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Harry Wilson

Post by dandeclaret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:40 pm

No, not Harry The *******, but the Liverpool player - Liverpool's Athletic Journalist has just tweeted that Burnley are in talks to buy him.

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Re: Harry Wilson

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:55 pm

Being discussed on that long, long thread
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by dandeclaret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:58 pm

Aye - I saw afterwards, but when I saw the thread count on that go up, I just presumed another squabble had broken out.
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Zlatan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:05 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Being discussed on that long, long thread
need to start a new thread when it's imminent CT :D

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:06 pm

dandeclaret wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Aye - I saw afterwards, but when I saw the thread count on that go up, I just presumed another squabble had broken out.
One of the reasons I'm staying away from it although I will be dealing with it.

Not seen much of Wilson to be fair. Took his goal well at Burnley, the goal that give me the biggest laugh of the season, but he's got a bit of experience now in loans over the past couple of seasons and scored a few goals as well.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by LoveCurryPies » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:11 pm

Sky news saying £15million.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Safron » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:11 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:06 pm
One of the reasons I'm staying away from it although I will be dealing with it.

Not seen much of Wilson to be fair. Took his goal well at Burnley, the goal that give me the biggest laugh of the season, but he's got a bit of experience now in loans over the past couple of seasons and scored a few goals as well.
thought he drifted into the wilderness,like quite a few at boremuth to be fair, probably not the best to judge him on

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:12 pm

And now Boden says "suggesting the clubs are in talks are jumping the gun somewhat"

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Gordaleman » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:13 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:06 pm
One of the reasons I'm staying away from it although I will be dealing with it.

Not seen much of Wilson to be fair. Took his goal well at Burnley, the goal that give me the biggest laugh of the season, but he's got a bit of experience now in loans over the past couple of seasons and scored a few goals as well.
Highly rated by a lot of people and can score goals as well. If we can nick him for £12 to £15 million, it might just be the deal of the window.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by northernpowerhouse » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:15 pm

Not 100% sold on his overall game but his set pieces are fantastic. Would be a great signing.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by dandeclaret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:16 pm

Right sort of profile. Progressive, looked to have good ability playing for Bournemouth, travels with the ball at pace. Chris Boden suggesting that the Athetic might have jumped the gun. Burnley probably hoping to keep it quiet to others aren’t as aware, although in the modern world of agents etc, I’m not sure it has any effect.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Papabendi » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:19 pm

at last a bit of excitement if true.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:21 pm

strange that he couldn't get in a poor Bournemouth team, from what I've seen of him at this level he gets brushed off the ball quite easily, undoubted quality on it though. Our lads will toughen him up !

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by KRBFC » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:21 pm

Would be an excellent addition

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by jdrobbo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 pm

An absolutely excellent bit of business if true. Exactly what we need.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by DCWat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:24 pm

The odd article I’ve seen suggests that Klopp’s main concern with him is his lack of work for the team. Hopefully if we do sign him, it’s something that Dyche and the coaching staff can I still in him.

It’d take a bit of weight off the shoulders of Dwight, with someone else expected to contribute on the opposite flank (and perhaps allow us to rest him a little, when needed).

A great free kick taker as well, which would be a real bonus.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Clarets4me » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:25 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:21 pm
strange that he couldn't get in a poor Bournemouth team, from what I've seen of him at this level he gets brushed off the ball quite easily, undoubted quality on it though. Our lads will toughen him up !
Sean might be cooking him Steak rather than an omelette, then ? ;)

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:28 pm

The sort of player and the right age,this is the kinda signing we should be looking at...get it done!

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Longsidelenny1882 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:29 pm

If we get this deal done fantastic business from the club the lad looks decent hope I am wrong but might be a replacement for Dwight utc

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Zlatan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:32 pm

Longsidelenny1882 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:29 pm
If we get this deal done fantastic business from the club the lad looks decent hope I am wrong but might be a replacement for Dwight utc
thats my concern too, but hopefully not this window ;)

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by DomBFC1882 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:32 pm

I'd be delighted with this. Just the sort of player we need

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Bosscat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:34 pm

Not sure about the pipe smoking but ......
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by dibraidio » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:35 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:21 pm
strange that he couldn't get in a poor Bournemouth team, from what I've seen of him at this level he gets brushed off the ball quite easily, undoubted quality on it though. Our lads will toughen him up !
20 starts and 11 sub appearances. He may not have established himself but 31 league appearances isn't bad over a single season. 37 appearances for derby the year before. Despite his restricted game time at Bournemouth he still weighed in with 7 goals and he bagged 15 when at Derby.

Sounds like the sort of signing that all the Stevens detractors on the other thread were asking for. Two weeks left until deadline day....I'm sure someone mentioned that we always do our business at the end of the window.
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by SalisburyClaret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:37 pm

The fact that we’re actively looking at him is very encouraging

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Quicknick » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:38 pm

Didn't we have a player called Harry Wilson in the 70s?

Edit: Yep. 12 games between 1970 and 1973. He was a defender.
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by 9thMay1987 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:38 pm

McMeil on the left and Wilson on the right and we look a totally different and exciting proposition

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by NewClaret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:41 pm

Unbelievable if this comes off. Had no expectations we’d be in for such an exciting player. Do hope it doesn’t mean Tarks is off though.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:43 pm

Quicknick wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Didn't we have a player called Harry Wilson in the 70s?

