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WELL DONE BURNLEY

Premier League Burnley
by 1972stokie (U11688894) 19 August 2009
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Excellent result - good stuff. Good luck for the rest of the season.

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posted Aug 20, 2009

Good game Burnley but don't get carried away after one win! This happened to Hull last year and they exploded after 2 months! You look better than Hull but give it a while and see where you are by November!

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posted Aug 20, 2009

I have watched Owen plenty for Newcastle over the last 4 years & sadly the guy is finished at the top level.

I do believe Utd need another top class forward & quick.

All of a sudden they have gone from an exciting young team to appear like an old team full of injuries.

Fergie used to say Chelsea had peaked due to their squads age but Utd's doesnt look to youthful either.

Could be a transitional season unless players like Nani, Anderson & Berbatocv live up to their price tags.

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posted Aug 20, 2009

comment by rtanswell (U9715660)
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Oh and didn't Burnley knock Arsenal out of the Carling Cup last season?? That is a FACT!
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And we knocked them out of the FA cup, whats your point? FA cup drowns Carling!

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posted Aug 20, 2009

This is a fantastic result for the whole of the Premiership and perfectly demonstrates that David can slay Goliath, therefore making for a much more competitive season than normal. Going into the match, Burnley's only real aspirations and expectations would have been to to have tried and held out for the draw. They would have taken a draw at the end of the match when everyone else had written them off before they even stepped foot onto the pitch down at Turf Moor,

But, for them to topple the Premier League champions surpasses all their expectations. It is honestly a fairy tale moment and something that will live long in the memory for every fan in attendance on Tuesday night. Rightly so, Burnley are going to be underdogs in every match they play this year so the pressure has been completely taken off their shoulders. They have nothing to lose and can express their freedom in the way that they play.

Looking at this shocking and staggering result from Manchester United's result, they will be hurting as it is a huge setback for them at such an early stage of the new season. Having lost very few games last year as they became English champions once again, they were hoping to win the trophy for a record fourth time. But, having to bring in Valencia and Owen to try and paper over the cracks of losing Tevez and Ronaldo, they have lost their aura of invincibility.

I can't help but feel that Ronaldo be a massive loss. A creative playmaker and goal scoring machine, he offered the Red Devils so much in recent seasons and they have not properly replaced him, regardless of what anyone says. WIthout their superstar and world's best player, Manchester United are a weaker team and they do not offer the same attacking threat.

So, Ferguson needs to find a Plan B and quickly. For the Premiership in general, it is great that last season's top 2 in United and Liverpool have both lost matches in the opening weeks of the season. Lets hope that this unpredictability continues as it shows the Premier League still has the capability of throwing up a shock result. Owen Coyle, you have lead the way so others can follow.


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posted Aug 20, 2009

Absolutely, Fergie needs to rethink starters and tactics. Yes Ronaldo was a big loss, but a game like that you really miss Tevez. Valencia, down the road, but Owen should retire. Carrick taking the penalty???
Well done Burnley.

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posted Aug 20, 2009

And we knocked them out of the FA cup, whats your point? FA cup drowns Carling!

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Wasn't making a point, just stating a fact quoting the intitial poster and his "facts"

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comment by daygo5 (U13769309)

posted Aug 20, 2009

man u will not win the league this year, also do not think burnly will survive and will be relegated. They played way above themselves and had that bit of luck, man u were poor and still should have won and this is not sour grapes.

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posted Aug 20, 2009

Congratulations Burnley on an excellent and fully deserved result, which just goes to show that shocks can still happen

Prove your doubters wrong and stay up this season

Good luck ok

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posted Aug 21, 2009

fergie showed no respect to burnley by rotating players out. got what he deserved

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posted Aug 21, 2009

sbillings (U8503522) - nice to see some honest opinion here ok

For the last few seasons Man U have been average, were it not for Ronaldo's excessive and surprising goal tallies you would be classed as nothing special.

There is not a single stand out player in the Man U midfield for example.

And anyone who thinks it was a one off for Burnley, please remember who they beat last season in the CC. They play attractive football and deserve the plaudits. I don't think they will do a Hull.

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