Rate the Burnley forwards

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
Post Reply
Untinted Glasses
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 107 times
Has Liked: 139 times

Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Untinted Glasses » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:02 pm

Place 1-11 “Relative” to the highest division they played in for Burnley .

Chris Wood
John Gayle
Mick Conroy
George Oghani
Danny Ings
Billy Hamilton
Frank Casper
Robbie Blake
Roger Eli
Kurt Nogan
Paul Fletcher

Untinted Glasses
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 107 times
Has Liked: 139 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Untinted Glasses » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:03 pm

Mine

Kurt Nogan
Roger Eli
Billy Hamilton
Mick Conroy
Paul Fletcher
Danny Ings
Frank Casper
Chris Wood
Robbie Blake
George Oghani
John Gayle

Wellsy1882
Posts: 1324
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Been Liked: 232 times
Has Liked: 82 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Wellsy1882 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:19 pm

Ings top

levraiclaret
Posts: 1489
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:40 am
Been Liked: 398 times
Has Liked: 1186 times
Location: Leicestershire
Contact:

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by levraiclaret » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:33 pm

Untinted Glasses wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:02 pm
Place 1-11 “Relative” to the highest division they played in for Burnley .
Frank Casper
Danny Ings
Paul Fletcher
Chris Wood
Robbie Blake
Billy Hamilton
Mick Conroy
Roger Eli
John Gayle
George Oghani
Kurt Nogan
This user liked this post: Untinted Glasses

Transpennine
Posts: 303
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:29 am
Been Liked: 80 times
Has Liked: 17 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Transpennine » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:39 pm

I'm not sure how you've arrived at that '11', but John Gayle? He'd finish bottom of any relative list even if we'd been unfortunate enough to play as low down as the eighth tier. Truly awful, who stragely remains popular with burnley fans for scoring a goal with his shoulder on TV and nearly breaking an opponents leg into 36 pieces.
These 2 users liked this post: boatshed bill nil_desperandum

Claret Toni
Posts: 294
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Been Liked: 85 times
Has Liked: 62 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Claret Toni » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:43 pm

...and a few I'd have on that list way above most:

Dele Adebola
Charlie Austin
Andre Gray
Andy Gray
Gareth Taylor

... and one who wouldn't make the list no matter how long it was:

Tony Hancock

Untinted Glasses
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 107 times
Has Liked: 139 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Untinted Glasses » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:43 pm

Transpennine wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:39 pm
I'm not sure how you've arrived at that '11', but John Gayle? He'd finish bottom of any relative list even if we'd been unfortunate enough to play as low down as the eighth tier. Truly awful, who stragely remains popular with burnley fans for scoring a goal with his shoulder on TV and nearly breaking an opponents leg into 36 pieces.
Lol yea I suppose he couldn’t of been in there. Genuinely interested how others viewed that bunch though. Was imgs in the premier league as effective as Nogan in the 2nd division?
I know he’s a better player but relatively ? Gota be Nogan
Last edited by Untinted Glasses on Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:25 am, edited 1 time in total.

Untinted Glasses
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 107 times
Has Liked: 139 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Untinted Glasses » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:45 pm

Claret Toni wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:43 pm
...and a few I'd have on that list way above most:

Dele Adebola
Charlie Austin
Andre Gray
Andy Gray
Gareth Taylor

... and one who wouldn't make the list no matter how long it was:

Tony Hancock
I wasn’t picking the best players or anything . Just players I were interested in
This user liked this post: Claret Toni

bobinho
Posts: 5756
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:48 pm
Been Liked: 2382 times
Has Liked: 3758 times
Location: Burnley

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by bobinho » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:23 pm

Looks to me like pstotto has a duplicate account....
This user liked this post: FactualFrank

Hibsclaret
Posts: 2808
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Been Liked: 846 times
Has Liked: 425 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Hibsclaret » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:26 pm

No Ian Helliwell on the list... ;)

warksclaret
Posts: 2114
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:13 pm
Been Liked: 534 times
Has Liked: 62 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by warksclaret » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:35 pm

In my years of supporting the clarets-not fully in order of preference

Willy Irvine
Ray Pointer
Frank Casper
Jimmy Robson
Andy Lochead
Paul Fletcher
Danny Ings
Charlie Austin
Ray Hankin
Robbie Blake
Billy Hamilton

basil6345789
Posts: 1737
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:22 pm
Been Liked: 314 times
Has Liked: 1468 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by basil6345789 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:18 pm

Ralph Coates (started as a winger), Taffy, Dave Thomas, Mac, Connelly, Pilky

claptrappers_union
Posts: 3113
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:40 pm
Been Liked: 897 times
Has Liked: 148 times
Location: The Banana Stand

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by claptrappers_union » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:54 pm

Danny Ings is best striker out of the original list

Untinted Glasses
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 107 times
Has Liked: 139 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Untinted Glasses » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:02 am

I Thought the question might be a bit too complicated for this board tbh. I’ll make my next one a lot simpler

