The proudest Burnley moment.

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The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby KRBFC » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:11 pm

Of course it would be easy to say a full season but let's be a little more specific. Times that made you burst with pride and think ''that is MY team''

I feel like Wembley is a boring answer so i'll go with something a little different, Spurs away in the semi final, Wednesday night and we had the place rocking. (I went WHL because I missed Chelsea). The 2nd half performance against Man City this year triggered something inside of me so that would probably be a close 2nd.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby MACCA » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:15 pm

Birmingham away was pretty special, after being pegged back, then going on to score the winner made me think we were the real deal.
When Mr Dyche came over pointing to his jaw, the whole away end erupted. The players came over all fist pumping and it really was a rallying call.
It made the hairs on my neck stand up.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Spike » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:20 pm

When my son followed my footsteps in becoming a Claret. I admit that we took him to Wembley when he was 6 weeks old but living in Preston and being the only Claret in a school full of Knobenders and a sprinkling of Venkys he could have easily gone down the wrong path.
Now 24 he's even converted his girlfriend to being a Claret and goes over half the away games and has had a season ticket all his life.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby DCWat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:22 pm

Spurs at home in the league cup. What a performance and Robbie at his best.

Wembley 2009 a never thought I’d see the day.

Orient although only a nipper.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby box_of_frogs » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:01 pm

York away. You know the one....!
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby CaptJohn » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:21 pm

So many to choose from. The Championship play-off win at Wembley was very special but for me that 5-1 demolition of the very powerful Leeds Utd under Don Revie is perhaps my proudest moment. It was a Clarets team populated with members of the talented youth cup winning team and orchestrated by the wonderful Frank Casper :)
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Claret&Green » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Personally for me was presenting the match ball when my dad sponsored it back in 1982 v Swindon T. My parents had just divorced and my Dad moved up to padiham and started his own driving school. He's only just retired at the age of 75
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Paul Waine » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:58 pm

Some of the great games: Chelsea in "Capital Punishment" Cup, Tottenham (home leg) in the same comp. Wembley playoff; Beating Man Utd, first game in the Prem; the first half at Brentford (even though the Bees were feeling the loss of Tarks); Winning at Chelsea, first game of last season - and almost every game of last season - we finished 7th in the English Premier League and qualified for Europa.

Agree, CaptJohn's choice of Burnley 5 - 1 Leeds Utd (who were Division One champions that season) - and the absolute class football played that Saturday afternoon - and Ralph Coates is worth a mention alongside Frank Casper.

Kieran Trippier's free kick for England in semi-final of the World Cup - even though Tripps has moved on from Burnley, we all saw him "learning his trade" with Burnley. Nick Pope and Tom Heaton gaining England caps, Tom's injury being the cloud that gave us Nick's "silver lining."

On personal family note: being with my nephew when he signed his professional contract, even though the financial repercussions of ITV Digital cut short his time in developing his professional football career.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Stevesball2 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:34 pm

Derby County FA Cup the Jimmy Mullen chant .
For me that was the moment we started the long road back.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Top Claret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:03 pm

Have been going home and away since the mid 60s. The championship play off final against sheff utd was my proudest moment, nothing can better that unless we win the Premier league or the champions league

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Dyched » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:09 pm

Going to soccer camps at gawthorpe in the 90s. Stroked a ball passed Beresford :lol: . I was about 10 and no he didn’t “let it in”. He applauded.

As for matches
Spurs home carling cup. What a night.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Pstotto » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Chelsea away in the League Cup 2009/10. I walked down the Kings Road and looked in the bookie's window and it said odds on Lampard to score first. I knew then we'd won. I went into a pub and they were all sitting around, their fans. When I got to Stamford Bridge, The Burnley hooligans were all over the place, entirely free of any fear. I got into the ground and then I heard the wave of sound: 'Oh Bur n ley, is wonderful' and I just burst into song in the concourse and felt a wave of divine sublime-ness and awesome-ness and WOW... That was my proudest moment (so far.)
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Lancasterclaret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:11 pm

Its York away, it will always be York away (unless we win the Europa League or something as utterly ridiculous)

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby tim_noone » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:11 pm

Mine's yet to come....when we beat Arsenal at the Emirates.though I was very happy with the three nil at west ham.oh and as pstotto mentioned that night at Chelsea best so far!
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Japebe43 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:11 pm

Not one for ewood after 30 odd years of waiting? Maybe that was relief rather than pride though?

