Burnley boss not setting points target

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche said he is not setting his players a points target in the hunt for promotion, because he doesn't want to put a ceiling on what they can achieve this season.

The Clarets have averaged two points per game, after hitting the 50-point mark at Yeovil last weekend – their 25th game of the Championship season.

Second placed Burnley will look to go into next week’s blank weekend in the strongest possible position when they take on in-form Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.

But Dyche says he will not set down a total of what he feels they will need to achieve an automatic promotion or play-off place.

“It’s only a personal opinion but I think you can limit yourself if you do that,” he said.

“I’ve never understood strikers, for example, saying ‘I want to get 20 goals a season’. Why would you limit yourself?

“I don’t limit this group as to what they can achieve.

“I’ve made it quite clear, you can achieve what you want to, and it’s about how much you’re willing to put into it to get that achievement.

“We’ve been very open-minded and very flexible with the group.”

Burnley are a point clear of QPR in third and have an 11-point advantage over sixth-placed Brighton, but Dyche said: “It’s about accumulating points but not about gaps, not about play-off positions.

“That’s our focus and that’s always been our focus, going every game to win and then reflecting afterwards on what you’ve got and how you can learn for the next one.

“It’s just about continuing that winning mentality, building on it, building on performance levels.

“I see the table but I don’t read too much into it because it can change radically.

“The main thing you’re looking to work towards is consistency of performances.

“If you can get that more often than not you’ll get the outcome you want, and that’s what we’ve been really good at this season as a group.

“We’ve looked at the games, we’ve gone hard in the games and we’ve come out and looked back at it, de-briefed it and got ready for the next one.

“That’s been one of our ways of working this season, we’ve found it’s appropriate for the group and we’ve enjoyed that.

“Rather than overthinking it we keep going and keep driving on to the next game.”

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10:13am Fri 17 Jan 14

we.love.u.venkys. says...

Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.
Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not. we.love.u.venkys.
  • Score: 15

1:56pm Fri 17 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.
well now let me think ? YES
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.[/p][/quote]well now let me think ? YES jim 2012
  • Score: -10

2:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

jim 2012 wrote:
we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.
well now let me think ? YES
Brilliant response, name them then...

Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you?
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.[/p][/quote]well now let me think ? YES[/p][/quote]Brilliant response, name them then... Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

5:14pm Fri 17 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.
well now let me think ? YES
Brilliant response, name them then...

Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you?
look at the form table
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.[/p][/quote]well now let me think ? YES[/p][/quote]Brilliant response, name them then... Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you?[/p][/quote]look at the form table jim 2012
  • Score: -3

5:37pm Fri 17 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.
well now let me think ? YES
Brilliant response, name them then...

Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you?
look at the form table
Do you mean the form table covering form since the 3rd of August? Or do you have in mind a 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or whatever number of games that fits what makes Woavers look better. I assuming that will leave a cup much will it?

Let me guess. Ah, that'll be the send one! The one where the current league position doesn't get in the way of the argument that your lot are total sh.it.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.[/p][/quote]well now let me think ? YES[/p][/quote]Brilliant response, name them then... Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you?[/p][/quote]look at the form table[/p][/quote]Do you mean the form table covering form since the 3rd of August? Or do you have in mind a 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or whatever number of games that fits what makes Woavers look better. I assuming that will leave a cup much will it? Let me guess. Ah, that'll be the send one! The one where the current league position doesn't get in the way of the argument that your lot are total sh.it. RobH2O
  • Score: 3

5:46pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

That's it Dyche. Don't set a points total. Well you wouldn't want to make a total idiot of yourself, would you.
That's it Dyche. Don't set a points total. Well you wouldn't want to make a total idiot of yourself, would you. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -6

6:18pm Fri 17 Jan 14

SuperBlues says...

we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.
Harry Redknapp, Nigel Pearson and Probably Uwe Rosler
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.[/p][/quote]Harry Redknapp, Nigel Pearson and Probably Uwe Rosler SuperBlues
  • Score: -4

6:50pm Fri 17 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16
2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14
3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13
4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13
5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11
6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11
7 Brighton and Hove Albion
P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16 2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14 3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13 4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13 5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11 6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11 7 Brighton and Hove Albion jim 2012
  • Score: -5

7:08pm Fri 17 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

jim 2012 wrote:
P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16
2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14
3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13
4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13
5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11
6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11
7 Brighton and Hove Albion
Jim'll fix it eh. Duck & Dive laddie. It's all you have. Meanwhile back in the real world, where we are is where we are. Burnley are second and Woavers are not.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16 2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14 3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13 4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13 5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11 6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11 7 Brighton and Hove Albion[/p][/quote]Jim'll fix it eh. Duck & Dive laddie. It's all you have. Meanwhile back in the real world, where we are is where we are. Burnley are second and Woavers are not. RobH2O
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

Jim 2012, you pick 6 games as your measure. Try 3 games or 9 games. If you lose one and win one over the next two games and we win, say two, will you wait another two games to create another " form" table? At the end of the season, will you protest to the league that in, say the last five games for example, you won say 4 and you were top of the form table, that you should be promoted?

