Just call me Sean: Burnley's Ginger Mourinho is ready for Chelsea

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

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

IT is a twist of fixture list fate that Burnley were pitted with Chelsea on the opening day.

After earning the moniker “Ginger Mourinho” as he plotted a path to promotion, Sean Dyche kicks off his Premier League career against Jose Mourinho.

But the Clarets boss does not pay too much attention to the chants and comparisons.

“It’s just a bit of fun. The fans started it a long time ago,” he said.

“I think there a nice connection between myself and the people of Burnley, and the players as well, but it’s not more than that. It's just a bit of banter.

“It’s for you all (the media) to make headlines, it doesn’t interest me. He’s a fantastic manager, he’s achieved at different clubs, he’s world-renowned.”

The only similarities, Dyche feels, come from what is at stake when they meet on Monday night.

“He’ll want to win, I’ll want to win, it’s just what it is,” he added.

“We’ll hopefully have a chat after the game and I’ll pick his brains, but that’s it.

“It’s just two blokes who want their team to win.”

Against a team tipped for the title this season, Dyche is fully aware it is a tall order. But, then again, what isn’t in the top flight?

“It’s a double-edged sword,” he said. “Who do you get in the Premier League that you think is going to be an easy one?”

But it does not faze the Burnley boss, who goes into the new season – his first at the top level at any stage of his career as both player and manager – as philosophical and pragmatic as ever.

What the Clarets lack in money in comparison to the other 19 teams, they make up for in mindset, by Dyche’s design.

“We look to control the controllables, we look to improve our analysis, look to push the boundaries with our dietary requirements, our training regimes, rest strategies – because that’s important,” he said.

“We’ll tick as many boxes as we can, and it works, to improve yourself as well as others.”

He added: “I bet most players have played in a team that has achieved something, so most players have a natural achievement in them. Sometimes it gets lost in everything that gets in the way.

“We remind them what we think is important, give them a lot of education.

“I think deeply about what I do and we try and use as many things as we can.”

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1:18pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Tatts says...

Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated.

However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up.

Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap.

I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right.
Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated. However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up. Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap. I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right. Tatts
  • Score: -14

1:25pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

not even Pulis could keep the deadwoods in the championship.......t
hey are that bad, no really they are.......
not even Pulis could keep the deadwoods in the championship.......t hey are that bad, no really they are....... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 8

1:25pm Fri 15 Aug 14

andy1 says...

Tatts wrote:
Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated.

However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up.

Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap.

I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right.
Yawn we've heard it all before. Pullis or Dyche wouldn't set foot in a no dads managerial job (Sorry for swearing I mentioned the J word to a No Dad) they have more sense when you sack Bowyer.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated. However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up. Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap. I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right.[/p][/quote]Yawn we've heard it all before. Pullis or Dyche wouldn't set foot in a no dads managerial job (Sorry for swearing I mentioned the J word to a No Dad) they have more sense when you sack Bowyer. andy1
  • Score: 12

1:39pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Tatts wrote:
Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated.

However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up.

Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap.

I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right.
Yeah that would make complete sense, what we should do is sack the manager that got us to a record breaking 93 points.

That's just wishful thinking from the cavemen over in Blackburn, they would love us to sack Dyche as they are all panicking about what he has done in turning their rivals into a much better and stronger team than they are.

Bless
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated. However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up. Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap. I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right.[/p][/quote]Yeah that would make complete sense, what we should do is sack the manager that got us to a record breaking 93 points. That's just wishful thinking from the cavemen over in Blackburn, they would love us to sack Dyche as they are all panicking about what he has done in turning their rivals into a much better and stronger team than they are. Bless Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
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1:40pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Tatts says...

Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.
Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'. Tatts
  • Score: -12

1:47pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

the last place Dyche would go apart from Deadwood would be Palace you can rest assured of that. In a way I would love Mogadon Bowyer to stay at deadwood but if he left they might end up with Warnock -they deserve each other....
the last place Dyche would go apart from Deadwood would be Palace you can rest assured of that. In a way I would love Mogadon Bowyer to stay at deadwood but if he left they might end up with Warnock -they deserve each other.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 3

2:15pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Tatts wrote:
Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.
That is EXACTLY word for word what Rovers fans are saying about Bowyer after Tuesday's hilarious result against Scunthorpe.

Burnley fans are not as fickle as Blackburn fans, you lot were singing Bowyer's praises on Friday saying how he has done a brilliant job in steadying the ship and how you all thought you were getting promoted - four days later and you want him sacked!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.[/p][/quote]That is EXACTLY word for word what Rovers fans are saying about Bowyer after Tuesday's hilarious result against Scunthorpe. Burnley fans are not as fickle as Blackburn fans, you lot were singing Bowyer's praises on Friday saying how he has done a brilliant job in steadying the ship and how you all thought you were getting promoted - four days later and you want him sacked!!!!!! Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 8

2:21pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

he should stay - he's the right man for the job in hand......
he should stay - he's the right man for the job in hand...... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 6

2:56pm Fri 15 Aug 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Tatts wrote:
Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.
Agent monotone Bowyer will take rovuuurrrs to the next level -

LEAGUE ONE.....

