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Steve harper

Postby Wooshydeakin » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:51 pm

Just reading back through an old 442 magazine from years ago and there is a pullout giving you the worst player to play for each 92 league clubs. Steve harper won it for us. Surely there have been worse!!! I started going on in 1989 so remember him and I didn't think he was too bad in the dark old days of the 4th division............ I remember Jason Hardy used to get dogs abuse from the crowd I thought he was awful!!!!

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Re: Steve harper

Postby burnmark » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm

There has been a lot worse than Steve Harper.....his namesake Alan Harper for one!
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Re: Steve harper

Postby LAM » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm

He seemed to be involved in a large percentage of goals for us in the title winning season from memory. I was 11 at the time though!

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm

You sure it wasn’t Alan Harper?

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Lord Beamish » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:55 pm

Harper was a talented lower league winger, and a key part of our 4th Division Championship Squad. He was far from the worst player we’ve ever had.
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Re: Steve harper

Postby Wooshydeakin » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:56 pm

Definitely Steve harper. I was surprised. He was decent at that level

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Re: Steve harper

Postby claptrappers_union » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:03 pm

Harper played for us in 4th Division, we've had crapper players representing us in the Championship - Nathan Delfouneso springs to mind.
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Re: Steve harper

Postby Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:06 pm

Our worst ever player would have played for us in 1986 or 1987. Steve Harper was a world beater compared to some of the crap we had to watch back then.
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Re: Steve harper

Postby Spijed » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:09 pm

Surely Peter Hampton is up there?
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Re: Steve harper

Postby Aclaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:12 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Our worst ever player would have played for us in 1986 or 1987. Steve Harper was a world beater compared to some of the crap we had to watch back then.

I agree, nowt wrong with Steve Harper........well perhaps his hair style was a bit dodgy !

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Jimmymaccer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:21 pm

Woodworth

Or

Kendal
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Re: Steve harper

Postby jrgbfc » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:27 pm

Wasn't around in the 80s but we certainly had some bad uns in the 90s, mainly around the Waddle era. Steve Morgan and Mike Williams are 2 that spring to mind.
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Re: Steve harper

Postby bfcjg » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:30 pm

Hampton was dogger. That said we had some shockers.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Blackrod » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:52 pm

Whoever put the article together clearly didn’t watch us very much. Steve Harper was quite good for the level at the time and as said above we have had many many worse players.
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Re: Steve harper

Postby ten bellies » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:28 pm

It will always be Nick Pickering as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Siddo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:39 pm

Spijed wrote:Surely Peter Hampton is up there?

Ex Rosehill school lad who came on as sub in a European cup final. He was an excellent footballer.
There have been far worse.
But we shouldn't malign individuals. The manager chose them.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Blackrod » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:04 pm

Peter Hampton had a half decent career.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Claret Toni » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:16 pm

Tony Hancock - and I think he cost us £100k.

If only we had a dry powder store in those days.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Rowls » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:19 pm

If it’s the same article I remember I think our very own graham branch won the nomination for tranmere rovers.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Dark Cloud » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:21 pm

Steve Harper was a very good player at the level we were at and was hugely important in us finally getting out of the basement and beginning our rise. Absolutely plain daft to ever describe him as our worst player. Pacey,tricky, good crosser and could score too. Sh*t haircut mind which quite possibly WAS the worst ever seen at Burnley (certainly top 5!) but I never held it against him.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Blackrod » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:23 pm

50k for Hancock from memory which was a lot of money for us then. The expectation and then the disappointment ... What about Woodworth, Caughey, Devanney, J Harris, and then Jones Mk1, Kendal and Stewart.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Woodleyclaret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:29 pm

Scored a cracker to win the game v Aldershot away
Not on the cd for that season as Aldershot didnt pay the company who filmed the game do it wasnt released to the cd compilers
Tony Hancock was definately in there as worst ever .Frank Casper managed to offload him to PNE which was a master stroke saving us money we badly needed

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Quicknick » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:36 pm

Harper was a damned good player.
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Re: Steve harper

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:34 pm

We've certainly had worse in the last 10 years.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Cleveleys_claret » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:40 pm

In my time I would have to say Nathan Peel, Howey, Stewart, Ford

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Steve-Harpers-perm » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:44 pm

Aclaret wrote:I agree, nowt wrong with Steve Harper........well perhaps his hair style was a bit dodgy !


Nothing dodgy about that perm!
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Re: Steve harper

Postby Steve-Harpers-perm » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:46 pm

Tony Hancock’s only meaningful contribution was away at Stockport in the FA cup replay!

