving elsewhere." Super_Clarets
  • Score: 3

10:11am Thu 22 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"Clarets boss Sean Dyche is expected to agree an improved three year deal in the coming weeks." "Both Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier are set to sign extended contracts and Michael Kightly is set to sign for around £500k although Chris Baird is considering other offers, preferring to stay down south. "Troy Deeney still looks to be a goer but competition is faced from a number of Premier League clubs for McArthur and McManaman." "Ambitious Burnley boss Sean Dyche is aiming to pip the Premier League big boys by completing a £2m deal for MK Dons sensation Dele Alli. The offer of regular first team football in Dyche's smaller, British squad is hoped to lure him to Turf Moor ahead of moving elsewhere."
Like I said yesterday, Baird wants out and you all jumped down my throat. Ings is mulling over a move away as well. Tapped up on under 21 duty
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Clarets boss Sean Dyche is expected to agree an improved three year deal in the coming weeks." "Both Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier are set to sign extended contracts and Michael Kightly is set to sign for around £500k although Chris Baird is considering other offers, preferring to stay down south. "Troy Deeney still looks to be a goer but competition is faced from a number of Premier League clubs for McArthur and McManaman." "Ambitious Burnley boss Sean Dyche is aiming to pip the Premier League big boys by completing a £2m deal for MK Dons sensation Dele Alli. The offer of regular first team football in Dyche's smaller, British squad is hoped to lure him to Turf Moor ahead of moving elsewhere."[/p][/quote]Like I said yesterday, Baird wants out and you all jumped down my throat. Ings is mulling over a move away as well. Tapped up on under 21 duty AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -3

10:45am Thu 22 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
"Clarets boss Sean Dyche is expected to agree an improved three year deal in the coming weeks." "Both Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier are set to sign extended contracts and Michael Kightly is set to sign for around £500k although Chris Baird is considering other offers, preferring to stay down south. "Troy Deeney still looks to be a goer but competition is faced from a number of Premier League clubs for McArthur and McManaman." "Ambitious Burnley boss Sean Dyche is aiming to pip the Premier League big boys by completing a £2m deal for MK Dons sensation Dele Alli. The offer of regular first team football in Dyche's smaller, British squad is hoped to lure him to Turf Moor ahead of moving elsewhere."
Like I said yesterday, Baird wants out and you all jumped down my throat. Ings is mulling over a move away as well. Tapped up on under 21 duty
Baird signed a short term deal to the end of the season you bellend.

He has already left.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "Clarets boss Sean Dyche is expected to agree an improved three year deal in the coming weeks." "Both Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier are set to sign extended contracts and Michael Kightly is set to sign for around £500k although Chris Baird is considering other offers, preferring to stay down south. "Troy Deeney still looks to be a goer but competition is faced from a number of Premier League clubs for McArthur and McManaman." "Ambitious Burnley boss Sean Dyche is aiming to pip the Premier League big boys by completing a £2m deal for MK Dons sensation Dele Alli. The offer of regular first team football in Dyche's smaller, British squad is hoped to lure him to Turf Moor ahead of moving elsewhere."[/p][/quote]Like I said yesterday, Baird wants out and you all jumped down my throat. Ings is mulling over a move away as well. Tapped up on under 21 duty[/p][/quote]Baird signed a short term deal to the end of the season you bellend. He has already left. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 5

11:04am Thu 22 May 14

houseclaret says...

A good point Champers, I have been wondering what all the fuss is about regarding Baird. Yes I would like him to sign but as far as him staying, he ISN'T a Burnley player yet. How can someone stay where they aren't in the first place? If we get him that's great news but if we don't well, he was only with us on loan for a few weeks
A good point Champers, I have been wondering what all the fuss is about regarding Baird. Yes I would like him to sign but as far as him staying, he ISN'T a Burnley player yet. How can someone stay where they aren't in the first place? If we get him that's great news but if we don't well, he was only with us on loan for a few weeks houseclaret
  • Score: 3

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