It’s often labeled as the biggest game in sport and rightly so.
You will hear time and again just how important it is to reach the coveted top tier of English football and it’s no idle boast and today Burnley achieved that feat and will now have the chance to pit their wits up against the likes of Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Financial experts now put the value of winning the Championship Play-off at a cool £60m. This figure is derived from the increase in sponsorship revenue the increase in season ticket sales and perhaps most importantly a share in the huge chunk of money available from TV companies who show the live coverage of the English top tier all around the world.
Once Owen Coyle has finished celebrating he will have to go about the task of forming a squad that is capable of holding it’s own in esteemed company and avoiding a drop back to the Championship next May. It’s a tough job but one that the club will no doubt try it’s hardest and damnedest to achieve.
Well Done Burnley and welcome to the millionaire’s playground!