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decade wide midfield 1

decade wide midfield 2With Joey Barton and Dean Marney having claimed the central roles in midfield, the search is now underway to find two players to play in the wide positions to complete the midfield four in Burnley’s team of the last ten years.

Players who prefer the right and those who prefer the left have both been included. It was thought, given that all the managers we’ve had in the last ten years have opted to play these players on either side, it would be best just to have the one vote.

With this being a 4-4-2 formation team, Wade Elliott (73 league starts since the start of 2009/10 season) has been included in this section, the first of 12 players you have to vote from. He’s joined by Chris Eagles (57) the only other candidate from the team that played in the Premier League back in 2009/10.

The next three players were signed in the two summers following relegation. The first of the trio is Ross Wallace (104) who arrived from Preston in 2010 with Keith Treacy (29) and Junior Stanislas (59) who signed from Preston and Bournemouth respectively in the following summer.

One year on saw the arrival of Scott Arfield (162) on a free transfer from Huddersfield with Michael Kightly (55) arriving from Stoke just before the summer window closed in 2013. George Boyd (110) was a deadline day signing in 2014 while Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson was a summer 2016 signing.

The next two were both January arrivals at Turf Moor. Robbie Brady (28) came in from Norwich in January 2017 and a year later we signed Aaron Lennon (27) from Everton.

Finally, and not least, is Dwight McNeil (19) who has won his place into this vote with his appearances over the last half of the 2018/19 season.

The voting is now underway. It will run until the end of Wednesday and again you can vote for TWO players from the list of twelve. The poll is below and, if viewing the desktop version of the site, on every page below the monthly archive links.

Who have been our best wide midfielders in the last ten years?

  • Scott Arfield (32%, 669 Votes)
  • Wade Elliott (30%, 628 Votes)
  • Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson (15%, 316 Votes)
  • Dwight McNeil (10%, 214 Votes)
  • George Boyd (5%, 107 Votes)
  • Chris Eagles (2%, 50 Votes)
  • Robbie Brady (2%, 39 Votes)
  • Ross Wallace (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Junior Stanislas (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Michael Kightly (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Keith Treacy (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Aaron Lennon (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,070

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