Burnley won’t alter approach

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

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

SEAN Dyche says Burnley’s ‘underdogs’ tag will not change the pressure he puts on himself or his players.

The Clarets are preparing for their last pre-season week knowing full well that they go into the new Premier League campaign as relegation favourites.

But while that may induce an attitude of ‘nothing to lose and everything to gain’, Dyche insists he still expects high standards.

“Our demand is high,” he said. “I’m a young manager, ambitious. I want my staff and the group to be ambitious.

“We’re not here just to say ‘isn’t it lovely!'

“Winning is winning, losing is not so good, so my demand is to win, it’s just a tougher challenge.

“The running curve of results – last year win, win, win, draw, win, win is not so easy to come by in the Premier League.

“We’ll tick as many boxes as we can.”

Burnley defied the odds to win automatic promotion from the Championship, having started the campaign among the bookmakers’ tips to go down.

Dyche is ready to tap into the strong mentality which stood them in good stead again.

“It’s no different to last season, he said.

“We were written off, called the underdogs, sixth favourites for relegation, bottom six budget, all the rest of it.

“But we’re formulating a group.

“The group is powerful – I believe in it.

“We’re demanding and I think we played some very good football, we had some great times, so it can be done.”

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1:53pm Sat 9 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing.
I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us
We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing. I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -9

2:02pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing.
I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us
Yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing. I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us[/p][/quote]Yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 9

2:05pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing.
I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us
That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef.
Mush! Mush! Mush!
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing. I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us[/p][/quote]That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef. Mush! Mush! Mush! ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 8

2:56pm Sat 9 Aug 14

FCBurnley says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing.
I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us
That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef.
Mush! Mush! Mush!
Draws at home ( even `credible` ones lmao) lead to relegation.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing. I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us[/p][/quote]That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef. Mush! Mush! Mush![/p][/quote]Draws at home ( even `credible` ones lmao) lead to relegation. FCBurnley
  • Score: 8

3:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

FCBurnley wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing.
I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us
That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef.
Mush! Mush! Mush!
Draws at home ( even `credible` ones lmao) lead to relegation.
So you reckon we wouldn't take a draw at home to chelsea? Total delirium from this lead drinker and mercury sniffer.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing. I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us[/p][/quote]That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef. Mush! Mush! Mush![/p][/quote]Draws at home ( even `credible` ones lmao) lead to relegation.[/p][/quote]So you reckon we wouldn't take a draw at home to chelsea? Total delirium from this lead drinker and mercury sniffer. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -7

4:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

andy1 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn



ley
wrote:
We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing.
I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us
That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef.
Mush! Mush! Mush!
Draws at home ( even `credible` ones lmao) lead to relegation.
So you reckon we wouldn't take a draw at home to chelsea? Total delirium from this lead drinker and mercury sniffer.
He didnt go on he lives in squalor at Shadsworth. He uses other peoples computers because he cant afford it being unemployable.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing. I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us[/p][/quote]That muppet song still applies to this moron. You talk even more nonsense than the Swedish Chef. Mush! Mush! Mush![/p][/quote]Draws at home ( even `credible` ones lmao) lead to relegation.[/p][/quote]So you reckon we wouldn't take a draw at home to chelsea? Total delirium from this lead drinker and mercury sniffer.[/p][/quote]He didnt go on he lives in squalor at Shadsworth. He uses other peoples computers because he cant afford it being unemployable. andy1
  • Score: 3

5:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Yes Shaun, you're very ambitious. That's why you're signing Championship reserves and half of them are rejecting you. It is VERY different to last season, and you lucked out and punched well above your weight even then.

To the impersonator who's been busy over the last couple of days - thanks for the salute to my work. You can't destroy the TurfMoorTom 'brand'. The words are what's important, not my account name or real identity. You can't beat me with thumbs or impersonation as I'm not fussed about either. Basically, just like your forsaken team's upcoming season, you simply can't win. Keep wasting your time though.
Yes Shaun, you're very ambitious. That's why you're signing Championship reserves and half of them are rejecting you. It is VERY different to last season, and you lucked out and punched well above your weight even then. To the impersonator who's been busy over the last couple of days - thanks for the salute to my work. You can't destroy the TurfMoorTom 'brand'. The words are what's important, not my account name or real identity. You can't beat me with thumbs or impersonation as I'm not fussed about either. Basically, just like your forsaken team's upcoming season, you simply can't win. Keep wasting your time though. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -5

7:24pm Sat 9 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Once again the TMT moron above is simply a troll out to disrupt each and every comments page whether Blackburn or Burnley related. He has copied my username and seeks to misrepresent me at every turn. His recent suspension by the LT moderators for foul and abusive language looks to have ended sadly. Just ignore him and he'll go away soon enough.

Good result for you lads today, I heard from my Claret pal you're now firing on all cylinders. A week on Monday should be quite a night at Turf Moor in front of the floodlights with Chelsea the visitors. Being a Rovers fan I'd never normally watch your lot but this last season you have been genuinely entertaining and so I'll be watching on Sky and believe it or not I'm backing you to get a draw minimum and perhaps even spring an opening day surprise on Jose. I think there will be some top football on display from both clubs.

Good luck to you.
Once again the TMT moron above is simply a troll out to disrupt each and every comments page whether Blackburn or Burnley related. He has copied my username and seeks to misrepresent me at every turn. His recent suspension by the LT moderators for foul and abusive language looks to have ended sadly. Just ignore him and he'll go away soon enough. Good result for you lads today, I heard from my Claret pal you're now firing on all cylinders. A week on Monday should be quite a night at Turf Moor in front of the floodlights with Chelsea the visitors. Being a Rovers fan I'd never normally watch your lot but this last season you have been genuinely entertaining and so I'll be watching on Sky and believe it or not I'm backing you to get a draw minimum and perhaps even spring an opening day surprise on Jose. I think there will be some top football on display from both clubs. Good luck to you. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Elysiumfire says...

