The truth is that Burnley is OK as a place but has just suffered from economic recession over the last two decades and needs a large employer or perhaps a big happening culturally to help it out.
Sure, you get some absolute scumbags who will beat anything up that walks at night, but most of the people are good, honest, genuine Northerners. Oh, they are in the 21st century as well - all this bollocks about us "pointing at planes" (?) etc. is just a stereotype as inaccurate as saying "all turks are violent." I can't remember the last time I saw a whippet or flat cap in the town.
Can I add the number of BNP voters - scarcely over 4,000 at the last election - wouldn't even fill a stand at the ground of Burnley's rather good football club.
Sure, there are racists, but hardly any more than in other UK towns. Well, I hope so - that'll be put to the test over the next few years. But I'm keeping my chin up.
No-one likes us..
We don't care..
We are Burnley
We are Burnley
From the North" (popular football chant)
i"a small insignificant town in Yorkshire"/i
The sorry folk of the village known as Burnley have an incredible inferiority complex....this complex being known as the sprawling metropolis that is Blackburn.
The very mention of the word Blackburn sends the dinglefolk into a tremendous jealous rage. Dingle parents are often heard telling their offspring/partners (often the same thing) bedtime stories of magic & witchcraft. Crazy tales of things called "Lek-tri-city" & "t`horseless carriages" & "successful football team".....all things too strange to imagine.
It is also said that 'community elders' can actually remember far far back to 'th`olden days'....a time when their team Burnley fc last beat their most hated rivals...the mighty Blackburn Rovers.
For over 28 years the tiny little inferior club has festered away in the huge black shadow that is Blackburn Rovers. Generations of six-toed children have grown up not knowing what a 'derby-day victory' is.
Burnley-folk also seem to have an unfortune trait. It is a tendancy to exaggerate greatly with numbers & statistics. This 'trait' often comes to the fore when they talk about "football attendancies on`t turf" & "away followings". Doctors have confirmed it is a mass form of "exaggerative numerical dyslexia".....meaning they tend to add a 'few thousand' onto their actual numbers/gates, so as not to look like the small club they really are. Another form of this dyslexia takes form as a difficulty to distinguish between "large & small". Ask any hill-trollto describe their football club & they will say hillarious things like "big club" & "sleeping giant"....when they really mean to say "small & unimportant" & "failing club".
If ever you have the misfortune of communicating with a dingle & you manage to actually understand their thick yorkshire tones, it would be advisable to to seek words of wisdom from a Blackburnian who will gladly 'put you right' on any of the more absurd claims they make.
Blackburnians, unlike Burnley-folk have good memories & can remember crowds of 2-3000 on`t turf & will also tell you many great tales of derby-day victories, winning of trophies & cups & european trips.
their only access to great life is the train through to blackburn, getting on this train would be most people from burnleys DREAM.This train also passes through Rishton Rishtons higher class and great society makes many jealous, especially those from burnley, who wonder why they have 6 toes and 3 fingers.
Without wittering on..
getting too the point.
blackburn are better than burnley.
always have been.
always will be.
blackburn rovers are the true team around here.
always will be.
Blackburn 2-1 Burnley
Morten gamst pedersen tra la la la
always in your heads ;)