Burnley Club Profile
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Burnley : Club Background
Like many clubs of their era, Burnley hold their roots in other sports. At the time of their formation in 1882 they were a Rugby Union club, but as Burnley Rovers they decided to switch their attention to football. A year later, and they set themselves up at their current Turf Moor ground, with the local cricket club - still next door - inviting them to move from the Calder Vale ground they held originally, to a football pitch they had on the side of their land. There Burnley have remained ever since, making the ground one of the oldest in the country to have remained in continuous use by a single club.
In 1888, they became one of the 12 founders of the Football League. They weren't originally known as the Clarets - originally they wore green colours (good choice!) and were known as the Turfites, but in 1910 they nobbled Aston Villa's colours and thus took on the nickname that they have today. The kit change brought them their one FA Cup winning season - a 1-0 win against Liverpool at the original Crystal Palace sports ground in 1914.
Burnley have largely occupied the top two divisions in the English pyramid, bar one notable slide in their history. They were Football League Champions in 1920-21 and 1959-60 and are one of only three clubs to have won all divisional titles, with second tier (1897-98, 1972-73), third tier (1981-82) and fourth tier (1991-91) silverware to their name.
The club's 'golden era' came between 1947 and 1971 when they enjoyed an unbroken period in the top flight. This peaked in 1958 when Harry Potts took over as manager - he would ultimately be in charge for 14 years across two spells, and his name now is enshrined in the road name leading to the stadium. They won the 1959-60 Football League title by topping the table for the first time in that season at the end of the final game, and thus entered the European Cup the following season. They progressed to the Quarter-Finals of that competition, before being knocked out by SV Hamburger. The 1961-62 season saw them finish runners-up in the Football League, and reach the FA Cup Final, whilst in 1966-67 they got to the Quarter-Final of the European Fairs Cup (roughly the equivalent of today's Europa League).
As Burnley's strength began to falter a little towards the end of the 1960s, their big decline began when Potts left in 1970, with relegation following shortly after. Although they initially regained their position back in the top flight, it was to become a mammoth slide when in 1976 they dropped out of the top flight. By 1984 they entered the Fourth Division for the first time in the club's history, and then were almost one of the earliest victims of automatic relegation to the Conference, as they finished 23rd in 1987.
That low point was never to be repeated - by 1992 they'd climbed out of the fourth tier, then two years later won promotion back to the Championship, via the play-offs. Then in 2009 came their modern day high point - a brief flirtation with the Premier League, as they defeated Sheffield United in the 2008-09 Championship play-offs, with Wade Elliott the single goal hero.
Thus rather like Yeovil, Burnley know what it's like to be a small fish in a big pond - the smallest town to reach the Premier League. It only lasted one season, but has given them a taste of what is possible even for a town of just 73,500 population. Since returning to the Championship they've finished 8th (2010-11), 13th (2011-12) and 11th (2012-13) suggesting that whilst they may not have enough clout to return to the Premier League, it's not an impossible task - they should certainly be one of the stronger sides in the division this year.
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|Burnley : We've Met Before|
|Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Burnley
Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Burnley
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Burnley : Club Statistics
Highest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Lowest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Average League Attendance: Not Applicable
CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS
|Games Without A Win: ||0
||Games Without A Home Win: ||0
|Games Without An Away Win: ||0
||Games Without Defeat: ||0
|Games Without A Home Defeat: ||0
||Games Without An Away Defeat: ||0
|Games Without A Draw: ||0
||Games Without A Score Draw: ||0
|Games Without A No-Score Draw: ||0
||Games Without Scoring: ||0
|Games Without Conceding: ||0
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Burnley : Club Information
Harry Potts Way
(Click for map)
Telephone Number : 0871-221-1914
Fax : 01282-700027/ 01282-700014
Chairman : Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz (joint)
Secretary : Pauline Scott
Safety Officer : Eddie Rowe
Media Manager : Darren Bentley
Manager : Sean Dyche
Capacity : 22,546
Seated : 22,546
Covered Terrace : n/a
Record Attendance : 54,775 vs Huddersfield Town, FA Cup 3rd Round, February 23rd 1924
Colours : Claret and blue
Nickname : The Clarets
Ticket Prices :
Away supporters are housed in the David Fishwick Stand, which is a covered seated stand situated behind one goal on the west side of the ground. It houses up to 4,125 spectators, with a usual allocation of around half of that. This is a fairly old stand with two large pillars supporting the stand that can obscure some viewpoints, and wooden seating that is not the most comfortable.
Tickets for this 2013-14 fixture are available in advance and on the day of the game at the same prices - cash only if you buy from Turf Moor. Admission is as follows:
Adults: £24.00; Over 65s and Under-22s: £14.00; Under 18s: £5.00.
