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Rumour Mill-Jay Rod Out Of Toon?

With less than one week of the transfer window remaining and with everything seeming all quiet on the Western front, it was perhaps inevitable that eventually someone would come in for Jay Rodriguez and upset the apple cart for Clarets fans.

The internet is awash with news, gossip and rumours that Newcastle now have our local boy on their radar with some reports suggesting they may have offered up to 8 million for the striker.

The Lancashire Telegraph though believes Burnley may have staved off the Magpies interest at least for this transfer window although there are now fears the club will lose the striker in the summer.

The local paper though believes that Newcastle have made just tentative enquiries about the 22-year-old. Alan Pardew, Newcastle`s manager attended our recent game at Middlesbrough less than a fortnight ago and was probably impressed by our win and the fact Jay Rod scored our first goal in the 2-0 victory.

Burnley are reported to have told the Premier League club that they want to hang on to their star striker certainly at least for the rest of this season. It is thought that Pardew may have accepted this stance with the LT suggesting he is prepared to wait until the end of the campaign before making a move unless rival bids are submitted.

All this though will be unwelcome news for Burnley fans who will all now be hoping that we can hold on to him until the transfer window closes on Tuesday next week. Most Clarets fans are probably now also becoming resigned to the fact (if they weren`t already) that it is only a matter of time before he leaves Turf Moor, most likely in the summer. Sometimes I hate being 'ickle old Burnley!

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 26 2012

Time: 10:00AM

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Bugger! Here we go!
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26/01/2012 10:03:00

funny that 8m takes out the debt and directors loans ............. mmm now let me think that through for a while ....... when does the car pick him up ???
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26/01/2012 10:06:00

Here was me thinking that as we are playing next Tuesday we wouldn't need to go through the nail biting on Tuesday night. Just thinking get to around 3, Take all players phones of them and directors for that matter! Ban all agents! Get another away win! Let the driver take a detour involving going miles out of his way arriving back at the Turf just after midnight and we might have had a chance of keeping our team together. I do think that the artist formely known as Bikey will be peddling his little legs before then. Just a hunch! Like your statement Hollins! In Eddie we Trust! It's the other ones we have to be worried about! UTC
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26/01/2012 12:35:00

Should anyone actually offer us 8m, then it would (albeit sadly perhaps) be too good an offer to turn down.
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26/01/2012 13:52:00

Would it even though it could scupper our chances of promotion and the 90 million benefit it would bring this season? The club should delay at least until the summer when we will know our fate and would then have time to use that money to invest in other players
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26/01/2012 14:21:00

No way do I want Jay Rod to go and join the long list of our departed heroes, who have nevertheless kept the club afloat and performing better than just about any other club from a comparably sized town through much of my lifetime. I note Cuban's brave consideration of the alternative, presumably given this reality. But we do all seem to be agreed that, even though rather a lot got frittered away on dud players and inflated wages, going up last time has left us very considerably better off than if we had lost at Wembley. That's a point that has been argued. But if it's not the case, why worry now? Turning back to the future, if Jay Rod did go now for 8million, an offer of which I am sure would be enough to get several thoughtful (and some emotional) emails passing between Board members, if not actually cause an emergency meeting, I wonder how quickly we could move on Vokes. And indeed if we have lined up other contingency signings. My guess would be we have done that, but that some of what's left after VAT, legal bills and so on would indeed be used to control debt.
Couch Potato
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26/01/2012 14:56:00

I hope this will go on the back burner until the summer, it would be shattering if he went now that we are at last looking a good settled side. Jay Rod would have a better idea of the aspirations of the Board then, he will know how well EH and the team have performed and what might be expected next season. He does seem to like being a Claret but his career is his own and he may well feel his future advancement lies elsewhere and who can blame him. I hope we can keep him and no doubt the Board does too but the temptation of the money could be the clincher. If he does go the Board need to think hard and long on what should be done with the cash.
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26/01/2012 16:15:00

"Should anyone actually offer us 8m, then it would (albeit sadly perhaps) be too good an offer to turn down. cubanclaret " That's IF the 8m goes in to Eddies player fund, but sadly we all know it won't, So I say hold on to Jay
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26/01/2012 16:57:00

