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Rumour Mill-On His Bikey to Molineux?

Rumour Mill-On His Bikey to Molineux?

The wolves are already picking over the bones of Burnley FC following our confirmed relegation back to the Championship on Sunday after the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Turf Moor.

The latest rumour in the Daily Mail today suggests we are literally under attack from Wolves with the suggestion that Mick McCarthy is wanting to take Andre Bikey to Molineux.

The former Reading man ,signed by Owen Coyle as a centre back in August 2009 has had a strange first season for the Clarets. He impressed in his first few games in the back four and in the absence of captain Steven Caldwell who was out injured for the opening part of the season with groin strain, Bikey made the centre of defence spot his own.

Owen Coyle though made a strange decision when Caldwell finally returned to the first team against Birmingham at home last October. Bikey lost his place in the back four and was tried in midfield and it seemed to work at first with Bikey scoring against Brum. Virtually for the rest of the season, Bikey when selected for the first team then found himself playing in front of the back four even when Caldwell once more succumbed to his persistent groin injury.

Brian Laws seemed to carry on with the tradition for a time preferring instead to select his central defence from Carlisle, Edgar and Duff. Rumours then circulated following the heavy 6-1 defeat against Manchester City at Turf Moor earlier this month,that Laws and Bikey were not seeing eye-to-eye. He has certainly spent most of his time on the bench these last few weeks and his last appearance in the starting eleven curiously enough was against Wolves at Molineux back in March this year.He came on from the bench in our away game against Hull City a couple of weeks ago but was only given four minutes in which to make an impression.

The Daily Mail claims that Mick McCarthy is hoping to complete a cut-price summer deal with the Clarets for Bikey in an effort to give the 25 year old Cameroon international a quick route back to the Premier League.

Bikey who signed a three-year deal for the Clarets would surely be tempted to play in the top flight again but with Barry Kilby stating they don't have to sell players to survive, you would have to hope that if he does leave for pastures new that we will be heavily compensated and get a decent amount of money for the player.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday April 27 2010
Time: 4:15PM

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Bikey never convinced me as a midfielder and I think we messed him about something rotten under consecutive managers. to be honest He is and always should be a solid central defender in my opinion. He would be a great asset in the Championship in the back four but as I always expected someone in the Prem would no doubt poach him off us. Still we are going down stronger (Cough!)
turfmanphil
27/04/2010 16:28:00
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You want to get that cough seen to turfman, it seems to be getting worse. :) As for Mick McC, I reckon if he wants discounted bargains, he should go to Hull, Pompey, Rangers, Celtic or Liverpool. Personally, given his reasonably solid defence, and utterly dire attack (How many did the supposedly multi-million Doyle and pals score at Molyneux?) he'd do better grubbing around at Hull. Though maybe, given that Hull's combined total of £200,000 a week strikers got 7 goals all year, maybe he's thinking that if Andre ******** cut it in a Claret midfield, he can hardly fail but double the Golden Ones' home goal tally by playing up front. Or perhaps Mick's just going to say: "Andre, I can't guarantee first team football, except at Old Trafford, and you can play any position you want there!!!"
Couch Potato
27/04/2010 17:41:00
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Where did those asterisks come from? I thought I had typed 'can't' in that spot. What happened? If I typed something else it was unintentional. Or has auto-censor misfired?
Couch Potato
27/04/2010 17:46:00
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If you beleive these rumours McCarthy is doing far more than trying to tempt Bikey. Wolves are chasing £3m-rated Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard. Full story: Daily Mail Wanderers are also lining up a double summer swoop for Reading's Gylfi Sigurdsson and AZ Alkmaar winger Jeremain Lens. Full story: Daily Mirror The midlands club are also keen to re-sign striker Robbie Keane from Tottenham. The 29-year-old, who began his career at Wolves, spent the latter part of this season on loan at Celtic. Full story: The Sun Not bad for a championship side like us only last season
turfmanphil
27/04/2010 17:48:00
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It might be one of these Scu*thorpe things with a rude word in the middle or you hit the wrong vowel in cant!! ;-)
turfmanphil
27/04/2010 17:50:00
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You will be saying we are bigger than Wolves next (cough) !
bernie lee
27/04/2010 18:19:00
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In terms of ambition everybody in the Premier League and most of the Championship are bigger than us and that certainly includes Wolves.
turfmanphil
27/04/2010 18:41:00
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I just hope that Kilby tells the premiership pirates to get on your bikey, and if the player still want to go get a fair price for them.
Fedupclaret
27/04/2010 19:07:00
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He says he will but at the end of the day if a player wants to go, there is nowt much you can do. Shades of Andy Gray and Lafferty again but at least we got a fair whack for them
turfmanphil
27/04/2010 19:11:00
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In terms of fan base almost everybody in the Premier League and the Championship are bigger than us !
bernie lee
27/04/2010 19:24:00
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