It’s Shearer at the double in Blackburn Rovers fans vote

Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer

First published in Football Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

BLACKBURN Rovers legend Alan Shearer has netted a double honour from the fans who used to worship him in a poll conducted as part of the Football League’s 125th Anniversary celebrations.

Shearer was voted by Rovers supporters as the club’s greatest player and the all-time fans’ favourites after an unforgettable four years at Ewood Park in which he scored 130 goals in 171 appearances and won the Premier League title.

The prolific striker polled 45 per cent of the votes to win the all-time fans’ favourite award, ahead of Tugay Kerimoglu with 27 per cent, and the same players made up the top two in the greatest player list, with Shearer taking 48 per cent of the votes and the Turkish playmaker following up again on 27 per cent.

Rovers’ Premier League-winning campaign in 1994-95 was voted as the club’s best season with a massive 90 per cent of the vote.

The manager and captain of that famous team – Kenny Dalglish and Tim Sherwood respectively – also topped the best boss and best skipper lists.

Dalglish picked up 71 per cent of the managerial votes, ahead of Bob Crompton and Graeme Souness, while Sherwood took home 35 per cent of the captaincy tally to edge out Colin Hendry and Ryan Nelsen, who were tied for second.

Rovers’ best game in the eyes of their supporters came in 2001 when they thrashed East Lancashire rivals Burnley 5-0 at Ewood Park.

That took 49 per cent of the vote with its closest challenger being the 4-3 home win over Manchester United in 2006, inspired by hat-trick hero David Bentley, on 32 per cent.

The polls were run by The Football League to celebrate each of the current 72 clubs’ own contributions to the last 125 years of league football.

The results were announced on the anniversary of the Football League’s formation in April 1888 to bring down the curtain on a year of activity celebrating the start of the world’s original league football competition.

Nearly 100,000 votes were cast in the polls after clubs were first invited to compile their own shortlist for each category based on fans’ nominations via social media.

A list of the winners in each category is online at www.FL125.co.uk/vote while full details on the Blackburn Rovers winners can be viewed online at www.FL125.co.uk/blackburn-rovers.

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3:49pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

True legend at Ewood.
True legend at Ewood. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 17

3:51pm Wed 23 Apr 14

French Rover says...

walking in a shearer wonderland...
walking in a shearer wonderland... French Rover
  • Score: 19

4:05pm Wed 23 Apr 14

the usher says...

Trouble with these sort of polls is that many have very short memories and only think back of the past 15/20 years or so. I can remember watching the magic of Duggie (Bryan Douglas), the skill of Bill Eckersley and the brilliant free kicks with the old leather ball that Eddie Quigley took. No bending the ball like these "plastic" ones do today. Eddie had the skill to beat most goalkeepers with nearly every free kick.
Trouble with these sort of polls is that many have very short memories and only think back of the past 15/20 years or so. I can remember watching the magic of Duggie (Bryan Douglas), the skill of Bill Eckersley and the brilliant free kicks with the old leather ball that Eddie Quigley took. No bending the ball like these "plastic" ones do today. Eddie had the skill to beat most goalkeepers with nearly every free kick. the usher
  • Score: 25

4:34pm Wed 23 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

the word legend is over used,,Bryan Douglas, Ronnie Clayton are 2 who come into that category the modern day game has many but to me they are not the same,
the word legend is over used,,Bryan Douglas, Ronnie Clayton are 2 who come into that category the modern day game has many but to me they are not the same, noddy57
  • Score: 13

5:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Jason Wilcox's Handbag says...

Bob Crompton, what a legend, why o why is there no statue to this man at Ewood?
Bob Crompton, what a legend, why o why is there no statue to this man at Ewood? Jason Wilcox's Handbag
  • Score: 10

5:50pm Wed 23 Apr 14

kazz says...

Bring him in as manager and savage as his no 2
Bring him in as manager and savage as his no 2 kazz
  • Score: -1

6:20pm Wed 23 Apr 14

sean_brfc says...

