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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by andyh » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:53 pm

He is cup tied though

Edit: my post looks a bit sillly as it was replying to someone saying he was a flop and dropped
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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by lesxdp » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:54 pm

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by Blyclaret » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:54 pm

He's cup tied.

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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by bobinho » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:55 pm

He's the new Hendricks....

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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by Bosscat » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:56 pm

He is cup tied you know 🤔

But at least Tarka isn't Cup toed any more 🙂

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Re: Dale STEPHENS

Post by Bosscat » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:57 pm

andyh wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:53 pm
He is cup tied though

Edit: my post looks a bit sillly as it was replying to someone saying he was a flop and dropped
you could have edited the name too ...

Its DALE STEPHENS ffs
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Re: Re: Dale Stevens

Post by BenWickes » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:59 pm

We've pulled off a coup and sold him back to Brighton for £15 million. It was the 'He revels in the hole from behind' that sealed it!
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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by Devils_Advocate » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:07 pm

andyh wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:53 pm
He is cup tied though
Thanks for that Captain Obvious and you do realise his name is spelt Stephens dont you?

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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by bobinho » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:26 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:07 pm
Thanks for that Captain Obvious and you do realise his name is spelt Stephens dont you?
And you do realise the gaffers name is spelt SEAN don’t you? :shock:
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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by dougcollins » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:28 pm

I thought I was the new Hendrix but I was just another left-handed guitarist.

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by EarbyClaret » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:37 pm

There's probably scope for a full 11 names regularly misspelt on here - ably managed by Shaun of course:

Off the top of my head

Dale Stevens
Jeff Hendricks
Chris Woods
Dwight O'Neill
Eric Peters

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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by Devils_Advocate » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:44 pm

bobinho wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:26 pm
And you do realise the gaffers name is spelt SEAN don’t you? :shock:
Im guessing you came late the this thread 🤔
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Re: Dale Stevens

Post by bobinho » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:49 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:44 pm
Im guessing you came late the this thread 🤔
About an hour and a half after you by the looks of it.... any less relevant?

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by Sausage » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:42 pm

EarbyClaret wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:37 pm
There's probably scope for a full 11 names regularly misspelt on here - ably managed by Shaun of course:

Off the top of my head

Dale Stevens
Jeff Hendricks
Chris Woods
Dwight O'Neill
Eric Peters
Ashley Hoskins
Peter Daniels

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by Devils_Advocate » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:27 pm

Sausage wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Ashley Hoskins
Peter Daniels
Paul Comstive is another one from that era

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by dougcollins » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:31 pm

Ralph's Coate.
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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by Fez » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:16 am

Started his first game after 1 training session and gave us possibly one of the worst debuts in a burnley shirt. He then retained his place for the next game keeping Brownhill out on the right and again was well off the mark. Its fair to say Brownhill has been a stand out in the middle and improved game after game there, so why is he being put out on the right for a 31 year old?

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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by Pearcey » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:14 am

I think it’s fair to say we have our new scapegoat. We’ve now officially replaced Hendrick. :roll:

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by burnmark » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:17 am

Not a criticism but you can tell Stephens is used to playing in a three in midfield. Doesn’t give the ball away and much quicker in possession than Cork but too deep and miles away from Westwood.

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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by SkiptonClaret » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:29 am

Stephens is a decent enough player but just not what we wanted as in he’s pretty similar to the two other 30 something(ish) defensive midfielders that we’ve got. If anything it will just hinder Benson’s development as he won’t get a sniff now.

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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:47 am

SkiptonClaret wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:29 am
Stephens is a decent enough player but just not what we wanted as in he’s pretty similar to the two other 30 something(ish) defensive midfielders that we’ve got.
Yes, but we've absolutely no idea when Cork might be fit, and how long it might take him- if ever - to get back o previous form. Our squad would look really weak without Stephens, and I don't think we could take a gamble on Benson filling in for Cork until - say - the next transfer window.

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by MACCA » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:50 am

Hopefully just rusty, and let's be honest there were several as bad as him.

Hopefully he is 3rd/4th choice as Brownhill looks far busier and better in CM.

A top class winger in required

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by dougcollins » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:06 am

The only effect he's had for me so far is to take away everything Brownhill was giving.

Then again, I didn't rate him at Brighton.

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Re: Dale Stephens

Post by warksclaret » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:27 am

No point criticising the bloke. He played last week having just joined us and must have been immersed this week with the infighting within the club. He wasn't a bad player at Brighton who are a better side than us

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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by Cubanclaret » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:29 am

Thought he grew into the game and played well in the first 20 mins of the second half before being substituted.
I agree Brownhill better in the middle, but this is what you get with a lack of available players.
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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by BOYSIE31 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:30 am

Just a player we didn't need but a panic buy to get a body through the door - he gas already pushed brownhill out of his natural position and stopped benson's progression
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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by ksrclaret » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:32 am

I really rated him at Brighton when he played next to Kayal, and I was desperate for us to sign him in 2016.

However, why would Brighton let him go to a PL rival for a nominal fee? Because they knew he couldn’t offer them anything anymore. Can he offer us something? Early days, but it looks anything but encouraging.

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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by MACCA » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:36 am

Seems many are hoping he can get league tied too.

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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by Boss Hogg » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:57 pm

ksrclaret wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:32 am
I really rated him at Brighton when he played next to Kayal, and I was desperate for us to sign him in 2016.

However, why would Brighton let him go to a PL rival for a nominal fee? Because they knew he couldn’t offer them anything anymore. Can he offer us something? Early days, but it looks anything but encouraging.
This. Good 4 years ago but Kayal was the better player. The ship should have sailed. A pretty desperate signing and a player we just did not need. He’s offered nothing so far.

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Re: Re: Dale Stephens

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:06 pm

ksrclaret wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:32 am
However, why would Brighton let him go to a PL rival for a nominal fee? Because they knew he couldn’t offer them anything anymore. Can he offer us something? Early days, but it looks anything but encouraging.
Aren't they in debt and have spent millions? Probably the reason. When you take into account the money received per finishing position in the Premier League, I do wonder whether it's worth it unless you get into the Champions League.

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