VIEW FROM TH STAND
JORDAN EYRE, MATCH- GOING SUPPORTER SINCE 2004
This season will be different to last because
we have increased expectations to contend with.
Our most underrated player is
Stephen Ward. It’s no coincidence that our Premier League record is significantly poorer without him in the side.
The opposition player I secretly admire is
Kieran Trippier, partly due to his Clarets connection, but mainly because he’s become one of the best full-backs in Europe.
Fans of other clubs might not know that
defender Kevin Long is our longest-serving player, having arrived at the club in 2010. Since then, he has made just 50 Burnley appearances in all competitions.
Our pantomime villain is
Neil Warnock. Always.
Keep an eye out for
Tinashe Chakwana, who followed up his top-scoring season for Burnley’s under-18s in 2016-17 by doing it with the under-23s in 2017-18.
Save the date for
our trip to Crystal Palace on December 1. The festive period looks tough, so heading into those fixtures on the back of a victory could be vital.
This season we will finish
FFT asks: If Burnley do well in the early stages, how seriously should Sean Dyche take the Europa League?
His approach will be calculated as ever. He won’t risk our Premier League status for a semi-decent run on the continent.