Striker backs Clarets to repeat 2009 run

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

MARTIN Paterson believes Burnley are still capable of repeating their promotion achievements of 2009 – insisting the Clarets will not let a play-off place out of their grasp if they can move into the top six in the near future.

Paterson was part of the Burnley side that gained promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs four years ago, with many of that team reuniting at Turf Moor last night as part of Brian Jensen’s testimonial year.

The Clarets spent a significant part of their promotion season inside the top six and the forward thinks that gave them the belief and hunger needed to ultimately secure their place in the top flight.

Burnley have moved up to seventh in the Championship table in recent weeks, and are now only four points behind sixth-placed Middlesbrough.

But they have not been able to break into the top six during any of the three seasons since relegation, often playing catch-up from mid-table, and Paterson thinks it could make a real difference if they could move into the play-off places in the next few weeks.

“I think yes,” he said. “I think if we could get in there, it’s not a belief of staying in there, it’s a determination to stay in there – if that makes sense.

“We have got a good chance, I think a few others have got a decent chance, and if we carry on working the way we do I think we’re going to be quite close. But it’s up to us to carry on.

“We know that, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. But we are pushing for it, that’s for sure.

“We know we’re close but we’ve got to keep improving and keep pushing if we want to get in there and then cement ourselves in there.”

Paterson came off the bench to score Burnley’s equaliser in their 2-2 draw at Peterborough on Saturday but has said he wants to contribute more goals as the Clarets bid for promotion.

The 25-year-old netted 19 times when Owen Coyle’s side reached the Premier League in 2009 but the Clarets also had a number of other different goalscorers.

Wade Elliott scored the winner in the play-off final against Sheffield United at Wembley and scored six in total that season.

Steven Thompson and Graham Alexander both scored 11 goals with Robbie Blake netting nine times, while Chris Eagles and Chris McCann both found the net on eight occasions.

Such potency in front of goal played a key part in Burnley’s run of only one defeat in their last 14 games of that season.

Asked what it would need for the Clarets to go up this season, given his experience of the club’s previous promotion, Paterson said: “I think it’s a combination.

“Getting a good eight to 12-game run under your belt and goals coming from not just one person but three or four.

“Impacts from the bench like on Saturday as well, and it also takes a little bit of luck.

“But if you’re an honest team like we are, an honest bunch, sometimes you do get that luck. I’m hoping that we do.”

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was yesterday briefly linked with the Nottingham Forest job following Alex McLeish’s departure, having started his career in the youth team at the City Ground.

But the Clarets were quick to dismiss the speculation as without foundation, and Billy Davies was already being widely tipped to return to Forest for a second spell as manager.

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12:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them
capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them Keen O to Get Kean Out
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12:14pm Thu 7 Feb 13

WeOnceGotAboveRovers. says...

"The 25-year-old netted 19 times when Owen Coyle’s side reached the Premier League "

Oh how times have changed..
"The 25-year-old netted 19 times when Owen Coyle’s side reached the Premier League " Oh how times have changed.. WeOnceGotAboveRovers.
  • Score: -3

12:50pm Thu 7 Feb 13

midas says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them
What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort!
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them[/p][/quote]What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort! midas
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

makaveli96 says...

I hope he pays his council tax unlike other Dingle ex pro's!
I hope he pays his council tax unlike other Dingle ex pro's! makaveli96
  • Score: -3

5:41pm Thu 7 Feb 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

midas wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them
What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort!
The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen.

Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000.

Now that's what I call loyalty.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them[/p][/quote]What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort![/p][/quote]The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen. Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000. Now that's what I call loyalty. RoversMCMLXXV
  • Score: -3

6:41pm Thu 7 Feb 13

dingles_do_it_with_themselves says...

i agree with MARTIN Paterson.....lets get promoted...pmsl.....
go dick-van-dyke
i agree with MARTIN Paterson.....lets get promoted...pmsl..... go dick-van-dyke dingles_do_it_with_themselves
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6:46pm Thu 7 Feb 13

anon starter says...

Dayer t'to t'dream Pato !! Ha ha ha
Dayer t'to t'dream Pato !! Ha ha ha anon starter
  • Score: -3

10:48pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Patty B says...

WeOnceGotAboveRovers
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wrote:
"The 25-year-old netted 19 times when Owen Coyle’s side reached the Premier League "

Oh how times have changed..
Oh how your name has changed. When you get outed under one name, you think it's smart to go with another one. Why are you so chicken?
[quote][p][bold]WeOnceGotAboveRovers .[/bold] wrote: "The 25-year-old netted 19 times when Owen Coyle’s side reached the Premier League " Oh how times have changed..[/p][/quote]Oh how your name has changed. When you get outed under one name, you think it's smart to go with another one. Why are you so chicken? Patty B
  • Score: 4

11:08pm Thu 7 Feb 13

anon starter says...

Full moon tonight patty?
Full moon tonight patty? anon starter
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10:02am Fri 8 Feb 13

crammed as a wasp says...

RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
midas wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them
What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort!
The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen.

Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000.

Now that's what I call loyalty.
Nice facts apart from they are completely and 100% wrong:

Burnley's average attendance in the season prior to promotion was over 13k, in the Premier League it was 20,600, and then dropped to 15k on relegation, 14k the following season and currently it is nearly 14k for this season.

Yours meanwhile, has fallen from 25k Premier League plastics to 14k, a drop of 11k plastic fans who must all be 'protesting', ANd even more embarrassingly, all this despite you having THE cheapest season tickets in the entire division that are incidentally half the price of Burnley's.

