PLAYER RATINGS: Burnley v Brighton

Tom Heaton

Tom Heaton

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BURNLEY reporter Suzanne Geldard gives her ratings for last night's 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Do you agree with her ratings? Have your say using the comment facility below.

Suzanne Geldard's ratings:

Tom Heaton 9: Produced two vital saves in either half, from LuaLua and later Ulloa.

Kieran Trippier 7: Burnley's best moves came down right. Wasted a chance with an over-zealous free kick.

Michael Duff 7: Quick off the draw when Ulloa hesitated to cut out danger. Almost scored.

Jason Shackell 7: Gave as good as he got with target man Ulloa in aerial duels.

Ben Mee 7: Back in the side and almost marked his return with a goal. Twice went close.

Scott Arfield 7: A willing worker out wide. Final ball was sometimes lacking but grew into game.

David Jones 7: Had a physical battle with Rohan Ince in midfield. Distribution improved in second half.

Dean Marney 7: Ran well with the ball and showcased a range of passing.

Michael Kightly 7: Back in the side for the injured Treacy. Fired early chance against post and created others.

Sam Vokes 7: Looked more dangerous as the game went on. Denied a good header by Kuszczak.

Danny Ings 7: Up and at them from the start but found obstacles on pathway to goal.

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2:09pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine:

Heaton- 8. two great saves
Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well.
Mee - 6 OK in his first game back
Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments
Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid
Marney - 7. Pick of midfield
Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times
Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks
Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings
Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself
Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard

Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge.

All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo.

On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.
Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine: Heaton- 8. two great saves Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well. Mee - 6 OK in his first game back Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid Marney - 7. Pick of midfield Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge. All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo. On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 5

5:19pm Wed 29 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine:

Heaton- 8. two great saves
Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well.
Mee - 6 OK in his first game back
Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments
Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid
Marney - 7. Pick of midfield
Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times
Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks
Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings
Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself
Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard

Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge.

All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo.

On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.
I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far.

But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation.

It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine: Heaton- 8. two great saves Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well. Mee - 6 OK in his first game back Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid Marney - 7. Pick of midfield Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge. All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo. On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.[/p][/quote]I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far. But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation. It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case. owd nick
  • Score: -1

5:29pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

owd nick wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine:

Heaton- 8. two great saves
Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well.
Mee - 6 OK in his first game back
Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments
Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid
Marney - 7. Pick of midfield
Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times
Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks
Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings
Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself
Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard

Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge.

All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo.

On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.
I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far.

But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation.

It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case.
Kieran Trippier was actually my man of the match - and that DEFINITELY isn't the first time.

You make fair points but it's not the case in my opinion - we have created plenty of chances in our last two home games, but the away sides have basically parked the bus and arrived happy to take a point - which is something we have to get used to as a top side with an unbeaten home record.

We are fortunate in that the main two players that underperformed last night (Arfield and Kightly) we have replacements in the form of Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Ashley Barnes and an almost-fit again Ross Wallace, so we will be fine.

I guess the premise of your post was that teams have worked us out - this is clearly not the case - nobody has managed to beat us at home for nearly a year and we are still in with a shot at automatic promotion, indeed a win on Saturday takes us back second.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine: Heaton- 8. two great saves Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well. Mee - 6 OK in his first game back Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid Marney - 7. Pick of midfield Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge. All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo. On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.[/p][/quote]I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far. But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation. It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case.[/p][/quote]Kieran Trippier was actually my man of the match - and that DEFINITELY isn't the first time. You make fair points but it's not the case in my opinion - we have created plenty of chances in our last two home games, but the away sides have basically parked the bus and arrived happy to take a point - which is something we have to get used to as a top side with an unbeaten home record. We are fortunate in that the main two players that underperformed last night (Arfield and Kightly) we have replacements in the form of Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Ashley Barnes and an almost-fit again Ross Wallace, so we will be fine. I guess the premise of your post was that teams have worked us out - this is clearly not the case - nobody has managed to beat us at home for nearly a year and we are still in with a shot at automatic promotion, indeed a win on Saturday takes us back second. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 1

6:19pm Wed 29 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine:

Heaton- 8. two great saves
Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well.
Mee - 6 OK in his first game back
Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments
Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid
Marney - 7. Pick of midfield
Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times
Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks
Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings
Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself
Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard

Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge.

