Burnley. Home Record and Probable Line-Up

Another two part post this morning  – you lucky folk.

Burnley FC History

Proud founder members of the Football League, Burnley Football Club began life as the ‘Burnley Rovers’ rugby club and became Burnley Football Club in 1882. They moved to their Turf Moor home shortly afterwards, at the invitation of the town’s cricket club, which is still uniquely situated next to the stadium.

FA Cup campaigns gave way to organised football in 1888 with the foundation of the Football League – and since then Burnley have claimed every major honour, with the exception of the League Cup.

The first honour was a Second Division title in 1897-98 and the club’s improved fortunes were finally reflected in an FA Cup triumph at The Crystal Palace in 1914, with a 1-0 win against Liverpool coming just months before the outbreak of the Great War.

Following the War, the Clarets continued to make their mark on the domestic game and in the 1920-21 season the team enjoyed a remarkable unbeaten run of 30 league matches as they led the club to an inaugural First Division title, having been runners-up the previous season.

That magnificent league record stood for over 80 years, until being battered by Arsenal in the 2003/04 season.

We have only met Burnley at home on four occasions and we hold a perfect record, if our leaky defensive wall is repaired in time we should keep that record intact.

Here are the Premier League home results

Our overall League home results


Part 2:

Burnley will prove a stern test this afternoon, having lost against an astonishingly lucky Spurs team in the 99th minute last week.

Like the town, they will be dour.

We need to score early and open up the game but this is not the Emery way at the moment. It would be great to go in for half time oranges with a lead.

Given the poor showing midweek the team will want to return to winning ways and hopefully show they are not replacing the old “crap in November” with “crap in December”.

My Team:


Mustafi   Sokratis    Nacho

Ramsey   Terrier   Xhaka    AMN


Laca    PEA

If Wardrobe is fit he should play in place of AMN, though I would like to see the young man get a run of games in the team.

An important game against rugged opponents, we need to garner 3 points.

Let it be So





92 Responses to Burnley. Home Record and Probable Line-Up

  1. Big Raddy says:

    To whomever created the new header. Thank you, great work.

  2. chas says:

    Are you taking the piss about the new header. 🤫

  3. Big Raddy says:

    NO. Seriously, I much prefer the old badge, the new one is absolutely dreadful and clearly designed by committee.

  4. chas says:

    Thanks for the joint post, chaps.
    Apologies again for not putting yours up separately,GN5 – it was an oversight.
    Though I think BR quite likes it as he has to write less. 😬

    Tough game. Hopefully get the 3 points.

  5. LBG says:

    Glad you are coming South for today’s game, Chas! Manshitty for the League.
    Hope our Walcott double starts today!

  6. Ants says:

    My comment makes consecutive different Vines comments

  7. Ants says:

    Loving the free full English on the train this morning…with a Guinness and cloudy strongbow side dish

  8. Ants says:

    Is Fred at today’s game?

  9. Ants says:

    Chas- that new banner looks a bit dated!

  10. chas says:

    Upper tier, possibly sat alongside you.

  11. Ants says:

    I’m sure I’ve seen Fred on tv before.. possibly on a sky channel starting with 9

  12. Ants says:

    Where’s the heck is Terry Mancini, Eddie and Micky?
    This is a charity you know?
    JC ends his love x

  13. LB says:

    “Our Walcott double” lol

    Thanks for the read guys.

    And I have finally had time to catch up and I do believe that it was Jimmy Robertson, now considering I cannot remember who we played two weeks ago I am amazed that I can remember that, I think it must have been because my dad made such a fuss about it at the time. One of those coming here and all that.

    Funny thing is I took Pat Jennings completely for granted.

  14. RA says:

    Very nice Posts, BR and GN5.

    I suppose the Header should technically have been amended to;

    Big Raddy’s Half a Pre-match

  15. Rasp says:

    My comment from the tail end of yesterday’s post

    …. “Not a comparison of footballing ability (as you know) LBG … but a comparison to their attitude to defending.

    In the modern game in the EPL, emphasis is placed on winning the ball back high up the pitch … attack as a team, defend as a team etc

  16. RA says:

    Hiya Ant,

    Your 10:19 is agreed — that’s a Churlish Trio of Absconders if ever I saw such a group.

