Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Ade about Ade !

Ade about Ade !

Ade Akinbiyi has had a rather frustrating time since he arrived for his second spell for the Clarets from Sheffield United during the transfer window this January.

Although scoring in his debut in the FA Cup match against Reading, he has looked underpar in most of the League games.

Our former top goalscorer of last season (before his departure for the Blades in January 2006) has looked a shadow of his former self since his return clearly lacking match fitness with the muscles built up in all the wrong place! Neil Warnock does seem to have this knack of collecting forwards and not knowing what to do with them

In the Palace match however in a much better performance, Ade finally scored with a delightful header to equalise against Peter Taylor's outfit.

His delight and relief as he ran towards the cheering Longside was plain for all to see. This will hopefully be the kick start that Ade needs. But what does Ade himself think about it all?

Ade is quoted as saying:

'Not getting a league goal wasn't bothering me too much. The thing that was really bothering me was not getting the win and that is still there.

'I enjoyed getting the goal and I did celebrate well. But it wasn't because I got the goal it was because I knew we were back in the game and capable of winning it.'

In terms of his general fitness, Ade goes on to say

'It's coming slowly. It has taken me longer than I thought because I hadn't played any games at Sheffield United - not even a pre-season game.'

'When I first came here I thought I was quite fit. But it became obvious I wasn't match fit and the gaffer was right when he said I was two yards behind the pace.

'I will get there, I knew it would take a few games, it's just taken more games than I thought it would.'

Well hopefully now Ade is back and we can plough on and get that elusive win.

It strikes me all we need is Ade and Andy to start banging them in for fun again to steady the ship! That process seems to have at last started. Although there still might be a little way to go both Ade Akinbiyi and Andy Gray's performance were encouraging against Palace.

Up the Clarets and..

Ade,Ade, Ade!!


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

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday March 5 2007
Time: 10:48AM

Comments

0
Ade stayed for long on the bench ar Sheffield United > Mark me he will regain form and dazzle agaim at Turf Moor , Last week he scored a stunning goal .
davemanu2000
07/03/2007 11:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Tarks Will Bounce Back

Full back Matt Lowton has said he fully expects James Tarkowski to bounce back from his Leeds United disappointment when we face Huddersfield Town this weekend.

Dyche's Huddersfield Challenge

Manager Sean Dyche has challenged Burnley to keep moving forward with momentum as we go into the clash against Huddersfield Town this weekend.

Vital Preview - Premier League - 23rd-25th September 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 23rd-25th September.

The UK's Tightest Derby Clashes - 2017

Ever wondered which local derby in the United Kingdom is the most closely contested?

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley v Huddersfield Town
Suggested By:
Burnley win40%
Huddersfield win20%
Draw40%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret10
2.Grimsby Claret5
3.Mike Mada4
4.Irishclaret3
5.WelshClaret2
6.possetclaret1
7.AndyHo1
The Vital Football Members League