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Willie Irvine: Burnley shouldn’t be too Blue at Chelsea loss

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WHEN Scott Arfield fired home that wonderful volley to put us ahead on Monday night, it immediately reminded me of the last time we were in the Premier League.

Chelsea game will give us belief, says Burnley boss Dyche

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SEAN Dyche believes Burnley showed they could handle the Premier League during Monday’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea.

Kevin Gallacher column: Blackburn Rovers ace Cairney deserves to be in running for award

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT was great to see Tom Cairney follow up his nomination at the Northwest Football Awards with a fine goal at Norwich last night.

Cahill: My old club Burnley can survive in Premier League

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

GARY Cahill has backed Burnley to survive in the Premier League despite emerging victorious on his return to Turf Moor.

We were let down by the officials in Norwich City loss, says Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer. Picture: Action Images

9:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes his side were ‘done over’ and ‘let down’ by the officials in last night’s 3-1 defeat at Norwich City.

Arfield: Clarets belong in Premier League

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SCOTT Arfield says Burnley will bounce back from their opening day defeat to title favourites Chelsea, and prove their Premier League worth.

Mourinho: Burnley will make Turf tough for teams

Lancashire Telegraph:

JOSE Mourinho believes the rest of the Premier League will not find it easy to emulate Chelsea and beat Burnley at Turf Moor this season.

FULL-TIME: Norwich City 3 Blackburn Rovers 1

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ROVERS’ 14-match unbeaten run in the Championship came to an end in heartbreaking fashion at a fervent Carrow Road last night as Bradley Johnson and Lewis Grabban condemned them to a first league defeat since March 12.

Blackburn Rovers under 21 boss Kinder delighted by opener

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Kinder

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers head coach Eric Kinder cut a delighted figure after his under-strength side made the perfect start to the new U21 Premier League Division Two season with an impressive 2-0 win at new boys Brighton.

FULL TIME: Shrewsbury Town 4 Accrington Stanley 0

Lancashire Telegraph: James Beattie has been linked to the Oxford United manager's job

9:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TEN-MAN Accrington Stanley slipped to the bottom of the League Two table after a heavy defeat at Shrewsbury Town.

TEAM NEWS: Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn's Lee Williamson challenges James Hanson

7:02pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers have made once change for tonight’s Championship clash at Norwich City.

Norwich City refuse Blackburn Rovers' request to beam back tonight's Carrow Road clash to Ewood Park

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:35pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers’ attempts to give their supporters the chance to watch tonight's Carrow Road clash from Ewood Park have been rejected by Norwich City.

No insider information on Norwich City for in-form Blackburn Rovers left back Markus Olsson

Lancashire Telegraph: Markus Olsson

4:49pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MARKUS Olsson’s twin brother may play for Norwich City but there is no chance the in-form Blackburn Rovers defender will be privy to any insider information ahead of tonight’s Carrow Road encounter.

Ings and Rhodes up for player of year award

Lancashire Telegraph: Tesco workers have thanked Danny Ings for his act of kindness

3:44pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HITMEN Danny Ings and Jordan Rhodes will go head to head for one of the big prizes at the 2014 Northwest Football Awards.

Suzanne Geldard analysis: Burnley prove they can cope in Premier

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

GARY Lineker used his Twitter account to offer some consolation to the Clarets.

Dave Burnley: Clarets' home form crucial in battle for Premier League survival

Lancashire Telegraph: Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

1:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FROM Austria to Accrington, Preston to Blackpool, with a touch of Spanish and Italian flair throw in.

Blackburn Rovers defender Tommy Spurr set for extended spell on sidelines

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

TOMMY Spurr will not play again before the international break after Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer revealed the left back’s latest groin injury will rule him out for at least two more weeks.

Gary Bowyer: More to come from prolific Blackburn Rovers strikers Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has warned Championship defences – you might shackle one of my feared frontman but just try stopping the other.

MATCH REPORT: Burnley 1 Chelsea 3

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BURNLEY could not hold off a Chelsea fightback as Jose Mourinho’s men hit back emphatically from Scott Arfield’s opener.

Blackburn Rovers U21s get season off to perfect start

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Kinder

12:24am Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers made the perfect start to the new U21s Premier League Division Two season last night as they won 2-0 at new boys Brighton & Hove Albion.

The future’s looking bright at East Lancs

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

IN the year East Lancashire look back and celebrate its 150th anniversary, the club’s talented young Second XI showed the future also looks bright.

Masterful time for East Lancs ace Croxall

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

COLNE swimming star Philip Croxhall was left flying the flag for East Lancashire when the 15th FINA World Masters Championships took place in Montreal, Canada at the Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex.

Measured Mourinho wins battle of the bosses against Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

JOSE Mourinho allowed himself the briefest of fist pumps, then calmly turned and retreated to his bench. He had just witnessed brilliance, but perhaps that was what he always expected from this Chelsea team.

EXTRA TIME: Ewe don’t see this very often!

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:13pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

You wouldn’t find them knitting at the Nou Camp or a how about a ball hitting a sheep at Lords – but that is why I love amateur sport so much.

Accrington Stanley confident of change in fortunes

Lancashire Telegraph: Assistant manager Paul Stephenson (right) with James Beattie

3:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley may be suffering a repeat of last year’s slow start to the season, but assistant manager Paul Stephenson hopes one win will again transform the club’s fortunes.

