Monday, May 25, 2009

Well done, Burnley...

As promised on Saturday evening, I'll be writing a longer football related post later on, but it would be remiss of me to fail to offer my congratulations to Burnley Football Club on their promotion to the Premier League, having beaten Sheffield United 1 - 0 at Wembley.

Having been by far the better side for the full ninety minutes, no-one but the most myopic Sheffield United fan could argue that Burnley didn't deserve their success on today's evidence.

So eight Lancashire clubs in next season's Premier League it is, then; there'll be a local derby every other week!

All we need now is for Preston North End to come up next season...

4 comments:

Inspector Leviathan Hobbes said...

Great blog, magnificent to see you extoll the virtues of being English without causing offence to those who are not. Being English is being tolerant, it's one of our greatest virtues. Being English is the resultant absorbtion over centuries of different cultures that has made this country such a uniquely wonderful nation to live in, the inspiration behind constitiutions throughout the world.

This Royal Throne of Kings said...

Thank you for your kind words, Mr Hobbes.

nightjack said...

I can only imagine that those gracious words of congratulations stuck in your throat somewhat. It takes a big man etc. etc. or are you looking forward to 6 points next season?

This Royal Throne of Kings said...

No, no; credit where credit is due, Burnley were by far the better side and deserved their promotion.

However, you are quite right to observe that any such niceties will have dissolved by the time they play my team next season.

Six points sound good...