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Tourists at the Turf

Post by scouseclaret » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:49 pm

Not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but I spotted a couple of Japanese tourists at the match yesterday, fully bedecked in Clarets regalia.

Is this confirmation that we are now an “established”Premier League club??!!

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by bob-the-scutter » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:55 pm

Start worrying when you see a Burnley shirt in a Syrian refugee camp!
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Rick_Muller » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:58 pm

In the CFS yesterday there were a couple of American (I think!) gents who had bags full of merchandise. They were just soaking up the atmosphere and videoing everything that went on.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by charlyt » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:00 pm

Trump spies?

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Steve1956 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:01 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:In the CFS yesterday there were a couple of American (I think!) gents who had bags full of merchandise. They were just soaking up the atmosphere and videoing everything that went on.
Under cover police looking for German's

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by NottsClaret » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:04 pm

We once went to see a baseball match in Japan and they couldn't have been more pleased to see us so I'll ensure me and my lad always make visitors to the Turf feel welcome where the situation arises.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:22 pm

Of course its a good thing.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:55 pm

Poverty Tourists; the lowest of the low.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by JTClaret » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:09 pm

I've seen a few over the last couple of years, from various places around the world.
I like it, seeing tourists and hearing foreign languages around the club shop is a good thing. My club is the place people from around the world want to come and see (and not just against the likes of City... seen some during the 'lower-profile' games).

Keep your 'plastic' tags, if someone wants to support Burnley who didn't used to, it's good... it's because we're big league
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Jakubs Tash » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:12 pm

Global brand, aren't we?! ;)

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Lancasterclaret » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:12 pm

Absolutely amazing and great to see

Look, we know how good it is supporting Burnley, its about time the rest of the world joined in
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Tribesmen » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:12 pm

Yep puts the town on the map , it cant be bad news which ever way you look at it .
Bring them on baby .
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by turfytopper » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:29 pm

contender for most stupid post of the week?

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Duffer_ » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:56 pm

It is a good thing as long as they don't visit Barley before or after the game.

UTC!
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Goobs » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:59 pm

Only if there a Billionaire who really really really wants to become a Millionaire.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Chester Perry » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:02 pm

Goobs wrote:Only if there a Billionaire who really really really wants to become a Millionaire.
not for me thank you - be sustainable and last for another 137 years

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by burnleymik » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:04 pm

scouseclaret wrote:Not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but I spotted a couple of Japanese tourists at the match yesterday, fully bedecked in Clarets regalia.

Is this confirmation that we are now an “established”Premier League club??!!
Was it a young couple? We saw them walking up the flyover and gave them a friendly hello. We also had a family next to us, maybe Icelandic? The young lads all had Burnley gear on and they were all really into the game.

I agree it's great we are getting our name out there, as a club and I hope we see many more in the future, it can only be good for everyone and the town.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by quoonbeatz » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:06 pm

great to have such a multicultural crowd on the turf.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:09 pm

It's virtually every game now that there are some tourists there. Last season I even saw some ground tickers from Germany, they'd come over to do three games in a weekend and were at the Burnley v Newcastle game. They were in the club shop trying to speak in German to some bloke in a Dortmund coat.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by houseboy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:11 pm

I think we have to say that we are (kind of) an established PL club now, at least for the forseeable. That brings with it a global profile whether we like it or not and, at least from my view, why wouldn't we like it? For a hundred years or more the only reason people in this country had heard of Burnley was because we had a football club, I'm not sure the town is famous for much else positive. If it gives Burnley the town a wider profile why not. I've never been too keen on the 'little old Burnley' tag anyway and it wouldn't bother me in the least if, given the ground capacity, we had 30k out of towners attending games every time. I sometimes think some Clarets are proud of our 'smallness' and fear growth in the same way that people who have been a fan of some band that have only had cult status then suddnely find massive fame get all upset that they have. If we had the ground I'd love to see 70k people at games like United but it ain't gonna happen, but if it did I'd be even more proud of my club, not sad.

Either way let's embrace the Japanese/Americans/Latvians/Serbo Croats etc., the club deserve all the recognition they get, whatever quarter it comes from.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Jambounchained » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:11 pm

I love to see people from all over the world at the Turf.

Would much rather have a couple of Japanese folk with bags of merch than the City fans I had yesterday!

Not sure how it could ever be a bad thing.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by SussexDon1inIreland » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:16 pm

When I collected my ticket yesterday by the Fan Zone there were Chinese in the line and earlier I met a group from Holland and some of them had Claret and Blue scarves, and finally there was two german guys I heard exchanging conversation also near the fan zone

UTC
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by rufus lumley » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm

The Turf is getting more and more like Camden market and Leicester Square every week.Soon we will be selling the my Dad went to Burnley and all he bought me was this sh1t shirt t shirts.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Dyched » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:03 pm

Saw a young asian couple walking under the subway from the bus station at around 10am Sunday. They stopped me and asked where Turf Moor was. I pointed away but unfortunately did’t have time for a chat.

I think it’s fantastic.

Twice I’ve had a chat whilst getting my passport stamped going into the States. Both times they’ve mentioned they watch the Premier League and Burnley.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:08 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Poverty Tourists; the lowest of the low.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Quickenthetempo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:28 pm

The tourists are far more valuable than the average fan, spending 100s in the club shop.
This is why Old Trafford and Anfield are full of them.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by claret wizard » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:52 pm

That entry in the accounts that always looks shite compared to other clubs, ‘other’, ‘match day revenue’ or ‘merchandise’, this is how other clubs get that number up.

