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No Nay Never by Dave Thomas-The Second Volume


Proceeds will go to the Burnley FC Youth Development Trust


The latest anthology of Burnley Football Club writing,collected and edited by Dave Thomas With a Foreword by Paul Fletcher MBE

A new official club publication for 2008
Dinner and launch on October 11th in the James Hargreaves Suite in the company of stars and legends of the club

No Never Volume Two
Printing by Hudson and Pearson
Approximately 400 pages
32 pages illustrations
Hardback, size 10" by 8"
Full colour dust jacket
Publication date October 2008
Price £14.99

This second Volume of No Nay Never is a new collection of articles and features about Burnley Football Club. Collected from a wide range of publications and authors, Dave Thomas has put together another great collection of chapters which dip into the history of the club.

Contents include:

Burnley man Charles Sutcliffe who was a driving force in the early days of the Football League.

Burnley man Jimmy Hogan who introduced a new type of football to the continent but was sadly ignored by his home country.

The 1946/47 Cup Final and promotion season

The 1962 Cup Final

Another Bob Lord chapter to supplement the chapter in Volume One.

Harry Potts Remembered… the full interviews with players undertaken for the Harry Potts book.

Features on Colin McDonald…John Connelly…Ray Pointer…Martin Dobson and Brian O Neil

The wives` tales… two players` stories told through the eyes of Carole Dobson and Brenda Thomas.

The 1981 - 84 years: promotion, relegation and John Bond.

The Fourth Division wilderness years 1985 - 92: and rivalry with Rochdale.

Small town big city: Burnley and Manchester United over the years.

Stan Ternent: promotion season and the final season.

Photographs provided by Margaret Potts; and sports photographers Eddie Rawlinson and Gerry Bradley

There are chapters from the newest football books along with specially conducted interviews with Stan Ternent, Ray Pointer, John Connelly, and former director Derek Gill. There is material by Jack Rosenthal, Simon Inglis, George Best, Terry Venables, Arthur Hopcraft, Blake Morrison and Mark Hodkinson.

All but a handful of copies of Volume One are sold and the companion volume is even better. Subscriber copies will be signed by the author, Barry Kilby and Paul Fletcher. If you bought Volume One you will be sure to want to obtain the companion volume.


A limited number of copies of No Nay Never Volume Two will be available by prior subscription. Each subscriber`s name and a short message, if required, will be printed in the book and every subscriber copy will be personally signed by the author, Barry Kilby and Paul Fletcher. We aim to allow pre publication subscribers to be able to collect their copies before the 11th from the club shop to enable them to bring them to the dinner for more signatures. Or, where posting is required, every effort will be made to post pre-ordered copies before the 11th. Details of the dinner will be publicised in the matchday programme, local Press and on the club website.

Vital Burnley provide a special downloadable order form below:



This will be the sixth book by Dave Thomas

It`s Burnley Not Barcelona A diary of season 2002/03 a very small number of copies available from the author.

No Nay Never Volume One an anthology of Burnley writing, a very small number of copies available from the author.

Together Again The Willie Irvine Story, available from the author

Harry Potts Margaret`s Story Harry`s life and career, the Championship season, the Cup Final, much of it told through the eyes of his wife Margaret; available from the club shop.

Russians Don`t Land Here a diary of season 2006/07, the club record winless run, pen pictures of several players, features on Steve Cotterill, the chairman Barry Kilby, and director Ray Griffiths. Available from the author.

Dave now lives in Leeds but lived in Todmorden for his first 20 years. His first full season at Turf Moor was 1959/60, not a bad start. He was a teacher for over 30 years, running school football teams for most of those years, and 14 of those were as a Head. He now writes for fun; living proof that most football books make no money for their authors. Writing Burnley Football Club books is therefore, for him, a labour of love. He is bringing up his Leeds-based grandson to be a Claret and saving up for him to be a mascot.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 29 2008

Time: 9:17AM

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Looks a great book, Ill be getting a copy
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29/05/2008 09:21:00

Me too, once I have got the first one :-)
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30/05/2008 11:21:00

Handed in my order form for NNN2 at Club shop on Saturday and ordered a new personalised home shirt whilst I was at it!
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03/06/2008 14:49:00


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