Here are transfer activities doing by Burnley during pre-season..
Gabor Kiraly Free
Steven Thompson 700k
Andrejs Rubins 500k
Martin Paterson 600k
Kevin McDonald 2M
Chris McCann 4M (he is a great youngster but i have many midfileder, so i have to let him go)
Adam Kay Loan
and several unwanted young players that i released them
Joe Mattock Leicester 2.5M
Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton 3M
Ross Wallace Sunderland Free
Andriy Rusol Dnipro 8M
Kepa Getafe 1.3M
Jozy Altidore Villareal 1.3M
Georginio Wijnaldum Feyenoord 2M
Lee Martin Man Utd Loan
During pre-season : 2Wins 1Draw 1Lose
1st macth : Man Utd (H) 1:2
Altidore .. Anderson, Carlos Tevez
We managed to contain MU for a long time but Anderson strike at 71minutes give MU a lead. But Altidore make us level 4 minutes later. Then, Teves get the winning goal in 81 minutes.. But i'm happy. A good displays against bigger opponent.
2nd match : West Ham (A) 2:1
A.Rusol, Keppa .. Faubert
We get a first win of the season. thanks for the goals from the two new signings. Rusol headed in Eagles corner to level the score after Faubert gives West Ham a lead. Keppa strikes from 25 yards give us 3 points.
3rd match : Walsall (A) 2:1 LC
Altidore 2 .. R.Hastings
I fields up the second team with 5 players i get from Bunrley reserves squad. Walsall give me a thing to scare about when the take a lead. But two goals from MoM, Jozy Altidore bring us to the next round..
4th match : Liverpool (A) 0:3
Macherano, Keane, Alonson..Nothing we can do about this game. They score after 5 minutes playing. I pay with 2 defensive midfield but then the added 2nd goal and in extra time, Alonso shot from 30 yards make our evening worst.
5th match : Wigan (H) 1:0
Chris Eagles.. We are totally lucky and for me, we didn't deserve to win this game. Wigan attack from the beginning.Some praised should been given to Rusol and his company at the defend to prevent ball to going into our net. At 81 minutes, a mistake by Chris Kirkland after letting a long ball from Elliott Ward going above him allow Eagles to tap in into empty net. After all, this is 2nd win in the league.
6th match : Arsenal (A) 0:4
Adebayour 2, Eduardo 2..Nothing to say. total demolition from Arsenal...There are far far far better team from Burnley..
7th match: Birmingham (A) 2:1 LC
A.Rusol,R.Wallace.. J.McFadden.. a narrow win but we control the game well. Again Rusol score from the corner. Wallace score in the extra time with a curling shot..We through to the next round..
8th match : Stoke (H) 3:0
Owen Garvan 2, Kepa... I twisted my tactics a bit and then i get a better performance from before. A great midfield performance from Garvan,Schnerdeilin and R.Palazeulos. Garvan score twice from outside of the box and Keppa headed in Eagles cross.. 3 wins from 6 games in the league.
Now, we standing at 12th.. 9 points from18 points..
I will give update in Burnley performances in October.. See you soon...
p/s: im playing 4-3-2-1 tactics. 3 midfield at the center, two wingers and lone striker with short slow passing..