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Clarets keeper’s unusual route to the Premier League

Rejected by his boyhood club Ipswich Town as a 16-year-old, Nick Pope admits he might have become a tractor boy in a different sense.

Sean Dyche

‘Winning will never go out of fashion’ - Dyche

Sean Dyche is no zealot to a footballing philosophy, brand or ‘right way of playing’.

Actions from Halifax Ladies hockey v Doncaster, at Exley Park. Pictured is Katie Love

Katie starts Halifax goal feast

Halifax Ladies continued their rich vein of form with a 7-3 home win over Driffield, who are bottom of North Two South East but were no pushovers.

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Sophie Jackson, 17,

Two national awards for Sophie

Seventeen-year-old Sophie Jackson has collected two national awards from the governing bodies for water polo in the space of a week.

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Frank Bruno, centre, at the book signing for Let Me Be Frank at Onlineauthentic Limited, Halifax Piece Hall, with Rick Berry, left, and Martin Bates, right

Boxer Frank Bruno in champion form as he visits Halifax

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno, centre, pictured with Rick Berry, left, and Martin Bates, was in Halifax last Saturday.

Droylsden v Brighouse Town
Paul Quinn

Ex-Brighouse boss’s new role

BRIGHOUSE TOWN have been rocked by the news that their previous manager Paul Quinn has been appointed boss of Shaw Lane and taken co-coach Dave Thompson with him.

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Football Rumour Mill: Speculation over West Brom hotseat, Coleman targets Danny Ward, Richarlison subject to speculation

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Actions from St Columbus v Illingworth, football at Savile Park. PIctured is Kyle Butler and Frank Odion

Odion double as Saints progress

Halifax AFL Division Two side St Columba’s were comfortable 5-2 winners at division higher Salem in the last 16 of the Halifax FA Saturday Cup at the weekend.

Ryburn Utd v Sowerby Bridge in cup match, Wood Bottom, Ripponden. Pictured are Damien Watkins and Ashton Richardson

Two for Watkins as Bridge go second

Sowerby Bridge went second when they won the only game in the Haslem-Sheppard Halifax AFL’s top flight on Saturday.

Heath v Beverley
Si Brown try

Painful return for Heath

Heath crashed out of the Yorkshire Shield on Saturday, losing 33-10 at Beverley’s Beaver Park ground where they had gone down to a last minute try in Yorkshire One seven days earlier.

Jack Cork heads the opening goal against Swansea

Headmaster Cork loving life at Turf Moor

Headmaster Jack Cork is loving life at Turf Moor after his summer move from Swansea City.
Hullensians vs Old Rishworthians
Fraser Swarbrooke tackles

Late try sinks Rishworthians

Old Rishworthians, the only one of Calderdale’s six rugby union clubs in league action yesterday, lost 29-20 away to Hullensians in Yorkshire One.

Brighouse Town v Atherton

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Poor home form continues

It is back to the drawing board for Brighouse Town, who crashed 3-0 at home to fellow strugglers Atherton Collieries in the Evo-Stik NPL yesterday.

Ashley Barnes celebrates his goal with Jeff Hendrick

'Our march to the Champions League continues' - Burnley fans react to Swansea victory

Burnley fans took to social media following this afternoon's victory over Swansea City.


Dyche not getting ahead of himself after third straight win

Clarets boss Sean Dyche isn’t getting carried away after his side claimed a third-successive Premier League win for the first time.

Burnley 2, Swansea City 0

Burnley won three top flight games on the bounce for the first time since 1975 when Jack Cork haunted his former club in a 2-0 win against Swansea City.
From short walks and comfortable towpaths to marathon hikes and mud ...

From short walks and comfortable towpaths to marathon hikes and mud ...

After the strains of long walks and largely fruitless matches on Yorkshire’s rivers, I treated myself on Sunday joining the competition on Saltaire’s lengths of the Leeds Liverpool canal at Shipley, writes Tim Worsnop.

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Ashley Barnes celebrates scoring his first goal of the season.

As it happened: Burnley 2, Swansea City 0

First half goals from former Swan Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes ensured Burnley won three successive Premier League games for the first time.
Jack Cork fends off Southampton's Nathan Redmond in the 1-0 Premier League win at St Mary's.

Clarets midfielder Cork feared England chance had escaped him

Burnley's Jack Cork feared that dreams of an England call had escaped him but situations can change quickly in football and the midfielder is now playing for a place at the World Cup in Russia.

Tunde Bayode

Young Clarets extend unbeaten run

Burnley U23’s picked up all three points at Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium with a 1-0 victory over Barnsley in the Professional Development League on Thursday evening, extending their unbeaten run to four games thanks to a Tunde Bayode goal.

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