The five moments that secured Burnley's promotion

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

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SOCCER AM with Kasabian, BT’s Life’s a Pitch with former Newcastle great Malcolm Macdonald, Radio 5Live’s Sausage Sandwich Game with Danny Baker – the media commitments are many and varied for Sean Dyche.

This is what happens when you get your team promoted to the Premier League. Everyone wants a piece of you.

On Saturday the Burnley boss was a studio guest of Sky Sports for the Championship play-off final – an event few would have predicted the Clarets to be involved in at the start of the season, let alone go one better and achieve automatic promotion.

Barring the glare of the camera lights, analysing the game and answering questions to a televised audience of millions it was an otherwise relaxed occasion for the 42-year-old as he watched 10-man Queens Park Rangers earn a dramatic late win over Derby County to join them in the Premier League.

The course that Burnley plotted was unexpected at the start of the season, after selling top scorer Charlie Austin on the eve of the big kick-off. But ultimately it was unwavering.

Dyche inherited the most porous defence in the Championship when he took the reins in October.

In less than 18 months he had made the same back four, with the addition of new goalkeeper Tom Heaton – his first permanent signing for the Clarets, the meanest of all 24 teams.

After Austin moved on, Danny Ings and Sam Vokes stepped up to form the second tier’s most potent partnership.

All in all, it was a recipe for success in making a fist for the top flight. But for Dyche, it all stemmed back to pre-season, when he put his players through what many described as the most gruelling exercise they had ever experienced.

On a hot day in Cork, the players had to manoeuvre industrial, tractor-sized tyres up and down the training pitch, working in teams against each other – winning together and losing together and getting each other through the toughest of tests.

“Those couple of days in Ireland I thought were key to the dynamic of the group and the belief within the group as a team,” said Dyche.

“That was really important.”

It was the first of five key moments the Burnley boss pointed to as he reflected on the first key moments of the season on their path to promotion.

“I think a mental marker early season was beating QPR and the fashion that we beat them – certainly our own fans, possibly even the players into acknowledging ‘we’re decent’.

“The period where we played Forest, Derby and Blackburn.

“I know that’s three things but that was a big period.

“If Derby had beat us they would have gone a point above us and if Forest had beaten us they would have gone two points behind us. And instead we all know what happened. We pulled clear and we never looked back.

“The Blackpool game was a big one because I felt that was us done. I never told anyone but internally I thought ‘that’s it, done’.

“And then of course the Wigan game because Wigan were generally going really well, really strong. People weren’t sure if we were going to beat them, especially after Derby had won away, and to deliver that kind of performance with that kind of feeling on the game was tremendous.

“I thought that was a real marker of how strong the squad and the mentality of the squad was and how the mentality of the staff, squad, fans, club had aligned.

“That real feeling about the place.”

At home, where the Clarets had gone unbeaten for a full calendar year, Dyche felt it was the perfect place - and way - to secure promotion.

“How it all encapsulated on that day was a great thing. On such a big occasion to deliver that kind of performance and it all came together was, for me as manager, that nirvana moment ... when the pressure’s on, the heat’s on, you’ve had your challenges, a couple of injured players have come back, big game at home – bang – and it all comes together. You deliver that kind of performance it was a real encapsulating moment for me personally and of course it coincided with us getting the job done. So that was of course a very happy day.”

The town and the team came together again almost a fortnight later as the town came together, lining the streets of Burnley from the Town Hall to Turf Moor to salute their promotion heroes.

Dyche says that show of unity will be particularly paramount in the Premier League.

“I hope one of the biggest learning curves for the Burnley fans this season is that when the demand from the fans is tempered with belief in the team, the confidence and the positivity remains higher for longer.

“We must ensure that’s something the group of fans have learned from because it was so evident in games like Leeds when we went 1-0 down. There was no panic, no moaning, they believed in the team. As if to say ‘these boys will go and do it’ and you can feel it in the stadium. So guess what, the lads put their shoulders back, still going at the opposition and still ready,” said Dyche, recalling another key moment.

