Dobson: Lifting league title for Burnley was highlight

This Is Lancashire: Martin Dobson Martin Dobson

A FIRST team debut at the age of 19, the captain’s armband at 22, promotion as champions aged 25, capped by England at 26 and a British transfer record a few months later. Football has given Martin Dobson plenty of highs, and Burnley is where the good times began.

There have been peaks as well as troughs along the journey, though, not least the heartbreak of relegation.

But as far as the 66-year-old is concerned it is all part of a rich tapestry.

It is the successes that Dobson prefers to reflect on, but he is philosophical about the disappointments. Everything happens for a reason.

Like when he suffered a dip in form soon after making his Clarets first team breakthrough, and was relegated to the reserves and later the A-team.

“I played in a game at Gawthorpe one Saturday morning, scored a couple of goals and got my aggression back,” he said. “I didn’t want to play in there again.”

He didn’t, and at the end of his first year at Turf Moor he was rewarded with a new deal and a pay rise. Dobson had his best season in 1969/70, scoring 11 goals in all competitions.

There was a setback round the corner when he suffered a nasty leg break in a friendly away to Middlesbrough, but his positive outlook came to the fore again.

“Luckily the Middlesbrough doctor was England’s doctor, and I’d played in the England Under 23s as it was then,” Dobson explained.

“He came in and said ‘There’s a good chance you haven’t broken your leg, you might have just dislocated your ankle. We’re going to put it back. It’s going to hurt’.

“My leg was straight but my foot was pointing the other way so I knew there was something dodgy.

“There was no anaesthetic or anything. And it did hurt, but afterwards my leg and foot were straight.

“I went to the hospital for an X-ray and I’d broken my fibula, which again is lucky because it’s the tibia which is the main weight-bearing bone.

“I could have been out all season.

“But the fibula heals in four to six weeks.”

Dobson was soon back on his feet and back in the side, but by the time he returned Burnley were in trouble.

“We had started off the season very poorly. I got back in just before Christmas, we were bottom of the league and we were relegated that season,” he said.

“I’m not saying we got relegated because I broke my leg. There were a few serious injuries at the start of the season.

“Jimmy Adamson was the manager then and he famously said it was going to be the team of the 70s – and in the first season of 70/71 we were relegated. But he was changing the team around.

“He was introducing people like Dave Thomas, Leighton James. He was evolving the team.”

The saying ‘out of all bad comes good’ rang true for Dobson in 1973 as he skippered the Clarets to promotion.

Being made captain of the side was a special moment for this Lancashire lad, who had come into his own as a midfielder under Adamson’s watch – even though he questioned his credentials for the role at the time.

He thought he was too young, too inexperienced, and he did not feel comfortable with dishing out orders to his peers. But Adamson’s only instruction was to lead by example, while he made the demands from the dugout and the dressing room.

That combination led to Dobson lifting his first piece of silverware.

“We’d done the hard work, beating Sunderland on the Tuesday night to win promotion, but then we went to Preston and we knew we needed something from the game to be champions,” he said. “We wanted to do it.”

There were suggestions then, and even now, that Burnley were happy to play for a point because it suited both clubs. It was enough for the Clarets to win the Second Division title and Preston to avoid relegation.

But Dobson insists they went into the game with only a win on their mind.

“We’d achieved our ambition of playing in the top division the next season but wanted the icing on the cake. A pot. And at Preston!

“A lot of things had been said about us wanting Preston to stay up.

“We went 1-0 down and you’re thinking ‘we’ve got to pick it up, we’ve got to play better’.

“Colin Waldron scored a great goal. We were on the front foot then making chances. It was only right towards the end when we had a free kick and I was getting on it quickly.

“But Frank Casper said ‘Dobbo, it’s one apiece with five minutes to go, they don’t want to go down our end, we’ll just keep the ball’.

“We kept the ball for fun anyway in any game, just knock it about like they do now.

“Everybody went home happy, and the scenes at the end were fantastic.

“All the Preston supporters were happy, the Burnley supporters were ecstatic.

“That doesn’t often happen in a derby, but that’s the way the fixtures came about. It was marvellous for everybody.

“And for me as captain, that was the first thing I’d won.

“To receive the trophy was brilliant, reward for all the hard work. It was a young, vibrant side and you’re thinking ‘we can go on for many years now’. It was superb.”

As a child Dobson had dreamed of playing for England and winning the FA Cup, and he almost achieved the double the following season.

