Burnley - James O'Connor Says No Deal
UK time is: 23:05:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.'

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 23 2008

Time: 11:11AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Christ, this is getting ridiculous, six out already if you include Kiraly and Cole and nobody in
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 11:14:00

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.
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 11:18:00

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!
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 11:24:00

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
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 11:26:00

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.
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 11:54:00

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
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 11:59:00

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.
Report Abuse
25/05/2008 14:13:00

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!
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 09:13:00

is o'connor any good a what type of player is he
Report Abuse
27/05/2008 20:58:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Video - Cardiff Highlights (a) (Sunday November 29 2015)

Audio - Dyche Talks Cardiff Draw (Saturday November 28 2015)

Stats: Cardiff City v Burnley (Saturday November 28 2015)

Cardiff City v Burnley - Teamsheets! (Saturday November 28 2015)

Gray On Initial PFA Fans' November List (Saturday November 28 2015)

Vital Preview - Cardiff City v Burnley (Friday November 27 2015)

Vokes Could Face Cardiff (Friday November 27 2015)

Darikwa Gaining Interest? (Friday November 27 2015)

Audio - Arfield's Ten To Tackle (Thursday November 26 2015)

Audio - Dyche Talks Vokes (Thursday November 26 2015)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 1 Brighton
Wolves 0 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 3 - 1 Fulham
Burnley 2 - 1 Huddersfield
Blackburn 0 - 1 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Middlesbrough 18 11 3 4 15 36
3. Derby County 18 10 6 2 15 36
4. Hull City 18 10 5 3 16 35
5. Burnley 18 9 7 2 9 34
6. Birmingham 18 8 4 6 5 28
7. Ipswich 18 7 7 4 3 28
8. Sheff Wed 18 7 7 4 3 28

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Austin Header Powers QPR to Victory
Q.P.R. : 29/11/2015 20:26:00
Wednesday Star Lucas Joao - 'I'm in my best form ever!'
Sheff Wed : 29/11/2015 20:20:01
Wednesday at Stoke City - Wildsmith Plays!
Sheff Wed : 29/11/2015 20:00:00
LUFC Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United Highlights
Leeds Utd : 29/11/2015 19:26:00
Smith Approached? Carsley In Charge At Bolton
Brentford : 29/11/2015 18:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  VitalBurnley
Heaton 0%
Darikwa 100%
Duff 0%
Keane 0%
Mee 0%
Boyd 0%
Jones 0%
Barton 0%
Arfield 0%
Long 0%
Gray 0%
Sub:-Taylor 0%
Sub:-Marney 0%
Sub:-Marney 0%