FULL-TIME: Charlton 0, Burnley 3

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BURNLEY took their unbeaten Championship run to 15 games and restored their 10-point advantage in second place with to comfortable win at The Valley.

Derby County romped to a 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the lunch-time kick-off to close the gap to seven points.

But Ashley Barnes' first goal for the club set Burnley on their way to a fifth win in six.

Sam Vokes doubled the Clarets' lead from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half.

And that's how it looked likely to stay until substitute Michael Kightly forced an own goal in stoppage time.

The Clarets, who were without top scorer Danny Ings and leading assist maker Kieran Trippier, had to be patient for their breakthrough but looked in course for a comfortable win when it came.

Junior Stanislas, rewarded with a start for his impact off the bench in the previous two games, crossed for Barnes to head in at the near left post.

Vokes was fouled by Rhoys a Wiggins for the spot kick, and converted.

Charlton offered little in return, showing why they are struggling at the wrong end of the table.

And further misery was piled on them with a late own goal to boost the Clarets' goal difference.

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5:16pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Massive massive win today after Derby hammered Forest in the early game. We remain 10 points clear with 9 to play and two home games to come with Doncaster and then Leicester to visit Turf Moor. The title is not yet out of reach.

The no-dads have done us a huge favour today by taking 2 points off Leicester and helping us cut their lead, which was once 13 points down to just 5..

Come on you Clarets!
Massive massive win today after Derby hammered Forest in the early game. We remain 10 points clear with 9 to play and two home games to come with Doncaster and then Leicester to visit Turf Moor. The title is not yet out of reach. The no-dads have done us a huge favour today by taking 2 points off Leicester and helping us cut their lead, which was once 13 points down to just 5.. Come on you Clarets! Super_Clarets
  • Score: 43

5:33pm Sat 22 Mar 14

masher50 says...

"Ewoodlegend" said "heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha.

Crumble, crumble"

Dingle Dangle said "Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends"


Oh no - what ARE we going to do?

I know - Barnes will score, Vokes will score, Kightley will score, and Baird will have a great debut...

STILL 10 points clear, and thanks to rovers gap on Leicester reduced...

hehehehe pop pop pop go the retard's dreams....

Next prediction ladies?
"Ewoodlegend" said "heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha. Crumble, crumble" Dingle Dangle said "Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends" Oh no - what ARE we going to do? I know - Barnes will score, Vokes will score, Kightley will score, and Baird will have a great debut... STILL 10 points clear, and thanks to rovers gap on Leicester reduced... hehehehe pop pop pop go the retard's dreams.... Next prediction ladies? masher50
  • Score: 40

5:40pm Sat 22 Mar 14

j bee says...

26 points more than rovers , and this paper asked who will finish highest and they said rovers they know nowt
26 points more than rovers , and this paper asked who will finish highest and they said rovers they know nowt j bee
  • Score: 34

6:04pm Sat 22 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

Masher50, you speak for us ALL dear boy. Dingle Dangle is actually the Liverpool Flaccid on account of Dingle being a district of Liverpool and, well, you know the rest!

Clarets to be promoted as Champions! UTC
Masher50, you speak for us ALL dear boy. Dingle Dangle is actually the Liverpool Flaccid on account of Dingle being a district of Liverpool and, well, you know the rest! Clarets to be promoted as Champions! UTC RobH2O
  • Score: 21

6:10pm Sat 22 Mar 14

stevieclaret says...

Great result wiv trips and Danny Ings missing. 3 zip away from home n our balloon is inflated some more. Doncaster at home on Tuesday is massive as all the teams around us bar Leicester are playing each other. No games are easy but you av to believe. UTC
Great result wiv trips and Danny Ings missing. 3 zip away from home n our balloon is inflated some more. Doncaster at home on Tuesday is massive as all the teams around us bar Leicester are playing each other. No games are easy but you av to believe. UTC stevieclaret
  • Score: 18

6:45pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Ewood_Mark says...

