FULL-TIME: Brighton 1, Burnley 0

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BURNLEY suffered their third defeat in five games, after David Lopez's first-half goal was enough to win the game for Brighton.

The Clarets had two headers cleared off the line before the break, while Charlie Austin went close with second half headers – both from half-time substitute Danny Ings' right wing deliveries.

But Brighton had the edge in this battle of two play-off hopefuls and could have scored more.

Brighton struck in the 20th minute, after the Clarets failed to deal with Wayne Bridge's left wing cross that was flicked on and Lopez was unmarked to side-foot across Lee Grant.

It proved decisive, but Brighton were unlucky not to capitalise on further left-wing raids.

Equally, Clarets captain Jason Shackell was unfortunate not to score from a couple of first half corners – the first was cleared off the line, the second superbly saved by Tomasz Kuszczak.

Ings replaced Junior Stanislas at the start of the second half and looked to have an instant impact, picking out Austin in the box with a cross from the right, but his header was held by the keeper.

Brighton brought on the fresh legs of Craig Mackail-Smith and Ashley Barnes to try to increase their advantage, but the impressive Kevin Long was more than a match for them in only his third start.

But Burnley could not come up with the goal they needed to rescue a point.

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6:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

He used to score goals and now he digs holes
He used to score goals and now he digs holes Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
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12:04am Sun 24 Feb 13

noddy57 says...

you not only need a team ,,you need a manager,,arte et labore, 1875,
you not only need a team ,,you need a manager,,arte et labore, 1875, noddy57
  • Score: -1

9:39am Sun 24 Feb 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha
2 posts on here from Ewood (three now) there are more Dingles on the BRFC site than on here and we gained a point,
It must be nice being a dingle in winter you have all your family around you in bed at night!!!!!!!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha 2 posts on here from Ewood (three now) there are more Dingles on the BRFC site than on here and we gained a point, It must be nice being a dingle in winter you have all your family around you in bed at night!!!!!!!! Lancs - pensioner
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10:12am Sun 24 Feb 13

Chico! says...

Is the Bonleh Work Program PC on the blink?

Where are all the dirty no-dads?

Must have been up all night throwing rocks at the moon.

Filthy, smack ridden, thieving benefit monkeys!
Is the Bonleh Work Program PC on the blink? Where are all the dirty no-dads? Must have been up all night throwing rocks at the moon. Filthy, smack ridden, thieving benefit monkeys! Chico!
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11:13am Sun 24 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

Looks like the pc in Burnley is refusing to switch on. The Anti Virus software has thrown its hand in with all the mutated DNA knocking around.
Looks like the pc in Burnley is refusing to switch on. The Anti Virus software has thrown its hand in with all the mutated DNA knocking around. Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
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11:23am Sun 24 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

Well done agent Van Dyke, just keep spouting the, we are going to win the league, positive spiel and the dole monkeys will keep lapping it up. They haven't the spine to protest to oust your sorry arse so your mission will go unchallenged. Another fantastic result and they haven't twigged yet. If the mighty Rovers get a donkey as boss they let them in charge know about it. But Burnley just haven't got the numbers so will keep flogging the dead horse before eating it. Blackpool V Burnley has now become the donkey derby and will provide an annual holiday for all the troggs, so long as all livestock is first hidden away. T'up Rovers
Blinding
Well done agent Van Dyke, just keep spouting the, we are going to win the league, positive spiel and the dole monkeys will keep lapping it up. They haven't the spine to protest to oust your sorry arse so your mission will go unchallenged. Another fantastic result and they haven't twigged yet. If the mighty Rovers get a donkey as boss they let them in charge know about it. But Burnley just haven't got the numbers so will keep flogging the dead horse before eating it. Blackpool V Burnley has now become the donkey derby and will provide an annual holiday for all the troggs, so long as all livestock is first hidden away. T'up Rovers Blinding Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
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12:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

FCBurnley says...

Crappleton 1 point from 2 games. No wonder you scum are all on here.
Crappleton 1 point from 2 games. No wonder you scum are all on here. FCBurnley
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1:16pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Chico! says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Crappleton 1 point from 2 games. No wonder you scum are all on here.
Aw bless, someone's all cranky today.

Is your sister on the blob?
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Crappleton 1 point from 2 games. No wonder you scum are all on here.[/p][/quote]Aw bless, someone's all cranky today. Is your sister on the blob? Chico!
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10:39am Mon 25 Feb 13

midas says...

LOL we are on a poor run, 3 defeats in five games, yet Rovers are still only one point ahead and think they might get in the play offs. Their arrogance knows no bounds and they still haven't realised what and where they are!
LOL we are on a poor run, 3 defeats in five games, yet Rovers are still only one point ahead and think they might get in the play offs. Their arrogance knows no bounds and they still haven't realised what and where they are! midas
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11:24am Mon 25 Feb 13

Chico! says...

midas wrote:
LOL we are on a poor run, 3 defeats in five games, yet Rovers are still only one point ahead and think they might get in the play offs. Their arrogance knows no bounds and they still haven't realised what and where they are!
Absolute piffle.

