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Your 3 players who put us where we are today.

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:24 pm

Still thinking of mine but if you had to name 3 players responsible for taking us to our current place in football, who would you pick.

Elliot for me so far and Britton...

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Post by Vegas Claret » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:31 pm

that's the thing about Burnley, always about the team. No way I could pick 10 players never mind 3

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Post by Paul Waine » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:57 pm

Nick Pope, Ben Mee and James Tarkowski are the first 3 I'd pick for getting the club to 7th in the Premier League and qualifying for Europe.

Of course, there's more than those 3 in the team/squad/group last season - and they all played their part.

And, if we track back through earlier seasons we can add many more players who have contributed strongly to the club's successes.

But, can we count any of the 1959/60 Division 1 Champions for where the club is today? Or should we discount all those before the 1988 as we were on out knees in that "existential" season, and all who came before that time have nothing to say about where we are today?

Maybe the players who've played a part in the climb back up the leagues can lay claim to contributing to where we are today. But, what if we hadn't got back to the Premier League? Or, it only happened once in 2009/10? Could any player from that period be part of the success that has been built today?

The same can be said about the 2014/15 season in the Premier League - and relegation at the end of the season. if we hadn't done it again, then players in 2014/15 (and before) cannot be part of "where we are today."

So, it has to be the team/squad/group of last season and picking the best from that season alone. So, player of the season, team captain and our other great centre half.

UTC.

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Post by yorkyclaret » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:25 am

Marney, Duff, Heaton.

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Post by piston broke » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:32 am

Elliott, Ings, Gray. Goals win games.

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Post by KRBFC » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:34 am

It's a pretty pointless question given it's a team sport and our recent success has been all about the team and not individuals but i'll play along..


Blake, Trippier, Gray.

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Post by northernpowerhouse » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:34 am

Trippier, Ings, Gray. Had the individual quality to see us over the promotion line.

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:44 am

Impossible to pic 3.

Maybe 1 from each level we have been at.

In that case:

Conroy
Payton
Blake
Mee

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Post by BabylonClaret » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:05 am

Robbie Blake
Joey Barton
Ben Mee

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Post by BabylonClaret » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:08 am

Almost picked Trips for the 1st Dyche promotion but i think that was very much a team team thing.

Barton made us a Championship winning side. His influe ce was immense

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Post by Braindead » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:09 am

Mike Duff
Mike Conroy
Neil Grewcock

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Post by Steve1956 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:30 am

Conroy
Deary
Eyres

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Post by mikeS » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:26 am

Glen Little
Graham Alexander
Joey Barton

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Post by claptrappers_union » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:57 am

Amadou Sonokho
Fredrick Nimani
Dane Richards

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Post by Burnleyareback2 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:25 am

Considering adding Alexander or Caldwell to make up my 3

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Post by Conroy92 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:33 am

Blake
Elliott
Barton

Blake installed the belief and the get out of your seat moments. Elliott just for that goal alone and Barton for dragging us by the scruff of the neck to promotion.
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Post by jlup1980 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:34 am

Three isn't enough, you could list a dozen players without even thinking about it!

Steve Davis no. 2, John Deary and Mike Conroy from the Division 4 days.
Andy Payton for scoring the goals for survival and promotion from the third tier.
Wade Elliott and Robbie Blake from the Coyle era.
Ings and Vokes were unplayable at times under Dyche.
Jack Cork and Steven Defour for taking us up a level in the PL.

See, told you, three isn't enough! There's 10 above and I've not even mentioned the likes of Joey Barton, Ben Mee, Michael Duff, Glen Little, Andre Gray, John McGreal etc etc...

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Post by CaptJohn » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:47 am

I guess you have to think about the players whose efforts have made the greatest impact on our history in my time watching the Clarets
Ian Britton: Scored ultimately the winning goal against Orient.
Wade Elliott: The Wembley hero against Sheff Utd.

Ashley Barnes: Scored the 1st goal against Wigan (And what a cracker it was) when we clinched promotion to the Prem at the Turf. Also he epitomises the Burnley spirit that we all recognise.
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Post by ashtonlongsider » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:08 am

A lot of players deserve enormous credit over the last decade or so to enable us to return and help us establish ourselves as a top flight club. However I think in time, history will determine that SD's best bit of business will be Joey Barton.

