Burnley - Squad Set
UK time is: 09:49:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Squad Set

As clubs became frantic in the transfer window, scrambling til the cut off, which was apparently extended by ten minutes for the Cashley Cole move to Chelsea, the Turf Moor doors remained firmly shut, with manager Steve Cotterill happy with his lot.

In recent years, the Clarets have scrambled for players right to the line, bringing in enforcements for the team or squad, but not this year.

For the first time in a while, all seems to be well for the Clarets, with a squad established, and settled, a more relaxed, confident vibe is felt around Turf Moor.

The club has started the season well, with only the disappointing performance in the home defeat to Wolves acting as a blip, and the Clarets have looked much meaner offensively, with the trio of signings Gray, Mahon and Jones, and the emergence of teen prodigy Kyle Lafferty, showcasing a blend of youth, pace and creativity not seen at Turf Moor often enough.

Even with the cancelled contracts of Karbassiyoon and Courtney, no other enforcements were made, which seems to suggest that the club is in a healthy position, and the manager likes what he sees.

Too often, clubs see the deadline, and a red mist clouds their vision, and panic buys are made, only to be shipped out in the next window, and the fact that no such thing is happening at Turf Moor can only be a good thing.

Everyone loves to see new faces, but new signings take time to settle, if at all, and the squad in place now has already shown that it can match others in the division, particularly in the performance against Crystal Palace, a promotion favourite, after spending big following the sale of Andy Johnson. The Clarets led the London side twice, before eventually being pegged back for a point.

The squad looks competitive this time round, with two quality keepers going head to head, options across the back, and in midfield, and an attack that will score goals. With money saved now, maybe fresh acquisitions can be made in January, whether permanent signings loans.

But for now, things look good.

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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 2 2006

Time: 3:33PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Burnley Articles

Vital Report - Cardiff City 2-2 Burnley (Monday November 30 2015)

Video - Cardiff Highlights (a) (Sunday November 29 2015)

Audio - Dyche Talks Cardiff Draw (Saturday November 28 2015)

Stats: Cardiff City v Burnley (Saturday November 28 2015)

Cardiff City v Burnley - Teamsheets! (Saturday November 28 2015)

Gray On Initial PFA Fans' November List (Saturday November 28 2015)

Vital Preview - Cardiff City v Burnley (Friday November 27 2015)

Vokes Could Face Cardiff (Friday November 27 2015)

Darikwa Gaining Interest? (Friday November 27 2015)

Audio - Arfield's Ten To Tackle (Thursday November 26 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 Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 1 Brighton
Wolves 0 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 3 - 1 Fulham
Burnley 2 - 1 Huddersfield
Blackburn 0 - 1 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Middlesbrough 18 11 3 4 15 36
3. Derby County 18 10 6 2 15 36
4. Hull City 18 10 5 3 16 35
5. Burnley 18 9 7 2 9 34
6. Birmingham 18 8 4 6 5 28
7. Ipswich 18 7 7 4 3 28
8. Sheff Wed 18 7 7 4 3 28

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Lambert: We Did Enough To Win The Game
Blackburn : 30/11/2015 08:33:00
O'Sullivan Decision Explained
Blackburn : 30/11/2015 08:31:00
Opinion: Blues Clinging on to Top Six
Birmingham : 30/11/2015 08:31:00
Vital Report - Fulham 1-1 Preston
Preston : 30/11/2015 08:00:01
Vital Report - Cardiff 2-2 Burnley
Cardiff : 30/11/2015 08:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  VitalBurnley
Heaton 1%
Darikwa 33%
Duff 0%
Keane 0%
Mee 0%
Boyd 0%
Jones 0%
Barton 0%
Arfield 0%
Long 0%
Gray 0%
Sub:-Taylor 0%
Sub:-Marney 33%
Sub:-Hennings 33%