Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

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Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Quickenthetempo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 am

Just seen that 25k Galatasary fans are waiting for Falcao to arrive in Istanbul.

There's been some big signings like Shearer at Newcastle etc that fans turned up to the ground in their 1000s and the big Spanish clubs always do it.

But I can't ever remember a fuss about a Burnley signing? Has there ever been one?

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby ClaretTony » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:57 am

There were a few outside apparently when Ian Wright signed
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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Burnley1989 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:58 am

ClaretTony wrote:There were a few outside apparently when Ian Wright signed


First person that came to mind when I read the title
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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Quickenthetempo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:01 am

I went down Gawthorpe for Robbie Blake's first day back training, after re-signing to see him but my little lad preferred all the tractors and groundwork machinery to footballers, so I didn't get to see much.

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby theroyaldyche » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:03 am

Gazza?

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby ClaretTony » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:06 am

theroyaldyche wrote:Gazza?


That was on the pitch at half time though

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Longside4evr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:11 am

I was more interested in Sheryl :? :?

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:17 am

I turned up at the Turf when Chris Waddle was about to be announced. I don't think there was anyone else there. Should have been an omen :lol:

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Chip Harrison » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:17 am

Chris Waddle. The cameras were there and fans were sat in the room when he arrived.

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:22 am

also Gazza, I went to see him when we played against him in a reserve game. But obviously had no idea we would sign him later on.

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Corky » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:42 am

Burnley fans are far too sophisticated and urbane to get involved in a tawdry media circus.
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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Beehole67 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:45 am

There were a few outside the main entrance to the Bob Lord Stand when Adrian Heath came back as Manager.
But Ian Wright had the biggest crowd I can remember.

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby claretonthecoast1882 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:46 am

There was a good 200 at the unveiling of the signing of Joe Neenan

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby 4:20 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:58 am

Me and my mate rushed down to Gawthorpe, starry eyed and nearly wetting ourselves, in anticipation of witnessing the football god known as 'Bambo' in his first training session.
The long ride back past the tin bridge and uphill toward Ightenhill was especially draining. Despondent we were.
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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Suratclaret » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:00 am

Going by some of the negative comments on the Defour thread, a good number may well turn up to wave him goodbye...

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby JohnMac » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 am

Makes you wonder about these and other 'instant crowd' countries if anyone actually does any work :?

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby ClaretTony » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:39 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:There was a good 200 at the unveiling of the signing of Joe Neenan


Slight error there, think you missed the point - should it not have read 2.00?

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby bfcjg » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:53 pm

I went down to meet Maradonna......then the alarm clock went off.

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby dsr » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:55 pm

There were 20,000 at the Turf when they announced Robbie Brady ... ;)

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Spike » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 pm

Bentley has started announcing signings at tea time and in an enclosed space where no-one else is welcome. good luck in turning that into a record breaking crowd

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:58 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:There was a good 200 at the unveiling of the signing of Joe Neenan

Was that the match attendance?

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby houseboy » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:16 pm

I'd hazard a guess but I think the main reason we don't do it is because we never sign anyone of note. Even Wright and Gazza were done quickly and in the usual secretive way so there wasn't any time to organise a welcome. I've been supporting Burnley since the 60s and I am struggling to think of any notable big signing (other than the above mentioned and they were in the twilight of their careers). It's not what we do is it, and that is not a criticism it is simply an observation on a financial fact of life for us. The irony is perhaps that our biggest signing ever has just left and hardly played.
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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby 1989_claret » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:29 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:also Gazza, I went to see him when we played against him in a reserve game. But obviously had no idea we would sign him later on.


My old man took our kid and I on against Middlesbrough in the Pontins Cup. I can’t remember much about it except Gazza taking and maybe scoring a free kick. If only he could’ve been the magic signing to get us promoted that season.

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby 1989_claret » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:31 pm

If we ever spent huge money on a domestic or European star in a summer window when the kids are off school then it’s a possibility but there’s no chance of us ever doing that.
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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby TheOriginalLongsider » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:10 am

I was there to greet Steve Kindon after he resigned for us

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Re: Have Burnley fans ever greeted a new signing?

Postby Blackrod » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:53 am

Suratclaret wrote:Going by some of the negative comments on the Defour thread, a good number may well turn up to wave him goodbye...


I don’t think anyone doubts what a quality player he was and that he wanted to be fit. Whilst some outstanding memorable moments were provided it is the time on the pitch v the outlay for the club that people have questioned. Some fans support the club more than individuals’ careers.

On a separate note I waved Peter Noble off but that was for different reasons. As for the post as others have mentioned it is not really what we do. Wright was the exception for the level we were at and it was quite a coup.


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