Clarets season to kick off early
Burnley's season will get underway earlier than expected with news that our first game of the season will be shown live by Sky on Saturday lunchtime. The opening game will now kick off at 12:15 p.m.
It is one of seven Football League and Capital One Cup games selected by Sky for August with the 125th anniversary in mind with all of the eight founder member clubs, if you include Accrington, featuring in those games.
Those early games are
Fri 2 Aug - Sheffield United v Notts County 7:45Sat 3 Aug - Burnley v Bolton 12:15Sun 4 Aug - Derby v Blackburn 4.00Mon 5 Aug - Preston v Blackpool (Capital One Cup) 7:45Tue 6 Aug - Morecambe v Wolves (Capital One Cup) 7:45Sat 10 Aug - Accrington v Portsmouth 12:15Sun 11 Aug - Leicester v Leeds 4:30
Source: Clarets Mad
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