Burnley now and then: How the stats compare

Lancashire Telegraph: Scott Arfield has scored five goals this term Scott Arfield has scored five goals this term

IN terms of league position, the present Burnley team are better off at this stage than their history-making counterparts.

While the current team sit third after 26 games, the promotion-winning team were in fifth place after the same amount of games, eight points off the automatic promotion places.

Despite the prolific form of Danny Ings and Sam Vokes, who have 35 goals between them, the current Burnley side have scored one goals less than the 2009 team after 26 games – 39 compared to 40.

But the current team are considerably more solid at the back, conceding just 20 goals as opposed to 35.

Burnley’s top scorer in the promotion season was Martin Paterson, who was the only player to hit double figures in the league with 12 goals.

However, goals were shared around the team and vital contributions came from the likes of Graham Alexander (9), Robbie Blake (8), Chris Eagles (7) and Chris McCann (6).

On the other hand, while Ings (15) and Vokes (12) have ensured Burnley have a more potent strikeforce than in 2009, only five other Clarets players have scored in the league this season and Scott Arfield (4) is the only player to score more than once.

The Clarets are unbeaten at home this season, having taken 29 points from a possible 39 and conceded just eight goals.

After 26 games of the promotion season, Burnley’s home form was also impressive, with only two defeats.

The promotion winners’ away form was distinctly mixed at this stage, with five wins, three draws and five defeats.

The current team is stronger in that department, with six wins and only three defeats.

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1:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

It's looking very promising.

We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009.
It's looking very promising. We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009. chicken.pluckers

1:49pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

It was a great year, we started off with a 4-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, a 3-0 home defeat to Ipswich and two 0-0 draws and were bottom of the table going into September. The run we went on was phenomenal, and included five straight defeats over Xmas!

The beating of Fulham, Arsenal & Chelsea in the cup and the magnificent performance in the semi final second leg against Spurs will live long in the memory.
It was a great year, we started off with a 4-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, a 3-0 home defeat to Ipswich and two 0-0 draws and were bottom of the table going into September. The run we went on was phenomenal, and included five straight defeats over Xmas! The beating of Fulham, Arsenal & Chelsea in the cup and the magnificent performance in the semi final second leg against Spurs will live long in the memory. Champagne plus charlie

2:13pm Fri 24 Jan 14

A Darener says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
It's looking very promising.

We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009.
And then you woke up.
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: It's looking very promising. We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009.[/p][/quote]And then you woke up. A Darener

2:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

A Darener wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
It's looking very promising.

We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009.
And then you woke up.
Yep, woke up to find Trampburn Jokers FC lounging around in mid-table whilst their bigger and better neighbours attempt to get promoted from the same division.

Doesn't that stick in your throat Mr Plastic 'protester'?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: It's looking very promising. We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009.[/p][/quote]And then you woke up.[/p][/quote]Yep, woke up to find Trampburn Jokers FC lounging around in mid-table whilst their bigger and better neighbours attempt to get promoted from the same division. Doesn't that stick in your throat Mr Plastic 'protester'? Champagne plus charlie

4:24pm Fri 24 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

Read the article you muppet.

The stats are there for all to see, heres another stat for you...

14 Points!
Read the article you muppet. The stats are there for all to see, heres another stat for you... 14 Points! chicken.pluckers

5:01pm Fri 24 Jan 14

mjp 53 says...

A Darener wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
It's looking very promising.

We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009.
And then you woke up.
And you are insanely jealous that we are actually better off than you in every department, 14 points and growing, MIND THAT GAP !!!!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: It's looking very promising. We have a stronger, more consistent and more resilient team in all departments than the promotion winning side of 2009.[/p][/quote]And then you woke up.[/p][/quote]And you are insanely jealous that we are actually better off than you in every department, 14 points and growing, MIND THAT GAP !!!! mjp 53

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