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Clarke and Stone to become Stags

Defender James Clarke (pictured left) and goalkeeper Aidan Stone, who both played their last games for Burnley in the recent Lancashire Senior Cup Final, are both set to be Mansfield Town players next season. They’ve confirmed the signing of...
Burnley - 2019-06-24 19:47:48

Beast on the move to Shropshire

Having ended his player career with Crusaders in Northern Ireland, goalkeeper Brian Jensen joined Bury last summer as goalkeeping coach but is on the move again this summer and has now taken Danny Coyne’s old role at Shrewsbury Town. Coyne...
Burnley - 2019-06-24 19:47:48

Barton and Marney win places in the midfield

The vote to select two central midfielders for the team of the last ten years came to an end last night. There were never going to be runaway winners as had been the case for some of the other positions but there were still two clear winners in Joey...
Burnley - 2019-06-24 19:47:48

Non-league moves for four former players

Four players who played in either our youth team or development squad in recent years have signed for new clubs in non-league football. Striker Dom Knowles, a player who came as close as being named as a substitute for the first team at Burnley,...
Burnley - 2019-06-24 19:47:48

Two wide players required for ten year team

With Joey Barton and Dean Marney having claimed the central roles in midfield, the search is now underway to find two players to play in the wide positions to complete the midfield four in Burnley’s team of the last ten years. Players who...
Burnley - 2019-06-24 19:47:48

2019/20: Wigan Athletic v Burnley – Supporters Travel

The Supporters Clubs travel details to the pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium for Burnley Football Supporters Club. WIGAN ATHLETIC v BURNLEY Saturday 27th July 2019 – kick off 3 p.m.  Burnley Football Supporters...
Burnley - 2019-06-21 12:47:24

2019/20: Crewe Alexandra & Port Vale v Burnley – Supporters Travel

The Supporters Clubs travel details to the pre-season friendlies against Crewe Alexandra & Port Vale at Gresty Road and Vale Park for Burnley Football Supporters Club. CREWE ALEXANDRA & PORT VALE v BURNLEY Saturday 20th July 2019 – kick off 3...
Burnley - 2019-06-21 12:47:24

2019/20: Fleetwood Town v Burnley – Supporters Travel

The Supporters Clubs travel details to the pre-season friendly against Fleetwood Town at Highbury for Burnley Football Supporters Club. FLEETWOOD TOWN v BURNLEY Tuesday 23rd July 2019 – kick off 7:45 p.m.  Burnley Football Supporters...
Burnley - 2019-06-21 12:47:24

Former Burnley assistant manager McFarlane dies

When John Benson stepped up to replace John Bond as Burnley manager in 1984, he very quickly appointed Ian McFarlane as his assistant. Sadly, McFarlane passed away on Monday this week at the age of 86. He joined us early in the 1984/85 season after...
Burnley - 2019-06-20 16:47:50

Keane and Mee named in ten year team

The voting is over to select the two central defenders to play in the best Burnley team of the last ten years and it is a pairing of Michael Keane and Ben Mee who will play in front of goalkeeper Tom Heaton and between the two full backs Kieran...
Burnley - 2019-06-20 12:47:39

Search for central midfielders begins

We’ve got our goalkeeper and we’ve got the back four, and today we start the search for two midfielders to place in the best Burnley team of the last ten years. It all starts at Stoke as we kicked off our first Premier League season and that...
Burnley - 2019-06-20 16:47:50

Former Claret Conlan signs new Morecambe deal

After playing over 100 League Two games for Morecambe, former Claret Luke Conlan has committed to a further two years with the club after his best season yet. Luke joined the Clarets as a scholar in 2011 and was in the team that reached the...
Burnley - 2019-06-20 12:47:39

O’Neill set for another season in Oz

Aiden O’Neill spent the 2018/19 season back in his native Australia, playing for Central Coast Mariners on loan. It was a successful season for the young midfielder who won all their player of the year awards but not for the club who finished...
Burnley - 2019-06-19 12:47:32

Clarets say no to Gibson loan

Sky reported yesterday that Besiktas had made an offer for central defender Ben Gibson which was basically a loan offer with a view to buy. They have reported that we rejected the offer. It’s less than a year since Gibson signed for the Clarets....
Burnley - 2019-06-19 12:47:32

