Premier League life gets off to expected start

August 18th, 2009 by joered

When the fixture list was released on the 17th June, it wasn’t exactly the ideal start for Burnley’s first ever Premier League campaign.
Stoke away it read. After the memorable Wembley win and the euphoria that followed, Stoke away was hardly the most anticipated fixture amongst the claret and blue faithful, it barely felt as though [...]

Thompson spares Claret Blushes

July 29th, 2009 by fh43

Accrington Stanley v Burnley
 
A late Steven Thompson goal rescued Burnley as they drew 2-2 with neighbours Accrington Stanley.
 
Despite the relatively short distance between these two Lancashire neighbours this has been little more than an annual summer friendly.
 
Burnley’s status as Premier League new boys gave an extra edge to the fixture played on Tuesday.
 
Accrington Stanley [...]

Burnley take slender lead to the Madjeski

May 11th, 2009 by joered

Graham Alexander’s last gasp penalty gave the Clarets the tightest of leads in the first leg of the championhip playoffs.

The Scots fourth goal from the penalty spot in three games was enough for Burnley to win the game, despite being second best throughout and never really creating the kinds of chances they have done in previous games.
Owen Coyle [...]

Burnley -v- Reading (Playoff Semi-Final 1st Leg) PREVIEW

May 9th, 2009 by joered

 

 

At 5.20 tonight Burnley and Reading will battle it out for a place at Wembley.
Burnley manager Owen Coyle must find a replacement right-back after loanee Rhys Williams returned to his parent club Middlesbrough this week after Burnley’s appeal to extend the loan failed, Micheal Duff is likely to replace him in a like for like swap.
Two of [...]

Burnley secure playoff place with emphatic win

May 5th, 2009 by joered

Burnley made sure of a playoff place yesterday after an impressive win against Bristol City ensured a top 6th finish.
A penalty brace from Graham Alexander and a goal each from Elliot and Gudjonson secured a big win for the Clarets in a game where Burnley knew a win would secure that precious playoff place.
Beforehand the Clarets were lying in 6th place, two [...]

Burnley fail to get the job done

April 28th, 2009 by joered

The plan was simple, seal Southamptons fate whilst ensuring our very own playoff place.
But unfortunately Burnley could only only stick to half the deal as the draw means that The Saints will play their football in league one on minus ten next season, but The Clarets will have to wait until the final game before [...]

Southampton -v- Burnley – PREVIEW

April 24th, 2009 by joered

Despite Southampton being relegated on Thursday thanks to a points deduction, both teams have everything to play for down on the south coast tomorrow.
A win for Burnley will guarantee them a place in this seasons championship playoffs, while if The Saints don’t get maximum points from this game, then they will start next season on minus [...]

Paterson comes back from the dead to seal big win for The Clarets

April 22nd, 2009 by joered

Martin Paterson jumped off the injury table to gain his first start for 2 games and seal massive win for Burnley which brings them closer to securing a playoff place.

Burnley now have that all important 4 point gap between themselves and 7th place and could mathematically secure their playoff dream on Saturday with 3 points against [...]

Burnley -v- Sheffield United PREVIEW

April 20th, 2009 by joered

I sit here a quivering nervous wreck.

It’s surprising i am hitting the right keys on my laptops keyboard as i really am incredibly nervous. The Clarets face the Championships form team this evening as we look to put daylight between ourselves and the chasing pack, who both do not look like slipping up anytime soon and had [...]

Clarets drop 2 points

April 6th, 2009 by joered

Derby county snatched an unlikely draw from the relms of defeat after Burnley failed to make their dominance count.
Midfield man Chris McCann had put The Clarets infront around the hour mark and afterwards they looked to be cruising, but they never created any clearcut chances and never increased their lead. The setback came 3 minutes into [...]