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Pre-season & the Friendly at Bradford is Here!

Pre-season & the Friendly at Bradford is Here!

The Clarets embark on their first match today since defeating Sheffield United at Wembley back in May in the Championship Play-Offs Final and earning promotion to the top flight for the first time since 1976.

Yes, it's the pre-season friendlies already and in the Coral Windows stadium (aka Valley Parade) at 3pm today the Clarets will take the field to play League 2 side, Bradford City.

This will be the third pre-season running that we will have played the Bantams over the Pennines but this will be the first opportunity to see how well we are faring as we prepare for our first season in the Premier League.

Most Clarets fans taking the journey into Yorkshire will be mainly hoping to see our new signings and find out how well they are slotting into the side.

Owen Coyle will no doubt give the whole of his squad a run out at some point during the game but all eyes will be on the new boys, Tyrone Mears, Steven Fletcher and David Edgar.

Could there also be a few surprises and might we see some triallists? Who knows!

We also have of course five young new professionals who have come up through the youth scheme. Will we see any of them also given a run out? A number of Clarets fans I am sure will be keen to see in particular how hotshot, young Wes Fletcher is coming along and see how close he might be to making his full debut for the Clarets in the first team this season in one of the toughest Leagues in Europe!

Vital Burnley will bring you news of the teams, goals and action in this match as soon as we get any information.

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Date:Saturday July 11 2009
Time: 8:19AM


Footy is back for the Clarets! YEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!
11/07/2009 08:21:00
The excitement is too much. I need to lie down.
Couch Potato
11/07/2009 09:49:00
Wish I could find somewhere that was covering the match. Looks like Clarets World, 2br and Radio Lancs are no-nos. If anybody hears about live coverage,let me know on here
11/07/2009 10:07:00
2br are running regular up-dates from 2!that is about all i can find,we had this problem last summer with the friendly's,i signed up to Clarets world last year with the hope of getting commentary but to no avail!pretty sure had we gone a bit more high profile we would have commentary no disrespect to the teams we are playing intended.
11/07/2009 12:15:00
Anybody having problems listening to 2br? Just got this new IE8 browser, was asked to allow an add-on and now the player aint working, looks like its trying to but just keep getting 'buffering' coming up with no sound
11/07/2009 13:23:00
I just tried it tmp same on mine must be a problem at their end? i am on 50 mb download so i should have no problem with it
11/07/2009 13:32:00
Oh well thats comforting to know that it's nowt to do with my end!
11/07/2009 13:46:00
No surprise but Owen Coyle aims to hand 22 players 45 minutes each in today's friendly
11/07/2009 14:21:00
Official site suggests Remco on the bench - if he sees any action today he will almost equal time spent on the park last season !
11/07/2009 14:38:00
New boys Tyrone Mears and Steven Fletcher both started Burnley's first pre-season friendly at Bradford. Third summer signing David Edgar was handed a place on the substitutes bench, while minor training ground knocks for Chris McCann and Chris Eagles ruled them both out of the warm-up. Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Jordan, Alexander, Carlisle, Caldwell, Blake, K McDonald, Fletcher, Paterson, Elliott.Subs: Penny, Gudjonsson, Kalvenes, Rodriguez, Thompson, Edgar, Duff, Kay, van der Schaaf.
11/07/2009 14:57:00
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