You should be ashamed of yourseves.
[quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them[/p][/quote]What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort![/p][/quote]The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen. Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000. Now that's what I call loyalty.[/p][/quote]Nice facts apart from they are completely and 100% wrong: Burnley's average attendance in the season prior to promotion was over 13k, in the Premier League it was 20,600, and then dropped to 15k on relegation, 14k the following season and currently it is nearly 14k for this season. Yours meanwhile, has fallen from 25k Premier League plastics to 14k, a drop of 11k plastic fans who must all be 'protesting', ANd even more embarrassingly, all this despite you having THE cheapest season tickets in the entire division that are incidentally half the price of Burnley's. You should be ashamed of yourseves. crammed as a wasp
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11:42am Fri 8 Feb 13

midas says...

RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
midas wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote: capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them
What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort!
The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen. Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000. Now that's what I call loyalty.
Dear me with maths like that its no wonder Rovers are where they are!
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What is the average attendance and, bless, still blaming Venkys for the missing 10,000? is that a 40% drop in gates this year?
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If the attendance at Rovers went down by another 3 or 4 thousand you would be under 10k!!
[quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them[/p][/quote]What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort![/p][/quote]The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen. Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000. Now that's what I call loyalty.[/p][/quote]Dear me with maths like that its no wonder Rovers are where they are! . What is the average attendance and, bless, still blaming Venkys for the missing 10,000? is that a 40% drop in gates this year? . If the attendance at Rovers went down by another 3 or 4 thousand you would be under 10k!! midas
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11:50am Fri 8 Feb 13

WeOnceGotAboveRovers. says...

Let's face it, no matter how we try to dress it up, Blackburn have always had far superior support to us. Even this season when crowds have dropped dramatically, for whatever reason, they still have better attendances than we do. Let us try not to see the red mist... please.
Let's face it, no matter how we try to dress it up, Blackburn have always had far superior support to us. Even this season when crowds have dropped dramatically, for whatever reason, they still have better attendances than we do. Let us try not to see the red mist... please. WeOnceGotAboveRovers.
  • Score: -1

2:19pm Fri 8 Feb 13

midas says...

WeOnceGotAboveRovers
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wrote:
Let's face it, no matter how we try to dress it up, Blackburn have always had far superior support to us. Even this season when crowds have dropped dramatically, for whatever reason, they still have better attendances than we do. Let us try not to see the red mist... please.
bigger perhaps, but only a Rovers fan would ever describe it as superior! You really need to do better if you want us to think you are a Burnley fan!
[quote][p][bold]WeOnceGotAboveRovers .[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, no matter how we try to dress it up, Blackburn have always had far superior support to us. Even this season when crowds have dropped dramatically, for whatever reason, they still have better attendances than we do. Let us try not to see the red mist... please.[/p][/quote]bigger perhaps, but only a Rovers fan would ever describe it as superior! You really need to do better if you want us to think you are a Burnley fan! midas
  • Score: 1

10:00pm Fri 8 Feb 13

RoversMCMLXXV says...

crammed as a wasp wrote:
RoversMCMLXXV wrote:
midas wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them
What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort!
The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen.

Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000.

Now that's what I call loyalty.
Nice facts apart from they are completely and 100% wrong:

Burnley's average attendance in the season prior to promotion was over 13k, in the Premier League it was 20,600, and then dropped to 15k on relegation, 14k the following season and currently it is nearly 14k for this season.

Yours meanwhile, has fallen from 25k Premier League plastics to 14k, a drop of 11k plastic fans who must all be 'protesting', ANd even more embarrassingly, all this despite you having THE cheapest season tickets in the entire division that are incidentally half the price of Burnley's.

You should be ashamed of yourseves.
Our support has dropped for a reason - Venkys.

Where have the 10,000 that vanished after your 1 season in the Prem?

I take it they're not plastics then?

Last time we were in this division we averaged 19,000. Are they plastics?

If our tickets are half the price, what does that say about the owners of Bonleh? Are they taking the p1ss out of you? I thought Bonleh was the peoples club? B0llocks. Your fans are as fickle and plastic as every other clubs - including Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]crammed as a wasp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoversMCMLXXV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: capable ? not so sure , with no fans behind them[/p][/quote]What is the average attendance at Ewood these days? Poor Appleton he has no support from the owners, no support from the board, no support from the "fans" no wonder he looks like Voldermort![/p][/quote]The average attendance at Rovers is poor compared to the last 20 odd years thanks to Venkys horrific spell as owners. If attendances continue to drop another 3 or 4 thousand and be on par with much smaller clubs like Barnsley, Burnley or Peterborough, which will confirm how far the club has fallen. Clubs like Burnley of course have unbelievable loyal support given the size of their town which makes Rovers fans very envious. For example, in their season in the Premier League, Burnleys average attendance was about 18,000. The season prior to that saw an average attendance of around the 10,000 mark and this seasons average attendance is 10,000. Now that's what I call loyalty.[/p][/quote]Nice facts apart from they are completely and 100% wrong: Burnley's average attendance in the season prior to promotion was over 13k, in the Premier League it was 20,600, and then dropped to 15k on relegation, 14k the following season and currently it is nearly 14k for this season. Yours meanwhile, has fallen from 25k Premier League plastics to 14k, a drop of 11k plastic fans who must all be 'protesting', ANd even more embarrassingly, all this despite you having THE cheapest season tickets in the entire division that are incidentally half the price of Burnley's. You should be ashamed of yourseves.[/p][/quote]Our support has dropped for a reason - Venkys. Where have the 10,000 that vanished after your 1 season in the Prem? I take it they're not plastics then? Last time we were in this division we averaged 19,000. Are they plastics? If our tickets are half the price, what does that say about the owners of Bonleh? Are they taking the p1ss out of you? I thought Bonleh was the peoples club? B0llocks. Your fans are as fickle and plastic as every other clubs - including Rovers. RoversMCMLXXV
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