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Flood Quits Burnley Board

Burnley FC have announced that director Brendan Flood has left his position at Turf Moor due to 'personal reasons'.

Flood joined the club's board in 2006 and was instrumental in the Clarets promotion to the Premier League in 2009 contributing significant funds.

The Clarets paid thanks to the Rossendale businessman who is also a lifelong Burnley fan in a statement on the Official website which read:

'Burnley Football Club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Brendan for his contribution to the club, of which he remains a valued supporter and significant shareholder.'

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 22 2013

Time: 6:23PM

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We can but speculate on the personal reasons. His financial probems at Modus, legal battles and the fact he was passed over to be BFC Chairman may well have all contributed. I can't say I'm surprised
turfmanphil
As most of you know I predicted this at the time of the voting for Kilby's replacement. No way could BF have stepped up to the plate on the Chairmanship with this case looming. I cant help but feel the court case is in June and he will be prep-ing his legal team for what has been and will continue to be a long battle. As always the banks ( even the Irish ones ) Have massively deep pockets and I can speak with first hand experience on how engrained the solicitors, barristers, judges and bankers sit as a collective. The proverbial urinating in the same pot springs to mind! This will be an uphill battle for Brendan and I can tell you now if he looses he will have no option but to file for personal insolvency, based upon this he cannot act as a director. He had no choice but to do what he did today. Let's hope he wins his case against the banks who have caused so much untold misery for many of us in business and on may of us personally, sadly I am one of that number! I wish him well and acknowledge that without his invaluable contribution this club would never have seen premiership football nor would it have progressed in the manor it has since that time Good Luck BF hope you win and then come back to become the fans choice as the Chairman
hollinsclaret
Apparently he's settled out of court. He needs time off to recover financialy and emotionally.
ozjean
Banks ect financial corporations SCUM THats that
Albmaleaf claret
I cannot add any news and, having speculated on various other occasions, I don't wish to do that any more now. I just wish Brendan the best of luck, thank him for all he's done for Bfc, not least the fantastic rollercoaster ride when Modus and Bfc were in their pomp... and then for writing a very enjoyable book about it all. That book spoke about family tragedies at just the time the banking crisis hit. I very much hope ozjean is right that he can now at last have some personal time to reflect on all of that and just be himself. He's done a huge amount for a comparatively young man. My guess - and wish - is that he'll do much more yet, and that it will include Bfc in some way. But when he's ready. Take good care of yourself, Brendan. Thank you.
Couch Potato
This is from a website called The Business Desk: Tweeting earlier today, Mr Flood said: "I have settled my bank dispute, which has taken a lot out of me both financially and emotionally. 3 months off needed. Bye for now."
Couch Potato
After Brendan Flood's departure as a director 'for now' as Brendan's tweet put it, LET is today quoting Fletch as saying the "Clarets need to replace that investment and ambition". But there's no firm news in the LET story, nor anywhere else I've seen, that Brendan is seeking to sell his shares. You can read the story at http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/10179095.Fletcher__Flood_was_key_to_Clarets__promotion/?action=complain&cid=11195310
Couch Potato
Without going into detail, I always felt Flood was a breath of fresh air at the club; might not have been everybody's cup of tea but there is no doubt in my mind that without his financial support, the Prem dream would never have been realised under Coyle . To some extent the groundwork was provided under Cotts as well. Brendan deserves a lot of credit and I salute him!!
turfmanphil
Great news! Darren Bentley has said on Clarets Player, just before Bham KO that Brendan is at the game today with his mates, and that Darren has every expectation that he will be back on Board at some stage. I should add that Darren's warm words of praise about Brendan leading the gamble that got us into the PL, did include a carefully worded caveat: "who knows where we'd be today if we hadn't gone up?"
Couch Potato
To which you can now probably add 'Who knows where we will be tomorrow if we dont go up again' now that the parachute payments are almost exhausted and the so-called FIFA Fair Play rules kick in soon.
turfmanphil
More good news... Fletch has written, on page 17 of his book 'Magical', written with Dave Thomas, that: "A successful UCFB by year 4 has the chance of replacing the parachute payments. That's how serious I believe it to be."
Couch Potato
Anybody heard how successful UCFB has been so far? Not heard anything about it in ages?
turfmanphil
I can't remember having heard anything specific, but the mood music that I vaguely recall has been positive.
Couch Potato
 

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