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Burnley are spot on in race for promotion

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley are spot on in race for promotion Burnley are spot on in race for promotion

MANAGER Sean Dyche felt Burnley should have had a penalty before the one which set the Clarets on their way to a 2-0 win over Doncaster.

Rovers boss Paul Dickov contested the award for a push on Ashley Barnes, with Sam Vokes converting his second penalty in as many games to break the deadlock early in the second half.

But Dyche felt there had been a more obvious foul on Barnes in the first half which went unpunished.

Dickov argued: "I did not think it was a penalty at the time and we just watched it numerous times and we still do not know why it has been given.

"For that to happen 20 seconds into the second half it is a massive, massive moment in the game."

But Dyche countered: "In the first half we had an absolutely stonewaller of a penalty on Ashley Barnes, so if you're going to look on the balance of play, we haven't got one but we've got the other."

"We've had our own share of things not given for us so I understand Paul Dickov's frustration, I've been him on a number of occasions. We've had seven penalties not given this season."

Vokes, who scored the second in Saturday's 3-0 win at Charlton from the spot, was clinical again.

Junior Stanislas finished well to stretch Burnley's unbeaten league run to 16 games.

The Clarets have not been beaten at Turf Moor in the Championship in 23 games and have gone to within three points of leaders Leicester City, who they play at home this weekend.

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8:18am Wed 26 Mar 14

waggyonthewing says...

well done burnley you deserve everything you get this season you have been fantastic.i genuinely hope your manager stays with you and you push on,but hey 12325 now that is pathetic,i dont think you have ever had a better season and you probably never will again and your crowd is 12325,come on burnley fans stop spouting drivel about how massive a club you are and get on the turf and support your team.
well done burnley you deserve everything you get this season you have been fantastic.i genuinely hope your manager stays with you and you push on,but hey 12325 now that is pathetic,i dont think you have ever had a better season and you probably never will again and your crowd is 12325,come on burnley fans stop spouting drivel about how massive a club you are and get on the turf and support your team. waggyonthewing
  • Score: 7

8:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

I was surprised at the crowd but, as I have said before, Burnley is a poor town, economically and if you have no money you have no money. I suspect that if people are going to pick games then Leicester on Saturday is better than Doncaster on a very wet Tuesday night. I believe that is a sell-out already (I could be wrong). Should be better next season. Last time we were in the prem the home section was full for every game.
Of more concern to me is the Telegraph itself. You have a team that is more or less back in the Premier League and you can't even bother with a report. Shameful!!!
I was surprised at the crowd but, as I have said before, Burnley is a poor town, economically and if you have no money you have no money. I suspect that if people are going to pick games then Leicester on Saturday is better than Doncaster on a very wet Tuesday night. I believe that is a sell-out already (I could be wrong). Should be better next season. Last time we were in the prem the home section was full for every game. Of more concern to me is the Telegraph itself. You have a team that is more or less back in the Premier League and you can't even bother with a report. Shameful!!! houseclaret
  • Score: 18

8:58am Wed 26 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

In terms of attendance per capita, Burnley FC is one of the best supported clubs, certainly in the Championship. For example, average for this season is 13114 but the town only has about 87,000 people (15.0% attend). Blackburn has an average of 15235 but a population of 147,000 (10.3% attend)*

I could work it work it out for other teams, but fairly obviously, Leeds, QPR, Derby, Leicester et al have much bigger catchment areas.

So, basically, it's not pathetic at all. I do however, encourage all who can, money and time notwithstanding to attend.



(*source is 2013/14 football league site and Lancashire CC 2011 census)
In terms of attendance per capita, Burnley FC is one of the best supported clubs, certainly in the Championship. For example, average for this season is 13114 but the town only has about 87,000 people (15.0% attend). Blackburn has an average of 15235 but a population of 147,000 (10.3% attend)* I could work it work it out for other teams, but fairly obviously, Leeds, QPR, Derby, Leicester et al have much bigger catchment areas. So, basically, it's not pathetic at all. I do however, encourage all who can, money and time notwithstanding to attend. (*source is 2013/14 football league site and Lancashire CC 2011 census) stevewhipp
  • Score: 14

9:09am Wed 26 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home.
It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night.
I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home. It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night. houseclaret
  • Score: 13

9:43am Wed 26 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

houseclaret wrote:
I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home.
It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night.
just like your supporters couldn't be bothered either - its a mystery to me why your crowds are so low.

no doubt there will be the extra 10k glory seekers next season for you. dyche and your team deserve better
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home. It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night.[/p][/quote]just like your supporters couldn't be bothered either - its a mystery to me why your crowds are so low. no doubt there will be the extra 10k glory seekers next season for you. dyche and your team deserve better hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -9

9:53am Wed 26 Mar 14

waggyonthewing says...

Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor.
Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor. waggyonthewing
  • Score: -16

9:54am Wed 26 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

waggyonthewing wrote:
Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor.
Clap trap. Ok, but why is it clap trap?, it's a fact.
[quote][p][bold]waggyonthewing[/bold] wrote: Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor.[/p][/quote]Clap trap. Ok, but why is it clap trap?, it's a fact. stevewhipp
  • Score: 7

10:01am Wed 26 Mar 14

waggyonthewing says...

12325 is fact
12325 is fact waggyonthewing
  • Score: -8

11:23am Wed 26 Mar 14

midas says...

waggyonthewing wrote:
Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor.
Prices are frozen at this years price (though it will work out more expensive per game as there will be fewer games in the Prem).
[quote][p][bold]waggyonthewing[/bold] wrote: Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor.[/p][/quote]Prices are frozen at this years price (though it will work out more expensive per game as there will be fewer games in the Prem). midas
  • Score: 8

12:01pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

So **** what?

Who cares about attendances?

If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it.

We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population.

But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant.

By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH.

Embarrassed much?
So **** what? Who cares about attendances? If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it. We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population. But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant. By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH. Embarrassed much? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 10

12:03pm Wed 26 Mar 14

waggyonthewing says...

What Burnley need to do next year is not try and rip the supporters off and fill there ground every game with new and young supporters then when or if they come back down most of these new fans will continue to support the team on matchdays.they are going to make about £100,000.000, so surely their is no need to squeeze every last drop out of the fans.
What Burnley need to do next year is not try and rip the supporters off and fill there ground every game with new and young supporters then when or if they come back down most of these new fans will continue to support the team on matchdays.they are going to make about £100,000.000, so surely their is no need to squeeze every last drop out of the fans. waggyonthewing
  • Score: -2

12:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
So **** what?

Who cares about attendances?

If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it.

We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population.

But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant.

By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH.

Embarrassed much?
clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves.

"blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain.

and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head.

i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: So **** what? Who cares about attendances? If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it. We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population. But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant. By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH. Embarrassed much?[/p][/quote]clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves. "blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain. and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head. i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -2

12:54pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
So **** what?

Who cares about attendances?

If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it.

We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population.

But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant.

By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH.

Embarrassed much?
clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves.

"blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain.

and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head.

i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start.
You forget that as per usual it was you Blackburn smackrats that brought up last night's attendance at the Turf in an inane attempt to criticise Burnley.

What about looking a little closer to home you, yourself managed a paltry 12k home fans when you played Leicester last week, and you know that as soon as Venkys stop subsidising you set of ungrateful uglies and you actually have to start paying Championship prices for your tickets, your attendances will drop lower than ours.

Blackburn - forever in Burnley's shadow.

5 Years
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: So **** what? Who cares about attendances? If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it. We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population. But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant. By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH. Embarrassed much?[/p][/quote]clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves. "blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain. and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head. i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start.[/p][/quote]You forget that as per usual it was you Blackburn smackrats that brought up last night's attendance at the Turf in an inane attempt to criticise Burnley. What about looking a little closer to home you, yourself managed a paltry 12k home fans when you played Leicester last week, and you know that as soon as Venkys stop subsidising you set of ungrateful uglies and you actually have to start paying Championship prices for your tickets, your attendances will drop lower than ours. Blackburn - forever in Burnley's shadow. 5 Years Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

1:11pm Wed 26 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
So **** what?

Who cares about attendances?

If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it.

We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population.

But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant.

By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH.

Embarrassed much?
clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves.

"blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain.

and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head.

i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start.
You forget that as per usual it was you Blackburn smackrats that brought up last night's attendance at the Turf in an inane attempt to criticise Burnley.

What about looking a little closer to home you, yourself managed a paltry 12k home fans when you played Leicester last week, and you know that as soon as Venkys stop subsidising you set of ungrateful uglies and you actually have to start paying Championship prices for your tickets, your attendances will drop lower than ours.