TurfMoorTom: "That's why you're signing Championship reserves..."

It doesn't matter who we sign, they're playing in the Premier League...for Burnley.

All 'Woevers' could do against an out-of-sorts Cardiff is a draw (although Cairney's goal was brilliantly taken), with your 'hoof-ball' game you should be a rugby club!

Clarets' fans are under no illusion as to the task ahead. My own hope is that we can consolidate a position that keeps us in the Prem the following season. I'll be quite happy with fourth from the bottom, any higher will be over-achievement. Both our teams are where they are on merit.

One thing is certain, as certain as day follows night, Woevers won't make the Prem this season, not with GB in charge, as he keeps you at mid-table mediocrity, he doesn't carry the conviction of his ambition. All Woevers fans know this, which is why the only pleasure they'll have is deriding any Burnley loss. You can bet that that pleasure will be reciprocated by Clarets fans when Woevers lose...and often.

By the way, your schizophrenia is showing.
TurfMoorTom: "That's why you're signing Championship reserves..." It doesn't matter who we sign, they're playing in the Premier League...for Burnley. All 'Woevers' could do against an out-of-sorts Cardiff is a draw (although Cairney's goal was brilliantly taken), with your 'hoof-ball' game you should be a rugby club! Clarets' fans are under no illusion as to the task ahead. My own hope is that we can consolidate a position that keeps us in the Prem the following season. I'll be quite happy with fourth from the bottom, any higher will be over-achievement. Both our teams are where they are on merit. One thing is certain, as certain as day follows night, Woevers won't make the Prem this season, not with GB in charge, as he keeps you at mid-table mediocrity, he doesn't carry the conviction of his ambition. All Woevers fans know this, which is why the only pleasure they'll have is deriding any Burnley loss. You can bet that that pleasure will be reciprocated by Clarets fans when Woevers lose...and often. By the way, your schizophrenia is showing. Elysiumfire
  • Score: 2

9:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Elysiumfire wrote:
TurfMoorTom: "That's why you're signing Championship reserves..."

It doesn't matter who we sign, they're playing in the Premier League...for Burnley.

All 'Woevers' could do against an out-of-sorts Cardiff is a draw (although Cairney's goal was brilliantly taken), with your 'hoof-ball' game you should be a rugby club!

Clarets' fans are under no illusion as to the task ahead. My own hope is that we can consolidate a position that keeps us in the Prem the following season. I'll be quite happy with fourth from the bottom, any higher will be over-achievement. Both our teams are where they are on merit.

One thing is certain, as certain as day follows night, Woevers won't make the Prem this season, not with GB in charge, as he keeps you at mid-table mediocrity, he doesn't carry the conviction of his ambition. All Woevers fans know this, which is why the only pleasure they'll have is deriding any Burnley loss. You can bet that that pleasure will be reciprocated by Clarets fans when Woevers lose...and often.

By the way, your schizophrenia is showing.
Oh but it does my friend, it matters vey much and your ill fated attempt last time should at least have told you that. Playing for Bumley next season I'd agree the Championship reserves you've signed are playing against Premier League clubs. But they don't play for one.

You can't consolidate. You're already so far out of your depth it's untrue.

Hoofball, really? And yet 65% possession. Do you think Cardiff have some dwarves playing centre half?
[quote][p][bold]Elysiumfire[/bold] wrote: TurfMoorTom: "That's why you're signing Championship reserves..." It doesn't matter who we sign, they're playing in the Premier League...for Burnley. All 'Woevers' could do against an out-of-sorts Cardiff is a draw (although Cairney's goal was brilliantly taken), with your 'hoof-ball' game you should be a rugby club! Clarets' fans are under no illusion as to the task ahead. My own hope is that we can consolidate a position that keeps us in the Prem the following season. I'll be quite happy with fourth from the bottom, any higher will be over-achievement. Both our teams are where they are on merit. One thing is certain, as certain as day follows night, Woevers won't make the Prem this season, not with GB in charge, as he keeps you at mid-table mediocrity, he doesn't carry the conviction of his ambition. All Woevers fans know this, which is why the only pleasure they'll have is deriding any Burnley loss. You can bet that that pleasure will be reciprocated by Clarets fans when Woevers lose...and often. By the way, your schizophrenia is showing.[/p][/quote]Oh but it does my friend, it matters vey much and your ill fated attempt last time should at least have told you that. Playing for Bumley next season I'd agree the Championship reserves you've signed are playing against Premier League clubs. But they don't play for one. You can't consolidate. You're already so far out of your depth it's untrue. Hoofball, really? And yet 65% possession. Do you think Cardiff have some dwarves playing centre half? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -2

12:45pm Mon 11 Aug 14

BelTower says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing.
I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us
You must sit there staring at the screen waiting for claret stories to pop up just so you can be first to spout your bigoted racist venom......what a frighteningly sad individual you must be.....my sympathies go out to your carer
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: We have no choice as, moneyball misfit dogs of war is all we have. Chelsea will probably show us no mercy and give us a thoroughly good tubbing. I see Rovers made a credible draw against the title favourites, I wish we could do the same but we are going to have ours handed on a plate to us[/p][/quote]You must sit there staring at the screen waiting for claret stories to pop up just so you can be first to spout your bigoted racist venom......what a frighteningly sad individual you must be.....my sympathies go out to your carer BelTower
  • Score: 0

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