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Cork about to Pop?

Cork about to Pop?

According to the Lancashire Evening Telegraph it would appear that Chelsea have accepted bids from both Blackpool and Southampton for Jack Cork. Of course Jack is still with the England Under 21s squad so there may not be a lot of action on this front.

So now it is time for Burnley to put their money where their mouth is and stump up the cash to buy Cork. If we let him get away it would be a travesty

Chelsea accept bids for Burnley target Cork

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Writer:Steve SSC41
Date:Wednesday June 1 2011
Time: 6:32PM


And so it begins..
01/06/2011 18:35:00
£750k-1m would be enough, and then it's down to wages. Offer him the maximum we are prepared to pay, and then it's down to him.
01/06/2011 21:55:00
I'M TELLING YOU BOYS IF THIS GOES WEST I'M ON A SACK THE BOARD CAMPAIGN!!!! ..... far to much miss management, i.e. leisure centre, gawthope, laws appointment, laws termination and the utter farce in sorting a new manager, the so called hotel on the cricket field etc ect ........ if we cant land cork then its clear that the board have completely lost the ability to steer this club in the right direction..... were becoming a laughing stock ..... WERE IS ALL THE MONEY we spend nothing last year the fletcher sale funded everything with cash left over and the balance sheet shows it whats going on????
01/06/2011 23:25:00
Calm Down hc Calm Down. If we don't land Cork it could be because a Bigger Club offered him more money and the chance to play at a higher level. If I was Jacks dad (a footballing man) I would have advised him to wait until the end of the season at Burnley and then spend the summer deciding your footballing future son. Many fans think it is a done deal..we offer he accepts.....McCann is proving its not just that simple. Lets wait and if he goes to Southampton on less money and for less than a 1 million then we can ask how much did we offer etc.
02/06/2011 08:10:00
Hollins, a bit after your previous post about Jack, in another thread, I had said this... "I always enjoy your spirited contributions, even when I only agree with parts of them. (For me, the appointment of Howe was not such an excruciating process as you certainly suggest it was for you. For me it was perhaps aired a bit too openly, albeit in a way that was trying to respond to fans' desire to be kept in the picture; but it came across to me as the sort of thing that goes on in complex competitive negotiations anywhere. Was the failure by Burnley to recruit Lambert any more embarrasing than, for example, the Champions League Champions' failure to recruit Fabgregas? Or Rangers' failure to recruit Eagles? Do you need perhaps to toughen up??? ;-) ) Anyway, I wish you'd post on here more often. Do you mind if I ask how confident you are that everything you have said is 100% accurate? For the example the £2M that you advise has produced nothing at Gawthorpe and the £2M cost of mothballing the leisure centre? Or that the planning money on the hotel etc was actually out of the club's coffers? I'm not saying you've got it all wrong, I am just asking how confident you are, which to me is just what anyone should do when someone says anything on this scale of significance. Also could you clarify for someone like me who lives away from town, is the leisure centre closed currently? Beyond this, it certainly sounds as though you're more up-to-date than me concerning the Modus receivers, and it is certainly a story that underlines an important difference between investments and loans. But it's perhaps important to ask ourselves, no matter how much the loss of those loans saddens us, whether we'd have secured our all too short stay in the PL if those funds had not been loaned in. May I end by recommending an excellent article in a recent WTBM fanzine that went some considerable way to explaining where all the money is? I think it may also have been posted on here? Do please keep posting on here.
Couch Potato
02/06/2011 09:58:00
It's time to build on our strengths and let some dead wood (if we have any) go. Trouble is - we seemed so erratic at times last season it would be tricky to say who fits and who doesn't. Personally I'd say Cork is a big assett (reliable) and may be worth more to us (at first anyway) than the other clubs mentioned above. If Howe is as good as he is portrayed I'm sure he will go in boots an all if he wants him. (Having said that I still have a feeling that this is the make or break season and maybe a bit of "careless cash" could be spent to help build us an edge on the rivals)
02/06/2011 12:23:00
I agree with hc but I am still optimistic that the board will land him.
snorbens claret
02/06/2011 17:17:00
Just how long have the Board been dragging their feet over signing Jack Cork. So why does anyone think they are going to sign him now. I just cannot see them getting into any sort of bidding competition for him, maybe they have just been waiting and hoping to get him for free. Just hope that I am so wrong but I am not holding my breath.
02/06/2011 19:14:00
And if all the recent illness scares when Jack returned to Chelsea had been bad news would we have wasted money just like buying Austin.......sack the board they bought Austin and Cork and wasted all that cash......somedays you just will never win unless you are a supporter and able to change your mind very quickly about players!
02/06/2011 22:35:00
I agree the Board are always going to be on a hiding to nothing but Jack Cork did not have any illness considerations for the vast majority of time he was here, perhaps he has never been available for signing, but he is available now. Do the Board not try because he might get an illness scare again. I would never criticise because a player got ill and nor would anyone else with any sense. It would be like critisising the Board if a player got injured.
03/06/2011 10:07:00
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