Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Truly International Clarets

Truly International Clarets

At the moment we have a Latvian striker, Gatis Kalninš on trail up in Scotland and he looks set to play in at least the two remaining Scottish tour games against Partick Thistle tonight and St Johnstone on Wednesday night.

Even if we dont sign the player our current squad is well represented on the International scene and we probably have more countries represented than ever before.

In addition of course to many English players, we now have a healthy Scottish connection with Alexander, Caldwell and McDonald adding to the Jocks contingent under Coyle & Stewart.

Ireland both north and south are also reperesented with likely more to follow with Billy Bingham on board. Step forward though Duff, Jones, Paterson and McCann.

Strangely though since losing Danny Coyne, Wales are not represented at the moment.

So that's the British & Irish countries covered what about Europe?

Well Scandinavia is well represented with Jensen(Denmark), Gudjonsson(Iceland) and now Kalvenes(Norway)

Eastern Europe are represented by Gabor Kiraly(Hungary) and Berisha (Albania).

Holland and new boy, Van der Schaaf can be added to list and perhaps the most exotic of all, Diego Penny from Peru.

You could arguably even mention Nigeria and Ade Akinbiyi. Well he was born in Hackney, but does have one Nigerian cap due to the family connections.

Will we soon also have some players in the side with an American twang? The intention to get into bed with, and eventually partner a US club would suggest that could be the case. A number of US trialists were also looked at by Owen Coyle during the recent US Tour to North Carolina and Minnesota.

The youth development side also have scouts out worldwide looking for talent, so the squad could have even more of an International flavour in years to come.

I am not going to be an anorak and check back to see if we have ever had more countries represented by our players in the squad at the same time but I am pretty sure we probably haven't! Tell me if you think I am wrong.

What a far cry from my era of the 60s and 70s, even the 80s and 90s.

I am sure this can only be a good thing at our level providing we dont ever do an Arsenal and field a team without any Brits in it whatsover!

Do Eskimo's play football?

Share article via email
Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday July 21 2008
Time: 11:33AM

Comments

0
I will stand corrected if we have ever had a more international squad,cant believe we have had though
turfmanphil
21/07/2008 11:38:00
0
I doubt we have had in the past, but if you were to look at many of the Prem teams squads we are probably catching them :)
smitrit
21/07/2008 11:46:00
0
I feel there is a seed change going on at the club at the moment, the emphasis is definitely on looking much wider than Britain,indeed the EU!!
turfmanphil
21/07/2008 19:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Vital Preview - Burnley v Hull City

A big battle at the top sees Burnley play host to league leaders Hull tomorrow with the Clarets probably knowing avoiding defeat is a must with a win potentially priceless.

Match Day Officials v Hull

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Hull this weekend.

January PotM Nomination - Mee

The January nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are in.

January MotM Nomination - Dyche

The January nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are in.

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)

Burnley v Hull
Suggested By:
Burnley win51%
Hull win33%
Draw16%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 28 17 5 6 56 27
2 Middlesbrough 27 17 4 6 55 23
3 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
4 Burnley 29 14 10 5 52 21
5 Derby County 29 13 11 5 50 14
6 Ipswich 29 13 9 7 48 3
7 Sheff Wed 29 12 11 6 47 11
8 Birmingham 29 13 8 8 47 9
9 Cardiff 29 11 11 7 44 5
10 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
11 Forest 29 9 12 8 39 5
12 Wolves 29 10 9 10 39 -1
13 Q.P.R. 29 8 12 9 36 0
14 Preston 29 8 12 9 36 -2
15 Leeds Utd 29 8 12 9 36 -4
16 Reading 29 9 8 12 35 0
17 Huddersfield 29 8 8 13 32 -3
18 Blackburn 27 6 12 9 30 0
19 Fulham 28 6 10 12 28 -5
20 MK Dons 28 7 5 16 26 -18
21 Rotherham 29 7 4 18 25 -18
22 Bristol City 29 5 10 14 25 -23
23 Charlton 29 5 9 15 24 -29
24 Bolton 29 3 12 14 21 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
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

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WelshClaret9
2.Grimsby Claret3
3.cornwallclaret3
4.stevewright702
5.Mike Mada1