Cut and shunt to fit the "Woavers are better than you" drivel.
Jim 2012, you pick 6 games as your measure. Try 3 games or 9 games. If you lose one and win one over the next two games and we win, say two, will you wait another two games to create another " form" table? At the end of the season, will you protest to the league that in, say the last five games for example, you won say 4 and you were top of the form table, that you should be promoted? Cut and shunt to fit the "Woavers are better than you" drivel. RobH2O
  • Score: 7

7:29pm Fri 17 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

RobH2O wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16
2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14
3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13
4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13
5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11
6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11
7 Brighton and Hove Albion
Jim'll fix it eh. Duck & Dive laddie. It's all you have. Meanwhile back in the real world, where we are is where we are. Burnley are second and Woavers are not.
the form table will tell you that sean dyche is not the best manager in the championship
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16 2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14 3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13 4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13 5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11 6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11 7 Brighton and Hove Albion[/p][/quote]Jim'll fix it eh. Duck & Dive laddie. It's all you have. Meanwhile back in the real world, where we are is where we are. Burnley are second and Woavers are not.[/p][/quote]the form table will tell you that sean dyche is not the best manager in the championship jim 2012
  • Score: -5

7:37pm Fri 17 Jan 14

RobH2O says...

jim 2012 wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16
2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14
3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13
4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13
5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11
6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11
7 Brighton and Hove Albion
Jim'll fix it eh. Duck & Dive laddie. It's all you have. Meanwhile back in the real world, where we are is where we are. Burnley are second and Woavers are not.
the form table will tell you that sean dyche is not the best manager in the championship
What utter thick headed nonsense, utter rubbish. Go figure oh hard of thinking.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Leicester City 6 3 1 0 11 5 2 0 0 4 1 9 16 2 Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 0 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 14 3 Middlesbrough 6 2 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 6 2 7 13 4 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 1 6 5 2 0 0 3 1 3 13 5 Sheffield Wednesday 6 2 0 1 9 2 1 2 0 2 1 8 11 6 Burnley 6 2 0 0 5 3 1 2 1 3 3 2 11 7 Brighton and Hove Albion[/p][/quote]Jim'll fix it eh. Duck & Dive laddie. It's all you have. Meanwhile back in the real world, where we are is where we are. Burnley are second and Woavers are not.[/p][/quote]the form table will tell you that sean dyche is not the best manager in the championship[/p][/quote]What utter thick headed nonsense, utter rubbish. Go figure oh hard of thinking. RobH2O
  • Score: 4

8:47pm Fri 17 Jan 14

eddyo says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
we.love.u.venkys. wrote:
Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.
well now let me think ? YES
Brilliant response, name them then...

Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you?
I bet £50 he sounds better than you. Insular or what..
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys.[/bold] wrote: Is there a better manager in the Championship? I think not.[/p][/quote]well now let me think ? YES[/p][/quote]Brilliant response, name them then... Surely you don't mean Mr Monotone Boring Bowyer do you?[/p][/quote]I bet £50 he sounds better than you. Insular or what.. eddyo
  • Score: -3

12:19am Sat 18 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Define better simpleton. If you mean can I conduct a conversation without sounding like I've been hard at the Mogodon then you owe me fifty quid.

As for the form table rubbish you have beat a **** Leeds side, an even worse Doncaster side and you actually think that counts for anything? Look at the actual league because that is the only one that counts for anything you brainless Blackburn chimps.

Oh and another thing, all the managers you mention as being better than Dyche are all BELOW Burnley despite having spent much MORE money.

Your arguments are like your team, lacking substance.
Define better simpleton. If you mean can I conduct a conversation without sounding like I've been hard at the Mogodon then you owe me fifty quid. As for the form table rubbish you have beat a **** Leeds side, an even worse Doncaster side and you actually think that counts for anything? Look at the actual league because that is the only one that counts for anything you brainless Blackburn chimps. Oh and another thing, all the managers you mention as being better than Dyche are all BELOW Burnley despite having spent much MORE money. Your arguments are like your team, lacking substance. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 3

1:17am Sat 18 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Define better simpleton. If you mean can I conduct a conversation without sounding like I've been hard at the Mogodon then you owe me fifty quid.

As for the form table rubbish you have beat a **** Leeds side, an even worse Doncaster side and you actually think that counts for anything? Look at the actual league because that is the only one that counts for anything you brainless Blackburn chimps.

Oh and another thing, all the managers you mention as being better than Dyche are all BELOW Burnley despite having spent much MORE money.

Your arguments are like your team, lacking substance.
I am not saying any thing the form table over the last six games will tell you all you need to know you will have improve over the rest of the season to maintain your position in the top two or you will be overtaken by other teams as they get stronger over a full season and you end up in the playoffs scraping for a place in the premier league
you may think you are sitting pretty in second place in the league
but the gap between you and QPR is one point and harry has a bigger wallet and a bigger squad and he knows how to get teams promoted
so in conclusion my advice would be enjoy it while it lasts
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Define better simpleton. If you mean can I conduct a conversation without sounding like I've been hard at the Mogodon then you owe me fifty quid. As for the form table rubbish you have beat a **** Leeds side, an even worse Doncaster side and you actually think that counts for anything? Look at the actual league because that is the only one that counts for anything you brainless Blackburn chimps. Oh and another thing, all the managers you mention as being better than Dyche are all BELOW Burnley despite having spent much MORE money. Your arguments are like your team, lacking substance.[/p][/quote]I am not saying any thing the form table over the last six games will tell you all you need to know you will have improve over the rest of the season to maintain your position in the top two or you will be overtaken by other teams as they get stronger over a full season and you end up in the playoffs scraping for a place in the premier league you may think you are sitting pretty in second place in the league but the gap between you and QPR is one point and harry has a bigger wallet and a bigger squad and he knows how to get teams promoted so in conclusion my advice would be enjoy it while it lasts jim 2012
  • Score: 0

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