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Club captain

Post by Herts Clarets » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:45 pm

With the inevitable loss of Tom Heaton to Villa, not only are we losing our first choice keeper, we are also losing our captain and leader. So, who will likely take over the role as club/team captain? Ben Mee possibly? Or someone else.......

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Re: Club captain

Post by jedi_master » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:46 pm

Ben Mee was captain during Heaton's absence so you would assume he takes the role on full time.

I don't see a lot of leaders in our team, sadly.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:46 pm

Joe Hart cheers people up with his lovely smile. He should be captain.
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Re: Club captain

Post by Longside4evr » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:47 pm

Westwood

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Re: Club captain

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:52 pm

Mee, Tarks, Cork & Westwood have all had the armband at some point

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Re: Club captain

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:02 pm

Ben Mee's form was terrible when he was captain last season,I'd look elsewhere....maybe Cork.
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Re: Club captain

Post by Longsider » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:05 pm

Hart ;)

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Re: Club captain

Post by Tall Paul » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:06 pm

Didn't Westwood captain Crewe at a young age? I'd be looking to give it to him.

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Re: Club captain

Post by duncandisorderly » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:06 pm

It wouldn't surprise me if Joe Hart doesn't already a captains armband on the top his arm, to go with his other big black bands.

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Re: Club captain

Post by burnleymik » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:17 pm

Mee was captain when we were on our awful run last season and he was playing badly for the majority of games. Westwood has been a leader on the pitch and I'd like to see him given a chance with it.
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Re: Club captain

Post by Darnhill Claret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:19 pm

If we get a new midfielder, he’ll more than likely replace Cork or Westwood.

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Re: Club captain

Post by MACCA » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:23 pm

Mee with Tarky as vice captain.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Tricky Trevor » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:25 pm

Mee was captain for 8 months when we finished 7th. Look no further.
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Re: Club captain

Post by claretspice » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:27 pm

jedi_master wrote:Ben Mee was captain during Heaton's absence so you would assume he takes the role on full time.

I don't see a lot of leaders in our team, sadly.
There are tonnes.

Tarks is a leader, Bardsley is a leader (when he plays), Westwood and Cork are leaders and have captained Premier League teams(Westwood captained Crewe at 18), Defour is a leader and was a captain in the Belgian first division at 19 I think, and I'd argue Barnes is a captain too. Dare I say it, Hart was I think captain of City and England at different times.

But the obvious candidate is Mee. For a start, he's done it before (successfully) whilst Heaton has been injured, secondly, he's a natural organiser on the pitch, and thirdly, he's the natural heir to Heaton as the long serving player who established the Burnley ethos in the dressing room on Dyche's behalf.

One thing the squad does not lack is leaders. Whether they're capable of filling the void left by Heaton - different question.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Claretmatt4 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:29 pm

A lot of captains in the team. Mee an obvious choice

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Re: Club captain

Post by dpinsussex » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:50 pm

I would give it to Ashley Barnes
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Re: Club captain

Post by Lord Beamish » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:55 pm

Westwood for me.

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Re: Club captain

Post by ZizkovClaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:11 pm

Ashley Barnes with Mee as club captain

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Re: Club captain

Post by dsr » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:13 pm

dpinsussex wrote:I would give it to Ashley Barnes
I wouldn't - I don't want him talking to referees any more than he does now! :shock:

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Re: Club captain

Post by dpinsussex » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:18 pm

dsr wrote:I wouldn't - I don't want him talking to referees any more than he does now! :shock:
Might mellow him :) :)

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Re: Club captain

Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:45 pm

you want someone to stare down the opposition then give it to Bardsley :lol:
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Re: Club captain

Post by bfcmik » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:51 pm

I pointed out to Father Jack last season how often Westwood can be seen during each game shouting out instructions and pointing colleagues to where they need to move to. He is an obvious choice for club captain.

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Re: Club captain

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:03 pm

I'm sure the club captain role at Burnley remains one of more importance off the pitch than it does on the pitch. I'm sure, if and when Tom relinquishes that post, it will be with that in mind.

