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DAILY SPORTS DEBATE: Can anyone catch Burnley?

Lancashire Telegraph: Sean Dyche Sean Dyche

SEAN Dyche’s Burnley moved 10 points clear in second place in the Championship thanks to their 2-1 home win over Leeds United on Saturday.

Steve McClaren’s Derby County currently sit in third place, whlie QPR are also 10 points behind with a game in hand.

In-form Wigan are 15 points behind with two games in hand.

Can anyone catch Burnley, or are they now certainties for promotion?

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8:19am Mon 17 Mar 14

A Darener says...

If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?
If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL? A Darener
  • Score: -8

9:03am Mon 17 Mar 14

vintageclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?
Sour grapes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time to see the laughing stock of football put in order. Also comments such as yours are beginning to make supporters appear in the same category.

Of course miracles can happen sometime and you may either disappear or the near impossible become a true supporter of the game and the region - Think not!!!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?[/p][/quote]Sour grapes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time to see the laughing stock of football put in order. Also comments such as yours are beginning to make supporters appear in the same category. Of course miracles can happen sometime and you may either disappear or the near impossible become a true supporter of the game and the region - Think not!!! vintageclaret
  • Score: 6

9:39am Mon 17 Mar 14

mjp 53 says...

5 more victories, 15 points and that should be it. Seeing as we have only lost 3 all season i cannot see us failing to get that from 10 matches.
5 more victories, 15 points and that should be it. Seeing as we have only lost 3 all season i cannot see us failing to get that from 10 matches. mjp 53
  • Score: 7

10:45am Mon 17 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

A Darener wrote:
If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?
Didn't you gonks say exactly the same in 2010? Then we overhauled Derby County's unwanted record in September.

If this is the best banter you lot can come up with I think we need to find ourself a mid-table Premier League club to become our new main rivals...

Man Utd anyone?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?[/p][/quote]Didn't you gonks say exactly the same in 2010? Then we overhauled Derby County's unwanted record in September. If this is the best banter you lot can come up with I think we need to find ourself a mid-table Premier League club to become our new main rivals... Man Utd anyone? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 7

11:06am Mon 17 Mar 14

A Darener says...

I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then.
I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then. A Darener
  • Score: -5

11:21am Mon 17 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

A Darener wrote:
I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then.
Explain how, go on justify your snide comment for a change. How exactly has the Premier League moved on since 2010 (Aside from the fact that it has spewed out bitter, whinging Blackburn from its anus).

Is it still a league made up of the best 20 clubs in the land? Yes.

Are Hull, Cardiff and Palace miles adrift at the bottom? No

You get my drift?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then.[/p][/quote]Explain how, go on justify your snide comment for a change. How exactly has the Premier League moved on since 2010 (Aside from the fact that it has spewed out bitter, whinging Blackburn from its anus). Is it still a league made up of the best 20 clubs in the land? Yes. Are Hull, Cardiff and Palace miles adrift at the bottom? No You get my drift? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 5

12:13pm Mon 17 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Transferleague.co.uk
....tells it's own story.
Transferleague.co.uk ....tells it's own story. A Darener
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Mon 17 Mar 14

BananaClarets says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
A Darener wrote:
I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then.
Explain how, go on justify your snide comment for a change. How exactly has the Premier League moved on since 2010 (Aside from the fact that it has spewed out bitter, whinging Blackburn from its anus).

Is it still a league made up of the best 20 clubs in the land? Yes.

Are Hull, Cardiff and Palace miles adrift at the bottom? No

You get my drift?
'Aside from the fact that it has spewed out bitter, whinging Blackburn from its anus'

Brilliant!!! :-D
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then.[/p][/quote]Explain how, go on justify your snide comment for a change. How exactly has the Premier League moved on since 2010 (Aside from the fact that it has spewed out bitter, whinging Blackburn from its anus). Is it still a league made up of the best 20 clubs in the land? Yes. Are Hull, Cardiff and Palace miles adrift at the bottom? No You get my drift?[/p][/quote]'Aside from the fact that it has spewed out bitter, whinging Blackburn from its anus' Brilliant!!! :-D BananaClarets
  • Score: 0

1:28pm Mon 17 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

No way are we certainties for promotion. If QPR win their game in hand the lead is down to 7 points. If we lose at Charlton and they win its only 4 and very much game on. Ings is probably the one player we cannot replace if his injury is serious. Still a long long way to go.

