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Post by rob63 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:22 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Phil Jones is complete shite
Don't hold back, Woodley.......tell us what you really think! :lol: :lol:

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Post by Long Time Lurker » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:28 pm

jedi_master wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:38 pm
I see what you’re saying but I think if Wood or Rodriguez got injured or suspended Dyche would undoubtedly change to a 4-5-1 as opposed to starting either Vydra or Wells. I think the time has more than come to get them off the wage bill - and I never expected us to recoup good money but looks like we will.
I think a lot will depend on the nature of any potential ins and outs. An experienced attacking midfielder like Brownhill would work well in a 4-4-1-1, which would allow us to play Wood up front on his own. We could also play Brownhill out on the right, a position that he has done very well in before. That would allow us to give Hendrick more game time in the centre and we could swap him with Brownhill / JBG when we want to focus on the qualities he adds to our play.

More game time for Hendrick in the centre of the pitch could work well for us, because he is probably the closest we have to an energetic box to box midfielder at the moment.

The fact that we haven't heard anything regarding offers for Hendrick in this window leads me to suspect that he will be signing a new contract. If we don't have any positive indicators to suggest that, and we are looking at losing him on a free transfer in the Summer, that would represent a very costly mistake.

The mention of Vydra and Russia was interesting, because a few of the transfer windows in that part of the world don't shut until the end of February. If everything went okay with Barnes, and it was a minor surgery, he could be back in the team by the end of February.

That would allow us to move Vydra on before the Summer, but it won't help us with any immediate incomings. It might be an option, but if it is purely about putting cash into our bank account that we can't spend until the Summer I would rather keep hold of Vydra. Cash in the bank, without an incoming player attached to the deal in some way, would only make life easier for the recruitment team at the expense of our on the pitch options.

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Post by FCBurnley » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:29 pm

arise_sir_charge wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:11 pm
I happen to think that Phil Jones would be a good player in a team like ours. He’s not good enough for Man United but he’d be fine in our set up.
Er we beat them 2-0 and Jones committed an unnecessary foul which led to our first goal.He is a big lump of uselessness

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Post by Grumps » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:31 pm

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:28 pm
I think a lot will depend on the nature of any potential ins and outs. An experienced attacking midfielder like Brownhill would work well in a 4-4-1-1, which would allow us to play Wood up front on his own. We could also play Brownhill out on the right, a position that he has done very well in before. That would allow us to give Hendrick more game time in the centre and we could swap him with Brownhill / JBG when we want to focus on the qualities he adds to our play.

More game time for Hendrick in the centre of the pitch could work well for us, because he is probably the closest we have to an energetic box to box midfielder at the moment.

The fact that we haven't heard anything regarding offers for Hendrick in this window leads me to suspect that he will be signing a new contract. If we don't have any positive indicators to suggest that, and we are looking at losing him on a free transfer in the Summer, that would represent a very costly mistake.

The mention of Vydra and Russia was interesting, because a few of the transfer windows in that part of the world don't shut until the end of February. If everything went okay with Barnes, and it was a minor surgery, he could be back in the team by the end of February.

That would allow us to move Vydra on before the Summer, but it won't help us with any immediate incomings. It might be an option, but if it is purely about putting cash into our bank account that we can't spend until the Summer I would rather keep hold of Vydra. Cash in the bank, without an incoming player attached to the deal in some way, would only make life easier for the recruitment team at the expense of our on the pitch options.
Too much reliance on a championship player who has never played at this level in that for my liking.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:46 pm

arise_sir_charge wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:11 pm
I happen to think that Phil Jones would be a good player in a team like ours. He’s not good enough for Man United but he’d be fine in our set up.
He's absolute dog sh*t. In ANY team!

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Post by Iloveyoubrady » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:47 pm

Wel it’s just a scenario. He’s getting th repoint across that you don’t need 4 strikers because we can go 451, or move players about, with Hendrick, Gudmundsson and Barnes all capable of coming into the team and playing different positions around the midfield/attack.

