Clarets star Mee relishing the underdogs tag

This Is Lancashire: Ben Mee Ben Mee

BEN Mee is relishing his ‘David and Goliath’ return to Manchester City next season.

Burnley’s trip to the Etihad will be one of the first fixtures the City youth team graduate will be earmarking when the fixtures are released next month.

The Clarets will be going into almost all of their Premier League as underdogs, not least against the newly re-crowned champions of England.

But the 24-year-old insists they will not shy away from the challenge.

“I’m looking forward to getting the fixture list and seeing that you're going to playing Chelsea, United, City, Arsenal away and people like that.

“And we're going to go there with no fear. That’s been a big thing for us this year and it will serve us well I’m sure,” said Mee, noting how few gave Burnley a prayer for promotion at the start of last season. Indeed, the Clarets were more fancied for a drop into League One than top flight challenge.

But having defied the odds to get there, Mee is mindful that is will be an even bigger mission for Burnley to stay there.

“It is but we got written off this year and we’ll get written off next year.

“We’ve proved people wrong this year and we’ll do the same next year,” said Mee, despite admitting he doesn’t pay any attention to the doom mongers.

“I don’t listen to any of that.

“We stick to what we know. We believe in ourselves and that’s all that matters,” added the defender, who like team-mate Kieran Trippier left Manchester City in search of regular first team football.

Knowing they will be facing their old club in the top flight next season after earning automatic promotion with the Clarets has made for the most enjoyable summer of Mee’s career so far.

“It’s been a great season and it’s really satisfying to look back on it and see what we’ve achieved from the beginning of the year and everything that’s happened throughout the year.

“It’s been amazing and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” he said.

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9:33am Tue 20 May 14

Dublin Claret says...

Nice lad Ben, such a modest bloke...... and a very underrated defender.
Nice lad Ben, such a modest bloke...... and a very underrated defender. Dublin Claret
  • Score: 11

9:59am Tue 20 May 14

Ewoodlegend says...

Oh these stories make my day, I bet your not relishing chasing back to goal for 90 minutes, however you will receive lots of passes from the KO after conceding 5-6 a game hahahaha

Keep them stories coming
Oh these stories make my day, I bet your not relishing chasing back to goal for 90 minutes, however you will receive lots of passes from the KO after conceding 5-6 a game hahahaha Keep them stories coming Ewoodlegend
  • Score: -16

11:00am Tue 20 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -11

11:10am Tue 20 May 14

Scamp Kingsley says...

Ben was one of the unsung hero's of last season and looked bigger and meaner with every game.
I here ashley cole has been let go by chelsea, so what we've got BEN MEE!
Ben was one of the unsung hero's of last season and looked bigger and meaner with every game. I here ashley cole has been let go by chelsea, so what we've got BEN MEE! Scamp Kingsley
  • Score: 7

11:20am Tue 20 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur
nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 10

11:23am Tue 20 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
Hey moron.....

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley....

The fact that you're still trying to convince people you are a Burnley fan shows just how much that result has hurt you.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]Hey moron..... Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley.... The fact that you're still trying to convince people you are a Burnley fan shows just how much that result has hurt you. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 7

11:41am Tue 20 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur

nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
I support Burnley
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.[/p][/quote]I support Burnley AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -11

11:50am Tue 20 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur


nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
I support Burnley
So explain why you chose that username then....?
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.[/p][/quote]I support Burnley[/p][/quote]So explain why you chose that username then....? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 8

12:05pm Tue 20 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn



ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur



nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
I support Burnley
So explain why you chose that username then....?
Another pounding distributed by burnley wouldn't fit the letter limit so i shortened it
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.[/p][/quote]I support Burnley[/p][/quote]So explain why you chose that username then....?[/p][/quote]Another pounding distributed by burnley wouldn't fit the letter limit so i shortened it AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -10

12:40pm Tue 20 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn




ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur




nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
I support Burnley
So explain why you chose that username then....?
Another pounding distributed by burnley wouldn't fit the letter limit so i shortened it
So you shortened it to mean something entirely different then did you?

You thick Blackburn chav
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.[/p][/quote]I support Burnley[/p][/quote]So explain why you chose that username then....?[/p][/quote]Another pounding distributed by burnley wouldn't fit the letter limit so i shortened it[/p][/quote]So you shortened it to mean something entirely different then did you? You thick Blackburn chav Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 5

1:06pm Tue 20 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Strewth, forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do
Strewth, forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -5

2:36pm Tue 20 May 14

Trick82 says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
Oh these stories make my day, I bet your not relishing chasing back to goal for 90 minutes, however you will receive lots of passes from the KO after conceding 5-6 a game hahahaha

Keep them stories coming
HaHaHa, you're club makes my day!!
Enjoy the Championship mid table, if you're lucky
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: Oh these stories make my day, I bet your not relishing chasing back to goal for 90 minutes, however you will receive lots of passes from the KO after conceding 5-6 a game hahahaha Keep them stories coming[/p][/quote]HaHaHa, you're club makes my day!! Enjoy the Championship mid table, if you're lucky Trick82
  • Score: 6

2:37pm Tue 20 May 14

RobH2O says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
Oh these stories make my day, I bet your not relishing chasing back to goal for 90 minutes, however you will receive lots of passes from the KO after conceding 5-6 a game hahahaha

Keep them stories coming
Leg-end. Which end has turned up today? The stinking little foot or the end next to the tur.d hole. My goodness, its neither! Its the bell-end! What he writes is the discharge!
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: Oh these stories make my day, I bet your not relishing chasing back to goal for 90 minutes, however you will receive lots of passes from the KO after conceding 5-6 a game hahahaha Keep them stories coming[/p][/quote]Leg-end. Which end has turned up today? The stinking little foot or the end next to the tur.d hole. My goodness, its neither! Its the bell-end! What he writes is the discharge! RobH2O
  • Score: 4

2:38pm Tue 20 May 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
Thicko. theta's "loser" upgraded.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]Thicko. theta's "loser" upgraded. RobH2O
  • Score: 5

2:40pm Tue 20 May 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur


nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
I support Burnley
That's not what you used to write when you first appeared using this stupid name. You tripped yourself up recently and you've reverted to the hysterical boll.ucks of you being a Burnley fan.