Happy Birthday Willie Irvine

The record breaking goal at Villa Park Arguably our greatest ever goalscorer, Willie Irvine is 76 today and will be thankfully celebrating his birthday at home with his wife Rita and the Irvine family. It’s not a significant birthday in terms of...
Burnley - 2019-06-18 12:48:10

Harvey joins Stafford Rangers

Former Burnley player Alex-Ray Harvey has joined Stafford Rangers having spent the latter part of the 2018/19 season with Hednesford Town. Alex-Ray, now 28, was in the successful Burnley youth team a decade ago that came so close to winning the...
Burnley - 2019-06-18 12:48:10

Whitmore moves to the Fylde

Central defender Alex Whitmore, surprisingly released by Grimsby Town at the end of the 2018/19 season, has now signed a deal with AFC Fylde who will be looking to gain promotion to the Football League for the first time. They were beaten in last...
Burnley - 2019-06-18 12:48:10

Ward gets the left-back slot

So far the voting has not been close. Tom Heaton and Kieran Trippier convincingly won their places in the team of the last ten years and Stephen Ward has followed suit with an overwhelming victory in the vote to choose a left-back. Wardy has just...
Burnley - 2019-06-17 12:47:51

Two central defenders to choose from last ten years

With the goalkeeper and full back positions filled, we now look for two central defenders to add to our best team of the last ten years. Clarke Carlisle (60 league starts in the last ten years) is the first. He was in the team for our opening...
Burnley - 2019-06-17 12:47:51

Bankes and Madley become Premier League referees

Bobby Madley disappeared from view last summer while Roger East hung up his whistle at the end of last season, and this week the Professional Game Match Officials Limited have confirmed that their places in Select Group 1 will be taken by Peter...
Burnley - 2019-06-14 19:48:05

Coyne back at Middlesbrough after Shrewsbury departure

Danny Coyne was surprisingly axed at Shrewsbury Town just over two weeks ago. He was the goalkeeping coach there and took over as caretaker manager during last season, winning five out of six games. That earned him the assistant manager role when...
Burnley - 2019-06-14 12:48:35

It’s time to vote for a left-back

Tom Heaton and Kieran Trippier have claimed the first two places in the best Burnley team of the last ten years and for the next few days it is time to vote for the left-back to join them. This time there are six candidates to choose from....
Burnley - 2019-06-13 12:47:39

Saints again on opening day

For the second successive season we’ve been paired with Southampton on the opening day of the season and it is a season that will also come to an end at home with the visit of another south coast Brighton and Hove Albion. That opening fixture is...
Burnley - 2019-06-13 12:47:39

Trippier wins place in team of last ten years

Tom Heaton was chosen to play in goal for our best team of the last ten years. It wasn’t a close vote and neither was the one to choose the right-back which has been won convincingly by Kieran Trippier. Tripps came into Burnley during the 2011...
Burnley - 2019-06-13 12:47:39

Nice friendly for Burnley

The first of our home pre-season friendlies is against French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice who have just ended the 2018/19 season in seventh place in the table. To give them their official title, they are called Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice Côte d’Azur...
Burnley - 2019-06-13 16:47:39

Mitchell lands Larne deal

Goalkeeper Conor Mitchell, after seven years at Burnley and a number of loans, was released at the end of the season having spent the second half of 2018/19 back in his native Northern Ireland with Linfield. He’ll be staying in Northern Ireland...
Burnley - 2019-06-12 12:47:39

A look back at top flight games against the new boys

The 2018/19 season ended with Cardiff City, Fulham and Huddersfield Town relegated from the Premier League and set to be replaced by Norwich City, Sheffield United and play-off winners Aston Villa. Cardiff were perhaps unfortunate; they ended the...
Burnley - 2019-06-12 12:47:39

Under-18s are returning to Prague to play in CEE Cup

Two years ago, sponsored by Up the Clarets, our under-18s played in the CEE Cup in Prague and came back as runners-up having been beaten by Everton in the final. We are going back this year having previously played three friendlies domestically....
Burnley - 2019-06-11 16:47:43

Chris takes the Long road north

It hasn’t been the best of years for striker Chris Long who was released by three clubs from May 2018 until last month. A year ago, his three year stay at Burnley came to an end, a stay that saw him start just one league game for us, that at...
Burnley - 2019-06-11 12:47:33

Time to choose a right-back from the last ten years

With Tom Heaton already in place in our Burnley team of the last ten years, it’s now time to choose a right-back to go into that team and, as with the goalkeepers, there are five to choose from. It hasn’t been a position to have seen much...
Burnley - 2019-06-10 12:47:39

