Trippier: Facing Messi was an honour, but Burnley can't be in awe of Chelsea stars

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

KIERAN Trippier will always feel privileged to have lined up against the great Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, but he has warned his Burnley team-mates not to be in awe of Chelsea's stars tonight.

Trippier is set to play his first Premier League game when he lines up for the Clarets against Jose Mourinho's side at Turf Moor in front of the live Sky Sports cameras.

The task of keeping the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle quiet will not be an easy one for Burnley, but Trippier does have some experience of facing the world's finest players.

In fact, he has faced arguably the greatest player of his generation, after coming on as a substitute for Manchester City in a friendly against Barcelona in the Nou Camp in 2009, when at the age of only 18 he shared the field with the legendary Messi.

"It was an honour to play against the best player ever, it was an unbelievable feeling and it will always live with me," said Trippier, now 23.

"It was when Mark Hughes was manager, the game was at the Camp Nou.

"We beat them 1-0, I was only a young lad then and I got about 20 minutes under my belt. I played right wing to be honest!

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"But it was a great feeling for a young lad. I've always thanked Mark Hughes from that day for giving me the opportunity to play against the best player ever."

Trippier knows Burnley will face many star names in the top flight, but says they cannot spend too much time worrying about them.

"You’ve got Fabregas and a lot more but it doesn’t matter, we’ve just got to concentrate on ourselves," he said.

"We don’t want to look at the opposition because we know how good they are, we just want to focus on ourselves and get our tactics right for whoever we play.

"We’ve got a really good togetherness here and that can take you really far in this game."

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6:19am Mon 18 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.
That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -19

7:07am Mon 18 Aug 14

milnrow claret says...

yawn
yawn milnrow claret
  • Score: 18

7:38am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

I never expected a single season in the top flight after the game turned into money men playthings, but to defy the odds and see two is amazing. Much bigger and financially backed clubs have gone up and come straight back down again so we know what we are up against and I couldn't be any prouder. It doesn't matter at all what any bitter Rovers fan thinks - we know why they are bitter it is just that they can't handle it. They will revel in every set back but who really cares? We are there with the billionaires and the multi millionaires. We will win some, we will lose some. We will give good accounts of ourselves and take a few tubbings on the way. They can laugh, they can scoff. They can choke on every point we pick up and every goal we score. We are no huge Manchester club challenging for European offers but we ARE Burnley FC punching above our weight, developing young players, and most importantly; succeeding on the pitch while being ever prudent with the riches the top flight brings.
Chelsea first up. That is enough to make most clubs apprehensive, but nobody will be louder and prouder regardless of the outcome.
COME ON YOU CLARETS
I never expected a single season in the top flight after the game turned into money men playthings, but to defy the odds and see two is amazing. Much bigger and financially backed clubs have gone up and come straight back down again so we know what we are up against and I couldn't be any prouder. It doesn't matter at all what any bitter Rovers fan thinks - we know why they are bitter it is just that they can't handle it. They will revel in every set back but who really cares? We are there with the billionaires and the multi millionaires. We will win some, we will lose some. We will give good accounts of ourselves and take a few tubbings on the way. They can laugh, they can scoff. They can choke on every point we pick up and every goal we score. We are no huge Manchester club challenging for European offers but we ARE Burnley FC punching above our weight, developing young players, and most importantly; succeeding on the pitch while being ever prudent with the riches the top flight brings. Chelsea first up. That is enough to make most clubs apprehensive, but nobody will be louder and prouder regardless of the outcome. COME ON YOU CLARETS ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 30

8:40am Mon 18 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Could get messi tonight.
Could get messi tonight. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -29

