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Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:29 pm

Tonight at 8pm (GMT, UK time) I shall be making myself a nice cuppa tea and sitting down to watch that classic VHS release - Burnley are Back!

Courtesy of the brilliant bfc 2017 Youtube account I shall be re-watching this lower-league masterpiece of suspense, drama and muddy pitches as the Mighty Clarets begin their long haul back to the top flight.

Please feel free to join me and comment here on the best, funniest, happiest or most poignant memories from those halcyon days.

Share your memories of that magical season!

Highlight will include:

* Paul Crichton letting in a hatful at Donny
* Lancashires hattrick in the 6-2 tubthumping of Andy Marriott's Wrectum
* Rivalries with clubs as poxy as Mansfield Town
* The derbies against Blackpool Town - 18,000 in Division Four!
* Jimmy Mullen's Claret & Blue Army!
* Roger Eli, Steve Davis (before he turned bad), Big John Pender, John Deary, John Francis and many, many more
* Trevor Quow
* That weird local news item where the kids explain the maths of promotion
* And of course ... "They came to York in their thousands, they're going home as Champions!"

Hope you can join me in the watch along.

UTC!
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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:30 pm

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Dazzler » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:48 pm

I'll watch it now,thank you :P

https://youtu.be/3fAT3ly9Ypc

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Safron » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:14 pm

Trevor quow now that name brings back memories a 5 nil thrashing as I remember, always a name I associate with players of little pace and urgency, still makes me laugh when I think of the goal the manner in which Conroy glided past him ha ha :D

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Foulthrow » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:28 pm

Don’t think you’ll be seeing Paul Crichton though.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:45 pm

watched it the other day, still my favourite season

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:16 pm

Foulthrow wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Don’t think you’ll be seeing Paul Crichton though.
Opening game - he's playing for Doncaster and lets in four goals.
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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Burnley1989 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:22 pm

Foulthrow wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Don’t think you’ll be seeing Paul Crichton though.
He will, baseball cap on, if memory serves me right.

The goal keeper for either Rochdale or Halifax (will need to check) also lives in Burnley, his kid goes to the same school as mine, armed police now I think.
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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Herts Clarets » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:33 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:22 pm
He will, baseball cap on, if memory serves me right.

The goal keeper for either Rochdale or Halifax (will need to check) also lives in Burnley, his kid goes to the same school as mine, armed police now I think.
Halifax and it was Lee Bracey. Good mates with my brother.
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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Burnley1989 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:38 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:33 pm
Halifax and it was Lee Bracey. Good mates with my brother.
That’s him, had a good chat with him about 10 years ago in a pub.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by wilks_bfc » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:35 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:33 pm
Halifax and it was Lee Bracey. Good mates with my brother.
Good bloke is Lee. His lad is in the team I coach and is following in his dads “gloves”

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by kritichris » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:35 pm

Rowls wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:29 pm
Highlight will include:

* Paul Crichton letting in a hatful at Donny
* Lancashires hattrick in the 6-2 tubthumping of Andy Marriott's Wrectum
* Rivalries with clubs as poxy as Mansfield Town
* The derbies against Blackpool Town - 18,000 in Division Four!
* Jimmy Mullen's Claret & Blue Army!
* Roger Eli, Steve Davis (before he turned bad), Big John Pender, John Deary, John Francis and many, many more
* Trevor Quow
* That weird local news item where the kids explain the maths of promotion
* And of course ... "They came to York in their thousands, they're going home as Champions!"

Hope you can join me in the watch along.

UTC!
You forgot to mention Steve Harper's perm..
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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:38 pm

Kettles on, cheap beer is in the fridge, peas are on the hob.

All set for that 8pm kick off.

:)

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:59 pm

Annnd we're off!

"This club's been in the Fourth Division 7 years and that's a long time for a club of this standard....

... hopefully now we've set the ball rolling we can keep it going"

Jimmy Mullen.

Here we go!

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 pm

For anyone watching ...

The video's a bit jittery to start with but don't worry - I'm adjusting the tracking.

It'll settle down in a minute or two.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:03 pm

"September started with a bang and ended with a whimper"

Casper OUT!
Casper OUT!
Casper OUT!

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:07 pm

Breaking news: Casper's gone.

We're down to 11th.

Not looking good lads.

The board will probably go with the cheap option too. Terraces looking sparse and can't blame them - who'd want to watch that? Losing at home to friggin Rochdale!

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:08 pm

Now we've lost to Scarborough.

Not good enough.

Can't stand 'em. We always lose against Scarborough.

Hope they go bust.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:09 pm

Mullen's in as caretaker.

Away at Wrectum.

Tricky afternoon, I reckon.

Crap.

1-0 down. :(

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:10 pm

1-1!

Lancashire's pulled one back.

Maybe we can nick a draw?

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:10 pm

1-1!

Lancashire's pulled one back.

Maybe we can nick a draw?

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:11 pm

It's 4-1 at half time!!!