To say your best two players were missing that's a fantastic result against a tricky side. Seriously considering putting a cheeky tenner on you lot to finish top.
To say your best two players were missing that's a fantastic result against a tricky side. Seriously considering putting a cheeky tenner on you lot to finish top. Ewood_Mark
  • Score: 25

6:50pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Chris P Bacon says...

The later the Dingles leave it to burst there bubble, the more betterer it will be for us super Blackburn fans as it will be even sweeterer when the Dingles miss there best to players thruogh overjue inguries and come a croppper pop pop pop


For all those who've missed the usual rancid rhetoric while they still harboured hope, I just fixed it for you!
The later the Dingles leave it to burst there bubble, the more betterer it will be for us super Blackburn fans as it will be even sweeterer when the Dingles miss there best to players thruogh overjue inguries and come a croppper pop pop pop For all those who've missed the usual rancid rhetoric while they still harboured hope, I just fixed it for you! Chris P Bacon
  • Score: -3

7:15pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Elysiumfire says...

Just before Christmas I came on here pulling my face at the way the Clarets were dropping points against lowly teams, not losing, but drawing against teams they have beaten,
I had already predicted Burnley would achieve promotion to the Premiere League this season, but I also saw as the season approached half way that they had the ability to win the title. I haven't changed my mind. If anything the words I wrote in posts last December have become more indelibly etched as a true forecast. Not as a prophecy, but as an expectation that could be realised.
If Burnley can keep picking up the 3 points, I do believe Leicester will drop points, not by losing but by drawing. The title is Burnley's to steal, and I have this feeling they will do so thanks to Leicester.
Just before Christmas I came on here pulling my face at the way the Clarets were dropping points against lowly teams, not losing, but drawing against teams they have beaten, I had already predicted Burnley would achieve promotion to the Premiere League this season, but I also saw as the season approached half way that they had the ability to win the title. I haven't changed my mind. If anything the words I wrote in posts last December have become more indelibly etched as a true forecast. Not as a prophecy, but as an expectation that could be realised. If Burnley can keep picking up the 3 points, I do believe Leicester will drop points, not by losing but by drawing. The title is Burnley's to steal, and I have this feeling they will do so thanks to Leicester. Elysiumfire
  • Score: 16

7:16pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Elysiumfire says...

Apologies: the word 'should' needs inserting in the third line before 'have'.
Apologies: the word 'should' needs inserting in the third line before 'have'. Elysiumfire
  • Score: 6

7:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

masher50 says...

Elysiumfire wrote:
Just before Christmas I came on here pulling my face at the way the Clarets were dropping points against lowly teams, not losing, but drawing against teams they have beaten,
I had already predicted Burnley would achieve promotion to the Premiere League this season, but I also saw as the season approached half way that they had the ability to win the title. I haven't changed my mind. If anything the words I wrote in posts last December have become more indelibly etched as a true forecast. Not as a prophecy, but as an expectation that could be realised.
If Burnley can keep picking up the 3 points, I do believe Leicester will drop points, not by losing but by drawing. The title is Burnley's to steal, and I have this feeling they will do so thanks to Leicester.
I like the idea, but we're not promoted yet, still work to be done, points to be won. Historically, 12 points should be more than enough, but I'd like to see us get 15 or more from the last 9 games.
[quote][p][bold]Elysiumfire[/bold] wrote: Just before Christmas I came on here pulling my face at the way the Clarets were dropping points against lowly teams, not losing, but drawing against teams they have beaten, I had already predicted Burnley would achieve promotion to the Premiere League this season, but I also saw as the season approached half way that they had the ability to win the title. I haven't changed my mind. If anything the words I wrote in posts last December have become more indelibly etched as a true forecast. Not as a prophecy, but as an expectation that could be realised. If Burnley can keep picking up the 3 points, I do believe Leicester will drop points, not by losing but by drawing. The title is Burnley's to steal, and I have this feeling they will do so thanks to Leicester.[/p][/quote]I like the idea, but we're not promoted yet, still work to be done, points to be won. Historically, 12 points should be more than enough, but I'd like to see us get 15 or more from the last 9 games. masher50
  • Score: 6

8:29pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Burnley59/60 says...

masher50 wrote:
"Ewoodlegend" said "heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha.