8:46am Mon 18 Aug 14

houseclaret says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
I never expected a single season in the top flight after the game turned into money men playthings, but to defy the odds and see two is amazing. Much bigger and financially backed clubs have gone up and come straight back down again so we know what we are up against and I couldn't be any prouder. It doesn't matter at all what any bitter Rovers fan thinks - we know why they are bitter it is just that they can't handle it. They will revel in every set back but who really cares? We are there with the billionaires and the multi millionaires. We will win some, we will lose some. We will give good accounts of ourselves and take a few tubbings on the way. They can laugh, they can scoff. They can choke on every point we pick up and every goal we score. We are no huge Manchester club challenging for European offers but we ARE Burnley FC punching above our weight, developing young players, and most importantly; succeeding on the pitch while being ever prudent with the riches the top flight brings.
Chelsea first up. That is enough to make most clubs apprehensive, but nobody will be louder and prouder regardless of the outcome.
COME ON YOU CLARETS
Absolutely spot on post. Realistic positivism. A great way to look at things. And absolutely right about the attitude of some Rovers as well.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: I never expected a single season in the top flight after the game turned into money men playthings, but to defy the odds and see two is amazing. Much bigger and financially backed clubs have gone up and come straight back down again so we know what we are up against and I couldn't be any prouder. It doesn't matter at all what any bitter Rovers fan thinks - we know why they are bitter it is just that they can't handle it. They will revel in every set back but who really cares? We are there with the billionaires and the multi millionaires. We will win some, we will lose some. We will give good accounts of ourselves and take a few tubbings on the way. They can laugh, they can scoff. They can choke on every point we pick up and every goal we score. We are no huge Manchester club challenging for European offers but we ARE Burnley FC punching above our weight, developing young players, and most importantly; succeeding on the pitch while being ever prudent with the riches the top flight brings. Chelsea first up. That is enough to make most clubs apprehensive, but nobody will be louder and prouder regardless of the outcome. COME ON YOU CLARETS[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on post. Realistic positivism. A great way to look at things. And absolutely right about the attitude of some Rovers as well. houseclaret
  • Score: 31

8:53am Mon 18 Aug 14

houseclaret says...

Actually, looking at the table it's nice to see us above United for the first time in decades. It might be over after tonight but here's hoping.
Actually, looking at the table it's nice to see us above United for the first time in decades. It might be over after tonight but here's hoping. houseclaret
  • Score: 22

9:42am Mon 18 Aug 14

BelTower says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.
First to comment again......what happened did you wet the bed again......a quick dash to the keyboard before the shackles go on again. What a delight it is to read your bigoted bile
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.[/p][/quote]First to comment again......what happened did you wet the bed again......a quick dash to the keyboard before the shackles go on again. What a delight it is to read your bigoted bile BelTower
  • Score: 17

9:52am Mon 18 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Could get messi tonight.
Not as messy as the inside of your pants when you realised that spackburn had reached the lofty heights of 6th place in the second division after 2 games.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Could get messi tonight.[/p][/quote]Not as messy as the inside of your pants when you realised that spackburn had reached the lofty heights of 6th place in the second division after 2 games. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 15

9:54am Mon 18 Aug 14

burnleyglentoran says...

It's a long time since I've looked forward to a Monday so much!

There's only one Moriniho.

And he's the Ginger One!!
It's a long time since I've looked forward to a Monday so much! There's only one Moriniho. And he's the Ginger One!! burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 15

9:58am Mon 18 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Could get messi tonight.
But not as messi as yer mam was last night.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Could get messi tonight.[/p][/quote]But not as messi as yer mam was last night. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 7

10:11am Mon 18 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

BelTower wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.
First to comment again......what happened did you wet the bed again......a quick dash to the keyboard before the shackles go on again. What a delight it is to read your bigoted bile
Go easy. Most of us can barely work today we're so excited. This jobless tramp hasn't worked this century and it's only his trolling that keeps him going. At the season progresses he gets sicker and sadder, a hater only hates more he simply cannot comprehend how sick he's become. Our progress to the premier league has just tipped him over the edge. Spite and hate is consuming every moment of his life. There's just mental illness, depression, self harm and suicide left. Let's not push him over the edge eh? The boys can do that tonight. He's just an online ****, a stinky creep. A sad old perv in Blackurn consumed with hate at our happy existence.
[quote][p][bold]BelTower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.[/p][/quote]First to comment again......what happened did you wet the bed again......a quick dash to the keyboard before the shackles go on again. What a delight it is to read your bigoted bile[/p][/quote]Go easy. Most of us can barely work today we're so excited. This jobless tramp hasn't worked this century and it's only his trolling that keeps him going. At the season progresses he gets sicker and sadder, a hater only hates more he simply cannot comprehend how sick he's become. Our progress to the premier league has just tipped him over the edge. Spite and hate is consuming every moment of his life. There's just mental illness, depression, self harm and suicide left. Let's not push him over the edge eh? The boys can do that tonight. He's just an online ****, a stinky creep. A sad old perv in Blackurn consumed with hate at our happy existence. Claretcert
  • Score: 11

10:12am Mon 18 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -10

10:14am Mon 18 Aug 14

Scamp Kingsley says...

