Filed: Wednesday, 31st August 2011
By: Staff Writer
Junior Stanislas has joined Burnley on a permanent deal, signing a three-year contract.
The 21-year-old winger, who has been in and out of the West Ham team ever since breaking through to the first team squad under Alan Curbishley has joined the Clarets, having been told he was surplus to requirements by new Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.
Stanislas, who has been with United since the age of ten had his most productive season at the Boleyn Ground under Gianfranco Zola in the 2009/10 season.
However he barely made an impressions under Zola's successor Avram Grant and his days were numbered as soon as Sam Allardyce began his summer signing spree, which has seen 11 new players (soon to be 12) arrive at the club since the former Bolton and Blackburn man was installed.
Juniors Stanistats: West Ham Utd FC
2008-09: Pld 9 Gls 2
2009-10: Pld 28 Gls 4
2010-11: Pld 8 Gls 1
2011-12: Pld 2 Gls 1
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05:05AM 1st Sep 2011
''Disaster! The guy was total class and still only 21...''
01:32AM 1st Sep 2011
''I agree Will, has the past taught us nothing? What happens when all the loaned players go back and we've sold off all the youngsters who actually feel some sort of affinity with the club and won't just jump ship like the other mercenaries when the next gaffer with money comes calling?
Championship football was the perfect opportunity to get some confidence and games under the belt for players like Stanislas, Hines and Spence (at least he'll come back, hopefully not just to be sold like the two former) and make them feel a sense of belonging and loyalty to the shirt, but we're to narrow-minded and preoccupied with promotion (which I think we could have just as easily achieved with Stanislas) we can't think past that point. Disappointing.''
by g portugal
08:30PM 31st Aug 2011
''A good move for both the player and club. He was never going to get a game at West Ham with the signings we made and if we get promoted, he would have had even less chance of playing. From our point of view, it gets another player off the wage bill.''
08:02PM 31st Aug 2011
''This is sad news, both he and Zavon Hines were in my opinion very promising players. Hopefully they will both go on and fulfil their potential.''
07:54PM 31st Aug 2011
''Selling one of our better young players once again. Terrible decision.''
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