The Burnley Youth Academy - Part 2
Feature by Tony Scholes
Updated Friday, 13th July 2012
For many years Burnley's youth system was the envy of the football world as player after player came off the conveyor belt to play first team football.
Never was it more evident than in 1960 when Burnley were crowned Football League Champions for the second time in the club's history. The championship winning season saw only three players feature who had been signed from other clubs, and none had played for other Football League clubs.
The club have emphasised recently that the emphasis is very much on youth and bringing players through the system into the first team.
Burnley Football Club officially recognises that the first players to come through the youth system to the first team were Tommy Lawton and Ken Ashbridge in the 1935/36 season.
This feature will show all those from 1936 to the current date who have graduated through the youth system at Burnley Football Club and gone on to play for the first team.
Below are numbers 26 to 50 and players who debuted for the first team from 1936 to 1955
|26||Brian Miller||Chelsea (h)||01/02/1956||379||29||76||8||455||37|
|27||John Angus||Everton (h)||03/09/1956||439||4||82||0||521||4|
|28||Jimmy Robson||West Brom (h)||06/10/1956||202||79||40||21||242||100|
|29||Adam Blacklaw||Cardiff (h)||22/12/1956||318||0||65||0||383||0|
|30||Des Lancaster||Birmingham (a)||29/12/1956||1||0||-||-||1||0|
|31||Ian Lawson||Chesterfield (h)||05/01/1957||23||7||7||8||30||15|
|32||Alan Shackleton||Aston Villa (a)||06/03/1957||31||18||1||0||32||18|
|33||John Connelly||Leeds (a)||11/03/1957||215||86||50||19||265||105|
|34||Ray Pointer||Luton (a)||05/10/1957||223||118||47||15||270||133|
|35||Billy White||West Brom (a)||28/12/1957||9||4||3||0||12||4|
|36||John Talbut||Leicester (a)||26/12/1958||138||0||22||1||160||1|
|37||Gordon Harris||Leeds (h)||03/01/1959||258||69||55||12||313||81|
|38||Jim Furnell||Blackpool (a)||23/04/1960||2||0||1||0||3||0|
|39||Walter Joyce||Manchester City (a)||24/08/1960||70||3||19||0||89||3|
|40||Andy Lochhead||Manchester City (h)||30/08/1960||226||101||40||27||266||128|
|41||Ronnie Fenton||Cardiff (a)||24/10/1960||11||1||4||2||15||3|
|42||David Walker||Brentford (a)||22/11/1960||38||1||2||0||40||1|
|43||Ian Towers||Birmingham (a)||27/04/1961||44||12||7||2||51||14|
|44||Peter Simpson||Sheffield Wed (a)||30/04/1962||3||0||-||-||3||0|
|45||Arthur Bellamy||Manchester City (a)||26/03/1963||217||29||33||0||250||29|
|46||Mick Buxton||Blackburn (h)||22/04/1963||18||0||1||0||19||0|
|47||Willie Morgan||Sheffield Wed (a)||23/04/1963||196||19||36||3||232||22|
|48||Brian O'Neil||West Brom (h)||30/04/1963||235||22||47||3||282||25|
|49||Willie Irvine||Arsenal (a)||11/05/1963||126||78||22||19||148||97|
|50||John Price||West Ham (a)||07/10/1963||21||2||1||0||22||2|