MOTD2 last night. Danny 'wovers legend' Murphy and Phil 'Moysies mate' Nevil struggling for any insight into tonights match other than Chelski or Man City will win the league!
Punditry hits an all time low or maybe they fear an upset?

The CLARETS - REAL FOOTBALL
MOTD2 last night. Danny 'wovers legend' Murphy and Phil 'Moysies mate' Nevil struggling for any insight into tonights match other than Chelski or Man City will win the league! Punditry hits an all time low or maybe they fear an upset? The CLARETS - REAL FOOTBALL Scamp Kingsley
  • Score: 14

10:14am Mon 18 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Could get messi tonight.
Not as messy as the inside of your pants when you realised that spackburn had reached the lofty heights of 6th place in the second division after 2 games.
Blimey, another one with a sexual problem which seems to be a particular complex within Bumley. Do you really get sexual gratification from the performance of your fooball team? Lord knows what issues Bumley will be facing over the next season with so little gratification going round. I suspect there will be family related issues.
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Could get messi tonight.[/p][/quote]Not as messy as the inside of your pants when you realised that spackburn had reached the lofty heights of 6th place in the second division after 2 games.[/p][/quote]Blimey, another one with a sexual problem which seems to be a particular complex within Bumley. Do you really get sexual gratification from the performance of your fooball team? Lord knows what issues Bumley will be facing over the next season with so little gratification going round. I suspect there will be family related issues. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 15

10:27am Mon 18 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Puerile Infant
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]Puerile Infant RobH2O .
  • Score: 10

10:47am Mon 18 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

RobH2O . wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Puerile Infant
Ahhh Robby Nobster - what's your toilet bowl predicting for tonight?
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]Puerile Infant[/p][/quote]Ahhh Robby Nobster - what's your toilet bowl predicting for tonight? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -10

10:50am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Could get messi tonight.
Not as messy as the inside of your pants when you realised that spackburn had reached the lofty heights of 6th place in the second division after 2 games.
Blimey, another one with a sexual problem which seems to be a particular complex within Bumley. Do you really get sexual gratification from the performance of your fooball team? Lord knows what issues Bumley will be facing over the next season with so little gratification going round. I suspect there will be family related issues.
It does seem however that you Tom will be getting sexual gratification if Chelsea leave with the points tonight, as sad as that sounds. Whatever floats your boat little boy.
Stick to Blackbum Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Could get messi tonight.[/p][/quote]Not as messy as the inside of your pants when you realised that spackburn had reached the lofty heights of 6th place in the second division after 2 games.[/p][/quote]Blimey, another one with a sexual problem which seems to be a particular complex within Bumley. Do you really get sexual gratification from the performance of your fooball team? Lord knows what issues Bumley will be facing over the next season with so little gratification going round. I suspect there will be family related issues.[/p][/quote]It does seem however that you Tom will be getting sexual gratification if Chelsea leave with the points tonight, as sad as that sounds. Whatever floats your boat little boy. Stick to Blackbum Rovers. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 9

10:53am Mon 18 Aug 14

footballninjah says...

I'm a Blackburn fan and although it pains me to say it you really have overtaken us and we are a very long way behind you now. I hopeone day we can catch you up again but I can't see it happening in my lifetime now. Out with the cowboys and indians!
I'm a Blackburn fan and although it pains me to say it you really have overtaken us and we are a very long way behind you now. I hopeone day we can catch you up again but I can't see it happening in my lifetime now. Out with the cowboys and indians! footballninjah
  • Score: 10

10:53am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Rhodes hit the post / we laid to rest the ghost / party in the Darwen End/ now look at us we're in the Prem
Rhodes hit the post / we laid to rest the ghost / party in the Darwen End/ now look at us we're in the Prem ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 10

