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Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby ecc » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:02 pm

Dwight McNeil starts his first official match tonight. One of our own lads.

Good luck, Dwight!
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby ClaretMoffitt » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 pm

Been good so far, created some golden chances.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby agreenwood » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 pm

Got a nervous first 5 minutes out of his system and then really looked the part first half.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Quickenthetempo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:39 pm

They have doubled up on him now. Just needs a bit more support when he gets the ball. Both strikers just run to the box.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby IanMcL » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:41 pm

Doing well. Good delivery on Fks too.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby ecc » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:42 pm

Reading the BBC Live Text (only option) and he's getting praised on there for his crosses.

We need to be measured but it's good to hear one of our lads is playing well/

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Vegas Claret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:06 pm

and should start at the weekend, superb tonight

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby ecc » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:21 pm

Standing ovation for the lad when subbed off

Well done, Dwight!

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Cleveleys_claret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:25 pm

Absolutely superb tonight for a first start. Shows our system of picking up players from bigger clubs released is working. Hopefully many more to come through

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Dyched » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:43 pm

Cleveleys_claret wrote:Seriously?


Yes. Rewatch it. Pretend he’s not from the youth.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Cleveleys_claret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:46 pm

But he is from the youth and sadly at present our only option out wide as Taylor is a square peg in a round hole when played there. He ran at defenders, tried to thread balls through and got some decent crosses in. He outshone our other fit winger who has probably upwards of 20 England caps.

He is one for the future. Yes he made mistakes and yes against UTD we would be punished more. But these werent UTD and today he gave us a different option

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Hibsclaret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:47 pm

Great performance from the lad
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Dyched » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:49 pm

Cleveleys_claret wrote:But he is from the youth and sadly at present our only option out wide as Taylor is a square peg in a round hole when played there. He ran at defenders, tried to thread balls through and got some decent crosses in. He outshone our other fit winger who has probably upwards of 20 England caps.

He is one for the future. Yes he made mistakes and yes against UTD we would be punished more. But these werent UTD and today he gave us a different option


Outshined Lennon? Give over son

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby RVclaret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:49 pm

Excellent debut from the lad. Not sure what game the above poster was watching.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Spaceman » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:53 pm

Dyched wrote:I thought he was wank. Gave the ball away far too easily. Lightweight. As for that quick free kick we took at the start of the second half what a fanny.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby cblantfanclub » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:55 pm

Can't find any pundit agreeing with the Dyched look at me post. An impressive debut for an 18 yr. old and his cross under pressure for Sam's first header was better than anything Lennon put across.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby wilks_bfc » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:56 pm

I’m assuming Dyched was the only one on his arse whilst everyone else was on their feet applauding him off when he was subbed then
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby IndigoLake » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:56 pm

Yes, impressive debut. Sure, he had the odd mistake in him but he wasn't the only one. Plenty of positive play from him and he's only 18!

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Zesty » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:57 pm

McNeil was great today, thrown in at the deep end - just a 3-1 deficit in the Europa league to overturn. Diddnt look phased at all, showed a couple of inexperienced moments but overall was great. One of our own. Big future.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby CoolClaret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:58 pm

Dyched wrote:I thought he was wank. Gave the ball away far too easily. Lightweight. As for that quick free kick we took at the start of the second half what a fanny.

Jesus, he was a bit naive to start but grew into it and was our dangerman.

What do you want, play a safe pass all the time and not try and make something happen?

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Guller Bull » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:58 pm

Dyched wrote:I thought he was wank. Gave the ball away far too easily. Lightweight. As for that quick free kick we took at the start of the second half what a fanny.


Saxo ffs - how many names have you got?
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby SalisburyClaret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:58 pm

Compared to Lennon on the other wing, he created far more

Lennon has played over 60 times in Europe

The lad did exceptionally well

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Dyched » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:00 pm

CoolClaret wrote:Jesus, he was a bit naive to start but grew into it and was our dangerman.

