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reigateclaret
12-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Sorry if already posted, a petition for Brian Jensen to get his testimonial game at Burnley has been started. See link - view external link (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/help-get-brian-jensen-his-testimonial-game-for)

dougcollins
12-03-2015, 10:03 PM
Who started it, Brian?

pstotto
12-03-2015, 10:08 PM
If I were him, I would. Best player of the naughties for us? Not far off.

ClaretTony2014
12-03-2015, 10:10 PM
He was given a testimonial so was up to him and his committee to sort it out. Been and gone now. I'd be more inclined to ensure Michael Duff gets one.

Nothing to do with the club but didn't he try to organise one when Burnley were playing a pre season away game?

stevie_thunder
12-03-2015, 10:14 PM
155 signatures. Looks like it'll be a real crowd-puller.

pstotto
12-03-2015, 10:18 PM
I don't quite get that, CT. he was given a testemonial? Surely the club would organize its thanks to a player, not the player.

ksrclaret
12-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Well I suppose a testimonial request makes a pleasant change from another transfer request

bdc
12-03-2015, 10:39 PM
Why has this reappeared now 2 years later? Seems strange timing

ClaretTony2014
12-03-2015, 11:53 PM
"I don't quite get that, CT. he was given a testemonial? Surely the club would organize its thanks to a player, not the player."

Absolutely not. Clubs are not permitted to organise a testimonial match. They grant the testimonial and it is then the responsibility of that player, and any committee he puts together, to arrange anything.

The club did what they needed to do so who are they petitioning?

fidelcastro
13-03-2015, 12:10 AM
Best player of the noughties for us???

XD XD XD

He wasn't even the best goalkeeper. :s

lakester
13-03-2015, 06:08 AM
Brian Jensen was a God for us. Anybody who thinks otherwise is a complete bell.

daveisaclaret
13-03-2015, 06:12 AM
His 08/09 season was the best by a goalie in the naughties, in fairness. Obviously the other nine years were a bit troublesome but you can't have it all.

SethHowarthsHair
13-03-2015, 07:14 AM
''Brian Jensen was a God for us. Anybody who thinks otherwise is a complete bell.''

I guess that makes me a bell with a capital B. He had 1 good season and 9 average ones, should have had his testimonial when given the opportunity, he's a distant memory now for me. Really cant imagine more than a few thousand turning up.

mgill87
13-03-2015, 07:17 AM
It's a bit of a shame to see some of the animosity towards him. At the end of the day he made nearly 300 appearances for Burnley FC and that makes him a good guy in my book :) Not a club legend but a good servant to the club over the years.

Boliclaret
13-03-2015, 07:22 AM
''Brian Jensen was a God for us. Anybody who thinks otherwise is a complete bell.''

Ding Dong!

GordonvaleClaret
13-03-2015, 07:34 AM
A god maybe. But not in a green jersey.

lakester
13-03-2015, 08:01 AM
In grey though...

ClaretTony2014
13-03-2015, 09:09 AM
This doesn't sit right with me at all. Some on this thread seem to think he was a world star while others consider him to be just the opposite. That doesn't really matter at all.

Firstly, as I've said above, Burnley Football Club granted him a testimonial in 2012 ahead of what proved to be his last season at the club. A testimonial committee was set up and a number of events were held. They were, for whatever reasons, unable to arrange a testimonial game. That was their responsibility, not Burnley Football Club's.

The testimonial year came to an end and surely that should now be it.


My concerns

1. People are being asked to sign a petition but it does not state who they are petitioning. It cannot be BFC because they granted the testimonial.

2. Who has started the petition? No on there other than it followed discussions with Brian Jensen himself.

3. Looking at it, and the discussion, the only comment is from Maria Jensen who is Brian's wife.

Have they started their own peti

the_quoon
13-03-2015, 09:55 AM
somewhat amusing that the club have just announced michael duff is getting a testimonial.

Inchy
13-03-2015, 09:56 AM
If this was Kiraly and not Jensen CT would not be as defensive

ClaretTony2014
13-03-2015, 10:06 AM
"If this was Kiraly and not Jensen CT would not be as defensive"

I've made my points on it and the reasons why I think the petition doesn't stand up. Shame there has to be such a ridiculous comment.

ClaretTony2014
13-03-2015, 10:09 AM
"somewhat amusing that the club have just announced michael duff is getting a testimonial."


Nice that some of the money will be going to a charity too.

pstotto
13-03-2015, 10:23 AM
Thanks for the info, CT. I wasn't aware it was the player's responsibility, although this seems very strange to me, arranging a giant pat on the back for oneself. Surely it's entirely the job of others to show appreciation.

