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Howe, Are We Fixed?

Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe has for sometime been assumed to be on Burnley`s short-list to replace recently sacked manager, Brian Laws with other clubs also interested in his services.

Howe is understood to have had interviews with both Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic for their managerial vacancies and turned both offers down in order to stay at Dean .

Only a few days ago he said:

'I came close to leaving the club; I`m not going to lie. It was a tough decision,

'But it had dragged on long enough and we wanted an end to it. Now there is we can concentrate on the football, which is all that matters.'

It was also reported that Howe had received an improved package to stay at Dean Court

That seemed to be the end of the matter and although it was not clear what the situation was regarding the Clarets interest in him, most fans assumed he would not be coming.

However speculation grew yesterday that in fact Burnley still wanted to pursue their interest and had contacted Bournemouth requesting official permission to speak to him about the vacancy. Cherries chairman, Eddie Mitchell has since confirmed that the Clarets have indeed made an official approach for the Bournemouth boss.

It would appear however that the potential deal is far from certain. The issue of compensation could prove a sticking point and it is understood both clubs are currently in discussion before an interview at Turf Moor takes place with Howe. Providing this could be agreed, Mitchell has stated he would not block Howe from speaking to Burnley. The highly-rated 33-year-old manager is only six months into an extended three-year deal at Dean Court so compensation could be considerable.

It is thought if Howe does become the Clarets new manager he would bring his assistant, Jason Tindall with him to Turf Moor.

Some media reports suggest Howe could be named as our new manager by close of business today (Friday 14th January) although the reality is more likely summed up by Brian Kilby`s recent statement on the club`s official website:

'Burnley Football Club is still in discussions with several parties with regard to the managerial vacancy at Turf Moor.

'Talks are ongoing, and as a result I have informed caretaker manager Stuart Gray that he remains in full charge of first-team affairs for Saturday`s game against Queens Park Rangers.'

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Date:Friday January 14 2011

Time: 7:30AM

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Vital Bournemouth reporting that AFC Bournemouth have reportedly agreed a compensation figure with Burnley
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14/01/2011 07:58:00

OK so as of Friday morning this looks like it is a done deal now. Hey, ho... http://www.bournemouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=228201
Mike Mada
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14/01/2011 08:11:00

Lets hope the fans give him time to sort the squad out and get the players he wants, this sort of appointment should have been done 12 months ago. That if the deal go's through.
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14/01/2011 09:25:00

But Mike, isn't the lesson that we learned from Judas's departure (given the talk about Brendan Flood's text message this time last year) that, if you don't agree the compensation before you give permission to talk, you are putting any kind of compensation at risk? If so, the only thing that agreement on compensation means is that you have rehearsed what will happen IF you decide to offer the job after talking, and IF the offer is accepted. I suspect that, when he does eventually get as far as an interview, Howe will either come across as a very good prospect, or quite the reverse. I don't know. I have never talked with him and, as far as we know at this point, neither have our Board. Quite how a large chunk of Claret fans seem to have gone about deciding that Howe's quite so obviously such a hot prospect, I don't know either. Maybe he is; maybe he isn't. The Board will find out for us.
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 09:31:00

Agree with CP and if he is appointed then only time will tell whether he was the correct choice for the Clarets. Whoever is appointed we need to give our full support.
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14/01/2011 10:00:00

Also agree with CP. Howe does sound like an interesting prospect but is nonetheless unproven in the higher divisions. If the board appoint him after sussing him out, then that'll be good enough for me. If the bloke is a good man-manager and motivator , then he'll do the business with this squad .
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14/01/2011 11:21:00

Strong rumour that a deal has been done for Chris Eagles to be sold to Everton for £4m today. Piennar has been sold to Chelsea.
Eyresy's Left Peg
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14/01/2011 11:47:00

This in local Dorset Echo,looks like a done deal.EDDIE Howe has today agreed terms with Burnley to become the Lancashire club’s new manager, the Echo understands. It is believed Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell agreed compensation with the Championship outfit yesterday paving the way for Howe to hold talks with the Turf Moor club. Howe is set to take charge of Cherries for the final time tonight at Colchester United – his 100th game in charge of the Dorset club. The 33-year-old is likely to be unveiled as the Clarets new boss this weekend.
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14/01/2011 12:24:00

