Lancsycs Tue, 28 Jun 2022 19:18:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lancsycs 32 32 Census: More women and older residents in Blackburn with Darwen Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:29:00 +0000 There are more women and older residents in the borough according to the latest census, the first results of which were released today

The population of Blackburn with Darwen has increased according to the last census, with an increase in the number of women and people over the age of 65, further signs of the aging population of the borough – and the nation.

On Census Day, 154,800 people lived in the area, an increase of 5% from 147,489 in the 2011 survey, when the last census was taken.

This shows that the gender balance in the area has changed – the population of Blackburn with Darwen is now 49.6% male and 50.4% female, meaning it there is now a higher proportion of women in the region than 10 years ago.

In 2011, the residents of Blackburn with Darwen were 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

It also shows that the region is aging – ten years ago the population was 14.8% under 10 and 12.9% over 65, but that figure had dropped to 13.8% and 14.5% respectively by 2021.

Elsewhere in east Lancashire, 94,700 people lived in Burnley, 47,800 women and 46,800 men, on Census Day, up 9% from 87,059 in 2011.

In Hyndburn, the census recorded a population of 82,200, down from 80,700 ten years ago. There were 41,800 women and 40,500 men.

Data shows there were 95,800 people living in Pendle at the time of the census, up from 89,500 in 2011. These were 48,400 women and 47,300 men.

In the Ribble Valley, the census recorded a population of 61,500 in 2021 compared to 57,100 in 2011. This was made up of 31,300 women and 30,200 men. –

In Rossendale the population has grown to 70,800 at the time of the census from 68,000 in 2011. The current population is made up of 36,100 females and 34,700 males.

The population of England and Wales grew by 3.5 million to 59.6 million over the past decade, according to 2021 census data.

The 6.3% increase signals a slowdown in population growth over the past 10 years, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The previous census in 2011 showed that the number of people living in England and Wales had increased by 7.8% over the previous decade.

Pete Benton, ONS deputy national statistician, said the figures “begin to paint a rich and detailed snapshot of the nation and the way we were living during the pandemic”.

He said: “Since Census Day, the world has continued to change.

“People keep moving, some will have left the country, others will have arrived.

“People will have changed jobs, some of us working in offices again, while others continue to work from home.

“We need to understand all of this and more.”

The new figures show that almost one in five people (18.6%) are aged 65 and over, up from 16.4% in 2011.

ONS figures also show that 51% of the population are women and 49% men, a change from 50.8% women and 49.2% men in 2011.

The 2021 census data for England and Wales will be released in stages over the next two years, the ONS said.

Upcoming releases will include figures on ethnicity, religion, labor market, education and housing as well as, for the first time, information on veterans of the British Armed Forces, sexual orientation and gender. gender identity.

The transfer status of each Swansea City player as monitor stars Wolves, Leeds United, Burnley and Reading Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:22:39 +0000

Swansea City have made an encouraging start to their summer transfer business.

Four players walk through the door, with Matty Sorinola, Harry Darling, Nathan Wood and Wasiri Williams joining Russell Martin and Co in South Wales for next season.

These signings are unlikely to be the only arrivals in SA1 before the start of the new campaign, with departures also likely if Swansea are to strengthen further in this window.

Links with Swansea players are already emerging and are expected to rage over the coming weeks. Here we take a look at the transfer status of every member of Martin’s first team.

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Andy Fisher

Swansea’s number one stopper and a key man for Martin. His distribution last season was his biggest attribute and important to the way they want to play. I’m not going anywhere this summer.

steven benda

Swansea will sell the German if an acceptable offer arrives. The stopper is keen on regular playing time.

Lewis Webb

The youngster will likely be in and around the first team but another keeper is expected to be brought in this summer.

Nathan Wood

I have just signed from Middlesbrough on a free transfer. Martin was delighted with his capture and is likely to push for a first-team spot this term.

