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THE MAGIC MINUTE

Burnley 0 Foxes 1

Report by Graham Tracey

Most of our noisy travelling fans were probably not alive the last time we won 4 top flight games in a row back in 1966, but that was the stand-out statistic from an unspectacular but physically and mentally strong performance on Saturday.

Celebrations from fans and players at full time were ebullient, but eyes quickly turned to the league table and the reality is that the winning streak, just like the 5 against Man United, will still count for nothing unless we can pick up definitely one bur probably two more wins from our final 5 games. It’s the hope that kills you, as they say in relegation Large Hadron Colliders.

Burnley was my first ever away game back in 1980, and half a lifetime later I can still remember some things about that day, and the wooden seats are still there. I doubt we have played a more important game there, and as I work nearly in an office full of Clarets season ticket holders I had not been able to escape the tension all week.

There was a good effort by our club, handing out Foxes Never Quit t-shirts and £5 vouchers for food and drink in the ground. The weather was cooler than it had been for a while, and there was a cup tie atmosphere as things would look bleak indeed for the loser.

Pearson picked a side that looked physically strong, with the intimidating back three of Morgan, Huth and Wasileski. Nugent was not passed fit, much to the relief of Burnley fans who had virtually asked me for hourly updates all week, given his record against them. Schlupp was injured so Konchesky played left wing back, and with King and Drinkwater starting the team had some feel of last season about it.

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General Election – What the Parties Say on Football

While the Foxes Trust board takes a neutral stance on the election, we feel we have a duty to inform members and the wider LCFC fan base what the political parties have stated within their election manifestos in regards to football.

The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) published a useful guide earlier this month and have now added a recent update following a specific declaration by one of the parties.

You can read the FSF guide here http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/Party-manifestos-and-football

In addition to this guide another respected publication in the football industry is FC Business. They have also published a detailed article looking at the election from a football clubs perspective. A link to this article is here http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=3809/title=football+gets+political+ahead+of+general+election

It is also worth clicking the link within the FC Business article which then provides responses to five questions from Clive Efford, Shadow Sports Minister for Labour, Tony Clarke, Green Party spokesman, John Leech, Liberal Democrat Sports Spokesman, and Helen Grant, Sports Minister for the Conservatives.

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Oppos Viewpoint – Burnley

A bit about you:

Name: John Kettley, Weather Broadcaster and Consultant - Sport Nut!

Current home town: Lincoln but brought up in Todmorden, West Yorkshire on the right side of the border (but only 9 miles from Burnley)

Birthplace: Halifax

How long have you supported your team? Since I first noticed they were quite good beating Nottm Forest 8-0 in Division 1, circa 1959?

Overview of your club

Prudent in the Bob Lord days but had to be run as a business, hence good players were lost early. Last twenty to thirty years have been hard, almost lost to non-league in 1987, but the ITV Sport deal was crippling losing the club several million pounds a few years ago which they are now just recovering from. The Club is run brilliantly in my opinion considering the size of the town and the big clubs nearby.

As a Trust member also I admire the hard work of such organisations and the will to have a voice.

Favourite thing about your home ground: Home from home - much changed since it looked more like Filbert Street. Now a fine stadium.

Favourite match played by your team & why: Smashed Leeds 5-1 in 1969? when Revie was in charge and Leeds were the team hated by everybody it seemed.

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Next Up – Burnley

Next Up – Burnley 25 April 2015

Manager        Sean Dyche

Founded         1882           Ground   Turf Moor,

Address       Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX

Capacity        21,401       

Squad:

1        GK      Tom Heaton

2        DF      Kieran Trippier

4        DF      Michael Duff

5        DF      Jason Shackell (captain)

6        DF      Ben Mee

7        MF      Ross Wallace

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Going to Burnley ?

Burnley    BB10 4BX

From the East: Exit M65 at junction 12 and follow signs to 'Burnley North A682,' over two roundabouts and into Colne Road. After 1.5 miles, turn left at the lights into Casterton Avenue. After another half mile, go straight on at another roundabout, follow signs for 'Rochdale A6114,' into Eastern Avenue. After 1.5 miles, you will be on Belvedere Road and the stadium is there.

From the West: Exit M65 motorway at junction 9 (Signposted Halifax A679) and turn right at the first roundabout, over the motorway. Go to the second roundabout and take a left, still following signs for Halifax and onto Accrington Road. After ¾ of a mile, go right at the traffic lights, into Rossendale Road. Follow for another 1.5 miles and then go straight on through the traffic lights into Glen View Road. After another mile, turn left into Todmorden Road, where you will find Turf Moor.

From the North and South: Exit M6 at Junction 29 and onto the M65. Exit the M65 at junction 10 and follow signs for 'Towneley Hall.' This road eventually goes past Turf Moor.

Most of the surrounding streets have parking restrictions on a matchday  so it is advisable for away supporters to use the cricket club or the following car parks:

Park at Hollywood Park Cinema  BB11 2EJ

There are 200 parking spaces available at the Hollywood Park Cinema on Manchester Road, which has a 'Pay and Display car park. It costs just £1 for six hours, or £2 for all day. It is only a 15 minute walk away from Turf Moor and is handily placed for easily getting back onto the motorway after the game (on exiting the car park turn right in front of Burnley Manchester Road Railway Station and then first exit at the roundabout to head towards the M65).

The address of the car park is Hollywood Park, Manchester Road, Burnley, BB11 2EG. The entrance to the car park is located immediately next to the Hollywood Star 'fayre and square' pub To then walk to Turf Moor; from the car park entrance turn right and walk down to the roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout onto Centenary Way (A682). At the next roundabout turn right onto Yorkshire Street and the ground is further along on the left.

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