Crumble, crumble"

Dingle Dangle said "Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends"


Oh no - what ARE we going to do?

I know - Barnes will score, Vokes will score, Kightley will score, and Baird will have a great debut...

STILL 10 points clear, and thanks to rovers gap on Leicester reduced...

hehehehe pop pop pop go the retard's dreams....

Next prediction ladies?
Exactly a grand win the top flights not far away now longlive Turfmoor UTC
[quote][p][bold]masher50[/bold] wrote: "Ewoodlegend" said "heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha. Crumble, crumble" Dingle Dangle said "Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends" Oh no - what ARE we going to do? I know - Barnes will score, Vokes will score, Kightley will score, and Baird will have a great debut... STILL 10 points clear, and thanks to rovers gap on Leicester reduced... hehehehe pop pop pop go the retard's dreams.... Next prediction ladies?[/p][/quote]Exactly a grand win the top flights not far away now longlive Turfmoor UTC Burnley59/60
  • Score: 10

8:35pm Sat 22 Mar 14

u owe u owe says...

Or as the Leicester supporters put it 'We're going up with Burnley'
Or as the Leicester supporters put it 'We're going up with Burnley' u owe u owe
  • Score: 14

9:33pm Sat 22 Mar 14

noddy57 says...

Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,
Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,, noddy57
  • Score: -18

9:51pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Give_Kean_A_Chance says...

noddy57 wrote:
Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,
Big club??? Dream on
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,[/p][/quote]Big club??? Dream on Give_Kean_A_Chance
  • Score: 17

10:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

noddy57 wrote:
Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,
Nice one noddy. It's good to see that some of you goons have still got a sense of humour amid the farce that is your dying football club in the aftermath of that humiliating defeat at home to Burnley.

In the event of promotion, Burnley FC, a well run proper football club, with no debts and supporters in the boardroom, will be in receipt of somewhere in the region of £120million by the end of the first season. This is followed up with staged payments totalling £60million over the subsequent 4 years, in the event of relegation from the premier league. Decent money.

Blackburn Rovers on the other hand are over £56million in debt, run by a bunch of clueless Indian chicken farmers and about to be subjected to a humiliating transfer embargo and the necessity to sell anyone of value in order to reduce the horrific wage bill. Therefore Rhodes, Hanley, and Cairney WILL go in the summer. Their replacements have already been brought in, say hello to Varney, Keane and Feeney... oh dear.

I think its safe to say that Mr Dyche would rather continue to create his legacy at Burnley FC. To take us up would be amazing, but to keep us up, would make him the finest young English coach in a generation.

You can keep your bib and cones man, thanks all the same.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,[/p][/quote]Nice one noddy. It's good to see that some of you goons have still got a sense of humour amid the farce that is your dying football club in the aftermath of that humiliating defeat at home to Burnley. In the event of promotion, Burnley FC, a well run proper football club, with no debts and supporters in the boardroom, will be in receipt of somewhere in the region of £120million by the end of the first season. This is followed up with staged payments totalling £60million over the subsequent 4 years, in the event of relegation from the premier league. Decent money. Blackburn Rovers on the other hand are over £56million in debt, run by a bunch of clueless Indian chicken farmers and about to be subjected to a humiliating transfer embargo and the necessity to sell anyone of value in order to reduce the horrific wage bill. Therefore Rhodes, Hanley, and Cairney WILL go in the summer. Their replacements have already been brought in, say hello to Varney, Keane and Feeney... oh dear. I think its safe to say that Mr Dyche would rather continue to create his legacy at Burnley FC. To take us up would be amazing, but to keep us up, would make him the finest young English coach in a generation. You can keep your bib and cones man, thanks all the same. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 17

11:25pm Sat 22 Mar 14

twquick says...

