Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Fletcher's Cupid's Arrow On Target!

Fletcher's Cupid's Arrow On Target!

Our new signing, Scottish International striker Steven Fletcher has donated half his signing-on fee to his former club's Hibs Youth Development Programme.

Fletcher recently signed for the Clarets transferring from Hibernian for a club record fee of £3 million.

It has since been reported however that he has made a donation of half his signing-on fee at Turf Moor to youth development at Hibernian.

The amount donated is understood to be £125,000 which is a fantastic gesture and one that should give all football fans heart in this money-grabbing Football World we now live in! Fletcher's arrow is in effect one from Cupid's bow that will endear him to all Clarets fans whilst proving he still has a love for his former club and wants to help them financially.

It is clear that Fletcher is not motivated by money but a desire to play football in the best league in Europe and that mirrors the exact sort of player that Owen Coyle wants to attract to Burnley FC.

We know that all players will be on a relatively modest salary at Turf Moor with Owen Coyle on record as saying that the wage cap will be £15k/week. We will also probably still have one of the smallest squads in the division albeit this time the Premier League. Players coming to the club though will get a better chance of playing football than signing for a bigger club for a bigger salary and becoming a squad player.

How refreshing to see a player like Fletcher start his career at Burnley by donating money to his former club.

The SPL club certainly still have respect for their former player and there has been no animosity in the way he departed to come to his new club South of the Border.

Scott Lindsay, Chief Executive of Hibs said recently:

'Everyone at Hibernian wishes Steven well in his career. He has been a terrific player for this club, and we are sure he will go on to prove his worth in the top league in England. He goes with our best wishes.'

Well done Steven for such a magnanimous gesture



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday July 5 2009
Time: 10:37AM

Comments

0
Fantastic, well done Steven. Gives us all hope I reckon. Hope Andy Gray reads this!!
turfmanphil
05/07/2009 10:40:00
0
A great gesture by Steven it just shows its not all about money! this lad has just gone up by ten fold in my estimation ;-)
8clarets8
05/07/2009 13:10:00
0
Top Bloke. Christiano Ronaldo and all the other 'Big' players should read this. I'd rather have Fletcher any day of the week.
skutter169
05/07/2009 23:41:00
0
always good to read something like this, if only more footballers can be like this. I have a lot of respect for him now (despite being a fan of his old teams rivals) wish him, and Burnley all the best for next season, will be keeping a close on you's, might even buy the strip :)
dave243
06/07/2009 16:19:00
0
He has my respect for a great gesture.
Grimsby Claret
06/07/2009 20:38:00
0
My respect and admiration. Top bloke.
JT_daniel
07/07/2009 07:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Premier League's Last 20 Goal A Season Scorers

Every club in the Premier League aspires to unearth, develop or sign a guaranteed 20 goals a season kind of striker but they are always in short supply.

Keane Takes The No 26 After England Bow

Centre half Michael Keane took his place in Burnley's history books last night as he debuted for England and he becomes the 26th player to represent the Three Lions...

Burnley's Long Game Benefits England

Manager Sean Dyche has said that Burnley long term game when it comes to our overall development is clearly aiding England's international hopes with Michael Keane...

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)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:
Heaton2%
Lowton0%
Keane16%
Mee58%
Ward8%
Boyd8%
Barton8%
Hendrick0%
Arfield0%
Barnes0%
Gray0%
Sub-Vokes0%
Sub-Brady0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 5:30PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret9
2.Irishclaret8
3.WelshClaret1
4.possetclaret1
5.Mike Mada1
The Vital Football Members League