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    Chelsea Player Tests Positive for Covid -19

    Charly Musonda has tested positive for covid-19 whilst on the Chelsea training camp in Ireland. The friendly with Drogheda was cancelled with Chelsea playing an inter squad match in its place. Musonda was isolated and the Chelsea training camp abandoned with the group returning to Cobham to...
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    Wayne Talkes RIP

    Passed away on 17th April aged 68. Played most of his games for Southampton but came to play for us but after a few games suffered a bad ankle injury.
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    More International Call Ups for our Academy Lads
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    Alternative Angle Feature on Cows Well Worth Watching Well worth watching this week. Has the complete action for the brawl and the right angle for Danjuma's goal.
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    The Reason Don Masson Never Signed for us in 1972

    Just reading Don Masson's autobiography, one of my Christmas books, to while away lockdown. Masson's transfer from Notts County was seen at the time as the last piece of John Bond's jigsaw to get us promoted that season with Aston Villa. Masson says he saw Bondy and everything was agreed but at...
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    Keeper Sent Off In Penalty Shootout. (Non) Orlando keeper gets a second yellow when moving off his line to save a New York City FC penalty. Their sub keeper is not allowed to come on so an outfield player goes in goal, doesn't save the retake but then saves the next penalty. How bizarre.
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    Was that the First Time Yesterday to Come Back from 2-0 down to Win 4-2

    I've been watching the Cherries since 1959 and I can't remember that happening before. Other first's. Lewis Cook's goal. Our use of four substitutes in a League game for the first time.
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    FA Youth Cup Draw Round 3

    Our Under 18's are away to Exeter
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    Our Unbeaten Runs Back in Season 1981/82

    Here's our result sequence back in 1981/82 :- W W W D W W D W D L L W W W D W D D D W D D L W W W W W L D D D W D D W W W W W D W D D D D Played 46 Won 23 Drawn 19 Lost 4 Goals for 62 Against 30 points 88 and finished 4th in Division 4 Of those losses one at home and 3 away.
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    Is This Russia's Answer To AFCB and Max Demin?

    Excellent BBC article on FC Krasnodar. Owned by a self made Russian millionaire who has made his money from setting up the equivalent of Tesco's. FC Krasnodar have come up through the leagues and have gone one better than AFCB by getting into the Champions League group stage. Tonight is their...
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    Billy Terrell AFCB's Latest Goalkeeping Hero

    Our Academy Under 18 keeper, on loan at Wimborne Town, was the hero and man of the match tonight pulling off some great saves during the game and then saving the first two Maidstone United penalties. Our former player Charlie Seaman opened the scoring for Maidstone with a 25 yard free kick...
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    Excellent Backpass Magazine Article From Ian Thompson

    If you don't subscribe to this bi-monthly magazine then you don't know what you're missing. Issue 71 received today has an excellent article by Ian Thompson featuring our 2-0 FA Cup win over Man Utd back in 1984. You may be able to go on the Backpass website to buy Issue 71 or better still...
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    Hope We Don't Make The Same Mistake As Arsenal On Our Away Travel Arrangements.

    I can't believe this. Pre-match at VIP lounge at Stansted Airport with a 5pm flight to Manchester into the eye of bad weather in the North West. What preparation was that. No wonder it was a lack lustre performance with injuries. Hope we learn from that.
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    You'll only get a refund if you send your request in to the ticket office. I e-mailed them today to query what was happening with refunds. Was told that they were still waiting for confirmation as to whether both games were going to be played behind closed doors! Despite having my...
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    Anyone the wiser with the new 't-shirt line' handball definition.

    A new definition is being introduced for shoulder or arm handball decisions for next season. How would the new ruling have influenced the decision of those two instances at Burnley?
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    Non-Could this be the answer to stop the Corona Virus in its tracks?

    Right guys. Are there any doctors or scientists on this board? Time is of the essence and someone at the sharp end needs to see if this process works on this virus. I have been reading Ty Bollinger's incredibly detailed book Cancer: Step Outside the Box which is on Alternative Cancer Therapies...
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    Quiz Question

    Who is the only player to have played in all four English Divisions and all four Scottish Divisions
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    Last Time the Football Programme was Suspended

    This was on account of the weather. The Big Freeze of 1962/63. We had a blizzard on Boxing Day with six feet of snow and continued low temperatures afterwards and there was still snow on the ground right into March. It put paid to the Boxing Day programme and our next game was on the 23...
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    Wolves Away Will Be Moved to Sunday 22/3.

    With Wolves 4-0 up going into the away leg at Espanyol they are all but through to the next round which will take place on 12/3 and 19/3. So playing on the Thursday before our game our match will have to be moved to Sunday 22/3. Why hasn't the ticket office flagged this up?
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    The Dark Arts of Burnley FC

    Arteta complaining in his post match interview that the Turf Moor turf wasn't cut in the lead up to the game and the pitch wasn't watered either with the idea to prevent Arsenal pinging the ball about on the deck. Probably as well Dyche stoops to make sure there is an isolated problem with the...