Burnley boss begins striker search after £7m Jay bid is accepted

THINKING TIME Southampton want Jay Rodriguez

THINKING TIME Southampton want Jay Rodriguez

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EDDIE Howe has already begun the hunt for a replacement for Jay Rodriguez, after the Clarets agreed a club record breaking £7million fee with Southampton, but he is not plotting a return for Richard Chaplow.

The Accrington-born midfielder was reported to be heading for a second spell at Turf Moor, where he began his career.

But I understand the 27-year-old is not on the list of targets manager Howe has made to strengthen his squad this summer, while the 27-year-old used his Twitter account to refute the rumours.

“I am still a Saints player and it’s somewhere I want to stay for a long time!” he said.

Howe could, however, be in the hunt for Bristol City striker Brett Pitman in the event of Rodriguez being sold.

Although a fee with Southampton has been agreed the negotiation process remains ongoing, with Rodriguez not due to meet with the south coast club officials until next week to discuss personal terms.

The 22-year-old is currently out of the country so a decision either way is not imminent, and with a host of Premier League clubs showing an interesting in the Clarets’ youth team product, who has a year remaining on his contract, he can afford to keep his options open.

But after being stung by the double departure of Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears just two weeks before the start of last season, Howe has ensured he is prepared for every eventuality.

At 24, Pitman is still young enough to fit into Howe’s blueprint, but experienced enough to settle straight into the team.

The Jersey-born forward, who is out of contract next summer, has scored 20 goals in two seasons at Ashton Gate – including two in four meetings with Burnley, but did not get as much game time as he would have preferred last term as the Robins operated largely with one up front, which is not best suited to his style.

Pitman worked with Howe at Bournemouth, firing 28 goals in his final season with the Cherries, which prompted his £800,000 move to Bristol City.

He had the choice to join Blackpool in their Premier League campaign, but talks broke down after a fee was agreed with Bournemouth, bringing his ambition into question.

But Pitman, who scored 30 goals in 52 games under Howe, is a player the Burnley boss likes.

It is expected Bristol City would be looking for offers in the region of £400,000-£500,000 for a player who is out of contract next summer.

Meanwhile, Southampton's determined efforts to sign Rodriguez have proved a baptism of fire for Burnley's joint chairmen.

John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick were elected to replace Barry Kilby on Friday, after his 13-and-a-half year reign came to an end.

Kilby announced his decision to step down on health grounds earlier this year, after being diagnosed with cancer.

Banaszkiewicz and Garlick, both Burnley fans, have taken on a joint role after being voted in during a four-and-a-half hour board meeting on Friday, in which budgets for next season were also up for discussion.

The club announced a £4million loss in the last financial year, and are set to face another shortfall in their next annual report with parachute payments from their Premier League season being halved to £8million for each of the next two years.

The Clarets also have to be mindful of the UEFA Financial Fairplay regulations which come into force this season, encouraging clubs to at least break even and imposing sanctions on those that do not.

On that basis, it is likely that plugging that void would be the priority for any monies received for Rodriguez, with perhaps a portion set aside for summer transfer dealings.

Burnley had set an £8m pricetag for Rodriguez.

Striker Steven Fletcher currently holds the club's outgoing transfer record at £6.5m, following his move to Wolves in the summer of 2010.

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10:44am Wed 30 May 12

ClaretSince94 says...

Wow, no badly typed, inane comments from Rovers fans moments after the article was posted? Please let this be a sign of things to come...

Personally I'd prefer us to go back in for Vokes rather than Pitman because he'd give us something a bit different. We've got a goal poacher in Austin, a more speedy, tricky striker in Ings (and Hines to a lesser extent) and a hard worker in Paterson - Vokes would give us a target man who could hold up play.