10:56am Mon 18 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.
I am trying to recall if you have ever made a comment actually on football and I don’t recall that you have. Although you have to watch to know about it haven’t you and I don’t read many of your inane postings anyway.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.[/p][/quote]I am trying to recall if you have ever made a comment actually on football and I don’t recall that you have. Although you have to watch to know about it haven’t you and I don’t read many of your inane postings anyway. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 10

10:56am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Rhodes hit the post / when it was easier to score / will we play them again? / no nay never no more
Rhodes hit the post / when it was easier to score / will we play them again? / no nay never no more ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 8

10:59am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Ingsy scored the goal / it meant their season was over / I'm glad I am a claret / and not a Blackbum Rover
Ingsy scored the goal / it meant their season was over / I'm glad I am a claret / and not a Blackbum Rover ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 7

11:04am Mon 18 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Jobless PR**K
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]Jobless PR**K mjp 53
  • Score: 7

11:06am Mon 18 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
RobH2O . wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
Puerile Infant
Ahhh Robby Nobster - what's your toilet bowl predicting for tonight?
Its predicting a wet bed for you my jobless wonder.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]Puerile Infant[/p][/quote]Ahhh Robby Nobster - what's your toilet bowl predicting for tonight?[/p][/quote]Its predicting a wet bed for you my jobless wonder. mjp 53
  • Score: 6

11:26am Mon 18 Aug 14

Burnley59/60 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.
GET A LIFE !!!!
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: That's exactly what's going to happen. I expect there will be a bit of vomiting after the game as well, plus a lot of tears. Too late to sign some quality so will watch the train wreck unfold before my eyes.[/p][/quote]GET A LIFE !!!! Burnley59/60
  • Score: 6

11:27am Mon 18 Aug 14

carltondry says...

From a die hard Rovers fan - good luck to Burnley this season you earned the right to play in the Premiership.
From a die hard Rovers fan - good luck to Burnley this season you earned the right to play in the Premiership. carltondry
  • Score: 12

11:39am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Knocked out the cup / they were knocked out the cup / drawn at home to a league one team / and then they funked it up
Knocked out the cup / they were knocked out the cup / drawn at home to a league one team / and then they funked it up ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 5

11:41am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

carltondry wrote:
From a die hard Rovers fan - good luck to Burnley this season you earned the right to play in the Premiership.
Cheers fella. Same goes to you too.
[quote][p][bold]carltondry[/bold] wrote: From a die hard Rovers fan - good luck to Burnley this season you earned the right to play in the Premiership.[/p][/quote]Cheers fella. Same goes to you too. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 6

11:50am Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.
Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: -3

12:00pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Tatts says...

Chelsea Chelsea

Chelsea Chelsea

We're going to make this a blue day

Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean
Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea We're going to make this a blue day Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean Tatts
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Tatts wrote:
Chelsea Chelsea

Chelsea Chelsea

We're going to make this a blue day

Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean
never !!! - he's got more hair.....
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea We're going to make this a blue day Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean[/p][/quote]never !!! - he's got more hair..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Tatts says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.
Best league in the World?

I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.[/p][/quote]Best league in the World? I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ. Tatts
  • Score: -5

12:23pm Mon 18 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

I feel I must apologise for my fellow over enthusiastic Rovers fans.

You see we've had nothing to get excited about in years, we got relegated, we almost got relegated again, we had six managers in one season, we've p*ssed away millions and millions of pounds leaving us non-compliant with the financial rules, you lot beat us, in doing so you prevented us from reaching the play-off's thereby condemning us to a future in the lower leagues, and we've just been tubbed by Scunthorpe and knocked out of the cup in disgrace.

The prospect of you losing to one of the very top teams in Europe is now all we have to cling to. It's a sad indictment of how far our club, and indeed our fans in general, have fallen. We are to put it bluntly, INSANELY JEALOUS of everything your club represents.

