Burnley defender beaten on Countdown on day three

ONE FROM THE TOP: Clarke Carlisle

ONE FROM THE TOP: Clarke Carlisle

First published in What's on in East Lancashire Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Burnley footballer Clarke Carlisle narrowly failed to score a hat-trick on Channel 4's quiz show Countdown today.

The defender, 30, had been leading throughout his third appearance on the show but conceded a last minute winner when his opponent bagged the last condundrum.

That left the final score 89-86, ending Carlisle's run on the show.

On Wednesday, he had seen off reigning champion Adam Guest 89-55 to move into the champions chair.

That win ensured the show's famous teapot trophy will take pride of place among the Turf Moor silverware.

And yesterday he won 101-78, breaking the 100-point barrier with the final conundrum, 'massively'.

After his debut win, Carlisle, 30, told the show's host, Jeff Stelling: "I can't say it's better than winning a big football game - but it's up there!

"It's a lifelong ambition. I'm just delighted to be here," he added during the show.

Stelling noted: "Your team-mates can't take the mickey out of you too much now."

Carlisle, who admits he has been an "addict" of the show since childhood, had previously failed an audition during a long-term cruciate ligament injury lay-off from January 2001 to September 2002.

But he was crowned "Britain's Brainiest Footballer" in an ITV show hosted by former Countdown number-cruncher Carol Vorderman in January 2002, seeing off a panel of 12 including England's World Cup-winning full-back George Cohen and legendary Newcastle striker Malcolm "Supermac" Macdonald.

And, after coming through the audition process successfully this time round, he proved his credentials with a slew of impressive words.

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4:37pm Wed 24 Feb 10

philipmorris says...

Only two comments worth making on this :

A. Hes making a big enough fool of himself week in week out; doing this just makes things worse

B. Hes not a Premier League defender. He appears in a team that is currently in the Premier League and short on funds compared with its rivals. Please stop breaching the Trades Descriptions Act.

Why am I like this : cos he and hes fellow pile of c**p are tarnishing the good name of the 1960 Championship winning side and reducing the status of that famous shirt to that of a piece of bog paper.
Sorry for being blunt : theres loads of us like this .
Ossy Claret
Only two comments worth making on this : A. Hes making a big enough fool of himself week in week out; doing this just makes things worse B. Hes not a Premier League defender. He appears in a team that is currently in the Premier League and short on funds compared with its rivals. Please stop breaching the Trades Descriptions Act. Why am I like this : cos he and hes fellow pile of c**p are tarnishing the good name of the 1960 Championship winning side and reducing the status of that famous shirt to that of a piece of bog paper. Sorry for being blunt : theres loads of us like this . Ossy Claret philipmorris
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6:02pm Wed 24 Feb 10

jack01 says...

Pity, if only he could put that intelligence of his to greater use by working out how to defend.

And speaking of teapot trophies in the burnley cabinet, i imagine it'll look right at home alongside the fizzy pop play off trophy.
Pity, if only he could put that intelligence of his to greater use by working out how to defend. And speaking of teapot trophies in the burnley cabinet, i imagine it'll look right at home alongside the fizzy pop play off trophy. jack01
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6:32pm Wed 24 Feb 10

Morst says...

Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years!
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You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation!
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Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them.
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31st........
Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years! . You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation! . Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them. . 31st........ Morst
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6:48pm Wed 24 Feb 10

andy1 says...

Morst wrote:
Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years!
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You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation!
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Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them.
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31st........
And Accringtons the Crown Jewels of Lancashire is it? Yeah Yeah typical Blackburn halfwit Supporter with nothing better to do. I remember once even with Uncle Jacks cash you dropped and came back up the seaon later. Now Uncle Jacks legacy has been coined over the years if you went down it would be for a long time you know it cause you are skint. You might call us Dingles so what you seen some of the sights in Accy? Some you would have a great chance of winning at Crufts for example if that helps.
[quote][p][bold]Morst[/bold] wrote: Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years! . You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation! . Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them. . 31st........[/p][/quote]And Accringtons the Crown Jewels of Lancashire is it? Yeah Yeah typical Blackburn halfwit Supporter with nothing better to do. I remember once even with Uncle Jacks cash you dropped and came back up the seaon later. Now Uncle Jacks legacy has been coined over the years if you went down it would be for a long time you know it cause you are skint. You might call us Dingles so what you seen some of the sights in Accy? Some you would have a great chance of winning at Crufts for example if that helps. andy1
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6:48pm Wed 24 Feb 10

wearethelongside says...

