UK time is: 02:52:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Wisdom (Teeth) of Kyle Lafferty!

Kyle Lafferty upset a lot of Clarets fans following his remarks in the Irish press about his desire to move away from Turf Moor. The statements he made about the Club and Owen Coyle alone would not have endeared himself to the Clarets faithful but it was his attempts to blame the fans for the reason why he wanted to leave that did the most damage.

Quite frankly he lost the respect of the Clarets fans and at the time I couldn't see any way back for the lad with a move now the only option.

It came as no surprise therefore when finally after a saga that seemed to go on for months with Rangers, Celtic, Wolves and Ipswich all apparantly interested in the striker, we finally cashed in to the tune of at least 3,000,000 in the Summer and saw the disgraced player finally choose his 'beloved' Rangers.

The deal all got rather messy when Alan Gow, supposedly part of a player-cash deal for Lafferty turned the Clarets down, saying how he really wanted to stay up North and try and establish himself and play for his 'beloved' Rangers! He is now on loan and playing for our local rivals, Blackpool until at least the New Year
(no comment!)

Anyway back to Lafferty. Has the move been successful for him and will he be able to make his mark and secure a regular place? What happenes if he doesn't?

It's not been a lucky time for Lafferty. The striker has suffered back and hamstring injuries and even problems with his wisdom teeth whilst at Ibrox (I nearly missed out the word teeth there!)

Lafferty has again been talking to the press (Oh No!!)this time about the start to his Ibrox career

Speaking to 'The Scotsman' he said

'It started well, scoring on my home debut, and after that it has gone downhill with injuries,' he said. 'Hopefully that is the end of the niggles and injuries and I can carry on where I left off.'

One of the grumbles that Lafferty appeared to have whilst at Burnley was that in his last season with the club,he tended to play more as a winger on the left rather that his preferred striker role up front.

So his move to Rangers no doubt was a relief to him as he looked forwerd to banging them in for the Ibrox outfit. Yes? No!!

'The gaffer has been playing me in left midfield so playing in that position might get me in the team. I played there for a season and a half with Burnley, so I'm comfortable out there. It's a team game, as long as we are winning (and] at the top of the SPL, I am happy.'

Comfortable my arse! It looks like Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd have stolen the potential prize role up front from Lafferty as they score for fun making Lafferty's chance of getting to play as a striker even more of a challenge.

I suppose we should feel sorry for Lafferty and the story may have been different had he not been unlucky with injuries.

However he still has a tough battle to win a regular place in the Rangers team and it will be interesting to see if he can make his mark this season north of the border.

Maybe he can kick-start his Ibrox career in Rangers Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at St Mirren on Sunday tomorrow?

The match will be televised so maybe Clarets fans could see how well he is fitting in, assuming of course anybody is still even remotely interested!




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



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

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 4 2008

Time: 8:42AM

Your Comments

Lafferty also has a fight on to regain his place in the Northern Ireland team after missing their opening two World Cup qualifiers through injury. But he is optimistic he can impress manager Nigel Worthington ahead of the forthcoming double header against Slovenia and San Marino. "I've been called up so hopefully with a few days' training I can show Nigel what he has been missing," Lafferty added. Come on Pato!!
turfmanphil
hopefully pato will keep him out of the NI side, just as some form of justice for what the lanky, money-grabbing **** said about burnley.
tomlaw
Lafferty didnt make the starting eleven for the St Mirren game (ha ha)and Rangers amazingly lost 1-0! He did come on from the bench though due to an injury to Thomson and had a header cleared off the line towards the end of the match!
turfmanphil
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Archived 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
1. Leicester City 42 27 9 6 +35 90
2. Burnley 43 24 14 5 +32 86
3. Derby County 43 23 9 11 +29 78
4. Q.P.R. 42 21 10 11 +15 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 +17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 +12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 +10 64

Breaking League News

Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00
Wigan : 18/04/2014 22:39:00
Boro chase more success
Middlesbrough : 18/04/2014 22:23:00
Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00
Ten Owls wide awake as Cherries dream falters
Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 21:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Simple Question? If we make it to top flight can we survive and stay up this time?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
Yes 73%
No 27%