First game of the season tomorrow?

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First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby burnleytom » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:51 pm

When announcing the tour to Portugal, the club explicitly stated there was no game taking place there.

In an interview with Mark Howard today, he states there is a game tomorrow (Friday), which would make sense, given how light the training session was.

So, which is it? First game tomorrow, or Crewe/Port Vale?

It's either a lie in the first place, or it's another incorrect thing/mistake/bungling from the club's amateurish media team....

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby wilks_bfc » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:42 am

burnleytom wrote:When announcing the tour to Portugal, the club explicitly stated there was no game taking place there.

In an interview with Mark Howard today, he states there is a game tomorrow (Friday), which would make sense, given how light the training session was.

So, which is it? First game tomorrow, or Crewe/Port Vale?

It's either a lie in the first place, or it's another incorrect thing/mistake/bungling from the club's amateurish media team....


It is possible it’s both

The Crewe/Port Vale games are the first “public” games but it is more than likely that they have arranged a “behind closed doors” game whilst out in Portugal

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby claptrappers_union » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:48 am

Is this a serious post?
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:54 am

burnleytom wrote:When announcing the tour to Portugal, the club explicitly stated there was no game taking place there.

In an interview with Mark Howard today, he states there is a game tomorrow (Friday), which would make sense, given how light the training session was.

So, which is it? First game tomorrow, or Crewe/Port Vale?

It's either a lie in the first place, or it's another incorrect thing/mistake/bungling from the club's amateurish media team....


For a start, I don't think the arranging of games is the responsibility of the media team and I'm sure there is a chance that there will be games taking place behind closed doors, potentially in Portugal and also back home, prior to the season starting. Are you having a laugh accusing someone of telling a lie?

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby claptrappers_union » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:14 am

Don’t tell him the team played 11 v 11 in training yesterday. He might spiral into depression because he’s already missed the first game of the season.
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby taffy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:22 am

Other teams will be in Portugal training, would it not make sense to have a 90 min workout against one of them
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby FactualFrank » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:15 am

I'm pretty sure it won't be a 'lie'.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby mickleoverclaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:29 am

The club have realised they accidentally scheduled the Crewe and Port Vale games on the same day and so have flown Port Vale out to the Algarve all expenses paid so the game can go ahead. £10 a ticket but no pay on the gate, i'm told.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby Goobs » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:30 am

The first game of the season will be Southapmton. All friendlies mentioned are PRE-season. You're welcome!
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby Paint it claret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:59 am

Playing against Fulham

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby Burnley1989 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:11 am

Paint it claret wrote:Playing against Fulham


Booking flights now, no way am I missing this. Typical Burnley, they don't tell us anything!
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby martin_p » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:59 pm

Paint it claret wrote:Playing against Fulham


So will MOTD be on tonight then? Bet we’re last match!

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby burnleytom » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:00 pm

ClaretTony wrote:For a start, I don't think the arranging of games is the responsibility of the media team and I'm sure there is a chance that there will be games taking place behind closed doors, potentially in Portugal and also back home, prior to the season starting. Are you having a laugh accusing someone of telling a lie?


Not having a laugh at all. Sheffield Wednesday went to train in the Algarve, had a game at a local ground and even welcomed their fans. It’s more than possible and there’s clearly the facilities to put one on.

We made a point of stating in the article about pre-season plans that there was no game in Portugal. If there is one, then that was untrue, otherwise known as a lie. They didn’t have to say that, could have not said anything, but chose to deliberately say there wasn’t one.

If there is one, think it’s quite poor form to actively discourage fans from coming, and not to make it public if there are the facilities to do it. Away from that though, if there is going to be a behind closed doors game, then just say that, rather than there is no game.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:03 pm

burnleytom wrote:Not having a laugh at all. Sheffield Wednesday went to train in the Algarve, had a game at a local ground and even welcomed their fans. It’s more than possible and there’s clearly the facilities to put one on.

We made a point of stating in the article about pre-season plans that there was no game in Portugal. If there is one, then that was untrue, otherwise known as a lie. They didn’t have to say that, could have not said anything, but chose to deliberately say there wasn’t one.

If there is one, think it’s quite poor form to actively discourage fans from coming, and not to make it public if there are the facilities to do it. Away from that though, if there is going to be a behind closed doors game, then just say that, rather than there is no game.


There is no game being played for spectators to attend. No one has told any lies Tom. As I said further up the thread, we play a good number of games every year behind closed doors when the manager considers it appropriate. If we are playing one in Portugal then it is no different. We haven't actively discouraged anyone from going, there is no game for them to watch.

Sheffield Wednesday have their own plans, we have ours. Doesn't make one right and one wrong, it is the decision of the managers at those two clubs.
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby middleton claret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:06 pm

According to Fulhams Academy Director interviewed on Talksport today - we (BFC) have a friendly against Fulham tonight.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby Tricky Trevor » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm

As above. The managers will have come to an arrangement. Possibly two separate sides for 45mins a piece. They could have triallists playing who they want to hide away. There are any number of reasons not to open the gates.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby NottsClaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:09 pm

I can only imagine anyone stressing about a pre-season friendly has never been to watch a pre-season friendly. Before 10 August I couldn't care less what they're doing.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby randomclaret2 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Perhaps they dont want fans to see David Jones playing for us again ? ( only kidding )
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby Longsider » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 pm

taffy wrote:Other teams will be in Portugal training

Birmingham City are out there training. I've heard they have a lad upfront called Juke we could have a look at.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby Aclaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:51 pm

Can I pay on the gate ?

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby randomclaret2 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 pm

If you can find the gate , yes
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby wilks_bfc » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:38 pm

Better look away Tom ;)


Burnley 1 Fulham 0.

Chris Wood is on target as the Clarets end their Portuguese training camp with a win over the Cottagers in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby burnleytom » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:04 pm

NottsClaret wrote:I can only imagine anyone stressing about a pre-season friendly has never been to watch a pre-season friendly. Before 10 August I couldn't care less what they're doing.


Or maybe someone (along with others) who fancies a trip to the Algarve with the added bonus of seeing their team play. Just like those who have enjoyed Austria, Italy, Ireland etc for the same reason over past years.

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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby elwaclaret » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:11 pm

What do you mean you don’t Know we’ve got a game, we’re all laughing at your we’ve known for weeks but decided not to tell you.
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Re: First game of the season tomorrow?

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:12 pm

Jesus Christ Thomas :lol:


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