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Andrew Greaves: Burnley's dream is turning into top-flight reality

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WHERE will it all end? When will I wake up and realise the last few months have been all a dream?

The longer it goes on, the more I don’t think it will.

I honestly would have taken a point before kick-off at Charlton on Saturday but I guess I really should have more confidence, especially after our performances and results over the last few weeks.

In the end, we did leave the capital with all three points after goals from Ashley Barnes – his first since signing for the Clarets – Sam Vokes and Michael Kightly gave us a very convincing win on a difficult pitch.

What makes the win even more remarkable is that we were missing not only top scorer Danny Ings but also Kieran Trippier, who was replaced at right back by new signing Chris Baird, who slotted in superbly.

Baird is another example of Sean Dyche’s shrewdness in the transfer market and even if the former Southampton and Fulham player only plays a bit-part role between now and the end of the season, he’s done the job that was asked of him.

Dyche isn’t one to panic and even faced with two of his best players missing, he went into the game with plenty of confidence and looked to take the game to a resurgent Charlton side.

The scoreline didn’t really flatter us either and both Baird and Barnes forced good saves out of the home side’s keeper Ben Hamer.

The result means we are still 10 points clear of Derby in third and QPR in fourth and with just nine games to go it is now time to start believing.

We have a big week coming up starting at home to Doncaster Rovers tomorrow and then a real top-of-the-table clash with leaders Leicester City on Saturday lunchtime.

Of the two games, I would say the Doncaster game is the more important because that is the one most people would expect us to win.

But, as we know, there are no easy games in this division so it is imperative we don’t take our foot off the gas.

If we can get the three points against Donny then it may put the fear into Leicester ahead of their trip to the Turf.

The Foxes have a game in hand over us but if we keep winning then maybe we can look beyond second place and snatch the title.

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3:13pm Mon 24 Mar 14

leyton says...

and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ?????
Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.
and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ????? Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron. leyton
  • Score: -22

3:31pm Mon 24 Mar 14

wicklow says...

leyton wrote:
and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ?????
Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.
Wow...so much anger - and for no good reason.

"...boring football..." - from that, I'm pretty sure you never actually attended a game?

Just as an example - 1st game at home - Champions vanquished, Blake wonder goal, penalty saved by Jensen, Turf Moor absolutely bouncing - that's not me saying that by the way but Fergie, Giggs at his imperious best, Evra and Rooney at their petulant worst - pure theatre!

Took me nearly a week to get my voice back.
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ????? Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.[/p][/quote]Wow...so much anger - and for no good reason. "...boring football..." - from that, I'm pretty sure you never actually attended a game? Just as an example - 1st game at home - Champions vanquished, Blake wonder goal, penalty saved by Jensen, Turf Moor absolutely bouncing - that's not me saying that by the way but Fergie, Giggs at his imperious best, Evra and Rooney at their petulant worst - pure theatre! Took me nearly a week to get my voice back. wicklow
  • Score: 18

3:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

It's about time we had premier league footbll back in East Lancashire I'll be there with my new season ticket. Turf Moor will be bouncing once again.
It's about time we had premier league footbll back in East Lancashire I'll be there with my new season ticket. Turf Moor will be bouncing once again. .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: 3

3:50pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Burnley59/60 says...

leyton wrote:
and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ?????
Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.
Misarable Idiot !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ????? Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.[/p][/quote]Misarable Idiot !!!!!! Burnley59/60
  • Score: 11

3:53pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Burnley59/60 says...

leyton wrote:
and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ?????
Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.
Wher are you from ? Not Bunley that's for sure.If you were you would NEVER TALK SUCH TOSH !!!! .I suggeat you return to your home town THIS IS BURNLEY AND THE WHOLE TOSN LOVES OUR CLUB GET USED TO IT !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ????? Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.[/p][/quote]Wher are you from ? Not Bunley that's for sure.If you were you would NEVER TALK SUCH TOSH !!!! .I suggeat you return to your home town THIS IS BURNLEY AND THE WHOLE TOSN LOVES OUR CLUB GET USED TO IT !!!!! Burnley59/60
  • Score: 10

3:55pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Burnley59/60 says...

I meant town
I meant town Burnley59/60
  • Score: 6

4:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

leyton wrote:
and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ?????
Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.
As lock as you were pi.ss.ed off, had your life made difficult then it was all worth it. Well, its coming again to your shi.t little hovel you call a house. Go suck it NIMBY.
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ????? Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.[/p][/quote]As lock as you were pi.ss.ed off, had your life made difficult then it was all worth it. Well, its coming again to your shi.t little hovel you call a house. Go suck it NIMBY. RobH2O
  • Score: 2

5:01pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

wicklow wrote:
leyton wrote:
and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ?????
Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.
Wow...so much anger - and for no good reason.

