UK time is: 14:28:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rumour Mill-Riordan? Have We or Haven't We?

The Derek Riordan saga continues in the papers today.

Early news yesterday was full of rumours particularly from the Scottish press that Riordan was about to become a Burnley player after renewed interest by Owen Coyle.

The wording of the reports almost made the potential signing sound a certainty until the Sporting Life went into action purporting that Owen Coyle had scotched any new links with the player.

'I don't know where it has come from but it's certainly not from anyone at Burnley Football Club, said Coyle

'It's well-documented I tried to sign him in January but there has been nothing since.'

There has been no official comment on the situation for sometime and there is an hint that the Sporting Life may have got the wrong end of the stick and repeated an old quote.

The Lancashire Telegraph though today repeat the story and the Coyle denials.

Something certainly doesn't stack up since Brendan Flood did state we were still interested in the player, early in the close season before everything went quiet again.

Today, the Riordan deal sounds on again with reports in a number of papers that Burnley have put in a new bid with a figure of 400k quoted in some cases.

If that is true then it would appear we havent increased our offer, since a 400k bid was the same offer we put in for the player last January unless there are different add-ons included this time round. The January offer was rejected by Celtic when it came to light they had a figure of 1 million in mind.

So a very confused picture all round, has Coyle made those comments recently and if so is he trying to put folk off the scent?

Are we interested in Riordan or not? We certainly were interested and this was recently confirmed by Brendan Flood.

Most Clarets fans would be delighted if Riordan came to Burnley; he would be the 'icing on the cake'

There is still every possibility at the moment that Riordan could still be a Claret by the time the club start their US Tour a week today. Let's hope so!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 3 2008

Time: 8:27AM

Your Comments

Heck this saga is getting as bad as the Lafferty one!!
turfmanphil
Owen Coyle, the Burnley manager, has made a new 400,000 bid for Celtic striker Derek Riordan. The forward has been frozen out after rowing with boss Gordon Strachan.(Daily Mirror 3rd July 08)
turfmanphil
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Burnley Articles

Grim and Bear It in Top Flight! (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Humiliating Horror Show at the Hawthorns! (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Baggies a Burnley Win? (Saturday September 27 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

Vital Preview: Liverpool vs. Hull City
Liverpool : 24/10/2014 13:21:00
No City Refunds?!
Man City : 24/10/2014 13:20:00
The Villa Times - 24/10/2014
Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:55:00
Lawro In Villa Win Shocker - Mystic In Depression
Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:28:00
Sunderland v Arsenal Match Preview
Arsenal : 24/10/2014 11:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

No Win Yet! How Confident Are You That We Will Avoid Relegation?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
Very Confident 30%
Moderately Confident 13%
Slightly Confident 3%
Not Confident but Hoping 14%
We Will Definitely Go Down! 40%