Matty Sorinola

Signed on loan from Belgian side Union SG last week, can play both left and right of defense and further up the pitch. A regular in Martin’s XI is his likely fate.

darling harry

Martin was desperate to bring in the centre-back from former club MK Dons. Will be in the starting XI at Rotherham United on the first day of the season.

Joel Latibeaudiere

Ended last season strong but is now the subject of transfer interest from Burnley. Can be sold if the right offer arises.

Ryan Bennett

Surplus to needs. Did not attend Swansea’s pre-season camp at Pennyhill Park last week and is no longer training with the first team at Fairwood. Reading kept an eye on him.

Ryan Manning

Martin is a huge fan of the Republic of Ireland man’s versatility. Probably a mainstay again next season.

Kyle Naughton

Wrote a contract extension just before the end of the season. Ready to anchor the backline of the 2022/23 campaign.

Tivonge Rushesha

He is currently recovering from a serious ACL injury and will not play again until the end of the year. One for the future, though.

brandon cooper

League One clubs are interested in his services. A move on loan would be beneficial, especially in light of the arrivals of Wood and Darling.

Ben Cabango

Currently recovering from ankle surgery. Came by leaps and bounds under Martin last term and should be part of plans for the future.

Nathanael Ogbeta

Frustrating start to his Swans career when he arrived injured from Shrewsbury Town. Will face a fight for his place now that Sorinola has arrived.

Matt Grimes

Skipper is one of the first names on the roster and signed a new contract before the start of the year. As always with Swansea, if a significant offer came in for Grimes he would likely be sold.

Jay Fulton

Barely featured last season and a South Wales departure seems the most likely. However, his salary could be an obstacle.

Liam Walch

Had an unsuccessful spell on loan with Hull last season. Like Fulton, his salary could prove a stumbling block for potential suitors, as could his injury record.

Jamie Paterson

Just signed a contract extension in SA1. The events of last January, when a contract dispute led to him training away from the first team, seem a very long time ago now.

Daniel Williams

His loan spell in Ireland was cut short due to injury. Returning to Fairwood in preseason with his teammates, Martin is expected to make an imminent decision on his near-term future.

Flynn Downes

One of Swansea’s crown jewels. Recently linked with Premier League sides Southampton, Wolves and Crystal Palace, while Leeds United are long-time admirers of the former Ipswich man. Valued between £11-12 million. Would be sold if this evaluation is respected.

Ollie Cooper

The striker said last week he was keen to continue after a successful loan spell with Newport County. Martin is a fan of the youngster, who is keen to break into Swansea’s plans but may have to seek another loan first.

Olivier Ntcham

Back with the team after a long summer break. I hope for a good pre-season and to stay fit and have more impact this term.

Jordan Garrick

Had a successful season with Plymouth Argyle at Home Park, just missing out on the play-offs. Said to be keen to return to Devon.

Morgan Whittaker

Like his fellow loanees, the striker will move on this summer if the right offer arrives. Portsmouth stalks him.

Liam Cullen

As above. Pompey is also interested in Cullen, who spent the second half of last season with Lincoln City, alongside Whittaker.


Another striker of interest to the Fratton Park club. Sheffield Wednesday are the latest to be linked with the former Wigan man. Its versatility could be considered a real asset.

Joel Piroe

The Dutchman has been linked with Leicester City and Watford and as all Swansea fans will concede, like Downes, the striker will be sold if a decent offer arrives.

Michael Obafemi

He really came out of his shell after Christmas and reached a burning form. It has sparked links with Brighton but the former Southampton man is likely to be held back if money is brought in elsewhere.


]]> Blackpool B&B owner’s firm response after guest says she was evicted Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:05:16 +0000

The owner of a three-star B&B in Blackpool has responded to claims he kicked a woman out of his hotel over the weekend.

The Gainsborough Hotel is located on Blackpool promenade and is owned by Nathan Hutchinson who managed the three star hotel for 22 years. On Saturday night (June 25), Jess Tulloch, 39, requested a single room but was upgraded to a double for £45.