As for the comments from the Darwen Village Idiot !!!!!!!!
No way are we certainties for promotion. If QPR win their game in hand the lead is down to 7 points. If we lose at Charlton and they win its only 4 and very much game on. Ings is probably the one player we cannot replace if his injury is serious. Still a long long way to go. As for the comments from the Darwen Village Idiot !!!!!!!! FCBurnley
  • Score: 0

1:32pm Mon 17 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

A Darener wrote:
If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?
One thing for sure. Rovers can’t catch them. Haha.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?[/p][/quote]One thing for sure. Rovers can’t catch them. Haha. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Mon 17 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

A Darener wrote:
Transferleague.co.uk

....tells it's own story.
I would have backed Rovers for relegation had Huddersfield not handed it to them on a plate on Saturday. Very lucky Rovers have been this season – no injuries to the one key player.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Transferleague.co.uk ....tells it's own story.[/p][/quote]I would have backed Rovers for relegation had Huddersfield not handed it to them on a plate on Saturday. Very lucky Rovers have been this season – no injuries to the one key player. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Mon 17 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?
Derby County with 13. A lot less than Burnley last time we were there and finished third from bottom. And we are a far better team with a better manager than last time. Does that answer your question, oh jealous one?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?[/p][/quote]Derby County with 13. A lot less than Burnley last time we were there and finished third from bottom. And we are a far better team with a better manager than last time. Does that answer your question, oh jealous one? houseclaret
  • Score: 0

1:56pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

A Darener wrote:
Transferleague.co.uk

....tells it's own story.
Really? What story is that then? care to stop being so cryptic and say what you actually want to say?

Is the point you are struggling to make that the PL teams are spending more money on players and wages than 2010? If so then No **** sherlock, and the amount of money upon promotion to the league has effectively doubled since 2010 so your point is both wrong and completely invalid.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Transferleague.co.uk ....tells it's own story.[/p][/quote]Really? What story is that then? care to stop being so cryptic and say what you actually want to say? Is the point you are struggling to make that the PL teams are spending more money on players and wages than 2010? If so then No **** sherlock, and the amount of money upon promotion to the league has effectively doubled since 2010 so your point is both wrong and completely invalid. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Mon 17 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
A Darener wrote:
If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?
Didn't you gonks say exactly the same in 2010? Then we overhauled Derby County's unwanted record in September.

If this is the best banter you lot can come up with I think we need to find ourself a mid-table Premier League club to become our new main rivals...

Man Utd anyone?
Nice one!!
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: If they fail now it will be totally down to them. Next season could be very interesting. What's the lowest points total ever achieved in the PL?[/p][/quote]Didn't you gonks say exactly the same in 2010? Then we overhauled Derby County's unwanted record in September. If this is the best banter you lot can come up with I think we need to find ourself a mid-table Premier League club to become our new main rivals... Man Utd anyone?[/p][/quote]Nice one!! houseclaret
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Mon 17 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then.
If you honestly believe that take a look at the Champions League at the moment. The PL has always been over-hyped and over rated and no more so than now.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: I think you may find the PL has moved on a bit since then.[/p][/quote]If you honestly believe that take a look at the Champions League at the moment. The PL has always been over-hyped and over rated and no more so than now. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Mon 17 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny.
On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny. houseclaret
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

houseclaret wrote:
On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny.
The thing is with Wigan, as well as trips to play both QPR and ourselves and Leicester at home they have the small matter of a Wembley semi against Arsenal. They are currently 15 points behind and it would take us to lose four or five in a row for them to have a sniff - not gonna happen based on current form this season.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny.[/p][/quote]The thing is with Wigan, as well as trips to play both QPR and ourselves and Leicester at home they have the small matter of a Wembley semi against Arsenal. They are currently 15 points behind and it would take us to lose four or five in a row for them to have a sniff - not gonna happen based on current form this season. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 2

3:08pm Mon 17 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

We certainly need Ings back asap unless Barnes is going to step up to the mark.
We certainly need Ings back asap unless Barnes is going to step up to the mark. FCBurnley
  • Score: 0

