Did the Lucky Monkey of Mons help the Clarets ?


Football was no less important to the local soldiers in the Great War than it is today and many references to the Turfites are to be found in the letters they wrote.

Now after 18 games without a win Andrew Mackay spotted the ideal way of changing the Clarets fortunes on a recent visit to Mons.

The monkey at Mons is said to bring good fortune to anyone who rubs it's head, so Andrew improvised on this theory as the photograph shows.

Result - Burnley's next four games were three wins, one draw
7 goals scored and none conceded.

I hope they would have approved !

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