No Vodka at Turf Moor!
There was a report in today`s Burnley Express newspaper once again linking Burnley with Russian investment in the club supposedly due to the efforts of Associate Director,John Sullivan . It clearly set the alarm bells ringing at the club prompting Burnley FC co-chairman, Mike Garlick to make an official statement as follows:
'Neither myself, co-chairman John Banaszkiewicz, or fellow directors Barry Kilby and Clive Holt have had any scheduled negotiations with Russian investors regarding potential investment in Burnley Football Club.
'Mr John Sullivan is currently an Associate Director of Burnley Football Club until May 2013, when this role will cease.
'The football club has not retained John in any capacity to act for the club with regards to securing any new investment.
'The club cannot comment on the involvement of Mr Brendan Flood in any negotiations as he is not permitted to be a director of Burnley Football Club due to Football League regulations.
'In closing, Burnley Football Club is always open for new investment, provided that it meets the vision of the Board of Directors, is of a 'fit and proper' nature, has the club's best interests at heart and can genuinely assist us in achieving our ultimate aim of gaining promotion back to the Premier League.'
Thanks to Burnley FC for the use of the photograph