FULL TIME: Watford 1 Burnley 1

BURNLEY moved 10 points clear of QPR in the automatic promotion race after Scott Arfield’s late equaliser earned them a point at Watford.

An injury-hit Clarets side looked set for defeat at Vicarage Road after Troy Deeney’s ninth minute goal for the hosts, but Arfield netted with four minutes left.

With QPR beaten at Bournemouth and Derby slipping to defeat at Middlesbrough, it means that Burnley now have a 10-point advantage in the race for second place – with only six games remaining.

Watford were ahead after nine minutes as striker Deeney was allowed to turn outside the box before hammering a 25-yard shot into the top corner – possibly aided by a slight deflection off Jason Shackell.

Burnley soon had a goal disallowed as Ashley Barnes was adjudged to have been offside when he turned in Keith Treacy’s left-wing cross.

Lewis McGugan and Deeney then fired just wide for Watford at the other end, with Burnley in danger of falling further behind.

The match settled down in the latter stages of the half, when there was also a long delay as Watford’s Cristian Battocchio was stretchered off.

Michael Kightly fired into the side netting for Burnley after the interval, although Tom Heaton had to save from Mathias Ranegie at the other end.

The Clarets came close to an equaliser when Manuel Almunia made a fine stop to keep out Ben Mee’s header from a Kightly corner, but soon afterwards Watford twice almost made it 2-0.

First Ikechi Anya went round Heaton but Chris Baird raced back to clear his scuffed shot off the line, then Daniel Pudil saw his header saved by the keeper.

But Burnley levelled with only four minutes left as Baird found Arfield on the edge of the box and the Scot worked space before firing into the bottom corner.

Burnley: Tom Heaton; Chris Baird, Michael Duff, Jason Shackell, Ben Mee; Michael Kightly, David Edgar, David Jones (Brian Stock 75), Keith Treacy (Ross Wallace 62); Scott Arfield; Ashley Barnes. Subs not used: Alex Cisak, Kevin Long, Danny Lafferty, Steven Hewitt, Jason Gilchrist.

Watford: Manuel Almunia; Gabriele Angella, Marco Cassetti, Joel Ekstrand; Ikechi Anya, Cristian Battocchio (Almen Abdi 42), Daniel Tozser, Lewis McGugan (Albert Riera 87), Daniel Pudil; Troy Deeney, Mathias Ranegie (Davide Faraoni 75). Subs not used: Jonathan Bond, Sean Murray, Samba Diakite, Tommie Hoban.

Referee: Stuart Attwell.

Attendance: 16,182 (Burnley 1,732).

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6:41pm Sat 5 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

A massive point today proves what this team is all about. I had written this one off and expecting us to be looking over our shoulder only 6 points clear of QPR before today's games, and all the pressure to be on us on Tuesday.

To be 10 points clear of 3rd place with a far superior goal difference is fantastic. Eddie Howe has done his old club proud and on their current form I'd love Bournemouth to sneak into that last play-off spot.

Barnsley away on Tuesday and Middlesbrough at home next Saturday. Both tough but winnable games.

3 points out of those two games would put us on 83 points meaning QPR would need 14 points from their final 6 games, that's 4 wins and 2 draws, or 5 wins and 1 loss.

4 points out of those two games would put us on 84 points, meaning QPR would need 15 points from their final 6 games, that's 5 wins out of 6.

6 points puts us on 86 points and leaves QPR needing to achieve 17 points, so 6 straight wins.

I remain confident that my original prediction of 85 points will be enough, however as it currently stands 3 wins from our final 6 games puts us on 89 points and out of reach.

QPR's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 88.
Derby's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 87.

Come on you Clarets!
A massive point today proves what this team is all about. I had written this one off and expecting us to be looking over our shoulder only 6 points clear of QPR before today's games, and all the pressure to be on us on Tuesday. To be 10 points clear of 3rd place with a far superior goal difference is fantastic. Eddie Howe has done his old club proud and on their current form I'd love Bournemouth to sneak into that last play-off spot. Barnsley away on Tuesday and Middlesbrough at home next Saturday. Both tough but winnable games. 3 points out of those two games would put us on 83 points meaning QPR would need 14 points from their final 6 games, that's 4 wins and 2 draws, or 5 wins and 1 loss. 4 points out of those two games would put us on 84 points, meaning QPR would need 15 points from their final 6 games, that's 5 wins out of 6. 6 points puts us on 86 points and leaves QPR needing to achieve 17 points, so 6 straight wins. I remain confident that my original prediction of 85 points will be enough, however as it currently stands 3 wins from our final 6 games puts us on 89 points and out of reach. QPR's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 88. Derby's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 87. Come on you Clarets! look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: 13

6:54pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor Burnley59/60
  • Score: 15

7:42pm Sat 5 Apr 14

stevieclaret says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
A massive point today proves what this team is all about. I had written this one off and expecting us to be looking over our shoulder only 6 points clear of QPR before today's games, and all the pressure to be on us on Tuesday.