Blackburn - forever in Burnley's shadow.

5 Years
yeah - our attendances are not great my little pet druggie.....but we are not playing the best football many of our supporters have ever seen (dingles v forest) and your own manager has expressed his dismay as to why your crowds are so sparse.

rovers is getting the crowds its total mismanagement deserves - your club however, is being rewarded by apathy from its so-called supporters - never mind eh? they will no doubt turn up to see united, city and liverpool next season.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: So **** what? Who cares about attendances? If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it. We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population. But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant. By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH. Embarrassed much?[/p][/quote]clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves. "blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain. and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head. i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start.[/p][/quote]You forget that as per usual it was you Blackburn smackrats that brought up last night's attendance at the Turf in an inane attempt to criticise Burnley. What about looking a little closer to home you, yourself managed a paltry 12k home fans when you played Leicester last week, and you know that as soon as Venkys stop subsidising you set of ungrateful uglies and you actually have to start paying Championship prices for your tickets, your attendances will drop lower than ours. Blackburn - forever in Burnley's shadow. 5 Years[/p][/quote]yeah - our attendances are not great my little pet druggie.....but we are not playing the best football many of our supporters have ever seen (dingles v forest) and your own manager has expressed his dismay as to why your crowds are so sparse. rovers is getting the crowds its total mismanagement deserves - your club however, is being rewarded by apathy from its so-called supporters - never mind eh? they will no doubt turn up to see united, city and liverpool next season. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -8

1:42pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
So **** what?

Who cares about attendances?

If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it.

We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population.

But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant.

By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH.

Embarrassed much?
clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves.

"blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain.

and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head.

i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start.
You forget that as per usual it was you Blackburn smackrats that brought up last night's attendance at the Turf in an inane attempt to criticise Burnley.

What about looking a little closer to home you, yourself managed a paltry 12k home fans when you played Leicester last week, and you know that as soon as Venkys stop subsidising you set of ungrateful uglies and you actually have to start paying Championship prices for your tickets, your attendances will drop lower than ours.

Blackburn - forever in Burnley's shadow.

5 Years
yeah - our attendances are not great my little pet druggie.....but we are not playing the best football many of our supporters have ever seen (dingles v forest) and your own manager has expressed his dismay as to why your crowds are so sparse.

rovers is getting the crowds its total mismanagement deserves - your club however, is being rewarded by apathy from its so-called supporters - never mind eh? they will no doubt turn up to see united, city and liverpool next season.
Yes they will turn up in numbers next season and I for one will be glad to see them, a full house.

Wasn't Blackburn's average attendance 27k when you won the league? And wasn't that up from 8k five years previously? And hasn't that dropped down to less than 14k this season even with the cheapest season tickets in the division?

Poor Blackburn hypocrites - I can see loads of them cancelling their Sky Sports (Cave Edition) next season when Burnley are in the PL.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: So **** what? Who cares about attendances? If attendances really mattered then Brighton and Leeds would be the top two - they're not. Basically Blackburn fans have nothing whatsoever to criticise Burnley for other than attendances, and even when the fallacy of that is pointed out to them, they still bleat on about it. We are up there on merit and have the smallest population of any club in the top half of the table, so I couldn't give a shiny **** what crowds we get, as they are a good proportion of our actual population. But that's OK for you poor Blackburn hillmonkeys to keep getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms about the attendances because it is completely irrelevant. By the way - we are now 28 points ahead of you and you have 27 left to play for and it is only MARCH. Embarrassed much?[/p][/quote]clearly you are bothered about attendances or you wouldn't be going on about it - fact is the population of burnley, pendle and most of the rossendale valley are not giving their club the support it deserves. "blackburn hillmonkeys getting a semi on in your shellsuit bottoms" - oh dear, you really are towards the bottom of the food chain. and if as you point out that you couldn't give, lets call it politely, a monkey's about your attendances - then clearly you are out of touch with the powers that be at turf moor who are totally perplexed why you can't lift your attendances....never mind eh. champagne and cocaine has probably gone to your head. i take my hat off to your football club and its excellent manager - i remember arguing with dingle supporters last season when dyche was appointed and loads of your fellow supporters were giving it the "sean who?" that he had done a belting job at watford and you were very lucky to get him. no doubt all those whingers will now say they were right behind him from the very start.[/p][/quote]You forget that as per usual it was you Blackburn smackrats that brought up last night's attendance at the Turf in an inane attempt to criticise Burnley. What about looking a little closer to home you, yourself managed a paltry 12k home fans when you played Leicester last week, and you know that as soon as Venkys stop subsidising you set of ungrateful uglies and you actually have to start paying Championship prices for your tickets, your attendances will drop lower than ours. Blackburn - forever in Burnley's shadow. 5 Years[/p][/quote]yeah - our attendances are not great my little pet druggie.....but we are not playing the best football many of our supporters have ever seen (dingles v forest) and your own manager has expressed his dismay as to why your crowds are so sparse. rovers is getting the crowds its total mismanagement deserves - your club however, is being rewarded by apathy from its so-called supporters - never mind eh? they will no doubt turn up to see united, city and liverpool next season.[/p][/quote]Yes they will turn up in numbers next season and I for one will be glad to see them, a full house. Wasn't Blackburn's average attendance 27k when you won the league? And wasn't that up from 8k five years previously? And hasn't that dropped down to less than 14k this season even with the cheapest season tickets in the division? Poor Blackburn hypocrites - I can see loads of them cancelling their Sky Sports (Cave Edition) next season when Burnley are in the PL. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 7