“We’ve got to maintain it because the challenge is only going to get harder.

“Next year, wins - arguably - are not going to flow as freely. That doesn’t mean they’re definitely not, there are possibles and probables. Probably it’s going to be tough against certain clubs coming to Turf Moor or us going to their ground. Possibly not. Who knows?

“Of the probabilities and possibilities this year, everyone was writing us off and we went and got promoted, so never say never. But we’re going to need that positive energy and that belief from the fans in what we really are as a club.

“Hopefully that’s something that the fans – not just us as a team – have picked up on this year, because it was quite evident, particularly at home of course.”

It is at home - his own home - where Dyche has experienced the calm after the storm.

The day after winning promotion he was going about typical household business: mowing the lawn, building a bed that had been delivered for his son.

Apart from the inevitable increased media interest and a few more phonecalls to and from agents life has not changed much.

“I had a game of golf yesterday,” he said, after driving north for the interview. “There were a few phonecalls on the golf course. It’s never good etiquette.

“I was at tennis club last night with my boy, a few phonecalls in between, picked my daughter up from Brownies.

“I’ve just crack on.

“I’m pretty steady. I just like what I do.”

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12:40pm Mon 26 May 14

RobH2O says...

The most important moment that secured promotion for the Clarets did not occur last season. It occurred the season before. It was when Eddie Howe's Mrs demanded he return home to he South Coast on account of his extra-marital activities. The Board had to recruit a new manager. They selected Dyche. The rest is history.

Thank you Mrs Howe.
The most important moment that secured promotion for the Clarets did not occur last season. It occurred the season before. It was when Eddie Howe's Mrs demanded he return home to he South Coast on account of his extra-marital activities. The Board had to recruit a new manager. They selected Dyche. The rest is history. Thank you Mrs Howe. RobH2O
  • Score: 12

1:13pm Mon 26 May 14

Dublin Claret says...

Agree, the boards decision in appointing Sean must go down as one of the greatest decisions ever made.
Just watching the playoffs this weekend, l suddenly realised the enormity of it all.
With the parachute payments at an end, a mid table finish would have probably seen Danny and Tripps depart and a struggle even to survive, in an even more competitive championship next season.
Our promotion this season has changed everything and even if we were to go down (which l dont think we will), we will be so much better off financially.
Congrats again Sean, you'll always be a Clarets legend.
Agree, the boards decision in appointing Sean must go down as one of the greatest decisions ever made. Just watching the playoffs this weekend, l suddenly realised the enormity of it all. With the parachute payments at an end, a mid table finish would have probably seen Danny and Tripps depart and a struggle even to survive, in an even more competitive championship next season. Our promotion this season has changed everything and even if we were to go down (which l dont think we will), we will be so much better off financially. Congrats again Sean, you'll always be a Clarets legend. Dublin Claret
  • Score: 12

1:30pm Mon 26 May 14

MikeMada says...

With respect to Eddie, I think it was rather an appointment too early.
He started the group development and it needed the more mature (ironically less experienced) managerial head of Sean Dyche to complete the task.
Where would we be without him indeed?
With respect to Eddie, I think it was rather an appointment too early. He started the group development and it needed the more mature (ironically less experienced) managerial head of Sean Dyche to complete the task. Where would we be without him indeed? MikeMada
  • Score: 5

1:39pm Mon 26 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -23

2:36pm Mon 26 May 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
A quote from the bilge above -
"Maybe we can ring Eddie and ask him who we should pay for"
So, Eddie's to be listened to about transfers.

Another quote from the bilge
"We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddie's signings" It was all a fluke. We shouldn't be listening to Eddie about transfers.

You are a little confused. Seek help from your fleet of carers.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.[/p][/quote]A quote from the bilge above - "Maybe we can ring Eddie and ask him who we should pay for" So, Eddie's to be listened to about transfers. Another quote from the bilge "We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddie's signings" It was all a fluke. We shouldn't be listening to Eddie about transfers. You are a little confused. Seek help from your fleet of carers. RobH2O
  • Score: 12

2:56pm Mon 26 May 14

Dublin Claret says...

Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!!
Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!! Dublin Claret
  • Score: 10

3:00pm Mon 26 May 14

RobH2O says...

Dublin Claret wrote:
Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!!
Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel !
[quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!![/p][/quote]Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel ! RobH2O
  • Score: 10

4:00pm Mon 26 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

RobH2O wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
A quote from the bilge above -
"Maybe we can ring Eddie and ask him who we should pay for"
So, Eddie's to be listened to about transfers.

Another quote from the bilge
"We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddie's signings" It was all a fluke. We shouldn't be listening to Eddie about transfers.

You are a little confused. Seek help from your fleet of carers.
Hi Rob, you appear to be confused. So you say Eddie howes signings and Dyches freebies was the plan all along? My you are on the ball aren't you, tell me, what are the lottery numbers next week. I bet you are glad you are off for half term this week, no more long division for you to swat up on and you can get out of those short trousers for a whole week
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.[/p][/quote]A quote from the bilge above - "Maybe we can ring Eddie and ask him who we should pay for" So, Eddie's to be listened to about transfers. Another quote from the bilge "We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddie's signings" It was all a fluke. We shouldn't be listening to Eddie about transfers. You are a little confused. Seek help from your fleet of carers.[/p][/quote]Hi Rob, you appear to be confused. So you say Eddie howes signings and Dyches freebies was the plan all along? My you are on the ball aren't you, tell me, what are the lottery numbers next week. I bet you are glad you are off for half term this week, no more long division for you to swat up on and you can get out of those short trousers for a whole week AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -9

4:16pm Mon 26 May 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
RobH2O wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
A quote from the bilge above -
"Maybe we can ring Eddie and ask him who we should pay for"
So, Eddie's to be listened to about transfers.

Another quote from the bilge
"We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddie's signings" It was all a fluke. We shouldn't be listening to Eddie about transfers.

You are a little confused. Seek help from your fleet of carers.
Hi Rob, you appear to be confused. So you say Eddie howes signings and Dyches freebies was the plan all along? My you are on the ball aren't you, tell me, what are the lottery numbers next week. I bet you are glad you are off for half term this week, no more long division for you to swat up on and you can get out of those short trousers for a whole week
No, I didn't write that. And I didn't imply it either. Now take a deep breath and try again. Do be put off by your own slow wits.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.[/p][/quote]A quote from the bilge above - "Maybe we can ring Eddie and ask him who we should pay for" So, Eddie's to be listened to about transfers. Another quote from the bilge "We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddie's signings" It was all a fluke. We shouldn't be listening to Eddie about transfers. You are a little confused. Seek help from your fleet of carers.[/p][/quote]Hi Rob, you appear to be confused. So you say Eddie howes signings and Dyches freebies was the plan all along? My you are on the ball aren't you, tell me, what are the lottery numbers next week. I bet you are glad you are off for half term this week, no more long division for you to swat up on and you can get out of those short trousers for a whole week[/p][/quote]No, I didn't write that. And I didn't imply it either. Now take a deep breath and try again. Do be put off by your own slow wits. RobH2O
  • Score: 8

4:39pm Mon 26 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

RobH2O wrote:
Dublin Claret wrote:
Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!!
Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel !
But the worthless degenerate is so twisted, he'll regard that contact as a personal victory. How many more times do you need to demonstrate your intellectual superiority over him? It's like watching Real Madrid play St. Pat's Special School....and take it seriously!
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!![/p][/quote]Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel ![/p][/quote]But the worthless degenerate is so twisted, he'll regard that contact as a personal victory. How many more times do you need to demonstrate your intellectual superiority over him? It's like watching Real Madrid play St. Pat's Special School....and take it seriously! Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 11

6:51pm Mon 26 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

RobH2O wrote:
Dublin Claret wrote:
Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!!
Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel !
It's like shooting fish in a barrel when the barrel is full to the brim with fish and no water in it and you're stood at point blank range with a double barrelled shotgun.

