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Dave Thomas Column
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The strange case of a disappearing Jelle
All of us I guess were stunned by the news that after just 8 weeks Jelle Vossen ...
T' world's gone mad & Burnley too
When Bristol City bid 9million for Andre Gray the general consensus was that the world had gone mad.
No longer the underdog
We've got to get used to it. It seems we are no longer 'Little Burnley.' People seem to think we throw our weight ...
Remembering Dick Emery
We were up in the Dales for a week in a spot where phone signals are poor and messageboards were hard to find. Add to ...
Echoes of '59
The opening game and away at Elland Road was not the first game of the season you would have perhaps chosen.
Back in the Groove
By this time last year I think I'd already clocked up four diary pieces with the Prem season to look forward to and the ...
Finale and send-off
It was away at Villa when the final curtain closed but not after a prolonged and celebratory farewell. As wakes go, it ...
Sadness but the funeral on hold
After the win at Hull it was odd to feel jubilant and despondent at the same time. 3000 Burnley fans there nearly ...
Relegation, the view from Kent
On the day we left for Kent you could have been forgiven for thinking that with a modicum of luck Burnley still had a ...
Moments of truth
The Leicester game: to say it was make or break was hyperbole at this stage but lose and it was not unreasonable to ...
The view from Tenerife
If you want football nostalgia and great pictures of the old Longside or the Beehole End, then Stuart Clarke's ...
It's the 'what if' game?
A two-week break for the Premier teams and we twiddled our thumbs, furrowed our brows, and went through all the ...
Fifty Shades of Frustration
We continued to reflect on the City game. Like a bowl of porridge the warm inner glow lasted for days. Boyd's goal was ...
Bovril, a pie and a 1-0 win
Were we not all a bit surprised by the news? Burnley had actually signed someone. And a Johnny Foreigner as well, ...
This is Anfield
The word was trepidation, Burnley away to Liverpool a side that was on fire since their undeserved win at Turf Moor on ...
Back to some sort of normality
Well that's what it seemed until I read the latest footie rumour that Russell Crowe was considering buying Leeds United ...
Pencils up his nose and a pair of pants on his head
It was just one of the media tributes that came Burnley's way after the defeat ...
Have we upset the football Gods?
I had to laugh. The red collecting buckets were out before the West Brom game. The word Ebola was on the side and the ...
Let's not forget where we are
It was time to move on. We were all agreed on that. Just about all of us had felt less positive than usual.
Not the best of weekends
Steve Cotterill was in the news over the weekend of the FA Cup when Bristol City were at home to West Ham.