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FM17 | Burnley Return to Glory

Started on 18 June 2017 by BobbyGGaming
Latest Reply on 17 October 2017 by BobbyGGaming
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Hi All,

After many years playing football manager games i have finally taken the leap and am going to blog & video about my FM save. I will drop quarterly updates into this post to keep you up-to date with progress & be uploading videos onto my youtube channel of the games.

I have recently set up a youtube channel & created an intro video for the series which shows the compelling history of Burnley FC.

Link -


Burnley once were one of the big teams in English football. Back in 1914 & famously in 1959-1960 they won the old division one. Harry Potts led the small Lancashire town all the way to top the league and in a memorable 2-1 against Man city at maine road captured the title. Legends such as Pay Pointer, Jimmy Adamson & Jimmy McIlroy have long cemented themselves into Burnley folk law.

The 70's & 80's proved to be tougher times at Burnley and 10 years later they were relegated into the old division two.

Times got tougher and on May 9th 1987 Burnley faced what was once unthinkable for the former champions of England - relegation out of the football league.

Burnley had to win and results go their way in order to stave off relegation. A thrilling 2-1 win set the crowd into raptures & Lincoln were the unfortunate team to be relegated that year. THIS WAS ROCK BOTTOM!!

Burnley began to slowly rise up the football league again and at wembley in 2009 Wade Elliot scored the goal that took Burnley back to the big time.

2 promotions and 2 relegation's followed before Sean dyche won championship and burnley return to glory is now one step closer.


Sean Dyche has left the club looking for greener pastures & Burnley have employed Rob Taylor as the new manager. Taylor comes in cold to the role with only sunday league football experience to count on. He has stated to the press that he once took Bromley to the champions league final on football manager.

The Team

3 new signings

Dider Drogba coming in as cover - Drogba at Burnley if only it was 10 years ago!!!

Guido Carrillo as the new star striker

Macnelly Torress as the main AMC

Sam Vokes has left the club for £6m that could possibly rise to £7m

Torres is injured but only slightly improvement across the board. It seams a sunday league manager for a small premier league club isn't the most appealing to quality footballers.


Who said that being rich was a guarantee when joining the premier league. In debt before we start.

Season Goal

EPL - Avoid Relegation (this could be quite the task)

FA Cup - Fifth Round

The old milk cup - Fifth Round.

Thanks for reading. Be sure to check out the youtube videos & I will post quarterly season updates.


Bobby G
Hi All,

The season is well and truly underway & I will provide an update here after the Chelsea game where Drogba returns to stamford bridge,

This is a youtube series as well as forum story - i would appreciate any views, likes & subscribes

Youtube series link below

Burnley Save


Bobby G
b]Trouble at Burnley

A poor start to the campaign has left Burnley languishing down in 18th in the Premier League.

One solitary win came against and equally poor Hull team & a last gasp draw away at Arsenal.

Lack of quality particularly in defence has left Burnley wide open to a barrage of goals in particular the 5-1 demolition by Man Utd.

Sacked before christmas?

The return to glory was never going to be easy, especially give the financial constraints at the start of the season.

The board are already starting to loose patience & Bobby G may well get his marching orders before his new singings are able to make an impact on January 1st.

With Tom Heaton going down injured we have goalkeeper cover on its way.

A new DM in Fernando Gogo
A New CD in Serdar Tasci
A New LB in Park Joo-Ho

Whats Next

After a tough run of games thats seen Burnley play - Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal & Spurs, Burnley will take on the lower end of the premier league table in the lead up to December.

Vital points are to be won or lost as the fight for his job becomes very real

Follow the Journey on Youtube

Burnley-Youtube Save

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Hey guys

Please see below my brand new episode as Burnley take on Liverpool & Everton in a mersyside double header

Merseyside Double Header

Tough times at Burnley we are hanging onto our job by a thread - desperately trying to make it to the January transfer window

Full update coming at the new years break


Bobby G
Hey All,

After a rough start to the season we're finally tuning a corner and heading into new year are out of the relegation zone.

New Year's Episode V Hull

Riding high in 16th after a great run of games.



A change of tactic to counter attack and adding 3 new players could be difference between going down and staying up


Till next time guys

Bobby G
Hey Guys,

Episode 9 is in the book right now!

A Manchester City & Arsenal double header - it doesn't get any harder than that at the bottom end of the table.

Nightmare Double Header

The bottom of the table is tight - two defects here could throw us right back down into the relegation zone.


Till next time
Hey Guys,

Its been an age since i posted but the series is going stong - let me recap!

Season 1 - FInished strong to avoid relegation
Season 2 - Media prediction 19th - finished 5th - made the europa league
Season 3 - Made it through the group stages beating AC Milan & Villereal but was knocked out by Seville in the first round knockout
Season 4 - Just started and we have a wonderkid striker as well as Raheem Sterling on the right for £5m - BARGAIN!!!

Check out the start of season 4 below

Season 4 Opening Episode
Episode 4 Season as we take on QPR

this just could be the year to crack the top 4!!

Episode 2 QPR
That moment when you score a winner in the last minute

Last Minute Goal
Jordan Pickford where would i be without you!!!


Bunrley V MAN UTD
Episode 46 - Harry Kane is forever messing this game up for me
Burnley V Spurs
Spoiler - We bag 7 goals!!

Episode 48
down to 3 games remaining in the league

can we make europe


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