Defour may leave before European deadline

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Braindead » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:48 pm

ClaretTony wrote:It is Royal Antwerp

It's actually Royal Antwerp F.C.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:49 pm

Good Luck Steven...thanks for the memories,and that isn't said in a sarcastic way...fantastic footballer.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby jojomk1 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:50 pm

Is it too late to offer Joe Hart as part of the deal
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby clansman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:53 pm

He had lunch at crow wood today with Brady and Gudmondson. Must have been saying goodbye.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby jojomk1 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:58 pm

clansman wrote:He had lunch at crow wood today with Brady and Gudmondson. Must have been saying goodbye.


Did he pay the bill ?

Made enough money out of us for doing very little

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby mkmel » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:02 pm

People on here sounding bitter towards him because of his injuries

You think the guy wants to be injured and not play the game he loves?

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Steve1956 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:02 pm

jojomk1 wrote:Did he pay the bill ?

Made enough money out of us for doing very little

He got injured playing for us ...yes us ffs. :roll:

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby boatshed bill » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:04 pm

He may be clapped out, shame cos he was really good

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Aclaret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:04 pm

The Sofa Shifter wrote:You're right..... I don't understand.

Terrible banter.

A great goal at Old Trafford, 1 or 2 good moments in midfield, a catchy tune......remind me what else.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Colburn_Claret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:05 pm

A real shame , for so few games for us he had a massive impact.
I hope it works out better in Belgium.
Good luck Steven

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Burnleyareback2 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:08 pm

Shame he didn’t make it back to full fitness with us. His signing was a real marker for Burnley and everything we had achieved and grown from.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:08 pm

taio wrote:Same difference


I think you've taken that the wrong way, I was just agreeing with you.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby ClaretAndJew » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:11 pm

His Dad died recently on top of his injuries, he didn't want to be injured, he wanted to play.

Terrific player and would have gone straight to the top of not for his early career injury.

Privileged to see him at Burnley in what is arguably our best period for 6 decades.

Wish him well.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby ClaretTony » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:11 pm

Aclaret wrote:A great goal at Old Trafford, 1 or 2 good moments in midfield, a catchy tune......remind me what else.


Even better goals against Hull and Bristol City, a whole string of excellent performances that helped us to get to fourth in the league in 2017 and who knows where we might have finished had he not needed that surgery.

One hell of a lot of good moments and there is a real sadness that we weren't able to get more from him, really is such a shame but he was never going to be fit again and Dyche himself said it would likely have been towards the end of the season.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby BennyD » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:12 pm

Just another 'What might have been'. Time to move on.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Blackrod » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:13 pm

As we all knew this would happen it’s s good job we strengthened central midfield in the window with an unfit player.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby CBT » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:15 pm

Bye-bye defour
Steven defour
You were an effin crock
Better than Andy cooke
Bye-bye Steven defour

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:16 pm

I said earlier in the year he’d leave, it was clear he wasn’t up to it anymore.

He was excellent when fully fit. A shame it wasn’t more frequent.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Aclaret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:44 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Even better goals against Hull and Bristol City, a whole string of excellent performances that helped us to get to fourth in the league in 2017 and who knows where we might have finished had he not needed that surgery.

One hell of a lot of good moments and there is a real sadness that we weren't able to get more from him, really is such a shame but he was never going to be fit again and Dyche himself said it would likely have been towards the end of the season.

I agree, there is a real sadness that we couldn't get more from him but some are thinking he was one of our all time greats. I know we all have our opinions but he doesn't get on my list. Anyway Good Luck Steven Defour, I will never forget that goal at Old Trafford.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby ElectroClaret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:45 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:.... he didn't want to be injured, he wanted to play.


This is what a lot on here can't quite get their heads around. For some vague reason.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Pimlico_Claret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:46 pm

CBT wrote:Bye-bye defour
Steven defour
You were an effin crock
Better than Andy cooke
Bye-bye Steven defour

Just wrong on so many levels.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby CoolClaret » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:49 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:This is what a lot on here can't quite get their heads around. For some vague reason.