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Post by arise_sir_charge » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:48 pm

Lots of players look crap and struggle in the big sides but do well in the lesser sids in different systems.

I think Jones might be one of those but people can disagree if they don’t. That’s football.

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:00 pm

For all who haven’t picked up on the theme. Kevin Long has replaced Jeff Hendrick as the new whipping boy.

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Post by WestMidsClaret » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:01 pm

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Post by Dark Cloud » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:03 pm

Every club needs a whipping boy, so why not be forward thinking and actually sign a player specially for the role. Ladies and gentleman I announce the signing of.... Phil Jones!!

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Post by ralphc » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:26 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:00 pm
For all who haven’t picked up on the theme. Kevin Long has replaced Jeff Hendrick as the new whipping boy.
Face facts, he along with Brady, Lennon, Vydra and a few more, are simply not good enough as squad players. Time for a clear out when we get to the summer and are still in the Premier league.
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Post by Tricky Trevor » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:35 pm

ralphc wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Face facts, he along with Brady, Lennon, Vydra and a few more, are simply not good enough as squad players. Time for a clear out when we get to the summer and are still in the Premier league.
Long has been with us through 4 managers and aside from loans none of them have tried to sell him. Nobody should be rated on Saturdays performance or we’d be looking for 11 new men.

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Post by Long Time Lurker » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:35 pm

Iloveyoubrady wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Wel it’s just a scenario. He’s getting th repoint across that you don’t need 4 strikers because we can go 451, or move players about, with Hendrick, Gudmundsson and Barnes all capable of coming into the team and playing different positions around the midfield/attack.
Nods,new players will give us new options and we don't have to field the 4-4-2.

However, if we are simply selling players to " give our transfer funds a shot in the arm for the Summer ", like we did in the last Winter window, that strikes me as problematic in more ways than one.

Selling one of our strikers is something of a free hit. Sending Nahki on loan to QPR helped us out financially, but it didn't really affect our " on the pitch " performance.

Now is a good time to sell Nahki. Everyone stands to benefi from a sale, but if the sale isn't accompanied by an incoming player ( in a position that we urgently need to fill - like central midfield ) it will be very disappointing. And by incoming player I don't mean another last contract, hold the fort player, with no holding value.

Selling two strikers would have an element of risk, although not as much risk as we shouldered last year ( by selling Vokes and signing Crouch ), if we do it when Barnes is back fit and firing.

Personally, I really can't see the point of shouldering that lesser risk unless the money is " out of this world generous " or the deal has some other factor tied to it which means we definitely need to act on it now.

Then again, the whole Vydra to Russia ( Nixon titbit ) seems somewhat implausible.

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Post by ralphc » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:44 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Long has been with us through 4 managers and aside from loans none of them have tried to sell him. Nobody should be rated on Saturdays performance or we’d be looking for 11 new men.
So you’d be happy for him to play week in week out ahead of Gibson should either Tarks or Mee get injured. If that happened we’re down. Simply not good enough at this level and only with us for so long because he’s cheap and avoids us bringing anybody else in.
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Post by Zlatan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:46 pm

ralphc wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:44 pm
So you’d be happy for him to play week in week out ahead of Gibson should either Tarks or Mee get injured. If that happened we’re down. Simply not good enough at this level and only with us for so long because he’s cheap and avoids us bringing anybody else in.
yes, next

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Post by Granny WeatherWax » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:46 pm

What’s the betting the squad is weaker than currently come the close of the window.

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Post by ralphc » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:49 pm

Zlatan wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:46 pm
yes, next
Afraid you know nothing about football if you seriously believe that.

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Post by Blackrod » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:53 pm

I bet the U23s won’t be. Why bother with the 1st team ?
3 days to go ...tick tock..... we’ve been ringing around today to check fax numbers as the fax machine keeps dialling phone numbers. It’s been a body blow to hear other clubs don’t use fax anymore which might put a block on our plans. There’ll be a board meeting tomorrow to discuss how to install a modem.

