Suzanne Geldard: The fans can play a crucial role for Clarets

Suzanne Geldard: The fans can play a crucial role for Clarets

Suzanne Geldard: The fans can play a crucial role for Clarets

First published in Football Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

BURNLEY co-chairman John Banaszkiewicz has made an impassioned plea to supporters to get behind the club's promotion bid.

Given the season the Clarets are having, it is unfathomable that his actions were even necessary.

But Banaszkiewicz has felt the need to bang the drum, and when looking at the statistics it is easy to see why.

While Burnley have enjoyed a place in the Championship's top three since September, attendances have failed to reach similar highs.

The 16,074 who saw Burnley beat Queens Park Rangers in late October remains the best crowd at Turf Moor four months on.

Since then, numbers have hit the 12,000s just once, for the visit of Bournemouth and return of former boss Eddie Howe in November.

Second placed Burnley go into Saturday’s home game with top six rivals Nottingham Forest boasting a two-point lead over Derby.

They are unbeaten at Turf Moor in 19 league games – a post-war record – and yet their spectacular efforts are in no way mirrored by the numbers watching them week in, week out.

When Burnley won promotion in 2008/09 they started the season in front of 11,312, when they hosted Ipswich in their first home game.

By the new year that figure had improved to 13,740, and was better still by the end of January, when 14,404 saw them beat Charlton.

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On the final day of the season, when the Clarets needed to beat Bristol City to guarantee a play-off place, there were 18,005 at Turf Moor, with the majority roaring them on.

This season has got better and better for Burnley, but incredibly, since the New Year's Day visit of Huddersfield Town attendance figures have dropped from 14,047 by almost 3,000, to 11,502 for the last home game against Millwall.

Although they are set to be boosted by a big gate against Forest, and then again at home to Derby County – two crunch clashes – big numbers are proving hard to sustain.

The Clarets have come up with new initiatives to try to enhance home crowds, such as the Flexi-Ticket, providing fans who – for whatever reason – don’t want the commitment of a season ticket or even half-seats ticket with six-game and four-game packages. More than 1,000 of these have been sold.

However, while the price category system has been designed to attract better numbers to so-called less attractive games, it has caused confusion, with ‘walk-on’ fans not knowing how much they will need to pay from one week to the next, so perhaps that is something to be addressed going forward. To their credit, the club boast the sixth best average away following in the Championship.

Just over 1,400 made the trip to Bournemouth last weekend, contributing to an average of 1,500 fans away from home.

There is a hardcore of supporters who will go the length and breadth of the country for their beloved team, whatever the cost.

It is unquestionably appreciated by manager Sean Dyche and his players.

They want to pack plenty more in at home to fuel their final push.

There is no doubt football has become an expensive business, and Burnley are not immune to price increases. But in comparison to the rest of the division they are on a relative par with their peers.

And right now they are certainly offering value for money.

There are just eight home games left. Miss them, and you might miss out on something special.

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4:17pm Thu 20 Feb 14

FCBurnley says...

Good PR Suzanne. Perhaps we should offer Rovers ST holders a 10% discount so that they can watch how the big boys do it !!!!
Good PR Suzanne. Perhaps we should offer Rovers ST holders a 10% discount so that they can watch how the big boys do it !!!! FCBurnley
  • Score: 6

4:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

jim 2012 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Good PR Suzanne. Perhaps we should offer Rovers ST holders a 10% discount so that they can watch how the big boys do it !!!!
just what is it you have done the last time I looked burnley were in the same league as blackburn
big boys DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Good PR Suzanne. Perhaps we should offer Rovers ST holders a 10% discount so that they can watch how the big boys do it !!!![/p][/quote]just what is it you have done the last time I looked burnley were in the same league as blackburn big boys DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH jim 2012
  • Score: -5

6:34pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop
Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -6

6:39pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop
Regardless of the attendances it doesn't seem to be having an effect on the performances now does it?