Surprised Savage wasn't in fans' favourites list. Which BBC pundit seems to give a toss about Rovers these days?
Surprised Savage wasn't in fans' favourites list. Which BBC pundit seems to give a toss about Rovers these days? sean_brfc
  • Score: 8

7:52pm Wed 23 Apr 14

mahi brfc says...

Is there any realistic chance Shearer taking over GB role..GB has done a massive job sending the waste bunch out and buying quality midfielders..We are not yet completely ready for the PREM yet so dont really bother if we win play offs or not ..but next season we might finsih top 2 and be ready for the premiership.A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team
People who have been negative about GB and Venkys ,please be off the site..They have done mistakes but they have learnt as well and will be backing the club and we may often see them in the stadium..So the negatives vibes will be gone starting next season..New team,New ideas,already refreshed staff and expect the unexpected
We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were
Is there any realistic chance Shearer taking over GB role..GB has done a massive job sending the waste bunch out and buying quality midfielders..We are not yet completely ready for the PREM yet so dont really bother if we win play offs or not ..but next season we might finsih top 2 and be ready for the premiership.A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team People who have been negative about GB and Venkys ,please be off the site..They have done mistakes but they have learnt as well and will be backing the club and we may often see them in the stadium..So the negatives vibes will be gone starting next season..New team,New ideas,already refreshed staff and expect the unexpected We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were mahi brfc
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Wed 23 Apr 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

sean_brfc wrote:
Surprised Savage wasn't in fans' favourites list. Which BBC pundit seems to give a toss about Rovers these days?
Who gives a sh what BBC, Sky, Talksh8 or any of the talking heads on TV and radio think or say. No amount of windbagging or opinionating will ever get the ball in the net,

Worrying about image is symptomatic of the tarts game that players like Beckham have turned football into.

My choices? Ken Beamish, Tony Parkes, Bobby Svarc, Derek Fazakerly, Gordon Lee.
[quote][p][bold]sean_brfc[/bold] wrote: Surprised Savage wasn't in fans' favourites list. Which BBC pundit seems to give a toss about Rovers these days?[/p][/quote]Who gives a sh what BBC, Sky, Talksh8 or any of the talking heads on TV and radio think or say. No amount of windbagging or opinionating will ever get the ball in the net, Worrying about image is symptomatic of the tarts game that players like Beckham have turned football into. My choices? Ken Beamish, Tony Parkes, Bobby Svarc, Derek Fazakerly, Gordon Lee. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 4

8:11pm Wed 23 Apr 14

roversammo says...

Sherwood best captain? Really? Decent player, lifted the trophy yes but what about say, derek fazackerley or glen Keeley even Garry flitcroft? So many great captains who deserve credit, thoughts?
Sherwood best captain? Really? Decent player, lifted the trophy yes but what about say, derek fazackerley or glen Keeley even Garry flitcroft? So many great captains who deserve credit, thoughts? roversammo
  • Score: 4

8:21pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

mahi brfc wrote:
Is there any realistic chance Shearer taking over GB role..GB has done a massive job sending the waste bunch out and buying quality midfielders..We are not yet completely ready for the PREM yet so dont really bother if we win play offs or not ..but next season we might finsih top 2 and be ready for the premiership.A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team
People who have been negative about GB and Venkys ,please be off the site..They have done mistakes but they have learnt as well and will be backing the club and we may often see them in the stadium..So the negatives vibes will be gone starting next season..New team,New ideas,already refreshed staff and expect the unexpected
We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were
Have you heard about these new things called full stops?

They make what you are writing appear more intelligent.
[quote][p][bold]mahi brfc[/bold] wrote: Is there any realistic chance Shearer taking over GB role..GB has done a massive job sending the waste bunch out and buying quality midfielders..We are not yet completely ready for the PREM yet so dont really bother if we win play offs or not ..but next season we might finsih top 2 and be ready for the premiership.A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team People who have been negative about GB and Venkys ,please be off the site..They have done mistakes but they have learnt as well and will be backing the club and we may often see them in the stadium..So the negatives vibes will be gone starting next season..New team,New ideas,already refreshed staff and expect the unexpected We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were[/p][/quote]Have you heard about these new things called full stops? They make what you are writing appear more intelligent. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

Jason Wilcox's Handbag wrote:
Bob Crompton, what a legend, why o why is there no statue to this man at Ewood?
Wholeheartedly agree with that one. If anyone could be called "Mr Blackburn Rovers" it is Bob Crompton.
[quote][p][bold]Jason Wilcox's Handbag[/bold] wrote: Bob Crompton, what a legend, why o why is there no statue to this man at Ewood?[/p][/quote]Wholeheartedly agree with that one. If anyone could be called "Mr Blackburn Rovers" it is Bob Crompton. Bazzer
  • Score: 5

8:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

roversammo says...

