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Eric Pieters

Post by IWOODLOVETT » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:30 am

Surely this guy is the perfect cover for Ben Mee?

An experienced leader and organiser, left footed, brave, quicker than the other options, understands the left back role and would compliment the Taylor/McNeil partnership.

The trouble with playing our other current CH options is that they are all right footed and Tarks is not as effective on the left.

I remember Ward filling in that position and playing a blinder - similar player and worth a shout?
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:32 am

Do like him but I’d sooner he be cover for our first 11 that can cover loads of positions.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by SkiptonClaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:38 am

Erik’s the reason I don’t see the desperate need to strengthen in a number of positions. Brilliant.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by IWOODLOVETT » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:39 am

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:32 am
Do like him but I’d sooner he be cover for our first 11 that can cover loads of positions.
Would still have that option when Mee returns - or bring on Long and move EP forward mid-game.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by superdimitri » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:46 am

He can play there but Dyche seems to think Taylor is better suited if pre season is anything to go by.

I'm not sure he's quicker though. He's definitely slower than Taylor, Dunne and Long. Perhaps no slower than Mee or Tarkowski though.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Zlatan » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:46 am

SkiptonClaret wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:38 am
Erik’s the reason I don’t see the desperate need to strengthen in a number of positions. Brilliant.
If he gets injured... who covers him...?

;)
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by IWOODLOVETT » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:48 am

Zlatan wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:46 am
If he gets injured... who covers him...?

;)
Where’s Graham Branch when you need him ??
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 am

I'd play Eric at left back put Charlie in front wide left,with instructions to push forward and attack .
Dwight I'd play on the right as hes been successful in this role
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by CaptJohn » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:29 am

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 am
I'd play Eric at left back put Charlie in front wide left,with instructions to push forward and attack .
Dwight I'd play on the right as hes been successful in this role
I agree Neil. Solves a lot of issues and really makes us solid defensively both left and right as we know Dwight is OK tracking back.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by burnleymik » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:32 am

I remember Pieters being a bit vulnerable defensively, when he had his run in the team and that is why so many were calling for Taylor to come back in.

That said his absolute professionalism to play anywhere on the pitch he has been needed is brilliant. Always gives you 100%.

I'd rather try Tarks and Dunne at CB.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by MACCA » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:40 am

Boo, i was hoping we had signalled our intent for him to become our new RW, with a new 3 year deal being signed.

Come on Mike let's get these players tied down now

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by nil_desperandum » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:52 am

For all his attributes, and considering his size, I don't think that Pieters is good enough in the air to be a PL Centre Back.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by warksclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:57 am

Taylor is currently our standout player-needs to stay at LB when playing PL teams. Pieters was bought as LB cover and can also play wide left midfield at a push, or in an emergency

He is not a CH, but maybe playing 3 at the back he could play left of the 3 , but SD never plays that system. Think he did this for Stoke.He has no CH experience and is no where close to Mee , Tarks,Dunne or Long at heading, and sadly is slower than all four.

He will give you 100% wherever you play him but playing both him and McNeil in midfield, where we are already weak, just does not work. We now have the versatility of Brownhill and the emergence of Benson,plus the arrival of Stephens so MP should revert to being LB cover

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Boss Hogg » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:08 am

Taylor is that good at left back now why would you move him ? Keep the best players in their best positions. Pieters is a good player though. I prefer him wide than putting Brownhill wide.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by ksrclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:09 am

It's Erik.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by superdimitri » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:41 am

Took me a few seconds to find this thread. Why can't others do the same? A million new threads created each time someone wants to discuss a player.

Anyway, I digress. Thought Pieters was excellent tonight and particularly loved his challenge on Salah around the 85th minute. It was the kind of challenge that sends a message. Salah spent a good minute on the floor after.

