THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

13 September ~ Burnley host Blackburn Rovers this weekend in the first East Lancashire derby of the season. In 2000 the two clubs met for the first time in 17 years, with Turf Moor witnessing an ill-tempered game in which Blackburn eventually came out 2-0 winners. Rovers went on the get promoted back to the Premier League (and beat their rivals 5-0 at Ewood Park later that season), while Burnley missed out on the play-offs by two points.

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