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Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
soapylily (IP Logged)
02 November, 2017 08:53
not a easy question - so many contenders:
For me in order from the top:

Colin McDonald (201 appearaces, England WC 1958)
Adam Blacklaw (383 apperances, Scotland and a Champion)
The Beast (310 appearances)
Tom Heaton (138 to date)
Alan Stevenson (540 appearances)
Harry Thomson (141 appearances)
Marlon Beresford (356 appearances, comeback kid)
Jimmy Strong (264 appearances)
Chris Pearce (236 appearances)
Lee Grant (187 appearances)

I might get this: anyone read it?
[www.amazon.com]

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
NJMcWilliam (IP Logged)
02 November, 2017 13:37
Fantastic question and the response is likely going to vary depending on what generation the respondents belong to. I'm 66, I saw only a few games before Colin McDonald broke his leg. Blacklaw was a ROCK, in an age when keepers faced more significant challenges from burly #9s than the refs allow today. Harry Thomson threw himself about like an acrobat. Stevenson was steady over a long period and Heaton has the benefit of STATISTICS......shame we don't have all the stats on the others. My list would therefore be:

Blacklaw
Heaton
McDonald
Stevenson
The Beast
Thomson

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Alfie (IP Logged)
02 November, 2017 17:40
A very hard decision but I have to give it to McDonald..

McDonald
Blacklaw
Heaton
The beast
Harry Thomson
Alan Stevenson
Beresford

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
NJMcWilliam (IP Logged)
02 November, 2017 18:02
Alfie - I'm guessing you are a tad older than 66?

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Brian O'Neil (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 02:45
Blacklaw
Thompson
Heaton
beresford
The beast
Thompson was my favourite due to his exploits in what were very different times, less than genteel shall we say, he must have had springs in his feet. when he turned to look at us in the Cricket end he had the fu** em attitude written all over his face.

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
soapylily (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 06:21
And Harry Thompson's daughter was a very attractive young lady!

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Alfie (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 21:21
Quote:
NJMcWilliam
Alfie - I'm guessing you are a tad older than 66?

nope,I'm 66 and used to watch Colin Mcdonald with my father..

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Brian O'Neil (IP Logged)
04 November, 2017 01:10
And Harry Thompson's daughter was a very attractive young lady!that seals it then Thompson is the best......just joining in the spirit of the times and being sexist.Sarcasm comment just in case you want to get on one.Not directed at anyone in particular. Mesen never made a suggestive remark to a female ever, just for clarity. had me bum gripped once though.... no complaints. Did tell the wife .......survived the admission.

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
soapylily (IP Logged)
04 November, 2017 10:59
"had me bum gripped once though" I hope he or she was good looking (just being PC there, covering all bases, although I understand there is now a third sex - non-gender ;-) )
How on earth do you end up married and never "made a suggestive remark" to someone of the opposite (or in UK) the same sex?

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Brian O'Neil (IP Logged)
05 November, 2017 13:53
Of the category young or old lecherous sorts use. I cringe when I hear them being used and rarely if ever do I see a member of the opposite sex impressed by them.The anniversary of meeting my good lady wife is today and it has been fireworks ever since...we are both a little spirited in our ways.My good lady would be shocked and disappointed if I were to use crass remarks to anyone but totally at ease when I flirt in my own style with the opposite sex. I would be very upset if I made a female feel ill at ease in my presence.

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
NJMcWilliam (IP Logged)
06 November, 2017 15:05
Me too, I watched with my old man on the Longside...you have a way better memory than me though!!

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Alfie (IP Logged)
06 November, 2017 18:42
Quote:
NJMcWilliam
Me too, I watched with my old man on the Longside...you have a way better memory than me though!!

No,not really,I guess I'm just passing on what my dad told me as he watched nearly all of them and was a very good goalkeeper himself..
You know what they say...like father like son..

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
NJMcWilliam (IP Logged)
06 November, 2017 19:26
I'm lucky, my old man still going strong at 92. He was a fan of Harry Thomson (acrobatics!!) but he rates Colin McDonald as the best he saw.

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
BC3 (IP Logged)
07 November, 2017 09:42
Quote:
soapylily
not a easy question - so many contenders:
For me in order from the top:

Colin McDonald (201 appearaces, England WC 1958)
Adam Blacklaw (383 apperances, Scotland and a Champion)
The Beast (310 appearances)
Tom Heaton (138 to date)
Alan Stevenson (540 appearances)
Harry Thomson (141 appearances)
Marlon Beresford (356 appearances, comeback kid)
Jimmy Strong (264 appearances)
Chris Pearce (236 appearances)
Lee Grant (187 appearances)

I might get this: anyone read it?
[www.amazon.com]

Bloody hell soapy, Beast better than Tom, is it the heat over there, or are you on something ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2017 09:44 by BC3.

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Alfie (IP Logged)
07 November, 2017 15:26
Quote:
BC3
Quote:
soapylily
not a easy question - so many contenders:
For me in order from the top:

Colin McDonald (201 appearaces, England WC 1958)
Adam Blacklaw (383 apperances, Scotland and a Champion)
The Beast (310 appearances)
Tom Heaton (138 to date)
Alan Stevenson (540 appearances)
Harry Thomson (141 appearances)
Marlon Beresford (356 appearances, comeback kid)
Jimmy Strong (264 appearances)
Chris Pearce (236 appearances)
Lee Grant (187 appearances)

I might get this: anyone read it?
[www.amazon.com]

Bloody hell soapy, Beast better than Tom, is it the heat over there, or are you on something ?

Aye BC,I noticed that and thought the same,but each to his own..(Sm100)

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
So_Cal_Claret (IP Logged)
08 November, 2017 04:12
Where is Peter Mellor on that list???

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
kaiapoi claret (IP Logged)
08 November, 2017 09:00
Blacklaw Mcdonald Thomson Dont forget Harry Harry Harry was the chant from the cricket field end and he liked a bevvie or two before and after a game Those are my three after thomson i hardly saw some of the other goalkeepers live as i came to nz but saw a few in action when i came back for a visit

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Foreverclaret (IP Logged)
08 November, 2017 15:00
Most of the keepers were great in their different eras, the ones I saw live

Adam Blacklaw, Harry Thomson, Alan Stevenson, who can forget Joe Neenan (Orient game) every catch and stop was cheered, Marlon Beresford, Beast, Tom Heaton and now Nick Pope, we have been blessed.

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Alfie (IP Logged)
08 November, 2017 18:24
Ive seen every Burnley goalkeeper live since 1954 except for Heaton and Popeye

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
Brian O'Neil (IP Logged)
09 November, 2017 00:20
Funny how Thompson with less appearances than all the others is so well remembered.

 
Re: Who is the Greatest Post-WW2 Clarets keeper?
kaiapoi claret (IP Logged)
09 November, 2017 05:28
Harry knew how to play the fans at the cricket field end he was well liked


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