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Most exciting Burnley player

Post by jackmiggins » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 am

Taffy James - liquid quicksilver & could turn a match. Who’s yours?
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Vegas Claret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:42 am

Ian Measham, his worldie at Rochdale was a thing of beauty :lol:

but Robbie Blake is my serious answer

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by jdrobbo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:16 am

David Eyres
Robbie Blake
Glen Little
JBG

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Shappie » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:54 am

Blake. Little.
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by theroyaldyche » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 am

RB
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by IndigoLake » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:17 am

Robbie Blake. Apart from Glen Little, nobody comes close in my time watching Burnley.
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Boll ewood » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:23 am

Another one for glen little. UTC

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by frankinwales » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:36 am

How about Steve Kindon, amazing to watch when he was after the ball bearing down on goal.


Up the Clarets........
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by taffy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:38 am

Another one for Leighton James but Steve kindon when he started running at defences got the crowd going

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by RocketLawnChair » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:40 am

Most exciting Robbie Blake closely followed by Little. The best footballer I have seen in my 38 years watching is Steven Defour by some distance. Such a shame for us fans his appearances are constantly interrupted by injury. That said if he was fit enough to perform week in week out would he actually be at Burnley.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Inchy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:40 am

In my experience (91 onwards) Little at his best was unstoppable. I heard that from opposition supporters whist walking away from the Valley and St Andrews.

Blake was always exciting in a more elegant way.

Special meantion for Jean Louis Valois who was unstoppable on his day. I think he had one day but what a day
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by SammyBoy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:15 am

Another vote for Little and Blake, only been watching since the mid-nineties though.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Corky » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 am

I guess it is all about eras but for those who missed watching Leighton James dance passed 4 defenders as though they weren't there you certainly missed something. Mind you he was a rubbish cricketer - well he did play for Burnley and I'm/was a House supporter.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Devils_Advocate » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:11 am

But for his bad luck with injuries I'm certain it would have been Jon Walters

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by The Enclosure » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:16 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:But for his bad luck with injuries I'm certain it would have been Jon Walters
:D :D :D

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Wile E Coyote » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:22 am

Paul Gascoigne, oh how he illuminated the stadium with his trickery and flair, never gave less than 2%

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Mondsley » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:22 am

As a slightly older supporter my vote would go to Ralph Coates. His ability to beat his full back then cross from the by line was second to none. Mention of Steve Kindon reminds me of the description of him in one match report likening him to a "runaway wardrobe". And didn't Taffy also play cricket for Lowerhouse? Or have I got that wrong?

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by JimMcDonald » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:35 am

Robert Blake.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by tim_noone » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:39 am

jackmiggins wrote:Taffy James - liquid quicksilver & could turn a match. Who’s yours?
The best... But such an arrogant tw.t! Could turn on a sixpence :o

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by PWBFC » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:40 am

Also watching from the mid 90s and would have to vote for Blake and Little by some distance.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Fretters » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:48 am

Glen Little for me. His performances at Birmingham, Bradford and Norwich in particular were something else.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Colburn_Claret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 am

Super Taff

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by burnleymik » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:58 am

Always enjoyed David Eyres. Remember hearing stories of him being plucked from Sunday league football and making it to professional.

That great goal he scored at Wembley against Stockport...

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Lord Beamish » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:11 am

The swashbuckle of Mike Conroy and (earlier)Billy Hamilton were amazing.
The never say die of Roger Eli.The
precision guided technique of Adrian Heath.
The jinking, sparkle of David Eyres’ left boot.
The mercurial Ted McMinn.
The brute force of Andy Cooke.
The left foot of Paul Cooke that could open a can of beans.
The Home-Grown Goal Machine that was Andy Payton.
The loose-limbed wonder that was Glen Little.
The aerial dominance of Gareth Taylor.
The scintillating brilliance of Robbie Blake.
The tenacity an skill of Wade Elliott.
The derring do of Kieran Trippier.
The cleverness and guile of Danny Ings.

We’ve been fairly spoiled as Burnley fans in the past 20 years.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by NottsClaret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 am

Robbie Blake, didn't quite look like the modern super athlete footballer but could definitely play.

Also in 13-14, Trippier was probably as exciting as a full back could be, bombing forward and pinging in crosses. Plus that goal against Huddersfield on New Year's Day. Used to like watching Super Johnny Francis as a kid, on the days his first touch was working.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by TVC15 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:01 am

Great shout for Johnny Francis...he definitely got you off your seat when he picked up the ball and ran straight at the heart of the defence - destroyed Plymouth in the play offs and remember him giving Des Walker a really hard game at the Turf.

David Eyres and Ted McMinn were both great wingers - very skilful players who were a joy to watch.

Agree with the shouts on Robbie Blake and Glen Little. Robbie edges it for me between the two.

Pure quality wise for the level we were playing at the time i’d say Danny Ings was my fave player to watch - maybe not as exciting as watching a winger destroy his fullback but I think Danny Ings over that promotion winning season had everything and some of the pieces of skill we saw from him were as good as anything i’d personally seen from a claret

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by durhamclaret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:05 am

Skippy the bush kangaroo

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by CaptJohn » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:10 am

Frank Casper. Perhaps the most skilful player I've ever seen in a Claret shirt.
I'll never forgive or forget Hunter or Revie for what they did to him on that fateful day at Leeds.
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Stan Tastic » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:37 am

Leighton James in his first spell for me.

