Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Rumour Mill- Barry Robson

Rumour Mill- Barry Robson

The Clarets have been linked in both the national and local press with moves for Dundee United midfielder Barry Robson and Celtic striker Derek Riordan. Vital Burnley reported the Riordan rumour a couple of weeks ago but recent speculation has also identified Robson as a possible target.

The 29 year old, Scottish International started his professional career with Rangers but failed to make an appearance in his two years at Ibrox (1995-97). He made his name with Inverness Caledonian Thistle before signing for Dundee United in July 2005 for £50,000. The midfielder also has the knack of scoring goals and has been captain of the Dundee club.Last season he was the League's top scoring midfielder with a ratio of 1 in less than 3 games.

Robson received his first Scottish International cap when selected for the friendly against South Africa, making his debut as a second-half substitute

The gaffer, Owen Coyle has however played down speculation concerning both these players ahead of the January transfer window opening in a few days time

'Particularly in Scotland there's been speculation, and, to be fair, they are players I've worked with as a coach with Dundee United,' he said.

'But I have not spoken to any other manager or representative.

'Yes, as a staff, we have (talked about players), but I certainly haven't made any inroads into pursuing anybody, and that's where we are.'

It had been reported by Sky Sports that we were about to fork out £750,000 for the player with Wolves, Celtic, Rangers and Hearts also interested. Dundee United manager Craig Levein also has insisted that no offers have been received for the midfielder.

"I know absolutely nothing about this because we've had no contact and it is not something I am going to spend much time on," he said in the Daily Record.

"If something happened, there would be plenty of time for discussion and one thing I am sure of is that it will not bother Barry because he's heard it all before."

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday December 21 2007
Time: 1:22PM

Comments

0
Make of that what you will! makes you wonder where the £750k figure came from
turfmanphil
21/12/2007 19:05:00
0
A little bit more information based on a media article: Robson has been been linked with a £1.25m move to Celtic, while there has also been reported interest from Burnley and Leicester City. "We have a valuation of Barry," said Thompson, who denied there was a clause in the player's contract allowing Robson to leave for less than £1m. "But it is a lot higher than the figures being bandied about in the media. "People might say that he is getting on a bit, but he is very, very fit and has years to go in his career. "He is our captain, was instrumental in our good start to the season until injury and suspension disrupted that and has the kind of ability from free-kicks that is difficult to find."
turfmanphil
31/12/2007 11:18:00
0
Birmingham, Burnley and Nottingham Forest have all made enquiries about Dundee United captain Barry Robson, BBC Sport understands. (11th Jan 2008) Newspaper reports have also linked the 29-year-old midfielder with Celtic.
turfmanphil
13/01/2008 23:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Match Day Officials v Tottenham (1/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday.

The Burnley FC Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Burnley FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

2016/17 Golden Glove Battle (28/3/17)

The final international break of the Premier League 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year's Golden Glove battle could still take a twist or turn.

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:
Heaton16%
Lowton0%
Keane13%
Mee53%
Ward6%
Boyd6%
Barton6%
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
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

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.cornwallclaret10
2.Irishclaret8
3.WelshClaret1
4.possetclaret1
5.Mike Mada1
Vital Football Comment