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Club Statement on Owen Coyle-An Update

Club Statement on Owen Coyle-An Update

It is now official that Owen Coyle has had talks with Bolton concerning the managerial position at the Reebok following the sacking of Gary Megson last week

The Club statement on the Official Website earlier in the evening read:

'Burnley Football Club can now confirm that manager Owen Coyle has held discussions with Bolton Wanderers FC over the vacant manager's position at the Reebok Stadium. Burnley Football Club chairman Barry Kilby will now meet with Coyle to discuss his future at Turf Moor. This will take place following Coyle's return from Scotland tonight (Monday).Burnley Football Club will not make any further comment at this time'

Clarets fans thought that would be the end of any announcements for the day but the Official Website then made this announcement at about 10pm after about two and a half hours discussion between the two parties:

"Senior Burnley Football Club officials have, on Monday evening, held detailed talks with first team manager Owen Coyle over his future at Turf Moor.

"As a result of these talks over Coyle's future with his current employers, both parties have decided to take a further 24 hours to digest the information shared before making any further announcement.

"There will be no further comment during this time from Burnley Football Club or Owen Coyle."

Most Clarets fans judge this to mean that there might be a glimmer of hope that Coyle could be staying at Burnley.

Some sources in the media are also suggesting that Coyle's move to Bolton could be on the verge of falling through.

Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside, it is understood had hoped to announce Coyle as manager on Tuesday afternoon so that timing now certainly seems to be scuppered.

Sky Sports also hint that this delay could mean there may have been further developments following Coyle's discussion with Burnley's senior officials.

They state it was widely anticipated that Coyle would confirm his move to Bolton after talks with Barry Kilby,

Come on Owen do right by Burnley FC and restore all the faith and respect we have had for you. Surely another three months with the club to try and keep us in the Premier League will be a fitting tribute if you succeed before wishing to move on. I implore you Owen not to leave us in such a mess at such a critical time. You once took your players outside to see the fans queuing for tickets to demonstrate what this club means to us. Please remember that moment before you make your decision.

I want to contunue saying 'Owen Coyle is God' please don't make me have to change the 'G' in God to 'S'!


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday January 4 2010
Time: 3:45PM

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Oh well, we should now know by tomorrow at the latest what the situation is
turfmanphil
04/01/2010 15:49:00
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sorry but its nice to see that its not just us (Pompey fans) that get screwed after a bit of medium success, i was begginning to think it was a conspiracy, but does that mean we still cant get nuge off the wage bill
Super Bock 1898
04/01/2010 15:58:00
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He needs to go regardless now , his mantra for players is loyalty and motivation by playing and not money , as he has spoken to Bolton his heart aint here ! Timing is very poor but this is BFC not OCFC , so we will move on and find our new Owen Coyle !!
Bernie Lee
04/01/2010 16:06:00
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If he decides to stay I would still support him, done wonders for this football club lets not forget that!
colinwaldron
04/01/2010 16:19:00
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Can't question is work and what great things he has done here , but he preaches loyalty and committment then leaves us in a transfer window with much work to be done , that I can question ! This is BFC not OCFC , lets not forget that !!
Bernie Lee
04/01/2010 16:31:00
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No point in doing wonders for a club and then pooing on us from a great height and going against all his own mantras! Sorry CW he has lost all respect I ever had for him should he take up this offer with a club that let's face it is fighting with us to avoid relegation.They are hardly a Big Four club. As far as I am concerned he can get stuffed and try & get Bolton up via the Wembley play-offs next season. I just hope we are not one of the clubs back down there trying to stop him ! [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
04/01/2010 16:32:00
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Everyone to their own opinion and whilst I can understand taking that view on it, mine is less judgemental and more realistic; ***** happens, get on with life
colinwaldron
04/01/2010 16:36:00
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Personally if I had a banner that said 'Owen Coyle is God' on it, I would be crossing the 'G' out and replacing it with a S! [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
04/01/2010 16:39:00
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Not looking good at all. IMO I think he should at least see the season out a BFC. He knew the limited resources available at the start of the season. He got us into the Premiership on limited reosources and I believe he could keep us in the premiership on the same limited resources. It would also prove his worth a lot more.
sheclaret
04/01/2010 16:48:00
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If OC says to BK that he wants to stay, despite having been offered more money, is that being unloyal? If he says he wants to stay but only if BFc improve his contract, is that being unloyal? If he says he wants to stay but only if BFc improve his budget, is that being unloyal? If the meeting had taken place secretly, and he stayed, is that being unloyal? There are many questions and no easy answers. I find myself wondering who else at the club BK is talking to? Stewart? Davis? Caldwell? Grezza? Fletch? Dobbo? What they say to BK about what they think constitutes loyalty is more important than what I think. If BK consults the leaders in the club and they think they can accept OC staying (if he wants to) and win the fans over, I would accept that.
Couch Potato
04/01/2010 16:52:00
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