Lancashire with a first half hattrick!

Unbelievable.

No wait, they've pulled one back. 4-2 at halftime.

More goals in this if we play it right.

"Jimmy Mullen sends the message - 'I Want The Job' "

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:12 pm

6 goals in 4 games for Graham Lancashire.

We've got the new Ian Rush on our hands here.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:16 pm

"The 'prize' scalp of Mansfield Town..."

Nice to see a few more faces on the Bee Hole though.

"The amazing Joe Jakub"

"It's Captain Fantastic! John Pender with what is surely the winning goal"

Burnley 3-2 Mansfield Town

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:18 pm

Trevor Quow makes his debut.

"It's the speed-merchant John Francis up against Quow..."

Only one winner there :D

Reckon we can take advantage of Quow's lack of pace if we can isolate him.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:18 pm

Northampton 1-2 Burnley

Last minute winner from Conroy!

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:24 pm

January Now

7 Straight away league wins.

With cup ties the Clarets had won 9 consecutive away wins.

Mark Kendall's arrived as our new goalkeeper...

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:25 pm

... oh crap.

Blackpool 5-2 Burnley

Dave Bamber always scores against us.

Kendall needs to go. Not good enough. Get Pearce back in.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:28 pm

Good news for the local pubs - We've signed Adrian Randall.
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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:29 pm

Northampton at home.

Trevor Quow's moment to shine...

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:32 pm

"Forward by Davis ... Conroy on the chase - and he's got the pace to outrun Quow..."

He still might slide in and clear it off the line though ....

No, he couldn't quite make it.

He's probably still out there somewhere, running through treacle.

FT - Burnley 5-0 Northampton

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Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:33 pm

Nicky Walker arrives on loan as our latest goalie.

Blackpool at home - big game.

Top of the table stuff.

Come on you Clarets - let's keep out effing Dave Bamber
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Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:34 pm

Big crowd on the Longside

1-0 Eli

Get innnnnnn!!!!

Ah crap.

Bamber's equalized.

1-1

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:35 pm

Conroy's through ... off the line

Oh.

Bamber's in one-on-one. Definitely not a foul.

He's in again. Definitely not a foul, again. Good, clean tackle from Pender.

1-1 FT

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Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:38 pm

"Mike Conroy became the first Burnley player to score 20 league goals since Willie Irvine 25 years previously. And he wasn't even finished" **

** Conroy, that is. Irvine had sadly retired.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:41 pm

Pearce is back in goal.

"Pearcey, Pearcey, give us a dance"

Ah crap. They've scored.

Doesn't matter - Davis has equalized.

"This is Eli - he's done. With three minutes to spare that's got to be the winner"
"Chance for Lillis what a scramble! Where's the ball?? Don't worry - Chris Pearce has got it"
*Cheers*

Take that Maidstone!

FT Burnley 2-1 Maidstone

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:42 pm

We're on the final push.

Scarborough are in town.

Jimmy Mullen's Claret & Blue Army! - first time we've heard that. Nice anthem, hope it sticks!

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Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:43 pm

Conroy, looking for support. Eliiiiii! One - nil!

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Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:45 pm

Crud. Gabiadini's equalized.

1-1

Just won't go in.

FT: Burnley 1-1 Scarborough

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:46 pm

"So including the Cardiff City game tonight the mathematics are simple:

Five games left.

7 points needed for the championship.

No problem! Yayyyyyyyy"

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:49 pm

Whe-hay - promotion is assured!

"Burnley fans arrvived at Carlisle in party mood."

"I've been at many football clubs but Burnley fans are the best I've seen in terms of passion and what they do." - Jimmy Mullen

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:50 pm

1-1 at Carlisle.

No championship party today but we're still going up.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:53 pm

"It just so happens that in the long history of Burnley Football Turf Moor has housed the 1st, 2nd and third division titles but never the fourth..."

"Nobody who was there at York on that Tuesday night to see that chance on April 29th will forget that Tuesday night."

"Move than 7 and a half thousand were packed into the gound - mostly in the away end."

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Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:54 pm

Dean Kiely - one for the prick list

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:55 pm

HT York 1-0 Burnley

No need to panic. We can still do this.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:55 pm

Conroy .. in goes Painter .. denied by Toothill .. .DEARY!!! Deary has equalized!!!"

And Keily is a prick.

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:57 pm

"We've played 3 minutes of stoppage time now ... here's goes Mike Conroy .. still time for a winner maybe ...

JOHN FRANCIS!!!!!!"

They came to York in their thousands - they're going home as Champions!!!!

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:57 pm

They're going to paint the city of York Claret and Blue!!!

It's singsong time!

KIMMY MULLEN'S CLARET & BLUE ARMY!!!!

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Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:00 pm

"King James the first of Burnley and all his merry men"

Not the best of lines that, Clive.

Did King James have any merry men?

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Re: Tonight at 8pm - Burnley are Back!

Post by Rowls » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:01 pm

Anyway -

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