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Rumour Mill-Will Jay Rod Soon Be Toffee-Nosed?

It is inevitable that Jay Rodriguez will be linked with a move away from Turf Moor in the January window.

The England Under 21 sriker, currently suffering from a broken nose after being hit in the face against Coventry City at the Ricoh yesterday may be wondering if it might soon become a Toffee-nose after reading the Sunday press this morning.

Media reports today suggest Premier League, Everton are preparing a bid for the striker with a figure of 5 million being mooted.

The Burnley board might find that too tempting an offer to turn down although they did make it plain in the summer transfer window that Jay Rod was not for sale having rejected a 4 million bid from Southampton.

David Moyes is thought to believe that Rodriguez is just the sort of striker that the Toffees need although it is thought they might instead go for Bristol City hotshot, Nicky Maynard should they fail in their attempt to lure Jay Rod to Goodison Park.

A report in the Sunday People also suggests Southampton have not given up hope of signing Rodriguez either. They too could be prepared to offer 5 million in the January window putting increasing pressure on the Board to prove they can keep key players and no longer need to sell.

Every player though has his price but they wont do themselves a favour in January if the Board once again sell one of our prize assets and seemingly do not use the money to bring in a high-quality replacement or two before the window closes.

I guess also it depends on how ambitious Jay Rodriguez actually is and a big factor in his decision could be where the Clarets are placed in the Championship come the festive season.

If we are still struggling at the wrong end of the table and any hopes of promotion have evaporated who can blame the lad joining a Premier League club or a Championship club currently heading up the league table?

