Date:Tuesday July 21 2009
Burnley are hoping to build relationships with the Ventura County Fusion similar to last year when the Clarets developed a franchise with the Cary Railhawks in North Carolina, another Premier Development League club The Railhawks have also since changed their name to the Cary Clarets in recognition of the deal.
Burnley Operational Director, Brendan Flood sees the Cary Clarets as "a franchise of the Burnley brand" and is now looking to do something similar with a West Coast US PDL club.
The Clarets are currently out in LA and are playing VC Fusion tonight in the first match of their US Tour.
Flood is also out there enjoying the California sun with Chief Executive, Paul Fletcher with both predominantly looking to build relationships with US clubs. Brendan however also visited Ventura earlier in the year back in February
Speaking to the Ventura County Star this week, Flood said:
"We feel like we`d like to franchise ourselves in the East Coast and West Coast and try and work more long term to source players here.In due time, we`d expect two or three players a year to be coming into the senior squad in Burnley from U.S. links.We`re certainly building a good relationship with manage Ranbir Shergill and coach Graham Smith with the Fusion. We`d like that to sort of go further, toward a franchise."
In response, VC Fusion manager,Ranbir Shergill said:
"It`s something that we`ve spoken about and it`s something that we`ll continue to speak about. Burnley have had a great time here. We`re looking to expand our relationship with them."
VC Fusion have had some success recently in devloping players to Premier League standard.Midfielder Anton Peterlin signed with Everton this month.
Many thanks to Burnley FC for the use of the photograph
Date:Tuesday July 21 2009
Pre-season Pressing on at Preston! (Monday July 28 2014)
Rumour Mill Update-Oh Bhoy, Efe Ambrose! (Sunday July 27 2014)
The Dawson and Deeney Bidding Wars Hot Up! (Sunday July 27 2014)
Weekly Rumour Mill-Shall We Get Chalobah? (Sunday July 27 2014)
Burnley on Tracky against Accy! (Sunday July 27 2014)
The Friendly Gentlemen of Verona! (Saturday July 26 2014)
Accy Backy! (Saturday July 26 2014)
Big, Small 8-0 Win in Austria Over FC Big-Small!! (Monday July 21 2014)
The Austria Tour and FC Gro▀klein Friendly (Sunday July 20 2014)
Knockbacks and Bouncebacks in the Transfer Window (Sunday July 20 2014)
|2. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|7. Hull City||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|Bojan Gets Squad Number
╗ Stoke : 31/07/2014 21:46:00
|Arsenal Fan Goes Out On Loan
╗ Arsenal : 31/07/2014 21:30:00
|Danny: Champion of the World!
╗ Spurs : 31/07/2014 21:10:00
|Albion Announce 2014-15 Squad Numbers
╗ WBA : 31/07/2014 18:13:00
|Bertrand Joins On Season Long Loan
╗ Southampton : 31/07/2014 18:02:00