Lancashire TelegraphSuzanne Geldard: Better to focus on haves than have nots, just like Burnley boss Dyche (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Suzanne Geldard: Better to focus on haves than have nots, just like Burnley boss Dyche

Lancashire Telegraph: Sean Dyche Sean Dyche

‘BRAZIL pays tribute to Neymar with touching gesture before Germany clash’ read one headline before Tuesday night’s World Cup semi-final.

On arrival at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte almost every member of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad was sporting a white baseball cap bearing the slogan #ForcaNeymar – meaning “Be strong Neymar” – emblazoned on the front in black.

With the Barcelona striker ruled out of the game, and the competition, due to a fractured vertebra suffered in the host nation’s quarter final win over Colombia, a country had gone into meltdown.

David Luiz, who captained the side in the absence of Thiago Silva, stood arm in arm with goalkeeper Julio Cesar during the national anthem, clutching the number 10’s shirt.

A nation was already in mourning.

Little wonder they went on to suffer the biggest humiliation in not only their history but that of the World Cup at this stage of the finals.

They were already defeated.

Yes, Neymar is an important player. But he wasn’t there.

There was nothing he could do to affect that game, and yet such emphasis was put on him rather than the many more multi-million pound players at their disposal.

Surely it would have been better to concentrate on what they had instead of what they hadn’t.

That is certainly Burnley manager Sean Dyche’s philosophy.

When Danny Ings was injured in mid-March last season, forcing the top scorer to miss almost a month of action, the Clarets’ promotion push was expected to collapse. It didn’t.

When his prolific strike partner Sam Vokes had his season cut short by a serious knee injury before Ings returned to action, again Burnley were again expected to ‘blow up’. They didn’t.

Why? Because Dyche saw their absence as an opportunity for someone else, and instilled belief into the ones stepping in.

January signing Ashley Barnes, for example, got his first start and scored in his second in a 3-0 win at Charlton Athletic to keep momentum going.

When Kieran Trippier missed three weeks with injury, Chris Baird came in to steady the ship.

Whenever there was a problem, Dyche found a solution, and that mentality will be more valuable than ever this season in the Premier League.

Burnley are the ‘have nots’ financially, but what they have is a strong team ethic and a manager who believes any barrier is breakable, as opposed to their spirit.

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3:18pm Thu 10 Jul 14

jack01 says...

The have nots financially?

But what about the £120 million windfall?
The have nots financially? But what about the £120 million windfall? jack01
  • Score: -11

3:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Claret72 says...

I agree with SG on something ! ...and dont forget the sale of Austin 2 days before the season started. Its this tremedously positive attitude that makes all the differece to the individuals and the team and is probably one of the major reasons this management gets the very best out of everyone.
I agree with SG on something ! ...and dont forget the sale of Austin 2 days before the season started. Its this tremedously positive attitude that makes all the differece to the individuals and the team and is probably one of the major reasons this management gets the very best out of everyone. Claret72
  • Score: 11

3:30pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rob_H2O says...

jack01 wrote:
The have nots financially?

But what about the £120 million windfall?
Jack01, when do we receive that money?
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The have nots financially? But what about the £120 million windfall?[/p][/quote]Jack01, when do we receive that money? Rob_H2O
  • Score: 8

3:47pm Thu 10 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty
Anyone would think we were venkys
Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty Anyone would think we were venkys AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -7

3:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Dublin Claret says...

Suzanne is absolutely correct on this one. lnspite of this "£120" million, we are still the have nots of this league.
However, with the positive attitude and self belief that Sean has instilled into this squad of players, l really think we stand a far better chance of survival than the last time we went up.
Carry on the great work Sean, every Claret is right behind you.
Suzanne is absolutely correct on this one. lnspite of this "£120" million, we are still the have nots of this league. However, with the positive attitude and self belief that Sean has instilled into this squad of players, l really think we stand a far better chance of survival than the last time we went up. Carry on the great work Sean, every Claret is right behind you. Dublin Claret
  • Score: 11

3:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Given budget and population the achievements of this club is nothing short of miraculous!