what a bunch of witty comments there. Seriously is that the best you lot can do?

and as for Ozzy Claret you aint fooling no one you WUM Rover.
what a bunch of witty comments there. Seriously is that the best you lot can do? and as for Ozzy Claret you aint fooling no one you WUM Rover. wearethelongside
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6:58pm Wed 24 Feb 10

superheavy says...

jack01 wrote:
Pity, if only he could put that intelligence of his to greater use by working out how to defend. And speaking of teapot trophies in the burnley cabinet, i imagine it'll look right at home alongside the fizzy pop play off trophy.
his brain will still be there after his footballing days are over , more than can be said of savage, bellamy and diouf what a load of silly little lads
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Pity, if only he could put that intelligence of his to greater use by working out how to defend. And speaking of teapot trophies in the burnley cabinet, i imagine it'll look right at home alongside the fizzy pop play off trophy.[/p][/quote]his brain will still be there after his footballing days are over , more than can be said of savage, bellamy and diouf what a load of silly little lads superheavy
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7:01pm Wed 24 Feb 10

We are the Longside says...

And the countdown conundrum is.....


relegatino.
And the countdown conundrum is..... relegatino. We are the Longside
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9:11pm Wed 24 Feb 10

BlueSkies says...

Give the man credit. A bit of respect.
Give the man credit. A bit of respect. BlueSkies
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10:02pm Wed 24 Feb 10

incywincyhaha says...

Ooh e

what a load of to55ers! I've been impressed by the dedication of Carlisle to the task both last season and this. He's a top class bloke who has done pretty well in this division and yes, of course we could have done better.

Good for him going for and realising an ambition or two and giving his all for his team. There's a few out there who are a lot less transparent as well as less dedicated.

After the challenges you've had Clarke, it's an impressive effort you make - Good lad - keep it up.so
Ooh e what a load of to55ers! I've been impressed by the dedication of Carlisle to the task both last season and this. He's a top class bloke who has done pretty well in this division and yes, of course we could have done better. Good for him going for and realising an ambition or two and giving his all for his team. There's a few out there who are a lot less transparent as well as less dedicated. After the challenges you've had Clarke, it's an impressive effort you make - Good lad - keep it up.so incywincyhaha
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11:42pm Wed 24 Feb 10

kool4katz says...

just shows how intresting burnley FC is by having an article like this. personally I prefer footballers who can play football, sod the IQ.
Jeff Kenna couldnt even spell sophie in an autograph but he won a league title. unfortunatly the countdown conumdrum spells religation for burnley and the clock is ticking
just shows how intresting burnley FC is by having an article like this. personally I prefer footballers who can play football, sod the IQ. Jeff Kenna couldnt even spell sophie in an autograph but he won a league title. unfortunatly the countdown conumdrum spells religation for burnley and the clock is ticking kool4katz
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9:34am Thu 25 Feb 10

Morst says...

andy1 wrote:
Morst wrote:
Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years!
.
You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation!
.
Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them.
.
31st........
And Accringtons the Crown Jewels of Lancashire is it? Yeah Yeah typical Blackburn halfwit Supporter with nothing better to do. I remember once even with Uncle Jacks cash you dropped and came back up the seaon later. Now Uncle Jacks legacy has been coined over the years if you went down it would be for a long time you know it cause you are skint. You might call us Dingles so what you seen some of the sights in Accy? Some you would have a great chance of winning at Crufts for example if that helps.
Accrington - beautiful floral market town puts both Blackburn and Burnley to shame.
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BRFC - East Lancs top dogs forever.
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Support Rovers but live in Accy - best of both worlds!!
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Seriously Andy as you know I hope you stay up for the derby but we will enjoy every second of watching you sweat the next few weeks! You can't afford to slip up and not to take an easy 3 points of Pompey?
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31st.....
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst[/bold] wrote: Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years! . You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation! . Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them. . 31st........[/p][/quote]And Accringtons the Crown Jewels of Lancashire is it? Yeah Yeah typical Blackburn halfwit Supporter with nothing better to do. I remember once even with Uncle Jacks cash you dropped and came back up the seaon later. Now Uncle Jacks legacy has been coined over the years if you went down it would be for a long time you know it cause you are skint. You might call us Dingles so what you seen some of the sights in Accy? Some you would have a great chance of winning at Crufts for example if that helps.[/p][/quote]Accrington - beautiful floral market town puts both Blackburn and Burnley to shame. . BRFC - East Lancs top dogs forever. . Support Rovers but live in Accy - best of both worlds!! . Seriously Andy as you know I hope you stay up for the derby but we will enjoy every second of watching you sweat the next few weeks! You can't afford to slip up and not to take an easy 3 points of Pompey? . 31st..... Morst
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11:03am Thu 25 Feb 10

