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Tom Heaton Describes Burnley's Excellent 'Wheel Of Fortune' Themed Punishment System

Tom Heaton Describes Burnley's Excellent 'Wheel Of Fortune' Themed Punishment System
By Mikey Traynor

We've heard about Burnley's novel way of punishing or fining a player for an indiscretion before, but England goalkeeper Tom Heaton has gone into detail in a recent interview with Soccer AM.

After revealing that Jon Flanagan, on loan from Liverpool, is by far the worst player when it comes to getting fined for being late, or anything really, Heaton described the system that the club wanted to use to move away from simply docking wages.

Instead, punishments like making the players since or dance are much more likely to make someone who is on Premier League money do what they are told, as Heaton explained that everybody tries to catch each other out in the hopes that they will have to do one of the embarrassing forfeits.

We have an interesting system to be fair, rather than have one claiming the fines we have this sort of 'Wheel Of Fortune'..

These spins that people talk about, you go up, you've got something wrong you spin the wheel, you land on a letter and there's different forfeits.

It can be financial, can be singing, can be dancing, but it's good craic actually. It is very good craic.

The players love it, I'm desperate to get people into trouble, everyone's desperate to get people into trouble so you'll see each other singing and that, it's great.

Dancing is tough. Dancing is not easy in front of all the lads.

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His liberal and casual use of the word 'craic' shows us just how strong the Irish influence at Burnley now is.

It sounds like a great idea that the players really enjoy, and surely plays a role in the team spirit that Sean Dyche has fostered in the squad which has been evident in the vast majority of Burnley's games this season, particularly at home.

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