Posts Tagged "Burnley"

Match Of The Past: Burnley FC

By on Aug 12, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship – League One and League Two are to follow – this afternoon with Burnley FC, and six videos spanning the years from 1960 to 1994. The greatest period in the history of this club was largely hidden from the view of television cameras – autocratic owner Bob...

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100 Owners: No.95 – Bob Lord (Burnley)

By on Jun 6, 2012 in History, Latest | 4 comments

When we talk of the butchers, bakers and candlestick makers that ran our football clubs as their own fiefdoms for most of the twentieth century, there is perhaps one man that, above all others, has come to be considered the personification of the genre: Bob Lord – or, as the football writer Arthur Hopcraft once famously described him, The Khruschev of...

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Where Burnley are Going Right, And Bolton Are Going Wrong

By on Nov 28, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

The contrast was stark, like a particularly uncompetitive episode of the BBC’s Bargain Hunt (you can tell I don’t have a proper day job), magnified a million times. Bolton Wanderers’ parent company Burnden Leisure Plc lost £35.4m, partly because they picked up manager Owen Coyle. Burnley Football Club made record profits of £14.4m, despite losing manager Owen Coyle....

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Match Of The Week: Burnley 4-3 Preston North End

Match Of The Week: Burnley 4-3 Preston North End

By on Sep 12, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

On the eighth of September 1888, on the opening day of the Football League in England, Preston North End beat Burnley by five goals to two in their first match of ther season. It was the start of the year of The Invincibles, the Preston side that ran away with the Football League championship by eleven points. The margin was all the more remarkable for the twin...

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