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Ben Mee

Post by Richardsbfc » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:16 pm

Been a liability for sometime now. Today proved how far off the pace he is.

The captaincy looks to seriously affect him (last season as well as this).

Time to give Gibson a run out? Certainly couldnt do any worse than Mee today.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm

won the header where we equalized, talked Taylor through the whole game who was struggling with his position today. No doubt poor for the goal and the pen but absolutely contributed massively to an incredible win
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Conroy92 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:21 pm

I would take the captains armband from him and give it someone like Cork in an aid to galvanise him also. Two birds one stone. Easy this managing malark ;)
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Claretforever » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:22 pm

I’ve been saying it for a while now. The captaincy did him no favours last season, and he seemed a different player when Heaton came back. He also put Pope under pressure once or twice with dodgy pass backs. If he wasn’t captain Gibson would have been in ages ago. You do expect him to win a header or two, which he did for the goal, but I feel uneasy with him this season.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by gsyclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:22 pm

Other than the penalty thought he was immense today winning most of the aerial battles

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:22 pm

Captain fantastic.....everyone has off days..well played Ben.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by claretdj » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm

Amazing game, win, performance! UTC..

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by pushpinpussy » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm

any person who calls on ben mee to be dropped is:

a. a nob
b. a nob
c. a nob
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Moorite » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm

Without Ben we wouldn't of scored the first goal

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by MRG » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:29 pm

Moorite wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Without Ben we wouldn't of scored the first goal
Neither would they!
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by FCBurnley » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:29 pm

He has played every minute of every game this season ( I think). So could need a break. Had an off day today but would be one of the first names on my team sheet

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by MACCA » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:31 pm

If Gibson wasn't going to get a chance pre Christmas last season he never was . It was game over as far as starts for Burnley was concerned.

Regardless of displays, Ben Mee is undroppable, he is captain and that is it.
Just one of those things.

Giving him the captaincy has been the problem as it takes a brave manager that drops the club captain, and SD isnt that, ita all about Harmony
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Stayingup » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:31 pm

Played his part today in a good defensive performance but we need another captain.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Moorite » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:32 pm

MRG wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Neither would they!
I think it's harsh to put the blame on Ben for their goal. It was a 2 on 2 break with Vardy making a run in the opposite direction.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:33 pm

He's a limited footballer that normally gives you everything he has.

He did the putting his head in where it hurts brilliantly but isn't quick enough to deal with a lot of these premier league players.
He can't give us what he hasn't got.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:33 pm

At fault for goal with his non tackle but recovered to organise our comeback.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Richardsbfc » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:37 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:33 pm
He's a limited footballer that normally gives you everything he has.

He did the putting his head in where it hurts brilliantly isn't quick enough to deal with a lot of these premier league players.
He can't give us what he hasn't got.
Yeah, that's fair.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:39 pm

Without his mistakes this season we d have about 9 more points. There again without his headers we’d be in the bottom 3

He could do without the captaincy that’s for sure

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Richardsbfc » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:43 pm

SalisburyClaret wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Without his mistakes this season we d have about 9 more points. There again without his headers we’d be in the bottom 3

He could do without the captaincy that’s for sure
They would be someone else there to head the ball if Mee was replaced ...

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Grumps » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:43 pm

Moorite wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Without Ben we wouldn't of scored the first goal
Without Ben mee they wouldn't have scored
Without Ben mee they wouldn't have had a penalty
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by SGr » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:44 pm

I agree he has been poor, but after today’s result you can’t justify dropping him.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Grumps » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:44 pm

Moorite wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Without Ben we wouldn't of scored the first goal
Without Ben mee they wouldn't have scored
Without Ben mee they wouldn't have had a penalty

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Burnley1989 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:45 pm

MRG wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Neither would they!
Harsh but funny
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Down_Rover » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:46 pm

Richardsbfc wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:16 pm
Been a liability for sometime now. Today proved how far off the pace he is.

The captaincy looks to seriously affect him (last season as well as this).

Time to give Gibson a run out? Certainly couldnt do any worse than Mee today.
Caught a few then

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by mikeS » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:47 pm

Thought Ben had a good game today.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by claretspice » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:47 pm

Caught for pace once on his side when he should have done more, found he didn't have the pace to cover Bardsley on another occasion. Other than that, pretty solid against a terrific counter-attacking team who have been making defences look short on pace for fun this season.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by adropofclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:50 pm

I must be a nob then!
Mee was caught out for pace today and was poor in the air on a number of occasions.
Might need a breather.
Not suggesting anything other than looking a little out of sorts atm.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Jakubs Tash » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:56 pm

Ben Mee was good today.

Barnes had the run on him for the goal and he was unlucky with the pen and just got done by a bit of pace. To say he was a liability is ridiculous, in my opinion.

There's nobody I would rather have at the heart of our defence when we are holding on for the points. Warrior!