After being faced with a list of issues including ‘cracked floor tiles’, ‘no spoons or toilet paper in the room’ and a broken power socket, Jess says she went downstairs to share of her concerns to management around 11:30 p.m. where she requested a refund. Then, she claims, she was kicked out and left “on the streets of Blackpool” until 5.30am.

Nathan Hutchinson denies Jess was kicked out, telling LancsLive she made the choice to leave, adding, “If you look for flaws, you’ll find them.”

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Jess said she returned to the Gainsborough Hotel around 10.30pm after playing bingo elsewhere. She had checked in earlier in the day, but it wasn’t until she was getting ready to go to bed that she says she noticed the “security issues”.

“In the bedroom, I took a cup of coffee that didn’t smell good. You would have thought there would be spoons on the courtesy tray. Not very good. It’s not just my room that I noticed stuff. Different walls in the hotel, the wallpaper was peeling off a bit,” she explained.

Jess photographed a power outlet that appears to have come loose as well as a cracked tile. She continued: “The owners don’t care at all about guests and what they have to say when approached. Their response is to turn people away when faced with security issues etc. “

Jess claims that after going to management around 11.30pm on Saturday night to ask for a refund, management told her to ‘get’ her things, ‘hand over’ her room key and ‘get out’.

She continues: “From midnight until around 5.30am I was on the streets of Blackpool and I’m still quite unwell. I almost had an asthma attack at 5.15am. Luckily I didn’t make it home in completely safe.

‘What I would like to see is the hotel closed by Blackpool Council as it is in clear breach of health and safety rules,’ she added.

Jess photographed the ‘cracked floor tiles’ in her bedroom bathroom at the Gainsborough Hotel

Nathan Hutchinson has run the Gainsborough Hotel in Blackpool for 22 years. He told LancsLive: “She had been in the room for nine o’clock, at midnight she said she was not happy with her room and wanted her money back. I said there was no no way there was something about a socket somewhere, she kept saying she wanted the cash and i said no, not after nine in the room.

“You want to come to stay, you can go back to bed if you want, you have a choice and she’s gone. I didn’t fire her, we don’t fire people,” he continued, “if you You don’t wanna stay, you don’t wanna stay, the choice is yours.”

Since Jess’ stay, she has posted a warning about the Gainsborough Hotel to a number of Blackpool accommodation groups on Facebook. Nathan had spotted them online and said he agreed with the majority of comments pointing out that the issues Jess was facing were “minor”.

Nathan said: “We have no problem, it’s everywhere Blackpool Accommodation [Facebook group] but it’s like, what are you complaining about? If you look for flaws, you will find flaws. We are only a three star hotel. Everything is clean, but if you start looking for flaws you will find them, you look in a five star hotel and you will find them. But you’re not complaining nine hours later, if she had come within the hour she would have collected the refund, not after nine.

“We don’t chase people away, we want business, you want people back. You don’t just kick people out at 1 p.m., she left of her own accord.”

Nathan is the owner, chef and manager of the hotel and says the Gainsborough Hotel is the second he has run in Blackpool. The family-run venue has a restaurant and public bar and caters to anyone looking for food and drink, as well as those looking for a place to stay.

He continued: “We don’t ask anyone to leave unless there’s a problem, sometimes people come in drunk and we ask them to leave, but it’s very very rare that we ask people to leave. We only take couples and families If I would have known she was going to be like this, I wouldn’t have let her in.

“If there was a water leak or something happened, we would admit our fault, but if someone complains about a teaspoon… people can believe what they want to believe, come on check our hotel and they can see for themselves.”


]]> Crystal Palace snap up teenage Derby winger Malcolm Ebiowei Sun, 26 Jun 2022 19:04:58 +0000 Crystal Palace have announced that teenage winger Malcolm Ebiowei will join them on a five-year deal from July 1 when his contract with Derby ends.

The 18-year-old made his Rams debut in February and went on to make 16 Sky Bet Championship appearances last season, with his first goal in April.

