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August 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Congrats to Alan Hinton, and to Burnley FC

The Sounders FC commentator and former NASL Sounders coach was named Derby County’s favorite left midfielder over its 125 years of history in voting done through the team and the Derby Telegraph of England.
Derby County is an EPL team. Read the story about Hinton’s honor here.
Speaking of the EPL, this Burnley team is starting to grow on me. Got the bump-up to the EPL. One of the smaller towns to have an EPL team. Shirts sponsored by an independent fuel distributor. Working-class fans who are underdogs just like their team. A town with a bleak past that includes a major downturn in its economy. And they beat Manchester United 1-0 today. Go Clarets!
I mean, just look at the kits. Not exactly stylish.
Some time ago we had a discussion on this blog about favorite EPL teams and how I don’t have one as yet. Maybe, like some of you suggested, one has hit me. I’ll keep following them.

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