Let's show true grit during run-in, says Burnley boss

SEAN Dyche believes mental strength could prove to be the decisive factor in Burnley’s bid to make the Championship play-offs this season.

The Clarets sit seventh in the table after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Peterborough United and, although not totally happy with the result, Dyche praised the way his players dug deep to claim a late equaliser at London Road.

The Burnley boss has been pleased with recent form, which has produced 13 points from the last seven games, and has attempted to develop a more resilient side with a stronger defensive base since taking over in November.

And, with the Clarets now within four points of the play-off places, Dyche thinks a continued improvement in the side’s steel and determination to never give in will be a key factor in the final months of the season.

Such mental qualities have played a significant part in the success of other clubs this season, most notably leaders Cardiff.

Dyche said: “I said to the lads after Saturday’s game that it’s important that mentality to keep going is there, because that’s what that side of the Championship is about.

“We are pushing and we are getting stronger. That’s the kind of work in progress side of things, we’ve shown signs of it.

“We had four out of five wins and a referee’s decision which was rescinded which affected last week (the home loss to Birmingham).

“There are 16 games to go, we are four points just outside of the play-offs and in good shape but we want more.

“We’re hungry and greedy to get more wins and see where it takes us.

“It was a real positive on Saturday to have that belief to keep going and keep going.

“It’s been on show since I’ve been here and it’s improving.”

Middlesbrough’s surprising 4-0 loss at Ipswich at the weekend meant Burnley actually closed the gap on the top six, despite not being able to win themselves.

Dyche, whose side travel to Bolton on Saturday, knows victories will be the order of the day if the Clarets are to bag a play-off place.

But he admits he is not sure at this stage quite how many wins will be needed from the remaining 16 games.

“Goodness knows,” he said.

“Statisticians will be all over it and tell me factually.

“It’s the oldest one in the book but it really is true and most managers will tell you, you plan for each game as it comes because each game is another big game.

“Top, middle or bottom of the league, everyone has something to play for.

“We’re in a good position, we’re pushing forward and that’s what we want to do.”

Clarets winger Dane Richards, who did not make the 18-man squad for the Peterborough game, will be on international duty on Wednesday as Jamaica travel to Mexico for a World Cup qualifier.

Sam Vokes is in the Wales squad for a home friendly against Austria, while Danny Lafferty travels with the Northern Ireland squad for a friendly in Malta.

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6:46pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

Jesus when is dyke gonna stop going on about the proxy red card that his player deserved. Let it go for gods sake and focus on your deranged belief you can actually finish above rovers this season!! A joke from start to finish.
Jesus when is dyke gonna stop going on about the proxy red card that his player deserved. Let it go for gods sake and focus on your deranged belief you can actually finish above rovers this season!! A joke from start to finish. anon starter

7:12pm Tue 5 Feb 13

burnleyglentoran says...

anon starter wrote:
Jesus when is dyke gonna stop going on about the proxy red card that his player deserved. Let it go for gods sake and focus on your deranged belief you can actually finish above rovers this season!! A joke from start to finish.
B******d Rovers fans think they're still in the prem.

Now that's what I call a joke!!!!

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS
[quote][p][bold]anon starter[/bold] wrote: Jesus when is dyke gonna stop going on about the proxy red card that his player deserved. Let it go for gods sake and focus on your deranged belief you can actually finish above rovers this season!! A joke from start to finish.[/p][/quote]B******d Rovers fans think they're still in the prem. Now that's what I call a joke!!!! BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS burnleyglentoran

7:20pm Tue 5 Feb 13

bronsky says...

Ignore the simple Donald Duck fans, they would not know what a football was if it hit them in there stupid faces.
Ignore the simple Donald Duck fans, they would not know what a football was if it hit them in there stupid faces. bronsky

7:20pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

Very eloquent my Neolithic friend. Blind to the truth and living in a state of permanent delusion can only derive a feeling of pity for the cave painting masses of dingle fc. Doubtless you're leader Chris P Vacant will be here soon to offer some meagre support to your well reasoned response. Hang in there eh!
Very eloquent my Neolithic friend. Blind to the truth and living in a state of permanent delusion can only derive a feeling of pity for the cave painting masses of dingle fc. Doubtless you're leader Chris P Vacant will be here soon to offer some meagre support to your well reasoned response. Hang in there eh! anon starter

7:22pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

It's their - tut tut
It's their - tut tut anon starter

7:30pm Tue 5 Feb 13

bronsky says...

Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock.
Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock. bronsky

7:33pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

It's pillock
It's pillock anon starter

7:33pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Chris P Bacon says...

bronsky wrote:
Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock.
Now now. What have we learned about opening the door to the Jehovah's Witness of stupidity? Leave it in its own filth. It only comes on for righteous abuse so it must be a masochist. Ignore it; it'll hurt it more. Watch how it can't resist it!
[quote][p][bold]bronsky[/bold] wrote: Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock.[/p][/quote]Now now. What have we learned about opening the door to the Jehovah's Witness of stupidity? Leave it in its own filth. It only comes on for righteous abuse so it must be a masochist. Ignore it; it'll hurt it more. Watch how it can't resist it! Chris P Bacon

7:37pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

That's it Chris rally the troops into bouts of prolonged derision at your well heeled neighbours. Roll on march for the final nail in your seasons coffin
That's it Chris rally the troops into bouts of prolonged derision at your well heeled neighbours. Roll on march for the final nail in your seasons coffin anon starter

7:39pm Tue 5 Feb 13

bronsky says...

Aron starter. Well you sound a big one
Aron starter. Well you sound a big one bronsky

7:39pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Chris P Bacon says...

It's 'season's', watt (anag.)
It's 'season's', watt (anag.) Chris P Bacon

7:41pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

It's not 's' just one apostrophe will suffice. Not like a dingle to over egg his pudding eh?
It's not 's' just one apostrophe will suffice. Not like a dingle to over egg his pudding eh? anon starter

7:53pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Patty B says...

anon starter wrote:
It's not 's' just one apostrophe will suffice. Not like a dingle to over egg his pudding eh?
You've never made one single comment on here that wasn't laden with bitterness and stupidity. If you're not one name, you're another and each one gets more stupid than the last.

This comment of yours, for example; the second apostrophe you're cackling about is the closing parenthesis of the word Chris is highlighting but you're too dim to see that.

You really do like being torn a new arshloch, don't you?
[quote][p][bold]anon starter[/bold] wrote: It's not 's' just one apostrophe will suffice. Not like a dingle to over egg his pudding eh?[/p][/quote]You've never made one single comment on here that wasn't laden with bitterness and stupidity. If you're not one name, you're another and each one gets more stupid than the last. This comment of yours, for example; the second apostrophe you're cackling about is the closing parenthesis of the word Chris is highlighting but you're too dim to see that. You really do like being torn a new arshloch, don't you? Patty B

7:56pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Chris P Bacon says...

Patty B wrote:
anon starter wrote:
It's not 's' just one apostrophe will suffice. Not like a dingle to over egg his pudding eh?
You've never made one single comment on here that wasn't laden with bitterness and stupidity. If you're not one name, you're another and each one gets more stupid than the last.

This comment of yours, for example; the second apostrophe you're cackling about is the closing parenthesis of the word Chris is highlighting but you're too dim to see that.

You really do like being torn a new arshloch, don't you?
Cheers, Pat but get inoculated against viral stupidity before opening salvos on that meff.
[quote][p][bold]Patty B[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anon starter[/bold] wrote: It's not 's' just one apostrophe will suffice. Not like a dingle to over egg his pudding eh?[/p][/quote]You've never made one single comment on here that wasn't laden with bitterness and stupidity. If you're not one name, you're another and each one gets more stupid than the last. This comment of yours, for example; the second apostrophe you're cackling about is the closing parenthesis of the word Chris is highlighting but you're too dim to see that. You really do like being torn a new arshloch, don't you?[/p][/quote]Cheers, Pat but get inoculated against viral stupidity before opening salvos on that meff. Chris P Bacon

8:16pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

What is this burgeoning obsession you strange folk have about my numerous identities. I assume you think I'm tetley or one of his triumvirate. Unfortunately I am not so gather round your camp fires and put your conspiracy theories to bed.
What is this burgeoning obsession you strange folk have about my numerous identities. I assume you think I'm tetley or one of his triumvirate. Unfortunately I am not so gather round your camp fires and put your conspiracy theories to bed. anon starter

8:50pm Tue 5 Feb 13

bronsky says...