Heaton wins first place in team of last ten years

The last few days have seen votes cast to choose our best goalkeeper over the last ten years and it proved to be no contest with Tom Heaton always going to be the winner. Tom was our first choice goalkeeper from the start of the 2013/14 season...
Burnley - 2019-06-10 12:47:39

Premier League prepare for VAR

On the day that VAR took centre stage in the Nations League semi-final between Portugal and Switzerland, the Premier League outlined how it will work when it is introduced here next season. It’s been used once at Turf Moor previously and it was...
Burnley - 2019-06-06 12:48:05

Find our best players from the last decade

Just under two weeks ago we were remembering Wade Elliott’s goal on that wonderful Wembley day when we beat Sheffield United 1-0 in the Championship play-off final and prepared to step into the Premier League for the first ever time. We went...
Burnley - 2019-06-05 16:47:46

Bournemouth win is chosen as best away performance

Our win at Bournemouth, when we came from a goal behind to win 3-1, has been voted our best away performance of the season from a collection of eleven wins and draws. For the best home performance, the 2-1 win against Spurs was the clear winner,...
Burnley - 2019-06-05 12:47:39

Wednesday evening pre-season games for under-23s

Three pre-season games for Steve Stone’s under-23 side have been confirmed with all three away games in the North West. The first of the games is at Stalybridge Celtic on 17th July, the same Wednesday we travelled there last season. A year ago we...
Burnley - 2019-06-05 12:47:39

Back to the 1940s with Up the Clarets

Up the Clarets arrived in January 2016 but today we are taking a look back to produce some pages on the site that would have been here had the internet been available some seventy years ago. Since launching the site, we’ve always included a page...
Burnley - 2019-05-31 19:47:44

Wilson signs first professional deal

A year ago, when players such as James Clarke and Oliver Younger were graduating from the youth team with professional contracts, Scott Wilson, who can play either at left-back or his preferred position as the left of two central defenders, was...
Burnley - 2019-05-31 16:48:46

Vote for our best away performance of the 2018/19 season

With James Tarkowski having won the player of the year, Jeff Hendrick’s goal at Chelsea voted our best of the season and our 2-1 win against Spurs considered our best home performance, it is now time to choose our best away performance of the...
Burnley - 2019-05-30 19:48:08

Spurs win gets landslide victory for best home performance

Over the past few days, we asked you to vote for the home performance you thought was the best in the 2018/19 season and we were left in no doubt after the 2-1 win against Spurs won convincingly. It was the last game in our run of eight Premier...
Burnley - 2019-05-30 12:48:01

Burnley to play six games in a more conventional pre-season

Last season we were juggling pre-season with our Europa League commitments but this year it is definitely a more Burnley like set of pre-season games as we prepare for a fourth successive season in the Premier League. The squad will travel to...
Burnley - 2019-05-29 16:47:50

Easton goes home

As suggested last week, former left-back Brian Easton has returned to his first club Hamilton Academicals having been released by St. Johnstone following the end of the 2018/19 season. Hamilton have today confirmed the signing of the now...
Burnley - 2019-05-29 16:47:50

25 years since Jimmy Mullen’s Armada sailed into Wembley

Twenty five years ago today I made my third visit to Wembley to see Burnley. My dad had taken me to the 1962 FA Cup Final and in 1988 I was there for the Sherpa Van Trophy Final against Wolves. Then, six years to the day after that game against...
Burnley - 2019-05-29 08:48:38

Former keeper Coyne leaves Shrewsbury

New Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts is making changes to his backroom staff and that has seen Danny Coyne leave after six years with the Shropshire club. Coyne had been the goalkeeping coach for most of that time but stepped in as caretaker manager...
Burnley - 2019-05-28 12:48:54

Reid joins Clarke in Scotland

Former Claret Steven Reid ended the season back with West Brom but has today joined Scotland as one of new manager Steve Clarke’s assistants. It won’t be the first time Reid has worked with Clarke and that started when Clarke took over as...
Burnley - 2019-05-28 19:47:47

Clarets to continue shopping at home

After what, at best, could be called a frustrating transfer window last summer, Burnley fans will be hoping that things are much better between now and 8th August when the current window slams shut a couple of days before the new Premier League...
Burnley - 2019-05-28 12:48:54