Your attendances have nose-dived but you're still sh1t so.what's your excuse dipshit?
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]Regardless of the attendances it doesn't seem to be having an effect on the performances now does it? Your attendances have nose-dived but you're still sh1t so.what's your excuse dipshit? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 4

6:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

H2O Control says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop
Hot News from poverty stricken Dingleshire. Fans pay an average £28 for a home game ticket. This has created a home gate take 16% bigger than those groin scratchers who hobble to BolEwood. Smaller debts and bigger prospects. And the Clarets have created a special new bubble pop. It's sees you rise up the table, open a gap on third and pull even further ahead of your tumble-weed neighbours.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]Hot News from poverty stricken Dingleshire. Fans pay an average £28 for a home game ticket. This has created a home gate take 16% bigger than those groin scratchers who hobble to BolEwood. Smaller debts and bigger prospects. And the Clarets have created a special new bubble pop. It's sees you rise up the table, open a gap on third and pull even further ahead of your tumble-weed neighbours. H2O Control
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

H2O Control says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop
Hot News from poverty stricken Dingleshire. Fans pay an average £28 for a home game ticket. This has created a home gate take 16% bigger than those groin scratchers who hobble to BolEwood. Smaller debts and bigger prospects. And the Clarets have created a special new bubble pop. It's sees you rise up the table, open a gap on third and pull even further ahead of your tumble-weed neighbours.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Panic!!!!!!!!!!! The fans have been draining away all season you only need to look at the LET match photos to see that. Money is tight and no more so in dingleshire. The town and club are on its bare behind. Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]Hot News from poverty stricken Dingleshire. Fans pay an average £28 for a home game ticket. This has created a home gate take 16% bigger than those groin scratchers who hobble to BolEwood. Smaller debts and bigger prospects. And the Clarets have created a special new bubble pop. It's sees you rise up the table, open a gap on third and pull even further ahead of your tumble-weed neighbours. H2O Control
  • Score: 2

7:25pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

You deluded half wits. Your crowds are pathetic the stats don't lie. We gave had far superior crowds for every one of the 35 seasons we've been whupping you. Get real eh? Pop pop pop
You deluded half wits. Your crowds are pathetic the stats don't lie. We gave had far superior crowds for every one of the 35 seasons we've been whupping you. Get real eh? Pop pop pop Dingle Dangle
  • Score: 0

8:04pm Thu 20 Feb 14

BubblePopFC_11K_Fans says...

The fans that are stopping away know that the impending train wreck is just around the corner. Nobody likes a loser and Burnley do LOSER in spades. Look at the last premiership campaign it was like frank bruno v lennox lewis.
The fans are just sick of finishing like Devon loch so just don't bother.
They made the right decision if you ask me. Still you were the 8th best team in Europe in 1961 and once you have hit those dizzy heights its hard to get the hillmonkeys back through the doors to watch this success story
The fans that are stopping away know that the impending train wreck is just around the corner. Nobody likes a loser and Burnley do LOSER in spades. Look at the last premiership campaign it was like frank bruno v lennox lewis. The fans are just sick of finishing like Devon loch so just don't bother. They made the right decision if you ask me. Still you were the 8th best team in Europe in 1961 and once you have hit those dizzy heights its hard to get the hillmonkeys back through the doors to watch this success story BubblePopFC_11K_Fans
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

BubblePopFC_11K_Fans wrote:
The fans that are stopping away know that the impending train wreck is just around the corner. Nobody likes a loser and Burnley do LOSER in spades. Look at the last premiership campaign it was like frank bruno v lennox lewis.
The fans are just sick of finishing like Devon loch so just don't bother.
They made the right decision if you ask me. Still you were the 8th best team in Europe in 1961 and once you have hit those dizzy heights its hard to get the hillmonkeys back through the doors to watch this success story
"....If you ask me". Well, nobody asks the hard of thinking what they think, now do they. Your arguments are always so slack and brainless. What of the BRFC the People's ChUmpions, how are they progressing? All the way to the Liquidators's office. Are you the real thing or are you FAKE.
[quote][p][bold]BubblePopFC_11K_Fans[/bold] wrote: The fans that are stopping away know that the impending train wreck is just around the corner. Nobody likes a loser and Burnley do LOSER in spades. Look at the last premiership campaign it was like frank bruno v lennox lewis. The fans are just sick of finishing like Devon loch so just don't bother. They made the right decision if you ask me. Still you were the 8th best team in Europe in 1961 and once you have hit those dizzy heights its hard to get the hillmonkeys back through the doors to watch this success story[/p][/quote]"....If you ask me". Well, nobody asks the hard of thinking what they think, now do they. Your arguments are always so slack and brainless. What of the BRFC the People's ChUmpions, how are they progressing? All the way to the Liquidators's office. Are you the real thing or are you FAKE. RobH2O
  • Score: 1

9:25pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop
You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop Dingle Dangle
  • Score: 1

9:57pm Thu 20 Feb 14

FCBurnley says...

