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We’ve come through a lot of challenges this season

Chris Wilder brings his Sheffield United team to Burnley tomorrow and it’s been something of a love in with him and Sean Dyche in the build up to the game with the two managers having such great respect for each other. Wilder described Burnley as...
Burnley - 2020-07-05 08:51:49

Clarets looking for a hat trick of wins

Burnley go into tomorrow’s game against Sheffield United at Turf Moor looking for a third successive Premier League win following the 1-0 victories against Watford and Crystal Palace. If we do win the game, it will be the first time we’ve won...
Burnley - 2020-07-05 08:51:49

Bankes is referee for Sheffield United game

Tomorrow’s home game against Sheffield United will be refereed by Liverpool based official Peter Bankes in what will be his fourth Burnley game. Bankes became a Football League referee for the 2014/15 season and it was in the next season when we...
Burnley - 2020-07-04 19:50:31

Wolves and Norwich dates confirmed

The home game against Wolves and the final away game of the season at Norwich have now been confirmed, with one on the BBC and the other on Sky. Firstly the home game against Wolves. That will be played on Wednesday, 15th July and will be shown...
Burnley - 2020-07-04 08:50:31

Ton up on the road

It seems some think football only started with the advent of the Premier League in 1992 so we’re joining in today given that three days ago we scored a significant goal in the Premier League era. We’ve played a total of 220 Premier League...
Burnley - 2020-07-03 19:50:33

Clarets for Foodbanks are back on Padiham Road

Clarets for Foodbanks, through Burnley FC Supporters Groups, were able to collect food items for Burnley Community Kitchen for two days last weekend on Padiham Road. It was a great success with a full bin by the end of the second day. The bin will...
Burnley - 2020-07-03 12:50:15

Dyche set for selection boost

Sean Dyche could be without Jack Cork for Sunday’s home game against Sheffield United after he picked up an ankle injury at Crystal Palace, but he could be boosted by the return of four players who were all ruled out of that win at Selhurst...
Burnley - 2020-07-03 16:50:04

Captain’s night at Palace

Captain Ben Mee turned in an outstanding defensive performance in last Monday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace and took time out to score the only goal of the game to give us a second successive 1-0 win having beaten Watford four days earlier at...
Burnley - 2020-07-03 16:50:04

Jay and Tarky share spoils in Watford win

Having been beaten at Manchester City, the Clarets got the restart well and truly underway last Thursday when we beat Watford 1-0 on the Turf in searing heat to take us past the forty point total. It was generally a really good performance with...
Burnley - 2020-07-02 16:50:29

The top twenty with Ben Mee

Goalkeeper Jerry Dawson made his Burnley league debut in a 3-0 home win against Stockport County on 13th April 1907 with his 522nd and final game coming against Liverpool, also at Turf Moor on Christmas Day 1925, a game we won 3-2 courtesy of two...
Burnley - 2020-07-02 19:50:41

Jimmy Adamson, Gary Rowell and the Battle of Turf Moor

Gary Rowell is a Sunderland legend and as his career drew to its end was signed by Burnley and played nineteen games. Burnley was his final club having arrived on a free transfer from Carlisle for the 1988/89 season. After a run in the side he was...
Burnley - 2020-07-01 16:50:36

Player of the Year was back underway at City

The most recent man of the match and player ratings award was back in March following our 1-1 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur but with restart now well underway we have the result from the first of those games at Manchester City. For any number...
Burnley - 2020-07-01 12:50:25

Burnley win at Palace

A goal from captain Ben Mee, on his 300th league appearance for the club, has given us a 1-0 win tonight at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace. A full report will follow. Follow UpTheClarets:
Burnley - 2020-06-30 08:50:48

Referees confirmed for Sheffield United and West Ham games

The Premier League have confirmed that our next two games against Sheffield United and West Ham will be refereed by Peter Bankes and Michael Oliver respectively. Bankes’ only Burnley game this season was the 2-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace...
Burnley - 2020-06-30 16:50:19

That’s one of the best results the team has produced

The Clarets finally got one over on former England boss Roy Hodgson who had enjoyed an unbeaten run against us previously other than a League Cup tie against Fulham back in 2008. Hodgson admitted, after the game: “I thought they played very well...
Burnley - 2020-06-30 08:50:48

