March could be key for Burnley

This Is Lancashire: March could be key for Burnley March could be key for Burnley

BURNLEY’S march to the Premier League could be defined by the month of March.

Seven games in the space of 29 days will give the Clarets a better idea, come April, of how they will be involved in the promotion shake-up.

With a 14-point swing from Burnley, in second, to Wigan Athletic, in seventh, it is almost inconceivable that Sean Dyche’s side will not finish in the top six.

It is not impossible. But it would be an almighty collapse for a team that have only lost three league games all season to drop enough points between now and the end of the campaign to rule them out of at least the play-off picture.

As things stand, with 14 games to go, they are among an apparent four-horse race for second spot.

And they kick-off this action-packed period with a showdown with their nearest rivals, Derby County.

Home form has been a huge factor in Burnley’s success story to date.

They are closing in on 12 months unbeaten in the league at Turf Moor, and Saturday’s visit of the Rams is earmarked as one they must not lose.

In terms of the outlook at the top of the table it is a bigger, more significant fixture than the following weekend’s derby, until that tussle comes around of course.

The chance to put an end to 35 years without a win over their nearest rivals could not come at a more important time.

A trip to Birmingham City follows in midweek. The Blues have the second worst home record, but Burnley have not won at St Andrew’s on their last four visits so will not take form for granted.

Tough tests will be provided by Leeds United, at home, and away to Charlton Athletic, especially considering the depreciating quality of The Valley pitch.

Burnley round the month off with back-to-back home games.

Doncaster Rovers do not travel well, but Dyche will insist on taking nothing for granted as they bid to bookend March with momentum, and a televised home game with leaders Leicester City.

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12:09pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

The Burnley mantra is to take each game as it comes, and I expect SD and the boys to continue in this vein.

Three points against Derby on Saturday is much more important than taking three points the following Sunday in the vast majority of Burnley fans' eyes.
The Burnley mantra is to take each game as it comes, and I expect SD and the boys to continue in this vein. Three points against Derby on Saturday is much more important than taking three points the following Sunday in the vast majority of Burnley fans' eyes. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 12

12:31pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014
and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014 Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: -12

12:53pm Thu 27 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Burnley currently have 63 points.

It's been widely suggested, going off previous points totals, that Burnley can achieve automatic promotion this season with a return of 22 points from the last 14 games, giving us a total of 85 points. I believe Hull went up automatically with 79 however the second place average is mid 80's.

Interestingly, in the previous 14 games we have achieved 27 points.

Remaining games, 7 home, 7 away.
Home: Derby, Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich.
Away: Blackburn, Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading.

Not the worst run-in with Derby and Leicester the stand out games being at home. Realistically, if from those remaining 14 games we were to win 6 and draw 4, we could afford to lose 4 games and still achieve 22 points. However, given that we have only lost 3 games out of 32 all season I would say that is an unlikely outcome.

This is our time. 3 points on Saturday and we really can Dare to dream!
Burnley currently have 63 points. It's been widely suggested, going off previous points totals, that Burnley can achieve automatic promotion this season with a return of 22 points from the last 14 games, giving us a total of 85 points. I believe Hull went up automatically with 79 however the second place average is mid 80's. Interestingly, in the previous 14 games we have achieved 27 points. Remaining games, 7 home, 7 away. Home: Derby, Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich. Away: Blackburn, Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading. Not the worst run-in with Derby and Leicester the stand out games being at home. Realistically, if from those remaining 14 games we were to win 6 and draw 4, we could afford to lose 4 games and still achieve 22 points. However, given that we have only lost 3 games out of 32 all season I would say that is an unlikely outcome. This is our time. 3 points on Saturday and we really can Dare to dream! look.up.blackburn
  • Score: 8

1:16pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014
So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then?
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014[/p][/quote]So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