A lot of drongos frequent the messageboard, sadly.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby mkmel » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:53 pm

CBT wrote:Bye-bye defour
Steven defour
You were an effin crock
Better than Andy cooke
Bye-bye Steven defour


That reminds me.....when do the kids go back to school?

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Paul Waine » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:55 pm

Aclaret wrote:A great goal at Old Trafford, 1 or 2 good moments in midfield, a catchy tune......remind me what else.


Big role in our win at Chelsea 2-3 and cleared off the line when we got 1-1 v Spurs, both in Aug-2017. As CT says, Steven Defour was really good for us until his injury in Jan-2018.

Good luck, Steven. Thanks for being a claret. You've played your part in our run of 4 seasons, to date, in the Premier League.

UTC

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby MACCA » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:58 pm

Good riddance

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Aclaret » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:01 am

You tell em MACCA
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby SGr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:02 am

Hahahaha heard your mate is glad Defour is gone because he he picked up injuries he could control and didn’t get played a lot. Pathetic.

Steven Defour is one of the top 3 technical footballers I’ve ever seen play for this club, arguably the best ever. Show some respect for a standard we probably won’t even attempt to sign for a long time.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby BurnleyFC » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:02 am

Good riddance to the overrated stiff.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Clarets4me » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:04 am

The truth, as usual, is somewhere between the two ...

When match fit, a superb player whose gifted skills were something older fans never thought we'd ever see in a Burnley shirt ... his three goals for us against Hull, Bristol City and the free kick against Manchester United, undoubtedly gives him the highest quality score per goal of any player in our Club's history ...

Would you want him in the trenches with you, on a freezing Tuesday night in a 2nd round League Cup tie at Rotherham ? Probably not ! The half season he was fit for us propelled Burnley to 7th place in the top tier of the richest league in World Football .... and for that, we should thank him !

All best wishes & good health, Mr Defour, to you, your family and your future ... :)
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby SGr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:05 am

The same blokes who get all starry eyed about Glen Little are calling Defour, a player who was probably three times the footballer, overrated. Unbelievable.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby SGr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:07 am

Clarets4me wrote:Would you want him in the trenches with you, on a freezing Tuesday night in a 2nd round League Cup tie at Rotherham ? Probably not !


Who cares? We roll out all the “good lads” for those games. And we virtually always lose.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Vegas Claret » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:12 am

At least he wasn't a regular that has suddenly been poached in the European window, that would have been worse

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Parkvilla » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:12 am

Wow. People glad to see Defour leave. The best midfielder we have. OK Let's bring Hendrick on or God help us Jay Rodriguez because he's from Burnley.Maybe it's best if Dyche followed him

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Clarets4me » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:12 am

SGr wrote:Who cares? We roll out all the “good lads” for those games. And we virtually always lose.


I think you're rather missing the point, I agree with you, a talent I never thought I'd see in a " Claret and Blue " shirt ...

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby SGr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:15 am

Clarets4me wrote:I think you're rather missing the point, I agree with you, a talent I never thought I'd see in a " Claret and Blue " shirt ...


If we played cr@p teams the way we should, Defour would be the perfect footballer. Like when we played Bristol City and he chipped the keeper from 25 yards and we won. All that matters if you play the correct way, is the quality. And Steven Defour was the definition of quality.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby mkmel » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:17 am

Come on then you guys who think Stephen Defour is overrated

Apart from Jimmy Mac which Burnley player in living memory has been a more technically gifted player than Stephen Defour?

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby SGr » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:19 am

mkmel wrote:Come on then you guys who think Stephen Defour is overrated

Apart from Jimmy Mac which Burnley player in living memory has been a more technically gifted player than Stephen Defour?