1:47pm Wed 26 Mar 14

waggyonthewing says...

I have been supporting Rovers for 40 years and as long as i can remember Burnley supporters have been telling anyone who would listen,what a big club you are and how well you are supported.well last nights attendance proves the opposite and it dosent matter which way you look at it or how many excuses you make you have one foot in the premier league and your attendance was very very poor.yes im sure you will sell out for liverpool,united etc but what about the others,hull,norwich stoke will your famous fans turn out week after week.
your manager must be asking himself what he and his team have to do to fill the ground and will it be worth stopping at Burnley when the offers start coming in,which they will,no doubt about it and if he does go you can only blame yourselves because if you turn out and back the team im pretty sure that with this man in charge anything is possible,and believe me i find it very hard admitting that.
I have been supporting Rovers for 40 years and as long as i can remember Burnley supporters have been telling anyone who would listen,what a big club you are and how well you are supported.well last nights attendance proves the opposite and it dosent matter which way you look at it or how many excuses you make you have one foot in the premier league and your attendance was very very poor.yes im sure you will sell out for liverpool,united etc but what about the others,hull,norwich stoke will your famous fans turn out week after week. your manager must be asking himself what he and his team have to do to fill the ground and will it be worth stopping at Burnley when the offers start coming in,which they will,no doubt about it and if he does go you can only blame yourselves because if you turn out and back the team im pretty sure that with this man in charge anything is possible,and believe me i find it very hard admitting that. waggyonthewing
  • Score: -3

2:05pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

waggyonthewing wrote:
I have been supporting Rovers for 40 years and as long as i can remember Burnley supporters have been telling anyone who would listen,what a big club you are and how well you are supported.well last nights attendance proves the opposite and it dosent matter which way you look at it or how many excuses you make you have one foot in the premier league and your attendance was very very poor.yes im sure you will sell out for liverpool,united etc but what about the others,hull,norwich stoke will your famous fans turn out week after week.
your manager must be asking himself what he and his team have to do to fill the ground and will it be worth stopping at Burnley when the offers start coming in,which they will,no doubt about it and if he does go you can only blame yourselves because if you turn out and back the team im pretty sure that with this man in charge anything is possible,and believe me i find it very hard admitting that.
Errr last time we were in the Premier League we AVERAGED just under 21k.

Don't you worry your little head about us sunshine - we will be fine and our respective attendances next season will reflect our superior league position.
[quote][p][bold]waggyonthewing[/bold] wrote: I have been supporting Rovers for 40 years and as long as i can remember Burnley supporters have been telling anyone who would listen,what a big club you are and how well you are supported.well last nights attendance proves the opposite and it dosent matter which way you look at it or how many excuses you make you have one foot in the premier league and your attendance was very very poor.yes im sure you will sell out for liverpool,united etc but what about the others,hull,norwich stoke will your famous fans turn out week after week. your manager must be asking himself what he and his team have to do to fill the ground and will it be worth stopping at Burnley when the offers start coming in,which they will,no doubt about it and if he does go you can only blame yourselves because if you turn out and back the team im pretty sure that with this man in charge anything is possible,and believe me i find it very hard admitting that.[/p][/quote]Errr last time we were in the Premier League we AVERAGED just under 21k. Don't you worry your little head about us sunshine - we will be fine and our respective attendances next season will reflect our superior league position. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

