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Steven Fletcher's Take on Burnley's Relegation

Steven Fletcher's Take on Burnley's Relegation

Our former striker, Steven Fletcher has been speaking to the Daily Mirror about our relegation last season.

Fletcher was sold to Premier League side Wolves for an undisclosed fee in the summer after agreeing a four year deal. It is thought the club record transfer fee was in the order of £7 million.

Injury in the early part of the season has limited his appearances for Wolves to just five matches although he has notched up two goals from those games.

Wolves are once again struggling this season in the top flight and are currently second from bottom in the Premier League with just six points from nine games.

Fletcher is clearly anxious to avoid another relegation in successive seasons and is hoping his experience of the drop with Burnley can help Wolves survive.

He has put the Clarets relegation down to complacency after we beat Manchester United 1-0 in our first home game of our first ever Premier League campaign last season.

The Scotland international told the Mirror:

'We played United and won, then thought we were going to win the League,

'Last year's experience,good and bad, made me a better player. I hope Wolves can benefit from that'

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday October 25 2010
Time: 7:00PM

Comments

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I can't help thinking Fletch there was a lttle bit more to it than just complacency not least of course the Coyle fiasco but it is an interesting take on things
turfmanphil
25/10/2010 19:03:00
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Owen Coyle is the Jona of football. he sinks football clubs, Bolton beware, Steve you may have thought we were going to win the league no one else did.
Grimsby Claret
25/10/2010 20:15:00
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Obviously Fletch has exagerated it, but i dont believe complacency came into it.
Claretdale
25/10/2010 21:05:00
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Sorry Fletch that is rubbish, I enjoyed your contribution while you were a Claret but our downfall was no more due to complacency than it was due to you. More to the fact that we were not quite good enough and the Coyle disaster.
cornwallclaret
26/10/2010 12:17:00
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I noticed he has also had a pop at the Scotland side for being to negative.
8clarets8
26/10/2010 14:41:00
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I think we went down because susan left and took all of the backroom staff with him!!!
skutter169
26/10/2010 21:21:00
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Complacency ? Going to win the league ? I think Fletcher is having a laugh here. We all know what happened, we were playing above our station against the likes of United but were still good enough to survive before Coyle deflected and caused the collapse of any chance we may have had.
WelshClaret
01/11/2010 10:15:00
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