Wheelchair disabled supporters are housed on an elevated platform in the same section of the ground as other away fans. As a standard arrangement Burnley send seven pairs of wheelchair/assistant tickets to the local ticket office for advance sales. Their slightly unusual policy is for disabled supporters to be admitted for free, whilst an assistant pays for a standard ticket.
Ambulant disabled supporters can sit anywhere in the ground, although if you have special requirements you should identify them in advance in case they need to provide a particular seat.
Disabled supporters must currently be in receipt of either the Higher Rate Mobility or Higher Rate Care components of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Alternatively, you must submit a recent Doctor's letter which describes your disability in relation to your ability to attend football grounds.
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Burnley : Directions To The Ground
Burnley is around 21 miles north of Manchester, and 20 miles east of Preston and the M6. The ground itself is on the east side of the town centre, although still firmly inside the cluster of streets inside this Lancashire town.
From the South/North/West: This is the direction that most Yeovil fans will travel from. Get on the M6 and leave at Junction 29, which takes you onto the M65 heading towards Blackburn and Burnley. Leave the M65 at Junction 10 and head towards Burnley. You will then start to pick up signs for any of Burnley FC, Turf Moor or Towneley Hall. Follow those signs and you'll find the ground on the junction of where the A671 meets the A6114, around half a mile east of the main town centre.
From the East: Get off the M65 at Junction 12, and take the A682 into Burnley, crossing two roundabouts. After nearly two miles, turn left into Casterton Avenue (A6114) following signs for Rochdale. Stay on this road for a further mile and you will find the ground on your left hand side.
Because Turf Moor is relatively close to the town centre, many of the roads around the stadium have specific parking restrictions on matchdays, so don't expect to be allowed to park on the streets immediately surrounding the ground. If you do want street parking, then head east of the ground and away from the town centre. There is car parking available at the cricket club next door to the ground at £6.00, alternatively choose from any of the following car parks (roughly in order of distance from ground):
(a) Deanmill, Plumb St, BB11 3AG (100 cars, £4.00)
(b) Towneley Park, BB11 3RQ (200 cars, £1.00)
(c) Millennium NCP, Brown St, BB11 1PZ (500 cars, £3.00)
(d) Aircelle Ltd, Bancroft Ave, BB10 2TQ (275 cars, £3.00)
Burnley is served by three railway stations, although disregard Burnley Barracks as that one is a little further away from the ground. Both Burnley Central and Burnley Manchester Road are 15 mins walk away from the ground, and both are easy to navigate to and from Turf Moor.
Realistically, you can't get from Yeovil to Burnley and back inside one day. The only safe train to get you up to Lancashire is the 06:53 from Yeovil Junction that gets in at Burnley Manchester Road via London Waterloo/Euston and then Preston. Going back, you'd need to leave Burnley Central on the 17:03 train, which means you aren't going to see the final whistle of the game.
For Capital Glovers, you need a train out of London Euston, changing at Preston and then into Burnley Manchester Road. Journey time is around three hours. Going back, this is slower by around 45 minutes.
Check the National Rail Enquiries site for details of services.
A selection of Burnley taxi companies can be found here.
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|Burnley : Web Resources|
Burnley Football Club
Burnley's main club website. Usual PTV chain site.
It may well be a MAD Franchise site, but thankfully this one is populated by real life Burnley supporters writing their own articles, and so therefore is worth a look for the fans view of the Clarets.
Don't go here for up to date Burnley news. Do go here if you want a thorough historical guide through the Clarets' lengthy history, taking you step by step from 1882 until around 2010. Independent website, with a few side adverts, but easy to navigate and pick your era.
A Sport Network chain site, with content provided by a Burnley fan. This site was a little bit quiet during the close season, but had been regularly updated until then, so hopefully will crank back into action once the season restarts.
Part of the Vital chain site, but is run by real Burnley fans. One snag with the Vital chain is at they are introducing full page overlay adverts which tend to make navigation a frustrating experience.
|Web Message Boards|
Clarets Mad Forum
Simple message board tagged onto the Clarets Mad website. Register to post.
Vital Burnley Forum
Multiple message boards hosted by the Vital Burnley website. They have twelve (!) different sub-forums split into categories, but the one most opposition fans will head to is the Backchat Burnley section which covers mainstream Clarets chat.
E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters
Dedicated section from the Lancashire Telegraph devoted to Burnley news. Updated daily.
Online presence of the Pendle Today newspaper, featuring a dedicated section for Burnley news.
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Burnley : Food & Drink
As Burnley's Turf Moor ground is fairly central, you've got a reasonable choice of pubs in the area, particularly if you are willing to make the 10 or 15 minute walk into the town itself. Burnley fans do have a reputation for being a little parochial so if you are in the town centre, don't flaunt your colours or allegiances too much. There seems to be a fairly persistent amount of advice for away fans to avoid the Turf Hotel in Yorkshire Street and the Big Window in Manchester Road.