Quick, both-footed, good dribbler, good crosser with either foot, had a cracking shot and scored goals.

Here he is against England at Wembley when he was just 19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLo3T7Hzkrw

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:43 am

In recent years it would be Robbie Blake for me and it wouldn't be a close contest with any other player.

But, I've also seen
Jimmy Mac
Ray Pointer
John Connelly
Willie Morgan
Martin Dobson
Ralph Coates
Leighton James
Frank Casper
plus a lot more

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Dark Cloud » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:46 pm

I've had my heroes as the years have rolled on,
Fletcher to
Cochrane to
Kindon to
Hamilton to
Conroy to
Little to
Blake to
Elliot to....

But saint Glen Little is probably my favourite. Possibly because he was just such an unlikely looking hero!

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by moaninclaret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:57 pm

Robbie Blake, Dany Ings a close second, terrific, classy players.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Chip Harrison » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:05 pm

Ralph Coates was exciting. A great shout for Casper, but Kindon in full stride for me.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Sam_S_BFC » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:06 pm

Robbie Blake - you never knew what he was going to do next. Thankfully most of it was good.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by JTClaret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:09 pm

Little for me.

But... Has anyone mentioned ANY of our current squad?
An exciting player or 2 does seem to be missing at the moment.
JBG is probably the one I'd say as the most at the moment, but can't say he comes close to a top list.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by NRC » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Enjoy/excite - Ted McMinn, Glen Little, Dave Thomas
Appreciate - Kevin Reeves, Defour, JBG, Trevor Steven, Taff James
Value/results - Danny Ings

If I had the option to bring one back - Danny Ings. Have to go with value/results over excite or the more technical skill.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Jimmymaccer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:23 pm

Terry Cochrane.......”V” shirt.......in addition to his screamer at Barstewards I have a scrapbook with,

“1,2,3,4, muddy marvellous” when TC was instrumental in demolishing Oldham at The Turf on a quagmire of a pitch.......

Ahhh the days...
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by durhamclaret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:26 pm

CaptJohn wrote:Frank Casper. Perhaps the most skilful player I've ever seen in a Claret shirt.
I'll never forgive or forget Hunter or Revie for what they did to him on that fateful day at Leeds.
Totally agree
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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by IanMcL » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:01 pm

In my time, Ralph Coates.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Woodleyclaret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:01 pm

Most skilful George Oghani.Highly questionable personal life but with the first touch of a Brazilian
Next prior to getting crocked Frank Casper.When Frank got on the ball you knew something great was going to happen.If we are talking wingers lots to pick from Kindon.Taffy.Francis.
Thomas.Cochrane.Little .Wade and JBG all class act

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by mkmel » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:26 pm

Take your pick from Glen Little and Robbie Blake

And when they were playing together they had a more or less telepathic understanding

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by Bop » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:29 pm

Whilst Cochrane and James had wonderful ability, Kindon was just fast and direct. But another vote for Blake and Little overall.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by watsonsclarets » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:32 pm

Chris Pearce Dancing

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by gtclaret » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:59 pm

frankinwales wrote:How about Steve Kindon, amazing to watch when he was after the ball bearing down on goal.


Up the Clarets........
I have just logged in and was about to say that. Not technically the best but on his day was the most exciting. Those who say Robbie Blake are confusing the best player with the most exciting. In the Blake era, Glen Little would have been the most exciting

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by TVC15 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 pm

gtclaret wrote:I have just logged in and was about to say that. Not technically the best but on his day was the most exciting. Those who say Robbie Blake are confusing the best player with the most exciting. In the Blake era, Glen Little would have been the most exciting
Don’t think anyone is confused.
When Blake got the ball there was an anticipation that something would happen. He was actually a great dribbler and kept the ball very close to his feet....when he was at Bradford he looked a genuinely quick player. Injuries and filling out a little slowed him down a bit but he still tortured a lot of full backs when he went out wide.
Little was a very good player also and both him and Robbie excited the fans when they got the ball. I just think Robbie had more in his locker than Little with his goals, free kicks and passing ability.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by piston broke » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:17 pm

Jimmy Mac
Willie Morgan
Frank Casper
Terry Cochrane. I was never a fan as it often ended up in row Z but everybody else loved him.
Trevor Steven
Glen Little

But my No. 1 has to be Robbie Blake. He could beat a man on a hankie, carry it, pass to perfection and score wonder goals from play and FKs.

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by KRBFC » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:17 pm

Alan Mahon had a lovely left foot

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by TVC15 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:20 pm

Aye he did - pity it was mostly resting on the physio’s table with his right foot !

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by joey13 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:36 pm

jackmiggins wrote:Taffy James - liquid quicksilver & could turn a match. Who’s yours?
Deceptively slow according to Tommy Doc , what did he know

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Re: Most exciting Burnley player

Post by joey13 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:39 pm

Frank Casper for me , followed by Taffy , Ralphie Coates , Dave Thomas , Skippy , in fact so many

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