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby claretinkorea » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:13 pm

I'm with TopClaret on this, maybe not the most original moment, but the end of the playoff final against Sheff Utd was the only time I've had wobbly legs from the adrenaline.

Wasn't there in person, but also proud of the come-back victory at Ewood. It seemed like that was the defining moment (on the pitch at least) when the tide finally turned...

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby tim_noone » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 pm

Japebe43 wrote:Not one for ewood after 30 odd years of waiting? Maybe that was relief rather than pride though?

Never ever been on my radar.. Started followingBurnley when the opposition where as you were for last season's top 8 And we were in Europe to.You bought your short lived success we earned ours.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby bfcjg » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:23 pm

Full time whistle Orient game, how the F we pulled that off .

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Japebe43 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:24 pm

tim_noone wrote:Never ever been on my radar.. Started followingBurnley when the opposition where as you were for last season's top 8 And we were in Europe to.You bought your short lived success we earned ours.


A short lived 20 odd years?

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby KRBFC » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:25 pm

bfcjg wrote:Full time whistle Orient game, how the F we pulled that off .

I wasn't there, I wasn't even born but I somehow doubt narrowly avoiding relegation to the 5th tier was a proud moment in our history more of an embarrassing stain.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby john'sroseyspecs » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:31 pm

For me its the Derby fa cup game under Mullen. The feeling of collective pride and defiance to the world is hard to explain. Thought that crap wooden stand ( at least i think it was wood) was going to splinter. And i don't think we would have cared if it did
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby tim_noone » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Japebe43 wrote:A short lived 20 odd years?

Yes....I've got fifty years under my belt,a short lived twenty indeed.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Japebe43 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:33 pm

tim_noone wrote:Yes....I've got fifty years under my belt,a short lived twenty indeed.


In the top flight?

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:35 pm

Too many to mention, but I'm going to mention a recent one.

Sean Dyche's video response to Mourinho, Chelsea and any other dicks about the Burnley rampage minutes.............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re5c-HPPvIE

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby tim_noone » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:40 pm

Japebe43 wrote:In the top flight?

Read the post again "short lived" success.not even twenty years.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Japebe43 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:43 pm

tim_noone wrote:Read the post again "short lived" success.not even twenty years.


Have you enjoyed 50 years of top flight football with Burnley?

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Vegas Claret » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:46 pm

When Stan came out and said that a few players would never play for our great club again is up there for me

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby whiffa » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:47 pm

Being able to fit through the Bob Lord turnstiles.
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby tim_noone » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:53 pm

tim_noone wrote:Never ever been on my radar.. Started followingBurnley when the opposition where as you were for last season's top 8 And we were in Europe to.You bought your short lived success we earned ours.

:D

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Vegas Claret » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:27 am

KRBFC wrote:I wasn't there, I wasn't even born but I somehow doubt narrowly avoiding relegation to the 5th tier was a proud moment in our history more of an embarrassing stain.


You had to be there, it felt like half the town came out to breathe life into the club. York was amazing but the emotion at the Orient game will be incredibly hard to replicate and was on a different planet imho
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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby RammyClaret61 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:25 am

Wembley play off v Sheff Utd. Never ever thought we’d reach the Premier League.

The Sherpa Van semi at Preston. Again never thought I’d see the Clarets at Wembley.

The York night was tremendous.

Also the play off semi win at Plymouth. Great night to stick it up those arrogant Pilgrims.

On a more personal note. Seeing 30+ Melbourne Clarets in the Pub for the Charlton game to seal the championship.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Boll ewood » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:33 am

Derby away in fa cup in 1999. Premier league Derby against at the time division 2 burnley. 5000 clarets there packed behind the goal. I was only 12 at the time and had never seen us do a giant killing act. Never forget that day.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Caballo » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:38 am

My proudest moment is every time i read this article!






Jimmy Mullen is due in court this morning to answer a drink-drive allegation. On Saturday, he watched his goalkeeper inexplicably drop the ball to present Derby with a decisive second goal that swept his team out of the F.A. Cup.

