What It Means: Brun Lea - the meadow by the River Brun.

Why It's There: Weaving (lots of sheep on those hills), then cotton mills (lots of coal under them), the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and today big sheds next to the M65.

Why They're There: Burnley Rovers Rugby Club, formed 1881, changed ball shape 1882.

The Field of Dreams: Turf Moor is the second-oldest ground in the country after Preston, a cricket ground from 1833 (still there next door) and a former racecourse. The last one with a tunnel behind the goal, so players emerge among the away fans. The other end used to have a colliery behind it.

When It All Began: September 1900. Boro had just won their first away game in the league at the 19th attempt. A 2-0 defeat meant it was three months before the won a second.

Local Heroes: Jimmy McIlroy, Harry Potts, Martin Dobson, Billy Ingham ("the Ginger Pele"), Gary Parkinson, scorer of their Wembley play-off final winner in 1994; Venky's.

Local Villains: John Bond (sold Lee Dixon, Trevor Steven and Brian Laws in 1984, ensuring relegation to Division Four), Owen Coyle (aka "Judas", took them up and fled to Bolton); Robert Pires, match-saving, penalty-winning dive kept Arsenal unbeaten for a season and bettered Burnley's 90 year-old record. And above all, Blackburn Rovers, who they haven't beaten for 34 years.

Boro Highs: 3-0 (December 1994); 2-1 (April 1914) the first win; 1-0 (August 1952), the next one; 2-0 (January 2012), the only other one.

Boro Lows: 1-7 (December 1951), 0-5 (January 1954), 2-5 (November 1971), 3-5 (December 1919), and 0-1 (March 1947) - not the score but the controversy.

Hello to: Billy Stage (April 1914), Jacky Mordue (September 1920), Eddie Russell (December 1951).

Goodbye to: Paddy Nash (September 1947); Brian Taylor (August 1975); Jim Platt and Terry Cochrane (January 1983).

We Can Never Forget 1: 0-1, FA Cup sixth round 1947, on a pitch needing pitch forks to smash the ice, Burnley's Dave Harrison sat on Boro keeper Dave Cumming and flicked the ball across goal with his hand, Billy Morris scored, every fell about laughing and the ref gave the goal. Three days earlier he'd disallowed Micky Fenton's free-kick, claiming Johnny Spuhler was offside and interfering with play 30 yards away.

We Can Never Forget 2: 2-0 (December 1976) and into a cup semi-final for the first time with goals from David Mills and Willie Maddren.

Boro Cult Hero: John Hendrie (December 1994) all the goals in 3-0 win; Neil Mochan (August 1952), last-minute 1-0 winner.

Boro Bete Noir: Billy Morris and Bill Holden (December 1951) hat-tricks in 7-1; Billy Gray (April 1950) in 3-1, and Peter Noble (August 1975) in 4-1, both scored hat-tricks after Boro took an early lead.

And a special place for Arthur Ellis, the ref in both 1947 games, who Boro fans later had to endure for 13 years of It's a Knockout on TV.

Typical Boro: Until 2010 the last three times the sides met Burnley were relegated. In two of those seasons they beat Boro 4-1.

Nearly Boro: Clarets' keeper Jack Hillman tried to bribe Nottingham Forest's players in their last match in 1900 to avoid relegation. They were 2-0 down at half-time so he upped his offer. They lost 4-0. He was banned for a year in England's first bribes scandal. A lesson learned by Boro chairman T Gibson Poole, who 10 years later and got his captain to do it for him. This time both got banned.

Worse than Boro: Shameless is based on writer Paul Abbot's childhood in 1970s Burnley.

Bad Timing 1: The Cricket Field Stand was fitted with oil-fired heating when it was opened in 1969; it lasted two seasons until oil prices shot up.

Bad Timing 2: The Bob Lord Stand (known as the Martin Dobson Stand as his transfer fee paid for it) was opened by Ted Heath, a friend of Lord's, in 1974. By then he'd lost the election and soon the leadership to Margaret Thatcher and both town and club suffered a decade-long slump from Division One to last-day Division Four survival in 1987.

Across the Divide: A town smaller than Hartlepool attracts such support as about a third of it comes from over the border in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Post has to carry a Burnley report.

Your Boys Took One Hell of a Beating: James Anderson, Chesney from Corrie, Eric Knowles, John Kettley, Tony Livesey, Paul Abbott, Chumbawumba, and a classic example of the above, Alistair Campbell.