All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo.

On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.
I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far.

But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation.

It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case.
Kieran Trippier was actually my man of the match - and that DEFINITELY isn't the first time.

You make fair points but it's not the case in my opinion - we have created plenty of chances in our last two home games, but the away sides have basically parked the bus and arrived happy to take a point - which is something we have to get used to as a top side with an unbeaten home record.

We are fortunate in that the main two players that underperformed last night (Arfield and Kightly) we have replacements in the form of Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Ashley Barnes and an almost-fit again Ross Wallace, so we will be fine.

I guess the premise of your post was that teams have worked us out - this is clearly not the case - nobody has managed to beat us at home for nearly a year and we are still in with a shot at automatic promotion, indeed a win on Saturday takes us back second.
Are you home or away?
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine: Heaton- 8. two great saves Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well. Mee - 6 OK in his first game back Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid Marney - 7. Pick of midfield Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge. All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo. On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.[/p][/quote]I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far. But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation. It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case.[/p][/quote]Kieran Trippier was actually my man of the match - and that DEFINITELY isn't the first time. You make fair points but it's not the case in my opinion - we have created plenty of chances in our last two home games, but the away sides have basically parked the bus and arrived happy to take a point - which is something we have to get used to as a top side with an unbeaten home record. We are fortunate in that the main two players that underperformed last night (Arfield and Kightly) we have replacements in the form of Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Ashley Barnes and an almost-fit again Ross Wallace, so we will be fine. I guess the premise of your post was that teams have worked us out - this is clearly not the case - nobody has managed to beat us at home for nearly a year and we are still in with a shot at automatic promotion, indeed a win on Saturday takes us back second.[/p][/quote]Are you home or away? owd nick
  • Score: 0

6:38pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Away. Lunch time kick off live on sky
Away. Lunch time kick off live on sky Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 1

11:19pm Wed 29 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Away. Lunch time kick off live on sky
I will watch it then before I wander down to Ewood, should be a good game.

Having seen QPR a couple of times over the last month or so I suspect a certain Mr Austin may have a pivotal point in the game, he really does appear to have come to terms with his new club and system, it often takes a while for that to happen.

One thing is though this is now a must win for you, a draw will suit QPR but that isn't "Arry's" style is it?

Probably your most important game of the season, it will make or break you.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Away. Lunch time kick off live on sky[/p][/quote]I will watch it then before I wander down to Ewood, should be a good game. Having seen QPR a couple of times over the last month or so I suspect a certain Mr Austin may have a pivotal point in the game, he really does appear to have come to terms with his new club and system, it often takes a while for that to happen. One thing is though this is now a must win for you, a draw will suit QPR but that isn't "Arry's" style is it? Probably your most important game of the season, it will make or break you. owd nick
  • Score: 0

9:15am Thu 30 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Agreed - I feel if we lose on Saturday it will be difficult to reel a six point gap back, but not impossible. Leicester have shown what can happen if you go on a prolonged winning spree and we are capable as we have proved earlier on in the season.
Agreed - I feel if we lose on Saturday it will be difficult to reel a six point gap back, but not impossible. Leicester have shown what can happen if you go on a prolonged winning spree and we are capable as we have proved earlier on in the season. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 0

10:13am Thu 30 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine:

Heaton- 8. two great saves
Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well.
Mee - 6 OK in his first game back
Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments
Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid
Marney - 7. Pick of midfield
Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times
Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks
Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings
Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself
Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard

Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge.

All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo.