BURNLEY FC - AN ABSOLUTE UNIQUE PHENOMENA IN WORLD FOOTBALL
Given budget and population the achievements of this club is nothing short of miraculous! BURNLEY FC - AN ABSOLUTE UNIQUE PHENOMENA IN WORLD FOOTBALL burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 11

4:10pm Thu 10 Jul 14

andy1 says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty
Anyone would think we were venkys
No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty Anyone would think we were venkys[/p][/quote]No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net. andy1
  • Score: 10

4:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

u owe u owe says...

Another pound, Burnley have just annouced they will receive the respect & fair play award for 2013/14 season, being a Big Burnley poster I thought you'd be the first to congratulate them!
Another pound, Burnley have just annouced they will receive the respect & fair play award for 2013/14 season, being a Big Burnley poster I thought you'd be the first to congratulate them! u owe u owe
  • Score: 14

4:27pm Thu 10 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

andy1 wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty
Anyone would think we were venkys
No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net.
Hi Andy, do you have an opinion on the article or just one about me?
Sorry you feel the need to be abusive, but hey, i'm a big boy with a rhino skin, I can handle it no probs
Toodlepip
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty Anyone would think we were venkys[/p][/quote]No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net.[/p][/quote]Hi Andy, do you have an opinion on the article or just one about me? Sorry you feel the need to be abusive, but hey, i'm a big boy with a rhino skin, I can handle it no probs Toodlepip AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -17

4:28pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Claretcert says...

The fortune of QPR didn't stop them going down but it made sure they came back up. We're nowhere near on a level playing field but just as we showed the free spending Blackburn the afterburners last season and powered past money guzzling Derby and Forest, anyone who thinks we won't cut it in the PL hasn't been paying attention, or was perhaps distracted by 20 year old achievements. Dyche the relentless destroyer of Blackburn dreams.
The fortune of QPR didn't stop them going down but it made sure they came back up. We're nowhere near on a level playing field but just as we showed the free spending Blackburn the afterburners last season and powered past money guzzling Derby and Forest, anyone who thinks we won't cut it in the PL hasn't been paying attention, or was perhaps distracted by 20 year old achievements. Dyche the relentless destroyer of Blackburn dreams. Claretcert
  • Score: 9

5:40pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rob_H2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
andy1 wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn


ley
wrote:
Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty
Anyone would think we were venkys
No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net.
Hi Andy, do you have an opinion on the article or just one about me?
Sorry you feel the need to be abusive, but hey, i'm a big boy with a rhino skin, I can handle it no probs
Toodlepip
Your a bell end made of Rhino-Skin? Blimey! Are all Egyptian men who weigh 200 pounds and are lean accounting for the majority of their weight in Rhino skin? You surprise us every day you rascal.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty Anyone would think we were venkys[/p][/quote]No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net.[/p][/quote]Hi Andy, do you have an opinion on the article or just one about me? Sorry you feel the need to be abusive, but hey, i'm a big boy with a rhino skin, I can handle it no probs Toodlepip[/p][/quote]Your a bell end made of Rhino-Skin? Blimey! Are all Egyptian men who weigh 200 pounds and are lean accounting for the majority of their weight in Rhino skin? You surprise us every day you rascal. Rob_H2O
  • Score: 8

5:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Devastated we missed a trick with Rhodes, we could have signed him for 10 million, if we wanted him he would have come.
Heard a rumour as soon as Dyche rang up Rhodes said he would play at ewood for free instead.
Devastated we missed a trick with Rhodes, we could have signed him for 10 million, if we wanted him he would have come. Heard a rumour as soon as Dyche rang up Rhodes said he would play at ewood for free instead. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -11

5:55pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rob_H2O says...

A MESSAGE TO ALL GENUINE CLARETS ON THIS BOARD.

I recall when AP4P first appeared on here. He said he was new and he was looking forward to the Clarets being smashed up every game and he was going to come on, match after match and rub it in.

