ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

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ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:54 pm

Voting starts today with the goalkeepers - five to choose from and voting poll open until the end of Sunday

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by claret10 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:07 pm

hmmm I wonder who will win this one :lol:

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:09 pm

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:36 pm

I think some of the votes will have clear cut winners, some of the others won't.

I think I've decided to go for 4-4-2 and have subsequent votes for:

1. Right Back
2. Left Back
3. Central Defenders (2 votes each)
4. Central Midfield (2 votes each)
5. Wide Midfield (2 votes each)
6. Strikers (2 votes each)

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by Rowls » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:53 pm

---------------------------------- Grant -----------------------------

Eckersley ------------ Edgar -------- Bikey --------------- Easton

Hines -------- Bartley ----------------- McDonald --------- McQuoid

----------------- Delfounso ---------------- Nimani -------------------

There's a team that could strike fear into most out there.
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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by Rowls » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:54 pm

TBH, I was surprised at how difficult it was to think of "bad" players.

Even those I've listed above, most had successful professional careers at some level of the game. Centre back and goalkeepers was particularly difficult - we've been very blessed in these positions.

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Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:00 pm

Rowls wrote:---------------------------------- Grant -----------------------------

Eckersley ------------ Edgar -------- Bikey --------------- Easton

Hines -------- Bartley ----------------- McDonald --------- McQuoid

----------------- Delfounso ---------------- Nimani -------------------

There's a team that could strike fear into most out there.
I can confirm that only five of those players will feature, the other six didn't play (or turn out) often enough.

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Post by MACCA » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:10 pm

Surprised it is such the 1 horse race it is.
Not seen a goal keeper have such a great debut season at such a high level, turning in many great displays ending in our best season in generations.

Evidently Tom's consistency and length of time between the sticks , will trump Nick's wonder season.
I thought Itd not even be that result, never mind by such a distance.

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Post by Rick_Muller » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:20 pm

Rowls wrote:There's a team that could strike fear into most BURNLEY FANS out there.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:31 pm

Heaton gets the vote as he has done it for longer, but Pope performed at a higher level for me.
He was outstanding.

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Post by Goobs » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:37 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Heaton gets the vote as he has done it for longer, but Pope performed at a higher level for me.
He was outstanding.
This was exactly my thought. Although Pope was amazing and I would like to see him back in next season (if he can reproduce that form), Tom has consistently performed at a fantastic level for a long period and is also a leader.

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Post by MACCA » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:37 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Heaton gets the vote as he has done it for longer, but Pope performed at a higher level for me.
He was outstanding.
Yes, I agree , but surprised it's not even close.

I went with Pope as believe he is and will be the better GK, and his displays last season were the best single season I've seen from any on that list. With all things considered it's very impressive.

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Post by JTClaret » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:11 pm

I don't think it is going to be easy this. We've had some great player in the last 10 years.
The central defenders could be difficult, but as for strikers/forwards, we've had some crackers over the last 10 years.

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:14 pm

I always expected it to be Tom in front but surprised it’s by such a margin.

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Post by wilks_bfc » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:23 pm

I’ve voted


But there appear to be 6 people that have “spoiled the ballot paper”

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by Vegas Claret » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:45 pm

Rowls wrote:---------------------------------- Grant -----------------------------

Eckersley ------------ Edgar -------- Bikey --------------- Easton

Hines -------- Bartley ----------------- McDonald --------- McQuoid

----------------- Delfounso ---------------- Nimani -------------------

There's a team that could strike fear into most out there.
cold sweat just reading that !!

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by jrgbfc » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:20 pm

Heaton was an obvious choice for me when you take into account he has done it for 4 or 5 seasons whereas Pope has only had 1 good season.

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by mdd2 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:43 am

And where are you putting Ben mee?
We could have a squad of 10 with Mee at CH and LB!!!!!!!

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by DCWat » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:56 am

Mee at left back - aargh!!

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by Tricky Trevor » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:00 am

CT, as this thread is going to keep bumping to the top could you put the position after “decade” in the thread title. Unless you are opening a fresh thread for each position?

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Re: ARTICLE: Find our best players from the last decade

Post by tiger76 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:35 am

An easy decision for the guy between the sticks,can only be TH.

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