Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

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Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Erasmus » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:34 pm

I know a lot of us have been worrying about that, and the answer is he has been managing in the Indian Super League. Last season he managed the Chennai team that finished fourth out of ten, and then proceeded to the Championship Playoff Final, which they lost to one of the Kolkata teams.

He then left Chennai, and this season is managing Jamshedpur, a city I'd never heard of which is located in southern Bihar, one of the poorest regions of India. This might be seen as a step down, but Jamshedpur is a centre for Tata industries who sponsor the club. It seems he might have left Chennai to follow the money. Would he do that?

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:37 pm

He's kept himself in work, how where and when shouldn't really bother anyone by now, he's still got to earn money at the end of the day.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Devils_Advocate » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:43 pm

He just slipped out the back, got a new plan, hopped on the bus and dropped off the key.

In summary Owen Coyle got himself free

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by randomclaret2 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:52 pm

50 ways to leave your old club

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by duncandisorderly » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:58 pm

He's Pinocchio's fluffer.
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by gawthorpe_view » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:00 pm

He's at home, eating, probably.
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by jdrobbo » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:02 pm

He manages an Irn Bru factory, doesn’t he?

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by ElectroClaret » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:05 pm

Hopefully he'll end up back down Bolton Road when Mowbray gets the bullet.

Preferably with Steve Kean as assistant.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:07 pm

He F**ked off to his mum's the rest is History 🙄

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by professsorpiehead » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:16 pm

Went and got himself a job in paradise.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:18 pm

What's this I read...Coyle even took his own brother in law to Bolton ....who had started to appear on our bench WTF is that all about 😂😂

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:26 pm

Erasmus wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:34 pm
He has been managing in the Indian Super League.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Shouldn't laugh :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:26 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:52 pm
50 ways to leave your old club
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by fatboy47 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:28 pm

He could be selling his a*se outside the public bogs in Bangalore, with a nasty infection of galloping knob-rot for all I care.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by dsr » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:32 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:37 pm
He's kept himself in work, how where and when shouldn't really bother anyone by now, he's still got to earn money at the end of the day.
He must have blown a fortune if he still has to earn money. Most PL managers have earned enough for the rest of their lives - if they're still managing at 54, the chances are it's because they like the job.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by bf2k » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:53 pm

Like him or loath him Burnley probably wouldn't be where they are without him.

We also may not have such a lovely pitch without Brian Laws either...OK that's pushing it :)

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by warksclaret » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:53 pm

I know, for good reasons he is persona non gratis with Burnley fans. However is was not that long ago he was a pundit in this country and was always exceptionally positive about our club, how it was run, and how we played ( I am not a fan by the way)

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Rileybobs » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:58 pm

Do we really need to have the same thread repeated on here every 6 weeks?

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:30 pm

warksclaret wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:53 pm
I know, for good reasons he is persona non gratis with Burnley fans. However is was not that long ago he was a pundit in this country and was always exceptionally positive about our club, how it was run, and how we played ( I am not a fan by the way)
He got a fantastic reception at the anniversary dinner as well.
I think most people are over it now.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by vinrogue » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:58 pm

He left, we moved on and all the flying figs in the world will not help me to care less, my therapy is over.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by warksclaret » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:42 pm

Unfortunately much as fans detest him, when I look back 50 years (and I have followed Burnley for almost 60 years), the Own era was for me was an exciting period and truly memorable. Not only by the way we played, the number of quality players we had, and our achievements in the league and in Cups
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Woodleyclaret » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:20 pm

That run to Wembley and our victory courtesy of Wade's super strike was an experience I will never forget and for that I thank Owen

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by BurnleyFC » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:22 pm

He’ll be our ‘new’ gaffer next season.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Targetman » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:48 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:30 pm
He got a fantastic reception at the anniversary dinner as well.
I think most people are over it now.
Really? Not one of the people who I speak to regularly have got over the way he left the club.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Buxtonclaret » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:11 pm

Erasmus wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:34 pm


He then left Chennai, and this season is managing Jamshedpur, a city I'd never heard of which is located in southern Bihar, one of the poorest regions of India. This might be seen as a step down, but Jamshedpur is a centre for Tata industries who sponsor the club. It seems he might have left Chennai to follow the money. Would he do that?
Someone told me he left Chennai for Jamshedpur because they were 10 months ahead.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by what_no_pies » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 pm

Whatever happened to Susan Boyle?

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by fatboy47 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:32 pm

what_no_pies wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 pm
Whatever happened to Susan Boyle?
Or Benny Santini?

😮

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:36 pm

what_no_pies wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 pm
Whatever happened to Susan Boyle?
She "dreamed a dream"

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by ksrclaret » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:41 pm

Same thing that happened to Saxoclaret, probably.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by tim_noone » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:47 pm

ksrclaret wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:41 pm
Same thing that happened to Saxoclaret, probably.
You miss em when they've gone....Saxo and Turtle you've got to Love em. And Blue Labrador :D

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:50 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:47 pm
You miss em when they've gone....Saxo and Turtle you've got to Love em. And Blue Labrador :D
Are you sure Tim-Bob 😉

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by tim_noone » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:55 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:50 pm
Are you sure Tim-Bob 😉
Yes ...a bit of light entertainment on a Winters evening. I'm easily pleased :D

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:58 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:55 pm
Yes ...a bit of light entertainment on a Winters evening. I'm easily pleased :D
👍🙂👍

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by gandhisflipflop » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:16 pm

Some people really need to grow up. He left us for more money and a better paid job.....ELEVEN YEARS AGO. If people haven’t moved on or got over it by now it says a lot more about them than Coyle.
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Pstotto » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:37 pm

Whatever happened to that Liverpool store, Owen Owen?