If Eddie is looking for other strikers should Jay leave that probably spells out the end for Wes Fletcher but I think we saw that coming. I wonder if Jackson or McCartan will get any opportunities this season considering Paterson and, to a lesser extent, Austin can be a bit injury prone.
Wow, no badly typed, inane comments from Rovers fans moments after the article was posted? Please let this be a sign of things to come... Personally I'd prefer us to go back in for Vokes rather than Pitman because he'd give us something a bit different. We've got a goal poacher in Austin, a more speedy, tricky striker in Ings (and Hines to a lesser extent) and a hard worker in Paterson - Vokes would give us a target man who could hold up play. If Eddie is looking for other strikers should Jay leave that probably spells out the end for Wes Fletcher but I think we saw that coming. I wonder if Jackson or McCartan will get any opportunities this season considering Paterson and, to a lesser extent, Austin can be a bit injury prone. ClaretSince94
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10:54am Wed 30 May 12

Ralph Coates' Comb Over says...

Quite like Pittman actually, a player I have been keen on signing for quite a while. You're correct however that Vokes offers us something different.
Quite like Pittman actually, a player I have been keen on signing for quite a while. You're correct however that Vokes offers us something different. Ralph Coates' Comb Over
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11:31am Wed 30 May 12

houseclaret says...

I suppose this was inevitable considering Jay's remarkable talent. We did ok without him toward the end of last season so the future is not that bleak if we get the right replacement(s). Good luck in the prem to a gifted young man who will have a great career (even if it's not at Southampton in the long term. He is surely too good to stay there for long once he has played in the top flight for a year or two.
I suppose this was inevitable considering Jay's remarkable talent. We did ok without him toward the end of last season so the future is not that bleak if we get the right replacement(s). Good luck in the prem to a gifted young man who will have a great career (even if it's not at Southampton in the long term. He is surely too good to stay there for long once he has played in the top flight for a year or two. houseclaret
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11:31am Wed 30 May 12

houseclaret says...

I suppose this was inevitable considering Jay's remarkable talent. We did ok without him toward the end of last season so the future is not that bleak if we get the right replacement(s). Good luck in the prem to a gifted young man who will have a great career (even if it's not at Southampton in the long term. He is surely too good to stay there for long once he has played in the top flight for a year or two.
I suppose this was inevitable considering Jay's remarkable talent. We did ok without him toward the end of last season so the future is not that bleak if we get the right replacement(s). Good luck in the prem to a gifted young man who will have a great career (even if it's not at Southampton in the long term. He is surely too good to stay there for long once he has played in the top flight for a year or two. houseclaret
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12:10pm Wed 30 May 12

JPB says...

a 4m loss for last season even with parachute payments and little money spent on players. don`t count on seeing any of the JR money i`d say :)
a 4m loss for last season even with parachute payments and little money spent on players. don`t count on seeing any of the JR money i`d say :) JPB
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12:19pm Wed 30 May 12

ClaretSince94 says...

JPB wrote:
a 4m loss for last season even with parachute payments and little money spent on players. don`t count on seeing any of the JR money i`d say :)
We signed Kieran Trippier, Ben Mee, Danny Ings, Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Zavon Hines and Danny Lafferty - those transfers probably totalled around £4 million and we brought in only £3.5 million from selling players so I'd say we can look to be spending around £3-4 million again this season if we sell Jay

If it's spent wisely you don't have to spend big - being linked with players like Clayton and Pitman for £500k each is good, they're both young and proven Championship players with resale value. If we sign both of those and Shackell that's real squad improvement if Ings or Pitman step up to fill Jay's boots.
[quote][p][bold]JPB[/bold] wrote: a 4m loss for last season even with parachute payments and little money spent on players. don`t count on seeing any of the JR money i`d say :)[/p][/quote]We signed Kieran Trippier, Ben Mee, Danny Ings, Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Zavon Hines and Danny Lafferty - those transfers probably totalled around £4 million and we brought in only £3.5 million from selling players so I'd say we can look to be spending around £3-4 million again this season if we sell Jay If it's spent wisely you don't have to spend big - being linked with players like Clayton and Pitman for £500k each is good, they're both young and proven Championship players with resale value. If we sign both of those and Shackell that's real squad improvement if Ings or Pitman step up to fill Jay's boots. ClaretSince94
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12:21pm Wed 30 May 12

ClaretSince94 says...