I for one wish you well however, and I have a sneaky feeling that some of my fellow Rovers fans might be left with egg on their face yet again. Good luck Burnley from a true Rover.
I feel I must apologise for my fellow over enthusiastic Rovers fans. You see we've had nothing to get excited about in years, we got relegated, we almost got relegated again, we had six managers in one season, we've p*ssed away millions and millions of pounds leaving us non-compliant with the financial rules, you lot beat us, in doing so you prevented us from reaching the play-off's thereby condemning us to a future in the lower leagues, and we've just been tubbed by Scunthorpe and knocked out of the cup in disgrace. The prospect of you losing to one of the very top teams in Europe is now all we have to cling to. It's a sad indictment of how far our club, and indeed our fans in general, have fallen. We are to put it bluntly, INSANELY JEALOUS of everything your club represents. I for one wish you well however, and I have a sneaky feeling that some of my fellow Rovers fans might be left with egg on their face yet again. Good luck Burnley from a true Rover. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 12

12:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Tatts wrote:
Chelsea Chelsea

Chelsea Chelsea

We're going to make this a blue day

Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean
That's poor. Doesn't even rhyme. Must try harder.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea We're going to make this a blue day Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean[/p][/quote]That's poor. Doesn't even rhyme. Must try harder. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 5

12:41pm Mon 18 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

4-0, Costa hat trick
4-0, Costa hat trick George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -7

12:45pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
4-0, Costa hat trick
you wont be putting any of your dole money on that
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: 4-0, Costa hat trick[/p][/quote]you wont be putting any of your dole money on that Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 4

12:45pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Tatts wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.
Best league in the World?

I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.
That's a matter of opinion so I will give you that one. However I feel the EPL is more open with four or maybe even five possible champions. Four or five others looking to qualify for Europe and the rest just jockeying for position for end of season prize money. And trying to stay up of course. But it's the battle at the top that is the attraction worldwide.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.[/p][/quote]Best league in the World? I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.[/p][/quote]That's a matter of opinion so I will give you that one. However I feel the EPL is more open with four or maybe even five possible champions. Four or five others looking to qualify for Europe and the rest just jockeying for position for end of season prize money. And trying to stay up of course. But it's the battle at the top that is the attraction worldwide. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 2

12:48pm Mon 18 Aug 14

houseclaret says...

Tatts wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.
Best league in the World?

I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.
Strangely enough I have been saying the same thing for a long time, and I will still say it even though we are now part of it. Over-hyped, over-funded and over-priced. With massively over-paid players. It used to really get me when the prem kicked off with all the media saying things like "football kicks off today" when the overwhelming majority of clubs had kicked off the week before. Still, I'll be watching it now and I am rather proud of that. But I still don't think it's the best league in the world, and before anybody comes on saying why do all the foreign players want to play in it the answer is simple, Money.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.[/p][/quote]Best league in the World? I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.[/p][/quote]Strangely enough I have been saying the same thing for a long time, and I will still say it even though we are now part of it. Over-hyped, over-funded and over-priced. With massively over-paid players. It used to really get me when the prem kicked off with all the media saying things like "football kicks off today" when the overwhelming majority of clubs had kicked off the week before. Still, I'll be watching it now and I am rather proud of that. But I still don't think it's the best league in the world, and before anybody comes on saying why do all the foreign players want to play in it the answer is simple, Money. houseclaret
  • Score: 4

12:54pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game.

COME ON YOU CLARETS!
And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game. COME ON YOU CLARETS! ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 6

12:57pm Mon 18 Aug 14

houseclaret says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Tatts wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.
Best league in the World?

