Chelsea game will give us belief, says Burnley boss Dyche

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

First published in Football Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

SEAN Dyche believes Burnley showed they could handle the Premier League during Monday’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea.

The Clarets were beaten by Jose Mourinho’s men at Turf Moor but gave a strong account of themselves, even taking a shock lead through Scott Arfield’s superb volley.

Dyche was pleased with the way his side stayed in the game after Chelsea had raced into a commanding half-time lead and thinks they can take a lot of encouragement from their opening game in the top flight.

“That will build belief in players, they can handle this,” he said.

“I thought overall we kept a competitive edge. I think Ian Holloway last year felt that we had the strongest jaw in the division and I understand what he meant.

“We kept going and that mentality is going to be very important over the season.

“There has to be a reality to what we’re hoping to achieve this season and Chelsea are top of the market or certainly up there.

“They’ve got so much quality in all areas, they can hurt you in any way.

“There’s an inner belief that the big boys have, they play with almost a touch of arrogance.

“We’re building that, we want to be humble but we need that touch of arrogance when we’re out there.

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“There’s a big learning curve for us and where we’ve started it’s very tall, approaching the top end.

“We know that is not going to be our market but we can learn from it and that’s what we’ll look to do.”

Dyche admitted Chelsea were just too good for his side on occasions during the match, particularly Andre Schurrle’s brilliant second goal from an inch-perfect Cesc Fabregas assist.

“For the second goal you have to hold your hands up sometimes,” Dyche said.

“Even when you prepare for a team like that, they can still go harder than what you maybe thought they could. That’s maybe one of the learning curves.

“It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. We know it’s a tough marathon, there will be some bumps along the way.

“But I don’t think you can class that game as a bump.”

Dyche reserved praise for goalscorer Arfield, who struck from 15 yards on his Premier League debut.

“It’s a fantastic journey Scott’s on,” Dyche said.

“To think we plucked him out of Huddersfield on a free transfer when arguably he was looking down the barrel of League One.

“We got him in last season and he was fantastic for us, we know he’s got a goal in him and I thought he was excellent all game.”

The Clarets are still looking to add to their squad, although Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has said this week that he believes Burnley target Henri Lansbury is close to signing a new deal to commit his future to the Championship club.

Another target, defender Craig Dawson, started for West Bromwich Albion in their opening game of the season on Saturday.

With Burnley new boy Stephen Ward not signed in time to make his debut against Chelsea, Dyche handed a place on the bench to 18-year-old Northern Irish defender Cameron Dummigan.

“I’ve mentioned many times we need to build a squad, it doesn’t just have to be a starting 11, we need competition within the squad,” Dyche said.

“We’re carrying light numbers, Cameron Dummigan got a taste of it, he’s a young player who’s developing for us.

“We definitely need strength in depth, we are attempting to get things over the line, it’s just not that easy.”

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2:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Frisson says...

haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear
haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear Frisson
  • Score: -30

2:04pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Norwich players didn't even get changed.....
Norwich players didn't even get changed..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 26

2:23pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Frisson wrote:
haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lower to mid table Chumpionship team.

We'll never play you again.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lower to mid table Chumpionship team. We'll never play you again. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 21

2:26pm Wed 20 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Blackburn says...

Scunthorpe players were still in their onesies.
Scunthorpe players were still in their onesies. AnotherPounding4Blackburn
  • Score: 21

2:57pm Wed 20 Aug 14

andy1 says...

Frisson wrote:
haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear
You must of been watching a different game to ourselves stop sniffing glue it affect your mind.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear[/p][/quote]You must of been watching a different game to ourselves stop sniffing glue it affect your mind. andy1
  • Score: 12

3:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

I would keep my head down if we had been beaten in those two games after all the nonsense they keep spouting. Still what can you expect when even the weakest can hide behind a keyboard and pretend that everything is rosy in their garden.
Are you on day release with your carer or have you done a bunk again frisson?
I would keep my head down if we had been beaten in those two games after all the nonsense they keep spouting. Still what can you expect when even the weakest can hide behind a keyboard and pretend that everything is rosy in their garden. Are you on day release with your carer or have you done a bunk again frisson? ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 14

3:22pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

just remember: b...ds 0 v 1 Scunthorpe and Norwich 3 v 1 b.......ds...

nuff said
just remember: b...ds 0 v 1 Scunthorpe and Norwich 3 v 1 b.......ds... nuff said Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 11