It's that easy I almost feel embarrassed for IT.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!![/p][/quote]Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel ![/p][/quote]It's like shooting fish in a barrel when the barrel is full to the brim with fish and no water in it and you're stood at point blank range with a double barrelled shotgun. It's that easy I almost feel embarrassed for IT. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 9

9:17pm Mon 26 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently?

Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class?

We beat you.
We beat you on your own patch.
We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play.
We got promoted to the Premier League.
We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park.
We are now £120million better off.
You are currently £60million in debt.
You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted.

How much more shame can one retard actually take?

For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving.

In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin.

It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards.

STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.[/p][/quote]Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently? Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class? We beat you. We beat you on your own patch. We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play. We got promoted to the Premier League. We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park. We are now £120million better off. You are currently £60million in debt. You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted. How much more shame can one retard actually take? For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving. In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin. It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards. STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x Super_Clarets
  • Score: 8

9:35pm Mon 26 May 14

stevieclaret says...

The fact that they are giving season tickets away isn't going to help their financial problems. In the words of turf moor blue tit or one of the other dwellers from deadwood - future turmoil beckons!!!
The fact that they are giving season tickets away isn't going to help their financial problems. In the words of turf moor blue tit or one of the other dwellers from deadwood - future turmoil beckons!!! stevieclaret
  • Score: 5

10:51pm Mon 26 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn ley wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently? Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class? We beat you. We beat you on your own patch. We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play. We got promoted to the Premier League. We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park. We are now £120million better off. You are currently £60million in debt. You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted. How much more shame can one retard actually take? For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving. In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin. It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards. STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x
Who is fake villa, I'm a Burnley fan who thinks we'll get relegated so you think I'm a rovers fan. Bizarre
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.[/p][/quote]Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently? Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class? We beat you. We beat you on your own patch. We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play. We got promoted to the Premier League. We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park. We are now £120million better off. You are currently £60million in debt. You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted. How much more shame can one retard actually take? For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving. In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin. It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards. STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]Who is fake villa, I'm a Burnley fan who thinks we'll get relegated so you think I'm a rovers fan. Bizarre AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -8

5:23am Tue 27 May 14

RobH2O says...

stevieclaret wrote:
The fact that they are giving season tickets away isn't going to help their financial problems. In the words of turf moor blue tit or one of the other dwellers from deadwood - future turmoil beckons!!!
Turf Moor Blue-Tit!!! Love it!
[quote][p][bold]stevieclaret[/bold] wrote: The fact that they are giving season tickets away isn't going to help their financial problems. In the words of turf moor blue tit or one of the other dwellers from deadwood - future turmoil beckons!!![/p][/quote]Turf Moor Blue-Tit!!! Love it! RobH2O
  • Score: 11

8:05am Tue 27 May 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn ley wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently? Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class? We beat you. We beat you on your own patch. We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play. We got promoted to the Premier League. We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park. We are now £120million better off. You are currently £60million in debt. You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted. How much more shame can one retard actually take? For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving. In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin. It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards. STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x
Who is fake villa, I'm a Burnley fan who thinks we'll get relegated so you think I'm a rovers fan. Bizarre
I agree. You are Bizarre.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.[/p][/quote]Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently? Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class? We beat you. We beat you on your own patch. We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play. We got promoted to the Premier League. We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park. We are now £120million better off. You are currently £60million in debt. You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted. How much more shame can one retard actually take? For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving. In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin. It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards. STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]Who is fake villa, I'm a Burnley fan who thinks we'll get relegated so you think I'm a rovers fan. Bizarre[/p][/quote]I agree. You are Bizarre. RobH2O
  • Score: 6

8:39am Tue 27 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn ley wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.
Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently? Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class? We beat you. We beat you on your own patch. We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play. We got promoted to the Premier League. We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park. We are now £120million better off. You are currently £60million in debt. You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted. How much more shame can one retard actually take? For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving. In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin. It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards. STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x
Who is fake villa, I'm a Burnley fan who thinks we'll get relegated so you think I'm a rovers fan. Bizarre
You are a no-dad.