To be 10 points clear of 3rd place with a far superior goal difference is fantastic. Eddie Howe has done his old club proud and on their current form I'd love Bournemouth to sneak into that last play-off spot.

Barnsley away on Tuesday and Middlesbrough at home next Saturday. Both tough but winnable games.

3 points out of those two games would put us on 83 points meaning QPR would need 14 points from their final 6 games, that's 4 wins and 2 draws, or 5 wins and 1 loss.

4 points out of those two games would put us on 84 points, meaning QPR would need 15 points from their final 6 games, that's 5 wins out of 6.

6 points puts us on 86 points and leaves QPR needing to achieve 17 points, so 6 straight wins.

I remain confident that my original prediction of 85 points will be enough, however as it currently stands 3 wins from our final 6 games puts us on 89 points and out of reach.

QPR's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 88.
Derby's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 87.

Come on you Clarets!
I was the same. They are on a great run n with half the team out thought it was a home banker. Dyche has instilled steel into this squad and is getting the best out of the players. I'm over the moon with how the results turned out..
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: A massive point today proves what this team is all about. I had written this one off and expecting us to be looking over our shoulder only 6 points clear of QPR before today's games, and all the pressure to be on us on Tuesday. To be 10 points clear of 3rd place with a far superior goal difference is fantastic. Eddie Howe has done his old club proud and on their current form I'd love Bournemouth to sneak into that last play-off spot. Barnsley away on Tuesday and Middlesbrough at home next Saturday. Both tough but winnable games. 3 points out of those two games would put us on 83 points meaning QPR would need 14 points from their final 6 games, that's 4 wins and 2 draws, or 5 wins and 1 loss. 4 points out of those two games would put us on 84 points, meaning QPR would need 15 points from their final 6 games, that's 5 wins out of 6. 6 points puts us on 86 points and leaves QPR needing to achieve 17 points, so 6 straight wins. I remain confident that my original prediction of 85 points will be enough, however as it currently stands 3 wins from our final 6 games puts us on 89 points and out of reach. QPR's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 88. Derby's maximum points total (6 straight wins) is 87. Come on you Clarets![/p][/quote]I was the same. They are on a great run n with half the team out thought it was a home banker. Dyche has instilled steel into this squad and is getting the best out of the players. I'm over the moon with how the results turned out.. stevieclaret
  • Score: 10

8:08pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Give_Kean_A_Chance says...

Tremendous result for the clarets, and tremendous results for QPR and Derby too. I've no nails left!!!
Tremendous result for the clarets, and tremendous results for QPR and Derby too. I've no nails left!!! Give_Kean_A_Chance
  • Score: 7

10:15pm Sat 5 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
[quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -10

10:57pm Sat 5 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin.

You said we'd go down before the season started.

You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team.

You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past".

You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window.

You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available.

You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions.

You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second.

You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies.

You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process.

You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up.

BUT.....

Apparently we're going up too soon?

How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League?

As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing.

A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end.

Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted.

There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin. You said we'd go down before the season started. You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team. You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past". You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window. You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available. You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions. You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second. You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies. You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process. You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up. BUT..... Apparently we're going up too soon? How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League? As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing. A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end. Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted. There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way. look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: 20

11:29pm Sat 5 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin.

You said we'd go down before the season started.

You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team.

You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past".

You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window.

You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available.

You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions.

You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second.

You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies.

You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process.

You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up.

BUT.....

Apparently we're going up too soon?

How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League?

As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing.

A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end.

Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted.

There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way.
Lets wait and see

Are Burnley much better off from the the last foray into the Prem?

Are Bolton?

Are Rovers?

Are etc etc etc.

Believe what you want. The club isn't ready. I'll be here throughout this season and next.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin. You said we'd go down before the season started. You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team. You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past". You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window. You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available. You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions. You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second. You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies. You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process. You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up. BUT..... Apparently we're going up too soon? How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League? As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing. A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end. Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted. There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see Are Burnley much better off from the the last foray into the Prem? Are Bolton? Are Rovers? Are etc etc etc. Believe what you want. The club isn't ready. I'll be here throughout this season and next. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -11

4:02am Sun 6 Apr 14

twquick says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
No no 59/60, let little tommy stick around. He has become somewhat of a good luck charm. Each prediction of doom from him becomes gold for the Clarets!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]No no 59/60, let little tommy stick around. He has become somewhat of a good luck charm. Each prediction of doom from him becomes gold for the Clarets! twquick
  • Score: 9

8:02am Sun 6 Apr 14

Chris P Bacon says...

twquick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
No no 59/60, let little tommy stick around. He has become somewhat of a good luck charm. Each prediction of doom from him becomes gold for the Clarets!
Yes, let him stick around, he's Burnley's best recruitment sergeant. Let him carry on thinking other people are as stupid as him and will catch his misery and end up like him if it eases his problems and gives him some solace. It's obviously a form of catharsis for him and gives him an outlet for his manifold problems.