vintageclaret says...

Certainly judging from a majority of the comments, language & spelling not many of the contributors would even make the short list for Countdown (maybe if they dropped the O they's stand a chance).

Ossy Claret isn't it about time you came out of the closet and admitted you are a BRFC fan? Carping on about the 60s team gets boring & just fr your information I was at Main Road the night we won. Carlisle has had some really good games this season both home and away, so it's obvious you don't attend games very much or perhaps you are suffering from some sort of memory lapse ailment where short term memory is lost, with only long term ones being retained in which case I'll excuse your rants. But with a name like Ossyclaret and the inference of where you live may not warrant it. So come for heavens sake & realise that whingers, carpers and general mourners such as you are not true fans!!!!!
Certainly judging from a majority of the comments, language & spelling not many of the contributors would even make the short list for Countdown (maybe if they dropped the O they's stand a chance). Ossy Claret isn't it about time you came out of the closet and admitted you are a BRFC fan? Carping on about the 60s team gets boring & just fr your information I was at Main Road the night we won. Carlisle has had some really good games this season both home and away, so it's obvious you don't attend games very much or perhaps you are suffering from some sort of memory lapse ailment where short term memory is lost, with only long term ones being retained in which case I'll excuse your rants. But with a name like Ossyclaret and the inference of where you live may not warrant it. So come for heavens sake & realise that whingers, carpers and general mourners such as you are not true fans!!!!! vintageclaret
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12:09pm Thu 25 Feb 10

philipmorris says...

As i keep saying Im not a closet Rovers fan. Im a Claret since 1974 on the Longside and in good weather the Beehole End.

I hark back to the 70s cos thats the standards to set and demand of the current squad. They are not battlers and have tarnished the memory of the 1960 side : this is the silent majority speaking.

As for Carlisle : hes total c**p, lacking basic defensive skills. Statistics dont lie : our defensive record is appalling. A few spectacular interventions and the odd good game at home should not divert us from the harsh truth : hes naive, inept, short of pace, poor in the air and essentially a total embarrassment.

If you want to have expectations at the level of PNE thats up to you and rests on the fact you are suffering from a poverty of aspirations caused by us bumming around the lower divisions for god knows how long.
This Summer is the time for Brian to clear him and the rest of squad crap out and start afresh. Theres about 6 of em Id keep and we all know who they are.

Im afraid Carlisle's word knowledge and his footballing ability are inversely proportional !
Ossy Claret
As i keep saying Im not a closet Rovers fan. Im a Claret since 1974 on the Longside and in good weather the Beehole End. I hark back to the 70s cos thats the standards to set and demand of the current squad. They are not battlers and have tarnished the memory of the 1960 side : this is the silent majority speaking. As for Carlisle : hes total c**p, lacking basic defensive skills. Statistics dont lie : our defensive record is appalling. A few spectacular interventions and the odd good game at home should not divert us from the harsh truth : hes naive, inept, short of pace, poor in the air and essentially a total embarrassment. If you want to have expectations at the level of PNE thats up to you and rests on the fact you are suffering from a poverty of aspirations caused by us bumming around the lower divisions for god knows how long. This Summer is the time for Brian to clear him and the rest of squad crap out and start afresh. Theres about 6 of em Id keep and we all know who they are. Im afraid Carlisle's word knowledge and his footballing ability are inversely proportional ! Ossy Claret philipmorris
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12:33pm Thu 25 Feb 10

vintageclaret says...

