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Josh Brownhill signs for Burnley; CONFIRMED


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34 minutes ago, alexukhc said:

Who’s captain now?

Korey if playing would be my guess, failing that Williams is the most experienced in the squad, and plays when available.

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At the risk of blasphemy

 

There Is A  Brownhill  Far Away

Hymn

There is a brown hill far away,
Outside Our City walls,
Where he was Burnley transfererred,
Who moved to save us all.

Refrain

O dearly, dearly, has he  loved,
And we still love him too,
And trust in Nahki’s redeeming goals ,
And try his works to do.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains we have  to bear;
But we believe it was for us
He moved and suffered there.

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41 minutes ago, RedDave said:

Seems like josh is very underrated on this forum.  Dyche doesn’t get many wrong 

He always works hard, can see why Dyche would want him for that reason alone but for me in footballing terms Josh would usually put in a 6 or a 7 kind of performance and very rarely a 8 or 9 kind of performance. I dont think there is going to be many games where I think oh I wish we still had Brownhill, he would make the difference. Nice lad, wish him well, will keep an eye out for him on MOTD but no great loss for me.

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1 hour ago, Henry said:

Wish him well.

anyone less feel the least bothered about him going compared to our other big sells recently?

Think with his supposed release clause for the summer becoming public nearly everyone had accepted he had until August here max anyway so getting Wells coming the other way is about as good as it was going to get. Pure cash deal with no one coming our way and people may have felt different

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5 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

He always works hard, can see why Dyche would want him for that reason alone but for me in footballing terms Josh would usually put in a 6 or a 7 kind of performance and very rarely a 8 or 9 kind of performance. I dont think there is going to be many games where I think oh I wish we still had Brownhill, he would make the difference. Nice lad, wish him well, will keep an eye out for him on MOTD but no great loss for me.

I does get forgotten that he was played out of position quite a bit. Right hand side two seasons ago and had to fill in for korey plenty of times . He’s better when he’s breaking into the box and we will miss that . He needs to be replaced , otherwise we only have Nagy (injured, might need a op ) massengo, korey and Rowe . That midfield isn’t good enough to get us in the play offs. 

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Got to give credit to Mark Ashton for getting a good fee in for a decent midfielder and then picking up a proven striker in his prime for what looks like a bargain 

When you look back over the last 3 - 4 years and the fantastic fees we have sold players for and then reinvested in promising talent it shows the model is in some way working 

Yes there will be risks and some will not work out but the blend of youth and experience looks about right and Wells signing is an indicator that we appear to be buying for the here and now to get us in a position to challenge for promotion 

If we add more Signings tomorrow then it signals a certain intent to go for it 

I had felt we were treading water a little over the last few months and wondered if we were serious promotion contenders

Perhaps we are giving it a go after all?

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I am glad I saw Josh's flat down on the waterfront before he departed. I felt sorry for the lack of homeliness in the place and how transient it looked; he seemed ill at ease making a cuppa tea. All the best Josh. Wish you well. 

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Good luck to him. Some vital and indeed very well taken goals the season- Charlton at home and Cardiff away stick in the mind.

Think Brownhill still had more possible growth, more to give. He equalled his record League goal tally in early December, despite not necessarily being played in his optimum position- often a bit too deep I thought. 

Central midfield though, as part of a 3, at times a 2- can play right and ideally higher up. At 24, still had room for growth IMO. Will be interesting to see how he fares.

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Perhaps the most all round of all round midfield players. I can see why a club like Burnley would want him. He gives you a lot of options and is pretty much as consistent as you can be over a long season.

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54 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

He always works hard, can see why Dyche would want him for that reason alone but for me in footballing terms Josh would usually put in a 6 or a 7 kind of performance and very rarely a 8 or 9 kind of performance. I dont think there is going to be many games where I think oh I wish we still had Brownhill, he would make the difference. Nice lad, wish him well, will keep an eye out for him on MOTD but no great loss for me.

Playing consistently is the mark of a good player and one - at his age - ready for the next hurdle. 

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Always represented us well, but somehow I knew he was always going to go to a higher placed club. He has always been a model professional who appears to have his head screwed on and his career mapped out in front of him. He has risen by being patient and hard work and seems to have a close family behind him. All the best Josh, and thanks for the memories.

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Bristol’s almond  milk salesmen  will be crying in their cider tonight.

Well done to Josh , I wish him the best of luck . Top pro , top man .

 I hope he continues his development and goes onto to have the career he deserves. In any case he is now set up for life .

 I feel that we were just on the cusp of having a stellar season out of the lad as he started to add quality finishes to his play. 
 

I must confess that I often wondered what the big fuss was , he never seemed to excel at anything but seemed to be a ‘ water carrier ‘. This season , in particular he has started to shine which evidently resulted in interest from higher placed clubs .

Brownhill is the living breathing proof of City’s strategy and who can argue with it as we sit in the play off places with the addition of another Championship experienced striker with the rumours of other quality additions being chased. 
 

A big hand to Mark Ashton, Lee Johnson and the coaching staff who are dragging this club ever closer to the top.

 

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Brownhill is a player who worked very hard on his game, got better each season and deserves his crack in the Prem. Overused this season in fact flogged to death due to our early season injury crisis and it was showing in recent performances.

Best of luck to the lad.

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