ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

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ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:32 pm

new signing for the under-23s

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Reecey1987 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:33 pm

ClaretTony wrote:new signing for the under-23s

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Im guessing that striker we had will be moving on now ?

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:34 pm

Don't know about Joel Mumbongo but this lad was the one I have seen play in the under-23s and didn't know who he was other than his first name being Adam.
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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by martin_p » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:38 pm

Presumably we’ve had to sign someone with two first names to balance out the Bailey Peacock Farrell signing (assuming it happens).
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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Tall Paul » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:39 pm

We never sign young players.

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Rowls » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:40 pm

martin_p wrote:Presumably we’ve had to sign someone with two first names to balance out the Bailey Peacock Farrell signing (assuming it happens).
Clear and definite strategy. Rigg's work is starting to come to fruition.

Just need a Brazilian player with a single first name (a "Fred" type player) and proper balance is restored.

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:44 pm

Rowls wrote:Just need a Brazilian player with a single first name (a "Fred" type player) and proper balance is restored.
We once had a manager called Stan, does that count?
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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Pearcey » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 pm

My Neighbours lad plays for Norwich U23s. Will try to get some info.

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Post by Local cricketer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:49 pm

Great work from Mr Rigg. Good to see the hard work been rewarded

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Dougall » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:37 pm

ClaretTony wrote:We once had a manager called Stan, does that count?
And one referred to as 'Horseface' if memory serves.....does that upset the balance again? :(
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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Cleveleys_claret » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:41 pm

Rowls wrote:Clear and definite strategy. Rigg's work is starting to come to fruition.

Just need a Brazilian player with a single first name (a "Fred" type player) and proper balance is restored.
Brilliant!!!! Maybe we should keep referring to this lad as Adam. Not many will be any the wiser and think we are bringing in young south americans for the future

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Cleveleys_claret » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:43 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Don't know about Joel Mumbongo but this lad was the one I have seen play in the under-23s and didn't know who he was other than his first name being Adam.
Is the GK we had on trial from Norwich still here. May help knowing a mate is already in getting his signature. That is unless I have missed something and he has left or already signed

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:44 pm

Cleveleys_claret wrote:Brilliant!!!! Maybe we should keep referring to this lad as Adam. Not many will be any the wiser and think we are bringing in young south americans for the future
South Americans? Have they moved Garstang? :D

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Cleveleys_claret » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:48 pm

ClaretTony wrote:South Americans? Have they moved Garstang? :D
Do a typo and have his birthplace as Garstangio

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Goobs » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Cleveleys_claret wrote:Do a typo and have his birthplace as Garstangio
wonder if that is close to where Preston North End FC Brasil play?

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Cleveleys_claret » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:02 pm

Goobs wrote:wonder if that is close to where Preston North End FC Brasil play?
Not too sure but from what I know of FC Garstangio there manager is Paytonho

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by occ-claret » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:19 pm

ClaretTony wrote:We once had a manager called Stan, does that count?
And Judas

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by burnley007 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:37 pm

What happened at Norwich? Was he released?

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Dark Cloud » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:47 pm

Signing young lads released by the likes of Man U, City and Liverpool for example seems like a decent strategy and we clearly look a more than decent option right now to talented youngsters who may have been prematurely discarded, but certain ones seem to have been around quite a while and have been let go by clubs who are (arguably) lower down the pecking order than us, so I'm not sure about this one. Hope it works out though.

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Pearcey » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:47 pm

burnley007 wrote:What happened at Norwich? Was he released?
Had his contract cancelled in February.

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Dodobdobodobo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:57 pm

ClaretTony wrote:We once had a manager called Stan, does that count?
What type of midfielder is he Tony?

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:07 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:Signing young lads released by the likes of Man U, City and Liverpool for example seems like a decent strategy and we clearly look a more than decent option right now to talented youngsters who may have been prematurely discarded, but certain ones seem to have been around quite a while and have been let go by clubs who are (arguably) lower down the pecking order than us, so I'm not sure about this one. Hope it works out though.
I think it is much better making a judgement on a player based on how he plays rather than which club he played for previously.

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Post by Long Time Lurker » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:29 pm

Dodobdobodobo wrote:What type of midfielder is he Tony?
From the bits and bobs I've quickly pieced together, never seen the lad.

He was a highly regarded talent at Liverpool, making 2 appearances for England U16's in 2013 and 3 appearances for the U17's in 2014. His progress was stalled by two stress fractures of the back in 16/17 ( not uncommon in young athletes ).

After being released from Liverpool he signed a 2 year contract with Norwich. He went out on a loan to Cambridge, playing four games for them, until a change in manager and in form players relegated him to the bench. After that he went out on a season long loan to Hamilton, which was cut short after 2 matches and six weeks. Norwich released him by mutual consent.

21 years old, ball playing midfielder with a good range of passing and the ability to take free kicks.

Welcome to the club Adam, enjoy your time with us and work hard.

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by burnley007 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:39 pm

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by WestMidsClaret » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:43 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I think it is much better making a judgement on a player based on how he plays rather than which club he played for previously.
Or if you're abc or one of his aliases then you don't need to watch him to know what sort of player he is.

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Post by Long Time Lurker » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:58 pm

WestMidsClaret wrote:Or if you're abc or one of his aliases then you don't need to watch him to know what sort of player he is.
Sod off,

I gave a factual account of his career history to date. Talented player by all accounts who suffered a couple of setbacks, through no fault of his own. We have given him a chance and if he capitalises on his ability he could develop into a good player in a position we need.

Could we use a quality ball playing midfielder - yes

Might his arrival free up Benson to go out on loan - possibly

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by Dark Cloud » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I think it is much better making a judgement on a player based on how he plays rather than which club he played for previously.
I take your point CT and I genuinely hope he proves to be a really good signing. I also do think there's plenty of mileage in our current strategy of looking to pick up late developers and talented youngsters who can't make headway at the "massive" clubs. (The likes of Jimmy Dunn for example). I was just a little surprised to see that this guy was a bit older and had been let go more than once, but on the other hand someone at the club must feel there is still potential to be tapped. So good luck to the lad.

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Re: ARTICLE: Adam Phillips joins Burnley

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:56 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:I take your point CT and I genuinely hope he proves to be a really good signing. I also do think there's plenty of mileage in our current strategy of looking to pick up late developers and talented youngsters who can't make headway at the "massive" clubs. (The likes of Jimmy Dunn for example). I was just a little surprised to see that this guy was a bit older and had been let go more than once, but on the other hand someone at the club must feel there is still potential to be tapped. So good luck to the lad.
And they've worked with him for the last five weeks in pre-season so those making the decisions will have got to know him both on and off the field during that time.

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