David Eyres: Burnley should look to loan market

Henri Lansbury has signed a new deal at Nottingham Forest

Henri Lansbury has signed a new deal at Nottingham Forest

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by

THE transfer window has taken a few twists and turns, as you’d expect, and there have been a few dead ends for Burnley too.

News that Henri Lansbury has signed a new three-year deal with Nottingham Forest will have come as a blow to all concerned at Turf Moor.

He was a prime midfield target, and for a time it looked as if he would be heading this way after his representatives indicated a new contract at the City Ground would not be entertained.

Somewhere along the line, somehow, there has been a change of heart.

But he is not the only ‘unavailable’ player that the Clarets have been in for.

West Brom have indicated they have no wish to part with defender Craig Dawson.

Wigan have taken a similar stance over James McArthur, Watford over Troy Deeney before that.

All three, and Lansbury, would have had their price.

But it is not one that Burnley seem willing to pay. Not readily anyway.

These are the financial decisions I’m glad I don’t have to make because £5.5million for McArthur, albeit a very good player, does take a sizeable chunk out of the budget.

Fans will say the club needs to speculate to accumulate, but it is a gamble, and you have to size up whether it is one worth taking.

The loan market might be the best option for Burnley now.

There must be some fringe players at the likes of Manchester United or Manchester City who are desperate to go out and get games if their club will let them; young and hungry players to supplement the experienced heads that Sean Dyche has brought in during the summer.

The manager has been questioned about his 4-4-2 formation against the title favourites but a five-man midfield or back five wouldn’t have made a difference on Monday.

I think anybody who came up against Chelsea on the night would have found them difficult to contain. Scott Arfield’s sensational goal seemed to upset the Blues a little bit. All of a sudden their quality kicked in and we were 3-1 down. A harsh lesson learned.

We aren’t going to come up against a Chelsea every week but this afternoon we are facing a side who beat Manchester United.

It was no fluke by Swansea, they fully deserved the victory.

Hopefully roles will be reversed and we will be the ones causing an upset today.

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12:33pm Sat 23 Aug 14

slopes says...

todays the day to play up the Chelsea winnings for the holiday fund .3-0 4-0 and 4-1 must be the bet with a little on at 4/6 easy money this sky league is great for the bank account.
todays the day to play up the Chelsea winnings for the holiday fund .3-0 4-0 and 4-1 must be the bet with a little on at 4/6 easy money this sky league is great for the bank account. slopes
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12:41pm Sat 23 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings
Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings AnotherPounding4Burnley
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12:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

MikeMada says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
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Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings
Ha, ha. Nice one. Bye, bye, Jordan Rhodes. Venky's taking profit! Well done to the chicken-pluckers, getting our while the goings good!
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings[/p][/quote]Ha, ha. Nice one. Bye, bye, Jordan Rhodes. Venky's taking profit! Well done to the chicken-pluckers, getting our while the goings good! MikeMada
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12:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
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Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings
In the real world, Hull are actually preparing a third and final bid that will force Venky's hand as the pressure of FFP takes it toll.

There is nothing us Blackburn fans can do but take it on the chin.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings[/p][/quote]In the real world, Hull are actually preparing a third and final bid that will force Venky's hand as the pressure of FFP takes it toll. There is nothing us Blackburn fans can do but take it on the chin. TurfMoor Tom
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1:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings
In the real world, Hull are actually preparing a third and final bid that will force Venky's hand as the pressure of FFP takes it toll.

There is nothing us Blackburn fans can do but take it on the chin.
I'm only reporting whats going around up here. There's no need to get all arsey about it.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Hull turn their attention to contract rebel Ings[/p][/quote]In the real world, Hull are actually preparing a third and final bid that will force Venky's hand as the pressure of FFP takes it toll. There is nothing us Blackburn fans can do but take it on the chin.[/p][/quote]I'm only reporting whats going around up here. There's no need to get all arsey about it. AnotherPounding4Burnley
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4:40pm Sat 23 Aug 14

andy1 says...

The problem is and always has been the board who dont want to spend but like ourselves want Premiership football. Maybe Burnley have to get a foreign buyer in like most clubs then of course the character of the club changes and would it be for the good or bad?
The problem is and always has been the board who dont want to spend but like ourselves want Premiership football. Maybe Burnley have to get a foreign buyer in like most clubs then of course the character of the club changes and would it be for the good or bad? andy1
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11:08pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

andy1 wrote:
The problem is and always has been the board who dont want to spend but like ourselves want Premiership football. Maybe Burnley have to get a foreign buyer in like most clubs then of course the character of the club changes and would it be for the good or bad?
You won't need to worry about foreign buyers, who would want to pay for the worst club the premier league has ever seen?
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: The problem is and always has been the board who dont want to spend but like ourselves want Premiership football. Maybe Burnley have to get a foreign buyer in like most clubs then of course the character of the club changes and would it be for the good or bad?[/p][/quote]You won't need to worry about foreign buyers, who would want to pay for the worst club the premier league has ever seen? Blueandwhitewolf
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