UK time is: 16:06:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Clarets Off to the Glens

Burnley FC have announced their sixth pre-season friendly with a club with close connections to the Clarets over the years,Glentoran.

The Clarets will travel to Belfast on Thursday, July 31st (kick-off time to be confirmed) at The Oval.

Both these clubs were founded in 1882, and therefore both have recently been celebrating their 125th anniversary. So this friendly is really an ideal way to celebrate 125 years. Clarets legends, Jimmy McIlroy, Alex Elder and more recently, Glen Little also played for Glentoran before coming to Turf Moor.

Clarets gaffer Owen Coyle said:

'With Glentoran also recently celebrating their 125th anniversary, it is a momentous time for both clubs, and I think it's a fantastic and appropriate way to mark such an occasion.

'We look forward to meeting the people of Glentoran.'

The announcement follows hot on the heals of the friendlies confirmed in Scotland.

Burnley travel north to take on Scottish Cup finalists Queen of the South at Palmerston Park on Saturday, July 19th (kick-off 3 p.m.), before facing Partick Thistle two days later on the Monday at Firhill (kick-off 7-30 p.m.).

The squad will then complete their tour of Scotland with a game at Owen Coyle and Sandy Stewart's former club St Johnstone on Wednesday, July 23rd, with the kick-off time to be confirmed.

So then the full list of pre-season friendlies announced so far will be Accrington (A), Bradford (A), Glentoran (A) and the Scottish tour. Surely we have a home one planned?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 7 2008

Time: 4:25PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I hope we are going to get a home friendly or two to watch? I reckon maybe someone like Wigan would be good or at least a Premier League Side. Man City?
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
07/05/2008 16:31:00

Although away don't we play Man Utd as part of the Coffey deal?
ruane
Report Abuse
07/05/2008 17:30:00

Nothing officially announced yet, although I think there was something about this in the Cofie deal
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
08/05/2008 08:42:00

We will announce a new date & time for this fixture, the Irish have doubled booked as I am sure you are aware by now!
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
11/05/2008 22:53:00

Heard a rumour today that we have a big home game to announce soon. Could well be Utd.
smitrit
Report Abuse
12/05/2008 14:01:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 0 - 1 Arsenal
Burnley 0 - 0 Spurs
Southampton 2 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 0 Man City
Liverpool 2 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 32 8 9 15 -16 33
15. Aston Villa 33 8 8 17 -21 32
16. Sunderland 32 5 14 13 -23 29
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Q.P.R. 33 7 5 21 -21 26
19. Burnley 32 5 11 16 -24 26
20. Leicester City 31 6 7 18 -19 25

Breaking League News

Ramsey: Different Kind of Pressure This Year
Arsenal : 18/04/2015 15:57:01
Wenger: I Love The Cup - So Do We Arsene, So Do We
Arsenal : 18/04/2015 15:34:00
Is Bettinelli Cech`s Replacement?
Chelsea : 18/04/2015 14:52:00
Former Villa Boss Being Checked Out?
Sunderland : 18/04/2015 14:19:00
United Urged to Keep the Pressure On!
Man Utd : 18/04/2015 12:49:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Everton v Burnley
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Burnley win 40%
Everton win 40%
Draw 20%