Bless x
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: LOL we are on a poor run, 3 defeats in five games, yet Rovers are still only one point ahead and think they might get in the play offs. Their arrogance knows no bounds and they still haven't realised what and where they are![/p][/quote]Absolute piffle. Bless x Chico!
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1:33pm Mon 25 Feb 13

fanny.tickler. says...

Chico! wrote:
Is the Bonleh Work Program PC on the blink?

Where are all the dirty no-dads?

Must have been up all night throwing rocks at the moon.

Filthy, smack ridden, thieving benefit monkeys!
Well it's nice to see Agent Appleton slowly turning on the style with 2 points and one goal from the last three games. Given Burnley's disastrous run of late its hard to believe that the Rovers are one point better off after all the excitement a couple of poor wins has invoked amongst the spineless degenerates. That famous communal hard-on returned in anger for a short spell and along with it the deluded superiority complex. It's time to realise what you are. Stop kidding yourselves.

Now that the goals have dried up, shoddy defensive play is becoming the norm and with a trip to Leicester up next its looking decidedly grim for the Rovers. However the comments from several of these dribbling morons are understandable in most cases. It must be pretty miserable to follow a club of that 'size' only to see it systematically a*se raped by Indians to become the laughing stock of English football. Shame on all of you for standing by and allowing this to happen to Jack Walkers memory. He deserved better.

You are a disgrace to football, each and every one of you. Shameless, moronic, degenerate Rovers filth.
[quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: Is the Bonleh Work Program PC on the blink? Where are all the dirty no-dads? Must have been up all night throwing rocks at the moon. Filthy, smack ridden, thieving benefit monkeys![/p][/quote]Well it's nice to see Agent Appleton slowly turning on the style with 2 points and one goal from the last three games. Given Burnley's disastrous run of late its hard to believe that the Rovers are one point better off after all the excitement a couple of poor wins has invoked amongst the spineless degenerates. That famous communal hard-on returned in anger for a short spell and along with it the deluded superiority complex. It's time to realise what you are. Stop kidding yourselves. Now that the goals have dried up, shoddy defensive play is becoming the norm and with a trip to Leicester up next its looking decidedly grim for the Rovers. However the comments from several of these dribbling morons are understandable in most cases. It must be pretty miserable to follow a club of that 'size' only to see it systematically a*se raped by Indians to become the laughing stock of English football. Shame on all of you for standing by and allowing this to happen to Jack Walkers memory. He deserved better. You are a disgrace to football, each and every one of you. Shameless, moronic, degenerate Rovers filth. fanny.tickler.
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10:39am Tue 26 Feb 13

Harwoodstblue says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
Chico! wrote:
Is the Bonleh Work Program PC on the blink?

Where are all the dirty no-dads?

Must have been up all night throwing rocks at the moon.

Filthy, smack ridden, thieving benefit monkeys!
Well it's nice to see Agent Appleton slowly turning on the style with 2 points and one goal from the last three games. Given Burnley's disastrous run of late its hard to believe that the Rovers are one point better off after all the excitement a couple of poor wins has invoked amongst the spineless degenerates. That famous communal hard-on returned in anger for a short spell and along with it the deluded superiority complex. It's time to realise what you are. Stop kidding yourselves.

Now that the goals have dried up, shoddy defensive play is becoming the norm and with a trip to Leicester up next its looking decidedly grim for the Rovers. However the comments from several of these dribbling morons are understandable in most cases. It must be pretty miserable to follow a club of that 'size' only to see it systematically a*se raped by Indians to become the laughing stock of English football. Shame on all of you for standing by and allowing this to happen to Jack Walkers memory. He deserved better.

You are a disgrace to football, each and every one of you. Shameless, moronic, degenerate Rovers filth.
My My , we are upset. What's the prob ? We've only taken two points from the last three games and the Dingles still can't get above us. Is that why you are so upset fanny?
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chico![/bold] wrote: Is the Bonleh Work Program PC on the blink? Where are all the dirty no-dads? Must have been up all night throwing rocks at the moon. Filthy, smack ridden, thieving benefit monkeys![/p][/quote]Well it's nice to see Agent Appleton slowly turning on the style with 2 points and one goal from the last three games. Given Burnley's disastrous run of late its hard to believe that the Rovers are one point better off after all the excitement a couple of poor wins has invoked amongst the spineless degenerates. That famous communal hard-on returned in anger for a short spell and along with it the deluded superiority complex. It's time to realise what you are. Stop kidding yourselves. Now that the goals have dried up, shoddy defensive play is becoming the norm and with a trip to Leicester up next its looking decidedly grim for the Rovers. However the comments from several of these dribbling morons are understandable in most cases. It must be pretty miserable to follow a club of that 'size' only to see it systematically a*se raped by Indians to become the laughing stock of English football. Shame on all of you for standing by and allowing this to happen to Jack Walkers memory. He deserved better. You are a disgrace to football, each and every one of you. Shameless, moronic, degenerate Rovers filth.[/p][/quote]My My , we are upset. What's the prob ? We've only taken two points from the last three games and the Dingles still can't get above us. Is that why you are so upset fanny? Harwoodstblue
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