On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.
I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far.

But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation.

It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case.
Kieran Trippier was actually my man of the match - and that DEFINITELY isn't the first time.

You make fair points but it's not the case in my opinion - we have created plenty of chances in our last two home games, but the away sides have basically parked the bus and arrived happy to take a point - which is something we have to get used to as a top side with an unbeaten home record.

We are fortunate in that the main two players that underperformed last night (Arfield and Kightly) we have replacements in the form of Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Ashley Barnes and an almost-fit again Ross Wallace, so we will be fine.

I guess the premise of your post was that teams have worked us out - this is clearly not the case - nobody has managed to beat us at home for nearly a year and we are still in with a shot at automatic promotion, indeed a win on Saturday takes us back second.
Came for a point?!
Parked the bus?!

With possession about 50/50 Brighton had 11 shots to Burnleys 14 and and 5 shots on target to Burnleys 6 - OK you as the home side forced a few more corners but, with respect, that is hardly ,parking the bus'!!
If you maybe mean that Vokes and Ings got little change against one of the top defensive centre-back pairings in this league then that would not be an unfair assessment!
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Sevens all around? Are you sure - here are mine: Heaton- 8. two great saves Trippier - 8. At times our main attacking outlet and defended well. Mee - 6 OK in his first game back Duff - 5 Poor passing and has too many switch-off moments Shackell - 6 Poor distribution but otherwise fairly solid Marney - 7. Pick of midfield Jones - 6. Not best game, outnumbered at times Arfield - 4. Poor, not in game and decision making has dropped massively in recent weeks Kightly - 4. His Premier League days are over on his last couple of showings Vokes - 6. Worked hard but was dominated by the centre halves which is a rarity in itself Ings - 6 Got zero service but worked hard Barnes - 6 Not on long enough to judge. All in we struggled to break down a resolute Brighton side that clearly came for a point. Good news is we were rarely threatened and don;t look like conceding a goal, and on the rare times we were under pressure, Tom Heaton was outstanding. Our wide players were devoid of creativity, Arfield clearly needs a rest and Kightly is clueless at times. Time for Barnes to start and Stanislas to be given a run out imo. On to QPR on Saturday and I am sure they will have more of an attacking mentality which will allow us to play our normal counter-attacking game hopefully.[/p][/quote]I am not being sarcastic or derogatory but I think your problem is that you have been lucky enough to have a settled side for most of the season that has a specific way of playing and it's paid off in spade for you, so far. But I honestly don't think your squad is deep enough and players do tire, pick up knocks and loose form, if your points awarded above are based on your actual observations rather than disappointment at two points lost that is indicative of such a situation. It's also telling that your keeper was man of the match, correct me if I am wrong but I don't think this is the first time over recent weeks that this has been the case.[/p][/quote]Kieran Trippier was actually my man of the match - and that DEFINITELY isn't the first time. You make fair points but it's not the case in my opinion - we have created plenty of chances in our last two home games, but the away sides have basically parked the bus and arrived happy to take a point - which is something we have to get used to as a top side with an unbeaten home record. We are fortunate in that the main two players that underperformed last night (Arfield and Kightly) we have replacements in the form of Junior Stanislas, Keith Treacey, Ashley Barnes and an almost-fit again Ross Wallace, so we will be fine. I guess the premise of your post was that teams have worked us out - this is clearly not the case - nobody has managed to beat us at home for nearly a year and we are still in with a shot at automatic promotion, indeed a win on Saturday takes us back second.[/p][/quote]Came for a point?! Parked the bus?! With possession about 50/50 Brighton had 11 shots to Burnleys 14 and and 5 shots on target to Burnleys 6 - OK you as the home side forced a few more corners but, with respect, that is hardly ,parking the bus'!! If you maybe mean that Vokes and Ings got little change against one of the top defensive centre-back pairings in this league then that would not be an unfair assessment! brighton bluenose
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