Bazzer wrote:
Jason Wilcox's Handbag wrote:
Bob Crompton, what a legend, why o why is there no statue to this man at Ewood?
Wholeheartedly agree with that one. If anyone could be called "Mr Blackburn Rovers" it is Bob Crompton.
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jason Wilcox's Handbag[/bold] wrote: Bob Crompton, what a legend, why o why is there no statue to this man at Ewood?[/p][/quote]Wholeheartedly agree with that one. If anyone could be called "Mr Blackburn Rovers" it is Bob Crompton.[/p][/quote]Totally agree roversammo
  • Score: 3

9:03pm Wed 23 Apr 14

CheltRover says...

Er, Simon Garner???
Er, Simon Garner??? CheltRover
  • Score: 6

9:37pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
mahi brfc wrote:
Is there any realistic chance Shearer taking over GB role..GB has done a massive job sending the waste bunch out and buying quality midfielders..We are not yet completely ready for the PREM yet so dont really bother if we win play offs or not ..but next season we might finsih top 2 and be ready for the premiership.A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team
People who have been negative about GB and Venkys ,please be off the site..They have done mistakes but they have learnt as well and will be backing the club and we may often see them in the stadium..So the negatives vibes will be gone starting next season..New team,New ideas,already refreshed staff and expect the unexpected
We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were
Have you heard about these new things called full stops?

They make what you are writing appear more intelligent.
F.o.o.l. S.t.o.p. - g.o. g.e.t. a. l.i.f.e.............
.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mahi brfc[/bold] wrote: Is there any realistic chance Shearer taking over GB role..GB has done a massive job sending the waste bunch out and buying quality midfielders..We are not yet completely ready for the PREM yet so dont really bother if we win play offs or not ..but next season we might finsih top 2 and be ready for the premiership.A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team People who have been negative about GB and Venkys ,please be off the site..They have done mistakes but they have learnt as well and will be backing the club and we may often see them in the stadium..So the negatives vibes will be gone starting next season..New team,New ideas,already refreshed staff and expect the unexpected We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were[/p][/quote]Have you heard about these new things called full stops? They make what you are writing appear more intelligent.[/p][/quote]F.o.o.l. S.t.o.p. - g.o. g.e.t. a. l.i.f.e............. . Maxrus
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Wed 23 Apr 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Jesus Christ why do Rovers fans even think for a second that Alan would come back to us as manager, most of which were probably not even there when he was slated coming back with the Geordies. It was embarrassing and I nearly cracked a few in the Riverside myself that day, no class and no clue either, had he gone to United fair enough maybe and just maybe. He eventually got the respect he deserved at the TP testimonial, sorry guys it just winds me up this subject. Totally agree with the comments though as what about Noel Brotherston? Dave Wagstaffe? Faz, and of course Simon, anyway a good evening to you all and rant over RTID
Jesus Christ why do Rovers fans even think for a second that Alan would come back to us as manager, most of which were probably not even there when he was slated coming back with the Geordies. It was embarrassing and I nearly cracked a few in the Riverside myself that day, no class and no clue either, had he gone to United fair enough maybe and just maybe. He eventually got the respect he deserved at the TP testimonial, sorry guys it just winds me up this subject. Totally agree with the comments though as what about Noel Brotherston? Dave Wagstaffe? Faz, and of course Simon, anyway a good evening to you all and rant over RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 4

10:39pm Wed 23 Apr 14

baldie says...

Have they found Sean Curry yet?
Have they found Sean Curry yet? baldie
  • Score: 0

12:12am Thu 24 Apr 14

slants says...