3:29pm Wed 20 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Yes, you can see in that photo that both he and Duff have got greater belief as a result of that 3-1 defeat.
Yes, you can see in that photo that both he and Duff have got greater belief as a result of that 3-1 defeat. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -27

3:32pm Wed 20 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

Frisson wrote:
haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear
So what? we are Premier League. You couldn't give Norwich a game. You are going down.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear[/p][/quote]So what? we are Premier League. You couldn't give Norwich a game. You are going down. RobH2O .
  • Score: 14

3:44pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

RobH2O . wrote:
Frisson wrote:
haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear
So what? we are Premier League. You couldn't give Norwich a game. You are going down.
This is the nail on the head. Our ambition is realistically survival and lower mid table. That a division down would be seen as no ambition at all but we're realistic yet optimistic. A top 6 is out of reach, but another season in the champs for Rovers would be disastrous, because unlike us they have been spending like a drunken tramp who won the lottery since relegation. Sure the club could survive, but it would be in survival mode, precarious financially and very likely to struggle on the field. So they know it's all or nothing this year, in fact it was last but the owners are still pumping money in - only to be despised by fans of the club sucking heartily on their Indian teats. So every defeat is met with the gnawing fear that this time it's not so much serious as deadly, game changingly crucial. As they sit on the edge of a cliff, sucking venkeys dry, we are literally in clover. Survival - like them finishing 4th from bottom is bonanza, for them it's bust.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear[/p][/quote]So what? we are Premier League. You couldn't give Norwich a game. You are going down.[/p][/quote]This is the nail on the head. Our ambition is realistically survival and lower mid table. That a division down would be seen as no ambition at all but we're realistic yet optimistic. A top 6 is out of reach, but another season in the champs for Rovers would be disastrous, because unlike us they have been spending like a drunken tramp who won the lottery since relegation. Sure the club could survive, but it would be in survival mode, precarious financially and very likely to struggle on the field. So they know it's all or nothing this year, in fact it was last but the owners are still pumping money in - only to be despised by fans of the club sucking heartily on their Indian teats. So every defeat is met with the gnawing fear that this time it's not so much serious as deadly, game changingly crucial. As they sit on the edge of a cliff, sucking venkeys dry, we are literally in clover. Survival - like them finishing 4th from bottom is bonanza, for them it's bust. Claretcert
  • Score: 15

4:25pm Wed 20 Aug 14

houseclaret says...

Frisson wrote:
haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear
Don't embarrass yourself bud. Best you go back to the forum of hate and bile and wallow in the misery of losing to Scunthorpe and Norwich. I'll take a 3-1 defeat off Chelsea any day of the week.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear[/p][/quote]Don't embarrass yourself bud. Best you go back to the forum of hate and bile and wallow in the misery of losing to Scunthorpe and Norwich. I'll take a 3-1 defeat off Chelsea any day of the week. houseclaret
  • Score: 15

4:26pm Wed 20 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Frisson wrote:
haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear
Neither did Scunthorpe!!!!! We won’t even mention Norwich and that ‘bent’ ref
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: haha, Chelsea didnt even get out of 1st gear[/p][/quote]Neither did Scunthorpe!!!!! We won’t even mention Norwich and that ‘bent’ ref tall in the saddle
  • Score: 14

4:34pm Wed 20 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

I tell you if they go up Venky’s will try to sell. Try, because there will be no investment and no hope of survival. But will they go up. On evidence so far – no. One major reason is they have a very thin squad. Assume then that they don’t go up. Will Venky’s still keep flogging a dead horse (don’t get randy you Rovers fans)? No. They will withdraw and cut their losses. Then what happens???
I tell you if they go up Venky’s will try to sell. Try, because there will be no investment and no hope of survival. But will they go up. On evidence so far – no. One major reason is they have a very thin squad. Assume then that they don’t go up. Will Venky’s still keep flogging a dead horse (don’t get randy you Rovers fans)? No. They will withdraw and cut their losses. Then what happens??? tall in the saddle
  • Score: 10

4:47pm Wed 20 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
I tell you if they go up Venky’s will try to sell. Try, because there will be no investment and no hope of survival. But will they go up. On evidence so far – no. One major reason is they have a very thin squad. Assume then that they don’t go up. Will Venky’s still keep flogging a dead horse (don’t get randy you Rovers fans)? No. They will withdraw and cut their losses. Then what happens???
Then we are quite literally up sh*t creek.

