Norman Hunter RIP

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by Clarets4me » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:39 pm

Can anyone else feel an all-time Burnley " hard-men " team thread coming up ?

Brian Miller and Tarks at C/B, Andy Lochead paired with John Gayle up front, Kevin Ball and Lenny Johnrose in midfield maybe with Ronnie Jepson on the bench ?? Chris Eagles on the wing ? OK, the last one was a joke ... ;) ;)

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by JohnDearyMe » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:09 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:46 am
The last time I saw him he was on his way to church. He was on Harry Potts Way behind John Connelly's funeral cortege.
Do you think similar things will happen with younger generations of players? I know Bobby Charlton has attended the funerals of a number of Burnley players from the 60s for instance. Wonder if that same level of respect and connection between players still exists?

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by tim_noone » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:24 pm

JohnDearyMe wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Do you think similar things will happen with younger generations of players? I know Bobby Charlton has attended the funerals of a number of Burnley players from the 60s for instance. Wonder if that same level of respect and connection between players still exists?
As night follows Day I'd say.

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:26 pm

JohnDearyMe wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Do you think similar things will happen with younger generations of players? I know Bobby Charlton has attended the funerals of a number of Burnley players from the 60s for instance. Wonder if that same level of respect and connection between players still exists?
Charlton was at John Connelly's but then again he'd been a team mate with Manchester United and England. Denis Law was there too as was Hunter who had been in the 1966 World Cup squad with Connelly. Charlton often represents Manchester United so I suppose clubs will do this but high profile players usually get a good turn out.

Sadly it won't be the case for Hunter because of the current situation. I know someone who has died recently and his is a private funeral because of the restrictions. That's so hard for the people who were close to the people who have died.

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by JohnDearyMe » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:04 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Charlton was at John Connelly's but then again he'd been a team mate with Manchester United and England. Denis Law was there too as was Hunter who had been in the 1966 World Cup squad with Connelly. Charlton often represents Manchester United so I suppose clubs will do this but high profile players usually get a good turn out.

Sadly it won't be the case for Hunter because of the current situation. I know someone who has died recently and his is a private funeral because of the restrictions. That's so hard for the people who were close to the people who have died.
Yes, hard to imagine how difficult that must be for families and friends

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by nil_desperandum » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:38 pm

Clarets4me wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:39 pm
Can anyone else feel an all-time Burnley " hard-men " team thread coming up ?

Brian Miller and Tarks at C/B, Andy Lochead paired with John Gayle up front, Kevin Ball and Lenny Johnrose in midfield maybe with Ronnie Jepson on the bench ?? Chris Eagles on the wing ? OK, the last one was a joke ... ;) ;)
Maybe you could start such a thread, but Tarks would be nowhere near the final eleven at centre back. (I presume that you never saw Colin Blant or David Merrington, and there are others).

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by Suratclaret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:53 am

nil_desperandum wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Maybe you could start such a thread, but Tarks would be nowhere near the final eleven at centre back. (I presume that you never saw Colin Blant or David Merrington, and there are others).

I mentioned on another thread that Dave Merrington once described being tackled by Colin Blant was like being tackled by a flying lamp post...not that he could take as he didn't believe in taking any prisoners.
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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by Herts Clarets » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 am

nil_desperandum wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Maybe you could start such a thread, but Tarks would be nowhere near the final eleven at centre back. (I presume that you never saw Colin Blant or David Merrington, and there are others).
I would have Big Vince at centre back ahead of Tarks in a hard man 11......

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by Heathclaret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:48 am

Clarets4me wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:39 pm
Can anyone else feel an all-time Burnley " hard-men " team thread coming up ?

Brian Miller and Tarks at C/B, Andy Lochead paired with John Gayle up front, Kevin Ball and Lenny Johnrose in midfield maybe with Ronnie Jepson on the bench ?? Chris Eagles on the wing ? OK, the last one was a joke ... ;) ;)
Peter Swan? I remember a crunching tackle on a young Dele Adebola when we played Crewe. I think Adebola went off after the tackle. Gradi wasn’t happy with Swans Tackle. We let Crewe have the ball in their own half but once they crossed the line we closed them down and attacked on the break. Won 2-0.

Personally didn’t see anything wrong with the tackle ;)

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by tim_noone » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:13 am

Phil Malley liked to leave a foot in as I recall....but Brian o Neil used to get in a few scraps!

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by bfcjg » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:31 am

Not the best ever but who remembers the right back from Bacup inbthecdark days Andy Wharton I think he was called legend had it he had BFC tattooed on his knuckles and he tackled like a Longsider against a Blackburn fan..
As intimated this needs it's own thread.

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:31 am

Tarks might not tackle the way the others did as you can’t get away with it but he’s as strong as anyone I’ve ever seen at Burnley in any position. His legs are bigger than the average mans waist, perhaps not the average Northerners waist ;)

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by bfcjg » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:42 am

I love the Ben Mee photo of the player somersaulting over his thigh Mee is very hard.

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:56 am

Herts Clarets wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 am
I would have Big Vince at centre back ahead of Tarks in a hard man 11......
Yes I would and my only experience is talking to Vince

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by tim_noone » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 am

bfcjg wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:42 am
I love the Ben Mee photo of the player somersaulting over his thigh Mee is very hard.
:D
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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by bfcjg » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:06 am

tim_noone wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 am
:D
Reading that again I can see why it could be misconstrued :D
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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by tim_noone » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:08 am

bfcjg wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:06 am
Reading that again I can see why it could be misconstrued :D
I didnt see that... great picture though. And Ben mee is good at his job.

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Re: Norman Hunter RIP

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:40 am

Heathclaret wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:48 am
Peter Swan? I remember a crunching tackle on a young Dele Adebola when we played Crewe. I think Adebola went off after the tackle. Gradi wasn’t happy with Swans Tackle. We let Crewe have the ball in their own half but once they crossed the line we closed them down and attacked on the break. Won 2-0.

Personally didn’t see anything wrong with the tackle ;)
Sure he crunched Carl Griffiths for Man City in a pre season friendly at the turf after they had just signed him from Shrewsbury.
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