Craig Dunning

Feb 14, 2010
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Laws Walks Out!

Brian Laws today shocked and pleased, Burnley supporters by handing in his Resignation to the chairman. This is what the Chairman had to say " I would like to thank Brian for all his hard work in making Burnley FC as good and as big as he possibley could. We will be looking to appoint someone pretty soon and have a few names on who we would like to be the next manager of this great Football club.


Favourites for Burnley Job
Phil Brown
George Burley
Eddie Howe
Lee Clark
Jose Mourinho

No-One wants Burnley?

Today it seems like Burnley may not be getting who they want as Manager as all 5 possible canidates confirmed that they did not want the Burnley FC Job. First Jose Mourinho and Eddie Howe said that they were both to loyal to there clubs to join. Then Phil Brown said that Burnley was not a challenge. Then Lee Clark said that he was only in his Second Season at Huddersfield and did not want to go until Huddersfield were a Premier League Side. Finnaly George Burley said that moving from Crystal Palace to Burnley would be a step down . Now the Favourites for the Burnley Job are:

Malky Mackay
Russel Slade
John Hartson
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great start mate will be following

thanks yours is really good 2

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Burnley Have Appointed a new Manager
Craig Dunning, a young manager from Hartlepool, has been appointed manager of Burnley FC. Here is what he had to say," I am very Proud that Burnley FC, who were only in the Premier League last year have appointed ME as manager."
Here are some questions from his First Press Conferance

Reporter: What does it feel like to be a football manager?
Craig D: I am very proud and hopefully I will be very Succesful.
Reporter: What do you hope to achieve in your first season?
Craig D: I hope to get into the play-offs and hopefully in a couple of years be playing in the Premier League
Reporter: Who do you think will be your main Contenders for Promotion?
Craig D: Middlesbrough, Bristol City, Ipswich and Cardiff
Repoter: Can you tell us how much money you have to Spend?
Craig D: You'll have to wait and find out.
Reporter: Which Football team do you support?
Craig D: Liverpool FC
Reporter: So not Burnley?
Craig D: No but I will try my best to take Burnley to the Premier League and Beyond.

So there you go Craig Dunning, a young liverpool supporter will take charge of Burnley FC
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Nice start mate have to ask though, Jose Mourinho XD ? and the only reason turned down was he was loyal to his club lol. good luck ;)
Nice start mate have to ask though, Jose Mourinho XD ? and the only reason turned down was he was loyal to his club lol. good luck ;)

I put Jose Mourinho in because he seems to get linked to every job in the world, even Burnley (H)

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The Burnley Chairman has not only suprised manager Craig Dunning but the world as he announced that Burnley would have 3.7 million pounds to spend on players and that he expected Burnley to Achieve Promotion back to the Premier League.

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is any one following

Thanks, Yours is looking good aswell

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Ochs Signs For Burnley

Craig Dunning made his First Signing as Burnley boss getting Timo Ochs on a Free Transfer. Craig went on to release this Statement "Timo is a very strong keeper who will be able to compete in the Championship and maybe even in the Premiership." Burnley Fans have never heard of Timo but hope he will be able to Lead them straight back into the Prem.

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Burnley sign Wonderkids

Burnley today spent 180k on 2 new wonderkids who thier manager Craig D believes will help them get into the premiership. They Signed Sean Morrison from Swindon for 100k and Adam Le Fondre from Rotherham for 80k. Both players are expected to have a bright futere in the game. Burnley Fans are pleased that thier Manager has Strengthened the squad with 2 young players.

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Man City Sign Rodriguez
Man City today signed Burnley wonderkid Jay Rodriguez for £3.3 Million. The England U-21 striker is tipped to be a great player and Burnley Fans are gutted that Burnley have let him go. Manager Craig Dunning had this to say "I am gutted that Jay has left us but it was for money we could not refuse we hope that he will hold no grudges againest this Club and we wish him all the best in the Futere. I am already looking at ways to improve the squad with the money we got from this Transfer, especially after Steven Thompson will be out for 2 months with a Groin Strain"

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any suggestions on players to buy would help

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Burnley shock the World

Burnley Fans are celebrating in the streets because there club managed to sign a global superstar. Charlie Adam has signed from Blackpool for 3.2 Million Pounds. Craig Dunning has only 3 words to say to the press "Get In There". Craig Dunning also thanked Man City for Signing Jay Rodriguez because without the money they got for him this transfer would not of been possible.

Pre-Season Update

Pre-Season Update

It was a quiet pre-season for Burnley with just 2 games against Wallsall and Stevenage, Burnley's assistant manager took charge of the games.

