Our post war records completed
Today we have added the results, goalscorers, league tables and programme covers for the five seasons from 2010/11 to 2014/15 and that brings us right up to date with all seasons covered from the start of post war football in 1946.
It was, in some ways, a similar five years to the previous five in that it started in the Championship, we played the first four of the years in the Championship before winning promotion to the Premier League before, ultimately, suffering relegation again in 2015 just as we’d done in 2010.
It was a five year period when the number of league debutants reduced to 47, down eight from the previous five years. The first of those came in the very first fixture in August 2010 when all of Dean Marney, Ross Wallace and Chris Iwelumo lined up in the 1-0 home win against Nottingham Forest. Number 47? That was Fredrik Ulvestad who came on as a substitute in the final game of the 2014/15 season against Stoke before getting a first start a week later at Aston Villa.
Of those players introduced, one of them has gone on to reach 300 league appearances for us, two more have passed 200 and a further eleven have gone into three figures. Ben Mee, of course, is the one to reach 300, exactly 300 as it stands having picked up an injury following the game at Crystal Palace recently when he also scored the winning goal.
Sam Vokes clocked up a total of 239 appearances before moving to Stoke while the aforementioned Marney reached 202. The eleven players to also hit three figures having debuted in this five year period are Tom Heaton (188), Ashley Barnes (184), Scott Arfield (177), Kieran Trippier (170), Ross Wallace (149), Jason Shackell (128), David Jones (124), Danny Ings (122), George Boyd (115), Stephen Ward (101) and Michael Keane (100).
And now all 47 in debut order are: Dean Marney, Ross Wallace, Chris Iwelumo, Brian Easton, John Guidetti, Charlie Austin, Marvin Bartley, Nathan Delfouneso, Shane Duffy, Kieran Trippier, Ben Mee, Keith Treacy, Zavon Hines, Junior Stanislas, Sam Vokes, Josh McQuoid, Danny Ings, Danny Lafferty, Cameron Howieson, Steven Hewitt, Shay McCartan, Joe Jackson, Jason Shackell, Joseph Mills, Brian Stock, Cameron Stewart, Kevin Long, Dane Richards, Alex Kačaniklić, Luke O’Neill, Tom Heaton, David Jones, Scott Arfield, Ryan Noble, Alex Cisak, Michael Kightly, Ashley Barnes, Chris Baird, Matt Taylor, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Marvin Sordell, Steven Reid, George Boyd, Nathaniel Chalobah, Stephen Ward, Michael Keane and Fredrik Ulvestad.
I think, given that the following five years, have been built up since Up the Clarets launched in January 2016, it is worth pointing out that in the final five year period from 2015 to 2020 only 35 players have made league debuts, a significantly lower number.
The 35 are Tendayi Darikwa, Jelle Vossen, Rouwen Hennings, Andre Gray, Chris Long, Joey Barton, Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Lloyd Dyer, Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson, Steven Defour, Aiden O’Neill, Jeff Hendrick, Patrick Bamford, Jon Flanagan, Paul Robinson, Robbie Brady, Ashley Westwood, Dan Agyei, Jon Walters, Chris Wood, Nick Pope, Charlie Taylor, Nahki Wells, Georges-Kevin NKoudou, Aaron Lennon, Dwight McNeil, Joe Hart, Matěj Vydra, Ben Gibson, Peter Crouch, Erik Pieters, Danny Drinkwater, Josh Brownhill and most recently Max Thompson.
Of those players, I wonder if any will make 200 or 300 appearances for us? Lowton and Tarkowski are up to 127 and counting while the only other one to have reached three figures. That’s Jeff Hendrick and he’ll now remain on 122 having completed his move to Newcastle yesterday.
Back to the five years in question. It kicked off with Brian Laws in charge of the team. He was sacked in December 2010 with Eddie Howe replacing him in the following month. When Howe left in October 2012 we appointed Sean Dyche and, as we all know, he’s still with us approaching eight years later.
The League Tables from 2010/11 to 2014/15 are all now available and in the drop down menu as are all the Results for the same seasons with the goalscorers for both Burnley and the opposition. The Programmes covers for all of the five seasons are also now available.
The programme covers are still not available for seasons 2015/16 through to 2017/18 and we still have several seasons where we have not been able to obtain the opposition goalscorers. That will be completed as soon as possible. It completes the post-war records. Some time in the future we will add our pre-war results along with the league tables.
I’d like to thank three people who helped with the programme cover pages. Firstly to Martin Pickering who suggested the idea and helped with some initial seasons and then to both Lester and Mark Davison who were responsible for the scanning and cropping of the covers for several seasons. Without their inspiration and support, this feature could never have existed.Share this page :