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Come in Number 23?-Mystery Signing?

One of our eagle-eyed Clarets spotted that in fact we only had 22 players named on the Official Site despite the club saying Eddie Howe had named 23 players for the South West tour that begins today.

So is there a mystery man amongst the party. He who dare not be named? Could we have signed a new player and he is being kept under wraps until an official announcement or can the club simply not add up?

Have they forgot to add Leon Cort or remove Chris Iwelumo who signed for Watford today?

Well by all accounts, media manager, Daz Bentley is not allowed to name the 23rd player so the plot thickens although I suspect it will only be a trialist

Watch this space!!

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 19 2011

Time: 11:38AM

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Ooh er..or in the case of tonight's game..ooh ar!!
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19/07/2011 11:42:00

Bet your house he will be a trialist ... although fairy stupid to not mention him cos when he gets off the coach the tweets will start, unless he's in a balaclava ! OR are we about to announce his signing today ?? Turf Man could it be Messi do ya think ?
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19/07/2011 11:58:00

Aye HC and Cort not in 23 so that Messi for cash plus player rumour might be true? roflmao
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19/07/2011 12:03:00

Cort not travelled with the squad according to the tweeters, (Daz Bently) I think he's on his way as well come on PNE get ya bloody fingers out he will do a great job for you just as Treacy will do a great job for us ....... OOOOOhhhh ooh ar!!... mmmmm is that it? are we awaiting a Court for Treacy deal to be announced few quid needed as well I suspect, may be just may be eh !!!
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19/07/2011 12:14:00

Whats going on Cort and Harvey not in the squad are they injured or are they next for the chop.
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19/07/2011 12:17:00

Well, Howe has god rid of two attackers, two midfielders and two defenders (three with Cort, if he leaves). In came a defender. I personally imagine a striker and a winger as reinforcements.
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19/07/2011 12:27:00

Treacy seems a good bet (player/cash with Cort?lol)
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19/07/2011 12:36:00

Would it be the Kiwi chap we've signed?
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19/07/2011 12:36:00

Naw think he's way too young and he is not a secret, they already announced his signing
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19/07/2011 12:37:00

Anyone know where they're based while down here in the SW? I could maybe try to peek through the hedge, or hire a microlite? Or I've heard there are several recently unemployed phone hackers looking for new business? Maybe one of them can get the story?
Couch Potato
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19/07/2011 12:58:00

Somewhere in Bath by all accounts although they could move nearer to Torquay after! I wonder if they intend to make an announcement today before kick-off tonight. Probably shouldn't build my hopes up. Expecting news of a big signing but it will probably be some unknown trialist
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19/07/2011 13:01:00

Bloody hell. I said Treacy/Cort in cash/player swop tongue in cheek and now they are all believing it!! lol
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19/07/2011 13:10:00

and now ya gonna believe us ...... hehehe, hey don't forget the iwelumo stuff was only a whisper to star with
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19/07/2011 13:33:00

May be a coincidence by Iewlumo did play No 23 for us !!
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19/07/2011 13:37:00

I thought it might be we hadn't clearanse for him to play yet. That said the other young lad is in the squad Hewitt. While i'm on about the youth team is McKee still with us?
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19/07/2011 15:46:00

McKee was named in the squad that went to Altrincham but stayed on the bench. Not selected since
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19/07/2011 15:49:00

There are young players ahead of McKee up front. Howe said last season that he was looking for 'something nasty' in midfield when signing Bartlett. Is Hewitt a strong tackler? Is he the next Cork? Anyone know anything about him?
Couch Potato
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19/07/2011 16:22:00

All I know about him comes from Howe-I have been impressed with him. I saw him last year several times for the reserves and every time he impressed me.Hes got a real enthusiasm for the game. Hes a very good young player and one we have high hopes for.
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19/07/2011 16:48:00

The (GK) Stewart doesn't seem to have been mentioned or has he gone bye the bye now?
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19/07/2011 17:57:00

Some are saying he is the missing #23 but can't see that would be a secret since they have already mentioned him on Official Site! No official word on Stewart so god knows. They sounded keen to sign him as a third-string keeper
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19/07/2011 18:05:00

The plot thickens we should find out soon enough.
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19/07/2011 18:09:00

Numerous dubious rumour websites now suggesting #23 is ex-Wolves midfielder David Jones (26 ,England U21)
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19/07/2011 18:32:00

I to be honest believe that the #23 is going to be a player that none of us expects to be.. Best eg.; did any one expect Mee to sign in?
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19/07/2011 18:44:00

@dazbentleybfc: Can now confirm that goalkeeper Jon Stewart is 23rd player in #SWtour squad #twitterclarets
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19/07/2011 19:14:00

Yeah what a bloody swizz!! Typical though
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19/07/2011 19:16:00


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