Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Clarets sign Coughlan on Loan

Clarets sign Coughlan on Loan

The Offical Site has just announced that we have signed Coughlan on loan until the end of the season.

They have stated

'Burnley today bolstered their injury-ravaged defence with a deadline day swoop for Sheffield Wednesday's Graham Coughlan.

Clarets boss Steve Cotterill was forced to sign the vastly experienced 32-year-old on loan until the end of the season after only having one fit defender at the club this week.'

The 32-year old Irishman started his playing career at Leinster Senior League side Cherry Orchard F.C. Coughlan (also known as Cocko)then moved briefly to Bray Wanderers, a Football League of Ireland club . At 21 he was brought to England by then Blackburn manager Ray Harford but struggled to earn a place in the Premier League Champions' first team.

During his spell at Rovers he had loan spells at Swindon and Livingston before making a permanent move to the Scottish club in the Summer of 1999.

He had two successful seasons at Livingston before moving back to England signing for Plymouth Argyle. There followed a highly successful four year spell at the club with Plymouth earning two promotions and Coughlan regularly on the team sheet.

In Summer 2005 he was reunited with former manager Paul Sturrock when he signed for newly-promoted Sheffield Wednesday.

Graham proved to be popular to both fans and management alike in his first season earning a regular place in the team. He also had a spell as Captain when Lee Bullen's injury problems regularly kept him out of the team.

Graham Coughlan was named Sheffield Wednesday Player of the Year 2005/06. It is the fifth time Graham has won such an award, having previously being named Player of the Year twice at Livingston and twice at Plymouth Argyle.

Welcome aboard Graham!


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

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday March 22 2007
Time: 11:49AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burnley Articles

Defour Pleased With Unbeaten Run

Belgian international Steven Defour has been speaking about his delight at his own and Burnley's form so far in 2017/18.

EFL Cup - Falling Attendances & More Rotation

Many fans have watched the seeming demise of the EFL Trophy, and it appears the EFL Cup may now be quickly following suit after the recent third round ties.

Vital View - Premier League - 23rd-24th September 2017

The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 23rd-24th September.

Huddersfield Positives For Me

Centre half and skipper Ben Mee has been speaking about the positives from Burnley's draw with Huddersfield Town yesterday.

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)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Pope10%
Lowton0%
Tarkowski10%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Arfield0%
Cork0%
Hendrick10%
Defour70%
Brady0%
Wood0%
Sub - Barnes0%
Sub - Berg Gudmundsson0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret10
2.Mike Mada6
3.Grimsby Claret5
4.Irishclaret3
5.WelshClaret2
6.possetclaret1
7.AndyHo1
Write for Vital Football