Burnley just keep impressing match after match. Fall behind? No problem. Injuries to key players? No problem. Poor playing surface on the road? No problem. Automatic promotion? No problem. GO CLARETS!
Burnley just keep impressing match after match. Fall behind? No problem. Injuries to key players? No problem. Poor playing surface on the road? No problem. Automatic promotion? No problem. GO CLARETS! twquick
  • Score: 13

12:25am Sun 23 Mar 14

noddy57 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,
Nice one noddy. It's good to see that some of you goons have still got a sense of humour amid the farce that is your dying football club in the aftermath of that humiliating defeat at home to Burnley.

In the event of promotion, Burnley FC, a well run proper football club, with no debts and supporters in the boardroom, will be in receipt of somewhere in the region of £120million by the end of the first season. This is followed up with staged payments totalling £60million over the subsequent 4 years, in the event of relegation from the premier league. Decent money.

Blackburn Rovers on the other hand are over £56million in debt, run by a bunch of clueless Indian chicken farmers and about to be subjected to a humiliating transfer embargo and the necessity to sell anyone of value in order to reduce the horrific wage bill. Therefore Rhodes, Hanley, and Cairney WILL go in the summer. Their replacements have already been brought in, say hello to Varney, Keane and Feeney... oh dear.

I think its safe to say that Mr Dyche would rather continue to create his legacy at Burnley FC. To take us up would be amazing, but to keep us up, would make him the finest young English coach in a generation.

You can keep your bib and cones man, thanks all the same.
l see you have done your home work super,,anyway its the thought that counts ,,on a neutral note l think you will reach the promised land and good luck to you and your excellent manager,
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,[/p][/quote]Nice one noddy. It's good to see that some of you goons have still got a sense of humour amid the farce that is your dying football club in the aftermath of that humiliating defeat at home to Burnley. In the event of promotion, Burnley FC, a well run proper football club, with no debts and supporters in the boardroom, will be in receipt of somewhere in the region of £120million by the end of the first season. This is followed up with staged payments totalling £60million over the subsequent 4 years, in the event of relegation from the premier league. Decent money. Blackburn Rovers on the other hand are over £56million in debt, run by a bunch of clueless Indian chicken farmers and about to be subjected to a humiliating transfer embargo and the necessity to sell anyone of value in order to reduce the horrific wage bill. Therefore Rhodes, Hanley, and Cairney WILL go in the summer. Their replacements have already been brought in, say hello to Varney, Keane and Feeney... oh dear. I think its safe to say that Mr Dyche would rather continue to create his legacy at Burnley FC. To take us up would be amazing, but to keep us up, would make him the finest young English coach in a generation. You can keep your bib and cones man, thanks all the same.[/p][/quote]l see you have done your home work super,,anyway its the thought that counts ,,on a neutral note l think you will reach the promised land and good luck to you and your excellent manager, noddy57
  • Score: 9

3:58am Sun 23 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

noddy57 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,
Nice one noddy. It's good to see that some of you goons have still got a sense of humour amid the farce that is your dying football club in the aftermath of that humiliating defeat at home to Burnley.

In the event of promotion, Burnley FC, a well run proper football club, with no debts and supporters in the boardroom, will be in receipt of somewhere in the region of £120million by the end of the first season. This is followed up with staged payments totalling £60million over the subsequent 4 years, in the event of relegation from the premier league. Decent money.

Blackburn Rovers on the other hand are over £56million in debt, run by a bunch of clueless Indian chicken farmers and about to be subjected to a humiliating transfer embargo and the necessity to sell anyone of value in order to reduce the horrific wage bill. Therefore Rhodes, Hanley, and Cairney WILL go in the summer. Their replacements have already been brought in, say hello to Varney, Keane and Feeney... oh dear.

I think its safe to say that Mr Dyche would rather continue to create his legacy at Burnley FC. To take us up would be amazing, but to keep us up, would make him the finest young English coach in a generation.

You can keep your bib and cones man, thanks all the same.
l see you have done your home work super,,anyway its the thought that counts ,,on a neutral note l think you will reach the promised land and good luck to you and your excellent manager,
A super spot of banter there you two guys. You've improved this poor sod's night-shift.

