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Rumour Mill- Blake's Heart of Hearts?

Rumour Mill- Blake's Heart of Hearts?

It's that man, Alan Nixon again who has been publshing rumours in the Mirror about our players.

Now it is the turn of Robbie Blake who is currently out-of-contract in the summer and has made media comments that he feels he may have to leave Burnley FC for footballing reasons.

He has clearly been frustrated by the lack of starts under current Burnley gaffer, Brian Laws and at the age of 34, feels he needs to be playing more games despite his love for Burnley Football Club.

Blake has been very much an impact player for the Clarets this season in the Premier League although of course he will be remembered for that stunning goal of the season he scored against Manchester United in our first home game back in the top flight for 33 years. A goal that ensured a 1-0 victory over the current Premier League Champions back in August 2009.

He made 16 starts in the first part of the season under Owen Coyle but since the arrival of Brian Laws has only managed to be named in the starting eleven on 4 occasions although has been a regular on the bench and made a number of cameo appearances.

Brian Laws has made it plain that he would like to offer Blake a new contract but talks seem to have stalled and Nixon now states that Scottish side Hearts want to give him a two-year deal in the SPL.

Nixon goes on to say that Blake is expected to head to Tynecastle for talks in the next few days before making his decision although is understood to prefer to play in England.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday May 7 2010
Time: 5:21PM

Comments

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Hearts were also reported to be interested in Thommo. Is there some sort of Coyle/Nixon/Scotland conspiracy going on here?
turfmanphil
07/05/2010 17:28:00
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Better Hearts than another championship club, would not seem right Robbie playing against us.
Grimsby Claret
07/05/2010 17:42:00
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And scoring as he has before GC!
Claretdale
07/05/2010 18:42:00
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I hope laws manages to persuade him to stay with the promise of more starts in the championship. Ok, he can't go on forever but Burnley without Blake won't be the same. He's got another season or two left at least, and I hope it's with us.
WelshClaret
07/05/2010 23:31:00
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Can't see him going to the SPL myself - that's a step down from Division One let alone the Championship. I wondered if Cotterill would try to sign him - he was a big admirer of his and signed him up for his second spell at Burnley. I would love him to stay with us. Come on Robbie, stay with us for another season at least.
ozjean
08/05/2010 03:39:00
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Yes he`s a very skillful Player when on good form and should be in first 11 when on top form ,but in some games he started he was below that this season not consistent enough.He never seems he can last a full 90 minutes now ,Coyle subbed him in second half in a lot of games
Longtimeclaret
08/05/2010 13:29:00
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I thought Coyle should have dropped Robbie before he did - especially in away games. At Prem Level I think Robbie was a last 20-25 mins man - Can he be more in the championship?hmmmm, not sure?
Claretdale
08/05/2010 17:48:00
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I agree that he can't often go ninety minutes and I agree that he didn't always play well but who did? Elliott had lots of very poor games as did Eagles - you can hardly say they were consistent. The thing about Blake is that even when he is having a relatively quiet game he is often the one that makes things happen. Take last week, he came on as a sub and didn't do all that much but it was his clever turn and pass to Cork that led to Thompsons goal. We don't have anyone else who can do this and he can do it even more in the Championship. He's a known talent. If we let him go and try to replace him we don't know what we are getting. Keep him for one more season and I think he will be a big asset.
ozjean
09/05/2010 02:16:00
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Robbie don't go we need you in the championship, although I think he said goodbye in the lap of honour I'm sure I saw a tear in his eye on his way round the pitch!
sheclaret
11/05/2010 09:24:00
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I hope the tears were because the Clarets fans sung his praises throughout the game and afterwards! Laws will lose even more face if he lets Blake go or fails to convince him to stay
turfmanphil
11/05/2010 12:38:00
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