Stephen Cummings: Burnley can survive on courage and spirit

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:57pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ATTICUS Finch, Harper Lee’s fictional hero in To Kill a Mockingbird, never delivered a pre-match pep-talk to a dressing-room full of Premier League stars, but his words on courage suggest he might have made a decent fist of it.

Burnley & Pendle run in the tries

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Burnley & Pendle 36 Runcorn 10

Burnley United delighted to set pace at the top

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BURNLEY United continued there good start to the season with a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Hesketh.

Sydney Street are Whittaker winners

Lancashire Telegraph: TABLE-TOPPERS: Gwaun cae Gurwen extended their lead at the top of the Neath and District Bowls League with a win over Ystradgynlais.

4:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SYDNEY Street claimed the glory of the Great Harwood and District Bowling League’s Leonard Whittaker Cup as they edged past Mercer Park to take the crown.

Hurst Green pitch in together

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BARRY Bolton is a purposeful, friendly and energetic man.

Lancashire girls get a footballing chance

Lancashire Telegraph: Rachel Brown-Finnis

4:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Lancashire Football Association has started a scheme to attract the next Rachel Brown-Finnis to the game.

Master and pupil battle for Golden Cue prize

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:34pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE pupil takes on the master when the Foster’s Golden Cue competition reaches its climax on Sunday.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

GOALS from Diego Costa, Andre Schurrle and Branislav Ivanovic condemned Burnley to defeat in their first game back in the Premier League.

ANDREW GREAVES: Swansea victory gives Clarets real hope

Lancashire Telegraph: Revealing insight into private life of Burnley boss Sean Dyche

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

WELL the wait is finally over. In just a few hours time Turf Moor will come alive and welcome back the big time. I cannot wait!

MATCH ANALYSIS: Blackpool 1 Blackburn Rovers 2

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer. Picture: Action Images

1:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

THERE was a spell during the second half of Saturday’s full-blooded Lancashire derby at a raucous and blustery Bloomfield Road that Rovers were rocking and in danger of seeing their lead blown away.

Underdog tag will suit us just fine, insists Clarets skipper Shackell

Lancashire Telegraph: Jason Shackell

12:39pm Monday 18th August 2014

SEAN Dyche says his ‘one game at a time’ mantra will have more meaning than ever in the Premier League.

RAISE THE ROOF: Burnley chairman urges fans to lift Clarets

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:29pm Monday 18th August 2014

CO-chairman John Banaszkiewicz has urged supporters to raise the Turf Moor roof and lift the Clarets tonight – and all season.

Confidence flowing through red-hot Rudy Gestede after derby double strike

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede

11:14am Monday 18th August 2014

HITMAN Rudy Gestede admits confidence is coursing through his veins after starting the season exactly where he left off.

Trippier: Facing Messi was an honour, but Burnley can't be in awe of Chelsea stars

Lancashire Telegraph: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is one of the competition's most famous alumni

6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

KIERAN Trippier will always feel privileged to have lined up against the great Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, but he has warned his Burnley team-mates not to be in awe of Chelsea's stars tonight.

Blackpool win was a big test of our character, says Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer

Lancashire Telegraph: Boss Gary Bowyer on the day he was unveiled as Rovers’ permanent boss in May last year

11:55am Sunday 17th August 2014

GARY Bowyer believes Blackburn Rovers passed an early examination of their character in winning 2-1 at Blackpool yesterday to stretch their unbeaten run in the Championship to 14 matches.

David Eyres: Determined Burnley can thrive in top flight

Lancashire Telegraph: Tesco workers have thanked Danny Ings for his act of kindness

10:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE countdown clock is ticking. I just wish Burnley’s season started tomorrow and we didn’t have to wait until Monday night.

FULL-TIME: Blackpool 1 Blackburn Rovers 2

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede

5:01pm Saturday 16th August 2014

RUDY Gestede scored either side of half-time as Rovers edged a full-blooded derby at a windswept Bloomfield Road to record their first win of the Championship season.

Burnley boss Dyche grounded but aiming high

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SEAN Dyche: Premier League manager. The title has an impressive ring to it.

FULL TIME: Cheltenham Town 2 Accrington Stanley 1

BURY target Kal Naismith missed an injury time penalty as Accrington Stanley were beaten at Cheltenham Town in League Two.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers set for United clash

2:39pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WELCOME to Bloomfield Road for today's Championship clash between Lancashire rivals Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers. Keep up to date with the score with our matchday live blog.

TEAM NEWS: Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers have made nine changes to the second string side which down to a shock Capital One Cup loss to Scunthorpe United on Tuesday.

Burnley in the Premier: How one Chelsea striker cost the same as 1,067 Michael Duffs

Lancashire Telegraph: SHOCKED Burnley veteran Michael Duff

12:20pm Saturday 16th August 2014

AMONG the many Premier League previews written in the past few days, one perhaps summed up the financial challenge facing Burnley more than most.

Ward could be first of four signings for Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Stephen Ward

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

BURNLEY hope Stephen Ward will be the first of four signings before the end of the transfer window.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer putting no timescale on Chris Brown return

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer is refusing to put a timescale on when summer signing Chris Brown will make his belated debut for the club.

Eric Kinder confident of better season ahead for new-look Blackburn Rovers U21s

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Kinder

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE waiting is almost over for Blackburn Rovers’ young guns, as they kick off their U21s Premier League Division Two campaign on Monday.


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