Dave Burnley: Victory over Rovers was priceless

Dave Burnley: Victory over Rovers was priceless

Dave Burnley: Victory over Rovers was priceless

First published in Football

MATCH day ticket £32, mandatory transport to and from the ground £6.50, witnessing Burnley FC’s first victory of note against Blackburn Rovers in near on 35 years – priceless!

Yet, for the opening 70 minutes of this game you just couldn’t see where this win was coming from.

Uncharacteristically, Burnley misplaced far too many passes and hoofed the ball skywards, resulting in putting themselves under additional pressure.

That led to conceding the first goal from a Jordan Rhodes shot that they would normally close down far more efficiently.

That malaise surfaced again when a David Jones mistake let in Rovers goalscorer Rhodes, who could only hit a post. That incident, and the double substitution that introduced Ross Wallace and Ashley Barnes, proved the turning point.

Two quick goals from Blackburn’s nemesis Jason Shackell and hotshot Danny Ings went on to seal what were almost three quarter of the contest looked an unlikely outcome.

But we had won, and the result was everything. For the last five years Burnley had gradually closed the gap between themselves and our arch rivals. That gap is no longer there!

Before the game I felt that there was ‘something in the air’ at this one and it could at last be our day.

The 4,500 Clarets must have thought the same as it transpired that shedloads of lucky charms had been dusted down with all sorts of superstitions being adhered to.

The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November!

We will be popping down to ‘Brum’ tomorrow to take on a Birmingham City side that has been rocked by the revelation that their owner Carson Yeung has been found guilty by a Hong Kong court of money laundering vast amounts.

Reports say that could total £55m.

Compare that to the steady ship being steered by our co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz (pictured) and Mike Garlick, and I know for sure which I would rather have! We must look to add to their misery by showing no sentiment at all. Any team would do the same.

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10:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November!

I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.
The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November! I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then. TurfMoorTom
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11:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

twquick says...

Winning a derby is great but taking another big step toward promotion is fantastic. Another opportunity awaits Burnley at Birmingham. Up by 11 plus differential brings the Premiership even closer. Sorry tommy boy, this just isn't your week. GO CLARETS!!
Winning a derby is great but taking another big step toward promotion is fantastic. Another opportunity awaits Burnley at Birmingham. Up by 11 plus differential brings the Premiership even closer. Sorry tommy boy, this just isn't your week. GO CLARETS!! twquick
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12:15am Wed 12 Mar 14

u owe u owe says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November!

I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.
Tommy boy wipe your face, your dribbling again. Has Dave's whipping boy had another good tubbing? Its unfair of him taking advantage of you, as you are a special needs kid.

You ought to report him, carers shouldn't behave that way.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November! I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.[/p][/quote]Tommy boy wipe your face, your dribbling again. Has Dave's whipping boy had another good tubbing? Its unfair of him taking advantage of you, as you are a special needs kid. You ought to report him, carers shouldn't behave that way. u owe u owe
  • Score: 1

9:47am Wed 12 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November!

I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.
So you have finally come out of the Burnley closet then and admitted you are actually a sad Blackburn no-dad?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November! I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.[/p][/quote]So you have finally come out of the Burnley closet then and admitted you are actually a sad Blackburn no-dad? Champagne plus charlie
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9:54am Wed 12 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November!

I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.
So you have finally come out of the Burnley closet then and admitted you are actually a sad Blackburn no-dad?
To be fair, no-one thought he was a Claret. To what purpose does he make this pretence? Who knows?
He'd probably say it was "for the lulz" as the kids will wont to say, these days. :-)
Safe to say, I suspect a change of name will be on the cards and "TurfMoorTom" will be no more.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November! I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.[/p][/quote]So you have finally come out of the Burnley closet then and admitted you are actually a sad Blackburn no-dad?[/p][/quote]To be fair, no-one thought he was a Claret. To what purpose does he make this pretence? Who knows? He'd probably say it was "for the lulz" as the kids will wont to say, these days. :-) Safe to say, I suspect a change of name will be on the cards and "TurfMoorTom" will be no more. stevewhipp
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2:03pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bill Carson says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November!

I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.
Poor six-fingered little bleeders!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November! I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.[/p][/quote]Poor six-fingered little bleeders! Bill Carson
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2:03pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bill Carson says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November!

I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.
Poor six-fingered little bleeders!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: The parties went on long into the night and local hospital staff have already been put on standby for a baby boom mid-November! I assume they'll be house parties of blood relatives you'll be referring to then.[/p][/quote]Poor six-fingered little bleeders! Bill Carson
  • Score: -1

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