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Grant Becomes Second Keeper To Leave!

Grant Becomes Second Keeper To Leave!

The Official site has now confirmed following widespread speculation, that Lee Grant has left Burnley to join his former club, Derby County.

His contract at Turf Moor expired this summer and he was offered new terms by the Clarets but turned them down in favour of becoming a Rams player once more having accepted a three-year deal at Pride Park

The official site spin is that the 30-year-old has left for personal reasons to be near his family but we all know the real reasons. The club was looking for him to take a significant pay cut so it is pretty obvious he left for a better financial package. It is a typical symptom of this penny pinching club of ours that we simply refuse to compete and let an excellent keeper like Lee Grant leave to a Championship rival for the sake of a few extra pounds. Sean Dyche made this obvious in his statement following the keeper's departure:

'Lee was signed at a significant cost to the club and was one of our biggest earners.

'We were keen to retain his services and made an offer to do so, but the lure of moving back to Derby , where his family are based, ultimately proved too good to turn down and we are sorry to lose him.

'However, we wish him well and thank him for his contribution to the club.'

There was no doubt Grant was becoming a popular figure amongst fans and last week he was voted as the fans` player of the year

Grant made 130 appearances in his second spell with the Clarets, having previously joined on loan during the 2005/06 campaign. With no money forthcoming from his sale, which is another example of how poor we are in this game, we now need to find two goalkeepers in the summer and maybe three if third string keeper, Jon Stewart also out-of-contract this summer is not offered new terms.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday May 7 2013
Time: 6:00PM

Comments

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One day this club will learn to stop putting this club in an uncompetitive situation. Personally I think it disgraceful we have let a keeper of Grant's calibre go and didn't pull out all the stops to keep him.
turfmanphil
07/05/2013 18:04:00
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In my opinion any agent of a decent keeper we approach now will add on at least 20% as the whole world knows we have no number 1 or 2 keeper and are desperate. We need a spine on the pitch and some testicles in the boardroom, where is Brendan when you need him???
VinRogue
07/05/2013 19:18:00
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Although I would have loved Grant to stay at Burnley I'm not to bothered he's moved on, We can't be hold to ransom by a players wage demands,
totally_claret
07/05/2013 21:26:00
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We will not get any decent keeper at our level with the pathetic wage caps this club have introduced We are not competitive and it will get worse. if we are not held to ransom, we sell our best players anyway! No backbone,no balls!
turfmanphil
07/05/2013 21:35:00
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I fear that the exodus of our best players will continue. It is extremely unlikely they will be replaced by better players and lets face it, the present bunch only just kept us in the Championship despite our top half finish. The Board seem to want a salary structure of a Div 1/2 club and do not believe that success can bring financial rewards. My conclusion is that we shoul prepare ourselves for the lower divisons. Wolves and Burnley are the only clubs to win all of the old Div 1/2/3/4 titles, maybe we are going to start again at the bottom, or lower!!!
cornwallclaret
08/05/2013 08:14:00
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What are the odds on BFC going down next season? Think I'll put 100 quid on when I come back for my summer break.
pmh200111
08/05/2013 08:36:00
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As much as I love BFC, I have to agree with cornwall, pmh and tmp. We will not attract any quality players with ambition when they see how we are set up in the transfer market, thus we will trawl lower divisions and no doubt Scotland and Ireland.....just like Dane Richards...heaven help us if we buy from over the pond again.....and what does Lee Hoos do at the club?????
VinRogue
08/05/2013 09:30:00
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Will it be another summer like Steve Cotterill had in 04/05 - basically need to build the team up again ( then squad) from scratch? Quality rather than quantity?
Claretdale
08/05/2013 12:17:00
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Its all about the Money Money Money. They (the players) dont give a Fig. If offered a few pounds more they are off.
Grimsby Claret
08/05/2013 12:22:00
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If it were only a few pounds more we should have the ambition to trump them!
turfmanphil
08/05/2013 13:28:00
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