philipmorris wrote:
As i keep saying Im not a closet Rovers fan. Im a Claret since 1974 on the Longside and in good weather the Beehole End. I hark back to the 70s cos thats the standards to set and demand of the current squad. They are not battlers and have tarnished the memory of the 1960 side : this is the silent majority speaking. As for Carlisle : hes total c**p, lacking basic defensive skills. Statistics dont lie : our defensive record is appalling. A few spectacular interventions and the odd good game at home should not divert us from the harsh truth : hes naive, inept, short of pace, poor in the air and essentially a total embarrassment. If you want to have expectations at the level of PNE thats up to you and rests on the fact you are suffering from a poverty of aspirations caused by us bumming around the lower divisions for god knows how long. This Summer is the time for Brian to clear him and the rest of squad crap out and start afresh. Theres about 6 of em Id keep and we all know who they are. Im afraid Carlisle's word knowledge and his footballing ability are inversely proportional ! Ossy Claret
I'm not suffering from a lack of aspirations at all having the same desire as all true Clarets fans i.e. for them to do well and stay in the Premier (at a cost of nearly £1000 for two tickets I can't have otherwise. It's simply that you seem to spout the same whingeing, down-putting moaning totally dis-satisfied comments all the time continually harking back to the 70s which had it's highs & lows (Leeds at Elland Road but phew Wimbledon F.A. cup). Just for once get rid of your NORI Brick thoughts and a least give a little credit sometime. Furtehr to Carlisle it's not just him to blame why not look at Jensen, some of the utter juvenile errors he's made (Sunday again) & the continual posing with the ball followed by long high punts which inevitably come back (where are the quick throw outs starting up attacks that we see from like of Petr Cech, van der Saar & Almunia) are among a lot of other points to consider. PLUS last year we had such a small squad that players were forced to play week in week out forming a great bond and knowledge of each others movements - Now we've got Mix N' Match & not much time to settle down. But notwithstanding a majority of this as you say "C**p team got us to the Premier and working hard to keep us there
[quote][p][bold]philipmorris[/bold] wrote: As i keep saying Im not a closet Rovers fan. Im a Claret since 1974 on the Longside and in good weather the Beehole End. I hark back to the 70s cos thats the standards to set and demand of the current squad. They are not battlers and have tarnished the memory of the 1960 side : this is the silent majority speaking. As for Carlisle : hes total c**p, lacking basic defensive skills. Statistics dont lie : our defensive record is appalling. A few spectacular interventions and the odd good game at home should not divert us from the harsh truth : hes naive, inept, short of pace, poor in the air and essentially a total embarrassment. If you want to have expectations at the level of PNE thats up to you and rests on the fact you are suffering from a poverty of aspirations caused by us bumming around the lower divisions for god knows how long. This Summer is the time for Brian to clear him and the rest of squad crap out and start afresh. Theres about 6 of em Id keep and we all know who they are. Im afraid Carlisle's word knowledge and his footballing ability are inversely proportional ! Ossy Claret[/p][/quote]I'm not suffering from a lack of aspirations at all having the same desire as all true Clarets fans i.e. for them to do well and stay in the Premier (at a cost of nearly £1000 for two tickets I can't have otherwise. It's simply that you seem to spout the same whingeing, down-putting moaning totally dis-satisfied comments all the time continually harking back to the 70s which had it's highs & lows (Leeds at Elland Road but phew Wimbledon F.A. cup). Just for once get rid of your NORI Brick thoughts and a least give a little credit sometime. Furtehr to Carlisle it's not just him to blame why not look at Jensen, some of the utter juvenile errors he's made (Sunday again) & the continual posing with the ball followed by long high punts which inevitably come back (where are the quick throw outs starting up attacks that we see from like of Petr Cech, van der Saar & Almunia) are among a lot of other points to consider. PLUS last year we had such a small squad that players were forced to play week in week out forming a great bond and knowledge of each others movements - Now we've got Mix N' Match & not much time to settle down. But notwithstanding a majority of this as you say "C**p team got us to the Premier and working hard to keep us there vintageclaret
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12:50pm Thu 25 Feb 10

philipmorris says...