Taylor gets a lot of credit and deservedly too but Pieters is some ways is still the better player imo.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Quicknick » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:12 am

Tremendous signing.
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Buxtonclaret » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:40 am

Been invaluable.
Plays anywhere he's asked to.
When he came on last night, he was at them first off. Played well.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Chester Perry » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:59 pm

IWOODLOVETT wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:48 am
Where’s Graham Branch when you need him ??
he was on comms cam last night looking very well indeed

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by martin_p » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:04 pm

Chester Perry wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:59 pm
he was on comms cam last night looking very well indeed
I saw him just before Xmas when I was talking my son to his under sevens football training. Made sure he saw my son’s full claret strip and we exchanged a cheery hello. I think coaching children is what he does now, although unfortunately not my son.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Tribesmen » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:35 pm

Any news on Charlie ?

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Rileybobs » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:39 pm

superdimitri wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:41 am
Took me a few seconds to find this thread. Why can't others do the same? A million new threads created each time someone wants to discuss a player.

Anyway, I digress. Thought Pieters was excellent tonight and particularly loved his challenge on Salah around the 85th minute. It was the kind of challenge that sends a message. Salah spent a good minute on the floor after.

Taylor gets a lot of credit and deservedly too but Pieters is some ways is still the better player imo.
Whilst I quite like the idea of having an ongoing thread for each of our players, it may be confusing for some people to click unwittingly on a months-old thread after a game to read totally irrelevant comments.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by IanMcL » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:15 pm

Erik Pieters is a superb professional footballer, with great heart and commitment. He is the one bombing forward, at the death, if we are one down.

Against Liverpool he came on against Salah and won.
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Hibsclaret » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:19 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:39 pm
it may be confusing for some people to click unwittingly on a months-old thread after a game to read totally irrelevant comments.
Unfortunately on here you can click on any thread and read totally irrelevant comments. In fact some of the thread titles are irrelevant to start with.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by superdimitri » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:53 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:39 pm
Whilst I quite like the idea of having an ongoing thread for each of our players, it may be confusing for some people to click unwittingly on a months-old thread after a game to read totally irrelevant comments.
I posted it a while back but its basic forum etiquette, you search for a thread before you make a new one. The forum is full of generic threads with players names, there's so many threads on the same topic its impossible to even find what's been said before about a player previously, and the same thing gets said again and again. The date is on the top of each post so it should be easy for people to see prior posts. I don't see what's so hard about searching for a previously topic by players names. Some people do it, so everyone can.
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Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:19 pm
Unfortunately on here you can click on any thread and read totally irrelevant comments. In fact some of the thread titles are irrelevant to start with.
You mean the like thread titles that are made and start like this....

...and end like this in the message body?

Its awful, it makes the place look amateur compared to most forums.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Rileybobs » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:45 pm

superdimitri wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:53 pm
I posted it a while back but its basic forum etiquette, you search for a thread before you make a new one. The forum is full of generic threads with players names, there's so many threads on the same topic its impossible to even find what's been said before about a player previously, and the same thing gets said again and again. The date is on the top of each post so it should be easy for people to see prior posts. I don't see what's so hard about searching for a previously topic by players names. Some people do it, so everyone can.

You mean the like thread titles that are made and start like this....

...and end like this in the message body?

Its awful, it makes the place look amateur compared to most forums.
Like I say, I’d have no problem with it - it’s a decent idea. But I can see why some people might find it difficult. If the thread was really long it may also be confusing for some people to navigate to the point when the thread had been most recently when the thread was most recently resurrected.

The difference between Burnley/football and the subject matter some of the other forums you frequent may be the constantly evolving nature of the topics. So the comments at the beginning of this thread are relating to Pieters filling in for Mee, which is now a totally redundant subject matter. I think you mentioned you moderate A/V forums - in which case I can see the benefit of only having one thread to discuss a particular model of television for example.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by superdimitri » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:34 am

Rileybobs wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:45 pm
Like I say, I’d have no problem with it - it’s a decent idea. But I can see why some people might find it difficult. If the thread was really long it may also be confusing for some people to navigate to the point when the thread had been most recently when the thread was most recently resurrected.