3:12pm Wed 26 Mar 14

GeoRam says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home.
It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night.
just like your supporters couldn't be bothered either - its a mystery to me why your crowds are so low.

no doubt there will be the extra 10k glory seekers next season for you. dyche and your team deserve better
I think the problem is a lot of Burnley fans do not live close to Burnley, so by the time you finish work it is hard to travel up to the match. Personally I have to pick and choose my games as its a 160 mile round trip for a home match, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

Obviously in the prem with the allure of playing top clubs then people may be more inclined to make the effort, but for some its just not possible.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home. It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night.[/p][/quote]just like your supporters couldn't be bothered either - its a mystery to me why your crowds are so low. no doubt there will be the extra 10k glory seekers next season for you. dyche and your team deserve better[/p][/quote]I think the problem is a lot of Burnley fans do not live close to Burnley, so by the time you finish work it is hard to travel up to the match. Personally I have to pick and choose my games as its a 160 mile round trip for a home match, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. Obviously in the prem with the allure of playing top clubs then people may be more inclined to make the effort, but for some its just not possible. GeoRam
  • Score: 6

3:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

Leicester is a city with a population of 329,000 and the catchment area has a population of 505,000. They have an average attendance, to date, of 24,223. That's 7.36% of the population and 4.79% of the catchment area (Greater Leicester).

Burnley has a population of 73,288 and the catchment area (Boroughs of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale) of 244,000. They have an average attendance, to date, of 13,092. That's 17.86% of the population and 5.3% of the catchment area.

Why don't you have a go at Leicester? We are doing better than them.
Leicester is a city with a population of 329,000 and the catchment area has a population of 505,000. They have an average attendance, to date, of 24,223. That's 7.36% of the population and 4.79% of the catchment area (Greater Leicester). Burnley has a population of 73,288 and the catchment area (Boroughs of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale) of 244,000. They have an average attendance, to date, of 13,092. That's 17.86% of the population and 5.3% of the catchment area. Why don't you have a go at Leicester? We are doing better than them. RobH2O
  • Score: 4

6:53pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

To be fair it is a small town and added to that there is a higher than average rate of illiteracy so possibly many can not work out how to actually get there. Many have apparently got confused about what "going on t'Turf" actually is and have been observed standing aimlessly on their front lawns. While dribbling and gurning
To be fair it is a small town and added to that there is a higher than average rate of illiteracy so possibly many can not work out how to actually get there. Many have apparently got confused about what "going on t'Turf" actually is and have been observed standing aimlessly on their front lawns. While dribbling and gurning TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -6

7:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

twquick says...

If the jealous no dads are done, back to the Clarets. At the end of the season only three teams will emerge as champions from the 72 league teams. Add the PL champions and you have four champions out of 92 teams. Winning the top spot in the Championship, to me, is a pretty big deal. Taking that spot from LC and the volume of "big" clubs would taste pretty sweet.
If the jealous no dads are done, back to the Clarets. At the end of the season only three teams will emerge as champions from the 72 league teams. Add the PL champions and you have four champions out of 92 teams. Winning the top spot in the Championship, to me, is a pretty big deal. Taking that spot from LC and the volume of "big" clubs would taste pretty sweet. twquick
  • Score: 5

8:42pm Wed 26 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
To be fair it is a small town and added to that there is a higher than average rate of illiteracy so possibly many can not work out how to actually get there. Many have apparently got confused about what "going on t'Turf" actually is and have been observed standing aimlessly on their front lawns. While dribbling and gurning
Some people treat a comment column as a "confessional". You do. We think you are the only dribbling and gurning idiot who stands in his dog-excrament covered back yard, turning circles. Its little ol' you Mr Liverpudlian Flaccid aka Dingle Dangle. How's the website going you self-indulgent protruding genital?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: To be fair it is a small town and added to that there is a higher than average rate of illiteracy so possibly many can not work out how to actually get there. Many have apparently got confused about what "going on t'Turf" actually is and have been observed standing aimlessly on their front lawns. While dribbling and gurning[/p][/quote]Some people treat a comment column as a "confessional". You do. We think you are the only dribbling and gurning idiot who stands in his dog-excrament covered back yard, turning circles. Its little ol' you Mr Liverpudlian Flaccid aka Dingle Dangle. How's the website going you self-indulgent protruding genital? RobH2O
  • Score: 6

9:39pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Give_Kean_A_Chance says...

