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Penny Returns to Peru

Keeper, Diego Penny who made just four appearances for the Clarets over the two years since Owen Coyle signed him in June 2008 has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. The 26 year old's contract still had a just under a year to go but Brian Laws was brutally honest recently stating that the Peruvian international keeper was not where they wanted him to be at this stage. With the arrival recently also of Lee Grant his departure comes as no surprise.

Diego has returned to his homeland of Peru and will now try and resurrect his career over there.

We wish him well. Sorry it didn't work out for you here,Diego. All the best mate

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 16 2010

Time: 2:50PM

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No surprise. Bit of an embarassment for everyone I thought keeping him on the books and never really giving him the chance to play much. Good luck,Diego
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16/08/2010 14:53:00

Apparantly he is also close to signing a one year deal with a Peruvian club but still wishes to return to Europe sometime
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16/08/2010 14:57:00

Had a chat with him before the wigan game last season, I told him I thought he he may make the team soon (as the Beast had made one or two blunders) He said no chance, but was soon on the field as Jensen managed to injure himself. But never given a chance.
Grimsby Claret
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16/08/2010 15:11:00

I feel sorry for him he never really got a sniff with us, good luck to you in the future.
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16/08/2010 16:01:00

Good Luck Diego. I feel sorry for him also to be honest. It was made oh so obvious that he wasnt deemed good enough when a half fit Beast played at Spurs last season after the Barnsley incident. Further evidence when Weaver came in during January. I just wonder what criteria was used to bring buy him in the first place?
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16/08/2010 17:10:00

There is only one man to blame to be honest-Owen Coyle
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16/08/2010 17:43:00

He needs to find a club where he is number one and build up his confidence, I personaly hope Grant gets the oppertunity to become number one, Because either, the Beast is a bully & intimidates other keepers that come, Interesting one or he ups his game
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16/08/2010 20:11:00

Beast definatley ups his gaem Albamaleaf. Watched it for years, new kepper comes he ups his game and looks brilliant, establishes himself as number 1 again, then he tails off. Its his pattern. However on this occasion I'd like to see Grant, I think he is just as good a shot stopper and his dsitrubution is alot better. Beast distrubution is shocking at times, he just needs to look up and throw on occasion and not the usual long punt!! Hopefully Penny can re-build his career, I think you have to say two coaches didn't think he was good enough. He also says he was really happy at Burnely, what as third choice? Do you really want a player that is happy to sit there and take the 15,000 a week? Oh yes he was one of our top earners! Not enough drive.
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16/08/2010 20:33:00

he wasnt on 15k skutter surely! Bit harsh to put all of the blame on Coyle TMP - I appreciate the final decision may have been his but I would their was some form of scouting etc involved from other scouts/coaches.
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16/08/2010 20:51:00

I would very surprised if he was on 15,000 a week? if that was the case it would explain why nobody come in for him on loan, I think you would have to blame Coyle at the end of the day it is down to the manager who he brings in or you would like to think so and the buck should stop with him..
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16/08/2010 21:32:00

Or should that be Penny?
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16/08/2010 22:54:00

Looks like the Penny's dropped! (Ill get my coat!)
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16/08/2010 22:58:00

Did Penny ever get picked up????
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16/08/2010 23:49:00

CD - at risk of being controversial - when Mick McC picked his reserves at Old Trafford, you defended him, saying that a manager must be free to do what he thinks best. Doesn't that also mean that he has to take full responsibility when 'what he thinks best' goes wrong? It's interesting to set what happened with Penny alongside what happened with Guerrero. I wonder if they came with recommendations from the same people? My conclusion is that the flipside of Coyle's motivational ability is an inability to stop his emotions clouding his judgements.
Couch Potato
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17/08/2010 07:42:00

CP - Yes I do think you are correct. I said in my comment above that I appreciate the final decision was made by Owen Coyle ( I hoped) and therefore he should take a large share of the blame for this being a poor signing ( Especially as this isnt the only one). What I meant by my comment above was the system in place to make signings? Was it purely down to Coyle? or was he acting on the recommendations of others? If he put someone 'in control' of scouting and they recommended a dud - Is this Owens fault? or is this the scout he appointed? I dont know the ins and outs!
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17/08/2010 17:07:00

You would like to think that Coyle should have at least seen a video of Penny, even with a recommendation. If not, then his judgement is dodgy. Poor bloke never got a chance really.
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