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Rumour Mill-Coyle £3m Double Trouble for Burnley

Rumour Mill-Coyle £3m Double Trouble for Burnley

Clarets fans will not be too happy reading today's Daily Mail.

The paper seems confident that a deal has already been agreed between Burnley and Bolton allowing both Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears to play for Owen Coyle next season for the measly sum of £3 million!

They state:

'Bolton will sign Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears after manager Owen Coyle had a £3million joint offer accepted by his old club Burnley'

Both players are currently in their last year of their contracts so the worry is that the club might be tempted to cash in now rather than lose them on a Bosman next summer.We have to hope though the Mail rumour is a ridiculous bit of media gossip because quite frankly if this goes ahead there could be open riot on the terraces come the season opener on 6th August after the failure also to sign Jack Cork and indeed so far, the failure to sign anybody this summer on a permanent deal.We are now the only club in the Championship not to have signed a new player this summer on a permanent deal with the other clubs averaging about 4 new signings each.

£3 million for two key players and to Judas as well; that is bound to go down a storm with Clarets fans. There is no way anybody in their right mind could describe that as a good bit of business and if true it would simply smack of financial desperation. The Mail must be having a laugh, if not then it clearly shows our financial situation is shot to pieces with the club only having one ambition; to be League 1 champions at the end of 2012-13.

'We don't have to sell' we were told, let's hope they are about to prove it.

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Date:Saturday July 23 2011
Time: 8:23AM


We may as well throw in the towel now if there is any truth in this rumour. [Edited by turfmanphil]
23/07/2011 08:31:00
Well at least Daz Bentley on Twitter has described the gossip as a 'ridiculous rumour' so perhaps we can now all chill out and wait for the next heart-thumping non-story!
23/07/2011 08:39:00
Phil i know you're on the edge but i really don't see a problem these two players will not sign a new contract what ever we offer, so next year they walk for free or you sell. I would hope we would get at least £4m for both but lets wait and see, not bothered either way if they stop or go you know Eagles always wanted away from the Club.
23/07/2011 08:45:00
Do we want to get promotion this season? If we do we can't afford to let players like Eagles and Mears go. We have no idea what will happen to these two come May 2012. If we get promotion, they might stay and play for us in the top flight. They definitely won't if we stay down. The problem also with letting these two go so late in pre-season, is that we are unlikely to get anybody of proven quality to replace them and will be rummaging around in the basement bucket for Lg1/Lg 2 cheapos. Do we have a decent right back? Er no unless you want to risk dragging Eckersley back from his loan in Canada
23/07/2011 08:52:00
I hope this is a load of you know what. How many times does that Judas so and so want to tear the club apart. Got to agree with TMP we can't let key players go at this point of the preseason. Things arn't looking so brilliant anyway with not bringing in any signings yet. If this does go ahead we are all doomed!!!!
23/07/2011 09:04:00
So Eagles is going to get us promotion, come on tmp on his day a good player but they were not to many of them last season, and if we won promotion Eagles would still want away thinks he's better than he really is. So we don't get promotion this season and they walk for free now that is bad management, sorry tmp not with you on this one.
23/07/2011 09:08:00
It's good to disagree on some things FedUp!! ;-) Wasn't it Brian Clough who said 'they are only opinions'!? I would rather have Eagles performing like he has the past few seasons rather than no Eagles at all. If there is any truth in the Prem Club rumours, Bolton, QPR and Swansea then that is at least three managers who would appear to think Eagles has enough talent.
23/07/2011 09:16:00
Sincerely hope this is true but if it is, it shows that whatever Daz says on Twitter can be ignored - so clear is he that we should ignore these ridiculous rumours.
23/07/2011 09:19:00
If they go then the chance of getting up are zilch unless we sign someone better which ain't gonna happen. My opinion is we DON'T sell anyone to Bolton or C***e just tell them to feck right off! I suppose the only saving grace that the Mail article wasn't wrote by Nixon.
23/07/2011 09:20:00
QPR can't keep Tarabt, Spurs losing Modric, Arsenal losing Fabregas and maybe us losing Eagles and Mears, the common thread is simply that clubs want to keep their best players BUT it is the Agent and The Player who will have the final say. I posted some time ago I was worried that Eagles only had a year left, said it before if come January we are outside the play off places then he will leave for peanuts, if a good offer comes in now you would have to consider it.
23/07/2011 09:25:00
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