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Clarets Blog: Thanks for the limited memories Brian

The boos are becoming as much a fixture of the half time entertainment as the R’n’B hits and the line of kids firing footballs at a giant pie.

And after another woeful first half, you could not help but feel sympathy for the Clarets faithful. The win at Barnsley on Boxing Day has merely papered over the glaring cracks that exist at the moment.

I’m not bothered who the manager is but the simple fact is, with the squad we have, in a weak Championship, this is not good enough.

Brian Laws may be the easy target but, as he rightly said after the Leeds United capitulation, some of the lads need to take a good look at themselves.

Andre Bikey, frustrating even at the best of times, was nothing short of awful.

Not much better was winger Ross Wallace who can count himself very lucky not to have been hooked by Laws at half time.

Instead it was Wade Elliott who made way, prompting the introduction of Chris Eagles.

The second half did start better, the Clarets – albeit temporarily – looking more energetic after a sluggish first 45. But we still failed to create a clear cut chance and that is a worry, Scunthorpe looked more of a threat than we did and when Chris Dagnall slotted home a second, the mass exodus and the “Laws out” chants could not be ignored.

A home defeat to Scunthorpe is not something that can be explained away easily, and I mean no offence to the opposition when I say that because they thoroughly deserved this result.

He may think he’s been given a rough ride in recent weeks but the evidence is mounting against Laws.

He is clearly not the man to lead Burnley and if he’s not going to walk away after this latest shambles then Barry Kilby needs to wield the axe and fast.

This year started with a departure and should end with one again.

Twelve months is a long time in football and it’s frightening how far back we have gone in that time.

Thanks for the (limited) memories, Brian.

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9:06am Wed 29 Dec 10

bangersandmash says...

I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley.
LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA!
I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA! bangersandmash
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9:34am Wed 29 Dec 10

vintageclaret says...

bangersandmash wrote:
I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA!
Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bangersandmash[/bold] wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA![/p][/quote]Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!! vintageclaret
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9:37am Wed 29 Dec 10

bangersandmash says...

vintageclaret wrote:
bangersandmash wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA!
Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!!
No vintage, always been bangersandmash, not the tetley or whoever he is, and just having a laugh unlike his stupid comments pal.
[quote][p][bold]vintageclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bangersandmash[/bold] wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA![/p][/quote]Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]No vintage, always been bangersandmash, not the tetley or whoever he is, and just having a laugh unlike his stupid comments pal. bangersandmash
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9:43am Wed 29 Dec 10

vintageclaret says...

bangersandmash wrote:
vintageclaret wrote:
bangersandmash wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA!
Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!!
No vintage, always been bangersandmash, not the tetley or whoever he is, and just having a laugh unlike his stupid comments pal.
Point accepted but will you still be laughing when Ewood is turned into a Chicken Shack
[quote][p][bold]bangersandmash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vintageclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bangersandmash[/bold] wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA![/p][/quote]Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]No vintage, always been bangersandmash, not the tetley or whoever he is, and just having a laugh unlike his stupid comments pal.[/p][/quote]Point accepted but will you still be laughing when Ewood is turned into a Chicken Shack vintageclaret
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9:48am Wed 29 Dec 10

bangersandmash says...

vintageclaret wrote:
bangersandmash wrote:
vintageclaret wrote:
bangersandmash wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA!
Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!!
No vintage, always been bangersandmash, not the tetley or whoever he is, and just having a laugh unlike his stupid comments pal.
Point accepted but will you still be laughing when Ewood is turned into a Chicken Shack
We will see vintage at the end of the season, see if they keep there promise of giving us cash to spend, at least they have said there will be money unlike your owners eh?
[quote][p][bold]vintageclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bangersandmash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vintageclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bangersandmash[/bold] wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA![/p][/quote]Yet another name change!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]No vintage, always been bangersandmash, not the tetley or whoever he is, and just having a laugh unlike his stupid comments pal.[/p][/quote]Point accepted but will you still be laughing when Ewood is turned into a Chicken Shack[/p][/quote]We will see vintage at the end of the season, see if they keep there promise of giving us cash to spend, at least they have said there will be money unlike your owners eh? bangersandmash
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11:28am Wed 29 Dec 10

claret in b/burn says...

bangersandmash wrote:
I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley.
LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA!
Says the laughing virgin. keep up the good work venkys the pakistanis from blackburnistan love you.
[quote][p][bold]bangersandmash[/bold] wrote: I think laws is doing a fantastic job and should be given time to show what he can do for a small, scruffy little town and get them a local derby against accy stanley. LAUGHING STOCK OF LANCASHIRE HA![/p][/quote]Says the laughing virgin. keep up the good work venkys the pakistanis from blackburnistan love you. claret in b/burn
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12:40pm Wed 29 Dec 10

Walter Norval says...

While you are living like a git here in the snow what do you think Kilby is up to in Florida?;-)
While you are living like a git here in the snow what do you think Kilby is up to in Florida?;-) Walter Norval
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1:18pm Wed 29 Dec 10

jack01 says...

Question: who says the burnley team is good enough to get promotion?

Just because you luckily won promotion with a very good manager in owen coyle and then got battered every week and relegated in shameful fashion you seem to think that entitles you to challenge at the top.

Prior to coyle's arrival you were championship mediocrity. That's what you are returning to.

Blame laws all you like, that's the easy option. Kilby and Flood should be far from exempt from criticism, nor should the supposedly underachieving players.

The fans have hardly done their bit either. Loyal supporters stick by their club through thick and thin. In burnley 7000 have disappeared from last season and those who remain spend their time booing the manager every week. Terrific support that.
Question: who says the burnley team is good enough to get promotion? Just because you luckily won promotion with a very good manager in owen coyle and then got battered every week and relegated in shameful fashion you seem to think that entitles you to challenge at the top. Prior to coyle's arrival you were championship mediocrity. That's what you are returning to. Blame laws all you like, that's the easy option. Kilby and Flood should be far from exempt from criticism, nor should the supposedly underachieving players. The fans have hardly done their bit either. Loyal supporters stick by their club through thick and thin. In burnley 7000 have disappeared from last season and those who remain spend their time booing the manager every week. Terrific support that. jack01
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2:51pm Wed 29 Dec 10

Walter Norval says...

Chicken Shack : Turf Morgue already is. Will you be laughing when its sold off for a retail development? Thats whats going to happen with those two.
Chicken Shack : Turf Morgue already is. Will you be laughing when its sold off for a retail development? Thats whats going to happen with those two. Walter Norval
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