Well that reeled the usual morons in. Dont forget DD lose on Saturday and your season is OVER
Well that reeled the usual morons in. Dont forget DD lose on Saturday and your season is OVER FCBurnley
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Bill Carson says...

So there you have it, if confirmation was ever needed...

Clarets - top 3 all season - struggling to attract, improve or maintain gates

Rovers - top 10 at best - still beating you via the turnstiles

You couldn't make it up!
So there you have it, if confirmation was ever needed... Clarets - top 3 all season - struggling to attract, improve or maintain gates Rovers - top 10 at best - still beating you via the turnstiles You couldn't make it up! Bill Carson
  • Score: 2

10:11pm Thu 20 Feb 14

kfc yummy says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop
How many monicas you got fake?you must have about twenty.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]How many monicas you got fake?you must have about twenty. kfc yummy
  • Score: 1

10:26pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

KFC - just one. Try again.
KFC - just one. Try again. Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -2

10:37pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
You deluded half wits. Your crowds are pathetic the stats don't lie. We gave had far superior crowds for every one of the 35 seasons we've been whupping you. Get real eh? Pop pop pop
What has actually gone pop? Other than your bottom cherry that is.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: You deluded half wits. Your crowds are pathetic the stats don't lie. We gave had far superior crowds for every one of the 35 seasons we've been whupping you. Get real eh? Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]What has actually gone pop? Other than your bottom cherry that is. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 2

10:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

BubblePopFC_11K_Fans wrote:
The fans that are stopping away know that the impending train wreck is just around the corner. Nobody likes a loser and Burnley do LOSER in spades. Look at the last premiership campaign it was like frank bruno v lennox lewis.
The fans are just sick of finishing like Devon loch so just don't bother.
They made the right decision if you ask me. Still you were the 8th best team in Europe in 1961 and once you have hit those dizzy heights its hard to get the hillmonkeys back through the doors to watch this success story
Fake bristol rover cabinet chimp. I wondered when you'd be reincarnated you miscreant groin sniffer. They've obviously run out of glue in Shadsworth tonight.
[quote][p][bold]BubblePopFC_11K_Fans[/bold] wrote: The fans that are stopping away know that the impending train wreck is just around the corner. Nobody likes a loser and Burnley do LOSER in spades. Look at the last premiership campaign it was like frank bruno v lennox lewis. The fans are just sick of finishing like Devon loch so just don't bother. They made the right decision if you ask me. Still you were the 8th best team in Europe in 1961 and once you have hit those dizzy heights its hard to get the hillmonkeys back through the doors to watch this success story[/p][/quote]Fake bristol rover cabinet chimp. I wondered when you'd be reincarnated you miscreant groin sniffer. They've obviously run out of glue in Shadsworth tonight. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

12:34am Fri 21 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop
Just a quick note to say about Blackburn's chances of getting into the playoffs.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Oh and ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]Just a quick note to say about Blackburn's chances of getting into the playoffs. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Oh and ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 2

7:24am Fri 21 Feb 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
KFC - just one. Try again.
Liar. It's blatantly obvious you're also serial name-changer Titley, or whatever you're calling yourself this week and you also hide behind Turf Moor Tom.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: KFC - just one. Try again.[/p][/quote]Liar. It's blatantly obvious you're also serial name-changer Titley, or whatever you're calling yourself this week and you also hide behind Turf Moor Tom. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 2

7:43am Fri 21 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

So wrong crispy colon. Just me - that's all I need to tackle you one cells
So wrong crispy colon. Just me - that's all I need to tackle you one cells Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -1

