Dave Thomas spent his first twenty years in Todmorden near Burnley until College and matrimony took him away from his roots. His love however for Burnley Football Club has never diminished.
Luckily marriage only took him as far away as Leeds where he has lived for over 35 years. Read on >>
In Leeds he was a Headteacher until he decided that he could do no more for the nation’s ungrateful children most of whom thought it very funny that he was a Burnley supporter.
His career as a professional footballer never really got off the ground. In his one season as school centre forward he scored just one goal. Sadly scouts flocked in the other direction. His one claim to fame is that he did actually teach Dean West the former Burnley full back.
As well as the books he has written many articles for The Times Educational Supplement, none of them serious, and had several short stories published about his (sometimes) hilarious time as a Head teacher in a small village school near Leeds. His books and dinners have raised thousands of pounds for the club.
Dave can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave is the author of eleven Burnley books. The Roger Eli book ‘Thanks for the Memories’ was published in April 2012. His eleventh book ‘Magical’ written with Paul Fletcher, is due for publication in November 2012.
Dave is working next on a biography of Jimmy Adamson for publication in late 2013.