Premier League Profiles: Who are Burnley Football Club?
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Burnley Football Club have a very rich history for a club that isn't one of the big names. Their presence in the English game is nothing to be scoffed at. Formed as a Rugby club in 1882, the club changed its focus to football and in 1888 they became one of the 12 founding members of the Football League, setting the very foundations for the modern-day game. Since their inception, Burnley have won every major honour apart from the League Cup. Commonly known as The Clarets, they achieved success either side of the First World War and they adopted the Claret and Blue of Aston Villa who at the time were England's most successful club side. Their "Golden Years" occurred during the years after Second World War. In the 1950's the team was spearheaded by the likes of Jimmy McIlroy and Jimmy Adamson and under the guidance of Harry Potts (whose name is given to the road which Turf Moor is based), they secured the Division 1 title in the 1959/60 season.
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InBurnley I feel will feel the effects of Europa League football at certain stages of this season, depending on how far they go. Under Sean Dyche, the players and the team have a never say die attitude and will fight for one another. Defensively they are solid and last season they broke their away day hoodoo, so this season I think Burnley will finish just inside the top 10. 10th Image rights - Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Jimmy_McIlroy_Stand.jpg
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