David Edgar Looking to Sign On At Burnley


We had quietly hoped that Alan Shearer would have signed David Edgar in the summer, because he would have been a decent defender in the Championship, especially in the center of defense.

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David Edgar – solid player – great attitude

But once he was linked with Birmingham, the reports said he was looking for first team football, which is much the reason why Peter Ramage left last summer for QPR, and got his wish.

But now we are hearing a Newcastle deal was put to David after the season ended, but it was said to be disappointing to the Canadian lad, and he began looking elsewhere. That may be signs of things to come at Newcastle, because we will not be able to offer the lucrative contracts of old, which is just one reason the club is in such trouble right now.

And it’s to Burnley’s advantage they seem to be all set to sign Edgar, as he can be a good defender, if played in his natural position of center-back.

The 22-year-old defender is out of contract next Tuesday, and presumably will sign with the Turf Moor club to keep the old wages coming in.

The Daily Mail is today saying that Edgar has almost finalized his free transfer to Turf Moor and could arrive in a double defensive move along with Bobo Balde, from Celtic.

Edgar, can play anywhere across the back four, and while playing at left back on January 1st, 2007, against Manchester United came racing through on the left and hit the ball low into the corner of the net, from 30 yards out,  giving Manchester goalkeeper Edwin van der Saar no chance at all, and leveled the score at 2-2.

He then went around the field with a smile on  his face for the rest of the game, and it became world-wide news the next day, and particularly big  back in his home country of Canada. 😀

David’s attitude is also first-class and when he did play at cente-back last season in the Stoke City game at the Hawthorns, he was outstanding,  and we’re sorry to lose him quite honestly.

If Newcastle lose Bassong and hopefully Coloccini, who we just cannot afford, then Shearer will need to bring in two center-backs in the summer.  Edgar will no doubt turn out to be a good “buy” for Burnley – he’s a free transfer – and we hope the lad will do well at Burnley.

And it’s great to see Burnley back where they belong, as we remember very well their team of the 1960s with Ray Pointer, Jimmy McIlroy and Jimmy Adamson all playing for them at that time.

Ray was born in near-by Cramlington and Jimmy Adamson came from that famous football town made so famous by the great Jackie Milburn and the Charlton brothers – Ashington.

Let’s hope we can join Burnley in the Premier League next summer!

Comments welcome.



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33 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 26, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed – I just posted on the prev thread that there is no one at SJP to contact re players – even for agents (source chronicle).

    If, he says, it is true then it paints a picture of how bad things are.

    Does this kind of thing not boil ya piste?

    I feel helpless and it really annoying me.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jun 26, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Fair enough let the overpaid oldies out, Owen, Cacapa, but why let such a young lad with potential and a fighting spirit on low wages go?!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 26, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Andy – it just proves what divvies are running or not running as the case may be.

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  • Macas35

    Jun 26, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe he had excessive demands, Birmingham were unable to strike a deal with him also.

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  • stevep

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Chronicle prints a load of tosh – they have no contact with any senior mgmt at the club so just go on hearsay and rumours.

    By next week we’ll already have trimmed the wage bill simply by doing nowt

    Edgar 20k a week ? (1 million)
    Viduka (3 million)
    Owen (5 million)
    Lovenkrands (2 million)

    Given (2.5 million) (I know he’s already gone but his wages are counted in the 70% quoted for last season)

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Edgar’s rubbish and I would doubt the sanity of anyone giving him long than a 12 month contract because he’s not good enough for the Premiership.

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  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Great stuff eh, Hitman.

    Nobody to talk to re incomers – understandable under the circumstances (due diligence etc).

    Lombilli (?), Collo’s agent can’t find anybody to talk to at the club – Has he contacted the Agent who’s been commissioned to sell a number of players?

    Oh and for the really good news, Calderwood’s rumoured to return to assist Hughton – yes Ashley’s sound decison making comes to the fore again. He’s obviously been soo impressed with their points haul last season, he wants more of the same.

    It just beggars belief!

