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We Played Blackpool Again!

We Played Blackpool Again!

Well we thought the Clarets might be having a well earned rest during the two week break apart from our players on International duty.

Not so it would appear for some of our peripheral players and those returning from injury.

The Clarets yesterday played our local rivals Blackpool for the second time this season but this time in a behind closed doors friendly at our training ground.

The Clarets earned a 1-1 draw against a strong Blackpool team that included Stephen McPhee returning from injury, Marlon Broomes and Alex Baptiste.

The former Spurs player, Joe Martin scored for Blackpool thanks to some good work from Burnley nearly-man, Alan Gow.

Steve Jones was the player on target for the Clarets and we would have won 2-1 had Matt Gilks not saved a penalty.

The Clarets too had a fairly strong side which included Robbie Blake and Ade Akinbyi.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday October 9 2008
Time: 7:48AM

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Crafty! Wonder how many of these behind closed doors games they have in a season? I could understand it, when we didnt have a reserves team but surprised they have continued
turfmanphil
09/10/2008 07:53:00
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Seems a little odd I agree - and who was it who missed the pen? Where do they hold these closed door games? and just how closed are the doors?
Claretdale
09/10/2008 17:57:00
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Says in the article, they are played at gawthorpe.
robbo-9-asfc
09/10/2008 19:23:00
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More information from BE: With the two-week international break, Coyle arranged a behind-closed-doors game at Gawthorpe on Wednesday against Blackpool to give some of his squad some match practice. Ade Akinbiyi, who has played only 104 minutes so far this season, Alan Mahon, who has played 49, Chris Eagles – who has made a big impact off the bench in the last four games, after missing three through suspension, and Diego Penny, who has not featured since the opening day of the season, all got some minutes under their belt. And although Mahon and Penny both picked up slight knocks, but Coyle admitted: "They are nothing to be unduly worried about." He added: "The boys worked hard, and it was good for a few of them to get a game."
turfmanphil
10/10/2008 17:39:00
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it was reported that there was no crowd trouble at this game......but there apparently there was a few scuffles between the two benches occupants
lincolnblue
16/10/2008 18:13:00
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