Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Coyle on New Boy, Kevin Long

Coyle on New Boy, Kevin Long

The Clarets have today (Thursday 26th November) won the chase for top Irish prospect Kevin Long.



Burnley will pay Cork City a six-figure fee for the 19-year-old defender, who has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal and will join Owen Coyle`s first-team squad in January.He plays mainly as a centre-half but can also fill in at full-back

Owen Coyle had this to say about the signing:

"We are delighted to have signed Kevin and beaten off stiff competition from north and south of the border for his services. He is a young, aggressive, left-sided centre-back who is hungry to keep improving and will go straight into our first-team squad when he joins us.He has got everything you want in that that type of player and I would like to thank Cork`s chairman Tom Coughlan for his courtesy and professionalism during negotiations."

The highly-rated Long, who was also wanted by a number of other top-flight clubs including Everton and Celtic, made his senior debut for Cork in the League of Ireland this summer after coming through the club`s youth system.

The powerful defender, who stands over six-feet tall, made three appearances as Cork finished third in the league.

Long received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad in October and was involved again for their two European Championship qualifiers earlier this month.

He previously captained Cork`s FAI Youth and Munster Cup winning teams.

Many thanks to Burnley FC for providing this information and for use of the photograph


Bookmark and Share

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday November 26 2009
Time: 5:30PM

Comments

0
All sounds very promising!
turfmanphil
26/11/2009 17:34:00
0
I have heard nothing but praise for this lad on my travels and to beat the likes of Celtic,Everton and to a lesser degree Leeds and Charlton for his signature sounds a major coup! Great stuff
8clarets8
26/11/2009 18:34:00
0
Does that mean there'll be no new contract for Jordan, I wonder?
jjokocha
26/11/2009 19:24:00
0
I would expect Jordan to get a new contract JJ - I believe he has been one of our best players this season. I just wonder where this leave Edgar though?
Claretdale
26/11/2009 21:21:00
0
Owen Coyle has the knack to hunt where the the pasture is richer . There is no shadow of doubt that player Long will stal for long wearing the Clarets shirt.He is athletic built and no doubt he will be a pillar in our defence .
davemanu2000
27/11/2009 04:03:00
0
How come he has only played for Cork first team 3 times, He's 19 I am not doubting he must be a very good player but at 19 I would of expected more appearences than 3 for a team like Cork no disrespect intended. PS jjokocha Jordans playing well at the moment.
Grimsby Claret
27/11/2009 06:59:00
0
Played with him for a year and can say that he is meant for the premiership great in the air,strong on the ball and also very quick can only presume he didn't get much games for Cork City because of the situation their this year
RickyShapes
27/11/2009 10:04:00
0
He sounds like a centre back who can play full back not a full time left back so I think Jordan will be staying. Sounds like he is a good signing does make you think whats going to happen to Edgar though.
skutter169
27/11/2009 10:38:00
0
It is strange whats happened to both Edgar & Eckersley. I can't help thinking it has something to do with agreeing a fee with Newcastle and United but its all gone quiet. Tribunals look the only way forward? If thats resolved maybe they would both feature more. The thinking could be, if they are not playing in first team,you might be able to argue they are worth less?Dunno
turfmanphil
27/11/2009 15:27:00
0
It is still in Newcastle and Man Utds hands still miles apart with their valuations which will obviously suit Burnley who are in no rush to stump up some money.
8clarets8
27/11/2009 18:35:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Burnley - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Burnley be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Liverpool To Pay £8m For Ings

Danny Ings tribunal fee for his transfer from Burnley to Liverpool has now been set, and Burnley will receive £8million - a record tribunal fee.

Fantastic 2015/16 Season For Mee

Centre half and fans Player of the Year overall winner, Ben Mee, has spoken of how this year has been his best in football.

Match Day Officials v QPR (2/5/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Queens Park Rangers this Monday.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Editor email
Profile
Paul 8c8
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Preston MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton6%
Lowton1%
Keane1%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Boyd55%
Marney5%
Barton30%
Arfield0%
Vokes1%
Gray1%
Sub - Barnes0%
Sub - Jones0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

May 2 2016 4:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mike Mada31
2.WelshClaret25
3.Irishclaret23
4.cornwallclaret17
5.uptonclaret1
6.stevewright701
7.ninian1