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Enough is enough

December 29, 2010


As Brian Laws trudged down the Turf Moor tunnel after Burnley’s humiliating 0-2 defeat to Championship strugglers Scunthorpe, he had the look of a broken man. Failing to acknowledge the snarling supporters who jeered him and his team off the pitch, and with rumours already circulating that a board meeting had been called for that […]

Born Burnley: Boff Whalley speaks

April 5, 2010


Chumbawamba frontman Boff Whalley, whose band formed in Burnley in 1982, is still enjoying life in the Premier League even as the side tumble towards the Premier League trapdoor at an alarming speed. “Even though the last game (the 2-1 home defeat by Wolves) was absolutely awful, I’m still really enjoying it, because we never […]

Premier League focus: The BFC view (4)

February 28, 2010


*Article originally appeared in When the Ball Moves What a scumbag John Terry is. In my eyes, there’s no defending the man. He’s had a chequered history in any case, but this latest episode is the worst yet. Having an affair is bad enough, but with a teammate and friend’s ex-girlfriend, the mother of his […]

Owen Coyle: Hypocrite

January 8, 2010


Before I start getting angry and ranting, I must just say one thing. What Owen Coyle achieved in little over two years in charge of Burnley Football Club was nothing short of remarkable. When he took over in November 2007, Burnley were languishing mid-table in the second tier of English football and had been doing […]

Premier League focus: The BFC view (3)

December 12, 2009


*Article originally appeared in When the Ball Moves Spats between players and managers have been all the rage recently. Even discounting Jim Magilton’s bust-up with Akos Buzsaky, which we no longer have to pay any attention to, what with it being in the Championship and all, there’s been enough to go round. Gary Megson, it […]

Plenty to ponder

December 6, 2009


*Article originally appeared in When the Ball Moves January. Thinking about January is kind of like wishing your life away. We all do it: fans, managers, players, pundits. As soon as we get round to mid-November all people can talk about is the month-after-next when this mystical window opens up and everybody gets the opportunity […]

New faces for a new era

September 6, 2009


*Article originally appeared in When the Ball Moves This summer’s transfer window slid rather than slammed shut, with the majority of the business on deadline day involving a few average centre-backs moving for obscene amounts of money. Business is now on the backburner until the grand January reopening, unless of course you’re Chelsea, in which […]