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Rumour Mill-Nathan Eccleston on loan?

The Clarets have been linked with a loan move for 20 year old, Liverpool striker,Nathan Eccleston.

Eccleston came through Liverpool's youth team.He has made two appearannces for the Reds. The Newton Heath-born striker made his competitive debut in October 2009, in the League Cup match against Arsenal after coming on as a late substitute for Philipp Degen.

He then made his league debut, again as a late substitute, a few days later against Fulham.

In January 2010, he joined League One side Huddersfield Town on a month's loan and in February, Liverpool announced that the loan deal had been extended until May 2010.

After making 12 appearances for The Terriers, starting 4 times and scoring once but also being sent off once, he returned to Anfield.

Liverpool gaffer,Roy Hodgson is thought to be happy to loan out Eccleston in January in order to further his education since he is considered a future prospect at Anfield.

Premier League clubs West Brom and Wigan are also thought to be interested though along with current Championship league leaders,Queens Park Rangers

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 3 2011

Time: 7:38PM

Your Comments

We seem to be linked with every 20 year old striker going lately, lets get this defence sorted first..
8clarets8
Couldn't have put it better myself,8c8! Probably one of Laws quirky ideas if any truth in this rumour
turfmanphil
Totally agree 8c8 as we have both said before lets hear of some good solid defenders coming in since we have more holes in our defence than a pair of fishnet stockings!!
sheclaret
I am with you all on this. We are scoring goals but we will not win bugger all until the defence starts earning appearance money! We are doomed to another season in the Chumpionship....I am really hacked off with the team selection and defending.
VinRogue
How is it even possible we can be linked with anyone when we dont have a manager ........... any previouse bets are surly off until the new man can assess his team Carlisle and Alexandra to go onto the coaching team with immediate effect, new defender and midfield an absolute must grant on the bench until he can keep a clean sheet recall the beast... lets get the comp for the no 1 shirt going again .... loan out tommo and patto neither good enough these are all absolute musts in order to sharpen things up
hollinsclaret
I agree hc with putting the beast back between the sticks, however sending Thompson and Paterson out on loan would not do us any favours, That would leave us with two strikers and one who may not get his loan extended depending on the clubs and which manager we get in, Paterson on his day is the best striker we have, it was his goals that got us promoted in the first place.
8clarets8
Yep, IMO we have to find room for Thommo and Pato, or at least start them more often unless we are going to suddenly get some more higher-profile strikers in. Why bother its clear, defence is the area we need to shore up and also midfield to some extent!
turfmanphil
I agree with vinrogue and don't want to hear of our interest in any more strikers We must strengthen the Mid field and the back four. Regardless of who is in goal Larson and/or Grant can only do so much without a good defensive unit in front of them. A new manager coming in will (if he is at all good ) know our shortcomings and already have a list ready for the transfer window Right now we are desperately in need of an experienced person to get us back within sight of the playoff grouping. I think that person could be Big Sam even if only to the end of the season or when we arrive in the Promised Land
claretfromaway
I agree with that statement claretfromaway....we are in need of an experienced person to get us back.....should we be taking a chance with our future by appointing someone without the experience...which is a huge gamble or should we be learning from past mistakes and going for experience? I would want that experienced manager.
VinRogue
Yep, we have a poll on this manager thing re up-and-coming v experienced. 78% want experienced and proven,I am one of 'em!!
turfmanphil
I think it all depends on who the experienced person it is before we could make an assumption?
8clarets8
Same applies to up-and-coming though as well but the chances are surely an experienced/proven manager is likely to get us where we want to be quicker, especially with the squad we already got?
turfmanphil
