Monday, July 27, 2009

Football's finest

So Burnley veterans play Blackburn Rovers veterans as part of a family oriented tournament at the MEN Arena. What do you know, a bunch of about 20 throwback idiots turn up to kick it off.

Details are here. The messageboard from the Lancashire Telegraph, which I can't even be bothered to link to, had Burnley's finest actually castigating Rovers fans for a "no show". I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

There's a lot of goodwill towards Burnley. You've got Alastair Campbell spinning like mad with his profile of Owen Coyle in the Observer, favourable coverage in the New York Times and lots more. But there is a dark underbelly to their support which threatens to ruin this Premier League adventure.

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