Before joining Derby – which entered administration at the start of last season and ended it relegated – in 2021, Ebiowei had youthful spells with Arsenal and Rangers.

He told Palace’s official website: “I would like to thank everyone at Derby County for their incredible support over the last year or so, and for giving me the opportunity to show what I can do on the pitch. , and I would also like to thank the fans for their encouragement especially given the circumstances of last season.

“As everyone knows, the situation is very uncertain at Derby, so it was important for me to secure my long-term future.

“I’m incredibly excited to join Palace because they have an incredible squad and huge potential. I really hope to make a positive contribution to the team this season.

Palace Chairman Steve Parish said of Ebiowei, who has represented England and the Netherlands at youth level: “I am delighted that Malcolm has chosen Crystal Palace as the best place to continue his development. , following his impressive breakthrough into senior football in recent months.

“He’s a highly sought-after young player, and we really hope to provide him with a platform to thrive at the highest level.”

Award-winning family butchers serving the Blackburn community for over 100 years Sun, 26 Jun 2022 09:05:31 +0000

A family run butcher’s shop has been at the heart of the Blackburn community for over 100 years and it’s still going strong.

Whittaker’s Butchers was founded in 1916 and operates inside Blackburn Market. Currently it is run by husband and wife duo Malcolm and Joanne Marsden who bought the stand 11 years ago.

The couple were given the option of buying the business after Malcolm’s boss and former owner passed away as his family were unwilling to take it over. Today, the company still operates as it has for more than a century, offering quality local products.

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Speaking of Whittaker’s long-running success, Malcolm, 54, told LancsLive: “It’s a family business that’s been around since 1916, but it was actually taken over by another company, so it’s been around a lot longer. When we had the choice to buy the company, we decided to continue it as it always has.

“It’s so successful the way it is and we see no reason to change it, even the name has built a big reputation in the area so there was no reason to change that either.”

Malcolm and the Whittaker’s business in general prides itself on the fact that the butcher is the last in Blackburn to source its meat directly from local farms buying through livestock auctions and not wholesalers.

Whittaker’s Butchers was established in 1916, but had a different name for longer

“We get our meat directly from the farms, so there are no middlemen involved,” added Malcolm. “It’s rare for butchers to do that these days – I could even tell you when the animals were born if people wanted to know.”

During Covid, the butchers had to switch models and operated an online service, which Malcolm says is still used by part of the older generation who still fear leaving their homes, with around “five to six deliveries a week”. Another blow hitting the country is the cost of living crisis, which the Whittakers have experienced with people tightening their belts and skyrocketing prices.

Whittaker's Butchers as it is today
Whittaker’s Butchers as it is today

Malcolm continued: “Food is one of the first things people change their habits with and go for the cheaper things. We need to keep our costs as low as possible for our customers and we have a strong base of people who shop with us, word of mouth is how people know us and it’s the most powerful tool to have.

“I’ve been doing this job since I was 14 as a Saturday boy and I don’t know why, it’s just something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve never been out of work and that’s why. is a boon I now get to do it right myself It’s good to do it with our local model and we support UK farmers and the transport industry We even won a silver medal in a national competition for our steaks, beating people from Kent and Scotland – but we don’t like to brag about it!”


]]> EFL opening day predictions: Huddersfield can capitalize on switch to Burnley Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:23:02 +0000

Vincent Kompany will have given the Championship openers more than a cursory glance when releasing the EFL fixtures.

A Friday night game at the John Smith Stadium between beaten finalists from last season’s play-offs Huddersfield and relegated Burnley will lift the curtain on the 2022-23 campaign in English football’s second tier.

And this July 29 clash could prove crucial for Carlos Corberan’s Terriers and Kompany’s Clarets as both teams aim for promotion.

The past must be forgotten

Huddersfield were saddened to lose to Nottingham Forest in last season’s play-off final, losing 1-0 at Wembley.

Unsurprisingly, Corberan’s side will be eager to put together another strong promotion push.