Prime time viewing at Crystal Palace

In 1914, Burnley beat Liverpool 1-0 at Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup. Last night’s win against Crystal Palace by the same score might not have been anything like as significant but was very much a magnificent result against all the odds. Joe...
Burnley - 2020-06-30 12:49:51

Depleted Clarets on their way to the Palace

The games are coming thick and fast now and tonight sees us make the long journey to Crystal Palace as the two teams battle it out to try and win places in the top half of the Premier League. We go into the game just outside in 11th place; Palace...
Burnley - 2020-06-29 19:50:03

Twelve wins is a decent tally at this stage

Burnley travel to Crystal Palace tonight with Selhurst Park about to host a behind closed doors game for the first time, and that was what manager Roy Hodgson spoke about in his press conference. Former England boss Hodgson said about there being...
Burnley - 2020-06-29 16:50:05

Third away game of the season for Hooper

Simon Hooper will referee our game at Crystal Palace tonight, an official who has previously refereed us this season in our away games at Sheffield United and Southampton. Although he couldn’t be held responsible in any way for our inept...
Burnley - 2020-06-29 12:50:31

We have built a resilience here

The last time Nigel Pearson managed a team at Burnley he saw his Leicester City side win 1-0 in what was a relegation battle, at the time, for both clubs, but he couldn’t repeat that tonight with his relegation haunted Watford going down 1-0 to...
Burnley - 2020-06-26 08:50:00

Back home with a much needed win against Watford

The Clarets have finally done it. We’ve gone past the forty points total in the Premier League with seven games still remaining with last night’s 1-0 home win against Watford coming courtesy of a Jay Rodriguez goal at an all but empty Turf...
Burnley - 2020-06-26 19:50:32

Home win against Watford

A second half goal from Jay Rodriguez has given us a 1-0 home win this evening against Watford to take our points total past 40. A full report will follow. Follow UpTheClarets:
Burnley - 2020-06-26 08:50:00

Clarets confirm academy retained list

Burnley have this afternoon confirmed which players will be staying and which will be leaving from this season’s under-23 and under-18 squads. From the Under-23s Midfielder Josh Benson and defenders Ryan Cooney and Jimmy Dunne have all had their...
Burnley - 2020-06-25 16:49:48

Heat turned up for Turf Moor return

Burnley are finally back in Turf Moor action tonight with Watford our visitors on what promises to be an untypically warm Burnley evening with temperatures still soaring. We’ll be looking to get our season back on track following the heavy defeat...
Burnley - 2020-06-25 19:50:05

Early Turf Moor return for Mike Dean

In terms of time elapsed it is a while since Mike Dean refereed a Burnley game but when he steps out to referee tonight’s game against Watford it will be his second Turf Moor game out of three having refereed the 3-0 win against Bournemouth back...
Burnley - 2020-06-25 12:50:14

It’s another tough Premier League game

It’s the first home game back tonight when we take on Watford and a return to Turf Moor for Nigel Pearson who was in charge of Leicester City on his last visit back in 2015 (pictured). Pearson handed over media duties to his number two Craig...
Burnley - 2020-06-25 16:49:48

Bardsley extends Turf Moor stay

Phil Bardsley was one of a number of players who were absent when we played Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium two days ago because of contract issues, joining such as Joe Hart, Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon. All of those players are out of...
Burnley - 2020-06-24 16:50:23

No immediate return for injured quartet

Sean Dyche was able to confirm the good news that Phil Bardsley will be a Burnley player for a further year but confirmed that Jeff Hendrick is leaving the club whilst also adding that none of the four injured players will be fit for tomorrow’s...
Burnley - 2020-06-24 16:50:23

Martin Dobson on Jimmy Adamson

This article goes back to 2013.  For the Jimmy Adamson book, I contacted Martin Dobson. I explained to him that one of the themes of the book was the relationship and the change in that relationship between three people ? Harry Potts, Bob Lord and...
Burnley - 2020-06-24 16:50:23

Big defeat at the Etihad

Burnley have gone down to a 5-0 defeat tonight against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium as we played our first game behind closed doors since the re-start of Premier League football. A full report will follow. Follow UpTheClarets:
Burnley - 2020-06-23 08:49:56

