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Flood,Coyle and Blake? The Holy Trinity?

Flood,Coyle and Blake? The Holy Trinity?

Tabloid rumours over the weekend, most notably from Owen Coyle's buddy mate,Alan Nixon in the Sunday People suggested Eddie Howe had been impressed by 35 year old,Robbie Blake after attending a Bolton reserves fixture last week. So much so, it was thought Howe could be considering a loan move to bring Blake to Turf Moor for the third time in his career.

However further investigative work by the Lancashire Telegraph would suggest that is not quite the case.

Robbie Blake, may well be available for a loan move but it would appear that Owen Coyle was the one to suggest such a move after meeting up with Burnley's Operational Director, Brendan Flood at the Reebok last Thursday night.

LT reporter, Suzanne Geldard writing for the local paper appears to pour scorn on the possible Blake return to Turf Moor saying:

'A Sunday tabloid yesterday suggested Clarets boss Eddie Howe was attempting to get the 35-year-old on loan.

But on the contrary I understand it is former boss Owen Coyle who has suggested he could make the forward available to his old club after meeting up with Burnley's operational director Brendan Flood.

The pair were seen at the Reebok Stadium last Thursday, in what is understood to be their first non-matchday encounter since Coyle quit the Clarets for Bolton in January 2010'

So that could explain the Blake speculation but the more pertinent question is why Flood had a meeting with Coyle in the first place. Would that really be necessary if a Blake loan was the only item on the agenda?

No doubt some Clarets fans might be wondering if Owen Coyle is plotting his return to Turf Moor following some strange hints recently that he might want to return to the club at some stage. He has certainly not set the world alight at Bolton this season, with the club struggling in the Premier League after just one win in five games and currently in the second from bottom spot in the table.

No, I cant see that being the reason but if there is something going on like that, it would be interesting to know what sort of reception he would get from Clarets fans after being converted from God to Judas following his acrimonious departure from Turf Moor.

Brendan Flood of course is responsible for all transfers in and out of the club, so it may have been just a simple meeting to review loan possibilities. In addition to Blake of course, we have also recently been linked with a loan move for 19 year old Bolton striker, Tom Eaves.

You would perhaps think though such deals could have been done over the phone so a personal meeting with Coyle does seem to suggest something else but who knows!

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday September 19 2011
Time: 4:32PM

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Intriguing! Bit disturbing we still seem to be willing to do deals with Coyle considering the state he left this club in after taking all our backroom staff with him to Notlob! Would anybody have him back?
turfmanphil
19/09/2011 16:36:00
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Intriguing! Bit disturbing we still seem to be willing to do deals with Coyle considering the state he left this club in after taking all our backroom staff with him to Notlob! Would anybody have him back?
turfmanphil
19/09/2011 16:36:00
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I'm 100% behind Eddie Howe but he won't be with us forever. If and when he leaves us - and he will at some stage - then I would have no problems with Owen Coyle making a return if he wanted to and it was right for the club. Though I still think he is more likely to end up at Ewood Park.
RickersTwickers
19/09/2011 18:14:00
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I'm 100% behind Eddie Howe but he won't be with us forever. If and when he leaves us - and he will at some stage - then I would have no problems with Owen Coyle making a return if he wanted to and it was right for the club. Though I still think he is more likely to end up at Ewood Park.
RickersTwickers
19/09/2011 18:14:00
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It is an intriguing question! We seem to have become almost dysfunctional without him! It was as though, the world was our oyster when he was here and the future was bright and clear! He left us in a pickle and the rest as they say was history. Trouble is if we did have him back, I can see him doing the same thing again unless the Board this time really did back his ambition with their own and released more of the dosh
turfmanphil
19/09/2011 18:45:00
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It is an intriguing question! We seem to have become almost dysfunctional without him! It was as though, the world was our oyster when he was here and the future was bright and clear! He left us in a pickle and the rest as they say was history. Trouble is if we did have him back, I can see him doing the same thing again unless the Board this time really did back his ambition with their own and released more of the dosh
turfmanphil
19/09/2011 18:45:00
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My first thought was yes lets have Judas back keep him for 2 weeks then sack him and promote Steve Davis for 2 weeks then sack him after which Eddie could come back from the garden........so thats a no from me then! Sometimes it is better to see the body language when negotiating, perhaps Brendan was asking for the cash for Mears and Eagles and the compo as you wonder if we have received it all yet?
VinRogue
19/09/2011 19:16:00
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My first thought was yes lets have Judas back keep him for 2 weeks then sack him and promote Steve Davis for 2 weeks then sack him after which Eddie could come back from the garden........so thats a no from me then! Sometimes it is better to see the body language when negotiating, perhaps Brendan was asking for the cash for Mears and Eagles and the compo as you wonder if we have received it all yet?
VinRogue
19/09/2011 19:16:00
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I WOULD HAVE HIM BACK TOMORROW TMP and I would be throwing rose petals in front of him, he was without doubt the best manager EVER in my time of watching the clarets. The pain we all felt/and continue to feel is testament to how much he endeared himself to claret fans whether they like it or not he had a massive effect on most of us, he had me out of my seat and I always felt his teams could win a game of football at any level, which he often proved, any one who continues to dis him really does need a reality check, some of us have VERY SHORT MEMORIES! I hope the relationship is rebuilt between him the fans and the clubs, as for leaving the club in a mess, well the club is responsible to have contracts in place to avoid such situations, and if they present themselves the club should have had enough about them to have been compensated accordingly, Owen Coyle only did what most of us would have done, built his career and looked out for his family ! I hate the ill feeling its time to move on
hollinsclaret
19/09/2011 19:19:00
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I WOULD HAVE HIM BACK TOMORROW TMP and I would be throwing rose petals in front of him, he was without doubt the best manager EVER in my time of watching the clarets. The pain we all felt/and continue to feel is testament to how much he endeared himself to claret fans whether they like it or not he had a massive effect on most of us, he had me out of my seat and I always felt his teams could win a game of football at any level, which he often proved, any one who continues to dis him really does need a reality check, some of us have VERY SHORT MEMORIES! I hope the relationship is rebuilt between him the fans and the clubs, as for leaving the club in a mess, well the club is responsible to have contracts in place to avoid such situations, and if they present themselves the club should have had enough about them to have been compensated accordingly, Owen Coyle only did what most of us would have done, built his career and looked out for his family ! I hate the ill feeling its time to move on
hollinsclaret
19/09/2011 19:19:00
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