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'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.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday September 7 2009
Time: 11:58AM

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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
turfmanphil
07/09/2009 12:04:00
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I would imagine you are right Phil, but who will Nugent replace on the bench? Thommo?
Claretdale
07/09/2009 12:32:00
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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.
Boxer
07/09/2009 12:38:00
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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 :-(
8clarets8
07/09/2009 23:45:00
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A fantastic gesture. Don't think you'd see many other Premier League sides doing anything like this. Well done!
PooliePoolie
08/09/2009 16:42:00
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Certainly not Blackburn anyway, a club just down the road! If they don't do owt to help it will be a disgrace!
turfmanphil
08/09/2009 17:13:00
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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.
turfmanphil
08/09/2009 19:46:00
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1-0 Clarets after 23 minutes Guerrero scores 2-0 Clarets after 34 minures-Eagles from free kick after Nugent brought down
turfmanphil
08/09/2009 20:24:00
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Sounds like a gate of about 4000 so looks like we have raised ca £30-40k
turfmanphil
08/09/2009 20:29:00
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HALF TIME: Burnley 2 Accrington Stanley 0
turfmanphil
08/09/2009 20:38:00
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