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Post by ecc » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:06 pm

...was he could have taken the ball towards the corner-kick area to waste time - something I hate - but he thought "they're not tackling me, I might as well as put a cross in". Well done, lad. You're not only a damn good player but you play the game as it should be played.
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Post by conyoviejo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:10 pm

Everything.

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Post by jedi_master » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Another two assists for one of the best crossing wingers in the Premier League

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Post by Goobs » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:14 pm

Said it before and I will say it again. Reminds me of Waddle the way he lopes around and drifts past players without seeming to get out of first gear. Amazing player and the world is his oyster if he carries on improving like he is.
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Post by theroyaldyche » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Our best player this season. Followed by westwood

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Post by DCWat » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:16 pm

Just hope we can have at least one more full season from him, before his inevitable big move.
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Post by wilks_bfc » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:18 pm

Had Gunnarsson blowing out of his arse.
Cardiff has just made their final change and he was walking around looking like he’d given up
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Post by Buxtonclaret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:20 pm

Goobs wrote:Said it before and I will say it again. Reminds me of Waddle the way he lopes around and drifts past players without seeming to get out of first gear. Amazing player and the world is his oyster if he carries on improving like he is.
I'll second that.
Looks more like a Waddle than Taff to me .

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Post by SGr » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:27 pm

Ball retention is top top class. The perfect player for when the pressure’s on, really relieves the strain on the back 4 with his decision making and ability. Love him.

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Post by ElectroClaret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Fabulous play for the second.
He'll be a huge star.

Hopefully, we'll get a whacking great wedge for him.
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Post by FactualFrank » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:31 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:
Hopefully, we'll get a whacking great wedge for him.
Just not for 2-3+ seasons.
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Post by jedi_master » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:32 pm

When he does go, which I hope won’t be for at least another couple of seasons, I can see him commanding a £50m fee.

Will have been capped by Christmas.

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Post by box_of_frogs » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:39 pm

Love the way he runs at people. Just needs to improve his stamina. He looked tired for the 45-75 mins.

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Post by tarkys_ears » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:39 pm

Them magnets in his boots are spot on!
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Post by RalphCoatesComb » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:44 pm

Goobs wrote:Reminds me of Waddle the way he lopes around and drifts past players without seeming to get out of first gear
I've been trying to liken him to others players from the past. I think Waddle about does it BUT, why like him to anyone... HE IS DWIGHT McNEIL AND HE'S OURS!

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Post by davemanu2000 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:55 pm

A future England player

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Post by Blackrod » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:57 pm

Wonderful player to watch. Great ball control under pressure unlike others and not afraid to take players on. Very positive player. Think he can become even better with us. Looking forward to seeing him for a full season next season.

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:59 pm

He looks slight of frame but gets his body between the ball and his marker and they can’t knock him off it.
Some career coming.
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Post by FCBurnley » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:04 pm

Deceptive pace. Great ball control. Mature decision making. Best crosser of a ball I have seen for a long long time. Just makes things happen and has played a huge part in our survival (assuming we do). If he was playing for a top 6 team he would already be a 50 million player like Hudson Odoi

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Post by Cleveleys_claret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:13 pm

One of his greatest attributes and what I cant think any other Burnley player in our Premier League tenure has had is the ability to have more than a second on the ball before being challenged. His ability to find little pockets of space and put his foot on the ball and have the time to look up and decide what he is going to do has not only enabled us to control our attacks a lot better but for me has helped Taylor recieve the space he needs to show what a good player he is also. Not many better left sides in the league for me
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Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:14 pm

wilks_bfc wrote:Had Gunnarsson blowing out of his arse.
Cardiff has just made their final change and he was walking around looking like he’d given up
To be fair to Gunnarsson, he actually applauded Dwight when he twisted and turned past him towards the end of the second half.
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Post by Foulthrow » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:15 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:I'll second that.
Looks more like a Waddle than Taff to me .
My Dad says that he reminds him of Frank Casper. I never saw him play, any thoughts from those who did? Is the comparison a fair one?

