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[FMH 13] Burnley Story

Started on 16 June 2013 by 9thCodebreaker
Latest Reply on 21 June 2013 by 9thCodebreaker
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Burnley F.C. Background and Announcement of a new Manager

Burnley Football Club are a professional Football League club based in Burnley, Lancashire. Nicknamed the Clarets, due to the dominant colour of their home shirts, they were founder members of the Football League in 1888.

The colours claret and blue were adopted in 1910 as a tribute to Aston Villa (not West Ham sadly), and these colours hope to represent success as in Aston Villa's success. They've won the FA Cup once in 1914, but since the 2000s have been lingering around in the Championship, unable to truly find a place at the Premier Leagues. They once were promoted in 2009, but were instantly relegated at their 1st season back to the Premier.

Now the Frenchman Laurent Blanc(shown below) has been apppointed as the new manager of Burnley, having previously managed at Bordeaux and the French National Team. Will the 'Le Président' be able to guide Burnley to a successful season, or will Burnley continue to stay in the Championship, only wishing that they can play against the top teams in England?
2 in, no outs at Burnley

New Burnley manager Laurent Blanc wasted no time in his new club as he has made 2 new signings, both still youngsters and prospects for the future.

First is Tom Eastman from Colchester at the fee of £140K. Tom is a central defender with good tackling and heading abilities, also boasting a considerate amount of strength. He started at local club Weeley in Essex until the age of 9, where Roy Keane, the manager of Ipswich at the time, signed him to a youth contract, and after a few years at the club, he joined League One club Colchester in 2010. Now he is a Burnley player and will be looking to impress for the future.

Second is Joss Labadie, signed from Notts Co for a fee of £210K. He started playing at West Brom, starting off as a youth and was handed a contract at 2008. After loans at 3 different clubs in England, he signed for League One club Tranmere Rovers, and at 2012 released by them after 61 apps and 7 goals, signing for Notts Co. Now a Burnley player, the good all-round central midfielder will hope to finally settle in with his new club and be a force to be reckoned with for the Clarets in the future.

Although manager Laurent Blanc is not very open to the press about his transfers, his current activity signals that he looks to make Burnley a world-class team in the future, and hopefully, for the time being, a team that can succeed on gaining promotion to the Premier Leagues.
August Results

A mix set of results here, with 2 wins and 2 losses in the Championship, and 2 wins at the Capital One Cup. A pretty good start i assume.

4 Aug 12

Burnley 2 - 3 Cardiff
Charlie Austin 23 (pen), 69
Heldar Helguson 44, 86, Kim Bo-Kyung 58
Ross Wallace 61

11 Aug 12

Charlton 1 - 2 Burnley
Jason Shackell 26, Danny Ings 43
Yann Kermogant 66
Ricardo Fuller 54

18 Aug 12

Birmingham 3 - 2 Burnley
Tom Eastman 52, Cameron Stewart 55
Jonathan Spector 22, Peter Lovenkrands 26, Chris Burke 56

25 Aug 12

Burnley 3 - 0 Ipswich
Charlie Austin 37, 83 (pen), Sam Vokes 25

8 Aug 12

1st Round Burnley 2 - 0 Scunthorpe
Danny Ings 42, 85

27 Aug 12

2nd Round Burnley 2 - 0 Crystal Palace
Jason Shackell 28, Martin Paterson 61

Claret of the Month
Charlie Austin has been on fire, scoring 4 goals in 5 appearances, and also assisting once. Also with two man of the match awards, he is already proving to be a force to be reckoned with.
Like the Claret and Blue titles.
September Results

We're doing pretty good! The team is performing well so far and we find ourselves 6th on the table this month! Also knocking off Bolton away from the COC is an impressive feat in my opinion.

