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Club Confirm Beast wants Away

Club Confirm Beast wants Away

Clarets keeper Brian Jensen has handed in a transfer request according to the Official Site.

He only signed a new two year contract in the summer but lost his place to Lee Grant.

The Beast has now told manager Brian Laws he wants to leave in January and has handed in a written transfer request. The club are now considering the request.

This is not the first time Jensen has lost his place in a Burnley side and handed in a transfer request. Dropped for poor performances by Steve Cotterill in January 2007,he threw a wobbly when the gaffer brought in Mike Pollitt on loan from Wigan.

He did of course eventually stay and saw off the challenge from a number of keepers keen to become Number One choice. Danny Coyne, Mike Pollitt, Gabor Kiraly and Diego Penny all came and went.

You could perhaps have some sympaathy for the Beast this time. Lee Grant became first choice keeper in the game away to QPR back in October and he has held that spot since. Jensen though had not been playing badly and Laws intimated he might have some sort of rotational policy to keep both players happy.

Our comments from our posters earler in the day when the Daily Mail leaked the rumour was as follows:

It must be hard for Jensen, I never really thought he deserved to be dropped. I can see why he would want away unless Laws is true to his word and starts rotating the keepers more.

My sentiments exactly tmp add to that we have failed to keep a clean sheet since, come on Brian keep fighting in there BEAST!!

I do think similar - but when Grant was purchased it would seem logical he was done so to be the number 1.

You just always get the feeling that Grant and Laws are buddy pals from their time at Hillsborough! It looked like they were hoping Jensen would mess up and when that didn't happen they dropped him anyway. i can understand why Jensen might be angry

Yep you just can't see Jensen getting a look in barring an injury to Grant, that said though Jensen has been in this position many times before.

Agree with the above, I couldn't understand why Jensen was dropped either. It's not as if we're keeping clean sheets as 8c8 points out, so why hasn't the Beast been brought back in on a rotational basis at least

Club confirm Jensen has put a transfer request in :-(

So now it's official, let the debate continue

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Date:Wednesday December 22 2010
Time: 9:51AM


Not happy about this at all
22/12/2010 09:53:00
Kinda leaves with the feeling of who is next?
22/12/2010 09:58:00
You have to blame Laws for this and this could be yet another nail in his coffin! You are right 8c8 you do begin to wonder how much unrest there is in the players dressing room
22/12/2010 10:01:00
I hope there isn't any unrest tmp, because we need to be firing on all cylinders now. One thing's for sure, if there is unrest then Laws is finished. He needs to resolve this quickly by telling Jensen that he'll be rotating the goalkeepers from now on. And if I was Jensen I'd be asking 'Why was I dropped in the first place?' . Will the Jensen Interceptor make a comeback?
22/12/2010 10:09:00
Well we know its certainly not money after reading Dave Thomas's 'Life of Brian' book review! "How Brian therefore feels about Brian Laws now is therefore presumably mixed - gratitude for the best salary he has had, only recently has he been able to buy his dream car; but presumably deep torment that he has now lost the jersey."-Clealy we now know the true extent of Beast's feelings towards the gaffer
22/12/2010 10:18:00
Whichever way we look at it, it just brings more unrest and at Christmas time once again!! I see Sheffield Utd have been given permission to talk to O'Driscoll??
22/12/2010 10:28:00
I'm not at all sure that how Beast feels should be considered indicative of how others in the squad are feeling. It's one thing for an outfielder to be rested and rotated, quite another for a keeper to be benched, where he knows he's only going to get on in a game if there's an injury, and at a time when resrve games are so much less glamorous than last year's. Beast's decision will clearly have a major psychological impact on some fans, even though many others (and possibly some of the same ones) had been calling time on the Beast long before Laws did it. So at the moment I'm inclined to put this down as one of those things that happen, rather than a chink of light into a bigger picture.
Couch Potato
22/12/2010 10:50:00
I think the worry is the timing for a lot of fans! You just sense its going to be that Christmas tits-up feeling again. If we do keep Laws the only thing that will cheer up the fans will be bringing in some new high-profile players and holding on to our best ones! For me though, I would tear up the script, release Laws and start again with some new energy and hope. The Laws issue is draining & demoralising and no matter which was you look at it, you can only ever see midtable mediocrity under the current regime
22/12/2010 11:08:00
I can understand where Couch is coming from but being dropped for no reason bit harsh, and tmp got it in one with his last post regarding problems with Laws is this the reason for how bad we all playing at the moment, can see things getting ugly if we all losing at Barnsley.
22/12/2010 11:56:00
I feel sorry for Brian Jenson, he has done us proud in the past, sadly this is football and if BL thinks he is not good enough so be it. Although I do think that BL should have been honest and said so and perhaps offered BJ a free transfer. I for one do not think this will be the end of players going, or seeking to, in January. Afraid that BL is leading the Club to mere survival in the Championship, if that.
22/12/2010 12:09:00
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