While an intriguing appointment - I think it is unfair to have the expectation that he'll get us promoted this season or next. With so much private investment seemingly being offered to other clubs and three more parachutists joining us next season, we will no longer be among the favourites for promotion. Still an exciting appointment and one which should ensure we play attractive football. I hope the fans show genuine support and more patience than they showed with Laws.
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14/01/2011 12:35:00

Thanks for that turfman. If indeed they have got the scoop on this, I must start reading the Dorset Echo more often.
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 12:38:00

Agree entirely Cuban.
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14/01/2011 12:48:00

Just been surfing. The Dorset Echo comes out in different versions in Weymouth, Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth, where it's known as the Daily Echo. On the Daily Echo's www there is a story posted today about a traffic pile-up on the A35 at Burley, and this is the final paragraph of their story from yesterday (Thursday) about Howe and Burnley: "The Daily Echo has so far been unable to contact either Howe or Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell to comment on these developments."
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 12:48:00

Monents later, this is now up at the Daily Echo www: EDDIE Howe has today agreed terms with Burnley to become the Lancashire club’s new manager, the Echo understands. It is believed Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell agreed compensation with the Championship outfit yesterday, paving the way for Howe to hold talks with the Turf Moor club. Howe is set to take charge of Cherries for the final time tonight at Colchester United – his 100th game in charge of the Dorset club. The 33-year-old is likely to be unveiled as the Clarets' new boss this weekend. Cherries, meanwhile, are understood to have agreed a compensation package in the region of £300,000 for both Howe and assistant boss Jason Tindall. Mitchell's search for a new manager is likely to begin this weekend, with representatives of two possible successors having already contacted Echo reporters to enquire about the possibility of a vacancy at Dean Court. One potential candidate is a former Premier League star. The Echo exclusively revealed Howe had turned down both Crystal Palace and Charlton on our live blog on Tuesday, before breaking the news that Burnley had made an official approach for the rookie boss on Thursday. I - Couch Potato - note the words 'understand', 'believed', 'set', and 'likely'.
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 13:06:00

Cuban ..... he will get us promoted watch the energy he brings ! THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC APPOINTMENT Well done to all involved ...... this is a done deal, feel sorry for Cherries fans but our board (despite my heavy levels of criticism) have gone about this in real good fashion .. dare say I'm proud of them ! ) Welcome to Burnley football club Eddie your life's about to change for ever ... but you'll love it !
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14/01/2011 13:13:00

Are you offering a £300,000 money back guarantee, hollins?
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 13:27:00

BBC Radio Solent is now sticking its neck out a bit further than the Daily Echo: "Burnley will name Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as their new manager, BBC Radio Solent reports. The 33-year-old said on Tuesday that he intended to stay at Dean Court after being linked with vacancies at Charlton and Crystal Palace. But he informed his players on Friday morning that he will join the Clarets after that evening's game at Colchester - his 100th game in charge."
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 14:10:00

Looks as though he's coming then. Tend to agree with Cuban regarding expectations and patience, but I really hope that Hollins is on the ball.
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14/01/2011 15:43:00

CP not 300k, but may be a fiver if ya fancy a flutter, lets hope it Norwich at a final at Wembley, with the Bunley end ringing out Cry Cry Cry De-elia !
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14/01/2011 16:57:00

In the meantime, howe about singing the old line from childhood elocution lessons "Howe now Brown cow" to help the young southern manager with his pronuncation, and to mark the arrival of Phil Brown down the road as well as the anticipated coming of Eddie on the Turf?
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 17:13:00

Bournemouth fan here, Do a google search for "bournemouth echo" for the best news and a live blog on the howe situation. Hope EH brings you as much success as he has to us. One more thing, the "bees" are Barnet FC's nickname... Bournemouth are the "cherries". Sorry to nit-pick at the article!
chris skyline
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14/01/2011 17:24:00

And as I am local in bournemouth, i may be a little better informed as all the local papers and radio have been Eddie Howe mad for about a week. I can confirm that Eddie Howe is 10000000% definately your new manager, he should be driving up to Burnley tomorrow after his last game at Bournemouth tonight. I imagine he will be in the stands for tomorrows game (I think you have a game tomorrow) and will be unvieled in the press conference over the weekend. To further confirm this, bournemouth already have a couple of candidates for their next manager and we know who the caretaker is for the next week or so. Congratulations, good luck with the promotion. Oh, and can we have Wade back please?
chris skyline
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14/01/2011 17:29:00