At the same time he was posting as Turf Moor Tom (still does), but he always denies this. At the time he used to be "a Burnley Fan" and he always wrote in the sarcastic negative. He has since denied that it was this way round. He cocked up in the past and ended up swapping roles. He denies this too, of course.

WELL GOLLUM - GOT YOU!!!!!!!

I've come across this link in the Bury Times, a Newspaper that's in the same stable as the LT. Sometimes an article on Burnley appears in that paper.

CHECK OUT THE TURF MOOR TOM ENTRIES AT THIS WEB ADDRESS

http://www.burytimes
.co.uk/news/10932470
.Clarets_can_reach_P
remier_League_says_n
ew_man_Ashley_Barnes
/?ref=rl

Nasty little lying former hobbitses!
A MESSAGE TO ALL GENUINE CLARETS ON THIS BOARD. I recall when AP4P first appeared on here. He said he was new and he was looking forward to the Clarets being smashed up every game and he was going to come on, match after match and rub it in. At the same time he was posting as Turf Moor Tom (still does), but he always denies this. At the time he used to be "a Burnley Fan" and he always wrote in the sarcastic negative. He has since denied that it was this way round. He cocked up in the past and ended up swapping roles. He denies this too, of course. WELL GOLLUM - GOT YOU!!!!!!! I've come across this link in the Bury Times, a Newspaper that's in the same stable as the LT. Sometimes an article on Burnley appears in that paper. CHECK OUT THE TURF MOOR TOM ENTRIES AT THIS WEB ADDRESS → http://www.burytimes .co.uk/news/10932470 .Clarets_can_reach_P remier_League_says_n ew_man_Ashley_Barnes /?ref=rl Nasty little lying former hobbitses! Rob_H2O
  • Score: 11

5:55pm Thu 10 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Rob_H2O wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn

ley
wrote:
andy1 wrote:
AnotherPounding4Burn



ley
wrote:
Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty
Anyone would think we were venkys
No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net.
Hi Andy, do you have an opinion on the article or just one about me?
Sorry you feel the need to be abusive, but hey, i'm a big boy with a rhino skin, I can handle it no probs
Toodlepip
Your a bell end made of Rhino-Skin? Blimey! Are all Egyptian men who weigh 200 pounds and are lean accounting for the majority of their weight in Rhino skin? You surprise us every day you rascal.
And in the words of Crispy, it's YOU"RE not YOUR
[quote][p][bold]Rob_H2O[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Buy small, sell big, trouser proceeds, claim poverty Anyone would think we were venkys[/p][/quote]No one cares what you think or type your the biggest BELLEND on the net.[/p][/quote]Hi Andy, do you have an opinion on the article or just one about me? Sorry you feel the need to be abusive, but hey, i'm a big boy with a rhino skin, I can handle it no probs Toodlepip[/p][/quote]Your a bell end made of Rhino-Skin? Blimey! Are all Egyptian men who weigh 200 pounds and are lean accounting for the majority of their weight in Rhino skin? You surprise us every day you rascal.[/p][/quote]And in the words of Crispy, it's YOU"RE not YOUR AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -8

5:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Rob_H2O wrote:
A MESSAGE TO ALL GENUINE CLARETS ON THIS BOARD.

I recall when AP4P first appeared on here. He said he was new and he was looking forward to the Clarets being smashed up every game and he was going to come on, match after match and rub it in.

At the same time he was posting as Turf Moor Tom (still does), but he always denies this. At the time he used to be "a Burnley Fan" and he always wrote in the sarcastic negative. He has since denied that it was this way round. He cocked up in the past and ended up swapping roles. He denies this too, of course.

WELL GOLLUM - GOT YOU!!!!!!!

I've come across this link in the Bury Times, a Newspaper that's in the same stable as the LT. Sometimes an article on Burnley appears in that paper.

