Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Shall I wear the lucky pants ?

Shall I wear the lucky pants ?
Few things are as exciting as the prospect of watching your team play two games of football in a week. Yes, tickets are certainly expensive and at 28 to watch a game at Ipswich and 24 to gain access to Home Park this will certainly not be a cheap week for Claret fans.

Factor in travel, accommodation, a bit of nosebag and the time involved which, for some, will involve all manner of convoluted arrangements and watching two games in quick succession starts to seem like a crazy idea. Yet those of us who are lucky, or stupid enough, will still do it and many more unable to attend will sit glued to radio, TV or internet to cheer on their heroes from afar.

Burnley are playing game number 51 of the season at Portman Road with matchday 52 - as they say in UEFA circles - following close behind at Plymouth on Saturday. Of course the players must be tired but spare a thought for the fans.

Only Katie Price`s bra can claim to have had better support than Burnley this year so deep have the fans been asked to dig. Some hardy souls - with sympathetic partners, children and, no doubt, bank managers, will have attended every game so far and their loyalty is, frankly, astounding.

Others, perhaps because of travel and cost, will have been to fewer games but their commitment to the cause cannot be questioned either. In these hardened times fans have to pick and choose and football may not be considered a priority in many households in the current credit crunch climate.

Even so, like cake toppings, Clarets will be there in their hundreds and thousands between now and the end of the season and maybe, just maybe, there could be something to celebrate and every supporter of every club wants to be there when that happens.

Surely every Claret up and down the country will be spending a lot of time day-dreaming at the moment. Who will Owen pick ? Is Eagles going to be fit ? How many points will we get ? Shall I wear my lucky pants ? The questions are endless and answers will be provided over the coming weeks.

Certainly the anticipation is mouth-watering now and the mid-winter gloom has been replaced by a fresh, spring-like optimism that could see us push for a play-off place and, if we close our eyes and whisper it quietly, a place in the top two.

Watching Fulham have such a good season and remembering that Burnley have beaten them and others already shows that the Premier League should hold no fears. We might not be as good as, say, United, Liverpool or Chelsea but we could probably hold our own against many of the other teams.

This week`s games could be classic encounters and two wins would be magnificent. Standing on 61 points at present a couple of victories would be priceless. Things are so tight in and around the play-off places at present that it is difficult to predict how many points would secure a play-off spot.

A couple of weeks ago Burnley did not look like achieving anywhere near the magical 69 mark but such is the topsy-turvy nature of this campaign that a total of 73-74 plus now looks well within reach.

Come on you Clarets !

Writer:Rickers Twickers
Date:Monday March 16 2009
Time: 7:30PM

Comments

0
Nice one I think we might be in the Station Hotel before the match, RT if you want to meet up tonight? Its opposite Ipswich Railway Station (der!!)
turfmanphil
17/03/2009 08:14:00
0
Still trying to clear the decks for a trip to Plymouth. Ipswich not possible though - enjoy your travels
Ansdell Claret
17/03/2009 11:10:00
0
you're my bet to go up through the play-offs, you're looking one of the strongest teams now and was impressed with the win on the weekend, we struggled to get a draw vs forest! i was looking at you to drop points but we got more chance of preston, bristol city and cardiff doing that for us to finish in top 6.
GThomas
17/03/2009 12:55:00
0
After match comment - took a good point from Portman Road and after last weeks fantastic results the play offs are on.
Thaibluefan
18/03/2009 10:35:00
0
A good point on paper but it should have been three, we took our foot off the gas, second half and let them come at us
turfmanphil
18/03/2009 12:19:00
0
may be you should wear your lucky pants more often!
secret_claret
20/03/2009 19:54:00
0
Just hope he washes them between games!! lol ;-)
turfmanphil
21/03/2009 08:12:00
0
Make sure you don't wear them on your head!
Claretacchio
22/03/2009 21:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

I'm Happy At Burnley - Gray

Gray has been subject of rumour linking him with a transfer to West Ham. However, the Burnley striker - talking ahead of the meeting with Arsenal - has insisted he's happy where he is.

Vital View - FA Cup, 17th-18th January 2017

The FA Cup season continued with the third round replays with these games played this midweek.

Dyche On Chelsea Striker Return

Manager Sean Dyche has been speaking more about the loan recall of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford.

Stats: Burnley v Sunderland

All the stats from Burnley (2) vs (0) Sunderland, Turf Moor, 17/1/17 Att:

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)

FA Cup - Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:
Pope1%
Darikwa11%
Keane11%
Tarkowski44%
Flanagan0%
Boyd0%
Hendrick11%
Barton0%
Defour11%
Kightly0%
Vokes11%
Sub - Gray0%
Sub - O'Neill0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Jan 22 2017 2:15PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
FA Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 12 2017 1:30PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Irishclaret9
2.cornwallclaret9
3.WelshClaret2
4.Mike Mada2
5.charlie12
6.Bryan webster 1
The Vital Football Members League