Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Frustration from a Young Reporter

Frustration from a Young Reporter

Martyn Robinson, is a young 14 year old Clarets fan. He also has interest in Accrington Stanley and writes for their Vital site.

Today we feature his take on yesterday's Clarets match against Crystal Palace. It is clear for all to see the disappointment and frustration we are all going through at the moment as echoed by some of Martyn's comments

You can see why some fans are not at all happy with the current situation and the role of Steve Cotterill but we all just have to hope we can get through this bad spell and return to the form that saw us do so well earlier in the season.

-------------------------------------------

Burnley 1-1 Palace

By Martyn Robinson

Well, well, well. No win in 14 for Steve Cotterill`s stuttering Clarets and you have to wonder how much more of this the Burnley board can take. But knowing the Burnley board, they will take it and say how we are getting "No luck", but maybe, just maybe if they take off their claret tinted glasses they will see how utterly awful we are at the moment.

Burnley are seeming to improve however, but every weekend as I arrive home, the first thing I do is take a look at the league table and I have to say our league position at this point in time is utterly disgraceful, keeping in mind where we were in the first few months of the season. It`s got to the point now that we don`t really have the right to take the you know what out of the leagues bottom side, Leeds United.

Anyway, on to the match, and as I said earlier, Burnley are seeming to improve. Burnley`s start to the game though wasn`t the best and after just 15minutes Ireland international Clinton Morrison`s looping header from the edge of the Burnley penalty area somehow beat Danny Coyne, how, we don`t know.

Coyne didn`t have the best start to the game, just moments before the goal, a poor John McGreal header back went astray, so Coyne raced to stop the ball going out for a Palace corner, but in his efforts he palmed the ball straight to James Scowcroft, thankfully McGreal cleared the ball.

Ade Akinbiyi took the ball straight from the re-start and raced up the field, stringing a few passes together in the process, before finally getting the ball back on the right hand side. Ade slotted the ball across the six yard box for Andy Gray who was a certainty to score until the big legs of Leon Cort blocked the ball and conceded a corner.

Four minutes later though and Burnley got the break they deserved. Ade Akinbiyi scoring his first goal in the league and first goal at Turf Moor since returning from his "loan spell" at Sheffield United. Gray laid the ball back the arriving Michael Duff who whipped a fantastic ball in to the area for Akinbiyi to nod the ball home.

Joey Gudjonsson`s set piece taking was yet again vastly disappointing, as he either fired high over the bar or hit the ball straight in to the wall.

Half Time: Burnley 1-1 Crystal Palace

Within two minutes of the re-start Andy Gray and Ade Akinbiyi had fluffed fantastic chances, Akinbiyi`s the clearest though. Andy Gray`s turn and shot was well read by Palace stopper Gabor Kiraly. Ade Akinbiyi though found himself free and onside in the penalty area and when Jon Harley`s cross met Akinbiyi`s head all he had to do is direct the ball for a certain goal, but he fluffed the chance and then got a bit of stick from the Turf Moor faithful, as did every player who made a mistake.

The game started to look more and more like a draw, but Akinbiyi again could have won the match but as he controlled the ball in the six yard area, the ball bounced up and his shot flew over the crossbar.

Tom Soares could have won the game for the Eagles but his long range curling shot was just a few inches over Danny Coyne`s crossbar who was relatively untested in the second half.

The full time whistle blew and once again a chorus of boo`s erupted around Turf Moor, which is seeming to get emptier every home game.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday March 5 2007
Time: 11:41AM

Comments

0
Sorry Martyn, but I dont remember much booing and although understandable, I could never condone that action which will not improve our chances one bit!
turfmanphil
05/03/2007 12:59:00
0
Great artical from one so young, go into reporting young man you have a natural flair for it.
col8
13/03/2007 05:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

How Much Have Burnley Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Burnley fall in all time Premier League payments table?

Who Will Burnley Face In 2016/17 (29/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Premier League for 2016/17 is now known.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Burnley

Should Burnley progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Burnley's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Burnley...

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Editor email
Profile
Paul 8c8
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Charlton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton63%
Lowton0%
Keane1%
Mee1%
Ward7%
Boyd4%
Marney1%
Barton3%
Arfield0%
Vokes2%
Gray5%
Sub - Barnes1%
Sub - Dyer1%
Sub - Duff11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret13
2.WelshClaret8
3.Irishclaret7
4.Mike Mada3
5.Grimsby Claret2
6.DavidT441
7.AndyHo1