Tag: Burnley

To Europe & Beyond: Burnley’s Brave New World

The post-war years were kind to Burnley. Founder members of the Football League in 1888 and champions in 1921, the club had been relegated nine years later and had spent much of the 1930s in the middle of the Second Division. Upon the resumption of league football in the summer of 1946, however, the club was rejuvenated, winning the Second Division title at the end of the 1946/47 season and then embarking on a spell in the top flight which saw the club finish outside the top ten only twice over the course of the next seventeen years. The...

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Burnley: Andre Gray – And Football’s – Intractable Problem

It’s now been more than four years since Andre Gray, then just another non-league footballer plying his trade with the now-deceased Hinckley United, made the first of a set of comments which have been dredged up from the bottom of the vast ocean that makes up Twitter’s archives. And they were horrible. In their nature, they went far beyond the sort of casually homophobic bullshit that can sometimes seem pre-programmed into young men. They constituted hate speech, and that should not be allowed to be forgotten. But Twitterstorms were not a fundamental part of our universe at that time...

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Burnley, Ian Britton & The Many Faces of Heroism

When we close our eyes at night and imagine what we might do or might have done as professional footballers, we surrender to a world of glory. Scoring the winning goal to win a league title, perhaps, or drinking champagne from a silver cup that we have just played a crucial role in winning. Football, however, is a game with a multitude of faces, and there are exactly as many losers as there are winners of matches, and considerably smaller numbers of winners of trophies and medals than there are those who never win anything at all. We call...

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Video of the Day: Burnley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, April 1983

Burnley go into this afternoon’s round of Football League Championship matches four points clear at the top of the table, and it seems increasingly likely that the club will be making a return to the Premier League come the end of this season after just the one season away. A home match against a mid-table Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon will be expected to bring the club a further three points, but this is a match of enormous history, one that goes back to the very beginnings of league football in this country. Both of these clubs were founder members...

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The 200% Podcast 38: The Random Football Club Generator – Burnley

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast sees us draw another name from the hat, and so it’s Burnley that comes under our watchful gaze. So, there’s plenty of Sean Dyche, a sprinkling of Eddie Howe, and a double dose of that Bob Lord to look forward to. You can download this week’s podcast by clicking here, or you can subscribe through Itunes by clicking here.   https://archive.org/download/38200pc/38%20-%20200pc.mp3   You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Facebook by clicking here....

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