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Club Statement on Laws Sacking Rumour in Sun

Club Statement on Laws Sacking Rumour in Sun

Burnley FC have been quick to issue a club statement denying that the club are looking for a replacement for Brian Laws as reported in the Sun today.

Our article 'The Sun Goes Down on Laws' this morning discussed the claims being made in the Sun and you can click this link for the background:

'The Sun Goes Down on Laws' LINK

There is now however, as predicted a club statement on the Official Website and we repeat this below

Club Statement on Official Website

Burnley Football Club can confirm that contrary to a national media report, the club is NOT seeking a replacement for first team manager Brian Laws.

The Sun newspaper today alleges that club chairman Mr Barry Kilby is in the process of looking for a replacement for Brian, who was only appointed manager in January 2010.

However, Mr Barry Kilby insisted:

'This is a ludicrous, irresponsible, damaging and inaccurate piece of journalism.

'We are not in the process of looking for a replacement for Brian and everyone involved with Burnley Football Club is putting every ounce of effort into staying in the Premier League.'

Burnley Football Club will make no further comment on this matter.

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Date:Wednesday March 17 2010
Time: 11:25AM


Hopefully that will be the end of the matter although no doubt some fans will think this is the dreaded Chairman's kiss of death approval
17/03/2010 11:33:00
I for one was one that thought the board chose a manager in haste , however Manchester united where on the verge of saking Alex Feurerson all thos years ago, look he is still thera and what a record Give Brian Laws a chance
Albmaleaf claret
17/03/2010 11:53:00
We shouldn't sack him, but lets be honest Brian Laws is and never will be Alex Ferguson.
17/03/2010 12:08:00
For such a normally soft-spoken man as Barry Kilby to speak like that is something to behold. I think Brian Laws has gone about tidying up in a very professional and responsible manner a lot of mess that had been left by his predecessor. I also think he has worked hard to change the way the team play, as almost everyone was asking for. The results have not yet followed. On this site, and in the fanzine, we all wallow in our difficulty getting over the appalling manner in which Coyle quit and deserted, and the hypocrisy that we had fallen for. The players have made sterling efforts not to let that affect them too. But they are people, not zombies or machines, and it undoubtedly has affected them. We want them to stand tall, be proud and show us that they understand what loyalty means, even if the man who lied about it didn't. If that's what we expect of them, and of our manager, and of our Board, then we need to do the same thing too. I remain a member of Brian Laws' Claret and Blue Army. Up the Clarets!
Couch Potato
17/03/2010 12:08:00
Can't see what anyone could have done any differently to Brian, I wasn't overjoyed by his appointment but I'm warming to him despite the results.
wilkinsons word
17/03/2010 12:43:00
Glad to hear that this piece of nonsense has been buried early, well done Barry Kilby. We can now let the man carry on with what is already a big ask , without distractions like this. Come on Brian, we're behind you all the way, hopefully to survival but beyond if neccessary.
17/03/2010 13:53:00
I cannot see us sacking him to be honest. Were not a club that has a record of sacking managers willy nilly. We tend to stick with managers and give them a chance, which is quite right. He deserves a chnace at least, plus when he was appointed the sounds the board were making was he'd be a good manager if we did go down. So I just can't see this.
17/03/2010 13:55:00
Looks like the Sun have more egg on their face, online article link no longer works! Bet Kilby had a right go at them!
17/03/2010 14:11:00
If the weblink has gone done, we may also see The Sun grovel tomorrow, as it is as good as admitting that they had no evidence on which to base their speculation. That may, or may not, be the end of it.
Couch Potato
17/03/2010 14:28:00
I think we should ask Mr Dixon as he knows everything......Please can someone but his paper and tell me what is going on!
17/03/2010 17:33:00
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