TheFamilyCat
Posts: 6856
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:56 pm
Been Liked: 3444 times
Has Liked: 93 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by TheFamilyCat » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:32 am

Untinted Glasses wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:43 pm
Lol yea I suppose he couldn’t of been in there. Genuinely interested how others viewed that bunch though. Was imgs in the premier league as effective as Nogan in the 4th ?
I know he’s a better player but relatively ? Gota be Nogan
Nogan didn't play for us in the 4th division.

andyh
Posts: 829
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:27 am
Been Liked: 296 times
Has Liked: 87 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by andyh » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:20 am

Not sure how we got this far without mentioning `JRod or Ade. Maybe not top but high up on my list.

claretonthecoast1882
Posts: 4084
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Been Liked: 1811 times
Has Liked: 55 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:26 am

Untinted Glasses wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:43 pm
Lol yea I suppose he couldn’t of been in there. Genuinely interested how others viewed that bunch though. Was imgs in the premier league as effective as Nogan in the 2nd division?
I know he’s a better player but relatively ? Gota be Nogan

You probably confused those not as clever as you by getting Nogan and the division wrong ;)

Untinted Glasses
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 107 times
Has Liked: 139 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Untinted Glasses » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:27 am

When they interviewed people for tv around Burnley I thought they always searched for them ‘special’ people on purpose. I now know they don’t
Last edited by Untinted Glasses on Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

CaptJohn
Posts: 970
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:41 pm
Been Liked: 291 times
Has Liked: 202 times
Location: Malabo, EG/Chester
Contact:

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by CaptJohn » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:30 am

A few other good ones missing are Andy Payton, Paul Barnes and Ray Hankin.
Anyway from the original list:-

Frank Casper (By a country mile)
Danny Ings
Paul Fletcher
Robbie Blake
Chris Wood
Billy Hamilton
Mick Conroy
Oooh George Oghani
Kurt Nogan
Big Bad John Gayle
This user liked this post: Untinted Glasses

chekhov
Posts: 1621
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:54 am
Been Liked: 491 times
Has Liked: 927 times
Location: France

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by chekhov » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:57 am

I’m not sure I feel intellectually qualified to contrition this thread.

Ric_C
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:22 am
Been Liked: 276 times
Has Liked: 51 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Ric_C » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:24 am

Purely for enjoyment value (I've put Casper, Fletcher and Hamilton in the middle as I've never seen them play)

Robbie Blake
Mick Conroy
Danny Ings
Roger Eli
Chris Wood
Frank Casper
Paul Fletcher
Billy Hamilton
Kurt Nogan
George Oghani
John Gayle
This user liked this post: Untinted Glasses

ClaretTony
Posts: 44191
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 20427 times
Has Liked: 3700 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:37 am

Frank Casper
Robbie Blake
Danny Ings
Chris Wood
Paul Fletcher
Billy Hamilton
Kurt Nogan
Mick Conroy
Roger Eli
George Oghani












John Gayle
This user liked this post: Untinted Glasses

TVC15
Posts: 8221
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:09 pm
Been Liked: 3316 times
Has Liked: 601 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by TVC15 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:58 am

Danny Ings
Robbie Blake


Mick Conroy
Roger Eli
Chris Wood
Frank Casper
Paul Fletcher
Billy Hamilton
Kurt Nogan
George Oghani
John Gayle

Danny Ings and Robbie Blake quite a bit ahead for me in terms of quality and enjoyment of watching us during those periods.
Casper, Fletcher only that low down as I was too young really to see much of either - I’m sure they were both a lot better players than Eli and Conroy but with the latter two I was going to every home and away game and within the poor division that we were in at this time it was a great time for us to be seeing players who were better than what we had been used to for a while.

John Gayle - strange inclusion but at least it was easy to position him in the list !!

clansman
Posts: 534
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:18 pm
Been Liked: 173 times
Has Liked: 86 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by clansman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:45 pm

No one remember the great Les Lawrence!!

ClaretTony
Posts: 44191
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 20427 times
Has Liked: 3700 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:19 pm

Ric_C wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:24 am
Purely for enjoyment value (I've put Casper, Fletcher and Hamilton in the middle as I've never seen them play)

Hamilton would be right up there if it were home performances but if it were based on away performances he'd be close to the bottom.

Impossible to rate a player you haven't seen but not sure otherwise how Frank isn't top.

FCBurnley
Posts: 4978
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:56 pm
Been Liked: 1085 times
Has Liked: 599 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by FCBurnley » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:01 pm

My top 11 Burnley forwards I have seen

1/ jimmy Mac
2/ Willie Irvine
3/ ray pointer
4/ Willie Morgan
5/ Andy Lochhead
6/ Frank Casper
7/jimmy Robson
8/ Ralph Coates
9/ Peter Noble
10/ Danny Ings
11/ Brian Pilkington / Robbie Blake

Untinted Glasses
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Been Liked: 107 times
Has Liked: 139 times

Re: Rate the Burnley forwards

Post by Untinted Glasses » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:25 pm

:cry:

Post Reply