Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Rumour Mill-Sharp Practice for Official Signing?

Rumour Mill-Sharp Practice for Official Signing?

Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp is set to complete a move to Turf Moor according to The Star although the paper also states that the Blades board of directors have denied that an offer has been made by Brian Laws.

Sky Sports have gone one better though and announced that a bid has been accepted.

Sharp, 24 spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers and managed an impressive 15 goals in 35 appearances.

The former Scunthorpe United striker was also linked recently with a move to newly-promoted Championship side Leeds.

We await an official announcement with bated breath but if Sharp is on his way and with striker, Chris Iwelumo already signing for the Clarets this week, it would appear that there is only fate in store for Steven Fletcher; a probable move to Wolves!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday June 2 2010
Time: 7:49AM

Comments

0
Quite the like the idea of a new strike force based on Sharp and Iwelumo although Fletcher is probably as good as both of them put together. Sharp seems to suffer from inconsistency, does well for some clubs and not others so hopefully we will get the most from him if he comes
turfmanphil
02/06/2010 07:53:00
0
"...although Fletcher is probably as good as both of them put together." Hilarious. For a player who, whilst undoubtedly good, has only one foot to speak of (and how), can't really head too well, and whose touch seemed a bit heavy at times, I think some are making too much of his - seemingly - impending departure. I'm not saying he's a bad player or that I want him to leave, but £7 million or so represents a great deal for BFC.
whentheballmoves
02/06/2010 08:36:00
0
..and a great loss for a club that doesn't have to sell! Also one with Prem experience.Mick McCarthy is no mug! We are the losers and its about time we had the balls to call the shots or at least stop making inane comments that we will do everything we can to keep players
turfmanphil
02/06/2010 08:54:00
0
I think TMP the inconsistency of Sharp can be related to where he is playing. Whilst playing for Scunny & Donny the ball is on the deck a lot more and chances are created for the sort of player Sharp is. Under Blackwell, the ball is lumped forward and this is not the sort of football from which Sharp is likely to be benefit. Thankfully we play the Scunny/Donny style. As an additional point - Did Laws sign Sharp for Scunny?
Claretdale
02/06/2010 09:00:00
0
I think Laws did sign him. Sharp's 'inconsistency' has only been a problem at Sheffield United. His record everywhere else is fantastic. I agree with wtbm about the unnecessary furore regarding the iminent departure of Fletcher. Unless I'm wrong Fletcher isn't deemed good enough to get a place in the Scotland starting squad so how good does that say he is?
ClaretClaude
02/06/2010 09:44:00
0
Putting aside the fact that McCarthy, McLeish, Allardyce and Coyle have all been interested in him, you also have to remember what he is likely to do for us at Championship level! He will be in a class of his own I suspect and could easily get 20-30 goals at that level. Big mistake if we let him go in my opinion
turfmanphil
02/06/2010 10:31:00
0
If the player wants to go or the club want to sell and taking your point Tmp (the Club don't need to sell) like i said in a early post you ain't going to please everyone. I would like to see him stay and I think he would score at least 25 goals this season but i also know how fickle football is, on the other side at least we are looking to buy decent replacements with good track records.
Fedupclaret
02/06/2010 11:03:00
0
Laws wants to keep Fletcher , he say's Iwelumo is'nt a replacement for Fletcher and he wants to bring in a goal scorer to compliment his squad !
Bernie Lee
02/06/2010 11:11:00
0
A further striker would make 5 plus Jay Rod - Surely thats to many? Unless he sees Pato in the right midfield slot now?
Claretdale
02/06/2010 12:06:00
0
Hope you're right BL. Nothing is certain in football these days, but it'll be a big mistake to sell Fletch. We've all seen the missed chances, but we've all seen the potential as well. There's only one way he's going to go, and that's better and better. We don't need the money even though we're all ensconsed in the time honoured mentality of having to sell to survive. The fact is things have changed, and we don't at this moment in time. Keep him at all cost, just like Arsenal told RM to **** off . Remember the good old days when a contract was a contract?
WelshClaret
02/06/2010 23:41:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Stats: Arsenal v Clarets

All the stats from Arsenal (2) vs (1) Clarets, Emirates Stadium, 22/1/17 Att: 59955

Team Sheets - Arsenal v Burnley

Burnley go to the Emirates Stadium as the visitors to Arsenal for the latest Premier League game.

Officials - Arsenal v Burnley (22/1/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Arsenal and Burnley this Sunday.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (20/1/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:
Heaton1%
Lowton0%
Keane33%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Boyd0%
Marney0%
Hendrick0%
Defour33%
Gray0%
Barnes0%
Sub - Barton0%
Sub - Tarkowski0%
Sub - Vokes33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
FA Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 12 2017 1:30PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret10
2.Irishclaret9
3.WelshClaret3
4.Mike Mada2
5.charlie12
6.Bryan webster 1
Write for Vital Football