Edit: Yep. 12 games between 1970 and 1973. He was a defender.
Harry worked for us for a number of years as a coach too. Left to join Stan Ternent if memory serves me correctly.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:44 pm

NewClaret wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Unbelievable if this comes off. Had no expectations we’d be in for such an exciting player. Do hope it doesn’t mean Tarks is off though.
Why would the potential signing of an attacking player signal the sale of a centre half?
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by jurek » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Bit of a surprise this especially as it seems as if
it's a permanent deal.
Would be pleasantly pleased if this came off but suspect
we're only likely to be offering well below what Liverpool
might want so shall hold back at present.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by TVC15 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Not sure about the pipe smoking but ......

harold-wilson-labour-leader-for-13-years-and-prime-minister-news-photo-1569879863.jpg
A week is a long time in football !!
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by BenWickes » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:48 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:43 pm
Harry worked for us for a number of years as a coach too. Left to join Stan Ternent if memory serves me correctly.
That's why I remember him. Was trying to place his name and face. Wasn't he with us in a coaching role in the early/mid 00's? Went down to a few games at Gawthorpe and sure he was there around the same time as Branchy playing for the U23's.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Bosscat » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:49 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:45 pm
A week is a long time in football !!
The quote Garlick likes is "it will not affect the pound in your pocket" 😉

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:49 pm

dibraidio wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:35 pm
20 starts and 11 sub appearances. He may not have established himself but 31 league appearances isn't bad over a single season. 37 appearances for derby the year before. Despite his restricted game time at Bournemouth he still weighed in with 7 goals and he bagged 15 when at Derby.

Sounds like the sort of signing that all the Stevens detractors on the other thread were asking for. Two weeks left until deadline day....I'm sure someone mentioned that we always do our business at the end of the window.
well my point was if he is that good he would have started every game. I watched a few of their games, I'll agree with what someone said further up in that his work rate isn't good enough;but that was for Bournemouth and Eddie isn't the best motivator by a long shot.

We need a winger, we need younger players, he's an international and has PL experience - all depends if the Chairman sees value in him I guess. He would be great on our set pieces though that's for sure !

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:50 pm

BenWickes wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:48 pm
That's why I remember him. Was trying to place his name and face. Wasn't he with us in a coaching role in the early/mid 00's? Went down to a few games at Gawthorpe and sure he was there around the same time as Branchy playing for the U23's.
No, earlier than that. He was with us for a few years and then moved to Bury with Stan. Went on to work for the Football League I think then. Know Harry well but haven't seen him now in a good few years. I know he made his Burnley debut at Chelsea on a Monday night in May 1971.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Quicknick » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:56 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:43 pm
Harry worked for us for a number of years as a coach too. Left to join Stan Ternent if memory serves me correctly.
Left back, fair hair. He's slowly come back into my memory.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Gordaleman » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:57 pm

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... e-stephens

Deals close for BOTH players. £15 million fee for Wilson?

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by BenWickes » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:57 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:50 pm
No, earlier than that. He was with us for a few years and then moved to Bury with Stan. Went on to work for the Football League I think then. Know Harry well but haven't seen him now in a good few years. I know he made his Burnley debut at Chelsea on a Monday night in May 1971.
Ahh must have been earlier, maybe the Graham Lancashire era? Certainly remember chatting to him. Was a big fella with a north east accent. Quite imposing to look at but very friendly. Mind you, also saw when he was angry with the referee.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Moorite » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:59 pm

Some comments from the Bournemouth Forum.

You can see why his single ability might be useful to them.

It'll take about 15 minutes for Burnley's fans to hate him.

offers absolutely nothing anywhere you play him

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Socrates » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:59 pm

Harry was assistant to Jimmy Mullen.

His son was in my class at school. He was a good lad.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by RMutt » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:00 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Why would the potential signing of an attacking player signal the sale of a centre half?
Well Dyche has said we have to sell first in order to bring players in hasn’t he?

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:03 pm

from a Liverpool fan, seems to agree with most of what some of us think
"I think Wilson is a good player but still needs to develop. Good short / long distribution, excellent in set pieces, a technical player on the ball, proven in the PL, a decent goal record and a good shot taker in open play. He lacks work off the ball and defensive contribution. Still at 23, a very good age to get some development.

If you think that from the PL players being 23 years or younger in 19/20 season, only 7 players scored more than him playing more matches in the likes of Rashford, Abraham, Jesus, Calvet Lewin, Richarlison, Greenwood and Pulicic and he has the same goal tally as Jota and Mount having score 7 in 31 matches with a relegated club its a good goal contribution. 20M a good price for Burnley. Unfortunately does not fit in our style of play."

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by claretblue » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:06 pm

Quicknick wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Didn't we have a player called Harry Wilson in the 70s?

Edit: Yep. 12 games between 1970 and 1973. He was a defender.
that's good...I'll get out my old 70's shirt with 'Wilson' on the back and save me a bob or two this season! 8-)
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by kendaldave » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:06 pm

I seem to remember the earlier Harry Wilson rather unfairly getting booed on his debut (we were going through a bad run of form at the time) but it might be my memory playing me false?

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by warksclaret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:07 pm

Truly AWESOME if this comes off. He is deadly at freekicks. We need to get Barnesy fit so he can get fouled on the edge of their box

Only downside is if he is left footed, but that obviously does not put SD off. Pray it comes off

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by DomBFC1882 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:08 pm

Mcneil and Wilson on the wings with Stephens and Westwood in the centre? Yes bloody please
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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by claretblue » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:09 pm

A week is a long time in football !!
:D I see whet you did there TVC!

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by NewClaret » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:12 pm

Moorite wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Some comments from the Bournemouth Forum.

You can see why his single ability might be useful to them.

It'll take about 15 minutes for Burnley's fans to hate him.

offers absolutely nothing anywhere you play him
Just read them. Surprising. Can't say I watched much of his overall game when he was with them, just saw he scored a few goals, so thought they would be more complimentary.

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Re: Harry Wilson

Post by Tall Paul » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:12 pm

RMutt wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Well Dyche has said we have to sell first in order to bring players in hasn’t he?
I don't think he has.

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