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Worst Possible News for Pato!

The club have just announced that Martin Paterson is set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering a further thigh injury.

Scans today revealed that the luckless Pato has picked up a similar injury to the one that kept him sidelined for most of last season which must be a bitter,bitter blow for the unfortunate striker.

Paterson felt the problem return in the first half of our opening game of the season at home to Watford on Saturday and asked to be substituted at half time.

Eddie Howe talking about the injury said:

'Martin has re-injured his thigh and will be out for a period of time

'We don't know how long that will be but he will receive the best care'

This has happened at the worst possible time with the Clarets already light on striker options. Jay Rodriguez, providing he remains at the club and Charlie Austin are now the only experienced strikers in the squad although we do also have Wes Fletcher and Alex MacDonald waiting in the wings.

Even before this grim news, Howe was reportedly seeking a new striker and now it would appear he needs at least two! Howe also confirmed tonight he would now step up his search to find the reinforcements he now needs up front.

Not the best time to be doing this with the season already underway and the summer transfer window about to close at the end of this month.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday August 8 2011
Time: 9:53PM

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I feared this might be the outcome. The club always do this..oh its just an illness, he wasn't feeling fit..oh its a minor thigh injury, we think he will be OK..oh he needs a scan..oh hes ferked!! PR is pathetic sometimes. Why don't they just say it could be grim news, they must have known? Why try and pretend otherwise? Now we are seeing what happens when the club doesn't release the money to bring in players. We are playing catch up again with most of the decent strikers probably already snapped up by our competitors by now. Poor Pato,get well soon mate, just hope this isn't one of those career-threatening injuries
turfmanphil
08/08/2011 22:00:00
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Another case of total incompetence by the Board. £2.5m for a striker who, let's be honest, was a huge risk. Add wages and its £3.5m surely. I like the lad. Anybody though with an IQ of 1 or a smidgen of business intelligence would know we needed to cash in when an offer came. A quad like he had for a long spell is always career threatening, at least to never be the same as he was before. He played 45 minutes for heavens sakes then it went again. I'm very very annoyed. We need new decision makers - now! I'm sat here in the south of France, didn't see the game, and when I heard Pato was starting I sensed what would happen......let's be honest, we all did. Very, very poor. Apologists - step forward. Try to defend the indefensible :-) only joking... Never mind, mid table awaits
CrosspoolClarets
08/08/2011 22:31:00
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People keep bangin on about how we should have sold him but surely he wouldn't have passed a medical at Portsmouth or anywhere else for that matter. Think we'll be going 4-5-1 on Saturday !!
cubanclaret
08/08/2011 22:58:00
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This is great news, and I honestly thought it could get no worse... It will be ok we have strength in depth, oh wait we have only brought in one permanent signing 2 loans and got rid of 8.... Cannot believe the mess this club is in! FFS can someone please tell me why we are getting rogered so badly by our chairman who is a supposed fan???
YorkshireClaret
08/08/2011 22:59:00
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Something like this comes out of the blue, we could end up selling the whole frigging team if we do so on the basis of previous injuries, and McCann would be one of the first to go. It's a hell of a shame for Pato and for all of us fans , and I just hope that it isn't as bad as it seems. Doesn't sound good though , but before all you people who are shouting he should have been sold get in on the 'I told you so' sh**e , Eddie himself didn't see this coming, and he's closer than all of us to the players, medical staff etc. Oh and by the way , what the hell has this got to do with the chairman ??
WelshClaret
08/08/2011 23:21:00
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What did I say!!!!!!! Ahhhh ....... how to turn £3M into £3 quid overnight why did we not sell him 2 Years of injury's and a £2.5M bid and we reject it ... ffs ..... who's running the madhouse that is BFC????????????
hollinsclaret
08/08/2011 23:26:00
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I am wondering this morning if I was too harsh on the Board with my above post, but I think the answer is no. I think we have wasted about £20m in the transfer market since Coyle came in (including wages). That is where the money has gone for me. We have to wheel and deal far better, at least we got some cash for Eagles and Mears. Pato should have been sold to Pompey weeks ago. Now we are really struggling to replace him and a lot rests on Austin Powers and Jay Rod.
CrosspoolClarets
09/08/2011 07:08:00
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When Jay Rod and Charlie Austin are described as experienced players it shows the lack of depth in the squad. I am not decrying their ability or potential but hey have limited experience at best. IMO this demonstrates our desperate need for probably three quality experienced players which on the evidence we are not even going to try to get. I just keep on hoping that Eddie can work a miracle, As far as Pato is concerned I think we were right to keep him, he is a worker, an excellent club man, has quality and is experienced. In short he is exactly the sort of player we should be looking to sign. OK he had an injury which, as it turned out, recurred but it might not have and that is the nature of a physical sport.
cornwallclaret
09/08/2011 07:59:00
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I am a Clinical Sports injury & remedial therapist, I would lke to say ime optomistic about Martin Pattersons injury. I have seen & treated to many of these type of injuries, & at the level Martin Patterson has to compete each week & the level of fitness required, i feel we need to bring a £2 million quality striker in now, because it could be weeks of treatment & rehab to get him right again & there is no guarantee that he is not going to break down again.
Albmaleaf claret
09/08/2011 08:03:00
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I am a Clinical Sports injury & remedial therapist, I would lke to say ime optomistic about Martin Pattersons injury. I have seen & treated to many of these type of injuries, & at the level Martin Patterson has to compete each week & the level of fitness required, i feel we need to bring a £2 million quality striker in now, because it could be weeks of treatment & rehab to get him right again & there is no guarantee that he is not going to break down again.
Albmaleaf claret
09/08/2011 08:03:00
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