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Howe's Zat! It's Official!

Eddie Howe has been confirmed as our new manager on the club's official website.

The 33 year old former Bournemouth gaffer has signed a three-and-a-half year deal.

His assistant at Dean Court, Jason Tindall will also now be his second-in-command at Turf Moor.

Taking about the move,Howe told the official site:

"It is just a fantastic opportunity for Jason and myself to join such a big, ambitious and progressive club, and we are delighted.

'We had such a great time at Bournemouth and it was always going to take a special club for us to leave, because of the fantastic success we've had there in the past two years.

'We just felt Burnley was that club and we are ready to take on a huge challenge...'

Wow,not often you hear those comments in relation to 'ickle old Burnley!!

Welcome aboard Eddie & Jason

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 16 2011

Time: 4:14PM

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Great stuff! Welcome to Burnley, Eddie and Jason.
Couch Potato
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16/01/2011 16:28:00

Really excited about this appointment. Can't wait to see him in the dugout instead of the hapless Laws! Let's hope he portrays some passion and excitement, I think he will whip them up and motivate the team! I thought he came across really well in the post-match intereview on Friday following his last game in charge at Bournemouth. He showed great dignity and humility plus he was clearly emotional about leaving the Cherries (unlike Coyle at Burnley). He seems to be level-headed, not too ambitious but aware that he can't look a gift horse in the mouth sometimes. He did turn down four clubs,latterly Palace & Charlton before deciding to come to Turf Moor so hopefully that attitude will be good for us
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16/01/2011 16:30:00

Couldn't agree more TMP - really looking forward to seeing young Eddie and his team get started. I will be unveiling a new BFC cup in the office tomorrow to commemorate this fantastic appointment.
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16/01/2011 16:32:00

Great news, well done the Board and welcome Eddie and Jason, really looking forward now to the rest of the season. Am sure you will get the enthusiastic support of the players and the fans. WELCOME TO CLARETLAND.
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16/01/2011 16:37:00

Agree with everyone great news nice to hear singing at the match again on Saturday lets hope Eddie and Jason and the team can kick start our season and see where we end up come May.
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16/01/2011 17:11:00

Welcome Eddie - I wish you all the best! Hopefully the fans will give you time if we dont see an immediate impact.
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16/01/2011 17:14:00

He looks good, I bet he will have a pally approach to the players like Coyle and should get a good team spirit. I hear he is good at getting a good shape. His tactics and transfer deals - let's see.
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16/01/2011 17:14:00

Does anyone know is there going to be a news conference tomorrow.
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16/01/2011 17:26:00

They usually have one. and I suspect all the hoo-hah about an announcement on Monday relates to the press conference rather than the earlier confirmation today which let's face it was unexpected on a Sunday!
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16/01/2011 17:37:00

I think the Board have taken their time to appoint the right man. I trust the Board have also released the funds for Eddie to take his time to get the right players. I am really enthusiastic about Eddie!
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16/01/2011 17:51:00

You all know my thoughts on this one! absolutely sensational choice on every level, was time for a change and in all honesty what a change we have ! very inspiring ... I offer a formal apology to BK, BL and the board of directors, truth is this was done in absolutely the right manor. Well done..... Eddie, Jason welcome to Burnley! you have my solid support
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16/01/2011 20:53:00

Let's hope Eddie can do something about our defence. Be interesting to see if he has targeted anyone in the transfer window and how much the board will give him to spend. Let's hope it's the start of another golden Claret and Blue era. Wish Eddie and Jason all the best from Canada.
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16/01/2011 20:58:00

Will arrive early to welcome him off the coach at Scunthorpe.
Grimsby Claret
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17/01/2011 20:33:00

Am very happy but am a little concerned about all the gush on the young approach and the reference to 16-20. All very good but we need experience right now. And what about Jack Cork, sorry to throw spanners but got to be realistic.
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17/01/2011 20:38:00

The Board have done an excellent job in convincing this young man to come to Burnley. Eddie Howe must know the challenges which lie ahead for him but he must also have gotten the assurance of the Board that they will provide him with the necessary tools (money) to do the job To all those "sitting on the fence" and "not happy " with the appointment -reflect on the misery over the past year. Time will tell but I do believe that we have a good.un
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17/01/2011 21:04:00

A top appointment. Well pleased with this. Let's work hard to get into the play-off spots now!
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17/01/2011 21:39:00

Tricky start. 5 out of first 6 league games away and the home match to Norwich!
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17/01/2011 22:53:00

Excellent appointment - was my choice from the start. In spite of the fact that I'm 'experienced' myself I don't go along with that for a club like Burnley. As with the players the only great experienced managers aren't going to come to Burnley and we would end up with Peter Reid or Kenny Dalgleish!! This is a breath of fresh air and, again like the players, if you're good enough, you're old enough. I like the fact that he's kept Gray on too - don't like it when a new manager comes in and sacks everyone. We are coming over to the UK for a few weeks early next month so will see a few games and hope to see him in action but next season will be the big one as I don't expect us to go up this year.
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18/01/2011 04:25:00

