View Full Version : Jenas: 'Not a brilliant lifestyle in Burnley'

11-05-2015, 06:54 AM
Anyone else catch that comment on MOTD3? Lawrenson was clearly loving it.


About 4:25 in on the link - view external link (www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32686014)

Imploding Turtle
11-05-2015, 07:05 AM
****ing*****, speaking his opinion like that!

11-05-2015, 07:19 AM
I thought that was really funny. Anyway, how many of the players live in the town? None, I'd imagine. They used to in the old days, of course.

Lawrenson looked a bit rough. But it's been over three and a half years since I was in England watching TV.

11-05-2015, 07:32 AM
He meant it in a positive way. No distractions so get on with the job... And being honest bright lights and decadence are not really Burnley.

11-05-2015, 07:35 AM
He's right.

Imploding Turtle
11-05-2015, 07:40 AM
"...you go there to work hard. It's not like this brilliant lifestyle there in Burnley, you go there to work hard."

Hardly derogatory.

11-05-2015, 07:48 AM
He could have worded it differently.

Pretty poor punditry IMO.

Just one of the reasons I haven't watched a BBC football show for a long time now.

Imploding Turtle
11-05-2015, 08:02 AM
If anyone actually watches that link, hears what he's saying and the context in which he's saying it then you have to want it to be offended by it.

But whatever, i have a sale on for pitchforks.

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11-05-2015, 08:02 AM
Sometimes I wonder how people manage to get through the day, the amount of time they spend getting easily offended by absolutely nothing.

Imploding Turtle
11-05-2015, 08:21 AM
It's funny, 78, because it's usually those who mock others for getting offended all the time when they point out that something is wrong in society.

11-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Obviously the lifestyle enjoyed by the QPR players in London is much more conducive to getting results.

11-05-2015, 08:57 AM
Obviously the lifestyle enjoyed by the QPR players in London is much more conducive to getting results

I believe it must have been a great night Saturday as yesterdays result showed, I wonder if Citee paid for it XD XD XD

11-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Well, I used to enjoy my Saturday nights at the Cat's Whiskers. Not to mention the imperious Hop up Manchester Road. Nothing in London to compare. :D

11-05-2015, 09:16 AM
Most of the comments were pretty spot on. There's still a number of reasons to be positive as a Burnley fan. I'm intruiged to see how Dyche does this transfer window if he stays on with us.

11-05-2015, 09:35 AM
There isn't a brilliant lifestyle in Burnley, so what's the issue?

11-05-2015, 10:02 AM
Mitchell Thomas thought the area was brilliant for motorbike riding, up into the dales etc.

11-05-2015, 10:43 AM
"Well, I used to enjoy my Saturday nights at the Cat's Whiskers. Not to mention the imperious Hop up Manchester Road. Nothing in London to compare."
Spot on, but nothing to compare with them in Burnley now either!

11-05-2015, 11:19 AM
Post #17: shame. Times and places change.

Post #16: I didn't realise Thomas rode a motorbike.

11-05-2015, 11:29 AM
I have to agree with him, and that's one of the reasons I left.

11-05-2015, 12:12 PM
"And being honest bright lights and decadence are not really Burnley."

On the contrary, Burnley is home is to the salubrious and world renown "high end party bar" Decadence.

11-05-2015, 01:41 PM
He "played" for Spurs, didn't he? With all due respect, I wouldn't like to live in Tottenham.

I wouldn't like to live in Stoke either but Bojan Krkic, who's lived in Barcelona, Rome, Milan and Amsterdam moved to Stoke.

11-05-2015, 01:47 PM
Lets be honest, unless you are Burnley born and bred, the town is probably one of the last places anybody would want to live.It is shameful that the town has been allowed to sink to its current levels.

11-05-2015, 01:49 PM
Whaaaaat a ****hole...XD

11-05-2015, 02:53 PM
I returned to Burnley, briefly, at the beginning of the this year. I was shocked by the state of the town, all the "major" stores closed down, replaced with "Poundland" etc.
Supply and demand I suppose.
The streets were filthy and I saw people just throwing rubbish as they wandered along..."you reap what you sow"

11-05-2015, 03:32 PM
Burnley might be a bit of a dump in most areas, but one thing that winds me up are those people that move out of the town and cant wait for the opportunity to slag the town off, even though most of their friends and family still live here. Most folk aren't fortunate enough to live in a nice big house in the countryside.