Great to see.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by tim_noone » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:07 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Of course its a good thing.
As long as they don't enter the away end at Chelsea ...there will be mutterings and the shuffling of feet. :roll:
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Stayingup » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:08 pm

scouseclaret wrote:Not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but I spotted a couple of Japanese tourists at the match yesterday, fully bedecked in Clarets regalia.

Is this confirmation that we are now an “established”Premier League club??!!
Indeed there were. But I thought they were Chinese. Half a dozen of them. Massive in China are the Clarets. Now that May has given Hiswei the nod for 5G we should get Huseei on board.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by claretblue » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:40 pm

chap sat near me from Barrowford! ;)

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Top Claret » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:49 pm

Great for the club shop, they must spend a fortune. Met up with my great nephew from the USA last week in Barcelona, he is 14 and was playing in the Barca under 14 tournament next to the Nou Camp. He told me his mate spent €500 in the club shop, ridiculous

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Stayingup » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:35 pm

quoonbeatz wrote:great to have such a multicultural crowd on the turf.
Do you mean multi national?

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by AlargeClaret » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:38 pm

Talk about a d1ck swinging contest to see who chatted to the most tourists.. they’ve been around for the big games since the first Dyche promotion and most games the odd Chinese and few bits from Europe are around . Doesn’t do us any harm as a club

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Post by Claretmatt4 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:50 pm

Met a few German blokes in Manchester after the game who seemed to come over every year for a Burnley game. It's good to see!
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by karatekid » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:06 pm

I saw a couple of Japanese fellows outside the club shop taking photos of each other. Bags of BFC goodies in their possession. One middle aged chap and a younger version of himself. Dad and Lad?

Thought to myself.....this is bloody brilliant

I often take a Lithuanian work colleague on the Turf and he loves the whole day with beers before the game, a bite to eat, Premier league football and a good bit of banter. He loves Burnley now. :)

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by JimMcDonald » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:14 pm

Great to see. We have come a long way since the first promotion. Asians used to not feel welcome on the Turf. Was only under Coyle when i saw a young asian lad and his dad abused on the JHL to the point the kid was in tears and they left.

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Post by redwasp » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:31 pm

Think I saw something on the scoreboard about a group from Dubai visiting for the game.

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Post by Rammy1968 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:53 pm

I was holidaying in Tenerife at Christmas having a beer at a beach bar and some Norwegian guy came over to me as I had my Burnley top on. He went on to tell me he and a bunch of friends travel to watch Burnley and had been doing for some years. Great to see UTC

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by bfccrazy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:10 pm

Japanese, Lithuanian, Italian, Arab, French even Russians ... it’s brilliant.

Those bloomin shandy drinking sourtherners though .... keep them contained in the away end please.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Clarets4me » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:15 pm

Top Claret wrote:Great for the club shop, they must spend a fortune. Met up with my great nephew from the USA last week in Barcelona, he is 14 and was playing in the Barca under 14 tournament next to the Nou Camp. He told me his mate spent €500 in the club shop, ridiculous
If they come regularly they'll soon pick up some local phrases, " 'ow bl**dy much ? ", " When mi Dad used t'bring me on, it were £1.20 for ... " , and " It's only a twix I want, not a box of Thorton's Continentals " etc, etc ..... :D

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Hipper » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:17 pm

Rammy1968 wrote:I was holidaying in Tenerife at Christmas having a beer at a beach bar and some Norwegian guy came over to me as I had my Burnley top on. He went on to tell me he and a bunch of friends travel to watch Burnley and had been doing for some years. Great to see UTC
We occasionally get some Norwegians posting on here - Gnulty is one.

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Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:19 pm

Rammy1968 wrote:I was holidaying in Tenerife at Christmas having a beer at a beach bar and some Norwegian guy came over to me as I had my Burnley top on. He went on to tell me he and a bunch of friends travel to watch Burnley and had been doing for some years. Great to see UTC
When we first played Rovers on the turf again in 2000 there was a big group of Norwegian lads who came over for the game they were all out in town the night before the game!

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Post by steve1264b » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:34 pm

Daughter was at Lancaster University for four years until 2017. They were running a coach to every home game for the chinese students while she was there.

Who knows one of them might become a billionaire and remember us fondly!

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:46 pm

My mate from Timor-Leste was there. 8-)

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Post by bfcjg » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:01 pm

We're big in Japan.
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Pstotto » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:58 pm

Regular posts on here about getting tickets for Barcelona etc.. If I go somewhere abroad, I try and see a local footy match. I think it's normal.

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by Tribesmen » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:42 am

A number seasons ago I was sat in the JHU and yer man next to me asked the wife where she was from , she said Ireland , hummmm he said that's not too far we as we had a couple from Sweden in those seats two weeks ago , I said maybe but everyone wants to be sat next to Irish people you are lucky today .
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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by mickleoverclaret » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:55 am

I was chatting to some Finnish lads on the train to Swansea away last season! Not seen them again since mind!

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:17 am

mickleoverclaret wrote:I was chatting to some Finnish lads on the train to Swansea away last season! Not seen them again since mind!
You must have finnished them off

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Re: Tourists at the Turf

Post by martin_p » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:18 am

I remember a time during the 80s when people wouldn’t travel from Accy to watch us play, so all the foreign languages I hear in the club shop these days is s bit surreal!

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