Date:Sunday January 20 2008
Striker Andy Gray`s Transfer of £1.5 million (which could rise to £2 million) to Charlton on Friday has left the Clarets faithful licking their wounds.
Only a few months previously supporters were told that Burnley were not a selling club by Director Brendan Flood and more recently Owen Coyle said "we are building a team not trying to break it up"
So what exactly has happened? Was it the case that the supporters had been spoon-fed false promises? In a word No it wasn`t. The reason I felt the need to write this article was in no small part due to the passion, honesty and togetherness shown by Brendan and Owen in recent interviews on local radio.
It turned out that Andy Gray like Blake, Chaplow and Akinbiyi before him wanted to leave the club to "further his career" or as Owen Coyle stated to "double his salary".
So why on earth couldn`t we match the wages offered by Charlton ? Mr Flood spoke at length on Radio about this issue. Burnley`s wages for players now falls in the higher bracket of the Championship. Charlton aided by parachute payments though can still provide Premiership class wages to players.
The question Charlton will have their fingers crossed on is will it be sustainable and only promotion back to the Premiership can tame that gamble.
Gray didn`t want to play for the Club and a striker that has only scored 1 goal in the last 10 Burnley games can leave for that amount of money. We need players that want to play for the club and wear the Claret and Blue shirt with pride and it was real fight them on the beaches stuff from Coyle.
But he is 100% right. How many chances against Plymouth could Andy Gray have scored if he was in the "right frame of mind". A lot more I might add !
So time has come to move on never before in my lifetime as a Clarets supporter, have we had this amount of funds available for transfers.
The £1.5 million will be invested into players and MORE. The latter part of that sentence, will in my humble opinion state whether the Flood Revolution can deliver.
Talk, as somebody once put to me is cheap, but I must say as long as Flood and Coyle are steering the ship Burnley Football Club is in the right hands as Newcastle United now is under King Kevin Keegan.
The time to break the Clarets Transfer Record is here ! Expect a busy week and a few new player for the Scunny game.
Many thanks to Garry for his article
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Date:Sunday January 20 2008
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