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Burying the First Friendly?

We start our pre-season friendly clashes today (Saturday 10th July) with a game against Bury at Gigg Lane.(Kick-Off 3pm)

Clarets fans are reminded that no tickets are now available at the club but if you still want to go, you will be able to 'pay on the day' at Gigg Lane.

The Official Burnley FC website will provide minute-by-minute updates of the game. Shakers Player are also be exclusively covering the game live.

This match will hopefully be the first chance for Clarets fans to see our new signings in action at some point during the game.

So far we have signed three new players this summer-midfielder Dean Marney from Hull, striker Chris Iwelumo from Wolves and winger, Ross Wallace from Preston.

There were expectations we might have added a fourth by the end of this week, with a new keeper expected to be on board but so far there has been no news unless Brian Laws is expecting to unveil a new player at this afternoon's game.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 10 2010

Time: 9:25AM

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Bit miffed I can't afterall get to this game. Last few pre-seasons we have always looked rusty in the first friendly as you might expect but either way, I wouldn't read too much into either the result or the performance! Just be a chance to see the new faces
turfmanphil
Maybe TMP but I suspect Laws wants to pick his best setup early to give them chance to "gel" before game 1. In which case the players should be out to impress in a big way. Expect 100% effort if Laws has got it right. (not sure how optimistic I am)
AndyHo
The Laws version:“We’ve decided to put more game-emphasis into (pre-season),” he said. “Players get fitter through playing games quicker and that’s what we want to do. “We’ve got a big squad of players so we’ll be utilising them all in these pre-season games. We are going to mix and match. “So I’ll be telling the players as much as telling the supporters, ‘Don’t read into any of my formations, other than the fact that I’m trying to get our players fit.’ “That’s the most important thing as you get towards the latter stage of pre-season.” But Laws did add that forthcoming friendlies did give him an opportunity to explore new systems, adding: “We’ve got to be adaptable. We’re not going to be a rigid 4-4-2, certainly not like England.in the World Cup. “We’ve seen in the Championship that teams are very adaptable and you've got to be able to change and we’ve got players who can do that. “We’ll be doing a little bit of work on that, but nobody should read too much into what the team selection is or the system is or whatever, because it’s all about fitness and the players will be looking at their fitness levels first and foremost.”
turfmanphil
Team line-ups:Bury: Cameron Belford, Mark Lynch (t), Joe Skarz, Ben Futcher, Peter Sweeney, David Worrall, Steven Schumacher, Andy Bishop, Andy Haworth, Michael Jones, Efetobore Sodje Substitutes: Jermaine Johnson (t), Danny Carlton, Simon Whaley (t), Ryan Lowe , Lennel John-Lewis (t), Kenny Strickland (t), Alexis (t), Ritchie Branagan, Andrai Jones, Kyle Bennett (t), Duane Samuels (t) Burnley FC: Brian Jensen, Graham Alexander, Daniel Fox, Michael Duff, Wade Elliott, Chris McCann, Richard Eckersley, Jay Rodriguez, Steve Thompson, Andre Bikey, Ross Wallace Substitutes: Clark Carlisle, Kevin McDonald, Dean Marney, Chris Iwelumo, Martin Paterson, David Edgar, Richard Eckersley, Leon Cort, Chris Eagles, Brian Easton
8clarets8
Did you notice Eckersley mentioned twice?
turfmanphil
No did I Eckersley he must be starting though, a bit worried about no Mears in there unless typo was Mears? I am hoping to get to listen to this through the Bury site.
8clarets8
Will play two different sides,one in each half according to BFC website. Tyrone Mears not playig although they reckon he's injured!
turfmanphil
No Penny either!! Summat up there
turfmanphil
Bury commentator has just apologised for putting Eckersley twice on the team sheet ;-)
8clarets8
I do hope we play more 4-4-2 this season, I know you have to be adaptable and all that, but I think were good enough and can always go to a five man midfield if we need to. Im starting to think we should get rid of Mears, don't want him brining the side down mentally. Plus I like eckersley, true he always looks like a red card waiting to happen but sometimes you need that fire!!!
skutter169
Gawd this is dire! Have we had a shot yet? Listening on the Bury Shakers World to that cynical couple
turfmanphil
Knew that would work,Wallace scores 1-0 Burnley! :-)
turfmanphil
Good for a new signing to get a gaol, McCanns through ball as well. He's a big player for us this season.
skutter169
Thompson-2:0!!
turfmanphil
2-0 Burnley at half-time. Winning at a stroll after a pretty dire start
turfmanphil
We like those apples!
skutter169
All goes quiet at half-time, I expected some half-time entertainment after filling in my life story to get the commentary ;-)
8clarets8
Always going to be a slow start its first game of the season, but if you can still win at a canter its a decent sign, not quite a good one yet though.
skutter169
Second half team Jensen, Cort, Carlisle, Eckersley Edgar, Easton, McDonald, Marney, Iwelumo, Paterson, Eagles. Are we playing 4-5-1 or is Easton left wing?
skutter169
Jammy dodger anyone?
8clarets8
I like jammy dodgers but prefer bourbon's. Addicted to chocolate!
skutter169
Bury make wholesale changes
8clarets8
Didn't know they did em in lemon!
turfmanphil
Penny on for Jenson did you get who come on for Eckersley?
8clarets8
Penny IS on now? Where did he come from? A number 6 too,anyone catch the name?
turfmanphil
Snap 8c8 and no! Trialist?
turfmanphil
Alex-Ray Harvey it was!
turfmanphil
Alex Ray Harvey came on. Edgar to right back. Club speak highly of Harvey.
skutter169
And a Burnley fan on the pitch!! idiot!!
8clarets8
He is an idiot as it can still earn you a two year football banning order!
skutter169
Esay peasy-Eagles 3-0
turfmanphil
Goal goal by all accounts
8clarets8
Cheeky chip, Harvey with the set up.
skutter169
Paterson off for Wes Fletcher
8clarets8
3-0 Clarets final score
turfmanphil
Full-time a good work out Bury 0-3 Burnley well done the Clarets!! :-)
8clarets8
What caught my eye on the club site reports was: Edgar being tried out in holding midfieild; Eagles looking to impress; Alex Ray Harvey being given a chance; Wallace's first goal in Claret and Blue. Any jammy dodgers left?
Couch Potato
No I think the Bury Commentators ate all the jammy dodgers CP :-( who ate all the biscuits....
8clarets8
 

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