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Duo replace Kilby at Burnley helm

UPDATED: BURNLEY have confirmed that both Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz will take over as chairmen of the football club, following the end of Barry Kilby’s 13-and-a-half-year reign.

The duo were voted in to succeed the 63-year-old on Friday, forming only the fifth stewardship of the last 57 years at Turf Moor.

And Garlick hopes two heads can be more powerful than one as they bid to bring the good times back to Turf Moor.

"On this occasion, I believe that one plus one equals three,” said the 49-year-old, who first joined the board in 2006.

"There is a greater synergy through two people combining their resources in terms of brainpower, knowledge and financial support. We aim to make the club stronger and give us a better chance of success in the future.

"Ultimately, we want to win trophies and drive the club forward."

And Garlick hopes to find ways to encourage supporter interaction.

"We also want to carry on the spirit of openness with the supporters that was embraced by Barry Kilby, and keep the lines of communication open,” he continued.

"In terms of the team, we believe we have an excellent manager in Eddie Howe to take us forward, so we hope this will be an exciting time for Burnley Football Club."

Banaszkiewicz, the board's newest member, echoed that sentiment.

"We are one of the league's oldest clubs and I believe together we can strike a balance between supporting our local community and building Burnley FC as a global brand,” said the Nelson-born business, who is also 49.

"I am honoured to have been elected as co-chairman of Burnley Football Club. I am committed to working with Mike to continue the progress the board has made and bring success to the club in future.”

The pair will head the five-strong board that will remain otherwise unchanged, with Brendan Flood and Clive Holt retaining their shareholding, along with Kilby, who stepped down as chairman on Friday to focus on his health battle, after being diagnosed with cancer in November last year.

Burnley-born Garlick, who has been on the board for almost six years, is the managing director of successful IT consultancy firm MBA Ltd, which is based in London.

The company employs more than 800 staff in eight offices in six countries across Europe, and has an annual turnover of around £65 million.

Banaszkiewicz, who joined the board in November 2010, has been managing director of Freight Investor Services Ltd (FIS) since 2002. FIS is one of the leading brokerages of freight and commodity derivatives markets, with branches and trading associates in the United States, China, Japan and Singapore.

He orchestrated and funded Burnley's pre-season tour to Singapore in 2010.

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10:40am Sat 26 May 12

nontetleysdog says...

Happy with the decision to have two chairmen as both can bring quality leadership to our proud club . but the most important thing is these two are Burnley supporters and football supporters and not just a couple of outsiders who know zero about football.
Happy with the decision to have two chairmen as both can bring quality leadership to our proud club . but the most important thing is these two are Burnley supporters and football supporters and not just a couple of outsiders who know zero about football. nontetleysdog
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11:28am Sat 26 May 12

swearengen says...

We have nearly as many chairmen as directors, bizare.
We have nearly as many chairmen as directors, bizare. swearengen
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12:04pm Sat 26 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.
Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy. Keep Darwen Green
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12:37pm Sat 26 May 12

nontetleysdog says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.
Indeed he is vera ! a local burnley fan that came good on the financial side, a bit like your.........Well lets not go their eh.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.[/p][/quote]Indeed he is vera ! a local burnley fan that came good on the financial side, a bit like your.........Well lets not go their eh. nontetleysdog
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5:11pm Sat 26 May 12

ClaretSince94 says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.
Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English.

How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.[/p][/quote]Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English. How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much. ClaretSince94
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6:33pm Sat 26 May 12

gudari says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.
You stick to your own local boys!!
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.[/p][/quote]You stick to your own local boys!! gudari
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6:35pm Sat 26 May 12

gudari says...

I wish them all the very best! if hey do half as well as Barry Kilby we'll be celebrating soon!
I wish them all the very best! if hey do half as well as Barry Kilby we'll be celebrating soon! gudari
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7:47pm Sat 26 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

ClaretSince94 wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.
Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English.

How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much.
Thats exactly what I did, googled him and found out he was a nice local boy, then commented on it, can you not read. I suggest you clock your own IQ before responding with babba jabba.
[quote][p][bold]ClaretSince94[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.[/p][/quote]Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English. How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much.[/p][/quote]Thats exactly what I did, googled him and found out he was a nice local boy, then commented on it, can you not read. I suggest you clock your own IQ before responding with babba jabba. Keep Darwen Green
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2:34pm Sun 27 May 12

masher50 says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
ClaretSince94 wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.
Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English.

How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much.
Thats exactly what I did, googled him and found out he was a nice local boy, then commented on it, can you not read. I suggest you clock your own IQ before responding with babba jabba.
Just hurts that there's nothing you can get a jibe in at, eh KDG?
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ClaretSince94[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.[/p][/quote]Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English. How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much.[/p][/quote]Thats exactly what I did, googled him and found out he was a nice local boy, then commented on it, can you not read. I suggest you clock your own IQ before responding with babba jabba.[/p][/quote]Just hurts that there's nothing you can get a jibe in at, eh KDG? masher50
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4:20pm Sun 27 May 12

Coeur de Lion says...

nontetleysdog wrote:
Happy with the decision to have two chairmen as both can bring quality leadership to our proud club . but the most important thing is these two are Burnley supporters and football supporters and not just a couple of outsiders who know zero about football.
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[quote][p][bold]nontetleysdog[/bold] wrote: Happy with the decision to have two chairmen as both can bring quality leadership to our proud club . but the most important thing is these two are Burnley supporters and football supporters and not just a couple of outsiders who know zero about football.[/p][/quote]Undiagnosed Testicular Cancer Coeur de Lion
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9:57am Mon 28 May 12

ClaretSince94 says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
ClaretSince94 wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote: Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.
Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English. How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much.
Thats exactly what I did, googled him and found out he was a nice local boy, then commented on it, can you not read. I suggest you clock your own IQ before responding with babba jabba.
You and everyone else knows you meant that as a sarcastic jibe (otherwise you'd have mentioned Garlick as well). Backtracking doesn't fool anyone and makes you look just that little bit more pathetic, if that's even possible.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ClaretSince94[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Its a good job you don't have foreigners like us at ewood. Banaszkiewicz sounds like a nice local boy.[/p][/quote]Do you enjoy looking like an absolute moron every time you type something on this website? John B is from Nelson, it may come as some surprise to you but you don't need a last name like Smith to be English. How about you stick to the Rovers section, the average IQ is way lower so you won't stand out so much.[/p][/quote]Thats exactly what I did, googled him and found out he was a nice local boy, then commented on it, can you not read. I suggest you clock your own IQ before responding with babba jabba.[/p][/quote]You and everyone else knows you meant that as a sarcastic jibe (otherwise you'd have mentioned Garlick as well). Backtracking doesn't fool anyone and makes you look just that little bit more pathetic, if that's even possible. ClaretSince94
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