Burnley town centre pubs told to close early for Sunday’s derby

FOOTBALL FLASHBACK Mounted police on duty in Burnley town centre before the last derby clash between Clarets and Rovers

FOOTBALL FLASHBACK Mounted police on duty in Burnley town centre before the last derby clash between Clarets and Rovers

First published in Blackburn Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

POLICE have asked pubs in Burnley town centre to shut for half an hour after the final whistle of East Lancashire's big derby clash between Burnley and Blackburn on Sunday.

The Clarets take on Rovers at Turf Moor in a 12.30pm kick-off, the first of this season’s two derby fixtures.

Most pubs will be open to home supporters before the match but police have asked pubs to shut their doors 10 minutes before the match ends and until half an hour after the final whistle to try and prevent trouble breaking out.

Emma Harrison, landlady of The Bridge Bier Huis, said: “We will be opening an hour earlier than normal at 11am on Sunday.

“The police have advised all pubs in the town centre to shut the doors 10 minutes before the final whistle to 30 minutes after the final whistle to stop people coming in, but anybody who is already in the pub will be allowed to stay in.

“I think it is to try and let the crowds disperse and everything quieten down before pubs open again.”

Police have put in place several special measures to try to prevent any trouble at the match.

Officers have met representatives from both clubs to try and ensure the match, which is not being televised, passes off peacefully.

All Rovers fans attending the game will arrive at Turf Moor in coaches via the Blackburn Rovers Away Travel scheme with pick ups from either Ewood Park or GEC Business Park in Accrington.

Roads close to Turf Moor will be closed before and after the game to allow coaches to arrive and depart.

Town centre shops will be open as normal on Sunday with a busy weekend of Christmas shopping expected. Brian Hobbs, president of Burnley’s Chamber of Trade, said: “We have not had any discussions with police and shops and businesses will be open as normal, and I’m sure they will be hoping to capitalise on a busy weekend and any extra footfall in the town centre.”

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1:52pm Wed 28 Nov 12

doctor1970 says...

Blackburn fans should be banned from burnley, they never behave themselves.
Blackburn fans should be banned from burnley, they never behave themselves. doctor1970
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2:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gb1882 says...

Police would like crowds to disperse so to help with this we have closed all pubs.

You couldn't make this up. Is there a county in the country with a more inept bunch of tools dressed up in a uniform doing a public duty.
Police would like crowds to disperse so to help with this we have closed all pubs. You couldn't make this up. Is there a county in the country with a more inept bunch of tools dressed up in a uniform doing a public duty. gb1882
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2:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

claret1957 says...

I personally cannot see why the town centre pubs should be closed for any length of time after the match. The away supporters are being shipped in and out on coaches, so they cannot go into the town centre. What do the police want the home fans to do for half an hour, wait on the streets? Surely that’s not sensible as some fans can easily fill the 30 minutes entertaining themselves out on the street.

Stupidity let the home fans who want a pint go off the street as soon as possible.
I personally cannot see why the town centre pubs should be closed for any length of time after the match. The away supporters are being shipped in and out on coaches, so they cannot go into the town centre. What do the police want the home fans to do for half an hour, wait on the streets? Surely that’s not sensible as some fans can easily fill the 30 minutes entertaining themselves out on the street. Stupidity let the home fans who want a pint go off the street as soon as possible. claret1957
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3:22pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Dingledave52 says...

Lets all 18,000+ stand outside turf hotel for 30min until it re-opens
Lets all 18,000+ stand outside turf hotel for 30min until it re-opens Dingledave52
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3:26pm Wed 28 Nov 12

claret1957 says...

What a good idea Dingledave, you should be a police chief!
What a good idea Dingledave, you should be a police chief! claret1957
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3:59pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Whydidtheybanme? says...

claret1957 wrote:
I personally cannot see why the town centre pubs should be closed for any length of time after the match. The away supporters are being shipped in and out on coaches, so they cannot go into the town centre. What do the police want the home fans to do for half an hour, wait on the streets? Surely that’s not sensible as some fans can easily fill the 30 minutes entertaining themselves out on the street.

Stupidity let the home fans who want a pint go off the street as soon as possible.
Maybe it's got something to do with the thick Burnley fans smashing up their own town after another defeat at the hands of Rovers a few years ago......
[quote][p][bold]claret1957[/bold] wrote: I personally cannot see why the town centre pubs should be closed for any length of time after the match. The away supporters are being shipped in and out on coaches, so they cannot go into the town centre. What do the police want the home fans to do for half an hour, wait on the streets? Surely that’s not sensible as some fans can easily fill the 30 minutes entertaining themselves out on the street. Stupidity let the home fans who want a pint go off the street as soon as possible.[/p][/quote]Maybe it's got something to do with the thick Burnley fans smashing up their own town after another defeat at the hands of Rovers a few years ago...... Whydidtheybanme?
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4:28pm Wed 28 Nov 12

claret1957 says...

Well then whyhaveInobrain, if that was the case why would you force them out on the street? Get back to horse country you idiot!
Well then whyhaveInobrain, if that was the case why would you force them out on the street? Get back to horse country you idiot! claret1957
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5:07pm Wed 28 Nov 12

hoodle says...

Stop moaning Dingles, Half an hour and you can drown your sorrows.
Stop moaning Dingles, Half an hour and you can drown your sorrows. hoodle
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9:50am Thu 29 Nov 12

Whydidtheybanme? says...

claret1957 wrote:
Well then whyhaveInobrain, if that was the case why would you force them out on the street? Get back to horse country you idiot!
Alcohol + Bitter Dingle having just been humiliated by your superior neighbours = smash up your own town.

Yes those hard nuts Clarets will take great pleasure in smashing up McD's again and terrorising innocent families and kids. With all the extra Xmas shoppers it'll give you something to be really proud of. Legends.
[quote][p][bold]claret1957[/bold] wrote: Well then whyhaveInobrain, if that was the case why would you force them out on the street? Get back to horse country you idiot![/p][/quote]Alcohol + Bitter Dingle having just been humiliated by your superior neighbours = smash up your own town. Yes those hard nuts Clarets will take great pleasure in smashing up McD's again and terrorising innocent families and kids. With all the extra Xmas shoppers it'll give you something to be really proud of. Legends. Whydidtheybanme?
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12:22pm Thu 29 Nov 12

smuggers says...

doctor1970 wrote:
Blackburn fans should be banned from burnley, they never behave themselves.
I'm embarrassed to be from the Burnley area..The hysteria around this game is laughable..They should put all the numpties, from both sides together in a big cage and let them get shut of their pent up hatred and aggression.. Most of them are men of a certain age and should know better. Male football fans = Subhuman Dog Turds.
[quote][p][bold]doctor1970[/bold] wrote: Blackburn fans should be banned from burnley, they never behave themselves.[/p][/quote]I'm embarrassed to be from the Burnley area..The hysteria around this game is laughable..They should put all the numpties, from both sides together in a big cage and let them get shut of their pent up hatred and aggression.. Most of them are men of a certain age and should know better. Male football fans = Subhuman Dog Turds. smuggers
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11:22pm Thu 29 Nov 12

jellybiff says...

Police would like crowds to disperse so to help with this we have closed all pubs.
you go to any ground any where else in the country and main roads .bus routes don't get closed .This has been going on since the so called 'riots ' the filth in Burnley are a joke ;the jibbs fans are being bussed out anway
Police would like crowds to disperse so to help with this we have closed all pubs. you go to any ground any where else in the country and main roads .bus routes don't get closed .This has been going on since the so called 'riots ' the filth in Burnley are a joke ;the jibbs fans are being bussed out anway jellybiff
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