I wonder what future Grezza has at the club now? The new management team will need him to buy into their way of doing things or Grezza maybe the next player manager of Bury? I think its ace he has previously worked with both Wade and Jack Cork, two players you really want firing on all cylinders. Time for a run like Crystal Palace had a few years back, its possible.
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18/01/2011 08:22:00

Laws was a gamble in the dark. Howe is a gamble in the light.
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18/01/2011 08:46:00

5 out of 6 away, and Forest are soaring. It's going to take some doing, but come on!!!
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18/01/2011 08:52:00

I give my undivided loyalty to whoever the Board appoints in that they know far more than me. But it would have been interesting to have been an fly on the interview room wall when, presumably, Eddie was asked how he was looking forward to the distinct possibility of him one day being the manager who told Grezza his playing days were over, and the one one day who transfered out his old team mate - and Wembley hero - Wado. The test of the pally approach to players that Crosspool talks about, if that is indeed Howe's style, is at times like those. (Just as a point of history, did C*yle ever make any tough decisions as Claret manager?)
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18/01/2011 10:17:00

Fair points Couch, but I don't think he'll baulk at any decision that involves playing the team he wants to play in order to be successful here. That's one of the advantages of being the new broom so to speak. I've got a feeling we're going to see one or two new additions to the squad quite shortly, and possibly some surprising decisions after a couple of weeks or so. The very best of luck to him anyway, let's get this team playing like they can once again. UTC.
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18/01/2011 13:32:00

Zat is perfect welcome to Burnley Eddie
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18/01/2011 17:03:00

That's an odd thought Couch but thinking about it - it does seem worth a bit of investigating. We took on a lot more players than we let go as I see it. Could be because we moved up a notch but a lot of the squad at the time were just rotating on and off the subs bench. Was this just to keep everyone happy or was there a more substantial motive at work?
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18/01/2011 21:48:00

I think we need to move a few people out myself. There's not much point having a big squad if a lot of them are poor, which they are I think - especially in defence. One of the reasons I'm very happy about Howe is that he will know a lot of the younger, lower league players who could do a great job at Burnley. This is similar to Steve Cotterill - he brought in a lot of players who turned out to be brilliant signings for us. If you get an 'experienced' manager he just brings in a lot of old, past it players that he knows - like Bond did.
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19/01/2011 02:29:00

Jean - wasn't Cotts's strength in bringing in younger players (Wado, Duffman, Cahill) alongside more experienced ones (Grezza, Big Frank, McGreal)? Andy - the more I look at it the less evidence I find of C*yle actually having faced up to tough issues, and the more evidence I find of him having left those issues for Laws, who dealt with some of them, but not all. This is why I think that C*yle is not yet a proven manager of the highest calibre, and why I hope and trust that Eddie has rather more iron in his soul than *wen. We certainly can't accuse Eddie of running away from problems. I trust the Board's conclusion that Eddie is the sort of manager described by Welsh 4 posts up from here, and am 100% behind him.
Couch Potato
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19/01/2011 09:41:00

What I find very encouraging and very refeshing is the attitude of the Cherries fans. Hope I am not just building myself up but the Board seem to have got us a real diamond who seems to have got our fans support already. But we must not expect miracles, in the next 4 weeks we face 5 away games and two home games including Norwich and Cardiff. Very tough going.
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19/01/2011 16:54:00

You lucky lucky people; Wade Elliot & now Eddie & Jason, Bournemouth legends all. He will be a geat manager our loss is your gain give him time and treasure him. I hope you go straight up a bit of Bournemouth in the premiership.
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19/01/2011 20:09:00

And there you go cornwall, Revmike subsantiates your observation even more. And it is refreshing because you'd expect the kind of reaction that we threw out when Coyle went. I hope that your hope comes true Revmike , and in return I hope that you manage promotion despite loosing your manager.
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19/01/2011 23:04:00

Well said Revmike. I've always had a soft spot for Bournemouth before this, mainly because of Wade and I've always seen them as a club trying to do well against the odds - a smaller reflection of us. I will definitely follow their fortunes from now on and wish them luck. I don't think Eddie leaving Bournemouth can be compared to Coyle leaving us though Welsh - Eddie has been loyal to B'mouth for years and has gone to a much bigger club in a higher league. He also didn't make statements about definitely not going to Burnley half an hour before he left! I think if Coyle had not been such a hypocrite with his "I'm not leaving Burnley, I'll finish the job here" etc etc and had gone to a much bigger club then we would have understood and wished him well.
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21/01/2011 02:26:00

Interesting article in the Yorkshire post, well it made me laugh anyway. As always I wish Burnley well and I think that you have made an excellent appointment. And I sincerely hope that you can move on now and allow all the bitterness that some of your fans carry can be dropped at last. see you in the Prem after a play off final victory..
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21/01/2011 09:01:00

You have an up and coming young manager now, a much better decision than the strange one you directors made 12 months ago.
king billy
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22/01/2011 09:38:00


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