We have to act in market, says Burnley boss

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

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

MANAGER Sean Dyche has told the Burnley board “We need to be active” as he prepares to enter the final week of the transfer window.

The Clarets have missed out on one of their targets, Henri Lansbury, after the midfielder opted to sign a new three-year deal at Nottingham Forest yesterday.

They have been thwarted in numerous other attempts to prise players from their clubs.

Back in early July an offer in the region of £5million was rejected by Watford for Troy Deeney, with Dyche’s old club since going on to turn down double that offer, highlighting the Hornets’ determination to keep hold of last season’s top scorer.

Three offers for West Brom defender Craig Dawson, the highest being around £2m, have been rebuffed, while Wigan Athletic last week rejected a £4m offer for midfielder James McArthur and were told further approaches would not be welcome.

The Clarets have homed in on players whose clubs are unwilling to sell, certainly not for the fees tabled.

Burnley have so far made seven signings since winning promotion to the Premier League.

But with time running out in the bid to bolster his squad, Dyche said: “We need to be further active.

“We need a demand from the squad. We’re still light in numbers, we were ever so light last year.

“We knew that had to change.

“We’ve been active in the market already but people forget there were four who went out and (seven) came in.”

Nevertheless, Dyche maintains that the squad as it stands can be competitive in the Premier League, praising his side’s mental toughness in responding to Chelsea’s emphatic first half in their opening game.

“The thing I was really pleased with was the mentality of the players the other night, because that’s a tough thing going in at 3-1 when they’ve had a fantastic 20 minutes,” said the Burnley boss.

“That can be unnerving but I thought the players held steady, the tactical shape of the team held steady, and still threatened at least.

“Ingsy (Danny Ings) went through immediately, Juke (Lukas Jutkiewicz) flashed one across which Ingsy nearly gets a touch on, Scotty Arfield gets a fantastic save off a top class keeper.

“We were still at least threatening.

“I know that sounds mad but it’s important.

“There are games that you see in the Premier League with teams like Chelsea and Manchester City where they hardly get a threat on their goal. But we did that and that was pleasing for me, as regards the change around in the two halves.”

Ahead of this afternoon’s game at Swansea, Dyche added: “We had a relentless mentality last year and no matter what happens we need that mentality.

“You can’t guarantee a result, no-one can, particularly going into the Premier League. But what we can guarantee is we have a mentality that is rock solid and we absolutely keep going and going.

“Strange things happen on the football pitch and you can make them happen, so that is one thing that we certainly be coming away from.

“We want to add with the quality of course, the tactical understanding, and that will come with the more games they play, but the physicality was there as well, the stats were through the roof, which is fantastic.

“We think we’ve moved them on again, physically, and I think the stats proved that the other night.”

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10:46am Sat 23 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

Three needed. Mee's exposed as a centre back playing fullback against Chelsea. He is the natural cover for Shacks and Duffy really. Is Shaw good enough to take over at left back? We lack a little craft in midfield. For all the comments, Jones never once lost us possession in midfield. Marney still looks the part.

For me, a centre back, a left full back and a central midfielder are needed to be found.

Good luck today. Up the Clarets.

Got a one-to-one with AP4B tomorrow. He's one of for Darwen lads who are guests of Barrowford Clarets tomorrow at Colne Blues festival. Got to be nice to him given the company!
Three needed. Mee's exposed as a centre back playing fullback against Chelsea. He is the natural cover for Shacks and Duffy really. Is Shaw good enough to take over at left back? We lack a little craft in midfield. For all the comments, Jones never once lost us possession in midfield. Marney still looks the part. For me, a centre back, a left full back and a central midfielder are needed to be found. Good luck today. Up the Clarets. Got a one-to-one with AP4B tomorrow. He's one of for Darwen lads who are guests of Barrowford Clarets tomorrow at Colne Blues festival. Got to be nice to him given the company! RobH2O .
  • Score: 2

11:03am Sat 23 Aug 14

McClaret says...

Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle?

This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things.
Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up?
Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall.
Here's hoping for a great result today
UTC
Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle? This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things. Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up? Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall. Here's hoping for a great result today UTC McClaret
  • Score: 8

11:18am Sat 23 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

McClaret wrote:
Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle?

This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things.
Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up?
Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall.
Here's hoping for a great result today
UTC
You won't get thumbs down from me in this regard. I think you are bang on the money. I think this guy has more stickability than Coyle. And Coyle was made promises about available cash that Kilby and Flood backed off on. Dyche has been given a budget that, initially, he was prepared to work with. Then McCormack went to Fulham for £11m. A £5/6m player the day before. Leeds could not believe their luck. £6m would have landed him.

Dyche went back to the board and asked them to adjust the budget to meet the new paradigm, the new reality. They said "no". He then asked for a title bit of "give". Apparently they said "no" again this week. Most watches say he has changed his attitude a little and signs of being a touch peeved are showing. He made a point by ensuring that, at one stage, he had a £2m offer on the table for Dawson, a £3m offer for Bryson, a £5m offer for Deeney and a £1m offer out for Jutkiewicz. WBA are looking for £4m for Dawson, Bryson's sticker price was £5m, Deeney is £10m. We missed on all of them. We had to go from £1m to £2.25m for Juts, in clouding add-ons. Dyche thought that proved his point. Rumour has it that Shaw was available for £400K from Wolves earlier on. We had to go to £800K to top Brighton and get him.

