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Rodriguez's return to cheer on Burnley in derby

JAY Rodriguez is coming back to Burnley this weekend – as a fan.

The 23-year-old is joining family and friends in the Bob Lord Stand to give his backing to his boyhood club, and former team-mates, in tomorrow’s red hot East Lancashire derby clash.

For the former Clarets striker, it will be his first time back at Turf Moor since making a record £7million move to Southampton in the summer.

And he is confident his old club can finally end their hoodoo against their rivals.

“I’m sure it will be a good result for Burnley,” he said.

“With the players they’ve got and the occasion I think they’ll come out on top.

“I really wish I was playing in it.

“It should be a good atmosphere and a great game to be involved in.

“But the next best thing is being there and I’m glad that it has worked out that way.

“It was the first fixture I looked for when they came out.

“And when I realised that we were at Liverpool the day before I hoped I’d be able to get up to the game.

“We’ve been in on Sundays for a warm-down after playing on a Saturday, but that stopped a few weeks ago.

“So I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and friends tomorrow.

“Everyone I know is going to the game!”

And Burnley-born Rodriguez admits his pre-match butterflies have already started to kick in.

“I’m really excited and a little bit nervous – like all the players will be getting,” said the striker, whose dad, former non-league hotshot Kiko took him to his first Clarets game as a five-year-old.

Robbie Blake was one of his boyhood favourites.

He feels the stage is set for his former strike partner, Charlie Austin, to be the hero tomorrow.

“He’s proved already how good he is. I’m hoping he’ll score,” said Rodriguez.

“Hopefully we’ll get the win today, and Burnley win tomorrow, and it will be a good weekend all round.”

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12:20pm Sat 1 Dec 12

J.C - Rishton says...

J-Rod - premiership flop. Heard many Saints fans calling you a right donkey. £7m - great business for BFC for a jobbing championship player who has so far made ZERO impact (as predicted by most Rovers fans) on the PL.

I predict you'll be playing at Millwall or Barnsley in 18 months.
J-Rod - premiership flop. Heard many Saints fans calling you a right donkey. £7m - great business for BFC for a jobbing championship player who has so far made ZERO impact (as predicted by most Rovers fans) on the PL. I predict you'll be playing at Millwall or Barnsley in 18 months. J.C - Rishton
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12:33pm Sat 1 Dec 12

MikeMada says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
J-Rod - premiership flop. Heard many Saints fans calling you a right donkey. £7m - great business for BFC for a jobbing championship player who has so far made ZERO impact (as predicted by most Rovers fans) on the PL.

I predict you'll be playing at Millwall or Barnsley in 18 months.
Well, you b*st*rds are good at judging donkeys, of course! You have them from the board all the way down!
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: J-Rod - premiership flop. Heard many Saints fans calling you a right donkey. £7m - great business for BFC for a jobbing championship player who has so far made ZERO impact (as predicted by most Rovers fans) on the PL. I predict you'll be playing at Millwall or Barnsley in 18 months.[/p][/quote]Well, you b*st*rds are good at judging donkeys, of course! You have them from the board all the way down! MikeMada
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2:14pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Jay Rod the legendary Richard Chaplow impersonator. Play for England, my arse unless of course 1 goal in 11 appearances has the england selection committee hypnotised like all them dingles on here who said he was as good as shearer, arf arf arf.
Jay Rod=Prem Flop
and if someone takes a punt on the jobbing builder they have up front for them now, he will be just as big a success as chaplow and rodriguez.
Charlie Austin, no job too big, no job too small, gutters cleared 50 quid.
Jay Rod the legendary Richard Chaplow impersonator. Play for England, my arse unless of course 1 goal in 11 appearances has the england selection committee hypnotised like all them dingles on here who said he was as good as shearer, arf arf arf. Jay Rod=Prem Flop and if someone takes a punt on the jobbing builder they have up front for them now, he will be just as big a success as chaplow and rodriguez. Charlie Austin, no job too big, no job too small, gutters cleared 50 quid. Return of the Magnificent se7en
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3:17pm Sat 1 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
J-Rod - premiership flop. Heard many Saints fans calling you a right donkey. £7m - great business for BFC for a jobbing championship player who has so far made ZERO impact (as predicted by most Rovers fans) on the PL.

I predict you'll be playing at Millwall or Barnsley in 18 months.
Donkey ?

Horses/Donkeys. You just can`t help yourself JC can you ? Have a look on Clarets Mad, there are some great pics on there just for you and your equine loving friends.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: J-Rod - premiership flop. Heard many Saints fans calling you a right donkey. £7m - great business for BFC for a jobbing championship player who has so far made ZERO impact (as predicted by most Rovers fans) on the PL. I predict you'll be playing at Millwall or Barnsley in 18 months.[/p][/quote]Donkey ? Horses/Donkeys. You just can`t help yourself JC can you ? Have a look on Clarets Mad, there are some great pics on there just for you and your equine loving friends. FCBurnley
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8:48pm Sat 1 Dec 12

FCBurnley says...

Neigh JC Neigh
Neigh JC Neigh FCBurnley
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1:27am Sun 2 Dec 12

Claretbob says...

I love and i mean totally love the grim reality the bast**rds down the road are visiting since the toss pot walkers sold them down the river.

Predictions about BFC players are nothing compared to the absolute misery I PREDICT and wish on the whole sorry mess that is now really "Deadwood"
or BOLewood, depending on how you prefer to laugh at it.

Forever Claret
I love and i mean totally love the grim reality the bast**rds down the road are visiting since the toss pot walkers sold them down the river. Predictions about BFC players are nothing compared to the absolute misery I PREDICT and wish on the whole sorry mess that is now really "Deadwood" or BOLewood, depending on how you prefer to laugh at it. Forever Claret Claretbob
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2:36am Sun 2 Dec 12

dredlox76 says...

Claretbob wrote:
I love and i mean totally love the grim reality the bast**rds down the road are visiting since the toss pot walkers sold them down the river.

Predictions about BFC players are nothing compared to the absolute misery I PREDICT and wish on the whole sorry mess that is now really "Deadwood"
or BOLewood, depending on how you prefer to laugh at it.

Forever Claret
Classic! I predict Burnley stuffing the chicken pluckers on Sunday, bring em on. UTC
[quote][p][bold]Claretbob[/bold] wrote: I love and i mean totally love the grim reality the bast**rds down the road are visiting since the toss pot walkers sold them down the river. Predictions about BFC players are nothing compared to the absolute misery I PREDICT and wish on the whole sorry mess that is now really "Deadwood" or BOLewood, depending on how you prefer to laugh at it. Forever Claret[/p][/quote]Classic! I predict Burnley stuffing the chicken pluckers on Sunday, bring em on. UTC dredlox76
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7:30am Sun 2 Dec 12

MikeMada says...

Better board, better team and far better fans.

Always have been, always will be. League 1 for b*st*rds next season and ignominy will be almost complete.

Thank heaven for Venky's and Agent Kean! Agent Berg is gradually getting into his stride as well.

UTC!!
Better board, better team and far better fans. Always have been, always will be. League 1 for b*st*rds next season and ignominy will be almost complete. Thank heaven for Venky's and Agent Kean! Agent Berg is gradually getting into his stride as well. UTC!! MikeMada
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