I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.
That's a matter of opinion so I will give you that one. However I feel the EPL is more open with four or maybe even five possible champions. Four or five others looking to qualify for Europe and the rest just jockeying for position for end of season prize money. And trying to stay up of course. But it's the battle at the top that is the attraction worldwide.
Not so sure I agree Zom. I'll admit that it is more open now than ever before but you are suggesting that up to 10 clubs are vying for Europe. There are only 4 places for the Champion's league and they will be taken by 4 of the 5 you are suggesting as possible champions. The fact is most clubs are happy with survival. The problem is the complete lack of even playing field. The top half dozen clubs have all the money and the rest are not even at the races, look at how long it took Liverpool, a seriously big club, to join the party at the top, and they still haven't won it since it became the prem.
I know things have to move on but the point is to be even considered worthy of eating at the top table you have to have more money than Solomon.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.[/p][/quote]Best league in the World? I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.[/p][/quote]That's a matter of opinion so I will give you that one. However I feel the EPL is more open with four or maybe even five possible champions. Four or five others looking to qualify for Europe and the rest just jockeying for position for end of season prize money. And trying to stay up of course. But it's the battle at the top that is the attraction worldwide.[/p][/quote]Not so sure I agree Zom. I'll admit that it is more open now than ever before but you are suggesting that up to 10 clubs are vying for Europe. There are only 4 places for the Champion's league and they will be taken by 4 of the 5 you are suggesting as possible champions. The fact is most clubs are happy with survival. The problem is the complete lack of even playing field. The top half dozen clubs have all the money and the rest are not even at the races, look at how long it took Liverpool, a seriously big club, to join the party at the top, and they still haven't won it since it became the prem. I know things have to move on but the point is to be even considered worthy of eating at the top table you have to have more money than Solomon. houseclaret
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

houseclaret wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Tatts wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.
Best league in the World?

I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.
That's a matter of opinion so I will give you that one. However I feel the EPL is more open with four or maybe even five possible champions. Four or five others looking to qualify for Europe and the rest just jockeying for position for end of season prize money. And trying to stay up of course. But it's the battle at the top that is the attraction worldwide.
Not so sure I agree Zom. I'll admit that it is more open now than ever before but you are suggesting that up to 10 clubs are vying for Europe. There are only 4 places for the Champion's league and they will be taken by 4 of the 5 you are suggesting as possible champions. The fact is most clubs are happy with survival. The problem is the complete lack of even playing field. The top half dozen clubs have all the money and the rest are not even at the races, look at how long it took Liverpool, a seriously big club, to join the party at the top, and they still haven't won it since it became the prem.
I know things have to move on but the point is to be even considered worthy of eating at the top table you have to have more money than Solomon.
No not all for the CL it's the Europa League I meant bud.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: Hello, good morning and welcome to Zom Zom's Poets Corner. I will be here regularly throughout the season aiming to keep claret chins up, to revel in each and every point we earn and to remind the frequent visitors of a blue and white persuasion that WE are currently the top dogs in Lancashire however we are fareing in the best league in the world.[/p][/quote]Best league in the World? I think the Germans and Spanish would beg to differ.[/p][/quote]That's a matter of opinion so I will give you that one. However I feel the EPL is more open with four or maybe even five possible champions. Four or five others looking to qualify for Europe and the rest just jockeying for position for end of season prize money. And trying to stay up of course. But it's the battle at the top that is the attraction worldwide.[/p][/quote]Not so sure I agree Zom. I'll admit that it is more open now than ever before but you are suggesting that up to 10 clubs are vying for Europe. There are only 4 places for the Champion's league and they will be taken by 4 of the 5 you are suggesting as possible champions. The fact is most clubs are happy with survival. The problem is the complete lack of even playing field. The top half dozen clubs have all the money and the rest are not even at the races, look at how long it took Liverpool, a seriously big club, to join the party at the top, and they still haven't won it since it became the prem. I know things have to move on but the point is to be even considered worthy of eating at the top table you have to have more money than Solomon.[/p][/quote]No not all for the CL it's the Europa League I meant bud. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Mon 18 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game.

COME ON YOU CLARETS!
Wow, 4000 cockneys travelling all the way up to Bumley on a Monday night. It must be the bright lights of the town, stadium and facilities they wish to enjoy and nothing at all to do wth a heavily anticipated goalfest.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game. COME ON YOU CLARETS![/p][/quote]Wow, 4000 cockneys travelling all the way up to Bumley on a Monday night. It must be the bright lights of the town, stadium and facilities they wish to enjoy and nothing at all to do wth a heavily anticipated goalfest. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -7

1:25pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game.

COME ON YOU CLARETS!
Wow, 4000 cockneys travelling all the way up to Bumley on a Monday night. It must be the bright lights of the town, stadium and facilities they wish to enjoy and nothing at all to do wth a heavily anticipated goalfest.
No. It's just the lure of PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL against Lancashire's finest.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game. COME ON YOU CLARETS![/p][/quote]Wow, 4000 cockneys travelling all the way up to Bumley on a Monday night. It must be the bright lights of the town, stadium and facilities they wish to enjoy and nothing at all to do wth a heavily anticipated goalfest.[/p][/quote]No. It's just the lure of PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL against Lancashire's finest. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

TurfMoorTom: the only person in the world who would lose a battle of wits with a banana.
TurfMoorTom: the only person in the world who would lose a battle of wits with a banana. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 6

1:33pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game.