8:17am Fri 21 Feb 14

mjp 53 says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop
Well you must be deluded, Rovers in the play offs, ha ha ha. The top six as it stands will be the 2 that go up and the 4 that make the play offs, which dont include you lot. Granted if we dont go up automatically it will be hard against teams like Derby and Forest and Reading, but seeing as we have taken 7 points off these already at least we will give it a go. Where will you be, floundering in mid table with the prospet of a transfer embargo and a fire sale of even more players. Now thats what i call blinding, 17 points and growing, MIND THAT GAP.!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: You have to finish in the automatic spots or else you are doomed and not just for this season.. The psychological blow of getting knocked out of the playoffs by mighty rovers will be the last straw for your ram shackle outfit. Bye Ings bye vokes bye dyke and bye the last remaining toothless goons in the stands. Can t last t one t out t turn lytes t out. Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]Well you must be deluded, Rovers in the play offs, ha ha ha. The top six as it stands will be the 2 that go up and the 4 that make the play offs, which dont include you lot. Granted if we dont go up automatically it will be hard against teams like Derby and Forest and Reading, but seeing as we have taken 7 points off these already at least we will give it a go. Where will you be, floundering in mid table with the prospet of a transfer embargo and a fire sale of even more players. Now thats what i call blinding, 17 points and growing, MIND THAT GAP.!!!! mjp 53
  • Score: -1

8:21am Fri 21 Feb 14

mjp 53 says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
So wrong crispy colon. Just me - that's all I need to tackle you one cells
Didnt realise you had any brain cells left sitting in your Shadsworth mud hut sniffing that glue. Dingle dangle, fake t*ts, the words and pronunciations you use are still the same. What is it the names have been changed to protect your 17 kids.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: So wrong crispy colon. Just me - that's all I need to tackle you one cells[/p][/quote]Didnt realise you had any brain cells left sitting in your Shadsworth mud hut sniffing that glue. Dingle dangle, fake t*ts, the words and pronunciations you use are still the same. What is it the names have been changed to protect your 17 kids. mjp 53
  • Score: 1

8:40am Fri 21 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

Just one plume de nom mon ami. Pop pop pop
Just one plume de nom mon ami. Pop pop pop Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -1

8:42am Fri 21 Feb 14

houseclaret says...

Bill Carson wrote:
So there you have it, if confirmation was ever needed...

Clarets - top 3 all season - struggling to attract, improve or maintain gates

Rovers - top 10 at best - still beating you via the turnstiles

You couldn't make it up!
Strange post this. I might be wrong but I don't think there is an award for attendance figures. There is, however, a mighty reward for promotion, that I do know. What exactly is Rovers average this season anyway? About 1500 more than Burnley with the cheapest tickets in the universe and a 50% higher population. Now THAT is pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: So there you have it, if confirmation was ever needed... Clarets - top 3 all season - struggling to attract, improve or maintain gates Rovers - top 10 at best - still beating you via the turnstiles You couldn't make it up![/p][/quote]Strange post this. I might be wrong but I don't think there is an award for attendance figures. There is, however, a mighty reward for promotion, that I do know. What exactly is Rovers average this season anyway? About 1500 more than Burnley with the cheapest tickets in the universe and a 50% higher population. Now THAT is pathetic. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

8:54am Fri 21 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
You deluded half wits. Your crowds are pathetic the stats don't lie. We gave had far superior crowds for every one of the 35 seasons we've been whupping you. Get real eh? Pop pop pop
But we're 17 points ahead of you, explain that one?

Pop pop pop
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: You deluded half wits. Your crowds are pathetic the stats don't lie. We gave had far superior crowds for every one of the 35 seasons we've been whupping you. Get real eh? Pop pop pop[/p][/quote]But we're 17 points ahead of you, explain that one? Pop pop pop look.up.blackburn
  • Score: 1

9:09am Fri 21 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

17 points is easily eroded from now to the end of your faultering season. Shame the fans can't be bothered to watch it
17 points is easily eroded from now to the end of your faultering season. Shame the fans can't be bothered to watch it Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -1

11:37am Fri 21 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
17 points is easily eroded from now to the end of your faultering season. Shame the fans can't be bothered to watch it
But its been gradually increasing all the time you have been excited saying it will be eroded?

