Sunday, 6 January 2013

Barnsley 1 Burnley 0 FA Cup 3rd round

Concentrating on the league.

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?

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Another New Manager

Well, it seems Burnley Football Club has yet  another new manager.  I am personally quite impressed that the Burnley board decided on Sean Dyche in the end.  By all accounts he was doing a decent job at Watford beofre he had to make way for Gianfranco Zola.  I think its a really forward thinking decision by the Burnley board to bring in another young, up and coming manager.  Firstly they are usually cheaper and are more willing to take the job.  Secondly, any experienced manager is usually out of a job for a reason and (Brian Laws anyone?) will probably expect a higher salary than their younger counterparts. 

So Sean has has mixed ressults in his first few games for Burnley, although back to back wins and a win over (dirty) Leeds is always going to count in his favour.  Today, Burnley have a winnable game against Hull at the KC stadium, but I wouldn't be surprised if we lost.  I'd be happy with a draw, exstatic with a wiatsn.

My money is on Middlebrough to win at home to Bristol City.  15 pence to be exact, and 9 pence on MK Dons.  I didn't see any bankers in the Premier League today, the Chelsea game could go either way and QPR might have a bit of new manager bounce now they've got rid of Hughes for Harry Redknapp.


Thats all for now, come on you Clarets!