CHECK OUT THE TURF MOOR TOM ENTRIES AT THIS WEB ADDRESS

http://www.burytimes

.co.uk/news/10932470

.Clarets_can_reach_P

remier_League_says_n

ew_man_Ashley_Barnes

/?ref=rl

Nasty little lying former hobbitses!
You mean you wasted all that time on little rhino me, thanks and bless
[quote][p][bold]Rob_H2O[/bold] wrote: A MESSAGE TO ALL GENUINE CLARETS ON THIS BOARD. I recall when AP4P first appeared on here. He said he was new and he was looking forward to the Clarets being smashed up every game and he was going to come on, match after match and rub it in. At the same time he was posting as Turf Moor Tom (still does), but he always denies this. At the time he used to be "a Burnley Fan" and he always wrote in the sarcastic negative. He has since denied that it was this way round. He cocked up in the past and ended up swapping roles. He denies this too, of course. WELL GOLLUM - GOT YOU!!!!!!! I've come across this link in the Bury Times, a Newspaper that's in the same stable as the LT. Sometimes an article on Burnley appears in that paper. CHECK OUT THE TURF MOOR TOM ENTRIES AT THIS WEB ADDRESS → http://www.burytimes .co.uk/news/10932470 .Clarets_can_reach_P remier_League_says_n ew_man_Ashley_Barnes /?ref=rl Nasty little lying former hobbitses![/p][/quote]You mean you wasted all that time on little rhino me, thanks and bless AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -10

6:20pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rob_H2O says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Rob_H2O wrote:
A MESSAGE TO ALL GENUINE CLARETS ON THIS BOARD.

I recall when AP4P first appeared on here. He said he was new and he was looking forward to the Clarets being smashed up every game and he was going to come on, match after match and rub it in.

At the same time he was posting as Turf Moor Tom (still does), but he always denies this. At the time he used to be "a Burnley Fan" and he always wrote in the sarcastic negative. He has since denied that it was this way round. He cocked up in the past and ended up swapping roles. He denies this too, of course.

WELL GOLLUM - GOT YOU!!!!!!!

I've come across this link in the Bury Times, a Newspaper that's in the same stable as the LT. Sometimes an article on Burnley appears in that paper.

CHECK OUT THE TURF MOOR TOM ENTRIES AT THIS WEB ADDRESS

http://www.burytimes


.co.uk/news/10932470


.Clarets_can_reach_P


remier_League_says_n


ew_man_Ashley_Barnes


/?ref=rl

Nasty little lying former hobbitses!
You mean you wasted all that time on little rhino me, thanks and bless
Good lad. Always best to fess up. Which one are you going to drop? May I respectfully suggest TTT? Keep running as AP4B as a Rovers fan and sodding well go for it. Don't let the bars.tards get you down - oh, sorry you are one, in the footballing sense of course.

Gets rid of Gollum too of course.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob_H2O[/bold] wrote: A MESSAGE TO ALL GENUINE CLARETS ON THIS BOARD. I recall when AP4P first appeared on here. He said he was new and he was looking forward to the Clarets being smashed up every game and he was going to come on, match after match and rub it in. At the same time he was posting as Turf Moor Tom (still does), but he always denies this. At the time he used to be "a Burnley Fan" and he always wrote in the sarcastic negative. He has since denied that it was this way round. He cocked up in the past and ended up swapping roles. He denies this too, of course. WELL GOLLUM - GOT YOU!!!!!!! I've come across this link in the Bury Times, a Newspaper that's in the same stable as the LT. Sometimes an article on Burnley appears in that paper. CHECK OUT THE TURF MOOR TOM ENTRIES AT THIS WEB ADDRESS → http://www.burytimes .co.uk/news/10932470 .Clarets_can_reach_P remier_League_says_n ew_man_Ashley_Barnes /?ref=rl Nasty little lying former hobbitses![/p][/quote]You mean you wasted all that time on little rhino me, thanks and bless[/p][/quote]Good lad. Always best to fess up. Which one are you going to drop? May I respectfully suggest TTT? Keep running as AP4B as a Rovers fan and sodding well go for it. Don't let the bars.tards get you down - oh, sorry you are one, in the footballing sense of course. Gets rid of Gollum too of course. Rob_H2O
  • Score: 10

8:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rob_H2O says...