1:22pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014
So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then?
you will end up in the same division as the mighty PNE, your manger will do the same as 'Judas' did, remmeber ? he left the sinking ship for a bigger club - BOLTON lol
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014[/p][/quote]So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then?[/p][/quote]you will end up in the same division as the mighty PNE, your manger will do the same as 'Judas' did, remmeber ? he left the sinking ship for a bigger club - BOLTON lol Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: -7

1:26pm Thu 27 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014
So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then?
you will end up in the same division as the mighty PNE, your manger will do the same as 'Judas' did, remmeber ? he left the sinking ship for a bigger club - BOLTON lol
What a stupid guy you are. An utterly pointless posting. A wish-list from a jealous Richard Head
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014[/p][/quote]So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then?[/p][/quote]you will end up in the same division as the mighty PNE, your manger will do the same as 'Judas' did, remmeber ? he left the sinking ship for a bigger club - BOLTON lol[/p][/quote]What a stupid guy you are. An utterly pointless posting. A wish-list from a jealous Richard Head RobH2O
  • Score: 4

1:29pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014
So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then?
you will end up in the same division as the mighty PNE, your manger will do the same as 'Judas' did, remmeber ? he left the sinking ship for a bigger club - BOLTON lol
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: and BURNLEY’S march down to the 2nd division will be defined by the month of September 2014[/p][/quote]So by mentioning that Burnley will be marching DOWN to the 2nd division (Championship) in September 2014 I take it this means you think we will go up then?[/p][/quote]you will end up in the same division as the mighty PNE, your manger will do the same as 'Judas' did, remmeber ? he left the sinking ship for a bigger club - BOLTON lol Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: -5

1:34pm Thu 27 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Burnley currently have 63 points.

It's been widely suggested, going off previous points totals, that Burnley can achieve automatic promotion this season with a return of 22 points from the last 14 games, giving us a total of 85 points. I believe Hull went up automatically with 79 however the second place average is mid 80's.

Interestingly, in the previous 14 games we have achieved 27 points.

Remaining games, 7 home, 7 away.
Home: Derby, Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich.
Away: Blackburn, Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading.

Not the worst run-in with Derby and Leicester the stand out games being at home. Realistically, if from those remaining 14 games we were to win 6 and draw 4, we could afford to lose 4 games and still achieve 22 points. However, given that we have only lost 3 games out of 32 all season I would say that is an unlikely outcome.

This is our time. 3 points on Saturday and we really can Dare to dream!
Excellent posting. Me and the guys down the Admiral Lord Rodney said march is potentially make or break. The Ides of March. If we win the six pointers Derby, Leicester, Wigan, Ipswich and Reading we will go up for sure.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Burnley currently have 63 points. It's been widely suggested, going off previous points totals, that Burnley can achieve automatic promotion this season with a return of 22 points from the last 14 games, giving us a total of 85 points. I believe Hull went up automatically with 79 however the second place average is mid 80's. Interestingly, in the previous 14 games we have achieved 27 points. Remaining games, 7 home, 7 away. Home: Derby, Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich. Away: Blackburn, Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading. Not the worst run-in with Derby and Leicester the stand out games being at home. Realistically, if from those remaining 14 games we were to win 6 and draw 4, we could afford to lose 4 games and still achieve 22 points. However, given that we have only lost 3 games out of 32 all season I would say that is an unlikely outcome. This is our time. 3 points on Saturday and we really can Dare to dream![/p][/quote]Excellent posting. Me and the guys down the Admiral Lord Rodney said march is potentially make or break. The Ides of March. If we win the six pointers Derby, Leicester, Wigan, Ipswich and Reading we will go up for sure. RobH2O
  • Score: 8

1:48pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

Admiral Rodney that bastion if football intellect. March will see your heady ambitions dumped in the brook that runs past the hovel you drink in.
Admiral Rodney that bastion if football intellect. March will see your heady ambitions dumped in the brook that runs past the hovel you drink in. Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -10

1:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Admiral Rodney that bastion if football intellect. March will see your heady ambitions dumped in the brook that runs past the hovel you drink in.
Smashing pub. Who gives a chuff what you think Well, "think" in your case is a misnomer. Cracking guys, well versed in football. Not one of them a retard like you. Certainly no liars and losers. Pop goes the retard.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Admiral Rodney that bastion if football intellect. March will see your heady ambitions dumped in the brook that runs past the hovel you drink in.[/p][/quote]Smashing pub. Who gives a chuff what you think Well, "think" in your case is a misnomer. Cracking guys, well versed in football. Not one of them a retard like you. Certainly no liars and losers. Pop goes the retard. RobH2O
  • Score: 6

1:55pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

Thanks rob water - your banter mirrors your name - drip drip drip
Thanks rob water - your banter mirrors your name - drip drip drip Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -7

2:16pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes.

I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee.

Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area.
Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes. I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee. Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 8

3:04pm Thu 27 Feb 14

kfc yummy says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Admiral Rodney that bastion if football intellect. March will see your heady ambitions dumped in the brook that runs past the hovel you drink in.
Says the guy who cant spell.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Admiral Rodney that bastion if football intellect. March will see your heady ambitions dumped in the brook that runs past the hovel you drink in.[/p][/quote]Says the guy who cant spell. kfc yummy
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Keen O to Get Kean Out says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes.

I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee.

Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area.
best one ever 'to a more successful club in your area' what erfing planet are u on charlies or is is the meths - rolling about laughing or wot
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes. I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee. Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area.[/p][/quote]best one ever 'to a more successful club in your area' what erfing planet are u on charlies or is is the meths - rolling about laughing or wot Keen O to Get Kean Out
  • Score: -4

3:41pm Thu 27 Feb 14

andy1 says...

Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes.

I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee.

Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area.
best one ever 'to a more successful club in your area' what erfing planet are u on charlies or is is the meths - rolling about laughing or wot
You has thick has your name suggests? Your behind the times he went at the beginning of last season you clot.
[quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes. I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee. Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area.[/p][/quote]best one ever 'to a more successful club in your area' what erfing planet are u on charlies or is is the meths - rolling about laughing or wot[/p][/quote]You has thick has your name suggests? Your behind the times he went at the beginning of last season you clot. andy1
  • Score: -1

5:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Chris P Bacon says...

andy1 wrote:
Keen O to Get Kean Out wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes.

I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee.

Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area.
best one ever 'to a more successful club in your area' what erfing planet are u on charlies or is is the meths - rolling about laughing or wot
You has thick has your name suggests? Your behind the times he went at the beginning of last season you clot.
And yet another example of the failing education system. Do you think you could run that by us again in a legible form of your mother tongue, simpleton?
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keen O to Get Kean Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Whereas you Single Mongle are just another in a long line of Burnley-obsessed Blackburn bellsmashes. I mean have you ever even posted on a Blackburn article? Can't say I have noticed you on there, which can only mean one thing - you are yet another Claret wannabee. Typical of your plastic supporters that as soon as your team turns **** you find yourself drifting over to a more successful club in your area.[/p][/quote]best one ever 'to a more successful club in your area' what erfing planet are u on charlies or is is the meths - rolling about laughing or wot[/p][/quote]You has thick has your name suggests? Your behind the times he went at the beginning of last season you clot.[/p][/quote]And yet another example of the failing education system. Do you think you could run that by us again in a legible form of your mother tongue, simpleton? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Thu 27 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Thanks rob water - your banter mirrors your name - drip drip drip
Own ya muppet. Pop goes the retard. Your website it utter white bladder slush, sunshine. Do us all a favour and take it down. Peoples' Chumpion.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Thanks rob water - your banter mirrors your name - drip drip drip[/p][/quote]Own ya muppet. Pop goes the retard. Your website it utter white bladder slush, sunshine. Do us all a favour and take it down. Peoples' Chumpion. RobH2O
  • Score: 2

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