Burnley - Official -Great Dane Richards is a Claret!
UK time is: 23:05:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Official -Great Dane Richards is a Claret!

STOP PRESS: Now confirmed on Official Site that Vancouver Whitecaps winger,Dane Richards has signed on a pre-contract basis and will arrive at Turf Moor on 1st January on a free transfer when his contract with the MLS side expires

Manager Eddie Howe said: "We are delighted to have signed Dane, who is a player we have been tracking for a while.

"I watched him at New York, where he played for a number of years and he is someone who has all the attributes we are looking for to add to our squad.

"He is quick and direct, has a real turn of pace and I think he will be joining us at a good time in January, hopefully to give us a push in the second half of the season.

"He has good international experience, he is a good age and we're looking forward to adding him to the squad"

The earlier story published on Vital Burnley read:

According to the Daily Star Sunday, Burnley have agreed a deal to sign 28 year old, Jamaica international,Dane Richards from Vancouver Whitecaps. The paper goes on to say that the wideman has passed a medical and will arrive on a free transfer at Turf Moor on January 1st when the next transfer window opens. It would appear that the winger also has an eye for goal scoring netting seven times at International level for Jamaica in 39 apperances. He previously played for New York Red Bulls for five years before joining Vancouver in the summer. What makes the article dated 26th August 2012 pretty strange is that next to it is a photograph of Owen Coyle saying 'Owen Coyle wants Dane Richards at Burnley'despite Eddie Howe being mentioned in the text! So then he clearly aint good enough for Bolton? If that aint sloppy journalism, I don't know what is! It certainly casts doubt there is any truth in the link!

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 26 2012

Time: 3:24PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Bizarre to say the least!
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 15:26:00

Wait a minute!. Maybe not only will we have Deano whacking them in after the window, but maybe **** will be back in charge then too?
Couch Potato
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 16:01:00

It's true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SaintClaret
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 18:18:00

Its official BFC have just put it on there site.
Fedupclaret
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 18:19:00

Blow me,yep signed on a pre-contract agreement basis. Will arrive Jan 1
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 18:32:00

Sounds quite good dont he?
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 18:54:00

Welcome back Saint,where u been mate? ;-)
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 19:01:00

Brilliant motivational skills for Treacy, Porter, Stan and Wallace. We have signed a better player than the lot of you, however he has never played in Europe and Coyle liked him. However he could be fit for a January game or perhaps he may have had a tough season and need a rest!!! You could not make it up.
VinRogue
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 22:20:00

Well signing anybody will not exactly be motivational for those playing in the same position! What it should do is make them all more competitive and if it don't then we know its time for em to go!! Harsh but true!
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 22:39:00

Have to be careful though, its a different culture for some of these players although at least Jamaicans are more Anglicized unlike Guerrero and Penny!
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
26/08/2012 22:43:00

I wonder what sort of injury record he has? On current BFC policy I would like to think he is NOT due a recurrence of his 2008 injury, however!!!!
VinRogue
Report Abuse
27/08/2012 10:37:00

Best of luck Dane - I like the sound of the pace, not much of it about in our team!
claretdale
Report Abuse
27/08/2012 10:41:00

It would be good if he had the pace of Bolt and Blake!
8clarets8
Report Abuse
27/08/2012 12:40:00

We will certainly have a choice of wingers come January if we dont let any of em leave! Treacy, Stanislas, Wallace, Porter and Richards
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
27/08/2012 13:33:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Heaton Earns England Call Up (Thursday May 21 2015)

Hoos Leaves For QPR (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Supporters 2014-15 Award Winners (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Audio - Reid On Retirement (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Wallace Released (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Reid Announces Retirement (Monday May 18 2015)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 0 - 0 Stoke
Hull City 0 - 1 Burnley
West Ham 1 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 1 Leicester City
Everton 1 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 1 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Leicester City 37 10 8 19 -13 38
15. Sunderland 37 7 17 13 -20 38
16. Aston Villa 37 10 8 19 -25 38
17. Newcastle 37 9 9 19 -25 36
18. Hull City 37 8 10 19 -18 34
19. Burnley 37 6 12 19 -26 30
20. Q.P.R. 37 8 6 23 -27 30

Breaking League News

Pearson - We Want To Say Thank You
Leicester City : 22/05/2015 21:34:01
Vardy Still Getting His Head Around England Call
Leicester City : 22/05/2015 21:29:00
Dyche & Heaton Talk Villa
Burnley : 22/05/2015 21:17:00
Stoke target free transfer Konoplyanka
Stoke : 22/05/2015 21:17:00
Berahino Can Move - Pulis
WBA : 22/05/2015 21:03:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Heaton 60%
Trippier 8%
Duff 0%
Shackell 8%
Mee 0%
Boyd 0%
Arfield 0%
Jones 8%
Taylor 0%
Ings 8%
Barnes 0%
Sub - Kightly 0%
Sub - Vokes 0%
Sub - Ulvestad 8%