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Post by MDWat » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:15 pm

Pimlico_Claret wrote:To be fair to Gunnarsson, he actually applauded Dwight when he twisted and turned past him towards the end of the second half.
Saw that, decent touch.

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Post by Tread Warily » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:15 pm

He's worth his weight in gold.What a find.

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Post by wilks_bfc » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:16 pm

Pimlico_Claret wrote:To be fair to Gunnarsson, he actually applauded Dwight when he twisted and turned past him towards the end of the second half.
He had to applaud, he couldn’t get close to him to tell him how good he was :lol:
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Post by SussexDon1inIreland » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:22 pm

Hopefully there are some other gems coming through from the youth team

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Post by South West Claret. » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:29 pm

Foulthrow wrote:My Dad says that he reminds him of Frank Casper. I never saw him play, any thoughts from those who did? Is the comparison a fair one?
I think FC and DM have different personalities but perhaps your dad means that they can both play in different positions, you’ll have to ask him come back on here and tell us :)
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Post by Foulthrow » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:32 pm

South West Claret. wrote:I think FC and DM have different personalities but perhaps your dad means that they can both play in different positions, you’ll have to ask him come back on here and tell us :)
Probably best if I just ask him! Him and technology is not a good mix!

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Post by Buxtonclaret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:36 pm

Foulthrow wrote:My Dad says that he reminds him of Frank Casper. I never saw him play, any thoughts from those who did? Is the comparison a fair one?
I was a big Frank Casper fan. Saw all his playing career at Burnley. But not really sure I'd liken Dwight to him, playing wise.
I'm sure Dwight would like to be viewed as the individual he is, but from anyone from the past, I'd really liken him to Chris Waddle in his prime, just in a similar way he carries the ball.
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Post by ecc » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:46 pm

He looks like Frank a bit (his face).

Fully agree with these two comments:

"He looks slight of frame but gets his body between the ball and his marker and they can’t knock him off it."

"Deceptive pace".

He looks frail to be honest but he's certainly far from easy to knock him off the ball and, what's more, he's not diving around all the time; that's not surprising with SD though.

He doesn't look quick but he suddenly stepped up a gear in the 90th minute. He maximises his assets.If the lad stays sensible he can go far. With our manager and the character of our players any kid who started giving it large would very quickly get a cuff round the ear.

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Post by ElectroClaret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:50 pm

Looks a little like Jimmy Adamson as well to me, as someone said last week.

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Post by Greeny » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:25 pm

Sean is a very lucky boy. It was only due to injuries that forced him to try McNeil. The lad has been a breath of fresh air. He takes players on, creates space + gets great crosses in. Something the likes of Hendrick, Lennon, etc playing out wide consistently failed. McNeil will move for big money in due course. Without him I fear we would have been relegated. A great player.
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Post by FCBurnley » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:57 pm

He does what clubs pay huge money for. Scores and creates goals and he is 19 !!!!

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Post by Corky » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:03 pm

Foulthrow wrote:My Dad says that he reminds him of Frank Casper. I never saw him play, any thoughts from those who did? Is the comparison a fair one?
It's unfair to compare him with Casper. Frank Casper had magic boots.
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Post by Woodleyclaret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:31 pm

Frank was a great player with pace and skill for fun
I can see similarities in the way Dwight breezes past opponents
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Post by EarbyClaret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:43 pm

According to the BBC most goals/assists for a PL teenager this season - level with Sessegnon at Fulham

His key attribute is he makes us unpredictable - graft that onto the hard work/pressing/shape/organisation that are/should be a given with any Dyche team and that makes us very difficult opponents.

For those questioning his stamina that comes with maturity/physical development - it was never intended that he'd be an ever-present for 6 months. Given a proper pre-season he'll be at the required level.
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Post by fungus_the_bogeyman » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:04 pm

The most exciting young player I've ever seen at Burnley. Great feet, excellent crosser, outstanding touch, willing to engage the full-back, and a danger wherever he picks the ball up on the field. So much talent.