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Re: Club captain

Post by MACCA » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:07 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I'm sure the club captain role at Burnley remains one of more importance off the pitch than it does on the pitch. I'm sure, if and when Tom relinquishes that post, it will be with that in mind.
Could rule my suggestion out then, although he was vice captain last season.

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Re: Club captain

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:09 pm

We need to address this as part of our lack of options in the middle generally.

Our midfield signing needs to replace not only defour but Heaton too

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Re: Club captain

Post by bobinho » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:15 pm

First name on the team sheet should be Westwood.

I’d let him have a go at it.

Mee had a go, and wasn’t too good I’m afraid... affected his game I thought.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:25 pm

as Club Captain is seemingly more of an off the field role we should give it to Defour
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Re: Club captain

Post by AndyClaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:30 pm

Westwood had the armband last night after Heaton went off, then Jack Cork.

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Re: Club captain

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:47 pm

Give it Joe Hart

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Re: Club captain

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:02 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:as Club Captain is seemingly more of an off the field role we should give it to Defour
HA HA - will be interesting to see who gets it but I think there are a few candidates. We were all surprised when Heaton got the role but it is very much an off field role more than on field.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Hedontplayforyou » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:05 pm

Westwood or Mee would be my favourites

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Re: Club captain

Post by buzzclarets79 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:10 pm

Barnes.

Imagine you pull out of a 50/50 and Barnes is captain....can just see the look from the captain. :-)

Someone needed to tell Ash last night it was only a friendly.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Pearcey » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:28 pm

Mee or Tarky(if he stays).

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Re: Club captain

Post by Aclaret » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:33 pm

Gary Cahill

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Re: Club captain

Post by BurnleyFC » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:50 pm

Ben Mee. He's already captained us to our highest finish for donkeys years.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:17 pm

Nobody mentioned Jay Rod?

Surprised there hasn't been calls for Vydra yet!

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Re: Club captain

Post by Longsider » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 pm

Wells.
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Re: Club captain

Post by Joe14 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:38 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:Give it Joe Hart
Nice early April Fools :lol:

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Re: Club captain

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:29 pm

Burnleyareback2 wrote:Nobody mentioned Jay Rod?

Surprised there hasn't been calls for Vydra yet!
Jay Rod wont start.

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Re: Club captain

Post by IanMcL » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:54 pm

Mee is the likely choice.

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Re: Club captain

Post by tiger76 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:03 am

buzzclarets79 wrote:Barnes.

Imagine you pull out of a 50/50 and Barnes is captain....can just see the look from the captain. :-)

Someone needed to tell Ash last night it was only a friendly.
I don't think Ash knows the meaning of the word friendly.
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Re: Club captain

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:58 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Jay Rod wont start.
Thanks for the intel Sean

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Re: Club captain

Post by dpinsussex » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:41 am

tiger76 wrote:I don't think Ash knows the meaning of the word friendly.
As referees we are told not to call them friendlies.

They are known,as pre season games of football.

LOTG still applies pre season or not

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Re: Club captain

Post by Hibsclaret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:44 am

Ben Mee

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Re: Club captain

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:51 am

Burnleyareback2 wrote:Thanks for the intel Sean
You are welcome

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Re: Club captain

Post by JTClaret » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:12 pm

bobinho wrote:First name on the team sheet should be Westwood.

I’d let him have a go at it.

Mee had a go, and wasn’t too good I’m afraid... affected his game I thought.
Did belting the season before... with Pope in goal

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Re: Club captain

Post by Spike » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:20 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:Mee was captain for 8 months when we finished 7th. Look no further.
I disagree with the Mee played badly brigade. The main problem was no-one was holding onto the ball with all the normal "made of glass" outfield players either injured or nursing injuries .McNeil's main contribution initially was to hold onto T'ball at least for a bit!

Mee would seem the obvious choice .

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Re: Club captain

Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:24 pm

Mee or Barnes

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Re: Club captain

Post by The Enclosure » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:42 pm

Think Westy would be a good captain.

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Re: Club captain

Post by Quicknick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:02 pm

Without knowing them, how could any fan know?

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