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Burnley Fans Were Left Incensed By Jeff Hendrick Last Night

Burnley Fans Were Left Incensed By Jeff Hendrick Last Night

Burnley capitulated at the Hawthorns last night, shipping four goals to West Brom in a paltry display on 'The' Monday Night Football.

It's still been a reasonably impressive start to the season for the Clarets, who sit just five points off Lancashire neighbours Manchester United in 12th position, but top billing on Sky went about as badly as it could have, and fans of the club were furious with the team's performance as a whole.

Unfortunately, it was Ireland's midfield maestro and the club's record signing Jeff Hendrick who bore the brunt of the abuse on Twitter - an easy target, perhaps, due to his £10m record fee when he arrived from Championship outfit Derby.

It certainly wasn't Hendrick's finest hour; the 24-year-old Dub was consistently beaten in 50:50 challenges and seemed a yard off the pace throughout, scooping a ball wide of Albion's goal when one of Burnely's rare chances on the night fell his way. Long since forgotten were the lofty heights of September and October, when Ireland's breakout star from the Euros was considered one of Burnley's standout performers in an impressive start to the season.

Fans of the club, including a number who travelled to the Midlands for the fixture, were quick to voice their ire at his shift - or lack thereof - last night. Indeed, his #AskJeff hashtag, run this week by Burnley's official Twitter account, was even hijacked by angry fans.

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Meanwhile, over on Derby County Twitter, Rams fans were left highly amused that Nigel Pearson had somehow swindled Sean Dyche for 10 million bob. It would be fair to say they enjoyed Monday Night Football immensely from a neutral standpoint, as one of their top top players from last season struggled for his new club.

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For what it's worth, we searched for more positive takes on Hendrick's display - for our own peace of mind, as much as anything. This is what we found.

At least nobody's swung for his hair. Take our eyes, but not Jefé's meticulous hair.

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Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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