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England Failure Scuppers Clarets Euro Dream

England Failure Scuppers Clarets Euro Dream

The miserable season for the Clarets continues with news today that England have slipped out of the top three in the European fair play league ending all hope that Burnley could qualify for the Europa League despite being well-placed in the Premier League's fair play table.

Their qualification was dependent on England remaining among the top three in the European fair play league and Fulham beating Atletico Madrid in this season's Europa League final on Wednesday

At the end of 2009, England had been third in the table but the final standings published by UEFA today show that England have slipped to seventh with Sweden, Denmark and Finland in the vital top three spots. Teams from the three Scandinavian countries will now be awarded a fair play place in the first qualifying round of the Europa League on July 1.

This is just yet another disappointment for Clarets fans in what truly is turning into one horrible season with very little to cheer about.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday May 10 2010
Time: 2:34PM

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Might have known!
turfmanphil
10/05/2010 14:39:00
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There goes the footballing holiday this summer then. Disagree about the 'little to cheer about' comment though tmp, I'm looking forward to a successful season with a quick return to the premiership.
WelshClaret
10/05/2010 15:23:00
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Its been a horrible season WC, sorry but it has and listening to the few shouts for Laws to go plus seeing the few scattered 'Laws Out' banners around the place on Sunday summed it up. If Laws stays it's a disaster waiting to happen. Six points short of staying up, Six points to reap £48 million in one season not the same amount over 4 and let's be under no illusions,it might well take four seasons to get back as well! 42% of the poll think over 2 seasons as well but let's see. I have seen far too many tonkings, far too much poor,pathetic and passionless football this season to consider congratulating the Clarets on a job well done. We failed pure and simple. By the way when are we going to score from a corner?
turfmanphil
10/05/2010 15:34:00
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The idea that rolling over and letting opponents tickle your tummy should lead to a place in the Fair Play league is ridiculous, UEFA-infested nonsense. Portsmouth at least have a claim that they achieved a "proper" European qualification minimum. I wish you well in the Championship.
Shelfinduced
10/05/2010 15:36:00
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You make a fair point but then we don't make the rules. Had we been harder,picked up more cards because of it, we may well have stayed up but in the process lost loads of respect as well. Having said that I wish we had done a Stoke in their first season and survived without playing too much attractive football. Then again considering we only lost out by six points. we might have stayed up with one or two extra Prem quality players in the team had we had the balls to fork out for them
turfmanphil
10/05/2010 15:42:00
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Oh well never mind - The boss would not have been to happy if i cancelled her holiday yet again to go watching Burnley! :-)
Claretdale
10/05/2010 17:10:00
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Well it took the players the last game of the season to give a good performance and a good win over Spurs, if we had played like that 3 months ago we could have still been in the Prem and we looked a more balanced team with Bikey in defence. Was in the Directors box for the Spurs game and there seems do be a growing rift between Kilby who was sat alone with his family and flood who was sat with other Directors a fair distance apart. I'd like to know who's supporting Laws and who wants him out?
Fedupclaret
10/05/2010 17:27:00
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Not sure I could have afforded a day trip to play FC Ballycomebackwards. Wish we hadn't gone down but had loads of great moments this season and as ever they will be at the forefront of my thinking. I just refuse to beat myself up over relegation.
VinRogue
10/05/2010 18:14:00
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The thought of watching Burnley in late June / early July filled me with absolute......delight. Still, not to worry - European football was always a bit of an outside bet and at least my Anglo-Scottish memories remain at the top of my Europe file. Bit frustrating that two more wins would have kept us up. The games against Wigan and Portsmouth were crucial for me but I guess all clubs could say if this, but that and maybe, if only. Fact is, those at the top win the silver and those at the bottom go down. But live to fight another day.
RickersTwickers
10/05/2010 18:46:00
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Be more positive please Phil, at least we did get in the Prem, we get 48 million (not to mention another 800,000) If we had not got promotion you and me and the rest of us 50+ blokes would probably have never seen us in the top flight again. but now we have a big advantage over most of the other championship sides for the next four years. If Laws does fail (and I for one hope he brings us another promotion next season) Barry will bring in someone else who also will have big money to spend. Two years ago we could have only dreamed of being in this position so lots to smile about hey ?
Grimsby Claret
10/05/2010 19:36:00
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