At the kick off of our recent triumph at Deadwood the comms mentioned the rivalry went back to 1898 when we were Div2 Champions and they were relegation fodder. No promo/rele back then it was a series of games between the top 2, us & Newcastle Utd and the bottom 2 from Div1, them and Stoke C. We played them twice winning 1-3 at Deadwood and 2-0 ont’Turf. We then lost at home to Stoke.
Going into the final round Stoke and ourselves could play out a draw to see both in Div1. In horrendous, wet conditions the crowd got into the spirit by holding onto the ball at every opportunity. 0-0 being the outcome and both promoted, with Them and Newcastle Utd into Div2.
What the comms didn’t add was that at the Football Leagues Annual Meeting Burnley proposed scrapping the play-offs and increasing the division to 18 teams. It was passed and them and Newcastle were promoted back to Div1.
And they hate us!!
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