I hope these lessons that Dyche has let "float" for the Chairmen actually bight and we do business this week and into next week.

UTC
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle? This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things. Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up? Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall. Here's hoping for a great result today UTC[/p][/quote]You won't get thumbs down from me in this regard. I think you are bang on the money. I think this guy has more stickability than Coyle. And Coyle was made promises about available cash that Kilby and Flood backed off on. Dyche has been given a budget that, initially, he was prepared to work with. Then McCormack went to Fulham for £11m. A £5/6m player the day before. Leeds could not believe their luck. £6m would have landed him. Dyche went back to the board and asked them to adjust the budget to meet the new paradigm, the new reality. They said "no". He then asked for a title bit of "give". Apparently they said "no" again this week. Most watches say he has changed his attitude a little and signs of being a touch peeved are showing. He made a point by ensuring that, at one stage, he had a £2m offer on the table for Dawson, a £3m offer for Bryson, a £5m offer for Deeney and a £1m offer out for Jutkiewicz. WBA are looking for £4m for Dawson, Bryson's sticker price was £5m, Deeney is £10m. We missed on all of them. We had to go from £1m to £2.25m for Juts, in clouding add-ons. Dyche thought that proved his point. Rumour has it that Shaw was available for £400K from Wolves earlier on. We had to go to £800K to top Brighton and get him. I hope these lessons that Dyche has let "float" for the Chairmen actually bight and we do business this week and into next week. UTC RobH2O .
  • Score: 10

11:18am Sat 23 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

McClaret wrote:
Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle?

This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things.
Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up?
Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall.
Here's hoping for a great result today
UTC
Been saying it all along and my thumbs meter is like a submarine depth gauge. The board needs to act or Dyche will do a Coyle. Its no wonder Ings hasn't signed a new deal, he's probably waiting on the board to back the manager before committing.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle? This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things. Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up? Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall. Here's hoping for a great result today UTC[/p][/quote]Been saying it all along and my thumbs meter is like a submarine depth gauge. The board needs to act or Dyche will do a Coyle. Its no wonder Ings hasn't signed a new deal, he's probably waiting on the board to back the manager before committing. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -8

11:22am Sat 23 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

For Shaw, read Ward!
For Shaw, read Ward! RobH2O .
  • Score: 3

12:12pm Sat 23 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Its about time Dyche issued his back me or I'm off statement. Maybe that will waken the board up to a bit of reality
Its about time Dyche issued his back me or I'm off statement. Maybe that will waken the board up to a bit of reality AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -12

12:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Sources in Hull say as the deal for Rhodes looks doomed they will turn their attention to Ings.
OMG
Sources in Hull say as the deal for Rhodes looks doomed they will turn their attention to Ings. OMG AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -8

12:39pm Sat 23 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

McClaret wrote:
Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle?

This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things.
Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up?
Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall.
Here's hoping for a great result today
UTC
I agree the board need to put up or shut up, if they don't we could end up just like we did in 2009/2010. It looks like the board have not learnt their lesson and need to get Dawson & McArthur in. We are not a million miles from what we offered so they need to go back and get the deals done and stop pi**ing around.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: Sure I will get the thumbs down on this one - shades of Coyle? This sounds like a manager asking the board to back his ambition, will we do it this time? Yes he knows there are limitations but he has missed out on key targets for the sake of 0.5m which is peanuts in the grand scheme of things. Anyone remember the Jack Wilshere loan deal, and where did he go - yes to Bolton with Coyle and who stayed up? Time to back one of the best young managers in English football, if we don't the writing will be on the wall. Here's hoping for a great result today UTC[/p][/quote]I agree the board need to put up or shut up, if they don't we could end up just like we did in 2009/2010. It looks like the board have not learnt their lesson and need to get Dawson & McArthur in. We are not a million miles from what we offered so they need to go back and get the deals done and stop pi**ing around. mjp 53
  • Score: 5

3:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Oz Rover says...

You can just sense the desperation in his words. Not long to go now before the window slams shut. Tick tock tick tock
You can just sense the desperation in his words. Not long to go now before the window slams shut. Tick tock tick tock Oz Rover
  • Score: -10

12:06am Mon 25 Aug 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

Never before have I seen a premier league team struggle to attract players from a lower division.

I suppose your case isn't helped by the fact that all the players you have bid for have actually seen burnley and turd moor. Plus, they also know you're going down quicker than a burnley crack whore that has just seen a fiver stuck to her brother's skid marked kex.

I really feel sorry for you. You can't even enjoy one full month in the prem, let alone a full season.

Never mind chaps, you'll still have the local derby to contest next season.

Whilst we return to the top table, it looks like pne may just fight their way back to the championship
Never before have I seen a premier league team struggle to attract players from a lower division. I suppose your case isn't helped by the fact that all the players you have bid for have actually seen burnley and turd moor. Plus, they also know you're going down quicker than a burnley crack whore that has just seen a fiver stuck to her brother's skid marked kex. I really feel sorry for you. You can't even enjoy one full month in the prem, let alone a full season. Never mind chaps, you'll still have the local derby to contest next season. Whilst we return to the top table, it looks like pne may just fight their way back to the championship Blueandwhitewolf
  • Score: -3
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