We would be left saddled (wink wink) with a crippling level of debt. Loans would be recalled and further losses heaped onto the club. Assets would then have to be sold to service the interest on the debt while we fall further and further into the red. Ultimately we would be put into administration and suffer a points deduction which would no doubt see us drop out of the Championship.

It really is a nightmare scenario for all of us Rovers fans. We hate the Venkys for what has happened to us in recent seasons and yet we are completely and utterly dependent upon them continuing to fund a loss making enterprise. Who pays the players wages if they dont? Its awful, truly awful to be a Rovers fan these days.

I just wish we had a club to be proud of, a manager who doesn't make us cringe with his desperate excuses each time we suffer defeat, a squad of players hungry for success, and a fanbase that wasnt utterly consumed with jealousy of our Premier League neighbours.

Enjoy your future in the top flight Burnley. I fear it may be many, many years until we face you again. A trip to League One is all but guaranteed if Venkys call it quits.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: I tell you if they go up Venky’s will try to sell. Try, because there will be no investment and no hope of survival. But will they go up. On evidence so far – no. One major reason is they have a very thin squad. Assume then that they don’t go up. Will Venky’s still keep flogging a dead horse (don’t get randy you Rovers fans)? No. They will withdraw and cut their losses. Then what happens???[/p][/quote]Then we are quite literally up sh*t creek. We would be left saddled (wink wink) with a crippling level of debt. Loans would be recalled and further losses heaped onto the club. Assets would then have to be sold to service the interest on the debt while we fall further and further into the red. Ultimately we would be put into administration and suffer a points deduction which would no doubt see us drop out of the Championship. It really is a nightmare scenario for all of us Rovers fans. We hate the Venkys for what has happened to us in recent seasons and yet we are completely and utterly dependent upon them continuing to fund a loss making enterprise. Who pays the players wages if they dont? Its awful, truly awful to be a Rovers fan these days. I just wish we had a club to be proud of, a manager who doesn't make us cringe with his desperate excuses each time we suffer defeat, a squad of players hungry for success, and a fanbase that wasnt utterly consumed with jealousy of our Premier League neighbours. Enjoy your future in the top flight Burnley. I fear it may be many, many years until we face you again. A trip to League One is all but guaranteed if Venkys call it quits. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 10

4:50pm Wed 20 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

And to top it off, they have a manager who looks like Droopy and sounds like Eeyore. Well and truly in the Pooh.
And to top it off, they have a manager who looks like Droopy and sounds like Eeyore. Well and truly in the Pooh. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 7

4:54pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
And to top it off, they have a manager who looks like Droopy and sounds like Eeyore. Well and truly in the Pooh.
aren't they also in Never Never Land....
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: And to top it off, they have a manager who looks like Droopy and sounds like Eeyore. Well and truly in the Pooh.[/p][/quote]aren't they also in Never Never Land.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 6

5:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Belief in what yer tool, belief that we can take a spanking and then let the opposition stroll round for the second half.
Dyche out Pulis in before its too late
Belief in what yer tool, belief that we can take a spanking and then let the opposition stroll round for the second half. Dyche out Pulis in before its too late AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -24

5:45pm Wed 20 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

By the time we have played United that tough Jaw will be glass and rubber, we need to sign some quality, this is the same old story as when blackpool came up, they play really good football and they never give up they said. They then got relegated.
Dyche out
By the time we have played United that tough Jaw will be glass and rubber, we need to sign some quality, this is the same old story as when blackpool came up, they play really good football and they never give up they said. They then got relegated. Dyche out AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -25

6:15pm Wed 20 Aug 14

MikeMada says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Yes, you can see in that photo that both he and Duff have got greater belief as a result of that 3-1 defeat.
That's right - I'm impressed by their grit and determination.
An excellent performance by a solid bunch of lads.
Thanks for spotting it!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Yes, you can see in that photo that both he and Duff have got greater belief as a result of that 3-1 defeat.[/p][/quote]That's right - I'm impressed by their grit and determination. An excellent performance by a solid bunch of lads. Thanks for spotting it! MikeMada
  • Score: 10

6:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
I tell you if they go up Venky’s will try to sell. Try, because there will be no investment and no hope of survival. But will they go up. On evidence so far – no. One major reason is they have a very thin squad. Assume then that they don’t go up. Will Venky’s still keep flogging a dead horse (don’t get randy you Rovers fans)? No. They will withdraw and cut their losses. Then what happens???
Then we are quite literally up sh*t creek.

