Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

We Could Still Have A Shotton Target!

We Could Still Have A Shotton Target!

Eddie Howe is still hoping to bring in Stoke City defender Ryan Shotton despite the summer transfer window closing yesterday at 11 pm. It had been hoped to seal a permanent deal but that clearly failed.

However it is now expected that Shotton will come to Turf Moor on loan. Football League clubs will be able to take up loan options in a week's time.

Shotton has featured in recent Premier League and Europa League games for Stoke and even found his goal-scoring touch as a substitute striker getting the late winner in Stoke`s 1-0 victory over West Brom on Sunday. He did seem therefore to appear to be in Tony Pulis`s plans and perhaps this is the reason for why a permanent signing failed to materialise. Shotton is also a long-throw expert, which appears to be an integral part of Stoke`s tactics with obviously Rory Delap being the number one choice in this respect so the permanent loss of Shotton might have taken away Stoke`s cover. Stoke had a busy day in the transfer window yesterday spending £22 million and bringing in Wilson Palacios, Peter Crouch and Cameron Jerome so it is quite possible a Shotton deal was not high on Stoke`s priority list and they decided not to proceed.

If a loan deal however can now be sorted out, there could be a possibility that Stoke may allow a permanent deal to be sorted out in the next transfer window in January. Let`s hope so!

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday September 1 2011
Time: 11:11AM

Comments

0
Good if this actually happens. A back four containing three loans? Wonder if Burnley also refused to let Amougou (linked with Reading) go since he is the only other option along with Edgar now that Duff out injured?
turfmanphil
01/09/2011 11:15:00
0
Good if this actually happens. A back four containing three loans? Wonder if Burnley also refused to let Amougou (linked with Reading) go since he is the only other option along with Edgar now that Duff out injured?
turfmanphil
01/09/2011 11:15:00
0
Indeed good news if Shotty comes even if only on loan. Although I must admit to a sense of disappointment that we have not managed to get on contract a good defender and a good midfielder as a minimum of what we need. Just have to accept the situation which may improve with loans although EH does not seem to be looking any further than Shotty.
cornwallclaret
01/09/2011 13:36:00
0
Indeed good news if Shotty comes even if only on loan. Although I must admit to a sense of disappointment that we have not managed to get on contract a good defender and a good midfielder as a minimum of what we need. Just have to accept the situation which may improve with loans although EH does not seem to be looking any further than Shotty.
cornwallclaret
01/09/2011 13:36:00
0
Maybe he's not looking any further because he's tried his best to get him here before the window closed and failed but he knows he can get his target on loan in a weeks time, why spend time signing someone for the sake of it when Howe can get his target in a weeks time although it will be on loan,
Totally_Claret
01/09/2011 15:36:00
0
Maybe he's not looking any further because he's tried his best to get him here before the window closed and failed but he knows he can get his target on loan in a weeks time, why spend time signing someone for the sake of it when Howe can get his target in a weeks time although it will be on loan,
Totally_Claret
01/09/2011 15:36:00
0
Fine if EH can get Shotty in a weeks time, but I still think we need more signings and not just for the sake of it but to strengthen the team. It is looking to me that EH does not think we do.
cornwallclaret
01/09/2011 16:09:00
0
Fine if EH can get Shotty in a weeks time, but I still think we need more signings and not just for the sake of it but to strengthen the team. It is looking to me that EH does not think we do.
cornwallclaret
01/09/2011 16:09:00
0
Must admit was very disapointed Shotton was not signed up last night, A loan deal is better than no deal at all.
Grimsby Claret
01/09/2011 16:14:00
0
Must admit was very disapointed Shotton was not signed up last night, A loan deal is better than no deal at all.
Grimsby Claret
01/09/2011 16:14:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Dyche - Now We Learn Even More

Manager Sean Dyche was very much looking at the bigger picture for Burnley following the final day defeat to West Ham United.

Vokes Takes Top Goalscorer Award

Whilst his goal against West Ham United at Turf Moor on Sunday meant little to the final result, it does mean Sam Vokes ends the 2016/17 campaign as our top scorer.

Ireland Trip Part Of Burnley's Pre-Season

Among the testers for Burnley ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League season will be a trip to Dublin, Ireland and pre-season friendlies against Preston and Nottingham Forest.

Vokes' Top Goalscorer Delight

Vokes' goal against West Ham couldn't prevent defeat but did see him only the second Burnley player to score 10 in a Premier League season - the first Ings before he left for Liverpool.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:
Heaton44%
Lowton14%
Long0%
Tarkowski0%
Ward0%
Arfield0%
Hendrick0%
Westwood0%
Brady0%
Vokes42%
Gray0%
Sub - Berg Gudmundsson0%
Sub - Barnes0%
Sub - Defour0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret7
2.Mike Mada2
3.Irishclaret2
Write for Vital Football