Monthly Archives: March 2016

Historic derby win for solid Burnley

The East Lancashire derby. Pride, passion, emotion, history and prestige are all themes one might associate with that rivalry, which has not seen Burnley triumph at Turf Moor since 1971. Not that Sean Dyche was getting over-excited by proceedings: “it’s just about three points for us”. The former Watford boss played down the extrinsic importance of the… Read more →

Palace v Liverpool: repeating history

Liverpool have not won a league game at Selhurst Park since December 1997, when goals from Michael Owen, Steve McManaman and Oyvind Leonhardson helped them to a 3-0 win. That season saw the last time three promoted clubs went straight back down, Palace finishing bottom. Somewhat disconcertingly for Eagles fans, that particular campaign did not… Read more →

Bury v Bradford: spend or sustain?

These two clubs are run in different ways, ways that may be expected from a club of the other’s size. Bury have looked to invest their way to the Championship, and risk the consequences of such heavy-spending. For a club averaging gates that would look standard for the division below, one must question where the money is… Read more →

Newport v Wycombe: the importance of Plan B

Rewind five months, and Newport got a priceless 2-0 win at Adams Park. That victory, their first since the ill-fated regime of Terry Butcher, is a big reason why the Exiles’ Football League’s status now looks in safe hands. Medy Elito was a key performer in Buckinghamshire, but he will miss the return fixture, after being sent off… Read more →