OK. You are entitled to your view and right about mixed results in the 70s.
I just dont rate many of this team esp the back 4 and think we can do better. Yiou have to continually improve inn the PL or else its curtains.

Re promotion : we were somewhat scring in the playoffs on the last day and a narrow 1-0 win the Final. Great buzz but dont read too much into it!
Ossy Claret
OK. You are entitled to your view and right about mixed results in the 70s. I just dont rate many of this team esp the back 4 and think we can do better. Yiou have to continually improve inn the PL or else its curtains. Re promotion : we were somewhat scring in the playoffs on the last day and a narrow 1-0 win the Final. Great buzz but dont read too much into it! Ossy Claret philipmorris
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2:32pm Thu 25 Feb 10

sage says...

andy1 wrote:
Morst wrote: Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years! . You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation! . Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them. . 31st........
And Accringtons the Crown Jewels of Lancashire is it? Yeah Yeah typical Blackburn halfwit Supporter with nothing better to do. I remember once even with Uncle Jacks cash you dropped and came back up the seaon later. Now Uncle Jacks legacy has been coined over the years if you went down it would be for a long time you know it cause you are skint. You might call us Dingles so what you seen some of the sights in Accy? Some you would have a great chance of winning at Crufts for example if that helps.
we bow to ure wisdom u being an expert on rough dogs he he
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morst[/bold] wrote: Breaking news - The Dingles have added a Teapot to their trophy room (no kidding) - its the first for 50 years! . You could say it is a COUNTDOWN to their relegation! . Meanwhile those attending the University of football lecture on defending at t'turf tonight have been asked not to bring the Villa video with them. . 31st........[/p][/quote]And Accringtons the Crown Jewels of Lancashire is it? Yeah Yeah typical Blackburn halfwit Supporter with nothing better to do. I remember once even with Uncle Jacks cash you dropped and came back up the seaon later. Now Uncle Jacks legacy has been coined over the years if you went down it would be for a long time you know it cause you are skint. You might call us Dingles so what you seen some of the sights in Accy? Some you would have a great chance of winning at Crufts for example if that helps.[/p][/quote]we bow to ure wisdom u being an expert on rough dogs he he sage
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2:43pm Thu 25 Feb 10

vintageclaret says...

philipmorris wrote:
OK. You are entitled to your view and right about mixed results in the 70s. I just dont rate many of this team esp the back 4 and think we can do better. Yiou have to continually improve inn the PL or else its curtains. Re promotion : we were somewhat scring in the playoffs on the last day and a narrow 1-0 win the Final. Great buzz but dont read too much into it! Ossy Claret
Thanks for acknowledgement of views no offence intended in mine. It's just that I'm an eternal optimist with a cup half full & when I keep seeing negative & harping back to the past I feel I have to have a go. Like all true Clarets (and so it should be) I just like & hope to see the team do well. Memories for me have also been bitter & sweet and as the years pass it's very much like the hot summers, those are all you remember. Wembley will be the same, but when we've manage dto stay up the memory in a few years will be the beating of Man. Utd, Everton and what should have been at the Eastlands. All good fun part of being one of the "Family of Clarets" Not one of the Mercenary Spenders of other people's money existing down the M65
[quote][p][bold]philipmorris[/bold] wrote: OK. You are entitled to your view and right about mixed results in the 70s. I just dont rate many of this team esp the back 4 and think we can do better. Yiou have to continually improve inn the PL or else its curtains. Re promotion : we were somewhat scring in the playoffs on the last day and a narrow 1-0 win the Final. Great buzz but dont read too much into it! Ossy Claret[/p][/quote]Thanks for acknowledgement of views no offence intended in mine. It's just that I'm an eternal optimist with a cup half full & when I keep seeing negative & harping back to the past I feel I have to have a go. Like all true Clarets (and so it should be) I just like & hope to see the team do well. Memories for me have also been bitter & sweet and as the years pass it's very much like the hot summers, those are all you remember. Wembley will be the same, but when we've manage dto stay up the memory in a few years will be the beating of Man. Utd, Everton and what should have been at the Eastlands. All good fun part of being one of the "Family of Clarets" Not one of the Mercenary Spenders of other people's money existing down the M65 vintageclaret
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3:12pm Thu 25 Feb 10

philipmorris says...

