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Dave Burnley: Derby win not easy – but it will be sweet

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I RECEIVED an expected text message from my fellow name change pal Mick Derby on Saturday.

It read: “We’ll be arriving in your village shortly, will meet you in the Bridge Bier Huis for a consoling pint.”

You see, Mick, good lad that he is, does get a little above his station when his big city club comes up against small town Burnley.

My theory is that his condescending remarks are his defence mechanism against the fact that over recent years we have invariably come out on top both home and away.

In fact I reminded him of this when I replied to his text.

“Mick, why are you bothering to travel all this way for the sake of a couple of good beers. I do not have to remind you about the demolition Derby at Pride Park when we scraped through 3-0. But maybe you have also overlooked the fact that the Rams have won none of the last nine league games against the Clarets, and also failed to score in three out of the last four. Turn back now mate to save any more humiliation.”

Mick did turn up, as I knew he would to watch Burnley come through yet another severe test of their credentials as they dismissed a Derby side that were threatening to gatecrash our automatic promotion place.

How appropriate then that on St David’s Day the first goal was scored by the combative David Jones.

His placed volley, in off the bar over former Burnley goalie Lee Grant, was the culmination of a great move.

Undoubtedly the sending off of Derby’s Chris Martin swung the game our way, and I have to say it looked harsh, although he had been in a niggly mood from the whistle, attempting to unsettle our players.

Nevertheless, Burnley had been the better team up until then, and it was great to see another midfielder in Dean Marney chip in with a goal to support our strikers.

So having beaten two of our most serious challengers in consecutive weeks, life can’t get much sweeter, can it? Oh yes it most certainly can!

We take on our own version of the noisy neighbours on Sunday when we make the short trip to Ewood.

It will be 35 years next month since Tony Morley and Brian Hall secured a 2-1 victory on Easter Saturday 1979.

We all know it isn’t going to be any easier to break that dismal run.

So buckle up, fasten your seatbelts and hold on tight, it’s going to be one heck of a ride.

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9:51am Wed 5 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

Hey Dave Burnley
Tis you lot are the noisy neighbours, being the lesser club.
Get it right!
Hey Dave Burnley Tis you lot are the noisy neighbours, being the lesser club. Get it right! Wild Rover
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12:31pm Wed 5 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Hey Dave Burnley
Tis you lot are the noisy neighbours, being the lesser club.
Get it right!
Lesser club that's currently 20 points ahead of you and has been above you for the last 2 seasons?

You are the noisy neighbours and you will be silenced on Sunday.

It's been a long time coming but as Dave says, it will be so sweet, and I'll be there to wave you hillmonkeys off as you skulk away before the final whistle.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Hey Dave Burnley Tis you lot are the noisy neighbours, being the lesser club. Get it right![/p][/quote]Lesser club that's currently 20 points ahead of you and has been above you for the last 2 seasons? You are the noisy neighbours and you will be silenced on Sunday. It's been a long time coming but as Dave says, it will be so sweet, and I'll be there to wave you hillmonkeys off as you skulk away before the final whistle. look up blackburn
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12:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

look up blackburn wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Hey Dave Burnley
Tis you lot are the noisy neighbours, being the lesser club.
Get it right!
Lesser club that's currently 20 points ahead of you and has been above you for the last 2 seasons?

You are the noisy neighbours and you will be silenced on Sunday.

It's been a long time coming but as Dave says, it will be so sweet, and I'll be there to wave you hillmonkeys off as you skulk away before the final whistle.
A mere blip in the grand scheme of things.
And dont tell lies, you wont be there. You will be skulking behind your keyboard.
Final whistle, win lose or draw I will be there at the end cheering and clapping my team off..like I was at Bolton
It's what real fans do you know..
Well maybe you dont..
[quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Hey Dave Burnley Tis you lot are the noisy neighbours, being the lesser club. Get it right![/p][/quote]Lesser club that's currently 20 points ahead of you and has been above you for the last 2 seasons? You are the noisy neighbours and you will be silenced on Sunday. It's been a long time coming but as Dave says, it will be so sweet, and I'll be there to wave you hillmonkeys off as you skulk away before the final whistle.[/p][/quote]A mere blip in the grand scheme of things. And dont tell lies, you wont be there. You will be skulking behind your keyboard. Final whistle, win lose or draw I will be there at the end cheering and clapping my team off..like I was at Bolton It's what real fans do you know.. Well maybe you dont.. Wild Rover
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1:26pm Wed 5 Mar 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

What a f,,,, g d....k spring you are toolkeyboard warrior are you , well we will see sunday you f dh, one good season not yet over and you think you are promoted think again dh and sunday is gonna be good we will be waiting foryou bstard dingles.
What a f,,,, g d....k spring you are toolkeyboard warrior are you , well we will see sunday you f dh, one good season not yet over and you think you are promoted think again dh and sunday is gonna be good we will be waiting foryou bstard dingles. speedie_rovers_legend
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1:50pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

speedie_rovers_legen
d
wrote:
What a f,,,, g d....k spring you are toolkeyboard warrior are you , well we will see sunday you f dh, one good season not yet over and you think you are promoted think again dh and sunday is gonna be good we will be waiting foryou bstard dingles.
You are the biggest, most illiterate tool that has ever posted on these pages.

You think you are such a hard man don't you, but I bet you will be stood behind a line of coppers while all those nasty, awful Burnley fans get bussed through your scruffy town, all the while shouting abuse about our mum's being our dad's (How does that work on a genetic level anyway?).

Run along now you big girl, it is time for your afternoon injection.
[quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: What a f,,,, g d....k spring you are toolkeyboard warrior are you , well we will see sunday you f dh, one good season not yet over and you think you are promoted think again dh and sunday is gonna be good we will be waiting foryou bstard dingles.[/p][/quote]You are the biggest, most illiterate tool that has ever posted on these pages. You think you are such a hard man don't you, but I bet you will be stood behind a line of coppers while all those nasty, awful Burnley fans get bussed through your scruffy town, all the while shouting abuse about our mum's being our dad's (How does that work on a genetic level anyway?). Run along now you big girl, it is time for your afternoon injection. Champagne plus charlie
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