A no-dad who has been so utterly tormented by the achievements of Burnley FC this season that he cannot function.

A no-dad who's entire world imploded that glorious day in March who felt the need to set up yet another online alias, this time as a Burnley fan, in order to take the shine off a season in which....

Blackburn Rovers LOST at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Burnley achieved promotion to the Premier League.

Burnley prevented Blackburn Rovers from reaching the play-off's, effectively ensuring they stay down forever.

Your previous/current aliases (included but not limited to).... FakeVillaMTCabinet, BubblePopFC, TurfMoorTom, and several others I care not to repeat due to their offensive nature, portray you as a jealous and bitter creature who is trying to live with the anguish and distress of following a club that is seen as a laughingstock throughout world football.

We all know what you are, a Blackburn Rovers fan coming to the end of his tether, slowly unravelling in the most humiliating way possible in full view of his most hated rivals. You typify all that we've always know about Blackburn Rovers.... spineless, jealous, and insecure.

So feel free to keep trying because your desperation and continual slip-ups in using the wrong account are mildly amusing if nothing else, and we all like to laugh at Blackburn Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We stumbled onto a winning team by accident with Eddies signings and Dyches freebies, maybe we can ring Eddie to ask who we should pay for, and then Sean can rumble through the free dreggs. I think we will struggle with the team we have, unless we sign some class to go with these workers.[/p][/quote]Now then FakeVilla, have you not been embarrassed enough recently? Is it not time to gracefully accept defeat and show a bit of class? We beat you. We beat you on your own patch. We beat you having given you a one goal head start with only 17 minutes left to play. We got promoted to the Premier League. We stopped you from reaching the play-off's by virtue of the three points we took off you at Ewood Park. We are now £120million better off. You are currently £60million in debt. You are non-compliant with FFP rules and are therefore about to be royally shafted. How much more shame can one retard actually take? For me you can keep coming back because I find your mental unravelling on this public forum quite amusing. When your club sinks to League One level in administration following the withdrawal of financial support from your legendary owners I do hope you will still be here to remind us all about little old Blackburn Rovers the club that just keeps on giving. In the meantime, enjoy another embarrassing season in the Championship and the further weakening of an already poor squad in the face of impending financial ruin. It really could not have happened to a more deserving club than your pathetic shower of b45tards. STAYING DOWN FOREVER...... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]Who is fake villa, I'm a Burnley fan who thinks we'll get relegated so you think I'm a rovers fan. Bizarre[/p][/quote]You are a no-dad. A no-dad who has been so utterly tormented by the achievements of Burnley FC this season that he cannot function. A no-dad who's entire world imploded that glorious day in March who felt the need to set up yet another online alias, this time as a Burnley fan, in order to take the shine off a season in which.... Blackburn Rovers LOST at Ewood Park to Burnley. Burnley achieved promotion to the Premier League. Burnley prevented Blackburn Rovers from reaching the play-off's, effectively ensuring they stay down forever. Your previous/current aliases (included but not limited to).... FakeVillaMTCabinet, BubblePopFC, TurfMoorTom, and several others I care not to repeat due to their offensive nature, portray you as a jealous and bitter creature who is trying to live with the anguish and distress of following a club that is seen as a laughingstock throughout world football. We all know what you are, a Blackburn Rovers fan coming to the end of his tether, slowly unravelling in the most humiliating way possible in full view of his most hated rivals. You typify all that we've always know about Blackburn Rovers.... spineless, jealous, and insecure. So feel free to keep trying because your desperation and continual slip-ups in using the wrong account are mildly amusing if nothing else, and we all like to laugh at Blackburn Rovers. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 7

9:13am Tue 27 May 14

sutherlandclarets says...