ClaretTony2014
13-03-2015, 10:50 AM
It's how it is done. The club can only grant the testimonial and then it is up to the beneficiary to organise his testimonial year. There was a committee put together, as is always the case.

From what I was told the club waited and waited and eventually had to arrange the pre season. The organisers then tried to arrange one on the day we were playing at Carlisle which was clearly not possible.

I heard rumours of various teams we were going to play but just didn't happen.

No idea who is on the Duff committee but they look to have got everything in place and agreed the game.

Jamb0MackemClaret
13-03-2015, 10:54 AM
Hopefully Jensen will be involved in Duff's testimonial and the fans can show their appreciation for him then. It's a bit late for him to have his own testimonial now.

MDWat
13-03-2015, 11:09 AM
Brian Jensen had some great games in the 08/09 season but he also cost us a **** load of goals.

He was ****e, really.

mgill87
13-03-2015, 11:14 AM
"He was ****e, really."

I'm not sure there are many ****e players who play as many games as that for a Championship team. If he was that bad we'd have had a better keeper in and he'd have been out the door far before his 10th year with us. As it was, he saw off competition from many goalkeepers over the years. I'm not claiming he's a world-beater. I much prefer Heaton. However, to say he's ****e is pushing it.

Jamb0MackemClaret
13-03-2015, 11:32 AM
No grey areas on CM, come on.

MDWat
13-03-2015, 11:43 AM
Nah, to say he's ****e is solely my opinion.

I thought he was ****e.

Quickenthetempo
13-03-2015, 12:04 PM
Anyone who saw Brian Jensen play would not call him average. He could be either world class or mistake ridden.

People say Tom Heaton is our best keeper for the last 25 years or whatever and he has probably made 10 worldies this season. The Beast has had single games where he has made more than that.

claret78
13-03-2015, 12:10 PM
10 worldies in one game? Ok if you say so!

ChristheViking
13-03-2015, 12:29 PM
Nothing against the Beast but this has a bit of a grubby money-grabbing feel about it.

He's been gone almost 2 years and now this comes up? The ship has sailed.

The interview he gave when he left was awkward and wouldn't have done many favours with the Club. Now this. I think the Club have a thousand more priorities than this and if they don't they should have.

silkyskills1
13-03-2015, 12:54 PM
And can we have the next item on the agenda please?

Bin_Ont_Turf
13-03-2015, 04:03 PM
'Sorry if already posted, a petition for Brian Jensen to get his testimonial game at Burnley has been started'


I've come to realise over the years that he's not very well liked on this board by quite a few (for whatever reason), so maybe try posting this on the West Brom board for more signatures.

lotty1
13-03-2015, 05:25 PM
I've not heard anyone say they dislike him . It's more about some rating him and some not . I didn't rate him at all but hand on heart I didn't/don't dislike him .

enola_gay
13-03-2015, 07:01 PM
I'm not sure there are many ****e players who play as many games as that for a Championship team.

JOC got 126 so it's not that big a barrier.

AS for Jensen's testimonial, arrange a friendly against Porto or Benfica. He can play a half for each side and kill two birds with one stone...

ClaretMoffitt
13-03-2015, 07:10 PM
I'll be honest.


I don't really like him. Gets a good rep for being loyal and a top keeper for us when in reality, he was neither.

DobsonThomasSteven
13-03-2015, 07:14 PM
When he pretended to be injured, what a dick!

mgill87
13-03-2015, 08:00 PM
His charge at Doyle still makes me laugh. - view external link (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybyUsZDDzCE)

IanMcL
13-03-2015, 10:01 PM
Kiraly despite his acrobatics (making a simple shot look like a world beating thunderbolt, which the great kiraly can jump a yard to his left and cleanly catch...just at the last split second) must have had a hole in his long John's because he disappeared into it, every time there was a one on one.

daveisaclaret
13-03-2015, 10:29 PM
I have never heard or read a Burnley fan criticise Gabor Kiraly without mentioning his trousers. That's interesting if you think about it.

ClaretTony2014
13-03-2015, 10:33 PM
"I have never heard or read a Burnley fan criticise Gabor Kiraly without mentioning his trousers. That's interesting if you think about it."


It's quite sad really but many couldn't find anything else to criticise him on.


However, we should take no notice of IanMcL's comments on goalkeepers. I recall him lambasting Lee Grant for failing to save a Danny Drinkwater shot in the first minute at Watford in 2011. As it happened, Grant had his post covered and the shot went wide.

fidelcastro
13-03-2015, 10:52 PM
And Grant was a far better keeper than Jensen too!