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

Why It's There: a wool weaving village, and when it was found to be literally built on coal, cotton mills from the 18th century. There was even a pit on what's now Turf Moor's car park. Named the Most Enterprising Area in the UK in 2013.   

Why They're There: Burnley Rovers Rugby Club changed codes in 1882 and moved in with the cricket club. Founder members of the League in 1888. 

First Footing: April 1901, a goalless draw at Linthorpe Road. There hasn't been another since 1920, and just three 1-0's, all for Boro, in March 1972 and the last two meetings.

Local Heroes: Jimmy McIlroy, Jimmy Adamson, Martin Dobson, Harry Potts, Gary Parkinson (scorer of 1994 Wembley Play Off final winner); Owen Coyle (led them to the Premier League in 2009), San Dyche (ditto in 2014 and 2016), Bob Lord (autocratic but visionary chairman who hired Potts and set up a youth system enabling them to win the league), William Tait, scorer of the Football League's first hat-trick in 1888. And of course Venky's.   

Local Villains: John Bond (sold Lee Dixon, Trevor Steven and Brian Laws in 1984, ensuring relegation to Division Four), Bob Lord (sold Dobson and built a new stand which he generously named after himself). Jack Walker, after buying first Blackburn and then the title, with the side effect that Burnley didn't beat Blackburn in the world's second-oldest and possibly bitterest league derby from 1979 until 2013. And Arsenal, whose "invincibles" took away their 1921 league record of 30 games unbeaten in 2004 - by beating Blackburn, provoking bizarre conspiracy theories among diehards.

High Point: league titles in 1921 and 1960, and the FA Cup in 1921 - and at 73,000 the smallest town ever to win either; quarter-finalists in the European Cup in 1961 and Fairs Cup in 1967.

Low Point: May 1987, only a final day victory over Leyton Orient stopped them being the first club automatically relegated from the league.   

Boro Highs: 5-0 (September 1951), 4-0 (January 1920), 4-1 (December 1921 and 1922, September 1948 and December 1949).

Boro Lows: 1-4 (September 1982), first game after relegation; 1-3 (September 1953), then spent the rest of the season in the bottom three.   

Boro Hero: George Elliott (January 1920) hat-trick in 4-0; Tarmo Kink's double (September 2010) and Adam Reach and Luke Williams (August 2012), four of the top ten goals ever seen at the Riverside, and completely out of character with almost everything else in both games; Emmanuel Ledesma (December 2013) not far behind with winning 25-yarder.

Boro Villain: Martin Dobson, late goal specialist in two Burnley spells; Brian Laws, scored in the 1-4 in 1982, and again a month later to put Boro out of the League Cup.

Hello to: Joe Peacock (October 1926), John Brownlie (September 1982), Alan Miller, Neil Cox, Nigel Pearson, Bryan Robson and Clayton Blackmore (August 1994), Mickael Tavares (September 2010), Lukas Jutkiewicz (January 2012).

Goodbye to: Billy Birrell (October 1927), Diego Fabbrini and Tomas Mejias (January 2016)

The Floodgates Open: Ian Dickson, all the goals in only his third game (3-0, December 1923). He only scored two more.

End of an Era: 3-3 (December 1950) ended Boro's longest-ever spell as Division One leaders - all 16 days of it; 2-1 (September 2010) first time in 84 games Boro won after going behind.    

Typical Boro: in that 3-3 draw in 1950 they'd been 3-0 up; until 2010 the last three times the sides had met Burnley were relegated, but in two of those seasons they beat Boro 4-1; 0-2 (January 2012), Boro fall to the same corner routine by the same players that cost them the points when they met eight months earlier. And in 2017 Burnley haven't won away for nearly a year......

The Computer Says Yes: Brian Laws got the manager's job there as a computer worked out he'd won the most points per pound spent at Scunthorpe and Wednesday. What it couldn't work out is how much needed spending in the first place.

Graphic Gaffe: once had the definitive cobbled together strike force. Carlisle had Holmes and Watson, Charlton had Flanagan and Allen, but Burnley literally had a Heath Robinson creation - Adrian Heath and Liam Robinson. It was as successful as the name suggests, producing just seven goals in its one season. And its first outing was at Ayresome Park in Bryan Robson's debut game.

Nearly Newcastle/Forest/Swindon/Rangers: Bob Lord banned thee newspapers and several journalists as he didn't like what they'd written about him, fined his players for speaking to the press, and wouldn't let Match of the Day into Turf Moor for five years.

Narrow Escape: Muammar Gaddafi wanted to invest in the club in the 1990's as he remembered their 1960's glory days. The board politely declined.

Footballing First: responsible for England's first match-fixing scandal in 1900 when, needing to beat Forest to stay up, keeper Jack Hillman offered them £2 each, then a fiver at half-time when they were losing. He was banned for a year but inspired many others, including Boro chairman T Gibson Poole and manager Andy Walker, who got the same treatment - but for life. Sweeteners were clearly in Hillman's blood though - he retired and became a confectioner.

Your Boys Took One Hell of a Beating: Jimmy Anderson, Tony Livesey, Alaistair Campbell, Lee Ingleby, Blake Morrison, Charles Dagnall - it can be tetchy on Test Match Special when Burnley play Wednesday and Michael Vaughan is on air too; a vast Corrie/Emmerdale gang including Chesney and Norris, the man who wrote many of their lines, Paul Abbot, who based Shameless on his own bizarre Burnley childhood. And Edmund Spenser, who, infatuated with a local landowner's daughter, wrote the Faerie Queene for her, only to be rejected. So in an act truly worthy of Shameless, he went off to London, embellished it and dedicated it to Elizabeth I, after which plaudits, and money, rolled in.