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

Recent Burnley Articles

Reading 0-0 Burnley - Highlights

Burnley drew with Reading in the Championship on Saturday.

Audio - Dyche Pleased With Defensive Showing

Manager Sean Dyche has reacted to the draw against Reading earlier today by crediting the clean sheet and the defensive performance of the players on the day.

Stats: Reading v Burnley

All the stats from Reading (0) vs (0) Burnley, Madejski Stadium, 13/2/16 Att: 16,773

Reading v Burnley - Teamsheets!

Burnley go to the Madjeski Stadium as the visitors to Reading for the latest league match. This is a 3pm kick-off and the line ups have been confirmed.

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 newsBurnley News 24/7

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Profile
Paul 8c8
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton2%
Lowton28%
Keane0%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Boyd14%
Jones28%
Barton14%
Arfield0%
Vokes0%
Gray14%
Sub - Hennings0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 30 18 5 7 59 28
2 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
3 Burnley 31 15 11 5 56 22
4 Brighton 30 15 11 4 56 10
5 Sheff Wed 31 14 11 6 53 16
6 Derby County 31 13 12 6 51 13
7 Birmingham 31 13 9 9 48 8
8 Ipswich 31 13 9 9 48 1
9 Cardiff 31 11 13 7 46 5
10 Forest 31 10 12 9 42 4
11 Preston 31 10 12 9 42 0
12 Wolves 31 10 10 11 40 -2
13 Brentford 31 11 7 13 40 -6
14 Q.P.R. 31 9 12 10 39 -1
15 Reading 31 9 10 12 37 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 31 9 8 14 35 -2
18 Fulham 30 7 11 12 32 -3
19 Blackburn 29 6 13 10 31 -2
20 MK Dons 31 8 7 16 31 -17
21 Bristol City 31 7 10 14 31 -21
22 Rotherham 31 7 5 19 26 -19
23 Charlton 31 5 10 16 25 -30
24 Bolton 31 4 12 15 24 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WelshClaret12
2.Grimsby Claret5
3.cornwallclaret5
4.stevewright702
5.Mike Mada2