Burnley have what it takes to survive, says Sky commentator Tyler

Martin Tyler

Martin Tyler

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Burnley FC reporter

WHEN Burnley won their first Premier League home game, Martin Tyler drove home to London with the matchwinner’s shirt in his car; the sweat from Robbie Blake’s back barely dry.

The Sky Sports commentator – the voice of Premier League since its launch in 1992 – knows history cannot repeat itself in that respect.

But second time around he has not discounted the Clarets causing an early upset against Chelsea, just as they did against Manchester United in that unforgettable Turf Moor encounter.

“My memory’s always going to be that Manchester United game, then scrabbling around in the kit skips afterwards with the help of Robbie Blake himself trying to dig out his shirt,” he smiled.

“I took it home as a souvenir for a very good friend of mine, and a former team-mate of his from Darlington.

“It was almost like a dream. It was a wonderful goal and a great night for Burnley, against a great club. That capped it off.

“I listened to the radio all the way home, with the bulletins telling how Robbie Blake had beaten Manchester United, and I had his shirt on my seat.

“The adventure was so exciting the first time.”

But it was to be short-lived, with Burnley relegated after a mid-season change of manager.

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Tyler sees a difference in personnel and prospects this time around.

“Burnley entertained a lot, as well as participating in the Premier League, but you do learn the difference of management,” he said.

“It does look a different squad in terms of age, this is a much younger group, but the challenge is just the same.

“There are players who will want to prove people wrong, like Tom Heaton.

“Lukas Jutkiewicz was at Everton, Marvin Sordell has had a taste of it elsewhere.

“I think there’s a lot of hunger, and you just never know.

“Some players who you expect to do well find it tough, and other players just grow into it.

“Scott Arfield, for example, could be that player. That’s why we love it, because nobody knows. Sean Dyche doesn’t know; his judgement is put to the test.”

But Tyler expects the Clarets boss will thrive in the Premier League spotlight.

“I’m very impressed with him,” he said. “As a player he always gave the lot, and as a manager he is doing the same.

“There aren’t enough English managers, but as an industry it’s very important.”

Tyler is optimistic that Burnley can make the grade.

“No-one’s expecting European football at the end of it but I think there’s a realistic hope they can stay up,” he added.

“There’s no reason at all why this group of players can’t do it. It’s about being organised.

“The whole has to be greater than the sum of the individual parts. That’s football.

“It will be a huge test psychologically, as well as ability, but the way Sean Dyche manages they won’t be short in that department.

“He has a group he can trust.”

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1:26pm Wed 13 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

This guy knows what it’s at. You gotta believe him.
This guy knows what it’s at. You gotta believe him. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 18

1:37pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

And also it is good to see that somebody actually knows who our players are, instead of just writing us off automatically.
And also it is good to see that somebody actually knows who our players are, instead of just writing us off automatically. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 25

1:50pm Wed 13 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?
Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet? AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -31

2:03pm Wed 13 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?
The malfiesant
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?[/p][/quote]The malfiesant RobH2O .
  • Score: 5

2:06pm Wed 13 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle.

Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil.

That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.
Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle. Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil. That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: -9

2:10pm Wed 13 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?
You mean the highly rated kid Kaiyne Woolery, who's also being watched by WBA and had a trial at Derby too? All three clubs yet to decide whether to take the jump. Now, nasty anti-Burnley numpty, that's your queue to make your quip about how we can't land him given other clubs are in for him too.

And to think, when you brought this matter up, it was to have a go at Burnley like you do - small time signing from a small town club and no one else would bother with him. Now, you're going to have to swivel and change the direction of your negative tripe. Off you go. Your turn sweetie.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?[/p][/quote]You mean the highly rated kid Kaiyne Woolery, who's also being watched by WBA and had a trial at Derby too? All three clubs yet to decide whether to take the jump. Now, nasty anti-Burnley numpty, that's your queue to make your quip about how we can't land him given other clubs are in for him too. And to think, when you brought this matter up, it was to have a go at Burnley like you do - small time signing from a small town club and no one else would bother with him. Now, you're going to have to swivel and change the direction of your negative tripe. Off you go. Your turn sweetie. RobH2O .
  • Score: 11

2:10pm Wed 13 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle.

Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil.

That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.
Im afraid you bunch of to**ers took the mantle of Royston Vasey a long time ago. Agent Bowyer on his way to immortality.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle. Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil. That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.[/p][/quote]Im afraid you bunch of to**ers took the mantle of Royston Vasey a long time ago. Agent Bowyer on his way to immortality. mjp 53
  • Score: 6

2:12pm Wed 13 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle.

Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil.

That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.
Dingle dangle. Fake Villa. aka Fake Olympic Cheater's_Cabinet.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle. Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil. That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.[/p][/quote]Dingle dangle. Fake Villa. aka Fake Olympic Cheater's_Cabinet. RobH2O .
  • Score: 8

2:21pm Wed 13 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?
The answers yes.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?[/p][/quote]The answers yes. RobH2O .
  • Score: 4

2:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Tatts says...

http://talksport.com
/football/super-comp
uter-predicts-final-
pl-table-champions-t
op-four-and-relegati
on-revealed?

This so-called super computer is an absolute joke.

As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points.
http://talksport.com /football/super-comp uter-predicts-final- pl-table-champions-t op-four-and-relegati on-revealed? This so-called super computer is an absolute joke. As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points. Tatts
  • Score: -4

2:36pm Wed 13 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

Tatts wrote:
http://talksport.com

/football/super-comp

uter-predicts-final-

pl-table-champions-t

op-four-and-relegati

on-revealed?

This so-called super computer is an absolute joke.

As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points.
42 points nearer the mark.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: http://talksport.com /football/super-comp uter-predicts-final- pl-table-champions-t op-four-and-relegati on-revealed? This so-called super computer is an absolute joke. As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points.[/p][/quote]42 points nearer the mark. RobH2O .
  • Score: 9

2:38pm Wed 13 Aug 14

RobH2O . says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle.

Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil.

That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.
Bitter and twisted weeny little no dad. Comes on here to abuse. Stick to self abuse - you know you want too
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle. Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil. That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.[/p][/quote]Bitter and twisted weeny little no dad. Comes on here to abuse. Stick to self abuse - you know you want too RobH2O .
  • Score: 11

3:19pm Wed 13 Aug 14

madari says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
ley
wrote:
Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?
Madari the snake charmer says:

After last nights humiliating defeat by the mighty Scunthorpe currently managed by the one time Burnley FC reject manager Russ Wilcox one would have thought that you would change your user name to `ANOTHER POUNDING FOR THE B@5T@rD5 !!.....hahahaha!!!
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: Are there two worse teams in the division?, that's the question. It's a big ask with this band of bruisers. We needed quality additions, we are still waiting. Has the striker from Tamworth signed yet?[/p][/quote]Madari the snake charmer says: After last nights humiliating defeat by the mighty Scunthorpe currently managed by the one time Burnley FC reject manager Russ Wilcox one would have thought that you would change your user name to `ANOTHER POUNDING FOR THE B@5T@rD5 !!.....hahahaha!!! madari
  • Score: 17

3:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle.

Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil.

That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.
Scunthorpe. lol
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle. Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil. That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.[/p][/quote]Scunthorpe. lol ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 10

3:27pm Wed 13 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Tatts wrote:
http://talksport.com

/football/super-comp

uter-predicts-final-

pl-table-champions-t

op-four-and-relegati

on-revealed?

This so-called super computer is an absolute joke.

As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points.
Scunthorpe. LOL.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: http://talksport.com /football/super-comp uter-predicts-final- pl-table-champions-t op-four-and-relegati on-revealed? This so-called super computer is an absolute joke. As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points.[/p][/quote]Scunthorpe. LOL. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 9

4:12pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Claretcert says...