Sorry, make that £5.5 million in last season, typo.
Sorry, make that £5.5 million in last season, typo. ClaretSince94
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12:30pm Wed 30 May 12

fylde exile says...

If I were J Rod I'd certainly keep my options open,espescially if David Moyes comes a knocking.However it seems like he's on his way and the very best of luck,but what I do question,however, is if it would be far more of a priority at this particular time to be looking for a holding midfield player,a central defender,and the top priority a goalkeeper.
If I were J Rod I'd certainly keep my options open,espescially if David Moyes comes a knocking.However it seems like he's on his way and the very best of luck,but what I do question,however, is if it would be far more of a priority at this particular time to be looking for a holding midfield player,a central defender,and the top priority a goalkeeper. fylde exile
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12:58pm Wed 30 May 12

BananaClarets says...

I can't see us spending much of the money, we never do. I haven't seen too much of Pitman so cannot comment on how good he is, but it concerns me that practically every player we sign, or try to sign, has a Bournemouth connection. There is other players out there Eddie.
I can't see us spending much of the money, we never do. I haven't seen too much of Pitman so cannot comment on how good he is, but it concerns me that practically every player we sign, or try to sign, has a Bournemouth connection. There is other players out there Eddie. BananaClarets
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1:06pm Wed 30 May 12

vintageclaret says...

Wherever Jay goes to be it Southampton or Everton what cannot be refuted is that he has proved to be

a) A fine son to his family and a credit to his parents for the help and guidance they have given him.
b) A totally loyal player to the club, system and to the fans at BFC.
c) As a BFC fan it is always sad when players of his talent move on (having seen this over many, many years).
d) BUT it is Jay's time and on behalf of all fans may I say "Thank you for the pleasure you have given to us, for your loyalty to your home town and club. Good luck and hope we see you in the full squad shirt with 3 Lions"
e) Not forgetting a big "Thank you!" to his Mum and Dad
Wherever Jay goes to be it Southampton or Everton what cannot be refuted is that he has proved to be a) A fine son to his family and a credit to his parents for the help and guidance they have given him. b) A totally loyal player to the club, system and to the fans at BFC. c) As a BFC fan it is always sad when players of his talent move on (having seen this over many, many years). d) BUT it is Jay's time and on behalf of all fans may I say "Thank you for the pleasure you have given to us, for your loyalty to your home town and club. Good luck and hope we see you in the full squad shirt with 3 Lions" e) Not forgetting a big "Thank you!" to his Mum and Dad vintageclaret
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2:54pm Wed 30 May 12

nontetleysdog says...

Another vote here for vokes but with wolves set to sell one or even two of their strikers i think they will want to hang on to vokes

Venky chicken is yummy.
Another vote here for vokes but with wolves set to sell one or even two of their strikers i think they will want to hang on to vokes Venky chicken is yummy. nontetleysdog
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3:20pm Wed 30 May 12

chazza the saint says...

I am a saints fan and I am very aware of what a great player Jay Rod is going to be. However I have not been able to see much of him and I was wondering what type of player is he e.g. attitude and what does he bring to the team?
I am a saints fan and I am very aware of what a great player Jay Rod is going to be. However I have not been able to see much of him and I was wondering what type of player is he e.g. attitude and what does he bring to the team? chazza the saint
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3:38pm Wed 30 May 12

houseclaret says...

He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial.
Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some.
By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.
He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial. Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some. By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there. houseclaret
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4:35pm Wed 30 May 12

eddyo says...

houseclaret wrote:
He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial.
Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some.
By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.
Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret.
*
I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less!
*
Howe the Jay.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial. Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some. By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.[/p][/quote]Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret. * I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less! * Howe the Jay. eddyo
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6:51pm Wed 30 May 12

burnleyglentoran says...

