Jump to content
Dillinger

Chris Burke

Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, Killieboykfc said:

Going back to Burke, does anyone know the illness he was battling with when he was with Ross County?

Sure I read somewhere it was maybe a stomach issue but can’t quite remember. 

It was some sort of virus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Killieboykfc said:

Aye, seen it was a virus but couldn’t really find any more information about it. 
 

Seemed quite a serious one by all accounts. 

Don't know the in's and out's but it was a stomach virus which, as you can imagine, meant playing football was more than a mild inconvenience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/23/2020 at 3:23 PM, Killieboykfc said:

Going back to Burke, does anyone know the illness he was battling with when he was with Ross County?

Sure I read somewhere it was maybe a stomach issue but can’t quite remember. 

I'm sure I read somewhere it was colitis. A very debilitating condition, and one that Darren Fletcher of Man U suffered from. Extract from BBC Sport....

Man United's Darren Fletcher explains ulcerative colitis illness. Fletcher was diagnosed with chronic bowel disease ulcerative colitis in 2011 but has returned after surgery. "You can be running to the toilet 10, 20, 30 times a day and losing a lot of blood," said the Scotland midfielder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really good interview with Burke on Killie TV post-Hearts. 

He sounds like future manager material (not necessarily for us) and I hope we can keep him on next season, maybe in the player/ coach role SC first offered him two years ago! 

He’s bright, positive and speaks well about the group. He’s clearly loving his football these days too. 

After his goal, he said to Brophy that he hadn’t thought he had that pass in him. Brophy replied that he hadn’t either!

 

Edited by skygod

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, david mcbeth said:

Chris Burke is comfortably one of the best players we have had this millennium.

IMO he is better now than he was when younger.  He said himself he doesn’t have the same pace so has adapted his game a bit.  If he had only done this when he did have his pace.  Btw I never really rated him before, and think he is one of those players a lot of folk consider got picked for Scotland because of the OF thing, but seeing him now can properly understand why he got the caps

Edited by Beaker71

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He won just seven caps, six of them after he left Rangers. 

SC could do a lot worse than call him up for the play-offs. 

 

Edited by skygod

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He’s a class above. Technically brilliant and he uses his body well to gain small advantages. Always a threat and a credit to himself. One of my favourite players in recent years. His Passion for the club is brilliant 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting him signed up again should be very high on Fowler/Dyers priority list. 

What an absolute dreamboat.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watching his post match interview, and from previous interviews, we really need to keep this guy around. Playing S long as he can, I'm sure he'll know himself when he's done, but also look into getting him on the coaching staff. He comes across as a model professional, great influence on the squad and has fantastic knowledge of the game. 

 

Future manager material, if he chooses that path. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Eggy said:

Getting him signed up again should be very high on Fowler/Dyers priority list. 

What an absolute dreamboat.  

I honestly don’t think that will be an issue with Burke, said himself he loves it here, an offer the same as he’s got just now and he’ll stay I reckon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, skygod said:

He won just seven caps, six of them after he left Rangers. 

SC could do a lot worse than call him up for the play-offs. 

 

No thanks too important for killie club before country anytime

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, david mcbeth said:

Chris Burke is comfortably one of the best players we have had this millennium.

Easily..... what a footballing head he has on him. He reminds me of the kinda impact Pat Nevin had when he signed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, skygod said:

He won just seven caps, six of them after he left Rangers. 

SC could do a lot worse than call him up for the play-offs. 

 

Would be a good player to throw on if we need a quality delivery into the box etc. He rarely puts in a bad ball !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, skygod said:

He won just seven caps, six of them after he left Rangers. 

SC could do a lot worse than call him up for the play-offs. 

 

He won the Kirin Cup too!!

Could bring the experience of winning a International Trophy to the squad. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's one of the best players I've seen in a Killie shirt - ever.

Up there with Durrant/Burns in terms of influence on the team.

Not everything goes through him but a hell of a lot does.

Sign him up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t think he will be hard to negotiate with but no way should the club take him for granted. Sign him up now to ensure we can enjoy him for a bit longer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Wee_Eck1979 said:

I don’t think he will be hard to negotiate with but no way should the club take him for granted. Sign him up now to ensure we can enjoy him for a bit longer.

Now this is the most sensible route the club could take, lets find out now whether lessons really are being learned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Top player and top person could see his influence in his first few games talking some of our players through the game makes a mockery of all the players and managers who complain about our plastic pitch with his performances on it get him signed up please!,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

right up there with George mccluskey as showing pure class in the twilight of his career for killie, guys like those two make you look forward to the footie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


The Killie Trust

KFC Supporters Association

Young Kilmarnock

FC Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock FC (Official)

×