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Rumour Mill-Is it Oldham's Chris Taylor?

There have been reports that Burnley are interested in bringing 24 year old Oldham's Chris Taylor to Turf Moor. He is quite a versatile player and actually he primarily plays in midfield although he can obviously also play up front and was the Latics leading goal scorer last season in League 1 with 11 goals to his name.

He is a local lad born in Oldham and has played for no other club joining the team he supported as a lad in August 2005. He signed a contract extension in March 2009, one that would keep him at the club until 2012. In the last year of his contract then, Oldham may feel it is time to cash in on the player and it would be a bizarre twist of fate if it was Taylor lining up for the Clarets against his former club on Tuesday night in our pre-season clash at Boundary Park.

Speculation has been rife that our first new permanent signing of the summer is imminent with media reports that we could have a new player on the books as early as today (Monday 25th July). Well at the time of writing this article-10:15am-there has been no official announcement so we still eagerly await news.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 25 2011

Time: 10:16AM

Your Comments

Interesting link,sounds a promising player but again unproven at this level
turfmanphil
When they are at the young end of the age scale, they are almost always going to be unproven...that's the skill a manager brings. That's exactly what Coyle did.
Mike Mada
I think anything suggesting we are signing anyone at all is well wide of the mark now, Howe already explained on Clarets Player that he will be sitting down and further considering whether the players he had lined up need to change, I suggest this is a sensible approach, there is no rush now, the integrating into the team will come after a few games, We stand at a cross roads for Eddie Howe and JT. This is a fantastic opportunity to really make this their team, with 7 players gone and Patto and with a bit of luck Cort gone this is not just a "strengthen in a couple of key areas and build on the quality we have got"scenario, this is a blank piece of paper go build us a team, senario, this will test the balls and commitment to the manager from the board. If Eddie is given the funds then he has a fantastic opportunity to build something that he can honestly say was his from scratch, these opportunities don't come around so often, So in Eddie we trust!!! take your time lets get it right and see where the new journey takes us good luck Eddie show us what you got
hollinsclaret
What Coyle also did Mike was bring Guerrero, Penny, Van der Schaaf and Eckersley to the club amongst other failures. Hell that Taylor chap dont half look like someone famous. Who the hell is it?
turfmanphil
Its not the quality i would be looking for but saying that i'm not at the Club on a daily basis, like hollins say great opportunity EH and JT to build there own squad. Hollins you seem to be pushing for Pato to be sold is there a reason for this and understand trying to get shut of Cort.
Fedupclaret
One year left on his contract. Sounds familiar.
AndyHo
A bid from Scunthorpe 250k was knocked back in January.
AndyHo
I have heard a figure of about 500,000 is being talked about
turfmanphil
Andy Pato has only one year left on his contract didnt know that thought he signed a new contract a while back.
Fedupclaret
Think he's contracted to the Club until 2013 so that blows the sounds familiar out of the water.
Fedupclaret
A 1million bid for ET being reported (from us and Ipswich) on another site.
AndyHo
Ipswich are set to sign Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas for 1.1m. (Daily Mirror)
turfmanphil
That would be right. Another near miss. Good as a mile?
AndyHo
I thought ET had gone home ?
WelshClaret
OK Fedup we look to be in the firing line from Cott's as well. I can't blame him but bloody hell Pato is not a player we can afford to let go. Surely we can out bid them on that - or is there another agenda from our last 2 managers. Lets do the conspiracy theory waltz for a change.
AndyHo
Fed up its a simple one for me on Patto I don't rate him as highly as many of you, he chases shadows rather than the ball and at 2.5M when we are only getting 1.5M each for the others ... well in for a penny on for a pound, the team doesn't resemble the one we had our hopes pinned on, so if he's gonna go we may as well throw him in the mix, especially considering he hasn't been fit for 18 months and had another niggle on Saturday
hollinsclaret
HC - do I rememeber from a post of yours this w/e that you were going for a season ticket refund this morning? Was there a long queue?
Couch Potato
Yeah but no but Yeah !!!! lol
hollinsclaret
I am just getting angrier and angrier what the hell is going on down the Turf. Why are we even thinking of bringing in bargain basement players. Oh that's it we can't keep on to the players we've got never mind lure any decent players all because we pay minimum wage!! They could probably earn more stacking shelves in Tesco than playing for Burnley. (and breathe)
sheclaret
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?
Couch Potato
Stacking shelfs in Tescos on 10k a week , point me in the direction , i'm having some of that !!
Bernie Lee
Nah, I wouldn't do it for Tesco for 22,000 a week. But maybe in the Co-op.
Couch Potato
Fair trade Couch.
WelshClaret
At the moment the supermarket would appear to be WAIT-GROWS!!
turfmanphil
 

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