Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Rumour Mill-Ipswich want Mahon?

Rumour Mill-Ipswich want Mahon?

Ipswich Town are being linked with a move for Clarets midfielder, Alan Mahon.

Although a loan is the only possibility at this stage, it is rumoured that Jim Magilton may have in mind a permanent move for Mahon in the January window with some talk of a player swop as part of the deal.

It is also worth bearing in mind that Mahon's contract is up for renewal in the Summer so Ipswich could well have eyes on a more permanent deal.

It might make more sense to loan the player until the close season though when he would become a free agent although it is understood Ipswich are desperate to find a left sided midfielder now with a deal for Southampton`s Rudi Skácel breaking down in the summer.

If the deal goes ahead this would be the second time the former Blacburn & Wigan player has played for Ipswich.

Mahon then at Blackburn played for the Blues in late 2003 on loan. In a successful three months spell, he played nine times including eight starts also scoring one goal.

Ipswich appear to have been interested in signing him on a permanent deal back then but the cash-strapped club could not compete with Wigan who eventually signed him from Blackburn for £750,000.

The Blues were again linked to the player during his stay at Wigan but in March 2006 Steve Cotterill brought him to Burnley on loan, the deal becoming a permanent £100,000 signing in the summer of that year.

The 30-year-old even on loan at Ipswich was sidelined with injury during his three-month stay. This appears to be a trait that still inflicts the player at Turf Moor. He has had so many spells out of contention for the Clarets with injury that some harsh Burnley fans now refer to him as 'Sicknote'

This season, Alan Mahon has yet to make the starting eleven for the Clarets although he has become a regular choice on the bench and has made a number of brief appearances as substitute.

Owen Coyle has made it plain he would be keen to loan out his peripheral players to give them more match practice at a competitive level. Most Clarets fans though had in mind Steve Jones who has yet to even make the bench this season.

Would Owen Coyle want to risk depleting the squad even further by loaning out Mahon now let alone let him move permanently in the January transfer window?

Coyle however might be tempted to let Mahon go so it will be interesting to see how this one develops if the rumour is true



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

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday October 5 2008
Time: 1:13PM

Comments

0
Dont think too many Clarets wil cry if Mahon leaves the club. On his day he can be excellent but seems prone to too many injuries and periods out of contention for a place. If rumour is true, I think we should cash in, during the Jan window rather than risk getting nowt in the Summer.
turfmanphil
05/10/2008 13:19:00
0
I would get rid as well..he looked overweight at Swansea
Cardiff_Claret
05/10/2008 18:23:00
0
The offer of a player swop come Jan window sounds interesting. I would be keen to keep the squad size the same somehow if we let Mahon go
turfmanphil
06/10/2008 07:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burnley Articles

Garlick - We'll Compete Financially

Chairman Mike Garlick has said that Burnley will complete financially in 2017/18 to ensure Burnley again secure Premier League safety.

Heaton Gets England Call (26/5/17)

Burnley's Tom Heaton has been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the coming international games.

Vokes Gets Wales Call (26/5/17)

Burnley's Sam Vokes has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international games.

Will Barton Have The Audacity To Pull It Off?

After his Burnley release, former Man City, Newcastle & QPR midfielder Barton admitted it would be 'incredibly difficult', needing much 'audacity', to return from an 18 month ban.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:
Heaton29%
Lowton7%
Long0%
Tarkowski3%
Ward0%
Arfield7%
Hendrick0%
Westwood3%
Brady7%
Vokes34%
Gray0%
Sub - Berg Gudmundsson3%
Sub - Barnes0%
Sub - Defour7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret10
2.Mike Mada2
3.Irishclaret2
Write for Vital Football