UK time is: 14:12:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Does Burley Have an Achilles Heel?

Report by kiwifiedpom

We the fans anticipated the start of this season much more optimistically than we have for a long time. A new Board and Chairman, the restructuring of the business and Club infrastructure and most important of all the George Burley factor and a fresh new squad.

January 2007 has been ushered in and a review wouldn't go amiss.

My own perspective is that there is an enormous potential and this squad is capable of not just promotion but a championship winning side.

So far the results haven't quite justified the hopes and aspirations we all held in August 2006.

This squad is entirely Burley's but somehow it doesn't seem to have quite delivered as hoped. There have been strong suggestions of favouritism( A big black mark in my book) Odd team selections(My opinion) and most puzzling of all in important games a when a substitution would probably sway the game they are not made (Watson and Case opinions).

More worryingly for me is the allegation from 'kirkyboy' an Ipswich fan posting on theuglyinside Board that 'Burley lost his nerve during Ipswich's playoffs.

Finally I have to compare Claus's commitment to the cause with that of Idiakez.

Particularly when we desperately need a player who can break down teams like Burnley.

We have three such players Belmadi whose fragility is well known. Idiakez whose motivation is suspect(My opinion) and Sarmiento who though not disgracing himself when given his chance. Has had little opportunity to demonstrate his abilities over an extended period. As has Wright and Makin.

Am I adding 2+2=5?

Why not discuss this article on Vital Saints?

Join Vital Saints

It's easy to register for Vital Saints, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Saints message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saint.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 17 2007

Time: 9:21AM

Your Comments

I think Burley has what it takes, we are in a good position for promotion.
Archer
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Koeman Delighted With Second Stoke Win (Thursday October 30 2014)

Sheffield United In The Quarter Finals (Thursday October 30 2014)

Stats: Stoke v Southampton (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Koeman Expects Stoke Response (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Players Respond To Stoke Win (Sunday October 26 2014)

Battling Quality Pleases Koeman (Sunday October 26 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Stoke (Saturday October 25 2014)

Krueger - A Special Day We Will Remember (Wednesday October 22 2014)

A Look Back to A Saintly Beginning (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rex Vulgaris 29
2. Vital Saint 27
3. StuSaint 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 9 7 2 0 +15 23
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 +15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 +9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 +5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 +4 14
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 +3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 +1 14

Breaking League News

The Villa Times - 31/10/2014
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 13:00:00
Arsenal v Burnley Match Preview
Arsenal : 31/10/2014 12:29:00
Eto`o set to trigger new deal
Everton : 31/10/2014 12:00:00
AVFC - This Season v Last Season (9 Games)
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:38:00
Villa Injury Update Ahead Of Spurs Clash
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

COC - Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 0%
Clyne 0%
Gardos 0%
Fonte 0%
Targett 0%
Schneiderlin 100%
S Davis 0%
Wanyama 0%
Long 0%
Pelle 0%
Tadic 0%
Sub - Cork 0%
Sub - Alderweireld 0%