As for Burnley, their six-year spell in the Premier League has come to an end and everything has changed at the club this summer, with former Manchester City skipper Kompany appointed manager.

The exhausted team is a concern

The Belgian, 36, faces a tough task as no less than six first-team players leave on free transfers, including James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, while goalkeeper Nick Pope has joined Newcastle.

Several areas of the squad need strengthening but there are doubts over whether the club have the necessary funds meaning Kompany will have to be smart in the transfer window and scrutinize loan deals and free agents .

It won’t be easy for Burnley to secure an instant return to the Premier League and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them beaten at West Yorkshire.

Owls to get started quickly

Similar to Huddersfield, Sheffield Wednesday also endured play-off heartbreak last season losing to Sunderland in the League One semi-finals.

With Wigan, Rotherham and the Black Cats now back in the Championship, the Owls should be one of the main challengers for automatic promotion and they can get off to a good start at home to Portsmouth on July 30.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore has been busy in the transfer market

Manager Darren Moore has already signed six new faces, including Will Vaulks, Michael Smith and David Stockdale, with more additions expected before the transfer window closes.

Portsmouth lost 4-1 to Wednesday on the final day of last season and it was Pompey’s away form that really hampered their progress, with just six road league wins recorded overall from 2021-22.

Carlisle will make a quick statement

For much of last season, Carlisle appeared destined for relegation from League Two.

But the appointment of Paul Simpson at the end of February resulted in a huge reversal of form.

Simpson, 55, led his side to six wins in his first seven games in charge, ultimately sealing the club’s status for another season, and he subsequently signed a three-year contract.

He knows the club well, having been player-manager from 2003 to 2006, leading the club to two promotions in that time, and he’s been busy in the transfer market.

Four players have been added to the ranks, including Leeds striker Ryan Edmondson, and there is every chance that Carlisle will kick off their campaign with a home win against Crawley on July 30.

The Reds struggled on the road towards the end of last season and they could struggle to get to Brunton Park, a venue they haven’t won since 2012.

Weather forecast and tide times for Blackpool Beach this weekend Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:32:55 +0000

Blackpool Beach is the perfect destination to hang out with family and friends and provides the perfect setting to watch a glorious sunset, with views stretching across Southport, the Lake District and the Isle of Man on a clear day .

However, we all know that a day by the sea can quickly be ruined if the weather turns bad! So we’ve taken a look at the weather in Blackpool this weekend so you can plan the perfect weekend in the seaside resort.

The Met Office forecast says it will be a mixed day, with some sunny spells and windy showers. Wind speeds could reach up to 30mph, which may make it feel a little cooler than the highs of 17C that have been predicted. Rain is expected to start around noon, with the worst showers expected around 3pm.

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Weather experts say there might be “a strange rumble of thunder”, but it will feel “cooler than recently”. Light showers are expected from 4 p.m. and will last intermittently for the rest of Saturday. It will remain breezy overnight, especially on the beach and docks, with nighttime lows of 9°C.

Sunday will see another day of sunny spells and scattered, windy showers. However, the good news is that the showers “should be less frequent and less heavy compared to Saturday”. There will be some light rain in the early morning, but the weather should remain clear but cloudy until around noon. There will then be a few showers from noon to 3 p.m., before clearing for the rest of the afternoon.

However, the Met Office has predicted winds could reach 41mph in Blackpool, with the strongest gusts expected between midday and 6pm. Highs of 16°C are expected during the day, but that might seem a few degrees lower if you’re in windy conditions. A few light showers may return around 8 p.m. and continue overnight into Monday.

The Met Office outlook for Monday to Wednesday next week reads: “Sunshine and showers continue into Monday. The sun is expected to be replaced by further rain on Tuesday followed by showers on Wednesday. Temperatures around the average for the end of June.”

Tide times in Blackpool this weekend

These are the predicted tide times for Blackpool today (Saturday 25th June)

  • Low tide: 3h32
  • High tide: 9:19 a.m.
  • Low tide: 3:57 p.m.
  • High tide: 9:52 p.m.

