Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Burnley FC End of Season review

Burnley FC End of Season review.

 This is a post I started writing at the begining of the 2013-14 season when Burnley FC had played just a few games.  I never published it but it's interesting to look back on now we are going up.

Congratulations to the players and Sean Dyche.

Yes, Burnley live again!  I thought we would have the usual opening day draw then go on an uncomfortable winless run until we loose to a relegation favourite, then go on a really good run.
Then we'd get near the play-offs and then have another winless run, followed by a slight upturn to get our hopes up, then fail for the play-offs and finish exactly mid-table.
It seems this time, however, things are  slightly different.  I would have preferred a win at home on the opening day but an away win so early in the season should be remarked upon.  That was good. There, I remarked upon it.
And it looks like we have another Burnley legend in Danny Ings.  Not only has the Burnley striker knocked in few goals in the first three games, but he has also made a name for himself by giving his boots away.
So after two games we sit on fourth position, so lets try and keep it up until after Christmas when the collapse can begin.
Also we need to beat dirty leeds (all lowercase for lack of respect) and more importantly b*****d rovers (same lack of respect thing).
If that happens I'll need a lie down, shortly preceded by several Spanish beers.  "Why Spanish?" you may ask. Because I live in Spain now.  How will I watch the games? I don't know yet as I can't get UK TV right now and Spanish TV folks aren't that bothered about the NPower Championship for some reason.

Weird eh?


Friday, 30 November 2012

3 things to look out for in the Football League

I spend a lot of time reading the Guardian sport blogs which is completely dominated by Premier League coverage.  As a fan of Burnley, a Championship club, this is frustrating as I think the Football League deserves more respect from the national press.  What makes this more frustrating is the fact that most of that Premier League coverage is comprised of disgraceful stories of racism and allsorts of reprehensible behaviour, as opposed to actual football.
So I decided to take a swipe at this culture by posting this article in a bid to highlight the qualities of the Football league and to spark debate on the subject.  So here goes

1.THE Derby. Burnley v B@#$*$@d's. It's a wise decision to have this at 12.30 on a Sunday, as generally our fans tend to go and smash the town up win, loose or draw.  Crazy decision not to televise it though. I mean, this and the Bolton game on the opening day, were made for TV, especially with all the soap opera goings-on used to hype Premier League games.
2.Another Derby, of sorts.  Huddersfield v Dirty Leeds.  Lots of local pride at stake, and profesional pride too, with Simon Grayson taking on former club and all round nice guy Ken Bates.
3.Crystal Palace v Brighton.  Geographically not a prime candidate for a Derby, but there's a rivalry there for sure, and both teams can play a bit.  Good match on the cards methinks.  And, if nothing else, the press conferemces will be interesting.

If I'm honest, I've picked a bad weekend to do this as it's an FA cup weekend and League One and most of League Two are busy with that.  But I think the three points I've picked out can spark a little bit of debate.

What are you looking forward too?