COME ON YOU CLARETS!
Wow, 4000 cockneys travelling all the way up to Bumley on a Monday night. It must be the bright lights of the town, stadium and facilities they wish to enjoy and nothing at all to do wth a heavily anticipated goalfest.
It is just that, unlike the horse fondlers of Blackburn, Chelsea fans actually support their team and follow them in their thousands to EVERY game - I get that this is a strange concept to a supporter of a team that once took less than 300 fans to MANCHESTER CITY, but there you go.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game. COME ON YOU CLARETS![/p][/quote]Wow, 4000 cockneys travelling all the way up to Bumley on a Monday night. It must be the bright lights of the town, stadium and facilities they wish to enjoy and nothing at all to do wth a heavily anticipated goalfest.[/p][/quote]It is just that, unlike the horse fondlers of Blackburn, Chelsea fans actually support their team and follow them in their thousands to EVERY game - I get that this is a strange concept to a supporter of a team that once took less than 300 fans to MANCHESTER CITY, but there you go. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

You've got to feel sorry for TurfMoorTom / he can't understand where the Premier League's gone / he scratches his head wondering what he's missed / there's no Tottenham or Arsenal on his fixture list / where he could once plan those Premier days away / he sits there in silence thinking who's these teams we play? / Brentford? Rotherham? What's going on? / hey Uncle Jack, where's all the money gone? / But old Jack, God bless his soul / is no longer there with the begging bowl / but if you believe, as do I, that our resting place is in the sky / then young Tom raise up your head / from your yellow stinking festering bed / you'll see old Jack with quite a frown / since Burnley said "you're staying down" / I admired old Jack, no really, I did / he thought nowt of blowing a few quid / but times have changed and you can see / that it's BURNLEY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
You've got to feel sorry for TurfMoorTom / he can't understand where the Premier League's gone / he scratches his head wondering what he's missed / there's no Tottenham or Arsenal on his fixture list / where he could once plan those Premier days away / he sits there in silence thinking who's these teams we play? / Brentford? Rotherham? What's going on? / hey Uncle Jack, where's all the money gone? / But old Jack, God bless his soul / is no longer there with the begging bowl / but if you believe, as do I, that our resting place is in the sky / then young Tom raise up your head / from your yellow stinking festering bed / you'll see old Jack with quite a frown / since Burnley said "you're staying down" / I admired old Jack, no really, I did / he thought nowt of blowing a few quid / but times have changed and you can see / that it's BURNLEY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 2

2:41pm Mon 18 Aug 14

claytoner85 says...

Good luck from a Rovers fan. If Ings can prove himself as a Premier League goal scorer you have a good chance of staying up this season.

I have no doubt that Dyche will go all attacking from the off as playing a side as strong as Chelsea's there is nothing to lose by doing so.
Good luck from a Rovers fan. If Ings can prove himself as a Premier League goal scorer you have a good chance of staying up this season. I have no doubt that Dyche will go all attacking from the off as playing a side as strong as Chelsea's there is nothing to lose by doing so. claytoner85
  • Score: 3

2:48pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

claytoner85 wrote:
Good luck from a Rovers fan. If Ings can prove himself as a Premier League goal scorer you have a good chance of staying up this season.

I have no doubt that Dyche will go all attacking from the off as playing a side as strong as Chelsea's there is nothing to lose by doing so.
Thanks bud. It's a nice change from all the hateful bilge.
[quote][p][bold]claytoner85[/bold] wrote: Good luck from a Rovers fan. If Ings can prove himself as a Premier League goal scorer you have a good chance of staying up this season. I have no doubt that Dyche will go all attacking from the off as playing a side as strong as Chelsea's there is nothing to lose by doing so.[/p][/quote]Thanks bud. It's a nice change from all the hateful bilge. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 3

3:06pm Mon 18 Aug 14

claytoner85 says...