Agree withn the sentiments and still think we will stay up. Our run in on paper at least is not that demanding. But if we do it really is imperative to restructure the squad and try to buy in some quality. There were people like Dunne at Villa and others available. Players like that can keep you in the PL for several years.

Agree re that lot down the M65 but being honest Id love to have even a fraction of Walker's vast wealth at our disposal ! We would be feeling a lot more comfortable
Ossy Claret
Agree withn the sentiments and still think we will stay up. Our run in on paper at least is not that demanding. But if we do it really is imperative to restructure the squad and try to buy in some quality. There were people like Dunne at Villa and others available. Players like that can keep you in the PL for several years. Agree re that lot down the M65 but being honest Id love to have even a fraction of Walker's vast wealth at our disposal ! We would be feeling a lot more comfortable Ossy Claret philipmorris
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3:13pm Thu 25 Feb 10

philipmorris says...

Agree withn the sentiments and still think we will stay up. Our run in on paper at least is not that demanding. But if we do it really is imperative to restructure the squad and try to buy in some quality. There were people like Dunne at Villa and others available. Players like that can keep you in the PL for several years.

Agree re that lot down the M65 but being honest Id love to have even a fraction of Walker's vast wealth at our disposal ! We would be feeling a lot more comfortable
Ossy Claret
Agree withn the sentiments and still think we will stay up. Our run in on paper at least is not that demanding. But if we do it really is imperative to restructure the squad and try to buy in some quality. There were people like Dunne at Villa and others available. Players like that can keep you in the PL for several years. Agree re that lot down the M65 but being honest Id love to have even a fraction of Walker's vast wealth at our disposal ! We would be feeling a lot more comfortable Ossy Claret philipmorris
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4:34pm Thu 25 Feb 10

ole_ole_ole_givet says...

"Can I have 19 from the top, and 1 from the bottom please Rachel"
"Can I have 19 from the top, and 1 from the bottom please Rachel" ole_ole_ole_givet
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4:57pm Thu 25 Feb 10

MHUK says...

Anyone else spotted TUGAY on Deal or no Deal.

Sad I Know
Anyone else spotted TUGAY on Deal or no Deal. Sad I Know MHUK
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5:15pm Thu 25 Feb 10

Morst says...

£409 cheapest ticket for the Championship next season. But you can have a few quid off if you part with your cash before Mar 31st - lol de lol!
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You don't need to be good at Countdown to work that one out - MUGS the club thinks!
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31st......
£409 cheapest ticket for the Championship next season. But you can have a few quid off if you part with your cash before Mar 31st - lol de lol! . You don't need to be good at Countdown to work that one out - MUGS the club thinks! . 31st...... Morst
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5:23pm Thu 25 Feb 10

bertiebee1 says...

I cant understand some of the comments on regarding CC. Its nothing to do with football , its nothing to do with him being a defender. He has had an ambition away from football to do something that is a keen interest to him. Why not just pass on good comments regarding this and leave the football out of it untill we play saturday ;0). UTC
I cant understand some of the comments on regarding CC. Its nothing to do with football , its nothing to do with him being a defender. He has had an ambition away from football to do something that is a keen interest to him. Why not just pass on good comments regarding this and leave the football out of it untill we play saturday ;0). UTC bertiebee1
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6:34pm Thu 25 Feb 10

BlueSkies says...