What do you want, play a safe pass all the time and not try and make something happen?


Just saying it how it is. No need to pussyfoot around these things. Gave it away needlessly at times. Fair play to the lad a few good corners, great strike at goal. But standimg ovation? Come on

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Dyched » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:01 pm

Guller Bull wrote:Saxo ffs - how many names have you got?


3649 at last count. Just gonna make another

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby theroyaldyche » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:01 pm

Fantastic

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Bigvince » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:03 pm

The young man can only grow in confidence from a fantastic debut, against a European team of proven pedigree. I’m sure he’ll be buzzing even though it wasn’t the result we wanted.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby DCWat » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:04 pm

Just to add, he’s not even 19 until November.

Despite going out, I hope he’s absolutely buzzing tonight - he may well have played his way into the team to play United!
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Cirrus_Minor » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:06 pm

Outstanding debut from the 18 year old in a massive European game for Burnley. I was very impressed by him tonight.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Bfcboyo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:06 pm

And Sunday hopefully.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Claretmatt4 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:06 pm

Superb for a debut at his age in such a big game. Well done Dwight.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Braindead » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:07 pm

Dyched wrote:I thought he was wank. Gave the ball away far too easily. Lightweight. As for that quick free kick we took at the start of the second half what a fanny.

I'm in danger of getting another ban.

Laughable. Looked an absolute talent and was at the heart of our everything positive we did for the time he was on the pitch.

He's 18, It was his DEBUT.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Dyched » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:10 pm

Braindead wrote:I'm in danger of getting another ban.

Laughable. Looked an absolute talent and was at the heart of our everything positive we did for the time he was on the pitch.

He's 18, It was his DEBUT.


I couldn’t care less if it’s his 1st or 1000th appearance. The performance is what it is. Does it mean he didnt needlessly give the ball away time and time again because it was his debut? Or that he was more dangerous than Lennon (who was far more btw) because he’s got England caps and Mcneil hasn’t.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby gsyclaret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:10 pm

Brilliant debut, the boy is class.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby colne-claret » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:15 pm

He had a very good game. He's 18, he's bound to make mistakes as he did tonight but he will bounce back from them. Dont forget he was thrown into a Europa League match against a team who play regular champions league football. He has a peach of a left foot on him. I'd much rather have him on the bench as a midfield option rather than 4 defenders.

Well played Dwight. Ignore the haters and continue to do what you are doing.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Paddy1882 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:15 pm

It takes courage to try things that don’t come off and try them again, keep wanting the ball and keep wanting to pass forward. Very very impressive debut young fella!!

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Steve-Harpers-perm » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:15 pm

Fantastic tonight hopefully more to come.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:17 pm

10 out of 10 for me all considered. With an extra 2 for the fact hes 18, his first start, in the europa league against olympiakos.

He was positive, direct, had a wicked delivery, was confident, wanted to take every set piece, almost scored an excellent goal and but for vokes finishing could have had several assists. On his debut.

He was pheonomenal all things considered imo.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Braindead » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:49 pm

Dyched wrote:I couldn’t care less if it’s his 1st or 1000th appearance. The performance is what it is. Does it mean he didnt needlessly give the ball away time and time again because it was his debut? Or that he was more dangerous than Lennon (who was far more btw) because he’s got England caps and Mcneil hasn’t.

Or? Both of Vokes' headers were from his crosses, which on any other day results in two assists, he took all the free kicks anď corners, showed great technique in having a 25 yarder tipped over and made at least two crossfield passes out wide to feet, won at least two corners.

Oh and he's 18, playing against a Champions league regular side, on his debut.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby jlup1980 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:52 pm

He looked nervous for the first 10 minutes but grew into the game and looked very much like he belongs at this level. He's a terrific prospect and given our injury worries he could have played his way into the starting 11 on Sunday.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Dyched » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:59 pm

Braindead wrote:Or? Both of Vokes' headers were from his crosses, which on any other day results in two assists, he took all the free kicks anď corners, showed great technique in having a 25 yarder tipped over and made at least two crossfield passes out wide to feet, won at least two corners.