11-05-2015, 03:55 PM

100% agree with you there.

11-05-2015, 03:57 PM
I went to Burnley for the game last year and saw loads of people bin dipping

11-05-2015, 03:59 PM

100% agree with you there."

Me too.

11-05-2015, 04:16 PM
''I went to Burnley for the game last year and saw loads of people bin dipping''

I've seen more homeless folk in Leicester city centre than I have in Burnley town centre.

Until we get some decent places to eat out in the town centre, the town will continue to be the same. Sure they've added a new facade in the square but more needs to be done to attract investment from bigger brands.

11-05-2015, 04:19 PM
Great. Now we've managed to attract Leicester's version of roseylee.

11-05-2015, 04:31 PM
'I went to Burnley for the game last year and saw loads of people bin dipping'

That's Leicester fans for you always looking for that next meal.

11-05-2015, 05:05 PM
This is the problem with so called pundits who fail to do their homework properly, it immediately knocks back the good work that has been done with the town in the last five years to improve its image. However blase`the comment was it breeds negative debate such as this one allowing "know it alls" the opportunity to peddle their bull5hit.

This has nothing to do with politics, this is about people who have got off their backside and backed Burnley with their own hard earned cash and from those beginnings investment has started to arrive, that hasn't just been luck its been people who have been willing to put their money where their mouth is and get on with it.

It's so very easy to be negative and not have the backbone to stand up for your town.

The town is starting to turn itself around through hard work and endeavour from local people who care.

There are entrepreneurs who have served Burnley all their lives and sunk an awful amount of money in the town believing it will once again

11-05-2015, 05:27 PM
you guys think burnley is bad. try my local town keighley now that sucks;D

11-05-2015, 05:42 PM
This is all about his perception of the town, because he shouldn't really make that statement unless he has first-hand experience of living there.

In any case, it is all about what you make of the place, and I can relate to this as I live in Bacup, a town which is perceived by many to be a right dump.

However, I have a 4-bedroomed semi-detached on a quiet cul-de-sac, with gardens to threes sides, rive way for two cars and all I need in a house. I have hills at the front, hills at the rear and the amenities I need for my family close-by. If I need a bit of razzmatazz, I am a 30 minute car drive into Manchester City centre, so I can have food, drinks, go shopping or just go for a coffee with friends, without having to pay the premium of city centre living.

All-in-all, the out-of-city, quiet, semi-rural location suits me and my lifestyle, because I have the hustle-and-bustle during my working week, so at home, it's nice to have some peace and quiet.

Why should Burnley be any differ

11-05-2015, 06:00 PM
Glen Little soaked it all up...


11-05-2015, 06:20 PM
agreed Quattro ... I live in Bacup too in a similar house ... by the way Worsley is a good place for bumping into Clarets players - near that well known one horse town Manchester :)

11-05-2015, 07:19 PM
Worsley is a popular place for footballers - I know there are Burnley players there, Huddersfield players, Wigan players, Oldham players, Rochale players, United players...a fair old mix!

Still, it may be nice, or popular, but no doubt the normal non-footballing people who live there will have a certain degree of arrogance given that they have footballers as neighbours!

11-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Having actually watched it you can see what he was trying to say and, although clumsily phrased, it wasn't that inaccurate.

You're not going to get players moving to Burnley over somewhere like QPR for the nightlife, the restaurants, the chance to be seen as a footballer in the public eye. That fits in, I would suspect, with the kind of player that Dyche is seen to have playing for Burnley.

11-05-2015, 07:47 PM
been a couple of the squad players living on my avenue here in Bacup over the past two or three years in fact this very afternoon whilst walking my collie I bumped into ex-Claret Jon Stewart and his kids ... he did live a couple of doors down until he left the club so I'm not sure if he was visiting or has moved further up the estate .. nice chap by the way.

11-05-2015, 08:12 PM
My eye site is getting worse your username reads Ralphporn...