We would be left saddled (wink wink) with a crippling level of debt. Loans would be recalled and further losses heaped onto the club. Assets would then have to be sold to service the interest on the debt while we fall further and further into the red. Ultimately we would be put into administration and suffer a points deduction which would no doubt see us drop out of the Championship.

It really is a nightmare scenario for all of us Rovers fans. We hate the Venkys for what has happened to us in recent seasons and yet we are completely and utterly dependent upon them continuing to fund a loss making enterprise. Who pays the players wages if they dont? Its awful, truly awful to be a Rovers fan these days.

I just wish we had a club to be proud of, a manager who doesn't make us cringe with his desperate excuses each time we suffer defeat, a squad of players hungry for success, and a fanbase that wasnt utterly consumed with jealousy of our Premier League neighbours.

Enjoy your future in the top flight Burnley. I fear it may be many, many years until we face you again. A trip to League One is all but guaranteed if Venkys call it quits.
Well a good indication is that Venky’s as far as I know have not attended a home match for a long time. Now is good time to come. There is snow, so they can’t be attacked like last time and the weather is reasonable. How can owners who have no interest in football or the club or the area or even the fans and the team and are losing money hand over fist (careful TT) carry on. It makes no sense whatsoever. Sorry but it’s a doomsday scenario.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: I tell you if they go up Venky’s will try to sell. Try, because there will be no investment and no hope of survival. But will they go up. On evidence so far – no. One major reason is they have a very thin squad. Assume then that they don’t go up. Will Venky’s still keep flogging a dead horse (don’t get randy you Rovers fans)? No. They will withdraw and cut their losses. Then what happens???[/p][/quote]Then we are quite literally up sh*t creek. We would be left saddled (wink wink) with a crippling level of debt. Loans would be recalled and further losses heaped onto the club. Assets would then have to be sold to service the interest on the debt while we fall further and further into the red. Ultimately we would be put into administration and suffer a points deduction which would no doubt see us drop out of the Championship. It really is a nightmare scenario for all of us Rovers fans. We hate the Venkys for what has happened to us in recent seasons and yet we are completely and utterly dependent upon them continuing to fund a loss making enterprise. Who pays the players wages if they dont? Its awful, truly awful to be a Rovers fan these days. I just wish we had a club to be proud of, a manager who doesn't make us cringe with his desperate excuses each time we suffer defeat, a squad of players hungry for success, and a fanbase that wasnt utterly consumed with jealousy of our Premier League neighbours. Enjoy your future in the top flight Burnley. I fear it may be many, many years until we face you again. A trip to League One is all but guaranteed if Venkys call it quits.[/p][/quote]Well a good indication is that Venky’s as far as I know have not attended a home match for a long time. Now is good time to come. There is snow, so they can’t be attacked like last time and the weather is reasonable. How can owners who have no interest in football or the club or the area or even the fans and the team and are losing money hand over fist (careful TT) carry on. It makes no sense whatsoever. Sorry but it’s a doomsday scenario. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 12

11:49pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there.
Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there. Claretcert
  • Score: 12

11:52pm Wed 20 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

I knew this would happen. Looks like its game over for us now..........


Hull City have earmarked Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes to replace Shane Long.

The Irishman joined Southampton last week for £12m, and Tigers boss Steve Bruce is keen on Rovers' Scottish striker as a replacement..

Bruce was dealt another blow on Wednesday after his £7million summer signing Robert Snodgrass was sidelined for six months after dislocating his knee cap.

In addition, Alex Bruce is ruled out with a back injury and, following the sale of Shane Long to Southampton last week, Bruce is fully aware of the need to act before the transfer window slams shut.

Bruce is ready to offer around £12m for Rhodes, with £8m upfront for the Championship forward, and the rest in add-ons.

Rhodes only signed a lucrative new deal at Blackburn last month but has struggled in the system boss Gary Bowyer plays this season – and Indian owners Venky’s may cash in.

Boss Bruce is willing to pay Blackburn the record sum they spent on Rhodes two years ago and give the Championship side bonuses on achievements every time Hull stay up.


