Burnley Football team was promoted to the Premier League today. The picture above was taken as the final whistle blew on a 2-0 defeat of FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic at Turf Moor.The manager Sean Dyche takes the applause from an ecstatic crowd.
Promotion to the Premier League is something I thought I’d never see in my lifetime. A small town club, albeit one of the founder members of the football league, competing against millionaire players at foreign-owned clubs with one of the smallest squads around.
Burnley did it in 2009 via the playoffs and did it in fine style this time going unbeaten at home for over a year in the process and having the best defensive record in the division.