Look who used to post as a Burnley Fan!


TurfMoorTom says... 5:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14
Just brilliant. We're nailed on to stay up next season with Dyche's all round dietary and training philosophy bringing the best out of such a small squad of limited talent. I can't see any other clubs being interested in him or him in any established Premier League clubs with the infrastructure we have at Burnley. Europe here we come.
Look who used to post as a Burnley Fan! TurfMoorTom says... 5:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14 Just brilliant. We're nailed on to stay up next season with Dyche's all round dietary and training philosophy bringing the best out of such a small squad of limited talent. I can't see any other clubs being interested in him or him in any established Premier League clubs with the infrastructure we have at Burnley. Europe here we come. Rob_H2O
  • Score: 10

9:03pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Claretcert says...

Rob_H2O wrote:
Look who used to post as a Burnley Fan!


TurfMoorTom says... 5:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14
Just brilliant. We're nailed on to stay up next season with Dyche's all round dietary and training philosophy bringing the best out of such a small squad of limited talent. I can't see any other clubs being interested in him or him in any established Premier League clubs with the infrastructure we have at Burnley. Europe here we come.
The guy is a loon for sure, but of his many IDs the vile FakeMTV springs to mind as particularly spiteful. An online bully, keyboard warrior, nasty disturbed creep. All the other IDs are used to lead up to his ultimate gutter dweller snide attacks. A stain on humanity and possibly the most boring man on earth. Well outed - creep watch continues. Chase down the Blackburn gimp
[quote][p][bold]Rob_H2O[/bold] wrote: Look who used to post as a Burnley Fan! TurfMoorTom says... 5:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14 Just brilliant. We're nailed on to stay up next season with Dyche's all round dietary and training philosophy bringing the best out of such a small squad of limited talent. I can't see any other clubs being interested in him or him in any established Premier League clubs with the infrastructure we have at Burnley. Europe here we come.[/p][/quote]The guy is a loon for sure, but of his many IDs the vile FakeMTV springs to mind as particularly spiteful. An online bully, keyboard warrior, nasty disturbed creep. All the other IDs are used to lead up to his ultimate gutter dweller snide attacks. A stain on humanity and possibly the most boring man on earth. Well outed - creep watch continues. Chase down the Blackburn gimp Claretcert
  • Score: 8

9:36pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Captain Dreckley says...

Claretcert wrote:
The fortune of QPR didn't stop them going down but it made sure they came back up. We're nowhere near on a level playing field but just as we showed the free spending Blackburn the afterburners last season and powered past money guzzling Derby and Forest, anyone who thinks we won't cut it in the PL hasn't been paying attention, or was perhaps distracted by 20 year old achievements. Dyche the relentless destroyer of Blackburn dreams.
And history will repeat itself when Dyche gets no investment from the board and leaves for a bigger club just like Owen Coyle and Eddie Howe. If you think your threadbare squad will cut it in the premiership your in for a bit of a shock. Enjoy the feeling of going up to the premiership as there are only two better, winning it and staying there, Rovers have experienced both, you will experience neither.
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: The fortune of QPR didn't stop them going down but it made sure they came back up. We're nowhere near on a level playing field but just as we showed the free spending Blackburn the afterburners last season and powered past money guzzling Derby and Forest, anyone who thinks we won't cut it in the PL hasn't been paying attention, or was perhaps distracted by 20 year old achievements. Dyche the relentless destroyer of Blackburn dreams.[/p][/quote]And history will repeat itself when Dyche gets no investment from the board and leaves for a bigger club just like Owen Coyle and Eddie Howe. If you think your threadbare squad will cut it in the premiership your in for a bit of a shock. Enjoy the feeling of going up to the premiership as there are only two better, winning it and staying there, Rovers have experienced both, you will experience neither. Captain Dreckley
  • Score: -7

8:31am Fri 11 Jul 14

A Darener says...

