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Rumour Mill-Laws Wants to Mackie A Good Start?

24 year old Plymouth striker Jamie Mackie is understood to be a target of new Burnley manager, Brian Laws.

Plymouth Argyle signed Mackie from Exeter City for 145,000 in January 2008.

He has now scored 12 goals in 81 games for the Pilgrims.

It is believed though that Nottingham Forst, Derby and Middlesbrough are also looking at the striker although the lure of a Premier League club might be more tempting for the former Wimbledon and MK Dons forward.

The striker who can also play on the wing was botn in Dorking,Surrey. However he has both a Scottish and Swiss grandparent which would make him eligible for either the Scotland or Switzerland national sides should they come-a-calling.


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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 14 2010

Time: 2:00PM

Your Comments

At least Laws will bring some fresh ideas on the type of players we need and wont be bombing up to Scotland all the time to find the men he wants.
turfmanphil
I am waiting for news on the signing of a good, experienced, solid central defender
cornwallclaret
Well he has been linked with Kilgallon again
turfmanphil
Maybe Wenger will loan us Sol Campbell if he won't let young Jack out to play?
Couch Potato
Steve McClaren at FC Twente is in for Wilshere now. Why do we want another striker unproven in the Prem League.....start at the back and then move forward in the summer, this lad maybe no better than JayRod. SIMPLES sort out the defence.
VinRogue
Do we really need this player? Will he offer something that Fletcher, Paterson, Thompson, Jay Rod or possibly Nugent will not?
ClaretClaude
12 goals in 81 for Plymouth? Hardly inspiring stats are they? People forget we have Pato and J-rod to return, along with McCann, a player I think we've missed a lot so far. Plus the 3 forementioned players were all injured early doors so will be hungry and fresh and effectively like new signings.
OooDavidEyres
Yeah I thought the goal stats did not look that great unless he is more of an assist-type striker. Probably better strikers out there although I would back Laws judgement if he thought he could do a job here. I too think Pato and McCann are now going to be crucial players for us up to end of season. Jay Rod too is also likely to play a part although I suspect mainly from the bench. Guess it depends what happens to Nugent
turfmanphil
12 in 81 ? An 'assist type striker?" Am I going mad ?
jjokocha
Maybe he's the heir to the "assist type striker" (Emil Heskey) king's throne?? We already have one of these though in Tommo and I doubt this Mackie fellow will be any better than Tommo, J-rod or Paterson and definately nowhere near Fletch or Nugent
OooDavidEyres
Well it does say he is also a winger so maybe that accounts for his relatively low number of goals? Guess we need to know how many games he has played as a true striker and how the goal tally relates to that
turfmanphil
If his claim to fame is in assisting goal attempts why are the 'green army' doing so badly?Wasn't Laws looking at the talent from Liverpool yesterday (obviously not eyeing them up for the Cup!) Maybe Gerrard will be linked with us!
heathfieldclaret
We were linked to that N'Gog bloke in the summer transfer window, loan thingy but I doubt we will ever get any Liverpool players coming to the Turf they must be on a fair old packet even their third-string players! Laws might have seen more talent on show in the Reading team.Lets get Shane Long!! ;-)
turfmanphil
I agree tmp - some good talent on show yesterday - not necessarily from the 'Pool! What about McAnuff - although didn't realise that he is 28.
heathfieldclaret
It might mean that one of our assist strikers will be "awai" soon to pastures new?
jjokocha
Surely getting Nugent would be the better option?
skutter169
Will Nugent keep us in the PL?
heathfieldclaret
Given the chance, I think he could especially if Laws plays him more than Coyle did and gives him chance to build up momentum
turfmanphil
Who would you not play to give Nuge a regular slot?
heathfieldclaret
I'd play with two up front, Fletcher and Nugent with Pato on the bench. If after a handful of games Nugent was not hitting back of net reverse Pato and Nuge
turfmanphil
 

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