Marney: We can emulate Hull and stay in Premier League

This Is Lancashire: Dean Marney Dean Marney

DEAN Marney knows it will be tough for Burnley in the top flight, but has told the Clarets can take encouragement from his old club, Hull City.

The Tigers thrived on their return to the Premier League after three years back in the Championship.

Following promotion as runners-up to Cardiff City they managed to succeed where the Bluebirds failed by surviving the drop.

Steve Bruce’s side finished four points above the relegation zone with a 16th placed finished, and added to their achievements by also qualifying for the Europa League as FA Cup runners-up, proving that not all promoted teams face a struggle and immediate return to the Championship.

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Burnley managed just one season in the Premier League after going up via the play-offs in 2009.

But after achieving automatic promotion last season, Marney hopes the Clarets can follow in the Tigers’ footsteps second time around.

“I know a few people at Hull still and they’ve spent a lot of money, but hopefully we can do as well as they have,” said the 30-year-old, who spent four years with Hull, including two seasons in the Premier League from 2008.

He was released after they were relegated, along with Burnley, in 2010, leading to his Turf Moor move.

And he insists he will be prepared for top flight football again.

“We go up another level so it’s obviously going to be a lot tougher, but I’ll work as hard as I can and see what happens,” he said.

“Obviously it’s been a great season (for Burnley), but it’s all done now so we’ll look forward to next season.”

Although Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been given a budget to strengthen his squad for the Premier League, it is unlikely the Clarets will spend as big as Hull did last summer.

The Tigers shelled out £6.5million on signing Nikica Jelavic from Everton last summer and £5million on Tom Huddlestone from Spurs, among others.

But Marney says what they may lack in comparison in terms of finance, they will make up for in hard graft.

The midfielder expects Burnley to be put through their paces again this summer, after admitting a gruelling pre-season was a big factor in their success last term.

Marney earned praise for his energetic box-to-box performances in the Clarets’ drive for the Premier League, with boss Dyche commending him for the form in which he reported back to Gawthorpe.

By the end of the season Dyche described how the former Spurs midfield man’s fitness and form had gone on to another level, saying: “He came in the first day of pre-season looking like a Rolls-Royce and never looked back. Maybe he’s turned into a Bentley Continental.”

Marney replied: “I take that as a compliment,” adding that the Burnley boss inspired the enhancements.

He had set his own summer fitness agenda, but he credited Dyche’s drills for setting him and his Turf Moor team-mates up for a promotion push.

“Last summer I worked harder than I ever have done coming into pre-season, I came back in as good shape as I possibly could, and the gaffer’s pre-season was tough, which made me fitter,” said Marney, who noticed a positive impact on his game as a result.

“I’ve maybe had more freedom, and the gaffer gave me more confidence. I owe a lot to him, and I was happy with how it (the season) went.”

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9:42am Fri 6 Jun 14

Ewoodlegend says...

No you can't don't get the locals excited Dean, they will smash their own town up- won't you little men
No you can't don't get the locals excited Dean, they will smash their own town up- won't you little men Ewoodlegend
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9:45am Fri 6 Jun 14

Rovers 1495 says...

I think Dean Marney should take a drugs test ... he was obviously on something when he gave the interview
I think Dean Marney should take a drugs test ... he was obviously on something when he gave the interview Rovers 1495
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9:55am Fri 6 Jun 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket
I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket AnotherPounding4Burnley
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9:59am Fri 6 Jun 14

Ewoodlegend says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
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I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket
I agree a sensible comment from a die hard dingle- I like this guy he always talks sense and is realistic!!!!

Take not little men, this is a true fan
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket[/p][/quote]I agree a sensible comment from a die hard dingle- I like this guy he always talks sense and is realistic!!!! Take not little men, this is a true fan Ewoodlegend
  • Score: -19

10:30am Fri 6 Jun 14

kfc yummy says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn ley wrote: I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket
I agree a sensible comment from a die hard dingle- I like this guy he always talks sense and is realistic!!!! Take not little men, this is a true fan
Same poster all way down boring
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket[/p][/quote]I agree a sensible comment from a die hard dingle- I like this guy he always talks sense and is realistic!!!! Take not little men, this is a true fan[/p][/quote]Same poster all way down boring kfc yummy
  • Score: 20

10:31am Fri 6 Jun 14

GeoRam says...

With our manager. retaining the key players from last season and adding more quality/prem experience to the squad I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.

Everything to look forward to next season, including the prospect of some of our players gaining the attention of Roy Hodgson.
With our manager. retaining the key players from last season and adding more quality/prem experience to the squad I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt. Everything to look forward to next season, including the prospect of some of our players gaining the attention of Roy Hodgson. GeoRam
  • Score: 20

10:36am Fri 6 Jun 14

Rovers 1495 says...

GeoRam wrote:
With our manager. retaining the key players from last season and adding more quality/prem experience to the squad I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.

Everything to look forward to next season, including the prospect of some of our players gaining the attention of Roy Hodgson.
I think you have been sniffing the same stuff as Dean
[quote][p][bold]GeoRam[/bold] wrote: With our manager. retaining the key players from last season and adding more quality/prem experience to the squad I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt. Everything to look forward to next season, including the prospect of some of our players gaining the attention of Roy Hodgson.[/p][/quote]I think you have been sniffing the same stuff as Dean Rovers 1495
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10:49am Fri 6 Jun 14

Dublin Claret says...

