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BereavementDividend
16-07-2015, 08:39 PM
Dead.

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RIP

mkmel
16-07-2015, 08:43 PM
Ex Claret & Liverpool player

RIP

IanMcL
16-07-2015, 08:46 PM
Hat off.

Quicknick
16-07-2015, 08:50 PM
That's awful. He combined so well with Steve Kindon in that season we spectacularly came 11th in division 2 when we were bottom at Christmas.

RIP

rammymike
16-07-2015, 08:57 PM
Might have this wrong, but my memory of Brian Hall's debut with a re-signed Steve Kindon was a 3-1 home win over Notts County in November that was only our second win of the season.

We looked nailed on to be relegated to the third division for the first time but had promotion form in the second half of the season, Hall was a huge part of that, a really graceful player to watch.

A few years ago on one of our BFC bike rides he met us at Anfield and let us all wander all over the pitch and take pictures where some other clubs wouldn't even let us in the stadium.

Top bloke. RIP Brian.

ClaretTony2014
16-07-2015, 09:37 PM
Just got a text to let me know about Brian Hall - I'll get on with getting something on the site

Bin_Ont_Turf
16-07-2015, 09:44 PM
The last Burnley player to score a winner against the Bar Stewards (some folk on here don't like us talking about Danny Ings any more).


Peace be with you Brian.

ClaretTony2014
16-07-2015, 10:15 PM
Article now on site (see automated thread or link below)

And the Ewood goal has been referenced in the article - view external link (http://www.clarets-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/ewood_goalscorer_hall_passes_away_865774/index.shtml)

buxtonclaret
16-07-2015, 10:25 PM
R.I.P Brian.
Remember him putting in some good games for us.

minniemouth
16-07-2015, 10:45 PM
Dreadful news. RIP Brian.
I had the pleasure of being sat next to him on a flight back from Alicante in May 2000. Happy to talk football. One of the rare breed, an educated footballer.

SandbachBFC
16-07-2015, 10:51 PM
Thanks Brian. A Liverpool player who served us well. RIP Brian.

mkmel
16-07-2015, 11:13 PM
Looked on some Liverpool forums and the word that kept coming up time & time again was...gentleman

MKClarets
17-07-2015, 06:22 AM
Whenever I hear the "He's here, he's there..." chant I think of him. RIP.

Harry_R_M_Pitts2
17-07-2015, 06:26 AM
Worked for Brian a couple times, real nice guy.. Happy to tell stories of his playing days! Suffered from cancer I beleive
Sad news RIP

ClaretTony2014
17-07-2015, 07:37 AM
He had leukaemia as I referred to in the link up the thread.

The one thing that comes through loud and clear is what a good bloke he was. I know on that one occasion I met him he was more than happy to talk to me about the Clarets.

ecc
17-07-2015, 09:22 AM
Awful news. We seem to have lost so many Clarets these last couple of years.

He was an intelligent player in both senses of the term. I thought he gave us a definite boost when he arrived even though Skippy got the headlines.

I saw us play at Luton early December 1977 not too long after they arrived. Tony's memory's better than mine but I think Kindon scored both goals, and both on the break. My Dad and I even managed to persuade my sister to come!

Brian and Steve Heighway, of course, were the Graduates at Liverpool.

Brian Hall was one of our pound-for-pound best signings, IMO, as he proved to be a catalyst that paved the way to a fantastic achievement (we truly looked doomed).

RIP

ClaretTony2014
17-07-2015, 09:51 AM
I made reference to the Luton game on the article linked above. Hall scored his first Burnley goal in that game.

BurnleyBulldog
17-07-2015, 10:10 AM
RIP Brian

Quicknick
17-07-2015, 10:34 AM
ecc, and what an achievement it was. Our second half of season points haul was better than any other team in the division. Hall, along with Kindon, were the main reasons the team gelled.

ecc
17-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Sorry Tony. I didn't see the article.

Quicknick: absolutely.I was fortunate enough to see a reasonable number of the games that season.

I remember going to WHL the game after they beat Bristol Rovers 9-0 and dreading it. We lost 3-0 but it was "respectable". But I was lucky enough to be at TM for the home match and we did them 2-1. They had a good team but we matched and bettered them. And the week before I saw us beat Oldham 4-1 (I was living in the south but went up to stay with my Grandma for Easter). Happy Days!

Quicknick
17-07-2015, 11:12 AM
ecc, southwest, you say. Not Cullompton? Grandmother in Bacup? Or perhaps I'm on about the wrong bloke.

EDIT: south, you said, not southwest, so I am on about the wrong bloke. Sorry!

beddie
17-07-2015, 11:18 AM
A sad loss. He had a tremendous work ethic, never stopped running, tackling etc.
I imagine he was a great lad to have around the dressing room. RIP Brian and thank you for the memories.

The Bedlington Terrier
17-07-2015, 11:36 AM
Fondly remembered. R.I.P. Brian.

DiBranchio
17-07-2015, 12:05 PM
Terribly sad news. RIP Brian.

Quicknick
17-07-2015, 01:12 PM
Brian Hall as he was in 1977-78 would do our midfield nicely this season.