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Post by Holtyclaret » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:29 am

Mee, Barton and Heaton

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Post by Wilsdenclaret » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:43 am

Elliot, Barton, Heaton

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Post by Notsosuperstevedavis » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:50 am

Steve Davis
- where it all began
Robbie Blake
- crucial in our growth in championship
Wade Elliott.
- Partly for 'that goal'

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Post by ksrclaret » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:57 am

Robbie Blake
Kieran Trippier
Joey Barton

3 players who were made for the big games. Try as they might, opposition teams could never nullify the influence of these 3 on the team

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Post by lucs86 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:17 pm

Mee, Arfield, Marney

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Post by rufus lumley » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:55 pm

Caldwell Shackell Mee

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Post by Nonayforever » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:08 pm

Mullen, Ternant, Dyche.

With help from Kilby.

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Post by PutTheWheelieBinsOut » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:43 pm

Pender
Alexander
Barton

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Post by COBBLE » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:25 pm

Where we are today meaning fairly established in the Premier League. First and foremost Joey Barton who dragged us up by the bootstraps when otherwise we would not have been promoted.

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Post by ElectroClaret » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:32 pm

Nonayforever wrote:
With help from Kilby.
Too bloody right.

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Post by Rick_Muller » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:37 pm

For me, in recent years, it is Alexander, Barton and Mee

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Post by jdrobbo » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:47 pm

The three amigos in midfield:

Grezza- promotion one
David Jones - promotion two
Joey Barton - promotion three

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Post by Dark Cloud » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:49 pm

Elliott, Ings, Mee.

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Post by Gnulty » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:04 am

The 3jays...Jeremiah D. James Mc. Joseph B....Why not? ;) But agree with Vegas Claret, always been about the team...

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Post by tybfc » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:07 am

Burnleyareback2 wrote:Still thinking of mine but if you had to name 3 players responsible for taking us to our current place in football, who would you pick.

Elliot for me so far and Britton...
A bit ambiguous is the question as there is no time scale.

Getting us to the Premier League = Joey Barton (without a shadow of a doubt)

Lower divisions = Danny Ings. Kieran Trippier

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Post by HiroshimaClaret » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:33 am

Only 3!!!!!!!!????????? That`s a challenge!!!!

I`m discounting Grewcock and Britton...too obvious and restrictive.

Mike Conroy - don`t think we`d have gone up without his goals and the Mullen effect might have dried up.

Steve Davis (sorry ClaretTony!) - think Ternent`s signing of him really elevated us to the next level and pushed us to promotion.

Joey Barton - the biggest `winner` I`ve seen play for Burnley. Honestly don`t think we`d have gone back up to the Premier League without him. His will to win, game management and seeming respect from the rest of the players created a monster of a team.

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Post by iw1961 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:58 am

Ian Wright Lifted the club and the town enough to ensure promotion. The goal against Notts County was incredible

Stephen Caldwell Up a level and the bedrock that all sides need. A leader on and off the pitch.

Joey Barton Another level up and the above qualities at a higher level


Difficult as they have all played their part, Elliot and Blake, Payton and Conroy, Dobson and Steve Davis (both of them). Ings & Vokes for their goals. Although we were relegated in the first season back, Beast pulled off some of the most incredible saves I have seen from a Burnley keeper and is worthy of a mention.

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Post by Blackburnclaret » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:18 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Steve Thompson..our form only started to pick up once Coyle signed him .

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Post by Burnley1989 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:32 am

Blackburnclaret wrote:I'm surprised no one has mentioned Steve Thompson..our form only started to pick up once Coyle signed him .
Really..

Top 3, not a chance. Enjoyed his good 12 months though

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Post by NottsClaret » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:54 pm

Payton has to be on my list. We’d have been back in the basement without him. Plus he got the goals to take us up a couple of years later.

Alexander is a good shout, that first promotion was key financially and he made that happen as much as anyone.

Then Joey Barton, we seemed to have lost our way a bit just before he came in. A relatively short but very influential stay.

Seems harsh on so many others, there’s a good case for 20 or so more.

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Post by NRC » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:34 pm

Alexander, Ings, Barton

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Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:28 pm

Impossible to distil it down to 3 but I'd go for
Barton
Trippier
Heaton

But with a great supporting cast with honourable mentions for Francis, Elliot, Mee and Vokes

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Post by Stockbrokerbelt » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:39 pm

Duff, Duff, Duff, longevity, attitude, guts & leadership, the man cost around £60,000 & promoted 3 times to the prem, he looked as fit as he ever has when he retired & appeared to have respect from his peers.

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Post by tiger76 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:40 pm

Alexander
Barton
Ings

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Post by Wile E Coyote » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:57 am

Paul Stuart, steve blatherwick, and marvin sordell

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Post by Woodleyclaret » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:51 pm

Heaton Ings Elliot

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Post by Jambounchained » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:18 pm

Everett
Milligan
Cleese
....Sessions.

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