Burnley progress, we’re playing the Blades next year!

Thanks to a spectacular finish from Wade Elliott was all it took to send Burnley to Premier League delirium this afternoon.  Indeed, a bit more composure (and less heroic blocks from Blades defenders) could’ve made it more comfortable for the Clarets.

Owen Coyle’s dark horses have gone the distance and won promotion – having watched the game I don’t think the Blades can have too many complaints.  Whilst they have a chip on their shoulder about the referee he didn’t do much wrong today – indeed, it was quite disappointing to see the Sheffield side resort to diving and pleading for handballs and generally acting like Warnock was in charge again.

So we get to resume our recently rekindled rivalry with the Blades next season, whilst Burnley will be seeking to emulate Stoke and Hull in confounding the pundits and somehow retaining their Premier League status.  Watching the game made me nostalgic and full of regret that instead of making permanent the signing of Robbie Blake, we ended up with David Johnson.

Congratulations to Burnley, certainly we saw how deadly they can be (and indeed how rubbish we can be!) last season, and commisserations to Sheffield United who don’t seem to fare well in Play Off finals – knowing all too well how much it hurts to go out in the semi-finals I can’t imagine the heartache a fan goes through losing at Wembley.

16 Responses

  1. Ive not a lot of sympathy for the Blades following on from our exploits with them in play offs so congrats to Burnley. They were by far the better team on the day and deserved to win.

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  3. Great result! Has Blackwell turned into Warnock? He was moaning about the ref BEFORE the game, trying to intimidate him, so I’d be interested to hear his excuses after the match!

  4. NFFC I’m surprised about your comment re David Johnson.
    In my view Johnson was three times the player Robbie Blake will ever be.

  5. DJ has one great season and half a decent one, surrounded by absolute dross. He cost us almost as much as Pierre Van Hooijdonk!

    Blake has been a solidly consistent performer at Championship level for years, the only way DJ is three times the player is in regard to how much he cost us to sign.

  6. GOD IS A DJ

  7. jermaine beckford bin put on transfer list by dirty leeds – better than DJ and blake by a country mile, go on forest get a cheeky bid in bout 1.5m you never know

  8. Preston are surprised we use publicity for ridiculous low bids for a playoff team’s captain.
    Mark arthur and the dreaded committee strike again ! It´s embarrasing.
    Just because we give players like Harewood away for 500,000 it doesnt mean other clubs would do the same..
    Let Billy get on with recruiting who he wants and He will tell us when he has them !
    Well done Barca !
    I was amazed how United heads dropped after the first goal. They never looked like scoring for the next 80 minutes.

  9. Barca just seemed to step up 5 gears when they scored.They were very classy and utd knew they had been taught a huge lesson.

  10. If we are truly after McGoldrick from Southampton, surely we should be putting in a cheeky bid now! They are skint and can’t pay their staff ha ha!!

  11. I guess we are all looking at newsnow 5 times a day to see what´s happening…
    .It´s like waiting for a bus…Suddenly 3 will come at the same time.

  12. If your old enough to have been there,its 30 years ago tonight lads that the once mighty REDS won the first of 2,BACK TO BACK european cups,seems like yesterday for an old fart like me………………

  13. I mean 2morrow ,i am a senile old twat………..

  14. Just check that out guys:


    Adebola a Red? They even say he will be unveiled only when his Bristol City contract will come to an end, which is soon.

  15. Are we up already?
    According to Live soccer tv schedules…..
    June 4th 2pm Eastern time on Setanta sports Canada,Nottingham Forest v D.C. United This is classed as England Premier League. I´m sure our Chairman must know something about it…

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