Dear aron starter, it's good that we can have a bit of banter. Good luck for the rest of the season.
Dear aron starter, it's good that we can have a bit of banter. Good luck for the rest of the season. bronsky

10:07pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

Very true! And Chris P is one of the more amusing banterers on here!
Very true! And Chris P is one of the more amusing banterers on here! anon starter

10:29pm Tue 5 Feb 13

WeOnceGotAboveRovers. says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
bronsky wrote:
Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock.
Now now. What have we learned about opening the door to the Jehovah's Witness of stupidity? Leave it in its own filth. It only comes on for righteous abuse so it must be a masochist. Ignore it; it'll hurt it more. Watch how it can't resist it!
But you can't ignore it Chris. You are the one who is always getting sucked in.
Try taking your own advice. Ignore them.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bronsky[/bold] wrote: Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock.[/p][/quote]Now now. What have we learned about opening the door to the Jehovah's Witness of stupidity? Leave it in its own filth. It only comes on for righteous abuse so it must be a masochist. Ignore it; it'll hurt it more. Watch how it can't resist it![/p][/quote]But you can't ignore it Chris. You are the one who is always getting sucked in. Try taking your own advice. Ignore them. WeOnceGotAboveRovers.

10:41pm Tue 5 Feb 13

anon starter says...

This thread is an ideal respite from the rigours of the Rovers premiership promotion campaign and for that ChrisP we are truly grateful. You will b welcome on the blackburn end any time.
This thread is an ideal respite from the rigours of the Rovers premiership promotion campaign and for that ChrisP we are truly grateful. You will b welcome on the blackburn end any time. anon starter

8:04am Wed 6 Feb 13

Chris P Bacon says...

WeOnceGotAboveRovers
.
wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
bronsky wrote:
Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock.
Now now. What have we learned about opening the door to the Jehovah's Witness of stupidity? Leave it in its own filth. It only comes on for righteous abuse so it must be a masochist. Ignore it; it'll hurt it more. Watch how it can't resist it!
But you can't ignore it Chris. You are the one who is always getting sucked in.
Try taking your own advice. Ignore them.
This from the still-born pond-life that in a previous thread claims it ISN'T a name changer! No-one's so petty minded they keep a list of all your previous tedionaut-class pseudonyms but you've answered your own one with another of your names there and you were previously 8-ball something, KDG, numerous others and there's no doubt you WERE Titley. Having been caught out, you've even gone to the extremes of claiming you're a woman to increase distance from the uncovered Titley! As any noted psychiatrist would immediately spot, schizophrenia.
[quote][p][bold]WeOnceGotAboveRovers .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bronsky[/bold] wrote: Anon starter. You are another stupid pollock.[/p][/quote]Now now. What have we learned about opening the door to the Jehovah's Witness of stupidity? Leave it in its own filth. It only comes on for righteous abuse so it must be a masochist. Ignore it; it'll hurt it more. Watch how it can't resist it![/p][/quote]But you can't ignore it Chris. You are the one who is always getting sucked in. Try taking your own advice. Ignore them.[/p][/quote]This from the still-born pond-life that in a previous thread claims it ISN'T a name changer! No-one's so petty minded they keep a list of all your previous tedionaut-class pseudonyms but you've answered your own one with another of your names there and you were previously 8-ball something, KDG, numerous others and there's no doubt you WERE Titley. Having been caught out, you've even gone to the extremes of claiming you're a woman to increase distance from the uncovered Titley! As any noted psychiatrist would immediately spot, schizophrenia. Chris P Bacon

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