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Burnley boss Dyche turns attention to Birmingham

Lancashire Telegraph: Sean Dyche points the way to the Premier League Sean Dyche points the way to the Premier League

THE post-derby celebrations have barely died down in Burnley, but for Sean Dyche it is business as usual.

While Clarets fans bask in those long-awaited bragging rights, the manager, his staff and players immediately set to work on the next game.

Dyche recognises the enormity of what happened on Sunday; what it means to him, the team and of course the supporters. But he won’t rest on it.

The fast pace of football and an action-packed programme in March – continuing with tonight’s game at Birmingham City – won’t allow for that, not to mention his own standards.

The euphoria will not become a distraction to Burnley, he says, because he wants more to come.

“We’ve got another big game coming very quickly in Birmingham so it’s business as usual really,” said Dyche.

“Of course it (the derby win) means a lot – it means a lot to the fans. We’re not naive to that, we understand it.

“The noise after the second goal and the final whistle was unbelievable.

“They certainly enjoyed Sunday, for obvious reasons. Long may it continue. We want to keep progressing and keep working hard and see where the journey takes us this season.

“I’m very proud as the manager to manage the team in breaking that record after 35 years, and now we're unbeaten against them in four so there's maybe a twist on the stats.

"I'm very proud of the players. I have been ever since I came here but certainly this season, for obvious reasons, but there still loads of work to be done and it's important that we remain focused on the next game. It really is that simple.

"I do understand the town and the people enjoying the moment. When you add in the years of not beating them then it adds more strength to the occasion, and the challenge was great of course - away from home going 1-0 down and then to turn it around. Yet again it showed the mentality of the players we have here, the will and desire to do well. They're fantastic attributes to have, and we've delivered it many times. But SO FAR we've done well, there's still a lot more football to be played.

"I understand that it means so much to so many people and we're pleased to have delivered that performance in order to get that goal for so many people to enjoy.

"Our job is to enjoy it but see through it and know that there's another game coming."

He added: "Football goes on. I know must of the Burnley fans probably wished that it had stopped there and then, after the final whistle - or after about 24 hours of celebrating. But football does go on.

"It's a real feather in the cap for myself, the team, the club. But there's another big game coming and we've got to make sure we're focused on that, which we will do.

"There's an important game just around the corner and it is Birmingham."

Dyche is set to name an unchanged team for the ninth game in a row when they take to the field at St Andrew's.

They go into it buoyed by a 12-game unbeaten league run, with wins in all bar one of the last six of those to go eight points clear of the play-off positions in second place.

In stark contrast Birmingham have While the statistics and odds are stacked in the Clarets' favour, Dyche will not read anything into them.

"We never underestimate anyone. I've made that clear all season," said the Burnley boss.

"I understand the demand of every club in this division and everyone's thirsty for those three points.

"We have to show that again. We have to go and deliver a really strong performance again because Birmingham won't lay down.

"It's important we focus on the job in hand, which I'm sure we will.

"You have to be ready for anything that's thrown at you. Overall Lee's had some challenges there off the pitch and there are still some challenges there. He's had to flex his group, manipulate his group and use it as wisely as he can.

"They've had up and down result, obviously at home they've found it tough at times. But you can't rely on that as something that makes the game work in your favour, you have to go and earn the right."

Dyche added: "I tell the players all the time that football owes them nothing, you have to earn whatever you get in every moment of every game. We've had that mentality and it's been quite clear to see. It's essential that we continue to keep working on that mentality and the next one is Birmingham, as soon as that whistle blows.

"We have to continue to progress and keep pushing the boundaries and keep forcing the issue by playing well and keep delivering every game."

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1:01pm Wed 12 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

I think we'll win tonight, Birmingham will be a pushover.
I think we'll win tonight, Birmingham will be a pushover. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -6

2:00pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bill Carson says...

I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it!
I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it! Bill Carson
  • Score: -12

2:06pm Wed 12 Mar 14

twquick says...

It's great to see how much Burnley having success angers people. GO CLARETS!!
It's great to see how much Burnley having success angers people. GO CLARETS!! twquick
  • Score: 8

2:42pm Wed 12 Mar 14

garry_stockton says...

Bill Carson seems to revel in the fact that Burnley may get relegated when they do go up......hey so what will we enjoy the season.
What has he got to look forward to.......Mass exodus of overpaid and overated personnel, FFP fines implemented , Relegation.........M
assive spiralling debts......tell you what Billy the Willy every dog has its day and ours has arrived , suggest you shut the f... up and go back to your Chicken **** suppliers.
Bill Carson seems to revel in the fact that Burnley may get relegated when they do go up......hey so what will we enjoy the season. What has he got to look forward to.......Mass exodus of overpaid and overated personnel, FFP fines implemented , Relegation.........M assive spiralling debts......tell you what Billy the Willy every dog has its day and ours has arrived , suggest you shut the f... up and go back to your Chicken **** suppliers. garry_stockton
  • Score: 8

3:03pm Wed 12 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

Bill Carson wrote:
I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it!
Well, Captain Psychic, isn't it odd that your Rovers'-leaning bias leads you to write this. We all know it's actual your wish really, which shows you're bitter twisted about things eh. Well we won't be seeing you next season. And if we come back down, we'll miss the season after too. That's because you lot will in Division Two.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it![/p][/quote]Well, Captain Psychic, isn't it odd that your Rovers'-leaning bias leads you to write this. We all know it's actual your wish really, which shows you're bitter twisted about things eh. Well we won't be seeing you next season. And if we come back down, we'll miss the season after too. That's because you lot will in Division Two. RobH2O
  • Score: 5

3:03pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Bill Carson wrote:
I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it!
Poor sad old bitter Blackburn inbreds.