It’s just a reminder of what you need in this league

Burnley suffered a 5-0 defeat against Manchester City in the first game back giving Pep Guardiola yet another fantastic result against the Clarets. It came at a cost though for the City boss who will now be without Sergio Agüero for a few games...
Burnley - 2020-06-23 19:50:28

An Etihad night to forget

Last season we twice travelled to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City and twice came home with 5-0 defeats. Incredibly, we suffered by the same score again last night on what proved to be a night of embarrassment and shame for Burnley...
Burnley - 2020-06-23 19:50:28

Referee confirmed for Crystal Palace game

The Premier League have confirmed that next Monday’s game against Crystal Palace will be refereed by Simon Hooper whose last Burnley game was our 3-0 defeat at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United. Graham Scott will be on VAR duty. He last...
Burnley - 2020-06-23 19:50:28

We just take on the game as we would do

Burnley travel to the Etihad Stadium tonight with Sean Dyche hoping to get one over on their manager Pep Guardiola for the first time. City have had the benefit of having played one game since the restart but Guardiola warned: “Before the...
Burnley - 2020-06-22 16:50:29

Man of the match vote and player ratings return tonight

On 7th March, just over 14 weeks ago, we held the last man of the match vote on Up the Clarets with the player ratings running simultaneously on the message board following our 1-1 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur. Tonight, as we continue the...
Burnley - 2020-06-22 12:50:30

100 day wait for City game is over

On 7th March of this year, we drew 1-1 at home against Tottenham Hotspur and one week later should have been taking on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, that was until football shut down some ten days prior to the country going into lockdown...
Burnley - 2020-06-22 19:50:15

Marriner will get our first game underway

West Midlands referee Andre Marriner will be blow the first whistle when Burnley’s 2019/20 Premier League season gets back underway against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Embed from Getty ImagesMarriner is not a regular where Burnley...
Burnley - 2020-06-22 12:50:30

Lennon set to leave the Clarets

Burnley have left themselves with a number of players coming out of contract this summer and Aaron Lennon appears to have become the first of them to reject a short term deal and that will see him depart at the end of this month, in ten days...
Burnley - 2020-06-20 12:49:00

Clive Middlemass – February 1996 to March 1996

Assistant manager Clive Middlemass stepped in as caretaker boss when Jimmy Mullen was sacked and immediately threw his hat into the ring for the job on a full time basis. Middlemass had been at the club for over three years, coming in as Mullen’s...
Burnley - 2020-06-19 12:50:13

Injuries hit Clarets for opener

Sean Dyche has today confirmed that he will be without three players when we take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium next Monday. Jóhann Berg Guđmundsson is ruled out with a calf injury while an achilles problem will keep Chris Wood out....
Burnley - 2020-06-18 16:50:19

Dates and broadcasting details released for three more games

The dates, times and broadcasting details have now been confirmed for our home game against Sheffield United and the away games at West Ham and Liverpool. The Sheffield United home game will be played on Sunday 5th July, our first ever league game...
Burnley - 2020-06-18 12:49:24

A Tribute to John Connelly

I can still remember school games lessons on Centre Vale Park when I was at Todmorden Grammar School as a spotty 15-year old. There was Philip Brown, Ed Cockcroft, Jammy Fielden, Winston Sutcliffe, Colin Walker, and a whole host of other lads like...
Burnley - 2020-06-18 12:49:24

Clarets in the second tier in the early 2000s

Today, we move into the 2000s by adding the results, goalscorers, league tables and programme covers for the first five full seasons in the 2000s, from 2000/01 through to 2004/05. For the first four of these five seasons, the league was known as...
Burnley - 2020-06-17 12:51:51

Referees confirmed for Manchester City and Watford games

With the restart underway tomorrow in the Premier League, the referees have been confirmed for our first two games. Andre Marriner will be in charge for our game against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium with Mike Dean back at the Turf for the...
Burnley - 2020-06-17 08:50:12

Two former young Clarets forced to leave their clubs

Neither of them played in the first team at Burnley but Marc Pugh and Tommy Wood were both released by their respective clubs Queens Park Rangers and Wimbledon last week due to the financial situation the clubs now find themselves in. Pugh is the...
Burnley - 2020-06-15 16:49:44

