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The Greatest Burnley Comeback Challenge!

So, mixed in with Ivory FC and Nivea's Great Football Experiment, I have a question, what was our best comeback ever?!

Episode Seven of the Great Football Experiment is now out, below is the teaser and the link to the full episode:

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And now onto the Clarets....! Ivory made a great comeback to win the other week but what is the greatest comeback we`ve ever made?

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I think the most recent one I can recall was our 4-3 home victory against local rivals, Preston North End just over a year ago.

You may remember, the Clarets looked doomed despite going ahead in the 8th minute thanks to an Iwelumo goal. Preston hit back in style finding themselves 3-1 ahead by the 70th minute including one ironically by Keith Treacy.

Burnley though then over a remarkable six minutes came back with a vengence scoring three goals in the 84, 88 and 90th minutes giving Iwelumo his hat-trick with Rodriguez also getting on the score sheet.

You can click the link below to read our archived Match Report of that special day:

Six Minutes of Bliss Converts Hell to Heaven

Was that our best EVER comeback though? Put forward your suggestions and we might even vote on it.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 3 2011

Time: 9:14AM

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Burnley 4 Charlton 4 on 16 Oct 1976. We were 4-1 down with 18 minutes left
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03/10/2011 10:45:00

Last seasons home win against Preston is a big contender for me. We were 3-1 down with just eight minutes to go, and incredibly we won 4-3. However, its not just the three goals in eight minutes thats makes great. There are so many aspects of it that make it so great. It was a big derby day in front of our own fans, trying to show that we were still Premiership material. Graham Alexander had one the best games of his career, who would have known that this guy would be leaving us at the end of the season ? Jay Rodriguez showed glimpses of the player he would soon become. In addition to this it was live on sky sports and was a great advert for Championship football. A modern thriller.
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03/10/2011 16:46:00

You could also include the Carling Cup semi-final with Spurs. To go three goals ahead at the Turf, and bring it back to a 4-4 aggregate score was just incredible. Its just a shame it had to end in tears.
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03/10/2011 16:48:00

The 4-4 league game at Spurs in the 60 surely has to be up there? We were 4-0 down, and almost won 5-4!
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03/10/2011 20:01:00

Think I agree with Adam the Spurs game, and he's right it did end in tears I cried my heart out on the Turf that night while calling Spurs ...... put it this way it wasn't very ladylike language!! But I thought we were fantastic that night
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04/10/2011 18:44:00

Yep Adam bang on! the spurs game was absolutely mind blowing really
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07/10/2011 12:21:00

Talk of the recent Spurs/Burnley Carling Cup clash has reminded me. Even I am too young to remember it but in the sixties (1960/61 season) at White Hart Lane, Burnley came from 4-0 down to draw 4-4! Remember at this time, Burnley and Spurs were the equivalent of Man U and Chelsea!
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08/10/2011 11:42:00

I was reminded when recently reading Dave Thomas's Entertainment, Heroes and Villains of the Andy Cole hat-trick win at QPR. Not in the same league as the games mentioned here, but nevertheless exciting. Our final game in the PL also ended up as a very positive way to end the season, after it had looked like adding to the traumatic memories of being thrashed.
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