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    McNeal wasted talent

    I feel sorry for the lad, as far as I can see talent being wasted.. playing behind park the bus tactics, tracking back and being played inside, defending for 90% of the game, chasing scraps

    To be honest he should leave and join a team that will play him as a winger wide on the left, his delivery is world class but due to all the above only gets to get 1 or 2 crosses a game.. He is great on the ball, just cant get in the game as Dyche has gone full long ball mode to woods for the last 3 games, it is such a waste, make me feel bad for the lad.

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    Phook me.. Another doom and gloom mechant,to join the rest of us..lol

    I do agree though..

    The darkness board seems to have disappeared for the tine being..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    Phook me.. Another doom and gloom mechant,to join the rest of us..lol

    I do agree though..

    The darkness board seems to have disappeared for the tine being..
    Its not really doom and gloom, Play Brady then as anyone can track back and stay in our own half. Looks like his development is not beneficial at Burnley, as Dyche just wants a defensive version of any position, with long ball tactics.. so just sell him and let him play football.

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    I make you right, Its the Dyche way unfortunately Darkness, Boyd was an exiting player for Posh, Dyche turned him into a more defensive minded midfielder who turned into a work horse, same with Lennon who is supposed to be a winger yet he's like a headless chicken running all over the place except down the wing attacking players.

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    A Samaritans helpline will be open and available immediately after we get royally stuffed at Spurs on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    A Samaritans helpline will be open and available immediately after we get royally stuffed at Spurs on Saturday.
    Come on BT. I haven’t even written the match preview for the Spurs game yet and you are putting me on the brink. Who are you planning to get to man the phone lines. The Suicide Squad?

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    It's all valuable experience for McNeil, there's far more to playing as a winger in the modern game than just fancy dan stuff out wide. He could go to a bigger club and end up sitting on the bench for most of the season, it's happened to many players before, which would slow his development more than a bit of hard graft in a mediocre Burnley team will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromTheDarkness View Post
    I feel sorry for the lad, as far as I can see talent being wasted.. playing behind park the bus tactics, tracking back and being played inside, defending for 90% of the game, chasing scraps

    To be honest he should leave and join a team that will play him as a winger wide on the left, his delivery is world class but due to all the above only gets to get 1 or 2 crosses a game.. He is great on the ball, just cant get in the game as Dyche has gone full long ball mode to woods for the last 3 games, it is such a waste, make me feel bad for the lad.
    Tracking back - watched a different game to me never helped Peters once.

    I do sympathise with him with our tactics though , but letís be honest last night was an exhibition.

    I get frustrated watching sometimes as I think against them just have a go , but itís a hard game without the ball,.

    Iíve played in cup ties occasionally where your just playing better footballers,

    The gulf last night was massive for alll to see Jesus goal was worthy of winning the game on its own.

    Sometimes we just have to accept we are miles apart and it comes back to money our whole team for the price of one player on their team.

    Letís just accept brilliance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outwoodclaret View Post
    Come on BT. I haven’t even written the match preview for the Spurs game yet and you are putting me on the brink. Who are you planning to get to man the phone lines. The Suicide Squad?
    Apologies outwood, I did not mean to steal your thunder. We might be OK because Spurs only have two truly world class players, where Citeh have about 35!

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    Quote Originally Posted by army88 View Post
    Tracking back - watched a different game to me never helped Peters once.

    I do sympathise with him with our tactics though , but let’s be honest last night was an exhibition.

    I get frustrated watching sometimes as I think against them just have a go , but it’s a hard game without the ball,.

    I’ve played in cup ties occasionally where your just playing better footballers,

    The gulf last night was massive for all to see Jesus goal was worthy of winning the game on its own.

    Sometimes we just have to accept we are miles apart and it comes back to money our whole team for the price of one player on their team.

    Let’s just accept brilliance.
    They where Brilliant, they are as you say a wealthy club. You are right... you are right about the class difference, I also have football experience.
    But this Burnley team used to mix it up with the likes of Liverpool, we caused quite a few cup upsets, we beat Tottenham last year.. so I dont agree to setting up with a back 5, playing wingers so far into the middle they looked like CM's, playing to two CDMS' and hoof and hope tactic to the tall lad with no support.. all we did was allow wave after wave of attacks hoof the ball up and allow them to build momentum again.. it was terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromTheDarkness View Post
    They where Brilliant, they are as you say a wealthy club. You are right... you are right about the class difference, I also have football experience.
    But this Burnley team used to mix it up with the likes of Liverpool, we caused quite a few cup upsets, we beat Tottenham last year.. so I dont agree to setting up with a back 5, playing wingers so far into the middle they looked like CM's, playing to two CDMS' and hoof and hope tactic to the tall lad with no support.. all we did was allow wave after wave of attacks hoof the ball up and allow them to build momentum again.. it was terrible.
    Alluded to this on another thread , once they realised it was going to be an easy night with one up top and no pace anywhere on the pitch , even the back 3 attacked and joined in
    They Could let wood win headers because we couldnít get support to him quickly enough.

    Iím more gutted about Palace to be honest but we missed a trick in that game.

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    Agreed Darkness we did mix it up a bit , the issue for me is that all around us have progressed and we have aged and stayed still in a league thatís a thousand miles an hour.

    We are a championship club batting above our level , you only have to look at teams that come to the turf , they donít have Bardsleys and Pieters in their squads
    ( that isnít a slur on either of them ). They do their best but when you analyse other teams players positions and tactics you can see why we are dropping away.

    Dyche May rally the troops and get us over the line once more this year but I think it will be fine margins and dependant on certain players staying fit and also if there is any proper recruitment in January.

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    Eighteen teams in this Division can easily beat each other. Two wins or two losses on the bounce has you up and down like a yo-yo. We'll be OK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    Eighteen teams in this Division can easily beat each other. Two wins or two losses on the bounce has you up and down like a yo-yo. We'll be OK!
    Your last post was numbered 13 on a Friday BT. We had better be ok because I may not have hyperthymesia (see Carrie Wells in Unforgettable) but I do have a bloody long memory!

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    Directly from the TEC rumour mill, we won't need to worry about McNeil for much longer, because a £40 million quid is reportedly on the table.

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    If we did receive a £40 million pound bid I can't see us turning it down.

    What it would show though is that the money spent on Barnfield was worth it.

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    I would sell him as soon as possible for that money.. Dyche doesnt play him to his full potential anyway..

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    Phuck me rigid! You two are as bad as money mad Mike...

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