Burnley - No Going Backy to Accy!!
UK time is: 09:35:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No Going Backy to Accy!!

The now traditional pre-season friendly between Accrington Stanley and Burnley, scheduled for next Tuesday will now not go ahead afterall due to pitch problems at the Crown Ground.

The ground suffered heavily last season due to the inclement weather with a number of Clarets Reserves fixtures scheduled to be played there having to be postponed.

Heavy rain this time has slowed down the pitch improvements underway at the Crown Ground so the two clubs have agreed to call off their friendly.

Brian Laws however is hoping to schedule another pre-season friendly when his squad returns from their tour of Singapore on Monday.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 22 2010

Time: 3:39PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Accy will lose a bit of money I guess but let's hope they can sort out these pitch problems once and for all soon.They are trying though! Stanley chief executive Rob Heys confirmed: “Over £70,000 has been spent on improving the pitch this season with the levelling of the surface and the installation of a new drainage and sprinkler system. “While we were very keen to get the game on in terms of bringing some money into the club, we have taken a longer term view and after discussions with the pitch contractors have decided that the sensible way forward is to allow a further ten days or so before it is played on to ensure that we do not do anything to jeopardise the work that has gone into making what will be the best playing surface ever at the Crown Ground.” LT-Thurs 22nd July
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
22/07/2010 15:46:00

I just wonder if this could have been played elsewhere - a local non league ground maybe? or would these not have been big enough? How are the finance at Accy these days - I am sure they arent flush? But are they still in trouble?
claretdale
Report Abuse
22/07/2010 17:10:00

Not a real shock looking at the weather of late,
Totally_Claret
Report Abuse
23/07/2010 10:43:00

What's happened to the hosepipe ban?
Couch Potato
Report Abuse
23/07/2010 15:45:00

Why did they not take Burnley's old turf?
8clarets8
Report Abuse
24/07/2010 17:18:00

Burnley have replaced this friendly with a behind closed doors match
Totally_Claret
Report Abuse
26/07/2010 16:30:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Darikwa Completes Clarets Move (Friday July 31 2015)

Shrewsbury Reject Ginnelly Bid (Thursday July 30 2015)

Trip To Ewood On TV (Thursday July 30 2015)

Villa Defender To Replace Shackell? (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Agyei Signs On - Jones Extends Deal (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Dyche Sets Long Short Term Goals (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Fleetwood Win Pleases Dyche (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Nothing Short About Long Deal (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Cisak Seals Leyton Orient Switch (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Friendly - Chesterfield 3-2 Burnley (Saturday July 25 2015)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Worcester City 2-2 Blues Development Sqaud
» Birmingham : 03/08/2015 09:25:01
Le Fondre Linked With Embargo Lifting Close??
» Blackburn : 03/08/2015 08:52:01
Rovers Finish With Wigan Win
» Blackburn : 03/08/2015 08:50:01
BWFC: 'Rejects'
» Bolton : 03/08/2015 08:00:01
RUFC - Pen Pics - Lewis Buxton
» Rotherham : 03/08/2015 07:57:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aston Villa MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Heaton 63%
Trippier 6%
Keane 0%
Shackell 3%
Mee 0%
Boyd 4%
Ulvestad 13%
Jones 0%
Arfield 1%
Barnes 1%
Ings 3%
Sub - Vokes 0%
Sub - Taylor 0%
Sub - Reid 6%