Date:Sunday January 20 2008
Burnley announced on Friday that the club had granted Andy Gray permission to speak to Charlton Athletic after agreeing a transfer fee of £1.5m rising to £2m with add on`s .
I don`t think this is a bad deal for Burnley seeing as Gray made it quite clear he wanted away from our beloved club and if we are to believe what we read Gray along with his Dad (His Agent) both contacted Owen Coyle on several occasions asking for Gray to be released to the former Premiership club.
In my opinion Gray hasn`t shown much form of late with his last goal coming against his new club Charlton in the Clarets Fantastic 1-3 win where Gray scored 2 goalsback on the 1st of December.
Owen Coyle made it quite clear that Gray`s successor would be appointed before the next home match against Scunthorpe on Saturday the 26th of Jan.
The rumour mill has been turning with the name of former Claret Alan Lee making the move back up North to join Burnley for a 2nd time, But after former Claret Paul Weller spoke to Lee via telephone on Friday before the Clarets kicked of against Coventry, Lee stated that neither he or the club knew anything about the move and Lee stated he`s more than happy to stay at Ipswich where he has just bought a new house with his girlfriend.
The player I`m hoping Owen Coyle has lined up as Gray`s replacement is Celtic`s Derek Riordan, But Coyle will have to offer more than double his first offer of £400k + add on`s for the Celtic striker as Gordon Strachan is said to be wanting £1m + for Riordan.
Watch this space!
Many thanks to Turfite for providing this article
Date:Sunday January 20 2008
Free Transfer for McCann and Others Leave! (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Tranmere is Fifth Summer Friendly! (Monday May 20 2013)
Rumour Mill-Jara to Reyes His Game at Turf Moor? (Saturday May 18 2013)
Heaton Rifles In To Sign Burnley Deal! (Friday May 17 2013)
Going North West for Two Further Friendlies! (Monday May 13 2013)
McCartan Goes-Why Don't the Club Shay Why? (Sunday May 12 2013)
Keeping the Heaton with Liversedge! (Saturday May 11 2013)
Clean Out or Wash Out? (Wednesday May 8 2013)
Burnley X-Files: Caldwell Out, Elliott In at Brum! (Wednesday May 8 2013)
Sparta at the Turf for pre-season friendly! (Wednesday May 8 2013)
|10. Derby County||46||16||13||17||3||61|
|13. Leeds Utd||46||17||10||19||-9||61|
|Behold, Team GB.
» Blackburn : 24/05/2013 22:06:00
|Bowyer appointed new Rovers manager
» Blackburn : 24/05/2013 20:49:00
|LUFC Lees ready to fight for place in side
» Leeds Utd : 24/05/2013 20:48:00
|Redmond England Afterthought
» Birmingham : 24/05/2013 20:11:00
|Carson Quizzed Over Unusual Cheques
» Birmingham : 24/05/2013 20:09:00
|Rush - Baptiste Wages Too Much
» Derby County : 24/05/2013 20:00:00
|LUFC Green in final Ireland squad
» Leeds Utd : 24/05/2013 19:00:00