Burnley boss Dyche adjusting to top flight market

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BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche says Ross McCormack’s big money move from Leeds United to relegated Fulham has had a knock-on effect with player trading, even in the Premier League.

The Scotland international, last season’s Championship top scorer, last week completed an £11million switch.

And it is already proving bad news for buying clubs, especially those whose policy is – like Burnley’s – to buy British.

The Clarets won promotion with a squad made up almost entirely of Brits, the only exceptions being Australian reserve goalkeeper Alex Cisak, Canadian David Edgar, Republic of Ireland international Keith Treacy, Cork-born Kevin Long and Austrian international Ashley Barnes, although he was born in Bath and has played all of his career in England.

Their summer recruitment drive has followed a similar pattern, with all five signings so far born in the UK.

The Clarets have set their sights on strikers Troy Deeney and Lukas Jutkiewicz. But with Watford already determined to get top dollar for their 24-goal top scorer, McCormack’s steep price tag has played its part in seemingly pushing that deal beyond their reach.

“I think it’s blown the market open,” said Dyche of the McCormack fee.

“That’s a real surprise – not because he’s not a good player, because he is a good player, but I think that’s one that’s really probably caught everyone unawares.

“I’m surprised by the level of the number (of the fee), but there is an advert for teams coming out of the Premier League who are still cash strong and are willing to go and spend it.

“It’s a different dynamic, those clubs are used to spending vast amounts of money. For us we’ve been coming back and trimming and making sure the club is running efficiently.

“It’s a different mindset with those big numbers. But it is what it is, it is the market.”

Up until signing Ashley Barnes from Brighton in January, Dyche had not spent a penny on a transfer fee as Burnley boss.

This summer he has so far spent £2million on two of his five signings, with Marvin Sordell costing £500,000 from Bolton and Michael Kightly £1.5m from Stoke City.

But the financial benefits of winning promotion to the Premier League, with Burnley having the potential to earn £120m in their first year, have brought different problems on the transfer front.

“The good thing last year with having no money is that you are in a certain pool. We’re still only in a certain pool because it’s fair to say we can’t get some of the players that Manchester City and Liverpool will be after.

“It’s kind of similar, but it is different because we have got more financial leeway,” said Dyche.

“The difference is, if we were in the Championship now we’d be powerful. You come into the Premier League and you’re now the smallest end of the Premier League market.

“So although we have better finance we’re still nowhere near the clubs that have been in there for years.

“You only have to look at a Hull, who went in there and then got to Christmas and invested heavily and stayed in there, are investing.

“But because we’re new to it and we haven’t got the big super-power backer that some clubs have got then we still have to be flexible but careful.

“We still have to work within certain guidelines, but they’ve just loosened.”

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1:59pm Tue 15 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4BurnIey says...

Just give me a few minutes while I think of some drivel to type on here because I have bugger all else to do with my time.
Neigh
Just give me a few minutes while I think of some drivel to type on here because I have bugger all else to do with my time. Neigh AnotherPounding4BurnIey
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3:36pm Tue 15 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Dyche admits Hull invested heavily and managed to stay in it, thats right, they spent 27 million and came fifth from bottom. Not looking good for us and our cheap moneyball dogs of war
Dyche admits Hull invested heavily and managed to stay in it, thats right, they spent 27 million and came fifth from bottom. Not looking good for us and our cheap moneyball dogs of war AnotherPounding4Burnley
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3:43pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Rob_H2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
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Dyche admits Hull invested heavily and managed to stay in it, thats right, they spent 27 million and came fifth from bottom. Not looking good for us and our cheap moneyball dogs of war
"Us"? That's a Clusivity error. You need to up your act. When you diss a team you are against them. When you praise a team you are for them. You just need to sharpen up a Tad. This was a TMT posting really. You'll get the hang of it.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Dyche admits Hull invested heavily and managed to stay in it, thats right, they spent 27 million and came fifth from bottom. Not looking good for us and our cheap moneyball dogs of war[/p][/quote]"Us"? That's a Clusivity error. You need to up your act. When you diss a team you are against them. When you praise a team you are for them. You just need to sharpen up a Tad. This was a TMT posting really. You'll get the hang of it. Rob_H2O
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4:47pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Rovers 1495 says...

Adjusting to the top flight market

Buying Chumpionship rejects instead of League One rejects
Adjusting to the top flight market Buying Chumpionship rejects instead of League One rejects Rovers 1495
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4:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Aww poor ickle Blackburn crying baby fans.

Waaah - why are Burnley in the Premier League

Waaah - why couldn't it have been us

Waaah - it is just not fair

Waaah - I wish we could get promoted so easily out of this tough division

Waaah - Look at them, spending money when we have none

Waah - I can't believe that Burnley are playing Chelsea on the opening day

Waaah - while we are at home to **** Cardiff

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaah
Aww poor ickle Blackburn crying baby fans. Waaah - why are Burnley in the Premier League Waaah - why couldn't it have been us Waaah - it is just not fair Waaah - I wish we could get promoted so easily out of this tough division Waaah - Look at them, spending money when we have none Waah - I can't believe that Burnley are playing Chelsea on the opening day Waaah - while we are at home to **** Cardiff Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaah Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
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11:18pm Tue 15 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
Adjusting to the top flight market

Buying Chumpionship rejects instead of League One rejects
** SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS ALERT **

Would this be the same chumpionship reject that you were interested in in January this year?
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: Adjusting to the top flight market Buying Chumpionship rejects instead of League One rejects[/p][/quote]** SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS ALERT ** Would this be the same chumpionship reject that you were interested in in January this year? The Seagull has landed
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9:23am Wed 16 Jul 14

McClaret says...

Waaah - Look at them, spending money when we have none

Quite right Chuck, they chose to spend it on a player already at the club and already under contract for the next few years. Talk about putting all of your Venky eggs in one basket.
PMSL - UTC
Waaah - Look at them, spending money when we have none Quite right Chuck, they chose to spend it on a player already at the club and already under contract for the next few years. Talk about putting all of your Venky eggs in one basket. PMSL - UTC McClaret
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11:55am Wed 16 Jul 14

Scamp Kingsley says...

Hello wovers trolls, todays lesson is:-
Sean Dyche - the Rumple Stiltskin of Soccer (yes that chap who turned straw into gold, literally).
UTC
Hello wovers trolls, todays lesson is:- Sean Dyche - the Rumple Stiltskin of Soccer (yes that chap who turned straw into gold, literally). UTC Scamp Kingsley
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