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Lewis Richardson

Post by randomclaret2 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:26 pm

Signed Full Professional deal to 2022
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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Bosscat » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:27 pm

Good news the lad shows promise....

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by TVC15 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:30 pm

Looks a really good prospect - seen him play 2 or 3 times now and he looked very young compared to the others but not only was he a very good finisher but he was brave and giving it back to defenders much bigger than him.

Seems like he has been out with an injury for a while - hopefully nothing serious.
He seems to have the potential to play for the first team one day.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by JohnMac » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:31 pm

Saw a lttle cameo of him at Gawthorpe when out walking last year. Hope he continues to progress as he looks promising and would be great to bring another through the ranks.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by claretdj » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:34 pm

Could he be the next McNeil & be fast tracked through to the 1st team?

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Rowls » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:34 pm

Congratulations to the lad and let's hope he progresses well.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Chester Perry » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:04 pm

As ever with young players - patience is required from the fans
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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Goobs » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:05 pm

Good News. There is so much to love about our club just now and so many signs pointing to a bright future. Long may this continue.

Well done Lewis, keep up the good work!

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:29 pm

Good news on both these signing deals. Hopefully Richardson might make the bench towards the end of the season once we are safe.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Bosscat » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:35 pm

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Good news on both these signing deals. Hopefully Richardson might make the bench towards the end of the season once we are safe.
He was on the bench v Sunderland in the cup debacle....

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by tiger76 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:34 pm

claretdj wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Could he be the next McNeil & be fast tracked through to the 1st team?
Blimey the lads just turned 17,give him a chance to develop first,we don't want to ruin a promising career by pushing him forward too quickly,it's great that he's signed a long-term deal,and hopefully he'll return from injury this season and get more game time with the u23's,but it's a big step asking him to play regularly in the PL,it's possible if we're safe that he'll get a short cameo,similar to McNeil against Bournemouth in our last match of 2017-18.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Rowls » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:38 pm

claretdj wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Could he be the next McNeil & be fast tracked through to the 1st team?
He IS being fast-tracked!!!!

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by bfcmik » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:55 pm

Rowls wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:38 pm
He IS being fast-tracked!!!!
Definitely so. He has been given a pro contract on the earliest possible date, his 17th birthday. The club could just as easily waited until after his youth contract finished which, as I think he is still a 1st year scholar, would have been summer 2021.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by ashtonlongsider » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:08 pm

Many congratulations and all the best moving forward Lewis.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by bartons baggage » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:45 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Blimey the lads just turned 17,give him a chance to develop first,we don't want to ruin a promising career by pushing him forward too quickly,it's great that he's signed a long-term deal,and hopefully he'll return from injury this season and get more game time with the u23's,but it's a big step asking him to play regularly in the PL,it's possible if we're safe that he'll get a short cameo,similar to McNeil against Bournemouth in our last match of 2017-18.
If he's good enough he's old enough.
Rooney and Owen spring to mind.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Bosscat » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:47 pm

bartons baggage wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:45 pm
If he's good enough he's old enough.
Rooney and Owen spring to mind.
James Milner was the youngest PL goal scorer till Rooney nicked it a few months later....

Like you say if they are gpod enough age doesn't mean eff all.....

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by wilks_bfc » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:15 pm

Out of interest, if he does get into the first team squad now, aged 17, would he have to have a sponsorless shirt?

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by MACCA » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:18 pm

wilks_bfc wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Out of interest, if he does get into the first team squad now, aged 17, would he have to have a sponsorless shirt?
Yes

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by wilks_bfc » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:21 pm

MACCA wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:18 pm
Yes
Thought so

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by BurnleyFC » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:37 pm

This lad has a really bright future ahead of him.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:46 pm

Still some muscle to put on, but he's still difficult to knock off the ball now, playing against bigger lads.
That's just one of his attributes you notice.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by bfcjg » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:00 pm

You really cant beat a player coming through the ranks. They are given that rarest of commodities in football patience and time.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Top Claret » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:40 pm

I personally can't get worked up about this lad, he is only 17

To many distractions for a young lad at this age, he has to be totally dedicated to make the grade

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by tim_noone » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 pm

Top Claret wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:40 pm
I personally can't get worked up about this lad, he is only 17

To many distractions for a young lad at this age, he has to be totally dedicated to make the grade
Correct... You won't win Anything with Kids. :?

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:18 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Still some muscle to put on, but he's still difficult to knock off the ball now, playing against bigger lads.
That's just one of his attributes you notice.
Sometimes young players get ahead of others because of their physique, being bigger or quicker than other players of the same age, and when the others catch up physically then they drop back to the same level. That’s definitely not the case with Lewis Richardson.

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Re: Lewis Richardson

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:36 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:18 pm
Sometimes young players get ahead of others because of their physique, being bigger or quicker than other players of the same age, and when the others catch up physically then they drop back to the same level. That’s definitely not the case with Lewis Richardson.
Yep. That's right. Why I mentioned it.
He's an impressive young player.
Could have added he's got a great eye for goal, shields the ball well, and he's got a bit of that weird 'hovering' stunt that Fletch used to do going up for a header :)

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