Why Stephen Ward should be starting for Burnley
Oct07

Why Stephen Ward should be starting for Burnley

In football you have two types of full-backs; the cultured, self-assured ball player who will have originally started his career as a winger or striker yet has been pushed backwards over the years, I’m looking at you Stephen Ward. The other is your quintessential trier, the brick wall runner, full of enthusiasm but invariably looks like a centre half playing at full-back. No one wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville – for what...

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Time for Burnley and Dyche to ditch the 4-4-2
Sep30

Time for Burnley and Dyche to ditch the 4-4-2

A few things annoy me in football. Players not celebrating scoring against their old clubs, defenders wearing attacking numbers, Thierry Henry as a pundit, Karl Oyston, goalkeepers who wear tracksuit bottoms, The Europa League, the pre-match handshake between two teams and third kits to name a few. Sean Dyche’s insistence with 4-4-2 is currently putting blue in my claret. It’s mildly annoying, like having a tiny stone trapped in your...

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Burnley still searching for identity but fans won’t complain
Sep16

Burnley still searching for identity but fans won’t complain

The bear has been poked, Burnley have been awoken from their slumber after notching a fourth league win on the bounce following a slight Premier League hangover. They say that if you play badly and win it’s the sign of a good team, well the Clarets have not been firing on all cylinders and have still been picking up the points, that’s promotion material in my book. Sean Dyche picked up his 50th win as gaffer on Saturday and has only...

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Lansbury snub is a big blow for Burnley
Aug20

Lansbury snub is a big blow for Burnley

Like a puff of smoke Henri Lansbury has vanished from Burnley’s radar, the Forest fire started by Sean Dyche has finally been extinguished by Chairman Fawaz-Al Hasawi. Burnley have been played like an absolute fiddle by Nottingham Forest who are rapidly becoming a joke of a club, just last week they comically couldn’t even release details of Burnley’s bid without it turning into a circus, led by the ringmaster Al Hasawi. The picture...

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Why Burnley should sign Hanley
Aug05

Why Burnley should sign Hanley

It’s surely a wind up. Grant Hanley, the captain of Blackburn Rovers, heavily linked with a move to Burnley. This doesn’t happen, ever. Well hardly ever. Burnley took another centre-back, Andy Todd, on loan from their bitter rivals nigh on a decade ago, and on the whole the Clarets faithful took to him well. The hole left by Jason Shackell needs to be filled; he may look like a plasterer but at 6ft 3in, Hanley has the frame and...

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