I wasn't so sure I was ever going to write an article again on a manager having been at Burnley for three years. When I took over as editor of Clarets Mad Stan Ternent was very close and Steve Cotterill also went beyond that third year.
It was a strange sight last Tuesday looking across from my seat in the Longside Upper, seeing a virtually empty cricket field stand on its left hand side but a packed area at the other end with Burnley fans back in there.
It does feel as if our search for a central midfielder has gone on forever with yesterday's apparent final dismissal of our attempts to sign Henri Lansbury having brought widespread condemnation of our club's recruitment.
Earlier this week, on a visit to Burnley Central Library, I came across an article in the Burnley Express dated 17th January 1948. It was the story of a 15-year-old Burnley boy who had taken to cycling to our away games.