4:09pm Mon 17 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny.
The thing is with Wigan, as well as trips to play both QPR and ourselves and Leicester at home they have the small matter of a Wembley semi against Arsenal. They are currently 15 points behind and it would take us to lose four or five in a row for them to have a sniff - not gonna happen based on current form this season.
A very valid point. I don't actually think they are going to catch us, I just think if anyone did it would be more than likely them, although the final may take their eye off the ball. A goal from Barnes on Saturday wouldn't do any harm if Danny is going to be out for a week or two.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny.[/p][/quote]The thing is with Wigan, as well as trips to play both QPR and ourselves and Leicester at home they have the small matter of a Wembley semi against Arsenal. They are currently 15 points behind and it would take us to lose four or five in a row for them to have a sniff - not gonna happen based on current form this season.[/p][/quote]A very valid point. I don't actually think they are going to catch us, I just think if anyone did it would be more than likely them, although the final may take their eye off the ball. A goal from Barnes on Saturday wouldn't do any harm if Danny is going to be out for a week or two. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

4:10pm Mon 17 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

FCBurnley wrote:
We certainly need Ings back asap unless Barnes is going to step up to the mark.
Question is can he? It was tough for him on Saturday but you can see he is a trier. Interesting that he played in front of Vokes, certainly in the 2nd half and Vokes looked superb in the deeper position.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: We certainly need Ings back asap unless Barnes is going to step up to the mark.[/p][/quote]Question is can he? It was tough for him on Saturday but you can see he is a trier. Interesting that he played in front of Vokes, certainly in the 2nd half and Vokes looked superb in the deeper position. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

4:11pm Mon 17 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

houseclaret wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny.
The thing is with Wigan, as well as trips to play both QPR and ourselves and Leicester at home they have the small matter of a Wembley semi against Arsenal. They are currently 15 points behind and it would take us to lose four or five in a row for them to have a sniff - not gonna happen based on current form this season.
A very valid point. I don't actually think they are going to catch us, I just think if anyone did it would be more than likely them, although the final may take their eye off the ball. A goal from Barnes on Saturday wouldn't do any harm if Danny is going to be out for a week or two.
Sorry for the typo: meant semi.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: On a more relevant note, my fear isn't Derby or QPR, both of whom are currently stuttering badly. Take a look in the direction of Wigan. 15 points off the mark but with 2 games in hand and a game against us to play. They are on fire at the moment and if we do gain auto I think it will be them and not the other two in third. Despite the injury to Ings (hope he's back soon) the main thing in our favour is the fixture list. I can see a good 15 points at least coming our way, with or without Danny.[/p][/quote]The thing is with Wigan, as well as trips to play both QPR and ourselves and Leicester at home they have the small matter of a Wembley semi against Arsenal. They are currently 15 points behind and it would take us to lose four or five in a row for them to have a sniff - not gonna happen based on current form this season.[/p][/quote]A very valid point. I don't actually think they are going to catch us, I just think if anyone did it would be more than likely them, although the final may take their eye off the ball. A goal from Barnes on Saturday wouldn't do any harm if Danny is going to be out for a week or two.[/p][/quote]Sorry for the typo: meant semi. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Mon 17 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
We certainly need Ings back asap unless Barnes is going to step up to the mark.
Question is can he? It was tough for him on Saturday but you can see he is a trier. Interesting that he played in front of Vokes, certainly in the 2nd half and Vokes looked superb in the deeper position.
To be fair he is in an impossible situation: he needs a lengthy run out but he is only going to get that if Ings is out for a good while, which of course we DON'T want. A goal on Saturday would take the pressure off him and make us, the fans, a little less nervy. He is a tried and tested player though, not some untried newboy.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: We certainly need Ings back asap unless Barnes is going to step up to the mark.[/p][/quote]Question is can he? It was tough for him on Saturday but you can see he is a trier. Interesting that he played in front of Vokes, certainly in the 2nd half and Vokes looked superb in the deeper position.[/p][/quote]To be fair he is in an impossible situation: he needs a lengthy run out but he is only going to get that if Ings is out for a good while, which of course we DON'T want. A goal on Saturday would take the pressure off him and make us, the fans, a little less nervy. He is a tried and tested player though, not some untried newboy. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

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