As a Burnley Born in Bred, who has traveled a bit and lived elsewhere I'm quite happy with my town.
Great Parkland & Moorland decent enough night out and amenities. Oh and Burnley FC :heart:


11-05-2015, 08:13 PM
I went to leicester once...or was it India??? cant remember...not pleasant though.

11-05-2015, 08:25 PM
To imply that the nightlife in Burnley is worse than anywhere else is simply false. There's a town north of Newcastle called Tow Law.

11-05-2015, 09:51 PM
Burnley is fine. He just meant it's not a bright lights place, full bof distractions. No issue.

11-05-2015, 10:02 PM
Er...South West of Newcastle, that is.

11-05-2015, 10:28 PM
Got talking to George Porter and Jon Stewart out one night and he told me he was living in Bacup. I thought he was taking the ****.

Imploding Turtle
11-05-2015, 10:37 PM
ITT: people who didn't watch the link.

11-05-2015, 10:41 PM
'people who didn't watch the link'

I can only assume that is the reason for many of the posts on this thread.

I found it amusing and Jenas never meant any 'disrespect' blood.

12-05-2015, 08:36 AM
I agree, actually, but my initial post is mostly about Lawrenson, who clearly loved the fact that Jenas had accidentally said something he'd love to come out with himself. Arsehole.

I also think Jenas worded his statement very poorly. and it was a bit too flippant for my liking.

12-05-2015, 09:03 AM
Couldn't really care less about what some ex footballer says about the town, its just the people that have moved away that all of a sudden think they are better than everybody else, which I see quite a lot on here and social networks.

The same goes for the 'Man Utd' & 'liverpool' fans from the town that take great enjoyment in our relegation, yet when they were 14 and season tickets were 65 used to go on the Turf?

12-05-2015, 09:07 AM
I'm not really into the whole "being proud" of where I'm from nonsense. And I also don't think there's anything wrong with people wanting to live in a better area than Burnley. It's called ambition. I'd be devastated if I spend my remaining days in this town. Doesn't mean I'm going to slag it off, but come on, for those who live here... it's pretty awful.

12-05-2015, 09:47 AM
I think people perspectives of the town very much depends on who's eyes you view it through.
I quite often have foreign visitors through work and a quick drive through Towneley Park or a spin in any direction into the country and they assume that I'm blessed by living in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I live on the outskirts of town less than five minutes from the centre and couldn't be happier. Talk of the Worsley hits the nail on the head, it's lovely but drive 5 minutes down the road into Eccles and it makes Burnley centre look like Dubai !

12-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Clearly he's never been to Monday Karaoke at the Prinny Royal.

12-05-2015, 10:07 AM
Good to see old Chairman-Map (post 24) back posting on here with his same old anti Burnley/UK sh1te. This is the same person, who in the past, has made posts about how much more free and democratic the People's Republic of China is when compared to the UK. Yep, deluded.

12-05-2015, 12:32 PM
"And I also don't think there's anything wrong with people wanting to live in a better area than Burnley. It's called ambition."

No problem with that at all, it's perfectly fine to travel afar and experience different things. That said, it doesn't necessarily mean people who stay in Burnley, or return to it, 'lack ambition'.

"I'm not really into the whole "being proud" of where I'm from nonsense...I'd be devastated if I spend my remaining days in this town. Doesn't mean I'm going to slag it off, but come on, for those who live here... it's pretty awful.

And that's where I have an issue with you on this BD. To you it's awful and therefore you cannot comprehend being proud of it. However, for many people it's a great place to live and they are proud of their traditions and roots in the area. Why you can't respect those people is beyond me.

12-05-2015, 12:42 PM
If only the Circulation was still open then we could really show visitors what this town is about..

The Bedlington Terrier
12-05-2015, 06:20 PM
Jenas has obviously never been to the AGRA?

12-05-2015, 06:41 PM
Don't confuse the idea that burnleys a hurrendous place to live (which I dont think is the case at all) and one that burnleys a less attractive place to live for a young single bloke on 20k plus a week. Of course it is. Bright, big cities with totty all over the shop. Sold.