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Taking Stock Despite Last Day Loan Failure?

Taking Stock Despite Last Day Loan Failure?

Well the loan window closed on Thursday and there was no new signings made by Eddie Howe much to the disappointment of Burnley fans.

All Clarets fans are eager for some positive news after a depressing season so far with Burnley at the wrong end of the table and the dropzone beckoning.

Most fans had been half expecting at least some movement after Jason Tindall had hinted they may have to move back into the loan market to find another striker after signing Sam Vokes on loan from Wolves last Friday only to then lose Charlie Austin to a dislocated shoulder. In the end, nothing happened on that score and indeed they even weakened their attack options after letting Wes Fletcher go out on loan to Crewe until the 15th January.

Clarets fans though have also been crying out for Howe to bring in some new defenders so many will again have been disappointed and frustrated to see that the manager appears to have once more drawn a blank in his attempt to boost our back four options. Indeed, rather worryingly we have not even been linked with any defenders recently in the media.

There was only one little bit of rumour mongering on Twitter and Burnley forums yesterday, and that involved a midfielder. There were strong rumours that we had an interest in Doncaster Rovers midfielder, Brian Stock with a view to taking him on loan and then offering him a permanent deal when the January transfer window opens.

The 29 year old Welsh international of course started his career with Bournemouth and would have played with Eddie Howe. He moved to Preston North End initially on loan in January 2006 before signing a permanent deal. Stock then signed for Doncaster Rovers in January 2007 for a transfer fee of £150,000 and has since made over 150 appearances for the club. His contract expires this year.

Well if we did have any interest, the loan deal never materialised so we shall have to see if there any developments in the January window.

The only other player we were linked with was Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly. According to the Daily Mail, Burnley hope to agree a £100,000 deal to sign the player in January. Premier League scouts have also watched the 19-year-old but Burnley are said to have moved quickly with an official approach. Cliftonville is a semi-professional, Northern Irish football club playing in the IFA Premiership.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday November 25 2011
Time: 5:26PM

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What do we think of Stock?
turfmanphil
25/11/2011 17:30:00
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Sigh!!!
8clarets8
25/11/2011 17:55:00
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Cannot really comment on Stock can’t remember seeing him play, as I have said before players will have to leave before new players come in. I think that’s why Bikey can’t get a game think he’s defiantly on his way come January, sorry about Bikey thing can’t spell is other name.
Fedupclaret
25/11/2011 18:02:00
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hardly matters now !
hollinsclaret
25/11/2011 21:45:00
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I think we need to let this team settle in some format or we'll never make any progress. Surely it's better to give a back four a run and progress rather than chopping and changing every five minutes. That's the balls Eddie needs to show now rather than pampering to a screaming media moaning about everyone. There's enough in the Trip/Duff/Edgar/Easton back four to be successful if the more hysterical would get off their backs. Number needed to avoid the drop=zero. Number needed to put on a show to get to top 6=2
Mike Mada
25/11/2011 22:08:00
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No defensive signings!!! 6 players must be good enough then heh!
deadlydave
25/11/2011 23:26:00
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I think there are big problems with the back line regardless of giving them a run. Would it be progress if we still keep leaking goals and foolish to bring in more experienced and skilled players. Not one of our current back 4 has enough experience at this level Edgar hardly played last year, Trippier has is only in his second year on loan to a championship club, Duff also only seems to play when there are no other options and Easton is IMO the worst left back we have had in years and wouldn't even cut it in League 1. 6 defensive players is simply not enough, why is he so concerned about having cover for strikers but not defenders if we lost our full backs who would replace them? And I agree with TMP and Fedup, Amougou will be one of the highest earners at the club so will be going in January this explains his omission from the starting 11. I will be sad to see him go but he might aswell if he isn't going to be picked, sad times at BFC
YorkshireClaret
25/11/2011 23:39:00
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Just a thought. BFC are putting together a team on Div 1 wages with the thought that if we stay up the books should balance and if relegated ditto. Eckersley's loan ends in Jan, gives another defender presumably also on Div 1 wages, pity he's a right back though.
cornwallclaret
26/11/2011 12:38:00
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God forbid if that's our level of ambition now! Wembley has been for nothing
turfmanphil
26/11/2011 12:50:00
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Think I now see where Howe is coming from, if the rumour is true and he want's more midfield options. Against Hull, he struggled in the first half with fancy formations involving the midfielders. If you play Bartley deep like he did as a holding midfielder, you then have limited attacking central midfield options! Only McCann really since the wingers struggle in the 'in the hole' role! If only we had Cork!! Boo Hoo!!
turfmanphil
27/11/2011 13:43:00
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