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From God to Mr Pastry!

Baxenden-based Holland Pies pulled out of its partnership with the club earlier in the season and must now be bitterly regretting that decision having seen the club get promoted to the top flight.

How they must have wished to have seen Hollands Pies blazoned on the players shirts in the Premier League games coming up in 2009/10.

That honour will now go to our new sponsors, local Burnley fuel firm Samuel Cooke.

If they are bitter, Hollands Pies dont seem to be showing it and have now honoured the gaffer by making an effigy of him in pastry!

Hollands commissioned a food artist to produce a pastry bust of Owen Coyle and it will soon be presented to the gaffer in celebration of his involvement in the club's success and promotion to the top flight for the first time in 33 years.

Brendan Flood speaking to BBC Sport had a few light hearted things to say about the loss of Hollands as the sponsor:

'It's probably a face-saving thing for Burnley though, that when we're in the Premier League we don't have a pie-producer on the front of shirts. The southerners would have taken the mickey.'

Here is the the work of art, I will leave it to Clarets fans to decide if they think its lifelike or not!

Courtesy of BBC Sport

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 20 2009

Time: 2:06PM

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Whats he supposed to do with it,eat himself?
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20/06/2009 14:08:00

Well this will give the Glasgow press something solid to digest for a change. It can only be hours now till rumours start there that Celtic are still trying to gobble up Coyle.
Couch Potato
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20/06/2009 16:10:00

I have to admit that is very funny CP!! ;-). I am just hoping Coyle wont have to eat his words. I suspect though Celtic will still get a pastrying from Rangers next season
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20/06/2009 17:23:00

Let's hope we can meat those Scottish critics head on and that we won't be lambs to the slaughter next season. Reckon most of the managerial speculation was just the press boys filling their pages with tripe. No more mincing our words now, Onion Coyle is different gravy.
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20/06/2009 17:30:00

The whole thing is a meat & tatty mess!
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20/06/2009 17:38:00

Suppose people have to earn a crust. Not sure who the pieman looks like - it reminds me a bit of Paddy Crerand. Or Phil Brown.
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20/06/2009 20:59:00

Good publicity fot that ex sponsour!
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20/06/2009 22:49:00

and sorry for not keeping up the gags - it's all pie in the sky to me!
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20/06/2009 22:50:00

Maybe Matt but not as much publicity as seeing their name on the players shirts week-in,week out on Match of the Day etc ! This must be feeling right DOUGH,nuts!!
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21/06/2009 09:02:00

Looks nowt like him!
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21/06/2009 12:05:00

I have had enough. But maybe we can shake the crumbs out at Celtic on the re-season tour?
Couch Potato
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22/06/2009 11:05:00

Can't see the resemblence myself and looks like he baked himself a bit much in the sun on his hols.
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22/06/2009 11:26:00

It's kinda scary to be honest no offense Owen ;-)
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22/06/2009 19:21:00

LOL 8c8 it is a bit scary like something out of Horror movie
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22/06/2009 19:29:00

Not so much Highlander - more Hollander.
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22/06/2009 22:56:00

It looks like it's still wet... which of you Burnley fans wants to eat him??
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24/06/2009 10:50:00

Yeah it reminds me of a ventriloquists dummy sort of Chucky with an hair cut!! :-)
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25/06/2009 20:59:00


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