Burnley - Rumour Mill-David Weir
UK time is: 20:52:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rumour Mill-David Weir

David Weir has been told he will not be a first-choice at Ibrox next season and according to the Daily Record could be returning to England to play for the Clarets.

The 38-year old,central defender started his career with his hometown club of Falkirk before moving to Hearts in 1996.

Weir then signed for Everton and made his debut in a league match against Middlesbrough on 17 February 1999.

The Scottish International had his most successful spell playing for the Merseyside club.Over an eight year period he made 269 appearances for the Toffees also scoring 10 goals in the process. He served under two managers as captain of the club, Walter Smith and David Moyes and obtained most of his Scotland caps during his time at Goodison Park.

He was to team up again with Walter Smith, when the manager now at Rangers signed the defender in January 2007 on an initial six-month deal. Everton had released him from his contract early.

He played well enough for the Ibrox club to secure himself a one-year contract keeping him at Rangers until the end of the 2007-08 season.

This news if true is rather surprising and many Clarets will be hoping that the Daily Record have misprinted the rumour with Barnsley not Burnley interested in the player!

Owen Coyle is on record as saying he wants to reduce the average age of the club, so it begs the question of what we want with a 38-year old defender. Surely we can do better than that?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 26 2008

Time: 8:52AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Is someone having a laugh? Maybe David Unsworth has rejected the player-coach deal on offer so this is his replacement?
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 08:55:00

Noooooooooo!!!! If its as a player-coach then fine but surely at 38 the emphasis should be on coaching. Lets hope the OC has his eyes on younger players than Mr. Weir
SaintClaret
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 09:25:00

He was Rangers playerof the year alongside Carlo Cuellar so I wouldn't be too pessimistic guys. He'd be a great singning for you. Can't have been too many players who managed nearly 60 games this season in your own squad so he's still fit.
Peekaboo
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 09:48:00

If he's fit fair enough, but we will need pace in our back four. I am sure he is still a good player but it seems odd after Coyle's comments about wanting to reduce age of squad. Just hope this isnt a sign we cant afford players on salaries which are the going rate. Must be a coaching element to this deal surely if true and maybe suggests the Unsworth deal has fallen through?
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 09:53:00

We did need to replace the experience we have lost and he will certainly be great cover if not in the first 11. I bet Coyle wanted to keep one of the old heads around the place. We do need squad numbers and quality in depth, so a season from Weir can only be a good thing.
smitrit
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 10:26:00

I think he will be fine on that basis, but we need some back four players with younger legs and more pace. If he is just one of say another 6-7 players brought in then fine. I will be pretty miffed if we finish up with Weir and a few loans only!
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 10:54:00

Also just wondered if this is part of a Lafferty deal too
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 10:55:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Burnley Articles

Dyche Pleased With Bristol City Win (Sunday August 30 2015)

Nolan Next? (Sunday August 30 2015)

Video - Bristol City Highlights (Sunday August 30 2015)

Audio - Dyche On Bristol City Win (Saturday August 29 2015)

Stats: Bristol City v Burnley (Saturday August 29 2015)

Bristol City v Burnley - Team Line Ups (Saturday August 29 2015)

Audio - Barton On Burnley Move (Friday August 28 2015)

Barton - Unlucky For Some (Friday August 28 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
Bristol City 1 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 0 Brentford
Ipswich 2 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 2 - 2 Birmingham
Leeds Utd 1 - 1 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Middlesbrough 5 2 2 1 4 8
7. Birmingham 4 2 2 0 3 8
8. Charlton 5 2 2 1 2 8
9. Burnley 5 2 2 1 0 8
10. Leeds Utd 5 1 4 0 1 7
11. MK Dons 5 2 1 2 1 7
12. Wolves 5 2 1 2 -1 7

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Derby County
Leeds Utd : 30/08/2015 20:29:00
Opinion: Player of the Month
Birmingham : 30/08/2015 20:11:00
Freedman - We're Braced For Bids
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:11:00
Freedman amp; Vaughan On Cardiff Loss
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:00:00
Victory Pleased Bruce
Hull City : 30/08/2015 17:45:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Heaton 36%
Darikwa 0%
Duff 0%
Keane 50%
Mee 7%
Boyd 0%
Jones 7%
Arfield 0%
Kightly 0%
Vokes 0%
Gray 0%
Sub - Jutkiewicz 0%
Sub - Vossen 0%
Sub - Taylor 0%