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A Fee for a Grant Agreed!

Lee Grant could soon be a Claret following news that Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a fee for the 27 year old keeper.

The Official Burnley FC website have announced that a deal has been agreed for an undisclosed fee with Grant about to discuss personal terms at Turf Moor early this week.

Unless those talks break down, Lee Grant could once more be playing under Brian Laws the manager who signed him from Derby County for the Owls in July 2007.

It will also be a return to Turf Moor for the former England Under 21 International after a brief loan spell at the club in 2005. He was signed by Steve Cotterill on a one-month loan from Derby County in November 2005 as emergency cover for the suspended Brian Jensen and injured Danny Coyne. He made his debut for the Clarets and kept a clean sheet in the home game against Leicester City, a match we ended up winning 1-0 thanks to a John Spicer goal.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 25 2010

Time: 2:57PM

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Great news although I suspect Jensen wont be celebrating too much. Never mind Brian you might win yet another battle to claim the Number 1 spot-Coyne, Pollitt, Kiraly, Penny, Weaver..they all come,they all go and the Beast keeps his crown.
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25/07/2010 15:01:00

I am chuffed to bits with this signing, does Laws take any credit for this signing...doubt it lol. Lets get him playing asp, watched him at Under 21's and always liked him, even went to Italy to watch him play in an U'21's......happy days, now that is a story!
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25/07/2010 15:45:00

Good to see Laws getting a player he wanted only time will tell who's between the sticks come the opening day of the season.
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25/07/2010 15:57:00

Astute signing by Laws and he certainly gets credit from me. , assuming of course Grant agrees personal terms. I do wonder why we didn't go for him in the first place instead of going round the houses with the on-loan Forster attempt. Maybe we did and things fell through who knows?
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25/07/2010 16:10:00

best keeper outside of premier, may have gone up a division but took a step back career wise, burnley?!?!?!?!?
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25/07/2010 17:48:00

You have got yourself an absoloute bargain there if you've only paid 1 million! If he were at a team like Man Utd they'd want at least 10 Million for him! You'll soon find out what a brilliant keeper he is and he will be GREATLY missed at Hillsborough! I hope you go back up this season tho cus if he aint playin for us he deserves to be in the Premier League! Just hope we can get a replacement half as good as him!
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25/07/2010 18:20:00

sorry turf moor but brian will take you backwards, great young goalkeeper @ 27 and before his prime. A massive shame we've lost him, a genuinely gutted owl. Good luck lee, uproot the beast.
no9 de bilde
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25/07/2010 18:23:00

Genuinely feel for the owls, I hope you can get yourself back up next season. Grant at 27 years of age could still feature in 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Dare to Dream you read it here first. Glasses, tinted........you bet.
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25/07/2010 18:35:00

He will only be a good signing if he replaces the Beast, No use paying 1m+ for a keeper and leaving him sat on the bench all season. Come on Laws do something right for a change and put grant as our number one
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25/07/2010 18:36:00

Lee Grant's one previous turnout for us Clarets was on 19 November 2005, when we beat Leicester on the Turf 1-0. It was a headed goal by Jon Spicer, who had ended up in goal in our previous game after the Beast got sent off... but we beat Luton anyway, thanks to an Ade Akinbiyi hat-trick. So, Lee has replaced the Beast once already! Now here's the really strange thing... although I was on the Turf myself that day and therefore didn't see it live, but did see it later on something like YouTube: Mark E. Smith of The Fall read the classified results on BBC1 that evening!
Couch Potato
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25/07/2010 18:36:00

Grant is now poised to make the move to Turf Moor on a three-year deal and will head for talks and a medical over the next couple of days.
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25/07/2010 19:01:00

With Grant on board, I'd be satisfied with the squad as it looks now going into the Championship season. Just hope we can keep hold of the rest of the players.
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25/07/2010 19:20:00

I'm happier with grant than Forster. It would be a cracking signing, not home yet though!
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25/07/2010 19:55:00