Club Bar :
There is no specific club bar at the ground for away supporters, however alcohol is available inside the stadium. If you're wanting somewhere that's 'almost' a club bar though, bear in mind that Burnley Cricket Club is both a parking option and a drinking option - they open their bars up on matchdays. See below for more details.
Local Pubs :
|Boot Inn: This is one of two Wetherspoon outlets in the town, and the one that is slightly more convenient for the ground. Located on the west side of the ground, around 10-15 mins walk away, the usual Wetherspooon offering is here - a wide range of real ales that are kept well enough for the Good Beer Guide to list them, and the standard pub chain food menu. Opens from 8.00a.m. until 11.00p.m. Children welcome.|
Boot Inn, 18 St James' Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NG. Tel: 01282-463720. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Bridge Bier Huis: This pub was awarded the Regional Pub Of The Year for 2012, by CAMRA, covering the West Pennines area - one of sixteen regional areas that CAMRA consider. What this tells is is that this is a top notch real ale house. They offer two Moorhouse beers, and three changing guests that are sourced mainly from local micro-breweries, meaning that if you turn up you're going to find something you've not seen before. As the name of the pub suggests, they also specialise in the continental market - 60 foreign bottled beers, seven continental beers on tap, including two German brands. They are also aware of their surroundings, in that as they're situated around 10 minutes from Turf Moor, they open earlier on Tuesday nights when Burnley have midweek fixtures and even advertise most Clarets websites on their own site, so expect plenty of their fans to be in there. They serve a typical range of fairly cheap pub food - lasagne, sausage and mash, curry, steak and ale pie, ploughman's salad etc. Food is served 12.00 noon until 7.00p.m. on Wednesday until Saturday, and until 5.00p.m. on Sundays.|
Bridge Bier Huis, 2 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1UH. Tel: 01282-411304. Email: email@example.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Brun Lea: The second of two Wetherspoon outlets in the town - this is their Lloyds No.1 Bar, which is located a little deeper into the town centre, and a little further away from the ground. It's rated as the lesser of the two Wetherspoon outlets, although the fact that it's further from the ground may have the advantage of it being a quieter location. Opens 8.00a.m. until midnight, with an extra hour extension on Friday and Saturday nights.|
Brun Lea, 31-39 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1HG. Tel: 01282-463700. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Burnley Cricket Club: We've struggled a bit to find out what exactly is inside Burnley Cricket Club, but they open up their bars to football folk on match days. Which is handy because they're right next door to Turf Moor. Expect to pay 'social club' prices, so a little cheaper than town bars. Reports of some basic food options as well. Suggestions that there are a couple of real ales too. As it's so close to the ground, expect a big mix of home and away fans, but reputation is friendly.|
Burnley Cricket Club, Belvedere Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4BN. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Map: Click Here.
|Ministry Of Ale: Somewhat further away from the ground than most of the pubs on this list, but very convenient for those coming in via Burney's Manchester Road Railway Station. They house the Moonstone Brewery at the rear of their building, as well as some Belgian bottled beers. They also serve some guest ales and so will usually have two Moonstone and two guests at any given time. The brewing part of the pub can be viewed from a rear window in the bar. To our knowledge there's no food available here - this is all about the beer.|
Ministry Of Ale, 9 Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1TQ. Tel: 01282 830909. Email: email@example.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Queen Victoria: A Brewers Fayre chain pub, which means that it's family friendly and does food - even if this chain tends to be a little bit identikit in terms of the character of its pubs. The other advantage is if you've used the Aircelle parking option (see above) then you'll pass it on your way from the car park to the ground. It's situated about 10 minutes north of the ground, on the main road that runs north from the crossroads close to where Turf Moor is situated. Opening hours are 12.00 noon until 11.00p.m. shutting half an hour earlier in a Sunday. Brewers Fayre pubs usually do one or two real ales, along with a food menu that you could almost reel off without looking - lasagnes, tikka massalas, steaks, salads etc.|
Queen Victoria, Queen Victoria Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 3EF. Tel: 01282-450250. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Talbot Hotel: This pub is handy for those coming in from Burnley Central station, but is also easily walkable from the ground, on the North-West side of Turf Moor and about 10-15 minutes away. Real ale on tap. They also do accommodation, although given they have a note indicating 'No stag or hen parties' against this, if you're a large group of football fans aiming for a boozy weekend, this may not be something to shout about too much.|
Talbot Hotel, 65 Church Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2RS. Tel: 01282-412074. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :
Whilst a lot of Lancashire's edges is swallowed up by Greater Manchester's sprawl, Burnley is a proper town - apparently it has the highest percentage of support in the Football League that comes from within its town boundaries. Expect some fairly localised dialect that you'll end up politely nodding to. Which means you'll probably end up with gravy on your chips and mushy peas as a side, just when you didn't expect it.
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Burnley : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels
Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide
to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.
Other Points Of Interest
[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]
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