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #10

    We need him signed up! Ashleys an idiot, Edger would be great in the Championship at CENTRE BACK, we cannot loose him.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #11

    How do you know Shearer doesn’t rate Houghton and Calderwood as coaches and wants them here next season, Lesh?

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  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #12

    If the Chron’s latest offerings are as reliably sourced as the myth about today’s London meeting, then they should be taken with a bucket of salt.

    Clearly a no news day although the Calderwood story sounds like a possibility, given Ashley’s daftness to date.

    If it does turn out to be true, then it confirms that Shearer’s going nowhere the club until he gets certain assurances.

    Makes sense to me… what about you guys?

    Ps… see how Spot’s become yesterday’s news?

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  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Rangerman…. think about it, Calderwood left and Hughto stayed yes?

    Al may rate one of the two, but not both.

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  • Nick D

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Edgar is a great little player in the right position. I think he reads it far better than S Taylor. Edgar’s positional sense and decision making are far superior to Taylor. Taylor might do all the chest beating but technically he is way behind Bassong, Edgar and even Kadar.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Rangerman…. think about it, Calderwood left and Hughto stayed yes?

    Al may rate one of the two, but not both.

    …..

    Calderwood was out of contract and went for an interview about a managers job, that doesn’t mean Shearer doesn’t rate him as a coach and is happy for him to stay if he can’t find a club that he’s happy to manage.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Changing the subject have a look at http://www.nufc.com & the article about S*nderlands bid to stage WC games in 2018 it makes very interesting reading & shows how pathetic they are.

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  • stevep

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Calderwood story is a load of bull
    no one is going to buy the club in a week man – hese things take time especially when they’re allegedelly more than one bidder.

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  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #18

    C’mon Geordiedoonsooth, at least the SMB’s are showing a bit more initiative than the pillocks running the asylum that is SJP!

    Their geography’s a bit ambitious but if I remember rightly, Washington was never Sunderlland ’til Nissan came along!

    Today Washington, tomorrow the whole of the north-east?

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  • stk85

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #19

    wish we could’ve kept this guy. solid back up. like an o’shea type

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  • estechco

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #20

    This will come back to bite us in the bum. The lad is a sound player when played at CB. Yes, he has sometimes looked a bit flat footed at FB when up againist a decent pacey winger, but i’d sign up like a shot. Just look at the Caldwell brothers.

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  • Macas35

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Can’t see what the fuss is about, he wasn’t anything special. A good cover player but he obviously wants first team opportunities somewhere else.

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  • Doocey

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Lovenkrands welcoming Sunderland move!

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  • Ericles

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #23

    What a cock up. What a mess. What a loss. We are daft to let Lovekrands go as well. They would both have been assets in the fizzy pop.

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #24

    I am very very angry !!!! AAARGH .

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  • Ericles

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Latest on (BBC sports gossip) Owen is that Hull are hoping to get round the table with him. Is that the treatment table? All we need now is for Wigan and Stoke and the mackems to try and seduce him and he will help in a next season relegation dogfight possibly.

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  • WELSHMAG

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Lovenkrands and edgar could have been solid players next season, what a joke. Next will be bassong and then beye and then taylor.

    We can kiss this season goodbye folks.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #27

    has any 1 got a link to the sunerland world cup bid

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 26, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #28

    ie the website

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  • hitman

    Jun 26, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #29
  • WELSHMAG

    Jun 26, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Fair play that site makes me laugh! it’s like swansea bidding for world cup games and putting cardiff castle on the brochure and the millenium stadium! there would be uproar! lolerz.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 26, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #31

    hitman lol they are trying to pass the tyne off as their own lol aswell as many other things is there anything there that is actualy from sunderland

    apparently there is only 1 north east allowed to be 1 of the hosts which is a little bit surprising as apparently both manc clubs are allowed to host them but they are certainly making newcastles job easier

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  • batty

    Jun 26, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #32

    dont know if any 1 knows whats happening to the blog when ed goes on his hols he told me his son neil is going to run it

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  • AndyT

    Jun 26, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Shame that we’ve let Edgar & Lovenkrands go. We could have definitely used them in the Championship. Especially now that it looks like Bassong is all but set to leave if it weren’t for nobody being at SJP.

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