Preseason 2009

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Preseason 2009

Messaggio da leggereda Ojo_Feliz » 11/07/2009, 20:19

Inizia la preseason del Burnley, in trasferta al Valley Parade (o Coral Windows Stadium che dir si voglia) contro il Bradford.
Per capire l'entusiasmo dei tifosi dei Clarets: su 3.917 spettatori, 2.020 erano proprio tifosi del Burnley.
Il vecchio Graham Alexander (che dovrebbe essere il più anziano tra i giocatori di movimento a calcare i campi della Premier LEague l'anno prossimo) porta in vantaggio i Clarets:
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Ma il Bradford approfitta di tante occasioni sprecate dai Clarets nel primo tempo (buona però l'intesa tra Fletcher e Paterson, che ha colpito una clamorosa traversa) e rimonta già prima dell'intervallo, imponendosi per 2-1. Nella ripresa succede poco.

E' l'occasione per far esordire i neoacquisti:
Tyrone Mears:
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Il già citato Steven Fletcher:
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E nella ripresa David Edgar:
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Re: [Burnley] Preseason 2009

Messaggio da leggereda Ojo_Feliz » 15/07/2009, 1:43

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Gioca ancora bene il Burnley e stavolta riesce anche a vincere, con un 3-1 contro il Morecambe molto più netto di quanto possa apparire dal risultato.
I Clarets infatti dominano dall'inizio alla fine e creano tante occasioni.
Segnali importanti da Paterson e Fletcher, che mostrano una grande intesa: i primi due gol nascono infatti con assist dell'uno e realizzazione dell'altro (naturalmente alternativamente). Fletcher firma anche il bis nella ripresa.
Molto bene anche Eagles, spina nel fianco per il Morecambe, ma il migliore in campo è decisamente Fletcher.

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Re: [Burnley] Preseason 2009

Messaggio da leggereda Toonarmy » 15/07/2009, 12:53

Che è successo allo stemma del Burnley? :|
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Re: [Burnley] Preseason 2009

Messaggio da leggereda Ojo_Feliz » 29/07/2009, 3:45

Dopo la tournèe americana (che ha portato una vittoria per 5-0 e un pareggio per 2-2), il Burnley è tornato in Inghilterra per giocare subito contro l'Accrington Stanley, appena 36 ore dopo il viaggio aereo.
La fatica si fa sentire, soprattutto sul piano della lucidità.
I Clarets giocano bene gli ultimi 20 minuti del primo tempo e discretamente la ripresa, ma non sono precisi sottoporta, in particolare Fletcher, il quale finora però ha giocato parecchio bene in questa preseason. Qui lo vediamo a contrasto con Winnard:
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Gli Accies non stanno a guardare, vanno sul 2-0 e costringono il portiere Diego Penny ad un grandissimo intervento su tiro da distanza ravvicinatissima.
Nel finale arriva la rimonta dei Clarets.
Punizione di Blake per il 2-1 all'83':
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Thompson poi risolve così una mischia in area al 90':
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Per il 2-2 finale:
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Trovo comunque molto buona la preseason del Burnley fin qui.

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Re: Preseason 2009

Messaggio da leggereda Ojo_Feliz » 02/08/2009, 0:11

Oggi sono tanti i risultati sorprendenti nelle amichevoli, ma è normale.... Molte squadre di Premier League hanno affrontato squadre di Football League, che la settimana prossima iniziano il campionato quindi ormai hanno quasi finito la preparazione...
Il risultato più sorprendente però vede in campo il Burnley, perchè i Clarets la loro amichevole l'hanno giocata a Turf Moor...
Un Leeds eccellente si impone per 2-1, con le reti di Grella e Robinson. Ad accorciare le distanze è Edgar, ma non basta per l'undici di Coyle.
Un po' di foto:

L'ottimo Eagles:
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Robbie Blake:
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Il gol di Edgar:
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Re: Preseason 2009

Messaggio da leggereda sCoUsE aNd PrOuD » 06/08/2009, 15:10

L'articolo di Jamie Jackson (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2009/aug/05/premier-league-preview-burnley), pubbicato sul sito di The Guardian il 05/08/09:

Premier League preview No6: Burnley
There is a romantic air about Burnley's return to the top flight and if they can find someone to score regularly they have a good chance of survival

Guardian writers' prediction: 16th Odds to win league: 2000-1

One more mark of the allure of the Premier League machine can be found in Owen Coyle's refusal this summer to take up what is his dream gig: to become boss of Celtic, the club he has supported since growing up close to Parkhead. Coyle's desire to stay at Turf Moor and continue "this incredible adventure" unarguably makes him the premium signing acquired this close season by Burnley and Barry Kilby, their chairman and owner.

