Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Manager Says-Burnley 0-1 Portsmouth

Manager Says-Burnley 0-1 Portsmouth

The Clarets lost 0-1 at home to Portsmouth last night in the Carling Cup but they held their own and can be proud of their performance,

Gaffer Steve Cotterill had this to say about the match and the effort from the lads:

'It was a great performance. We played well and there's just a tinge of disappointment that we haven't got something out of the game.

'But other than that, no problems whatsoever because I thought the lads were great.

'We passed the ball very well, especially in the first half. In the second it is always a compliment when they put their big guns on and all credit to Portsmouth.

'They have been away for a few days and changed their team around and they have some excellent players. It's okay because Harry and I will stay mates now!'

The Clarets manager also had a few things to say about Nugent's controversial goal:

'David (Nugent) apparently told Stephen Jordan it was hand ball, but the closest person was the linesman.

'I don't know but it is not something we are going to be bleating about. It's been and gone.'

Burnley played a 4-1-4-1 system last night and the gaffer explained how well he thought it went especially with David Unsworth playing an unfamilar role in midfield.

'I thought the system went well. The players in front of David in that system are key and I thought they were very good in creating the space for David.

'I don't know whether David has played that one before, but there's a great chance he might have done in his career.

'I just felt I needed to freshen it up tonight. We have played Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday and we have that again, so when it's rolling like that it makes life very difficult.

There were also some comments in relation to the change around with the strikers

'Andy Gray couldn't play with his infection and it would have been flogging the kid, said Steve

'Robbie Blake has been up all night because his missus has given birth, so there was no better time to get some more fitness into Kyle.

'I thought Ade was good and you can see he is a lot sharper than last season. The boys who came in did very well and the whole team can be proud of themselves.'



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday September 26 2007
Time: 8:08PM

Comments

0
Now you can concentrate on getting promoted, a far more important issue. Then you can play us properly home & away next season.
storagematt
26/09/2007 20:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Burnley Articles

18 Month FA Ban For Barton

The Football Association have today confirmed that Joey Barton has been banned for a period of 18 months following the investigation into his betting habits.

Tarkowski - Confidence Remains High

With the end of the 2016/17 season nearing, centre half James Tarkowski has said that confidence remains high in the Burnley camp as we seek Premier League survival.

Heaton Takes Player Of The Year 2017

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton was named as Burnley's Supporters' Player of the Year at the Turf Moor awards ceremony yesterday evening.

Dyche - We Can Overcome The Nerves

Manager Sean Dyche has admitted that with so few games remaining now as Burnley look to secure their Premier League status there might be some nervy moments...

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Manchester United MotM
Suggested By:
Heaton18%
Lowton6%
Keane17%
Mee31%
Ward6%
Boyd0%
Barton3%
Hendrick0%
Brady10%
Gray6%
Barnes0%
Sub-Tarkowski3%
Sub-Berg Gudmundsson0%
Sub-Agyei0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 5:30PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret4
2.Irishclaret3
3.possetclaret1
The Vital Football Members League