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Post by Firthy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:02 pm

Granny WeatherWax wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:46 pm
What’s the betting the squad is weaker than currently come the close of the window.
Depends if you think replacing Drinkwater with Wells makes us weaker or stronger?

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Post by ralphc » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:07 pm

Has it been mentioned we’ve signed a 17 year old winger from City on loan. Just what we’re short of another bloody winger.

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Post by Zlatan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:11 pm

ralphc wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:49 pm
Afraid you know nothing about football if you seriously believe that.
he’s proved it previously so I’m happy for Long to be cover. i think you’re showing yourself up here my friend

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Post by ralphc » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:13 pm

Not sure which games you have been watching😂😂😂

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Post by Granny WeatherWax » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:16 pm

Firthy wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Depends if you think replacing Drinkwater with Wells makes us weaker or stronger?
How about selling wells and Gibson with no replacements

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Post by Zlatan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:16 pm

ralphc wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Not sure which games you have been watching😂😂😂
I watch all levels of football and have done for over 40 years; i’ve even coached junior teams and played at a good level. you asked a question, i answered it. I see you don’t agree, but at least respect it otherwise you show yourself up.
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Post by ralphc » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:17 pm

You’re opinion which is obviously right as you’re a coach and have played at a good level.

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Post by Zlatan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:19 pm

ralphc wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:17 pm
You’re opinion which is obviously right as you’re a coach and have played at a good level.
and there you go... making yourself look daft.

i respected your opinion right up to that point, we disagree clearly, but you had to go and respond like a child.

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Post by creepingdeath » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:24 pm

... and the transfer thread returns to moaning and bickering
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Post by ralphc » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:25 pm

At least we’ve signed somebody now that we can talk about🙂

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:58 pm

ralphc wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:44 pm
So you’d be happy for him to play week in week out ahead of Gibson should either Tarks or Mee get injured. If that happened we’re down. Simply not good enough at this level and only with us for so long because he’s cheap and avoids us bringing anybody else in.
Another one putting words in my mouth.
4 managers have been happy to have him in the squad. I’ll trust their judgement.
BTW Nobody in the squad is cheap. As last years figures showed every first team squad player earned over a million.
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Post by ClaretAL » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:01 pm

White flag waving of the clubs finest assets? or shop windowing them because the club needs funds? or just a realist? Either way looks good from our point of view


https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/foo ... sh-3783035

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Post by JohnDearyMe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:09 pm

ClaretAL wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:01 pm
White flag waving of the clubs finest assets? or shop windowing them because the club needs funds? or just a realist? Either way looks good from our point of view


https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/foo ... sh-3783035
Confirmation from their manager that they are actively looking for a striker at least.

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Post by Colburn_Claret » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:19 pm

ralphc wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Face facts, he along with Brady, Lennon, Vydra and a few more, are simply not good enough as squad players. Time for a clear out when we get to the summer and are still in the Premier league.
If we are facing facts, then we should face the fact that the squad is threadbare. Losing all those players, and being unable to attract replacements, would leave us in deep ****. Wether its now or summer we need to improve the squad in small steps, there isnt an alternative.

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Post by NewClaret » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:08 pm

Granny WeatherWax wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:46 pm
What’s the betting the squad is weaker than currently come the close of the window.
You’re a glass half full kinda guy, aren’t you mate? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Wile E Coyote » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 pm

has there been some mention of us and ronaldo vieira ?

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Post by NewClaret » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:38 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 pm
has there been some mention of us and ronaldo vieira ?
Yep. With a name like that, I didn’t even need to watch 3 minutes of YouTube to decide we should buy him. Sign him up.

Brownhill sounds more of a Dyche player to me.