Jimmy Mullen – October 1991 to February 1996

Already occupying a lowly position in the Fourth Division, the Burnley board were forced into looking for a new manager following Frank Casper’s resignation during the first week in October 1991. ?The search is on,? chairman Frank Teasdale told...
Burnley - 2020-06-15 12:50:02

We reach the new Millennium

This week we’ve added the results, league tables and programme covers for a further five years taking us into the 21st Century with seasons 1995/96 through to 1999/2000. The previous five years had seen us win two promotions and then suffer a...
Burnley - 2020-06-12 12:49:51

Frank Casper – January 1989 to October 1991

In January 1983, Frank Casper replaced Brian Miller as manager of Burnley Football Club on the day we sensationally beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 in the Milk Cup, and just six years later exactly the same happened with Frank returning to Turf Moor from...
Burnley - 2020-06-12 12:49:51

Ten reasons why Burnley won a most unexpected promotion

Again, it?s a few years since this was written but I look back at this as almost the perfect season, maybe with rose-tinted spectacles. The story goes that in the game at Cork, pre-season, Dyche muttered to someone, maybe Woan, ?hey I think we?re...
Burnley - 2020-06-11 16:51:53

Otte joins goalkeeping coaching staff

Craig Mawson, the academy goalkeeping coach, left Burnley a few months ago to join Manchester United and today the Clarets have confirmed that Fabian Otte, a 29-year-old German, has joined the club as Mawson’s replacement. Like Mawson, he will...
Burnley - 2020-06-08 12:50:08

Brian Miller – July 1986 to January 1989

Burnley Football club was in a mess, a big mess. We’d had six different managers in just over three years, suffered two relegations, and the very future of the club was threatened as the debts spiralled. Mercifully Tommy Cavanagh had gone, the...
Burnley - 2020-06-08 12:50:08

Tommy Cavanagh – October 1985 to May 1986

With Martin Buchan’s unexpected and shock departure the directors chose not to look outside of the club for a new manager and gave the job to Tommy Cavanagh. There had been plenty of mistakes made in the previous few years, so why not another"...
Burnley - 2020-06-05 12:50:34

It’s Monday at the Etihad – dates for first three games

The dates, times and broadcasters are expected to be confirmed soon for all the remaining 2019/20 Premier League games but news has surfaced this afternoon with the information required for the first three sets of games which includes ours at...
Burnley - 2020-06-04 19:50:32

Into the 1990s as we go up twice and down once

We’ve continued adding the results, league tables and programme covers today with the next five seasons, covering the period from the 1990/91 season through to 1994/95. The previous five year period had been spent in the Fourth Division but this...
Burnley - 2020-06-03 12:50:24

Ten Burnley defeats that really hurt

Once again this was written some years ago and dates back to 2010. One that could easily have gone in was the away play-off defeat at Torquay, in season 1990/91. Of late, maybe the 5-0 tonking at Spurs last year was a horror show and the manner of...
Burnley - 2020-06-02 16:50:12

Burnley FC Supporters Groups make foodbank donation

The current football shutdown has brought an end, for now, to our match day collections which have been supporting the foodbank at Burnley Community Kitchen and, given the Premier League will be returning with behind closed doors games for the...
Burnley - 2020-06-02 16:50:12

Martin Buchan – June 1985 to October 1985

He came, he went and he disappeared into thin air never to be heard of again in football – that was Martin Buchan who was appointed as Burnley manager following the departure of John Benson. It was a strange appointment. Every indication was that...
Burnley - 2020-06-01 12:50:19

John Benson – August 1984 to May 1985

With just five days to go to the start of the 1984/85 season we were looking for a new manager following the sacking of John Bond. Assistant manager John Benson was put in temporary charge of the team as we prepared to kick off with a home game...
Burnley - 2020-05-29 12:50:27

Two former Clarets released by Football League clubs

Bradford City confirmed that Shay McCartan was to be released three days ago and late yesterday Lincoln City, in announcing their retained list, have confirmed the departure of former Burnley captain Jason Shackell. McCartan is probably best...
Burnley - 2020-05-29 12:50:27

Premier League football set for return

The Premier League will return on Wednesday, 17th June when the two outstanding games – Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – will be played. A full fixture list is then expected to go ahead over the following...
Burnley - 2020-05-28 19:51:05