Days after losing their cup semi-final to Newcastle at Hillsborough the midfielder received his first full international call-up. But even that he puts down to fate rather than form.

“We played Portugal in the iconic stadium, the Stadium of Light in Lisbon, in a friendly game because England hadn’t qualified for the World Cup in 1974,” he said.

“Alf Ramsey was under pressure to change the team around, change the squad around, so basically the likes of myself and Duncan McKenzie, Mickey Pejic, Malcolm Macdonald came into the squad.

“The team was changing around a bit.

“If they had qualified probably we wouldn’t have got a chance because he would have kept the old brigade.

“I played alongside Trevor Brooking and Colin Bell and we drew the game 0-0.

“A few weeks after that game Alf lost his job.

“I played five times for England under three different managers so I don’t know if they got rid of me or if I got rid of them!”

Dobson earned four caps as a Burnley player. His fifth came after his shock sale to Everton, when Burnley chairman Bob Lord had to raise £300,000 to finance the construction of a new stand. He felt press-ganged into the move, after news had first appeared in the Sunday paper.

“I knew nothing about it, but it was a done deal and I had no say in the matter,” he said.

“I felt a bit let down then that nobody had talked to me about it.

“My relationship with Jimmy Adamson was close because I was the manager on the field and we had total respect for each other. He didn’t want me to go. But I would have thought he would have just had a quiet word about it.

“It left a bit of sour taste in my mouth.”

Nevertheless, Dobson went on to have five good years with Everton, before returning for unfinished business with Burnley.

But it was not the same second time around.

“Harry Potts was manager again and I came back for the wrong reasons,” he explained.

“It was the heart ruling the head for me a little bit because he had given me my first contract as a 19-year-old.

“Harry was a super footballing man with an enthusiasm for the game and I found it very difficult to say no to him.

“They offered me a three-year contract, which was also tempting at 31.

“But as soon as I walked through the door I thought ‘I’ve made a mistake’.

“It wasn’t the club I left, and that was a disappointing thing.”

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9:54am Sun 8 Jun 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ?

I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR
Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ? I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR Burnley59/60
  • Score: 21

12:47pm Sun 8 Jun 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ?

I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR
Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed.
Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week
[quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ? I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR[/p][/quote]Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed. Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -21

2:09pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Super_Clarets says...

Legendary player, legendary team. And those days are now back again.

Ignore the jealous retard AnotherPounding4Burn
ley, he's taken one hell of a beating over the last season but he simply can't let go and accept the facts...

1. Blackburn Rovers suffered a second humiliating relegation from the Premier League with a caped chicken on the pitch.

2. Blackburn Rovers got beat AT HOME off Burnley FC.

3. Burnley FC achieved an incredible promotion, and not only that, prevented Blackburn Rovers from scraping into an undeserved play-off spot, ultimately condemning the no-dads to a future in the lower leagues.

WHAT A SEASON....YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP!
Legendary player, legendary team. And those days are now back again. Ignore the jealous retard AnotherPounding4Burn ley, he's taken one hell of a beating over the last season but he simply can't let go and accept the facts... 1. Blackburn Rovers suffered a second humiliating relegation from the Premier League with a caped chicken on the pitch. 2. Blackburn Rovers got beat AT HOME off Burnley FC. 3. Burnley FC achieved an incredible promotion, and not only that, prevented Blackburn Rovers from scraping into an undeserved play-off spot, ultimately condemning the no-dads to a future in the lower leagues. WHAT A SEASON....YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP! Super_Clarets
  • Score: 16

2:34pm Sun 8 Jun 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts,
Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.
All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts, Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -14

2:42pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Super_Clarets says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts,
Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.
Embarrassed for you Mungo.

How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts, Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.[/p][/quote]Embarrassed for you Mungo. How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 8

3:55pm Sun 8 Jun 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts,
Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.
Embarrassed for you Mungo.

How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.
Hello Super, there is one thing you will find out about me, as our Burnley FC struggle and battle relegation only to slip back down, I will still be here whilst you will disappear never to be seen again. I will be here to comment on every result, good or bad, You will probably take up rambling and pig wrestling because you cannot face your complete and utter humiliation at being so wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts, Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.[/p][/quote]Embarrassed for you Mungo. How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.[/p][/quote]Hello Super, there is one thing you will find out about me, as our Burnley FC struggle and battle relegation only to slip back down, I will still be here whilst you will disappear never to be seen again. I will be here to comment on every result, good or bad, You will probably take up rambling and pig wrestling because you cannot face your complete and utter humiliation at being so wrong. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -7

4:22pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts,
Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.
Embarrassed for you Mungo.

