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Club Announce Interim First Team Management

Owen Coyle and the whole of his management team whilst at Burnley have now all left the club for Bolton.

In addition to Coyle, Sandy Stewart, Phil Hughes, John Henry and most surprising of all, Chief Coach, Steve Davis are no longer at Turf Moor.

The club have now made a statement on the Offical Burnley website announcing who will be in charge of the first team whilst the new managerial vacancy is filled.

The statement reads:

'Director of Youth Development Martin Dobson and Youth Team Coach Terry Pashley have been placed in charge of first team duties at Turf Moor until further notice.Dobson and Pashley will be aided by club captain Steven Caldwell, along with acting captain Graham Alexander'

They will presumably be helping the team prepare for our next match this Saturday against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

It remains to be seen whether a new manager will be announced before the match and thus given a baptsm of fire against the Red Devils and current League champions.

The new manager,it is clear will be given a clean sheet to bring in his own backroom staff with virtually nobody left at Turf Moor now to be considered for the roles.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 10 2010

Time: 5:19PM

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Oh god I hope we have a manager in place by the time we play United. Micky Phelan,come on lad come and do the job for us! Surely there has to be someone out there who would remain loyal to this club. Local boy and former player,Phelan could be just the tonic we need!
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10/01/2010 17:25:00

not to sure we need a manager that badly, its a game we more than likely will lose, the team should no what they doing by now and just needs to be picked, once they cross the white line there is not much a manager can do imo apart from few tactical changes and make subs, and as all we ever do is attack away then should be bussiness as usual, dobo dobo dobo,,,utc
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10/01/2010 17:29:00

Dobbo's appointment means that I have now spoken socially to two Burnley managers. Harry Potts was the first one and Dobbo becomes the second. I also owe him a pint though as he bought me that drink after a game of cricket in 1983 he has probably long since moved on ! I wish him, and all the caretaker team, they very best of luck for the length of their tenure.
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10/01/2010 17:30:00

i thought we had it bad when sparky left but ur manager cleaned u bugger out u r officially *****ed
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10/01/2010 17:42:00

Yeah good luck lads and lets show eveyone what this football club and its supporters is made of. Show them the backbone that the rats don't have. Come on you Clarets.
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10/01/2010 17:43:00

I wonder what odds on Dobson taking over permanently? ;)
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10/01/2010 18:03:00

Owen Coyle talks for the first time on sky tomorrow (Monday) 9:00 am
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10/01/2010 18:14:00

There is already some written stuff on their website. Entitled something like "Owen Coyle: I'm not the bad guy"
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10/01/2010 18:17:00

You know what 8c8 I am not sure I can face seeing that sickly smug mush of his with him kitted out probably in a Bolton tracksuit. Too early for me! I wont beleive anything that tosspot says anyway and never will ever again
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10/01/2010 18:23:00

"Owen Coyle: I'm not the bad guy"? I see he's still lying then!!
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10/01/2010 18:25:00

Good luck to them all - I am sure they wont change too much and will just try to keep things going!
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10/01/2010 18:34:00

I know what you mean tmp not looking forward to watching it myself but I feel the need I have too and try and gain some clarity in all this!
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10/01/2010 18:41:00

Lets all hope that the rest of the BFC team have the same integrity as Alexander the great!
kpbertie bee
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10/01/2010 18:41:00

Am really happy with this, these people may not be the long term but they are Clarets. I just want to sing DO DOB DOBO DOBO one more time. Sir Martin Dobson is of course a legend! Plus he and I have a similar sense of humour which next week I will test.
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10/01/2010 18:49:00

The sooner Saturday comes the better against Man utd then hopefully we can all put this terrible week out of our systems fans, players, chairman etc with a shock win and a huge two fingers up to Susan Boyle!!!!
kpbertie bee
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10/01/2010 19:30:00

It also brings the number of Burnley managers' sons I went to school with to 3. (Casper's and Ternent's lads being the others.) Not to mention Colin Waldron's, and probably one or two others...
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10/01/2010 19:31:00

I remember Martin Dobson - great midfielder!
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10/01/2010 19:33:00

Merlin, he is a real gentleman too imo. He and Paul Fletcher take the mickey out of each other like stand ups, "I could have scored more if you had ever passed to me" They appear to create a good atmosphere, I would think the players will accept this Interim measure happily.
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10/01/2010 19:43:00

If only OC had half MD's integrity, we'd be fine...
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10/01/2010 21:34:00

Call me stupid but we need some temporary experience. Never mind the United game, what about the Bolton Game. Their manager knows our team inside out. I know where theres a manager who knows their team inside out who would probably jump at the chance to help. Can't we get Megson in on a temp basis?
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10/01/2010 22:37:00

How temporary? 1 game?
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11/01/2010 00:40:00

That is 1 game we want to win though. Having said that we can offer him other work I'm sure (if he helps us). Not sure about the big job though.
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11/01/2010 04:16:00

Come to think of it with all these extra staff members at Notlob they must need to unload a few. There could be a few nervous people at Notlob. If we had Megson on side and if there is quality there Megson will know and I'm sure that we could reverse some of this. (several ifs though) I would bet that he would jump at the chance.
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11/01/2010 06:03:00

I trust the board, Barry Kilby and Brendan Floood have got the football club to where we are. Who ever they appoint, I will raise my eyebrows and then get behind the TEAM and the Manager just like I did when Susan came. If it is Megson I may just raise both eyebrows, if it is Laws both and a little grimace but the final result will be the same UTC
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11/01/2010 08:23:00

We'll be just as well off without Coyle and his followers. One win in the last 10, and signings he never plays because of blind loyalty to sluggish liabilities (Caldwell), along with a suicidal away day strategy are hardly great stuff. He's a one trick pony.
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11/01/2010 08:30:00

Completely agree pmh. I have been saying similar things in various posts. We need to keep up the attack on him, exposing his weaknesses, and stand firm together behind our board our team our leaders and our backroom staff. This is a battle for survival.
Couch Potato
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11/01/2010 08:40:00

He brings on Blake with 10 minutes to go in hope when we have Guerrero who can get us a penalty by running faster than that Bolt chap. In fact why has he not had any faith in trying the lad when others have clearly been struggling. Elliot has been poor for quite a few games now, didn't he always say I have players knocking on my door to play. One point from 30 away from home no wonder you ran away, just before we started to ask you why? Or did BK and BF ask you that and you didn't understand the question........ like why are you not changing things around? Why are you not being pro active? You are only being re active to injuries......hope you struggle like hell in your new job.
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11/01/2010 10:01:00

Well I just had a chuckle at Bolton's away games to end of season. They include Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, Everton, Chelsea and Tottenham plus some relegation battles against Wigan, Rovers, West Ham & Stoke! They face that with a manager who could only manage one point away from 30? They are down!!! :-)
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11/01/2010 18:21:00


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