Upbeat Dyche believes Burnley are ready to end Bolton hoodoo

Upbeat Dyche believes Burnley are ready to end Bolton hoodoo

Upbeat Dyche believes Burnley are ready to end Bolton hoodoo

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SEAN Dyche has described his current Clarets crop as a “different animal” to the side which last visited the Reebok Stadium.

Burnley take on beleaguered Bolton Wanderers tonight hoping to end a 29-year wait for an away win in this particular derby.

It is 12 months since their last visit, when David Edgar gave the Clarets the lead 10 minutes into the second half, only for Craig Davies and David Ngog to follow up and win the game.

But after twice coming back from behind to take four points from their last two games – including a draw at promotion favourites QPR – Dyche insists his players are made of stronger stuff one year on.

“It was a twist of fate. They had a good last 15 minutes. I thought we’d done enough to get something from the game for sure,” said the Burnley boss.

“We’re a different animal this year, I’m pretty sure of that.”

But Dyche will not be underestimating Dougie Freedman’s men, who surrendered a 2-0 lead at home to Bournemouth at the weekend and sit 19th in the table.

“They’re a good side. They’ve got some real good individuals, a real deep squad and a good young manager,” he said.

“This division is hard and they’ve got their own challenges, we all have them, and they’ll try to see their way through their challenges to get a result.

“We’ll be building on our good form and good feel about the group, good energy and good play to get a result.

“We do our homework and we’re aware of the opposition but it always comes down to how you perform, how you put your tactics into play and how you deliver that.

“We believe in our planning, we believe in what we give the players, but it’s always down to them to go and deliver it and so far they’ve been delivering it very well – we look to do it again when the whistle blows (tonight).”

But given the depth of the Bolton squad, and Freedman’s frequent changes – added to their precarious position just five points above the relegation places, Dyche admitted it could be hard to predict what type of team they would face.

“It can be,” he said. “Most managers have a format as to how they want to work and in Dougie’s case it’s often 4-2-3-1 or a version of that. He has got lots of players who can play in different positions and can manipulate the team.

“I suppose like anyone it’s trying to find the balance, the mix, in order to get the wins that that want.”

Meanwhile, Bolton boss Freedman has admitted that he tried to sign Danny Ings before the Burnley striker hit top form this season.

Freedman took over as Bolton boss in October 2012 and says he attempted to take Ings to the Reebok Stadium.

The Scot had previously tried to sign Ings during his time as Crystal Palace manager, shortly before the forward moved from Bournemouth to Burnley.

On that occasion, Palace angered Bournemouth by putting in three bids during a pre-season friendly between the two clubs.

“We’ve been watching Danny a lot,” Freedman said. “He’s someone I’ve tried to sign on a number of occasions, during my time both here at Bolton and at Crystal Palace.”

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4:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

houseclaret says...

Where do Bolton get off on trying to steal everything we produce that's good. Why don't they nick Rhodes from Rovers at the end of the season, he obviously doesn't want to be there.
Where do Bolton get off on trying to steal everything we produce that's good. Why don't they nick Rhodes from Rovers at the end of the season, he obviously doesn't want to be there. houseclaret
  • Score: 2

6:37pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

houseclaret wrote:
Where do Bolton get off on trying to steal everything we produce that's good. Why don't they nick Rhodes from Rovers at the end of the season, he obviously doesn't want to be there.
Why, is Rhodes a personal friend of yours and he told you he wants to leave? plonker.
My mates brother in law has a cousin whose sister nows Ings father in law and he told her Ings doesn't want be at Burnlee!!!
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: Where do Bolton get off on trying to steal everything we produce that's good. Why don't they nick Rhodes from Rovers at the end of the season, he obviously doesn't want to be there.[/p][/quote]Why, is Rhodes a personal friend of yours and he told you he wants to leave? plonker. My mates brother in law has a cousin whose sister nows Ings father in law and he told her Ings doesn't want be at Burnlee!!! Lancs - pensioner
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7:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

inishowen claret says...

i have a cousin who has a friend who has a friend who knows a grandson of my 42nd cousin who knows a mate of rhodes who believes blackburn will not go down to league 1 this year ha ha
i have a cousin who has a friend who has a friend who knows a grandson of my 42nd cousin who knows a mate of rhodes who believes blackburn will not go down to league 1 this year ha ha inishowen claret
  • Score: 1

7:41pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
Where do Bolton get off on trying to steal everything we produce that's good. Why don't they nick Rhodes from Rovers at the end of the season, he obviously doesn't want to be there.
Why, is Rhodes a personal friend of yours and he told you he wants to leave? plonker.
My mates brother in law has a cousin whose sister nows Ings father in law and he told her Ings doesn't want be at Burnlee!!!
Ohhh so it must be right then if you heard it fifteenth hand off your uncle cleatus's talking dog's hamster.

Just read back what you've posted and ask yourself how stupid does it sound?
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: Where do Bolton get off on trying to steal everything we produce that's good. Why don't they nick Rhodes from Rovers at the end of the season, he obviously doesn't want to be there.[/p][/quote]Why, is Rhodes a personal friend of yours and he told you he wants to leave? plonker. My mates brother in law has a cousin whose sister nows Ings father in law and he told her Ings doesn't want be at Burnlee!!![/p][/quote]Ohhh so it must be right then if you heard it fifteenth hand off your uncle cleatus's talking dog's hamster. Just read back what you've posted and ask yourself how stupid does it sound? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

11:30pm Tue 11 Feb 14

stevieclaret says...

Quality win by the boys. Bolton av sum good players and we thoroughly deserved our win. Heaton untroubled apart from first 10 mins. 16 points. Will the rovers get 16 more points this season?
Quality win by the boys. Bolton av sum good players and we thoroughly deserved our win. Heaton untroubled apart from first 10 mins. 16 points. Will the rovers get 16 more points this season? stevieclaret
  • Score: 1

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