I thought Burnley will now go up. 4 points from coming games against Doncaster and Leicester will effectively seal it.

Rovers could make the playoffs but its a tough call now.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Mr Dyche ,,when the board fail to back you with a proper contract and a wage rise be fitting your progress in the job,,,l am sure our owners at Ewood would be more than generous in catering for your needs ,,would you not like to manage a big club like ours ?,,think about it,,[/p][/quote]Nice one noddy. It's good to see that some of you goons have still got a sense of humour amid the farce that is your dying football club in the aftermath of that humiliating defeat at home to Burnley. In the event of promotion, Burnley FC, a well run proper football club, with no debts and supporters in the boardroom, will be in receipt of somewhere in the region of £120million by the end of the first season. This is followed up with staged payments totalling £60million over the subsequent 4 years, in the event of relegation from the premier league. Decent money. Blackburn Rovers on the other hand are over £56million in debt, run by a bunch of clueless Indian chicken farmers and about to be subjected to a humiliating transfer embargo and the necessity to sell anyone of value in order to reduce the horrific wage bill. Therefore Rhodes, Hanley, and Cairney WILL go in the summer. Their replacements have already been brought in, say hello to Varney, Keane and Feeney... oh dear. I think its safe to say that Mr Dyche would rather continue to create his legacy at Burnley FC. To take us up would be amazing, but to keep us up, would make him the finest young English coach in a generation. You can keep your bib and cones man, thanks all the same.[/p][/quote]l see you have done your home work super,,anyway its the thought that counts ,,on a neutral note l think you will reach the promised land and good luck to you and your excellent manager,[/p][/quote]A super spot of banter there you two guys. You've improved this poor sod's night-shift. I thought Burnley will now go up. 4 points from coming games against Doncaster and Leicester will effectively seal it. Rovers could make the playoffs but its a tough call now. RobH2O
  • Score: 1

9:31am Sun 23 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Blackburn Rovers have contributed to the latest craze of Cancer Awareness by actually fielding 11 c*cks in socks for 90 minutes.
Blackburn Rovers have contributed to the latest craze of Cancer Awareness by actually fielding 11 c*cks in socks for 90 minutes. DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 8

10:53am Sun 23 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

Goodness me he’s got Barnes scoring now!!! (he could have had another). What can Sir Sean not do?
Goodness me he’s got Barnes scoring now!!! (he could have had another). What can Sir Sean not do? tall in the saddle
  • Score: 6

12:13pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Terrier man says...

As a die hard lifelong Rover I suppose it should hurt me to see you where you are. However, there is simply no doubt that you are where you are entirely on merit and it would be the collapse of all time if you don't get promotion now.

Many Rovers fans earlier in the season talked about the loss of Charlie Austin, poor summer signings, small squad, only a good start, not played any big teams yet, wait till you get some injuries and so on. The simple fact is that whenever you have been asked questions, you have come up with the answers. Yesterday was no better example, when with the only two players in your entire squad with true Premier League ability are injured, you win 3-0 away from home.

I'm sure that any of you with a brain will, however, realise that it is an absolute inevitability that it will be very short lived. The brutal fact of life is that PL payments are nowhere near enough to compete and stay in that league. You need either a very wealthy owner or 40,000 home gates, or both. We managed it for 10 years after Uncle Jack's death but I think the ball park has changed even in the last five years. You will hopefully have a few glory days next season, will come straight back down and Dyche will be away.