He's a classic open book when it comes to psychological profiling. No rational person would open their doors like this to let the professionals walk around in there. It's like buying stuff with your credit cards on your computer without any on-line security or firewalls.

Of course, he won't come back to defend himself on this (is he claiming to be a man this time round?) as he likes to think he's laid an egg of uncertainty and eventually win people over!
[quote][p][bold]twquick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]No no 59/60, let little tommy stick around. He has become somewhat of a good luck charm. Each prediction of doom from him becomes gold for the Clarets![/p][/quote]Yes, let him stick around, he's Burnley's best recruitment sergeant. Let him carry on thinking other people are as stupid as him and will catch his misery and end up like him if it eases his problems and gives him some solace. It's obviously a form of catharsis for him and gives him an outlet for his manifold problems. He's a classic open book when it comes to psychological profiling. No rational person would open their doors like this to let the professionals walk around in there. It's like buying stuff with your credit cards on your computer without any on-line security or firewalls. Of course, he won't come back to defend himself on this (is he claiming to be a man this time round?) as he likes to think he's laid an egg of uncertainty and eventually win people over! Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 7

10:12am Sun 6 Apr 14

McClaret says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
Careful Tom, Bristol Rovers are looking like conference material.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]Careful Tom, Bristol Rovers are looking like conference material. McClaret
  • Score: 4

11:47am Sun 6 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
twquick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
No no 59/60, let little tommy stick around. He has become somewhat of a good luck charm. Each prediction of doom from him becomes gold for the Clarets!
Yes, let him stick around, he's Burnley's best recruitment sergeant. Let him carry on thinking other people are as stupid as him and will catch his misery and end up like him if it eases his problems and gives him some solace. It's obviously a form of catharsis for him and gives him an outlet for his manifold problems.

He's a classic open book when it comes to psychological profiling. No rational person would open their doors like this to let the professionals walk around in there. It's like buying stuff with your credit cards on your computer without any on-line security or firewalls.

Of course, he won't come back to defend himself on this (is he claiming to be a man this time round?) as he likes to think he's laid an egg of uncertainty and eventually win people over!
Yes, very good Cracker. The only bitterness seems to come from others. I will take no delight in predictions coming true for it's certainty for a small town club like Burnley. Only a matter of time.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twquick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]No no 59/60, let little tommy stick around. He has become somewhat of a good luck charm. Each prediction of doom from him becomes gold for the Clarets![/p][/quote]Yes, let him stick around, he's Burnley's best recruitment sergeant. Let him carry on thinking other people are as stupid as him and will catch his misery and end up like him if it eases his problems and gives him some solace. It's obviously a form of catharsis for him and gives him an outlet for his manifold problems. He's a classic open book when it comes to psychological profiling. No rational person would open their doors like this to let the professionals walk around in there. It's like buying stuff with your credit cards on your computer without any on-line security or firewalls. Of course, he won't come back to defend himself on this (is he claiming to be a man this time round?) as he likes to think he's laid an egg of uncertainty and eventually win people over![/p][/quote]Yes, very good Cracker. The only bitterness seems to come from others. I will take no delight in predictions coming true for it's certainty for a small town club like Burnley. Only a matter of time. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -11

12:32pm Sun 6 Apr 14

kfc yummy says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin.

You said we'd go down before the season started.

You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team.

You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past".

You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window.

You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available.

You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions.

You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second.

You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies.

You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process.

You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up.

BUT.....

Apparently we're going up too soon?

How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League?

As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing.

A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end.

Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted.

There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way.
Lets wait and see

Are Burnley much better off from the the last foray into the Prem?

Are Bolton?

Are Rovers?

Are etc etc etc.

Believe what you want. The club isn't ready. I'll be here throughout this season and next.
Yes but with what name?.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin. You said we'd go down before the season started. You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team. You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past". You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window. You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available. You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions. You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second. You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies. You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process. You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up. BUT..... Apparently we're going up too soon? How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League? As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing. A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end. Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted. There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see Are Burnley much better off from the the last foray into the Prem? Are Bolton? Are Rovers? Are etc etc etc. Believe what you want. The club isn't ready. I'll be here throughout this season and next.[/p][/quote]Yes but with what name?. kfc yummy
  • Score: 9

9:50pm Sun 6 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

kfc yummy wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor
I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.
But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin.

You said we'd go down before the season started.

You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team.

You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past".

You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window.

You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available.

You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions.

You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second.

You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies.

You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process.

You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up.

BUT.....

Apparently we're going up too soon?

How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League?

As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing.

A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end.

Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted.

There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way.
Lets wait and see

Are Burnley much better off from the the last foray into the Prem?

Are Bolton?

Are Rovers?

Are etc etc etc.

Believe what you want. The club isn't ready. I'll be here throughout this season and next.
Yes but with what name?.
The same. The only one I've ever used.
[quote][p][bold]kfc yummy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the top Flights not far away now ,TURFMOOR TOM ITS TIME TO VANISH UP YOUR OWN REAR END !!!!! UTC Longlive Turfmoor[/p][/quote]I'm going nowhere sunshine. From what I saw today I stand by everything I've said. Going up will be too soon. The squad isn't nearly strong enough. Leicester made Burnley look average and now Watford have done the same. There will be turmoil preparing for next season, humiliation during next season and turmoil on the way back down. I'll be here throughout.[/p][/quote]But you said all this about our season in the Championship minus Charlie Austin. You said we'd go down before the season started. You said we had a small, weak squad and would suffer when injury and suspension decimate our team. You said our position above Blackburn Rovers was temporary and before Christmas you would "wave at us on the way past". You said we'd lose all our star players in the January transfer window. You said our manager was due to take up the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace, Cardiff, Fulham, and others as they became available. You said the the stronger, richer teams around us would dominate us and force us out of the top two into the play-off positions. You laughed and laughed when we slipped to third place, only to bounce straight back up to second. You said you would beat us at Ewood Park and the game would be up for us, that a humiliating defeat to our rivals would mean we'd lose all confidence and drop not only out of the automatic promotion race, but also out of the top 6. So what happened on the 9th of March then? Can you remember or have you chosen to lock those memories away in that special place reserved for your degenerate horse fantasies. You said the loss of Danny Ings would mean the end of the road for our hopes of automatic promotion. We then beat Leeds, Charlton and Doncaster without Ings, and scored 7 goals in the process. You then finally, begrudgingly, and holding back the tears, when no other possible amount of nonsense would cover your embarrassment, accepted that we were actually going up. BUT..... Apparently we're going up too soon? How can a club be considered not good enough to go up when they have maintained a top 3 position for 8 months? How can a club not be considered ready to accept the £120million jackpot on offer in the Premier League? As ever your ill-informed, tragic commentary is but a window to the warped, jealous, festering no-mark individual that you clearly are. You are so bitter about our success you seek to chip away at it by whatever means necessary to make your pathetic excuse of a club seem slightly less embarrassing. A season in the Premier League, but don't count on it just being one, will move us so far above you penniless clowns both on and off the pitch it will be comical. Next season you FFP cheats are being rightly punished with a transfer embargo that will prevent you replacing the likes of Rhodes (possible Burnley target in the summer), Hanley, and Cairney who will depart after your mid-table disaster of a season comes to a painful and shameful end. Your desperation is growing with every day that we get closer to confirming that we are promoted. There are 6 games to go. I'll be here throughout. And I will mock you, like the demented ignoramus you are, all the way.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see Are Burnley much better off from the the last foray into the Prem? Are Bolton? Are Rovers? Are etc etc etc. Believe what you want. The club isn't ready. I'll be here throughout this season and next.[/p][/quote]Yes but with what name?.[/p][/quote]The same. The only one I've ever used. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -3

9:51pm Sun 6 Apr 14

truth-teller says...

Burnley are where they are on merit. The league doesn't lie and every credit to the clarets. Almost every newly promoted team are among the favourites for relegation from the PL. It's going to be tough no doubt, but what a journey it will be if we make it
Burnley are where they are on merit. The league doesn't lie and every credit to the clarets. Almost every newly promoted team are among the favourites for relegation from the PL. It's going to be tough no doubt, but what a journey it will be if we make it truth-teller
  • Score: 3

9:03am Mon 7 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

None of you are following what I'm saying. I do believe Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special for Burnley.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
None of you are following what I'm saying. I do believe Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special for Burnley. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -1

9:55pm Mon 7 Apr 14

twquick says...

Oh little tommy boy, you do go on. Football is entertainment, not a lifestyle. It's hilarious that you believe we know nothing of the workings of the PM. Of course Dyche won't be here forever, we cannot spend like the big boys, etc. Who cares? The Burnley Clarets have given their fans the ride of a lifetime and we LOVE it! That's what entertainment is all about. You cannot change what is happening, no matter how hard you try. Enjoy FFP. GO CLARETS!
Oh little tommy boy, you do go on. Football is entertainment, not a lifestyle. It's hilarious that you believe we know nothing of the workings of the PM. Of course Dyche won't be here forever, we cannot spend like the big boys, etc. Who cares? The Burnley Clarets have given their fans the ride of a lifetime and we LOVE it! That's what entertainment is all about. You cannot change what is happening, no matter how hard you try. Enjoy FFP. GO CLARETS! twquick
  • Score: 0

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