Wallsall 0:3 Burnley
T Mears, J Rodriguez, K McDonald

Burnley3:1 Stevenage
M Paterson (2), T Mears, M Bostwick

Player of the Pre-Season

Tyrone Mears
sin to Jay Rodriguez
will make 'the difference Charlie Adam in npower league

I will follow
More Transfers

2 IN 1 OUT

Burnley confirmed that another 2 signing had been made, making it 6 transfers already and the season hasn't even started. First Gary Madine came from Carlislie for 90k, then 3 days later Craig Mawson went to Newport County on a free and Adam Hammill arrived from Barnsley for 1.5 Million Pounds. The early reaction is that Burnley fans are happy with the quality of players arriving at Turf Moor


Adam Hammill Great sign
I used Adam in one my carrer with >Derby
Great winger
August Update

August Update

Burnley 1:1 Bristol City
Nicky Maynard, Adam Hammill
Andre Bikey injured and out for 2 months

Burnley 5:0 Burton (League Cup)
Chris Eagles, Gary Madine (2), Adam Hammill, Chris Iwelumo
Swansea 4:0 Burnley
Stephen Dobbie (2), Ferrie Bodde, Andrea Orlandi
Clarke Carlislie Sent Off

Burnley 2:2 Nottingham Forest
Martin Paterson, Chris Iwelumo, Paul Anderson, David McGoldrick

Cardiff 3:4 Burnley
Craig Bellamy (2), Charlie Adam, Chris Eagles (2), Jay Bothroyd, Martin Paterson
Chris Burke Injured out for a month
Tyrone Mears Sent Off

Liecester 3:2 Burnley
Ritchie Wellens, Matty Fryatt, Martyn Waghorn, Chris Iwelumo, Jack Cork

League Position: 21st
Player of the Month

Charlie Adam
Deadline Day Drama

Deadline Day Drama

It was a busy Deadline Day for Burnley with 1 player arriving and 3 player leaving. The Player to join them was Tony Craig who arrived for 600k from Millwall. Transfer Listed Keeper Lee Grant arrived at Leeds for 240k from Burnley. The other 2 players to go were wonderkids, Michael King went on Loan to Colchester while Young Full-Back Richard Eckersley dissapointed his manager by Going to Man City for 2.2 Million Pounds.



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September Update

Burnley 4:0 Watford
Chris Iwelumo, Adam Hammill, Leon Cort, Jack Cork

Ipswich 1:1 Burnley
Andros Townsend (PEN), Steven Thompson
Martin Paterson Injured out for a month

Burnley 2:0 Portsmouth
Steven Thompson (2)
Charlie Adam Injured out for 2 weeks

Burnley 0:2 Sunderland (League Cup)
Darren Bent (2)

Barnsley 2:4 Burnley
Steven Thompson, Jeronimo Morales Neumann (2) Chris Eagles, Chris Iwelumo, Wade Elliot
Andre Bikey Sent Off

Burnley 1:1 Millwall
Shaun Batt, Steven Thompson

League Position: 10th
Player of the Month


Steven Thompson

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Duff Hands in Transfer Request
Burnley defender Michael Duff has Requested to leave Burnley. He Feels he has been unfairly left out of the team and wants to escape the Media Spotlight. Burnley manager Craig Dunning had this to say, " I am very dissapointed that Michael has requested to leave but it is what he wants and I will let him leave on a free transfer, we agreed to let him be realeased from his contract early"

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comments would be nice

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2 Runner-Ups

Today was good news for Burnley Fans as thier manager Craig Dunning was Runner-up in Manager of the Monthe, only Nigel Clough could beat him. Also their Player of the Month Steven Thompson was Runner-Up in the Player of the month category, Coventry's Gary Deegan the only person who could beat him to the award.

October Update!

October Update

Middlesbrough 1:1 Burnley
Scott McDonald,Steven Thompson

Burnley 3:0 Leeds
Steven Thompson, Chris Eagles, Martin Paterson
Neil Kilkenny Sent Off

Coventry 1:3 Burnley
Michael McIndoe, Adam Hammill, Stevn Thompson, Chris Eagles
Lukas Jutkiewicz miss pen
Sean Morrison Sent Off

Burnley 3:2 Q.P.R.
Steven Thompson, Heidar Helguson, Martin Paterson, Martin Rowlands,
Andre Bikey

Hull 2:3 Burnley
Andre Bikey, Martin Paterson, Adam Hammill, Robert Koren, Jimmy Bullard

League Position: 3rd
Player of the Month


Adam Hammill

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November Update

Crystal Palace 1:2 Burnley
Steven Thompson, Martin Paterson, Nathaniel Pinney
Lee Hills Injured out for a month

