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    ⚽️ Sadly I cannot make Burnley v Sheffield Utd this afternoon as Vickie is away, so I’ll be chewing my fingernails at home instead. As I’ve handed my Wolves ticket back to keep workload sensible, my next game is Brighton away next weekend.

    ⚽️📷 looks like a great day for a first home win of the season here in Burnley.


    Brun Valley, in sunshine, Burnley

    ⚽️📻 Discovered the From the Beehole End podcast, which I’ve been listening to all the way South.

    Think this is probably my favourite BurnleyFC podcast. Good structured discussion, without unnecessary polish.

    The coach for Arsenal v Burnley departs tomorrow at 06:20. Win, lose or draw its is going to be a long day either way.


    ⚽️🏟️📷 Everton 3 Burnley 0

    Everton v Burnley at Goodison Park, Liverpool on 1 November 2023. Leaving Burnley at 1620, I caught the supporters club coach at Queensgate. Sadly too late in the day for Milltown Pies to be open. We arrived outside Stanley Park about an hour before kick-off, picking up a program on the walk into Goodison Park. At £4, this is the most expensive program I’ve bought so far this season. The ground is a proper old football ground, with old school food kiosks, and a wooden stand.

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    ⚽️ Have not seen it yet, but if it takes 4 minutes to decide onside or off, then it’s a goal. Also no VAR check on a potential offside on the line.

    Burnley are not getting the rub of the green with VAR. Why? Embarrassing.

    ⚽️ Feels strange listening to Bournemouth v Burnley on Clarets+. First game I’ve not made this season, that I’ve not been able to watch.

    ⚽️📷 Brentford 3 Burnley 0

    A day out by rail to watch Burnley lose 0 -3 at Brentford in the Gtech / Brentford Community Stadium. I could not get a place on the supporters coach today, so headed down to London on the train. Despite the disruption from Storm Babet, the trains worked flawlessly in both directions. I even managed to get an earlier train due to the advance cancellation of mine. So strictly the weather made me an hour faster, and the travel was about 3h lighter in each direction for getting train rather than coach.

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    ⚽️🚝🗺️ Wrapping up one of the most miserable and depressing weeks of my entire career with a relaxing day trip out to see a bus stop in Hounslow.

    I couldn’t get on the coach, so train from Preston.

    Have been looking forward to seeing this stadium since it opened.

    Preston Station, waiting to leave

    ⚽️ Brentford v Burnley - genuinely excited to be coming to a bus stop in Hounslow, real soon. If a little gutted to be too late for Griffin Park.

    Brentford v Burnley ticket

    #brentford #burnleyFC #premierLeague

    ⚽️ Burnley 1 Chelsea 4

    Photographs from Burnley v Chelsea on 7 October 2023. Burnley probably had the better of the first half, and would have deserved to take the lead in to half time had they not been pegged back by a freak deflection off Ameen Al-Dakhil. We have been put ahead by Wilson Odobert, finishing neatly across the goal from a Foster assist. The least said about the second half, probably the better. Shortly after the break Vitinho brought down Sterling who was probably going nowhere, giving Chelsea a penalty from which they never looked back.

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    ⚽️ Newcastle United 4 Paris St Germain 1 What a game - and really puts Burnley’s performance at the weekend in perspective.

    ⚽️ Luton Town 1 Burnley 2 A strong first half where Burnley looked on a different level ended with a Berge assisted Foster opener - I thought had struck the side netting. Luton dominated second, deserved to equalise, a piece of Bruun Larsen magic from the restart secured the win. #clarets #burnleyFC

    Rangers: Michael Beale sacked as manager

    ⚽️ Michael Beale did his reputation no harm, making a poor team unplayable last season. On the other hand, who would want to work in an environment where you are only ever 3 games away from the chop?


    ⚽️ Newcastle United 2 Burnley 0

    Photographs from the game today. Burnley had chances, could and should have scored at either end of the game. Between those two spells, they did not really look in the game. Authors of their own misfortune again. Though Ramsay appeared to be fouled in the build up to Almiron’s screamer, not reviewed by VAR - he gave the ball away far too much today. The second half penalty was a really poor penalty to give away - would have been better keeping tight and forcing a much more difficult cross / shot.

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    ⚽️ St James’ Park, Newcastle. From high up in the sky, level 7 of the Leazes Stand today.

    #footballStadiums #groundHopping

    St James Park, Newcastle

    ⚽️ Very excited that my Social Secretary has picked up last minute tickets and a place on the coach for me for the Newcastle game tomorrow.

    #UTC #BurnleyFC

    Burnley football shirt and match ticket for Newcastle game

    ⚽️ The VAR integrity dilemma

    The video assistant referee system was introduced into the premier league to eliminate controversial decisions from the game. Instead it has introduced more than I recall seeing before the system was introduced. Here is an example from Nottingham Forest v Burnley last night, both images show potential handballs in the immediate buildup to ‘goals’. Both were reviewed by the same VAR, Darren England. England does not intervene in the first, he sends the referee to review the screen in the second.

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    ⚽️📺 Forest 1 - Burnley 1

    The game was evenly balanced, but the result hangs on two identical VAR reviews where the ball strikes a left shoulder in the build-up. The Forest equaliser stands, Burnley’s second does not. Read on for my thoughts ➡️ #utc #burnleyfc Ahead of the game, a point would have been a good result, but on the performance we will be disappointed not to have won. Burnley started very nervously. After the first 15 minutes we took control of the ball, slowed the game, and never really looked threatened.

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    ⚽️📺 Watching Latvia v Wales in Welsh on S4C. Viaplay a subscription too far?

    Latvia v Wales

    ⚽ Catching up on the highlights from Accrington Stanley 0 - Mansfield Town 3. Accrington should have done better with the chances they had in this game. Goals 1 and 3 were moments of brilliance, though the latter was self inflicted. Otherwise seemed a fairly evenly matched game.

    Accrington Stanley 1 Carlisle United 0 ⚽️🗺️📷

    Photographs from the match at Accrington Stanley last night. The game was fairly evenly matched, but Accrington had the better of the chances, hit the bar twice, and were worthy winners in the end. Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022 Game footage - Accrington Stanley v Carlisle United, EFL Trophy 5 September 2022

    What a time to score the first goal of the Glasgow derby, and what a strike it was too. Kyogo.


    ⚽️ Burnley 2 - 5 Tottenham Hotspur

    The third of three home games at the beginning of the Premier League Season, none of which we’d have expected to win, though we would have hoped to steal a point or two out of Villa or Spurs - that was not to be. Aspects of the performance were amongst the best we have seen this season so far, others amongst the most frustrating. The BBC call this performance a thrashing, I’d question if they actually watched the game.

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    Nice day for a game of football…

    ⚽️ #UTC #COYC #burnleyfc

    Brun Valley, Burnley

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