Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

James O'Connor becomes an Owl

James O'Connor becomes an Owl

The Owls have made their first signing of the season and it's a familiar face,our former midfielder James O'Connor.

Ginge could not sort out a new contract this summer and was told he could leave by Owen Coyle.

O'Connor had been strongly linked with a move to Hillsborough although in recent weeks nothing seemed to be happening as though the deal may have fallen through.

Sheffield Wednesday will now however get the player for free on a Bosman.

It is understood he has signed a three-year deal at Hillsborough after spending four years at Turf Moor.

Wednesday gaffer,Brian Laws said of his new signing:

"I am delighted to have secured James. He is a proven player at Championship level and brings a wealth of experience.

"James will bring an excellent work-rate, great attitude, and numerous other qualities to our squad."

The irony is he could be playing against his former club on the opening game of the new season with the Clarets travelling to Hillsborough on the 9th August.

Share article via email
Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday June 27 2008
Time: 2:50PM

Comments

0
Good luck to Ginge,but not on the 9th August!! I always liked him and thought he put in a lot of effort. He had his critics but I thought that criticism was misplaced and ungracious.
turfmanphil
27/06/2008 14:53:00
0
can he compete phil we have signed him in the hope he can fill a massive void in our squad sure I know he has experience but to be honest I along with loads of other wednesday fans have no idea what type of player he is
BIG TONY
27/06/2008 21:45:00
0
He will give you 100% and his motivation and energy is high. He can also pose a threat on goal given the chance. His weakness is that he can easily be knocked off the ball in the challenge IMO but he makes up for it in other ways. A good,reliable squad player, not spectacular but consistent
turfmanphil
27/06/2008 22:01:00
0
thanks for thatturfmanphil. I agree with Big Tony us owls fans have no idea what to expect from this lad, just know that our midfield has been not great for a while, botched up with loan signings, the expectations to aquire a midfield that can cause an impact and provide our strikers with chances is what the fans need this season. Hope hes the man for the job. Sounds like he was highly respected by all burnley fans though. Gotta say hes got a hell of a debut game hasnt he lol.
stevetheowl
28/06/2008 00:08:00
0
Out of the frying pan,into the fire? lol Will be interesting to see how well he does for you
turfmanphil
28/06/2008 07:34:00
0
I guess the question I could ask you that would some all this is is... Is he kinda player you think you will miss him in your squad next season ? Cheers mate.
stevetheowl
28/06/2008 10:40:00
0
I will miss him in the squad personally but I know many Clarets that wont. To me he was a solid squad player without being spectacular. He may have struggled to get in the starting eleven now we have McDonald and maybe other,more high profile midfielders to come but I think he will do well for you
turfmanphil
28/06/2008 11:01:00
0
Cheers Turfmanphil, youve been most helpfull. Good luck to Burnley for next season ( apart from on the first league game he he he ). May the best team win.
stevetheowl
28/06/2008 17:22:00
0
I was hopeing to see him join ex manager Sean O'Driscoll at Donny.
dazza71
29/06/2008 16:32:00
0
You got the right O'Connor there Dazza? Garreth not James was the one who played for Bournemouth? GOC was released this Summer and was linked to Donny but so far onlu Spicer has been signed
turfmanphil
29/06/2008 20:01:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Burnley

Should Burnley progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Burnley's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Burnley...

Jutkiewicz 'Gutted' By Barton's Rangers Move

Jutkiewicz has hailed the dressing room presence Barton offered, which means he's been left 'gutted' at the loss to Burnley as a result but can see why he wanted the Rangers challenge.

Burnley Announce Morecambe Friendly

Burnley have today announced the second pre season friendly of the summer as Sean Dyche and the boys gear back up for a return to the Premier League.

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
Editor email
Profile
Paul 8c8
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Charlton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton66%
Lowton0%
Keane1%
Mee1%
Ward6%
Boyd4%
Marney1%
Barton3%
Arfield0%
Vokes1%
Gray5%
Sub - Barnes0%
Sub - Dyer0%
Sub - Duff12%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret13
2.WelshClaret8
3.Irishclaret7
4.Mike Mada3
5.Grimsby Claret2
6.DavidT441
7.AndyHo1