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Scotty Arfield

Post by The Enclosure » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 pm

Scott getting plaudits today for a fantastic performance in Rangers 5-1 win against Motherwell today. Man of the match and quite rightly so...
He is just what we are missing now.his pace and accuracy of passing is really good.
Wish we had him back.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:10 pm

A lot of fishing going on recently.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by MT03ALG » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:11 pm

Playing at amateur level

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:19 pm

SPL = Scottish Pub League.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by The Enclosure » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:22 pm

MT03ALG wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Playing at amateur level
Really? There has been quite a few decent players coming from the amateur level as you put it that didnt do too badly in English teams.
To name a few - Dennis Law. Kenny Dalglish.Gordon Strachan and hundreds of others.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by The Enclosure » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:25 pm

How many great players have we had that came from Northern Ireland league football.Were they all no good because they played for amateur teams or pub leagues?

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Quicknick » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:28 pm

The Enclosure wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Really? There has been quite a few decent players coming from the amateur level as you put it that didnt do too badly in English teams.
To name a few - Dennis Law. Kenny Dalglish.Gordon Strachan and hundreds of others.
In Law's and Dalglish's day and, to a lesser extent, Strachan's it was a good league.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:29 pm

Dennis Law, Kenny Dalglish? Weren't they pre-war?
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by The Enclosure » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:34 pm

Pre Falklands yes

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:53 pm

Well done Scotty playing in the Scottish league its extended his career which would never have happened at Premier league Burnley
Great in the Championship but lacked the ability for the big time

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by elwaclaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:40 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Well done Scotty playing in the Scottish league its extended his career which would never have happened at Premier league Burnley
Great in the Championship but lacked the ability for the big time
Absolute horse sh1t.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by FCBurnley » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:43 pm

Probably our best ever free transfer ?

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:44 pm

Probably left a season too early.
(From our point of view.)

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by elwaclaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:48 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:43 pm
Probably our best ever free transfer ?
Must be a good shout, cannot think of anyone close.... David Reeves way back because he brought a ray of sunshine to some very dark days; but Scotty has proved beyond reasonable doubt he would have been good for the two year extension he wanted from us... and some.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by daveisaclaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:54 pm

He wasn't our best free transfer that summer.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Myk » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:55 pm

daveisaclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:54 pm
He wasn't our best free transfer that summer.
Heaton

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by The Enclosure » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:57 pm

I watched the Rangers v Motherwell match today and irrespective of the fact some perceive the Scottish Premier as pub football ( which it most certainly is not) Scotty gave a fantastic performance today. I have to say his pace and his passing accuracy was better by far than several of our players yesterday.Passing accuracy and pace are there whatever the opposition standard.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:07 pm

Its great to see the way some fans endow Scottie with ability he never possessed
A reasonable player but to suggest he could have still played at our level is so wrong
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:49 pm

Best free transfer to the Clarets? Surely has to be Martin Dobson from Bolton Wanderers.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by elwaclaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:58 pm

Yes free transfers... I’d just been reading a loan thread when I mentioned Reeves..... my error.

My second point regarding Scotty proving he would have been good value for the two year extension he was looking for, would have been good value.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:10 pm

great player for Burnley undoubtably. I loved him but it is a pub league up there.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Wellsy1882 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:30 pm

Hes not even championship level now
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Wellsy1882 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:30 pm

The Enclosure wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Really? There has been quite a few decent players coming from the amateur level as you put it that didnt do too badly in English teams.
To name a few - Dennis Law. Kenny Dalglish.Gordon Strachan and hundreds of others.
How dare you mention kenny doglead on here

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by HuncoatClaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:19 pm

Burnley connections on both sides in the Motherwell vs Rangers game, with Burnley fanatic Liam Grimshaw playing for Motherwell.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by mill hill claret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:29 pm

Mitchell thomas up there for best free transfer...and of course john Mcgreal....Heaton arfield already mentioned

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Boss Hogg » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:32 pm

elwaclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Must be a good shout, cannot think of anyone close.... David Reeves way back because he brought a ray of sunshine to some very dark days; but Scotty has proved beyond reasonable doubt he would have been good for the two year extension he wanted from us... and some.
Thought David Reeves was a loan and we couldn’t afford to buy him which is why we had bucket collections.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by elwaclaret » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:54 pm

Boss Hogg wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Thought David Reeves was a loan and we couldn’t afford to buy him which is why we had bucket collections.
Correct and posted regarding it shortly after above

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by superdimitri » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:22 am

Arfield is good at shooting and has an incredible work rate. What he isn't good at is passing and nether is he fast.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Vegas Claret » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:11 am

Vino blanco wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:19 pm
SPL = Scottish Pub League.
yeah we battered Aberdeen

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Quicknick » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:21 am

Vegas Claret wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:11 am
yeah we battered Aberdeen
Some people will probably not pick up on your irony as it doesn't often come over in writing. We just edged past them.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Steve1956 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:01 am

Vino blanco wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:19 pm
SPL = Scottish Pub League.
Similar to what was served up at the Turf on Saturday night then?🤔

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by tim_noone » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:26 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:01 am
Similar to what was served up at the Turf on Saturday night then?🤔
Knob!

