Newcastle find out David Edgar had moved to Burnley via Sky Sports News ticker

Posted by - July 3, 2009 - Burnley, Newcastle United, Transfer News and Gossip

Canadian defender couldn’t think of anyone to tell he was leaving

Newcastle found out defender David Edgar has left after eight years at the club via the television. The 22-year-old said he felt forced to leave the club and didn’t even know who to contact to say he was departing for newly-promoted Burnley.

He said: “One of the problems was there was no one for me to sit down and talk to at Newcastle. I finally got a phone call from them on Wednesday and I think that was after they’d seen the move announced on TV.

“They said ‘Is it true?’ and I said ‘Yes’. It’s tough but I suppose they didn’t have anyone to get in touch with me — no owner or manager. In the end, one of the coaches rang me.”

  • Tony H.

    Can they get relegated twice in two years? They certainly deserve it at this point…Might as well dubb them the Newcastle “Clippers” at this point (small NBA joke there).