With us still owing Huddersfield £4m of the original transfer fee plus 20% of any future profit made on him we'll be lucky to come out of this with £5m. In other words, with Premier League football on offer to Rhodes, we are royally f@#ked!
I knew this would happen. Looks like its game over for us now.......... Hull City have earmarked Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes to replace Shane Long. The Irishman joined Southampton last week for £12m, and Tigers boss Steve Bruce is keen on Rovers' Scottish striker as a replacement.. Bruce was dealt another blow on Wednesday after his £7million summer signing Robert Snodgrass was sidelined for six months after dislocating his knee cap. In addition, Alex Bruce is ruled out with a back injury and, following the sale of Shane Long to Southampton last week, Bruce is fully aware of the need to act before the transfer window slams shut. Bruce is ready to offer around £12m for Rhodes, with £8m upfront for the Championship forward, and the rest in add-ons. Rhodes only signed a lucrative new deal at Blackburn last month but has struggled in the system boss Gary Bowyer plays this season – and Indian owners Venky’s may cash in. Boss Bruce is willing to pay Blackburn the record sum they spent on Rhodes two years ago and give the Championship side bonuses on achievements every time Hull stay up. With us still owing Huddersfield £4m of the original transfer fee plus 20% of any future profit made on him we'll be lucky to come out of this with £5m. In other words, with Premier League football on offer to Rhodes, we are royally f@#ked! TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 8

12:24am Thu 21 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I knew this would happen. Looks like its game over for us now..........


Hull City have earmarked Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes to replace Shane Long.

The Irishman joined Southampton last week for £12m, and Tigers boss Steve Bruce is keen on Rovers' Scottish striker as a replacement..

Bruce was dealt another blow on Wednesday after his £7million summer signing Robert Snodgrass was sidelined for six months after dislocating his knee cap.

In addition, Alex Bruce is ruled out with a back injury and, following the sale of Shane Long to Southampton last week, Bruce is fully aware of the need to act before the transfer window slams shut.

Bruce is ready to offer around £12m for Rhodes, with £8m upfront for the Championship forward, and the rest in add-ons.

Rhodes only signed a lucrative new deal at Blackburn last month but has struggled in the system boss Gary Bowyer plays this season – and Indian owners Venky’s may cash in.

Boss Bruce is willing to pay Blackburn the record sum they spent on Rhodes two years ago and give the Championship side bonuses on achievements every time Hull stay up.


With us still owing Huddersfield £4m of the original transfer fee plus 20% of any future profit made on him we'll be lucky to come out of this with £5m. In other words, with Premier League football on offer to Rhodes, we are royally f@#ked!
Normally I wouldn't give a toss, but when you work all day and then work late just to keep your job and see these jobless Blackburn scrotums gobbing off about a club they're light years away from all day on my tax, then yes - this might shut the trolling tramps up and let's face it, they do need a very hard smack with a bat in a non violent sort if way. If - big if - he goes then I think the game is up. Who else has 20+ goals? Add that to a leaky shed roof defence - oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I knew this would happen. Looks like its game over for us now.......... Hull City have earmarked Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes to replace Shane Long. The Irishman joined Southampton last week for £12m, and Tigers boss Steve Bruce is keen on Rovers' Scottish striker as a replacement.. Bruce was dealt another blow on Wednesday after his £7million summer signing Robert Snodgrass was sidelined for six months after dislocating his knee cap. In addition, Alex Bruce is ruled out with a back injury and, following the sale of Shane Long to Southampton last week, Bruce is fully aware of the need to act before the transfer window slams shut. Bruce is ready to offer around £12m for Rhodes, with £8m upfront for the Championship forward, and the rest in add-ons. Rhodes only signed a lucrative new deal at Blackburn last month but has struggled in the system boss Gary Bowyer plays this season – and Indian owners Venky’s may cash in. Boss Bruce is willing to pay Blackburn the record sum they spent on Rhodes two years ago and give the Championship side bonuses on achievements every time Hull stay up. With us still owing Huddersfield £4m of the original transfer fee plus 20% of any future profit made on him we'll be lucky to come out of this with £5m. In other words, with Premier League football on offer to Rhodes, we are royally f@#ked![/p][/quote]Normally I wouldn't give a toss, but when you work all day and then work late just to keep your job and see these jobless Blackburn scrotums gobbing off about a club they're light years away from all day on my tax, then yes - this might shut the trolling tramps up and let's face it, they do need a very hard smack with a bat in a non violent sort if way. If - big if - he goes then I think the game is up. Who else has 20+ goals? Add that to a leaky shed roof defence - oh dear. Claretcert
  • Score: 10

