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Flood on Laws-Board Will Discuss in Next Few Days

Flood on Laws-Board Will Discuss in Next Few Days

Operational Director, Brendan Flood speaking to the local media has confirmed the club have concerns about the team's current position in the Championship league table saying they will debate the managerial situation over the next few days before deciding whether to back Brian Laws or let him go.

Clarets fans have increasingly made their views known venting their anger and calling for Laws to go. 'Laws Out' banners are becoming more prominent at matches. There was also chanting of 'Laws Out' by a large number of fans during half-time and at full-time following the debacle of a home defeat against second from bottom,Scunthorpe on Christmas Bank Holiday Tuesday something the Board couldn't have failed to notice.

Flood told the Lancashire Telegraph that he was 'concerned` that the club are currently behind schedule in their bid to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

'We do want to communicate to the fans that we are concerned,' Flood said following the Scunthorpe defeat

'We have aims for where we want to be and we're not there. We want the club to succeed.

'We need to make a decision. We either need to back Brian or we need to make a change.

'There was no meeting after the game but there will be discussions in the next few days with the rest of the board about the situation. We want any decision to be unanimous.

'The discussions will be in the next few days. I can't really say any more than that.'

The timing of this meeting is not known and at the moment Chairman, Barry Kilby is out of the country. The Board have been split over the Laws issue according to media reports with reportedly two of the current five directors still supporting the under-pressure manager.

It will be interesting to see whether an announcement will be made before our next match which will be played on New Year's Day against Sheffield United at Turf Moor this Saturday.

A lot of Clarets fans though will be content that at long last the club seem to be sharing the general concerns of fans over the managerial situation. The very fact Brian Laws future will now be debated will come as some comfort to a number of Clarets fans desperate for a change to be made.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday December 29 2010
Time: 2:45PM

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At last some positive movement! Let's hope they make the right decision so we can move forward with belief in the New Year
turfmanphil
29/12/2010 14:48:00
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If the decision is to replace Laws i hope the board make the right choice for the new manager and lets hope they don't go for the cheap option again. Come on phil start the ball rolling who would be your choice for the new manager.
Fedupclaret
29/12/2010 15:27:00
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Some 'straight talk' there then. 'Behind schedule' certainly describes our situation at the moment, and 'we're not there' also fits well. Has anyone heard anything about the dressing room though? There must be an underlying reason why the players aren't performing as they should and could. All I've heard via the official site is positive stuff from more than one player, but this positivity isn't transferring itself into results or even performances is it?
WelshClaret
29/12/2010 15:27:00
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New poll up re manager Fedup! Hughton would be my choice by a country mile although it would be interesting debating Big Sam with Rovers fans!! ;-)
turfmanphil
29/12/2010 15:45:00
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Laws has today stepped down with immediate effect.
Totally_Claret
29/12/2010 15:46:00
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Yep,officially gone and new article up! Things haved moved quick and well done Kilby for sorting it!!
turfmanphil
29/12/2010 16:05:00
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Oh Gawd not Big Sam NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
sheclaret
29/12/2010 16:48:00
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Wonder if its a snub in Flood's face that Kilby has taken the decision by the scruff of its neck and ditched the idea of having to wait a few days for a Board meeting. Would love to know which directors supported Laws and which didn't!
turfmanphil
29/12/2010 17:11:00
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Just imagine though if Big Sam got the Clarets up and kept us there with Rovers going in t'other direction. Oh what fun we would have!
turfmanphil
29/12/2010 17:12:00
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The ones who supported Laws were CH and BK. Those against were JB, BF and Mr Garlick, as far as I am led to believe. (That was at the meeting a while back...)
whentheballmoves
29/12/2010 17:25:00
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