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Claretacchio Asks about Clarets Consistency

Claretacchio Asks about Clarets Consistency

One of our posters, Claretacchio has suggested a short article in which he would like some feedback from Vital Burnley users.

He writes:

Another great win this weekend against leaders Wolves and a host of winnable games coming up might suggest the Clarets are on a roll.I hadn't realised however that Burnley have not won 3 league games in a row at any stage this season.

Now would be the perfect time to rectify that but can they do it?

Editor's Note:

I must confess when I read that statistic about not winning 3 league games in a row yet this season, I thought I better check.

I shouldn't of course have doubted our Tacchio!

He is absolutely right although if you count Carling Cup games we have had two sequences where we have won three games on the trot

Fulham (H)-PNE(H)-Watford(H)in September 2008

Derby (H)-Arsenal(H)-Sheffield United (A) at the end of November/Early December 2008

So what do you think? Can we now play with some consistency until the end of the season and could we after Wolves now be on track to get our first three league game victories on the trot on the board?

Coventry at Turf Moor tomorrow and Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday are both winnable so let's hope that consistency is maintained.

Please provide your comments below this article or come into our forums and discuss.

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Date:Monday February 16 2009
Time: 1:09PM


Never has there been a better time to get another six points on the board in our next two games! If we play like we did against Wolves, it should be a formality but then football never is,is it? If we did get six points that really would cement our play-offs hopes and if you look at the run in to the end of the season, Claretacchio is right when he says the games on paper look easier than they could have been. My only concern is that in general we seem to have done better against the top sides compared to the struggling sides
16/02/2009 13:20:00
I have to agree we have done better against the top sides is this because they play a more open game hence more chances rather than the lower teams who usually play with 11 men behind the ball fighting for survival hence less chances?
16/02/2009 13:41:00
There is always a team at this stage of the season that comes with a run which usually ends up with them getting promoted. Cardiff, Preston and Bristol have recently looked like they could be that team. Then of course there is us. Although I'm sick of hearing this quote, I believe it to be very true especially now. We must take one game at a time, but a win tomorrow night is very important to get that confidence motoring. I know we should be looking for a top 6 finish, but the top teams are now faultering quite a bit and if somebody like us put pressure on them like Cardiff have been doing they may just fall apart leaving a promotion place up for grabs. Reading will go straight up, but anybody else could go with them now. I personally don't think Brum and Wolves will do it. My money is on Cardiff.
16/02/2009 13:46:00
On Soccer Saturday at the weekend Paul Walsh said we were as good a side as he's seen in The Championship this season. With a bit of luck giving us a settled side we can match anyone on our day. I wouldn't rule out Sheffield United at this stage though we've beaten them too !
16/02/2009 22:24:00
Not after tonight Smitrit i have always fancied Reading too go up i think they will win it like Rickers says on any day we can beat anybody, i think we will be there in the play offs otherwise it would been a hard season for nothing but that's what being a Burnley fan is about i personally think this is our best season for years and long may it continue we would all love to get to the promised land even for a season that would set us up for years lets be realistic here but i think we could more than hold our own fact proven just the games we have played against the prem just think where we would have been had we been in the prem this season we would be not going down :-)
16/02/2009 22:45:00
Please accept my apologies for tonights result guys, I didn't mean to put thre mockers on it. I really believed that we would win tonight and Saturday to get our first league 3 in a row this season.
17/02/2009 22:23:00
I too believed this would be three points! We are going to rue a few of these games against bottom/midtable sides if we miss out on the play-offs by a handful of points come May 09
18/02/2009 22:09:00
well you certainly did put the mockers on it mate lol
23/03/2009 13:38:00
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