£7 mill is a lot of cash. I trust Eddie to spend it wisely.

In Eddie we trust.

NO NAY NEVER
£7 mill is a lot of cash. I trust Eddie to spend it wisely. In Eddie we trust. NO NAY NEVER burnleyglentoran
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7:35pm Wed 30 May 12

exiled claret says...

What rubbish. We showed a loss last year ? where did the money go. It's said we would receive ?6/7 millions for Jay. Yet we are looking at players at 500.00.What about Volkes / Nat Lofthouse/Moretenson
. Centre forwards as of old. How much of this money being used to payback t I have supported sinceo ? whoever. Why don't B.F.C. buy the ground from B. K.
What rubbish. We showed a loss last year ? where did the money go. It's said we would receive ?6/7 millions for Jay. Yet we are looking at players at 500.00.What about Volkes / Nat Lofthouse/Moretenson . Centre forwards as of old. How much of this money being used to payback t I have supported sinceo ? whoever. Why don't B.F.C. buy the ground from B. K. exiled claret
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9:17pm Wed 30 May 12

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

nontetleysdog wrote:
Another vote here for vokes but with wolves set to sell one or even two of their strikers i think they will want to hang on to vokes

Venky chicken is yummy.
I see you're still posting utter B****ks that doesn't make sense....That name of yours is spot on ain't it, you've got the intelligence of a dog and you probably smell like one too,. Hey whats it like sniffing dogs ar**s you scruff????....

Woof woof
[quote][p][bold]nontetleysdog[/bold] wrote: Another vote here for vokes but with wolves set to sell one or even two of their strikers i think they will want to hang on to vokes Venky chicken is yummy.[/p][/quote]I see you're still posting utter B****ks that doesn't make sense....That name of yours is spot on ain't it, you've got the intelligence of a dog and you probably smell like one too,. Hey whats it like sniffing dogs ar**s you scruff????.... Woof woof NICEONESUNSHINE
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9:33pm Wed 30 May 12

bankhall says...

just what we need another ex Bournemouth player .We are now a 2nd division feeder team
just what we need another ex Bournemouth player .We are now a 2nd division feeder team bankhall
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10:22pm Wed 30 May 12

Bluegoose says...

Burnley should sign Yakubu for £5,000,000 I know burnley are a small little club he would do ok there when fit. He might put more fans on the gate and reckon burnley would probably get an average of 10,000 fans a game
which is good for a small club and town.
Burnley should sign Yakubu for £5,000,000 I know burnley are a small little club he would do ok there when fit. He might put more fans on the gate and reckon burnley would probably get an average of 10,000 fans a game which is good for a small club and town. Bluegoose
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1:30am Thu 31 May 12

gudari says...

eddyo wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial.
Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some.
By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.
Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret.
*
I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less!
*
Howe the Jay.
You stupid b*stard! I suppose you ca trace your surname back................
...................t
o a whorehouse in Oswaldtwhistle????
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial. Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some. By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.[/p][/quote]Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret. * I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less! * Howe the Jay.[/p][/quote]You stupid b*stard! I suppose you ca trace your surname back................ ...................t o a whorehouse in Oswaldtwhistle???? gudari
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7:52am Thu 31 May 12

nontetleysdog says...

NICEONESUNSHINE wrote:
nontetleysdog wrote:
Another vote here for vokes but with wolves set to sell one or even two of their strikers i think they will want to hang on to vokes

Venky chicken is yummy.
I see you're still posting utter B****ks that doesn't make sense....That name of yours is spot on ain't it, you've got the intelligence of a dog and you probably smell like one too,. Hey whats it like sniffing dogs ar**s you scruff????....

Woof woof
On another one of your boring posts you said if anybody was to start calling you names like 'Freak or boring' someone was to ring the police for you. Well what a relegated cretin you are.

