Clarets assistant calls for transfer business to de done early

JASON Tindall is hoping to avoid a repeat of the late summer sales which he feels hindered the start of Burnley’s season.

Speculation surrounding the future of top scorer Jay Rodriguez has mounted since the campaign drew to a dis-appointing close for the Clarets.

The 22-year-old striker has attracted serious interest from Premier League clubs, SPL champions Celtic, while there are understood to have been enquiries from the continent.

With a year left to run on his current contract, the club is reluctant to lose the youth team graduate.

Burnley found themselves in similar circumstances last year, when Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears left in a joint deal to Bolton Wanderers just two weeks before the season began, having completed the bulk of their pre-season prep-arations, while left back Danny Fox was sold to Southampton after just one league and cup game.

Assistant manager Tindall (pictured right) described that scena-rio as “dishearte-ning”, and admitted that, if a transfer away from Turf Moor was inevitable for Burnley-born star Rodriguez, he feels it is in the best interests of the club, and the player, if it is completed sooner rather than later.

“Hopefully we can hold on to our better players because we do want to be successful and achieve things, and to do that you do need your best players,” said Eddie Howe’s number two.

“Hopefully we can do that.

“The reality is all good players are going to be linked with better opportunities.

“If there is any interest from any club you’d like it to happen sooner rather than later – and that goes for any one of our players.

“The sooner it happens it gives us that little bit more time to prepare ourselves to maybe replace the bodies that might leave.

“From the players’ point of view it gives them time to settle into their new environment if they were to move away.

“I think for all parties, if it is going to happen, it would be better if it happened sooner,” added Tin-dall, insisting there are harsh lessons to be learnt from last summer’s late transfer dealings.

“It was a hugely frustrating summer last year.

“Pre-season was very difficult, not only for the staff but for the players as well.

“When you see three of your best players leave your football club so late into pre-season (and at the start of the season) it’s very difficult.

“It was disheartening and really, really frustrating because you do plan and prepare yourself going into a season with the players you've got within your squad at that time.

“All your preparation is pretty much done going into this first game, and when things like happen it does knock you for six and set you back.

“I do believe it did affect the players going into the start of the season. But we can't control that, that's the unfortunate thing about it.

“Hopefully we won't be having a repeat of last year because it was really frustrating and it made it really difficult for us to rebuild at such a late stage of pre-season.”

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11:30am Fri 11 May 12

fylde exile says...

Agree start with Grant
Agree start with Grant fylde exile

2:35pm Fri 11 May 12

fylde exile says...

No he hasn't; since watching Burnley since 1958 he's the worst goalkeeper I've seen
No he hasn't; since watching Burnley since 1958 he's the worst goalkeeper I've seen fylde exile

3:38pm Fri 11 May 12

did you smash it? says...

Aww mate really?? here's a few much worse BFC keepers for you from the top of my head ...:
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Mark Kendall
Nick Michopolous
Diego Penney
Danny Coyne
Marlon Beresford
Billy O'Rourke
Gabor Kiraly
Nicky Weaver
Aww mate really?? here's a few much worse BFC keepers for you from the top of my head ...: . Mark Kendall Nick Michopolous Diego Penney Danny Coyne Marlon Beresford Billy O'Rourke Gabor Kiraly Nicky Weaver did you smash it?

4:50pm Fri 11 May 12

claretmeandyou says...

Hindered the start of our season. No Mr Tindall - it put paid to it before it began and just to prove it we went two goals down in the opening fixture against a team who were odds -on to get relegated and actually finished above us in the final league table. In my opinion the writing was on the wall from that opening day fixture and nothing I saw last season has convinced me otherwise nor does it for the forth-coming season because it seems that more players will be leaving in order to balance the books because fans have lost patience with this board and have failed to back the club through pre-season ticket sales. Never mind there is always Soccer Six to look forward to - WOW. I don't think so. Is there anybody out there to PLEASE come in and take the club forward because at this rate we could be playing PNE and sooner than we think.
Hindered the start of our season. No Mr Tindall - it put paid to it before it began and just to prove it we went two goals down in the opening fixture against a team who were odds -on to get relegated and actually finished above us in the final league table. In my opinion the writing was on the wall from that opening day fixture and nothing I saw last season has convinced me otherwise nor does it for the forth-coming season because it seems that more players will be leaving in order to balance the books because fans have lost patience with this board and have failed to back the club through pre-season ticket sales. Never mind there is always Soccer Six to look forward to - WOW. I don't think so. Is there anybody out there to PLEASE come in and take the club forward because at this rate we could be playing PNE and sooner than we think. claretmeandyou

8:17am Sat 12 May 12

bobinspain says...

What's with the unnecessary hy-phens?
Can't you afford a proof-reader?
What's with the unnecessary hy-phens? Can't you afford a proof-reader? bobinspain

10:50am Mon 14 May 12

McClaret says...

did you smash it? wrote:
Aww mate really?? here's a few much worse BFC keepers for you from the top of my head ...:
.
Mark Kendall
Nick Michopolous
Diego Penney
Danny Coyne
Marlon Beresford
Billy O'Rourke
Gabor Kiraly
Nicky Weaver
LOL, Mark Kendall stuff of legends. Unfortunately Grant is costing us points on an all too regular basis and doesn't have the basic goalkeeping skill to turn it round the post rather than push it back out to oncoming strikers. Defence has no confidence in him, indecisive on leaving his line and not a good communicator. Overall not what we need from a keeper and time he was allowed to ply his trade elsewhere. I would happily give him to Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: Aww mate really?? here's a few much worse BFC keepers for you from the top of my head ...: . Mark Kendall Nick Michopolous Diego Penney Danny Coyne Marlon Beresford Billy O'Rourke Gabor Kiraly Nicky Weaver[/p][/quote]LOL, Mark Kendall stuff of legends. Unfortunately Grant is costing us points on an all too regular basis and doesn't have the basic goalkeeping skill to turn it round the post rather than push it back out to oncoming strikers. Defence has no confidence in him, indecisive on leaving his line and not a good communicator. Overall not what we need from a keeper and time he was allowed to ply his trade elsewhere. I would happily give him to Blackburn. McClaret

10:58am Mon 14 May 12

McClaret says...

With a year to run on his contract the club is reluctant to lose him. Are you having a laugh? They have been selling him well before the end of last season. Remember the he could have played his last game for the club etc. Clear football speak to say he is available and come on guys put your bids in.
Agree with JT and we can't repeat the same mistakes as last summer.
High wage earners now gone and pretty much EH's team now, big season coming up as the changes to making the squad younger are now in place so we are set for the next few years - let's hope we are up to the task and make progress on last season. More consistency and we should be able to maintain a position higher in the table than we did last time around.
With a year to run on his contract the club is reluctant to lose him. Are you having a laugh? They have been selling him well before the end of last season. Remember the he could have played his last game for the club etc. Clear football speak to say he is available and come on guys put your bids in. Agree with JT and we can't repeat the same mistakes as last summer. High wage earners now gone and pretty much EH's team now, big season coming up as the changes to making the squad younger are now in place so we are set for the next few years - let's hope we are up to the task and make progress on last season. More consistency and we should be able to maintain a position higher in the table than we did last time around. McClaret

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