How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.
NH of the year 2014 is back on his own pages, good now stay there plonker.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts, Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.[/p][/quote]Embarrassed for you Mungo. How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.[/p][/quote]NH of the year 2014 is back on his own pages, good now stay there plonker. Old age pensioner
  • Score: -7

4:34pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Burnley59/60 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ?

I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR
Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed.
Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week
The Clarets have been written off many times now your a blues fan so why you insist on posting this tosh G-d alone knows,and yes it will be European football make no mistake and once they pull the shirt on they are clarets and dont you forget it the Claret Flame Burns Brightly once More Just as it did under the greatest Claret Manager of them all Harry Potts RIP.
The game may have changed but The Soul Of The Club Has Not And Never Will Do IDIOT.You have foreign owners and players The Clarets are british to the core,make no mistake all of the foreign Owners and players will not like Turfmoor filled to the rafters hostile as all hell with the whole town behind the lads,you see I have seen this many times I well remember Poor Ray Deakin leading The Ragtag Clarets against Orient,once The town got behind the team again journey men turned into supermen,and Crewcock scored a grand goal that would have graced Turfmoor during The Early 1960s when the claret and blue of Burnley Flashed across The grounds of England and europe striking fear into the so called big teams.You know very little the Ginger one Reminds Me of Harry and the imortal team at its very best make no mistake The Clarets are back and a few teams are going to get a hell of a shock at Turfmoor
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ? I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR[/p][/quote]Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed. Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week[/p][/quote]The Clarets have been written off many times now your a blues fan so why you insist on posting this tosh G-d alone knows,and yes it will be European football make no mistake and once they pull the shirt on they are clarets and dont you forget it the Claret Flame Burns Brightly once More Just as it did under the greatest Claret Manager of them all Harry Potts RIP. The game may have changed but The Soul Of The Club Has Not And Never Will Do IDIOT.You have foreign owners and players The Clarets are british to the core,make no mistake all of the foreign Owners and players will not like Turfmoor filled to the rafters hostile as all hell with the whole town behind the lads,you see I have seen this many times I well remember Poor Ray Deakin leading The Ragtag Clarets against Orient,once The town got behind the team again journey men turned into supermen,and Crewcock scored a grand goal that would have graced Turfmoor during The Early 1960s when the claret and blue of Burnley Flashed across The grounds of England and europe striking fear into the so called big teams.You know very little the Ginger one Reminds Me of Harry and the imortal team at its very best make no mistake The Clarets are back and a few teams are going to get a hell of a shock at Turfmoor Burnley59/60
  • Score: 11

7:59pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Super_Clarets says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts,
Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.
Embarrassed for you Mungo.

How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.
NH of the year 2014 is back on his own pages, good now stay there plonker.
2014.... what a great year.

The year that will stick in your mind for the remaining days you have left.

The year that your world imploded as Ewood Park turned Claret and Blue and the Blackburn fans sneaked out with 10 minutes left to play as their team was outclassed by Burnley FC.

The year Burnley FC spent just £400k and achieved the incredible whilst poor old Blackburn Rovers struggled in mid-table stumbling from one PR disaster to the next while losing £3million every month.

The year that Burnley FC prevented Blackburn Rovers from reaching the play-off's thereby condemning them to a life in the lower leagues.

The year when FFP hammered the final nail into Blackburn Rovers as a Championship club.

You'll never forget 2014 will you old man.
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts, Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.[/p][/quote]Embarrassed for you Mungo. How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.[/p][/quote]NH of the year 2014 is back on his own pages, good now stay there plonker.[/p][/quote]2014.... what a great year. The year that will stick in your mind for the remaining days you have left. The year that your world imploded as Ewood Park turned Claret and Blue and the Blackburn fans sneaked out with 10 minutes left to play as their team was outclassed by Burnley FC. The year Burnley FC spent just £400k and achieved the incredible whilst poor old Blackburn Rovers struggled in mid-table stumbling from one PR disaster to the next while losing £3million every month. The year that Burnley FC prevented Blackburn Rovers from reaching the play-off's thereby condemning them to a life in the lower leagues. The year when FFP hammered the final nail into Blackburn Rovers as a Championship club. You'll never forget 2014 will you old man. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 5

8:06pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Old age pensioner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts,
Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.
Embarrassed for you Mungo.