I for one are not sad to see him go, last season he was the best shot stopper in the championship, but in the air he could'nt command his six yard box, and a nightmare if he came off his line, your welcome to him, just hope we've got close to 1-5m for him and a sell on clause.
ecco owl
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25/07/2010 22:41:00

Why would you be hoping for a sell on clause if he is as poor as you suggest ????
Bernie Lee
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25/07/2010 23:51:00

Me being a Norwich fan Forster is absolutely brilliant but living near burnley and everyone obsessed with the Beast would Grant be first choice if not i don't see why he would have wanted to move. Anyway, best of luck for the new season.
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26/07/2010 09:47:00

Bristol City and West Brom are reported to be trying to hijack our plans. Grant could be Number 1 NCFC L although the Beast may have other ideas. Grant would certainly be second fiddle at West Brom with captain Scott Carson around
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26/07/2010 11:58:00

This will be a good signing if it comes off, pending the 'personal terms' agreement and of course any hijacking attempts that tmp pointed out. I still think the Beast should start the season as No1 in recognition of his excellent service to the club over the years. How quickly Grant gets his chance will depend on The Beast's form and how the results are going. If the season goes as I think it will, Grant may have to wait a while.
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26/07/2010 13:48:00

I reckon Grant would be 1st choice, from what I have seen of him he likes to punch out clearances, that is not my reasoning for him being first choice, just the fact he will be Laws choice but Jenson will prevail again....
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26/07/2010 20:36:00

Signed by all accounts Burnley have agreed a fee with Sheffield Wednesday for stopper Lee Grant, who will now discuss personal terms with the Clarets. The fee, Burnley's fourth offer for the 27 year old, is undisclosed but is believed to be in the region of 1million. Wednesday have made eight summer signings ahead of the League One season but have finally bowed to pressure and decided to cash in on Grant. The Owls were hit with a winding-up order over outstanding tax debts last week.
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26/07/2010 20:41:00

With Grant our No 1 keeper, I feel a lot happier about our chances ,if not automatic promotion, then definitely in the top 6. He may have some shortcomings --as some others seem to be quick to point out -- but he has experience,is younger than" The Beast" and we have a heck of a good goalkeeper coach Have faith- We Will Get There
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26/07/2010 21:35:00

Now a signing that is total quality!!! ! (that's if we deliver on it of course)....... I hate to say it but I think Mr Laws is starting to make this happen on paper!! if you don't believe me look at what the Owls fans are saying they are doing their nut!... Irvines gone nuts thought we were only short of a mask apparently! GET IN ! Now where's that bloody striker !!!! P.S. Jenson wont get a game and about time he has competition some of his decisions have been almost slap stick he aint good enough ....... BURNLEY READY !
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27/07/2010 12:56:00

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27/07/2010 12:57:00

Sheffield Wednesday have turned down a last-ditch approach from Bristol City for goalkeeper Lee Grant. the chance to work with Laws again at Burnley looks to have swayed Grant, who had been strongly tipped to leave the South Yorkshire club following their relegation to League One at the end of last season.
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27/07/2010 13:10:00

Nowt better'n an 'appy 'ollins! Come on Burnley!!!
Couch Potato
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27/07/2010 13:11:00

No doubt that you've got yourselves a potentially class keeper for a knockdown price but I think you need to keep your feet on the ground. He is a brilliant shot stopper but does make his share of mistakes and he is not very commanding at all. His reputation was really made over last season where he improved immensely. He is no finished article but seemed to be coming on leaps and bounds. If he continues that way then "yes" you really do have a special keeper on your hands. I hope he does well for you and he will be missed by Wednesday fans.
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27/07/2010 14:07:00

Thanks baldowl, I agree we have to keep our feet on ground. What I think is that Grant is the equal of Jensen at least, however grant is only 27. Keepers are at their best around 30 to 35, so I think he will get better, thats why id like to sign him.
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27/07/2010 14:49:00

Now on Official Site, he's ours for an undisclosed fee.Signed a 3 year deal! Get in!!
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27/07/2010 16:08:00


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