And by faultering do you mean faltering?

If you do mean faltering, is that the same faltering season that has seen us in the top 3 for FIVE MONTHS? Having lost only 3 games in 31? Is that the faltering season you're referring to? I'm embarrassed for you pal.

The difference between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers...

30 Nov 2013. 17 games played. Points difference 12, goal difference 14
21 Feb 2014. 31 games played. Points difference 17, goal difference 20

So in fact we are gradually pulling away from you clowns and edging closer and closer to automatic promotion while you sink further and further down the league. Lose at Reading and you could drop to 13th.

So much for that much anticipated catch-up. what happened? Why are you still so far behind us? Please explain?
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: 17 points is easily eroded from now to the end of your faultering season. Shame the fans can't be bothered to watch it[/p][/quote]But its been gradually increasing all the time you have been excited saying it will be eroded? And by faultering do you mean faltering? If you do mean faltering, is that the same faltering season that has seen us in the top 3 for FIVE MONTHS? Having lost only 3 games in 31? Is that the faltering season you're referring to? I'm embarrassed for you pal. The difference between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers... 30 Nov 2013. 17 games played. Points difference 12, goal difference 14 21 Feb 2014. 31 games played. Points difference 17, goal difference 20 So in fact we are gradually pulling away from you clowns and edging closer and closer to automatic promotion while you sink further and further down the league. Lose at Reading and you could drop to 13th. So much for that much anticipated catch-up. what happened? Why are you still so far behind us? Please explain? look.up.blackburn
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Fri 21 Feb 14

houseclaret says...

Why, oh why. I ask myself time and again the same question. Why? Why? Why? Despite an obvious gulf in ability and commitment, despite an ever increasing gap between us, despite us getting plaudits from all over the place, why do some Rovers fans still insist on coming on here and making fools of themselves, with no amunition whatsoever, in their banal attempts to criticise us for being in a position that the overwhelming majority of fans outside the prem (including, at the moment QPR, Derby and Forest, not to mention the jealous ones themselves) would love to be in. In fact the only fans who currently wouldn't swap places with us are Leicester. I don't mind having a bit of a laugh with Rovers fans on here but there is a hardcore of them that seem to have no knowledge of football whatsoever. Having a dig is all part of football (providing it doesn't descend into personal abuse) but what is the point of trying your hardest to criticise that which can't be criticised? It is simply foolish and a waste of your own precious time.
Burnley are, quite simply, magnificent this season and no amount of Rovers jealousy is going to change that. To those who are trying to turn something magic into something less I say get a life and worry about your own poor club.
Why, oh why. I ask myself time and again the same question. Why? Why? Why? Despite an obvious gulf in ability and commitment, despite an ever increasing gap between us, despite us getting plaudits from all over the place, why do some Rovers fans still insist on coming on here and making fools of themselves, with no amunition whatsoever, in their banal attempts to criticise us for being in a position that the overwhelming majority of fans outside the prem (including, at the moment QPR, Derby and Forest, not to mention the jealous ones themselves) would love to be in. In fact the only fans who currently wouldn't swap places with us are Leicester. I don't mind having a bit of a laugh with Rovers fans on here but there is a hardcore of them that seem to have no knowledge of football whatsoever. Having a dig is all part of football (providing it doesn't descend into personal abuse) but what is the point of trying your hardest to criticise that which can't be criticised? It is simply foolish and a waste of your own precious time. Burnley are, quite simply, magnificent this season and no amount of Rovers jealousy is going to change that. To those who are trying to turn something magic into something less I say get a life and worry about your own poor club. houseclaret
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Blackburn fans are quite simply retarded to a man.