Where would you start in the appraisal of the 2013/2014 promotion season? Well I’ll go back to the 2008/2009 promotion season and thank Owen (Judas) Coyle the miracle he worked in that momentous season, firstly the league cup run was majestic beating Fulham, Chelsea, Arsenal and within 60 seconds of the final leading Tottenham 3 – 0 oh the heartbreak of that night at Turf Moor. Then the FA Cup QPR away 0-0 then winning 2-1 aet at theTurf, then 2-2 away to West Brom and then winning 3-1 at the Turf. OK we lost 3-0 at the Emirates to a good Arsenal side with a wonder goal from Eduardo.
Then the playoffs Martin Patersons super solo strike at Reading setting up a 3-0 aggregate win, then on to Wembley and that super strike from Wade Elliott, the thing dreams are made of. Thanks Owen!
Robbie Blake’s stunner to beat the English Champions of Manchester United, Wade Elliott’s winner against Everton heady days. Then things started to go wrong by November and come mid January, Judas left, good riddance, if you want loyalty get a dog. But without the Coyle influence all this might not have happened.
But what it did do was put Burnley FC back on the radar, and once a club has been in the Premiership it can always get back, which is what has happened this season.
Eddie Howe didn’t quite like the northern weather but made one or two good signings Austin & Ings, but off he went. Then came possibly one of the most thorough of young managers in Sean Dyche, his thinking is making him one of the hottest properties on the English managerial front and when he has proved his capability in the Premiership he may be hard to hold on to.
According to Jamie Redknapp “Sean Dyche is the full package he has everything”. Which is some accolade for someone who has only been a manager for three years.
The miracle of promotion was done with total teamwork and total effort, everyone on the pitch doing the job they were asked to do every game.
I don’t think the club will go out and spend millions I don’t think it needs to. Maybe £20 to £25 million on 6 or 7 players in the right positions and keeping the wage bill at a workable level, just increase the bonus payments.
So with a bit of good luck, good signings and more importantly good support the Clarets will stay up next season
Where would you start in the appraisal of the 2013/2014 promotion season? Well I’ll go back to the 2008/2009 promotion season and thank Owen (Judas) Coyle the miracle he worked in that momentous season, firstly the league cup run was majestic beating Fulham, Chelsea, Arsenal and within 60 seconds of the final leading Tottenham 3 – 0 oh the heartbreak of that night at Turf Moor. Then the FA Cup QPR away 0-0 then winning 2-1 aet at theTurf, then 2-2 away to West Brom and then winning 3-1 at the Turf. OK we lost 3-0 at the Emirates to a good Arsenal side with a wonder goal from Eduardo. Then the playoffs Martin Patersons super solo strike at Reading setting up a 3-0 aggregate win, then on to Wembley and that super strike from Wade Elliott, the thing dreams are made of. Thanks Owen! Robbie Blake’s stunner to beat the English Champions of Manchester United, Wade Elliott’s winner against Everton heady days. Then things started to go wrong by November and come mid January, Judas left, good riddance, if you want loyalty get a dog. But without the Coyle influence all this might not have happened. But what it did do was put Burnley FC back on the radar, and once a club has been in the Premiership it can always get back, which is what has happened this season. Eddie Howe didn’t quite like the northern weather but made one or two good signings Austin & Ings, but off he went. Then came possibly one of the most thorough of young managers in Sean Dyche, his thinking is making him one of the hottest properties on the English managerial front and when he has proved his capability in the Premiership he may be hard to hold on to. According to Jamie Redknapp “Sean Dyche is the full package he has everything”. Which is some accolade for someone who has only been a manager for three years. The miracle of promotion was done with total teamwork and total effort, everyone on the pitch doing the job they were asked to do every game. I don’t think the club will go out and spend millions I don’t think it needs to. Maybe £20 to £25 million on 6 or 7 players in the right positions and keeping the wage bill at a workable level, just increase the bonus payments. So with a bit of good luck, good signings and more importantly good support the Clarets will stay up next season sutherlandclarets
  • Score: 8

12:18pm Tue 27 May 14

houseclaret says...