If a big club came in with a valuation of the 8m figure we all know the club would want to sell. However (grabbing straws here) what if Jay doesn't want to go. He's a young lad 22 born in a town he loves. He might think a move is to early. He is afterall only going to improve a bit like a vintage claret I guess. Sorry for that.
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26/01/2012 17:08:00

I really hope we keep him until the summer at least, if he goes now we will be short of a proven goalscorer and would pay over the odds for a replacement which might end up being a massive mistake. If they do move early summer then it would also give Eddie time to adjust and bring in a replacement and a few others if an 8mill fee is being considered. However like Totally has just said I don't think it would! I'm happy the board has snubbed the approach though and to me this shows a big improvement from past years that they are backing Eddie and the squad for a promotion push!! TMP have you heard the recent news regarding Lafferty? Apparently he will be on his way soon as a replacement for the now departed Eckersley albeit in a different position.
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26/01/2012 17:16:00

As I have said a number of times there is no way Jay Rod is leaving this January even for 8 million its not going to happen, Sleep easy.
Grimsby Claret
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26/01/2012 17:56:00

We CANNOT lose Jay Rodriguez. He epitomises everything that is good about this football club. The fact that we have a fantastic youth system which has and will continue to produce first class players. Not only that, but we give them a chance, and in many cases the players have taken it. We have lost some big players this year, and arguably not replaced them. Can you really argue that Stanislas or Treacy has truly replaced Chris Eagles, probably our best and most influential player of late. Or can you say that Marvin Bartley is good enough to fill the boots of Jack Cork ? These players are undoubtedly very good footballers, but they are not as good as some of the players we have been lucky enough to watch in a Clarets shirt in the last couple of seasons. So for this reason, I just cannot see another player coming in with the quality and the potential that Jay possesses. And what kind of message would that send out to the other players. That no matter how close we are to getting into the play-offs, every player has their price, with no exceptions. This lad is Burnley through and through and wants to play and grow with this football club, so how can you justify pushing him out of the door. You cant. Everything was going so well, it looked like the board had invested some money in some quality players and we could expect a solid push for the play-offs. I really hope they dont ruin that now, if they have rejected an offer or persuaded clubs to stay away, then fair play to them. I just hope they do whats in the best interest of this football club.
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26/01/2012 18:12:00

Equally if Jay had not attracted any interest in this transfer window I would have eaten tmp's pies! Its not about the interest it is about the reaction of the club and lets not overlook you can't keep a Prem League player in the Championship for ever, when Jay is classed as a PL player let us hope so are we as a team.
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26/01/2012 18:54:00

All credit to the man for giving us reason to be talking about him in this way. A true Claret.
Couch Potato
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26/01/2012 20:15:00

I think reading the above lots of us also recognise the work that was done with Jay at youth level, I think if my memory is correct he had that year long injury when everyone at the club supported him. When he does eventually leave for a club higher than us I for one will be both sad and glad. Glad that he has the chance to maybe push on at International level and sad that we couldn't keep him.
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26/01/2012 20:49:00

Agree with that VR.
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26/01/2012 21:01:00

With Senegal out of the African Nations, Newcastle will be getting Ba and Cisse back more quickly than they expected. Might that nudge them against shelling out 8million just at the moment? Their 8million talk may also move cash-strapped PL clubs like Everton out of the picture. And it might also make Jay Rod think he can do rather better than join clubs who made offers in the summer such as Southampton (heading rapidly for playoffs or worse rather than automatic spots) and Ipswich (oh dear - all that money spent on experienced players and worse than nothing to show for it). 6655 minutes till the window closes...
Couch Potato
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27/01/2012 08:06:00

What do Forest,Doncaster and Coventry have to show for NOT spending any money and in some cases losing key players? Come to think of it, didn't Ipswich also have Connor Wickham who they sold to fund their so-called spending spree? 8 million worth? Not so long ago Burnley were heading 'rapidly' for the drop-zone so I would not get too hung up about the Saints having a wobble with their far greater depth of squad. I'd rather wobble second from top, than fourth from bottom!
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27/01/2012 19:12:00


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