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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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The Dodgiest Of Dodgy Dossiers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by nickcturner

Michael Owen’s management company, Wesserman Media Group, have compiled a 30 page ‘brochure’ to try to convince potential michael-owen3-300x400suiters to put their money where their treatment table is.

Its hard not to feel even slightly sorry for Owen and it is also hard not to be amazed by the colossal free fall his career has suffered since leaving Liverpool for Real Madrid and ultimately ending up at (sigh) Newcastle United.

In case you are not aware of this document, let me break down the contents for you (i’m not making this up). Continue reading

This one is for you Dave – Just as you remember it!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 15, 2009 by nickcturner

So Manchester United are to lodge a £40m bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.Fernando_Torres_280_500340a

Really?

You don’t say.

Honestly?

I don’t believe it.

Is it true?

I don’t think so!

This story which appeared in the Daily Mail over the weekend is why so many people lose faith in good sports journalism. OK, fine, if you plaster this story all over your back page the chances are you will Continue reading