Burnley 1:1 Sheffield Utd
Mark Yeates, Chris Iwelumo
Kevin McDonald Sent Off

Scunthorpe 0:4 Burnley
Chris Eagles, Charlie Adam (PEN), Andre Bikey, Gary Madine
Joe Murphy Sent Off

Burnley 0:2 Preston
Danny Mayor, Paul Hayes

Norwich 0:2 Burnley
Martin Paterson, Steven Thompson

League Position:4th
Player of the Month


Andre Bikey

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December Update

Burnley 1:2 Derby
Chris Porter, Chris Iwelumo, Kris Commons (PEN)
Timo Ochs Sent Off

Cardiff 1:4 Burnley
Kevin McDonald (2), Craig Bellamy, Wade Elliot, Andre Bikey

Burnley 3:0 Reading
Martin Paterson, Andre Bikey, Gary Madine

Doncaster 4:0 Burnley
John Oster, Brian Stock, Waide Fairhurst, Billy Sharp (PEN)
Wade Elliot Injured out for 3 weeks

Bristol City 0:4 Burnley
Martin Paterson, Charlie Adam (PEN), Gary Madine (2)

League Position 1st
Player of the Month


Gary Madine

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MacDonald Signs for Burnley

Burnley today pleased thier fans that Peter MacDonald has arrived on a free transfer after his contract at St.Johnstone expired, the clarets will hope that he will grab a few goals to help them get into the Premier League. Craig Dunning had this to say "I am delighted that Peter has chosen to sign for us, he is a proven goalscorer in Scotland and hopefully he will become a proven goalscorer in England."


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2 More Free Transfers
Burnley signed 2 more players today with George Koch on free transfer, to help to add some competition for current keeper Timo Ochs, they also signed former West Ham player Luis Jimenez on a free transfer after his contract at Ternana expired.


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Transfer News!

Burnley have sold 2 more players, both had handed in a transfer request so manager Craig tried to sell them as quickly as possible. First Chris McCann went to Liverpool for 1.5 Million Pounds, a few days later Brian Easton went to Bolton for £1.1 Million


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any comments would be nice

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January Update

Burnley 1:0 Swansea
Adam Hammill

Nottingham Forest 2:3 Burnley
Steven Thompson (3), David McGoldrick, Rob Earnshaw (PEN)
Sean Morrison Sent Off
Chris Gunter Sent Off

Nottingham Forest 0:4 Burnley (FA CUP)
Martin Paterson (2), Andre Bikey, Steven Thompson

Burnley 4:1 Leicester
Steven Thompson, Charlie Adam, Paul Gallagher, Chris Iwelumo, Moreno (OG)

Watford 0:2 Burnley
Martin Paterson, Steven Thompson

Burnley 3:1 Brighton (FA CUP)
Adam Hammill, Martin Paterson, Chris Eagles, Marcos Painter

League Position: 1st
Player of the Month


Steven Thompson

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Febuary Update

Burnley 1:0 Ipswich
Sean Morrison

Portsmouth 2:3 Burnley
Chris Iwelumo (2), Dave Nugent (2) Adam Hammill
Timo Ochs Sent Off

Burnley 6:1 Barnsley
Chris Iwelumo (2), Steven Thompson, Adam Hammill, Chris Eagles, Martin Devaney, Jack Cork

Burnley 2:0 Fulham (FA CUP)
Charlie Adam, Adam Hammill

Burnley 3:1 Middlesbrough
Tyrone Mears, Charlie Adam, Barry Robson (PEN), Peter MacDonald
Tyrone Mears Sent Off

Leeds 3:2 Burnley
Luis Jimenez, Mike Grella, Ross McCormack (2), Gary Madine
Sean Morrison Sent Off

League Position:1st
Player of the Month


Adam Hammill​
March Update

March Update

Millwall 1:4 Burnley
Steven Thompson (3), Damien Johnson, Luis Jimenez

Burnley 2:1 Coventry
Chris Iwelumo, Kevin McDonald, James McPake

Q.P.R. 2:1 Burnley
Peter Ramage, Chris Iwelumo, Alejandro Faurlin
Kaspars Gorkss injured out for a month

Watford 1:3 Burnley (FA CUP 1/4 FINAL)
Chris Eagles, Jack Cork, Danny Graham, Gary Madine
Steven Thompson injured out for 3 weeks
Andrew Taylor injured out for 3 weeks
Adam Hammill injured out for 8 months

Burnley 1:2 Hull
Chris Iwelumo, Craig Fagan, Caleb Folan

Burnley 2:1 Crystal Palace
Chris Iwelumo (2), Stuart O'Keefe
Sean Morrison injured out for 2 weeks

League Position-1st
Player of the Month

Chris Iwelumo​