ARTICLE: Money for Mee

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ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby ClaretTony » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:28 am

Nixon suggesting Ben Mee's reluctant to sign a new contract and could be sold

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http://www.uptheclarets.com/money-for-mee

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby WazzaClaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:34 am

If this is true I think Ben may be looking at it all pragmatically thinking he has reached the peak in regards to the level he could play at in his career. If there was ever a time he would play for England it would be now. Therefore since he has now already reached his 'peak' he may aswell make as much money as he can with the time he has left.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby FactualFrank » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:57 am

Still waiting for Chris Wood to Barcelona.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby KefkaClaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:01 am

If he does not sign then I would be completely fine with selling him.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Taffy on the wing » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:05 am

Why would anyone want to sell Ben Mee?......The very embodiment of BFC.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby jurek » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:34 am

I'm sure that the club and Dyche would wish to keep Mee.
Whether they feel he's worth offering another 10k or so a week is another matter.
It might not be money.
Bit if it is then there's probably a few clubs who might fancy him and be willing to
pay him more than we could.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby ElectroClaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:22 am

"Calling Kevin Long! Calling Kevin Long! Sharpen yer studs again!"

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby JohnMac » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:24 am

Taffy on the wing wrote:Why would anyone want to sell Ben Mee?......The very embodiment of BFC.


Because we can't make him sign a contract.

As romantic as having favourite players is, we are still a business and players are assets.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby IanMcL » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:59 am

Off to Everton to show Keane where to play?

Let's hope not.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby ashtonlongsider » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:16 am

Must be honest I was surprised to see this although nothing in football should. Ben will know his worth after seeing his partner move last summer and I can imagine big six clubs being interested in him as they will in a few of our players. That said the grass isn't always greener and I still feel Dyche will be very instrumental in encouraging him to sign a new deal. For me, Ben has his best years in front of him and I hope there with us.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Lancasterclaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:21 am

Opening shots by his agent for more money at a guess.

But if he wants to move, then we sell him and no hard feelings on either side as he's been great for us.

Big loss though, there is no doubt about that.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Lord Beamish » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:24 am

I’d give Ben Mee whatever he wanted(within reason, of course). He’s a cornerstone of who we are and how we play.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby warksclaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:26 am

Personally I think Burnley have brought the best out of Ben and he would not be a regular starter with the majority of PL teams. He is not the quickest and prone to make a mistake. BFC is the perfect club -captain, adored by fans for his no nonsense defending. If he wont sign, he wont sign. Nothing to do with us. Maybe that's why the rumours are doing the rounds re Craig Dawson
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby AlargeClaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:44 am

Be a great shame to see him go but nothing lasts forever and if we got a good fee and he gets a 2/3 yr deal somewhere all is good. Can’t see any top 6 wanting him but he’d be a great asset to a newly promoted next season or a Brighton/hudds/Bournemouth type club.

While he’s been a real braveheart for us and SD framework he’s not a natural for many clubs with his lack of pace and average distribution .I hope he stays
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby scouseclaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:46 am

Time for the board to go the extra mile on this. Probably the most important player at the club right now, and besides, he deserves it.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby fatboy47 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:51 am

Ben wont command anything like the money suggested here...for that kind of brass you want a footballer, not a warrior....if he wants Prem football he will need to stay here.....if its about wonga then he may move on to a flush promotion chasing Champ club.

Hes better off with us..and we are better off with him around.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby CrosspoolClarets » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:56 am

Great injury record and goals conceded record so I would be very happy to keep him.

Daft not to think we could do better though, as we build. If he goes, he goes.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:12 am

Cant believe how many are all sof a sudden happy for him to go based on rumour.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Spike » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:13 am

Not surprised to see Nixon rear his head around Easter he’s a mate of Judas after all!

He makes that much stuff up he should be a novelist not a reporter!
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Kevwando » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:35 am

Pope, Heaton and now Ben Mee.... I can't wait to read next Sunday's Sun

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Colburn_Claret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:39 am

I've said many times, its cheaper to pay the wages than pay for a replacement. Ben isnt the greatest footballer, but he is a great defender and essential to our team.
Rather the way SD fits this club, so does Ben. He would be a massive miss for us, and he might well struggle to slot into another team or system.
Hes earned a good pay rise, give him what he deserves.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Steve-Harpers-perm » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:44 am

An integral part of the team be very surprised if he wasn’t with us next season.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Grumps » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:46 am

Spike wrote:Not surprised to see Nixon rear his head around Easter he’s a mate of Judas after all!

He makes that much stuff up he should be a novelist not a reporter!


Gets more things right about Burnley than wrong, and is certainly on the ball more than any of our local reporters

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby taio » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:47 am

I've no doubt he'll sign a new contract

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby dougcollins » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:03 am

It's not like Nixon to attempt to cause unrest at TM, is it?

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby jrgbfc » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:15 am

Would get massively exposed without our framework to protect him. With the fashion seemingly to be for ball playing centre half's not sure how many other Premiership sides would realistically be interested anyway.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:22 am

jrgbfc wrote:Would get massively exposed without our framework to protect him. With the fashion seemingly to be for ball playing centre half's not sure how many other Premiership sides would realistically be interested anyway.