    But hold hard — what’s this about JC?

    JC ends his love

    Was it something we said? 😞

  17. Rasp says:

    Thanks for the duo post … GN5 and Raddy

    A win, any kind of win, will do me today … we need to get back on track and rediscover our creativity …. hopefully LBG’s Walcott clone will add that ingredient.

    The defence is still going to be patchwork in as much as we can’t play our best defenders, but we can keep our shape at the back and protect the defence from midfield.

    I can feel an Auba goal or two coming … knock Salah off top spot in the goals scored table for Christmas.

  18. fred1266 says:

  19. RA says:


    We seem to have exhausted ourselves, the team that is, with our early season pressing game, that seems to have been abandoned.

    Now we occasionally see Auba, or Laca haring after ball played to the opposition GK, but without the support of the rest of the team — that’s a pointless waste of energy.

    On the other hand, ‘pressing’ implies ‘closing down at pace’ and because of lack of energy (poor things) we still do a high closing down but without the pace — perfect for the oppo’s counter attacks.

    Oooh, I feel mean today!!😂

  20. RA says:

    Toreador being given a rest. Olé.

  21. VP of Oz says:

    I agree Rasp, Ozil is simply the best and I predict he will bring us great joy against Burnley. An integral part of the team. For anyone to compare him to Walcott is ridiculous!

    onwards and upwards, COYG!!!

  22. Red Arnie says:

    Wonderful double bill, GN5 and Raddy. Thank you both. 🙂

    Ozil back. Terrier rested. Cannot complain. COYG. 🙂

    Nice show from the Vines brothers. 🙂

  23. VP of Oz says:

    Fred upper tier. To me he is an enigma.
    I still wonder if he is one of the vine brothers

  24. Rasp says:

    Wow, that is an attacking line up …. I can only guess that Torreira is being rested … fair enough, he’s taken a battering in the last 2 games thanks to weak refereeing

  25. Rasp says:

    Hi Redders, yes, squad rotation is a must at this point in the season. Let’s hope we can get everyone fit and strong in the New Year and secure top 4 at the expense of the spuds

  26. Red Arnie says:

    LBG. A belated thanks for yesterday’s post. 🙂

    Apols for not being able to come in. But I have a view.

    We decent Gooners in AA wished an orderly transition. As compared to the numpties elsewhere in the EPL. Plenty of examples there.

    We are getting an orderly transition. As befits a club with “class”. But this comes with another issue that some may not have bargained for. You are likely to get a fox in sheep’s clothing.

    Not complaining, but Unai Emery may be largely Arsene Wenger in disguise. At least in the short run. Not complaining, but just saying.

    I planned to write a post expanding on this idea, butr never managed to do so.

  27. Red Arnie says:

    For someone pretending to be new to AA, Fred shows way too much familiarity with the characters of many old-timers. 🙂

    Is he one of the Vines brothers? Or is he the alter ego of that ex-con half-French painter? Or maybe the journalist?

  28. VP of Oz says:

    RA, love a fox in sheeps clothing, almost like drag

  29. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha, VP. 🙂

  30. LB says:

    Saka on the bench, interesting

  31. RA says:

    Why thanks, VP, a little present for me??? 😎

  32. VP of Oz says:

    Ozil Captain
    I expect a goal fest

  33. Big Raddy says:

    Wow. What an opening two minutes. End to end. Burnley should be one up!

  34. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha ha ha ha

  35. Big Raddy says:

    What a fantastic pass from Ozil.

    Get it….

  36. Red Arnie says:

    ok, hold the game now, we want to lead at half time

  37. fred1266 says:

    Sokratis what was that

  38. fred1266 says:

    Is mustafi injured

  39. RA says:

    Our defence still gives me the collywobbles. or maybe the wollycobbles

  40. Red Arnie says:

    lead at half time! whooo hoooo!

    I love the Greek philosopher. 🙂

  41. fred1266 says:

  42. VP of Oz says:

    Ozil has been fantastic:-)
    Sokratis excellent but don’t risk a 2nd booking
    Xhaka is working towards something special
    I predict more goals from PEA & Laca in 2nd half, 4:0

  43. LB says:

    I thought Big Sok did really well in that half.

