Burnley Premier League fever sparks merchandise rush

Burnley Premier League fever sparks merchandise rush

Season ticket holder Dominic Preston, aged 10

Jeanette Park in the club shop

First published in News

CLARETS shirts bearing the names of star players Ings, Vokes and Trippier have been flying off the shelves at Burnley's club shop.

Fans have snapped up 5,000 home and away shirts since they went on sale last month — 500 more than were sold during last year's nine-month season.

Officials said sales of all merchandise had soared in the run-up to the new Premier League campaign, which kicks off next Monday against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea at Turf Moor.

Adam Merrifield, a lifelong Clarets fan who works at the store in Harry Potts Way, said: “The new kit, the away kits and the away shirts are all selling quite well.

“People have been buying all sorts. The season DVD sold well, as have mugs and bags.

“We’ve pretty much sold out of babywear.

“Mums and dads have been coming in buying everything from baby grows to bibs and pyjamas.

“We’ve had a lot of new customers coming in.

“Everybody wants the shirt saying we’re in the Premier League for sentimental reasons.

“People are proud to be from the town and to wear the Claret colours.

“We’ve been getting a lot of schoolchildren in as well since the summer holidays started a few weeks ago.

“We’ve had quite a few girls in wanting shirts. The most popular shirts are Danny Ings, Sam Vokes and Kieran Trippier.

“Trippier’s been much more popular since the promotion because he played really well, and having just signed a new contract means people know he’ll be around for a while. Danny Ings is always popular because he’s a really good player and he’s a nice lad who does a lot in the community.

“And he did work at our holiday club, which had great feedback, which helps.”

Home kits are now available to pre-order from the online Clarets store.

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12:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

A Darener says...

If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.
If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play. A Darener
  • Score: -10

12:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

claret777 says...

A Darener wrote:
If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.
Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.[/p][/quote]Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting. claret777
  • Score: 12

12:30pm Tue 12 Aug 14

A Darener says...

They can't afford the air fare now!
They can't afford the air fare now! A Darener
  • Score: 4

12:54pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Shorty Medlocke says...

Glory hunters.
Glory hunters. Shorty Medlocke
  • Score: -7

1:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Shorty Medlocke wrote:
Glory hunters.
Keep on crying about it.
[quote][p][bold]Shorty Medlocke[/bold] wrote: Glory hunters.[/p][/quote]Keep on crying about it. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 11

1:04pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

A Darener wrote:
They can't afford the air fare now!
Chuckle!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: They can't afford the air fare now![/p][/quote]Chuckle! ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 6

1:49pm Tue 12 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.
You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B. noddy57
  • Score: -5

3:35pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

noddy57 wrote:
You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.
The only unpalatable aspect of this promotion to football's top tier is the constant snide and pathetically childish posts from people unassociated with the club.
You don't like it. I didn't when the tables were reversed but do you know what I did? I went back to supporting Burnley and paid Rovers no more than passing interest as the Clarets won promotion from the bottom tiers into the Championship.
You lot have done plenty of crowing and belittling. Now you are having a taste of your own medicine and you don't like it.
Well?
Tough.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.[/p][/quote]The only unpalatable aspect of this promotion to football's top tier is the constant snide and pathetically childish posts from people unassociated with the club. You don't like it. I didn't when the tables were reversed but do you know what I did? I went back to supporting Burnley and paid Rovers no more than passing interest as the Clarets won promotion from the bottom tiers into the Championship. You lot have done plenty of crowing and belittling. Now you are having a taste of your own medicine and you don't like it. Well? Tough. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 11

4:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

noddy57 wrote:
You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.
I think you Big Ears should wear green the colour of envy. What a pathetic posting form a prize nitwit.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.[/p][/quote]I think you Big Ears should wear green the colour of envy. What a pathetic posting form a prize nitwit. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 6

7:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

johnley says...

i would love a shirt from the shop, but i cant afford one yet. i have placed a bet at 500/1 for Burnley to win there first 3 games. i do hope they do it. then i'll buy the hole strip, and one for my grandson
i would love a shirt from the shop, but i cant afford one yet. i have placed a bet at 500/1 for Burnley to win there first 3 games. i do hope they do it. then i'll buy the hole strip, and one for my grandson johnley
  • Score: -5

8:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

johnley wrote:
i would love a shirt from the shop, but i cant afford one yet. i have placed a bet at 500/1 for Burnley to win there first 3 games. i do hope they do it. then i'll buy the hole strip, and one for my grandson
It's 'whole' not 'hole' you rock headed blue and white moron. I am surprised you found the comment section. Well done.
[quote][p][bold]johnley[/bold] wrote: i would love a shirt from the shop, but i cant afford one yet. i have placed a bet at 500/1 for Burnley to win there first 3 games. i do hope they do it. then i'll buy the hole strip, and one for my grandson[/p][/quote]It's 'whole' not 'hole' you rock headed blue and white moron. I am surprised you found the comment section. Well done. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 4

8:58pm Tue 12 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

claret777 wrote:
A Darener wrote:
If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.
Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting.
Only 30 to go eh..... and another 7 major trophies.