bertiebee1 wrote:
I cant understand some of the comments on regarding CC. Its nothing to do with football , its nothing to do with him being a defender. He has had an ambition away from football to do something that is a keen interest to him. Why not just pass on good comments regarding this and leave the football out of it untill we play saturday ;0). UTC
I'm with you on this, my Dingle friend (meant nicely)
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Carlisle is an intelligent man, widely regarded as the 'cleverest' footballer, he's not getting any younger, or any better as a player, but he has intellect and foresight.
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He's profiling himself. He's articulate and can present himself in a way that can stand scrutiny.
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I hope he can further improve his image.
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Good on you CC. I reckon you'll have a future after relegation LOL!!!
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RUTC (Right up the clarets)!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bertiebee1[/bold] wrote: I cant understand some of the comments on regarding CC. Its nothing to do with football , its nothing to do with him being a defender. He has had an ambition away from football to do something that is a keen interest to him. Why not just pass on good comments regarding this and leave the football out of it untill we play saturday ;0). UTC[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this, my Dingle friend (meant nicely) . Carlisle is an intelligent man, widely regarded as the 'cleverest' footballer, he's not getting any younger, or any better as a player, but he has intellect and foresight. . He's profiling himself. He's articulate and can present himself in a way that can stand scrutiny. . I hope he can further improve his image. . Good on you CC. I reckon you'll have a future after relegation LOL!!! . RUTC (Right up the clarets)!!!! BlueSkies
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7:25pm Thu 25 Feb 10

suttydog says...

he will be able to tell his team mates what its like to win 2 on the bounce
he will be able to tell his team mates what its like to win 2 on the bounce suttydog
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7:50pm Thu 25 Feb 10

bertiebee1 says...

BlueSkies wrote:
bertiebee1 wrote: I cant understand some of the comments on regarding CC. Its nothing to do with football , its nothing to do with him being a defender. He has had an ambition away from football to do something that is a keen interest to him. Why not just pass on good comments regarding this and leave the football out of it untill we play saturday ;0). UTC
I'm with you on this, my Dingle friend (meant nicely) . Carlisle is an intelligent man, widely regarded as the 'cleverest' footballer, he's not getting any younger, or any better as a player, but he has intellect and foresight. . He's profiling himself. He's articulate and can present himself in a way that can stand scrutiny. . I hope he can further improve his image. . Good on you CC. I reckon you'll have a future after relegation LOL!!! . RUTC (Right up the clarets)!!!!
Cheers Blueskies , well said fella and no offence taken lol. UTC
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bertiebee1[/bold] wrote: I cant understand some of the comments on regarding CC. Its nothing to do with football , its nothing to do with him being a defender. He has had an ambition away from football to do something that is a keen interest to him. Why not just pass on good comments regarding this and leave the football out of it untill we play saturday ;0). UTC[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this, my Dingle friend (meant nicely) . Carlisle is an intelligent man, widely regarded as the 'cleverest' footballer, he's not getting any younger, or any better as a player, but he has intellect and foresight. . He's profiling himself. He's articulate and can present himself in a way that can stand scrutiny. . I hope he can further improve his image. . Good on you CC. I reckon you'll have a future after relegation LOL!!! . RUTC (Right up the clarets)!!!![/p][/quote]Cheers Blueskies , well said fella and no offence taken lol. UTC bertiebee1
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9:40pm Thu 25 Feb 10

Miller11 says...

superheavy wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Pity, if only he could put that intelligence of his to greater use by working out how to defend. And speaking of teapot trophies in the burnley cabinet, i imagine it'll look right at home alongside the fizzy pop play off trophy.
his brain will still be there after his footballing days are over , more than can be said of savage, bellamy and diouf what a load of silly little lads
Savage is actually an intelligent bloke - doing well with punditry work already. Will be a main BBC man in a couple of years.
Correct about the other 2 though, IQ's lower than the numbers on their shirts.

Fair play to Carlisle, rather see him doing his thing on countdown than the likes of Ashley Cole and John Terry giving the tabloids and Heat magazine something to write about.
[quote][p][bold]superheavy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: Pity, if only he could put that intelligence of his to greater use by working out how to defend. And speaking of teapot trophies in the burnley cabinet, i imagine it'll look right at home alongside the fizzy pop play off trophy.[/p][/quote]his brain will still be there after his footballing days are over , more than can be said of savage, bellamy and diouf what a load of silly little lads[/p][/quote]Savage is actually an intelligent bloke - doing well with punditry work already. Will be a main BBC man in a couple of years. Correct about the other 2 though, IQ's lower than the numbers on their shirts. Fair play to Carlisle, rather see him doing his thing on countdown than the likes of Ashley Cole and John Terry giving the tabloids and Heat magazine something to write about. Miller11
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12:18am Fri 26 Feb 10

tpreece01 says...