Venkys find that protesting goons such as uglyonesunshine do not help with a top four finish in the premier or the Tramps gaining a champions league place.
[quote][p][bold]NICEONESUNSHINE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nontetleysdog[/bold] wrote: Another vote here for vokes but with wolves set to sell one or even two of their strikers i think they will want to hang on to vokes Venky chicken is yummy.[/p][/quote]I see you're still posting utter B****ks that doesn't make sense....That name of yours is spot on ain't it, you've got the intelligence of a dog and you probably smell like one too,. Hey whats it like sniffing dogs ar**s you scruff????.... Woof woof[/p][/quote]On another one of your boring posts you said if anybody was to start calling you names like 'Freak or boring' someone was to ring the police for you. Well what a relegated cretin you are. Venkys find that protesting goons such as uglyonesunshine do not help with a top four finish in the premier or the Tramps gaining a champions league place. nontetleysdog
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8:08am Thu 31 May 12

nontetleysdog says...

Bluegoose wrote:
Burnley should sign Yakubu for £5,000,000 I know burnley are a small little club he would do ok there when fit. He might put more fans on the gate and reckon burnley would probably get an average of 10,000 fans a game
which is good for a small club and town.
And the biggest club in the north have sold how many season tickets ? 3000 i heard as the protesting goons can't afford to go to the extra games in the championship

As for yakubu i think he would be a good signing for us but i think venkys would take a lot less than £5.000.000 about half that would buy another chicken farm back home in India.

One thing is for sure yakubu would not get booed off us clarets like he was at Trampwood off the protesting hoards of idiots when he scores a goal

venky chicken is yummy.
[quote][p][bold]Bluegoose[/bold] wrote: Burnley should sign Yakubu for £5,000,000 I know burnley are a small little club he would do ok there when fit. He might put more fans on the gate and reckon burnley would probably get an average of 10,000 fans a game which is good for a small club and town.[/p][/quote]And the biggest club in the north have sold how many season tickets ? 3000 i heard as the protesting goons can't afford to go to the extra games in the championship As for yakubu i think he would be a good signing for us but i think venkys would take a lot less than £5.000.000 about half that would buy another chicken farm back home in India. One thing is for sure yakubu would not get booed off us clarets like he was at Trampwood off the protesting hoards of idiots when he scores a goal venky chicken is yummy. nontetleysdog
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10:31am Thu 31 May 12

ClaretSince94 says...

bankhall wrote:
just what we need another ex Bournemouth player .We are now a 2nd division feeder team
Ah bankhall, the last post I remember of yours was a disgusting, tasteless jibe at Barry Kilby stepping down for health reasons that was very quickly deleted by the LET. As such anything you type should be taken to be nothing but rubbish. Of the ex-Bournemouth players we've signed, Ings looks very promising, Austin is very good, Bartley is a decent squad player and Stewart is just there so we have a cheap, 3rd choice keeper. Vokes did well during his loan spell, most memorably getting the winner at Upton Park, and McQuiod also did a job. I've no problem with us signing ex-Bournemouth players - they've developed some real top quality players over the years.
[quote][p][bold]bankhall[/bold] wrote: just what we need another ex Bournemouth player .We are now a 2nd division feeder team[/p][/quote]Ah bankhall, the last post I remember of yours was a disgusting, tasteless jibe at Barry Kilby stepping down for health reasons that was very quickly deleted by the LET. As such anything you type should be taken to be nothing but rubbish. Of the ex-Bournemouth players we've signed, Ings looks very promising, Austin is very good, Bartley is a decent squad player and Stewart is just there so we have a cheap, 3rd choice keeper. Vokes did well during his loan spell, most memorably getting the winner at Upton Park, and McQuiod also did a job. I've no problem with us signing ex-Bournemouth players - they've developed some real top quality players over the years. ClaretSince94
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10:47am Thu 31 May 12

vintageclaret says...

