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Rumour Mill-Burnley and the Nixon Weiss Squad

Rumours that Burnley are interested in bringing Manchester City winger, Vladimir Weiss to Turf Moor were fuelled again this week with Alan Nixon in the Mirror yesterday reporting that Eddie Howe was considering a season-long loan for the Slovakia international. Clarets fans may be wondering at this rate if we are becoming Citeh`s feeder club following the season-long loan signings of two of their defenders already this summer, Ben Mee and KeiranTrippier.

Weiss would be seen as the natural replacement, at least as a short-term measure for Chris Eagles who last night played in a friendly for Bolton along with Tyrone Mears despite no official announcement yet that the two have signed yet for Coyle`s mob. By all accounts Burnley FC had given them permission. Nixon also states that Manchester City could also be prepared to sell Weiss but I suspect this would not be an option for Burnley and if a loan deal goes ahead no doubt Clarets fans will be wondering if this could be another Cork-like saga all over again!

The Sun also runs with this story but states in addition we could have some opposition for his signature.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at SPL champions Rangers and it is thought that the Gers are keen to bring him back to Ibrox. The Sun also report that he has been linked with a loan move to Spanish club Espanyol.

In January 2010 Weiss ironically joined Bolton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season before also going out on loan last season to Rangers having signed the loan deal in August 2010 and agreeing to stay at the SPL club until the end of the 2010-11 season. However he suffered a broken foot and had to return to his parent club.

This would be seen as an exciting signing by Clarets fans whether he came as a loan signing or on a permanent deal so let`s hope Nixon has once again got his facts right.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 28 2011

Time: 7:33AM

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Just hope this one comes to fruition although this loan business is doing my head in! We really need some permanent signings
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28/07/2011 07:36:00

Just say that we were so successful with loan signings that we got promoted. Does anyone think that the Board would provide the funds to buy the players or at least equivalent replacements.
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28/07/2011 07:48:00

NO!!!! lol
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28/07/2011 08:02:00

Eddie's comments suggest that loans do need to be supplemented by real signings and that each one is carefully considered. In Eddie (and the board, of course) we trust.
Mike Mada
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28/07/2011 08:41:00

On the rumour front our local resident Wolves fan insists that Sam Vokes is heading north. He points to two (very) dubious Burnley links 1) He was a big hit at Bournemouth and 2) Bryan Flynn discovered he was a Taffy (just enough of one) and converted him to the Welsh cause. Hmmm!!
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28/07/2011 08:42:00

If we do have three quality loan players so what and if they all come from City even better in my eyes. Lets just mention Cort whether he's in Eddie thoughts or not if he had been on loan instead of the three year contract he would have been fired back a while ago. And could EH be starting with loans and keeping the dry powder for the January transfer market if we're up there come Chrimbo.
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28/07/2011 09:34:00

Yes please. Loans are a perfect way of getting quality in but with no risk of financial meltdown when the parachutes drop.
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28/07/2011 09:44:00

I would also be happy with Cort playing for us too, but maybe that's just me!!
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28/07/2011 09:47:00

IF Weiss signs for us then I wouldn't give a toss about the loan issues, this is the type of signing Burnley Football Club should be linked too, further I don't have an issues with the City link either, I think its Hull that have about four or five Man Utd loans, whilst I would love to think we have permanent signings the cold hard facts are these; players and there agent's rarely consider a contract to mean much, loyalty doesn't exist in football, that's a whole argument in itself, but my point is simply this, if players like Vald Weiss come in on loan then what we should consider is this, how much would he have cost to buy? could we have afforded him in the first place, and would he have stayed the duration of a contract without another club coming in and our lot selling him? the answers are simple .... so by default the ONLY way we have of having such quality at the club is on a loan deal, the financials make sense as well, no big fee layout, and a quick return if things don't work in our favour. Simplest way of looking at this I guess is do we ever really own a player ? and if so if he's really good how long would he be on our books ..... I don't like the idea of loans either BUT commercially this makes entire sense, until we are a prem squad then this is probably the way to go and yes if we do become a prem squad and all the loans are withdrawn then yep that's an even bigger problem! but given the short sightedness of the current board then we have to consider we are a championship side only ... god forbid if we were to plan for anything more ambitious than this
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28/07/2011 10:34:00

Howe quoted as saying he want the next signing to be a permanent one .... blows the Weiss story out the water for me !
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28/07/2011 10:43:00

Burnley Express now quoted as saying this is just speculation
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28/07/2011 10:58:00

I think he is close to two perminant signings and if thats the case thats fine, the two loan players we have now are quality and if we do go for Weiss well thats another good player and a bonus. Hope we get a report on the question and answer thingy down at the Turf tonight should be good reading.
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28/07/2011 13:07:00

Yeah defo fed are an of you lot going to the event tonight ? also whats the score with eagles and mears ? why have they not signed yet ?
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28/07/2011 16:20:00

My opinion is The Sun tend to be more accurate with football rumours than Mr Nixon, and if you were Weiss where would you prefer to be playing on January evening Burnley?, Rangers? or Espanyol? Would be great if he thought ummm I'd love to play at Burnley on a freezing cold January evening, but don't see it somehow, especially now BE have said it is just speculation.
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29/07/2011 11:37:00

Well depends if he is settled in Manchester i guess benift of burnley is he wouldn't have to move and a couple of his buddies are here
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30/07/2011 13:34:00


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