You are either a 12 year old boy or a grown man with serious issues. It's bad enough you troll Rovers pages with your rubbish but to come on a Burnley page pretending to be a Rovers fan is even worse. A bit of banter between fans is great but you push it to a whole new level.

True Rovers and Burnley fans just concentrate on their own teams performance and don't obsess themselves with each others, until derby day that is.
You are either a 12 year old boy or a grown man with serious issues. It's bad enough you troll Rovers pages with your rubbish but to come on a Burnley page pretending to be a Rovers fan is even worse. A bit of banter between fans is great but you push it to a whole new level. True Rovers and Burnley fans just concentrate on their own teams performance and don't obsess themselves with each others, until derby day that is. claytoner85
  • Score: 2

3:08pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

What??
What?? ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game.

COME ON YOU CLARETS!
if you take the 1000 odd that travelled to watch Scunny at deadwood that's more than the b.....ds could muster for a home game......still, it was passed lights out time
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: And now folks, an official announcement. . Burnley v Chelsea is officially SOLD OUT both home and away. Fantastic that Chelsea are bringing over 4000 for a Monday night game. COME ON YOU CLARETS![/p][/quote]if you take the 1000 odd that travelled to watch Scunny at deadwood that's more than the b.....ds could muster for a home game......still, it was passed lights out time Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 1

3:20pm Mon 18 Aug 14

claytoner85 says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I feel I must apologise for my fellow over enthusiastic Rovers fans.

You see we've had nothing to get excited about in years, we got relegated, we almost got relegated again, we had six managers in one season, we've p*ssed away millions and millions of pounds leaving us non-compliant with the financial rules, you lot beat us, in doing so you prevented us from reaching the play-off's thereby condemning us to a future in the lower leagues, and we've just been tubbed by Scunthorpe and knocked out of the cup in disgrace.

The prospect of you losing to one of the very top teams in Europe is now all we have to cling to. It's a sad indictment of how far our club, and indeed our fans in general, have fallen. We are to put it bluntly, INSANELY JEALOUS of everything your club represents.

I for one wish you well however, and I have a sneaky feeling that some of my fellow Rovers fans might be left with egg on their face yet again. Good luck Burnley from a true Rover.
That quote was meant to be included in the above post
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I feel I must apologise for my fellow over enthusiastic Rovers fans. You see we've had nothing to get excited about in years, we got relegated, we almost got relegated again, we had six managers in one season, we've p*ssed away millions and millions of pounds leaving us non-compliant with the financial rules, you lot beat us, in doing so you prevented us from reaching the play-off's thereby condemning us to a future in the lower leagues, and we've just been tubbed by Scunthorpe and knocked out of the cup in disgrace. The prospect of you losing to one of the very top teams in Europe is now all we have to cling to. It's a sad indictment of how far our club, and indeed our fans in general, have fallen. We are to put it bluntly, INSANELY JEALOUS of everything your club represents. I for one wish you well however, and I have a sneaky feeling that some of my fellow Rovers fans might be left with egg on their face yet again. Good luck Burnley from a true Rover.[/p][/quote]That quote was meant to be included in the above post claytoner85
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Mon 18 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Tatts wrote:
Chelsea Chelsea

Chelsea Chelsea

We're going to make this a blue day

Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean
There’s only one Steve Kean and he should be at Plucking Farm FC NOW, helping with the diet required by a good number of your players.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea We're going to make this a blue day Ginger Mourinho will become Ginger Steve Kean[/p][/quote]There’s only one Steve Kean and he should be at Plucking Farm FC NOW, helping with the diet required by a good number of your players. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

andy1 says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID
To be a proper Cockney you have to be born in the sound of Bow Bells. Now this brain clot has to watch on BBC being a dole dosser SKY TV has not been invented in his Doss House he shares with other tramps.
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Sky + MOTD,DAOF,cant wait, down by February.RTID[/p][/quote]To be a proper Cockney you have to be born in the sound of Bow Bells. Now this brain clot has to watch on BBC being a dole dosser SKY TV has not been invented in his Doss House he shares with other tramps. andy1
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Brain clot! Love it.
Brain clot! Love it. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 1

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