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Football tourists.

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:56 pm

Absolutely full of them again today. Bumped into quite a few post match including one from California who had been working in Manchester and decdides to come watch us. Said it was an incredible experience and was taking aroun eight strips back for his kids and friends who he said will now be Burnley fans and will come over in the future.

Brilliant to see and something the club need to keep encouraging.
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by simonclaret » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:14 pm

Three Spanish guys behind us in the Bob Lord, seemed to have a great time. Enthusing about our numero cinco.

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Re: Football tourists.

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:16 pm

:lol: Did they tour town?

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Re: Football tourists.

Post by Long Time Lurker » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:17 pm

We are the perfect team for American fans. The hard working team ethos sits well with the blue collar workers that form the core of sporting enthusiasts from the States.

Football viewership is increasing in America, especially amongst the younger demographic. One of the things that is limiting its uptake is all the diving and rolling over nonsense. That doesn't sit well with Americans, because they rightly look upon it as cheating, which makes it harder for them to buy into the sport.

Dyche would receive far more support from the other side of the pond in his objections to it. Maybe we should send him over on a promotion tour in the off season. Support Burnley, we don't dive, we work hard and we have delightful dry humour.

We also have a proud history that stretches way back and an old school stadium that speaks of tradition and affords them an experience that can't be found at the big modern edifices.

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Re: Football tourists.

Post by Blackrod » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:18 pm

Saw a whole bunch of Eastern European’s kitted out in loads of Burnley gear. The PL is beemed worldwide. Need to make the most of the marketing opportunities.
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by The Enclosure » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:27 pm

Took a photo for two guys from Switzerland stood in front of the main entrance who came to support Burnley.Lots of overseas support for the Clarets.

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Post by Man of Kent » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:33 pm

Long Time Lurker wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:17 pm
We are the perfect team for American fans. The hard working team ethos sits well with the blue collar workers that form the core of sporting enthusiasts from the States.
Burnley - the Green Bay Packers of the Premier league.
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by tarkys_ears » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:36 pm

We'd do quite well in Pittsburgh

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Re: Football tourists.

Post by wilks_bfc » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:19 pm

Lots of foreign fans walking up the “zombie way” after the game - most of them french with red/white scarfs so assuming Arsenal fans in the JH stand

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Re: Football tourists.

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:19 pm

Long Time Lurker wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:17 pm
We are the perfect team for American fans. The hard working team ethos sits well with the blue collar workers that form the core of sporting enthusiasts from the States.

Football viewership is increasing in America, especially amongst the younger demographic. One of the things that is limiting its uptake is all the diving and rolling over nonsense. That doesn't sit well with Americans, because they rightly look upon it as cheating, which makes it harder for them to buy into the sport.

Dyche would receive far more support from the other side of the pond in his objections to it. Maybe we should send him over on a promotion tour in the off season. Support Burnley, we don't dive, we work hard and we have delightful dry humour.

We also have a proud history that stretches way back and an old school stadium that speaks of tradition and affords them an experience that can't be found at the big modern edifices.
I’ve said before. All of our differences - small, old stadium, punching above our weight (now and historically), stadium location, British squad, location etc should all be used to our advantage and try and use that to generate interest abroad. Both fans and investors.

It’s a unique club. With perhaps only sheff Utd similar to us.
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:20 pm

Man of Kent wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Burnley - the Green Bay Packers of the Premier league.
I’ve read this before. But being non nfl fan I don’t quite understand the reference. Assume it’s a working class over performing club?

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Re: Football tourists.

Post by Chester Perry » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:37 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bay_Packers

small working class town that likes to get one over it's richer big city neighbours - relatively little money, ncredible history and a record of innovation -
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by tim_noone » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:59 pm

I was surrounded by the new non Europeans... Strange breed!
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:03 pm

Loads of tourists from the south in the longside.....
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by S27bfc » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:53 pm

Spoke to 3 lads after the game 2from Poland and1 from Lithuania they really enjoyed the game utc
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Re: Football tourists.

Post by Bosscat » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:57 pm

Judging by the posts on

https://arsenal-mania.com/forum/threads ... 81/page-51

There were around 2500 tourisys who know eff all about football on today .... wearing Arseho... sorry Nel scarves :D

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