Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Young McDonald Has Some Charm........EIEIO!

Young McDonald Has Some Charm........EIEIO!

Scottish Under 21 international, Kevin McDonald is having a great week.

He celebrated his 21st birthday before notching up his first ever goal in the Barclays Premier League to score our third and equalising goal against Manchester City at Eastlands. The game finished 3-3 and at long last the Clarets had a point from their travels this season. Indeed that was our first point in the top flight since April 1976 when we beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James Park thanks to a Pater Noble goal.

Curiously enough that was also our first draw of the season home or away and in somewhat of a co-incidence the last time we drew in the top flight was also against Manchester City. That match though was played at Turf Moor in March 1976 and finished 0-0. That was also the score at Maine Road when we played them earlier in the season in October 1975.

Anyway,let's get back to Kevin!

We all know its an International break now but there will not be any rest for some of our lads after being called up by their national teams at full and under 21 level.

One such player is Kevin McDonald, who along with Brian Easton has been called up into the Scotland Under-21 squad.

This saturday(14th November),the Scottish Under 21 side have a UEFA Under 21 Championship qualifying game away to Azerbaijan in Baku (Kick Off 7:00pm

McDonald will be hoping to play and help his team edge closer to qualificiation for the finals of the competition.

His confidence of course could not be higher after his goal for the Clarets last saturday.

Speaking about his exciting week, McDonald said:

'It was brilliant for me to get the goal and great for the team to get a draw. No-one expected us to go there and get anything. So to get a draw and to get a goal for myself was an added bonus.It was a great occasion for me scoring my first Premiership goal and it was my birthday that week as well so it was just a great week for me.'

Scotland Under 21 are currently joint top of the table with Austria and Belarus and will be looking to progress further against the bottom club in the table.

Good luck Kevin and indeed all our boys on international duty this weekend.


Bookmark and Share



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday November 12 2009
Time: 9:57AM

Comments

0
Wonder if this Scot U21 game is going to be covered anywhere? Probably not, do they have electric in Azerbaijan? (Ooh cruel!!)
turfmanphil
12/11/2009 10:02:00
0
Best of Luck Kev - Have been impressed with his recent sub appearances. I would probably be tempted to start him ahead of Bikey for the Villa game.
claretdale
12/11/2009 13:24:00
0
How long is there between Bikey's international game and the Villa one? Don't know about electric in Azerbaijan, tmp, but they've got loads of oil.
Couch Potato
12/11/2009 13:45:00
0
Bikey's game is this Sat like Kevin's (14th Nov)
turfmanphil
12/11/2009 13:50:00
0
England played out there in Baku and the hotels were quite expensive due to the oil workers etc. It will be a massive experience for him and I doubt it will do him any harm.
VinRogue
13/11/2009 19:41:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Burnley Post Net Loss

Burnley have confirmed a net loss of £3.7m on the year to June 2016, which compares to record £30.1m profits on figures from the previous season.

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Match Day Officials v Tottenham (1/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday.

The Burnley FC Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Burnley FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
Suggested By:
Burnley win100%
Tottenham win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 5:30PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret10
2.Irishclaret8
3.WelshClaret1
4.possetclaret1
5.Mike Mada1
Write for Vital Football