Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Rumour Mill-Tony McMahon

Rumour Mill-Tony McMahon

Rumours today in the Mirror suggest Owen Coyle wants to sign Middlesbrough right-back Tony McMahon.

McMahon is unable to retain a regular place in Gareth Southgate's team and being out of contract in the summer he would be able to leave Boro on a free transfer at the end of the season It is thought cash-strapped Burnley could sign him earlier for a modest fee.

The 22 year old signed for Middlebrough in 2004 and they have been his only professional club to date although he has had loan spells at both Blackpool and recently Sheffield Wednesday.

He was an Owl for most of this season making 20 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday on loan before returning to Middlesbrough in October. He has just made his first appearance of the 2008-09 season for Middlesbrough in a match against Arsenal last month.

He was captain of the Middlesbrough side that won the FA Youth Cup during the 2003-04 season. He has also represented England at under-17 and under-18 level.

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

Date:Friday January 2 2009
Time: 11:17AM


So we are able to buy players on the cheap then?
02/01/2009 11:20:00
Wonder if this is the one we have failed with-see Official Site:Coyle"In terms of trying to bring people in I have been busy trying to freshen things up.I was on the phone yesterday trying to sign a lad from a Premier League club.Initially we tried to get him on loan, but the club involved weren't prepared to do that.They were looking for a fee and to be fair to Brendan (Flood) he was trying to help me, but ultimately we couldn't get near"
02/01/2009 11:31:00
TheSlaven from Boro's site. Good player when he's fit.You'll probably have to pay around £1.5million for him though.
02/01/2009 11:37:00
Cheers TS £1.5 m?We wont be getting him then. It seems our coffers are dry unless we sell a big gun god forbid
02/01/2009 11:39:00
We certainly need to bring in someone in defence - but hopefully it is not a case of anyone will do ( which I am sure it wont be).
02/01/2009 15:18:00
TODMORDEN NEWS understands that a rejected bid for a Premier League player was that of Tony McMahon. It is also thought that talks are ongoing between Burnley and Middlesbrough.
02/01/2009 17:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Two Fixture Changes For Burnley

Burnley have received new dates for upcoming games against Chelsea and Stoke City.

Who Makes Southgate's Squad For March

England manager Gareth Southgate has now confirmed his squad for the upcoming games in the month of March.

Who Makes Giggs' First Welsh Squad?

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs has now announced his first selection since taking the job on.

New Zealand Will Lack Wood This International Break

Having returned to fitness and scored three times in his last two appearances for Burnley having last appeared back in late December, it was expected Chris Wood...

Burnley Archived 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: Site Staff
Berg Gudmundsson0%
Sub - Wood16%
Sub - Vokes0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Grimsby Claret7
Write for Vital Football