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Post by Foulthrow » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Corky wrote:It's unfair to compare him with Casper. Frank Casper had magic boots.
That’s a bit unfair then isn’t it? Why was Casper allowed to play with such an advantage? Which other players have benefited from supernatural intervention?

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Post by Spijed » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Apart from playing the odd game for Man City and being hyped up, what exactly makes Phil Foden any better?

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Post by FactualFrank » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:08 pm

davemanu2000 wrote:A future England player
I've said a few times. He'll be in the full England squad inside the next 2 seasons.

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Post by FactualFrank » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:12 pm

Greeny wrote:Sean is a very lucky boy. It was only due to injuries that forced him to try McNeil. The lad has been a breath of fresh air. He takes players on, creates space + gets great crosses in. Something the likes of Hendrick, Lennon, etc playing out wide consistently failed. McNeil will move for big money in due course. Without him I fear we would have been relegated. A great player.
The same sort of scenario that pushed Mee to centre back and we then went on a 23 game unbeaten run.

But it's not as simple as saying he's lucky. He's been paid back luck by sticking with players and considering morale. He deserves that sort of break by not just dropping players willy-nilly.

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Post by Duffer_ » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:13 pm

Foulthrow wrote:Which other players have benefited from supernatural intervention?
There's only one...Jimmy Grimble.

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Post by dsr » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:17 pm

Foulthrow wrote:Which other players have benefited from supernatural intervention?
Billy Dane. And possibly Hot-Shot Hamish, though the truth never fully came out.

Roy Race's boots were legal, but he took vast quantities of illegal anti-ageing drugs.
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Post by tiger76 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:18 pm

The impressive thing with Dwight is he delivers an end product more often than not,either he'll get a shot off,or set up a chance,his composure is key he doesn't panic when in a good position,the Goal against Wolves showed this he was happy to dummy the defender and then shoot.

IDK if the PL has a young player of the year award,but if they do he must be a prime candidate to scoop such an accolade.

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Post by Rileybobs » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:20 pm

Spijed wrote:Apart from playing the odd game for Man City and being hyped up, what exactly makes Phil Foden any better?
Maybe he is just better.

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Post by Rileybobs » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:22 pm

Greeny wrote:Sean is a very lucky boy. It was only due to injuries that forced him to try McNeil. The lad has been a breath of fresh air. He takes players on, creates space + gets great crosses in. Something the likes of Hendrick, Lennon, etc playing out wide consistently failed. McNeil will move for big money in due course. Without him I fear we would have been relegated. A great player.
Sean isn’t a ‘very lucky boy’. McNeill was promoted to the senior squad by Dyche, he then started the odd game at the beginning of the season. It’s true that he earned his place in the team through injuries but the same could be said for almost all of our players, Nick Pope being a prime example. It isn’t luck.

Dwight is a class act - he’s come good a little too late in the season to attract attention from one of the big boys so I can’t wait to see how he develops with a pre-season and a chance to improve his physicality.
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Post by FactualFrank » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:26 pm

Spijed wrote:Apart from playing the odd game for Man City and being hyped up, what exactly makes Phil Foden any better?
Phil Foden is'nt hyped up. If anything - it's actually the opposite. He's being left to play odd games (which is now slowly increasing) and this allows Guardiola to bring him through at the right pace.

He's only hyped up if you don't watch enough football.
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Post by JamesSherbourne » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Exciting and a player I’d pay the addition fee alone for to watch. Exactly why footballs about.

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Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:29 pm

Spijed wrote:Apart from playing the odd game for Man City and being hyped up, what exactly makes Phil Foden any better?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:32 pm

what I like about McNeil is despite him having a previous poor delivery or a poor touch he always wants the ball and is always positive. Whilst I won't say he single handily saved our season he has had an impact that none of us could ever have imagined. Enjoy him whilst he's with us and shows the long term path I hope the club take in recruiting talent from much bigger clubs

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