How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.
NH of the year 2014 is back on his own pages, good now stay there plonker.
Hypocrite. This is you on here (with your illiterate ramblings), having a go at someone because he posts on your pages! You don't see the irony there? To show YOUR superiority, simply don't post on these pages; job done. Mind you, you'll need discipline. You got it, old-timer?
[quote][p][bold]Old age pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: All our own fans crowing about FFP are about to see where it gets us, steamrollered with all our best assets popping out the side as the pressure mounts, Just think about it, kightly couldn't make it at stoke, Trippier couldn't make the grade at City and Jones couldn't make the cut at Wigan FFS. Now we think we're heading for Europe, OMG, not unless we sign about 100 million worth of talent could we possibly finish out of the bottom three. And if Ings and dyche leave, then I say we start a boycott.[/p][/quote]Embarrassed for you Mungo. How many nights have you lain awake sobbing at what we're turned you into? A pathetic shell of a man with nothing left but bitterness and resentment who cannot accept that the world that he knew is no more. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.[/p][/quote]NH of the year 2014 is back on his own pages, good now stay there plonker.[/p][/quote]Hypocrite. This is you on here (with your illiterate ramblings), having a go at someone because he posts on your pages! You don't see the irony there? To show YOUR superiority, simply don't post on these pages; job done. Mind you, you'll need discipline. You got it, old-timer? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 8

8:22pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Super_Clarets says...

The rancid owd wind bag just cant help himself.
The rancid owd wind bag just cant help himself. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 4

10:53pm Sun 8 Jun 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Burnley59/60 wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ?

I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR
Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed.
Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week
The Clarets have been written off many times now your a blues fan so why you insist on posting this tosh G-d alone knows,and yes it will be European football make no mistake and once they pull the shirt on they are clarets and dont you forget it the Claret Flame Burns Brightly once More Just as it did under the greatest Claret Manager of them all Harry Potts RIP.
The game may have changed but The Soul Of The Club Has Not And Never Will Do IDIOT.You have foreign owners and players The Clarets are british to the core,make no mistake all of the foreign Owners and players will not like Turfmoor filled to the rafters hostile as all hell with the whole town behind the lads,you see I have seen this many times I well remember Poor Ray Deakin leading The Ragtag Clarets against Orient,once The town got behind the team again journey men turned into supermen,and Crewcock scored a grand goal that would have graced Turfmoor during The Early 1960s when the claret and blue of Burnley Flashed across The grounds of England and europe striking fear into the so called big teams.You know very little the Ginger one Reminds Me of Harry and the imortal team at its very best make no mistake The Clarets are back and a few teams are going to get a hell of a shock at Turfmoor
You're right what was I thinking of, the whole town will be behind the mighty Clarets every home game, all 13000 of us. Mega, United and Arsenal and city will shudder inside this cauldron of filth
[quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ? I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR[/p][/quote]Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed. Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week[/p][/quote]The Clarets have been written off many times now your a blues fan so why you insist on posting this tosh G-d alone knows,and yes it will be European football make no mistake and once they pull the shirt on they are clarets and dont you forget it the Claret Flame Burns Brightly once More Just as it did under the greatest Claret Manager of them all Harry Potts RIP. The game may have changed but The Soul Of The Club Has Not And Never Will Do IDIOT.You have foreign owners and players The Clarets are british to the core,make no mistake all of the foreign Owners and players will not like Turfmoor filled to the rafters hostile as all hell with the whole town behind the lads,you see I have seen this many times I well remember Poor Ray Deakin leading The Ragtag Clarets against Orient,once The town got behind the team again journey men turned into supermen,and Crewcock scored a grand goal that would have graced Turfmoor during The Early 1960s when the claret and blue of Burnley Flashed across The grounds of England and europe striking fear into the so called big teams.You know very little the Ginger one Reminds Me of Harry and the imortal team at its very best make no mistake The Clarets are back and a few teams are going to get a hell of a shock at Turfmoor[/p][/quote]You're right what was I thinking of, the whole town will be behind the mighty Clarets every home game, all 13000 of us. Mega, United and Arsenal and city will shudder inside this cauldron of filth AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -4

11:08pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
The rancid owd wind bag just cant help himself.
NH
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: The rancid owd wind bag just cant help himself.[/p][/quote]NH Old age pensioner
  • Score: -6

11:17pm Sun 8 Jun 14

digitusjonfred says...

Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ?

I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR
you on drugs ??
[quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ? I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR[/p][/quote]you on drugs ?? digitusjonfred
  • Score: -3

11:21pm Sun 8 Jun 14

digitusjonfred says...

Great Headline...2nd division title, good team thou
Great Headline...2nd division title, good team thou digitusjonfred
  • Score: -2

9:01am Mon 9 Jun 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ?

I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR
Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed.
Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week
The Clarets have been written off many times now your a blues fan so why you insist on posting this tosh G-d alone knows,and yes it will be European football make no mistake and once they pull the shirt on they are clarets and dont you forget it the Claret Flame Burns Brightly once More Just as it did under the greatest Claret Manager of them all Harry Potts RIP.
The game may have changed but The Soul Of The Club Has Not And Never Will Do IDIOT.You have foreign owners and players The Clarets are british to the core,make no mistake all of the foreign Owners and players will not like Turfmoor filled to the rafters hostile as all hell with the whole town behind the lads,you see I have seen this many times I well remember Poor Ray Deakin leading The Ragtag Clarets against Orient,once The town got behind the team again journey men turned into supermen,and Crewcock scored a grand goal that would have graced Turfmoor during The Early 1960s when the claret and blue of Burnley Flashed across The grounds of England and europe striking fear into the so called big teams.You know very little the Ginger one Reminds Me of Harry and the imortal team at its very best make no mistake The Clarets are back and a few teams are going to get a hell of a shock at Turfmoor
You're right what was I thinking of, the whole town will be behind the mighty Clarets every home game, all 13000 of us. Mega, United and Arsenal and city will shudder inside this cauldron of filth
Cauldron of filth? Get a grip, man. They aren't playing at Tee Hee Heewood.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ? I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR[/p][/quote]Must have had too much sun yesterday, European football indeed. Dobson lifting the title was the last time we would be able to compete at this level. Football has changed now and Burnley stand no chance, like a lamb to the slaughter. Unless we sign some decent players, this could be the worst points haul the PL has ever seen. What we need to ensure pre season is, that we play lots of no hoper teams that we can rack up lots of goals and big ourselves up, we are going to need this confidence boosting tactic for when we get padgered every week[/p][/quote]The Clarets have been written off many times now your a blues fan so why you insist on posting this tosh G-d alone knows,and yes it will be European football make no mistake and once they pull the shirt on they are clarets and dont you forget it the Claret Flame Burns Brightly once More Just as it did under the greatest Claret Manager of them all Harry Potts RIP. The game may have changed but The Soul Of The Club Has Not And Never Will Do IDIOT.You have foreign owners and players The Clarets are british to the core,make no mistake all of the foreign Owners and players will not like Turfmoor filled to the rafters hostile as all hell with the whole town behind the lads,you see I have seen this many times I well remember Poor Ray Deakin leading The Ragtag Clarets against Orient,once The town got behind the team again journey men turned into supermen,and Crewcock scored a grand goal that would have graced Turfmoor during The Early 1960s when the claret and blue of Burnley Flashed across The grounds of England and europe striking fear into the so called big teams.You know very little the Ginger one Reminds Me of Harry and the imortal team at its very best make no mistake The Clarets are back and a few teams are going to get a hell of a shock at Turfmoor[/p][/quote]You're right what was I thinking of, the whole town will be behind the mighty Clarets every home game, all 13000 of us. Mega, United and Arsenal and city will shudder inside this cauldron of filth[/p][/quote]Cauldron of filth? Get a grip, man. They aren't playing at Tee Hee Heewood. RobH2O
  • Score: 4

12:12pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Burnley59/60 says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ?

I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR
you on drugs ??
No I dont come from Shadsworth !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: Yes the club was in a mess the time he came back but it now feels like the 1960s once more,everyone thinks The Clarets will struggel im not so sure,Burnley have always been different to every other club,the so called big clubs never have the soul that The team from the small East Lancashire Mill Town has,how many times have they been humbled at The Turf over the years ? I can see another European campaing on the way UP THE CLARETS LONG LIVE TOP FLIGHT TURFMOOR[/p][/quote]you on drugs ??[/p][/quote]No I dont come from Shadsworth !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Burnley59/60
  • Score: 4

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