ClaretSince94 wrote:
bankhall wrote: just what we need another ex Bournemouth player .We are now a 2nd division feeder team
Ah bankhall, the last post I remember of yours was a disgusting, tasteless jibe at Barry Kilby stepping down for health reasons that was very quickly deleted by the LET. As such anything you type should be taken to be nothing but rubbish. Of the ex-Bournemouth players we've signed, Ings looks very promising, Austin is very good, Bartley is a decent squad player and Stewart is just there so we have a cheap, 3rd choice keeper. Vokes did well during his loan spell, most memorably getting the winner at Upton Park, and McQuiod also did a job. I've no problem with us signing ex-Bournemouth players - they've developed some real top quality players over the years.
Just to add to ClaretSince94's comments.

Of course EH was part of those developing players at Bournemouth and he is now bring that same ethos to BFC. So here's looking to a bright future unlike the Chuckle Bros. down the road (with apologies to the original brothers) UTC

For the benefit of the now very boring interlopers

U - Uncalled for
T - Temperamental
C - Chicken pluckers (who have been completely plucked)
[quote][p][bold]ClaretSince94[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bankhall[/bold] wrote: just what we need another ex Bournemouth player .We are now a 2nd division feeder team[/p][/quote]Ah bankhall, the last post I remember of yours was a disgusting, tasteless jibe at Barry Kilby stepping down for health reasons that was very quickly deleted by the LET. As such anything you type should be taken to be nothing but rubbish. Of the ex-Bournemouth players we've signed, Ings looks very promising, Austin is very good, Bartley is a decent squad player and Stewart is just there so we have a cheap, 3rd choice keeper. Vokes did well during his loan spell, most memorably getting the winner at Upton Park, and McQuiod also did a job. I've no problem with us signing ex-Bournemouth players - they've developed some real top quality players over the years.[/p][/quote]Just to add to ClaretSince94's comments. Of course EH was part of those developing players at Bournemouth and he is now bring that same ethos to BFC. So here's looking to a bright future unlike the Chuckle Bros. down the road (with apologies to the original brothers) UTC For the benefit of the now very boring interlopers U - Uncalled for T - Temperamental C - Chicken pluckers (who have been completely plucked) vintageclaret
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3:23pm Thu 31 May 12

houseclaret says...

eddyo wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial.
Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some.
By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.
Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret.
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I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less!
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Howe the Jay.
Welcome to the Burnley site. I see you have got bored with your own site with its tedious drivel about Kean and Venkys and how "we are a big club who should be in the Premier League". Have you got bored with things now the control freaks have deemed the Rovers site a footbal fan free zone? You are welcome to post on here as I realise that the chances of getting a decent conversation about football (remember that?) are about as good as getting laid in a convent.
Incidentally, you did try to explain my comments but, nfortunately, because English is obviously your second language, you failed miserably. Jay can't be like Ronaldo because he doesn't fling himself 8 feet in the air when an opposition player looks at him and unlike Rooney, he doesn't disappear from games because he's had a bad night on the beer/nest or anything else that makes him a sulky, self-centred fatboy.
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial. Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some. By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.[/p][/quote]Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret. * I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less! * Howe the Jay.[/p][/quote]Welcome to the Burnley site. I see you have got bored with your own site with its tedious drivel about Kean and Venkys and how "we are a big club who should be in the Premier League". Have you got bored with things now the control freaks have deemed the Rovers site a footbal fan free zone? You are welcome to post on here as I realise that the chances of getting a decent conversation about football (remember that?) are about as good as getting laid in a convent. Incidentally, you did try to explain my comments but, nfortunately, because English is obviously your second language, you failed miserably. Jay can't be like Ronaldo because he doesn't fling himself 8 feet in the air when an opposition player looks at him and unlike Rooney, he doesn't disappear from games because he's had a bad night on the beer/nest or anything else that makes him a sulky, self-centred fatboy. houseclaret
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10:32pm Thu 31 May 12

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

gudari wrote:
eddyo wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial.
Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some.
By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.
Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret.
*
I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less!
*
Howe the Jay.
You stupid b*stard! I suppose you ca trace your surname back................

