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Rumour Mill-The Gary & Steven Caldwell Show?

Media reports in Scotland have suggested that Owen Coyle could make a move for Celtic captain Gary Caldwell. The Scottish centre-back with just under 12 months left on his contract could be available for a knock-down price with Celtic at risk of losing one of their prized assets for nothing next summer unless he extends his contract at Parkhead.

It is understood new gaffer, Tony Mowbray wants to keep his captain but he will have to get him to agree a new deal and the feeling is that Caldwell might be tempted to move down South and play in the best league in Europe.

It would certainly be an interesting signing for the Clarets with two brothers in the side both competing for a centre back position. Gary if you didn't know by now is also of course the brother of our Steven Caldwell! Two captains and two centre backs? Gary though is quite a versatile player and he has also played at right-back and as a defensive midfielder .

Gary Caldwell, now 27 started his professional career with Newscastle in 1999 and during his stay at St James' Park also had loan spells at Darlington, Hibernian, Coventry City and Derby County.

During the 2003-04 season, Caldwell was given a free transfer by Newcastle and he then signed a short-term contract with Hibs for the second half of that season. His career really took off with Hibernian and he caught the eye of Celtic signing for the Buoys in the summer of 2006. His manager at Hibernian? Yep,Tony Mowbray!

The Scottish International is also believed to be interesting Wigan.

If he does come to Turf Moor though it would certainly be a bizarre twist of fate considering only a few weeks back Owen Coyle was being courted for the manager's job at Parkhead and now he could now be about to wrestle their captain away from them.




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 19 2009

Time: 6:59PM

Your Comments

Interesting one this with just a little bit of irony! Not sure to beleive the Scottish media or not on this one after the Coyle debacle
turfmanphil
I agree TMP don't trust Scottish media one bit, they love to wind us up.
sheclaret
I don't think you should worry about this regardless. There is no way on this planet Gary Caldwell would move from Celtic to Burnley. As for the Scottish media though, you are dead on. They talk crap. I wish you well in the EPL next year but it'll be without big Gary.
weetim67
Burnley director Brendan Flood says Celtic tried to prise manager Owen Coyle away from them within an hour of the English club's promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Express) Tut tut!! lol
turfmanphil
I think they cald well do a good job for us the brothers :-)
8clarets8
If you wantb to 'wrestle our captain away', you're after the wrong man, 'cos that's Stephen McManus.
The Green Griffin
Another thing WeeTim, I disagree. Don't you know Burnley is a massive club and the EPL is the best thing to happen to football since the game was invented, why wouldn't the Heid want to go and prove himself at the second highest level behind La Liga?
The Green Griffin
Lets see the chance to play against Man U, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool or St Johnstone, Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Motherwell? Celtic only play two decent league matches all season in the Owd Firm derby. Dull,dull,dull and if I were Gary Id know where the bigger challenge would be.
turfmanphil
Everton? lol
8clarets8
turfmanphil, I don't listen to BNP sympathising halfwits- not on any issue.
The Green Griffin
What are you on about now? I live in Cambridgeshire anyway mate but totally agree with you on one thing except I dont think the BNP have any wits let alone half!
turfmanphil
Everton???
turfmanphil
Not sure where the BNP came into it? tmp i was just messing Everton was just following on from your comment!
8clarets8
I would feel fairly comfortable saying that the geat majority of Burnley fans have a strong dislike of bigotry and intolerance of all kinds.
Couch Potato
Would be a decent signing - especially on a free! :-)
BarnseyWTBM
 

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