Against all odds – town celebrates Premier status

Today a small town in the old industrial heartland of Lancashire celebrated its football team, the “Clarets” achieving promotion to the Premier League. Burnley turned out in force to watch the civic reception and celebration parade.P1020169

The mayor made a short celebratory speech then Sean Dyche, the manager (affectionately known to fans as “Ginger Mourhino“) and all the players were introduced to the crowd from the Town Hall balcony before the Chairman displayed the trophy.P1020167

 

P1020174The bookies had Burnley one of the favourites to be relegated so it was really against all odds with the smallest squad in the division and having bought only one player and one loan signing all season.

They also had the meanest defence in the division and a year-long record of being undefeated at Turf Moor.

And die-hard fans will also savour the fact that Burnley beat arch-rivals Blackburn Rovers for the first time in 35 years (having been robbed last year by an off-side equaliser).

So not only do Burnley have the bragging rights but ascendancy over Blackburn who failed to make the play-offs and a chance to return to the Premier League.

But today was about Burnley FC and here are earlier posts from Turf Moor.

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5 thoughts on “Against all odds – town celebrates Premier status

  1. kindadukish says:

    I trust you wore your Burnley FC shirt to the reception…………..

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