Q&A: Burnley's red carpeting
Sunday 20 April 1997
A. While not being able to claim a visit by a monarch, Burnley FC is reputed to have been the first Football League club visited by a member of the Royal Family. In October 1888 Queen Victoria's son, Prince Albert, was among a crowd of 9,000 for Burnley v Bolton Wanderers. The Prince could only watch the first half. Burnley trailed 3-1 at that stage and were finally beaten 4-3. For some time after, Burnley were nicknamed the Royalties. - S Clay, Peterborough
Q. Last week Manchester United, Bolton, Bury and Wigan led the Premiership and the three Divisions of the Football League respectively. Is there any precedent for such regional domination? - Adrian Brodkin, London N2
Q. Norwich City scored against Stoke City last Saturday after just 10 seconds. Is this the fastest goal conceded by a team which kicked off? - John Godwin, Newcastle-under-Lyme
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