"Teasdale Out" was the public cry from the start, as Frank Casper started his first full season as the manager of Burnley, he had been caretaker twice, both times taking over from club legend Brian Miller. Casper himself is a Burnley legend in his own right after his goalscoring exploits in the seventies.
The season started with six new faces in the shape of Roger Eli(below right), Peter Mumby(below left), Joe Jakub (a second time Claret),John Deary, with Andy Farrell doing an eleventh hour change by deciding to re-sign for the Clarets, And the seventies Rock-Star looking throwback that was the enigma Tony Hancock(pictured left).Signed from Stockport County Tony who played in 22 games as a striker for the Clarets did not register a single goal ,he was the iconic figure in the season to forget. He was offloaded to Preston North End by January ,he was a Claret for only six months.
Burnley starting their sixth consecutive season in the bottom division, stagnated 16th place in the 88-89 season,and the same again this year. Businessmen were sniffing around Turf Moor like vultures ,one of whom was Graham "Chalky"White , who offered Burnley £1mil to ground share with his fast rising Colne Dynamos, but that and other offers of help were rebuffed . And as the season progressed the Burnley faithful were getting more and more frustrated ,no money ,bad performances, and losing games hand over fist ,demonstrations ensued with the vocal element directed at the board and the manager .
Burnley were not scoring, Burnley's fans were given little to shout about, Casper decided to fill the void of front-man in December when he signed aging striker "Rocket" Ron Futcher,who's 7 league goals in 22 appearances were enough to guarantee Burnley didn't get dragged into the relegation places again.Burnley finished on 56 points only 7 points above the drop zone. Another player Casper spent "big" on was speedster John Francis a £90k signing from Sheffield United.And this was the first season as a Claret for Stephen Davis (MkII) on loan from Southampton.
At the seasons end "Teasdale out " was the sound ringing in everyones ears ,But fair play to our former chairman he withstood every insult, slur, and hostile attitude, to stand tall and finish what he set out to do, That was to make Burnley soluble ,and he did this through the worst times the club has ever witnessed , "Thank you Mr Teasdale " your vision in times past gave this great club the foundation of which cannot be measured in words.
1989 - 1990 Division Four