So are you admitting that Burnley WILL get promoted then?

And the best banter you can come up with is that Burnley will get relegated and Dyche will leave? I thought he was leaving in January when the PL clubs started sacking their managers?

If only you uglies could get promoted to the Premier League and be certs for relegation eh? I am sure that the £120 million, the weekly appearances on MOTD, the prospect of watching the world's best players play in front of a packed Turf Moor every week, and more importantly laughing as we watch a financially bereft and transfer embargo-stricken Blackburn team bumbling about in the lower reaches of Division Two, trying not to go into administration - that will be more than a comfort I think.

We'll never play you again.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it![/p][/quote]Poor sad old bitter Blackburn inbreds. So are you admitting that Burnley WILL get promoted then? And the best banter you can come up with is that Burnley will get relegated and Dyche will leave? I thought he was leaving in January when the PL clubs started sacking their managers? If only you uglies could get promoted to the Premier League and be certs for relegation eh? I am sure that the £120 million, the weekly appearances on MOTD, the prospect of watching the world's best players play in front of a packed Turf Moor every week, and more importantly laughing as we watch a financially bereft and transfer embargo-stricken Blackburn team bumbling about in the lower reaches of Division Two, trying not to go into administration - that will be more than a comfort I think. We'll never play you again. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 7

3:21pm Wed 12 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Fair enough I've been a non believer until now and got slated for it but I think it's to be expected after what we've been through before. After last night though we have to be nailed on for the Prem now and sure we'll thrash Birmingham tonight.
Fair enough I've been a non believer until now and got slated for it but I think it's to be expected after what we've been through before. After last night though we have to be nailed on for the Prem now and sure we'll thrash Birmingham tonight. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -5

3:28pm Wed 12 Mar 14

kfc yummy says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Fair enough I've been a non believer until now and got slated for it but I think it's to be expected after what we've been through before. After last night though we have to be nailed on for the Prem now and sure we'll thrash Birmingham tonight.
Give it up fake your beginning to look really sad now.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Fair enough I've been a non believer until now and got slated for it but I think it's to be expected after what we've been through before. After last night though we have to be nailed on for the Prem now and sure we'll thrash Birmingham tonight.[/p][/quote]Give it up fake your beginning to look really sad now. kfc yummy
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Wed 12 Mar 14

vintageclaret says...

Bill Carson wrote:
I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it!
Hey up! Has Turf Moor Tom, Titley, Bubble Pot or whichever of his alter egos has taken over had another metamorphisation? First on and then rapid change to above. He's faster at changing than Danny La Rue eve was, WATCH out for his taking on this name next because it will dawn on him he can also wear his sister's, mother's and grandmother's clothes after he's ripped them off before continuing the inbreeding of Shadsworth.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it![/p][/quote]Hey up! Has Turf Moor Tom, Titley, Bubble Pot or whichever of his alter egos has taken over had another metamorphisation? First on and then rapid change to above. He's faster at changing than Danny La Rue eve was, WATCH out for his taking on this name next because it will dawn on him he can also wear his sister's, mother's and grandmother's clothes after he's ripped them off before continuing the inbreeding of Shadsworth. vintageclaret
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Wed 12 Mar 14

no ney never says...

Nice one SD, the relentless focus on nothing but the next game is one of the merits of your excellent management of this group of players.
A fantastic result Sunday could be tarnished by a lack of focus on a Birmingham side who are fighting to stay out of the relegation battle.
We go into this with the possibility of going 10 points clear of 3rd place. That would leave 11 games remaining. Win 8 of those and our goal difference should see us achieve success assuming qpr and Derby win all their remaining fixtures.
Nothing can be taken for granted as we approach the climax to the season. Our fixture list contains some clubs who will scrap and the games could get ugly, so we can take nothing for granted when we look at our run in on paper.
☆VDT ☆
Nice one SD, the relentless focus on nothing but the next game is one of the merits of your excellent management of this group of players. A fantastic result Sunday could be tarnished by a lack of focus on a Birmingham side who are fighting to stay out of the relegation battle. We go into this with the possibility of going 10 points clear of 3rd place. That would leave 11 games remaining. Win 8 of those and our goal difference should see us achieve success assuming qpr and Derby win all their remaining fixtures. Nothing can be taken for granted as we approach the climax to the season. Our fixture list contains some clubs who will scrap and the games could get ugly, so we can take nothing for granted when we look at our run in on paper. ☆VDT ☆ no ney never
  • Score: 3

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