The Ashley Barnes Fan Club.

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The Ashley Barnes Fan Club.

Post by Sidney1st » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:19 pm

After listening to Carragher on Sky Sports today I think he's signed up as a Barnes' fan.

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Post by watsonsclarets » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:22 pm

You can not grumble with that effort and skill.

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Post by JohnDearyMe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:23 pm

Superb today. Everton's defence didn't know how to deal with him

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Post by piston broke » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:24 pm

Ash is going to the World Cup.
Gut gespielt, Ash.

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Post by Conroy92 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:25 pm

It's hard not to be a Barnes fan. His hold up play and genuine bullying of most defences is outstanding. A replacment player would be 20m plus.

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Post by dpinsussex » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:25 pm

Ash was outstanding today. Austrias number 10

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:25 pm

I thought first half his lack of compsure let him down.

Second half he had the same type of chances and was far more assured.

Id have actually kept hendrick on. But great tactics fron Dyche.

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Post by boiledclaret » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:27 pm

I'm surprised he's considered marmite. More top mash from the bash.
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Post by JimmyMac'sMate » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:29 pm

Fantastic cricket field clarets great win Hendrick man of the match for me as well keep smelling utc

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Post by conyoviejo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:29 pm

Absolutely superb performance from Ashley today..

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Post by JimmyMac'sMate » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Mate to say smieling utc

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Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:34 pm

in his own way he is the most difficult striker to play against in the PL. I'll be gutted the day he leaves

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Post by Chester Perry » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Only Costa was as niggly for defenders as our Ash - he is not around now so no one better at it in our league
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Post by LoveCurryPies » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Barnes’ value must be rising steadily. He’s really getting noticed as hard working, gritty player.

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Post by jedi_master » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:41 pm

He’s a cracking player who in another side might look a none league player.

Suits our system to a tee and has a fantastic work ethic. Barnes is someone I would be so pleased to play alongside if I was a footballer, non stop effort (and, whisper it as it doesn’t get said enough, a lot of ability on the ball).

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Post by Gnulty » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:53 pm

Barnes..a Burnley legend in the making..

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Post by jurek » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:53 pm

Have to take my hat off to Barnes who has probably had his best season for us.
At one time earlier in the season I was thinking he might be a liability and get himself sent off in some games
but he seems to have sorted that out whilst still remaining very competitive.
And he's scored some important goals too.
Well done the Ash!
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Post by sox8595 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:00 pm

Kept at them right to the end,fantastic effort.
I must admit it took me a while to appreciate his style but this season he is brilliant

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Post by bfc1984 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:06 pm

Barnes was terrific! If you look at there lad Tosun apart from the chance that he put away,the difference in the pair of them was mikes apart one cost around 30 m and Barnes was nearer 300k.Proper Burnley striker we looked a proper danger with him and wood good end to the season me thinks...

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Post by Tribesmen » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:07 pm

Yep Ash is the man of the moment for sure

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Post by Belial » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:46 pm

Dion Dublin on the BBC site "I would absolutely hate to play against Barnes. And that's very much intended as a compliment"

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Post by Goodclaret » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:12 pm

Just edged it for my MOM today did Ash. Thought he made life difficult for Keane and Williams even when up on his own. Great to support him with Wood too, worked a treat.

Not sure I even saw any theatrics from him today either? Just cracked on and played excellent.
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Post by tybfc » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:15 pm

Fantastic player and must be horrible to play against.

It's coming back together again.

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Post by Rileybobs » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:21 pm

Excellent today. One of the surprises of the season.

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Post by ElectroClaret » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:24 pm

Fabulous performance. Top quality.

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Post by ewanrob » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:24 pm

An absolutely outstanding player, Wood did well on his comeback...but could learn a bit from Ash on ball retention

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Post by fungus_the_bogeyman » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:25 pm

I'm a fully paid up member. Love the man! Outstanding today!

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Post by bob-the-scutter » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:33 pm

I'd eat his sh**!
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Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:37 pm

Mr Burnley

I love him

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Post by d1sc0 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:10 pm

Today for me has shown how Barnes should be played in this Burnley. He is not an out and out centre forward. There were better 'goalscorers' sat in the bench in the first half. I thought Ash was excellent in the first half but forever found himself isolated. 2nd half Ash was just as excellent but he had a goalscorer on the pitch who pushed Everton back and he had someone to play to. For me it has to be Wood up top. Ash in the No 10 role. Hendrick either further back in midfield or on the bench behind Westwood who has done well.

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Post by !aiboforceN » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:14 pm

Several on Twitter suggesting he should be partnering Kane for England.

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Post by IndigoLake » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:42 pm

He's still one of my favourite Burnley players ever. It will be a dark, dark day when he's no longer with us. He usually makes it very tough for the opposition.

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Post by FactualFrank » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:43 pm

bob-the-scutter wrote:I'd eat his sh**!
Is that you, James? :D
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Post by cutsy123 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:07 pm

Always been a barnes fan. Him and wood should start

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Post by Braindead » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:12 pm

I advocated replacing him during pre-season as I thought he was the weakest out of the four strikers we have - shows how much I know, a brilliant barn-storming performance today.
I love him.

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Post by Colburn_Claret » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:13 pm

Don't want to sound smug but I've always been a fan.
I couldn't understand why others couldn't see how much he brings to the team.
Opposition fans and players hate him. The more they hate him, the more I love him.

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Post by Beehole67 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:31 pm

He was man of the match for me today. Always looks like scoring when he gets the ball in the box.
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Post by bobinho » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:35 pm

Heard some lunatic today saying that AB wasn't worth a starting place, and he brought nothing to the team???

Baffling... utterly baffling. Wouldn't have swapped him today for ANY forward player on the pitch.

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Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:43 pm

Fully paid up member for years me.

Ashley Drogba

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Post by TeesClaret » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:01 pm

Barnes was outstanding today. A proper centre forward performance. And I wonder if Dyche had a word with him about falling over too easily because today he took all the pushes and knocks, stood up, and looked all the better for it.

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Post by KINGPIN » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:10 pm

Its a yes from me. :D

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Post by Goobs » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:10 pm

Was immense today. Was happy for him to leave in summer when there were rumours. Now wouldn't sell him at all.

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Post by bfccrazy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:14 pm

90 mins up - Barnes holds it up - draws 3 players in - kicks it their defence then chases it half way across the pitch to panic their defender into clearing it.

I love him !!

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Post by bfccrazy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:16 pm

I commented during the game to a mate that he's our attacking equivalent of Brian Jensen - we can bring others in but he just keeps upping his game to keep his shirt .... a quality that will only come from his type of career where you're only a few bad games away from being released.

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Post by Juan Tanamera » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:23 pm

I don't know if Andy Lochhead gets on the Turf much these days, but had he watched Ashley today I would imagine he'd give a quiet nod of approval and a 'Yes, that's a centre forward's game that I would play.'
Andy was a beast of a centre forward, ask Mike England. :)

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Post by MrClaretandBlue » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:42 pm

I've been telling people for years that he's my favourite player and they never believe me. I earmarked Dean Marney as a future legend too when many had him written off. I also said Jay Rodriguez would never make it as a Premier League player after his Barnsley loan but no-one needs to know about that.

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