So all of the little young kiddie jibbs voted because the are the fools who read this crap lol and only have an attention span of a few years.
So all of the little young kiddie jibbs voted because the are the fools who read this crap lol and only have an attention span of a few years. slants
  • Score: -4

7:24am Thu 24 Apr 14

woksmuggler says...

what happened to simon garner, colin hendry speedie (if only for 1 season) there was football before the premiership but people forget that..
what happened to simon garner, colin hendry speedie (if only for 1 season) there was football before the premiership but people forget that.. woksmuggler
  • Score: 1

7:54am Thu 24 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

got to be ciccio grabbi
got to be ciccio grabbi hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 2

8:25am Thu 24 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

That's it no-dads, keep reminiscing about the past because there's no future for your tin-pot club.

Alan Shearer as manager hahaha at least some of you clowns still have a sense of humour. I think you'd have to sign him up as player coach though, that way you could bring back Kenny Dalglish while you're at it.

Just take a good look at what your club is now. What a shambles.
That's it no-dads, keep reminiscing about the past because there's no future for your tin-pot club. Alan Shearer as manager hahaha at least some of you clowns still have a sense of humour. I think you'd have to sign him up as player coach though, that way you could bring back Kenny Dalglish while you're at it. Just take a good look at what your club is now. What a shambles. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -8

8:33am Thu 24 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Keep on gloating S_C, make the most of your one season of success. Every dog has its day and your day has come. But remember when you get to the top of the hill the only way is down, as the Rovers found out after 95. The difference is we got to the top of the hill, you are only half way there and will never reach the top.
Keep on gloating S_C, make the most of your one season of success. Every dog has its day and your day has come. But remember when you get to the top of the hill the only way is down, as the Rovers found out after 95. The difference is we got to the top of the hill, you are only half way there and will never reach the top. A Darener
  • Score: 8

10:24am Thu 24 Apr 14

owd nick says...

A Darener wrote:
Keep on gloating S_C, make the most of your one season of success. Every dog has its day and your day has come. But remember when you get to the top of the hill the only way is down, as the Rovers found out after 95. The difference is we got to the top of the hill, you are only half way there and will never reach the top.
Why answer the moron, we were doing fine until then, now you have opened the door to one of it's cut and paste rants.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Keep on gloating S_C, make the most of your one season of success. Every dog has its day and your day has come. But remember when you get to the top of the hill the only way is down, as the Rovers found out after 95. The difference is we got to the top of the hill, you are only half way there and will never reach the top.[/p][/quote]Why answer the moron, we were doing fine until then, now you have opened the door to one of it's cut and paste rants. owd nick
  • Score: 2

10:37am Thu 24 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Polls; What do they mean?

Nothing really, I wasn't aware there was a poll and if I had been would I have taken part?

Almost certainly the answer would be no.

Shearers record speaks for itself, great play, one of the best strikers I have ever seen, but in the modern way he dumped us for the anonymity of Newcastle at the first opportunity.

And for what hurt most fans at the time was despite him saying he was staying he was talking to Ferguson, then selected Newcastle.

So he would never top my list.

Tugay tops the list for me, purely and simply because he was the best, most skillful player I have ever seen in a Rovers shirt, and Rovers through and through, but there are many more to choose from.

Brotherston, Field, Parkes, Garner, Dunny, never saw Crompton so can't comment, but I did see Douglas in his latter years, so I didn't see the best of him.

So many more I could be here all day but I have things to do. :-)
Polls; What do they mean? Nothing really, I wasn't aware there was a poll and if I had been would I have taken part? Almost certainly the answer would be no. Shearers record speaks for itself, great play, one of the best strikers I have ever seen, but in the modern way he dumped us for the anonymity of Newcastle at the first opportunity. And for what hurt most fans at the time was despite him saying he was staying he was talking to Ferguson, then selected Newcastle. So he would never top my list. Tugay tops the list for me, purely and simply because he was the best, most skillful player I have ever seen in a Rovers shirt, and Rovers through and through, but there are many more to choose from. Brotherston, Field, Parkes, Garner, Dunny, never saw Crompton so can't comment, but I did see Douglas in his latter years, so I didn't see the best of him. So many more I could be here all day but I have things to do. :-) owd nick
  • Score: 1

10:39am Thu 24 Apr 14

Ronaldpetercooper says...