"I used to buy mi HP sauce in there..."

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by MACCA » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:53 pm

Targetman wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:48 pm
Really? Not one of the people who I speak to regularly have got over the way he left the club.
Yep really, he was clapped in, he even posed for photos at the end and there was quite a queue.

Some people get over their jilted ex lover hurt and bad feelings, it's been over a decade now.
Imagine still being that angry or wound up over what really is nothing.
Whatever he said or did, we are in he left us in a better place than when he came, and was a major part of where we are today.

As I said on the night, Thanks Owen you made my childhood dreams come true, and gave me one if the best seasons watching Burnley.
All the best for your future
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by box_of_frogs » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:36 pm

gandhisflipflop wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:16 pm
Some people really need to grow up. He left us for more money and a better paid job.....ELEVEN YEARS AGO. If people haven’t moved on or got over it by now it says a lot more about them than Coyle.
Nail on the head. If you aren’t already, time to get over it....!!!!
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:05 pm

I think he will be pretty happy.

Getting well paid to manage in an amazing part of the world with great weather and people.

Obviously the premier league is the pinnacle. But there is also a hell of a lot of pressure and sacrifices.

I reckon he will have a pretty good life out there. And all while being able to walk down the street.

As for his time here. Was angry at the time. But soon got over it. First when we beat them a few times after they came down and then when Dyche came in and pushed the club on even further.

Gave us a great foundation and even better memories.

Better to have loved and lost...

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Bullabill » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:07 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:47 pm
You miss em when they've gone....Saxo and Turtle you've got to Love em. And Blue Labrador :D

Yeah, -and let's miss Devil's advocate.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by TsarBomba » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:15 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:05 pm
I think he will be pretty happy.

Getting well paid to manage in an amazing part of the world with great weather and people.

Obviously the premier league is the pinnacle. But there is also a hell of a lot of pressure and sacrifices.

I reckon he will have a pretty good life out there. And all while being able to walk down the street.

As for his time here. Was angry at the time. But soon got over it. First when we beat them a few times after they came down and then when Dyche came in and pushed the club on even further.

Gave us a great foundation and even better memories.

Better to have loved and lost...
Spot on.

I vented my anger at the end of that horrendous 1-0 defeat at the Reebok when he came over to clap us.

And then I went home, and that was that.

In 30 years of watching us, the football under Coyle was the best I have ever seen. So for that, I thank him.
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by BurnleyFC » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:22 pm

Duplicate.
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by BurnleyFC » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:23 pm

That 2008-2009 season was absolutely magical. From the despair of the cup semi final defeat to the play-off triumph at Wembley, it had the lot.

What a season, and I for one certainly thought that Mr Coyle was God at that moment in time.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:27 pm

TsarBomba wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:15 pm
In 30 years of watching us, the football under Coyle was the best I have ever seen. So for that, I thank him.
And, had he left at the end of that season, he could have left with his head held high.

His deceit left a very sour taste, BUT, THANK YOU Owen Coyle.

Our team has grown since you left whilst your stock has gone down and down and down.

Schadenfreude. A term that we should incorporate into the English language ;)

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by bfcjg » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:35 pm

Some great memories of the attacking football we played but tempered by him holding us to ransom and playing us of against Celtic, even when Campbell interviewed him at the town hall he was non committal to us, to quote the song he left us just as we needed him most. F him and his career, he is a nobody managing nobodies in a nothing league. Bstards, us Bolton, and Wigan all hate him, the phrase Houston we have a problem summed up his escapades there as well.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:37 pm

RalphCoatesComb wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:27 pm

Schadenfreude. A term that we should incorporate into the English language ;)
I think the English language already has it covered with...... bible bashing bullshitter. 8-)
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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:39 pm

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:37 pm
I think the English language already has it covered with...... bible bashing bullshitter. 8-)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by Spike » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:40 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:05 pm
I think he will be pretty happy.

Getting well paid to manage in an amazing part of the world with great weather and people.

Obviously the premier league is the pinnacle. But there is also a hell of a lot of pressure and sacrifices.

I reckon he will have a pretty good life out there. And all while being able to walk down the street.

As for his time here. Was angry at the time. But soon got over it. First when we beat them a few times after they came down and then when Dyche came in and pushed the club on even further.

Gave us a great foundation and even better memories.

Better to have loved and lost...
Such an amazing place that so many Indians would rather live in Blackburn or Nelson!

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:57 pm

RalphCoatesComb wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:27 pm


Schadenfreude. A term that we should incorporate into the English language ;)
No need. We already have bitter.

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:58 pm

Spike wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:40 pm
Such an amazing place that so many Indians would rather live in Blackburn or Nelson!
Really?

Not sure I know so many myself. But I doubt there’s billion in any case.

But pretty obvious what you’re actually saying...

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Re: Whatever Happened to Owen Coyle?

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:00 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:57 pm
No need. We already have bitter.
Not bitter, just better ;)

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