Team of the 70s

A look back at the 1972/73 Second Division Championship season

100 per cent start ends as Coventry hold Clarets

100 per cent start ends as Coventry hold Clarets

After wins at Sheffield United and at home to Chelsea, Burnley's 100 per cent return to the First Division in 1973 ended when Coventry City came to Turf Moor and took home a point in a 2-2 draw.
Clarets win as First Division football returns to Turf Moor

Clarets win as First Division football returns to Turf Moor

Burnley followed up their opening day win in 1973 against Sheffield United with a home win three days later, top flight football returning to Turf Moor with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea.
Hello, hello, it's good to be back

Hello, hello, it's good to be back

It was the day we'd waited for all summer in 1973, Burnley's return to the First Division, and what a start we made, beating Sheffield United 2-0 at Bramall Lane to give us a first top flight away win since beating Chelsea in April 1971.
Clarets turn down West offer from United as Waldron prepares

Clarets turn down West offer from United as Waldron prepares

Burnley were just two days away from a return to First Division football in 1973 as manager Jimmy Adamson revealed that the club had turned down an offer for Alan West from Manchester United.
Waldron goal wins FA Charity Shield

Waldron goal wins FA Charity Shield

One week away from a return to the First Division and another Colin Waldron goal lifted another trophy for Burnley. The centre half had scored the title winner against Preston at Deepdale and now came the Charity Shield goal against Manchester City.
Pre-season tour ends with a draw at Kettering

Pre-season tour ends with a draw at Kettering

Having won 3-0 at Torquay the Burnley team were quickly on their travels and 24 hours later were kicking off again in a third pre-season game in five days, this time against non-league Kettering Town.
Outstanding Burnley are too good for Torquay

Outstanding Burnley are too good for Torquay

Having beaten Penzance on the Saturday, Burnley moved into Devon to play Torquay United on the Tuesday night as the build up towards a First Division return continued.
Casper scores twice in first pre-season game

Casper scores twice in first pre-season game

Having won promotion back to the First Division Burnley's preparations got underway forty years ago today with the first pre-season friendly, a 4-0 win against Penzance.


Team of the Seventies back in training
- Burnley Fri 26th July
Bramall Lane kick off for promoted Clarets
- Burnley Fri 14th June
Burnley make a Noble signing
- Burnley Wed 29th May
Adamson lands Robson
- Burnley Fri 3rd May
A superb night for John Angus
- Burnley Wed 1st May
The day we turned Deepdale Claret and Blue
- Burnley Sun 28th April
Clarets enjoy a Good Friday in Oxford
- Burnley Sat 20th April
Town still celebrating after Sunderland win
- Burnley Thu 18th April
A win at Huddersfield and we're almost there
- Burnley Mon 15th April
Burnley get a massive favour from Oxford
- Burnley Fri 12th April
Title hopes hit as Clarets crash at Forest
- Burnley Sun 7th April
Promotion edging closer after another home win
- Burnley Sun 24th March
Burnley hit Pompey for four in brilliant show
- Burnley Wed 20th March
Clarets win at Cardiff to go back to the top
- Burnley Sun 17th March
Big home win for the 1973 Clarets
- Burnley Sun 17th February
Out of cup so the Clarets get in a league win
- Burnley Thu 7th February
Superb away run comes to an end at Loftus Road
- Burnley Thu 31st January
Brave Burnley lose Anfield replay
- Burnley Wed 16th January
Burnley force replay in cup classic
- Burnley Sun 13th January
Villa win gives Burnley fantastic start to 1973
- Burnley Sun 6th January
Burnley win The Battle of Bloomfield Road
- Burnley Wed 26th December
Oxford hold league leaders Burnley
- Burnley Sun 23rd December
Dobbo scores and it's another 1-0 win
- Burnley Thu 20th December
Fletcher chops down the Forest
- Burnley Mon 26th November
Orient was a blip - Dobbo gets winner at Brighton
- Burnley Fri 23rd November
Shock defeat brings long unbeaten run to an end
- Burnley Thu 15th November
A point at the Den despite blind as a bat referee
- Burnley Thu 1st November
Keep your trap shut Revie
- Burnley Thu 25th October
Fletcher hat trick keeps Clarets on top
- Burnley Tue 23rd October
Thomas sensationally sold to promotion rivals
- Burnley Fri 19th October
It was Happy 90th Birthday to Jimmy Hogan
- Burnley Tue 16th October
Burnley grant Angus a testimonial
- Burnley Fri 5th October
Another draw thanks to two Leighton James goals
- Burnley Mon 1st October
Clarets held at home and it costs us the leadership
- Burnley Thu 27th September
It's 1-1 again but we're back on top of the league
- Burnley Tue 18th September
Another draw, another point, and Burnley go third
- Burnley Sun 16th September
Out of form Clarets earn point but lose top spot
- Burnley Sun 9th September
Leeds hit Burnley for four in cup tie
- Burnley Thu 6th September
Adamson wins top manager award
- Burnley Tue 4th September
Burnley up to second after Preston win
- Burnley Wed 29th August
Leighton James scores, but it's a draw at Fulham
- Burnley Sun 19th August
Points shared on opening day 1972
- Burnley Sun 12th August
Adamson attacks fans on eve of season
- Burnley Fri 10th August
Watney goes flat for Clarets
- Burnley Thu 2nd August
We're going to win the Watney Cup
- Burnley Sun 29th July
South Wales tour ends with Newport draw
- Burnley Tue 24th July
Adamson snaps up England full back
- Burnley Thu 12th July
We say goodbye to two old friends in 1972
- Burnley Tue 10th July
Adamson Out - Adamson Out!
- Burnley Sun 1st April

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