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Post by williamjblazkowicz » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 pm

There's an awful lot of revisionism going on here re Kevin Long. He has, for the most part, been a fine backup central defender for Burnley FC and has generally performed admirably when called upon. He didn't have the best of games versus Norwich but he's only human -- none of our players covered themselves in glory.
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Post by Braindead » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:07 pm

williamjblazkowicz wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 pm
There's an awful lot of revisionism going on here re Kevin Long. He has, for the most part, been a fine backup central defender for Burnley FC and has generally performed admirably when called upon. He didn't have the best of games versus Norwich but he's only human -- none of our players covered themselves in glory.
Basically this.

Kevin Long has been a great servant to this club and been extremely unfortunate to have the likes of Duff, Shackell, Keane, Mee, Tarkowski and our joint record signing Ben Gibson ahead of him in the pecking order during his near ten year stretch at our club.
Also remember he tore his ACL on his Premier league debut and has, lets be honest, been a pretty decent defender undeserving of some of the horseshit on here.
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Post by jojomk1 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:10 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 pm
has there been some mention of us and ronaldo vieira ?
B@llocks - I thought we were being linked with Patrick Vieira

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Post by TsarBomba » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:22 pm

We need 4 CB’s, and Long is our 4th choice CB.

Yeah, I wouldn’t want him starting every week, but he’s gone through 4 managers, and they all clearly think he’s good enough to keep pushing our other 3 CB’s.

And let’s be honest, who on earth is going to come to Burnley to be a 4th choice CB??

Leave Long be, he’s fine.
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Post by agreenwood » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:29 pm

williamjblazkowicz wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 pm
There's an awful lot of revisionism going on here re Kevin Long. He has, for the most part, been a fine backup central defender for Burnley FC and has generally performed admirably when called upon. He didn't have the best of games versus Norwich but he's only human -- none of our players covered themselves in glory.
Not really. Long has started a handful of Premier League games in his 10 years here- less than 50 appearances in all competitions. He’s never even played Championship football regularly.

By and large Dyche has had him at 4th choice, particularly since our most recent promotion. I can only assume that’s because he prefers to have someone else he can call upon in the event that either of his preferred pair are injured.

If the survival margins are tight and Tarks or Mee get injured, I’d rather rely on Gibson, than Long. That’s not scapegoating Long. It’s looking at their experience and the fact that Dyche himself appears to rate one over the other.

There’s a good reason why so many clubs appear to want to sign Gibson and Long is very rarely linked with anyone.

No problem with Long at 4th choice. I just think it’s a big risk selling Gibson and promoting Long (or Dunne) to 3rd choice.
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Post by KRBFC » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:44 pm

I don’t particularly care about incomings right now I’d rather see outgoings, we are pretty much safe for another year and require major squad surgery in the summer so why not start that process now.

Brady Lennon Lowton Gibson Hart Vydra Wells out with fresh young hungry first team qualify incomings, if the right players aren’t available now I’d rather we wait until the summer.

If we can move out Wells Hart Vydra and Gibson in this window and replace with 1 loan striker to tide us over until the summer, I’d consider that a success. We absolutely don’t need 5 strikers eating away at the wage budget and we certainly don’t need 4 goalkeepers. It’s a waste of resources which could be used elsewhere to legitimately strengthen the actual starting 11.

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Post by Wile E Coyote » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:58 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:44 pm
I don’t particularly care about incomings right now I’d rather see outgoings, we are pretty much safe for another year and require major squad surgery in the summer so why not start that process now.

Brady Lennon Lowton Gibson Hart Vydra Wells out with fresh young hungry first team qualify incomings, if the right players aren’t available now I’d rather we wait until the summer.

If we can move out Wells Hart Vydra and Gibson in this window and replace with 1 loan striker to tide us over until the summer, I’d consider that a success. We absolutely don’t need 5 strikers eating away at the wage budget and we certainly don’t need 4 goalkeepers. It’s a waste of resources which could be used elsewhere to legitimately strengthen the actual starting 11.
14 games to go, and 7 points above drop zone is not "pretty much safe"
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Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS Jan 2020(MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Post by Silkyskills1 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:05 pm

'we are pretty much safe for another year'

Really? And you think thinning out an already threadbare squad is the way forward?