"...boring football..." - from that, I'm pretty sure you never actually attended a game?

Just as an example - 1st game at home - Champions vanquished, Blake wonder goal, penalty saved by Jensen, Turf Moor absolutely bouncing - that's not me saying that by the way but Fergie, Giggs at his imperious best, Evra and Rooney at their petulant worst - pure theatre!

Took me nearly a week to get my voice back.
That really was a great, great night. The first home game in the Premier League and who's visiting us, the current champions of England and Champions League runners-up, Manchester United.

A team featuring Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, Berbatov, Evra, Carrick, and a certain Ryan Giggs at his very best. But little old Burnley took the 3 points with an absolute screamer from Robbie Blake. If we do go up, with the talent we currently have and some good additions from Sean Dyche, there will be more of this to look forward to, I'm sure of it.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=GeqJAJc_F
iQ
[quote][p][bold]wicklow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: and we were their before and did it do anyone any good apart from the directors and players who jumped into the trough ????? Cheating ,whinging players every second week .only approx 3 decent games the entire season expected a 0-0 draw every game and jeez boring football.Roads blocked off buses not allowed to run on main roads people blocked in their houses not able to get out. pubs closed restaurants closed etc because a football game was talking place 1/2 mile away and that is your dream you moron.[/p][/quote]Wow...so much anger - and for no good reason. "...boring football..." - from that, I'm pretty sure you never actually attended a game? Just as an example - 1st game at home - Champions vanquished, Blake wonder goal, penalty saved by Jensen, Turf Moor absolutely bouncing - that's not me saying that by the way but Fergie, Giggs at his imperious best, Evra and Rooney at their petulant worst - pure theatre! Took me nearly a week to get my voice back.[/p][/quote]That really was a great, great night. The first home game in the Premier League and who's visiting us, the current champions of England and Champions League runners-up, Manchester United. A team featuring Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, Berbatov, Evra, Carrick, and a certain Ryan Giggs at his very best. But little old Burnley took the 3 points with an absolute screamer from Robbie Blake. If we do go up, with the talent we currently have and some good additions from Sean Dyche, there will be more of this to look forward to, I'm sure of it. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=GeqJAJc_F iQ Super_Clarets
  • Score: 7

5:56pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Elysiumfire says...

I believe the Clarets will achieve promotion, and have believed it since before December, all the portents were there to see, but I held my breath until end of January, and then exhaled with relief, because Burnley Football Club was reaching for Elysium, and by their team effort, admittance was given.
We should beat Doncaster at home tomorrow night, and I don't expect Yeovil to win or draw away at Leicester. We need to beat Leicester at the Turf, and that would really put the frighteners on them, the pressure would be all theirs.
If we beat Donacaster and Leicester we are up, and will have the title to fight for. It's Leicesters to lose, and Burnley's to nick. UTC's!
I believe the Clarets will achieve promotion, and have believed it since before December, all the portents were there to see, but I held my breath until end of January, and then exhaled with relief, because Burnley Football Club was reaching for Elysium, and by their team effort, admittance was given. We should beat Doncaster at home tomorrow night, and I don't expect Yeovil to win or draw away at Leicester. We need to beat Leicester at the Turf, and that would really put the frighteners on them, the pressure would be all theirs. If we beat Donacaster and Leicester we are up, and will have the title to fight for. It's Leicesters to lose, and Burnley's to nick. UTC's! Elysiumfire
  • Score: 4

6:11pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
It's about time we had premier league footbll back in East Lancashire I'll be there with my new season ticket. Turf Moor will be bouncing once again.
Well well the fake has finally come out and admitted he is. Burnley fan, made my day, now as long as you stay on this page I'll be very happy.

On to footballing matters, to all you true Burnley fans you deserve everything you have got this season, don't **** it up now, enjoy Old Trafford, The Kop (I know it's not there now) the Emirates, great days out, make sure your board invests the money (they have got a way of making money disappear) I only wish we could come up with you and have two more Derbys in the PL, highly unlikely now but u never know, set of well and u should be fine, set of badly and Ings and Trippier may get pinched from you, good luck, enjoy.
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: It's about time we had premier league footbll back in East Lancashire I'll be there with my new season ticket. Turf Moor will be bouncing once again.[/p][/quote]Well well the fake has finally come out and admitted he is. Burnley fan, made my day, now as long as you stay on this page I'll be very happy. On to footballing matters, to all you true Burnley fans you deserve everything you have got this season, don't **** it up now, enjoy Old Trafford, The Kop (I know it's not there now) the Emirates, great days out, make sure your board invests the money (they have got a way of making money disappear) I only wish we could come up with you and have two more Derbys in the PL, highly unlikely now but u never know, set of well and u should be fine, set of badly and Ings and Trippier may get pinched from you, good luck, enjoy. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 11

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