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by NewClaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:56 pm

pushpinpussy wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm
any person who calls on ben mee to be dropped is:

a. a nob
b. a nob
c. a nob
d. a+b+c

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Local cricketer » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:00 pm

Legs have gone

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Burnley1989 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:06 pm

Local cricketer wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Legs have gone
:lol:

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Rileybobs » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:10 pm

What a bunch of wallies.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Right_winger » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:11 pm

Ben Mee is utter dogshit. No where near good enough

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by NewClaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:24 pm

Right_winger wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Ben Mee is utter dogshit. No where near good enough
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Right_winger » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:29 pm

Was caught out flat footed for the first today... yet again. Gave away a penalty because he was caught out of position yet again. Is almost as slow as Jutkiewisz, can’t carry or pass the ball over 10 yards. Terrible player.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by bfcmik » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:34 pm

Right_winger wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Was caught out flat footed for the first today... yet again. Gave away a penalty because he was caught out of position yet again. Is almost as slow as Jutkiewisz, can’t carry or pass the ball over 10 yards. Terrible player.
Have you ever actually watched BFC or Ben Mee play?
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Leicsclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:54 pm

I’ve said for a long time how poor he is. Great at tackling no issues with that but seriously can’t pass a ball and caught flat footed too often

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by burnleymik » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:00 pm

Has been very good again this season, immense in some games, made a couple of mistakes today, but also did some very good defensive work and absolutely towering header that lead to the goal.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Grumps » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:02 pm

mikeS wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Thought Ben had a good game today.
I'll have a pint of what you're drinking please
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Goodclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:05 pm

Right_winger wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Ben Mee is utter dogshit. No where near good enough
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha and ha. Oh, and, ha!

If you think that then you have no opinion which can ever be taken seriously again.

Ha.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by ClaretRock » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:12 pm

Some good some bad from him today. Op is a balloon though at fault for the first goal.... What where Cork was caught on the ball and had 2 players running at him?? Yeah he was done for pace twice today he has never been a fast player, positioning and ability to read the game usually means he doesn't need it. He has played a missive part in our rise from relegation favourites in the championship to a premier league team. He has his moments like most players but you get a 7/8 out of 10 from him more often than not. I'm guessing he is captain because he is constantly talking and organizing the people around him however he did improve last season when Heaton came back.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by ksrclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:13 pm

An odd one. So much of our poor football comes from having him at centre back because of how bad he is on the ball, and how he often panics and just hoofs. He's also quite a poor defender when facing players running at him and between the lines. But he does bring battling qualities to the table, and is quite good at dealing with things in the air and things in behind.

But it's all academic as he'll never be dropped because Dyche doesn't want to, and doesn't fancy Gibson anyway.

Does need replacing though next season for me.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Spiral » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:14 pm

He wasn't taking any risks with his positioning marking Vardy but still found himself beaten by him from a through pass in the first half. Vardy made a good three or four yards on him before Mee even turned because he was too slow to react. I know Vardy is lightning quick but it was sloppy and you don't expect that from a PL centre half. He wasn't alone in that kind of sloppiness in the first half, though. Clumsiness for the pen aside, he did a decent job when he and the rest of the team finally decided to concentrate. He shouldn't be dropped. Hopefully we're finally coming out of a period of bad form and he'll recover his steel.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by dsr » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:15 pm

MACCA wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:31 pm
If Gibson wasn't going to get a chance pre Christmas last season he never was . It was game over as far as starts for Burnley was concerned.

Regardless of displays, Ben Mee is undroppable, he is captain and that is it.
Just one of those things.

Giving him the captaincy has been the problem as it takes a brave manager that drops the club captain, and SD isnt that, ita all about Harmony
I suppose it's fair enough, though big headed, to think you're a better judge of a footballer than Sean Dyche is. Maybe it's true, But to claim that you are so obviously a better judge that it can be only cowardice that stops him agreeing with you? That carries arrogance to surely unprecedented levels. I didn't think it was possible to be that self-confident. I'm impressed, in a back handed way.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by Right_winger » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:15 pm

bfcmik wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Have you ever actually watched BFC or Ben Mee play?
Clearly... he’s horribly limited and always worth at least 1 big mistake a game. A bombscare of a player.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by dsr » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 pm

I know it's fashionable among a certain type of supporter, at all clubs, to pick a player to hate and boo no matter what he does. But Ben Mee? Really?

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by IanMcL » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm

He has been the positive difference many, many times, including recently.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by ksrclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm

dsr wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:15 pm
I suppose it's fair enough, though big headed, to think you're a better judge of a footballer than Sean Dyche is. Maybe it's true, But to claim that you are so obviously a better judge that it can be only cowardice that stops him agreeing with you? That carries arrogance to surely unprecedented levels. I didn't think it was possible to be that self-confident. I'm impressed, in a back handed way.
Now don't be a hypocrite dsr. We all know the disregard in which you hold the opinion of experts from the Brexit threads.

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Re: Ben Mee

Post by gsyclaret » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:22 pm

I thought we won today, and everybody played there part, get a ******* life people.
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Re: Ben Mee

Post by MACCA » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:24 pm

dsr wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:15 pm
I suppose it's fair enough, though big headed, to think you're a better judge of a footballer than Sean Dyche is. Maybe it's true, But to claim that you are so obviously a better judge that it can be only cowardice that stops him agreeing with you? That carries arrogance to surely unprecedented levels. I didn't think it was possible to be that self-confident. I'm impressed, in a back handed way.
So you believe Ben Mee has been in that good a form , hes never once been below par enough for Ben Gibson to be given a chance?

So either
A. You dont attend games and haven't see Ben Mre have a dip in form
B. You lack football knowledge

Either way I respect your opinion.
Youd be hard pressed to find a fan that thinks either

A Ben Mee has been in far to greater form to be dropped
B. Ben Gibson hasnt deserved a chance in the side.

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