Am surprised at the list and can only assume that only youngsters voted. As an owd un Brian Douglas and Ronnie Clayton were streets ahead of most of those chosen.
Am surprised at the list and can only assume that only youngsters voted. As an owd un Brian Douglas and Ronnie Clayton were streets ahead of most of those chosen. Ronaldpetercooper
  • Score: 1

10:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

owd nick wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Keep on gloating S_C, make the most of your one season of success. Every dog has its day and your day has come. But remember when you get to the top of the hill the only way is down, as the Rovers found out after 95. The difference is we got to the top of the hill, you are only half way there and will never reach the top.
Why answer the moron, we were doing fine until then, now you have opened the door to one of it's cut and paste rants.
No rant necessary.

The comedy comes from your own lot genuinely hoping to be rescued by a former player. And just look at these statements.... deluded is not the word.

"next season we might finish top 2 and be ready for the premiership"

"A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team"

"We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were"
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Keep on gloating S_C, make the most of your one season of success. Every dog has its day and your day has come. But remember when you get to the top of the hill the only way is down, as the Rovers found out after 95. The difference is we got to the top of the hill, you are only half way there and will never reach the top.[/p][/quote]Why answer the moron, we were doing fine until then, now you have opened the door to one of it's cut and paste rants.[/p][/quote]No rant necessary. The comedy comes from your own lot genuinely hoping to be rescued by a former player. And just look at these statements.... deluded is not the word. "next season we might finish top 2 and be ready for the premiership" "A striker and couple of defenders will make us a strong team" "We will be ready for the Prem next season and knock Burnley and bring them where they were" Super_Clarets
  • Score: -1

12:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

greenscreener says...

Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
Am surprised at the list and can only assume that only youngsters voted. As an owd un Brian Douglas and Ronnie Clayton were streets ahead of most of those chosen.
I really don't care how old you are, Alan Shearer, for what he achieved with this club deserves to be considered a legend, he is up there with Clayton and Douglas.

You can never know what players would have achieved in different eras but I'd say Shearer would have compared favourably with Nat Lofthouse in the same way I'd rate Clayton and Douglas as players on a par with Gerrard and Rooney today.
[quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: Am surprised at the list and can only assume that only youngsters voted. As an owd un Brian Douglas and Ronnie Clayton were streets ahead of most of those chosen.[/p][/quote]I really don't care how old you are, Alan Shearer, for what he achieved with this club deserves to be considered a legend, he is up there with Clayton and Douglas. You can never know what players would have achieved in different eras but I'd say Shearer would have compared favourably with Nat Lofthouse in the same way I'd rate Clayton and Douglas as players on a par with Gerrard and Rooney today. greenscreener
  • Score: 3

12:33pm Thu 24 Apr 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
Ronaldpetercooper wrote:
Am surprised at the list and can only assume that only youngsters voted. As an owd un Brian Douglas and Ronnie Clayton were streets ahead of most of those chosen.
I really don't care how old you are, Alan Shearer, for what he achieved with this club deserves to be considered a legend, he is up there with Clayton and Douglas.

You can never know what players would have achieved in different eras but I'd say Shearer would have compared favourably with Nat Lofthouse in the same way I'd rate Clayton and Douglas as players on a par with Gerrard and Rooney today.
I think the greatest problems we face with polls like this are;

- that you may be restricted to a choice of players.
- many of the younger voters won't have seen the older players mentioned.
- it's more likely that younger people are voting via technology
- as you get older your memories become clouded, more set.

Earlier I chucked Tony Field in as a bit of an hand grenade because he was playing for Rovers when I had just started to watch them in the very early 70's, and he was my favorite player at the time.

