Saturday, May 25, 2024

Burton to leave after Jonker appointment

Terry Burton, Arsenal’s reserves and head development coach, is set to leave the club this summer having failed to land the Academy head position which Liam Brady is set to vacate in June.

Burton, who has worked closely with the Irishman since taking over from Steve Bould and Neil Banfield in 2012, was interviewed for the senior position in January before eventually being overlooked in favour of Dutchman Andries Jonker.

The Guardian claims the fallout from the appointment has had ramifications on the ground with the 61-year-old now ready to leave the Gunners for a third time.

Burton was a member of the 1971 FA Youth Cup-winning side in his teens and on returning to Highbury in 1979 helped bring through the hugely-successful generation of players that included Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Michael Thomas, Paul Merson and Martin Keown.

He worked as a coach at Highbury between 1979-87 before being let go by George Graham.



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The Artist Formerly Known as Danger Mouse

Wish him well.

On a side note, today i checked the odds on Arsenal to win the league. I was quoted 12/1. Liverpool odds are 3/1. Yet we have the same points with the same amount of games to play! Am I missing something? Are we really four times less likely to win the league than liverpool? Jeeez.

Scott P

If the bookie wants to be foolish, let him. You’re the one who can profit 🙂


all about demand and supply, liverpool supporters haven’t been this close to the top in ages so you can understand their excitement and betting their houses on winning the league, morons…


I tell you what I’d bet on tonight (if I was bothered):

Campbell to score against the scum tonight!


No, we’re not four times less likely to win it, but as supporters we’re probably four times less likely to put money on us winning it. Also, they have Chavski Gazprom Aluminum Smelting Co. FC, Spuds and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Exports FC all visiting Anfield, so they are perceived as having a bigger influence overall.


We scored in the 2nd minute but could not kill the game against spurs. We were not able to score a single goal against the worst Manu team for decades. We seem to be too scared to take the game by the scruff of the neck & finish it. I am an Arsenal fan, so don’t get me wrong. But i seriously doubt we will get a result against Chelsea this weekend, we seem to have that dreaded “handbrake” on in the big games. May be that is the reason for the odds. I hope i am wrong. On the… Read more »


I wanted to do both thumbs up and thumbs down for that one. It will indeed be wonderful to end both Moronho’s home undefeated streak and his hoodoo over Arsenal on the occasion of Le Boss’ 1000th game. But I think you’re wrong about the rest of your post. We need to beat both Chelski and Man Schitty to win the title, and we WILL get the result we need at Skunkford Bridge on Saturday.


Put a £5.50 on us to do the double at Ladbrokes (12/1 for the title, 4/9 for the cup) to return just over £100. COYG!!

The problem here is the away game against Chelsea. If we win that, the odds will change considerably. Until then, we’re the underdogs simply because Mourinho has never actually lost a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. It’s something like 75 matches unbeaten in a row now, so.. yeah, 12/1 until that match is played.

Speaking of which, I would really love seeing that record broken this weekend.


Moronho’s also never lost to Wenger, so two streaks will be broken on Saturday.

Well that’s exactly how the bookies want you to think.

Scott P

All the best for the future and much respect. On a positive note, let’s continue to improve our academy and hopefully this change can help to fix the problems we’ve had in the youth teams this term… Especially the U-18s.


We’re really gonna a regret Jonker… I don’t want/like to be negative, but I just can’t be positive about Jonker…


Based on ….. ?


I think he means “I just can’t be positive about Jonker leaving”. It seems English isn’t his first language.

The Artist Formerly Known as Danger Mouse

Agree with you Scott P. So stuck twenty on it

Özil Gummidge

Calculated actuarial odds are probably worse than 12-1. They seek profit. We are still the outsiders due to (a) having to beat Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, something that has never been done before (b) Wenger has never beaten Mourinho before. (c) Chelsea are on a great defensive run, despite the loss last week. (d) Having to beat Chelsea and City in a week. (e) We lost 6-1 to City last time out.(f) Wenger hasn’t won anything in a while. The way I see it, if we can beat Chelsea then the odds will fall and the team have momentum.… Read more »


Point taken but regards (e) it was 6-3, plus we beat them at our place when they won the league two years ago AND Aguero looks likely to be out injured, which in my book would render them a significantly weaker proposition.

Özil Gummidge

(a) in the league.

Özil Gummidge

6-3 yes. Ach. Though I stopped watching when they scored the 5th.

The Artist Formerly Known as Danger Mouse

Interesting points you make Ozil Gummidge. Anyway if my bet comes in I’ll take you all out for a drink 🙂


*any drink as long as it’s water.

No need to thank me, Danger Mouse.


Its such a shame hes leaving I was hoping he would take charge of the u21s again, with Steve Gatting subsequently taking back the u18s since the standard of coaching has not been great overall this season especially for the u18s. Anyway they’d better bring in some better coaches for our youth teams!


100 starts?


Don’t start that shit again Greek 😉

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