Burnley all time softest XI

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Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Bigvince » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:43 pm

As an interesting follow up to the hard man!
I’ll start with Steve harper

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Winstonswhite » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:46 pm

Luke Chadwick

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Post by Bigvince » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:47 pm

Chris eagles a bit of a lightweight

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Claretitus » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:49 pm

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Post by Aclaret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:53 pm

Bamford must have a chance of starting
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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:08 pm

Beast would be a contender.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:11 pm

Steve Jones springs to mind

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:13 pm

Colin Blant when he played centre-forward

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:14 pm

Winstonswhite wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Luke Chadwick
It was at Mansfield in the cup when he pulled out of a challenge and the bloke behind me bellowed: "Get stuck in Chadwick, the worst that can happen is one of your spots bursting."

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Post by randomclaret2 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:15 pm

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:19 pm

kiraly the clown in nets, no danger of that nasty football or solid turf making his legs sore!!
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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:19 pm

Danny Fox - Coward of a footballer, always hated the way he targeted the young weaker players and tried to snap them in two with a tackle. Would pick the players he could get away with doing it to, makes him soft to me ;)

Admittedly most supporters like to see this, I just think it’s pointless in this day and age

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Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:20 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:19 pm
kiraly the clown in nets, no danger of that nasty football or solid turf making his legs sore!!
Beast faking the injury after cocking up in front if the Jimmy Mac was funny
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Post by bfcjg » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:25 pm

Paul Stewart when he was here on loan.

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:26 pm

I know he didn't play much but I seem to recall Mark Yates being particularly wet.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:28 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Beast faking the injury after cocking up in front if the Jimmy Mac was funny
Wigan in 2009/10 and Michopoulos did the same against Sheffield Wednesday after conceding three. Problem was, Beresford came on, was even worse and conceded another four, but at least he stayed on his feet.
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Post by TomtheClaret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:28 pm

My Sons played against Chadwick in a friendly match, for village team in Cambridge. It was just after he left Cambridge Utd.
Opposition boasting Chadwick had played European Football. He lasted about 10 mins. First son had deliberately swapped wings "To say Hi" After two strong tackles he left the field. To a brief round of applause and a shout of "Up the Clarets!"

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Right_winger » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:45 pm

David Jones was soft, didn’t ever make a challenge.

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Post by Enty1974 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:12 pm

Gazza

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by JohnDearyMe » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:22 pm

bfcjg wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Paul Stewart when he was here on loan.
I remember being very disappointed by him when he joined on loan but knowing what we know now he obviously had a lot to contend with.

I'd put John Gayle in there with Mark Randall

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by tim_noone » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:46 pm

Enty1974 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Gazza
In the head tbf!

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Post by LS7 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:50 pm

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Claret Toni » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:54 pm

Difficult decision in goal:

Peter Mellor of the chocolate wrists or Marlon Beresford (when at 'Boro, I think) who I saw deliberately duck a challenge with Duncan Ferguson and allowed Big Dunc to score. Now I know Big Dunc was a handful, but a mans got to do what a mans got to do.

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Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:07 pm

Steve Jones

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Post by ksrclaret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:16 pm

Scored some cracking goals, but Junior Stanislas was infuriatingly soft.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by tybfc » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Phil Cavener must take some beating

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Darnhill Claret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:34 pm

Well I’d like to play/pick the softest team with the best chance of winning, so whilst I think of a team, I’ll put forward Alan Stevenson just ahead of Peter Mellor.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:52 pm

Terry Cochrane, has to be captain. After he pulled out of a tackle against Wolves, a night cup-tie with not many on, Uwe screaming at the bench get that f+cker off. I was on the Beehole and heard it.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:53 pm

Darnhill Claret wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Alan Stevenson
Only for his final season. He was fine until his bottle went.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:55 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Beast faking the injury after cocking up in front if the Jimmy Mac was funny
His reaction to a slight touch in our Premier League game at Ewood for one of their goals still annoys me.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by JohnDearyMe » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:36 pm

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:55 pm
His reaction to a slight touch in our Premier League game at Ewood for one of their goals still annoys me.
Oh god, don't remind me!

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:42 pm

John Bond would be the manager dressed up in his Shrewsbury stewards outfit the soft c*nt

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by claretblue » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:47 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Beast faking the injury after cocking up in front if the Jimmy Mac was funny
1st home defeat that season...shuddered + shook head that day against Wigan - can’t see anything funny! :(

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Bigvince » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:50 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:42 pm
John Bond would be the manager dressed up in his Shrewsbury stewards outfit the soft c*nt
My choice would be John Benson

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:05 pm

Bigvince wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:50 pm
My choice would be John Benson
You do realise that Benson did a 220kg deadlift and only lost 7-5 in an arm wrestle with Arnie Schwarzenegger in the 80s

If you wasn't aware of the above facts I suggest you reconsider your opinion
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Post by gc14 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:05 pm

Leon Cort earns the number 5 shirt . .. looked frightened of his own shadow ..

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by RammyClaret61 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:24 am

What about Martin Buchan for manager. Couldn’t hack it after a few games and sulked off.

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Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:56 am

Aclaret wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:53 pm
Bamford must have a chance of starting

Give him the captains armband...if it's not too heavy for him. ;)

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Darthlaw » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:29 am

Junior Stanislas. When he jumped out of the tackle V Leicester in front of the Longside he probably wished he could have gone straight off, given the reaction.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by rufus lumley » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:05 am

Alan Mahon could not knock the skin off a rice pudding.

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Post by Alanstevensonsgloves » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:09 am

Darnhill Claret wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Well I’d like to play/pick the softest team with the best chance of winning, so whilst I think of a team, I’ll put forward Alan Stevenson just ahead of Peter Mellor.
See me outside in the car park in 10 minutes Darnhill. I'll show ya!

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:27 am

Was it Alan Moore who ducked out of a header down at Millwall in the last minute of the FA Cup game when we could have equalised? Or have I imagined it?

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Post by LS7 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:40 am

That’s right. It was Valentine’s Day. That’s why I remember. Quite a difficult situation arriving home (South London at the time) after about 9 pints.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by Darnhill Claret » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:07 pm

Ok AS, as long as you wear your gloves and I don’t have to.

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Post by Conroy92 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:11 pm

Chris Long was extremley lightweight.

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Post by Darnhill Claret » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:14 pm

Have only come up with 3 or 4 names, so I’d rather not be negative by naming them. One or two were popular players despite being a little bit timid at times. Certainly couldn’t name a full team.

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Re: Burnley all time softest XI

Post by mdd2 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:58 pm

Leighton James if you ever heard Tommy Smith speak at a Sportman's dinner

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