******NOW HERE THIS**** Carets, and members of the board if your reading, (which I hope you are) We stand at the juncture of MASSIVE historical importance to our club.... in fact I cant ever remember a more important time in our clubs history other than the one before us right now. This is the first time we have been able to fund premiership type players and attract really strong Premiership managerial candidates. Never have we ever been able to do this EVER ! We have to grasp the nettle, this it's not a time for shrinking violets and its certainly not a time for developing young managers! The boards decision is simple and its about this.... we have four months and some serious levels of cash to get us into the top two spots, we are four games behind an automatic spot with the fortunes of the Premiership and all that it brings staring right back at us. I cant ever think of a better time to absolutely go for it!!!! the rewards of the premiership are immeasurable as we all know .... if we fail this year, our task becomes 10 fold harder next year.... our players become despondent and we lose some of them, our cash reserves become more depleted, our plans for the training and ground development become more of a pipe dream than a reality as we battle to resource players wages, and our attraction to the top managers becomes less appealing. Our gates start to fall along with our dreams. If ever there was a time to grasp the nettle it is now.... for next year will be to late..... We have to start to believe we will be playing Premiership Football next year and because of this we need a premiership manager for the board its time to step up and show us the ambition rather than the prudence, its time for us to install a manager that has proven he is capable of such a task.... its not a time for a rookie ......................its time to step forward Mr Allardyce !
hollinsclaret
In theory yes but you only have to look at the win ratio of McInnes and Howe albeit at a lower level, would they be worth a gamble on getting us up? maybe not this season but the next or pay a big wage out and risk not getting up anyway, I am unsure can you stick a stuck on the fence please in the poll ;-)
8clarets8
It is the IF game, and for me if we do get promoted with an up and coming manager will he be good enough for us to survive the Premiership? Its a long term strategy I would want, offer an experienced manager a fistfull of Dollars to get us promoted with a reward of two fistfulls of Dollars if he achieves it.
VinRogue
Beast popped into the crowd during the warm-up yesterday to tend to a little girl who had taken a ball in the head. He sounded really fed up to be out of the starting eleven and hinted that he would rather be watching with the fans than on the bench ! I agree that until we get a new manager talk of signings is a bit pie in the sky. However, watching Shane Long give Carlisle the run around yesterday I can't help thinking that we could do with defensive re-inforcements AND a nippy striker that could cause havoc in the opposition's area. We have a couple of big men but not much else and certainly no-one who can create space with movement and pace off the ball.
RickersTwickers
Defence is definitely what we need to work on, that's a fact. I still can't get myself to believe that Big Sam might come here, but if there's any chance we should jump on it. He'll sort the defensive shortcomings, take us up there and keep us there. If, as I fully expect to find, that it's all rumour then I'd prefer McInness, Howe or Hughes to Brown. No rumours at all regarding Hughton, my other preferred choice, so I take it he's not in the frame?
WelshClaret
Sounds like Palace are after Hughton
turfmanphil
Palace also said to be after Coppell.
Couch Potato
Phil Brown also hinted publically,he wants the Burnley job. See LT article via this link: http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/burnley/news/8767608.Phil_Brown_in_Burnley_job_hint/?ref=rss
turfmanphil
My worse fears that tmp regarding Brown, having read the story does not cheer me up neither he seems to like the the Iwelumo up front at home, as I have stated elsewhere to much like Laws for me, I would be happy for any of the others in the running, it is just something about him I can't quite put my finger on what it is? the singing maybe? the amount of debt Hull were left with? or maybe he looks to much like that bloke off Corrie with the big eye that murdered everybody!!!
8clarets8
Anybody think Eccleston has bitten off more than he can chew looking at that photo? He might get an audition for a Vampire film though which seems to be the current craze. Phil Brown is getting to me now, he thinks he can do a job at Burnley so if he's that motivated maybe he deserves a chance? We could do far worse?
turfmanphil
Whoever the board appoint deserves a chance, we haven't got any other option but to support their choice. It's always the same really isn't it? We've all got our personal choices but we'll just have to wait and see who they appoint. For some reason I really don't want it to be Brown, but if it's him, then I'll be behind him hoping he can do the business for us. Cracking game at the Cardiff Stadium tonight by the way, Cardiff are far from finished as some of their fans seemed to think. It's getting silly when they're baying for Jones to go and they're second!
WelshClaret
I agree we have no choice WC and I will give him a chance but I will always have that nagging feeling like I did with Laws that he isn't the right man for me but I trust Kilby and don't think he will make the same mistake twice, never had a problem with any of his over appointments, everybody makes mistakes and we learn from them such is life, who won btw Leeds were 2-0 up were they not?
8clarets8
 

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