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Edgar – Newcastle Upheaval Made It Easier To Leave

1:46 pm, Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

David Edgar has said today it wasn’t easy to leave Newcastle, after eight years at the Tyneside club.

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David Edgar – hard to leave Tyneside

David was offered a new contract at the club, but just like Peter Ramage last summer, he wanted to play first team football, and has finally accepted he needs to leave Newcastle to get that.

Edgar has signed a four-year deal at Burnley and said today:

“It was a difficult decision to leave, but it seems for the best.”  “Moving to Burnley for me was too good an opportunity to turn down. I was happy with the direction this club is taking.”

“But it is down to playing time for me more than anything. I am 22 and I’ve got to be playing first-team football.”   “The situation at Newcastle probably made it easier for me to make the decision.”

“But Newcastle is my second home and, having spent eight years there, it has been tough.”  “I still feel for everybody up there and I am sorry to be leaving a lot of good people behind.”

“Life goes on for me now. But I’d like to think when I played I gave 110% effort.”   “Who knows what might have happened if I’d played a few more games – I might have established myself there.”

“But it wasn’t to be and I have to move on now.”

Good words from David, and he has joined an excellent club in Burnley, where former player Steven Caldwell is the club captain.

Maybe the two of them will form the central defense next season, and we see no reason why he cannot do as well as Peter Ramage did last season at QPR, and become a first-team regular.

We would have liked to have seen David stay on Tyneside, but with the mess the club is in right now, he probably did right not to wait, but to take the excellent chance he has been given at Turf Moor.

We expect David to do very well next season, and will keep tabs on the youngster.

Comments welcome.



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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dougnufc // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    gd luck eddie

  • 2 shrews mag // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    It’s a pity he’s gone as he could have been a regular next season.

    But who can blame him for leaving this nightmare behind … I personally wish him luck for his time at burnley.

  • 3 HarryWorth // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Amazingly inept player.
    Will be released by Burnley within 2 years.

    Will not be missed.

  • 4 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Not be missed by me either.
    Good luck at Burnley.

  • 5 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    see ya davids

  • 6 Rodzilla // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    To me Burnley looked solid defensively in the play-off final against Blades. Watch him go on to partner Steve Caldwell and be another one of our cast-offs to turn good.

    …I’ll know whether I’m arsed or not when I look at our starting 11 on the 8th August. Good Luck David!

  • 7 Joseph // Jul 2, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    good luck david edgar you never let us down no matter what position you were thrown in at and never got your fair shot at centre back despite the sheer amount of crap thats been there




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