Here are the predicted tide times for Blackpool tomorrow (Sunday 26th June)

  • Low tide: 4h23
  • High tide: 10:07 a.m.
  • Low tide: 4:42 p.m.
  • High tide: 1:34 p.m.
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    ]]> Neil Finn’s grandson ‘steals the show’ after joining Crowded House Glastonbury set Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:46:42 +0000 Rock band Crowded House were joined on stage by a young artist during their Glastonbury set – frontman Neil Finn’s grandson Buddy.

    The newest rocker, whose name has been chanted by thousands of spectators, was invited by the 64-year-old to present I Got You and pinched a microphone to sing on the festival’s Pyramid stage on Friday.

    Young Buddy was also held on the mic by his father, guitarist Liam Finn, to sing the 1991 single Weather With You.

    Buddy rocked with his father and grandfather at Glastonbury (BBC/PA)

    After a series of squeals to end the set, Buddy was applauded off stage and returned the support with a “Bye bye!” before stepping out alongside his grandfather, father and uncle Elroy, who was on drums.

    He also showed off some dance moves alongside his grandfather, who joined British-American band Fleetwood Mac in 2018.

    It’s not the first time Buddy has attended his family’s concerts, as he also ‘added some noise’ to a Crowded House show in Scarborough, North Yorkshire earlier this month.

    Chas Frederick, who saw the band gig in Scarborough and is an avid Neil Finn fan, said it was “essentially Glastonbury” that Buddy played.

    “It was three generations of Finns dancing on stage there and it was as typically Glastonbury as you could imagine – uncool, grumpy, magical,” the 48-year-old from Huddersfield told the agency. release PA.

    Glastonbury Festival 2022
    The young performer had his name sung by thousands on stage (BBC/PA)

    Twitter users took to the platform to congratulate Buddy on his performance.

    “(Glastonbury) may have already found their star, learned to love little Buddy, danced with Crowded House,” one wrote.

    “Neil Finn (is) superb but little Buddy, son of a guitarist, stole him at the end,” said another.

    Crowds will turn to Billie Eilish on Friday night as the Grammy-winning singer will make history when she takes to the Pyramid Stage as Glastonbury Festival’s youngest solo headliner.

    The lineup scheduled for Friday’s stage also includes Sam Fender, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright and Wolf Alice.

    Middlesbrough’s Chris Wilder has transferred admission to former Blackburn Rovers loanee Ryan Giles Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:30:57 +0000

    Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder has said there has been a lot of interest this summer for Ryan Giles after the former Blackburn Rovers loanee was snapped up for the upcoming season.

    The 22-year-old spent the second half of last campaign on loan at Rovers from Premier League Wolves. He had spent the first part of the season at his other Championship club, Cardiff City.

    Giles featured 11 times after joining the club from Ewood Park as Tony Mowbray’s side dropped out of the hunt for the Championship play-off spots. He returned to Molineux this summer.

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    But Giles will spend a full season in the Championship at the same club after Boro confirmed his capture for the duration of the campaign. Like Rovers, the Riverside Stadium side finished just outside the top six last season.

    Boro boss Wilder is happy to have the left-handed player on loan for the whole of the upcoming campaign. He has highlighted interest in the Wolves winger from elsewhere this summer and believes both the club and the player are doing well.

    Wilder said: “We are delighted to have brought Ryan on. There was a lot of interest in him and it’s great that we were able to bring him here.

    “He’s a player we know well, he’s young and he’s an exciting talent.

    “He already has a lot of experience at this level and knows the league. I think we’re well placed for Ryan and we’re really looking forward to working with him.”

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    ]]> What Burnley XI could look like on opening day; The £4m striker joins 5 new signings Thu, 23 Jun 2022 20:00:00 +0000

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    It’s been a summer of change at Burnley. And not just in the canoe either.