RobH2O wrote:
Dublin Claret wrote:
Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!!
Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel !
But while you feed him/her /it they will continue to turn up for food. Most people are ignoring them now, that's why the frequent name changes. They need an audience.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dublin Claret[/bold] wrote: Maybe if you ignore, Rob, he might go away!!![/p][/quote]Please Dublin, please I can't resist. It's like shooting fish in a barrel ![/p][/quote]But while you feed him/her /it they will continue to turn up for food. Most people are ignoring them now, that's why the frequent name changes. They need an audience. houseclaret
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Tue 27 May 14

houseclaret says...

sutherlandclarets wrote:
Where would you start in the appraisal of the 2013/2014 promotion season? Well I’ll go back to the 2008/2009 promotion season and thank Owen (Judas) Coyle the miracle he worked in that momentous season, firstly the league cup run was majestic beating Fulham, Chelsea, Arsenal and within 60 seconds of the final leading Tottenham 3 – 0 oh the heartbreak of that night at Turf Moor. Then the FA Cup QPR away 0-0 then winning 2-1 aet at theTurf, then 2-2 away to West Brom and then winning 3-1 at the Turf. OK we lost 3-0 at the Emirates to a good Arsenal side with a wonder goal from Eduardo.
Then the playoffs Martin Patersons super solo strike at Reading setting up a 3-0 aggregate win, then on to Wembley and that super strike from Wade Elliott, the thing dreams are made of. Thanks Owen!
Robbie Blake’s stunner to beat the English Champions of Manchester United, Wade Elliott’s winner against Everton heady days. Then things started to go wrong by November and come mid January, Judas left, good riddance, if you want loyalty get a dog. But without the Coyle influence all this might not have happened.
But what it did do was put Burnley FC back on the radar, and once a club has been in the Premiership it can always get back, which is what has happened this season.
Eddie Howe didn’t quite like the northern weather but made one or two good signings Austin & Ings, but off he went. Then came possibly one of the most thorough of young managers in Sean Dyche, his thinking is making him one of the hottest properties on the English managerial front and when he has proved his capability in the Premiership he may be hard to hold on to.
According to Jamie Redknapp “Sean Dyche is the full package he has everything”. Which is some accolade for someone who has only been a manager for three years.
The miracle of promotion was done with total teamwork and total effort, everyone on the pitch doing the job they were asked to do every game.
I don’t think the club will go out and spend millions I don’t think it needs to. Maybe £20 to £25 million on 6 or 7 players in the right positions and keeping the wage bill at a workable level, just increase the bonus payments.
So with a bit of good luck, good signings and more importantly good support the Clarets will stay up next season
Excellent!!! A post on the actual subject. Well done good sir, I applaud you. A good appraisal of the subject matter as well. I agree that what we are looking at is a long term building process stretching back to Coyle. Love him or hate him he took us to the prem where we earned enough to build for the future and, more importantly, gave us (the fans, the club, the team and the board) the belief that, even in these days of stupid money, a club like Burnley can still aspire to much bigger things. If we have been "lucky" it is that we have had 3 good managers out of 4 (Laws was a good man but not a manager).
I also agree that we can stay up without spending silly money and endangering our future.
[quote][p][bold]sutherlandclarets[/bold] wrote: Where would you start in the appraisal of the 2013/2014 promotion season? Well I’ll go back to the 2008/2009 promotion season and thank Owen (Judas) Coyle the miracle he worked in that momentous season, firstly the league cup run was majestic beating Fulham, Chelsea, Arsenal and within 60 seconds of the final leading Tottenham 3 – 0 oh the heartbreak of that night at Turf Moor. Then the FA Cup QPR away 0-0 then winning 2-1 aet at theTurf, then 2-2 away to West Brom and then winning 3-1 at the Turf. OK we lost 3-0 at the Emirates to a good Arsenal side with a wonder goal from Eduardo. Then the playoffs Martin Patersons super solo strike at Reading setting up a 3-0 aggregate win, then on to Wembley and that super strike from Wade Elliott, the thing dreams are made of. Thanks Owen! Robbie Blake’s stunner to beat the English Champions of Manchester United, Wade Elliott’s winner against Everton heady days. Then things started to go wrong by November and come mid January, Judas left, good riddance, if you want loyalty get a dog. But without the Coyle influence all this might not have happened. But what it did do was put Burnley FC back on the radar, and once a club has been in the Premiership it can always get back, which is what has happened this season. Eddie Howe didn’t quite like the northern weather but made one or two good signings Austin & Ings, but off he went. Then came possibly one of the most thorough of young managers in Sean Dyche, his thinking is making him one of the hottest properties on the English managerial front and when he has proved his capability in the Premiership he may be hard to hold on to. According to Jamie Redknapp “Sean Dyche is the full package he has everything”. Which is some accolade for someone who has only been a manager for three years. The miracle of promotion was done with total teamwork and total effort, everyone on the pitch doing the job they were asked to do every game. I don’t think the club will go out and spend millions I don’t think it needs to. Maybe £20 to £25 million on 6 or 7 players in the right positions and keeping the wage bill at a workable level, just increase the bonus payments. So with a bit of good luck, good signings and more importantly good support the Clarets will stay up next season[/p][/quote]Excellent!!! A post on the actual subject. Well done good sir, I applaud you. A good appraisal of the subject matter as well. I agree that what we are looking at is a long term building process stretching back to Coyle. Love him or hate him he took us to the prem where we earned enough to build for the future and, more importantly, gave us (the fans, the club, the team and the board) the belief that, even in these days of stupid money, a club like Burnley can still aspire to much bigger things. If we have been "lucky" it is that we have had 3 good managers out of 4 (Laws was a good man but not a manager). I also agree that we can stay up without spending silly money and endangering our future. houseclaret
  • Score: 4