...................t

o a whorehouse in Oswaldtwhistle????
Brilliant stuff. The demented "gudari", who's reversed name just says everything about him, I. R. A Dug reacting to everything Rovers fans post with his usual vitriolic filth....I wonder why the scruff from Kelbrook supports an organisation that kills innocent women and children? Is it because he's a vile odious man who supports terrorists?. IRA scumbag, you're a disgrace to humanity
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: He brings remarkable skill and tireless work ethic. His goals come from all over the place: long range, dribbling and goal poaching. He is not a player who tends to have 2/3 good games then an off day, he is generally on form most of the time. Yes, he has the odd off day but they are rare. He is not, despite the end of last season, prone to injury either. Actually, as far as that is concerned I believe that last seasons end of season injury was more to do with Eddie being resigned to losing him and seeing what he had in reserve. It seems coincidental that he was injured after our chances of promotion were gone. However, that may just be me being conspiritorial. Anyway, should you wind up with him I can say he is worth every penny of the supposed 7 million and then some. By the way, congratulations on the promotion, great to see the smaller clubs (and I mean that in no way as an insult) getting in there.[/p][/quote]Yes, as clear as mud with your Jay critique houseclaret. * I shall try to explain Chazza. According to houseclaret, Jay is a player in the Defoe-Walcott-Rooney mould - with a bit of Ronaldo thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he comes from a right nice family - pure bloods, no less! * Howe the Jay.[/p][/quote]You stupid b*stard! I suppose you ca trace your surname back................ ...................t o a whorehouse in Oswaldtwhistle????[/p][/quote]Brilliant stuff. The demented "gudari", who's reversed name just says everything about him, I. R. A Dug reacting to everything Rovers fans post with his usual vitriolic filth....I wonder why the scruff from Kelbrook supports an organisation that kills innocent women and children? Is it because he's a vile odious man who supports terrorists?. IRA scumbag, you're a disgrace to humanity NICEONESUNSHINE
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11:39pm Thu 31 May 12

beagle says...

Vintage claret, with all respect, how can you quote jayrod as "Loyal to the club" when he's off at the first oppertunity?
UTC
Vintage claret, with all respect, how can you quote jayrod as "Loyal to the club" when he's off at the first oppertunity? UTC beagle
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4:17pm Sun 3 Jun 12

bobinspain says...

beagle wrote:
Vintage claret, with all respect, how can you quote jayrod as "Loyal to the club" when he's off at the first oppertunity?
UTC
beagle your comment has no basis in fact.

Jay hasn't been disloyal to Burnley, just the opposite. He's shown commitment and hasn't bleated and carped to be off. He's conducted himself well and given stalwart service to the club beyond that which may be expected, and certainly, he's behaved in a manner far superior to what we've witnessed from a whole host of other money-grubbing professional footballers at other clubs higher up the pay-grade than himself.

It was inevitable he'd leave Burnley for a bigger club. Frankly, I'm surprised he's stayed as long as he has does him credit.

Doubtless, vintage will give you his opinion too. (I look forward to it).
[quote][p][bold]beagle[/bold] wrote: Vintage claret, with all respect, how can you quote jayrod as "Loyal to the club" when he's off at the first oppertunity? UTC[/p][/quote]beagle your comment has no basis in fact. Jay hasn't been disloyal to Burnley, just the opposite. He's shown commitment and hasn't bleated and carped to be off. He's conducted himself well and given stalwart service to the club beyond that which may be expected, and certainly, he's behaved in a manner far superior to what we've witnessed from a whole host of other money-grubbing professional footballers at other clubs higher up the pay-grade than himself. It was inevitable he'd leave Burnley for a bigger club. Frankly, I'm surprised he's stayed as long as he has does him credit. Doubtless, vintage will give you his opinion too. (I look forward to it). bobinspain
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