Spot on. Actual ability clearly doesn’t matter anymore.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Bacchus » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:22 am

Threads like this always provide a good reminder of who to completely ignore in future. Defour was probably the most talented player we've had at Burnley in my lifetime, but unfortunately blighted by injuries. If he hadn't been we'd never have been in a position to gamble on signing him in the first place. Most people with a double figure IQ will realise that and have some sympathy that he never quite managed to have the career he could / should have had.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby quoonbeatz » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:28 am

A real shame. Steven Defour is the best central midfielder I've seen play for Burnley, by an absolute mile.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby tim_noone » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:30 am

Clarets4me wrote:I think you're rather missing the point, I agree with you, a talent I never thought I'd see in a " Claret and Blue " shirt ...

Do you sit in the Bob Lord stand by any chance??

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Swizzlestick » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:40 am

Some wallopers earlier in this thread. A special player who took us to another level. Suffered with injuries and looks like there’s personal issues hence the return home. He also lost his father recently too which must have affected things. Decision is for the best all round but he was so good for us when playing and it’ll be a while before we sign anybody even approaching his quality.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Vino blanco » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:58 am

Mkmel asks "Apart from Jimmy Mac which Burnley player in living memory has been a technically more gifted player than Stephen Defour?"
I loved watching Stephen Defour on the few occasions he played well for us, but regarding "more technically gifted players" since Mac, may I suggest, Willie Morgan, Ralph Coates, Leighton James, Dave Thomas, Martin Dobson, Robblie Blake Trevor Stevens, for starters.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby JackMarge » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:59 am

A really special player in a Burnley shirt. I for one am honoured to have seen him play and score some incredible goals.
You can hear and see from his last interview how gutted he is with the last two serious injuries he has battled through.

It seems as though that there may be more than just injuries that have pushed this move through so I wish him the absolute best.

I don't have a bad word to say about the gent.

Thanks Steven.
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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby MACCA » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:09 am

Aclaret wrote:You tell em MACCA


Tell whom?

But suppose I did to anyone that actually listens to me.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby CBT » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:12 am

Pimlico_Claret wrote:Just wrong on so many levels.


It was meant to be abit tongue in cheek
He was obviously a very talented player but just never got the chance to be the superstar we all wanted him to be
And also I loved Andy cooke but his was the only name I could think of to ryhme

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Clarets4me » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:14 am

tim_noone wrote:Do you sit in the Bob Lord stand by any chance??


No, I'm afraid I haven't attained the age yet to allow me to do so .... but look forward to joining you in the future ..

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby The Enclosure » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:14 am

A special player who has been plagued with bad luck over the past couole of years.I personally wish him all the very best in his future career and will always remember those three special goals he scored for us.
Good luck Steven.

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby mkmel » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:16 am

Vino blanco wrote:Mkmel asks "Apart from Jimmy Mac which Burnley player in living memory has been a technically more gifted player than Stephen Defour?"
I loved watching Stephen Defour on the few occasions he played well for us, but regarding "more technically gifted players" since Mac, may I suggest, Willie Morgan, Ralph Coates, Leighton James, Dave Thomas, Martin Dobson, Robblie Blake Trevor Stevens, for starters.


Some quality players there without a doubt but on pure technical and gifted ability I would him above probably all of those you mention

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Clarets4me » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:18 am

Vino blanco wrote:Mkmel asks "Apart from Jimmy Mac which Burnley player in living memory has been a technically more gifted player than Stephen Defour?"
I loved watching Stephen Defour on the few occasions he played well for us, but regarding "more technically gifted players" since Mac, may I suggest, Willie Morgan, Ralph Coates, Leighton James, Dave Thomas, Martin Dobson, Robblie Blake Trevor Stevens, for starters.


You've missed out Les Thompson & Ronnie Jepson .... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Defour may leave before European deadline

Postby Vino blanco » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:19 am

In that case, mkmel, we have to agree to differ, because I don't think he is/was anywhere near as good as the players I mentioned.
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