From Orient to the Emirates : The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC Paperback
by Tim Quelch
This is the story of Burnley Football Club's remarkable recovery from the brink of oblivion, made without the help of ultra-rich benefactors.
It concerns the fall and rise of a small-town club, once renowned for its advanced playing style, tactical and coaching innovations and flourishing youth policy.
From Orient to the Emirates tells how this former leading club was brought to its knees during the mid-80s by adverse economic circumstances and imprudent management, how it narrowly escaped relegation to the Vauxhall Conference in 1987 - and with it probable liquidation - to once again become a force at the top of English football.
The story is largely told in the words of those who took part in this incredible 30-year journey - the directors, managers, players, support staff and supporters.
It is an uplifting account of success achieved very much against the odds, founded on indomitable spirit, canny planning and, above all, hard graft.
As Burnley's brilliant manager, Sean Dyche, puts it: "Maximum effort is the minimum requirement."
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Colour picture section
- Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/09/2017
- Category: Sports teams & clubs
- ISBN: 9781785313127