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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sorry about the post being posted three times my compute is playing silly tricks
Albmaleaf claret
I am no medic but agree with cuban I doubt he would have passed a medical anywhere, it all well being hypercritical when we don't know the full facts, get well soon Pato, on another note I can't see Saturdays game going ahead with these numptys carrying on all over the country now.
8clarets8
Some of you on hear are pathetic, if we had of sold Pato we would have had the same old dross of people on here wanting the board out and no ambition and all the normal crap. We all know it was a risk and the Club thought it was worth the risk, lets just see what EH can do with the time whats left. You lot go on about we should have sold him and i was one of them to lets say we did there is every possibility he would have failed the medical.
Fedupclaret
Bad stuff happens. It's what you do next that counts. That said, and allowing myself a little looking back, I am inclined to agree with Crosspool that we have not, as a whole, bought and sold well since the days of Cotts. It's almost as if we had a go at being something a bit different, had an immediate result, but then lost our heads a bit in the excitement of the moment, and then got hit by the credit crunch, the way that hit Brendan Flood in particular, the death of Ray Griffiths, and C*yle's lack of discipline and then his treachery... and lost the plot a bit under that pretty extreme pressure. But then how many clubs promoted to the PL haven't done stuff they wished they hadn't later? And it's certainly interesting seing both sides argued on here (sometimes by the same people :-)) that we should have done more trading and that we should have done less trading. Of course we all want better trading, but it's easier to spot a good trade looking back than looking ahead. Given the realities of Burnley's marketplace, and the lessons learned over the last years, I reckon Eddie and the Board are currently going about things sensibly. I don't think that makes me a happy clapper, or an apologist, but a realist who wants a Board to be hard-headed. Like many other clubs our Board and gaffer are finding it a bit slow to finalise deals. I have said before that that is a factor of agents' 'delay and hope' tactics in response to the much wider downward trend in players' wages caused by the wider economic downturn and the various initiatives to make the football industry more sustainable. I'm a big believer in always looking at possibilities for bucking trends. But I wouldn't at the moment, and am therefore staying patient and keeping faith in Eddie. Devastated for Pato, and for everyone who had pinned hopes on him. Alex M looked very sharp at Torquay. I'd be looking at loans from PL clubs.
Couch Potato
Ditto with cubanclaret, 8clarets8,Fedupclaret Pato would not have past the sort of medical he would have had before Portsmouth forked out 2 or 3 million. Also it was Eddie who wants to keep him more than anyone, But some on here love sticking the boot in Barry Kilby at every oppertunity for reasons I cant understand. Have faith in Barry and Eddie. We will sign another striker soon. Rome was not built in a day. If you are not careful then you will turn Vital into a clone of clarets mad Vital is a more mature site thats why we made it our site isant it ??
grimsby claret
I want Grimsby to be our leader!
Couch Potato
Latest on Pato from LT-BURNLEY striker Martin Paterson is facing a further three months out, at least, after suffering his third thigh injury in nine months. Scans last night revealed the 24-year-old had suffered a ‘grade 2’ muscle tear – similar to the problem that kept him out for two lengthy spells last season.
turfmanphil
When does concern=negativity and positivity=blind faith? What I do know is that anyone can speak their mind on here without fear of a banning unlike one site I can mention (subject to the laws of libel/slander and common decency of course). I would hope that's why folk come on here and that both sides can comment on all aspects of the club from the Board down,positive or negative without fear of reprisal or personal criticism. As Brian Clough once said 'They are only opinions, they make the world go round'
turfmanphil
My gut reaction was oh feck! as soon as he went off. I'm guessing thats why they didn't sell him...or is it a ploy as soon as Sept comes he's fit again lol. As for tonights game I'd stick the young lads upfront Knowles & Fletcher to minamise risk of Jay & Austin getting injured for saturday.
ruane
Theres a long term problen with the top of the Quadracepts. there is a need for carefull work on the muscle fibres around this area deep soft tissue massage & STR Soft tissue release & also Our Physio needs to assess wheither with all the dammage & scar tissue acumulated with injury on top of injury we need to look at a long term replacement. I for one have treated Footballers with this problam and many go on to still play but have to revise their game, In my Opinion Martim Patterson wastes to mutch energy running around when he does not need to. Forum members are welcome to look @ my website to se that ime not just harping on but talking out of 15 years clinical experience www.albmaleaf.co.uk
Albmaleaf claret
Albmaleaf is that not what makes Pato the player he is the running about putting the defences under pressure.
Fedupclaret
I agree with Fedup, if you asked him to take his work rate out of his game he just wouldn't be as effective as a player. If the optimists on this site believe we can sign a player now then why haven't we signed another striker yet after getting rid of two? Now we are three down albeit one temporarily for a reported 3 months with only 2 young and IMO still progressing players to lead the line.
YorkshireClaret
I was one of the optimists regarding Pato Yorkshire, and I just can't believe that the same injury has recurred yet again. The point is made by a few above that he wouldn't have passed a medical at Pompey, but what does that say about our own medical staff who presumably have been monitoring Pato and have given him the green light to come back? I hope the answer is that this was something that nobody could detect otherwise it's a bit grim on the medical front ! But yes, we now need a replacement and I agree with Couch that there could be a glut of potential loanees/transfers once we get to the point where agents and players have to drop their demands to more realistic levels. I just hope that Eddie's got a couple in his sights and that we can afford them.
WelshClaret
 

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