Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Season Preview - Burnley

Season Preview - Burnley

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Burnley

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1882

Nickname: The Clarets

Ground: Turf Moor - 22,546

Manager: Brian Laws

SELECTED HONOURS

FA Cup - Winners: 1913-14
FA Cup - Runners-Up: 1946-47, 1961-62

Football League Division 1 - Winners: 1920-21, 1959-60
Football League Division 1 - Runners-Up: 1919-20, 1961-62

Football League Division 2 - Winners: 1897-98, 1972-73
Football League Division 2 - Runners-Up: 1912-13, 1946-47
Football League Championship Play Off - Winners: 2008-09

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 55775 v Huddersfield Town (FA Cup 3, Feb 1924)

Record league victory: 9-0 v Darwen (January 9, 1892)

Record league defeat 0-10 v Aston Villa (August 29, 1925)

Record Buy: £3,000,000 - Steven Fletcher from Hibernians

Record Sale: £6,500,000 - Steven Fletcher to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Record Appearances: Jerry Dawson - 522

Record Goals: George Beel - 178

PREVIEW

After an initial whirlwind start in the top flight, including the scalp of Manchester United, Owen Coyle's departure sewed the seeds of doubt among the Clarets squad.

With the Scotsman being replaced by Brian Laws - a rather uninspiring choice for many - the Clarets embarked on a run that saw them relegated back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

There were some isolated positive performances as outlined above, but the writing appeared to be on the wall when the squad wasn't bolstered sufficiently in January.

They must now take a squad of what are experienced Championship players into the fight for promotion and attempt to bounce back at the first opportunity.

Prediction: 3

Burnley have a squad brimming with Championship talent, and they don't seem content with resting on their laurels in this transfer market.

The addition of Chris Iwelumo in particular is positive with his proven recent prowess at this level, and Burnley could be set to challenge the higher echelons.

A third place finish - or even automatic - is by no means beyond the reach of the Clarets, providing Laws can manage the club more effectively than in previous campaigns.

What do you think? - Let us know!




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become our friend on Facebook - Add Vital Queens Park Rangers



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Boxer
Date:Saturday July 10 2010
Time: 11:37AM

Comments

0
We will be tested fully on Saturday against a QPR side that must be full of confidence. The team to catch, It will not be easy, but As a Burnley fan I believe we can even after our 4-0 tonking against an average Reading team. All the best for the rest of the season after Saturday.
grimsby claret
25/10/2010 09:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

QPR v Ipswich Town

THE transfer window has come and gone and after some uncharacteristically sensible business from Queens Park Rangers has them heading into the latter part of the season with a little more optimism.

One to Watch - Darryl Murphy

DARRYL Murphy is the One to Watch as Rangers host Ipswich Town this weekend

The Men in Black - QPR v Ipswich Town

CHARLES Breakspear will be the man in the middle as Rangers face playoff chasers Ipswich Town this weekend.

Who R Ya - Ipswich Town

VITAL QPR assesses this weekend's opponents - Ipswich Town

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Profile
sandydl
Profile
Superhoop50
Profile
danielqpr
Profile
JackSupple
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Nottm Forest
Suggested By:
Smithies48%
Perch9%
Onuoha 4%
Hall13%
Koncheksy 0%
Phillips 4%
Luongo9%
Faurlin0%
Hoilett0%
Fer0%
Polter9%
Washington 4%
Chery0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 28 17 5 6 56 27
2 Middlesbrough 27 17 4 6 55 23
3 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
4 Burnley 29 14 10 5 52 21
5 Derby County 29 13 11 5 50 14
6 Ipswich 29 13 9 7 48 3
7 Sheff Wed 29 12 11 6 47 11
8 Birmingham 29 13 8 8 47 9
9 Cardiff 29 11 11 7 44 5
10 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
11 Forest 29 9 12 8 39 5
12 Wolves 29 10 9 10 39 -1
13 Q.P.R. 29 8 12 9 36 0
14 Preston 29 8 12 9 36 -2
15 Leeds Utd 29 8 12 9 36 -4
16 Reading 29 9 8 12 35 0
17 Huddersfield 29 8 8 13 32 -3
18 Blackburn 27 6 12 9 30 0
19 Fulham 28 6 10 12 28 -5
20 MK Dons 28 7 5 16 26 -18
21 Rotherham 29 7 4 18 25 -18
22 Bristol City 29 5 10 14 25 -23
23 Charlton 29 5 9 15 24 -29
24 Bolton 29 3 12 14 21 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 13 2016 12:30PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me8
2.Superhoop502
3.Vexillarius_QPR1
4.silvertrowel1
5.sandydl1
6.NZ ranger1
7.jezza991
8.jdqpr18821
9.DMD_QPR1
10.danielqpr1