The difference between Burnley/football and the subject matter some of the other forums you frequent may be the constantly evolving nature of the topics. So the comments at the beginning of this thread are relating to Pieters filling in for Mee, which is now a totally redundant subject matter. I think you mentioned you moderate A/V forums - in which case I can see the benefit of only having one thread to discuss a particular model of television for example.
I know what you're saying but there's so many threads it's not possible really for there to be a considerable gap between comments if people stick to posting a single thread.

I think a thread per player is a much better idea, and one you find on other football forums too. Don't see why it can't be done here but that's totally up to what the site decides.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by KRBFC » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:37 am

dependable experienced versatile good character excellent player for us is Eric

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:59 am

Pieters has been top drawer for us, proved to be another shrewd signing
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:01 am

superdimitri wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:41 am

Taylor gets a lot of credit and deservedly too but Pieters is some ways is still the better player imo.
:o I’ve got to admit, I’m amazed at that, each to their own though.

I think he’s great cover but offers little to nothing going forward

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by dansch » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:09 am

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:01 am
:o I’ve got to admit, I’m amazed at that, each to their own though.

I think he’s great cover but offers little to nothing going forward
Agreed, Taylor is much better and pivotal to any prolonged run of form we ever have. PIeters is decent backup and never a starter with a fully fit squad (which is obviosly rare thesedays).

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by Conroy92 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:52 am

superdimitri wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:53 pm
I posted it a while back but its basic forum etiquette, you search for a thread before you make a new one. The forum is full of generic threads with players names, there's so many threads on the same topic its impossible to even find what's been said before about a player previously, and the same thing gets said again and again. The date is on the top of each post so it should be easy for people to see prior posts. I don't see what's so hard about searching for a previously topic by players names. Some people do it, so everyone can.

You mean the like thread titles that are made and start like this....

...and end like this in the message body?

Its awful, it makes the place look amateur compared to most forums.
There might be a "Keiran trippier" thread that discussed his ban and betting activity, there might be a "Keiran trippier" thread that discussed signing him, two headings the same but content different. It doesn't really bother me and the mods usually do a good job of merging threads if too similar.
Ideally the threads would be named better but I'm not about to sit here and tell people they are using the message board wrong. Basic etiquette, please!
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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by superdimitri » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:12 pm

Conroy92 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:52 am
There might be a "Keiran trippier" thread that discussed his ban and betting activity, there might be a "Keiran trippier" thread that discussed signing him, two headings the same but content different. It doesn't really bother me and the mods usually do a good job of merging threads if too similar.
Ideally the threads would be named better but I'm not about to sit here and tell people they are using the message board wrong. Basic etiquette, please!
I just want the forum to be a better place, its impossible to find past info on whats been said about a player now because there's so many threads opened each time. I see no reason why people can't discuss Trippiers betting under a Trippier thread.

You're right about one thing though, its up to Tony and the mods whether they want to do anything about it or not.
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Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:01 am
:o I’ve got to admit, I’m amazed at that, each to their own though.

I think he’s great cover but offers little to nothing going forward
Certainly doesn't have the pace or dribbling skills that Taylor has, but Taylor's stats are pretty poor when it comes to assists. 89 games with only 3 assists. Pieters 209 with 11.

Pieters also has a better shot on him, and his crossing isn't shabby either, seen one or two more peaches from Pieters in to the box compared to Taylor.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by superdimitri » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:27 am

Looked brilliant today, should have set up a goal with his marauding run forward and great assist for Wood.
He may not have the pace or dribbling skills as Taylor, but he can pick out a player in the opposing box and is astute generally in defence.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:53 am

Think he stands off his winger far too much (probably a conservative move to avoid being beaten for pace ) and allows more crosses in.
Jmho.

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Re: Eric Pieters

Post by expoultryboy » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:19 am

I'm with Charlie ( not literally ) on pieters , he does get drawn to the middle sometimes which allows the winger far to much space . But , a great backup signing .

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