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
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”.
Mustafi Sokratis Nacho
Ramsey Terrier Xhaka AMN
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