New role for ex-Claret Gareth Taylor

Gareth Taylor, who was with Burnley from 2001 to 2003, has today been confirmed as the new head coach of Manchester City Women. Now aged 47, Taylor has been in charge of the Manchester City youth team for the past three years and was in charge...
Burnley - 2020-05-28 12:51:19

The 1980s completed as Clarets hit rock bottom

Today sees all the results, league tables and programme covers added for the final half of the 1980s which includes all the seasons from 1985/86 to 1989/90. It kicks off with Burnley in the Fourth Division for the first time in the club’s history...
Burnley - 2020-05-27 16:50:31

Ten Memorable Burnley Goals

I wrote about the following goals several years ago and since then there have been others; the one at Everton after a 22-man passing move, a couple of Defour goals one of them being the wonderful free kick at Old Trafford. Then there was the Vydra...
Burnley - 2020-05-26 16:50:35

John Bond – June 1983 to August 1984

In the summer of 1983, Burnley had decided on a change of policy when beginning the search for a new manager, opting to make an external appointment rather than promote from within which had been the policy for almost thirty years. That ruled out...
Burnley - 2020-05-25 12:51:41

New York – New York

Having become Football League Champions on that incredible night at Maine Road at the beginning of May, the Burnley team of sixty years ago set sail for America and the international club tournament in New York. The Burnley club were proud to be...
Burnley - 2020-05-22 16:50:59

Frank Casper – January 1983 to June 1983

On 19th January 1983, we had a Milk Cup quarter final at Spurs and with Brian Miller relieved of his duties that morning the directors turned to Frank Casper to take responsibility for the team at White Hart Lane. Within hours of taking over he sat...
Burnley - 2020-05-22 12:50:27

Brady to remain with the Clarets

It seems as though there has been very little football news recently but this afternoon Burnley have confirmed that they have extended Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady’s contract until the end of the 2020/21 season. Brady joined...
Burnley - 2020-05-21 16:50:33

Ten Burnley games that brought a lump in your throat

I wrote about the following games some years ago so that since then there have been several more; the memorable away game at Reading in the play-offs when Burnley scored two of the most extraordinary goals. There was the 1-0 win over Man City when...
Burnley - 2020-05-21 12:51:34

Burnley confirm ticket refunds

Burnley Football Club have confirmed that they will now be issuing refunds for the four home games still to be played this season and for the away fixture against Manchester City. 2019/20 Season Tickets The club will communicate via email with all...
Burnley - 2020-05-20 16:50:29

Two ex-Clarets stay while another goes at Mansfield

In normal times we would have been at the end of the 2019/20 season with news coming from clubs up and down the country regarding their retained lists and today Mansfield have released theirs. Alex MacDonald Last week, Mansfield, who are managed...
Burnley - 2020-05-19 16:49:59

Moving into the 1980s

Last month we added the results, league tables and programme covers up for a five year period up to and including the 1979/80 season and today it moves on a further five years to the end of 1984/85. The last updated finished with us having been...
Burnley - 2020-05-19 12:50:38

Clarets cleared to start training

At today’s meeting, the Premier League Shareholders today unanimously to return to small group training from tomorrow afternoon ? the first step towards restarting the Premier League, when safe to do so. Step One of the Return to Training...
Burnley - 2020-05-18 16:50:52

Brian Miller – October 1979 to January 1983

The departure of Harry Potts led to Bob Lord making what proved to be his final managerial appointment and after being with the club as player, trainer and coach it was Brian Miller he turned to as the club sat in a precarious position at the bottom...
Burnley - 2020-05-18 12:50:40

Our wonderful championship season

Sixty years ago Burnley Football Club were champions of England. Over the past nine months we’ve been charting the season, game by game, right up to the last of those games against Manchester City at Maine Road. With that team set to embark on a...
Burnley - 2020-05-17 16:50:30

Gus Poyet – Your team’s a disgrace

The 2019/20 Premier League season should have been coming to an end this weekend with Brighton & Hove Albion making their way to Turf Moor. No matter what might have happened in the previous eight games we would have been in a safe position in the...
Burnley - 2020-05-16 16:50:20

Harry Potts – February 1977 to October 1979

During his one year as manager, Joe Brown made a significant change to his backroom staff. Chief scout Dave Blakey had joined the long list of departures in 1976 and Joe replaced him by bringing Harry Potts back to the club in that role. It was...
Burnley - 2020-05-15 12:51:16
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