Congratulations to him, I hope he keeps on winning. What I don't understand is, for someone who is supposedly so bright - why did he decide to play for Burnley?
Congratulations to him, I hope he keeps on winning. What I don't understand is, for someone who is supposedly so bright - why did he decide to play for Burnley? tpreece01
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8:32am Fri 26 Feb 10

Mike Costa says...

Mike Costa says:

I can understand some of the negative posts on here from Claret supporters about the way the season has gone. Many Rovers fans warned you what to expect. A long hard season with few highpoints and the likelihood of relegation. Perhaps you didn't believe us. Perhaps you do now.
Can I suggest that you just accept that the Premier league isn't really all that much fun for a supporter of one of the also ran teams, like Burnley and Rovers,and just make the most of it while you've got it? At least you dont have BFS at the helm (though thinking about it, even that may be better than Laws).

As for the purpose of the original article, give the guy credit. I know football and brains dont often sit comfortably together, but he sees bright and articulate, and you should be pleased that all your team aren't 'typical' no brainers. Hope he keeps winning
Mike Costa says: I can understand some of the negative posts on here from Claret supporters about the way the season has gone. Many Rovers fans warned you what to expect. A long hard season with few highpoints and the likelihood of relegation. Perhaps you didn't believe us. Perhaps you do now. Can I suggest that you just accept that the Premier league isn't really all that much fun for a supporter of one of the also ran teams, like Burnley and Rovers,and just make the most of it while you've got it? At least you dont have BFS at the helm (though thinking about it, even that may be better than Laws). As for the purpose of the original article, give the guy credit. I know football and brains dont often sit comfortably together, but he sees bright and articulate, and you should be pleased that all your team aren't 'typical' no brainers. Hope he keeps winning Mike Costa
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12:22pm Fri 26 Feb 10

anon 7 says...

at least he got brains and a trophy 4 burnley wat rovers got ? answer ....................
..............HOOFBA
LL and manager that doesnt know how t play his team apart from HOOFBALL
at least he got brains and a trophy 4 burnley wat rovers got ? answer .................... ..............HOOFBA LL and manager that doesnt know how t play his team apart from HOOFBALL anon 7
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12:28pm Fri 26 Feb 10

anon 7 says...

congratulations to him and good luck and like said nothin t do wi football shows some players do ave brains as well as brawn.
congratulations to him and good luck and like said nothin t do wi football shows some players do ave brains as well as brawn. anon 7
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3:21pm Fri 26 Feb 10

Blue Army says...

anon 7, your a spoon, you must be buzzing that he has won you a teapot, Amazing, i`m sure that gives you that extra place in europe, Congratulations on your teapot trophy,
anon 7, your a spoon, you must be buzzing that he has won you a teapot, Amazing, i`m sure that gives you that extra place in europe, Congratulations on your teapot trophy, Blue Army
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4:15pm Fri 26 Feb 10

philipmorris says...

Hes simply prolonging the laughter. Similar to that on the pitch as well.
The sooner we fired off these jesters the better.

Needs to be a big clearout in the Summer irrespective of whether we stay up or gop down.


Ossy Claret
Hes simply prolonging the laughter. Similar to that on the pitch as well. The sooner we fired off these jesters the better. Needs to be a big clearout in the Summer irrespective of whether we stay up or gop down. Ossy Claret philipmorris
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8:12pm Fri 26 Feb 10

Stone Island says...

Now the real countdown begins. To relegation.....
Now the real countdown begins. To relegation..... Stone Island
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4:52pm Sat 27 Feb 10

stealer says...

As a regular viewer of Countdown I thought Carly done well ! He should have won but I expect he was a victim of his own verbosity ! In the letters round he chose 'flakers' against an obvious 'loafers',the latter, I feel sure many of Us posters saw automatically !
He should have kept it simple,a bit like the method adopted by Big Sam!
As a regular viewer of Countdown I thought Carly done well ! He should have won but I expect he was a victim of his own verbosity ! In the letters round he chose 'flakers' against an obvious 'loafers',the latter, I feel sure many of Us posters saw automatically ! He should have kept it simple,a bit like the method adopted by Big Sam! stealer
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