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Oh Eck! Tribunal Set for Monday

Oh Eck! Tribunal Set for Monday

Right back, Richard Eckersley was signed on a Bosman last summer by Owen Coyle after the defender decided not to renew his contract with Manchester United.

However because of his age, a compensation fee was applicable for the 20 year old and after numerous discussions between the two clubs this could not be agreed.

Burnley FC had no option but to resolve the issue at a tribunal and it has now been confirmed that this will now take place next Monday on the 22nd February.

Brian Laws will be hoping the decision is favourable to the Clarets and that the compensation fee decided will not significantly affect our summer transfer spending plans when we will know whether we are building for another season in the Premier League or looking to be promoted after relegation to the Championship.

Laws speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said:

"I hope common sense prevails'

"There has been some money set aside, but if it exceeds that it will eat into my budget," continued Laws.

"Hopefully the tribunal will favour ourselves up against a huge club like Manchester United.

"The situation has dragged on, but once we are in a tribunal we are locked in and have to pay what we have to pay."

It is understood Burnley value the player at around £200,000 whereas Manchester United have a figure more like £1 million in mind.

Eckersley has yet to make his League debut for the Clarets and his appearances this season have been limited to cup games and bench warming.

He made the starting eleven for our two Carling Cup games against Hartlepool and Barnsley away as well as the FA Cup match against MK Dons last month at the stadium:mk.

The nearest he has been to making his league debut was just two unused substitute appearances against Stoke at the Britannia on the opening day of the season and most recently against his former club, Manchester United at Old Trafford. This was the first game that Brian Laws was in charge but he has not called upon the Salford-born defender since.

The fact he has made so few appearances for the Clarets and indeed only ever made two first team appearances for the Red Devils should help Burnley's case to keep the compensation fee reasonable. The Clarets though will have to accept whatever fee the tribunal panel decides since this will be binding.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday February 18 2010
Time: 10:55AM

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Well a betting man would say we will have to cough up in the region of £500-£600k about half-way between the two club valuations but we shall soon see. Wonder if we shall see more of him after it's sorted? Guess not unless Mears gets injured and even then Duff might be preferred at r/b.
turfmanphil
18/02/2010 11:01:00
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Duff is a better player than Eckersley. Eckersley is a young player that has got a lot of possitional craft to learn before he is going to be good for the premiership
Albmaleaf claret
18/02/2010 11:22:00
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He does seem a bit hotheaded at times and red card prone but I agree one for the future
turfmanphil
18/02/2010 11:27:00
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How do these tribunals work? who sets the values? I assume it is some form of panel? But who sits on this?
Claretdale
18/02/2010 12:05:00
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It wouldn't suprise me if we off load him in the summer, ginger hair and floodlights......he was awful at Hartlepool and Barnsley imo.
VinRogue
18/02/2010 17:44:00
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I thought he looked OK for the future.
heathfieldclaret
18/02/2010 18:32:00
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Part of the problem I think is that Tyrone Mears is probably the best right back we have had in the last 30 odd years ( or certainly in the 20 years I have been watching) - therefore Richard in comparison still has a lot to learn. He could be a goodun, or he could be be the next Lee Roche?
claretdale
18/02/2010 20:10:00
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heathfield, at Hartlepool he was sent off, at Barnsley he was booked and nearly sent off before being substituted at half time by the last manager. He most definitely has potential and possibly the best man (BL) with his defensive experience will decide if he is worth nurturing. I will trust BL until the summer of 2011.
VinRogue
18/02/2010 20:16:00
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