Hats off to you on what you have done this season, the very best of luck over the next few weeks and really enjoy the celebrations that must surely be just around the corner. Your team fully deserves it.
As a die hard lifelong Rover I suppose it should hurt me to see you where you are. However, there is simply no doubt that you are where you are entirely on merit and it would be the collapse of all time if you don't get promotion now. Many Rovers fans earlier in the season talked about the loss of Charlie Austin, poor summer signings, small squad, only a good start, not played any big teams yet, wait till you get some injuries and so on. The simple fact is that whenever you have been asked questions, you have come up with the answers. Yesterday was no better example, when with the only two players in your entire squad with true Premier League ability are injured, you win 3-0 away from home. I'm sure that any of you with a brain will, however, realise that it is an absolute inevitability that it will be very short lived. The brutal fact of life is that PL payments are nowhere near enough to compete and stay in that league. You need either a very wealthy owner or 40,000 home gates, or both. We managed it for 10 years after Uncle Jack's death but I think the ball park has changed even in the last five years. You will hopefully have a few glory days next season, will come straight back down and Dyche will be away. Hats off to you on what you have done this season, the very best of luck over the next few weeks and really enjoy the celebrations that must surely be just around the corner. Your team fully deserves it. Terrier man
  • Score: 10

12:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Terrier man wrote:
As a die hard lifelong Rover I suppose it should hurt me to see you where you are. However, there is simply no doubt that you are where you are entirely on merit and it would be the collapse of all time if you don't get promotion now.

Many Rovers fans earlier in the season talked about the loss of Charlie Austin, poor summer signings, small squad, only a good start, not played any big teams yet, wait till you get some injuries and so on. The simple fact is that whenever you have been asked questions, you have come up with the answers. Yesterday was no better example, when with the only two players in your entire squad with true Premier League ability are injured, you win 3-0 away from home.

I'm sure that any of you with a brain will, however, realise that it is an absolute inevitability that it will be very short lived. The brutal fact of life is that PL payments are nowhere near enough to compete and stay in that league. You need either a very wealthy owner or 40,000 home gates, or both. We managed it for 10 years after Uncle Jack's death but I think the ball park has changed even in the last five years. You will hopefully have a few glory days next season, will come straight back down and Dyche will be away.

Hats off to you on what you have done this season, the very best of luck over the next few weeks and really enjoy the celebrations that must surely be just around the corner. Your team fully deserves it.
Fair enough but the majority of Blackburn Rovers fans, the ones that aren't vomiting at the thought of us in the Premier League, don't realise that the vital thing for Burnley Football Club in the event of promotion is the financial input.

We have just come to the end of the parachute payments following 2009/10 and we would have to scale down next season which would impact our ability to challenge at the top end of the Championship.

Promotion, whether it is for a single season, would mean a massive income of £120million plus a further £60million over the subsequent 4 seasons in parachute payments enabling us to strengthen on and off the pitch and challenge again with the top sides in the Championship.

This really was a make or break, all or nothing season for us and if Sean Dyche takes us up then the future for Burnley FC is very very bright considering the alternative. Some now believe that with the experience of 2009 behind us, a solid infrastructure behind the scenes and the talent of the current players and staff, we can make that big step up.

For Blackburn Rovers next season is likely to revolve around the FFP punishments and I believe a further weakening of your squad will result in a struggle to maintain your position in the Championship with the likely departure of the players who have carried you this season. It will take some very clever wheeling and dealing over the summer for you to bring in the talent to budget that you require, and I think that job is beyond Gary Bowyer.

