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Play the Burnley FC Miscellany Quiz & Win the Book

A new book was published recently by Clarets author, the Reverend David Wiseman. Clarets fans may know the life-long Clarets fan from his other books on Burnley FC which include 'Up the Clarets','Vintage Claret' and 'A Case of Vintage Claret'

His latest work is a book entitled 'The Burnley FC Miscellany'

Burnley Football Club come from the smallest town ever to win the League Division One, and the F.A. Cup. Some big city clubs at present in the Premier League have won neither! This book is one which is mainly off the record where you can read some of the queer, quaint and quirky things that have been part of the past 125 years in Clarets history....

The good news also is that the publishers, Breedon Publishing have provided Vital Burnley with three copies of the new book to give away free in our competitions this season.

We can now announce that readers and posters have a chance to win the book in our first competition to be held week commencing Monday 26th October.

We will be taking 26 multi-choice questions from the book which will have topics beginning with the letter A-Z in alphabetical order.

Each night at 8pm we will provide 5-6 questions below this article.

You will have two options if you don't know the answers,you can spend ages looking up the answers(eg via Google)or you can have a guess immediately. The latter may be your best tactic as speed is of the essence.

Three points will be awarded to the player who can get the right answer to me the quickest. Each player giving me the right answer no matter how long it takes within the timeframe will also get one point. The timeframe will be 24 hours and I will publish the results before we put the next set of questions up at 8pm the following night.

So how do you get the answers to me? You can use any method you like that confirms the day and time you sent me the answers. You can use the Vital Burnley Private Message facility in the forums or you can send me an email to:


If I receive answers from posters with the same time on them and that time is the quickest all will receive three points.

There is just one rule, you can't cheat and obtain or borrow a copy of the 'Burnley FC Miscellany' book and look up the answers.

If you want to play then make a note in your diaries and be on the site from 8pm every night during week commencing Monday 26th October to be in with a chance of being the quickest.

I would also like to know in advance if you would like to play, so please indicate below this article. We have seven names so far who have said they would be interested in playing the quiz:

Programme Collector
Rickers Twickers
Colin Waldron

Let the fun begin!

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 10 2009

Time: 9:47AM

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Roll Up,Roll Up!!
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10/10/2009 09:53:00

Yes - i am still up for this.
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10/10/2009 13:19:00

I already have a copy of this excellent book so I can't play. Well worth winning a copy and even buying a copy for a friend at Christmas.
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10/10/2009 13:58:00

Not in tuesday nights at 8pm so I will have to miss this one.
Grimsby Claret
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10/10/2009 14:45:00

You can play jj,providing you aint got the book open to look up the answers!! ;-). If you win you have a Xmas present for someone
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10/10/2009 14:50:00

GC what time is best for you,will you be around sometime on Tuesday night?
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10/10/2009 14:51:00

Already have the book, but have not read it yet, and pledge not to till the quiz is over. So am I in?
Couch Potato
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11/10/2009 18:41:00

Thanks for trying to fit me in Phil but have just rememberd i'm staying over in Silsden at mums after the Wigan game and she does not have a computer.
Grimsby Claret
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11/10/2009 20:30:00

CP you are in! GC how about we ignored Tuesday night and did five extra questions on Wednesday or later that week?
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11/10/2009 22:10:00

Phil thing is with it being half term that week 26/oct-30/octWe are staying at mums for most of the week so no computer. Any other week tuesday nights are also a problem. dont want to mess up the Quiz for everybody else but your offer is appreciated.
Grimsby Claret
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12/10/2009 21:43:00

This could be harder than we thought trying to accommodating everyone at the same time! maybe a date that would suit most entering would be more suitable? I am pretty flexible at nights (not literally) not sure how everyone else is fixed? maybe if you let Phil know he could try and arrange it for a time that suits us all? bring some cans we will have a quiz night ;-)
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12/10/2009 23:04:00

Well I think we can do it on five nights in Oct-Nov depending on who is free but you are right it aint going to be easy. We could do it all in ONE night. What do folk think?
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12/10/2009 23:44:00

I do have another two books as well,so if someone misses out there will be another two chances to have a go
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12/10/2009 23:45:00

I think all in one night? trouble is over a few nights causes complications? see what the consensus thinks I think if there is anything in their earlier than the eighties I am DOOMED!!!!
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12/10/2009 23:55:00


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