1:03am Thu 21 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Claretcert wrote:
Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there.
So we won against chelsea then? I must have been watching a different game, i thought we got stuffed
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there.[/p][/quote]So we won against chelsea then? I must have been watching a different game, i thought we got stuffed AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -9

10:59am Thu 21 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Claretcert wrote:
Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there.
Rovers fans hate TMT do they? And that's why you had to create a bogus account - what a futile waste of space you are. How can you not realise these are just anonymous accounts and it's the messages I post thats the intent. I'm not looking for any prizes for TurfMoorTom, simply getting the message across of what a pathetic little club you are, supported by blinkered zombies. And it's easy, particularly so because of you.

And by the way - when you didn't get in there first with your multi-account thumbing and before you created the uimaginative bogus account, TMT was regularly one of the 'top thumbed'. Your own fans actually despise you as you are the very thing that breeds trolls on your pages. You're braindead.
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans hate TMT do they? And that's why you had to create a bogus account - what a futile waste of space you are. How can you not realise these are just anonymous accounts and it's the messages I post thats the intent. I'm not looking for any prizes for TurfMoorTom, simply getting the message across of what a pathetic little club you are, supported by blinkered zombies. And it's easy, particularly so because of you. And by the way - when you didn't get in there first with your multi-account thumbing and before you created the uimaginative bogus account, TMT was regularly one of the 'top thumbed'. Your own fans actually despise you as you are the very thing that breeds trolls on your pages. You're braindead. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -12

11:12am Thu 21 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there.
Rovers fans hate TMT do they? And that's why you had to create a bogus account - what a futile waste of space you are. How can you not realise these are just anonymous accounts and it's the messages I post thats the intent. I'm not looking for any prizes for TurfMoorTom, simply getting the message across of what a pathetic little club you are, supported by blinkered zombies. And it's easy, particularly so because of you.

And by the way - when you didn't get in there first with your multi-account thumbing and before you created the uimaginative bogus account, TMT was regularly one of the 'top thumbed'. Your own fans actually despise you as you are the very thing that breeds trolls on your pages. You're braindead.
I don't agree. It's muppets like you who talk bile and bulls hit that prompt the trolling. You have not got anything positive to say to any Burnley supporter. Your only aim is to try your best to abuse, insult and belittle us because of who we are. In plain English you are a bully. A bully so big and brave you hide behind your login where nobody can reprimand you in the way you would be outside of this virtual world.
You are the paragon of 'pathetic'.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Think we can agree the Blackburn trolls have followed their team (for once) in being completely routed over the last 24 hrs. I don't bother with bstrd stories as to be fair they aren't as infested with swivel heads as ours but I find their fans breathtakingly arrogant and lacking any sort of class you get when fans - rivals even - come together. But looking at what was posted and a pretty decent performance against Chelsea and comparing this with their own abject surrender to a team that is so much less - we could say tooth-less - one thing stand out. Fans if both clubs hate that tool TMT - I mean really hate him. So we as usual have as Dyche says a real belief a d some freaky perv in Blackburn has nothing to live for except vainly trying to do us down. But in the process has made himself the most pitiful and despised man in Blackburn. Happy days. Swansea next. Gollum won't be there.[/p][/quote]Rovers fans hate TMT do they? And that's why you had to create a bogus account - what a futile waste of space you are. How can you not realise these are just anonymous accounts and it's the messages I post thats the intent. I'm not looking for any prizes for TurfMoorTom, simply getting the message across of what a pathetic little club you are, supported by blinkered zombies. And it's easy, particularly so because of you. And by the way - when you didn't get in there first with your multi-account thumbing and before you created the uimaginative bogus account, TMT was regularly one of the 'top thumbed'. Your own fans actually despise you as you are the very thing that breeds trolls on your pages. You're braindead.[/p][/quote]I don't agree. It's muppets like you who talk bile and bulls hit that prompt the trolling. You have not got anything positive to say to any Burnley supporter. Your only aim is to try your best to abuse, insult and belittle us because of who we are. In plain English you are a bully. A bully so big and brave you hide behind your login where nobody can reprimand you in the way you would be outside of this virtual world. You are the paragon of 'pathetic'. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 10

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