Oh and he's 18, playing against a Champions league regular side, on his debut.


Again it doesnt matter if he’s 18.

That shot was very good effort. Hiw about that quick freekick where Hendrick was put through? The ball broke free from Barnes and he pussied out of swinging his boot at it. Gave the ball away whilst playing simple passes, some whilst not even looking I may add. He did ok. But lets make it outdtanding becuase he’s 18 and from the youth team. I suppose Jay Rod gets a 10 for tonight too

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby diamondpocket » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:00 pm

MOM performance; was a fundamental part in our control of the game and the momentum gained; such a shame we couldnt have got that first goal at any point before theirs; it would have been a completely different game. An 18 year old playing in his first competitive game on that occassion; superb! Let's hope he is given some more time to build his confidence; grew into the game wonderfully and showed a real threat from both open play and dead balls; an opening is there for a star to be born; what a sweet left foot he has; love watching those natural left footers whip and slide balls in.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Braindead » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:01 pm

Dyched wrote:Again it doesnt matter if he’s 18.

That shot was very good effort. Hiw about that quick freekick where Hendrick was put through? The ball broke free from Barnes and he pussied out of swinging his boot at it. Gave the ball away whilst playing simple passes, some whilst not even looking I may add. He did ok. But lets make it outdtanding becuase he’s 18 and from the youth team. I suppose Jay Rod gets a 10 for tonight too

Mate, spice plus a Burnley game is a bad combo.

Have a chat with Frank.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Dyched » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 pm

Braindead wrote:Mate, spice plus a Burnley game is a bad combo.

Have a chat with Frank.


Oh so you didnt like the way he pussied out of it either eh?

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby willsclarets » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:03 pm

The most positive thing about tonight was his performance for me. We don't get many coming through the youth ranks, and to see an 18 year old at home on the pitch against Olympiakos is so good to see. He's confident on the ball and has an excellent delivery, can't wait to see how he'll progress. A strange evening, so much to be proud of but when it came to the final third we just couldn't make it count.
I feel a lot better than I did when the final whistle blew against Fulham though

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby Stayingup » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:14 pm

Guller Bull wrote:Saxo ffs - how many names have you got?


He's the pervert from Shadsworth. Actually Clitheroe and he's a very undesirable character.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby ecc » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:29 pm

I hope Dyched never has to train anybody in any field whatsoever. He'd make the poor sod top himself after 10 minutes.

You encourage young lads. They WILL make mistakes but all players do. But you develop them.

Michael Duff has worked a lot with this lad and I think he will be pleased with Dwight's performance tonight.

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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby FactualFrank » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:38 pm

Braindead wrote:Mate, spice plus a Burnley game is a bad combo.

Have a chat with Frank.


I'd rather he didn't.
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby jedi_master » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:45 pm

Best youth team player debut in my lifetime, without even a shadow of a doubt (and I’m 31).

He made a couple of errors, but they are totally nixed when we talk about some absolutely exceptional balls into the box both from open play and set pieces, some great cross field passes and alround tidy work down the left flank. He never shirked his responsibilities going backwards either and got his foot in to win some throws and corners.

Let’s remember, he’s 18, playing against Olympiakos in a pressured game, and playing in front of an inexperienced left back who wasn’t having a good night himself. All things considered, the lad was a 9/10 and should definitely start on Sunday. I haven’t been as excited by a prospect since Rodriguez, a really truly special player in the offing and the standing ovation from all four sides of the crowd followed by the pat on the back from SD are the least he deserved.

Great job Dwight!
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Re: Dwight McNeil starts tonight

Postby ClaretMoffitt » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:53 pm

A standing ovation from all 4 sides of the turf and chants of "he's one of our own" from us in the CFS. He can go home with a sense of total pride as I'm absolutely sure he will.


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