Aint gonna happen is it.

Looking forward to seeing the lowest Premier League crowds since Wimbledon though.

Easily pleased cotton eyed joes... bless x
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.[/p][/quote]Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting.[/p][/quote]Only 30 to go eh..... and another 7 major trophies. Aint gonna happen is it. Looking forward to seeing the lowest Premier League crowds since Wimbledon though. Easily pleased cotton eyed joes... bless x more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 0

10:41pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
claret777 wrote:
A Darener wrote:
If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.
Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting.
Only 30 to go eh..... and another 7 major trophies.

Aint gonna happen is it.

Looking forward to seeing the lowest Premier League crowds since Wimbledon though.

Easily pleased cotton eyed joes... bless x
Two words for you muppet, the first one is Scunthorpe, I trust you can work the second out for yourself.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.[/p][/quote]Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting.[/p][/quote]Only 30 to go eh..... and another 7 major trophies. Aint gonna happen is it. Looking forward to seeing the lowest Premier League crowds since Wimbledon though. Easily pleased cotton eyed joes... bless x[/p][/quote]Two words for you muppet, the first one is Scunthorpe, I trust you can work the second out for yourself. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: -1

9:24am Wed 13 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
claret777 wrote:
A Darener wrote:
If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.
Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting.
Only 30 to go eh..... and another 7 major trophies.

Aint gonna happen is it.

Looking forward to seeing the lowest Premier League crowds since Wimbledon though.

Easily pleased cotton eyed joes... bless x
Two words for you muppet, the first one is Scunthorpe, I trust you can work the second out for yourself.
That's 20 words.

Durrrrrr!
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they don't buy anybody soon they may need those fans with shirts to play.[/p][/quote]Mmm.....I'm surprised Bowyer didn't have to fly out to India to beg for the 'one' loan player Venkys say's you can bring in.Look up.....5 years and counting.[/p][/quote]Only 30 to go eh..... and another 7 major trophies. Aint gonna happen is it. Looking forward to seeing the lowest Premier League crowds since Wimbledon though. Easily pleased cotton eyed joes... bless x[/p][/quote]Two words for you muppet, the first one is Scunthorpe, I trust you can work the second out for yourself.[/p][/quote]That's 20 words. Durrrrrr! Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Wed 13 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.
The only unpalatable aspect of this promotion to football's top tier is the constant snide and pathetically childish posts from people unassociated with the club.
You don't like it. I didn't when the tables were reversed but do you know what I did? I went back to supporting Burnley and paid Rovers no more than passing interest as the Clarets won promotion from the bottom tiers into the Championship.
You lot have done plenty of crowing and belittling. Now you are having a taste of your own medicine and you don't like it.
Well?
Tough.
That,s a brilliant reply ! well said.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.[/p][/quote]The only unpalatable aspect of this promotion to football's top tier is the constant snide and pathetically childish posts from people unassociated with the club. You don't like it. I didn't when the tables were reversed but do you know what I did? I went back to supporting Burnley and paid Rovers no more than passing interest as the Clarets won promotion from the bottom tiers into the Championship. You lot have done plenty of crowing and belittling. Now you are having a taste of your own medicine and you don't like it. Well? Tough.[/p][/quote]That,s a brilliant reply ! well said. noddy57
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Wed 13 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.
I think you Big Ears should wear green the colour of envy. What a pathetic posting form a prize nitwit.
hey small in the saddle get yourself a sense of humour. and by the way l have sold more noddy books in one day than Burnleh have sold season tickets in your life time.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: You fans are being taken for a ride buying all those shirts and scarves how can you afford it ? l suggest you all start saving up for the rainy day at the end of the season which is as sure as night follows day. C O Y B.[/p][/quote]I think you Big Ears should wear green the colour of envy. What a pathetic posting form a prize nitwit.[/p][/quote]hey small in the saddle get yourself a sense of humour. and by the way l have sold more noddy books in one day than Burnleh have sold season tickets in your life time. noddy57
  • Score: 0

10:41pm Fri 15 Aug 14

slopes says...

what moron in the pic buys a scarf and then buys one that will have no relevance to the rest of the sky league bizarre.
what moron in the pic buys a scarf and then buys one that will have no relevance to the rest of the sky league bizarre. slopes
  • Score: 0

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