Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

James O'Connor Says No Deal

James O'Connor Says No Deal

Clarets midfielder James O'Connor has failed to agree a new deal and will be the fouth player in the close season to depart the club following Garreth O'Connor, Jon Harley and John Spicer.

Coyle had offered O'Connor new terms with his contract due to expire this summer

There is however believed to be interest from other clubs and the player has been accused of stalling on his decision after returning recently from holiday.

Owen Coyle had this to say about the situation:

'We made James an offer, which was a fair one, but he was waiting to hear back from a couple of other clubs,'

'I've got no problem with him excercising those rights, but I'm not going to wait about for him to come back later and say he's not going to stay, so I have wished him all the best.'

Share article via email
Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday May 23 2008
Time: 11:11AM

Comments

0
Christ, this is getting ridiculous, six out already if you include Kiraly and Cole and nobody in
turfmanphil
23/05/2008 11:14:00
0
Calm down fella :-) I don't think he would have been in the starting 11 next season. It is however one less squad player. I would rather have a loanee as back up than paying a good wage to O'Connor. Good player at times and had a pretty decent season, but lets see what players OC brings to the club.
smitrit
23/05/2008 11:18:00
0
I rate JOC quite highly to be honest, more than some I know. We will miss him next season and we are another one squad member down. Coyle says he's trying to bring in five but doesnt think he will get them all. No where near enough even if he got all five since four have already gone!
turfmanphil
23/05/2008 11:24:00
0
By the way do you sense there is something amiss at the club? We haven't succeeded in keeping anybody yet-Cole, Harley, JOC and even Unsworth seems to be stalling. Only Beast has accepted so far
turfmanphil
23/05/2008 11:26:00
0
I think it is down to the wage offers. Coyle must be trying to free up as much cash as possible to get the right players in although risking losing current players. He as got to be following through with his wish of reducing the age looking at those players. Hopefully we will not miss any of them when the new players arrive. He says he has bid for 5 players and we will probably get 2 of them, but he will be still looking to bid for more. I assume these 5 are his first choice signings.
smitrit
23/05/2008 11:54:00
0
I guess we all have to be patient and see how things pan out but so far the omens dont look good to me. We seem to have lots of talk from Coyle whilst players leave by the back door without anybody new coming in. If we start the season on 22-23 again in the squad, you can look forward to midtable mediocrity again,thats for certain
turfmanphil
23/05/2008 11:59:00
0
With the news leaking that he could be joining Sheff Wed it appears he already had plans to leave us and was just looking at a few offers. At least its another player off our wage bill that did not want to be here.
smitrit
25/05/2008 14:13:00
0
I wonder if Coyle has been giving derisory deals to try and get better players in on higher salaries. Just hope the strategy doesnt backfire. David Weir?-you are having a larf!
turfmanphil
26/05/2008 09:13:00
0
is o'connor any good a what type of player is he
mick66owl
27/05/2008 20:58:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Euro Vital

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burnley Articles

Mee - Burnley Looking Up Not Down

Burnley's home form has kept us out of relegation trouble this season but Ben Mee - as we prepare to travel to Hull this weekend - has said Premier League survival was always expected.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (22/2/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Hendrick To Serve A Suspension This Week - 22/2/17

Burnley's Jeff Hendrick will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

We Move On - Dyche

Manager Sean Dyche and James Tarkowski have both been speaking following FA Cup disappointment against Lincoln City at the weekend.

Vital Burnley Social Media

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Burnley newsBurnleyNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

FAC - Lincoln MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton2%
Darikwa35%
Keane0%
Tarkowski21%
Flanagan0%
Berg Gudmundsson7%
Westwood0%
Barton14%
Arfield7%
Gray0%
Vokes0%
Sub - Boyd7%
Sub - Barnes7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2017 4:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Irishclaret13
2.cornwallclaret10
3.Grimsby Claret6
4.stevewright703
5.WelshClaret3
6.possetclaret1
The Vital Football Members League