Willie Irvine column: History boys can kick on

This Is Lancashire: Danny Ings Danny Ings

THE win over Millwall created yet another historic moment for Burnley Football Club.

Nineteen league games unbeaten at Turf Moor, and at the heart of it the inspirational Danny Ings notching another two goals certainly warmed the hearts of the fans on a very cold Saturday afternoon.

The goalkeeper made a great save to deny Danny his hat-trick – that’s what I said when I missed a penalty once.

Charlie Austin is the last Claret to score a hat-trick, when Sheffield Wednesday came back from behind to draw 3-3. Danny has been close several times, but his moment will come.

The strikers get all the headlines for scoring goals, so I will praise Kieran Trippier for his incessant contribution to the front two.

I’m so pleased no-one came in during the January transfer window to snatch him away from us, or anyone for that matter.

For consistency of performance and selection has been a big factor this season.

The team performance was tremendous after going behind to Millwall.

I don’t believe there are any easy games in the Championship, you have to go out there to win them and take them each game at a time – like Harry Potts used to tell us – so it was great to see such determination from the whole team.

The Clarets have had fantastic support on the road, and they will be hopeful of that again at the weekend, despite the long trip to Bournemouth.

It’s a big day for both Sam Vokes and Danny as they return to play at their first club for the first time.

I moved around a bit after leaving Burnley, but it was always the first result I looked for and I’m sure the Cherries are just as close to the duo’s hearts.

I hope they get a good reception, and at least a goal each to mark the occasion.

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11:04am Wed 12 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.
Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours. look.up.blackburn
  • Score: 6

11:23am Wed 12 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.
i have to say that Leicester are catchable. They are 8 points ahead. That's effectively three wins. The six-pointer we have with them at the Turf in March is hugely significant. In the remaining 16 game, three draws for them where we get three wins (spread) added to a win for us at the Turf we see us a point ahead.

Dare to dream guys.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.[/p][/quote]i have to say that Leicester are catchable. They are 8 points ahead. That's effectively three wins. The six-pointer we have with them at the Turf in March is hugely significant. In the remaining 16 game, three draws for them where we get three wins (spread) added to a win for us at the Turf we see us a point ahead. Dare to dream guys. RobH2O
  • Score: 8

12:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

RobH2O wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.
i have to say that Leicester are catchable. They are 8 points ahead. That's effectively three wins. The six-pointer we have with them at the Turf in March is hugely significant. In the remaining 16 game, three draws for them where we get three wins (spread) added to a win for us at the Turf we see us a point ahead.

Dare to dream guys.
Also a salient point is that Leicester don't play again until Wednesday next week when they face the tough task of a trip to Forest.

If we win at Bournemouth on Saturday we will be six points ahead of QPR and five behind Leicester with their game in hand being at Forest.

We will then have the chance to beat Forest on the following Saturday at the Turf, which depending on their Wednesday result against the Foxes, could knock them out of contention.

Basically it is all looking fantastic for Burnley and I can honestly see us winning the league, Leicester have to come to Burnley yet as do Forest, Derby and Ipswich.

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[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.[/p][/quote]i have to say that Leicester are catchable. They are 8 points ahead. That's effectively three wins. The six-pointer we have with them at the Turf in March is hugely significant. In the remaining 16 game, three draws for them where we get three wins (spread) added to a win for us at the Turf we see us a point ahead. Dare to dream guys.[/p][/quote]Also a salient point is that Leicester don't play again until Wednesday next week when they face the tough task of a trip to Forest. If we win at Bournemouth on Saturday we will be six points ahead of QPR and five behind Leicester with their game in hand being at Forest. We will then have the chance to beat Forest on the following Saturday at the Turf, which depending on their Wednesday result against the Foxes, could knock them out of contention. Basically it is all looking fantastic for Burnley and I can honestly see us winning the league, Leicester have to come to Burnley yet as do Forest, Derby and Ipswich. UTC Champagne plus charlie
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3:57pm Wed 12 Feb 14

We'll win the next one says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.
Yes things are loooooking good boys, time to bang your sisters and maybe just maybe look for a job ! Inbreeds.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.[/p][/quote]Yes things are loooooking good boys, time to bang your sisters and maybe just maybe look for a job ! Inbreeds. We'll win the next one
  • Score: -14

5:17pm Wed 12 Feb 14

morleyclaret says...

We'll win the next one wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.
Yes things are loooooking good boys, time to bang your sisters and maybe just maybe look for a job ! Inbreeds.
What a shame you couldn't be magnanimous like your 'A Darener' colleague who complimented Burnley on having a good season!
I don't read too many of these (usually because they meander into vulgarity, depravity and cynicism) but what 'A Darener' said was honest, heartfelt, and spoken like a true football supporter from N.E. Lancashire - your comment lacks any of these.............
[quote][p][bold]We'll win the next one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.[/p][/quote]Yes things are loooooking good boys, time to bang your sisters and maybe just maybe look for a job ! Inbreeds.[/p][/quote]What a shame you couldn't be magnanimous like your 'A Darener' colleague who complimented Burnley on having a good season! I don't read too many of these (usually because they meander into vulgarity, depravity and cynicism) but what 'A Darener' said was honest, heartfelt, and spoken like a true football supporter from N.E. Lancashire - your comment lacks any of these............. morleyclaret
  • Score: 3

10:10am Thu 13 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

We'll win the next one wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.
Yes things are loooooking good boys, time to bang your sisters and maybe just maybe look for a job ! Inbreeds.
Another pathetic fatherless Shadsworth gyppo.

Hope your mattress didn't blow into next door's garden last night in the wind.
[quote][p][bold]We'll win the next one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Confidence is high within this amazing group of players and we have a great chance of keeping this run going at Bournemouth on Saturday. A third straight win to go 6 points clear of 3rd place QPR before they have to play Reading on Sunday would put all the pressure on Harry and have Leicester looking over their shoulder. Not to mention stretching the gap over our, now predictably silent, neighbours.[/p][/quote]Yes things are loooooking good boys, time to bang your sisters and maybe just maybe look for a job ! Inbreeds.[/p][/quote]Another pathetic fatherless Shadsworth gyppo. Hope your mattress didn't blow into next door's garden last night in the wind. Champagne plus charlie
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