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Rumour Mill-Johnson on Trial?

Rumour Mill-Johnson on Trial?

According to Skysports.com, Burnley are understood to have invited non-league 20-year-old winger Marvin Johnson to Turf Moor on trial.

Johnson currently plays for Northern Premier League First Division South side Romulus FC.

He is catching the eye of a number of clubs in the Football League including Nottingham Forest, Watford, Cardiff, Bristol City, Peterborough, Colchester, Bury and Bradford but it is thought that the Clarets could steal a march on their rivals by taking Johnson on a trial period at Turf Moor.

Although a winger, he is also currently the top scorer in the Northern Premier League with 16 goals so far this season.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday December 5 2011
Time: 4:57PM

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Wow! (NOT!)
turfmanphil
05/12/2011 16:59:00
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He could be a superstar in waiting TMP - We dont know!
claretdale
05/12/2011 17:04:00
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Maybe but I know I would rather have a proven star now that might ensure our promotion sooner rather than later! All I can see at the moment is losing another key player or two in the Jan window just so we can buy some cheaper versions,unproven from the lower leagues (or even non-league)! This too when we are just five points off the play-offs. It's typical Burnley everything done on the cheap whilst trying to con the fans all will be well in the future. A future which very rarely comes. Time we siezed the initiative and became a club for TODAY!
turfmanphil
05/12/2011 17:15:00
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Signed from non-league at the same (or a later) age: Ian Wright, Les Ferdinand, and a certain Charlie Austin. (Not to mention our very own Marvin!) I think this is alright: if he's up to scratch, he'll cost nowt and be on a cheap, cheap wage. I know what you mean about a proven star, TMP, bu how much do they cost, and who did you have in mind? We can also sell him on if he's good enough, whereas - as under Ternent - the signing of proven players created no income whatsoever.
whentheballmoves
05/12/2011 19:19:00
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Jack Cork? You have to be ambitious to pay for proven quality What will Cork be worth to Saints next season playing in the Prem?
turfmanphil
05/12/2011 20:05:00
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You need to forget Jack Cork - If he is on £22K a week that is out of our range. Not a lot more that can be said.
claretdale
05/12/2011 20:14:00
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It's out of our range only because this club lacks ambition and can't see further than it's own salary cap!
turfmanphil
05/12/2011 20:18:00
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Could be a good player but do we need more wingers, strikers? central midfield and defence is where we need cover for.
8clarets8
05/12/2011 21:52:00
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Are there really no defenders out there to spark our interest, experienced or not? Preferably the former.
cornwallclaret
06/12/2011 09:09:00
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We are hardly likely to say we are in talks with Newcastle over the signing of Alan Smith and tracking Owen Hargreaves at City whilst Anelka is also looking for games and if Jay goes we could move swiftly for the out of favour Anelka. ffs, the moment we declare publicly an interest in a big name we will be doomed, I believe behind the scenes a lot of work is ongoing to find players and we will rightly be mushrooms until a big good news announcement is a certainty. We should learn from the Laws fiasco of saying too much publicly and then forever regretting mentioning accountants. Agree totally with Dale, re Cork £22k its never going to happen and would just push up everyones wages including firstly our strikers.
VinRogue
06/12/2011 10:46:00
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