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Well done for your performance yesterday. Just seen it on Match of the Day and you didn't deserve to lose 4-1.
If only that shot ha gone in in the first half..i'm sure it took a couple of layers of paint off the post..

Out of interest you didn't seem to have a lot of fans in the away end or was it just the telly pictures....How many Canvey fans braved the trip??

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Thanks for your comments,we took around 700 supporters,it looked less on the telly because for some strange reason Burnley roped off the seats diectly behind the goal,meaning we had to sit/stand right at the back or to one side.

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My estimate is about 700 but, as previously stated, the Burnley security team decided that the seats behind the goal should remain roped off. On TV it looked as if the visiting fans' enclosure was empty. I sat in the main stand and I can assure you that the Canvey faithful out-sang the home supporters all through the game, although their volume when they did sing was significantly enhanced by them outnumbering the visitors.<p>It is a pity that when the big teams play clubs from Ryman (and similar) leagues their security firms don't do their homework. The 700 travelling Canvey fans have never been known to cause any trouble at any ground, including Port Vale, Southend, Stevenage Borough, Chester City, Villa Park or Wigan. Why then, do they assume that visitors are out to cause trouble?<p>The Canvey coaches were held for nearly an hour in a motorway service station by the police, just in case the fans arrived early in Burnley and caused mayhem. As it happens, 200 other fans arrived by car and private coach at about mid-day and went into the bar at the cricket club. GOSH! 200 Canvey fans in a bar!!! Result, good banter, friendly debate and superb meat and potato pies with mushy peas. Arguments? Vandalism? Fights? No chance, just boozing and enthusiasm for the game shared between Burnley fans and Canvey fans alike. Oh, and lots of empy plates (why can't we have meat and potato pies at Park Lane?).<p>The drum wasn't allowed in and fans had to sit in a pre-determined area. The same happened at Villa Park. We're Canvey, for goodness sake. Even our most dangerous and manic supporter speaks with a stammer and has a laptop surgically connected to his fists - hardly a trouble-maker.<p>If the intelligence is so poor when a club with no record of yobbishness comes, is it any better when a club with known 'previous' comes into town? I hope so. <p>But that is down to the police and the security guards. Burnley fans themselves were fantastic and made us very, very welcome. The ale was cheap, the pies were top dollar and I didn't see a single whippet.<p>Could somebody have a word with the security jobsworths?

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Closer to the grand mark for sure, but to hear us singing sounded more like ten thousand!
Burnley made us welcome and the standing ovation at the end was touching!
£18, 12 hours on the coach! 14 quid to get in! WELL WORTH IT! would'nt have missed it for anything, even work! hope me boss don't clock me on the tele!
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by canfan:
<strong>Closer to the grand mark for sure, but to hear us singing sounded more like ten thousand!
Burnley made us welcome and the standing ovation at the end was touching!
£18, 12 hours on the coach! 14 quid to get in! WELL WORTH IT! would'nt have missed it for anything, even work! hope me boss don't clock me on the tele!
<img src="graemlins/smilie13.gif" border="0" alt="[smilie13]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote><p>John Crawshaw read this, then comment on how the Canvey fans feel about being ripped off.<p>www.imasadgeezerwithabeeinhisbonnet.com is waiting for your contribution.

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The official figure of away fans in the away stand will be released by Burnley in the next programme but looking across and comparing it with other games I shouldn't think it will be much over 500.
Don't know why they do it but they always put the visiting fans at the back and to the side, only when it is fuller do they allow them at the front in the middle. Don't ask me why? The stand actually holds over 4,000 so it always looks pretty empty.
As for seeing it on Match of the Day and suggesting the scoreline was unfair, the programme showed the Burnley goals and the rest was Canvey Island. They didn't show one single Burnley attack other than the goals and from the 4 minutes or so of action it was impossible to determine what was a fair scoreline. The late goals certainly came when the Canvey players were tired for sure.

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According to the Daily Mail your attendance was 1200 - not far off the mark i would have said and definately one of the biggest away support this season - it has been p*ss poor,<p>Well done to you all<p>Hodgy<p>UP THE CLARETS!! (and Canvey!)

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I just want to say that I couldn't believe the way we were treated on arrival at Burnley. The whole of the lower stand (for away fans) was blocked off so we couldn't stand behind the goal. Where as Burnley fans were stood behind their goal. I presume you wanted to prevent us from putting off your goalie where as Ash Harrison had the home fans stood behind the goal - Bit unfair if you ask me!!<p>When several of us asked the young steward (who looked about 12) the reason for this he gave us a dog end excuse that if we sold all our tickets we could of sat there but we didn't so were put further back - hhmmmmmm not good enough!!<p>We would of got a much better view stood behind the goal and some great piccy's too.<p>Can anyone explain the reason for this cos it beats me!!!???

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We got told by another gobby steward that we weren't allowed to sit there because their 'keeper is Greek and we'd put him off!
That was before he called one of our fans 'Trappy' and gestured a mouth with his hand. <p>No matter how hard they tried though, the stewards couldn't ruin a great day.<p>Well done the Boys!!! <img src="graemlins/astronaut.gif" border="0" alt="astronaut" />

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Oi, leave the Greek 'keeper alone. I bought a couple of kebabs off him after the game from his barrow and they were the dog's do-dahs.<p>Merv CIFC

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Nice to know you're still around EMMA. Did your computer take some time off.
Well done the Canvey lads on a great effort!<p>Good luck tommorrow night, back to the business of the League!
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Just a word about the stewards at Burnley, they are all a bunch of t*****s.
I was at a reserve game against Preston a while ago and there was a group of about 20 youngsters, none of who was over 12 years old, singing footy songs. The stewards were dying to have a go at these kids. <p>Dave images/icons/mad.gif" border="0 images/icons/mad.gif" border="0




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