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by tiger76 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:00 am

elwaclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Must be a good shout, cannot think of anyone close.... David Reeves way back because he brought a ray of sunshine to some very dark days; but Scotty has proved beyond reasonable doubt he would have been good for the two year extension he wanted from us... and some.
Scotty was a decent squad player for us. but I believe we offered him a 2 year deal back in 2018, and he rebuffed us as Rangers offered him a 4 year contract, he's also nearly 32 so if we'd have offered him the 4 years which Rangers did, he'd be another ageing utility player, which we really don't need.

What we are badly lacking is invention and guile in the middle of the park, and we've lacked this ever since Defour, firstly had his injuries and then was rightly let go, this is why we struggled to break down an organised Saints defence, who knew if they nullified Dwight's threat we had no plan b, that's where we need to spend big in this window, whether it's Harry Wilson, or somebody else, we need a creative spark from our midfield, and we have needed this for sometime.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:55 am

tiger76 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:00 am
Scotty was a decent squad player for us. but I believe we offered him a 2 year deal back in 2018, and he rebuffed us as Rangers offered him a 4 year contract, he's also nearly 32 so if we'd have offered him the 4 years which Rangers did, he'd be another ageing utility player, which we really don't need.

What we are badly lacking is invention and guile in the middle of the park, and we've lacked this ever since Defour, firstly had his injuries and then was rightly let go, this is why we struggled to break down an organised Saints defence, who knew if they nullified Dwight's threat we had no plan b, that's where we need to spend big in this window, whether it's Harry Wilson, or somebody else, we need a creative spark from our midfield, and we have needed this for sometime.
You may be right but I understand (and am pretty sure) Scotty WANTED a two year contract and offered a one year extension only by us. Not that it matters, today.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by aggi » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:54 am

Looks like he wasn't the only ex-player who had a good game:

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Boss Hogg » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:57 am

Very good player for us but probably left at the right time. That league is a lot easier to play in and a good place to wind down your career.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by superdimitri » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:21 pm

Scored in the Europa today vs Galatasaray
https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/54322723
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by basil6345789 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:55 pm

:P
Boss Hogg wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:57 am
Very good player for us but probably left at the right time. That league is a lot easier to play in and a good place to wind down your career.
How good do you think Galatasary is?

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by basil6345789 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:56 pm

How good do you think Galatasary is?

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by dermotdermot » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:11 am

I still think it would have been handy if he’d stayed. He didn’t get injured as far as I can remember.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by mkmel » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:05 am

How much do you think Scotty would go for if Rangers put him up for sale right now?

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by superdimitri » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:12 am

Less than Stephens that's for sure. Same age too.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by mkmel » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:31 am

We got Stephens for £1M rising to £2M?
So you think Scotty is worth less than that if Rangers were to sell him?

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by box_of_frogs » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:35 am

I reckon this thread could be UTCs equivalent of Brighton’s Ashley Barnes one....

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Boss Hogg » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:17 am

basil6345789 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:55 pm
:P
😀

One game.

How good are Hamilton, Livingston and Ross County ? I bet League 1 players would have a chance of scoring a hatful against that lot.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Fretters » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:52 am

A shout for David Jones in the best free transfers debate. We got two excellent players really with the effect he had on Dean Marney.

What a summer of transfer business that was. Kightly on loan, too, who weighed in with some vital goals.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by kindonesque » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:32 am

Always thought Scotty moved so well over the ground. In someways he was like Branchy

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 am

Scott Arfield did a really good job for us, particularly in the two promotion seasons. The Premier League always looked a bit of a stretch for him but what a contribution he made in his five years at Burnley. As for wishing him back, that really is stretching it.

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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:34 am

Anyone who scores away at Blackburn and Liverpool is a hero of mine.

Hall of fame material.
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Re: Scotty Arfield

Post by superdimitri » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:21 pm

mkmel wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:31 am
We got Stephens for £1M rising to £2M?
So you think Scotty is worth less than that if Rangers were to sell him?
Yes. What do you think?

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