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05-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Burnley have played in a cup final on this day, and have also played in a cup tie when the opposition manager was running scared and didn't turn up.

You have to start with a final and it was back in 1978 when we travelled to Oldham for the first leg of the Anglo- Scottish Cup Final. The Burnley fans were on the open end at Boundary Park on an evening when the temperatures dropped below zero.

The pitch was like a skating rink and the player you least expected to cope with it turned out to be the star of the show. That was Steve Kindon who scored twice in a 4-1 win. We had a rarity too, a Jim Thomson goal, with Peter Noble scoring the fourth.

I seem to recall Kindon suffering a broken nose too, but a 4-1 lead to take into the second leg at home left it all set up for a carnival at Turf Moor a week later.

In 1992 we'd drawn Shrewsbury in the 2nd round of the FA Cup. Their manager at the time was John Bond who seemed to get more unpopular at Burnley by the day despite him having been l