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from orientThe latest Burnley book, entitled From Orient to the Emirates, – The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC, written by Tim Quelch was recently published and Up the Clarets have a copy of the book to give away.

The book first covers the dramatic fall of the club which was on its knees in 1987 when, but for the win against Orient and wins elsewhere we would have been a non-league team at best.

But it then charts the recovery from that day to this as the Clarets charting our progress through six promotions and three relegations, with ten managers until now when we are once more playing at England’s top table.

The book features ex-players such as Ashley Hoskin, Clarke Carlisle and Brian Stock, former director Derek Gill and current board members Barry Kilby and Clive Holt along with chairman Mike Garlick who said: “Given how far we have come in these thirty years, it is an amazing journey, but one which is far from over in many ways. Maybe it’s just beginning. Up the Clarets!”.

Tim, who is a long standing member of the London Clarets, although now residing in North Yorkshire, has written five previous books including two on Burnley which are entitled Forever and Ever and Never Had It So Good.

He can add to that one more football book in Underdog! and two cricket books.

This book is illustrated with 40 photographs of those who contributed so much to the cause and all proceeds from the book are being donated to Prostate UK.

You can purchase the book, prices at £12.99 from Amazon, Tesco, Waterstones and WH Smith as well as the club shop.

To win our copy of the book, you just need to answer the four multiple choice questions and send your answers to us at by the time Burnley next kick off which is 8 p.m. on Monday 30th October.

Question 1

Who was the first Black British player to be selected for Burnley’s first team?

A. Winston White
B. Les Lawrence
C. Robert Regis
D. George Oghani

Question 2

Who did Mitchell Thomas describe as ‘The life and soul of every party. He could talk underwater.’?

A. Paul Cook
B. Ronnie Jepson
C. Glen Little
D. Ian Wright

Question 3

Which Burnley manager or caretaker manager attempted to encourage his players to have greater self-belief by urging them to ‘fake it to make it’?

A. Jimmy Mullen
B. Steve Cotterill
C. Terry Pashley
D. Owen Coyle

Question 4

The reaction to which game as being described by a Burnley manager when he said “It was like rowing away from the Titanic without mentioning the iceberg”?

A. The 6-0 home loss to Hereford in 1987
B. The 6-0 home loss to Manchester City in 1999
C. The 5-0 away defeat at Blackburn in 2001
D. The 7-2 home defeat by already relegated Sheffield Wednesday in 2003

The winner will be drawn at random from the all correct entries received and will be notified by email.

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