Doesn't make him a great player but I remember him.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronaldpetercooper[/bold] wrote: Am surprised at the list and can only assume that only youngsters voted. As an owd un Brian Douglas and Ronnie Clayton were streets ahead of most of those chosen.[/p][/quote]I really don't care how old you are, Alan Shearer, for what he achieved with this club deserves to be considered a legend, he is up there with Clayton and Douglas. You can never know what players would have achieved in different eras but I'd say Shearer would have compared favourably with Nat Lofthouse in the same way I'd rate Clayton and Douglas as players on a par with Gerrard and Rooney today.[/p][/quote]I think the greatest problems we face with polls like this are; - that you may be restricted to a choice of players. - many of the younger voters won't have seen the older players mentioned. - it's more likely that younger people are voting via technology - as you get older your memories become clouded, more set. Earlier I chucked Tony Field in as a bit of an hand grenade because he was playing for Rovers when I had just started to watch them in the very early 70's, and he was my favorite player at the time. Doesn't make him a great player but I remember him. owd nick
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Thu 24 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

Polls are meaningless but the facts are Bob Crompton must surely be no 1 followed by Bryan Douglas and Ronnie Clayton,, there are few who can better these three that you could call legends .
Polls are meaningless but the facts are Bob Crompton must surely be no 1 followed by Bryan Douglas and Ronnie Clayton,, there are few who can better these three that you could call legends . noddy57
  • Score: 1

4:01pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

noddy57 wrote:
Polls are meaningless but the facts are Bob Crompton must surely be no 1 followed by Bryan Douglas and Ronnie Clayton,, there are few who can better these three that you could call legends .
You have it spot on with those three. We must also acknowledge Crompton returning and saving the club in the 1930s as manager.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Polls are meaningless but the facts are Bob Crompton must surely be no 1 followed by Bryan Douglas and Ronnie Clayton,, there are few who can better these three that you could call legends .[/p][/quote]You have it spot on with those three. We must also acknowledge Crompton returning and saving the club in the 1930s as manager. Bazzer
  • Score: 1

10:12pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Burnley59/60 says...

the usher wrote:
Trouble with these sort of polls is that many have very short memories and only think back of the past 15/20 years or so. I can remember watching the magic of Duggie (Bryan Douglas), the skill of Bill Eckersley and the brilliant free kicks with the old leather ball that Eddie Quigley took. No bending the ball like these "plastic" ones do today. Eddie had the skill to beat most goalkeepers with nearly every free kick.
Very well put Im a Claret BUT I have seen both Bryan Douglas and Ronnie Clayton and trust me they were top draw a joy to watch even as A life long Claret Steve Bull from Wolves was the same all Grand Players
[quote][p][bold]the usher[/bold] wrote: Trouble with these sort of polls is that many have very short memories and only think back of the past 15/20 years or so. I can remember watching the magic of Duggie (Bryan Douglas), the skill of Bill Eckersley and the brilliant free kicks with the old leather ball that Eddie Quigley took. No bending the ball like these "plastic" ones do today. Eddie had the skill to beat most goalkeepers with nearly every free kick.[/p][/quote]Very well put Im a Claret BUT I have seen both Bryan Douglas and Ronnie Clayton and trust me they were top draw a joy to watch even as A life long Claret Steve Bull from Wolves was the same all Grand Players Burnley59/60
  • Score: 2

12:53pm Sat 26 Apr 14

handyamBRFC says...

Hi
regards these polls

I think they should clearly state

that were talking about the last 20 years at most

because most people remember these years

hence i think it should be clearly stated

Polls for last 20 years

I am aware that many good/great players were at BRFC
but we have to be honest


Most fans can just about remember the last 20 years
if that..

Ofcourse i know there are many loyal / great fans of BRFC
who have longer memories
but to be fair to all the present fans

I think the polls should state only last 20 years

hence, not to create confusion and difference in opinions

cheers
Hi regards these polls I think they should clearly state that were talking about the last 20 years at most because most people remember these years hence i think it should be clearly stated Polls for last 20 years I am aware that many good/great players were at BRFC but we have to be honest Most fans can just about remember the last 20 years if that.. Ofcourse i know there are many loyal / great fans of BRFC who have longer memories but to be fair to all the present fans I think the polls should state only last 20 years hence, not to create confusion and difference in opinions cheers handyamBRFC
  • Score: 0

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