If we go up we will enjoy it for what it is but we will continue to build and Burnley FC will be a much stronger in future years as a result.
[quote][p][bold]Terrier man[/bold] wrote: As a die hard lifelong Rover I suppose it should hurt me to see you where you are. However, there is simply no doubt that you are where you are entirely on merit and it would be the collapse of all time if you don't get promotion now. Many Rovers fans earlier in the season talked about the loss of Charlie Austin, poor summer signings, small squad, only a good start, not played any big teams yet, wait till you get some injuries and so on. The simple fact is that whenever you have been asked questions, you have come up with the answers. Yesterday was no better example, when with the only two players in your entire squad with true Premier League ability are injured, you win 3-0 away from home. I'm sure that any of you with a brain will, however, realise that it is an absolute inevitability that it will be very short lived. The brutal fact of life is that PL payments are nowhere near enough to compete and stay in that league. You need either a very wealthy owner or 40,000 home gates, or both. We managed it for 10 years after Uncle Jack's death but I think the ball park has changed even in the last five years. You will hopefully have a few glory days next season, will come straight back down and Dyche will be away. Hats off to you on what you have done this season, the very best of luck over the next few weeks and really enjoy the celebrations that must surely be just around the corner. Your team fully deserves it.[/p][/quote]Fair enough but the majority of Blackburn Rovers fans, the ones that aren't vomiting at the thought of us in the Premier League, don't realise that the vital thing for Burnley Football Club in the event of promotion is the financial input. We have just come to the end of the parachute payments following 2009/10 and we would have to scale down next season which would impact our ability to challenge at the top end of the Championship. Promotion, whether it is for a single season, would mean a massive income of £120million plus a further £60million over the subsequent 4 seasons in parachute payments enabling us to strengthen on and off the pitch and challenge again with the top sides in the Championship. This really was a make or break, all or nothing season for us and if Sean Dyche takes us up then the future for Burnley FC is very very bright considering the alternative. Some now believe that with the experience of 2009 behind us, a solid infrastructure behind the scenes and the talent of the current players and staff, we can make that big step up. For Blackburn Rovers next season is likely to revolve around the FFP punishments and I believe a further weakening of your squad will result in a struggle to maintain your position in the Championship with the likely departure of the players who have carried you this season. It will take some very clever wheeling and dealing over the summer for you to bring in the talent to budget that you require, and I think that job is beyond Gary Bowyer. If we go up we will enjoy it for what it is but we will continue to build and Burnley FC will be a much stronger in future years as a result. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 8

1:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Massive massive win today after Derby hammered Forest in the early game. We remain 10 points clear with 9 to play and two home games to come with Doncaster and then Leicester to visit Turf Moor. The title is not yet out of reach.

The no-dads have done us a huge favour today by taking 2 points off Leicester and helping us cut their lead, which was once 13 points down to just 5..

Come on you Clarets!
Exactly the title is there for the Clarets to take just as it was when I was young in 1960,ok its no longer The Top Flight,as it once was,but its still the oldest league in The world and it would be one almighty comeback,by the club from a small East Lancashire cotton town,who have and let no one tell you other wise been amoung the very best.I was there in the 60s I have seen the fear on the faces of the big clubs and their fans at the then as now once again impregnable Turfmoor.people can say what they will.I saw 1987 when we all thought the club was finished,thanks to Leighton James Ian Britton Neil Crewcock,Ray Deakin RIP who led The Rag Tag Clarets on that wonderfull day when the G-sd of football lifted the gloom that was engulfing the club and the town.And now this Up The Clarets Long Live Turfmoor
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Massive massive win today after Derby hammered Forest in the early game. We remain 10 points clear with 9 to play and two home games to come with Doncaster and then Leicester to visit Turf Moor. The title is not yet out of reach. The no-dads have done us a huge favour today by taking 2 points off Leicester and helping us cut their lead, which was once 13 points down to just 5.. Come on you Clarets![/p][/quote]Exactly the title is there for the Clarets to take just as it was when I was young in 1960,ok its no longer The Top Flight,as it once was,but its still the oldest league in The world and it would be one almighty comeback,by the club from a small East Lancashire cotton town,who have and let no one tell you other wise been amoung the very best.I was there in the 60s I have seen the fear on the faces of the big clubs and their fans at the then as now once again impregnable Turfmoor.people can say what they will.I saw 1987 when we all thought the club was finished,thanks to Leighton James Ian Britton Neil Crewcock,Ray Deakin RIP who led The Rag Tag Clarets on that wonderfull day when the G-sd of football lifted the gloom that was engulfing the club and the town.And now this Up The Clarets Long Live Turfmoor Burnley59/60
  • Score: 5

2:40pm Sun 23 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

A good analysis SC. I really do like the way Burnley have been managed, at the board room level over the last few years, we don't seem to be living beyond our means, too badly. Compare and contrast to Notts F, QPR et al.
A good analysis SC. I really do like the way Burnley have been managed, at the board room level over the last few years, we don't seem to be living beyond our means, too badly. Compare and contrast to Notts F, QPR et al. stevewhipp
  • Score: 7

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