Oppos View – Burnley Part 2

A bit about you:

Name: Turfmanphil (Phil Lea)

Current home town: Believe it or not Wyton near Huntingdon,Cambs

Birthplace: Rossendale, 8 miles from Burnley

How long have you supported your team? Lost count,over 50 years!!

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: Traditional and football is in the town’s blood

Favourite match played by your team & why: It has to be in recent times the Wembley Play-Offs final against Shef U in 2009 to get promoted to the top flight for the first time in 33 years

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Leighton James probably in the 70s!

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? : Charlie Austin, he’s on fire and scoring for fun!

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Oppos View – John Kettley Forecasts…..

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.

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Oppos View – Wolves

A bit about you:

Name: Chris Cox

Current home town: Welford – as in where Welford Road goes!  

Birthplace:  Rugby

How long have you supported your team? 45 years

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: It's a new modern ground that has retained it's City Centre location 

Favourite match played by your team & why: Wolves 4 Leicester 3 great come back when we shouldn't have been 3 down to start with, plus it was a very rare win over Leicester

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Derek Dougan

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Not sure if I have one currently as we've sold all our good players and replaced them with a bunch of unknown foreigners!

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Next Up – Wolves

Next Up – Wolves 16 Sept 2012 – 1.15pm

Manager: Ståle Solbakken  

Founded: 1877

Ground: Molineux

Address: Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR

Capacity: 28,525

Highest Gate: 61,315 v Liverpool FA Cup 5th Round 11/02/1939

Squad:

1        Wayne Hennessey (Goalkeeper)

3        George Elokobi (Defender)

4        David Edwards (Midfielder)

5        Richard Stearman (Defender)

6        Jody Craddock (Defender)

7        Sławomir Peszko (on loan from Köln) (Midfielder)

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Oppos View – Blackpool

View from the Opposition – Blackpool

A bit about you:

Name:  Malcolm Randall

Current home town:  Blackpool

Birthplace: Fleetwood

How long have you supported your team? Since 1953

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: Great home supporters & also new stands & ground improvement

Favourite match played by your team & why: Blackpool 4 Bolton 3 Great entertaining game both teams playing entertaining football

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Alan Ball

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Tom Ince who is brilliant

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