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Thompson Signs, Window Closes

The Clarets have signed Scottish international striker Steven Thompson from Cardiff City. Opportunities were going to be limited with Jay Bothroyd, Ross McCormack and Eddie Johnson having signed for the Bluebirds and the 29-year old had therefore been transfer-listed by Cardiff gaffer, Dave Jones.

Thompson has signed a two-year deal with the Clarets after arriving on a free transfer.

He started his career at Dundee United before joining Rangers on Boxing Day in 2003, for £200,000 .Thompson moved to Cardiff City for a fee of £250,000 in January 2006

The 6ft 2 striker scored 16 goals in 97 games during his time with Cardiff City

So we have yet another Scot in the team, he was born in Paisley and has played 16 times for his country.

Most Clarets will be delighted with this news. It was clear that we needed more options up front with Paterson run ragged in a number of games and not really a target man.

Let's hope the extra strike power can now kick-start our season and move us up quickly from the relegation zone.

So that's it then until January, the transfer window is now closed although emergency loans still remain an option. Let's be thankful we did at least manage to sign one new striker before the deadline and give the Clarets fans some hope after such a disappointing start to the season.

He has been given the Number 30 shirt




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 2 2008

Time: 7:23AM

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Just one word-Phew!!!
turfmanphil
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02/09/2008 07:29:00

I think 20 odd of those games were as substitute for Cardiff, so his record is not as bad as it sounds. He is however a ten a season scorer at most. If we go two up front Pato will need to score 30 and the midfield will need to chip in if we are to challenge for the top 6. I am happy about the signing though. He will give us another option. One that we always needed.
smitrit
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02/09/2008 08:27:00

We all loved Thommo, just wish he'd score more. Effort and committment 100%, also wrote and sung us an FA Cup song - hero!
RoathBlue
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02/09/2008 08:37:00

You've got a star in Thommo - he'll never let you down .. lately he's played more often from the bench for us at Cardiff but every time he came on, the pace of the game was upped and the enthusiasm of the crowd doubled .. good luck to him ..
gtsutton
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02/09/2008 17:30:00

Good luck Thommo!
Bud
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02/09/2008 22:12:00

Funny how Steve Thompson is a common football name, there are at least 3 in the game I can think of
Red Wimp
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04/09/2008 22:28:00

Thanks for the feedback,Bluebirds! Hope he can get more goals for us, but I reckon his main benefit could be assists for Paterson. Might be the equivalent of Thommo/Chopra for you a few seasons back
turfmanphil
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