Dont agree. Besides, who needs a ball playing defender anyway?
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby taio » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:24 am

jrgbfc wrote:Would get massively exposed without our framework to protect him. With the fashion seemingly to be for ball playing centre half's not sure how many other Premiership sides would realistically be interested anyway.


What does this actually mean?
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Shore claret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:30 am

One of the players I would be genuinely gutted if he left.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby jdrobbo » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:37 am

I imagine that most of this is just agent talk. Ben is currently playing the best football of his career, at the very top level. If he signs a new deal with Burnley, then as long as his demands are in keeping with Some of the other players in the squad, then I would say that it's well and truly deserved and the best for all parties.

Mee is the very heartbeat of this Burnley side. He epitomises the town itself. He would be an enormous loss. I do though, strongly believe that he'll sign a new deal with Burnley.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Cirrus_Minor » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:49 am

He may be looking at how well Trippier has done since he left for Spurs to get international recognition that has not transpired at Burnley. Really hope he stays because he is one of the best out and out defenders in the league.

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Postby taio » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:57 am

Cirrus_Minor wrote:He may be looking at how well Trippier has done since he left for Spurs to get international recognition that has not transpired at Burnley. Really hope he stays because he is one of the best out and out defenders in the league.


He probably just wants a new contract

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Firthy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:03 am

My favourite Burnley player but if he puts money first then so be it. SD will find a replacement.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Steve-Harpers-perm » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:16 am

jrgbfc wrote:Would get massively exposed without our framework to protect him. With the fashion seemingly to be for ball playing centre half's not sure how many other Premiership sides would realistically be interested anyway.


Yes who on earth would be interested in statistically one of the better centre half’s in this league!?

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Murger » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:16 am

Probably realises he'll never get an England call-up no matter how well he plays. He's probably think he might aswell try and get top dollar somewhere else.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby mickleoverclaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:22 am

The Sun are linking him to Spurs and Arsenal- couldn't begrudge him wanting to go to either. Be a big loss, though.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby IndigoLake » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:24 am

I'd be very sorry to see him go - has been a mainstay for us in our recent successes and made over 200 appearances in the process. If we can, I'd like us to keep him on.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Andreshotboots » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:29 am

If he goes it would be a massive shame but we move on. Dawson in from a relegated West Brom and it will soon be Ben who?? Dawson in and Ben signing new deal would be perfect outcome..

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby jojomk1 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:42 am

Dawson does not play on the left hand side of defence so no replacement for Mee
If we can persuade Tarks to sign a new 4 year deal then I would hope for something similar in this situation

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Blackrod » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:51 am

Not a player I would want to lose. Represents everything good about us and a typical Burnley player. I trust the club will make the right decision though. Ultimately if a player wants to go that's the way it is and the club has to cash in. One of my favourite players but club first always.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Stayingup » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:24 pm

Making mischief here this guy. If there is a grain of truth I expect SD will reign Ben in.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby boiledclaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:26 pm

Even a suggestion of him leaving has my head in bits.

If Mee does leave and returns playing for another club, I'd want to see a claret ovation that leaves him with tears in his eyes.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby bfccrazy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:59 pm

No coincidence that whoever plays next to him looks very tidy - he does the dirty stuff and is in place to cover the more fashionable players. Without him, Keane and Tark would have been very exposed as would the discipline of our back line.

Would be mad to let him go.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby beddie » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:10 pm

I agree it would be sad to lose him, but he can be replaced.

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby gtclaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:22 pm

Am I right in thinking that Man City get 40% of the profit we make on the sale, same as Trippier

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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby KeighleyClaret » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:43 pm

He would be the biggest loss of all the Defenders at the club, including Heaton and Pope. Makes everyone around him better.

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Postby CaptJohn » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:46 pm

I'd be devastated if he left. A great player for us and anyone who who doesn't feel that way and would be happy for him to go has not been watching us for the last few seasons. He may not be the most stylish of defenders but wow is he effective.
Please stay Sir Benjamin :(
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby piston broke » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:58 pm

Everton will be looking for better than Williams and Jagielka. That would be my main concern but an improved contract(deserved btw) and the captaincy should be enough to keep him.
Tom has done nothing wrong as captain but I don't like keeper skippers.
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby Rumbletonk » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:29 pm

jdrobbo wrote:I imagine that most of this is just agent talk. Ben is currently playing the best football of his career, at the very top level. If he signs a new deal with Burnley, then as long as his demands are in keeping with Some of the other players in the squad, then I would say that it's well and truly deserved and the best for all parties.

Mee is the very heartbeat of this Burnley side. He epitomises the town itself. He would be an enormous loss. I do though, strongly believe that he'll sign a new deal with Burnley.


Epitomises the town itself! What a load of over the top guff. He's a footballer earning multiple grand a week. Fair play to him like. Just trying to squeeze a few more quid, he'll sign
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Re: ARTICLE: Money for Mee

Postby IanMcL » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:33 pm

If we are in Europe, he would surely wish to be part of that?

Just a tester unto see what funds are available.


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