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Clarets Blog: Don't let the derby clash boil over

DERBIES stir the senses, no matter what the level of competition.

Since Burnley’s season started to dip below expectations, focus has turned to the youth team to give them something to shout about.

The spotlight is well and truly on the young Clarets tonight, as they play the first leg of their semi final clash with Blackburn Rovers, beginning at Ewood Park.

More than three decades have past since they last reached this stage; incentive enough to make the most of it.

Throw the rivalry into the equation, and the game takes on even greater significance. Not only is a place in the final at stake, so too are bragging rights.

Defender Alex Coleman knows all about them.

Born in Burnley, he is one of a handful of Clarets fans in the Turf Moor youth camp.

He has taken it upon himself to make sure those previously uneducated in East Lancashire enemy lines are fully aware of just what this game means.

But that’s what it is. A game.

A chance for aspiring professionals to play on a bigger stage and prove they will make good professionals.

They will be judged on nights like this; how they handle the pressure and rise to the occasion.

Both sets of fans should remember why they are there too – to support a group of young boys who are trying to make their way in the game.

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Enjoy the banter, but don’t let it boil over.

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3:18pm Thu 22 Mar 12

happycyclist says...

LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble!
LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble! happycyclist
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3:24pm Thu 22 Mar 12

allan1957 says...

happycyclist wrote:
LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble!
You not out on your bike today in this glorious weather, giving us a break from your drivel
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble![/p][/quote]You not out on your bike today in this glorious weather, giving us a break from your drivel allan1957
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4:20pm Thu 22 Mar 12

gudari says...

allan1957 wrote:
happycyclist wrote:
LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble!
You not out on your bike today in this glorious weather, giving us a break from your drivel
Voice of reason!!
[quote][p][bold]allan1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble![/p][/quote]You not out on your bike today in this glorious weather, giving us a break from your drivel[/p][/quote]Voice of reason!! gudari
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4:26pm Thu 22 Mar 12

merlinrabbit says...

happycyclist wrote:
LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble!
A Burnley fan told me there was going to be trouble. Told me some 'idiots' were planning to go over from Burnley. Hope not.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: LT, stop keep whipping up feelings then and telling people there is going to be trouble![/p][/quote]A Burnley fan told me there was going to be trouble. Told me some 'idiots' were planning to go over from Burnley. Hope not. merlinrabbit
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4:36pm Thu 22 Mar 12

eddyo says...

What derby clash? Playing you maggots?
*
I've wiped higher forms of life off the bottom of my shoe.
*
The rest of the world isn't in 1968, so remember to pee in the trough and poo in the individual cubicles. And that thing above you - it's a roof!
What derby clash? Playing you maggots? * I've wiped higher forms of life off the bottom of my shoe. * The rest of the world isn't in 1968, so remember to pee in the trough and poo in the individual cubicles. And that thing above you - it's a roof! eddyo
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10:03pm Thu 22 Mar 12

Norman the Wangler says...

its a poor do when you have to remind the chestbangers that its actually only a game. a game burnley arent very good at, mind.. but just a game all the same!
its a poor do when you have to remind the chestbangers that its actually only a game. a game burnley arent very good at, mind.. but just a game all the same! Norman the Wangler
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