9:13pm Tue 27 May 14

stevieclaret says...

I think we will av a better chance of staying up if we make the turf a more intimidating ground for away teams. Giving the away fans the whole stand is a massive mistake in my opinion. The roof keeps the sound in the ground and the players walk out from underneath it. The players will hear away fans first - how can that help? we could av had half of it like before as a singing section.
I think we will av a better chance of staying up if we make the turf a more intimidating ground for away teams. Giving the away fans the whole stand is a massive mistake in my opinion. The roof keeps the sound in the ground and the players walk out from underneath it. The players will hear away fans first - how can that help? we could av had half of it like before as a singing section. stevieclaret
  • Score: 0

5:55am Wed 4 Jun 14

sutherlandclarets says...

stevieclaret wrote:
I think we will av a better chance of staying up if we make the turf a more intimidating ground for away teams. Giving the away fans the whole stand is a massive mistake in my opinion. The roof keeps the sound in the ground and the players walk out from underneath it. The players will hear away fans first - how can that help? we could av had half of it like before as a singing section.
I know it would be great if the club gave the Cricket Field Stand back to the home fans. But at the moment I don't think that will happen. Main reason a larger away fan support will be easier to police, with the away fans in the Cricket Field Stand. Also we have had two promotions into the premiership with the ground as it is. So does it make that much difference. I'm not sure, I'm looking forwards to a great season watching great football. With possibley the hottest young manager at the helm steering us up the league to safety. UTC
[quote][p][bold]stevieclaret[/bold] wrote: I think we will av a better chance of staying up if we make the turf a more intimidating ground for away teams. Giving the away fans the whole stand is a massive mistake in my opinion. The roof keeps the sound in the ground and the players walk out from underneath it. The players will hear away fans first - how can that help? we could av had half of it like before as a singing section.[/p][/quote]I know it would be great if the club gave the Cricket Field Stand back to the home fans. But at the moment I don't think that will happen. Main reason a larger away fan support will be easier to police, with the away fans in the Cricket Field Stand. Also we have had two promotions into the premiership with the ground as it is. So does it make that much difference. I'm not sure, I'm looking forwards to a great season watching great football. With possibley the hottest young manager at the helm steering us up the league to safety. UTC sutherlandclarets
  • Score: 0

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