Chris - I reckon Wade's going back to Bashley before he goes to Dean Court, as their Chairman told me they still reckon you owe them money for him! Who knows? Maybe Burnley's summer camp will be in the New Forest with games against you both?
Couch Potato
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14/01/2011 19:07:00

Eddie confirmed he is to speak after the game which is now live on SS3HD
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14/01/2011 19:56:00

Does anyone else worry a little about Eddies age he must be the youngest manager ever at Burnley? I would of been more happy if he was 10 years older.
Grimsby Claret
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14/01/2011 21:15:00

He lost his last match for Bouremouth, pity that, Lets hope he is a winner for Burnley.
Grimsby Claret
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14/01/2011 21:50:00

****************** breaking news******************* Eddie Howe just confirmed live on Sky that he is Burnley's new manager .... nice one Eddie !
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14/01/2011 21:55:00

BFC web contadicts what Howe was saying. He sais it was his last match for AFCB and was travelling to Burnley tomorrow. So it's confirmed he has left AFCB, why cannot it be announced he is new manager ??????????. BFC web says he is coming for talks ?? give me a break. It's my 40th today dont need this stress !!!. Confirm it and get behind him, the football his teamplayed in his last match was better than what I have seen at BFC for a long time. Do the right thing NOW .!!!
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14/01/2011 22:11:00

Sounds like the bees knees. Hope he really is "fast eddie" and gets us going. I notice that he's used to being given nothing though. Hope if he is successful, this board throw some money at the job, or it will be another Coyle. Good article on him here : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/eddie-howe-boys-done-good-as-a-manager-1838048.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/eddie-howe-boys-done-good-as-a-manager-1838048.html
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14/01/2011 22:47:00

Daily Mail confirm that Howe and his assistant are travelling to Burnley to discuss personal terms tomorrow (Saturday) and he has resigned as Bournemouth manager
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15/01/2011 03:35:00

So Howe it is. He said so on Sky TV. If we want a good man manager it seems he is the one. How he will do in a higher league we will have to wait and see. For me he is a good choice and not an accountant in sight. With the enthusiastic support fron the fans and a few quid from the Board he can do it. Up the Clarets.
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15/01/2011 08:24:00

I think lilpiggy, the club don't want to say anything until the contract is signed and Howe is standing in front of some cameras with a Burnley shirt. I have a sneaking suspicion this could be before the game or at half time? On the pitch in front of everybody.
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15/01/2011 11:18:00

I agree with skutter, and it matches what I heard on SKY.
Couch Potato
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15/01/2011 13:26:00

Which ever way he will be getting wet, it is bucketing it down here...
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15/01/2011 13:46:00

Great choice in my view - young, energetic, ambitious, talented. Like our players we are always going to get managers on the way up or on the way down and the former is preferable. Although none of the players have criticised Laws I noted Carlisle's comment about the caretaker coqch - quote "he has brought some much needed energy and charisma to training" - i.e. the lsat hadn't got either and we knew that too!!
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15/01/2011 14:40:00

What you will find with Howe is his main strength is getting the best out of players and making them better. After a couple of games you will notice the poorer players in your squad suddenly performing out of nowhere and more competition for places in the first team
chris skyline
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15/01/2011 16:39:00

Thanks to all you Bouremouth fans who have been good sports about Howe coming to Burnley your positive comments have reassured me.
Grimsby Claret
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15/01/2011 17:03:00

If the Daily Mirror is to be believed Burrnley are offering Howe a three and a half year deal worth £1.75million
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15/01/2011 19:57:00

No problem grimsby, if im honest, theres probobly no team in the championship I would he went to. Im a bournemouth fan, but Im one of those fans that just loves football. I would tune in to kidderminster harriers if it was on! I used to go to university in hertfordshire, so I would go to football matches at Barnet, Watford, peterburough, just to watch some good football and it doesnt take long to realise that there are very few good, honest fans football clubs out there, that aren't just paychecks in shirts and I definately think Burnley FC is one of those teams who deserves someone like Eddie Howe at the helm, who is a good honest, fans manager
chris skyline
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15/01/2011 22:18:00

Thanks Chris Skyline and to be honest I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are most unhappy about any problems we are causing elsewhere. (Very Unhappy)
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16/01/2011 11:35:00

Now officially our manager! Get in!! :-)
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16/01/2011 17:05:00


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