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A Baptism Of Fire – For The Boys From The ‘Shire

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2009 by nickcturner

The fixture list for the 2009/10 Premier League season has been published and newcomers Burnley are looking at a pretty rough opening month.owen_coyle_burnley_championship_football_sout_800957

Their first fixture away at Stoke on August 15 is acceptable enough but then the clarets will play host to Manchester United and Everton and if that was not tough enough trips to Anfield and Stamford Bridge follow.

Four teams out of last years top five await the Championship playoff winners at the start of the season.

But, could this be an advantage? Maybe playing the top teams at the start of the campaign could work in your favour. They may have a bit of early season rust, new players who need to bed into the team and they’re not exactly playing for much in the first month – Much better to play them then than a month after Christmas.

So how do we see Burnley’s chances of survival next season?
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What Next?

Posted in Banter with tags , , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by nickcturner

So, Christiano Ronaldo is off on his toes to Real Madrid. How long did anybody really think he would stay at United for after last Cristiano_Ronaldosummers shenanigans?

There is no doubting he is a wonderful talent. But, if his dream move to Real did not materialise this summer he would surely have been a disruptive influence at Carrington. We have all seen that petulance is as much a Ronaldo attribute as his trademark free-kicks.

So where does this leave United (apart from with the thick end of £100m in their sky rocket)? Continue reading