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Post by superdimitri » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:38 am

2 premier league games ago people said we are doomed, now people think we are safe...we we're by no means doomed then and are by no means safe now. We won't think so until we hit the 40 point mark and perhaps even until we're mathematically safe.

People look at fixture's thinking we have the best chance but football doesn't always work like that. Norwich are rock bottom and can still beat any team on their day yet they have worse remaining fixture's than us. Surely the last 3 results shows that any presumptions should be taken lightly and that games against Bournemouth and Newcastle can easily see us beaten?

There's always one team that gets sucked in and we must make sure it's not us.

Given the rumors (if they are too believed) any incomings are not going to be players that walk into the first 11 anyway and given players under scrutiny have been performing a lot better I don't think they are due to be replaced any time soon.

Yeah we really need a right back and a central midfielder but I just can't see it happening with the turnaround in form.

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Post by KRBFC » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:18 am

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:05 pm
'we are pretty much safe for another year'

Really? And you think thinning out an already threadbare squad is the way forward?
Yes I think clearing the deadwood to allow for a makeover in the summer is smart, threadbare squad? We have 4 senior goalkeepers, 5 strikers and 5 central defenders. We are overstocked and lacking qualities, players need to leave and get off the wage bill to make room for new additions.

What purpose does Joe Hart serve that Peacock Farrell couldn’t? Hart should go, we don’t need him.

What contribution do Vydra and Wells make? We have 3 strikers ahead of them, I take your point about Barnes injured but Dyche would play 4411 with Hendrick over starting either of Wells or Vydra. They aren’t contributing so let’s get them both off the wage bill and recoup £8m-13m combined to sign 1 forward so we have 4 not 5.

Gibson another, no doubt one of our highest earners and what has he contributed? Nothing. We don’t need him, he’s an expensive luxury we don’t need draining our resources. Mee and Tark rarely miss games, Gibson is made out of wet tissue paper, he’s supposed to be “cover for injuries” when he’s always injured himself. We have Dunne and Long, if they aren’t deemed good enough to cover for injuries then ship them out too (I think Long is more than good enough cover).

Lowton Brady Lennon id wait until the summer to ship out because they’re actually needed as cover/bench options, in Lowtons case actually first choice atm and seems to have refound a little form of late.
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Post by box_of_frogs » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:26 am

creepingdeath wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:24 pm
... and the transfer thread returns to moaning and bickering
Might as well do. It’s not like there’s any signings!

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Post by BOYSIE31 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:53 am

Braindead wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:07 pm
Basically this.

Kevin Long has been a great servant to this club and been extremely unfortunate to have the likes of Duff, Shackell, Keane, Mee, Tarkowski and our joint record signing Ben Gibson ahead of him in the pecking order during his near ten year stretch at our club.
Also remember he tore his ACL on his Premier league debut and has, lets be honest, been a pretty decent defender undeserving of some of the horseshit on here.
I agree been a good back up in the shadows but you also have to ask yourself why not go and have a career in the lower leagues playing week in week out ? He basically has not had a career.

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Post by Grimsdale » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:09 am

Well he wouldn't be earning as much in the lower leagues, would likely have had inferior training facilities/coaching staff and maybe wouldn't have been a regular in the Republic of Ireland squad for the past three years. Overall I'd say he's had a pretty good career.

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:19 am

BOYSIE31 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:53 am
I agree been a good back up in the shadows but you also have to ask yourself why not go and have a career in the lower leagues playing week in week out ? He basically has not had a career.
Salary. Nobody would pay him what he gets from us. You’ll probably turn that around and say “well he can’t be worth it” but he is. These guys don’t get £30 slipped into their boots after a game. It’s a new world.

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Post by burnleymik » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:25 am

Gibson linked with a loan move to Watford:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football ... n-burnley/

Thought to include an option to buy.

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