Their team is poor, their support is diabolical, their banter is embarrassing, and the only reason they are looking forward to March 9th is an increase in the number of police horses on view for them to crack one off to.
Blackburn fans are quite simply retarded to a man. Their team is poor, their support is diabolical, their banter is embarrassing, and the only reason they are looking forward to March 9th is an increase in the number of police horses on view for them to crack one off to. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Fri 21 Feb 14

wolsty says...

houseclaret wrote:
Why, oh why. I ask myself time and again the same question. Why? Why? Why? Despite an obvious gulf in ability and commitment, despite an ever increasing gap between us, despite us getting plaudits from all over the place, why do some Rovers fans still insist on coming on here and making fools of themselves, with no amunition whatsoever, in their banal attempts to criticise us for being in a position that the overwhelming majority of fans outside the prem (including, at the moment QPR, Derby and Forest, not to mention the jealous ones themselves) would love to be in. In fact the only fans who currently wouldn't swap places with us are Leicester. I don't mind having a bit of a laugh with Rovers fans on here but there is a hardcore of them that seem to have no knowledge of football whatsoever. Having a dig is all part of football (providing it doesn't descend into personal abuse) but what is the point of trying your hardest to criticise that which can't be criticised? It is simply foolish and a waste of your own precious time.
Burnley are, quite simply, magnificent this season and no amount of Rovers jealousy is going to change that. To those who are trying to turn something magic into something less I say get a life and worry about your own poor club.
And???
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: Why, oh why. I ask myself time and again the same question. Why? Why? Why? Despite an obvious gulf in ability and commitment, despite an ever increasing gap between us, despite us getting plaudits from all over the place, why do some Rovers fans still insist on coming on here and making fools of themselves, with no amunition whatsoever, in their banal attempts to criticise us for being in a position that the overwhelming majority of fans outside the prem (including, at the moment QPR, Derby and Forest, not to mention the jealous ones themselves) would love to be in. In fact the only fans who currently wouldn't swap places with us are Leicester. I don't mind having a bit of a laugh with Rovers fans on here but there is a hardcore of them that seem to have no knowledge of football whatsoever. Having a dig is all part of football (providing it doesn't descend into personal abuse) but what is the point of trying your hardest to criticise that which can't be criticised? It is simply foolish and a waste of your own precious time. Burnley are, quite simply, magnificent this season and no amount of Rovers jealousy is going to change that. To those who are trying to turn something magic into something less I say get a life and worry about your own poor club.[/p][/quote]And??? wolsty
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1:42pm Fri 21 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

wolsty wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
Why, oh why. I ask myself time and again the same question. Why? Why? Why? Despite an obvious gulf in ability and commitment, despite an ever increasing gap between us, despite us getting plaudits from all over the place, why do some Rovers fans still insist on coming on here and making fools of themselves, with no amunition whatsoever, in their banal attempts to criticise us for being in a position that the overwhelming majority of fans outside the prem (including, at the moment QPR, Derby and Forest, not to mention the jealous ones themselves) would love to be in. In fact the only fans who currently wouldn't swap places with us are Leicester. I don't mind having a bit of a laugh with Rovers fans on here but there is a hardcore of them that seem to have no knowledge of football whatsoever. Having a dig is all part of football (providing it doesn't descend into personal abuse) but what is the point of trying your hardest to criticise that which can't be criticised? It is simply foolish and a waste of your own precious time.
Burnley are, quite simply, magnificent this season and no amount of Rovers jealousy is going to change that. To those who are trying to turn something magic into something less I say get a life and worry about your own poor club.
And???
And your mum smells of crabsticks.
[quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: Why, oh why. I ask myself time and again the same question. Why? Why? Why? Despite an obvious gulf in ability and commitment, despite an ever increasing gap between us, despite us getting plaudits from all over the place, why do some Rovers fans still insist on coming on here and making fools of themselves, with no amunition whatsoever, in their banal attempts to criticise us for being in a position that the overwhelming majority of fans outside the prem (including, at the moment QPR, Derby and Forest, not to mention the jealous ones themselves) would love to be in. In fact the only fans who currently wouldn't swap places with us are Leicester. I don't mind having a bit of a laugh with Rovers fans on here but there is a hardcore of them that seem to have no knowledge of football whatsoever. Having a dig is all part of football (providing it doesn't descend into personal abuse) but what is the point of trying your hardest to criticise that which can't be criticised? It is simply foolish and a waste of your own precious time. Burnley are, quite simply, magnificent this season and no amount of Rovers jealousy is going to change that. To those who are trying to turn something magic into something less I say get a life and worry about your own poor club.[/p][/quote]And???[/p][/quote]And your mum smells of crabsticks. look.up.blackburn
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