Deano, you legend and my player of the season!
Deano, you legend and my player of the season! Dublin Claret
  • Score: 14

12:51pm Fri 6 Jun 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

You are down by January or early Feb, i really hope we get you in one of the cups this season Dingles
You are down by January or early Feb, i really hope we get you in one of the cups this season Dingles George Oghani's Ironing Board
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1:57pm Fri 6 Jun 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

With our current squad, minus Ings because he wants to go to Newcastle, we will struggle. We can only hope that Dyche doesn't want to leave as well. Worrying times on the horizon.
With our current squad, minus Ings because he wants to go to Newcastle, we will struggle. We can only hope that Dyche doesn't want to leave as well. Worrying times on the horizon. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -7

1:58pm Fri 6 Jun 14

slants says...

I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.and just staying in a boring league full of cheats and whingers is your goal jeez you are worse than the jibb fans
I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.and just staying in a boring league full of cheats and whingers is your goal jeez you are worse than the jibb fans slants
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2:57pm Fri 6 Jun 14

RobH2O says...

slants wrote:
I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.and just staying in a boring league full of cheats and whingers is your goal jeez you are worse than the jibb fans
You live so far up your own backend.
[quote][p][bold]slants[/bold] wrote: I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.and just staying in a boring league full of cheats and whingers is your goal jeez you are worse than the jibb fans[/p][/quote]You live so far up your own backend. RobH2O
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3:01pm Fri 6 Jun 14

RobH2O says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
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I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket
I agree a sensible comment from a die hard dingle- I like this guy he always talks sense and is realistic!!!!

Take not little men, this is a true fan
Sitting on a **** so he can bum himself - one and the same guy.

BAZZA!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: I feel its more likely we will do a Cardiff, they actually went up with a better team than we have. Just hope we can not end up rock bottom, unless of course we bring in some class players. Hull city spent 25 million on players to get where they are. We are just pretending to be in the same bracket[/p][/quote]I agree a sensible comment from a die hard dingle- I like this guy he always talks sense and is realistic!!!! Take not little men, this is a true fan[/p][/quote]Sitting on a **** so he can bum himself - one and the same guy. BAZZA!!!! RobH2O
  • Score: 9

3:04pm Fri 6 Jun 14

RobH2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
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With our current squad, minus Ings because he wants to go to Newcastle, we will struggle. We can only hope that Dyche doesn't want to leave as well. Worrying times on the horizon.
Yet another surprise from Another Pounding for EwoodBellend! He's expanding his business empire. As we all know he is big-massive in the Prediction Business. He's now been appointed Ings' agent too. Amazing.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: With our current squad, minus Ings because he wants to go to Newcastle, we will struggle. We can only hope that Dyche doesn't want to leave as well. Worrying times on the horizon.[/p][/quote]Yet another surprise from Another Pounding for EwoodBellend! He's expanding his business empire. As we all know he is big-massive in the Prediction Business. He's now been appointed Ings' agent too. Amazing. RobH2O
  • Score: 11

5:15pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

slants wrote:
I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.and just staying in a boring league full of cheats and whingers is your goal jeez you are worse than the jibb fans
When we want some ignorant illiterate nonsense from a pathetic little spunkdribble, we'll ask for your contribution, shobgite (Sp).
[quote][p][bold]slants[/bold] wrote: I believe we can emulate Hull, without a doubt.and just staying in a boring league full of cheats and whingers is your goal jeez you are worse than the jibb fans[/p][/quote]When we want some ignorant illiterate nonsense from a pathetic little spunkdribble, we'll ask for your contribution, shobgite (Sp). Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 8

11:47am Sat 7 Jun 14

BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley says...

Dean oh Dean, have you been smoking crack?
Dean oh Dean, have you been smoking crack? BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 2

1:38pm Sat 7 Jun 14

TurfMoorTom's_Psychiatrist says...

BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley wrote:
Dean oh Dean, have you been smoking crack?
Barry Foulds from Wilpshire everyone!
[quote][p][bold]BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley[/bold] wrote: Dean oh Dean, have you been smoking crack?[/p][/quote]Barry Foulds from Wilpshire everyone! TurfMoorTom's_Psychiatrist
  • Score: 3

4:14pm Sat 7 Jun 14

BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley says...

TurfMoorTom's_Psychi
atrist
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BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley wrote:
Dean oh Dean, have you been smoking crack?
Barry Foulds from Wilpshire everyone!
It's ok dean you can get off it.... Then you will no burnley won't spend money like hull. Not even with the money from them overpriced season tickets.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom's_Psychi atrist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley[/bold] wrote: Dean oh Dean, have you been smoking crack?[/p][/quote]Barry Foulds from Wilpshire everyone![/p][/quote]It's ok dean you can get off it.... Then you will no burnley won't spend money like hull. Not even with the money from them overpriced season tickets. BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 3

11:29am Sun 8 Jun 14

stevieclaret says...

Too many WUMs on here has wrecked it. U could av banter before but now it's young lad stuff - my dads harder than ur dad! Waste of time reading the carp that is on here. Can't be arst with it anymore...
Too many WUMs on here has wrecked it. U could av banter before but now it's young lad stuff - my dads harder than ur dad! Waste of time reading the carp that is on here. Can't be arst with it anymore... stevieclaret
  • Score: 4

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