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David Edgar Signs Four Year Deal At Burnley

David Edgar has signed a four year contract at Premier League side Burnley.


David Edgar – signs four year deal at Burnley

The Canadian defender was offered a new contract to stay on in Newcastle, but apparently he didn’t much like the terms, plus he wanted first team football next season, and couldn’t be guaranteed that at Newcastle next season.

David’s contract runs out at Newcastle today so he would be off the Newcastle wage bill, whether he hooked up with Burnley or not.

Of course the last time he was in a Newcastle shirt was when he was sent off in the dying minutes of our last game at Villa Park, where a 1-0 defeat saw the side relegated.

David is a solid player and never let the Newcastle side down when he played, and he also showed the guts and spirit lacking in so many Newcastle players last season.

And Edgar will forever be remembered when he scored the equalizing goal in a 2-2 with Manchester United on January 1st. 2007 at St. James’ Park.

Playing left back in that game, he broke through on the left in the second half, to hit an unstoppable 30 yard low shot past goalkeeper Edwin van der Saar. A fantastic goal that shocked everybody, including David.

Edgar made 23 appearances for Newcastle and the club will be entitled to compensation for Edgar, both  because of his age and that he came through the club’s Academy since the age of 14.

He will be a very good signing for Burnley, and we wish David all the best for the future.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jun 30, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Our loss is Burnely’s gain!

  • batty

    Jun 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    aye good luck david


    Jun 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    jepp, good luck!

    But to be honest it’s ok to let him go…we need natural born fullbacks and solid centre backs as well…david was something inbetween – he will need to shape get his body muscles a bit, think he’s rather thin…

  • magforlife

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #4

    He must be a decent centre half cos hes a rubbish full back, a journeyman footballer drifting from one squad to another. He wont have moved on a poor man and if he had any love for our club he would have stayed, hope the momentum picks up with another dozen or more to follow him out of the door.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #5

    See YA 🙂

  • RyanToon

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    see ya edgar

  • Doocey

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Bye David, good luck in the future.

    This isn’t about Edgar leaving though, this shows there’s somethign happening regarding the takeover 🙂

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8



  • Volume_Coxlodge

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #9

    A good luck to the young lad.

    If he is good enough he will make it, and I hope he does.

  • bill

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Best of luck to the young man, but I didn’t rate him. Too nice.

  • King Bob the first

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #11

    David who?

  • AndyT

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Rodzilla, that actually is hilarious that they would put that up there!

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 30, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #13

    …talk about blind faith eh?

    Totally irrelevant, but anyone thinking about buying a new telly should consider this deal:


    …if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon they’ll credit your account (to spend online) with the value of the TV you bought. He is currently 2nd favourite at 9/4

  • Doocey

    Jun 30, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Interesting deal but Andy Murray won’t win it.
    He nearly lose to a guy I’ve never heard of before!
    Although he was pretty well seeded.

  • Doocey

    Jun 30, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #15


  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Jun 30, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Shame, I feel he should be given more opportunities to develop especially now when we are in the Championships.

  • Troy Stavers

    Jun 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Absolutely furious with this transfer!!
    Is this not the type of player we need in the championship?
    It demonstrates exactly how far we’ve fallen behind!! Burnley!?
    It also demonstrates that Duff and the like, pretending they are loyal to the cause is a load of crap!
    If they were in the same boat as Edgar, a free agent, they would be off like a shot!
    God this whole situation makes me furious!
    I can’t believe Ashley and Lambias were at Ascot earlier in the week enjoying spending a bit of a wager on the horses!
    They don’t give a damn about the toon!!
    On top of this, if £60m is the best so far, to be offered for the club, then I predict the fat “get” will be hear for next season cos he will not sell for that. He will take us further doon out of greed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Troy over and oot!

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 30, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Owen possibly to Hull,Oba possibly to Stoke and Edgar to Burnley…Hmmm these Guys have certainly hit the big time 🙂

    Non of our first team will land big clubs…Bassong possibly Arsenal/Spurs who I don’t consider that big anyway….TOSSERS.

  • reetpetite

    Jul 1, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #19

    man city have signed lescott for 18 million.!

  • RyanToon

    Jul 1, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #20


    no they havent

  • reetpetite

    Jul 1, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #21

    ryantoon- They have!!!!

  • RyanToon

    Jul 1, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #22

    prove it

    its not exactly new news is it. dont make out you know something

  • reetpetite

    Jul 1, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #23

    ryantoon- i will just copy and paste your comments so i can show you up at a later date. Probably friday.

  • RyanToon

    Jul 1, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #24


    what you on about you said hes signed, if he had sky would have hold of it, youre a plumb

    copy this one aswell. dick

  • reetpetite

    Jul 1, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #25

    ryantoon-will do.

  • RyanToon

    Jul 1, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #26


    we know man city want lescott

    you havent got an exclusive youre guessing by giving yourself until friday


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