Thicko.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.[/p][/quote]I support Burnley[/p][/quote]That's not what you used to write when you first appeared using this stupid name. You tripped yourself up recently and you've reverted to the hysterical boll.ucks of you being a Burnley fan. Thicko. RobH2O
  • Score: 5

4:46pm Tue 20 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

RobH2O wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn



ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur



nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
I support Burnley
That's not what you used to write when you first appeared using this stupid name. You tripped yourself up recently and you've reverted to the hysterical boll.ucks of you being a Burnley fan.

Thicko.
Rob, Rob, Rob. Did we not agree to an embargo of this tedionaut? The only way this worthless degenerate should be of interest is to see how quickly we can spot his next screen-name.

And remember, folks; every name-change is an automatic admission of failure of the previous one. By my reckoning, that's him failed about 26 times now.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.[/p][/quote]I support Burnley[/p][/quote]That's not what you used to write when you first appeared using this stupid name. You tripped yourself up recently and you've reverted to the hysterical boll.ucks of you being a Burnley fan. Thicko.[/p][/quote]Rob, Rob, Rob. Did we not agree to an embargo of this tedionaut? The only way this worthless degenerate should be of interest is to see how quickly we can spot his next screen-name. And remember, folks; every name-change is an automatic admission of failure of the previous one. By my reckoning, that's him failed about 26 times now. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 7

5:40pm Tue 20 May 14

noddy57 says...

Your underdog tag is there for a reason or have you not quite got the message yet ?what happened last time ?,,have you got a plan b?because if you have not got 1 you really ought to have. having said all that your manager deserves high praise for getting you to where you are and if he can keep you in it then he should be rewarded handsomely.
Your underdog tag is there for a reason or have you not quite got the message yet ?what happened last time ?,,have you got a plan b?because if you have not got 1 you really ought to have. having said all that your manager deserves high praise for getting you to where you are and if he can keep you in it then he should be rewarded handsomely. noddy57
  • Score: -6

9:30pm Tue 20 May 14

RobH2O says...

noddy57 wrote:
Your underdog tag is there for a reason or have you not quite got the message yet ?what happened last time ?,,have you got a plan b?because if you have not got 1 you really ought to have. having said all that your manager deserves high praise for getting you to where you are and if he can keep you in it then he should be rewarded handsomely.
No there is no Plan A. There is no message to get. What happened last time is in the past, a place where you lot holiday when your not living on Fantasy Island.

Get this. We will always be a weeny teeny club built from and of the local community. Our ranch is not up for grabs. Better to go down trying than to lord it about on some other bugg.ers money, making claims about wonderfulness.

Our directors put in loans. They take them back with interest because they are not mega-wealthy people. Of huge importance is the fact that the loans are proportionate to what should be available from success going forward. That has been proved to be the case, yet again.

Success earned through diligence and excellence smells and tastes sweet; a job well done. Success earned. It last a lifetime. And you never find yourselves running out of someone else's injected cash.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Your underdog tag is there for a reason or have you not quite got the message yet ?what happened last time ?,,have you got a plan b?because if you have not got 1 you really ought to have. having said all that your manager deserves high praise for getting you to where you are and if he can keep you in it then he should be rewarded handsomely.[/p][/quote]No there is no Plan A. There is no message to get. What happened last time is in the past, a place where you lot holiday when your not living on Fantasy Island. Get this. We will always be a weeny teeny club built from and of the local community. Our ranch is not up for grabs. Better to go down trying than to lord it about on some other bugg.ers money, making claims about wonderfulness. Our directors put in loans. They take them back with interest because they are not mega-wealthy people. Of huge importance is the fact that the loans are proportionate to what should be available from success going forward. That has been proved to be the case, yet again. Success earned through diligence and excellence smells and tastes sweet; a job well done. Success earned. It last a lifetime. And you never find yourselves running out of someone else's injected cash. RobH2O
  • Score: 7

12:48pm Wed 21 May 14

Ewoodlegend says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn



ley
wrote:
Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity.
SPEND SOME MONEY
We?
Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur



nley'?

You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.
I support Burnley
So explain why you chose that username then....?
Yes explain yourself to the main man. Hahah falling out amongst ranks just like every dingle house hold
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Mee will do a job in the prem but we need so spend some of that 120 million on better players. Ings was found wanting against wales for gods sake. Spend some cash on a world class striker and a world class center mid otherwise our one dimensional trippier game will get laughed at and exposed at every opportunity. SPEND SOME MONEY[/p][/quote]We? Why on earth would any self respecting Burnley fan call themselves 'Anotherpounding4Bur nley'? You aren't fooling anyone FakeVilla, Keep Darwen Green, Bupplepop FC, etc etc etc your so-called banter is as weak and predictable as the pathetically poor team you support.[/p][/quote]I support Burnley[/p][/quote]So explain why you chose that username then....?[/p][/quote]Yes explain yourself to the main man. Hahah falling out amongst ranks just like every dingle house hold Ewoodlegend
  • Score: -1

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