Heaton in Southgate’s final squad

Gareth Southgate reduced his England squad to 23 ahead of the Nations League early next month. Tom Heaton remains in the squad but it would have been a big surprise had he been left out. Southgate needed to reduce his initial squad from 27 by four...
Burnley - 2019-05-28 12:48:54

McNeil called up for England under-20 tournament

England’s under-20 team are taking part in the Maurice Revello Tournament in France and will play Japan, Portugal and Chile in the group stages of a competition we’ve won in each of the last three years. Dwight McNeil has got his second call up...
Burnley - 2019-05-28 12:48:54

You can’t really beat a Wembley win

The play-offs get underway today, starting with Newport County and Tranmere Rovers facing each other for a place in League One next season and in two days time it will be the turn of Aston Villa and Derby County with one of them assured a place in...
Burnley - 2019-05-25 12:47:24

Nick Pope signs new long term deal with the Clarets

Only yesterday I wrote about the speculation regarding our goalkeepers with at least one more likely to leave. The recent gossip has seen Nick Pope linked with Bournemouth but a move to the south coast is not going to happen with Pope committing...
Burnley - 2019-05-25 08:47:33

It all started last July in Scotland

The banner in Greece remembering Ian Britton and Jimmy McIlroy It’s difficult to know where to start when reviewing the 2018/19. It started with the fun of the Europa League but by Christmas we feared that we were heading back to the Championship...
Burnley - 2019-05-24 16:47:39

Early speculation centres on goalkeepers and defenders

The season’s over apart from those clubs set for the play-off finals this weekend and that means the speculation is well underway as to which players might be moving on and who we might be signing. Much of the chat so far has been about the...
Burnley - 2019-05-23 16:47:47

Hendrick wins goal award for second time in three years

Jeff Hendrick’s opener at Chelsea last month proved to be the big winner in the vote for the goal of the season and that should come as no surprise for a player who was the winner two seasons ago with his goal at home against Bournemouth and saw...
Burnley - 2019-05-23 16:47:47

Vote for our best home performance of the 2018/19 season

James Tarkowski is the Up the Clarets Player of the Year for 2018/19 and this morning we confirmed that Jeff Hendrick’s goal at Chelsea had been voted our best. It’s now time to select the best home performance of the season and there are a...
Burnley - 2019-05-23 16:47:47

Payts takes over at Garstang

Former Claret Andy Payton has today been confirmed as the new manager of Garstang Football Club having recently obtained his UEFA A Licence. Garstang chairman Adrian Wilding said of the appointment: “This is a great day for the football club, the...
Burnley - 2019-05-23 16:47:47

More ex-Clarets looking for clubs

Recently we reported that ex-Clarets Gary Cahill, George Boyd and David Jones were leaving their clubs at the end of the season to add to the previous news of Marc Pugh’s time coming to an end at Bournemouth and Matt Taylor’s retirement after a...
Burnley - 2019-05-21 16:47:58

Heaton in England Nations League squad

Tom Heaton was named early this afternoon in Gareth Southgate’s provisional squad for the Nations League finals to be played in Portugal next month but there is no place for central defender James Tarkowski. Both returned to the squad for the...
Burnley - 2019-05-17 08:49:16

Mee & Lowton share honours against Arsenal

The last man of the match vote and player ratings of the season have been completed with Ben Mee winning the vote and sharing first place in the ratings with Matt Lowton. Mee secured 31% of the vote to win the man of the match with Lowton second...
Burnley - 2019-05-17 12:48:35

Who scored our best goal of the season"

The players celebrate a goal in the 3-1 win at Bournemouth The player of the year has been decided and now it is time to vote for our goal of the season and there is a selection of six goals to choose from. Last season, every goal in the vote had...
Burnley - 2019-05-17 12:48:35

Senior joins under-23

At last week’s Lancashire Senior Cup Final against Blackburn Rovers, there was an unfamiliar name among the names of Burnley substitutes, that of Joel Senior. It was a case of straight to Google and we found two options; one was a Jamaican...
Burnley - 2019-05-16 12:49:29

Burnley confirm player departures

The club have, this morning, confirmed that a number of players will be leaving this summer as planning gets underway for the 2019/20 season. It always used to be known as the retained list, which we could expect within days of the end of the...
Burnley - 2019-05-15 12:48:51

Farewell to Wardy

Sean Dyche confirmed, in the aftermath of the Arsenal game last Sunday, that Stephen Ward would be leaving Burnley some five years after we signed him from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Injury meant a difficult first season for him at Turf Moor, and...
Burnley - 2019-05-15 12:48:51

