Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

'Save Our Stanley' Match On

'Save Our Stanley' Match On

Burnley have been given clearance by the FA and Premier League to stage the friendly against cash-strickened club, Accrington Stanley at Turf Moor this Tuesday night (Sept 8th 7:45pm KO) with all the receipts going towards the League 2 club's SOS 'Save our Stanley' campaign

Accrington Stanley have been given less than eight weeks to find £308,000 by the Inland Revenue and if the cash can not be found the club face being wound up.

They were served with a winding up order in May for unpaid taxes, with the club understanding they had 12 months to raise the cash and pay the taxman. The latest news therefore is a bitter blow to the club's survival chances.

Stanley therefore this week launched their 'Save our Stanley' campaign to help the League Two club's fight for survival and almost immediately Burnley stepped in with their offer of the friendly.

The Clarets look likely to field a number of big names including Chris Eagles and new signing David Nugent. The former Preston North End striker joined last week on loan from Portsmouth after choosing Burnley ahead of Hull and Wigan with just two minutes remaining of the summer transfer window.

Tickets will be £10 for adults and £5 for concessions with the Bob Lord and James Hargreaves Upper stands being open for home fans on the night.

Bookmark and Share

Share article via email
Date:Monday September 7 2009
Time: 11:58AM


Should be a good night and a chance for Clarets fans to get their first glimpse of Nugent in a Claret&Blue shirt. It says to me though he will likely be on the bench come Saturday at Anfield along with Eagles
07/09/2009 12:04:00
I would imagine you are right Phil, but who will Nugent replace on the bench? Thommo?
07/09/2009 12:32:00
Well done Burnley, a very nice gesture. More should have been made of it when they came to Loftus Road - would have got a bigger crowd and bucket collections.
07/09/2009 12:38:00
I shall be there! just wondering how many will make it? it would be great if we could get 10.000 on! Founder members you know Accrington! let's not see them go out of the league again :-(
07/09/2009 23:45:00
A fantastic gesture. Don't think you'd see many other Premier League sides doing anything like this. Well done!
08/09/2009 16:42:00
Certainly not Blackburn anyway, a club just down the road! If they don't do owt to help it will be a disgrace!
08/09/2009 17:13:00
Teams for SoS match:Burnley:Penny, Duff, Edgar, Eckersley, McDonald, Easton, Eagles, Thompson, Rodriguez, Nugent, Guerrero. Substitutes: Anderson, Harvey, Fletcher, Hoskin, McDonald.Accrington:Martin, Lloyd, Kempson, Murphy, Ami, Proctor, Miles, Turner, Melo, King, McConville.Substitutes: Symes, Black, Riley, Joyce, Grant, Richardson, Dunbavin.
08/09/2009 19:46:00
1-0 Clarets after 23 minutes Guerrero scores 2-0 Clarets after 34 minures-Eagles from free kick after Nugent brought down
08/09/2009 20:24:00
Sounds like a gate of about 4000 so looks like we have raised ca £30-40k
08/09/2009 20:29:00
HALF TIME: Burnley 2 Accrington Stanley 0
08/09/2009 20:38:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burnley Articles

Who Makes Southgate's Squad For March

England manager Gareth Southgate has now confirmed his squad for the upcoming games in the month of March.

Who Makes Giggs' First Welsh Squad?

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs has now announced his first selection since taking the job on.

New Zealand Will Lack Wood This International Break

Having returned to fitness and scored three times in his last two appearances for Burnley having last appeared back in late December, it was expected Chris Wood...

Burnley Are Ready To Pop The Cork On A Great Season

Burnley are now officially on international break with no fixture set for this weekend and next being in action at the end of March, so as well as using the time to rest...

Burnley Social Media

Burnley Archived Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Burnley newsBurnleyNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Berg Gudmundsson0%
Sub - Wood17%
Sub - Vokes0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

1.Grimsby Claret7
Write for Vital Football