    Just a week after being officially unveiled as Sean Dyche’s permanent successor, Vincent Kompany’s tenure in charge of the Clarets is set to begin with the loss of Nick Pope; One of England’s best shot-stoppers and Burnley’s most consistent performer during a torturous 2021/22 campaign.

    Pope is set to join Newcastle United.

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    And the England international won’t be Burnley’s only high-profile departure either. The impending exits of James Tarkowski and Ben Mee deprive Kompany of a longstanding partnership with the centre-back that will go down in Turf Moor folklore.

    Moreover, it is common knowledge that Maxwel Cornet has a £17m release clause in his contract. It is unlikely to remain untriggered for long. Meanwhile Wout Weghorst, a bully who only arrived from Wolfsburg in January, has little interest in playing second-tier football ahead of the Qatar World Cup.

    Besiktas chairman Ahmet Nur Cebi recently confirmed that “we have shaken hands with Weghorst economically” ahead of a likely move to Turkey.

    Entrances and exits in Burnley

    But it’s not all bad news.

    According to Lancs Live, Josh Brownhill and Charlie Taylor are set to follow in Jack Cork’s footsteps, entrusting their future to Burnley for the time being. Dwight McNeil has a lot of admirers but is not the number one target for any of them while, according to The Athletic, the Clarets are under “no pressure” to take advantage of the very promising Nathan Collins.

    Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

    Moreover, Kompany’s reputation – both at home and abroad – can only help attract a fleet of new faces. Burnley are unlikely to return with a third offer for Oxford United defender Luke McNally, according to The Athletic, but Swansea City’s Joel Latibeaudiere could be an affordable alternative. Especially now, Swans boss Russell Martin has reunited with former MK Dons ace Harry Darling.

    Latibeaudière, who could be the subject of a £500,000 offer at Burnley, worked with Kompany at Manchester City.

    The seemingly inevitable arrival of Dan Ballard from Arsenal will reduce the need for defensive reinforcements, however. According to The Athletic, a player who shone on loan at Millwall will soon undergo a medical at Burnley.

    Scott Twine in it?

    Further, Burnley would have has offered £4m for Scott Twine of MK Dons. Scorer of 20 attacking midfield goals last season, the set-piece specialist would add much-needed thrust and unpredictability in central areas. Twine’s pursuit could be accelerated after another target – Jed Wallace – sealed his move to West Brom.

    Blackpool’s Jordan Gabriel is another EFL prospect on Kompany’s radar. And the former Arsenal youngster isn’t the only right-back to become a target for Burnley in recent days. Michael Amir Murillo, an attack-minded £3.5million Panama international, shone under Kompany at Anderlecht last season.

    Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Agence BSR/Getty Images

    Just like the tireless Republic of Ireland international Josh Cullen, a potential replacement for injured Ashley Westwood. Majeed Ashimeru, a more attacking and creative midfielder, has held talks with his former RCSA boss but hopes to stay put and play European football with Anderlecht in 2022/23.

    Mandela Keita, a 20-year-old dynamo described as a ‘mix between N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba’, might be a more accessible target. Kompany is said to be confident KV Mechelen’s 6ft 4in target Makhtar Gueye can also thrive at Burnley, especially with McNeil and Taylor providing serves from all over.

    A likely replacement for Weghorst, Gueye scored 13 goals last season. Burnley reportedly paid £4million.

    Success in the Jupiler League

    However, finding someone who can step into Pope’s shoes at the other end of the field may be the biggest test Kompany and his recruiting team face.

    Then again, 35-year-old Wayne Hennessey proved there was still life in the old dog with an inspired display in Wales’ World Cup qualifying win over Ukraine recently. And, according to The Sun, Kompany could ask his former employers a favor with the Burnley boss, a big fan of Manchester City’s Aro Muric.

    Muric was a disaster on loan at Nottingham Forest in 2019/20. But he’s a more mature, confident and reliable glover these days.

    Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

    In other news, Leeds United forward’s target is open to £30m move to West Ham United