Keeping the man who masterminded the Clarets' return to the top division after 33 long years was surely imperative if Burnley are to stay around longer than nine months. As Coyle is only 43 the Scot probably hopes Celtic will come calling again - "I'm not going to pretend that I didn't think about it," he says - and his youthful, upbeat perspective also found its metier in the dramatic performances of his team last term.

Coyle's desire to play fast, pressing football allowed Burnley to rebound from consecutive defeats which left them bottom of the Championship in August to embark on a buccaneering Carling Cup run. This deposed of Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal, before Burnley finally succumbed to Spurs in the semi-final, having memorably clawed the tie back to 4-4 and extra-time.

This bitter disappointment was followed by a further rally in the league which took Burnley into the play-offs, where Reading were defeated home and away, before Wade Elliot's 13th-minute barnburner at Wembley swept them to promotion. That meant the club with the smallest squad in the Championship (23 players) and smallest average home attendance (13,000), which hails from a particularly small town (85,000 souls), was firmly back in the show lights of the big-time.

What, then, are Burney's prospects of finding enough coping strategies to survive in the Premier League, and have a crack at also negotiating the Second Season Syndrome which claimed Reading two years ago? Coyle has brought in five players including club record signing Steven Fletcher for £3m, a fee that reflects the parsimony with which the manager is operating.

Fletcher's five years at Hibernian yielded the 22-year-old 43 strikes in 115 Scottish Premier League starts, plus two more in the 2007 Scottish League Cup victory. As Burnley's Alpha forward he needs to deliver the goals which can be elixir for freshly promoted teams. James Beattie's arrival at Stoke in last January's transfer window, which was followed by seven goals in 16 Premier League games, made him a totemic presence feared by opposition defences, and was arguably the single most important reason for Tony Pulis's team fininishing in a comfortable 12th position.

And while of the four teams that finished higher in the Championship last season only the champions, Wolves, scored more than Burnley's 72 goals, 22-year-old Martin Paterson, a Northern Ireland striker, was Burnley's sole player to manage double figures - 12. If Paterson and Fletcher can each equal that tally then Burnley will be some way to finishing 17th or above this year.

Alongside the good fortune which is always requisite the remainder of the challenge will be greatly influenced by Chris Eagles, the former Manchester United winger, Robbie Blake's forward guile, and the remarkable Graham Alexander. The 37-year-old captain, who should operate mainly as a holding midfielder, played 66 games last season (including five for Scotland) and is raring to go: "I want to play as long as possible," he said this week. Burnley's squad still stands at only 25 footballers. But this should prove simpler for Coyle to man-manage. It is also an element of the charm their presence in the Premier League will offer this season.

Burnley's return to the premium echelon of English football, a competition they last won in 1960 (before progressing as far as the European Cup quarter-finals the following season), has a faintly romantic air about. The club which plays next to a pub named the Clog and Spindle and had a pie company as its shirt sponsor last season is run by that apparent dinosaur of the modern game: the local lad made good.

Kilby, a millionaire whose fortune is in newspaper scratch-cards, holds the following views regarding Burnley's step-up: "It will certainly be different. The elite clubs with foreign ownership have made it a league within the Prem. There's a group of aspiring clubs in favour of ladder payments and etcetera, and apparently it's very difficult to get the top four wannabees to go with the others. I would have more in common with Stoke. Burnley have been out of the top division for 33 years and I will just relish being there. It does seem terribly excessive to have 40-odd players - how do you keep them all happy? We won't bet the ranch on anyone, and have to be realistic."

In: Tyrone Mears (Derby, £500,000), Steven Fletcher (Hibs, £3m), David Edgar (Newcastle, undisclosed), Richard Eckersely (Manchester Utd, undisclosed), Brian Easton (Hamilton, £350,000)

Out: Alan Mahon (Tranmere, free), Steve Jones (Walsall, free)
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