No, you couldn't claim that these have been the happiest few days in the life of the manager of fourth division Burnley. And yet Mullen has found himself at the centre of a remarkable phenomenon, perhaps unique even in the grand history of football's most romantic competition. I don't care what kind of response former Burnley midfield man Brian Flynn received as manager of Wrexham on their latest day of glory at West Ham. It wouldn't have been a patch on the acclaim given to the boss of the club where he began. I want to tell you about the most heartening, stimulating and optimistic football occasion I have experienced for many, many years.
Derby v Burnley was a match in a time warp. A third round replay played on fourth round day. But the real blast from the past came from far more distant days, when fans came only to back their beloved team, not fight their opposite numbers. When fences weren't needed and policemen merely smiled in approval. Burnley took 4,000 Lancashire lads and lasses to the Midlands. And they were sensational.
Soon after goalkeeper Chris Pearce dropped his dreadful clanger they set up one of the loudest, sustained dins I've ever heard on a football ground anywhere in the world. "Jimmy Mullen's claret-and-blue-army" was the chant from the terraces and double-decker stand that housed Burnley's admiration society.

Over and over they chanted it. Clapping and stamping their feet and drumming the advertising boards in perfect rhythm. On and on for 20 minutes until the end of the match and another 15 minutes afterwards, until I urged the club's chairman to get his manager and players to leave their dressing room, return to the pitch and wave their appreciation. The bedlam was almost deafening. It was a colourful and spectacular sight.
But it is something far more important than that. I wanted others to see and hear it. Big men, important men who are making decisions that could alienate the game from ordinary working folk. I wanted Graham Kelly to be there to prove to him that those who talk of Super Leagues should not underestimate the passion of the so-called little clubs. I wanted Sir John Quinton to be there so that the bank chairman chosen to preside over the elite could learn something of life at the other end of the scale. I wanted officials of Manchester United and Arsenal, Liverpool and the other fat cats behind the move to change the face of football to hear the voices of the people.

The bedlam of Burnley was not simply a cry of support for another of the F.A. Cup's beaten teams. It was a roar of defiance. "Traditions," said Arthur Cox, Derby's manager whose time in north east football taught him all there is to know about fanaticism. "You heard the traditions of Burnley's past out there today. A major club of 30 years ago, don't forget." Those who kept up that incessant, thunderous clatter were real fans. Genuine football people with a deep love of their club, no matter the result of a single game. They had nothing to do with the executive box brigade and corporate hospitality merchants to whom football is pandering in the modern era. They stood in the rain, sat in the cold and screamed their allegiance to a game which, at the highest level, continues to turn it's back.
English football has no right to dismiss or take lightly the support of people like those who raised their voices so valiantly at the Baseball Ground. This, remember, was the support of a team who lost to a deflected free kick and a goal handed on a plate by a goalkeeper who couldn't catch the ball. The frost that caused so many postponements had the managers and scouts flocking to Derby. Brian Clough, David Pleat, Neil Warnock, Ian Branfoot together with scouts from Villa, QPR, Norwich, Portsmouth, Leicester, West Ham, Leeds, Manchester United, Oldham, Coventry, Cambridge, Blackburn to name but a few. Some will report back about individual players or one side or the other. But all will first tell the story of those incredible Burnley supporters.
So at last the message will be cast far and wide. The cry from the Fourth Division will reach high places. "In all my 23 years in the game I've never witnessed anything like that," Jimmy Mullen gasped. "It left my players feeling they were prepared to die for those people

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Steve1956 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:12 pm

Our first Premier league home win against Man-Utd was a very special night,and walking down Brunshaw road giving it large to all the United fans on their coaches was good fun,I should know better for a man in my 50s but simply couldn't resist rubbing the result in,that was a very special night for every Claret there.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby Billy Balfour » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:26 pm

I missed York. My dad couldn't get the time off work. For me it has to be the playoff final against Stockport. At times I thought I'd never see us play in the second tier of English football. As for the EPL - it's like being in a beautiful dream.

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Re: The proudest Burnley moment.

Postby ontario claret » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:19 pm

Easy answer to this. It was the day that I became a supporter.


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