Exclusive – Burnley boss Dyche bemoans transfer travails

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche admits he’s found it tough in the transfer market as he prepares his side for the new Premier League season.The Clarets boss has been able to bring in seven players, including strikers Lukas Jutkiewicz and Marvin Sordell, as well as experienced top flight stars such as Michael Kightly, Steven Reid and Matthew Taylor.But, as he looks to improve his squad further, he revealed to Hawksbee and Jacobs it hasn’t been an easy task with transfer fees sky high and wages prohibitive.“This summer there have been a couple of deals, which have really pushed the market a lot higher for clubs like ourselves,” said Dyche.“The amount of money we got from Sky has been well documented, but the market is running away from itself. There are massive deals being done for Championship players now, let alone European players and movement across the Premier League.“Although we’re rich, for once, in Burnley’s world, we’re not rich in the grand scheme of things when you talk about the Premier League.“We have a certain guideline amount we can spend but it’s not a fortune. The wages can go to a certain level and we can be more competitive than we were, but the cost of challenging has risen considerably.“We need depth. We’ve brought six players in but four players have gone out. We still need depth in our squad and we have to bring in quality. We have to bring in quality to push us further.”last_img read more

Painter Ave. progress

first_imgCouncilman Joe Vinatieri, whose law office is near Painter Avenue, said he thinks most people are happy to see the work get done. “It’s had all kinds of holes and bumps for quite a while now,” Vinatieri said. “It’s been very tough traveling down the street. I’m really excited to see that it will be done by Friday.” Vinatieri said the construction project is a big deal, judging by questions he fields. “I have people on a regular basis ask, `When are you going to fix Painter?”‘ he said. It hasn’t helped that during the past 21/2 years there have been water and sewer lines installed beneath the street, he said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Yet traffic remains. During the lunch hour, southbound cars were backed from Wardman Street to nearly Philadelphia Street. Still to be done are permanent lane stripes, but that will come several weeks from now and shouldn’t block traffic as in the past, Pelser said. Shawnan Inc. of Downey was awarded a $1.3 million contract earlier this year to repave Painter, fix sidewalks and construct a median near Whittier Boulevard – extending up to Hadley Street. Pelser said the city has received only a few complaints. “People have been pretty good about it,” he said. WHITTIER – There’s good news for drivers on Painter Avenue. The construction that has tied up traffic most of the summer on the four-lane street north of Whittier Boulevard is expected to be done by the end of this week, said David Pelser, Whittier public works director. “After this week, it will look very nice,” Pelser said. “It will be smooth and look like a brand new street.” As of Tuesday, work had been completed from Whittier Boulevard to Mar Vista Street and was nearly finished up to Hadley Street where construction stops. last_img read more