The last thing you've got left to have a go at the clarets is now attendances. Everything else you've gone on about this season we have put to the sword. You've nothing else left. Rovers better club? No more. Rovers finish in play offs and beat burnley? Not happening. 35 years? Now history. Our bubble bursting? Wrong. You have nothing left, we have everything to play for. It's not about crowds, it's about being successful. Burnley are in the process of finishing off an extremely successful season, rovers have failed in their objective this season. Accept it and stop clinging on to what little you have left
The last thing you've got left to have a go at the clarets is now attendances. Everything else you've gone on about this season we have put to the sword. You've nothing else left. Rovers better club? No more. Rovers finish in play offs and beat burnley? Not happening. 35 years? Now history. Our bubble bursting? Wrong. You have nothing left, we have everything to play for. It's not about crowds, it's about being successful. Burnley are in the process of finishing off an extremely successful season, rovers have failed in their objective this season. Accept it and stop clinging on to what little you have left Give_Kean_A_Chance
  • Score: 7

10:22pm Wed 26 Mar 14

stevieclaret says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home.
It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night.
just like your supporters couldn't be bothered either - its a mystery to me why your crowds are so low.

no doubt there will be the extra 10k glory seekers next season for you. dyche and your team deserve better
We will gain an extra few thousand if we go up n I don't care cos my season ticket is already paid for.

Out of interests, what did you lot ave in premier compared to now?
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: I'm not too bothered with the attendance arguments that go on really, although you do have a valid point, the main thing is the CLUB is doing magnificently and that is all they can do. The rest is what it will be. The main thing is the support given by those who do turn up and the magnificent way the fans have travelled all season. 3k at Charlton was a great following for a 400 mile round trip. Apparently we are the 5th or 6th best supported away team in the championship and that is something to be proud of when you consider we are batting against teams who regularly get 25k at home. It's just a pity that the local newspaper couldn't be bothered to turn up last night.[/p][/quote]just like your supporters couldn't be bothered either - its a mystery to me why your crowds are so low. no doubt there will be the extra 10k glory seekers next season for you. dyche and your team deserve better[/p][/quote]We will gain an extra few thousand if we go up n I don't care cos my season ticket is already paid for. Out of interests, what did you lot ave in premier compared to now? stevieclaret
  • Score: 2

10:27pm Wed 26 Mar 14

stevieclaret says...

waggyonthewing wrote:
Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor.
Prices are frozen from last year but agree quite expensive. Unlike your lot who give them away for less than a tenner a game yet u still can't shift them.

You are now clinging to the attendance blanket cos your 34 year one has been blown off your washing line. Your town is much bigger than burnley which is a fact - Christ u even av a cathedral n a bishop!!

Face fact u r jealous of our position and arrested trying to find solace somewhere...
[quote][p][bold]waggyonthewing[/bold] wrote: Last time your team went up wernt yout season tickets free for existing holders,they wont be this time.infact i bet they will be very expensive.so i wouldnt count on big crowds next season either,and the argument about % of population is clap trap.the fact is you have 1 foot in the premier league and you only got 12325 and whichever way you look at it,its poor very poor.[/p][/quote]Prices are frozen from last year but agree quite expensive. Unlike your lot who give them away for less than a tenner a game yet u still can't shift them. You are now clinging to the attendance blanket cos your 34 year one has been blown off your washing line. Your town is much bigger than burnley which is a fact - Christ u even av a cathedral n a bishop!! Face fact u r jealous of our position and arrested trying to find solace somewhere... stevieclaret
  • Score: 2

10:04am Thu 27 Mar 14

waggyonthewing says...

stevie claret. I admit i am jealous of your team this year,you have been consistently good you have a great manager and you are all but promoted,its just a pity that a great deal of your own supporters dont feel the same.
surely you must admit that your crowds are nowhere near what they should be.
stevie claret. I admit i am jealous of your team this year,you have been consistently good you have a great manager and you are all but promoted,its just a pity that a great deal of your own supporters dont feel the same. surely you must admit that your crowds are nowhere near what they should be. waggyonthewing
  • Score: 0

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