    Fascinating formation, it seems asthough we are playing 3 and 4 at the back effortlessly switching between the 2 at will.

    I suppose with Monreal coming off Xhaka will drop deeper and we will miss him higher up in the midfield.

    Elneny is so out of his depth.

  44. Aaron says:

    Quite like the heading and the posts. The histories that are put together add so much more to the games for me.
    1st half, not bad, except for the 1st burly counter.
    Ozil with laser pass to the Beast, who squared to Auba to finish. I do not care if it had a dash of Wellbeck in it. At least a lead heading into halftime.
    Another few changes Emery and another goal and that should be that.

  45. Rasp says:

    Auba’s on fire 🙂

  46. Rasp says:

    Dirty northern bastuds 😡

  47. Rasp says:

    …. and another bent ref

  48. Rasp says:

    Is this a new sport, kick and tread on Ouzi? Typical Dyche tactics …. two of their players should get retrospective reds after this game</p

  49. fred1266 says:

    Ramsey could have gotten a run out and give torreira a rest

  50. Rasp says:

    Typical, the ref has allowed them to mug us. They should be down to 9 men.

  51. Rasp says:

    What‘ has happened to Alan Smith … it’s like he’s willing us to lose every game ….

  52. Rasp says:

    Smith “they are a physical side” ….. AKA dirty clogging thugs

  53. Big Raddy says:

    I underdstand why Laca was unhappy at being subbed. He has been amongst our best players.

    More of our players getting kicked or elbowed. AMN the latest. Referee hopeless as usual

  54. RA says:

    The referee seems to be working on the theory – if he already has a yellow I better not give him a second – that is disgraceful.

    Almost as bad as Arsenal playing in our own penalty area, or passing back to the GK from the half way line – and let him kick it back to the opposition.

    What happened to the brave new world of Emery.?

  55. Rasp says:

    Genius by Ozil …. so much good their extra 5 minutes injury time did them

  56. RA says:

    Well, hush my mouth. 3 : 1 will do nicely — altho ….. I thought Iwobi looked offside.

    Serves the fouling Dyche men for cheating.

  57. RA says:

    We could have scored another 3 — but Burnley could have scored more too.

  58. Big Raddy says:

    Alan Smith just said the first thing I agree with … Wardrobe MotM.

  59. Big Raddy says:

    Burnley played with , quote, ” a strong physical approach”. WTF is the point of a referee?

  60. Aaron says:

    The Arsenal!
    burly an elbow here, and knee there, everywhere a knee and elbow.
    Just a bunch a nonsense- no way they should have finished with all 11 players.
    Second half changes did not work, midfield not balanced, nonetheless, the Iwobi substitution worked, and the Arsenal were able to nudge the game over the line.
    Really hope Mon is ok for the next run of games, as the D is decimated right now.

  61. Red Arnie says:

    cannot complain. the team played with good spirit.

    Ozil was superb. Kola, Auba and the Greek hunk were excellent. Good performances all round.

    Monreal the only downside. Hope it is not serious.

    Elbow on the head/neck should be a straight yellow, IMO. Very unsporting.

  62. Red Arnie says:

    Aaron: “here an elbow, there a knee, everywhere an ebow-knee” same old McDonald! 🙂

  63. Aaron says:

    Red Arnie,
    Yes, McDonald the clown, not the farmer.

    Still no update on Monreal from Emery.
    Will go surf and check back later. I know rough life in CA, yesterday was in the upper 60’s (F) and amazing swell this past week.

    For those of you who are curious check out Mavericks waves on Monday.

  64. Ants says:

    Thanks RA at 11.28

    “Your 10:19 is agreed — that’s a Churlish Trio of Absconders if ever I saw such a group.
    My But hold hard — what’s this about JC?
    JC ends his love
    Was it something we said?”

    That was a typo.. ends should have been sends.. even though w haven’t seen him for a long while

    I love that phraseology “ a churlish trio of absconders”

  65. Ants says:

    VP at 11.49
    Fred is an enigma but he deffo Isn’t a Vines brother as
    1. He never goes to games
    2. He never turns up at the pub
    3. He is far too muscular
    4. He doesn’t know how to book a flight
    5. He’s never kissed Eddie or Peaches
    6. He has never shared a photo of himself on here
    7. His dress sense is better than Micky’s

  66. RA says:

    Hi Ant

    Good to hear from you! 😋

    I was teasing about JC, as you would have gathered. A good Gooner!