Ntumba Massanka leaves Burnley

Young striker Ntumba Massanka has confirmed this evening on social media that he’s leaving Burnley after nine years at the club. Now 22, he came in as a 13-year-old, recruited from the Manchester area and three years later won a scholarship and...
Burnley - 2019-05-15 08:47:32

Arsenal take the points yet again

I suppose it shouldn’t have come as a surprise; Burnley played Arsenal and lose although at least this time, despite them scoring in stoppage time, there was no real controversy over their goals in this 3-1 win against us. The final game of the...
Burnley - 2019-05-13 16:47:40

It?s been a big challenge and a strangely enjoyable season

It ended in defeat for Burnley on the final day of the season with Arsenal beating us 3-1 on what was Unai Emery’s first ever game in charge of the Gunners at Turf Moor. After the game, the Arsenal boss said: “Yes, it gives us 70 points, not...
Burnley - 2019-05-13 08:47:40

Vote for your man of the match against Arsenal

Burnley have been beaten 3-1 today at home by Arsenal in the final game of the season and now you can make your choice as to who you thought was our man of the match. The winner in the last game, the 2-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park a...
Burnley - 2019-05-12 19:47:32

This season’s a goner after the Gunners

Burnley will be playing Premier League football next season, and those are nine words I wasn’t confident I was going to be able to use to start my preview of the Arsenal game back at Christmas when we’d reached the half way stage of the...
Burnley - 2019-05-12 08:50:40

It?s always good to beat the top teams

It’s Arsenal tomorrow and a first visit to Turf Moor for their manager Unai Emery who replaced Arsčne Wenger at the Emirates Stadium last summer. Emery has guided Arsenal into a top six place, they are currently fifth, and into the Europa League...
Burnley - 2019-05-11 19:47:45

Dean’s back to blow the final whistle of the season

Having refereed away games at Leicester City and Huddersfield Town, followed by the home games against Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City, Mike Dean will referee us for a record fifth time this season when he takes charge of our final game of the...
Burnley - 2019-05-11 19:47:45

Richard Taylor wins Shrimpers’ deal

When Michael Fowler signed for Fleetwood Town, he was the first of the released youth team players to win a move to a new club and he’s now been joined by defender Richard Taylor who has signed a contract with League One club Southend...
Burnley - 2019-05-10 16:47:53

Mee leads the defence at Everton

Ben Mee won a third successive man of the match vote with his performance at Goodison Park last Friday against Everton to move into fourth place in the Up the Clarets Player of the Year Table but this game also saw his defensive partner James...
Burnley - 2019-05-10 12:47:33

Extended stay for Bardsley

Burnley have confirmed that Phil Bardsley will remain at Turf Moor next season having played enough Premier League games to have triggered a one year extension. Bardsley has started 19 Premier League games this season which is exactly half of the...
Burnley - 2019-05-10 16:47:53

West Yorkshire Clarets moving into Burnley

Our supporters group in the west of the white rose county are moving into Lancashire this Sunday but it’s only few a short time ahead of the final game against Arsenal. They are meeting at the Kettledrum Inn at Mereclough, the pub always referred...
Burnley - 2019-05-09 16:48:05

Season ends with cup final defeat

Burnley fought for over 70 minutes last night against the odds in the Lancashire Senior Cup Final against Blackburn Rovers before succumbing to two late goals that gave our fierce rivals victory at the County Ground in Leyland. It’s not often you...
Burnley - 2019-05-08 12:47:39

Ex-Clarets looking for new clubs

The end of the season is almost with us and that means retained lists at clubs and players finding themselves not being offered new deals and searching for a new home before next season; that’s the case with three former Clarets who are currently...
Burnley - 2019-05-08 12:47:39

McCarthy selects three Clarets for Ireland

Mick McCarthy has today named his squad for a training camp in Portugal ahead of Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar, and he’s named Kevin Long, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady in that squad of thirty. The squad will train at Quinta...
Burnley - 2019-05-07 16:47:49

Cup final to bring season to an end for the under-23s

Our under-23s go into the final of the Lancashire Senior Cup tonight against local rivals Blackburn Rovers to end a season that promised much but now leaves us with this one game to win a trophy. We reached the quarter-finals of the Premier League...
Burnley - 2019-05-07 12:48:11
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