If you read the full report and not this extract it actually says that he stopped on the M65 on his way home, hearing a whine from the engine he pulled over to have a look and realised it was just the deafening sound of all the snivelling whingers in Blackburn who’d had their ears stuck to radio 5 and were choking into their cheap cider on the final whistle. Ever the obsessed, ever the depressed, sunshine in Burnley and unending miserable whinging from our blue and white friends. Lighten up chimps, there’s an above inflation rise in incapacity benefits due in January.
If you read the full report and not this extract it actually says that he stopped on the M65 on his way home, hearing a whine from the engine he pulled over to have a look and realised it was just the deafening sound of all the snivelling whingers in Blackburn who’d had their ears stuck to radio 5 and were choking into their cheap cider on the final whistle. Ever the obsessed, ever the depressed, sunshine in Burnley and unending miserable whinging from our blue and white friends. Lighten up chimps, there’s an above inflation rise in incapacity benefits due in January. Claretcert
  • Score: 15

4:39pm Wed 13 Aug 14

andy1 says...

RobH2O . wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle.

Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil.

That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.
Dingle dangle. Fake Villa. aka Fake Olympic Cheater's_Cabinet.
Im surprised he has not used the user name of R Sole :)
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle. Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil. That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.[/p][/quote]Dingle dangle. Fake Villa. aka Fake Olympic Cheater's_Cabinet.[/p][/quote]Im surprised he has not used the user name of R Sole :) andy1
  • Score: 9

4:59pm Wed 13 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

R Sole? Pot. Kettle. Black and out of the cup to little Scunny. Roll on Blackpool.
R Sole? Pot. Kettle. Black and out of the cup to little Scunny. Roll on Blackpool. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 7

8:19pm Wed 13 Aug 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

RobH2O . wrote:
Tatts wrote:
http://talksport.com


/football/super-comp


uter-predicts-final-


pl-table-champions-t


op-four-and-relegati


on-revealed?

This so-called super computer is an absolute joke.

As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points.
42 points nearer the mark.
Well, me and the super computer come to the same conclusion, if we had signed some quality instead of championship reserves, we might have had a chance but we are deluding ourselves if we think we can compete with this rag tag outfit.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O .[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: http://talksport.com /football/super-comp uter-predicts-final- pl-table-champions-t op-four-and-relegati on-revealed? This so-called super computer is an absolute joke. As if Burnley will amass anywhere near 34 points.[/p][/quote]42 points nearer the mark.[/p][/quote]Well, me and the super computer come to the same conclusion, if we had signed some quality instead of championship reserves, we might have had a chance but we are deluding ourselves if we think we can compete with this rag tag outfit. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -4

8:37pm Wed 13 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

mjp 53 wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle.

Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil.

That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.
Im afraid you bunch of to**ers took the mantle of Royston Vasey a long time ago. Agent Bowyer on his way to immortality.
This plucker is so slow mjp. They did take the mantle a while ago. They have Tubbs - Dunny one of last nights stars of the hilarious debacle. UTC
[quote][p][bold]mjp 53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: Tell em what they want to hear Tyler and they'll make you an honorary dingle. Tell them what they don't want to hear and you're the devil. That's how it works in Bonleh - and Royston Vasey.[/p][/quote]Im afraid you bunch of to**ers took the mantle of Royston Vasey a long time ago. Agent Bowyer on his way to immortality.[/p][/quote]This plucker is so slow mjp. They did take the mantle a while ago. They have Tubbs - Dunny one of last nights stars of the hilarious debacle. UTC tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

11:24am Thu 14 Aug 14

L1882 says...

Everything on paper say will be relegated but as they say the game isn't played on paper.

On paper last season we were most peoples picks for bottom 3 - and certainly bottom 6.

It will be a season to enjoy, whatever happens. Relegation will hardly be the end of the world, it is expected by most of the footballing world so que sara sara.
Everything on paper say will be relegated but as they say the game isn't played on paper. On paper last season we were most peoples picks for bottom 3 - and certainly bottom 6. It will be a season to enjoy, whatever happens. Relegation will hardly be the end of the world, it is expected by most of the footballing world so que sara sara. L1882
  • Score: 2

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