    You and Chas have cast iron constitutions. Three full English breakfasts accompanied with a barrel of Guinness.

    Real men the pair of you!! 👌

  67. fatgingergooner says:

    Just seen Townsends volley v Man City…. 😱

    What a hit

  68. fred1266 says:

  69. fatgingergooner says:

    3-1 Palace
    1-0 Leicester


    Some accas getting ruined today!

  70. RA says:

    I have been listening to Madame Butterfly this afternoon — deliciously brilliant — but

    Chavs 0 : 1 Leics and

    Citeh 1 : 3 Palace

    as FGG said (I think) has brought another tear to my eye.😭

  71. RA says:

    Good to see you, FGG.

    Are you still with Sky? I had to speak to a charming Scottish lady this morning to fix a minor problem this morning, and I did not have the heart to tell her I only understood 1 word in 3 because she was so nice.

    She also told me she was not acquainted with anyone called Fatgingergooner. I didn’t believe her!😎

  72. LBG says:

    What a disgrace Dyche is. At least seven players should have been booked and probably two of those sent off. “A physical approach” from Burnley. F*** O**. Dirty cheating bastards encouraged by another shit ref from beginning to end. You got what you deserved. Jack shit!

  73. Ants says:

    Happy Christmas from the Vineses and Peaches

  74. Rasp says:

    Aherm 😂 are we all so sure now that City are going to win the league?

  75. Big Raddy says:

    Great pic!

    Yes Rasp. Bet you a smoked haddock

  76. Rasp says:

    You’re on Raddy 🙂

  77. Ants says:

    Didn’t you say that at the FFB Rasp several months ago when LBG wasn’t listening?

  78. Ants says:

    Happy Christmas Fred

  79. Ants says:

    Iwobi was the game changer again today

  80. Red Arnie says:

    wow! what a photo! merry Christmas, all! 🙂

    what great fun to find both oilers getting shoved. all that remains is to hope Cardiff and Everton bring some more fun!

  81. LBG says:

    Certain, Rasp!

  82. fatgingergooner says:

    What a moron Sean Dyche is. How the hell can he moan about diving, and then use Kevin Long throwing himself to the floor in the box as an excuse to moan about not getting a penalty for 60+ games!?

    I actually agree with him that diving is ridiculous and needs to be removed, but the fact is that every single team in the PL does it week in and week out. Kevin Long was barely touched in the back by Kolasinac, but decided the ball was going over his head and threw himself forward in a pathetic attempt to win a penalty. No manager in the PL can come out and moan about diving because they have players who do it, regardless of wether they encourage it or not. It’s rife in the game now, so much so that a lot of dives have become accepted. Phrases like ‘he made contact’ and ‘he had a right to go down’ are used and accepted in most games now because of diving.

    Unfortunately it appears that diving is now a part of the game and it would be very difficult to stop it at this stage. I remember when people said there were too many foreign players in the league, but it had gone too far by that point and was never going to be reversed…I feel we are at the same point with diving.

  83. fatgingergooner says:

    Hi RA,

    Good to hear from you on here again. I hope 2019 brings you much better health, absolutely tons of Arsenal victories, and of course, a lot of happiness!!!

    I left Sky a couple of years ago in a similar fashion to Mourinho leaving United! 😂 thankfully it worked out for the best as I managed to get out of the call centre environment and am now working as a telephone engineer for Openreach.

    What are you making of the Emery era? I feel it’s really refreshed the club but today I saw us creeping back to the nervy atmosphere and lack of trust between fans and players at 2-1. Hopefully Emery bringing in his own players will see us kick on further and put an end to the doubts within the stadium.

  84. Rasp says:

    😂I did Ant

  85. Big Raddy says:

    Having read Dyche’s comments, my first assessment is “Nutjob”.

    It is Trumpesque.

  86. chas says:

    He really is very similar to the original ginger ballsack, Alex McLeish.

    Trumpian in his complete disregard for anything that actually happened.

  87. chas says:


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