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Burnley Utility XI

Post by jdrobbo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:02 pm

Name your utility XI in a 4-4-2 please.

Rules: players must have played at least FIVE games in at least two positions to qualify.

Your goalkeeper must be a player that player that has played at least once in two positions (an outfield player)

Or a goalkeeper that has had at least two spells at the club.

You must also name a manager who has played for the club (not necessarily as a player manager)

Players to consider: Erik Pieters, Graham Branch, Ben Mee, etc...

Let’s see form a team of dependables!

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by dpinsussex » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:05 pm

Water, gas, electricity

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:10 pm

Don’t understand the goalkeeper rules but Neenan, Beresford, Crichton & Grant all had two spells at Burnley including loans so we start with Lee Grant.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:11 pm

Back four

Newton Adamson Miller Mee

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by wilks_bfc » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:12 pm

Either Monington or Eyres as goalkeeper

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by TheFamilyCat » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:17 pm

Farrell
Farrell, Farrell, Farrell, Farrell
Farrell, Farrell, Farrell, Farrell
Farrell, Farrell
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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by Wellsy1882 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:21 pm

Andy Mariott in pegs

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by Hipper » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:32 pm

Billy Ingham
Martin Dobson - centreback/sweeper, midfield, centre forward
Geoff Nulty - full back, centre back, midfield, centre forward
Billy Rodaway - centre back, midfield
Leighton James!!! (winger, sweeper!).
Derek Scott

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by bf2k » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:33 pm

Monington
Weller - Waddle - Mee - Branch
Hendrick - Alexander - Bikey - Eyres
Jay Rod - Francis

Manager - Can only be Stan

Might be clutching at straws for Francis :)

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by claretfern » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:36 pm

Steve Kindon (Winger/Centre Forward)
Arthur Bellamy (everywhere!)
Peter Noble (full back /Midfield)
Gordon Harris (midfield/winger)

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by jdrobbo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:58 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:10 pm
Don’t understand the goalkeeper rules but Neenan, Beresford, Crichton & Grant all had two spells at Burnley including loans so we start with Lee Grant.
Your keeper can either be someone like Marlon or it could be someone like Eyres, Monno or Spicer

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by Sleeping Cat » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:06 pm

If I have this correct it's pick a team of players in positions that you would not consider their "natural" position?

Pretty sure all the player below have played in these positions in games for us.

Spicer
Elliot McCann Waddle Branch
Arfield Bikey Edgar Pieters
Hendrick
Swan

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by Jakubs Tash » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:10 pm

Monnington

Farrell, Duff, Mee, Branch

Weller, Jakub, Spicer, Eyres

Jones (Steve), Lafferty

Duff selected on the basis of his one (disastrous) game up front v Reading at home :) (And his 5+ at centre half and right back)

EDIT - Manager = Adrian Heath
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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:14 pm

Brian Laws
David Edgar...Michael Duff...Ben Mee...Keith Newton
Dave Thomas...Martin Dobson...Wade Elliott...Leighton James
Robbie Blake...Peter Noble

If the previous post re: playing players in their unnatural position is correct my side is obsolete.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by bf2k » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:25 pm

I forgot about Spicer and his Watford heroics

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by jdrobbo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:27 pm

Luton but Watford’s pretty close :-)

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by tiger76 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:29 pm

Brian Miller
Beresford
Brady Waddle Alexander Mee
Tarks Bikey Eyres Pieters
Duff Kev Long

Not 100% on some of those, but it's a good op.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by Devils_Advocate » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:31 pm

Gotta include our clubs current best striker Kevin Long. He's also been played at CB a few times though god knows why as he cant defend for toffee

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:32 pm

Sleeping Cat wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:06 pm
If I have this correct it's pick a team of players in positions that you would not consider their "natural" position?

Pretty sure all the player below have played in these positions in games for us.

Spicer
Elliot McCann Waddle Branch
Arfield Bikey Edgar Pieters
Hendrick
Swan
You could play Branch anywhere really. Maybe even move him to centre half with McCann at left back. I do like the idea of Bikey & Edgar as a midfield two.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by EarbyClaret » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:55 pm

Roger Eli - started as a CB before converting to a striker

Also seem to remember Gerry Harrison playing at CB as well as midfield

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by jdrobbo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:03 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:32 pm
You could play Branch anywhere really. Maybe even move him to centre half with McCann at left back. I do like the idea of Bikey & Edgar as a midfield two.
Good heavens :-)

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:55 pm

Wasn’t Lee Howey a centre back who could play up front?
Not sure if he ever played at the back for us?

Then again I’m not sure he ever played football for us.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by BigRedrose » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:04 pm

Andy Farrell, the ultimate 'utility' man. What a fantastic servant he's been to the club.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:09 pm

I may be dreaming this, but didn't Peter Mellor go off injured in his debut at Derby in August 1969?

If I'm right, who replaced him in goal?

I should be able to remember all this, I was at the game.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by ClaretCliff » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:46 pm

Don't know whether it's the game you are thinking of but I seem to remember Les Latcham going in goal sometime.

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Post by ClaretCliff » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:49 pm

And Colin Blant might get into the team - centre forward / centre half.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by SlidingTackle » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:14 pm

Surely Peter 'Uwe' Noble plays - he played in all sorts of different positions for us didn't he, and he even has two names!

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by aggi » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:26 pm

You can probably date fans by their answers to this. My first instinct was Farrell, Branch and Monnington to be in there.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by dougcollins » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:36 pm

Don't you just miss the days when they used to shove Swann, Monington etc up front for the last ten minutes?

No, I don't either.
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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by bfcjg » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:57 pm

Ben Mee full back, centre half. :D
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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by dougcollins » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:59 pm

Left back?

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by bfcjg » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:02 pm

Ray Deakin, defender and coach driver.

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:19 am

bf2k wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:33 pm
Monington
Weller - Waddle - Mee - Branch
Hendrick - Alexander - Bikey - Eyres
Jay Rod - Francis

Manager - Can only be Stan

Might be clutching at straws for Francis :)
My god if Waddle played centre half there better be video evidence

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by JohnDearyMe » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:26 am

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:19 am
My god if Waddle played centre half there better be video evidence
Vaguely remember him playing the sweeper role for us on occasion

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by maccclaret » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:05 am

Would Long qualify for sub having been part of a benched 3, 5 and 9?

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by Boss Hogg » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:07 am

Spicer
Noble Bikey Mee Branch
Hendrick Farrell Alexander Pieters
Blake Eli

Subs

Rodriguez
Jakub
Weller
Monington

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by gc14 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:17 am

Think Micky Phelan only ever played centre - half for us but moved into midfield after leaving ....

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Re: Burnley Utility XI

Post by bf2k » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:18 am

JohnDearyMe wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:26 am
Vaguely remember him playing the sweeper role for us on occasion
He played it many times in that good awful season until he realised he should just hang up his boots.

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