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.[/p][/quote]Agent monotone Bowyer will take rovuuurrrs to the next level - LEAGUE ONE..... BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 7

3:06pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

b....ds of deadwood - CHICKEN STOCK LAUGHING STOCK
b....ds of deadwood - CHICKEN STOCK LAUGHING STOCK Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 5

5:16pm Fri 15 Aug 14

milnrow claret says...

I think we should sack dyche and deliberately lose every game for three or four seasons in a row. As the rovers fans on here have made clear, all that matters is your odds off winning. If we're facing league 2 opposition we can win more games than in the prem and rub no dad noses in the fact we are winning more often than they are... That'll show em eh
I think we should sack dyche and deliberately lose every game for three or four seasons in a row. As the rovers fans on here have made clear, all that matters is your odds off winning. If we're facing league 2 opposition we can win more games than in the prem and rub no dad noses in the fact we are winning more often than they are... That'll show em eh milnrow claret
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Fri 15 Aug 14

milnrow claret says...

of*
of* milnrow claret
  • Score: 0

8:43pm Fri 15 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Tatts wrote:
Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated.

However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up.

Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap.

I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right.
Palace will probably poach Dyche yer tool
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Good news for Burnley that Pulis has left Palace, as that will probably see Palace relegated. However, if Burnley really wanted to gain maximum benefit of the situation then they should sack Dyche now and bring Pulis in to replace him. Pulis knows how to win Premier League matches and would probably even keep Stanley up. Dyche's tactics of harassing opponents into making a mistake worked a treat in the Championship but that won't work in the PL as PL teams are technically too good to fall into that trap. I've no doubt that you will pour scorn on these remarks but come the end of the season you will probably realise that I'm right.[/p][/quote]Palace will probably poach Dyche yer tool AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Fri 15 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Tatts wrote:
Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.
All well and good but dyche is willing to drag player out of the soup kitchen, Pulis would want to buy someone
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.[/p][/quote]All well and good but dyche is willing to drag player out of the soup kitchen, Pulis would want to buy someone AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Fri 15 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

4 million bid for james mcarthur, thats more like the caliber we need but 4 million, joke outfit, joke outfit bid.
Dyche out, sack the board, Pulis and another board in.
4 million bid for james mcarthur, thats more like the caliber we need but 4 million, joke outfit, joke outfit bid. Dyche out, sack the board, Pulis and another board in. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -2

9:43pm Fri 15 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

That's it! That's the spirit AP4B sack everyone and bring in some new fans as well because as we can see from the verbal diorrea that you keep squirting we need a full clean sweep. In fact you should go for an enema.
That's it! That's the spirit AP4B sack everyone and bring in some new fans as well because as we can see from the verbal diorrea that you keep squirting we need a full clean sweep. In fact you should go for an enema. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 2

11:10pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Shane says...

Tatts wrote:
Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.
No delusions at Burnley dopey. Everyone knows it will be a struggle but it will be good seeing some of the best players in the world plying their trade, meanwhile over at earwigwood.......
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Ask yourself this - how long will it be before you hear these words muttered from the mouth of one your fellow fans? 'Dyche has done a good job, but he's taken us as far as he can. We now need someone to take us to the next level'.[/p][/quote]No delusions at Burnley dopey. Everyone knows it will be a struggle but it will be good seeing some of the best players in the world plying their trade, meanwhile over at earwigwood....... Shane
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Fri 15 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
4 million bid for james mcarthur, thats more like the caliber we need but 4 million, joke outfit, joke outfit bid.
Dyche out, sack the board, Pulis and another board in.
I'm a Blackburn fan just like you, but even I think you're a c**t.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: 4 million bid for james mcarthur, thats more like the caliber we need but 4 million, joke outfit, joke outfit bid. Dyche out, sack the board, Pulis and another board in.[/p][/quote]I'm a Blackburn fan just like you, but even I think you're a c**t. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 2

11:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
4 million bid for james mcarthur, thats more like the caliber we need but 4 million, joke outfit, joke outfit bid.
Dyche out, sack the board, Pulis and another board in.
I'm a Blackburn fan just like you, but even I think you're a c**t.
I'm a Burnley fan just like you, but I've waited long enough for some decent players, so if dyche can't pull a decent signing in, get someone in who can like pulis
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: 4 million bid for james mcarthur, thats more like the caliber we need but 4 million, joke outfit, joke outfit bid. Dyche out, sack the board, Pulis and another board in.[/p][/quote]I'm a Blackburn fan just like you, but even I think you're a c**t.[/p][/quote]I'm a Burnley fan just like you, but I've waited long enough for some decent players, so if dyche can't pull a decent signing in, get someone in who can like pulis AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -2

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