GLASGOW RANGERS 1 BURNLEY 3
If there is such a thing as the perfect football weekend, then you’d be hard pushed to find a better one than this one, the Burnley FC Supporters Club weekend in Scotland for the next of the pre-season friendlies.
Summer break was over, batteries re-charged, interest and enthusiasm building nicely; you wonder where the time goes. The England performances at the Euros had been dreadful, booted out by tiny Iceland. It was humiliating but the saddest thing was we didn’t really expect too much more from them. They landed back in the UK and I couldn’t believe that they had staff there to hold umbrellas over them as they got off the plane so that they and their headphones wouldn’t get wet. But Wales and Sam Vokes – brilliant we agreed.
The trophy that should have been presented to Burnley Football Club at Charlton made its appearance as we hoped it would at the Gala Dinner at Turf Moor, on the day after, in front of 600 people. The roar when Sean Dyche carried it to the podium and announced its arrival lifted the ceiling up several inches.
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