Liverpool are spending more on two players than the total value of the Burnley squad. There is no way Burnley can compete in the PL £120m or not!
Liverpool are spending more on two players than the total value of the Burnley squad. There is no way Burnley can compete in the PL £120m or not! A Darener
  • Score: -4

8:37am Fri 11 Jul 14

Dead Sun Rising says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
The fortune of QPR didn't stop them going down but it made sure they came back up. We're nowhere near on a level playing field but just as we showed the free spending Blackburn the afterburners last season and powered past money guzzling Derby and Forest, anyone who thinks we won't cut it in the PL hasn't been paying attention, or was perhaps distracted by 20 year old achievements. Dyche the relentless destroyer of Blackburn dreams.
And history will repeat itself when Dyche gets no investment from the board and leaves for a bigger club just like Owen Coyle and Eddie Howe. If you think your threadbare squad will cut it in the premiership your in for a bit of a shock. Enjoy the feeling of going up to the premiership as there are only two better, winning it and staying there, Rovers have experienced both, you will experience neither.
That's true Captain, we will never experience that feeling. However, we did win it in a time where football clubs were not rich man playthings, powered by the backing of someone's enormous wallet. We built our side and brought players through the system without shelling out transfer fees far in excess of what we would have afforded without a benefactor.

I have never knocked Jack's input. In hindsight I would have done the same in his position, but that was the game changer and ironically the long term effect of that input has handed the game well and truly over to the fat cats, and in many respects you are back in the same boat as us.
The lack of big cash spending in truth doesn't bother me at all and I could stomach relegation if it is the outcome. What I don't want is for us to throw wads of cash at it and end up like Bradford and Leeds.

Let's keep things in perspective bud.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: The fortune of QPR didn't stop them going down but it made sure they came back up. We're nowhere near on a level playing field but just as we showed the free spending Blackburn the afterburners last season and powered past money guzzling Derby and Forest, anyone who thinks we won't cut it in the PL hasn't been paying attention, or was perhaps distracted by 20 year old achievements. Dyche the relentless destroyer of Blackburn dreams.[/p][/quote]And history will repeat itself when Dyche gets no investment from the board and leaves for a bigger club just like Owen Coyle and Eddie Howe. If you think your threadbare squad will cut it in the premiership your in for a bit of a shock. Enjoy the feeling of going up to the premiership as there are only two better, winning it and staying there, Rovers have experienced both, you will experience neither.[/p][/quote]That's true Captain, we will never experience that feeling. However, we did win it in a time where football clubs were not rich man playthings, powered by the backing of someone's enormous wallet. We built our side and brought players through the system without shelling out transfer fees far in excess of what we would have afforded without a benefactor. I have never knocked Jack's input. In hindsight I would have done the same in his position, but that was the game changer and ironically the long term effect of that input has handed the game well and truly over to the fat cats, and in many respects you are back in the same boat as us. The lack of big cash spending in truth doesn't bother me at all and I could stomach relegation if it is the outcome. What I don't want is for us to throw wads of cash at it and end up like Bradford and Leeds. Let's keep things in perspective bud. Dead Sun Rising
  • Score: 4

8:45am Fri 11 Jul 14

houseclaret says...

What is Rover's record for staying in the top flight (1st Division, premiership, premier league, call it what you will, it's all the same). Burnley's is 22 years consecutive. How many times have they won it? Burnley have won it twice (I think Rovers can claim the same over the last 90 years). The only "superiority" they can claim is from the days when they played in clogs and the goalkeeper had a fag whilst everyone was up the other end. They won the FA cup a lot when there were only 7 teams in it.
Stop trying to be so superior, it just makes you look silly.
What is Rover's record for staying in the top flight (1st Division, premiership, premier league, call it what you will, it's all the same). Burnley's is 22 years consecutive. How many times have they won it? Burnley have won it twice (I think Rovers can claim the same over the last 90 years). The only "superiority" they can claim is from the days when they played in clogs and the goalkeeper had a fag whilst everyone was up the other end. They won the FA cup a lot when there were only 7 teams in it. Stop trying to be so superior, it just makes you look silly. houseclaret
  • Score: 0
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