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Wooshydeakin » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:02 pm

Winston white. Jason Hardy. Mark Ford. Paul Stewart. Mark winstanley. Mark kendall. Nick pickering......... Wow we've paid wages to a lot of dross over the years (as has every other club BTW not just us) just shows how far we've come and where we are now. Who'd have thought losing at home to the might of Hereford, Halifax, Rochdale et al where we are now. UTC

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:09 pm

Wooshydeakin wrote:Winston white. Jason Hardy. Mark Ford. Paul Stewart. Mark winstanley. Mark kendall. Nick pickering......... Wow we've paid wages to a lot of dross over the years (as has every other club BTW not just us) just shows how far we've come and where we are now. Who'd have thought losing at home to the might of Hereford, Halifax, Rochdale et al where we are now. UTC


I will not hear a bad word about Winston White.

You're on your first warning. ;)
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Re: Steve harper

Postby Jeremy_Bentham » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:13 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:Scored a cracker to win the game v Aldershot away
Not on the cd for that season as Aldershot didnt pay the company who filmed the game do it wasnt released to the cd compilers
Tony Hancock was definately in there as worst ever .Frank Casper managed to offload him to PNE which was a master stroke saving us money we badly needed


. saw that goal quite recently.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Wooshydeakin » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:14 pm

Ha ha BOT. My apologies!!!!!
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Re: Steve harper

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Herts Clarets » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:35 pm

Leebrook Heesom Heggarty Gallagher Malley Caughey Chippendale Regis Jones as a starter for players that were far far worse than Steve Harper.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:39 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:Leebrook Heesom Heggarty Gallagher Malley Caughey Chippendale Regis Jones as a starter for players that were far far worse than Steve Harper.


F***ing stop it will yer.

I've only just started sleeping right.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby whiffa » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 pm

Leon Cort. You can't name worse.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby Steve-Harpers-perm » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:53 pm

Bin Ont Turf wrote:I will not hear a bad word about Winston White.

You're on your first warning. ;)


Think he scored a cracker at Stockport once! We still got beat!

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Re: Steve harper

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:53 pm

whiffa wrote:Leon Cort. You can't name worse.


I could give you a long, long list who were all considerably worse.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby dsr » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:18 am

whiffa wrote:Leon Cort. You can't name worse.

You think that if we'd had Leon Cort or his eighties equivalent instead of Joe Gallagher in 86-87, we would have been a worse side?

If you want to make a case for worst Premier League player, then you could give it a go. But worst ever? Nowhere near.
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Re: Steve harper

Postby dsr » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:19 am

Blackrod wrote:Peter Hampton had a half decent career.

Not at Burnley, he didn't. He was kept out of the side by Darren Heesom for a spell, and that wasn't because Heesom was a star.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:19 am

dsr wrote:You think that if we'd had Leon Cort or his eighties equivalent instead of Joe Gallagher in 86-87, we would have been a worse side?

If you want to make a case for worst Premier League player, then you could give it a go. But worst ever? Nowhere near.


I could give you a long list worse than Joe Gallagher too

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Re: Steve harper

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:20 am

Blackrod wrote:Peter Hampton had a half decent career.


Been an excellent player prior to joining us.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby dsr » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:22 am

ClaretTony wrote:I could give you a long list worse than Joe Gallagher too

I dare say. He was just the centre half who played the full season in 86-87. Wasn't the other centre half position shared by Steve Gardner (who I quite liked) and Jim Heggarty? Or was Heggarty a different season?

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Re: Steve harper

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:24 am

dsr wrote:I dare say. He was just the centre half who played the full season in 86-87. Wasn't the other centre half position shared by Steve Gardner (who I quite liked) and Jim Heggarty? Or was Heggarty a different season?


Heggarty left before the season started and Gardner didn't come in until the season after. The regular central defenders that season were Gallagher and Deakin.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby dsr » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:25 am

ClaretTony wrote:Heggarty left before the season started and Gardner didn't come in until the season after. The regular central defenders that season were Gallagher and Deakin.

Oh, the perils of old age. ;) I used to have all this off pat. That's why I mentioned Gallagher - the only one I could be sure of!

Didn't Taffy play sweeper a few times that season or thenabouts?

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Re: Steve harper

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:34 am

dsr wrote:Oh, the perils of old age. ;) I used to have all this off pat. That's why I mentioned Gallagher - the only one I could be sure of!

Didn't Taffy play sweeper a few times that season or thenabouts?


Taffy played at the back in the following season after he'd been released and come back as youth coach.

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Re: Steve harper

Postby HiroshimaClaret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:27 pm

Steve Harper was bad before but excellent after his bandaged wrist.

p.s. Paul Atkinson the worst


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