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 23 2011

Time: 3:40PM

Your Comments

I reckon it will be a miracle if Rodriguez is still a Burnley player come February. At least occasionally miracles still happen! If we do sell him they really have to both get the timing right and be lining up a replacement with the right experience and quality. Why don't I have much faith they will do either?
turfmanphil
stay j rod stay
dynamoclaret
well he certainly wont be going to everton they have less cash then us !!! by a long way
hollinsclaret
Have Everton got any money? they always seem to be pleading poverty..think it's inevitable that Jay Rod will be linked with other clubs but a decent offer might test the boards resolve.
8clarets8
I think Cotterill may come in for Paterson in January (if fit) gawd I hate the January sales.
8clarets8
Jay is not ready for the Premiership IMO. He is a decent player yes, but not good enough to player regular for a Premiership club YET. His advisor should be telling him to stay put this season and see where he stands in the summer.
claretdale
Would the same advisor not say go to Southampton instead? They have far more ambition and money than Burnley and look like they will be Prem come Summer anyway? [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
Everton are linked with every good player we have had over the last few years.
Fedupclaret
And very few ever sign for the Toffeemen. I won't blame Rodriguez if he wants to move on - we all have a right to do what is best for ourselves. But he isn't Premier League quality yet. No doubt he has some quality but he doesn't frighten defenders and would be out of his depth at the top level.
RickersTwickers
You are probably right RT, but if the rumour is true who are we to argue with David Moyes judgement? I am more worried about him going to Southampton though to be honest and this daft Board of ours is bound to cock it up and leave Howe (if he is still here) groping around for new strikers on loan..and probably failing!
turfmanphil
Price tag 6million Ido think if fletcher is not playing for Wolves on a regular bacis would be good loan, Ings has still to come back so if jay goes its not a disaster
Albmaleaf claret
It never is a disaster to some, no matter how many we lose, no matter how many we don't replace. It will not be a disaster if we finish up in League 1 either to some!! Somebody FFS please.please smell the coffee before it is way too late! When are we going to become a professional club, with modern ideas and at least a modicum of ambition?
turfmanphil
For what it's worth, my prediction is that Jay Rod and any other player showing signs of providing profit??? for the club will be sold. Eddie Howe will follow them out when the futile reality of managing BFC hits home, the fan base will erode away and dreams of the Prem will totally evaporate. Hope this was just a nightmare and I have just woken up to see us beat Cardiff and gradually move up the table with the existing team strengthened by two quality signings in midfield and defence.
cornwallclaret
It is laughable isn't it! we have a Chairman that's completely lost any kind of ambition instead he's replaced it for a mantra of " no debt on my watch! " we have a second in command who is absolutely powerless to act because come June 2012, he could have become insolvent due to his actions with Allied Irish Bank, so he cant really take up a chairman's role, we have a fellow director who was going to add more impact and imoputuss to the "streamlined" board ... so what ever happened to John B ? that leaves us with Garlick who must be the sleepiest of sleeping directors... as any one ever heard a peep out of the guy? We have a team cut back to a skeleton and our best players sold for peanuts, we have adopted a fire sale attitude on any player that is seen as a worthwhile asset, whilst on the other hand incapable of producing the simplest of laon deals and we have a manger fishing for players in league one cos the board have screwed the strategy up no end.... and still we continue to have posters on this site thinking that " we just need to give it some time " and everything will turn out hunky dory ? The board mismanaged the player sales and parachute monies up no end time for changes at the top come christmas a few more of ya will realise this was always the case !!
hollinsclaret
I am slowly starting to agree with Hollins post above, I make no apology for supporting BFC with my heart and seldom my head! We are in serious danger, as we appear to be somewhat leaderless in so many areas, from pitch to Board.
VinRogue
In response to Hollins' post and Vin's alarming descent towards despair, maybe we should start a prediction league on where club, manager, players and Board members will be come 1 Feb! By the way, following the much publicised passing of an alleged Claret in Libya late last week, I note that there won't be any more rumours about Col Gaddafi and his nephews looking to provide the leadership that Vin seeks!!! I begin to get the impression, back in East Lancs, that some posters think that those in charge of our empire should be dragged out of the drainpipes in which they are hiding and accidentally shot on purpose. But, to continue the Libyan analysis, getting rid may feel good to some, but it is not, in the end, a solution. It's what happens afterwards that counts. The search for a Canadian minerals billionaire who likes mountain biking in the rain continues...
Couch Potato
Martin Dobson gone now too
turfmanphil
So, to recap the events of the last week. It's been Gadaffi and Dobbo out, Jimmy Mac in!
Couch Potato
Bring back Bob Lord.
Grimsby Claret
Amazing to think that when ClaretGadaffi took power, Bob Lord was still in the hot seat.
Couch Potato
Blimey I find VRs comments remarkable, is it a wind-up? I also found this recently posted on another board by Dave Thomas-"It is not a developing side. This is just a poor collection of players who will not get any better This is a manager who i do now believe is out of his depth But the club cannot afford to sack him and Tindall and the huge team he has gathered around him... nor I would imagine will they want to and lose face yet again and on top of all that none of us know any more who actually owns the ground and all this and there is still para money coming in This is a club that has totally lost its way' Strewth can folk at long last see there might have to be a better way of doing things?
turfmanphil
Er, well to be honest, tmp, not from that quote from Dave T. Dave's an openly cup half full sort of guy, and has had some excellent rants over the years, as he makes clear in his books. Short of knowing more about the context of this one, and what specifically caused him to say it when he said it, I would choose not to read too much into it, nothwithstanding how much I respect Dave and his many excellent books. In the wider picture, it's interesting how those who feel there should be change split into various camps, most obviously: those who want to change captain and the back four; those who want to change gaffer; those who want to change control at Board level; those who want to change the entire Board; and those who want to change everything... then there's those who want any kind of change, albeit not the change we have had over the last few months, and those who are currently struggling with the change that has seen their and my hero Dobbo go. Absent a clear plan, I fear that, as so often is the case, change in the hope of improvement, could collapse into chaos and things getting worse, unless a clear way ahead is set out. Would you be willing to publish as a home page article your own detailed manifesto for change?
Couch Potato
No tmp not a wind-up, I really believe there is something wrong and I can't decide if it is as serious as I suspect, maybe we will have to wait for BF's next book.
VinRogue
 

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