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Burnley; Champions Again!: The Astonishing 2022/23 season with Vincent Kompany

Dave Thomas

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From the publisher:

Burnley, Champions Again! tells the story of the incredible promotion season that Vincent Kompany inspired and organised at Burnley FC. At the end of season 2021/22 the club found themselves relegated and managerless. With players wanting to leave, the club needing to sell them and fans worried the owners might decide to desert a sinking ship, the future looked bleak.But the worries were unfounded.

Vincent Kompany was brought in as manager. He spoke of promotion being a three- or four-year project. As existing players left in droves, their replacements were drafted in from the continent - some bought, others joining on loan.

But doubts lingered. The newcomers were unknowns, and some of the departing players were big names.The change in playing style was immediate - a transformation - and Burnley fans were wide-eyed with awe at the stunning possession-based football. The start was slow, but as the wins and points stacked up Burnley clinched an inconceivable top-flight return at the end of a magical season.

The author:

A former headmaster, Dave Thomas has written 26 books in the last 20 years, including seven for Pitch. He writes regularly for the Times Educational Supplement, The Dalesman and Northern Life magazine. He has appeared at book festivals and plans to continue writing as long as there is a Burnley Football Club. His books include biographies of Bob Lord, Jimmy Adamson and Harry Potts.

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Pitch Publishing
22 x 14 cm
Hardback
320 pages
August 2023
English
9781801506434