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No Foreign Tour, That's For Sure!

No Foreign Tour, That's For Sure!

Clarets fans have got used to pre-season tours to distant lands in recent summers. This time though things will be different with no need for Clarets fans to fork out money to travel to places like the US, Far East and ...Scotland (cough) in order to watch their beloved team ahead of a new season.

With five friendlies already announced, the only tour this time will be to the South West of England!

Burnley will play Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday 19th July and the club are looking to arrange another friendly in the area to be played on Saturday 23rd July. Could it be Swindon?

It would appear Eddie Howe may have had the opportunity to take his side to Europe this pre-season but instead has decided to remain on these shores in the summer.

Speaking on the Official Site, it would appear his rationale is mainly financial:

'First and foremost we did not want a big expensive tour. We want any money to be re-invested into the facilities and into the team'

Howe though also believes the long-distance tours are not in the end good for the players:

'I dont think travelling thousands of miles, does the players any good,

'You can travel a long way and it can take two or three days to recover'

The announcement could be relief to financially-strapped Clarets fans who might have been tempted to spend their hard earned dosh in order to watch their beloved Burnley even though they couldn't really afford it.A few marriages may have been saved!!

The full list of friendlies announced so far with one to come is provided below:

Altrincham (a), July 9, kick-off 3pm

Bury (a), July 12, kick-off 7.45pm

Bristol Rovers (a) July 19, kick-off 7.45pm

Oldham Athletic (a) July 26, kick-off 7.45pm

Sunderland (h) July 30, kick-off 3pm.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Saturday May 28 2011
Time: 10:51AM

Comments

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So John B hasn't managed to whisk them off to the Far East again afterall! ;-)
turfmanphil
28/05/2011 11:01:00
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Very sensible, I was wondering how they could possibly fit a tour in without having some very tired players at the start of the season. Also be nice to see them in the South West.
cornwallclaret
28/05/2011 11:12:00
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