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The Opposition - Burnley




Full Club Name:
Burnley Football Club

Year Formed:
1882

Nickname:
The Clarets

Ground:
Turf Moor (capacity: 22,546)

Manager:
Owen Coyle (2007 to present)

Chairman:
Barry Kilby (1998 to present)

Mascot:
Bertie Bee - He became well known for rugby tackling a streaker on the pitch who had evaded the stewards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC0mjo8jbqs

Premier League Fixtures 09/10:
Stoke 2 - 0 Burnley (Loss)
Burnley 1 -0 Man United (Win)
Burnley 1 -0 Everton (Win)
Chelsea 3 - 0 Burnley (Loss)
Liverpool 4 - 0 Burnley (Loss)
Burnley 3 - 1 Sunderland (Win)
Tottenham 5 - 0 Burnley (Loss)
Burnley 2 - 1 Birmingham (Win)
Blackburn 3 - 2 Burnley (Loss)
Burnley 1 - 3 Wigan (Loss)
Burnley 2 - 0 Hull (Win)

Current Table Position:
10th Played 11. Won 5. Lost 6. Drawn 0. Goal difference -10. Points 15

Club Records:
Most League appearances: 522 Jerry Dawson
Most League goals: 178 George Beel
Most League goals in a season: 35 George Beel, Division 1, 1927-28
Most capped player: 51 Jimmy McIlroy - Northern Ireland
Record transfer fee paid: 3,000,000 Steven Fletcher, Hibernian, 30 June 2009
Record transfer fee received: 3,250,000 Kyle Lafferty, Rangers, 19 June 2008

Rivals:
Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool United, Preston North End

Famous Burnley Fans:
Alastair Campbell (Press secretary - Blair)
Sir Bernanrd Ingham (Press secretary - Thatcher)
Margaret Thatcher (Former PM)
Tony Livesey (North West Tonight)
Sam Aston ('Chesney Brown - Coronation Street)
James Anderson (England cricketer)



The journalist

Writer: bigal84 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 6 2009

Time: 10:14PM

Your Comments

Come on City, time for a win and a crushing one at that in the league. I've gone for a goal bonanza with a 5-1 home win so I hope that I haven't overrated our chances tomorrow!
Kevinho
Sorry lads, the link doesn't seem to work. Try it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC0mjo8jbqs
Scragg
I like Burnley but anything but a win today and i'll be gutted (again)
Thaibluefan
Top stuff BLS! Pukka!
Johnny Baguette
Taking my 2 year old daughter with me today. Thus far she's been to City 6, Pompey 0, and City 4, l'arse 2. On current trends I am hoping Kevinho's 5-1 is the correct score!
fifthcolumnblue
A must three points, no offence to Burley, but we could boost our GD today.
Buzz Lightyear
Famous Burnley Fans:? Don't forget to add my mate and writer on Vital Burnley, actor Richard Moore who played Jarvis in Emmerdale!!
turfmanphil
 

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