8 Sep 12

Derby 0 - 5 Burnley
Cameron Stewart 1, Ben Mee 6, Charlie Austin 85, Danny Ings 87, 90
Kevin Long 45

11 Sep 12

Burnley 2 - 2 Huddersfield
Keith Treacy 16, Alex MacDonald 90
Oliver Norwood 50, Anthony Gerrard 51

15 Sep 12

Blackburn 3 - 0 Burnley
Dickson Etuhu 9, Jordan Rhodes 27, Edinho Junior 42
Colin Kazim Richards 65

21 Sep 12

Burnley 4 - 1 Middlesbrough
Alex MacDonald 4 (pen), Danny Ings 14, Jason Shackell 43, Sam Vokes 90
Lukas Jutkiewicz 7
Marvin Bartley 48

25 Sep 12

Hull 2 - 3 Burnley
David Edgar 21, Charlie Austin 49, Dean Marney 77
Danny Webber 16, 23

29 Sep 12

Burnley 2 - 2 Blackpool
Danny Ings 14, Michael Duff 82
Nathan Delfouneso 15, Tiago Gomes 32

19 Sep 12

3rd Round Bolton 1 - 2 Burnley
Charlie Austin 77 (pen), Sam Vokes 96
David Ngog 35
Zat Knight 76

Claret of the Month
One of the most creative players on our team, scoring one goal in 6 appearances and also helping out with 4 assists and constantly performing at a high level, Keith Treacy scoops this month's claret of the month.
McCann headed for exit?

The media has reported that Chris McCann, the 25 year old midfielder at Burnley, has been widely expected to leave the club soon.

Reports say that his contract is due to expire this season and his excessive signing fee is not going to help the Clarets finances.

It is also reported that he has rejected a contract offer from Burnley

Chris was brought over from the Irish club Home Farm and rising up the ranks of Burnley F.C.'s youth system. He made his senior debut in the 2005-2006 season, coming on as an early substitute in the 4-0 win against Coventry City.

He has also played for the Ireland U19s, but was not recalled due to a certain incident with the manager of the Ireland U19s at the time, Don Givens.

Laurent Blanc states that, "His signing fee is too high for us.

"He has requested a wage over our wage budget and a signing fee that is also out of my budget. Although i disagree with his demands, i value him as a very quality player and one of the best in the club.

"We will sort things out at the end of the season and hopefully, he will understand and sign the contract here at the Clarets."
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Just started reading pal. Laurent Blanc at Burnley... Wow! Good start to the season, especially earlier on in the last month. Be sure to keep hold of Danny Ings. I hear he's quite decent :D
wellsy1498 : thanks m8, i like it too! :P
KingPadster : haha yeah! its weird that Blanc's at Burnley :P Danny Ings has been good actually :D

Thanks to those who views this story! I'm sorry i can't update constantly though with school stuff and me not actually having an android, cuz it's my dad's and he uses it often. I'll try to stick with this story though!
Capital One Cup SHOCK! October Results

It was a good day for Burnley fans as we beat NEWCASTLE by 2-0, knocking them out of the CoC!!! I'm so proud of everybody, it was a stupendous team effort. I think, we could go all the way!

13 Oct 12

Leicester 1 - 0 Burnley
Ritchie De Laet 90

16 Oct 12

Burnley 2 - 2 Bristol City
Sam Vokes 16, Charlie Austin 66
Jon Stead 70, 88

20 Oct 12

Barnsley 0 - 2 Burnley
Ross Wallace 31, Danny Lafferty 62

27 Oct 12

Burnley 2 - 0 Brighton
Martin Paterson 59, Danny Ings 86

24 Oct 12

Burnley 2 - 0 Newcastle
Charlie Austin 33, 35

Claret of the Month
Charlie Austin keeps on impressing, with 10 goals and 3 assists in 13 appearances, also being the hero at the Newcastle game, scoring both goals in the time frame of 2 minutes, he is a player worthy being handed his 2nd Claret of the Month.

*Major shoutout to Kane for the sweet banner!*

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