Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

No Laffs for Coyle?

No Laffs for Coyle?

Clarets new gaffer,Owen Coyle has admitted for the first time that the club could sell Kyle Lafferty for the right price this January.

Fulham have been particularly interested and were understood to have made a £3 million offer for the Northern Ireland international back in August. Back then the former manager, Steve Cotterill told them in no uncertain terms where they could stick their money, suitably backed by an ambitious board, keen it seemed to move away from the 'sell to survive' image of recent past seasons.

The Cottager's manager,Lawrie Sanchez is believed to still be interested in the player, but it is understood he will have to increase his bid to stand any chance of getting him.

A number of other clubs have been linked to the player. Celtic, Newcastle and Wolves to name a few. It would ideally suit the Clarets if more came into the frame and started a bidding war this January should any offers over £3 million be under consideration. Although it will be sad to see Lafferty leave, that sort of money could be useful in building the squad in terms of numbers. We still have a small squad despite the perceived ambitious noises coming from the club supported by the Flood money.

It strikes me this season that Kyle Lafferty has not really been that impressive and has only scored one goal so far this season. However, he does put in some occasional great displays and is highly regarded by some as an exciting talent for the future. Owen Coyle would probably prefer to retain the player and see the asset value increase but he is a realist and is quoted today as saying the following

'I am keen to keep my best players but, football being football, people will look at him,' Coyle said.

'There comes a time when business kicks in and if a young player gets a good offer that could benefit him it is something the club will look at.

'But I do feel he would benefit from playing another year at Burnley at least to help him develop.'

This probably means, it will be very difficult to retain his services at Turf Moor come the January window, and it almost sounds like the gaffer is getting us prepared for the inevitable.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday December 7 2007
Time: 6:02PM

Comments

0
Suprised at the valuation but his goal for Northern Ireland against Sweden was class, but 1 goal in 20 games surely isn't worth £3m?
rangersman
07/12/2007 18:21:00
0
Yeah that goal was ace....I can see what ur saying...but the market is so high nothing is suprsing...
StevieG Col U
07/12/2007 19:39:00
0
Burnley striker Kyle Lafferty is a target for Celtic and Fulham. The Daily Star says Celtic and the Cottagers will bid £4 million for the Northern Ireland international.
turfmanphil
11/12/2007 17:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burnley Articles

Dixon - Assured Keane Has Presence About Him

The interest in Michael Keane will grow - he's been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Everton and former club Manchester United - after winning his first England caps.

Confident Keane Wants To Kick On Against Spurs

Keane returns to Burnley this week in preparation for the meeting with Tottenham looking to kick on after a 'dream week' with England, playing against Germany and Lithuania.

Whose Won The Most Points So Far

Which player has won your side the most points so far in the Premier League campaign of 2016/17?

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

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)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:
Heaton11%
Lowton0%
Keane15%
Mee53%
Ward7%
Boyd7%
Barton7%
Hendrick0%
Arfield0%
Barnes0%
Gray0%
Sub-Vokes0%
Sub-Brady0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 5:30PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret9
2.Irishclaret8
3.WelshClaret1
4.possetclaret1
5.Mike Mada1
The Vital Football Members League